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Enterprise: Brexit will provide second charge opportunities

Enterprise: Brexit will provide second charge opportunities

The decision to leave the EU could provide "plenty of opportunities" for second charge finance lenders in the coming months, according to Enterprise Finance.

12 Jul 2016

MCD caused 41% secured lending drop

MCD caused 41% secured lending drop

The implementation of MCD caused a 41% monthly fall in secured lending in April, according to the new Enterprise Finance Second Charge Report.

12 Jul 2016

Santander and L&G announce lifetime mortgage partnership

Santander and L&G announce lifetime mortgage partnership

Legal & General has announced a five-year agreement to offer its lifetime mortgages to Santander customers.

12 Jul 2016

Advisers say SIPP providers won't meet new FCA requirements

Advisers say SIPP providers won't meet new FCA requirements

Over half (54%) of retirement advisers are concerned that a SIPP provider they use won’t be able to meet September’s FCA capital adequacy requirements, according to Momentum Pensions.

12 Jul 2016

Halifax: regional house price gap at record high

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Halifax: regional house price gap at record high

UK house price inflation remained elevated in Q2, but regional differences rose to record levels, according to the latest Halifax house price index.

12 Jul 2016

Osborne and FSA "hampered" HSBC money-laundering case

Osborne and FSA "hampered" HSBC money-laundering case

A US report claims that Chancellor George Osborne and the Financial Services Authority "intervened" in an official investigation into money laundering allegations against HSBC.

12 Jul 2016

June housing market "surprisingly stable"

June housing market "surprisingly stable"

June property valuations have grown on both an annual basis and since May, according to Connells Survey and Valuation, who described the figures as "surprisingly stable".

12 Jul 2016

Treading water: opportunities for advisers post-Referendum

Treading water: opportunities for advisers post-Referendum

Working in this business we should perhaps all be used (by now) to the constant swings and roundabouts that the property and mortgage markets can deliver. If experience tells us anything it’s that periods of stability tend to be punctuated by significant events that can send our working lives off in a completely different direction.

11 Jul 2016

TenetLime adds Broker Conveyancing to panel

TenetLime adds Broker Conveyancing to panel

Broker Conveyancing has been added to the conveyancing panel of mortgage and protection specialists TenetLime.

11 Jul 2016

Tackling the post-Referendum information gap

Tackling the post-Referendum information gap

If we wanted to learn the lessons of miscommunication, and poor communication, and the impact this can have, then I suspect a look back at the recent campaigns run by both sides prior to the EU referendum would give you some strong examples.

11 Jul 2016

 

Aldermore expands northern BDM team

Aldermore expands northern BDM team

Aldermore has appointed Peter Hicks as BDM for Scotland and the north of England.

11 Jul 2016

Advisers back PFS free guidance initiative

Advisers back PFS free guidance initiative

Personal Finance Society is expanding its MoneyPlan initiative, which offers free financial guidance by qualified advisers, after a growing number registered to take part in the programme.

11 Jul 2016

First 4 Bridging hires Head of Sales

First 4 Bridging hires Head of Sales

First 4 Bridging has appointed Michelle Douglas as its new Head of Sales & Marketing.

11 Jul 2016

FCA: fund managers must act in best interests of investors

FCA: fund managers must act in best interests of investors

The FCA has issued guidance after a number of funds announced the temporary suspension of trading in their property portfolios.

11 Jul 2016

72 firms link exec bonuses to gender diversity targets

72 firms link exec bonuses to gender diversity targets

72 retail banks, asset managers and mutuals have pledged to improve gender diversity in their companies by signing a new government Charter.

11 Jul 2016

Record referrals drive 47% growth at Key Partnerships

Record referrals drive 47% growth at Key Partnerships

Key Partnerships has reported a record 47% increase in enquiries year-on-year, which it attributes to new partnerships and growing demand for specialist advice.

11 Jul 2016

Together increases first charge limit to £250k

Together increases first charge limit to £250k

Together has increased its maximum loan amount for first charge mortgages from £200,000 to £250,000, as the average house price surpasses £215,000.

11 Jul 2016

LV= launches investment risk tool for advisers

LV= launches investment risk tool for advisers

LV= has launched a investment risk tool which allows advisers to demonstrate how the timing of investment returns can impact their client’s pension fund.

08 Jul 2016

In the Spotlight with Laura Sneddon, Together

In the Spotlight with Laura Sneddon, Together

We spoke to Laura Sneddon, Business Development Manager at Together, about changes to the buy-to-let sector and the future of later life lending.

08 Jul 2016

Brexit sends annuites "into free-fall" as rates drop 3.59%

Brexit sends annuites "into free-fall" as rates drop 3.59%

Hargreaves Lansdown has described the rates of guaranteed income for life offered by annuity providers as "an early casualty of the referendum result".

08 Jul 2016

Monmouthshire BS appoints new CEO

Monmouthshire BS appoints new CEO

Monmouthshire Building Society has appointed James Bawa as its new Chief Executive.

08 Jul 2016

FCA considers tightening crowdfunding rules

FCA considers tightening crowdfunding rules

The FCA has announced an upcoming review of the rules surrounding both investment-based and loan-based crowdfunding and is seeking input on which areas should be considered.

08 Jul 2016

The Mortgage Lender opens for business

The Mortgage Lender opens for business

Specialist intermediary-only lender, The Mortgage Lender, will be accepting broker registrations, decision in principle requests and processing applications on its website from Monday 11 July.

08 Jul 2016

Lending Works plans product expansion after £3m investment

Lending Works plans product expansion after £3m investment

Lending Works has announced the conclusion of its Series A investment round, raising £3 million to help drive its ambition of 200% year on year growth over the next two years.

08 Jul 2016

Fleet Mortgages reveals criteria changes

Fleet Mortgages reveals criteria changes

Fleet Mortgages have announced new criteria changes which cover a wide range of areas including the acceptance of gifted deposits, minimum property valuation, maximum aggregate exposure for landlords and the acceptance of certain building certificates.

08 Jul 2016

Specialist sourcing systems "aren't up to scratch", argues panel

Specialist sourcing systems "aren't up to scratch", argues panel

Speaking at Precise's MCD and Second Charge Lending conference yesterday, the panel discussed the growth of technology within the second charge market, with the Loans Engine's Ryan McGrath stating that many systems "aren't up to scratch".

08 Jul 2016

IMLA: govt FTB policy 'missing the mark'

IMLA: govt FTB policy 'missing the mark'

First-time buyer numbers remain 2.2 million lower than demographic trends suggest they should be, according to IMLA, who say that current government policy is "missing the mark".

08 Jul 2016

Cleary: broker opportunities are increasing post-MCD

Cleary: broker opportunities are increasing post-MCD

Managing Director of Precise Mortgages, Alan Cleary, says that there is growing demand for second charge loans following the Mortgage Credit Directive, despite disruptions in the market.

07 Jul 2016

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