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Sainsbury's enters mortgage market through L&C and L&G

Sainsbury's enters mortgage market through L&C and L&G

Sainsbury's Bank has launched into the mortgage market through initial intermediary pilot broker partner, L&C Mortgages, and Legal & General’s Mortgage Club.

10 Apr 2017

Shawbrook partners with Equity Release Club and The Loan Partnership

Shawbrook partners with Equity Release Club and The Loan Partnership

Equity Release Club and AIR Sourcing, the sourcing system for equity release and retirement lending products, have today announced a new relationship with Shawbrook Bank.

10 Apr 2017

Accord enters consumer buy-to-let market

Accord enters consumer buy-to-let market

Accord Buy To Let has announced that it will be entering the consumer buy-to-let market, making its full buy-to-let mortgage range available to consumer buy-to-let borrowers.

10 Apr 2017

FCA to investigate Barclays CEO over whistleblowing conduct

FCA to investigate Barclays CEO over whistleblowing conduct

The FCA and the Bank of England's PRA have launched an investigation into Jes Staley, Group Chief Executive Officer of Barclays, over an attempt to identify the author of a whistleblowing letter.

10 Apr 2017

Key Retirement expands specialist lending division

Key Retirement expands specialist lending division

Key Retirement has appointed Mark Blanchfield as Director of Specialist Lending to develop its specialist mortgage desk.

10 Apr 2017

Skipton sells £220m mortgage portfolio

Skipton sells £220m mortgage portfolio

Skipton Building Society has agreed the sale of a £220m mortgage portfolio from its subsidiaries Amber Homeloans Limited and North Yorkshire Mortgages Limited.

10 Apr 2017

£1m mortgages rise 24% year-on-year

£1m mortgages rise 24% year-on-year

The number of new residential mortgages worth over £1 million rose by 24% last year, according to research from peer-to-peer secured lending platform Lendy.

10 Apr 2017

Secret recording implicates Bank of England in Libor rigging

Secret recording implicates Bank of England in Libor rigging

A 2008 recording has been uncovered which implicates the Bank of England in the Libor rigging scandal during the financial crisis.

10 Apr 2017

In the Spotlight with Ian Ward, The Mortgage Partnership

In the Spotlight with Ian Ward, The Mortgage Partnership

We spoke to Ian Ward, MD at The Mortgage Partnership, about the impact of the buy-to-let changes and the growth of the lifetime mortgage market.

07 Apr 2017

The technology trends transforming the mortgage sector

The technology trends transforming the mortgage sector

With new technology solutions emerging by the day, the opportunities for the mortgage market to harness the power of these developments are endless. Unfortunately, many lenders appear to be reluctant to take advantage of these advancements.

07 Apr 2017

 

GDP growth remains steady at 0.5% in Q1

GDP growth remains steady at 0.5% in Q1

The National Institute of Economic and Social Research estimates that GDP output grew by 0.5% in the first three months of 2017.

07 Apr 2017

Masthaven launches new second-charge rates from 3.74%

Masthaven launches new second-charge rates from 3.74%

Masthaven has enhanced its second charge mortgage range and launched a new two-year discount product at 3.74% aimed at borrowers with a clean credit history in response to increasing broker demand.

07 Apr 2017

NatWest Intermediary Solutions begins lending in Northern Ireland

NatWest Intermediary Solutions begins lending in Northern Ireland

NatWest Intermediary Solutions has officially launched in Northern Ireland today, following the initial announcement last month.

07 Apr 2017

FCA bans and fines two spread betting employees for market abuse

FCA bans and fines two spread betting employees for market abuse

The FCA has banned and fined two former employees of spread betting firm Worldspreads, which collapsed in March 2012, for engaging in market abuse.

07 Apr 2017

Brexit negotiations pose risk to financial stability: Carney

Brexit negotiations pose risk to financial stability: Carney

Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, has said that the global financial system is "at a fork in the road", predicting that the outcome of the Brexit negotiations will prove "highly influential" in determining which path it takes.

07 Apr 2017

Second charge lending volumes fall 12%

Second charge lending volumes fall 12%

Second charge mortgage new business fell 6% by value and 12% by volume in February, compared with the same month in 2016, according to the latest figures from the Finance & Leasing Association.

07 Apr 2017

FCA resumes HBOS investigation after six jailed

FCA resumes HBOS investigation after six jailed

The FCA is reinvestigating misconduct relating to Halifax Bank of Scotland following the conclusion of Thames Valley police action which resulted in six people being jailed.

07 Apr 2017

Accord cuts mortgage fees across LTV bands

Accord cuts mortgage fees across LTV bands

Accord Mortgages is launching a range of £495 fee mortgages for purchase or remortgage borrowers with lower loan sizes.

07 Apr 2017

Annual house price growth at lowest since May 2013: Halifax

Annual house price growth at lowest since May 2013: Halifax

The annual rate of house price growth has more than halved over the past 12 months to 3.8% - the lowest annual rate since May 2013, according to the latest Halifax house price index.

07 Apr 2017

Secure Trust Bank partners with Brightstar

Secure Trust Bank partners with Brightstar

Secure Trust Bank has partnered with Brightstar Financial to help Mortgage Advice Bureau members find the best solutions for their client’s mortgage needs.

06 Apr 2017

Tenet adds Norton to second charge panel

Tenet adds Norton to second charge panel

Tenet has expanded its direct to lender second charge panel with the addition of Norton Home Loans.

06 Apr 2017

FCA required to report on impact of regulation after BIBA lobby

FCA required to report on impact of regulation after BIBA lobby

Following lobbying by the British Insurance Brokers’ Association, a new Statutory Instrument has been passed which requires the FCA to report on the effects of regulation on economic growth.

06 Apr 2017

Monmouthshire launches buy-to-let rates from 2%

Monmouthshire launches buy-to-let rates from 2%

Monmouthshire Building Society has launched a new range of two year buy-to-let house purchase and remortgage products.

06 Apr 2017

The chicken and egg scenario of technological evolution

The chicken and egg scenario of technological evolution

Technology has progressed so rapidly that it’s not even easy to remember a time when a mobile phone was just a phone. The technological evolution is a little bit like a chicken and egg scenario. On one hand tech advances are being driven by people demanding simplicity, convenience, speed and efficiency. On the other hand have early tech advances only served to heighten and accelerate these needs? It’s difficult to say but one thing is clear - the tech revolution has changed the way the vast majority of businesses are now operating.

06 Apr 2017

Metro Bank launches 90% LTV range

Metro Bank launches 90% LTV range

Metro Bank has launched a 90% LTV range available to first-time buyers, movers and remortgage customers for loans up to £500,000.

06 Apr 2017

PMS Mortgage Club partners with Vida

PMS Mortgage Club partners with Vida

PMS has added Vida Homeloans to its panel, making their range of residential and buy-to-let mortgages available to members of PMS Mortgage Club.

06 Apr 2017

BTL tax relief impact "won't be felt until 2022": Paragon

BTL tax relief impact "won't be felt until 2022": Paragon

The full impact of the Government’s reduction in buy-to-let mortgage interest tax relief, phased in from today, "won't be felt until 2022", warns Paragon Mortgages' John Heron.

06 Apr 2017

House prices to rise 4.4% despite Brexit negotiations: Cebr

House prices to rise 4.4% despite Brexit negotiations: Cebr

UK house prices will continue to rise in 2017, despite uncertainty surrounding Brexit negotiations, according to the Centre for Economics & Business Research.

06 Apr 2017

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