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Responsible Equity Release to expand adviser team by 50%

Responsible Equity Release to expand adviser team by 50%

Responsible Equity Release is seeking to expand its national adviser team by 50% over the next six months as the market continues to grow.

09 Feb 2017

Housing stock remains "close to historic low": RICS

Housing stock remains "close to historic low": RICS

The UK sales market is continuing to lack momentum, with transaction volumes and enquiries both seeing relatively little change over the month, according to the latest RICS UK Residential Market Survey.

09 Feb 2017

Private but not secret

Private but not secret

‘Private Banking’ is a term that usually conjures up images of secret banking transactions being carried out on behalf Royal families, the landed gentry and wealthy individuals. That’s how private banking started, but is not a fair reflection of private banking today.

08 Feb 2017

How to overcome tighter lending restrictions

How to overcome tighter lending restrictions

What’s worrying you right now? If you’re following the current events in the US and, indeed, here in the UK, you’re probably thinking quite a lot! It’s been quite some years since we’ve been in a time of such political uncertainty and discontent.

08 Feb 2017

Lending Works launches IFISA

Lending Works launches IFISA

Lending Works has announced the launch of its Innovative Finance ISA and says it expects "significant uptake" after an internal survey found 88% of customers plan to open one.

08 Feb 2017

PFS launches adviser training programme

PFS launches adviser training programme

The Personal Finance Society has launched a new financial adviser development programme, offering support to employers of aspiring financial advisers across the UK.

08 Feb 2017

Supreme Court ruling could extend pension rights of unmarried couples

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Supreme Court ruling could extend pension rights of unmarried couples

The Supreme Court has today ruled in favour of a woman seeking access to her late partner's pension, which is excpected to improve the pension rights of unmarried couples across the UK.

08 Feb 2017

FSCS levy will hit best-qualified brokers hardest: NACFB

FSCS levy will hit best-qualified brokers hardest: NACFB

The £15m supplementary levy imposed on mortgage brokers by the FSCS will "hit the best-qualified brokers hardest", according to the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers.

08 Feb 2017

Broker Conveyancing sees surge in post-Brexit activity

Broker Conveyancing sees surge in post-Brexit activity

Broker Conveyancing has reported a significant uplift in instructions both year-on-year and during the second half of 2016.

08 Feb 2017

Auto-enrolment robo guidance service launches

Auto-enrolment robo guidance service launches

A new robo guidance solution for employees has launched, claiming to be "as good as a one-to-one meeting for the majority of users".

08 Feb 2017

 

MPC member predicts upcoming rate rise

MPC member predicts upcoming rate rise

Kristin Forbes, External MPC Member at the Bank of England, says that if the economy remains solid and inflation continues, "this could soon suggest an increase in Bank Rate".

08 Feb 2017

Santander launches lowest ever fixed-rate at 0.99%

Santander launches lowest ever fixed-rate at 0.99%

Santander has launched its lowest ever fixed rate mortgage product - a 60% LTV 18 month fixed-rate at 0.99% with a £1,499 product fee.

08 Feb 2017

TMW cuts buy-to-let rates by up to 0.20%

TMW cuts buy-to-let rates by up to 0.20%

The Mortgage Works, the specialist buy-to-let arm of Nationwide, is reducing rates on selected fixed and tracker mortgages by up to 0.20%.

07 Feb 2017

Precise parent Charter Court set for 2017 IPO

Precise parent Charter Court set for 2017 IPO

Charter Court Financial Services, parent company of Precise Mortgages, has reportedly appointed Barclays and Royal Bank of Canada to advise on its initial public offering later this year.

07 Feb 2017

Brexit to spark soaring deficit as GDP shrinks by 3%: IFS

Brexit to spark soaring deficit as GDP shrinks by 3%: IFS

The deficit this year will be higher than "in all but 13 of the 60 years before 2008", with £17bn of tax rises planned relative to 2015–16, according to the IFS Green Budget.

07 Feb 2017

Govt pledges to 'fix broken housing market' in white paper

Govt pledges to 'fix broken housing market' in white paper

The Government's new white paper aims to fix Britain's "broken housing market" with thousands of new homes, an extension of its affordable homes programme, and longer-term tenancies.

07 Feb 2017

2016 – a year of lows and a few highs...

2016 – a year of lows and a few highs...

Take a headline from any of our quarterly product data analysis pieces and you'll get a fair idea of how the mortgage market faired in 2016.

07 Feb 2017

Leeds launches new interest only cashback deals

Leeds launches new interest only cashback deals

Leeds Building Society has launched two new interest only mortgages with £1,000 cashback.

07 Feb 2017

Current retirement housing can accommodate just 5%, warns think tank

Current retirement housing can accommodate just 5%, warns think tank

The government's plans to encourage older people to downsize could be flawed, as there is currently only enough specialist housing to accommodate 5% of the over-65 population, according to the International Longevity Centre – UK.

07 Feb 2017

Complete FS appoints BDM for South West

Complete FS appoints BDM for South West

Complete FS has appointed Graham McCabe as Business Development Manager for the South West as part of a wider intermediary proposition for 2017.

07 Feb 2017

Kensington and New Street join MCI Panel

Kensington and New Street join MCI Panel

The Northview Group brands Kensington and New Street have joined MCI Mortgage Club's lender panel.

07 Feb 2017

House prices fall by 0.9% in January: Halifax

House prices fall by 0.9% in January: Halifax

House prices fell by 0.9% between December and January - the first monthly fall since August 2016 when prices fell by 0.3%, according to the latest Halifax house price index.

07 Feb 2017

Kent Reliance cuts five-year fixes by up to 0.40%

Kent Reliance cuts five-year fixes by up to 0.40%

Kent Reliance has announced a revamp of its five-year fixed BTL mortgage range, with rates now starting from 3.59%.

06 Feb 2017

Scottish Widows launches lowest ever fixed rate

Scottish Widows launches lowest ever fixed rate

Scottish Widows Bank has extended its offset remortgage product range and launched its lowest ever fixed rates.

06 Feb 2017

TSB increases selected FTB and remortgage rates

TSB increases selected FTB and remortgage rates

TSB has increased selected two and three-year fixed rates by between 5 and 10bps as part of a series of rate adjustments for first-time buyers, home movers and remortgage borrowers.

06 Feb 2017

Seneca Bridging partners with Julian Harris Network

Seneca Bridging partners with Julian Harris Network

Seneca Bridging has partnered with the Julian Harris Network to enable its appointed representatives to access the lender's short term lending products.

06 Feb 2017

Government to offer incentive for older people to downsize

Government to offer incentive for older people to downsize

The Government is expected to use its housing white paper, released tomorrow, to make it easier for older people to downsize in a bid to free up larger properties for families.

06 Feb 2017

Majority of pensioner homeowners fail to claim benefits entitlement

Majority of pensioner homeowners fail to claim benefits entitlement

Six in 10 eligible pensioners are failing to claim their full State Benefit Entitlement, leading to hundreds – and in some cases, thousands – of pounds of lost income.

06 Feb 2017

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