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Darlington BS join SimplyBiz Mortgages panel

Darlington BS join SimplyBiz Mortgages panel

SimplyBiz Mortgages has announced that Darlington Building Society has joined its lender panel.

05 May 2017

Outstanding customer service is the most successful sales tool

Outstanding customer service is the most successful sales tool

There’s a very old but true saying, “It costs more to gain a new customer than to keep an existing one.” And I don’t think that you could see a better example of this than what’s going on in our industry today.

04 May 2017

Seminar programme revealed for Financial Services Expo Manchester

Seminar programme revealed for Financial Services Expo Manchester

Front Events, organisers of Financial Services Expo (FSE) Manchester, the premier exhibition for the financial services industry in the North of England, has today (4th May 2017) revealed the full seminar programme for the event.

04 May 2017

Tesco reduces 2- and 5-year fixed rates

Tesco reduces 2- and 5-year fixed rates

Tesco Bank has reduced the rates on a selection of its 2 year and 5 year fixed rate mortgage products.

04 May 2017

Mortgage approvals see another dip in March: BoE

Mortgage approvals see another dip in March: BoE

Mortgage approvals saw another dip in March, after February saw the first drop in six months, with 66,837 mortgages approved for house purchase compared to February's 67,936.

04 May 2017

Equity Release Council adds first ever adviser representative to board

Equity Release Council adds first ever adviser representative to board

The Equity Release Council has appointed two new board directors following a vote by members announced at its Annual General Meeting last week.

04 May 2017

HSBC profits fall 19% after accounting change

HSBC profits fall 19% after accounting change

HSBC has announced that profits fell by 19% to $5bn (£3.8bn), which the bank attributed to accounting changes.

04 May 2017

Hinckley & Rugby achieves gender parity with new non-exec hires

Hinckley & Rugby achieves gender parity with new non-exec hires

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has appointed two new non-executive directors to its board - Barbara Mellish and Nemone Wynn-Evans - and now has an equal number of female and male non-execs.

04 May 2017

Barcadia Media Women in Finance Supper Club tackles issue of 'assertive women'

Barcadia Media Women in Finance Supper Club tackles issue of 'assertive women'

Over twenty women from a cross-section of the industry met last week to discuss the challenges and opportunities available to women in financial services in the second Barcadia Media Women in Finance Supper Club event, sponsored by Connect for Intermediaries.

04 May 2017

Cost of moving to hit £12,000 by 2020

Cost of moving to hit £12,000 by 2020

The combined ‘additional costs’ of moving home, such as estate agent fees and conveyancing costs, have increased by 25% since 2006 and now stand at an average of £9,472, meaning that many are under-budgeting, according to Post Office research.

04 May 2017

 

Intrinsic’s Emma Hollingworth and Andy Walton join MAB

Intrinsic’s Emma Hollingworth and Andy Walton join MAB

Mortgage Advice Bureau has appointed former Intrinsic sales directors Emma Hollingworth and Andy Walton into two new roles.

04 May 2017

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

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