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Homeownership falls to 30-year low

Homeownership falls to 30-year low

Homeownership has fallen to its lowest level since 1985 - with 62.9% of UK adults owning their own home, down from 63.6% the previous year.

03 Mar 2017

7 in 10 remortgagors consulting a broker as activity surges

7 in 10 remortgagors consulting a broker as activity surges

Remortgage activity continued to accelerate at the turn of the year, rising by 10% between December and January, from 27,700 to 30,439, according to LMS data.

03 Mar 2017

Personal Touch launches adviser toolkit

Personal Touch launches adviser toolkit

Personal Touch has developed a new system which aims to help its members boost productivity and efficiency.

02 Mar 2017

Tackling the buy-to-let landscape going forward

Tackling the buy-to-let landscape going forward

As we approach April 6th - the date on which landlord tax relief changes will come into play - landlords are understandably feeling nervous. Even those who have already made plans to deal with the cuts - which will have significant impact on some landlords’ profits - are worried about their impact on the market.

02 Mar 2017

Government drops NEST retirement product plans

Government drops NEST retirement product plans

The government has decided not to provide retirement income products through The National Employment Savings Trust, but says it will reconsider its stance if the retirement market doesn't innovate.

02 Mar 2017

Skipton launches bespoke £1m mortgage service

Skipton launches bespoke £1m mortgage service

Skipton Intermediaries has announced the launch of Skipton Bespoke - a new proposition specifically tailored to the complex needs of the larger loan market.

02 Mar 2017

Mortgage lending up 24% at Aldermore

Mortgage lending up 24% at Aldermore

Aldermore provided over £2bn in new mortgage lending in 2016, with total net lending up by 24% year-on-year to £5.7bn.

02 Mar 2017

Virgin Money eyes Co-Op Bank assets

Virgin Money eyes Co-Op Bank assets

Virgin Money is considering buying assets from Co-Operative Bank, which announced that it was commencing a sale process last month.

02 Mar 2017

FSE Glasgow unveils seminar line-up

FSE Glasgow unveils seminar line-up

Front Events has today announced its full seminar programme for Financial Services Expo Glasgow.

02 Mar 2017

FCA announces PPI deadline and final rules for firms

FCA announces PPI deadline and final rules for firms

The FCA has today confirmed that it will introduce a final deadline for making new PPI complaints.

02 Mar 2017

 

Pepper widens distribution through Solent

Pepper widens distribution through Solent

Pepper Homeloans has extended its distribution network to include Hampshire based Solent Mortgage Services.

02 Mar 2017

Three quarters of FTBs paid stamp duty in 2016

Three quarters of FTBs paid stamp duty in 2016

74% of first-time buyers paid stamp duty on their properties in 2016, compared to 53% a decade earlier, according to Yorkshire Building Society data.

02 Mar 2017

Paymentshield revamps intermediary sales team

Paymentshield revamps intermediary sales team

Paymentshield has announced changes to its intermediary sales team to bring them closer to advisers.

01 Mar 2017

The devil and the deep blue sea

The devil and the deep blue sea

Ten years ago, when I founded Living Time, I had a vision of greater financial freedom and control for retirees – I wanted to help free the thousands of people every year who would end up locked into a lifetime annuity at precisely the wrong time in their retirement.

01 Mar 2017

Furness for Intermediaries joins First Complete

Furness for Intermediaries joins First Complete

Furness Building Society's range of residential and buy-to-let products will now be made available to First Complete advisers.

01 Mar 2017

SBG's Stephen Gazard to join Intrinsic as group MD

SBG's Stephen Gazard to join Intrinsic as group MD

Stephen Gazard will join Intrinsic later this year as group managing director, working on the distribution strategy for the group as well as leading the mortgage division of the network.

01 Mar 2017

Chelsea BS launches record-low 1.15% tracker

Chelsea BS launches record-low 1.15% tracker

Chelsea Building Society has launched variable rate tracker mortgage with no early repayment charges which it says offers the lowest rate currently available on the market.

01 Mar 2017

Paradigm and LMS partner with regional building societies

Paradigm and LMS partner with regional building societies

Paradigm Mortgage Services has added Earl Shilton Building Society to its lender panel, while LMS has announced a new partnership with Loughborough Building Society.

01 Mar 2017

Three trade bodies join forces to create Chartered Body Alliance

Three trade bodies join forces to create Chartered Body Alliance

Three Chartered Professional Bodies have joined forces in a bid to enhance the level of trust in the financial services sector and help consumers recognise the benefits of engaging with qualified sector professionals.

01 Mar 2017

Voting opens for the eighth annual Financial Reporter Awards

Voting opens for the eighth annual Financial Reporter Awards

The Financial Reporter Industry Awards has returned for its eighth year, with voting now open for you to nominate the firms that help make our industry great through innovation and hard work.

01 Mar 2017

Mortgage approvals hit 11-month high in January: BoE

Mortgage approvals hit 11-month high in January: BoE

House purchase approvals increased for the fourth consecutive month and, at 69,928, were the highest since February 2016, according to the latest Bank of England Money and Credit figures.

01 Mar 2017

FCA proposes reforms to equity IPO process

FCA proposes reforms to equity IPO process

The FCA has launched a Consultation Paper proposing a package of measures to reform the availability of information during the UK equity IPO process.

01 Mar 2017

Annual house price growth rises to 4.5%: Nationwide

Annual house price growth rises to 4.5%: Nationwide

UK house prices continued to increase steadily in February with a 0.6% monthly rise, according to the latest Nationwide house price index.

01 Mar 2017

First-time buyers taking advantage of cooling BTL demand: MAB

First-time buyers taking advantage of cooling BTL demand: MAB

New data from Mortgage Advice Bureau suggests a correlation between an increase of first-time buyers getting their foot on the ladder and a decrease by those purchasing in the buy-to-let sector.

01 Mar 2017

Prudential Regulation Committee replaces PRA Board

Prudential Regulation Committee replaces PRA Board

From tomorrow, the PRA Board will be replaced by the Prudential Regulation Committee, and the PRA will be brought within the single legal entity of the Bank of England.

28 Feb 2017

Accord launches new 65% LTV range

Accord launches new 65% LTV range

Accord Mortgages is launching a new 65% LTV range with added features such as cashback, free standard valuation or free legal fees.

28 Feb 2017

Kensington Mortgages completes £443m securitisation

Kensington Mortgages completes £443m securitisation

Kensington Mortgages has completed its 5th securitisation of new originations totalling £443m.

28 Feb 2017

Masthaven appoints Bluestone's Matt Andrews as Mortgage MD

Masthaven appoints Bluestone's Matt Andrews as Mortgage MD

Masthaven has appointed Matt Andrews as Managing Director for Mortgages.

28 Feb 2017

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