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Barclays launches London Help to Buy products

Barclays launches London Help to Buy products

Barclays is pleased to confirm a range of new shared equity products to support the official launch of the London Help to Buy scheme from 1st February

29 Jan 2016

Overwhelming response sees Money Careers recruitment portal extend offer

Overwhelming response sees Money Careers recruitment portal extend offer

Money Careers, a unique new recruitment website aimed specifically at financial services professionals, has extended its free job listings offer due to overwhelming industry demand.

29 Jan 2016

Property transactions in decline: Land Registry

Property transactions in decline: Land Registry

Today's Land Registry data shows property transactions in decline, and the average house price increased by 6.7% annually.

29 Jan 2016

Al Rayan Bank reduces rental rates on BTL products

Al Rayan Bank reduces rental rates on BTL products

Al Rayan Bank today announced a promotional reduction of 1.00% on its Buy to Let Purchase Plan (BTLPP) and Buy to Let Rent Only Purchase Plan (BRO) products rental rates.

28 Jan 2016

Natwest to cut high LTV resi and BTL broker deals

Natwest to cut high LTV resi and BTL broker deals

NatWest Intermediary Solutions has announced that from tomorrow it will be reducing rates on a number of higher LTV residential mortgages including first-time buyer deals, and a selection of buy-to-let mortgages.

28 Jan 2016

TPAS appoints former NEST Chair

TPAS appoints former NEST Chair

Museji Ahmed Takolia CBE has been appointed Chair of The Pensions Advisory Service.

28 Jan 2016

New Street Mortgages appoints valuation panel manager

New Street Mortgages appoints valuation panel manager

New Street Mortgages has chosen Gateway, owned by SimplyBiz Group, as its new panel manager to look after its valuations and valuation process using the Quest platform.

28 Jan 2016

Osborne delays Lloyds share sale

Osborne delays Lloyds share sale

George Osborne has postponed the final sale of Lloyds Bank shares this spring, blaming "turbulent markets".

28 Jan 2016

FCA and PRA to investigate HBOS Senior Managers

FCA and PRA to investigate HBOS Senior Managers

The FCA and the PRA have decided to start investigations into "certain former HBOS senior managers".

28 Jan 2016

GDP growth falls to 2.2% in 2015

GDP growth falls to 2.2% in 2015

GDP is estimated to have increased by 0.5% in Q4 2015, up from 0.4% growth in Q3, according to the ONS' preliminary estimates.

28 Jan 2016

 

Brokers spilt on future of BTL market

Brokers spilt on future of BTL market

Mortgage brokers have concerns about the potential for further growth in the buy-to-let market during 2016, according to research by NatWest Intermediary Solutions.

28 Jan 2016

John Charcol adopts Mortgage Brain's sourcing system

John Charcol adopts Mortgage Brain's sourcing system

John Charcol has selected Mortgage Brain's online sourcing system, MortgageBrain Anywhere, as its mortgage sourcing technology solution.

28 Jan 2016

Paragon: BTL lending up 80%

Paragon: BTL lending up 80%

Paragon Mortgages has reported an 80.6% increase in new buy-to-let lending, totalling £400.9 million in Q4.

28 Jan 2016

Nationwide launches Help to Buy London range

Nationwide launches Help to Buy London range

Nationwide Building Society is launching a new range of shared equity mortgage deals, which covers the Help to Buy London scheme, from Thursday 28 January.

27 Jan 2016

Second charge market sees seasonal dip after record month

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Second charge market sees seasonal dip after record month

Secured lending saw a new record peak in October at £98.5m, representing a 47% increase year-on-year, according to the latest Enterprise Finance Secured Loan Index.

27 Jan 2016

Barnsley and Chelsea to undergo YBS rebrand

Barnsley and Chelsea to undergo YBS rebrand

YBS Group has announced plans to rebrand Barnsley Building Society and Chelsea Building Society branches to Yorkshire Building Society.

27 Jan 2016

Santander profits fall 4.1% after £450m PPI payout

Santander profits fall 4.1% after £450m PPI payout

Santander UK has reported a 4.1% fall in pre-tax profits to £1.3bn after setting aside a further £450m provision for PPI.

27 Jan 2016

FCA issues self-cert mortgage warning

FCA issues self-cert mortgage warning

The FCA has issued a warning about "a firm outside the UK relying on the European Electronic Commerce Directive to provide mortgages to customers in the UK without the protections offered by the UK's mortgage regime".

27 Jan 2016

L&G to create 3000 homes with £600m Build to Rent scheme

L&G to create 3000 homes with £600m Build to Rent scheme

Legal & General Capital and Dutch pension fund manager, PGGM, have today announced the launch of a Build to Rent partnership.

27 Jan 2016

Stonebridge adds The Loans Engine to specialist panel

Stonebridge adds The Loans Engine to specialist panel

The Loans Engine has been appointed to Stonebridge Group's specialist lending panel.

27 Jan 2016

Sesame appoints head of lender relationships

Sesame appoints head of lender relationships

Sesame Bankhall Group has appointed Jane Benjamin as head of lender relationships.

27 Jan 2016

BBA: mortgage borrowing up 24% to hit £12.4bn

BBA: mortgage borrowing up 24% to hit £12.4bn

Gross mortgage borrowing reached £12.4 billion in December - 24% higher than December 2014, according to the latest BBA lending figures.

27 Jan 2016

Nationwide: house price growth to accelerate in 2016

Nationwide: house price growth to accelerate in 2016

House prices increased by 0.3% in January, while annual house price growth remained stable at 4.4%, according to the latest Nationwide house price index.

27 Jan 2016

RBS sets aside £2.5bn in mortgage and PPI provisions

RBS sets aside £2.5bn in mortgage and PPI provisions

RBS has announced a total of £2.5bn in new provisions, and is putting £4.2bn into its pension scheme, to cover an accounting deficit - a move that will cause the bank to make a loss in 2015.

27 Jan 2016

IRESS enhances technology solutions ahead of MCD

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IRESS enhances technology solutions ahead of MCD

IRESS has enhanced its technology solutions to help brokers prepare ahead of the Mortgage Credit Directive.

27 Jan 2016

Advisers call for more retirement lending options

Advisers call for more retirement lending options

Nearly half of advisers (46%) say offering more retirement lending solutions would help maintain the strong growth in the market, according to research from Bower Retirement Services.

27 Jan 2016

Barclays backs trade body merger

Barclays backs trade body merger

Barclays has confirmed its support for the proposed merger of the BBA and the CML to form a new trade body.

27 Jan 2016

Average house deposit soars to over £80,000

Average house deposit soars to over £80,000

The average house purchase deposit rose to over £80,000 in December, according to Mortgage Advice Bureau - the highest figure recorded by MAB's National Mortgage Index since it began in January 2009.

27 Jan 2016

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