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Together appoints retail CEO

Together appoints retail CEO

Together has appointed former CEO of Harrods Bank, Peter Ball, as chief executive of its retail division.

04 Jul 2016

FHL launches new introducer portal

FHL launches new introducer portal

Foundation Home Loans has launched a new portal for introducer partners, which it says is "just the first stage" of its online proposition.

04 Jul 2016

First Direct cuts two and five year fixed rates

First Direct cuts two and five year fixed rates

First Direct has cut rates across its two and five year fixed rate mortgage range.

01 Jul 2016

Osborne abandons 2020 budget surplus plan

Osborne abandons 2020 budget surplus plan

George Osborne has abandoned his target to restore government finances to a surplus by 2020.

01 Jul 2016

Creating certainty in a post-Brexit environment

Creating certainty in a post-Brexit environment

If there’s one word to sum up where we stand right now, both as an industry and as a country, it’s uncertainty. The UK is leaving the European Union but we don’t know when or how. The Prime Minister is stepping down but we don’t yet know who will replace him. The Labour party is in disarray. Regardless of how you voted in the EU Referendum, it’s clear the uncertainty currently being felt by all corners of the country benefits no one and the sooner we have some idea of a strategy for moving forward the better.

01 Jul 2016

Manchester and London brokers trailing on later life advice

Manchester and London brokers trailing on later life advice

74% of brokers either advise or refer customers looking for later life lending and equity release products - described as a "market surge" by Legal & General.

01 Jul 2016

Old Mutual Wealth caps pension exit fees at 1%

Old Mutual Wealth caps pension exit fees at 1%

Old Mutual Wealth is introducing a 1% pension exit fee in Q4 for all customers on older style personal and occupational pension contracts.

01 Jul 2016

Aegon urges government to keep LISA simple

Aegon urges government to keep LISA simple

Aegon says the Brexit outcome makes an even stronger case for keeping the Lifetime ISA simple.

01 Jul 2016

Kent Reliance launches low LTV BTL range

Kent Reliance launches low LTV BTL range

Kent Reliance has launched two-year discount and two-year fixed rates available up to 65% LTV up to loan sizes of £3million.

01 Jul 2016

Court of Appeal issues 'landmark judgement' on negligent valuations

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Court of Appeal issues 'landmark judgement' on negligent valuations

A Court of Appeal judgment in a professional negligence case will have "wide-ranging ramifications across the lending industry", according to law firm Rosling King.

01 Jul 2016

 

Gilt yields turn negative following Carney speech

Gilt yields turn negative following Carney speech

After Mark Carney revealed yesterday that "some monetary policy easing will likely be required over the summer", gilt yields have fallen below zero for the first time.

01 Jul 2016

Leeds BS strengthens intermediary team

Leeds BS strengthens intermediary team

Lloyds Banking Group's Helen Cawthra has joined Leeds Building Society as Corporate Account Manager.

01 Jul 2016

Carney: rate cut likely over summer

Carney: rate cut likely over summer

Bank of England governor Mark Carney has said that in his view "the economic outlook has deteriorated and some monetary policy easing will likely be required over the summer".

30 Jun 2016

Retirement income planning for those with insufficient pension savings

Retirement income planning for those with insufficient pension savings

Andy Haldane, Chief Economist at the Bank of England, created a stir when in a recent speech he said he did not understand pensions and that from conversations he had with many experts and financial advisers they did not either.

30 Jun 2016

Over half a million open Help to Buy ISA

Over half a million open Help to Buy ISA

Over 500,000 people have opened a Help to Buy ISA since the scheme launched in December.

30 Jun 2016

FCA scraps £200 consumer BTL fee

FCA scraps £200 consumer BTL fee

The FCA has announced that its levy for advisers in 2016/17 will be £73.7m - a 1.6% decrease on previous year.

30 Jun 2016

Lifetime mortgages overtake individual annuities at L&G

Lifetime mortgages overtake individual annuities at L&G

Legal & General Group has reported strong new business sales in its Retirement Division in H1, stating that uncertainties over the EU Referendum have caused "minimal disruption".

30 Jun 2016

Belmont Green partners with ULS ahead of launch

Belmont Green partners with ULS ahead of launch

ULS Technology has signed a five-year agreement with challenger mortgage lender Belmont Green to provide its proprietary conveyancing comparison technology platform, eConveyancer.

30 Jun 2016

TSB launches BTL cashback offer

TSB launches BTL cashback offer

TSB has introduced a £250 cashback offer across all buy-to-let products available directly and through TSB Intermediary.

30 Jun 2016

Tenet extends partnership with Mortgage Brain

Tenet extends partnership with Mortgage Brain

Tenet Group has extended its partnership with Mortgage Brain and is now offering its members access to the Key, Mortgage Brain’s point-of-sale, CRM and compliance system.

30 Jun 2016

Together launches mortgage system with AToM

Together launches mortgage system with AToM

Together has partnered with AToM to offer brokers a new integrated mortgage system.

30 Jun 2016

Precise launches new resi and BTL rates

Precise launches new resi and BTL rates

Precise Mortgages has launched a range of new residential and buy-to-let products.

30 Jun 2016

LendInvest pauses new second charge lending

LendInvest pauses new second charge lending

LendInvest has reviewed its lending criteria in light of the Brexit vote, and will temporarily pause new lending on new second charge cases.

30 Jun 2016

FSE Cardiff: Interest-only fuelling equity release growth

FSE Cardiff: Interest-only fuelling equity release growth

The equity release sector is seeing a "significant rise" in the number of interest-only mortgage customers opting to take out equity release products in order to pay off their capital, according to Dean Mirfin of Key Retirement.

29 Jun 2016

FSE Cardiff: Brexit won't be another Credit Crunch, says panel

FSE Cardiff: Brexit won't be another Credit Crunch, says panel

Industry experts have agreed that advisers should ‘keep calm and carry on’ in the aftermath of the EU Referendum vote, suggesting that the fundamentals of the mortgage market are still strong.

29 Jun 2016

FSE Cardiff: BTL advisers warned to avoid tax advice

FSE Cardiff: BTL advisers warned to avoid tax advice

Buy-to-let mortgage advisers have been warned not to discuss the potentially complex tax positions of their clients.

29 Jun 2016

FSE Cardiff: AMI hopes Brexit will reverse ESIS and MCD rules

FSE Cardiff: AMI hopes Brexit will reverse ESIS and MCD rules

The AMI's Robert Sinclair says that mortgage advisers and intermediaries still occupy the strongest possible position in the marketplace, but admitted there will be major regulatory and competitive challenges ahead.

29 Jun 2016

FSE Cardiff: Bank Rate could go either way, says Sinclair

FSE Cardiff: Bank Rate could go either way, says Sinclair

The Bank of England and MPC have a significant job on their hands over the next few months following the Brexit vote, according to CEO of the AMI Robert Sinclair.

29 Jun 2016

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