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AEMA adopts Mortgage Brain technology

AEMA adopts Mortgage Brain technology

The Association of Expert Mortgage Advisors, or AEMA, which accounts for almost 50% of all mortgage broker business in Ireland, is going digital with the adoption of Mortgage Trading Exchange.

25 Jul 2016

NatWest launches new build & FTB deals

NatWest launches new build & FTB deals

NatWest Intermediary Solutions will be launching a number of new mortgage deals into its core range tomorrow for customers buying a new build property, alongside making a significant number of rate reductions to its standard residential purchase mortgages.

25 Jul 2016

Bridgebank Capital makes business development hire

Bridgebank Capital makes business development hire

Bridgebank Capital has welcomed Sarah Fisher to its Business Development Team, to support the company’s continued growth across City and Central London.

25 Jul 2016

Over half of over-55s reluctant - or unable - to downsize

Over half of over-55s reluctant - or unable - to downsize

A recent survey conducted by provider of mover conveyancing services, My Home Move, has revealed that 58% of over 55s have no intention to downsize in the near future, despite industry calls for more family-sized properties to come onto market.

25 Jul 2016

Brokers shouldn't neglect 'essential' GI for underinsured consumers

Brokers shouldn't neglect 'essential' GI for underinsured consumers

With the news that Brits are underinsuring the contents in their homes by an average of £20,000 according to the latest data from MoneySuperMarket, we spoke to Jason Berry, of GI provider Uinsure, about how brokers can help.

25 Jul 2016

Two-year fixes see biggest rate drop in H1

Two-year fixes see biggest rate drop in H1

The latest research from Moneyfacts confirms that average rates across all fixed mortgage terms have fallen since the start of this year.

25 Jul 2016

The Loans Engine scraps master broker fee

The Loans Engine scraps master broker fee

Specialist finance broker, The Loans Engine, has revealed that from today it is scrapping its all-encompassing master broker fee and replacing it with a simple application fee, with the aim of keeping in line with the first-charge mortgage market.

25 Jul 2016

First time buyer numbers rise 10% in H1

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First time buyer numbers rise 10% in H1

The number of first time buyers increased by an estimated 10% in the first six months of 2016 compared with the same period in 2015, according to Halifax.

23 Jul 2016

In the Spotlight with Karen Hedges, First Complete

In The Spotlight

In the Spotlight with Karen Hedges, First Complete

We spoke to Karen Hedges, Mortgage Manager at First Complete, about the growth of the intermediary market and the importance of protection.

22 Jul 2016

First Direct cuts fixed rates by up to 0.51%

First Direct cuts fixed rates by up to 0.51%

First Direct has cut two and five year fixed rates by up to 0.51%.

22 Jul 2016

 

Government rejects Lifetime ISA investigation

Government rejects Lifetime ISA investigation

The government says it has no plans to research the impact of the Lifetime ISA on auto-enrolment, despite DWP calling for "urgent research on any effect of the LISA on pension saving through AE".

22 Jul 2016

FCA launches new commitments to firms applying for authorisation

FCA launches new commitments to firms applying for authorisation

The FCA says it is introducing new commitments to firms applying for authorisation.

22 Jul 2016

Brokers say delays biggest post-MCD challenge

Brokers say delays biggest post-MCD challenge

Delays to mortgage applications have caused brokers the most difficulty following the implementation of MCD, according to an MTF survey.

22 Jul 2016

Five GI firms face FCA action over AR mis-selling

Five GI firms face FCA action over AR mis-selling

The FCA has found "significant shortcomings" in the control and oversight of appointed representatives by their principal firms in the general insurance sector.

22 Jul 2016

UK economy sees "dramatic deterioration" in July

UK economy sees "dramatic deterioration" in July

The UK economy contracted at its steepest pace since 2009 in July, according to new data.

22 Jul 2016

HSBC expands distribution to four new brokers

HSBC expands distribution to four new brokers

HSBC is expanding the availability of its mortgages through four additional brokers - Sesame, Mortgage Advice Bureau, Stonebridge Group and Mortgage Intelligence.

22 Jul 2016

Referendum sparks rise in remortgage intermediary use

Referendum sparks rise in remortgage intermediary use

The percentage of remortgagors consulting a broker or adviser rose by 3% from 38% in May to 41% in June – the highest amount since December 2015, according to LMS.

22 Jul 2016

TSB broker service drives 21% lending rise

TSB broker service drives 21% lending rise

TSB saw a 21.2% increase in lending to £23.1 billion in H1, partly attributed to its mortgage broker service, which attracted over £3 billion of mortgage applications.

22 Jul 2016

City house price growth stalls post-Referendum

City house price growth stalls post-Referendum

Annual house price growth plateaued at 10.2% in June, the same level as May, but still ahead of 6.9% growth seen in June 2015.

22 Jul 2016

Nationwide's new upper age limit launches through intermediaries

Nationwide's new upper age limit launches through intermediaries

From today, Nationwide Building Society is launching its new maximum age for borrowing of 85, available for both existing mortgage customers and those remortgaging from other lenders.

21 Jul 2016

NatWest Intermediary appoints eight BDMs

NatWest Intermediary appoints eight BDMs

NatWest Intermediary Solutions has appointed eight new BDMs - six new phone-based and two field-based.

21 Jul 2016

Together expands executive team

Together expands executive team

Together has announced two further appointments to its leadership team, concluding a spate of recent hires following the decision to separate its retail and commercial activities.

21 Jul 2016

YBS launches lowest 75% LTV ten-year fix

YBS launches lowest 75% LTV ten-year fix

Yorkshire Building Society has launched a ten-year fixed rate mortgage which it says is the lowest rate available at 75% LTV.

21 Jul 2016

Brexit leaves drawdown clients 'particularly vulnerable'

Brexit leaves drawdown clients 'particularly vulnerable'

Brexit has left retirees using drawdown facing an increased risk that their income will not be sustainable, according to eValue.

21 Jul 2016

Paradigm adds Foundation Home Loans to panel

Paradigm adds Foundation Home Loans to panel

Paradigm Mortgage Services has added Foundation Home Loans to its lender panel.

21 Jul 2016

CML expects MPC to ease monetary policy next month

CML expects MPC to ease monetary policy next month

The CML predicts that the Bank of England's MPC will ease monetary policy at next month's meeting.

21 Jul 2016

CML: June mortgage lending hits eight-year high

CML: June mortgage lending hits eight-year high

Gross mortgage lending has defied Brexit uncertainty to hit £20.7 billion in June - a considerable 16% monthly rise and the highest June figure in eight years, according to CML data.

21 Jul 2016

HSBC execs charged over $3.5bn forex-rigging scheme

HSBC execs charged over $3.5bn forex-rigging scheme

Two heads of foreign exchange cash trading at HSBC bank have been charged with conspiring to defraud a client by rigging a $3.5bn foreign exchange trade.

21 Jul 2016

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