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Y3S completes Shawbrook's first BTL secured loan

Y3S completes Shawbrook's first BTL secured loan

Shawbrook Bank launched its buy to let secured loan offering on 8th April and just 18 days later, its first completion came from the specialist loan packager Y3S, a key distributor for Shawbrook.

29 Apr 2013

Over-55s want to downsize - but worry about the expense of moving

Retirement

Over-55s want to downsize - but worry about the expense of moving

Leading independent retirement specialist Key Retirement Solutions is launching the first nationwide service to handle the house buying and selling process for over-55s in a major expansion.

29 Apr 2013

London continues to drive house price growth, says Hometrack

Mortgages

London continues to drive house price growth, says Hometrack

House prices gained 0.3% over April with London continuing to drive the headline rate of growth, according to the Hometrack Monthly National Housing Survey.

29 Apr 2013

Saffron launches ERC-free fix at 4.47%

Mortgages

Saffron launches ERC-free fix at 4.47%

Saffron Building Society has today launched a 3-year fixed rate without any early repayment charges, across a number of its Special Situations mortgage products.

29 Apr 2013

Accord reduces rates by up to 0.20%

Mortgages

Accord reduces rates by up to 0.20%

Accord Mortgages has reduced interest rates on selected residential products by up to 0.20%.

29 Apr 2013

New build prices up 12% in just five years

Mortgages

New build prices up 12% in just five years

The average house price of new build property in the UK has increased by 12 per cent over the past five years with the average price now at £233,822.

29 Apr 2013

Tenet voices support for protection trade body

Protection

Tenet voices support for protection trade body

Tenet has voiced its support for the creation of a dedicated protection trade body, citing a number of reasons.

26 Apr 2013

Sesame Bankhall SLS to offer Shawbrook's BTL products

Sesame Bankhall SLS to offer Shawbrook's BTL products

Sesame Bankhall Specialist Lending Services has today announced that they are a preferred partner of Shawbrook Bank’s secured loan buy to let products.

26 Apr 2013

Yorkshire BS offers 10-year fix at 3.99%

Mortgages

Yorkshire BS offers 10-year fix at 3.99%

Yorkshire Building Society is offering borrowers long-term peace of mind with its new best buy 10 year fixed rate mortgage.

26 Apr 2013

1st Stop enhances criteria on loan range

1st Stop enhances criteria on loan range

1st Stop Homeloans are pleased to announce yet more innovation in the secured loan market.

26 Apr 2013

 

Virgin updates mortgage range - including 2.19% 2-year fix

Mortgages

Virgin updates mortgage range - including 2.19% 2-year fix

Virgin Money has announced a number of changes across its residential mortgage range.

25 Apr 2013

46% of homes in prime London now worth over £1m

Mortgages

46% of homes in prime London now worth over £1m

Average values rose by 3.6% in the quarter, compared to a 2.2% rise in Q1 2012, according to the Marsh & Parsons London Prime Market Monitor.

25 Apr 2013

Advisers to alter approach to retirement advice as demand shifts

Retirement

Advisers to alter approach to retirement advice as demand shifts

Research from Avelo, financial services technology solutions provider, suggests the age of consumers seeking retirement advice is changing.

25 Apr 2013

Brokers play vital role in safeguarding clients from bogus solicitors, says GW

Legal

Brokers play vital role in safeguarding clients from bogus solicitors, says GW

There will be many potential conveyancing clients who will have listened with increasing alarm as Paul Lewis investigated conveyancing fraud on a recent edition of Radio 4 Money Box.

25 Apr 2013

NatWest IPB sees 50% increase in international mortgages

Mortgages

NatWest IPB sees 50% increase in international mortgages

NatWest International Personal Banking has today announced a 50% increase in the uptake of international mortgages since last August.

25 Apr 2013

MPs call for single regulator for workplace pensions

Retirement

MPs call for single regulator for workplace pensions

The introduction of auto-enrolment makes rigorous pension scheme governance essential, argues the Work and Pensions Committee in a Report published today.

25 Apr 2013

Remortgages now represent a quarter of the market with lending up 13% in March

Mortgages

Remortgages now represent a quarter of the market with lending up 13% in March

LMS figures reveal that monthly gross remortgage lending increased by £330m in March to £2.9bn. This is up 12.9% on February’s £2.6bn reported by the Council for Mortgage Lenders last week.

24 Apr 2013

How social media is changing the world of brokers

Blogs

How social media is changing the world of brokers

[This blog comes from Karen Bennett, Head of Sales and Marketing, Commercial Mortgages] Social media has gone from unheard tech speak to a commonly used component of broker communications.

24 Apr 2013

BBA: Mortgage borrowing dips in March

Mortgages

BBA: Mortgage borrowing dips in March

Net mortgage borrowing from the banks fell by 0.1% over the year to March, according to the latest BBA data. The outstanding level of unsecured borrowing contracted by 1.6% over the last year.

24 Apr 2013

N&P launches low-fee 'best buy' fixed rate at 2.49%

Mortgages

N&P launches low-fee 'best buy' fixed rate at 2.49%

Norwich & Peterborough Building Society is launching a new, low fee three year fixed rate mortgage at a best buy rate of 2.49%.

24 Apr 2013

Funding for Lending Scheme extended by one year

Funding for Lending Scheme extended by one year

The Bank of England and HM Treasury are today announcing an extension to the Funding for Lending Scheme of one year.

24 Apr 2013

Hope Capital offers brokers a procurement fee of 1.5%

Hope Capital offers brokers a procurement fee of 1.5%

Hope Capital Ltd, the short term property bridging finance company, has announced that they will offer a 1.5% procuration fee to all brokers on bridging cases completed before the end of May 2013.

24 Apr 2013

Skandia moves back into critical illness cover

Protection

Skandia moves back into critical illness cover

Skandia, part of Old Mutual Wealth, today announces the launch of a new critical illness product. The move will see Skandia set a new benchmark for quality cover in the critical illness space.

23 Apr 2013

Islamic Bank of Britain cuts rates for Sharia-compliant BTL mortgage

Mortgages

Islamic Bank of Britain cuts rates for Sharia-compliant BTL mortgage

Islamic Bank of Britain, the UK’s only wholly Sharia compliant retail bank, has lowered the rental rate for its Sharia compliant Buy to Let Purchase Plan product range.

23 Apr 2013

Aldermore offers completion and electronic transfer fees option on mortgages

Mortgages

Aldermore offers completion and electronic transfer fees option on mortgages

Aldermore is giving mortgage borrowers the option to add completion and electronic transfer fees to their loans.

23 Apr 2013

The Mortgage Alliance adds TBMC to lending panel

The Mortgage Alliance adds TBMC to lending panel

The Mortgage Alliance today announces the addition of The Business Mortgage Company to its lender panel.

23 Apr 2013

Shawbrook expands Strategic Partner network for commercial lending

Shawbrook expands Strategic Partner network for commercial lending

Shawbrook Bank has increased its network of Strategic Partners for commercial lending to 27, five successful months into the innovative programme. The latest broker to join the programme is award-winning Brightstar Financial.

23 Apr 2013

Precise & Brightstar join to complete their biggest bridging loan

Precise & Brightstar join to complete their biggest bridging loan

Precise Mortgages, the intermediary-only lender, and Brightstar Financial have joined forces to complete their largest respective bridging loan to date.

23 Apr 2013

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