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Kensington joins TMA panel

Kensington joins TMA panel

Kensington has been appointed to TMA's panel of lenders, extending the range of mortgages available to directly authorised brokers who use TMA.

06 Jan 2016

Scottish builders welcome Labour FTB plan

Scottish builders welcome Labour FTB plan

The Scottish home building industry has welcomed the importance being attached to home ownership by the Scottish Labour Party following its pledge to help First Time Buyers into home ownership through a £3,000 savings boost.

05 Jan 2016

Ipswich BS launches Divorce Mortgage Programme

Ipswich BS launches Divorce Mortgage Programme

Ipswich Building Society is launching a Divorce Mortgage Programme, as part of its focus on providing support for mortgage misfits.

05 Jan 2016

Countrywide appoints corporate relationship director

Countrywide appoints corporate relationship director

Countrywide has appointed Scott Burman as Corporate Relationship Director.

05 Jan 2016

Keystone sets application deadline to beat stamp duty hike

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Keystone sets application deadline to beat stamp duty hike

Keystone Buy to Let Mortgages is urging brokers to submit their clients' Classic Range purchase applications as soon as possible in an effort to ensure that cases complete before 1st April 2016, when the new 3% stamp duty surcharge comes into effect.

05 Jan 2016

Government announces £6.3 million Housing Zone funding

Government announces £6.3 million Housing Zone funding

The government has today announced plans to distribute £6.3 million to 20 Housing Zones to help revive brownfield sites across the country.

05 Jan 2016

Lloyds launches FTB cashback offer

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Lloyds launches FTB cashback offer

Lloyds bank has today extended its existing £500 remortgage cashback offer to include its first-time buyer and homemover range.

05 Jan 2016

Leeds among first lenders to join Help to Buy London scheme

Leeds among first lenders to join Help to Buy London scheme

Leeds Building Society will launch its range of new HTB London mortgages when the Government scheme goes live next month.

05 Jan 2016

Founding director returns to Complete FS

Founding director returns to Complete FS

Complete FS, the specialist lending packager, has appointed Damian Cain as National Account Manager.

05 Jan 2016

Bridging lending set to thrive in 2016

Bridging lending set to thrive in 2016

The UK economy's recovery from the global financial crisis has been a long and winding road.

05 Jan 2016

 

Smart Money secures partnership ahead of MCD

Smart Money secures partnership ahead of MCD

PI Financial has chosen Smart Money Ltd as their preferred partner for the provision of second charge loans ahead of the implementation of MCD in March 2016.

05 Jan 2016

FTB transactions rise by a quarter in 2015

FTB transactions rise by a quarter in 2015

The number of first-time buyer transactions climbed to 31,300 in November, representing an annual increase of 23.7% - or 6,000 additional transactions - compared to November 2014.

05 Jan 2016

Chancellors acquires majority stake in MAB partner

Chancellors acquires majority stake in MAB partner

Chancellors Group of Estate Agents has acquired a majority stake in brokers Alexander James Mortgage Services.

04 Jan 2016

Skipton BS cuts rates and launches new tracker range

Skipton BS cuts rates and launches new tracker range

Skipton Building Society is cutting rates on its 2 and 5 year fixed rate residential mortgages by up to 0.45%.

04 Jan 2016

Masthaven completes £4.2m regulated bridge in 4 days

Masthaven completes £4.2m regulated bridge in 4 days

Masthaven Finance has today announced the completion of a £4.2m regulated bridging loan for Savills Private Finance in 4 days.

04 Jan 2016

Accord sees remortgaging double in H2 2015

Accord sees remortgaging double in H2 2015

The number of borrowers renewing their mortgage has doubled year-on-year in the six months to 30 November, according to figures from Accord.

04 Jan 2016

BoE: November sees jump in mortgage lending

BoE: November sees jump in mortgage lending

Net mortgage lending increased by £3.9 billion in November, compared to the average monthly increase of £3.1 billion over the previous six months, according to the latest Bank of England Money and Credit report.

04 Jan 2016

LV= launches legal advice service

LV= launches legal advice service

LV= is launching LV= Legal Services; a new independent advice service in partnership with UK law firm Lyons Davidson.

04 Jan 2016

Government to fast-track affordable home building

Government to fast-track affordable home building

David Cameron will today announce government plans to directly commission thousands of new affordable homes on publicly owned land.

04 Jan 2016

Virgin Money launches stamp duty specials

Virgin Money launches stamp duty specials

Virgin Money has launched a new range of high LTV products designed to help first time buyers with smaller deposits beat the cost of stamp duty.

04 Jan 2016

TFC rolls out free legals on Precise deals

TFC rolls out free legals on Precise deals

TFC has rolled out its 'free legals' offer on Precise Mortgages deals to all brokers, following a successful trial period.

04 Jan 2016

Roma Finance revamps product range

Roma Finance revamps product range

Roma Finance, the Manchester based bridging finance and development lender, has updated its product range, reducing rates and offering more no exit fee options.

04 Jan 2016

The second charge technology 'arms race'

The second charge technology 'arms race'

2015 has been a pivotal year for the second charge market and, in a very real sense, has laid the foundations for what will be the game-changing introduction of the Mortgage Credit Directive in March next year.

31 Dec 2015

Southern market leads fall in property sales

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Southern market leads fall in property sales

The number of property sales in the first eight months of 2015 were 8% lower than in the same period in 2014, according to research by Halifax.

31 Dec 2015

Financial Reporter's biggest stories of the year: a look back at 2015

Financial Reporter's biggest stories of the year: a look back at 2015

As the year draws to a close in financial services, many will be looking forward to what promises to be yet another tumultuous year in the industry. In preparation for 2016, Financial Reporter have looked back at the most significant stories from this year and how they could affect the next twelve months.

30 Dec 2015

Land Registry: annual house price growth at 5.6%

Land Registry: annual house price growth at 5.6%

The November house price index from the Land Registry shows a monthly price increase of 0.4%.

30 Dec 2015

House price growth accelerates in December

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House price growth accelerates in December

UK house prices increased by 0.8% in December, pushing the annual pace of house price growth to 4.5%, from 3.7% in November, according to the latest Nationwide house price index.

30 Dec 2015

Barclays Capital fined $13.75m by US regulator

Barclays Capital fined $13.75m by US regulator

US regulator FINRA has ordered Barclays Capital to pay more than $10 million in restitution, including interest, to affected customers for mutual fund-related suitability violations.

30 Dec 2015

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