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PRA updates lending rules for building societies

PRA updates lending rules for building societies

The PRA has revealed its proposed changes to its supervision of building societies' lending activities.

04 Apr 2016

New technology aims to improve protection accuracy

New technology aims to improve protection accuracy

Willis Towers Watson has developed a mortality model which uses medical science to help insurance companies and pension funds accurately price insurance cover, calculate liabilities and manage risk.

04 Apr 2016

Aldermore launches bridging range in Scotland

Aldermore launches bridging range in Scotland

Aldermore is expanding its product range to include bridging and property development sectors in Scotland.

04 Apr 2016

#FRAwards16 - Five reasons winning an award is good for your business

#FRAwards16 - Five reasons winning an award is good for your business

With voting for our seventh annual Financial Reporter Awards closing in two weeks' time, it already looks like we will see a record number of voters - a figure which has increased every year since we launched.

04 Apr 2016

V Loans announces partnership with LSL brands

V Loans announces partnership with LSL brands

Second charge specialist V Loans has seen broker registrations treble following its appointment as the only second charge master broker across all three mortgage club and network brands of LSL Financial Services.

04 Apr 2016

Towry sold to Tilney Bestinvest in £600m deal

Towry sold to Tilney Bestinvest in £600m deal

Palamon Capital Partners has agreed the sale of Towry to Tilney Bestinvest for £600 million, subject to regulatory approvals.

04 Apr 2016

Just Retirement and Partnership merger completes

Just Retirement and Partnership merger completes

Following Court Approval, the merger between Just Retirement Group and Partnership Assurance has completed.

04 Apr 2016

Just Mortgages profit up 17%

Just Mortgages profit up 17%

Just Mortgages' profit rose 17% in 2015 on an increased turnover of 6%.

04 Apr 2016

Paradigm Protect adds specialist insurer to panel

Paradigm Protect adds specialist insurer to panel

Paradigm Protect, the specialist protection and GI distributor within the Paradigm Group, has added commercial insurer, CDC, to its panel of general insurance referral partners.

01 Apr 2016

March - a milestone month for retirement?

March - a milestone month for retirement?

Even before the Budget, and the launch of the Lifetime ISA with its State-backed saving incentives for either purchasing a first property or retirement, March 2016 was shaping up to be something of a 'milestone' month in terms of the history of retirement provision and the policies that determine at what age people retire, how they might save for that retirement, and the whole scope of how we support people in that provision.

01 Apr 2016

 

Future-proofed technology: how to stay one step ahead

Future-proofed technology: how to stay one step ahead

Commentators are often preaching to advisory firms the importance of being one step ahead of the technological curve, and there's an element of truth to this, but when you add in the fact that most firm owners have enough on their plate in terms of running their business, how can they set aside the time to work out what will happen next and how they should get 'ahead' of it?

01 Apr 2016

Scottish Widows calls for customer benchmarking of providers

Scottish Widows calls for customer benchmarking of providers

In its first report, Scottish Widows' Independent Governance Committee has called for an industry-wide benchmarking of pension providers by their customers.

01 Apr 2016

NatWest expands BDM team

NatWest expands BDM team

NatWest Intermediary Solutions has appointed five new Business Development Managers to its team - three field-based and two phone-based.

01 Apr 2016

The Property Franchise Group launches financial services arm

The Property Franchise Group launches financial services arm

The Property Franchise Group has launched a financial services arm in partnership with Legal & General and London & Country.

01 Apr 2016

Co-op Bank's pre-tax loss doubles to £610m

Co-op Bank's pre-tax loss doubles to £610m

Co-Operative Bank's losses before tax rose "as expected" to £610.6m in 2015, according to the Bank's full-year results.

01 Apr 2016

Roma increases lending by 300%

Roma increases lending by 300%

Roma Finance, the Manchester based bridging finance and development lender, has seen a 300% increase in annual lending volumes in Q1 2016.

01 Apr 2016

Nationwide: house price growth at 13-month high

Nationwide: house price growth at 13-month high

UK annual house price growth increased to 5.7% in March - the strongest pace since February 2015, according to the latest Nationwide house price index.

01 Apr 2016

FCA opt-out ban - which products will be affected?

FCA opt-out ban - which products will be affected?

The FCA's ban on opt-out selling in financial services comes into force today.

01 Apr 2016

Kensington announces changes to lending criteria

Kensington announces changes to lending criteria

Kensington has announced a review of lending policy that includes changes to policies on lending to older customers, buy to let landlords and self-employed income verification.

31 Mar 2016

Industry marathon runners raise £10,000 at charity night

Industry marathon runners raise £10,000 at charity night

Barcadia Media Director James Lucas - alongside James Prosser (Front Events), Peter Izard (Investec Bank) and Jeff List (Brightstar) - raised over £10,000 at the High Rollers charity casino event held last night.

31 Mar 2016

Broker wins free home insurance at FSE Glasgow

Broker wins free home insurance at FSE Glasgow

GI provider Uinsure gave brokers the chance to win one year of free home insurance at the Financial Services Expo in Glasgow earlier this month.

31 Mar 2016

TSB expands Affordable Housing offering

TSB expands Affordable Housing offering

TSB is expanding its Affordable Housing offering available through brokers.

31 Mar 2016

Crowdstacker announces IFISA details

Crowdstacker announces IFISA details

FCA authorised peer-to-peer platform Crowdstacker has announced the full details of its new Innovative Finance ISA ahead of next week's launch.

31 Mar 2016

BoE: House purchase lending keeps momentum

BoE: House purchase lending keeps momentum

According to the Bank of England's Money & Credit report, released this morning, February saw house purchase lending total £13 billion in value in February.

31 Mar 2016

Second charge lending outpaces mainsteam mortgage market

Second charge lending outpaces mainsteam mortgage market

Secured lending reached a five-year high in January, with £105.8m of transactions, according to the first anniversary edition of the Enterprise Finance Secured Loan Index. This surge in lending represents a 7% increase in monthly lending since December 2015.

31 Mar 2016

Industry heavyweight to headline Financial Reporter Specialist Lending Roadshow

Industry heavyweight to headline Financial Reporter Specialist Lending Roadshow

Financial Reporter is delighted to announce SimplyBiz Director David Golder as the keynote speaker for its series of free, CII accredited, Specialist Lending Roadshows taking place in April.

31 Mar 2016

ERC and LLA launch adviser training scheme

ERC and LLA launch adviser training scheme

The Equity Release Council has partnered with the Later Life Academy to offer a programme of accredited training for ERC adviser members.

31 Mar 2016

33% believe the state should fund their financial stability

33% believe the state should fund their financial stability

33% of Britons believe the State should be responsible for ensuring they are financially stable if they were no longer able to earn, according to a HSBC report.

31 Mar 2016

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