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Advisers forecast boom in inheritance tax advice

Advisers forecast boom in inheritance tax advice

Financial advisers are forecasting a boom in demand for inheritance tax advice and looking to strengthen business partnerships with lawyers to help them cope, according to research from Prudential.

18 May 2017

Mortgage industry calls on government to support housebuilders

Mortgage industry calls on government to support housebuilders

The majority of mortgage lenders and brokers believe that greater government support for development finance would improve the lack of housing supply, according to IMLA research.

18 May 2017

BTL valuations fall to just 7% of market activity

BTL valuations fall to just 7% of market activity

Buy-to-let valuations dipped to 7% of market activity in April after the reduction to mortgage tax relief, according to research from Connells Survey & Valuation.

18 May 2017

Lender product transfers damaging promotion of advice: Sinclair

Lender product transfers damaging promotion of advice: Sinclair

The large amount of direct, non-advised product transfer mortgages carried out by lenders is doing "great damage" to the promotion of advice, according to the AMI’s Robert Sinclair.

18 May 2017

Landbay launches new quick quote tool

Landbay launches new quick quote tool

Landbay has launched a quick quote tool for mortgage brokers on its dedicated intermediary website.

17 May 2017

Clients' health vital to securing preferential terms: FSE

Clients' health vital to securing preferential terms: FSE

The ability to offer your equity release clients enhanced terms means you should always ask them about their health situation, said Key Retirement's Dean Mirfin, speaking at today’s FSE Manchester.

17 May 2017

ABI to maintain Pensions Dashboard momentum with interim project

ABI to maintain Pensions Dashboard momentum with interim project

The Association of British Insurers says it will establish and lead an interim phase of the Pensions Dashboard project to maintain momentum with development.

17 May 2017

Rate falls to benefit existing Help to Buy borrowers

Rate falls to benefit existing Help to Buy borrowers

Thousands of borrowers who used the Government’s Help to Buy equity loan scheme can benefit from falls in mortgage rates since they bought their homes, Leeds Building Society says.

17 May 2017

Digital advice to impact 'vanilla' mortgage market: FSE

Digital advice to impact 'vanilla' mortgage market: FSE

The growth in digital advice will have a considerable impact in the ‘vanilla’ mortgage market, according to Adrian Moloney of OneSavings Bank.

17 May 2017

£100bn product transfer market a 'massive opportunity' for brokers: FSE

£100bn product transfer market a 'massive opportunity' for brokers: FSE

The £100bn mortgage product transfer market presents a ‘massive opportunity’ for advisers and is one of the major ways firms can grow their business in 2017 and beyond, according to a panel of experts at today’s FSE Manchester event.

17 May 2017

 

TMA adds Marsden BS to lender panel

TMA adds Marsden BS to lender panel

TMA mortgage club has added Marsden Building Society to its lending panel.

17 May 2017

HTB1 uncertainty is impacting development plans for the housing sector

HTB1 uncertainty is impacting development plans for the housing sector

In a General Election campaign, an hour is a long time in politics let alone a week, so you can spare a thought for those in our market who are waiting for the election result to be known so they can plan for the years ahead.

17 May 2017

CML: Homebuyer numbers up 27% in March

CML: Homebuyer numbers up 27% in March

The latest analysis and data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders has revealed that during March home buyers borrowed £11.2bn, a rise of 24% on February but down 19% year-on-year. 61,700 loans were taken out during the month - up 27% on February but down 12% on March 2016.

17 May 2017

Government sells off final stake in Lloyds Bank

Government sells off final stake in Lloyds Bank

Lloyds Bank in now fully back in private hands after the government announced this morning that it has sold off its final stake.

17 May 2017

69% of brokers say advisers are failing specialist lending clients

69% of brokers say advisers are failing specialist lending clients

Seven in 10 brokers believe advisers are turning away clients with specialist lending requirements with little or no information about what products are available, according to a Brightstar survey.

17 May 2017

1.4 million households struggling to pay their mortgage

1.4 million households struggling to pay their mortgage

1.4 million UK households are struggling to pay their mortgage and 2.6 million people think their monthly mortgage payments are too high, according to research from L&C Mortgages.

17 May 2017

Two thirds of mortgage applicants don't know their credit score

Two thirds of mortgage applicants don't know their credit score

Two thirds of consumers who are looking to purchase a property or remortgage their existing home don’t know their current credit score, or how to find out what it is, according to research from Mortgage Advice Bureau.

16 May 2017

Mortgage debt exceeds average life insurance pay out

Mortgage debt exceeds average life insurance pay out

People are likely to be under protected for the amount of mortgage debt they have, according to Aegon's protection claims statistics.

16 May 2017

Furness BS appoints new CEO

Furness BS appoints new CEO

Furness Building Society has appointed Chris Harrison as its new permanent Chief Executive.

16 May 2017

Interest-only mortgages fall to 1.9m: CML

Interest-only mortgages fall to 1.9m: CML

Interest-only stock mortgage stock fell to 1.9 million loans in 2016, accounting for 21% of all home-owner mortgages, according to CML data.

16 May 2017

SimplyBiz adds Magellan to mortgage panel

SimplyBiz adds Magellan to mortgage panel

Specialist lender Magellan has joined the SimplyBiz Mortgages lender panel.

16 May 2017

House prices see 0.6% monthly fall: ONS

House prices see 0.6% monthly fall: ONS

Average house prices in the UK fell by 0.6% between February and March, causing annual growth to slow to 4.1% from 5.6% in the year to February, according to the latest House Price Index from the ONS.

16 May 2017

UK inflation soars to 2.7%

UK inflation soars to 2.7%

CPI inflation rose to 2.7% in April 2017, up from 2.3% in March, according to the latest ONS statistics.

16 May 2017

LendInvest joins the Home Builders Federation

LendInvest joins the Home Builders Federation

LendInvest has joined the Home Builders Federation in a bid to help property developers build more homes through better access to land, finance and skills.

16 May 2017

Virgin Money withdraws from Co-op Bank takeover

Virgin Money withdraws from Co-op Bank takeover

Virgin Money has walked away from talks regarding a takeover of Co-Operative Bank, which announced that it was commencing a sale process earlier this year.

16 May 2017

First Complete and Pink launch buy-to-let insurance system

First Complete and Pink launch buy-to-let insurance system

First Complete and Pink have launched a new buy-to-let insurance system designed to help advisers offer clients a simplified way to ensure their property investments are protected.

16 May 2017

Bridging applications up 123% in Q1: ASTL

Bridging applications up 123% in Q1: ASTL

The value of applications for bridging loans increased by 13.9% in Q1 compared to the previous quarter, and are up by 123% compared to the same quarter in 2016, according to the latest figures from the ASTL.

16 May 2017

Canada Life launches products through IRESS portal

Canada Life launches products through IRESS portal

IRESS has announced that two new protection products from Canada Life will be made available to intermediaries through its online comparison quote and transaction portal, The Exchange.

15 May 2017

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