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Hometrack to provide AVM services to TSB

Hometrack to provide AVM services to TSB

TSB has appointed Hometrack to be its provider and long-term partner for Automated Valuation Model services.

04 May 2017

Royal London revamps IP cover with new maximum age of 70

Royal London revamps IP cover with new maximum age of 70

Royal London has introduced changes to its Income Protection and Key Person Income Protection covers.

04 May 2017

Royal London calls for lower ISA allowance as 'dash for cash' continues

Royal London calls for lower ISA allowance as 'dash for cash' continues

The Government should consider reintroducing separate lower limits for cash ISAs to avoid a ‘dash for cash’, according to Royal London.

03 May 2017

PMS partners with The Hanley

PMS partners with The Hanley

PMS Mortgage Club has added Hanley Economic Building Society to its lender panel, making their range of residential and buy to let mortgages available to members of PMS Mortgage Club.

03 May 2017

New specialist lender launches with bespoke 'no product' model

New specialist lender launches with bespoke 'no product' model

Bridging lender Octane Capital - launched by Dragonfly founder Jonathan Samuels - has entered the market today, promising to price according to risk with no LTV bands or product sheet.

03 May 2017

HSBC launches record low five-year fix

HSBC launches record low five-year fix

HSBC has reduced its five-year fixed rate at 60% LTV by 10bps to 1.69%, making it the lowest five-year fix currently available on the market.

03 May 2017

SimplyBiz adds Shawbrook to second charge panel

SimplyBiz adds Shawbrook to second charge panel

SimplyBiz has partnered with Shawbrook Bank to expand its second charge direct submission panel.

03 May 2017

Magellan launches fee-free packager exclusives

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Magellan launches fee-free packager exclusives

Magellan Homeloans has launched a range of mortgage deals with no up-front fees which are available exclusively via accredited packagers.

03 May 2017

Over 65s mortgage debt to double by 2030: BSA

Over 65s mortgage debt to double by 2030: BSA

The amount of mortgage debt held by over 65s is set to increase by more than £19 billion by 2030, from £20.1 billion to £39.9 billion, according to a new study by ILC-UK and the Building Societies Association.

03 May 2017

Search Acumen launches complimentary quotation tool

Search Acumen launches complimentary quotation tool

Search Acumen has launched a new online quotation tool for conveyancers to calculate the fees associated with a sale or purchase of a property.

03 May 2017

 

Consumers expect under half of IP claims to be paid out

Consumers expect under half of IP claims to be paid out

UK adults estimate that just 47% of individual protection claims are ever paid out, according to Aviva research, despite it paying out 96.7% of all individual protection claims in 2016.

03 May 2017

Just Mortgages grows self-employed broker division

Just Mortgages grows self-employed broker division

In its first year, Just Mortgages’ self-employed division has expanded from a standing start to 38 self-employed brokers.

03 May 2017

Monmouthshire BS launches Family Assist mortgage range

Monmouthshire BS launches Family Assist mortgage range

Monmouthshire Building Society has introduced a range of Family Assist mortgage products featuring £1,000 cashback on selected rates.

02 May 2017

The Mortgage Lender partners with Active Investments

The Mortgage Lender partners with Active Investments

The Mortgage Lender has added Active Investments to its network of distribution partners.

02 May 2017

Fleet appoints Andy Valvona as National Account Manager

Fleet appoints Andy Valvona as National Account Manager

Fleet Mortgages has appointed Andy Valvona as its new National Account Manager.

02 May 2017

MAB adds Uinsure to GI panel

MAB adds Uinsure to GI panel

Mortgage Advice Bureau has added Uinsure to its General Insurance panel as part of its growth plans in the GI market.

02 May 2017

Secure Trust partners with Optima Legal for fee assisted remortages

Secure Trust partners with Optima Legal for fee assisted remortages

The Mortgage division of Secure Trust Bank has partnered with Optima Legal in a bid to "make headway" in the fee assisted remortgage market.

02 May 2017

A rollercoaster period for the remortgage sector: Barclays quarterly review

A rollercoaster period for the remortgage sector: Barclays quarterly review

The first quarter of any year can often, but not always, set the tone for the year. It also signifies a period of reflection in which to fully evaluate the past years performance. So, before looking forward, let’s briefly review 2016 to establish a full grasp of remortgage lending conditions before the New Year kicked off in earnest.

02 May 2017

Scottish Widows launches lowest ever remortgage rate at 1.19%

Scottish Widows launches lowest ever remortgage rate at 1.19%

Scottish Widows Bank has further reduced rates on its flexible remortgage range, bringing the product rates in line with its professional remortgage range.

02 May 2017

Principality cuts mortgage rates by up to 1%

Principality cuts mortgage rates by up to 1%

Principality Building Society has cut rates across its residential, buy to let, affordable housing and Help to Buy Wales product offering.

02 May 2017

'Bank of Mum and Dad' now ninth largest mortgage lender

'Bank of Mum and Dad' now ninth largest mortgage lender

The Bank of Mum and Dad is now on a par with the 9th largest mortgage lender in the UK, rising from tenth place last year, and will be involved in 26% of all property transactions that take place in 2017, according to research from Legal & General.

02 May 2017

Vida offers free legals for residential remortgages

Vida offers free legals for residential remortgages

Vida Homeloans has added free legals for residential remortgages on its Fee Saver product range.

02 May 2017

High LTV availability cuts saving time by up to eight years

High LTV availability cuts saving time by up to eight years

The greater availability of mortgage loans at high LTV ratios is having a "huge effect" on the time it takes first-time buyers to save a deposit, according to Hamptons International research.

02 May 2017

UK sees 23% rise in high-risk mortgage lending

UK sees 23% rise in high-risk mortgage lending

The UK has seen a 23% jump in the number of 'risky mortgages' taken out, but Scotland has avoided a high-lending surge, according to peer-to-peer platform Lendy.

01 May 2017

Small deposit buyers continue to grow market share

Small deposit buyers continue to grow market share

The proportion of small deposit borrowers across the UK continued to grow, increasing for the third successive month to take a 21.4% market share, according to e.surv data.

01 May 2017

Royal London proposes 'middle way' on triple lock

Royal London proposes 'middle way' on triple lock

Royal London has set out a three point plan for the key pension priorities of an incoming government, including a 'middle way' on the triple lock.

30 Apr 2017

Wealth accumulated via mortgage repayments hits record £62.7bn

Wealth accumulated via mortgage repayments hits record £62.7bn

Wealth accumulated by UK homeowners through mortgage repayments rocketed to a record £62.7 billion in 2016 – paving the way for housing wealth to play a vital role in funding later life, according to a new report by the Equity Release Council.

29 Apr 2017

In the Spotlight with Phil Rickards, BM Solutions

In the Spotlight with Phil Rickards, BM Solutions

We spoke to Phil Rickards, Head of BM Solutions, about recent changes in the buy-to-let market and what brokers need to know in the new landscape.

28 Apr 2017

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