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IRESS reveals latest XPLAN update

IRESS reveals latest XPLAN update

IRESS has rolled out the latest version of XPLAN, its integrated software for wealth managers and financial planning professionals.

29 Mar 2016

High earners 'significantly' overestimate pension income

High earners 'significantly' overestimate pension income

Higher earners are significantly overestimating their retirement income, according to Investec Wealth & Investment.

29 Mar 2016

New PRA rules to cut BTL approvals by up to 20%

New PRA rules to cut BTL approvals by up to 20%

New PRA proposals regarding standards that firms should meet when underwriting buy-to-let mortgage contracts will "lead to a decrease in the number of cumulative new approvals for buy-to-let mortgages by about 10-20% by Q3 2018", according to the Authority's estimates.

29 Mar 2016

BoE: UK financial stability has deteriorated

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BoE: UK financial stability has deteriorated

The Bank of England's Financial Policy Committee says that domestic risks to the UK banking system have risen beyond their subdued levels during the immediate post-crisis period.

29 Mar 2016

Al Rayan Bank expands HNW offering

Al Rayan Bank expands HNW offering

Al Rayan Bank PLC has appointed a Head of Premier/Private Banking as part of a drive to expand High Net Worth offering in both the United Kingdom and abroad.

29 Mar 2016

Skipton boosts ISA and bond rates

Skipton boosts ISA and bond rates

Skipton Building Society is launching a Bonus Cash ISA and increasing the rate on its one year Fixed Rate ISAs and bonds.

29 Mar 2016

Investec consolidates high net worth mortgage range

Investec consolidates high net worth mortgage range

Investec Private Banking is consolidating its Professional and £Million Plus+ mortgages into the new Investec Private Banking Mortgage, which is being launched along with a range of three & five year fixed rate options.

29 Mar 2016

MPs: communication failings leave new state pensioners uncertain

MPs: communication failings leave new state pensioners uncertain

With weeks to go before the introduction of the New State Pension, the Work and Pensions Committee says the impact of the policy on different groups have been "poorly communicated to the point where even those who will be better off do not necessarily know that".

29 Mar 2016

Specialist lending: challenge provides opportunity

Specialist lending: challenge provides opportunity

For many intermediaries, specialist cases have gradually been climbing up their list of priorities and, as a result, many new lenders are continuing to migrate to more complex and niche markets.

28 Mar 2016

Non-standard mortgage lending at post-MMR high

Non-standard mortgage lending at post-MMR high

More mortgage borrowers are seeing their applications for mortgage loans given the green light as new products emerge to support 'non-standard' circumstances, according to new research by IMLA.

25 Mar 2016

 

Financial services sector 'committed to cultural change'

Financial services sector 'committed to cultural change'

Companies in the financial services sector are increasingly investing in specialists to help them drive cultural change in their organisations, according to pipelining specialist Armstrong Craven.

24 Mar 2016

Conveyancing Association announces new affiliate member

Conveyancing Association announces new affiliate member

The Conveyancing Association has announced its ninth affiliate member, Safe Move Scheme, which has joined with immediate effect.

24 Mar 2016

Is your marketing spend a waste of money?

Is your marketing spend a waste of money?

Consumer attention is getting more and more fragmented and it is getting harder to reach people but the fact remains that new business is the lifeblood of all industries. But in the year 2016 where on earth do you start?

24 Mar 2016

TSB launches high-LTV remortgage range

TSB launches high-LTV remortgage range

TSB has launched a new range of remortgage products available to homeowners with small deposits, whilst cutting homemover rates.

24 Mar 2016

Firms to receive £4.5m refund from PRA

Firms to receive £4.5m refund from PRA

The PRA is refunding £4.5 million to fee payers - the difference between fees collected and the Authority's actual spend in 2015/16.

24 Mar 2016

8 out of 10 DAs retain 'independent' status post-MCD

8 out of 10 DAs retain 'independent' status post-MCD

Eight out of 10 directly authorised advisers are opting to provide advice on second-charge products themselves, according to The Loans Engine.

24 Mar 2016

Evolution Money group receives FCA authorisation

Evolution Money group receives FCA authorisation

Manchester based lending specialist Darwin Loan Solutions has announced that all of the companies within the group - Evolution Lending, Evolution Money and Progressive Money - have received full authorisation from the FCA.

24 Mar 2016

BBA: mortgage borrowing up 33%

BBA: mortgage borrowing up 33%

Gross mortgage borrowing totalled £13.2 billion in February - 33% higher than a year ago and the second highest increase since mid-2008, according to the latest BBA stats.

24 Mar 2016

Enterprise Finance launches new broker portal

Enterprise Finance launches new broker portal

Enterprise Finance's new broker portal, Apex, has been rolled out to the market and is accepting new business.

24 Mar 2016

Hinckley & Rugby applications up by a third

Hinckley & Rugby applications up by a third

Hinckley & Rugby's mortgage applications totalled £38.8 million in the three months to the end of February 2016 - an annual rise of 32%.

24 Mar 2016

The growing appeal of New Build

The growing appeal of New Build

The phrase 'don't judge a book by its cover' has a multitude of meanings. It stands to reason that the more appealing the packaging, the more enticing the commodity becomes. This is why branding and design plays such a huge part in attracting consumers to make impulse purchases. And this swift decision-making process is apparent across a range of price-tags.

23 Mar 2016

LIBOR trader Tom Hayes ordered to pay £879k

LIBOR trader Tom Hayes ordered to pay £879k

Tom Hayes, the first individual to be convicted after trial for the manipulation of LIBOR, has been ordered to pay a confiscation order of £878,806 today at Southwark Crown Court.

23 Mar 2016

L&G enhances Group IP to offer mental health support

L&G enhances Group IP to offer mental health support

Legal & General has enhanced its Group Income Protection to provide more support to insured employees with mental health problems.

23 Mar 2016

FCA partners with Australian regulator in innovation drive

FCA partners with Australian regulator in innovation drive

The FCA and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission have partnered to give fintech companies more support from financial regulators as they attempt to enter the others' market.

23 Mar 2016

LMS launches service to tackle conveyancing fraud

LMS launches service to tackle conveyancing fraud

LMS has launched a new service called AccountChecker to help lawyers check bank account details of other firms that are part of a property transaction.

23 Mar 2016

Crystal partners with Pepper Homeloans

Crystal partners with Pepper Homeloans

Crystal Specialist Finance has added Pepper Homeloans to its lender panel and packaging portal.

23 Mar 2016

Kensington to launch with specialist distributors

Kensington to launch with specialist distributors

Kensington has confirmed that it will launch with specialist distributors in a staged process throughout April and May.

23 Mar 2016

FSE Manchester 2016 opens for registration

FSE Manchester 2016 opens for registration

Registration for FSE Manchester, the only financial services show to take place in the North West, is now open.

23 Mar 2016

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