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BTL Business Mortgage Club launch exclusive with H&R

Mortgages

BTL Business Mortgage Club launch exclusive with H&R

The Buy to Let Business Mortgage Club has launched a groundbreaking new exclusive buy-to-let mortgage through Hinckley & Rugby Building Society, to mark their strengthening strategic partnership.

15 Mar 2013

first direct launches fixed rates starting from 2.49%

Mortgages

first direct launches fixed rates starting from 2.49%

first direct, recent winner of the Consumer Moneyfacts Remortgage Buyers' Choice award, will launch three mortgages on Friday 15 March 2013.

15 Mar 2013

Chelsea launches competitive 75% LTV mortgage

Mortgages

Chelsea launches competitive 75% LTV mortgage

Chelsea Building Society is cutting the rate of one of its competitive two year fixed rate mortgages from today.

15 Mar 2013

Investors urged to inflation-proof their portfolios before it’s too late

Savings & Investments

Investors urged to inflation-proof their portfolios before it’s too late

UK inflation expectations this week hit their highest level since the start of the financial crisis in 2008

14 Mar 2013

Seasonal dip in lending masks strongest January since 2008

Mortgages

Seasonal dip in lending masks strongest January since 2008

House purchase lending recorded its highest January total since 2008, according to new data released today by the Council of Mortgage Lenders

14 Mar 2013

Advisers predict mortgage lending rise in 2013

Mortgages

Advisers predict mortgage lending rise in 2013

Latest research from Avelo has revealed that eight in 10 (80%) intermediaries predict a rise in mortgage lending in 2013 with only three per cent envisaging a fall during this period

14 Mar 2013

80% of investment directions think RDR will have positive impact

Savings & Investments

80% of investment directions think RDR will have positive impact

At the AIC Conference for Directors last week, a poll indicated that an overwhelming majority of directors surveyed (80%) consider the impact of RDR on the investment company sector will be positive over the longer-term.

13 Mar 2013

Budget changes to pensions could 'erode faith in the system', says NFU Mutual

Retirement

Budget changes to pensions could 'erode faith in the system', says NFU Mutual

The Chancellor should steer clear of changes to pensions and National Insurance in this month's Budget, according to rural insurer and pensions and investment specialist, NFU Mutual.

13 Mar 2013

Winterhill Largo joins Irish banking crisis agency’s insolvency panel

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Winterhill Largo joins Irish banking crisis agency’s insolvency panel

Asset recovery and insolvency support group Winterhill Largo has been appointed to the panel of preferred UK insolvency practitioners for Ireland’s National Asset Management Agency.

13 Mar 2013

Variable annuity sales soar to record levels in 2012

Retirement

Variable annuity sales soar to record levels in 2012

UK variable annuity sales rose to £1.42 billion in 2012, an increase of 30 per cent over 2011, according to research by Towers Watson.

12 Mar 2013

 

Retirees miss out on £237m a year, says MGM Advantage

Retirement

Retirees miss out on £237m a year, says MGM Advantage

MGM Advantage, the retirement income specialist, has revealed the true cost of baby boomers not shopping around for their annuity this year.

12 Mar 2013

Prestige relaunches into prime secured market

Prestige relaunches into prime secured market

Prestige Finance, the intermediary focused second charge lender, acquired last year by OneSavings Bank plc, is today launching a new range of products into the secured loan market.

12 Mar 2013

FSA: New lending at 90% or over remains at 2%

Mortgages

FSA: New lending at 90% or over remains at 2%

Mortgage Lending Data released by the FSA today shows that high LTV lending was low in Q4 2012, with high LTV and high income multiple lending the lowest it had been all year, at 1.2%.

12 Mar 2013

Consumers not getting what they need from pensions, warns Panel

Retirement

Consumers not getting what they need from pensions, warns Panel

Consumers are not yet getting what they need from Defined Contribution Pension schemes.

12 Mar 2013

Accord cuts BTL rates by up to 0.30%

Mortgages

Accord cuts BTL rates by up to 0.30%

Accord Mortgages is providing a boost to buy to let investors by introducing a range of new mortgages whilst cutting rates on selected others from Tuesday 12th March.

11 Mar 2013

Number of homes 'given up' falls by 54%

Mortgages

Number of homes 'given up' falls by 54%

The number of homes given up in England each year between 2010 and 2012 because of mortgage difficulties is down by over half (54%) compared to 2005-2009, according to Castle Trust.

11 Mar 2013

Sesame Bankhall adds Shawbrook Bank to specialist lender panel

Sesame Bankhall adds Shawbrook Bank to specialist lender panel

Sesame Bankhall Specialist Lending Services has today announced the appointment of Shawbrook Bank to its growing panel of specialist lenders.

11 Mar 2013

Promise launches new secured lender

Promise launches new secured lender

Promise Solutions has exclusively launched Equifinance Plus, the latest lender to join the secured loan market.

11 Mar 2013

Be wary of ‘better deals’ on alternative finance, warns Embark

Be wary of ‘better deals’ on alternative finance, warns Embark

With brokers competing hard for business in this niche market, some are making empty promises, warns Richard Keenan of Embark Finance.

11 Mar 2013

Property prices in Spanish sunbelt regions fall by 15%

Blogs

Property prices in Spanish sunbelt regions fall by 15%

Interesting reading from Spanish Property Insight, which recently reported that in many parts of Spain, properties are on the market for less than it would cost to build them new.

08 Mar 2013

Consumer credit lending sees small increase in January

Consumer credit lending sees small increase in January

New figures released today by the Finance & Leasing Association show a small increase in consumer credit lending in January of 1% compared with the same month in 2012.

08 Mar 2013

Halifax partners with 50th builder on NewBuy

Mortgages

Halifax partners with 50th builder on NewBuy

This week, Halifax reached a milestone within its support of NewBuy initiative, signing up its 50th house builder partner representing 69 individual builder brands.

08 Mar 2013

Distribution Technology profiles Castle Trust's HouSAs

Savings & Investments

Distribution Technology profiles Castle Trust's HouSAs

Risk profiling service Distribution Technology has included Castle Trust’s innovative HouSAs in its model portfolios after completing rigorous research on the products which enable investors to access UK residential property.

08 Mar 2013

Mortgage approvals lowest in 7 months as demand weakens

Mortgages

Mortgage approvals lowest in 7 months as demand weakens

Mortgage approvals fell to their lowest level in seven months in February thanks to weakening borrower demand and lower than expected uptake of the FLS by banks, according to e.surv chartered surveyors.

08 Mar 2013

The Chelsea launches its lowest fixed rate at 1.74%

Mortgages

The Chelsea launches its lowest fixed rate at 1.74%

Chelsea Building Society has taken two year fixed rate mortgages to their lowest ever level with a new product at 1.74%.

08 Mar 2013

Funding for Lending message is getting through to SMEs

Funding for Lending message is getting through to SMEs

BDRC Continental today publishes the latest quarterly SME Finance Monitor investigating the availability of external finance for the UK’s SMEs.

07 Mar 2013

Gareth Broome, Business Development Manager at The Lending Wizard

In The Spotlight

Gareth Broome, Business Development Manager at The Lending Wizard

Financial Reporter had a chat with Gareth Broome, Business Development Manager at The Lending Wizard.

07 Mar 2013

Aldermore cuts BTL and NewBuy rates

Mortgages

Aldermore cuts BTL and NewBuy rates

Aldermore has announced cuts on rates for its buy-to-let and NewBuy mortgage ranges.

07 Mar 2013

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