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Crystal Specialist Finance partners with The Mortgage Lender

Crystal Specialist Finance partners with The Mortgage Lender

The Mortgage Lender has added Crystal Specialist Finance to its network of distribution partners.

05 Jun 2017

Consumer indebtedness could spark stricter mortgage affordability: AMI

Consumer indebtedness could spark stricter mortgage affordability: AMI

The AMI believes that although the economy is likely to suffer over the next two or three years as Brexit negotiations take place, it will not cause significant damage to the housing and mortgage markets.

05 Jun 2017

Royal London and L&C launch mortgage protection solution

Royal London and L&C launch mortgage protection solution

Royal London has partnered with fee-free mortgage and protection adviser L&C to develop and test a new life insurance application service, Streamlined Mortgage Protection.

05 Jun 2017

Housing shortfall to worsen under both parties' policies

Housing shortfall to worsen under both parties' policies

The Conservative manifesto pledge to build a million homes by the end of 2020 will result in an increase of just 9,000 a year, according to Property Partner research.

05 Jun 2017

Vida launches lowest ever rate of 2.69%

Vida launches lowest ever rate of 2.69%

Vida Homeloans has launched a new limited edition range of residential and buy-to-let mortgages up to 70% LTV, including its lowest ever rates of 2.69% for residential and 3.14% for buy-to-let.

05 Jun 2017

Sesame & PMS add Keystone to panels

Sesame & PMS add Keystone to panels

Keystone Property Finance is the latest addition to the mortgage panels of Sesame Network and PMS Mortgage Club.

05 Jun 2017

IRESS enhances annuity service to comply with new FCA rules

IRESS enhances annuity service to comply with new FCA rules

IRESS is enhancing its portal's annuity quotation services to help the industry comply with new FCA rules which will mandate annuity providers to inform their customers how much they could gain from shopping around before they purchase an annuity.

05 Jun 2017

Financial Reporting Council drops investigation into Tesco audits

Financial Reporting Council drops investigation into Tesco audits

The Financial Reporting Council has announced the closure of an investigation into PricewaterhouseCoopers and its auditing of Tesco's accounts.

05 Jun 2017

Spicerhaart launches broker recruitment team

Spicerhaart launches broker recruitment team

Spicerhaart has launched a talent acquisition team in order to drive broker numbers.

05 Jun 2017

General Election now bigger worry than Brexit for advisers

General Election now bigger worry than Brexit for advisers

Nearly one in three advisers say uncertainty over the General Election and its aftermath are a major concern for their business and is now a bigger worry than the ongoing Brexit process, according to research from MetLife.

05 Jun 2017

 

A fast no or a slow yes?

A fast no or a slow yes?

What’s better, a fast no or a slow yes? There are a lot of brokers - and indeed clients - who would say the former. Efficiency is important to everybody in today’s fast paced world and if it’s looking like a no most people would rather just know as soon as possible so they can come up with a plan B.

02 Jun 2017

Brokers say Brexit uncertainty is their biggest challenge

Brokers say Brexit uncertainty is their biggest challenge

Brokers have voted uncertainty over the longer-term effects of Brexit as the factor most likely to affect their success or failure this year, according to a United Trust Bank survey.

02 Jun 2017

Metro Bank acquires £600m Cerberus mortgage portfolio

Metro Bank acquires £600m Cerberus mortgage portfolio

Metro Bank has completed the purchase of a portfolio of UK mortgages from Cerberus for £596.7m

02 Jun 2017

Positive Lending launches Shawbrook's 55 Plus product

Positive Lending launches Shawbrook's 55 Plus product

Positive Lending has added Shawbrook’s 55 Plus interest-only mortgage product to its packaging proposition.

02 Jun 2017

Bank of Mum and dad sparking equity release growth

Bank of Mum and dad sparking equity release growth

An increasing reliance on the bank of Mum and Dad is sparking growth in the equity release market, according to Age Partnership research.

02 Jun 2017

IFA Conveyancing appoints Business Development Executive

IFA Conveyancing appoints Business Development Executive

Online conveyancing portal IFA Conveyancing has appointed Amy-Marie Williams as its new Business Development Executive.

02 Jun 2017

SVR ‘inertia tax’ costs average borrower £3,240 a year

SVR ‘inertia tax’ costs average borrower £3,240 a year

Customers who slip onto their lender's Standard Variable Rate face being penalised with a £3,242 hike in annual interest repayments - more than a month’s income for the average household - according to research from online mortgage broker Trussle.

02 Jun 2017

AA Mortgages launches new high-LTV five-year fixed rates

AA Mortgages launches new high-LTV five-year fixed rates

AA Mortgages has launched a new product range including its lowest ever five-year fee-free fixed rates at 90% and 95% LTV.

02 Jun 2017

First-time buyer applications soar in Q1: IMLA

First-time buyer applications soar in Q1: IMLA

More than two-thirds (67%) of first-time buyer mortgage applications made via intermediaries resulted in completions during Q1 2017, up from just 48% in Q1 2016, according to the latest IMLA research.

02 Jun 2017

91% would not use a robo-adviser

91% would not use a robo-adviser

Despite an increased focus on robo-advice, 91% of consumers would not let a robo-adviser manage and make decisions about their finances.

01 Jun 2017

Together expands intermediary business team

Together expands intermediary business team

Specialist lender Together has made two further appointments to its business development team as it continues to grow.

01 Jun 2017

Evolution parent secures £100m in funding

Evolution parent secures £100m in funding

Manchester-based Darwin Group, parent company of Evolution and Progressive Money, says it is "embarking on exciting expansion plans" after securing £100m in funding.

01 Jun 2017

Newcastle Intermediaries cuts 95% LTV rates

Newcastle Intermediaries cuts 95% LTV rates

Newcastle Intermediaries has refreshed rates on its mortgages with a maximum LTV of 95%.

01 Jun 2017

Small DA firms warned over new capital adequacy rules

Small DA firms warned over new capital adequacy rules

TenetSelect, Tenet’s support service provider, has been reminding its directly authorised members about the impending increase to capital adequacy requirements and the options available to them if they are unable to reach or maintain that capital.

01 Jun 2017

VitalityLife launches adviser incentives on indexed policies

VitalityLife launches adviser incentives on indexed policies

VitalityLife is launching a new initiative to boost the take-up of the indexation option on all protection policies as concern about inflation continues to grow.

01 Jun 2017

New financial trade association PIMFA launches

New financial trade association PIMFA launches

The Association of Professional Financial Advisers and the Wealth Management Association have officially merged today to form The Personal Investment Management & Financial Advice Association.

01 Jun 2017

Broker introduced fixed-rates hit record high

Broker introduced fixed-rates hit record high

Preference for fixed rate mortgages reached an all-time high in Q1 2017, according to Paragon Mortgages research.

01 Jun 2017

Which mortgage providers offer the best and worst intermediary service?

Which mortgage providers offer the best and worst intermediary service?

Tesco Bank scored the highest marks for best intermediary mortgage provider online experience, according to a new report looking at the best and worst online experiences for 19 major mortgage intermediaries.

01 Jun 2017

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