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L&G launches exclusive 95% LTV from The Cambridge

Mortgages

L&G launches exclusive 95% LTV from The Cambridge

Legal & General Mortgage Club is delighted to announce the launch of an exclusive three-year fixed-rate product with The Cambridge Building Society exclusively through its ARs.

21 Mar 2013

deVere Group CEO says more QE will drive pension pots abroad

Retirement

deVere Group CEO says more QE will drive pension pots abroad

Retirees were dealt a “crushing blow” today, according to the boss of the deVere Group, as George Osborne announced in his 2013 budget that the Bank of England’s controversial QE programme would remain in place.

21 Mar 2013

Help to Buy schemes need to be available through brokers, says First Complete

Mortgages

Help to Buy schemes need to be available through brokers, says First Complete

AR network, First Complete, have reacted to yesterday's Budget announcement of the Help to Buy scheme by suggesting that the schemes should be available through brokers.

21 Mar 2013

Building bans could force a 'bi-polar Britain'

Duncan Kreeger - West One Loans

Building bans could force a 'bi-polar Britain'

Development could be about to get tougher. The struggle to secure funding is sucking the life from new projects, with a quarter of builders reporting problems in getting credit.

20 Mar 2013

Budget 2013: QE extension could cause annuity rate drop, says MGM Advantage

Retirement

Budget 2013: QE extension could cause annuity rate drop, says MGM Advantage

Following the announcement at today's Budget that quantitative easing is to remain in place for the coming year, retirement income specialist MGM Advantage have warned of the consequences for annuity rates.

20 Mar 2013

Budget 2013: Help to Buy scheme announced

Mortgages

Budget 2013: Help to Buy scheme announced

A new scheme, starting 1st April 2013, to 'make the aspiration of home ownership a reality' was announced by the Chancellor in today's budget.

20 Mar 2013

Advisers should be thinking more widely about bridging, says Fincorp

Advisers should be thinking more widely about bridging, says Fincorp

In a post RDR world advisers should be thinking more widely about how bridging fits into clients’ financial planning, says bridging lender Fincorp.

20 Mar 2013

Leeds reduces rate to just 2.09% on 2 year fix

Mortgages

Leeds reduces rate to just 2.09% on 2 year fix

Leeds Building Society has reduced the rate on its 2 year fixed rate mortgage by 0.15% to a new rate of just 2.09% available up to 65% LTV.

20 Mar 2013

Shawbrook completes its largest loan through Y3S

Shawbrook completes its largest loan through Y3S

Market leading secured lender Shawbrook Bank has completed on a £330,000 secured loan, its largest to date.

20 Mar 2013

Gross mortgage lending down 8% in February

Mortgages

Gross mortgage lending down 8% in February

The Council of Mortgage Lenders estimates that total gross mortgage lending declined to £10.5 billion in February.

20 Mar 2013

 

Building societies and new banks take 22% of FLS

Building societies and new banks take 22% of FLS

Building societies and new banks have generated net mortgage lending of £7.7 billion since the launch of the Funding for Lending Scheme.

20 Mar 2013

Secured lending sees 21% year-on-year increase

Secured lending sees 21% year-on-year increase

According to the latest Secured Loans Index from Loans Warehouse, secured lending saw the sixteenth consecutive month of year-on-year growth, with lending last month up 21% on February 2012.

20 Mar 2013

Brokers to focus on commercial finance in 2013

Brokers to focus on commercial finance in 2013

Commercial finance is set to be a major source of business for brokers, according to figures from Lancashire Mortgage Corporation.

19 Mar 2013

Banks still long way to go to get rid of 'bad' loans, PwC analysis shows

Banks still long way to go to get rid of 'bad' loans, PwC analysis shows

New research unveiled at PwC’s European Debt Portfolio Conference shows that despite the massive balance sheet deleveraging by many banks across Europe, the volume of non-core assets they hold has remained largely unchanged since the beginning of 2012.

19 Mar 2013

Coventry Intermediaries launches range at 75% from 2.49%

Mortgages

Coventry Intermediaries launches range at 75% from 2.49%

Coventry Intermediaries has launched a highly competitive range of 2 and 5 year fixed rates available at 75% LTV with low rates starting from 2.49%.

19 Mar 2013

FTBs aim high with plans for 3-bed first home

Mortgages

FTBs aim high with plans for 3-bed first home

First time buyers are aiming high when it comes to the size of house they want to buy, according to new research from Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks.

19 Mar 2013

Halifax cuts rates on tracker and fixed mortgages

Mortgages

Halifax cuts rates on tracker and fixed mortgages

Halifax has announced a number of rate reductions across its range in a move to further support the UK's mortgage market.

19 Mar 2013

Asset finance confidence survey shows optimistic outlook

Asset finance confidence survey shows optimistic outlook

The latest asset finance confidence survey from the FLA shows that new business is expected to increase by more than 10% during the next twelve months.

19 Mar 2013

Remortgaging sees 17% increase in applications and higher LTVs

Mortgages

Remortgaging sees 17% increase in applications and higher LTVs

The highest average remortgage loan to value recorded since January 2009 coincided with a 17% monthly increase in applications, according to February’s National Mortgage Index from Mortgage Advice Bureau.

19 Mar 2013

First Complete introduces missed payment notifications for advisers

Protection

First Complete introduces missed payment notifications for advisers

First Complete has introduced a new notification system to let its members know when one of their clients has missed a payment on their protection policy so the policy may be at risk of lapsing.

19 Mar 2013

Next Intelligence launches exclusive protection proposition

Protection

Next Intelligence launches exclusive protection proposition

Next Intelligence has enhanced its protection proposition with the launch of three new, exclusive panel options available to directly authorised advisers. Options available include a whole of market, 4 plus 1 and multi-tie panel.

18 Mar 2013

60% of renters 'never expect' to buy their own home

Mortgages

60% of renters 'never expect' to buy their own home

Around 4.5 million - equivalent to 61% - of all private and social renters in England do not ever expect to buy a home, according to new analysis from housing investment and shared equity mortgage provider, Castle Trust.

18 Mar 2013

Law Society urges solicitors to respond to challenges facing conveyancing market

Legal

Law Society urges solicitors to respond to challenges facing conveyancing market

The conveyancing market is changing and solicitors need to respond in order to sustain their businesses, Des Hudson, Chief Executive of the Law Society said today.

18 Mar 2013

The Nottingham signs 5-year deal with Gateway surveyors

Legal

The Nottingham signs 5-year deal with Gateway surveyors

The Nottingham Building Society has today extended its panel management agreement with Gateway with the signing of a new 5-year contract.

18 Mar 2013

3mc gives brokers access to low-cost investment property funding

Savings & Investments

3mc gives brokers access to low-cost investment property funding

Mortgage distributor 3mc is giving brokers access to some of the cheapest investment property funding currently available in the UK.

18 Mar 2013

Brokers offer prime unsecured loans through Promise Solutions

Brokers offer prime unsecured loans through Promise Solutions

The master broker Promise Solutions, has launched an online unsecured loan facility for its introducing brokers.

18 Mar 2013

Vivi Friedgut, founder and director of Blackbullion

In The Spotlight

Vivi Friedgut, founder and director of Blackbullion

Financial Reporter chats to Vivi Friedgut, founder and director of Blackbullion.

15 Mar 2013

N&P extends commercial mortgage team

Mortgages

N&P extends commercial mortgage team

Norwich and Peterborough Building Society has bolstered its plans to further grow its commercial mortgage lending by hiring two new lending managers.

15 Mar 2013

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