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Surprises

It’s been a surprising few weeks.

06 Sep 2012

CML share concerns about bridging

CML share concerns about bridging

The Council of Mortgage Lenders has issued an article explaining its stance on bridging and whether an unregulated bridging market is 'a level playing field'.

05 Sep 2012

Leeds Building Society & Leeds Council launch FTB boost

Mortgages

Leeds Building Society & Leeds Council launch FTB boost

Leeds City Council has teamed up with Leeds Building Society to help more first-time-buyers in the city onto the housing ladder.

05 Sep 2012

A day at the races...

A day at the races...

myintroducer's James recently went along to a hospitality day held by Evolution Money at York Races.

05 Sep 2012

Mortgage fees rocket by 70%

Mortgages

Mortgage fees rocket by 70%

Research from Moneyfacts reveals that average mortgage fees have reached a new high.

05 Sep 2012

Scottish Government double funding for FTBs

Mortgages

Scottish Government double funding for FTBs

First-time buyers are being helped on to the housing ladder thanks to a cash boost of over £10m to the Open Market Shared Equity Scheme.

05 Sep 2012

Second charge loans are 'better and more sustainable', say Complete FS

Second charge loans are 'better and more sustainable', say Complete FS

"Advisers are in danger of missing a huge opportunity," says Tony Salentino of Complete FS, the South Coast based national mortgage and loan packager.

04 Sep 2012

Keystone Buy to Let reduces rates

Mortgages

Keystone Buy to Let reduces rates

Keystone Buy to Let Mortgages has announced a reduction of 0.30% to all its three year discounted rates, now starting from 4.98%.

04 Sep 2012

Governments should use influence over bank mortgage lending

Mortgages

Governments should use influence over bank mortgage lending

Government influence over bank mortgage lending was the subject of the latest myintroducer.com poll.

04 Sep 2012

Tesco slash rates by up to 0.5%

Mortgages

Tesco slash rates by up to 0.5%

From Tuesday 4 September, Tesco Bank is reducing rates across its range of mortgage products.

04 Sep 2012

 

HSBC makes new commitment to FTBs

Mortgages

HSBC makes new commitment to FTBs

HSBC today unveils a new range of competitive mortgages for borrowers with a 10% deposit.

03 Sep 2012

Brightstar joins Masthaven Secured Loans panel

Brightstar joins Masthaven Secured Loans panel

Brightstar Financial, the national intermediary hub for specialist lending, is delighted to announce that it has joined the panel of the UK’s newest secured loans lender, Masthaven

03 Sep 2012

Aldermore signs up to NewBuy scheme

Mortgages

Aldermore signs up to NewBuy scheme

Aldermore has become the first challenger bank to participate in the government’s NewBuy scheme, designed to help homebuyers with a limited deposit acquire a new home.

03 Sep 2012

Barclays reduce cost of borrowing for businesses and homeowners

Barclays reduce cost of borrowing for businesses and homeowners

Barclays has today announced that businesses and homeowners will benefit from the launch of a range of great value lending products.

03 Sep 2012

What lower LTVs mean for brokers

Duncan Kreeger - West One Loans

What lower LTVs mean for brokers

High Street LTVs are falling. Even brand-new products from Tesco and the Post Office offer surprisingly poor maximum LTVs compared to only six months ago.

03 Sep 2012

House prices see 1.3% increase in August

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House prices see 1.3% increase in August

Nationwide research released today showed the largest monthly increase in house prices since over two years ago, despite being lower than this time last year.

31 Aug 2012

Summer’s over...

Summer’s over...

Welcome to the Friday blog. This week has been surprisingly calm; presumably many brokers have taken the week off to bask in the summer sunshine/rain!

31 Aug 2012

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

In The Spotlight

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

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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

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