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Majority of millennials still choosing face-to-face mortgage advice

Majority of millennials still choosing face-to-face mortgage advice

Twice as many millennials planning to take out a mortgage or re-mortgage would still rather deal face-to-face than arrange one online, according to research from EDM Mortgage Support Services.

19 Oct 2016

In Conversation at FSE London: Stuart Wilson & Dean Mirfin

In Conversation at FSE London: Stuart Wilson & Dean Mirfin

More 2 Life's Stuart Wilson and Key Retirement's Dean Mirifin discuss what can be done to help older borrowers at FSE London.

19 Oct 2016

Lenders vs brokers: the intermediary market's biggest gripe

Lenders vs brokers: the intermediary market's biggest gripe

If there is one thing that irks brokers it is lenders who are unnecessarily difficult. Brokers will often complain about lenders who refuse perfectly good applications or take longer than is necessary on certain matters causing delays to all involved. It’s certainly one of the intermediary market’s biggest gripes.

19 Oct 2016

In Conversation at FSE London: James Anderson & Liz Syms

In Conversation at FSE London: James Anderson & Liz Syms

MTF's James Anderson and Connect's Liz Syms speak with property expert Kate Faulkner at FSE London - and explore whether Brexit is bad news for investors, or a brilliant opportunity.

19 Oct 2016

Yorkshire BS cuts high-LTV fixed rates

Yorkshire BS cuts high-LTV fixed rates

Yorkshire Building Society has announced a series of rate cuts across its fixed-rate mortgage range.

19 Oct 2016

In Conversation at FSE London: Verona Frankish

In Conversation at FSE London: Verona Frankish

Mortgage Advice Bureau's Verona Frankish speaks to Andrew Montlake at the recent FSE London - exploring how to recruit and train for the future of your business.

19 Oct 2016

In Conversation at FSE London: Steve Griffiths

In Conversation at FSE London: Steve Griffiths

Steve Griffiths of Kensington Mortgages speaks to Andrew Montlake about the main issues facing first time buyers in the mortgage market.

19 Oct 2016

In Conversation at FSE London: Robert Peston

In Conversation at FSE London: Robert Peston

Award-winning journalist Robert Peston speaks to Coreco's Andrew Montlake about how the Brexit vote has affected the UK economy, and the response after the referendum.

19 Oct 2016

In Conversation at FSE London: Richard Deacon & Ian Harrison

In Conversation at FSE London: Richard Deacon & Ian Harrison

Masthaven's Richard Deacon and Ian Harrison of Affirmative Finance come together to discuss what Brexit means for landlords, with property expert Kate Faulkner.

19 Oct 2016

In Conversation at FSE London: Peter Brodnicki

In Conversation at FSE London: Peter Brodnicki

Mortgage Advice Bureau's Peter Brodnicki speaks to Andrew Montlake about how Brexit has affected the intermediary market.

19 Oct 2016

 

In Conversation at FSE London: Kate Faulkner & Andrew Montlake

In Conversation at FSE London: Kate Faulkner & Andrew Montlake

Industry experts Kate Faulkner - of Designs on Property, amongst many other projects - and Andrew Montlake of Coreco, sit down with Financial Reporter to discuss the latest news from the financial and property sectors.

19 Oct 2016

In Conversation at FSE London: Gary Salter

In Conversation at FSE London: Gary Salter

Gary Salter from Nationwide speaks to Coreco's Andrew Montlake at the recent FSE London, discussing the most pressing issues in the mortgage market.

19 Oct 2016

In Conversation at FSE London: Chris Flowers & Trevor Hanson

In Conversation at FSE London: Chris Flowers & Trevor Hanson

Chris Flowers from Pure Retirement and Trevor Hanson from Age Partnership speak to Coreco's Andrew Montlake at the recent FSE London, held at Old Billingsgate on 14th September.

19 Oct 2016

FCA to review industry approach to mortgage arrears remediation

FCA to review industry approach to mortgage arrears remediation

The FCA has launched a consultation on the treatment of customers with mortgage arrears who may have been affected by the way firms calculate their monthly mortgage payments.

19 Oct 2016

New higher-level CeMAP Diploma launches

New higher-level CeMAP Diploma launches

The London Institute of Banking & Finance has launched the CeMAP Diploma - a new, higher-level qualification for mortgage advisers in the UK who wish to enhance their expertise.

19 Oct 2016

Bridging market rebounds with 54% Q3 rise

Bridging market rebounds with 54% Q3 rise

Bridging loan volume has 'bounced back' during the third quarter of 2016, peaking at £140.49m and brushing off Brexit fears.

19 Oct 2016

Rise in over-50s divorce driving mortgage advice surge

Rise in over-50s divorce driving mortgage advice surge

Rising divorce rates among over-50s are piling pressure on law firms to provide advice on mortgage and property finance they do not feel qualified to provide, according to Key Partnerships research.

19 Oct 2016

Teachers BS launches Help to Buy three-year fix

Teachers BS launches Help to Buy three-year fix

Teachers Building Society has launched two new fixed-rate mortgages, including a new Help To Buy fixed rate and a 95% LTV mortgage – both available for purchase and remortgage.

19 Oct 2016

Bower launches equity release training academy

Bower launches equity release training academy

Bower Retirement has launched an equity release training academy to support new recruits as it expands its adviser network due to growing demand.

19 Oct 2016

Government scraps plans for secondary annuity market

Government scraps plans for secondary annuity market

The Government has announced that it will not proceed with plans to introduce a secondary annuity market, stating that it "has become clear that creating the conditions to allow a competitive market to emerge could not be balanced with sufficient consumer protections".

19 Oct 2016

Half of all Pension Wise customers want specific recommendation

Half of all Pension Wise customers want specific recommendation

Half of all Pension Wise customers (50%) reported that one of the main reasons for making an appointment was to get a specific recommendation on what to do with their pension pot.

18 Oct 2016

Mortgage costs fall by up to 5% in Q3

Mortgage costs fall by up to 5% in Q3

Most mainstream mortgage products have seen further cost reductions in the past three months, according to Mortgage Brain analysis.

18 Oct 2016

Government urged to scrap Personal Savings Allowance

Government urged to scrap Personal Savings Allowance

Following the Bank of England's decision to cut the base rate to 0.25%, the Government should abolish the Personal Savings Allowance and replace it with an interest exemption, say chartered accountants Blick Rothenberg.

18 Oct 2016

Kensington launches new affordability calculator

Kensington launches new affordability calculator

Kensington has launched a new affordability calculator in a bid to streamline the process for brokers and deliver more accurate outcomes.

18 Oct 2016

FCA sets out new universal banking competition rules

FCA sets out new universal banking competition rules

The FCA has set out a package of remedies to ensure effective competition in the investment and corporate banking market.

18 Oct 2016

Inflation soars to 22-month high of 1%

Inflation soars to 22-month high of 1%

CPI rose by 1.0% in the year to September compared with a 0.6% rise in the year to August - the highest since November 2014, when it was also 1.0%.

18 Oct 2016

UK HPI: house prices remain 'stable' with 1.3% monthly rise

UK HPI: house prices remain 'stable' with 1.3% monthly rise

Average house prices in the UK increased by 1.3% between July and August and by 8.4% in the year to August 2016, up from 8.0% in the year to July 2016, according to the latest UK HPI.

18 Oct 2016

FCA to headline FSE Midlands seminar programme

FCA to headline FSE Midlands seminar programme

Front Events, organisers of the inaugural Financial Services Expo Midlands, has today announced the full seminar programme for the event with the key note speech being delivered by Lynda Blackwell, Mortgage Sector Manager at the FCA.

18 Oct 2016

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