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Leeds slashes rates by up to 0.70% on FTB mortgages

Mortgages

Leeds slashes rates by up to 0.70% on FTB mortgages

Leeds Building Society has reduced the rates by up to 0.70% on its shared ownership mortgages, which have been specifically designed to help first time buyers onto the housing ladder, and are available up to 95% LTV.

16 Oct 2013

L&G launches exclusive base rate tracker mortgage

Mortgages

L&G launches exclusive base rate tracker mortgage

Legal & General Mortgage Club has today announced an exclusive 3 year base rate tracker mortgage with Leeds Building Society.

16 Oct 2013

Interest rates more than double for 90% LTV mortgages

Mortgages

Interest rates more than double for 90% LTV mortgages

The interest rate for a 90% LTV two year fixed rate mortgage is now two and a half times higher than a 60% LTV product of the same type, according to the latest figures from Mortgage Brain’s quarterly product data analysis.

16 Oct 2013

Annuity rates recover to two-year high in Q3

Retirement

Annuity rates recover to two-year high in Q3

The latest MGM Advantage Annuity Index has revealed annuity rates have increased by 6% in the third quarter of the year, the largest quarterly increase since the Index launched in August 2009.

16 Oct 2013

Increase in number of BTL products boosts landlord portfolios in Q3

Mortgages

Increase in number of BTL products boosts landlord portfolios in Q3

Landlords expanded their portfolios in Q3, making use of significantly more purchase finance than in previous quarters, according to the latest Mortgages for Business Complex Buy to Let Index.

16 Oct 2013

Access 4 Finance runs secured loans Christmas giveaway

Access 4 Finance runs secured loans Christmas giveaway

Access 4 Finance has announced that, with Christmas approaching, they are delighted to introduce their Secured Loan Christmas giveaway.

16 Oct 2013

Secured loans set to have another record year

Secured loans set to have another record year

The Secured Loan Index has reported that for an incredible 23rd month in succession, September saw secured lending grow year on year.

16 Oct 2013

House prices see greatest year-on-year rise since 2010

Mortgages

House prices see greatest year-on-year rise since 2010

House prices across the whole of the UK have risen to a record level, according to the latest data released by Office for National Statistics. This means the average price of a house or flat in the UK is now £247,000.

15 Oct 2013

Assetz Capital lends £5m in first six months

Assetz Capital lends £5m in first six months

Only six months after launching, peer-to-peer lending platform Assetz Capital has lent more than £5 million to UK SMEs and property developers, making it one of the fastest-growing P2P platforms ever.

15 Oct 2013

Homes sold with part exchange up 11% in a year

Mortgages

Homes sold with part exchange up 11% in a year

The number of new homes sold using part exchange has risen by 11% over the last year according to data from Move with Us.

15 Oct 2013

 

45% of advisers outsourcing investment management

Savings & Investments

45% of advisers outsourcing investment management

Research results from Defaqto, an independent financial research company, show that 45% of financial advisers are now outsourcing some or all of their investment management - this has increased from 42% at the end of 2011.

15 Oct 2013

Help to Buy guarantee alternative unveiled by Genworth

Mortgages

Help to Buy guarantee alternative unveiled by Genworth

Genworth, the provider of mortgage insurance products to lenders in the UK, has today outlined its private alternative to the Government’s ‘Help to Buy’ mortgage guarantee.

15 Oct 2013

Precise launches new bridging products from 0.65%

Precise launches new bridging products from 0.65%

Precise Mortgages, the intermediary lender, has today launched a set of limited edition bridging products.

15 Oct 2013

Skipton extends availability of fixed rate bond and ISA range

Savings & Investments

Skipton extends availability of fixed rate bond and ISA range

Skipton Building Society is maintaining its attractive range of fixed rate bonds, e-bonds and ISAs, which have proved extremely popular with savers.

15 Oct 2013

Three-year fixes hit record low of 3.92%

Mortgages

Three-year fixes hit record low of 3.92%

Three year fixed rates for mortgage products hit a record low of 3.92% in September, according to the National Mortgage Index from Mortgage Advice Bureau.

15 Oct 2013

Help to Buy interest rates a 'rip off', says estate agent

Mortgages

Help to Buy interest rates a 'rip off', says estate agent

Waterfords estate agents have criticized lenders for capitalizing on the buyers who have been lead to believe help is finally at hand through the 'Help to Buy' scheme, only to find they are being penalised by rip-off interest rates.

14 Oct 2013

Montello launches case study website

Montello launches case study website

London based bridging finance lender, Montello, has launched a new website to feature case studies of its recent transactions.

14 Oct 2013

Cambridge BS launches new mortgage range for intermediaries

Mortgages

Cambridge BS launches new mortgage range for intermediaries

The Cambridge Building Society has announced today that it will launch its new range of residential mortgage products direct and through intermediaries.

14 Oct 2013

Bright Grey expands occupation cover with new IP product

Protection

Bright Grey expands occupation cover with new IP product

Bright Grey today announced that it has launched a new income protection product which will be easier for new customers to claim on.

14 Oct 2013

Blacks Connect launches holiday and home parks conveyancing service

Legal

Blacks Connect launches holiday and home parks conveyancing service

Broker-focused conveyancer, Blacks Connect, has today launched a new conveyancing service specifically for brokers’ clients who are either selling or buying a caravan or lodge on a holiday or home park.

14 Oct 2013

The Debt Advisor gains P-DMP approval from Insolvency Service

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The Debt Advisor gains P-DMP approval from Insolvency Service

Manchester-based debt management company, The Debt Advisor, has been approved by the Approvals Committee headed up by Insolvency Service to undertake protocol compliant debt management plans – one of only five practices in the UK to have do so.

14 Oct 2013

Virgin launches new fixed savings range

Savings & Investments

Virgin launches new fixed savings range

Virgin Money is launching a new range of fixed rate bonds and fixed rate cash ISAs.

14 Oct 2013

Promise sets up team to help novice loan introducers

Promise sets up team to help novice loan introducers

Promise Solutions has set up a new department to help brokers understand how to integrate secured loans in order to generate more business.

14 Oct 2013

Older borrowers 'heighten their risks by neglecting estate planning'

Mortgages

Older borrowers 'heighten their risks by neglecting estate planning'

In anticipation of the launch of Write and register a Will week, beginning 14 October, Eddie Goldsmith at property solicitors Goldsmith Williams highlights the importance of having a will in place for older borrowers and homeowners.

11 Oct 2013

West Brom launches 5-year fixed rate bond and ISA

Savings & Investments

West Brom launches 5-year fixed rate bond and ISA

The West Brom has today launched two new savings products with competitive rates of 3.15% fixed over five years to give greater returns to customers.

11 Oct 2013

Hinckley & Rugby launches three new high-LTV mortgages

Mortgages

Hinckley & Rugby launches three new high-LTV mortgages

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has today launched three new mortgages – including two designed exclusively for people buying new build homes.

11 Oct 2013

Sesame Bankhall Group teams up with Aviva for real-time pension valuations

Retirement

Sesame Bankhall Group teams up with Aviva for real-time pension valuations

Sesame Bankhall Group has teamed up with Aviva to provide real-time, up-to-date valuations on pension and investment products.

11 Oct 2013

Accord cuts rates on 80% LTV mortgages

Mortgages

Accord cuts rates on 80% LTV mortgages

Accord Mortgages has cut interest rates on selected 80% loan to value residential mortgages by up to 0.25%.

11 Oct 2013

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