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Brokers branching out from the 'classic bridge'

Brokers branching out from the 'classic bridge'

Over 80% of brokers have used bridging finance for purposes other than a ‘classic bridge’ in the last year.

31 Aug 2012

Scott Thorpe, Director at Access 4 Finance

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Scott Thorpe, Director at Access 4 Finance

myintroducer had a chat with Scott Thorpe, Director at Access 4 Finance.

31 Aug 2012

Norton release exclusive unsecured loan

Norton release exclusive unsecured loan

Norton Broker Services, part of Norton Finance Group Ltd, is delighted to announce a new exclusive unsecured loan product.

30 Aug 2012

Mortgage lending picks up - but there's a long way to go

Mortgage lending picks up - but there's a long way to go

The Bank of England have released their statistics on lending today, showing that while mortgage and remortgage lending is up from last month, it is still lower than the previous s

30 Aug 2012

Over promising and under delivering may be good for business, but not the industry

Christian Faes - Montello

Over promising and under delivering may be good for business, but not the industry

We have all seen the headlines, and read the claims being made by various bridging finance companies in the market.

30 Aug 2012

Advisers show new interest in passive investments

Savings & Investments

Advisers show new interest in passive investments

Research from Legal & General Investments, one of the UK's largest investment providers, has shown that advisers are viewing passive investments far more favourably compared to 201

29 Aug 2012

Barclays' GlobalAccess range now available through two platforms

Savings & Investments

Barclays' GlobalAccess range now available through two platforms

Barclays has today announced that its GlobalAccess range is now available to intermediaries for the first time through AXA Wealth's Elevate platform and Ascentric.

29 Aug 2012

Advisers urged to explore alternative to capped drawdown

Retirement

Advisers urged to explore alternative to capped drawdown

Advisers should consider partial flexible drawdown for their clients as record low GAD rates and high inflation continue to squeeze pensions, says Hornbuckle Mitchell.

29 Aug 2012

House prices show unexpected 0.8% monthly increase

Legal

House prices show unexpected 0.8% monthly increase

Land Registry have today released their July House Price Index data which shows a monthly price increase of 0.8%.

29 Aug 2012

Intermediaries' confidence in mortgage market has grown in 2012

Mortgages

Intermediaries' confidence in mortgage market has grown in 2012

Intermediaries have grown in confidence during 2012, with almost one third of firms (28%) saying they believe market conditions are now improving compared to just 14% in January.

29 Aug 2012

 

Accord launches 10-day 70% LTV sale

Mortgages

Accord launches 10-day 70% LTV sale

Accord have announced a sale, launching today at 9am with a range of residential products are available at 70% LTV for a short period only.

28 Aug 2012

4 in 10 landlords to raise rents in next year

4 in 10 landlords to raise rents in next year

Landlords’ confidence in buy-to-let has been bolstered by strong tenant demand and attractive purchase prices, according to a landlord sentiment survey conducted by LSL Property Se

28 Aug 2012

Nationwide cuts rates for loyal customers

Mortgages

Nationwide cuts rates for loyal customers

From 29 August, Nationwide is making changes to its fixed rates and tracker rate mortgages.

28 Aug 2012

Legal & General launches exclusive with Leeds Building Society

Mortgages

Legal & General launches exclusive with Leeds Building Society

Legal & General Mortgage Club have announced an exclusive product launch with Leeds Building Society.

24 Aug 2012

Chelsea helps borrowers by cutting rates

Mortgages

Chelsea helps borrowers by cutting rates

Mortgage holders who want the security of knowing the size of their monthly repayments can benefit from rate cuts by Chelsea Building Society.

24 Aug 2012

Number of Scottish FTBs increases 20% from Q1

Mortgages

Number of Scottish FTBs increases 20% from Q1

The number of first-time buyers in Scotland rose in the second quarter of 2012, bucking the overall UK trend, according to new figures released today by the Council of Mortgage Len

24 Aug 2012

Welsh FTBs pay less for mortgage payments

Mortgages

Welsh FTBs pay less for mortgage payments

First-time home buyers in Wales spent less of their income on their initial mortgage payments than the UK as a whole, according to new figures released today by the Council of Mort

24 Aug 2012

Coventry BS slashes FTB rate to 4.99%

Mortgages

Coventry BS slashes FTB rate to 4.99%

Coventry Building Society has launched a new, market leading range of 85% LTV Residential and Offset mortgages with 2 year fixed rates starting from 4.33%.

24 Aug 2012

Promise launches 95% LTV loan accepting mild adverse

Promise launches 95% LTV loan accepting mild adverse

Promise has added yet another secured loan product to its award winning sourcing platform keeping it ahead of the competition in providing brokers with the widest secured and unsec

24 Aug 2012

Gross remortgage lending up by 13%

Mortgages

Gross remortgage lending up by 13%

Monthly gross remortgage lending increased by £400m in July to £3.5bn, up 13% on June’s £3.1bn according to the first LMS Remortgage Report.

23 Aug 2012

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

Matt Tristram - LW

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

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