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The ‘proper’ approach to protection

The ‘proper’ approach to protection

Protection insurance is rarely just bought; it’s sold. Brokers and lenders have a vital role in ensuring borrowers understand the obligations they’re taking on, and the real risks to their ability to meet them. Unfortunately, the evidence suggests we’re falling short.

20 Apr 2017

Accord doubles cashback offer

Accord doubles cashback offer

Accord Mortgages is giving borrowers a helping hand by doubling the amount of cashback on offer across its mortgage range.

20 Apr 2017

Fluent for Advisers hits out at 'second charge negativity'

Fluent for Advisers hits out at 'second charge negativity'

Fluent for Advisers, the intermediary focused arm of Fluent Money Group, has expressed its disquiet at the 'negative attitude from some quarters about the prospects for the second charge market'.

20 Apr 2017

TFC adds Equifinance to panel

TFC adds Equifinance to panel

Packager TFC Homeloans has joined forces with Equifinance, adding the lender to its second charge mortgage lender panel.

20 Apr 2017

Sesame and PMS launch exclusive product via Skipton

Sesame and PMS launch exclusive product via Skipton

Sesame and PMS have launched an exclusive two year fixed rate mortgage product to appointed representatives of its network and members of its mortgage club via Skipton Building Society, which is available for purchase customers up to 75% loan to value.

20 Apr 2017

Annual mortgage lending growth stalls in March

Annual mortgage lending growth stalls in March

The Council of Mortgage Lenders estimates that gross mortgage lending reached £21.4 billion in March - 19% lower than March last year.

20 Apr 2017

Remortgage activity 'rallies' in March: Connells

Remortgage activity 'rallies' in March: Connells

Remortgaging activity rose to 21% of the valuations market in March, increasing from 15% in March 2016, according to the latest research from Connells Survey & Valuation.

20 Apr 2017

Foundation Home Loans launches residential lending

Foundation Home Loans launches residential lending

Foundation Home Loans, the specialist lender, has today launched into residential lending.

20 Apr 2017

Over-45s 'vastly underestimating' their retirement budget

Over-45s 'vastly underestimating' their retirement budget

The typical UK household spends a staggering £1.9m over the course of a lifetime - and vastly underestimates their retirement needs, according to a new report ‘The Cost of Tomorrow’ from financial planning and investment management group Tilney.

19 Apr 2017

L&G pays out £606m for protection claims in 2016

L&G pays out £606m for protection claims in 2016

Legal & General has today released data showing the amount paid out on its individual protection products in 2016.

19 Apr 2017

 

Winners of the 2017 Financial Reporter Awards announced

Winners of the 2017 Financial Reporter Awards announced

Financial Reporter is delighted to announce the winners of its 2017 Industry Awards, which saw the intermediary community vote once again in record numbers to recognise the industry’s best and brightest.

19 Apr 2017

Mortgage costs continue to stabilise

Mortgage costs continue to stabilise

The cost of mortgages remain at record lows but, with little movement seen over the past three months, recent analysis from Mortgage Brain reveals that the cost of most mainstream mortgages continue to show signs of stabilisation.

19 Apr 2017

Magellan to distribute products via Brilliant Solutions

Magellan to distribute products via Brilliant Solutions

Magellan Homeloans has announced it will distribute its range of mortgage products via Brilliant Solutions.

19 Apr 2017

Marsden BS launches over 40 new products in range refresh

Marsden BS launches over 40 new products in range refresh

Marsden Building Society has refreshed its entire product range with new products across its residential, buy-to-let and older borrower portfolios.

19 Apr 2017

Majority of aspiring first-time buyers 'confident'

Majority of aspiring first-time buyers 'confident'

The latest analysis from My Home Move has found that the majority of people who are yet to set foot on the property ladder are ‘hopeful and confident’ about their chances.

19 Apr 2017

Key Retirement Group sold for £208m

Key Retirement Group sold for £208m

Phoenix Equity Partners has announced that it has agreed the sale of Key Retirement Group to global private markets investment manager Partners Group for £208 million.

19 Apr 2017

1 in 10 feel financial services companies favour men over women

1 in 10 feel financial services companies favour men over women

New research from Saga released today has found that older people, and in particular women, frown at the thought of entrusting their money to financial organisations and are not making the most of their financial future.

19 Apr 2017

46% support downsizing initiative to free up homes for younger buyers

46% support downsizing initiative to free up homes for younger buyers

Nearly half (46%) of respondents to a survey commissioned by Equifax said that they would support a government incentive to encourage older homeowners to downsize their properties to free up space for younger buyers.

18 Apr 2017

Equity release fixed rates drop to new lows

Equity release fixed rates drop to new lows

The latest research by Moneyfacts has revealed that the average fixed rate for equity release deals has fallen to a record low of 5.63%.

18 Apr 2017

Shock General Election announcement: industry reaction

Shock General Election announcement: industry reaction

Following the Prime Minister's shock announcement that she is proposing a general election for 8th June, to be voted on by the House of Commons, the industry has responded - and many predict that a decisive result will bring stability.

18 Apr 2017

House prices rise 3.3% in March: Your Move

House prices rise 3.3% in March: Your Move

The average house price in the UK rose to £301,278 in March, according to Your Move's England and Wales House Price Index.

18 Apr 2017

Leeds BS launches new cashback 2-year fixes

Leeds BS launches new cashback 2-year fixes

Leeds Building Society is launching two new fixed rate mortgages offering £750 cashback.

18 Apr 2017

The Mortgage Lender announces partnership with Ingard

The Mortgage Lender announces partnership with Ingard

The Mortgage Lender has added Ingard as one of its distribution partners.

18 Apr 2017

FCA makes closer look at interest-only a priority

FCA makes closer look at interest-only a priority

The FCA have today released their Business Plan document, which stated that the regulator would be looking closely at the interest-only market as a priority.

18 Apr 2017

Principality cuts rates on two 2-year fixes

Principality cuts rates on two 2-year fixes

Principality Building Society has cut rates on two 2 year fixed rate residential mortgage products.

18 Apr 2017

Momentum launches new 'clearer charges' property SIPP

Momentum launches new 'clearer charges' property SIPP

Momentum Pensions has launched a SIPP product to 'help tackle the lack of transparency in the property purchase market', and has redesigned all of its SIPP range to have clearer charges.

18 Apr 2017

The cost of conversion

The cost of conversion

It is perhaps ironic that one of the consequences of Brexit is that the weaker pound has made UK property better value for European buyers!

17 Apr 2017

Retirement lending market to double over next 10 years

Retirement lending market to double over next 10 years

The size of the retirement lending market in the UK is set to rise from £65bn in 2017 to more than £142bn in 2027 – an increase of over 120%, according to research from more 2 life in partnership with the Centre for Economics and Business Research.

17 Apr 2017

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