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15% of landlords look to grow portfolio in 2013

15% of landlords look to grow portfolio in 2013

Research from specialist buy-to-let lender Paragon Mortgages has revealed that landlords operating in the Private Rented Sector are feeling positive and optimistic about the year ahead.

06 Feb 2013

Clydesdale Bank extends BTL range

Mortgages

Clydesdale Bank extends BTL range

Following the recent launch of its Low Start Mortgage, Clydesdale Bank has today announced further new mortgage products available through the broker channel.

06 Feb 2013

Headline rates misleading - fees add up to 2% on annual BTL costs

Headline rates misleading - fees add up to 2% on annual BTL costs

New research by specialist broker Mortgages for Business has revealed that a variety of fees can add up to 2% to the effective annual cost of individual buy to let mortgages and the impact of these fees has varied over time.

06 Feb 2013

Making the most of the thriving Buy to Let sector

Blogs

Making the most of the thriving Buy to Let sector

As we begin 2013, many property investors are looking for new ways to increase their income in a tough economic climate.

05 Feb 2013

23% of Britons have never reviewed their mortgage

Mortgages

23% of Britons have never reviewed their mortgage

Research from Santander 123 has found that a third of current account holders surveyed say they've never reviewed their current account.

05 Feb 2013

Embark completes finance deal in seven days

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Embark completes finance deal in seven days

Lutterworth-based independent commercial finance brokerage Embark Finance has completed a debt financing deal for a start-up business in a record-breaking seven days.

05 Feb 2013

BIBA 2013 manifesto launches in Parliament

Mortgages

BIBA 2013 manifesto launches in Parliament

BIBA has launched its 2013 Manifesto Meeting the Growth Challenge in the House of Commons to an audience of Ministers, MPs, Lords, senior government officials, brokers, media and other key stakeholders.

05 Feb 2013

Masthaven hires Group Financial Controller

Masthaven hires Group Financial Controller

FSA regulated, multi award winning lender Masthaven have announced the hiring of a Group Financial Controller.

05 Feb 2013

H&R launches 85 & 90% LTV new build mortgages

Mortgages

H&R launches 85 & 90% LTV new build mortgages

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has two new mortgages for buyers of newly built houses and flats at up to 90 per cent LTV.

05 Feb 2013

NACFB opens Commercial Finance Expo 2013 for visitor registration

NACFB opens Commercial Finance Expo 2013 for visitor registration

The NACFB announces that the eagerly anticipated 2013 NACFB Commercial Finance Expo is being held at the NEC, Birmingham on 26th June.

04 Feb 2013

 

Bright Grey pays out 93% of critical illness claims in 2012

Protection

Bright Grey pays out 93% of critical illness claims in 2012

The protection specialist Bright Grey has announced that it paid out 93% of critical illness claims during 2012.

04 Feb 2013

LV= launches retirement microsite for advisers

Retirement

LV= launches retirement microsite for advisers

Retirement specialist LV= has launched the ‘Retirement Centre', a microsite created to provide advisers with practical and technical support for their business.

04 Feb 2013

Only 25% feel they can afford a 'comfortable' retirement, says Friends Life

Retirement

Only 25% feel they can afford a 'comfortable' retirement, says Friends Life

Pension lessons learnt by those reaching retirement have been highlighted in new research from Friends Life.

04 Feb 2013

Paragon Mortgages lower rates on two-year fixes and trackers

Mortgages

Paragon Mortgages lower rates on two-year fixes and trackers

Independent specialist buy-to-let lender Paragon Mortgages has updated its product range for professional landlords.

04 Feb 2013

Financial Reporter launches fourth Industry Awards

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Financial Reporter launches fourth Industry Awards

Financial Reporter is pleased to declare the voting period for their fourth annual Industry Awards open.

04 Feb 2013

Rental price growth likely to slow in 2013, says Rightmove

Rental price growth likely to slow in 2013, says Rightmove

Rightmove’s Rental Market Forecast finds that the property supply shortage that has plagued the rental sector in recent years looks set to ease this year as more private landlords prepare to invest in the BTL sector.

04 Feb 2013

Halifax reduces rates by up to 0.50%

Mortgages

Halifax reduces rates by up to 0.50%

Halifax Intermediaries has cut rates on its selected 2 year products in the large loan, new build and affordable housing product ranges being offered to first time buyers, homemovers and remortgage customers.

01 Feb 2013

BM Solutions reduces rates on 75% LTV

Mortgages

BM Solutions reduces rates on 75% LTV

BM Solutions is reducing rates by 0.15% and increasing cashback on selected products currently available in the 0-75% LTV buy-to-let product range.

01 Feb 2013

Ageas increases income protection commission for advisers

Protection

Ageas increases income protection commission for advisers

Ageas has increased the commission it pays to financial intermediaries when clients buy income protection policies, to match the level paid on its other products.

01 Feb 2013

LV= hosts countrywide pension seminars for advisers

Retirement

LV= hosts countrywide pension seminars for advisers

Retirement specialist LV= is hosting a series of 30 pension seminars across the country this month providing advisers with in-depth information on the forthcoming pension legislation changes, and what it means for them and their clients.

01 Feb 2013

Masthaven Secured Loans completes first case in Scotland

Masthaven Secured Loans completes first case in Scotland

The first secured loan north of the border for Masthaven has completed today. It was brokered through Cardiff-based secured loan packager Y3S Loans.

01 Feb 2013

Shawbrook’s 95% product a 'game changer' for borrowers

Shawbrook’s 95% product a 'game changer' for borrowers

Shawbrook Bank’s decision to launch a 95% loan-to-value product has been hailed as a critical turning point for the secured loans industry by Cheshire based broker, V Loans.

01 Feb 2013

Shawbrook launches competitive 95% LTV secured product

Shawbrook launches competitive 95% LTV secured product

Shawbrook Bank has introduced a 95% LTV secured loan product designed for employed homeowners.

01 Feb 2013

Post Office launches 5-year fixes from 2.74%

Mortgages

Post Office launches 5-year fixes from 2.74%

The Post Office is introducing two new table topping mortgage products including a 60% LTV five year fix at 2.74% and a 90% LTV five year fix, with no fee, at 4.55%. All products are available from Friday 1 February.

01 Feb 2013

Openwork launches new GI panel proposition

Protection

Openwork launches new GI panel proposition

Openwork, one of the UK’s largest mortgage and financial advisory networks, has announced today it has signed a long term contractual agreement with Paymentshield for general insurance.

31 Jan 2013

Intelligent Partnership publishes Alternative Investments Report

Savings & Investments

Intelligent Partnership publishes Alternative Investments Report

Intelligent Partnership has published the first comprehensive industry report on Alternative Investments with a focus on real assets being marketed to UK investors in 2012.

31 Jan 2013

CML announces Paragon's Terrington as new chairman

Mortgages

CML announces Paragon's Terrington as new chairman

Nigel Terrington, chief executive of The Paragon Group of Companies PLC, a specialist buy-to-let mortgage lender, has today become chairman of the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

31 Jan 2013

Tesco launches deals from 2.28%

Mortgages

Tesco launches deals from 2.28%

Tesco Bank is offering competitive new mortgage deals with rates starting at 2.28% on a 2 year fixed rate (60% LTV) and 2.89% (previously 3.39%) on a 5 year fixed rate (70% LTV).

31 Jan 2013

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