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Exeter Family Friendly pays 95% of IP claims in 2011

Protection

Exeter Family Friendly pays 95% of IP claims in 2011

Exeter based mutual protection and healthcare insurer Exeter Family Friendly has released its claims statistics for 2011.

19 Apr 2012

What can be done to help "mortgage prisoners"?

Mortgages

What can be done to help "mortgage prisoners"?

There has been considerable coverage in the media recently about the plight of "mortgage prisoners," report the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

19 Apr 2012

Downing Street hosting the self-build boom

Downing Street hosting the self-build boom

A package of new support to give as many people as possible the opportunity to build their own homes was announced today by Housing Minister Grant Shapps.

19 Apr 2012

Are free legals fair?

Eddie Goldsmith - GW

Are free legals fair?

Competition in the mortgage market is intense and many lenders try to entice customers by offering to pay their legal fees, but this kind of advice is not always what it seems.

19 Apr 2012

David Cooney, CEO of MahiFX

In The Spotlight

David Cooney, CEO of MahiFX

myintroducer.com catches up with David Cooney, CEO of MahiFX- the Online Forex Trading platform provider.

19 Apr 2012

71% of advisers want to see more long term care products available

Protection

71% of advisers want to see more long term care products available

Research undertaken by independent financial research company Defaqto shows that 71% of advisers believe that providers should create new prefunded long term care products.

18 Apr 2012

House prices rise in February following four months of falls

Legal

House prices rise in February following four months of falls

First time buyers rushed to beat March stamp duty deadline, while transactions were 10% higher than in January, reveals the latest LSL Property Services/Acadametrics Scotland House

18 Apr 2012

Ageas Protect launches educational platform on legislative issues

Protection

Ageas Protect launches educational platform on legislative issues

Ageas Protect has launched a new technical communication programme, through a series of e-mails and a dedicated area on its website, to help protection intermediaries understand th

18 Apr 2012

Blemain Group calls for support for Iron Man challenger

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Blemain Group calls for support for Iron Man challenger

Blemain Group is calling for members of the industry to pledge theirsupport for its brave sales manager ahead of his Iron Man challenge in June.

18 Apr 2012

Chelsea offers borrowers help with conveyancing costs

Legal

Chelsea offers borrowers help with conveyancing costs

Chelsea Building Society is enhancing its mortgage range by introducing a range of products offering a free valuation and a legal fee incentive.

17 Apr 2012

 

New housing project set to deliver new jobs and homes

New housing project set to deliver new jobs and homes

A housing project set to bring new jobs, homes, community facilities and a host of environmental benefits to the Welsh Capital will launch today, report Principality Building Socie

17 Apr 2012

95% LTV Mortgage Availability Doubles In A Year

Mortgages

95% LTV Mortgage Availability Doubles In A Year

The number of mortgage products offering maximum loan-to-values of 95% has more than doubled over the past year, from just 27 to 61 today, report Moneyfacts.co.uk.

17 Apr 2012

Legal & General offer lifestyle cover

Protection

Legal & General offer lifestyle cover

Legal & General is now offering customers a new ‘short-term’ income protection product: Lifestyle Cover.

17 Apr 2012

Landlords urged to protect increasing risk of arrears

Protection

Landlords urged to protect increasing risk of arrears

With rental arrears at an all time high, more than 25 per cent of landlords still don’t have (or are unaware of) landlords insurance, report Paymentshield.

17 Apr 2012

CHL Mortgages enhanced mortgage book by boarding portfolio

Mortgages

CHL Mortgages enhanced mortgage book by boarding portfolio

Specialist lender CHL Mortgages has today revealed it has boarded a small, well-seasoned portfolio of high-quality loans onto its own system.

17 Apr 2012

Keystone Lifestyle Protection comes to TrigoldCrystal clients

Protection

Keystone Lifestyle Protection comes to TrigoldCrystal clients

Marketing & Management Services Ltd and TrigoldCrystal have just added a link to MMS’s Keystone Lifestyle Protection on the sourcing system, Prospector.

17 Apr 2012

Mortgages for Business and Aldermore launch keystone BTL mortgages

Mortgages for Business and Aldermore launch keystone BTL mortgages

Mortgages for Business and Aldermore Commercial Mortgages today announce the launch of Keystone Buy to Let Mortgages, a new buy to let mortgage funding line for professional proper

17 Apr 2012

Bridgebank smashes new business level records

Features

Bridgebank smashes new business level records

Bridgebank Capital are delighted and encouraged to report that they continue to break New Business Activity levels and record that enquiries and applications for Q1 2012 were up 2

17 Apr 2012

Fincorp praised for its 2nd charge lending

Features

Fincorp praised for its 2nd charge lending

Bridging lender Fincorp has been endorsed as a leading 2nd charge lender by successful brokerage Lifetime Mortgages and Finance Ltd.

17 Apr 2012

IFP calls on consumers to consider Financial Planning

Savings & Investments

IFP calls on consumers to consider Financial Planning

IFP calls on consumers to consider Financial Planning as the threat of rising retirement age and longer life expectancy looms.

17 Apr 2012

Drewberry Insurance launch new income protection tool

Protection

Drewberry Insurance launch new income protection tool

Drewberry Insurance launches a new income protection tool to help consumers establish and understand which occupation definition insurers are likely to offer given their occupation

17 Apr 2012

Demand for Mortgages Defies Rising Rates

Mortgages

Demand for Mortgages Defies Rising Rates

Mortgage activity in March has continued to grow, according to the most recent National Mortgage Index, compiled by independent mortgage broker, Mortgage Advice Bureau.

16 Apr 2012

UK adults unable to move home due to financial constraints .

Legal

UK adults unable to move home due to financial constraints .

With the Government recently introducing initiatives like NewBuy in an attempt to stimulate the housing market, Countrywide have conducted exclusive research with YouGov to highlig

16 Apr 2012

London and South West help national asking prices to new record

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London and South West help national asking prices to new record

The national average asking price of property coming to market is now £243,737, breaking the previous record set nearly four years ago, report Rightmove.

16 Apr 2012

Brightstar launches BTL products with no ERC

Brightstar launches BTL products with no ERC

Brightstar Financial, the national intermediary hub for specialist lending, has launched two exclusive BTL products with no Early Repayment Charges in partnership with Saffron Buil

16 Apr 2012

FSA to give key note speech at MBE Manchester

Features

FSA to give key note speech at MBE Manchester

Mortgage Business Expo Manchester 2012, one of the biggest exhibitions for financial intermediaries based in the North West, has today announced the FSA is to deliver the key note

16 Apr 2012

First-time buyer numbers increased in February

Mortgages

First-time buyer numbers increased in February

Lending to both first-time buyers and home movers increased in February with first-time buyers taking the bigger increase, according to figures released today from the CML.

16 Apr 2012

Assurant Intermediary Appoints New Business Development Manager

Protection

Assurant Intermediary Appoints New Business Development Manager

Specialist general insurance provider Assurant Intermediary today announces the appointment of David Wilson to the role of Business Development Manager.

16 Apr 2012

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