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Equity release records second year of growth

Retirement

Equity release records second year of growth

Equity release market expansion continued for the second year with a rise in the average amount released last year boosted by increased sales of plans, analysis from leading independent equity release adviser Key Retirement Solutions shows.

31 Jan 2013

Brokers split over the impact of Funding for Lending

Brokers split over the impact of Funding for Lending

Intermediaries are divided over the benefits of the Government’s Funding for Lending Scheme for the mortgage market, according to a survey by the IMLA.

31 Jan 2013

Impact of RDR on EIS is 'unsettling'

Retirement

Impact of RDR on EIS is 'unsettling'

Paul Thompson, from Enterprise Investment Schemes, the execution only EIS broker, says that the impact of RDR on the EIS market has been very unsettling.

31 Jan 2013

Precise Home Owner mortgage rates cut to as little as 2.99%

Mortgages

Precise Home Owner mortgage rates cut to as little as 2.99%

Precise Mortgages, the intermediary only lender, has reduced the price of its Home Owner mortgage rates by up to 1% and introduced a number of new features and benefits for borrowers.

31 Jan 2013

Shawbrook Bank breaks new ground with Loans Warehouse

Shawbrook Bank breaks new ground with Loans Warehouse

Secured loan lender, Shawbrook Bank, has demonstrated its flexibility by completing a loan £30,000 higher than the advertised maximum.

31 Jan 2013

Barclays slash residential and BTL rates

Mortgages

Barclays slash residential and BTL rates

Barclays is tomorrow cutting rates across its residential and buy-to-let mortgages by up to 0.50%.

30 Jan 2013

CMC offers members access to advanced insurance system

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CMC offers members access to advanced insurance system

Connect Mortgage Club, part of the Connect Group, is offering its ARs access to an advanced insurance quotation and application system from The Source.

30 Jan 2013

Bought by Many signs deal with L&G to for peer-to-peer insurance

Protection

Bought by Many signs deal with L&G to for peer-to-peer insurance

Bought By Many, a new company aiming to bring people power to insurance, has signed a deal with Legal & General, making them the first major UK insurer to offer a discount to consumers if they club together to buy its home insurance policy.

30 Jan 2013

Accord reduces rates by up to 0.50%

Mortgages

Accord reduces rates by up to 0.50%

Accord Mortgages is expecting demand to be strong for its latest range of fixed rate mortgages, after reducing some rates by up to 0.50% from tomorrow.

30 Jan 2013

Mortgage lending by mutuals soars by 30% in 2012

Mortgage lending by mutuals soars by 30% in 2012

In 2012 gross mortgage lending by building societies and other mutual lenders was £30.7 billion, up by 30% compared to 2011.

30 Jan 2013

 

Aldermore launches BTL mortgage from 4.98% at up to 80%

Mortgages

Aldermore launches BTL mortgage from 4.98% at up to 80%

British challenger bank, Aldermore, has updated its range of residential buy-to-let mortgages to include the following:

30 Jan 2013

Further rate cuts for Nationwide mortgages

Mortgages

Further rate cuts for Nationwide mortgages

With effect from today, Nationwide Building Society is cutting its tracker rates by up to 0.50 percentage points and selected fixed rates by up to 0.30 percentage points.

30 Jan 2013

Aegon UK launches new pension product, One Retirement

Retirement

Aegon UK launches new pension product, One Retirement

Aegon strengthens its retirement proposition with a dynamic new approach to pension provision

29 Jan 2013

Bond funds dominated in 2012 according to Morningstar

Savings & Investments

Bond funds dominated in 2012 according to Morningstar

Despite the challenging macroeconomic environment, European investors added EUR 26.6 billion to long term funds in December 2012, bringing total net inflows to long-term funds for the year to EUR 204.6 billion

29 Jan 2013

Rogue Payday loan brokers hacking websites to increase website traffic

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Rogue Payday loan brokers hacking websites to increase website traffic

An investigation by Sky News has revealed that some Payday loan brokers have been involved in hacking popular websites in order to increase their rankings on Google and the number of visitors to their sites

29 Jan 2013

Improvements keep coming on Shawbrook’s commercial mortgage products

Mortgages

Improvements keep coming on Shawbrook’s commercial mortgage products

Shawbrook Bank has given its brokers more good news in January with a raft of changes across its commercial lending product range. Highlights include reducing its arrangement fees to 1.70% and offering a reduction of up to 0.60% on its rates

29 Jan 2013

Resi tax proposals ‘damaging investment in UK housing'

Savings & Investments

Resi tax proposals ‘damaging investment in UK housing'

The British Property Federation told a House of Lords committee that proposals unveiled in last years' Budget to ensure ‘the fair taxation of residential property' - such as the 15% stamp duty rate - are damaging investment in UK housing

29 Jan 2013

Prime central London remains the exception to the national rule

Mortgages

Prime central London remains the exception to the national rule

According to research from Knight Frank, house prices in certain areas of London have risen by more than 50% in the past three years reports NAEA

28 Jan 2013

Loan companies preying on public in tough times

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Loan companies preying on public in tough times

Cuts to trading standards services are putting the public at the mercy of unscrupulous loan companies, UNISON warned today

28 Jan 2013

Financial Advisers take on role of counsellor

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Financial Advisers take on role of counsellor

Financial advisers have taken on the role of counsellor as increasing numbers of people avoid talking to their partners and family about their financial situation, says Guardian Wealth Management.

28 Jan 2013

Bailiffs in England and Wales to face tougher new laws

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Bailiffs in England and Wales to face tougher new laws

Bev Budsworth from The Debt Advisor welcomes the moves by the government to bring new laws into to tackle aggressive bailiffs

28 Jan 2013

House prices in cities have risen by more than the UK as a whole since 2002

Mortgages

House prices in cities have risen by more than the UK as a whole since 2002

House prices in towns that have become cities since 2000 have, on average, outperformed the country as a whole

28 Jan 2013

Emerging local currency debt was a standout performer in 2012

Savings & Investments

Emerging local currency debt was a standout performer in 2012

Investment update on the Baring Emerging Markets Debt Local Currency Fund

28 Jan 2013

Debt charity sees 40 per cent increase in council tax debts

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Debt charity sees 40 per cent increase in council tax debts

Figures released today by debt advice charity the Money Advice Trust, show that its National Debtline service has seen a sharp long term trend in calls for help with council tax arrears

25 Jan 2013

Intermediary lenders optimistic about 2013 market prospects

Intermediary lenders optimistic about 2013 market prospects

The latest membership survey from the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA) reveals a real optimism about the prospects for the UK mortgage market this year

25 Jan 2013

Coventry Building Society increases cash ISA savings rate

Savings & Investments

Coventry Building Society increases cash ISA savings rate

Coventry Building Society is increasing the rates on its existing variable cash ISAs to 2.50% AER.

25 Jan 2013

Alamry Green predicts surge in Venture Capital Trusts

Retirement

Alamry Green predicts surge in Venture Capital Trusts

Venture Capital Trusts are set to grow in popularity as increasing numbers of investors look for high returns amid ongoing meddling with pension contributions, says Almary Green.

25 Jan 2013

Hinckley & Rugby cuts five-year fix rate to 3.59%

Mortgages

Hinckley & Rugby cuts five-year fix rate to 3.59%

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has today cut the interest rate of its five-year fixed rate mortgage to 3.59 per cent. The rate of the 80% LTV mortgage has been reduced from 3.79 per cent.

25 Jan 2013

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