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The Mortgage Partnership adds Kensington to panel

The Mortgage Partnership adds Kensington to panel

The Mortgage Partnership has added Kensington to its panel of specialist lenders.

18 Aug 2016

FCA appoints former FBI director to investigations team

FCA appoints former FBI director to investigations team

The FCA has appointed Michael Welch to director of retail and regulatory investigations.

18 Aug 2016

Aldermore launches limited edition BTL rates

Aldermore launches limited edition BTL rates

Aldermore has today launched two limited edition five-year fixed rate buy-to-let products.

18 Aug 2016

Royal London reports record life and pensions growth

Royal London reports record life and pensions growth

Royal London's new life and pensions business rose by 39% to £4.2bn in H1, which it says represents a new record.

18 Aug 2016

Mass market robo-advice and investment service launches

Mass market robo-advice and investment service launches

UK fintech start-up Munnypot has announced the prelaunch of its robo-advice and investment service ahead of a mass market launch in the autumn.

18 Aug 2016

Pepper appoints Aldermore's Mark Shelper to sales team

Pepper appoints Aldermore's Mark Shelper to sales team

Mark Shelper has joined Pepper Homeloans as Regional Development Manager for the South West and South Wales.

18 Aug 2016

86% of brokers see ongoing mortgage prisoner issues

86% of brokers see ongoing mortgage prisoner issues

Despite the FCA stating that there is 'no obvious issue' surrounding mortgage prisoners in a recent review, 86% of brokers disagreed with a quarter of those saying the problem is getting worse.

18 Aug 2016

New lender to enter residential and lifetime mortgage market

New lender to enter residential and lifetime mortgage market

Mortgages4Life, a new residential and lifetime mortgage lender, has received full regulatory approval from the FCA.

17 Aug 2016

The Exeter bolsters PMI cover with free cash plan offer

The Exeter bolsters PMI cover with free cash plan offer

The Exeter has launched a limited offer giving new PMI policyholders the chance to benefit from a year’s free cash plan cover, which it says will help advisers boost their sales during the summer months.

17 Aug 2016

0% pension exit cap would save retirees £50m

0% pension exit cap would save retirees £50m

Despite the FCA introducing a cap on pension exit fees, around 200,000 investors will still be affected over the next 4 years, argues Hargreaves Lansdown.

17 Aug 2016

 

Aldermore ceases bridging lending

Aldermore ceases bridging lending

Aldermore will stop accepting new bridging loan applications from the 1st September.

17 Aug 2016

Fluent Money plans expansion into wider lending market

Fluent Money plans expansion into wider lending market

Fluent Money has announced plans to "grow into other lending sectors and evaluate new opportunities" after completing the makeup of its new board.

17 Aug 2016

Step One Finance expands lending team

Step One Finance expands lending team

Specialist lender Step One Finance has hired Target Group's Steve Khan as Head of Commercial Development, as well as expanding its underwriting and operational teams.

17 Aug 2016

Scottish house prices see 4% annual rise

Scottish house prices see 4% annual rise

Scottish house prices have defied a 0.4% monthly drop to maintain a 4% annual growth rate in June - the largest seen since May 2015.

17 Aug 2016

Openwork platform assets hit £4bn

Openwork platform assets hit £4bn

Openwork has announced that its platform assets have surpassed £4bn for the first time.

17 Aug 2016

3mc launches buy-to-let exclusive via Precise

3mc launches buy-to-let exclusive via Precise

3mc has today launched an exclusive buy-to-let mortgage deal funded by Precise Mortgages, targeting HMOs including limited company buy-to-lets.

17 Aug 2016

Advisers aiding tax avoidance face 100% fines

Advisers aiding tax avoidance face 100% fines

Accountants and advisers who enable their clients to avoid tax will face tough penalties under new government proposals announced today.

17 Aug 2016

Brexit is creating "mother of all storms" for pensions, warns deVere

Brexit is creating "mother of all storms" for pensions, warns deVere

Today's inflation rise will herald "yet more misery for already deficit-laden British pension funds", warns deVere CEO Nigel Green.

16 Aug 2016

SortRefer appoints Relationship Manager

SortRefer appoints Relationship Manager

SortRefer has appointed Jessica Szczelkun as Relationship Manager to provide support for the conveyancing suppliers on its panel.

16 Aug 2016

Pension funds remain top choice for investors: HSBC

Pension funds remain top choice for investors: HSBC

Pension funds remain the preferred destination for investors’ spare cash, with 29.6% (down from 33.5% in March) opting to invest for the long term and top up their pensions, according to HSBC.

16 Aug 2016

The Coventry launches 1.99% seven-year fix

The Coventry launches 1.99% seven-year fix

Coventry for intermediaries has launched a new range of seven-year fixed residential mortgages, which it says offers the lowest rates currently on the market.

16 Aug 2016

Average two-year tracker falls to record low 1.96%

Average two-year tracker falls to record low 1.96%

Since the Bank of England base rate dropped to 0.25%, the average two-year tracker mortgage deal has fallen below 2% for the first time on record, according to the latest Moneyfacts figures.

16 Aug 2016

UK inflation rises 0.6% to 20-month high

UK inflation rises 0.6% to 20-month high

CPI inflation rose by 0.6% in the year to July 2016, taking it to the highest level seen since November 2014.

16 Aug 2016

UK HPI: The East overtakes London with 14.3% annual rise

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UK HPI: The East overtakes London with 14.3% annual rise

The East of England has replaced London as the region which saw the highest annual house price growth, with prices increasing by 14.3% in the year to June 2016.

16 Aug 2016

Accord launches five-year fixed remortgage range

Accord launches five-year fixed remortgage range

Accord Mortgages has launched a range of five-year fixed rate remortgage products with added incentives.

16 Aug 2016

OneFamily expands senior team

OneFamily expands senior team

OneFamily has announced a number of new senior executive and non-executive board member appointments.

16 Aug 2016

Brexit opening new doors for bridging lenders

Brexit opening new doors for bridging lenders

Brexit is causing a fluctuation of northern developments, increased loan enquiries, and an influx of overseas property buyers which is supporting the bridging market, according to Mint Bridging.

16 Aug 2016

Retirement advisers warn of 'significant stock market downturn'

Retirement advisers warn of 'significant stock market downturn'

Advisers are urging retirement savers to lock in the gains they have seen since the EU Referendum result and 67% plan to offer clients a review of their finances amid concerns that stock markets could be heading for a "significant correction" this year.

15 Aug 2016

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