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Mortgage brokers must help to bridge protection gap

Protection

Mortgage brokers must help to bridge protection gap

Growth in protection sales is flat despite the increasing number of people requiring cover and mortgage brokers must do more to help address this shortfall.

15 Nov 2012

Accord launches new product range between 75% - 95% LTV

Mortgages

Accord launches new product range between 75% - 95% LTV

Brokers and borrowers are set to benefit after Accord Mortgages refined its range to introduce a new set of competitive products.

14 Nov 2012

BoE’s inflation forecast could spell trouble for company pensions

Retirement

BoE’s inflation forecast could spell trouble for company pensions

The unexpectedly large spike in inflation confirmed yesterday and the BoE's inflation forecast today could spell trouble for company pension holders, warns the boss of the world’s largest independent financial advisory firm.

14 Nov 2012

KRS allays interest-only 'time bomb' fears

Mortgages

KRS allays interest-only 'time bomb' fears

Speaking at the MBE London 2012 today Dean Mirfin, Group Director of KRS, moved to calm concerns that the growing number of older homeowners approaching retirement on interest-only mortgages represents a ‘time bomb’ for the industry.

14 Nov 2012

Lenders broadly optimistic about future

Lenders broadly optimistic about future

Today’s Mortgage Business Expo London 2012 seminar sessions have suggested lenders are broadly optimistic about 2013 lending levels with many believing the FLS will provide a significant and positive boost.

14 Nov 2012

Mortgage activity up 22%, says MAB

Mortgages

Mortgage activity up 22%, says MAB

Mortgage application activity has rocketed up by 22% in the last month as lenders continue to cut rates and increase product availability, according to the latest National Mortgage Index from the Mortgage Advice Bureau .

14 Nov 2012

Dragonfly offers exclusive bridging loan to NACFB members

Dragonfly offers exclusive bridging loan to NACFB members

London-based specialist lender, Dragonfly Property Finance, today launched a new commercial bridging loan product exclusively for members of the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers.

13 Nov 2012

Precise overhaul mortgage range

Mortgages

Precise overhaul mortgage range

Precise Mortgages, the intermediary only lender, today launches a series of improvements to its mortgage range in a bid to take a step closer to being a one stop shop for mortgage intermediaries.

13 Nov 2012

West One Loans success reflects health of short-term finance sector

West One Loans success reflects health of short-term finance sector

West One Loans received 28 loan redemptions during the month of October, totalling almost £9m.

13 Nov 2012

Nationwide slash rates on all 70% mortgages by 0.10%

Mortgages

Nationwide slash rates on all 70% mortgages by 0.10%

In its third wave of rate reductions in just four weeks, Nationwide Building Society is cutting all fixed and tracker mortgage rates available up to 70% LTV by 0.10%, effective from Tuesday 13 November.

13 Nov 2012

 

Equity release set to smash £1bn barrier

Retirement

Equity release set to smash £1bn barrier

The equity release market is on track to smash the £1 billion barrier this year after a strong third quarter saw plan sales and total lending climbing by up to 11%, analysis from Key Retirement Solutions shows.

13 Nov 2012

Richard Tugwell, Director of Intermediary Relationships at Virgin Money

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Richard Tugwell, Director of Intermediary Relationships at Virgin Money

Financial Reporter had a chat with Richard Tugwell, Director of Intermediary Relationships at Virgin Money.

12 Nov 2012

Virgin Money cuts rates on Fee Saver mortgages

Mortgages

Virgin Money cuts rates on Fee Saver mortgages

Virgin Money is reducing selected interest rates across its residential Fee Saver mortgage range, which offers customers loans without any product arrangement fees.

12 Nov 2012

Annuity rates set to keep falling, says Moneyfacts report

Retirement

Annuity rates set to keep falling, says Moneyfacts report

The latest edition of the Moneyfacts Personal Pension and Annuity Trends Treasury Report has revealed that Quarter 3 2012 witnessed another sharp decline in annuity rates.

12 Nov 2012

CHL reveals drop in buy-to-let arrear levels

CHL reveals drop in buy-to-let arrear levels

Specialist lender, CHL Mortgages, has today revealed a continuing fall in arrear levels for its buy-to-let mortgage book.

12 Nov 2012

TBMC launches buy-to-let schemes with Mortgage Trust

Mortgages

TBMC launches buy-to-let schemes with Mortgage Trust

TBMC, the buy-to-let and commercial mortgage specialist, has launched eight new buy-to-let mortgage schemes, which are available via limited distribution from Mortgage Trust.

12 Nov 2012

Eurozone attracting more British buyers

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Eurozone attracting more British buyers

The combination of rock bottom prices and a favourable exchange rate triggered a hike in the number of British people looking to buy in the eurozone over the summer, according to the Overseas Guides Company (OGC).

09 Nov 2012

Evolution Money to showcase their tailored approach at MBE

Evolution Money to showcase their tailored approach at MBE

Evolution Money provide a new way for homeowners to find tailored and realistic lending solutions - and they'll be at Mortgage Business Expo 2012 to tell everybody about it.

09 Nov 2012

81% of private landlords say their properties are their pensions

Retirement

81% of private landlords say their properties are their pensions

Landlords’ Panel survey reveals that four fifths of Britain’s private landlords say their properties are their pensions. Here’s how they are planning for their retirement (questions were multi-choice):

09 Nov 2012

ActiveQuote launches new life insurance comparison service

Protection

ActiveQuote launches new life insurance comparison service

ActiveQuote is delighted to announce the launch of its new life insurance comparison service, allowing users to compare life insurance quotes online from 11 leading UK insurers.

09 Nov 2012

Exciting statistics!

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Exciting statistics!

As I type this I am still buzzing with the excitement from Rita winning the DRF advisor of the year and so to try and keep the excitement rolling I thought - "Let's pull out some statistics."

09 Nov 2012

L&G launches shared ownership product from Leeds BS

Mortgages

L&G launches shared ownership product from Leeds BS

Legal & General Mortgage Club has announced the launch of an exclusive two year fixed rate shared ownership product with Leeds Building Society.

09 Nov 2012

First-time buyer challenges compounded by stagnant second-steppers

Mortgages

First-time buyer challenges compounded by stagnant second-steppers

Intending first-time buyers set to make up 25% of prospective buyer mix in 2013, still well adrift of the 40% level commonly seen pre credit-crunch

09 Nov 2012

Repossessions fall to lowest level since 2007

Mortgages

Repossessions fall to lowest level since 2007

The number of mortgage possessions fell again in the third quarter of 2012, according to data released today by the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

08 Nov 2012

Buy-to-let increases 8% to £4.2bn in Q3

Buy-to-let increases 8% to £4.2bn in Q3

The value of buy-to-let mortgages taken out in the third quarter of 2012 totalled £4.2 billion, an increase of 8% over the £3.9 billion advanced in the preceding three months, according to data published today by the CML.

08 Nov 2012

Towergate Underwriting chosen as new BIBALet provider

Protection

Towergate Underwriting chosen as new BIBALet provider

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association has announced the appointment of Towergate Underwriting as the official scheme provider for BIBALet.

08 Nov 2012

Leeds cut rates for 3-year fix by up to 0.31%

Mortgages

Leeds cut rates for 3-year fix by up to 0.31%

Leeds Building Society's 3-year fixed rate mortgage range has a competitive offer available to those customers with just a 15% deposit.

07 Nov 2012

Insurance brokerage donates to Movember with every sale

Protection

Insurance brokerage donates to Movember with every sale

Fresh from three nominations for the Sesame Adviser Awards, Arc Protect are moving once again to break the mould.

07 Nov 2012

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