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Foundation Home Loans boosts Northern team

Foundation Home Loans boosts Northern team

Foundation Home Loans, the BTL lender, continues to build its sales team with the appointment of Joanna Elton as Regional Account Manager for the North of England.

05 Sep 2016

United Trust Bank appoints new Chairman

United Trust Bank appoints new Chairman

United Trust Bank has appointed Richard Murley as its new Chairman. His appointment follows the recent retirement of previous Chairman, Nicholas Clegg CBE, who fulfilled the role for the last 15 years.

05 Sep 2016

British Friendly launches new Care Assistance Benefit

British Friendly launches new Care Assistance Benefit

British Friendly has answered the call of protection advisers for a better form of carer’s cover by launching Care Assistance Benefit today.

05 Sep 2016

Squeezed clients struggling to save, say advisers

Squeezed clients struggling to save, say advisers

Nearly half (45%) of clients are engaging with their retirement savings but are struggling to save more, a recent Royal London survey of financial advisers has found.

05 Sep 2016

Cirencester Friendly appoints new chairman

Cirencester Friendly appoints new chairman

John Quinn has been confirmed as the new Chairman of Cirencester Friendly and succeeds Martin King who has retired from the Board after two-years in the role.

05 Sep 2016

Homeowner optimism improves despite market uncertainty: Lloyds

Homeowner optimism improves despite market uncertainty: Lloyds

Homeowners are starting to feel more optimistic about the time it will take them to move into their long-term family home, according to research from Lloyds Bank.

03 Sep 2016

In the Spotlight with Ian Andrew, Nationwide

In the Spotlight with Ian Andrew, Nationwide

We spoke to Ian Andrew, Managing Director of Intermediary Sales at Nationwide, about the post-Brexit mortgage market and the importance of lending to older borrowers.

02 Sep 2016

Accord welcomes new homeowners with gift from their broker

Accord welcomes new homeowners with gift from their broker

Accord Mortgages are welcoming borrowers into their new home with a surprise gift sent on behalf of their broker.

02 Sep 2016

Newcastle Intermediaries revamps self employed range

Newcastle Intermediaries revamps self employed range

Newcastle Intermediaries has revised its range of mortgages available exclusively for self employed borrowers who have been trading for two years and under.

02 Sep 2016

Financial risk expert joins BoE's Financial Policy Committee

Financial risk expert joins BoE's Financial Policy Committee

Chancellor Philip Hammond has confirmed the appointment of "leading expert on financial risk" Professor Anil Kashyap as an external member of the Financial Policy Committee.

02 Sep 2016

 

Teachers Building Society cuts SVR by 0.25%

Teachers Building Society cuts SVR by 0.25%

Teachers Building Society will lower its Standard Variable Rate by the full 0.25% recent Bank of England base rate reduction from 1st October.

02 Sep 2016

Why storytelling is the key to growing the protection market

Why storytelling is the key to growing the protection market

Five years ago I shared a stage with ex-Dragon’s Den star Duncan Bannatyne. He talked about building his health club empire. I spoke about protection.

02 Sep 2016

70% of advisers use social media for business

70% of advisers use social media for business

Usage of social media by advisers is up for the third year running, with 70% of advisers engaging with social media for business purposes, up from 58% in 2014 and 61% in 2015.

02 Sep 2016

Virgin Money cuts resi, HTB and BTL rates

Virgin Money cuts resi, HTB and BTL rates

Virgin Money has reduced rates across its core residential, buy-to-let and Help-to-Buy product ranges.

02 Sep 2016

Accord cuts remortgage rates by 0.15%

Accord cuts remortgage rates by 0.15%

Accord Mortgages has reduced rates for remortgaging customers by up to 0.15%.

02 Sep 2016

Specialist broker doubles staff count to meet growing demand

Specialist broker doubles staff count to meet growing demand

Specialist financial services broker Midlands Asset Finance has doubled its staff count in the past 12 months after seeing continued growth.

01 Sep 2016

Will the Brexit fallout be beneficial for the equity release market?

Will the Brexit fallout be beneficial for the equity release market?

The debate on ‘Brexit’ continues to rage on – as I write this morning Prime Minister, Theresa May, is hosting a ‘Brexit brainstorm’ at Chequers with her cabinet. Perhaps from this we might get an idea about how the UK is to approach leaving the EU and on what terms. We already know that talks with the other EU members won’t happen until next year but again we might hope that a timetable of sorts can be agreed, so the Government can inject a degree of certainty into proceedings.

01 Sep 2016

Only half of providers pass on base rate cut to SVR

Only half of providers pass on base rate cut to SVR

One month on from the reduction to the Bank of England base rate, just under half of providers have failed to pass this cut on to their SVR customers.

01 Sep 2016

Ingard partners with National Counties and Family BS

Ingard partners with National Counties and Family BS

Network and specialist distributor Ingard has added National Counties and the Family Building Society to its panel of lenders.

01 Sep 2016

FCA fines adviser £110k over forged qualifications

FCA fines adviser £110k over forged qualifications

The FCA has banned a mortgage adviser and fined her £109,400 for lying to the regulator about her qualification status.

01 Sep 2016

Newcastle BS launches high-LTV five-year fixes

Newcastle BS launches high-LTV five-year fixes

Newcastle Building Society has launched a new range of five-year fixed rates.

01 Sep 2016

HSBC widens distribution with Pink & First Complete

HSBC widens distribution with Pink & First Complete

HSBC has partnered with First Complete and Pink’s networks as part of its expansion into the intermediary market.

01 Sep 2016

MCD a "positive game changer" for second charge: Fluent

MCD a "positive game changer" for second charge: Fluent

Fluent for Advisers believes that all the available evidence post MCD suggests that regulation has been a "positive game changer" for the second charge sector.

01 Sep 2016

Investec cuts mortgage rates by up to 0.6%

Investec cuts mortgage rates by up to 0.6%

Investec Private Banking has cut its mortgage rates by up to 0.6%, as well as reducing lifetime tracker rates by 0.25% following the Bank Base Rate cut.

01 Sep 2016

Connect launches unsecured loan portal

Connect launches unsecured loan portal

Connect for Intermediaries has partnered with DotBroker to provide an unsecured loan service for its members.

01 Sep 2016

Zopa doubles lending but reports £8.9m annual loss

Zopa doubles lending but reports £8.9m annual loss

Peer-to-peer lending platform Zopa doubled lending to £532 million in 2015, but announced a 45% increase in annual losses from £6.1 million in 2014 to £8.9 million.

31 Aug 2016

Poor credit "epidemic" puts millions of aspiring homeowners at risk

Poor credit "epidemic" puts millions of aspiring homeowners at risk

Millions of young adults are risk being unable to get a mortgage by damaging their credit rating before they turn 25, according to Amigo research.

31 Aug 2016

PwC fined £2.3m over subprime lender audits

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PwC fined £2.3m over subprime lender audits

The Financial Reporting Council has fined PricewaterhouseCoopers £2.3m over auditing failures relating to subprime lender Cattles and its subsidiary Welcome Financial Services in 2007.

31 Aug 2016

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