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Promise joins Pepper packager panel

Promise joins Pepper packager panel

Promise Solutions has been named an approved packager by specialist lender Pepper Homeloans.

21 Mar 2016

Sesame and PMS launch exclusives via Skipton

Sesame and PMS launch exclusives via Skipton

Sesame and PMS have launched an exclusive fixed rate product to appointed representatives of its network and members of its mortgage club via Skipton Building Society.

21 Mar 2016

Buy to Let Club launches regional events

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Buy to Let Club launches regional events

Buy to Let Club is hosting the first of its 2016 events in Maidstone on April 13th and Southampton on April 14th.

21 Mar 2016

Accord launches ten-day BTL sale

Accord launches ten-day BTL sale

Accord Buy To Let has launched a ten-day sale on four mortgages available to remortgaging landlords.

21 Mar 2016

Industry hails MCD as a 'great leveller' for the market

Industry hails MCD as a 'great leveller' for the market

The Loans Engine, has welcomed the introduction of the Mortgage Credit Directive, calling it a 'great leveller' for the entire mortgage market.

21 Mar 2016

Brexit and the UK mortgage market: pastures new, or more of the same?

Brexit and the UK mortgage market: pastures new, or more of the same?

Coverage of the EU referendum has gathered pace in recent weeks, with London mayor Boris Johnson causing a media storm when he declared himself firmly in the 'Out' camp, and the British Chambers of Commerce boss resigning after failing to stick to the organisation's non-partisan line.

18 Mar 2016

In the Spotlight with Jeremy Duncombe, L&G Mortgage Club

In the Spotlight with Jeremy Duncombe, L&G Mortgage Club

We spoke to Jeremy Duncombe, Director at Legal & General Mortgage Club, about innovation within the industry and the growing need for advice.

18 Mar 2016

New Regulation - New Partner?

New Regulation - New Partner?

Partnerships are not to be taken lightly. Do you recall hearing (or asking) this question: 'Have you been and tried your wedding suit on yet?' Just thinking about that one sends a little shiver of nervousness through the body, especially when you're just a few days away from making that sort of commitment.

18 Mar 2016

Playing Fair: treatment of long-standing customers in the life insurance sector

Playing Fair: treatment of long-standing customers in the life insurance sector

The FCA's findings on thematic review TR16/2, released on 3rd March this year, assessed how firms are operating their closed-books, and whether they are treating their long-standing customers fairly. The report sets out draft, non-handbook guidance the actions which the FCA believes firms should be taking in order to treat their customers fairly in the future.

18 Mar 2016

Clever Lending granted FCA permissions

Clever Lending granted FCA permissions

Clever Lending has announced that it has received full consumer credit permissions from the FCA and is fully ready for the implementation of MCD.

18 Mar 2016

 

Sesame launches specialist lending panel

Sesame launches specialist lending panel

PMS mortgage club and Sesame has launched an MCD-ready specialist lending panel of nine master brokers and mortgage packagers.

18 Mar 2016

Employers should fill MAS gap, says former FCA exec

Employers should fill MAS gap, says former FCA exec

Victoria Raffe, former Financial Conduct Authority Executive Committee member says that following the closure of the Money Advice Service, employers have an obligation to provide financial advice to their low-income employees.

18 Mar 2016

L&G launches Later Life Lending Hub

L&G launches Later Life Lending Hub

Legal & General Mortgage Club has launched a Later Life Lending Hub to cater for advisers in the retirement lending sector.

18 Mar 2016

Virgin Money revamps intermediary only range

Virgin Money revamps intermediary only range

Virgin Money has cut rates across its buy-to-let and residential mortgage ranges.

18 Mar 2016

Accord cuts 90% LTV five-year fixes

Accord cuts 90% LTV five-year fixes

Accord Mortgages has reduced its residential rates by up to 0.13% across its five-year fixed rate 90% LTV range.

18 Mar 2016

HMRC amends IFISA rules after industry pressure

HMRC amends IFISA rules after industry pressure

HMRC has amended draft legislation for the Innovative Finance ISA to allow aggregator platforms.

18 Mar 2016

IMLA: Basel proposals will affect Bradford & Bingley sale

IMLA: Basel proposals will affect Bradford & Bingley sale

In this week's budget, the government confirmed the sale of £15.65bn of Bradford & Bingley loans.

18 Mar 2016

Equity release activity surges in H2

Equity release activity surges in H2

The five years from 2011 to 2015 have all seen a surge in equity release activity during H2 compared to H1, according to the Equity Release Council.

18 Mar 2016

The Source launches commercial platform

The Source launches commercial platform

The Source has launched a commercial platform enabling brokers to quote, buy and amend landlord portfolio insurance policies online.

17 Mar 2016

Half of FTBs unaware of affordability rules

Half of FTBs unaware of affordability rules

48% are not aware of how the mortgage affordability rules might impact a mortgage application, according to Equifax.

17 Mar 2016

Positive completes £300k secured loan with Paragon

Positive completes £300k secured loan with Paragon

Positive Lending has announced the completion of a £300,000 secured loan with Paragon Personal Finance - the largest secured loan the lender has written to date.

17 Mar 2016

Brexit uncertainty spurs 9-0 MPC vote

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Brexit uncertainty spurs 9-0 MPC vote

At its latest meeting, the MPC voted unanimously to maintain Bank Rate at 0.5% for the second time this year.

17 Mar 2016

Newcastle extends BTL distribution to L&G

Newcastle extends BTL distribution to L&G

Newcastle Intermediaries has extended distribution of its buy to let mortgage range through Legal & General Mortgage Club.

17 Mar 2016

The Lending Wizard rebrands as Freedom for Intermediaries

The Lending Wizard rebrands as Freedom for Intermediaries

The Lending Wizard, part of the Freedom Finance brand, has rebranded as Freedom for Intermediaries.

17 Mar 2016

Zopa launches new peer-to-peer range

Zopa launches new peer-to-peer range

Peer-to-peer lender Zopa has launched its new product range ahead of the new Innovative Finance ISA.

17 Mar 2016

Paragon launches consumer buy-to-let offering

Paragon launches consumer buy-to-let offering

Paragon Mortgages is accepting applications for consumer buy-to-let via its sister brand Mortgage Trust.

17 Mar 2016

February mortgage lending at eight-year high

February mortgage lending at eight-year high

The Council of Mortgage Lenders estimates that gross mortgage lending reached £17.6 billion in February - 5% lower than January but 30% higher than February 2015.

17 Mar 2016

FSE Glasgow 2016: Equity release is growing despite 'myths'

FSE Glasgow 2016: Equity release is growing despite 'myths'

Speaking at the Financial Services Expo Glasgow today, Equity Release Supermarket's Gary Webster laid to rest some of the common myths around equity release, calling it 'an area which some advice firms won't take on'.

16 Mar 2016

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