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Keystone launches online case tracking

Keystone launches online case tracking

Keystone Property Finance has launched MyKeystone, an online case tracking facility for brokers using its Classic Range of buy-to-let mortgages.

21 Jun 2017

Secure Trust Bank partners with 3mc

Secure Trust Bank partners with 3mc

Secure Trust Bank has added 3mc to its partner network, marking the sixth partnership since it launched into the residential mortgage market earlier this year.

21 Jun 2017

Home sales fall 7% as all regions see decrease in 2016

Home sales fall 7% as all regions see decrease in 2016

Property sales in 2016 were 7% lower than in 2015 as all regions saw a decrease in sales, according to the latest research from Lloyds Bank.

21 Jun 2017

Pensioner incomes take 30% tax hit

Pensioner incomes take 30% tax hit

Pensioners handed over an average of £7,400 in tax last year – the equivalent of nearly 30% of their annual income, according to Prudential research.

21 Jun 2017

Retirees on course for £26,000 tax-free lump sum

Retirees on course for £26,000 tax-free lump sum

54% of working age people plan to take up to 25% of their pension as a tax-free lump sum at retirement, according to research from Aegon.

20 Jun 2017

£127bn added to retiree property wealth despite market slowdown

£127bn added to retiree property wealth despite market slowdown

Retired homeowners each earned more than £2,400 a month from their houses in the past year, as total property wealth rises to £1.054 trillion, according to data from Key Retirement.

20 Jun 2017

Smaller mortgage lenders see strongest growth: CML

Smaller mortgage lenders see strongest growth: CML

CML data shows that although the 10 largest mortgage lenders continue to undertake the bulk of lending, smaller players made a "major contribution to lending growth" in 2016.

20 Jun 2017

Santander launches private banking offering

Santander launches private banking offering

Santander has announced the launch of Santander Private, a new service providing banking and wealth management services to private clients, business owners and entrepreneurs.

20 Jun 2017

Shawbrook board accepts private equity takeover offer

Shawbrook board accepts private equity takeover offer

Shawbrook Group Directors have recommended that shareholders accept the final offer from BC Partners and Pollen Street Capital for 75.6% of Shawbrook's shares.

20 Jun 2017

Investec appoints Business Development Manager

Investec appoints Business Development Manager

Investec Private Banking has appointed James Glynne-Percy as a Business Development Manager.

20 Jun 2017

 

Carney: Now is not the time to raise interest rates

Carney: Now is not the time to raise interest rates

Bank of England governor Mark Carney has said that from his perspective, "now is not yet the time" to begin raising interest rates.

20 Jun 2017

Crowd2Fund launches into secured lending

Crowd2Fund launches into secured lending

Crowd2Fund has launched a property loan product, secured against residential or commercial property, which qualifies for inclusion within the platform’s IFISA.

20 Jun 2017

Over half of first-time buyers feel unable to negotiate

Over half of first-time buyers feel unable to negotiate

52% of first time buyers admit they have never negotiated, with a further 53% saying they would fear missing out in the “extremely competitive” market if they were to negotiate.

20 Jun 2017

Barclays and former CEO charged with fraud by SFO

Barclays and former CEO charged with fraud by SFO

The Serious Fraud Office has charged Barclays and four former employees, including former CEO John Varley, with conspiracy to commit fraud and the provision of unlawful financial assistance.

20 Jun 2017

FSE Wales unveils seminar line-up

FSE Wales unveils seminar line-up

FSE Wales has unveiled its full seminar programme for next week’s event.

19 Jun 2017

Make sure your technology stands up to ‘Friday afternoon fraud’

Make sure your technology stands up to ‘Friday afternoon fraud’

Tackling attempts at fraud may not be particularly high on the agenda of most mortgage advisers, certainly when compared for example with lenders and conveyancing firms, however given their critical role within the mortgage and home-buying process, it should certainly be taken seriously and the right systems and controls put in place to deal with it.

19 Jun 2017

RateSetter and Al Rayan CEOs named in Queen's honours list

RateSetter and Al Rayan CEOs named in Queen's honours list

Al Rayan Bank CEO, Sultan Choudhury, and RateSetter founder and CEO, Rhydian Lewis, have both received an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

19 Jun 2017

Silvana Tenreyro to replace Kristin Forbes on MPC

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Silvana Tenreyro to replace Kristin Forbes on MPC

Professor Silvana Tenreyro has been appointed as an external member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee.

19 Jun 2017

Metro Bank scraps product fees for existing customers

Metro Bank scraps product fees for existing customers

Metro Bank has removed product fees for existing residential mortgage customers, who will benefit from fee-free products when completing either a residential rate switch or further advance on loans up to £2 million.

19 Jun 2017

Standard Life set to merge with Scottish Widows

Standard Life set to merge with Scottish Widows

Scottish Widows is reportedly planning to merge with rival provider Standard Life.

19 Jun 2017

3mc launches compare and contrast criteria

3mc launches compare and contrast criteria

3mc has enhanced the functionality of its website to enable brokers to compare and contrast the criteria of all lenders on its panel in three steps.

19 Jun 2017

LendInvest hires second Northern BDM

LendInvest hires second Northern BDM

LendInvest has appointed its second BDM for Northern England to satisfy growing demand in the region.

19 Jun 2017

House prices see first June fall in eight years: Rightmove

House prices see first June fall in eight years: Rightmove

The property market is seeing a surge in agreed sales this month as house prices fall by 0.4%, the first fall in June since 2009 at the height of the credit crunch and the first fall this year, according to the latest Rightmove house price index.

19 Jun 2017

IFA Conveyancing launches fixed fee bridging proposition

IFA Conveyancing launches fixed fee bridging proposition

IFA Conveyancing has added a fixed fee bridging loan comparison engine to its residential and commercial proposition.

19 Jun 2017

John Griffith-Jones to leave the FCA

John Griffith-Jones to leave the FCA

John Griffith-Jones, Chairman of the FCA and the Payment Systems Regulator, has confirmed that he will leave both organisations at the end of his term of office on 31 March 2018.

19 Jun 2017

In the Spotlight with Heather Crinion, Marsden BS

In the Spotlight with Heather Crinion, Marsden BS

We spoke to Heather Crinion, General Manager (Operations) at Marsden Building Society, about how intermediaries can best serve older borrowers and the impact that Brexit will have on the wider market.

16 Jun 2017

The new HMRC Trust Registration Service - what advisers need to know

The new HMRC Trust Registration Service - what advisers need to know

At the SimplyBiz Group, we have received numerous calls enquiring about the new HMRC Trusts Registration Service, which is a compulsory online service for lead and corporate trustees that builds on existing tax reporting mechanisms. Given the types of queries we’ve heard, I’d predict that many advisers across the industry have the same questions.

16 Jun 2017

What happens to the housing and mortgage markets post-Election?

What happens to the housing and mortgage markets post-Election?

With the Election result providing perfect clarity – sarcasm - we can now move on to the big question: What happens to the housing and mortgage markets post-Election?

16 Jun 2017

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