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West Brom removes completion fees

West Brom removes completion fees

West Brom Building Society has lowered fees and cut rates by up to 0.30% across its entire range.

03 Feb 2016

Knowledge, not products - navigating the retirement landscape in 2016

Knowledge, not products - navigating the retirement landscape in 2016

As we approach the first anniversary of the pension reforms introduced in April 2015, it is clear that as financial advisers, keeping abreast of the swathe of changes being introduced is vital if we are to help clients make the most of their retirement. In 2016, we can expect no let up in the pace of changes either.

03 Feb 2016

Aldermore expands BTL range

Aldermore expands BTL range

Aldermore has launched a new limited edition rate on its 5 year-fixed buy-to-let product.

03 Feb 2016

Hinckley & Rugby launches sub-2% 90% LTV

Hinckley & Rugby launches sub-2% 90% LTV

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has cut the interest rates on five discount mortgages - including a 90% LTV now available at 1.95%.

03 Feb 2016

FCA called "weak, toothless and anaemic" in MP debate

FCA called "weak, toothless and anaemic" in MP debate

Earlier this week, MPs debated a motion of no confidence in the FCA, in which the regulator was described as "weak, toothless and anaemic".

03 Feb 2016

FCA confirms P2P commission ban in IFISA rulebook

FCA confirms P2P commission ban in IFISA rulebook

The FCA has updated its handbook to reflect the introduction of the IFISA and the regulated activity of advising on P2P agreements.

03 Feb 2016

Clydesdale's £1.6bn flotation begins

Clydesdale's £1.6bn flotation begins

Clydesdale Bank floated on the London Stock Exchange today after a 24 hour delay.

03 Feb 2016

MCD authorisation helpline launches

MCD authorisation helpline launches

The Consumer Credit Centre, part of the SimplyBiz Group, has announced the launch of a helpline which will give brokers and introducers information on how to meet the requirements of the Mortgage Credit Directive.

03 Feb 2016

Dudley BS launches ERC free range

Dudley BS launches ERC free range

Dudley Building Society has announced the launch of eight new discounted rate products, four of which have no Early Redemption Charge and start at 3.29%.

03 Feb 2016

Strength of silver pound surges

Strength of silver pound surges

Retirees enjoy spending boom as they increase their spending by 53% in ten years, to £17,465 per household.

02 Feb 2016

 

E-Finity Leads announces investment from Finanzen Group

E-Finity Leads announces investment from Finanzen Group

E-Finity Leads has announced that it has received significant investment from Finanzen.de AG ,a provider of customer leads in the German finance and insurance sector.

02 Feb 2016

Accord launches new two year tracker range

Accord launches new two year tracker range

Accord Mortgages has announced today that it has increased its two-year mortgage offering to give even more choice to borrowers and brokers.

02 Feb 2016

Shepherd Direct announces rebrand

Shepherd Direct announces rebrand

Shepherd Direct Ltd, the property services group that recently acquired nationwide property and auctions business, CP Bigwood, has adopted the acronym 'SDL' in an overhaul of the Group's branding and promotional activities.

02 Feb 2016

Exclusive Factsheets launch free for Financial Reporter readers

Exclusive Factsheets launch free for Financial Reporter readers

Financial Reporter is proud to launch the first of its Product Factsheets, designed in partnership with some of the biggest names in the industry to provide a valuable resource for intermediaries.

02 Feb 2016

65% of advisers concerned over equity release compliance

65% of advisers concerned over equity release compliance

New research for referral service, Key Partnerships, has found that two out of three advisers are forecasting a rise in equity release enquiries but are put off advising themselves due to concerns about access to research and being able to meet compliance requirements.

02 Feb 2016

Market volatility boosts annuities

Market volatility boosts annuities

Latest figures from eValue's quarterly Pensions Freedom Index show that since April 2015 savers have gradually reverted back to the safe haven of annuities.

02 Feb 2016

Are private pensions taking a back seat to equity ISAs?

Are private pensions taking a back seat to equity ISAs?

New research from The Share Centre has found that one in four wealthy investors (24%) is shunning private pensions in favour of stocks and shares ISAs.

02 Feb 2016

Londoners remain on top for savings

Londoners remain on top for savings

New research from challenger bank Charter Savings Bank, in conjunction with YouGov, has found that London is the UK's top saving region, with those who save on a regular basis putting away an average of £1,096 a month into their savings.

02 Feb 2016

Pension freedoms 'will drive interest' in with profit funds

Pension freedoms 'will drive interest' in with profit funds

Pension freedoms will drive renewed interest in with profits funds and will spark a surge in demand for advice and guidance from customers in the next five years, independent market experts AKG believes.

02 Feb 2016

Saffron launches new 3-yr fixed occupational range

Saffron launches new 3-yr fixed occupational range

Saffron For Intermediaries, the dedicated broker channel of Saffron Building Society has launched 3-year fixed rate options across its range of occupational mortgages for the self-employed, contractors and professionals.

02 Feb 2016

Keystone revamps Classic Range

Keystone revamps Classic Range

Keystone Buy to Let Mortgages has streamlined its Classic Range, merging product sets to make all rates available to both individual and limited company borrowers.

01 Feb 2016

Principality launches £475m RMBS issuance

Principality launches £475m RMBS issuance

Principality Building Society has launched its third issuance of Residential Mortgage Backed Securities to institutional investors.

01 Feb 2016

Teachers BS reveals London Help to Buy rates

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Teachers BS reveals London Help to Buy rates

Teachers Building Society has launched a London Help to Buy discounted variable rate of 1.99% for the first two years.

01 Feb 2016

FCA fines insurance firms £15.5m

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FCA fines insurance firms £15.5m

The FCA has fined five people and two firms a total of £15.5m and banned four for "significant integrity and competence failings".

01 Feb 2016

PRA fines GI firm £2.8m and bans CEO

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PRA fines GI firm £2.8m and bans CEO

The Prudential Regulation Authority has imposed a £25,173 fine on Colin McIntosh, CEO of Millburn Insurance Company Limited, and has banned him from holding controlled functions at any PRA-authorised firm.

01 Feb 2016

Aldermore launches London Help to Buy range

Aldermore launches London Help to Buy range

Aldermore has announced the launch of its London Help to Buy product.

01 Feb 2016

BoE: Mortgage approvals rise in December

BoE: Mortgage approvals rise in December

The number of mortgage approvals hit 70,837 in December - slightly higher than November's figure of 70,410 and the average of 69,462 over the previous six months, according to the latest Bank of England Money and Credit report.

01 Feb 2016

The Mansfield announces MCD plans

The Mansfield announces MCD plans

Mansfield Building Society has revealed its approach to the Mortgage Credit Directive and will be introducing KFI+ for new business and mortgage offers during February.

01 Feb 2016

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