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Complete FS provides new specialist BTL insurance package

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Complete FS provides new specialist BTL insurance package

Complete FS, the South Coast based distributor, has added an important new service to its BTL offering with the appointment of Let Alliance to its panel of providers.

11 Jun 2013

N&P launches its lowest two-year and three-year mortgages

Mortgages

N&P launches its lowest two-year and three-year mortgages

A series of best-buy mortgages has been launched by Norwich & Peterborough Building Society, including its lowest ever two-year and three-year fixed rate products.

10 Jun 2013

Barclays to release 5-year fix at just 2.99%

Mortgages

Barclays to release 5-year fix at just 2.99%

Barclays has announced it is launching a five-year fixed rate remortgage deal tomorrow while cutting rates on residential mortgages by up to 0.3 per cent.

10 Jun 2013

Broker Conveyancing reports surge in registrations

Legal

Broker Conveyancing reports surge in registrations

Broker Conveyancing, the broker-focused conveyancing distributor, has today reported a surge in new broker registrations using its online portal.

10 Jun 2013

NACFB brings commercial lenders & the Business Bank together at lunch

NACFB brings commercial lenders & the Business Bank together at lunch

The NACFB held their inaugural Chairman’s lunch on Friday 7th June to reveal their plans to help support the Government’s call to provide more funding to SMEs across the UK.

10 Jun 2013

Almost 20% of 'second steppers' ask family for help

Mortgages

Almost 20% of 'second steppers' ask family for help

According to Lloyds TSB, one in six (16%) second steppers are contemplating turning to the bank of mum and dad to plug the gap between the value of their first home and the cost of the house they would ideally move to.

10 Jun 2013

PMS adds Investec Professional Mortgages to lender panel

Mortgages

PMS adds Investec Professional Mortgages to lender panel

PMS, the Mortgage Club of Sesame Bankhall Group, has today announced the appointment of Investec Professional Mortgages to its panel of lenders for PMS members.

07 Jun 2013

Self-employed workers could be missing out on £91,512 in pension contributions

Retirement

Self-employed workers could be missing out on £91,512 in pension contributions

Self-employed workers are missing out on up to £91,512 over their working lives because they do not receive employer contributions through a company pension scheme, according to new analysis from Prudential.

07 Jun 2013

Bolton Wanderers FC cancel payday lender sponsorship plans

Bolton Wanderers FC cancel payday lender sponsorship plans

Bolton Wanderers Football Club has abandoned its plans to make payday lender QuickQuid its new shirt sponsor following public backlash and a fan petition attracting around 4,000 signatures.

07 Jun 2013

Accord cuts Buy to Let rates by 0.10%

Mortgages

Accord cuts Buy to Let rates by 0.10%

Accord Buy to Let has today slashed rates on its low-fee fixed and tracker rate products by up to 0.10%.

07 Jun 2013

 

Post Office reduces rates on mortgage range

Mortgages

Post Office reduces rates on mortgage range

The Post Office has today cut rates on a number of its mortgage products, offering a wider diversity and across its two and five year fixed mortgage range.

07 Jun 2013

Rental yields decrease as house prices grow faster than rents

Savings & Investments

Rental yields decrease as house prices grow faster than rents

Two and three bedroom properties see the greatest increase in average monthly rent

06 Jun 2013

Shawbrook Bank completes a £630k specialist BTL case in just six days

Shawbrook Bank completes a £630k specialist BTL case in just six days

Shawbrook Bank and Strategic Partner Vantage Finance completes a £630k Scottish refurbishment mortgage in just six days

06 Jun 2013

IMA Chairman urges asset managers to take action and rebuild investors’ trust

Savings & Investments

IMA Chairman urges asset managers to take action and rebuild investors’ trust

The asset management industry needs to look past the heavy intermediation of much of its business model and take proactive steps to reconnect with investors and to build reputation and trust

06 Jun 2013

Help to Buy hits home with public

Mortgages

Help to Buy hits home with public

Despite recent criticism, new Help to Buy scheme ‘captures the imagination’ of public with nearly three-quarters (72%) of all prospective buyers aware of the scheme

06 Jun 2013

Mortgage costs down according to new FLS data

Mortgages

Mortgage costs down according to new FLS data

Mortgage rates have fallen sharply since the launch of the Funding for Lending scheme (FLS), according to data published this week by the Bank of England.

06 Jun 2013

Over 2,000 sales in the first year for NewBuy

Mortgages

Over 2,000 sales in the first year for NewBuy

Almost 2,300 buyers in England have successfully purchased a home during the first full year of the NewBuy initiative, according to new figures from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG).

06 Jun 2013

4000 new home reservations in two months for Equity Loan Scheme

Retirement

4000 new home reservations in two months for Equity Loan Scheme

The Equity Loan scheme, launched on April 1, has seen around 400 people already reserve a new home using the Equity Loan part of the Government's flagship Help to Buy scheme.

06 Jun 2013

First Time Buyer numbers up 15% in April

First Time Buyer numbers up 15% in April

Record low rates and a wider choice of available mortgages are said to be the cause of a 15% increase in first-time buyers in April, according to the latest First Time Buyer Monitor from LSL Property Services.

06 Jun 2013

Bridging is “good old fashioned lending”

Bridging is “good old fashioned lending”

Bridging loans have been wrongly cast as being at the sharp end of mortgage finance but are much closer to “good old fashioned mortgage lending”, says Fincorp’s Gary Playle

05 Jun 2013

Never a dull moment

Blogs

Never a dull moment

David Morris, Senior Lending Manager in the Commercial Mortgage team at Shawbrook Bank talks about what it’s like to work for a challenger bank

05 Jun 2013

Mortgage Trust launches 2 year fixes from 2.99%

Mortgages

Mortgage Trust launches 2 year fixes from 2.99%

Buy-to-let lender Mortgage Trust has launched two new limited edition products

05 Jun 2013

Mortgage Advice Bureau appoints new Compliance Director

Mortgages

Mortgage Advice Bureau appoints new Compliance Director

Mortgage Advice Bureau has appointed Stewart Baker as its new Compliance Director.

05 Jun 2013

Pensioners own property worth £768.95 billion

Retirement

Pensioners own property worth £768.95 billion

Over-65s in London see average gains of nearly £12,000 each in the past three months, Key Retirement Solutions Pensioner Property Index shows.

05 Jun 2013

Average income drops by at least a third at retirement

Retirement

Average income drops by at least a third at retirement

New analysis from Partnership, the enhanced annuity provider, has revealed that when a person retires they can expect their regular income to fall by 38.95%.

05 Jun 2013

Nottingham recovery positive indicator for housing market, say L&G

Mortgages

Nottingham recovery positive indicator for housing market, say L&G

Nottingham could provide a roadmap to surviving housing market turmoil says the L&G Mortgage Club in conjuction with Cebr.

05 Jun 2013

Bridging Index recognised by Wikipedia

Bridging Index recognised by Wikipedia

The West One Loans Bridging Index has today been recognised by Wikipedia, the free-content online encyclopedia as a key measurement tool of the UK Bridging industry.

05 Jun 2013

Smart Money Loans looks to recruit In the South

Smart Money Loans looks to recruit In the South

Smart Money Loans (SML) the specialist secured loan distributor to the intermediary market is looking to recruit experienced relationship management and development managers in Southern England

05 Jun 2013

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