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Brightstar launches invoice and asset finance arm

Brightstar launches invoice and asset finance arm

Brightstar has launched its invoice and asset finance arm following a seven month pilot due to an "upsurge in enquiries".

04 Aug 2016

L&G: rate cut will not spark significant fall in fixed rates

L&G: rate cut will not spark significant fall in fixed rates

Fixed rates will continue their downward trajectory, with or without a base rate reduction, according to Legal & General.

03 Aug 2016

NIESR: 50% chance of ‘technical’ recession as GDP slows

NIESR: 50% chance of ‘technical’ recession as GDP slows

NIESR's latest forecasts show that GDP is expected to grow by 1.7% in 2016, slowing to just 1% in 2017.

03 Aug 2016

What is the correct ‘Order’?

What is the correct ‘Order’?

When debates become unruly in the House of Commons the Speaker can be heard yelling, “Order, Order, Order”. When it comes to holistic financial planning for retirement income I’m currently wondering whether someone should also be shouting, “Order, Order, Order”?

03 Aug 2016

Property supply recovers from Brexit slump with 3.4% rise

Property supply recovers from Brexit slump with 3.4% rise

New property listings rose by 3.4% in July, with almost two thirds (62%) of UK towns and cities seeing an increase compared to June.

03 Aug 2016

Two in five suffer DB transfer problems

Two in five suffer DB transfer problems

38% of savers who are considering transfers of old schemes are facing delays and reluctance from providers, according to MetLife research.

03 Aug 2016

Precise enhances buy-to-let offering

Precise enhances buy-to-let offering

Precise Mortgages has reduced rates on its buy to let product range in a bid to strengthen its specialist proposition in the buy to let sector and increase its market share.

03 Aug 2016

New app-based insurance brand launches

New app-based insurance brand launches

A new app-based insurance solution has launched today, backed by Ageas and developed specifically for millennials.

03 Aug 2016

Prudential launches due diligence guides for advisers

Prudential launches due diligence guides for advisers

Prudential has commissioned four new guides to support financial advisers in meeting their due diligence requirements.

03 Aug 2016

FCA to update pension transfer redress rules

FCA to update pension transfer redress rules

The FCA is consulting on how redress is calculated in cases of unsuitable advice on transfers from DB occupational pension schemes to personal pensions.

03 Aug 2016

 

HSBC Q2 profits drop 45%

HSBC Q2 profits drop 45%

HSBC's interim results show a slump in H1 profits, with the bank preparing for a "significant impact" from ongoing investigations into the Panama Papers.

03 Aug 2016

Santander to bid for Williams & Glyn branches

Santander to bid for Williams & Glyn branches

Santander UK is reportedly planning to make a formal bid to acquire Royal Bank of Scotland's Williams & Glyn branches.

02 Aug 2016

Post-Brexit fund 'exodus' tops financial crisis

Post-Brexit fund 'exodus' tops financial crisis

Retail investors withdrew £3.5 billion from UK investment funds in June, compared to the £561 million withdrawn in the worst month during the financial crisis, according to Investment Association.

02 Aug 2016

LISA ‘should not replace’ Help to Buy ISA, industry warns

LISA ‘should not replace’ Help to Buy ISA, industry warns

The industry has raised concerns about whether the Lifetime ISA will actually be used for the dual aims of saving for a first house deposit and also for retirement, with Aegon asking whether each aim is better served through distinct means.

02 Aug 2016

Aldermore expands broker support with new hire

Aldermore expands broker support with new hire

Aldermore has appointed a new Relationship Manager in its residential mortgages team.

02 Aug 2016

A degree of trepidation: how a rate cut will affect the industry

A degree of trepidation: how a rate cut will affect the industry

Given the hint of ‘forward guidance’ provided by Bank of England Governor, Mark Carney, in the immediate aftermath of the EU Referendum, one wonders if Theresa May had not been installed so quickly as Prime Minister whether we would have seen that suggested Bank Base Rate cut in July?

02 Aug 2016

John Malone steps down as Positive's non-exec Chairman

John Malone steps down as Positive's non-exec Chairman

Positive Lending has announced that John Malone will be stepping down from his role as non-executive Chairman after 12 months.

02 Aug 2016

Leek United revamps mortgage intermediary team

Leek United revamps mortgage intermediary team

Leek United Building Society has restructured its mortgage intermediary team, separating the business development and mortgage processing functions.

02 Aug 2016

Promise sees 40% rise in conversion rates post-MCD

Promise sees 40% rise in conversion rates post-MCD

Promise Solutions has reported a 40% increase in its second charge conversion rates since MCD.

02 Aug 2016

FCA confirms new PPI redress rules and complaints deadline

FCA confirms new PPI redress rules and complaints deadline

The FCA has confirmed that its package of proposals on PPI complaints will be taken forward, including imposing a deadline for making new PPI complaints.

02 Aug 2016

Former Fitch CFO joins Vantage Finance

Former Fitch CFO joins Vantage Finance

Vantage Finance has announced the appointment of James Hussey as its new Finance Director.

02 Aug 2016

Homeownership falls to 30-year low

Homeownership falls to 30-year low

English homeownership has fallen to levels last seen in 1986, with Northern areas among some of the worst-affected, according to data from the Resolution Foundation.

02 Aug 2016

FSE Manchester 2016 - Exploring market trends & opportunities in the retirement sector

FSE Manchester 2016 - Exploring market trends & opportunities in the retirement sector

Dean Mirfin, head of Key Retirement, spoke to intermediaries at the recent FSE Manchester about trends and opportunities in the retirement sector, as well as sharing tips for advisers who want to make the most of the retirement lending space.

01 Aug 2016

Kensington to reward fastest specialist distributors

Kensington to reward fastest specialist distributors

Kensington Mortgages has launched a Specialist Distribution Award for the ‘fastest offer’ on packaged applications.

01 Aug 2016

FSE Manchester 2016 - Changing protection needs and sharing best practice

FSE Manchester 2016 - Changing protection needs and sharing best practice

Scottish Widows' Johnny Timpson speaks to advisers at the recent FSE Manchester about how protection need is changing in society and the best practice for advisers when discussing protection with consumers.

01 Aug 2016

Business as usual: Barclays quarterly review

Business as usual: Barclays quarterly review

In our Q1 review it was noted that the remortgage market was somewhat overshadowed, at least in terms of headlines and column inches, by the buy-to-let market and the raft of activity prior to the introduction of the stamp duty surcharge.

01 Aug 2016

More customers, same advice

More customers, same advice

Everything seems to be up in the air at the moment. Whether you were happy with the Brexit result or planning to flee to Canada, things right now are a little strange. Cameron has bolted, Farage is heading for the exit, Boris was leaving but then an eleventh hour U-turn has him back stronger than ever, and the markets are shaky to say the least.

01 Aug 2016

FSE Manchester 2016 - How ignoring GI could be losing you money

FSE Manchester 2016 - How ignoring GI could be losing you money

Uinsure's Jason Berry speaks to the audience at FSE Manchester 2016, held at the Emirates Old Trafford conference centre, about how adivsers that ignore GI could be losing money, and how best to make the most of this market.

01 Aug 2016

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