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HML urges lenders to capitalise on savings opportunity

Savings & Investments

HML urges lenders to capitalise on savings opportunity

Financial outsourcer HML has called for deposit-taking institutions to capitalise on consumers’ appetite for low-risk savings products by launching attractive deals with minimal ba

24 Apr 2012

Fixed or variable rate mortgages – what’s on offer?

Mortgages

Fixed or variable rate mortgages – what’s on offer?

Few economists are expecting any change in the BoE base rate in the near future and current sentiment suggests that the base rate may remain at its historic low of 0.50% until 2014

24 Apr 2012

Borrower strikes gold thanks to £3m Fincorp loan

Features

Borrower strikes gold thanks to £3m Fincorp loan

A borrower in London is set to make an Olympic-sized return on a London property – thanks to a helping hand from Fincorp.

24 Apr 2012

Minister pledges to help boxed-in generation up the property ladder

Legal

Minister pledges to help boxed-in generation up the property ladder

The boxed-in generation - people unable to upsize their home but who have also outgrown their first property - will for the first time benefit from support to help them move up the

24 Apr 2012

Development finance availability decreases

Development finance availability decreases

A quarter of brokers (25%) saw the availability of development finance decrease over the later part of 2011.

24 Apr 2012

UK’s first NewBuy customer buys a Bovis Home

Mortgages

UK’s first NewBuy customer buys a Bovis Home

A leading housebuilder has hailed the Government-backed NewBuy mortgage product as a huge boost for the industry as one of its customers became the first person in the country to b

23 Apr 2012

Fretting about finances limits savings success

Savings & Investments

Fretting about finances limits savings success

Britons who focus their time on financial planning rather than worrying about money are saving an average of £104.39 per month, almost double the amount saved by those who worry mo

23 Apr 2012

Pink increases mortgage completions by 28%

Mortgages

Pink increases mortgage completions by 28%

Pink increased its mortgages completions by 28% in March, compared with the same month last year.

23 Apr 2012

Don't overlook digital when making a will

Features

Don't overlook digital when making a will

Online bank accounts, share dealing portfolios and iTunes purchases are just three of a growing number of virtual assets people are acquiring. But, while going paperless has its a

23 Apr 2012

FOREX CLUB launches tradeCloud

Savings & Investments

FOREX CLUB launches tradeCloud

FOREX CLUB has today announced the launch of tradeCloud. It is a new global service that provides traders with 24/7 online access anytime, anywhere.

23 Apr 2012

 

Stamp duty deadline boosts March lending

Mortgages

Stamp duty deadline boosts March lending

Gross mortgage lending in March was an estimated £13.4 billion, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

23 Apr 2012

Letting agents’ support still rising

Letting agents’ support still rising

Lettings agents across the UK are continuing to show their support for The Property Ombudsman scheme, with more than 300 offices joining this year to take the total past 9,000.

23 Apr 2012

Sainsbury’s bank increases rate to 2.90% on non-bonus Esaver

Savings & Investments

Sainsbury’s bank increases rate to 2.90% on non-bonus Esaver

Sainsbury’s Bank has increased the interest rate on its online easy access savings account, eSaver Special, from 2.75% Gross AER to 2.90% Gross AER.

23 Apr 2012

Equity release sales increase by 10% in the past year

Retirement

Equity release sales increase by 10% in the past year

SHIP, the trade body for equity release providers, which represents the majority of the equity release sector, today announces the market figures for the first quarter of 2012.

23 Apr 2012

Aviva customers received over £29.5M in income protection last year

Protection

Aviva customers received over £29.5M in income protection last year

Aviva's income protection cover provided payments totalling more than £29.5m in 20111, helping around 2,600 customers who were unable to work for long periods of time due to illnes

23 Apr 2012

Schroders launches Managed Monthly High Income Fund

Savings & Investments

Schroders launches Managed Monthly High Income Fund

Schroders announces the launch of the Managed Monthly High Income Fund, a fund-of-funds vehicle investing in a selection of Schroder Maximiser and Schroder Fixed Income unit trusts

23 Apr 2012

Cahoot launches new one-year fixed rate bond

Savings & Investments

Cahoot launches new one-year fixed rate bond

Following its success in the two-year bond market in 2011 and 2012, cahoot is launching a new one-year fixed bond paying 3.60 per cent AER.

23 Apr 2012

Legal & General launch new kick out plan

Savings & Investments

Legal & General launch new kick out plan

Legal & General's sixth plan in our series of structured capital at risk "kick out" products opens for investment today.

23 Apr 2012

Barclays offers escape from SVR hike

Mortgages

Barclays offers escape from SVR hike

Barclays is tomorrow launching four competitively priced fixed rate mortgages.

23 Apr 2012

Placing life insurance policies ‘under trust' could save Britons millions

Protection

Placing life insurance policies ‘under trust' could save Britons millions

Unbiased.co.uk's annual Tax Action Report reveals UK taxpayers will waste £448 million this year due to poor inheritance tax planning when it comes to their life insurance policies

23 Apr 2012

Savers and pensioners need to make the best of a bad situation

Savings & Investments

Savers and pensioners need to make the best of a bad situation

As interest rates remain low, savers and pensioners need to make the best of a bad situation, according to Addidi Wealth.

23 Apr 2012

Coventry Building Society cuts rates by up to 0.3%

Mortgages

Coventry Building Society cuts rates by up to 0.3%

Coventry Building Society has reduced rates on selected products across its Residential and Buy to Let range. Available from Tuesday 24th April.

23 Apr 2012

MBNA launches new 20-month zero per cent balance transfer deal

MBNA launches new 20-month zero per cent balance transfer deal

MBNA today launches a new balance transfer credit card offering zero per cent interest for 20 months for new customers.

23 Apr 2012

HSBC credit card brands excel in Which? survey

HSBC credit card brands excel in Which? survey

Two credit card providers in the HSBC group have taken the top positions in a survey of Which? members.

23 Apr 2012

TBMC offer semi-exclusive BTL products with BM Solutions

TBMC offer semi-exclusive BTL products with BM Solutions

TBMC are delighted to offer 2 fantastic semi-exclusive buy-to-let products with BM Solutions.

23 Apr 2012

Rates plummet for long-term fixed mortgages

Mortgages

Rates plummet for long-term fixed mortgages

The average rate of a five year fixed mortgage has decreased over the past year- from 5.59% to 4.86% today, report Moneyfacts.co.uk.

23 Apr 2012

NAEA: Demand for property fuelled by FTBs

Legal

NAEA: Demand for property fuelled by FTBs

Demand for property fuelled by first time buyers, but sellers cautious, report the National Association of Estate Agents.

20 Apr 2012

Rents fall for 2nd month as arrears drop

Rents fall for 2nd month as arrears drop

Rents fell for a second consecutive month in March, according to the latest Buy-to-Let Index from LSL Property Services plc.

20 Apr 2012

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