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Aldermore removes barriers to remortgaging

Mortgages

Aldermore removes barriers to remortgaging

Aldermore has given the remortgage market a much-needed shot in the arm by launching fixed and variable rate remortgage deals with some new features.

18 Mar 2011

February gross mortgage lending largely unchanged

Mortgages

February gross mortgage lending largely unchanged

Gross mortgage lending in February was an estimated £9.5 billion, according to new data published by the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

18 Mar 2011

L&G Mortgage Club launch exclusive two year fixed rates

Mortgages

L&G Mortgage Club launch exclusive two year fixed rates

Legal & General Mortgage Club has launched a new range of two year fixed rate exclusives with Cambridge Building Society for loans up to 90% LTV.

18 Mar 2011

First4Bridging extends term on 0.99% product

Features

First4Bridging extends term on 0.99% product

Last week, London-based broker, First 4 Bridging, launched an exclusive first charge product of 0.99% per month up to an impressive 70% LTV.

18 Mar 2011

Promise celebrates 10yrs of charity and £2m raised

Features

Promise celebrates 10yrs of charity and £2m raised

Promise Dreams, the charity set up by the directors of Promise Solutions, to help terminally and seriously ill children has raised £59,000 at its 10th birthday gala dinner.

17 Mar 2011

An effective partnership

Blogs

An effective partnership

The broker-lender relationship has always been robust in terms of both parties recognising that one cannot work effectively without the expertise of the other.

17 Mar 2011

Abbey launch new 60% LTV products

Mortgages

Abbey launch new 60% LTV products

Abbey for Intermediaries are launching new competitive 60% LTV 2 year Fixed rate products with a maximum loan size of £350k.

17 Mar 2011

rise in families struggling on reduced incomes

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rise in families struggling on reduced incomes

Atlantic Financial Management is urging those facing reduced incomes to take a long hard look at their finances and start tackling their debt issues before they escalate.

17 Mar 2011

Another strong year for L&G Investment Management

Savings & Investments

Another strong year for L&G Investment Management

Legal & General Investment Management delivered a consistently strong performance in 2010, with growth across all of its core business areas.

17 Mar 2011

Legal & General secures new partnership with Sainsbury's Finance.

Protection

Legal & General secures new partnership with Sainsbury's Finance.

The new commercial agreement will see Sainsbury’s Finance continue to sell life cover products, including Life Insurance, Life Insurance with Critical Illness Cover and Over 50’s L

17 Mar 2011

 

Lloyds TSB acts on call for first time buyer innovation

Mortgages

Lloyds TSB acts on call for first time buyer innovation

Lloyds TSB Scotland today introduces Local Lend a Hand - a new concept designed to help first time buyers purchase a home with a deposit of just 5%.

16 Mar 2011

Protect landlords and tenants from rogue letting agents

Protect landlords and tenants from rogue letting agents

Property Ombudsman in fresh plea for law change.

16 Mar 2011

Increased remortgage emphasis for DAs

Mortgages

Increased remortgage emphasis for DAs

TMA Distribution Indicator suggests increased remortgage emphasis for directly authorised intermediaries.

16 Mar 2011

8 in 10 homeowners missing out on an early mortgage finish

Mortgages

8 in 10 homeowners missing out on an early mortgage finish

84 per cent of homeowners could be missing out on the opportunity to shave years off their mortgage by overpaying by even small amounts, say Barclays.

16 Mar 2011

Masthaven complets transaction with William Pears Group

Masthaven complets transaction with William Pears Group

Masthaven Bridging Finance is delighted to announce that it has now completed on a significant transaction with the William Pears Group.

16 Mar 2011

Linear Financial Solutions joins Pink

Protection

Linear Financial Solutions joins Pink

Linear Financial Solutions has joined the Pink network.

15 Mar 2011

Norton finance joins TFC panel

Features

Norton finance joins TFC panel

TFC Homeloans has announced that Norton Finance has joined TFC’s secured loan panel.

15 Mar 2011

Urge to change insolvency law to reduce pre-packs

Latest News

Urge to change insolvency law to reduce pre-packs

The insolvency trade body R3 is calling for a change in legislation which insolvency practitioners estimate will reduce the number of pre-packs by more than a fifth.

15 Mar 2011

AOBP welcomes two new Executive Members

Protection

AOBP welcomes two new Executive Members

The Association of Bridging Professionals is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to their panel.

15 Mar 2011

FSA publishes mortgage lending data

Mortgages

FSA publishes mortgage lending data

The Financial Services Authority has today published its latest Mortgage Lending Data for the United Kingdom covering the period Q4 2010.

15 Mar 2011

Stamp duty: time for a change?

Mortgages

Stamp duty: time for a change?

Understandably, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, hopes to position next week’s Budget as focused on promoting enterprise and economic growth, say the CML.

15 Mar 2011

CML responds to retail conduct risk outlook

Mortgages

CML responds to retail conduct risk outlook

The FSA has set out what it sees as potential risks for consumers arising from the economic backdrop, pressures on firms and changes to regulation.

15 Mar 2011

Number of home-owning households declines

Mortgages

Number of home-owning households declines

English Housing Survey results continue to challenge tenure assumptions, say the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

15 Mar 2011

Lenders let their hair down in aid of charity

Features

Lenders let their hair down in aid of charity

Last week we launched our Charity of the year, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, in style, with a race night with some of our lenders and staff in attendance to raise money for the

15 Mar 2011

Optimism Returns to Housing Market As Activity Picks Up

Mortgages

Optimism Returns to Housing Market As Activity Picks Up

February saw a flurry of activity as the number of residential mortgage valuations conducted rose by nearly a quarter compared to a year ago, according to Connells Survey and Valua

14 Mar 2011

LHA tenants must protect themselves against rogue landlords

LHA tenants must protect themselves against rogue landlords

Latest reports released by the Government state that more than 40% of privately rented flats and houses in England are in a "non-decent" condition.

14 Mar 2011

New product sales rocket

New product sales rocket

The uptake of HomeLet’s new tenant reference, Optimum, which guarantees to remove the tenant if they fail to pay the rent, is up 150% on projected sales figures.

14 Mar 2011

Council joins forces with high street bank

Mortgages

Council joins forces with high street bank

Council seeking innovative approach to help first-time home buyers.

14 Mar 2011

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