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Brokers are fighting for fairer insurance payouts, says BIBA

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Brokers are fighting for fairer insurance payouts, says BIBA

New research has revealed that insurers are becoming stricter on paying claims in the economic downturn.

18 Jan 2013

Clydesdale Bank takes new approach to interest-only

Mortgages

Clydesdale Bank takes new approach to interest-only

Clydesdale Bank is introducing changes to its mortgage range that will see it take an innovative approach to Interest Only mortgages, it has announced today.

18 Jan 2013

Tenants struggle despite rent drops in December

Tenants struggle despite rent drops in December

Rents in December fell to levels last seen in August 2012 as landlords looked to avoid empty properties, according to the latest Buy-to-Let Index from LSL Property Services.

18 Jan 2013

Bridgewater announces first Equity Release masterclass of 2013

Retirement

Bridgewater announces first Equity Release masterclass of 2013

Bridgewater Equity Release, the home reversion specialists, has today announced details of its first Equity Release Advice Masterclass for 2013.

17 Jan 2013

32% of homeowners will cut back to meet mortgage payments in 2013

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32% of homeowners will cut back to meet mortgage payments in 2013

The latest Legal & General Mortgage Mood survey reveals that almost a third (32%) of homeowners in the UK believes they will have to cut back on spending in 2013 to meet mortgage repayments.

17 Jan 2013

Strong rise in pension referrals by non-pension professionals

Retirement

Strong rise in pension referrals by non-pension professionals

More and more non-pension professionals such as mortgage advisers, accountants and solicitors (amongst others) are referring clients for potential pension transfers and gaining ancillary incomes for themselves.

17 Jan 2013

Coventry cuts rates on 2- and 5-year fixes

Mortgages

Coventry cuts rates on 2- and 5-year fixes

Coventry Building Society has cut rates on their highly competitive range of 2 and 5 year fixed rates.

17 Jan 2013

Access 4 Finance celebrate 6 months with 70% commission offer

Access 4 Finance celebrate 6 months with 70% commission offer

Specialist secured loan broker Access 4 Finance is celebrating its first sixth months in the secured loans market today (17th January 2013).

17 Jan 2013

SimplyBiz and Skipton launch buy-to-let exclusive

Mortgages

SimplyBiz and Skipton launch buy-to-let exclusive

SimplyBiz Mortgages have today launched a new 2 Year Buy to Let fixed rate through Skipton Building Society.

17 Jan 2013

Which? refers consumers to LifeSearch for protection advice

Protection

Which? refers consumers to LifeSearch for protection advice

LifeSearch has started offering free, whole of market, independent protection advice to customers using Which? Mortgage Advisers.

16 Jan 2013

 

90% of Zurich critical illness claims paid out

Protection

90% of Zurich critical illness claims paid out

Zurich today releases its 2012 critical illness claim statistics for its life policy customers in the UK.Ninety per cent of claims were successful with payments amounting to over £59.9million.

16 Jan 2013

Post Office launches its lowest 2-year fix at 2.35%

Mortgages

Post Office launches its lowest 2-year fix at 2.35%

The Post Office launches its lowest ever two, three and five year fixed rate deals which come into immediate effect today.

16 Jan 2013

95% new build mortgage offer extended countrywide

Mortgages

95% new build mortgage offer extended countrywide

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society is to help more first time buyers by extending countrywide its mortgage for new build homes at up to 95 per cent LTV.

16 Jan 2013

Best December since credit crunch for secured loans

Best December since credit crunch for secured loans

2012 saw gross lending in secured loans surge to £351.9m, according to the latest Secured Loan Index.

16 Jan 2013

White Paper on single tier pension brings 'much needed simplification'

Retirement

White Paper on single tier pension brings 'much needed simplification'

Following consultation launched in April 2011, the Government has built upon the 'single tier' option for state pension reform after it was preferred by around three quarters of the organisations which responded.

15 Jan 2013

Brokers urged to act fast on limited-issue Accord products

Mortgages

Brokers urged to act fast on limited-issue Accord products

Brokers are being urged to act fast to make the most of new limited-issue products launched by Accord Mortgages.

15 Jan 2013

Aldermore reaches £2bn lending mark since 2009

Aldermore reaches £2bn lending mark since 2009

Challenger bank Aldermore has now lent over £2 billion (a combination of commercial mortgages, residential mortgages, asset finance and invoice finance) since first opening its doors for business in the summer of 2009.

15 Jan 2013

Precise Mortgages cuts price of bridging by up to 0.35%

Precise Mortgages cuts price of bridging by up to 0.35%

Precise Mortgages, the intermediary only lender, has cut the price of its Bridging loans across the board in a bid to improve costs for borrowers.

15 Jan 2013

Chorley BS joins SimplyBiz Mortgage panel

Mortgages

Chorley BS joins SimplyBiz Mortgage panel

SimplyBiz Mortgages have announced that, as of today, Chorley Building Society will be joining its panel of mortgage lenders.

14 Jan 2013

Virgin cuts residential rates by up to 1.30%

Mortgages

Virgin cuts residential rates by up to 1.30%

Virgin Money is starting 2013 by reducing interest rates across its residential mortgage range.

14 Jan 2013

Older homeowners choose to bring inheritance forward

Retirement

Older homeowners choose to bring inheritance forward

Shifting attitudes among older homeowners towards the inheritance they leave their families has been reflected by the latest introducer guide published by Bridgewater Equity Release.

14 Jan 2013

Yorkshire Building Society offers 1.99% fix

Mortgages

Yorkshire Building Society offers 1.99% fix

Borrowers with at least 40% equity in their homes or bigger purchase deposits can take advantage of the latest best buy mortgages from Yorkshire Building Society.

14 Jan 2013

Brightstar increases broker procuration fees as bridging market hots up

Brightstar increases broker procuration fees as bridging market hots up

Brightstar Financial has announced an increase in procuration fees for bridging deals on cases for Precise Mortgages.

14 Jan 2013

23% increase in mortgage business, reports Stonebridge Group

Mortgages

23% increase in mortgage business, reports Stonebridge Group

Stonebridge Group, the mortgage and insurance network, increased its home loan activity by almost a quarter in 2012 it was revealed today.

14 Jan 2013

Homebuyers must find a £26,500 deposit on average

Mortgages

Homebuyers must find a £26,500 deposit on average

Homebuyers need to find a deposit of nearly £26,500 to buy a home in England and Wales – but, depending on where they are looking to buy, the deposit can be as much as five times bigger than elsewhere.

14 Jan 2013

More than 9m expect to rely on a windfall in retirement

Retirement

More than 9m expect to rely on a windfall in retirement

More than nine million financially unprepared pre retirees – almost one fifth (18%) of the population – are relying on some sort of windfall to fund their golden years, according to retirement specialist LV= .

14 Jan 2013

Second steppers bear the brunt of flat market

Mortgages

Second steppers bear the brunt of flat market

The home mover market has remained relatively flat over the past year.

14 Jan 2013

Advisers expect pensions to keep them busy in 2013

Retirement

Advisers expect pensions to keep them busy in 2013

A survey of Avelo’s Exchange users has found that pensions/retirement planning continues to be the area in which advisers expect to be the busiest in 2013 with almost 30% of those surveyed anticipating demand for retirement advice.

11 Jan 2013

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