Latest News

VitalityLife announces enhancements to its Serious Illness Cover

shutterstock_151145456.jpg

VitalityLife announces enhancements to its Serious Illness Cover

VitalityLife today announced three new and innovative enhancements to its Serious Illness Cover product that the firm believes will lead to more claims and, therefore, more pay outs for customers.

22 Mar 2017

Accord introduces 1.25% 2-year fix

Accord introduces 1.25% 2-year fix

Accord Mortgages has today launched a competitive fixed rate mortgage for borrowers with a 35% deposit.

22 Mar 2017

Third of homeowners are still on an SVR, L&C reveals

Third of homeowners are still on an SVR, L&C reveals

L&C Mortgages today reveals that over a third (36%) of homeowners are still on a Standard Variable Rate mortgage.

22 Mar 2017

The Exeter pays 94% of IP claims in 2016

The Exeter pays 94% of IP claims in 2016

Income protection insurer, The Exeter, has released its income protection claims statistics for 2016. The headline statistics shows that 94% of all claims received were paid during the year.

22 Mar 2017

FSE Glasgow: Broker proc fees 'still too low'

FSE Glasgow: Broker proc fees 'still too low'

Taking part in a panel debate at today’s Financial Services Expo Glasgow, John Coffield of Paradigm Mortgage Services said he believed procuration fees paid by lenders to advisers were still too low.

21 Mar 2017

How prevalent is bad advice? (Part I)

How prevalent is bad advice? (Part I)

Bad advice takes many different forms and has evolved over the years. But what does it look like now, and what can and should be done about it?

21 Mar 2017

FSE Glasgow: Are seconds a 'mile away from where they need to be'?

FSE Glasgow: Are seconds a 'mile away from where they need to be'?

The second-charge market has plenty of scope to develop but needs to keep pushing the education message if it wants to grow, according to Alistair Ewing of The Lending Channel.

21 Mar 2017

FSE Glasgow: There are too many lenders in the market, argues Sinclair

FSE Glasgow: There are too many lenders in the market, argues Sinclair

Mortgage intermediaries who want to see growth throughout 2017 and 2018 should look towards the remortgage market and should prioritise their existing clients in order to generate business, according to Chief Executive of the Association of Mortgage Intermediaries, Robert Sinclair.

21 Mar 2017

Residential transactions drop 0.7%: HMRC

Residential transactions drop 0.7%: HMRC

The number of residential property transactions decreased by 0.7% between January 2017 and February 2017, according to the latest data from HMRC.

21 Mar 2017

FCA appoints Nick Stace as Non-Executive Director

FCA appoints Nick Stace as Non-Executive Director

The FCA has confirmed the appointment of Nick Stace as a Non-Executive Director to its board.

21 Mar 2017

 

House prices begin 2017 on an upwards curve: UK HPI

House prices begin 2017 on an upwards curve: UK HPI

Average house prices in the UK have increased by 6.2% in the year to January 2017, up from 5.7% in the year to December 2016, according to the latest UK House Price Index from the ONS and Land Registry.

21 Mar 2017

Inflation rises to 2.3%: ONS

Inflation rises to 2.3%: ONS

UK inflation rose to 2.3% in February - the highest since September 2013, according to statstics from the ONS.

21 Mar 2017

Hinckley & Rugby launches fee-free high LTV range

Hinckley & Rugby launches fee-free high LTV range

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has launched two new fee-free high LTV mortgages.

21 Mar 2017

Mortgage sales soar 24% in February

Mortgage sales soar 24% in February

UK mortgage sales jumped to £14.1 billion in February, up 23.6% on the previous month, according to Equifax Touchstone analysis.

21 Mar 2017

Key focuses on later life lending at FSE Glasgow

Key focuses on later life lending at FSE Glasgow

Key Retirement Group is focusing on later life lending opportunities for mortgage brokers as it extends its support for advisers at Financial Services Expo.

21 Mar 2017

Principality to offer retention proc fees

Principality to offer retention proc fees

Principality Building Society has announced plans to introduce retention procuration fees later this year once system functionality is complete.

20 Mar 2017

Is Hammond is letting pension scammers off the hook with QROPS tax?

Is Hammond is letting pension scammers off the hook with QROPS tax?

A pensions campaign group has warned that Philip Hammond is "letting pension scammers off the hook" by targeting legitimate firms with bona fide, compliant products.

20 Mar 2017

Y3S opens Manchester office

Y3S opens Manchester office

Welsh specialist mortgage broker Y3S has today opened the doors of its first office outside of its indigenous borders.

20 Mar 2017

Bank of Ireland revamps self-employed mortgage criteria

Bank of Ireland revamps self-employed mortgage criteria

Bank of Ireland UK has introduced a new offering for contractors in a move to further support self-employed borrowers.

20 Mar 2017

Skipton announces launch of Lifetime ISA

Skipton announces launch of Lifetime ISA

Skipton has become the first savings provider on the high street to confirm it will offer the Lifetime ISA from June.

20 Mar 2017

The Nottingham expands mortgage club distribution

The Nottingham expands mortgage club distribution

The Nottingham is expanding its mortgage club distribution with the addition of four new firms.

20 Mar 2017

Mortgage broker announces business expansion

Mortgage broker announces business expansion

Monica Bradley Associates, part of the Mortgage Advice Bureau network, has expanded to a second site to assist its growing number of clients with specialist services including mortgages, estate planning and insurance.

20 Mar 2017

First Complete and Pink urge ARs to respond to FSCS consultation

First Complete and Pink urge ARs to respond to FSCS consultation

First Complete and Pink have warned that mortgage and protection customers could end up being the biggest losers if advisers do not respond to the FCA’s consultation paper this month.

20 Mar 2017

Dragonfly founder launches new specialist lender

Dragonfly founder launches new specialist lender

Jonathan Samuels, the founder of Dragonfly Property Finance, has returned to the specialist lending market with the launch of Octane Capital.

20 Mar 2017

House prices see 1.3% monthly surge

House prices see 1.3% monthly surge

Average house prices have jumped up 1.3% (+£3,877) in March - a figure that has only been beaten once since 2007, according to the latest Rightmove house price index.

20 Mar 2017

Secure Trust Bank launches into UK mortgage market

Secure Trust Bank launches into UK mortgage market

Secure Trust Bank has entered the mortgage market with the launch of Secure Trust Bank Mortgages.

20 Mar 2017

Over 55s risk falling prey to inheritance ‘sibling tax trap’

Over 55s risk falling prey to inheritance ‘sibling tax trap’

More than 1.7million over 55s could miss out on the upcoming increased nil-rate inheritance tax band (the Family Home Allowance) because they've assigned their sibling to inherit their family home and not a direct descendant, according to the latest research from LV= Legal Services.

18 Mar 2017

Step One Finance launches broker portal

Step One Finance launches broker portal

Specialist lender Step One Finance has launched its online broker portal following a trial.

17 Mar 2017

Latest Money Careers

Popular this week

Buy-to-let
Roadshow 2017

15th - 23rd November

4 days
7 specialists
4 locations
Free to attend

Click here to register now