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Vida Homeloans adds nine new packagers to panel

Vida Homeloans adds nine new packagers to panel

Vida Homeloans is expanding the panel of packaging partners distributing its range of residential and buy-to-let mortgages.

08 Nov 2016

New Bank of England rules to end "too big to fail"

New Bank of England rules to end "too big to fail"

The Bank of England has announced new rules designed to make it easier to manage the failure of banks and building societies, as part of wider reforms to end taxpayer bailouts in the UK.

08 Nov 2016

Legal & General launches Insurance division

Legal & General launches Insurance division

Legal & General Group has announced the formation of a new division: Legal & General Insurance, under the leadership of Bernie Hickman.

08 Nov 2016

Virgin Money launches new intermediary exclusives from 1.32%

Virgin Money launches new intermediary exclusives from 1.32%

Virgin Money has launched new intermediary exclusive two-year fixed rates for a limited period, as well as making rate reductions on selected two and five-year fixed rate Help to Buy Equity Loan products.

08 Nov 2016

TSB launches record low five-year fixed remortgage at 1.89%

TSB launches record low five-year fixed remortgage at 1.89%

TSB has launched its best ever five-year fixed rate for remortgaging at 1.89% up to 60% LTV.

08 Nov 2016

Government appoints Virgin Money CEO as Women in Finance Champion

Government appoints Virgin Money CEO as Women in Finance Champion

The government has appointed Jayne-Anne Gadhia, CEO of Virgin Money, as the official Women in Finance Champion to promote the benefits of a diverse workforce across the UK financial services sector.

08 Nov 2016

Second charge lending defies Brexit fears with 6% rise

Second charge lending defies Brexit fears with 6% rise

The second charge market "has taken post-Brexit uncertainty in its stride", with new business volumes in the traditionally quieter August matching July and 6% higher than the same time last year, according to Enterprise Finance research.

08 Nov 2016

London & Country prepares for 2018 IPO

London & Country prepares for 2018 IPO

London & Country Mortgages is preparing for an initial public offering by December 2018, and is seeking a pre-IPO investor for a minority stake in the company to support its growth initiatives.

07 Nov 2016

Six new firms sign up to Pensions Dashboard prototype

Six new firms sign up to Pensions Dashboard prototype

In addition to the eleven companies named at the launch in September, a further six have now signed up to the Pensions Dashboard project, the ABI has announced.

07 Nov 2016

AMI elects two deputy Chairmen as Stephen Smith steps down

AMI elects two deputy Chairmen as Stephen Smith steps down

The AMI has announced a number of changes to its Board, including the election of two new Deputy Chairmen - David Copland and Martin Reynolds.

07 Nov 2016

 

FCA unveils successful sandbox firms

FCA unveils successful sandbox firms

The FCA has marked the second anniversary of Project Innovate by announcing the firms that were successful in their applications to begin testing in the first cohort of the regulatory sandbox.

07 Nov 2016

Number of 90% LTV products at eight-year high

Number of 90% LTV products at eight-year high

The number of 90% and 95% LTV products have seen a "significant boost" in numbers over the past month, after falling slightly following the Referendum result.

07 Nov 2016

Tenet launches direct to lender second charge panel

Tenet launches direct to lender second charge panel

Tenet has today launched a direct to lender second charge panel, with five initial lenders including Masthaven Secured Loans, Precise Mortgages, Paragon Personal Finance, Shawbrook Bank and Step One Finance.

07 Nov 2016

Downsizers turning to equity release as prices rise

Downsizers turning to equity release as prices rise

Older homeowners have unrealistic expectations about how much money they will raise from downsizing as a lack of suitable homes drives up prices, according to Key Partnerships research.

07 Nov 2016

Advisers back FCA's equity release qualification changes

Advisers back FCA's equity release qualification changes

67% of advisers welcome the FCA’s plans to introduce a new standalone equity release qualification, according to more 2 life research.

07 Nov 2016

DWP calls for abolition of state pension triple lock

DWP calls for abolition of state pension triple lock

The DWP committee enquiry has called for the scrapping of the state pension triple lock and proposes replacing it in 2020 with an earnings link combined with an inflation-proofing underpin.

07 Nov 2016

HSBC Q3 profits fall 86%

HSBC Q3 profits fall 86%

HSBC has reported an 86% fall in third quarter profits to $843 million.

07 Nov 2016

Annual house price growth falls to three year low: Halifax

Annual house price growth falls to three year low: Halifax

House prices in the three months to October were 5.2% higher than in the same three months a year earlier, continuing the downward trend seen over the past six months after the annual rate reached 10.0% in March, according to the latest Halifax house price index.

07 Nov 2016

Million pound house sales up 12%

Million pound house sales up 12%

The number of million pound house sales rose 12% in the first half of 2016 compared to H1 2015, according to research by Lloyds Bank.

05 Nov 2016

In the Spotlight with Stuart Wilson, more 2 life

In the Spotlight with Stuart Wilson, more 2 life

We spoke to Stuart Wilson, Marketing Director at more 2 life, about the issues facing retirees in the current economic environment and the future of the equity release market.

04 Nov 2016

The housing market - underperforming or a return to health?

The housing market - underperforming or a return to health?

Weighing up the state of the housing market at any particular time is difficult given the range of statistics that are continually bandied about. Today’s underperforming and underwhelming appraisal of activity might be tomorrow’s strengthening and developing ‘return to health’ depending on which organisation’s statistics you read, and which you believe.

04 Nov 2016

Will rising inflation expose a shortage of valuation surveyors?

Will rising inflation expose a shortage of valuation surveyors?

There are too few valuation surveyors to deal with the greater demand for their services that will follow a rise in interest rates sparked by Brexit, warns EDM Mortgage Support Services.

04 Nov 2016

What does technology mean to your business?

What does technology mean to your business?

If you’re a one-man band or a small advisory practice then I suspect, like many, technology is the hardware and software you use, perhaps the CRM system you run, and potentially your use of social media. It’s unlikely that you’ll be sitting down to build your own systems from scratch – although I certainly don’t rule this out; instead I suspect you are taking off-the-shelf solutions and tailoring them to your own business. And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. But, even then, are you getting the most out of them?

04 Nov 2016

Mortgage Brain appoints Lender Development Manager

Mortgage Brain appoints Lender Development Manager

Mortgage Brain has appointed Karen Faulkner as its new Lender Development Manager.

04 Nov 2016

Keystone scraps age limits on limited company and joint applications

Keystone scraps age limits on limited company and joint applications

Keystone Property Finance has made changes to its Classic Range lending criteria, including removing upper age limits on its Classic Range for applicants borrowing via limited company.

04 Nov 2016

Royal London life and pensions business up 30%

Royal London life and pensions business up 30%

Royal London's new life and pensions business totalled £6.3bn to the end of September, an annual rise of 30%.

04 Nov 2016

ABI urged to reinstate ‘annuity window’ rate tracking

ABI urged to reinstate ‘annuity window’ rate tracking

Hargreaves Lansdown has today written to the ABI asking for it to reinstate the tracking and publication of insurance company annuity rates.

04 Nov 2016

FSE Midlands: FCA concerned about rise of 'high-risk' lending

FSE Midlands: FCA concerned about rise of 'high-risk' lending

Speaking at today’s FSE Midlands, Lynda Blackwell, Mortgage Sector Manager at the FCA, said that the regulator was looking at a number of challenges that might impact on future growth in the market, in particular potential increases in business activity in high-risk product areas.

03 Nov 2016

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