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95% LTV exclusive launched for Connells Group

Mortgages

95% LTV exclusive launched for Connells Group

Connells Group has today launched an exclusive Hinckley & Rugby Building Society three year discount mortgage charging 5.29 per cent at up to 95 per cent LTV.

25 Jul 2013

Hinckley & Rugby cuts rate on five year fix

Mortgages

Hinckley & Rugby cuts rate on five year fix

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has today cut the interest rate on its five year fix by 0.20 percentage points to 3.45%.

25 Jul 2013

Mutual lending to FTBs rises by 50%, says BSA

Mortgages

Mutual lending to FTBs rises by 50%, says BSA

Over 32,000 buyers have been helped onto the property ladder by a mutual in the first five months of 2013, new data has revealed.

25 Jul 2013

Zurich launches policy validation unit to help brokers tackle fraud

Protection

Zurich launches policy validation unit to help brokers tackle fraud

Most UK brokers (84%) think insurers could do more to help them tackle fraud at the quote stage according to a new survey by Zurich.

25 Jul 2013

Archbishop to take on Wonga with CoE credit union

Archbishop to take on Wonga with CoE credit union

The Archbishop of Canterbury has announced he wants to "compete" payday lender Wonga out of existence by expanding the Church of England's credit union plans.

25 Jul 2013

Specialist Financial Services completes unique OneSavings Bank double

Specialist Financial Services completes unique OneSavings Bank double

Specialist Financial Services has on the same day completed the largest ever secured loan for Prestige Finance, together with the largest ever commercial advance by Interbay Commercial.

24 Jul 2013

Precise to axe brokers submitting false BTL cases

Mortgages

Precise to axe brokers submitting false BTL cases

Precise Mortgages is preparing to give the chop to brokers who attempt to get around the rigorous affordability checks required for residential cases by submitting them as buy to let applications instead.

24 Jul 2013

Paradigm members gain access to Blacks Connect Buyer Protect product

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Paradigm members gain access to Blacks Connect Buyer Protect product

Paradigm Mortgage Services, the mortgage services proposition, has today announced its members will now be able to offer their clients the Blacks Connect free Buyer Protect product.

24 Jul 2013

BTL lending appetite increases for high LTV deals

BTL lending appetite increases for high LTV deals

The gap between 65% and 75% loan to value buy to let rates has narrowed in the last 18 months according to research by specialist broker Mortgages for Business.

24 Jul 2013

Equity release values soar as consumer confidence rises

Retirement

Equity release values soar as consumer confidence rises

Growing confidence in the use of property in financial planning has helped increase total housing wealth released to more than £508million in the first six months of the year, analysis from Key Retirement Solutions shows.

24 Jul 2013

 

Welsh house prices defy UK trends

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Welsh house prices defy UK trends

While house prices across England rise, Welsh house prices have sunk £2,935 in the past year, according to the latest House Price Index from LSL/Acadametrics.

24 Jul 2013

Banks sign up to publish local lending data

Banks sign up to publish local lending data

Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, announced today that a number of major banks have agreed to share their lending data with the government in a bid to boost credit to homeowners and small businesses.

24 Jul 2013

Boxing clever: differences between light and heavy refurbishment

Blogs

Boxing clever: differences between light and heavy refurbishment

[Blog from Karen Bennett, Sales and Marketing Director, Commercial Mortgages, Shawbrook Bank]

23 Jul 2013

Next stage of Help to Buy 'not necessary for growth', says broker

Mortgages

Next stage of Help to Buy 'not necessary for growth', says broker

Mortgage broker Springtide Capital looks back on the first year of FLS as a ‘triumph for boosting housing market recovery’ with a reported increase of FTBs and lowest ever mortgage rates since the financial crisis.

23 Jul 2013

One in two homeowners don't understand offset mortgages

Mortgages

One in two homeowners don't understand offset mortgages

The latest – Mortgage Mood report– published by the Legal & General Mortgage Club has revealed that one in two UK homeowners do not understand the benefits of an offset mortgage.

23 Jul 2013

BBA: Gross mortgage borrowing rises in June

Mortgages

BBA: Gross mortgage borrowing rises in June

Gross mortgage borrowing of £8.9bn in June was higher than in May and the average over the previous six months, according to the latest data from the British Bankers' Association.

23 Jul 2013

Chancellor meets to discuss future of Help to Buy

Mortgages

Chancellor meets to discuss future of Help to Buy

Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, is today meeting major housebuilders and mortgage lenders to discuss an extension to the Help to Buy scheme.

23 Jul 2013

Leeds launch 'Holiday Let' mortgage range

Mortgages

Leeds launch 'Holiday Let' mortgage range

Leeds Building Society has launched a new dedicated range of Holiday Let products to support demand in the UK, which has increased significantly over the last 5 years.

23 Jul 2013

UIA launch new home insurance brand

Protection

UIA launch new home insurance brand

UIA Insurance have launched a new brand, Together Mutual, which hopes to become an industry leader it its treatment of customers and high level of round the clock service.

23 Jul 2013

Average prime Central London property worth over £2m

Mortgages

Average prime Central London property worth over £2m

The average property in Prime Central London is now worth more than £2 million, according to estate agent Marsh & Parsons’ latest London Prime Market Monitor.

23 Jul 2013

Remortgagers release record amount of equity in June

Mortgages

Remortgagers release record amount of equity in June

LMS figures reveal that monthly gross remortgage lending decreased by £462m in June to £3.5bn. This is down 11.7% on May’s £3.9bn reported by the Council for Mortgage Lenders last week.

23 Jul 2013

Virgin reduces rates across mortgage range by up to 0.66%

Mortgages

Virgin reduces rates across mortgage range by up to 0.66%

Virgin Money has announced a number of changes across its Residential and Buy-to-let mortgage range. The updated range will be available to purchase and remortgage customers from 23 July 2013.

23 Jul 2013

IBB launches new deals from 3.59%

Mortgages

IBB launches new deals from 3.59%

Islamic Bank of Britain, the UK’s only wholly Sharia compliant retail bank, has launched new home finance deals with rental rates starting at 3.59%.

22 Jul 2013

BTL Business Mortgage Club launches H&R exclusive at 2.69%

Mortgages

BTL Business Mortgage Club launches H&R exclusive at 2.69%

The Buy to Let Business has launched a show-stopping product with Hinckley & Rugby Building Society, exclusively for its mortgage club members.

22 Jul 2013

Mortgage Trust launches zero-fee BTL product

Mortgages

Mortgage Trust launches zero-fee BTL product

Specialist buy-to-let lender Mortgage Trust has launched a new two year fixed rate, with zero product fee.

22 Jul 2013

L&G Mortgage Club launches exclusive 2-year fix with Skipton

Mortgages

L&G Mortgage Club launches exclusive 2-year fix with Skipton

Legal & General Mortgage Club is pleased to announce that it has launched an exclusive two year fixed-rate 2.89% product with Skipton Building Society. The deal is available up to 80% LTV for both purchases and re-mortgages.

22 Jul 2013

Santander launches Help to Buy mortgages from 3.29%

Mortgages

Santander launches Help to Buy mortgages from 3.29%

Today Santander is launching its range of Help to Buy Equity Loan mortgages via its intermediary channel.

22 Jul 2013

FundsNetwork pension details revealed ahead of September launch

Retirement

FundsNetwork pension details revealed ahead of September launch

FundsNetworkTM has today revealed details of its adviser pension ahead of its launch in September.

22 Jul 2013

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