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Ill health forces one in eight to retire early

Ill health forces one in eight to retire early

The pensions industry is calling for early state pension access for everyone in their early 60s at a reduced level, as new TUC research shows that one in eight people are too ill or disabled to work by state pension age.

06 Sep 2016

AMI warns of potential arrears problem brewing in banks

AMI warns of potential arrears problem brewing in banks

The AMI has raised concerns that there are a potentially disproportionately low proportion of possessions given the number of borrowers in fairly serious arrears, and is questioning whether there is a "problem brewing in banks".

06 Sep 2016

Over 3,000 brokers register for Brightstar’s EasySource

Over 3,000 brokers register for Brightstar’s EasySource

Brightstar has announced that over 3,000 intermediaries registered to use its sourcing system in the lead up to its launch and during its first three months of operation, registering at an average rate of 250 a week.

06 Sep 2016

Nationwide launches its lowest ever five and ten year fixed rates

Nationwide launches its lowest ever five and ten year fixed rates

In addition to our recent reductions to fixed rate mortgage deals, we are making further cuts to fixed rate products for those looking for competitive rates and payment security.

06 Sep 2016

Leeds increases maximum borrowing age to 80

Leeds increases maximum borrowing age to 80

Leeds Building Society is increasing its maximum age for residential mortgage applications from 75 to 80.

06 Sep 2016

Complete FS adds UTB to second charge panel

Complete FS adds UTB to second charge panel

Complete FS has announced the addition of United Trust Bank to its second charge lending panel.

06 Sep 2016

Tech company brings 'pioneering' upgrade to Santander's valuation platform

Tech company brings 'pioneering' upgrade to Santander's valuation platform

EDM Mortgage Support Services’ has installed a pioneering upgrade to its Valuation Exchange platform used by mortgage lender Santander.

05 Sep 2016

The Nottingham launches with L&G Mortgage Club

The Nottingham launches with L&G Mortgage Club

From today the Nottingham Building Society has widened its distribution by launching with Legal & General Mortgage Club.

05 Sep 2016

Foundation Home Loans boosts Northern team

Foundation Home Loans boosts Northern team

Foundation Home Loans, the BTL lender, continues to build its sales team with the appointment of Joanna Elton as Regional Account Manager for the North of England.

05 Sep 2016

United Trust Bank appoints new Chairman

United Trust Bank appoints new Chairman

United Trust Bank has appointed Richard Murley as its new Chairman. His appointment follows the recent retirement of previous Chairman, Nicholas Clegg CBE, who fulfilled the role for the last 15 years.

05 Sep 2016

 

British Friendly launches new Care Assistance Benefit

British Friendly launches new Care Assistance Benefit

British Friendly has answered the call of protection advisers for a better form of carer’s cover by launching Care Assistance Benefit today.

05 Sep 2016

Squeezed clients struggling to save, say advisers

Squeezed clients struggling to save, say advisers

Nearly half (45%) of clients are engaging with their retirement savings but are struggling to save more, a recent Royal London survey of financial advisers has found.

05 Sep 2016

Cirencester Friendly appoints new chairman

Cirencester Friendly appoints new chairman

John Quinn has been confirmed as the new Chairman of Cirencester Friendly and succeeds Martin King who has retired from the Board after two-years in the role.

05 Sep 2016

Homeowner optimism improves despite market uncertainty: Lloyds

Homeowner optimism improves despite market uncertainty: Lloyds

Homeowners are starting to feel more optimistic about the time it will take them to move into their long-term family home, according to research from Lloyds Bank.

03 Sep 2016

In the Spotlight with Ian Andrew, Nationwide

In the Spotlight with Ian Andrew, Nationwide

We spoke to Ian Andrew, Managing Director of Intermediary Sales at Nationwide, about the post-Brexit mortgage market and the importance of lending to older borrowers.

02 Sep 2016

Accord welcomes new homeowners with gift from their broker

Accord welcomes new homeowners with gift from their broker

Accord Mortgages are welcoming borrowers into their new home with a surprise gift sent on behalf of their broker.

02 Sep 2016

Newcastle Intermediaries revamps self employed range

Newcastle Intermediaries revamps self employed range

Newcastle Intermediaries has revised its range of mortgages available exclusively for self employed borrowers who have been trading for two years and under.

02 Sep 2016

Financial risk expert joins BoE's Financial Policy Committee

Financial risk expert joins BoE's Financial Policy Committee

Chancellor Philip Hammond has confirmed the appointment of "leading expert on financial risk" Professor Anil Kashyap as an external member of the Financial Policy Committee.

02 Sep 2016

Teachers Building Society cuts SVR by 0.25%

Teachers Building Society cuts SVR by 0.25%

Teachers Building Society will lower its Standard Variable Rate by the full 0.25% recent Bank of England base rate reduction from 1st October.

02 Sep 2016

Why storytelling is the key to growing the protection market

Why storytelling is the key to growing the protection market

Five years ago I shared a stage with ex-Dragon’s Den star Duncan Bannatyne. He talked about building his health club empire. I spoke about protection.

02 Sep 2016

70% of advisers use social media for business

70% of advisers use social media for business

Usage of social media by advisers is up for the third year running, with 70% of advisers engaging with social media for business purposes, up from 58% in 2014 and 61% in 2015.

02 Sep 2016

Virgin Money cuts resi, HTB and BTL rates

Virgin Money cuts resi, HTB and BTL rates

Virgin Money has reduced rates across its core residential, buy-to-let and Help-to-Buy product ranges.

02 Sep 2016

Accord cuts remortgage rates by 0.15%

Accord cuts remortgage rates by 0.15%

Accord Mortgages has reduced rates for remortgaging customers by up to 0.15%.

02 Sep 2016

Specialist broker doubles staff count to meet growing demand

Specialist broker doubles staff count to meet growing demand

Specialist financial services broker Midlands Asset Finance has doubled its staff count in the past 12 months after seeing continued growth.

01 Sep 2016

Will the Brexit fallout be beneficial for the equity release market?

Will the Brexit fallout be beneficial for the equity release market?

The debate on ‘Brexit’ continues to rage on – as I write this morning Prime Minister, Theresa May, is hosting a ‘Brexit brainstorm’ at Chequers with her cabinet. Perhaps from this we might get an idea about how the UK is to approach leaving the EU and on what terms. We already know that talks with the other EU members won’t happen until next year but again we might hope that a timetable of sorts can be agreed, so the Government can inject a degree of certainty into proceedings.

01 Sep 2016

Only half of providers pass on base rate cut to SVR

Only half of providers pass on base rate cut to SVR

One month on from the reduction to the Bank of England base rate, just under half of providers have failed to pass this cut on to their SVR customers.

01 Sep 2016

Ingard partners with National Counties and Family BS

Ingard partners with National Counties and Family BS

Network and specialist distributor Ingard has added National Counties and the Family Building Society to its panel of lenders.

01 Sep 2016

FCA fines adviser £110k over forged qualifications

FCA fines adviser £110k over forged qualifications

The FCA has banned a mortgage adviser and fined her £109,400 for lying to the regulator about her qualification status.

01 Sep 2016

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