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Pepper appoints Rhona Potter to Head of Marketing

Pepper appoints Rhona Potter to Head of Marketing

Rhona Potter has been appointed as Head of Marketing for Pepper Homeloans.

12 Jan 2017

Advisers support launch of standalone equity release qualification

Advisers support launch of standalone equity release qualification

In the wake of the FCA announcing a consultation into the merits of a standalone equity release qualification, the idea has found support amongst the adviser community.

12 Jan 2017

IFISA to spark 50% growth in P2P market

IFISA to spark 50% growth in P2P market

The launch of the Innovative Finance ISA could spark growth of up to 50% in the peer-to-peer market in 2017, according to ratings and research agency 4thWay.

12 Jan 2017

Equity release lending up 34% in 2016: ERC

Equity release lending up 34% in 2016: ERC

The Equity Release Council has confirmed that the total value of equity release lending surpassed £2bn for the first time in 2016.

12 Jan 2017

Paradigm to distribute new real-time affordability platform

Paradigm to distribute new real-time affordability platform

Paradigm Mortgage Services has linked up with Castlight Financial to distribute its recently launched real-time affordability platform.

12 Jan 2017

Mortgage market increasingly favouring low-LTV borrowers: AmTrust

Mortgage market increasingly favouring low-LTV borrowers: AmTrust

The number of available products, a widening price gap and lower repayments mean that those with higher deposits are continuing to benefit more than those choosing high-LTV mortgage products, according to AmTrust research.

12 Jan 2017

TSB to pay retention proc fees

TSB to pay retention proc fees

TSB has become the latest lender to announce plans to pay mortgage brokers a procuration fee for retention business.

11 Jan 2017

UK economic growth slowed to 2% in 2016: NIESR

UK economic growth slowed to 2% in 2016: NIESR

National Institute of Economic and Social Research figures show that GDP output grew by 0.5% in Q4 2016 after growth of 0.5% in the three months ending in November 2016.

11 Jan 2017

Together launches cross-charge regulated bridging

Together launches cross-charge regulated bridging

Specialist lender Together has enhanced its regulated bridging product range with the introduction of cross-charging, which will enable homeowners to leverage any equity in their current property.

11 Jan 2017

Darlington and Furness appoint Uinsure as sole home insurance supplier

Darlington and Furness appoint Uinsure as sole home insurance supplier

Darlington and Furness building societies have chosen Uinsure as their exclusive home insurance supplier.

11 Jan 2017

 

Equity release market breaks through £2bn barrier in 2016

Equity release market breaks through £2bn barrier in 2016

Pensioners withdrew more than £2.1 billion of property wealth last year as the equity release market surged to a new all-time high, according to Key Retirement.

11 Jan 2017

Tesco Bank reduced fixed rates

Tesco Bank reduced fixed rates

Tesco Bank has reduced rates on a selection of its two and five-year fixed rate mortgage products.

11 Jan 2017

Coventry BS to pay retention proc fees

Coventry BS to pay retention proc fees

Coventry Building Society has announced plans to pay mortgage brokers a procuration fee for retention business.

11 Jan 2017

Stonebridge Group mortgage completions up 53%

Stonebridge Group mortgage completions up 53%

Mortgage and insurance network Stonebridge Group has announced strong business volume growth across its core mortgage, life/protection and general insurance activities.

11 Jan 2017

Data sharing standards are key to Pensions Dashboard, says developer

Data sharing standards are key to Pensions Dashboard, says developer

Financial data specialist ITM is urging the pensions industry to cooperate on data sharing standards after becoming one of the six firms chosen as technology development partners for the prototype of the Pension Dashboard.

11 Jan 2017

Accord cuts rates by up to 0.30%

Accord cuts rates by up to 0.30%

Accord Mortgages has reduced rates on selected fixed rate mortgages by up to 0.30%.

11 Jan 2017

The Source appoints BDM for Scotland and Northern Ireland

The Source appoints BDM for Scotland and Northern Ireland

Source Insurance has appointed Jack Robertson as the new Business Development Manager for Scotland and Northern Ireland.

11 Jan 2017

A third of homeowners plan to remortgage in 2017

A third of homeowners plan to remortgage in 2017

The remortgaging rush is expected to continue in 2017, with almost a third (31%) of eligible homeowners planning to cash in on low interest rates and 25% of those preparing to remortgage in January, according to TSB research.

11 Jan 2017

LV= appoints Alan Cook as non-executive director

LV= appoints Alan Cook as non-executive director

LV= has appointed Alan Cook CBE as an independent non-executive director of the Society and Chairman designate following regulatory approval.

10 Jan 2017

Nationwide cuts fixed rates by up to 0.20%

Nationwide cuts fixed rates by up to 0.20%

From tomorrow, Nationwide Building Society is cutting two, three and five-year fixed rate mortgage products by up to 0.20%.

10 Jan 2017

10-year fixed rates begin to rise

10-year fixed rates begin to rise

The 10-year fixed rate is 'flourishing' with the number of available products rising from 80 in January 2016 to 124 this month.

10 Jan 2017

Atom Bank expands fixed saver range

Atom Bank expands fixed saver range

Atom Bank has added two new products to its current fixed saver range, with three-year and five-year products available from today.

10 Jan 2017

Clydesdale and Yorkshire launch lowest ever fixed rate

Clydesdale and Yorkshire launch lowest ever fixed rate

Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks have reduced rates across their retail mortgage range and are now offering their lowest ever fixed rate.

10 Jan 2017

Al Rayan Bank launches BTL range in Scotland

Al Rayan Bank launches BTL range in Scotland

Al Rayan Bank has announced the launch of Sharia compliant buy-to-let purchase plans for the Scottish market, one month after establishing its presence as the only wholly Sharia compliant retail bank in Scotland.

10 Jan 2017

Barcadia Media partners with NACFB for new Commercial Finance Roadshow

Barcadia Media partners with NACFB for new Commercial Finance Roadshow

Following the success of its Specialist and Buy-to-Let Roadshows in 2016, Barcadia is delighted to reveal that it has been chosen by the NACFB to launch a new Roadshow.

10 Jan 2017

BTL market begins to normalise following remortgage surge

BTL market begins to normalise following remortgage surge

While remortgaging continued to account for the bulk of activity in the buy-to-let market in Q4, purchase lending returned to levels seen before Q3, according to the latest Mortgages for Business Index.

10 Jan 2017

Investec launches Solvency II reporting solution

Investec launches Solvency II reporting solution

Investec Wealth & Investment has launched a fully-automated Solvency II reporting solution for financial mutual and insurance companies.

10 Jan 2017

Low equity release rates spark rise in plan switching

Low equity release rates spark rise in plan switching

Equity release rate cuts are driving increased inquiries about switching plans from existing customers, according to Bower Retirement research.

10 Jan 2017

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