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Santander to raise SVR rate

Mortgages

Santander to raise SVR rate

Following shortly behind Cambridge Building Society, Santander - one of the UK's biggest mortgage lenders - have announced their decision to raise the SVR rate.

23 Aug 2012

Almost half a million expect to owe money on mortgage when they retire

Retirement

Almost half a million expect to owe money on mortgage when they retire

Over the next 30 years over 400,000 people will retire with an average of £52,446 outstanding on their mortgage according to new figures from The Equity Release Council.

23 Aug 2012

SimplyBiz Mortgages launch equity release proposition

Retirement

SimplyBiz Mortgages launch equity release proposition

SimplyBiz Mortgages have this week announced the launch of its equity release proposition.

23 Aug 2012

Montague plan will be encourage build-to-let, says Shapps

Legal

Montague plan will be encourage build-to-let, says Shapps

Measures aimed at boosting professional investment in good quality, privately rented homes and to help meet the nation's housing demand were published today by DCLG.

23 Aug 2012

ISAs maintain popularity

Savings & Investments

ISAs maintain popularity

Provisional statistics released by HMRC have revealed that £53,860m was subscribed to ISAs in the 2011/12 tax year.

23 Aug 2012

Mortgage lending 'below average'

Mortgages

Mortgage lending 'below average'

A new report from the British Bankers' Association today revealed that mortgage lending was lower than the monthly average.

23 Aug 2012

Changing attitudes

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Changing attitudes

July was a great month for the UK; 29 gold medals won at the Olympics, retail sales increased, unemployment fell and confidence in the secured loan market restored once again.

23 Aug 2012

ABI sets out plan for clearer pension charges

Retirement

ABI sets out plan for clearer pension charges

The Association of British Insurers has set out an action plan for clearer pension charges and costs in a letter to regulators today.

23 Aug 2012

Secured loan lending reaches new heights of £30m

Secured loan lending reaches new heights of £30m

Results from the latest Secured Loan Index reveal that secured loan lending in July exceeded £30m for the first time since December 2009.

22 Aug 2012

Access 4 Finance complete first deal with Shawbrook

Access 4 Finance complete first deal with Shawbrook

Access 4 Finance, the specialist loan broker who launched into the intermediary market place just over a month ago, is delighted to have already today completed their first deal wi

22 Aug 2012

 

miLoan completes £10m of loans in a year

miLoan completes £10m of loans in a year

Y3S’s secured and bridging loan sourcing system has reached £10m of loan completions in the first year of its launch.

22 Aug 2012

Number of high LTV mortgage deals falls

Mortgages

Number of high LTV mortgage deals falls

The number of mortgages available for FTBs and borrowers with smaller deposits has fallen significantly over the last year, according to MoneySupermarket.

22 Aug 2012

Yorkshire Building Society cut rates by up to 0.30%

Mortgages

Yorkshire Building Society cut rates by up to 0.30%

Yorkshire Building Society is living up to its reputation for helping to make owning your home more affordable by cutting interest rates on some of its mortgages.

22 Aug 2012

FSA proposes to ban UCIS

Savings & Investments

FSA proposes to ban UCIS

The FSA has published proposals to ban the promotion of Unregulated Collective Investment Schemes and similar products to the vast majority of retail investors in the UK.

22 Aug 2012

Positive Lending offer bridging deal with Precise up to 75%

Positive Lending offer bridging deal with Precise up to 75%

Bournemouth based specialist packager Positive Lending claim they now offer the UK’s cheapest bridging rate of 0.75% per month available to 75% LTV via Precise Mortgages.

22 Aug 2012

Source Insurance introduce e-underwriting function

Protection

Source Insurance introduce e-underwriting function

Source Insurance have added the e-underwriting functionality to their innovative insurance quotation system.

21 Aug 2012

Landlords positive about student lets

Landlords positive about student lets

As thousands of students prepare to fly the nest this autumn and head to university, private landlords are preparing for one of their busiest periods.

21 Aug 2012

Leeds cut fixed rate to 2.95%

Mortgages

Leeds cut fixed rate to 2.95%

Leeds Building Society has reduced the rate on its 2 year fixed rate mortgage by 0.20% to just 2.95% available up to 75% LTV.

21 Aug 2012

Mistakes to avoid when financing overseas property

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Mistakes to avoid when financing overseas property

It appears that an increasing number of us are seeking a little slice of life overseas.

21 Aug 2012

Pensions confusion: state pensions differ by up to £200 a week

Retirement

Pensions confusion: state pensions differ by up to £200 a week

The amount of state pension money paid out to pensioners can differ by more than £200 a week – that’s a difference of £10,000 a year.

21 Aug 2012

Largest ever August house price drop

Legal

Largest ever August house price drop

The Olympics distraction did not deter new sellers from coming to market during August, with numbers marginally up on the same period a year ago, although asking prices have been a

20 Aug 2012

Gross mortgage lending up 8%

Mortgages

Gross mortgage lending up 8%

The Council of Mortgage Lenders estimates that gross mortgage lending in July increased to £12.7 billion.

20 Aug 2012

TBMC launch exclusive 80% LTV

Mortgages

TBMC launch exclusive 80% LTV

TBMC, the buy-to-let and commercial mortgage specialist, has just launched a new exclusive buy-to-let mortgage with Leeds Building Society which is available up to 80% LTV.

20 Aug 2012

Brightstar launch 0.75% bridging deal

Brightstar launch 0.75% bridging deal

Brightstar Financial, the national intermediary hub for specialist lending, today launches the UK’s most competitive bridging facility for its introducers, funded by Saffron Buildi

20 Aug 2012

Average rents hit record high of £725

Average rents hit record high of £725

Rents rose to a new record high in July as rents rose for the fourth month in a row, according to the latest Buy-to-Let Index from LSL Property Services.

17 Aug 2012

Consumers escape payday spiral

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Consumers escape payday spiral

Amigo Loans, a loans company offering a new alternative to payday loans, reveals it has seen a 21% rise in applications for help with debt consolidation, from 7million to over 8.5m

17 Aug 2012

Laura McMullen, Head of Business at Funding Circle

In The Spotlight

Laura McMullen, Head of Business at Funding Circle

myintroducer had a chat with Laura McMullen, Head of Business at online marketplace lender, Funding Circle.

17 Aug 2012

Scottish Life to launch five new portfolios and planning tool

Retirement

Scottish Life to launch five new portfolios and planning tool

Scottish Life, the pensions specialist arm of the Royal London Group, is extending its core investment proposition, the Governed Range.

17 Aug 2012

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