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Advisers say SIPP providers won't meet new FCA requirements

Advisers say SIPP providers won't meet new FCA requirements

Over half (54%) of retirement advisers are concerned that a SIPP provider they use won’t be able to meet September’s FCA capital adequacy requirements, according to Momentum Pensions.

12 Jul 2016

Halifax: regional house price gap at record high

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Halifax: regional house price gap at record high

UK house price inflation remained elevated in Q2, but regional differences rose to record levels, according to the latest Halifax house price index.

12 Jul 2016

Osborne and FSA "hampered" HSBC money-laundering case

Osborne and FSA "hampered" HSBC money-laundering case

A US report claims that Chancellor George Osborne and the Financial Services Authority "intervened" in an official investigation into money laundering allegations against HSBC.

12 Jul 2016

June housing market "surprisingly stable"

June housing market "surprisingly stable"

June property valuations have grown on both an annual basis and since May, according to Connells Survey and Valuation, who described the figures as "surprisingly stable".

12 Jul 2016

Treading water: opportunities for advisers post-Referendum

Treading water: opportunities for advisers post-Referendum

Working in this business we should perhaps all be used (by now) to the constant swings and roundabouts that the property and mortgage markets can deliver. If experience tells us anything it’s that periods of stability tend to be punctuated by significant events that can send our working lives off in a completely different direction.

11 Jul 2016

TenetLime adds Broker Conveyancing to panel

TenetLime adds Broker Conveyancing to panel

Broker Conveyancing has been added to the conveyancing panel of mortgage and protection specialists TenetLime.

11 Jul 2016

Tackling the post-Referendum information gap

Tackling the post-Referendum information gap

If we wanted to learn the lessons of miscommunication, and poor communication, and the impact this can have, then I suspect a look back at the recent campaigns run by both sides prior to the EU referendum would give you some strong examples.

11 Jul 2016

Aldermore expands northern BDM team

Aldermore expands northern BDM team

Aldermore has appointed Peter Hicks as BDM for Scotland and the north of England.

11 Jul 2016

Advisers back PFS free guidance initiative

Advisers back PFS free guidance initiative

Personal Finance Society is expanding its MoneyPlan initiative, which offers free financial guidance by qualified advisers, after a growing number registered to take part in the programme.

11 Jul 2016

FCA: fund managers must act in best interests of investors

FCA: fund managers must act in best interests of investors

The FCA has issued guidance after a number of funds announced the temporary suspension of trading in their property portfolios.

11 Jul 2016

 

72 firms link exec bonuses to gender diversity targets

72 firms link exec bonuses to gender diversity targets

72 retail banks, asset managers and mutuals have pledged to improve gender diversity in their companies by signing a new government Charter.

11 Jul 2016

Record referrals drive 47% growth at Key Partnerships

Record referrals drive 47% growth at Key Partnerships

Key Partnerships has reported a record 47% increase in enquiries year-on-year, which it attributes to new partnerships and growing demand for specialist advice.

11 Jul 2016

Together increases first charge limit to £250k

Together increases first charge limit to £250k

Together has increased its maximum loan amount for first charge mortgages from £200,000 to £250,000, as the average house price surpasses £215,000.

11 Jul 2016

LV= launches investment risk tool for advisers

LV= launches investment risk tool for advisers

LV= has launched a investment risk tool which allows advisers to demonstrate how the timing of investment returns can impact their client’s pension fund.

08 Jul 2016

In the Spotlight with Laura Sneddon, Together

In the Spotlight with Laura Sneddon, Together

We spoke to Laura Sneddon, Business Development Manager at Together, about changes to the buy-to-let sector and the future of later life lending.

08 Jul 2016

Brexit sends annuites "into free-fall" as rates drop 3.59%

Brexit sends annuites "into free-fall" as rates drop 3.59%

Hargreaves Lansdown has described the rates of guaranteed income for life offered by annuity providers as "an early casualty of the referendum result".

08 Jul 2016

Monmouthshire BS appoints new CEO

Monmouthshire BS appoints new CEO

Monmouthshire Building Society has appointed James Bawa as its new Chief Executive.

08 Jul 2016

FCA considers tightening crowdfunding rules

FCA considers tightening crowdfunding rules

The FCA has announced an upcoming review of the rules surrounding both investment-based and loan-based crowdfunding and is seeking input on which areas should be considered.

08 Jul 2016

The Mortgage Lender opens for business

The Mortgage Lender opens for business

Specialist intermediary-only lender, The Mortgage Lender, will be accepting broker registrations, decision in principle requests and processing applications on its website from Monday 11 July.

08 Jul 2016

Lending Works plans product expansion after £3m investment

Lending Works plans product expansion after £3m investment

Lending Works has announced the conclusion of its Series A investment round, raising £3 million to help drive its ambition of 200% year on year growth over the next two years.

08 Jul 2016

Fleet Mortgages reveals criteria changes

Fleet Mortgages reveals criteria changes

Fleet Mortgages have announced new criteria changes which cover a wide range of areas including the acceptance of gifted deposits, minimum property valuation, maximum aggregate exposure for landlords and the acceptance of certain building certificates.

08 Jul 2016

Specialist sourcing systems "aren't up to scratch", argues panel

Specialist sourcing systems "aren't up to scratch", argues panel

Speaking at Precise's MCD and Second Charge Lending conference yesterday, the panel discussed the growth of technology within the second charge market, with the Loans Engine's Ryan McGrath stating that many systems "aren't up to scratch".

08 Jul 2016

IMLA: govt FTB policy 'missing the mark'

IMLA: govt FTB policy 'missing the mark'

First-time buyer numbers remain 2.2 million lower than demographic trends suggest they should be, according to IMLA, who say that current government policy is "missing the mark".

08 Jul 2016

Cleary: broker opportunities are increasing post-MCD

Cleary: broker opportunities are increasing post-MCD

Managing Director of Precise Mortgages, Alan Cleary, says that there is growing demand for second charge loans following the Mortgage Credit Directive, despite disruptions in the market.

07 Jul 2016

Loans Engine to scrap Master Broker fees

Loans Engine to scrap Master Broker fees

The Loans Engine has announced that it is scrapping its Master Broker fee from the 25th July.

07 Jul 2016

Financial Services Cup hits the back of the net

Financial Services Cup hits the back of the net

Front Events, the events company responsible for the Financial Services Expo shows, has declared its charity 5-a-side football event a ‘huge success’ after the event raised thousands of pounds for Front Events' chosen charity, WellChild - the national charity for sick children.

07 Jul 2016

N&P launches trio of 3-year fixes from 1.73%

N&P launches trio of 3-year fixes from 1.73%

Norwich & Peterborough Building Society has launched a trio of the lowest three-year fixed rate mortgages currently available to borrowers at 65%, 75% and 85% loan-to-value.

07 Jul 2016

Together announces record month for BTL lending

Together announces record month for BTL lending

Specialist lender Together has announced that its buy-to-let lending hit a record high in June, with 149 deals spanning first and second charge loans. This included both traditional and consumer buy-to-let, with the latter accounting for 28 per cent of the total number of loans.

07 Jul 2016

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