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Government launches new pension regulations for master trusts

Government launches new pension regulations for master trusts

The new Pension Schemes Bill has been published today by the government, delivering new pension regulations for master trusts and strengthen existing legislation on exit charges.

20 Oct 2016

New guidance body must highlight "inherent disadvantages" of freedoms: deVere

New guidance body must highlight "inherent disadvantages" of freedoms: deVere

The government’s new financial guidance service "must warn the public more explicitly about the inherent disadvantages of the government’s pension freedoms", according to Nigel Green, founder and chief executive of deVere Group.

20 Oct 2016

CML: September mortgage lending hits nine-year high

CML: September mortgage lending hits nine-year high

The latest CML data shows that gross mortgage lending reached £20.5 billion in September - 7% lower than August’s lending total of £22.1 billion but 2% higher than the £20.1 billion lent in September last year.

20 Oct 2016

New partnership aims to "dramatically reduce" mortgage servicing costs

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New partnership aims to "dramatically reduce" mortgage servicing costs

Synechron, a financial services technology firm, and Paradatec, a freeform document classification and data extraction company, have partnered in a bid to "reign in soaring document extraction costs" in the mortgage industry.

20 Oct 2016

Newcastle launches exclusive three-year fix via Openwork

Newcastle launches exclusive three-year fix via Openwork

Newcastle Intermediaries has introduced a three-year fixed mortgage product available on an exclusive basis to Openwork.

20 Oct 2016

Personal Touch launches retirement planning module

Personal Touch launches retirement planning module

Adviser network Personal Touch has launched Dynamic Planner’s ‘Living in Retirement’ module.

20 Oct 2016

MAB expands senior team to support expansion plans

MAB expands senior team to support expansion plans

Mortgage Advice Bureau has created two new Director roles as part of the company's growth plans for the next 12 months.

20 Oct 2016

In Conversation at FSE London: Paul Brett

In Conversation at FSE London: Paul Brett

Foundation Home Loans' Paul Brett is in conversation with Andrew Montlake at FSE London, discussing how Brexit has affected the buy to let sector.

19 Oct 2016

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

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