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Engage Mutual links up with First Complete

Protection

Engage Mutual links up with First Complete

Engage Mutual has been approved as the only over 50s guaranteed life cover provider to join the protection panel of leading mortgage and protection intermediary network, First Complete.

19 Nov 2012

Capital Bridging secures £50m loan facility from high-street bank

Capital Bridging secures £50m loan facility from high-street bank

City-based principal lender, Capital Bridging Finance Limited has today announced it has secured a £50m lending facility from a major high street bank.

19 Nov 2012

'Broadly stable' housing market with positive signs for 2013

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'Broadly stable' housing market with positive signs for 2013

According to Rightmove, this month sees a drop of 2.6% (-£6,407) in the asking prices of properties coming to market, following the now familiar post-credit-crunch pattern of falls in November.

19 Nov 2012

Solent Mortgage Services announces partnership with Capital Advances

Solent Mortgage Services announces partnership with Capital Advances

Solent Mortgage Services, the intermediary lending specialist, has announced an exclusive joint venture to market the services of bridging specialist, Capital Advances.

19 Nov 2012

Record rents of £744 in October

Record rents of £744 in October

Tenants saw average rents rise by 0.4% in October, the slowest rate of increase since May, according to the latest Buy-to-Let Index from LSL Property Services plc.

16 Nov 2012

Mortgage market must guard against fraud, warns PMS chairman

Mortgages

Mortgage market must guard against fraud, warns PMS chairman

Speaking at the Mortgage Business Expo London 2012, John Malone, chairman of PMS, urged intermediaries to guard against increasingly sophisticated methods of mortgage fraud.

16 Nov 2012

Platform expands range with cashback products

Mortgages

Platform expands range with cashback products

Platform will enhance its mainstream mortgage range today with a selection of competitively priced products, all of which come with the added bonus of £250 cashback.

16 Nov 2012

Insolvency expert warns of 'perfect storm' of debt problems

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Insolvency expert warns of 'perfect storm' of debt problems

A leading debt expert has warned that any increase in mortgage costs would complete the conditions for a “perfect storm of debt issues” for homeowners.

16 Nov 2012

Crystal says InterBay return shows recovery of commercial finance

Crystal says InterBay return shows recovery of commercial finance

Crystal Mortgages has cited the return of InterBay Commercial to the finance market as an important marker to the recovery being witnessed in the sector.

16 Nov 2012

Aldermore pledge to help bridge funding gap for SMEs

Aldermore pledge to help bridge funding gap for SMEs

British challenger bank Aldermore says it intends to increase its asset finance activities significantly in order to help bridge the funding gap created by ING’s recent announcement to withdraw from the UK market.

15 Nov 2012

 

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

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