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Pink relaunches its DA proposition

Mortgages

Pink relaunches its DA proposition

Pink is relaunching the Pink Club, its proposition for directly authorised IFAs and mortgage and protection advisers.

26 Sep 2011

Over a third put pension savings on hold

Retirement

Over a third put pension savings on hold

More than a third (35 per cent) of British adults who are yet to retire have stopped paying into their pension pots, according to new research by Prudential.

26 Sep 2011

Personal Touch reports £2.3m profit

Features

Personal Touch reports £2.3m profit

Personal Touch Financial Services significantly improved both its net assets and cash position during 2010, despite the continuing economic pressures.

26 Sep 2011

Insurance industry launches annuity initiative for customers

Protection

Insurance industry launches annuity initiative for customers

People approaching retirement will find it easier to shop around to get the best possible retirement income under a new initiative launched today by The Association of British Insu

26 Sep 2011

What does the RDR Platform Policy mean for Wraps, Platforms and Providers?

Features

What does the RDR Platform Policy mean for Wraps, Platforms and Providers?

In a live WebTV show, three industry experts speak candidly about the latest proposals from the FSA and answer your questions and offer advice.

26 Sep 2011

Yorkshire continue trend of reducing mortgage rates

Mortgages

Yorkshire continue trend of reducing mortgage rates

Yorkshire Building Society is continuing its trend of reducing mortgage rates - this time on its innovative tracker-to-fixed mortgage range.

23 Sep 2011

Pensions: public sector fights back, private saver walks away

Retirement

Pensions: public sector fights back, private saver walks away

On 30th November public sector workers plan to strike to defend their pensions, report SaveOurSavers.co.uk

23 Sep 2011

Mortgage approvals at 15 month high

Mortgages

Mortgage approvals at 15 month high

August mortgage approvals highest since May 2010, reveals the latest High street banking report from the BBA.

23 Sep 2011

Conveyancing Alliance expands bespoke solutions to all adviser firms

Mortgages

Conveyancing Alliance expands bespoke solutions to all adviser firms

Conveyancing Alliance Ltd, the online conveyancing distributor, has developed its bespoke conveyancing solutions proposition making it available to all sizes of advisory practice.

23 Sep 2011

AOBP appoints new Chairman and Executive Committee member

Features

AOBP appoints new Chairman and Executive Committee member

A recent Executive Committee meeting, held on Tuesday September 20, marked a year since the Association of Bridging Professionals launched.

23 Sep 2011

 

Vibrant Energy Matters launches new V-Live system

Features

Vibrant Energy Matters launches new V-Live system

Vibrant Energy Matters, a supplier of Energy Assessments to the public and private sectors has launched a new web-based case management system to administer instructions to their n

23 Sep 2011

Tribunal upholds OFT's decision to revoke loan specialist's licence

Tribunal upholds OFT's decision to revoke loan specialist's licence

A tribunal has upheld the OFT's decision to revoke the licence of JST Financial Solutions Limited because the company allowed a convicted fraudster to become involved in its busine

22 Sep 2011

Mortgage choice at a 43 month high

Mortgages

Mortgage choice at a 43 month high

The number of mortgages available to prime residential borrowers has hit 3,035, the highest level since February 2008, report Moneyfacts.co.uk.

22 Sep 2011

Lenders, tenants and landlords unite on welfare concerns

Lenders, tenants and landlords unite on welfare concerns

Following last week’s second reading of the Welfare Reform Bill in the House of Lords, the government has re-stated its commitment to proposals to pay housing benefit directly to t

22 Sep 2011

Lenders ready to work with government on banking proposals

Lenders ready to work with government on banking proposals

Lenders are ready to work with government on banking proposals, report the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

22 Sep 2011

Green shoots of recovery from the Algarve

Features

Green shoots of recovery from the Algarve

Data from the latest RICS Survey revealed a slight improvement in activity and sentiment in the Portuguese property market, report Infinito Real.

22 Sep 2011

Zurich relaunches Zurich4-pensions.co.uk

Retirement

Zurich relaunches Zurich4-pensions.co.uk

Zurich has re-launched its adviser facing pensions website, Zurich4-pensions.co.uk, making it easier for advisers to keep up to date with relevant pensions information.

22 Sep 2011

Positive Lending confirmed as preferred packager for OmniCapital

Positive Lending confirmed as preferred packager for OmniCapital

Bournemouth based specialist packager Positive Lending has been confirmed as the first preferred packager for short-term lender, Omni Capital.

22 Sep 2011

PLATFORM LAUNCHES NEW BUY TO LET PRODUCTS

Mortgages

PLATFORM LAUNCHES NEW BUY TO LET PRODUCTS

Platform’s plans to grow its presence in the buy to let market were underlined today with the launch of a new range of products specifically for brokers.

22 Sep 2011

Look long term for an investment safe haven

Look long term for an investment safe haven

The current market is a volatile terrain and identifying viable investment opportunities is arduous.

22 Sep 2011

HML appoints head of unsecured lending

HML appoints head of unsecured lending

Financial outsourcer has appointed Graham Donald to spearhead the firm’s entry into the £220 billion unsecured lending market as an end-to-end loan administrator.

21 Sep 2011

borro appoints new Managing Director

borro appoints new Managing Director

borro.com, the UK online short term asset lender, has today announced the appointment of Claire Gates as Managing Director.

21 Sep 2011

Homeowners missing out on lowest fixed rate mortgages in decades

Mortgages

Homeowners missing out on lowest fixed rate mortgages in decades

New research reveals standard variable rate mortgage is still the preferred option with 37% of homeowners, rising from 35% from January 20111, report Unbiased.co.uk.

21 Sep 2011

Buy-to-let celebrates 15th anniversary

Buy-to-let celebrates 15th anniversary

The Paragon Group of Companies has praised the positive contribution buy-to-let has made to the UK housing market as the sector celebrates its fifteenth anniversary this month.

21 Sep 2011

Aldermore Bank adds Q-Guard into its anti-fraud ‘first line of defence’

Features

Aldermore Bank adds Q-Guard into its anti-fraud ‘first line of defence’

Aldermore Bank Plc has integrated the Q-Guard fraud detection and prevention tool as part of its stringent risk management procedures.

21 Sep 2011

Stephen Gibson, Operations Director of Ecompli

In The Spotlight

Stephen Gibson, Operations Director of Ecompli

myintroducer.com catches up with Stephen Gibson, Operations Director of Ecompli, the FSA compliance support specialists.

21 Sep 2011

Pension protection levy for 2012/13 is lowest ever set

Features

Pension protection levy for 2012/13 is lowest ever set

Chief Executive of the Pension Protection Fund, Alan Rubenstein, announced today that the pension protection levy estimate for 2012/13 will be £550 million.

21 Sep 2011

Property web portal for mainland Chinese investors launched

Savings & Investments

Property web portal for mainland Chinese investors launched

www.Luckywu.com, the world's first web portal focussing on Mandarin-speaking mainland Chinese investors looking to buy property in the UK, Europe and beyond, has been launched.

20 Sep 2011

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