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London fringes forecasted to see strongest growth in 2016

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London fringes forecasted to see strongest growth in 2016

Tooting and Queen's Park are the places to watch in 2016, according to Marsh & Parsons, as property price growth in outer prime areas of the capital are forecasted to eclipse the centre.

21 Dec 2015

86% of IFAs call for clearer advice definitions

86% of IFAs call for clearer advice definitions

Aegon has welcomed the collaboration between HMT and FCA in the Financial Advice Market Review saying it is a "timely opportunity to explore how best to align the regulation of various advice models with broader Government policy".

21 Dec 2015

House price growth hits double figures in H2

House price growth hits double figures in H2

City level house price inflation has accelerated in the second half of 2015 to 10.1% due to scarcity and rising demand, according to the latest Hometrack house price index.

21 Dec 2015

Savers doubtful of 2016 rate rise

Savers doubtful of 2016 rate rise

More than two fifths (41%) of Britons believe the Bank of England's base rate is likely to remain at 0.5% by the end of 2016, whereas one-third (33%) are more positive and expect to see the rate increase.

21 Dec 2015

TFC partners with National Counties BS

TFC partners with National Counties BS

TFC Homeloans has partnered with National Counties Building Society, adding the mutual to its residential and buy-to-let panels of mortgage lenders.

21 Dec 2015

BTL tax reliefs to exceed £15bn despite government cuts

BTL tax reliefs to exceed £15bn despite government cuts

UK landlords are set to claim £15 billion in property expenses, even after incoming Government changes to tax relief are introduced, according to research by Ludlow Thompson estate agents.

19 Dec 2015

In the Spotlight with Nick Jones, Together

In the Spotlight with Nick Jones, Together

We spoke to Nick Jones, National Sales Manager at Together, about the firm's recent rebrand and their goals for 2016.

18 Dec 2015

12 Days of Christmas: 2015 wrapped up

12 Days of Christmas: 2015 wrapped up

It's our favourite time of year at Financial Reporter. The mulled wine comes out and we start looking at things through tinsel-tinted glasses - including the financial services industry.

18 Dec 2015

F&TRC announces 2015 protection ratings

F&TRC announces 2015 protection ratings

Finance & Technology Research Centre has announced its Business Protection and Relevant Life ratings for 2015, aimed at helping advisers understand which providers are offering the most suitable Business Protection or Relevant Life products for their clients.

18 Dec 2015

Hidden fees is the last thing industry needs

Hidden fees is the last thing industry needs

Ask any consumer what they value most in a financial services provider and honesty and transparency are sure to figure high on the list of responses. Nobody wants to feel as though they're being treated unfairly or getting a rubbish deal.

18 Dec 2015

 

Hinckley & Rugby celebrates anniversary with £150 cashback

Hinckley & Rugby celebrates anniversary with £150 cashback

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society is marking its 150th year in business by giving £150 cashback on all residential mortgages.

18 Dec 2015

Platform cuts 90% LTVs and launches new three-year fixes

Platform cuts 90% LTVs and launches new three-year fixes

Platform, the intermediary lender of The Co-operative Bank, has reduced rates across its 90% LTV mortgage range by up to 0.20%.

18 Dec 2015

The resurgence of adverse credit

The resurgence of adverse credit

The environment for lending to people with an impaired credit history is softening - but certainly not enough to warrant some of the scare stories that I have seen.

18 Dec 2015

Just 1 in 10 consult an IFA - but should advice be mandatory?

Just 1 in 10 consult an IFA - but should advice be mandatory?

Approximately 18.2 million people took out a financial product in the last two years, with nearly 3.1 million investing in risky assets, according to research from ILC-UK.

18 Dec 2015

ONS: property wealth rising by £200bn a year

ONS: property wealth rising by £200bn a year

Net property wealth increased by £399 billion (11%) to £3,927 billion between July 2010 to June 2012 and July 2012 to June 2014, according to ONS statistics.

18 Dec 2015

Home registrations remain steady in November

Home registrations remain steady in November

New home registrations in the UK maintained a steady rate of growth throughout November, with similar levels compared to a year ago, according to the latest NHBC figures.

18 Dec 2015

LendInvest takes 10% bridging market share

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LendInvest takes 10% bridging market share

LendInvest lent a total of £250 million in 2015, and claims that it has secured a 10% market share of the £3 billion UK bridging finance market in 2015.

18 Dec 2015

Two weeks to go: insurers ready for Solvency II, says ABI

Two weeks to go: insurers ready for Solvency II, says ABI

The UK industry is well prepared for the reforms to capital rules, the Association of British Insurers said today.

18 Dec 2015

House prices to soar 50% by 2025

House prices to soar 50% by 2025

The rental population will increase by 9%, while home ownership will fall by 7% by 2025, according to a report by ARLA and NAEA.

18 Dec 2015

Government to consult on FPC's buy-to-let controls

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Government to consult on FPC's buy-to-let controls

The government is seeking views on the powers the Bank of England should have over the UK's buy-to-let mortgage market.

17 Dec 2015

Kensington launches new intermediary website

Kensington launches new intermediary website

Kensington has today launched its new website for intermediaries, with a number of features to make it easier for intermediaries to place their complex cases.

17 Dec 2015

Savers could unlock £300m in extra interest with IFISA

Savers could unlock £300m in extra interest with IFISA

Almost two thirds of cash ISA holders are unhappy with their interest rate, and could generate £300m in extra interest with an IFISA, according to RateSetter.

17 Dec 2015

FCA bans former Quintillion director

FCA bans former Quintillion director

The FCA has banned former Quintillion Asset Management director Simon Silva-Peake for 11 years after he transferred client pension funds into inappropriate investments.

17 Dec 2015

Insurance law firm becomes ABI's first Associate Member

Insurance law firm becomes ABI's first Associate Member

Insurance law firm BLM has become the ABI's first Associate Member.

17 Dec 2015

Pension advisers: expect poor value from second hand annuities

Pension advisers: expect poor value from second hand annuities

Portal Financial has warned that the returns people will receive when selling their annuities are likely to be very poor - on average 25% less than the expected value for a 10 year old annuity, but possibly much higher for older annuities or people whose health has deteriorated.

17 Dec 2015

CML: November sees 9% lending drop

CML: November sees 9% lending drop

The CML estimates that gross mortgage lending reached £19.9 billion in November - 9% lower than October's lending total of £21.9 billion, but 23% higher than the £16.1 billion lent in November last year.

17 Dec 2015

Nationwide's Adrian Moloney joins OneSavings Bank

Nationwide's Adrian Moloney joins OneSavings Bank

OneSavings Bank, the specialist lending and retail savings group, has announced the appointment of Adrian Moloney as its new Sales Director in a bid to strengthen the bank's focus on the intermediary market.

17 Dec 2015

A third of remortgagors increase loan size

A third of remortgagors increase loan size

Nearly a third (31%) borrowers who remortgaged in November increased the size of their loan, according to the latest research by LMS.

17 Dec 2015

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