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Public sector pension liabilities top £1 trillion

Retirement

Public sector pension liabilities top £1 trillion

The shortfall in public pension funding has been laid bare by new figures which show that Government liabilities currently top more than £1 trillion, report moneyfacts.co.uk.

14 Jul 2011

Finance directors ignoring employee health

Features

Finance directors ignoring employee health

Michael Wilson and James Glover of Simply Health discuss why employers are still to be convinced of the business case for investing in health benefits and links between wellbeing a

14 Jul 2011

Intermediaries input into over 50s product enhancement

Protection

Intermediaries input into over 50s product enhancement

Engage Mutual has enhanced its Guaranteed 50 Plus Life Cover for the intermediary market, to offer additional features, increased levels of life cover, and more flexibility and cho

14 Jul 2011

Rental undersupply persists

Rental undersupply persists

An undersupply of good quality property is threatening the UK rental market according to ARLA, as its research reveals that the imbalance of supply and demand is continuing.

13 Jul 2011

Survey highlights strength of desire for home-ownership

Mortgages

Survey highlights strength of desire for home-ownership

Newly published data from the English Housing Survey shows a sharp rise in the number of people renting privately in the last five years, report the CML.

13 Jul 2011

Mates' mortgages: why borrowers and lenders are cautious

Mortgages

Mates' mortgages: why borrowers and lenders are cautious

Much of the press coverage of the latest FTB summit focused on the housing minister’s call for more widespread availability of "mates mortgages" to help address affordabi

13 Jul 2011

Lenders welcome Scottish announcement on mortgage indemnity

Mortgages

Lenders welcome Scottish announcement on mortgage indemnity

We welcomed the Scottish government's recent decision to commit funds to developing a mortgage indemnity scheme for newly built properties in Scotland, report the CML.

13 Jul 2011

Clydesdale Bank to launch higher LTV products for broker market

Mortgages

Clydesdale Bank to launch higher LTV products for broker market

Clydesdale Bank is to launch new higher LTV mortgage products for first time buyers and new-builds. The new deals will be available from 14th July.

13 Jul 2011

LSL corporate client department appoints BDM

LSL corporate client department appoints BDM

LSL Corporate Client Department has appointed Craig Hallam as its new Business Development Director for Lettings.

13 Jul 2011

MPs form cross party group on private rented sector

MPs form cross party group on private rented sector

Forty-eight Members of Parliament and Peers from across the political parties have today established a new All Party Parliamentary Group for the Private Rented Sector.

13 Jul 2011

 

TMW’S buy-to-let mortgage rates improve

Mortgages

TMW’S buy-to-let mortgage rates improve

The Mortgage Works is to make a number of enhancements to its buy-to-let mortgage range

13 Jul 2011

BIBA wins ‘Social Initiative’ Trade Association Forum Award

Protection

BIBA wins ‘Social Initiative’ Trade Association Forum Award

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association has won the Social Initiative award at the prestigious Trade Association Forum Best Practice Awards.

13 Jul 2011

Nigel Payne departs Assurant Intermediary

Protection

Nigel Payne departs Assurant Intermediary

Assurant Solutions, a global provider of specialised insurance and insurance-related services, today announces the departure of Assurant Intermediary Managing Director, Nigel Payne

12 Jul 2011

Niche Financial Solutions becomes Dragonfly key partner

Niche Financial Solutions becomes Dragonfly key partner

London-based specialist short and medium-term finance company, Dragonfly Property Finance, is pleased to announce that Reading-based packager, Niche Financial Solutions, has become

12 Jul 2011

Second home ownership in the South West hit a record high in 2010

Savings & Investments

Second home ownership in the South West hit a record high in 2010

Second home ownership in the South West hit a record high in 2010, report Knight Frank.

12 Jul 2011

Mortgage Trust launches eighteen buy-to-let products

Mortgages

Mortgage Trust launches eighteen buy-to-let products

Mortgage Trust has today significantly expanded its buy-to-let product range with the launch of eighteen competitive new deals.

12 Jul 2011

Linden Homes announces £14.5m in regional land deals

Linden Homes announces £14.5m in regional land deals

Regional developer Linden Homes has announced land acquisitions totalling £14.5 million – demonstrating its continued investment and commitment to building homes for the future.

12 Jul 2011

Platform announces mortgage application processing improvements

Mortgages

Platform announces mortgage application processing improvements

Platform today introduced an upload document facility to its online application tracking system, clicktrack, which should quicken up the mortgage application completion process for

12 Jul 2011

Kensington increases maximum LTV to 90%

Mortgages

Kensington increases maximum LTV to 90%

As part of its ongoing commitment to support intermediary only lending, Kensington has increased its maximum LTV to 90%.

12 Jul 2011

Ian Millington, Insolvency Director, Personal Debt Helpline

In The Spotlight

Ian Millington, Insolvency Director, Personal Debt Helpline

myintroducer.com catches up with Ian Millington, Insolvency Director at the Personal Debt Helpline, the debt advice specialists.

12 Jul 2011

M&S Money reduce loan rate

M&S Money reduce loan rate

Marks & Spencer Money has reduced the rate of its loans between £7.5K and £15K, report moneyfacts.co.uk.

11 Jul 2011

Nationwide looks to first time buyers

Mortgages

Nationwide looks to first time buyers

Nationwide BS has joined the race for first time buyers with the launch of a cracking new five year fixed rate, report moneyfacts.co.uk.

11 Jul 2011

Many Companies For Sale Turn Out To Be Insolvent

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Many Companies For Sale Turn Out To Be Insolvent

Many companies are being listed for sale through brokers with high price tags based on very tenuous valuations, where the owners have been deceived into thinking they will be paid

11 Jul 2011

International House Buyers Flock Back To France

Savings & Investments

International House Buyers Flock Back To France

The third "investing & living abroad" survey by BNP Paribas has just been released and shows that the sale of French houses to international buyers increased by 21% in 20

11 Jul 2011

Strong lending growth continues at Tiuta

Strong lending growth continues at Tiuta

Tiuta PLC, the short-term loan lender, has today announced it has continued its ongoing growth in lending levels with another strong month in June.

11 Jul 2011

Paradigm further strategic relationship with Partnership

Retirement

Paradigm further strategic relationship with Partnership

Paradigm Mortgage Services, the mortgage services proposition, has today announced a further strategic alliance with Partnership’s equity release proposition.

11 Jul 2011

Tenant demand soars

Tenant demand soars

The number of tenants competing for each room to rent is far outstripping the number of rooms being offered report, easyroommate.co.uk.

11 Jul 2011

Mortgage and remortgaging increase in May, say CML

Mortgages

Mortgage and remortgaging increase in May, say CML

The number of loans for house purchase and remortgaging both increased in May, showing further signs of stabilisation in the mortgage market, report the CML.

11 Jul 2011

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