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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

Consolidator drops bid for advice firm Lighthouse

Consolidator drops bid for advice firm Lighthouse

AFH Financial has confirmed that it has abandoned plans to acquire Lighthouse Group after the firm rejected a £17.4m takeover bid.

23 Mar 2016

Advisers urge FCA to tackle SIPP charges

Advisers urge FCA to tackle SIPP charges

More than one in three retirement specialist advisers admit they have been caught out by unexpected SIPP charges.

23 Mar 2016

Holloway Friendly to offer IP through online portal

Holloway Friendly to offer IP through online portal

Holloway Friendly has teamed up with a software provider to offer its income protection policies through their online portal.

23 Mar 2016

Former FCA pensions director joins Just Retirement

Former FCA pensions director joins Just Retirement

Nick Poyntz-Wright has been appointed a Non-Executive Director of Just Retirement Limited.

23 Mar 2016

RBS pays £1.2bn to resume dividend payments

RBS pays £1.2bn to resume dividend payments

Royal Bank of Scotland has paid £1.2 billion to the Treasury, ending the Dividend Access Share which gives the government priority over dividends.

22 Mar 2016

SimplyBiz expands face-to-face support with new hires

SimplyBiz expands face-to-face support with new hires

SimplyBiz Mortgages has announced the appointment of Hannah Keane and Brian Wills as part of a drive to increase face-to-face contact with members.

22 Mar 2016

Lloyds launches video advice service

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Lloyds launches video advice service

Lloyds Bank and Halifax have launched a new service which enables customers to speak with a mortgage adviser via video link.

22 Mar 2016

ONS: inflation remains at 0.3%

ONS: inflation remains at 0.3%

CPI rose by 0.3% in the year to February 2016, unchanged from January 2016, according to the latest ONS data.

22 Mar 2016

ONS: annual house price growth rises to 7.9%

ONS: annual house price growth rises to 7.9%

UK house prices increased by 7.9% in the year to January 2016, up from 6.7% in the year to December 2015, according to the latest ONS house price index.

22 Mar 2016

New Street partners with L&G Mortgage Club

New Street partners with L&G Mortgage Club

New Street Mortgages has partnered with Legal and General Mortgage Club - initially via its Nouveau Firms - to offer its buy-to-let range to the Mortgage Club's intermediary partners.

22 Mar 2016

Former Ageas CEO joins Uinsure

Former Ageas CEO joins Uinsure

The former UK Chief Executive of Ageas has joined GI provider Uinsure.

22 Mar 2016

MAB adviser numbers increase 25% in 2015

MAB adviser numbers increase 25% in 2015

Mortgage Advice Bureau has today released its final results for 2015, showing its gross mortgage lending had increased 31% to £7.8bn and a strong growth in adviser numbers.

22 Mar 2016

MCD rules 'leading to faster completion times'

MCD rules 'leading to faster completion times'

Together has confirmed that it has already funded a 'significant number of loans' under the new MCD regime, and that completion times are faster under the rules.

22 Mar 2016

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