Latest News

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

Christian Faes - Montello

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

iStock_000009992808Large.jpg

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

IMLA: brokers on track for record-breaking 2015

IMLA: brokers on track for record-breaking 2015

Intermediaries are on course to end 2015 having arranged a record-breaking share of new mortgages, according to IMLA.

17 Dec 2015

Accord BTL launches short-term fixes

Accord BTL launches short-term fixes

Accord Buy to Let has launched a range of short-term fixed rate mortgages for landlords looking to expand their portfolio, with £300 cashback on completion and free standard valuation.

17 Dec 2015

US Fed raises interest rates: industry reaction

US Fed raises interest rates: industry reaction

Yesterday, the US central bank announced a 0.25% increase in interest rates for the first time since the financial crisis to 0.5%.

17 Dec 2015

95% LTV products hit post-recession high

95% LTV products hit post-recession high

The number of 95% loan-to-value mortgage products rose by 84% year-on-year to 260 in November: the highest amount since the recession.

17 Dec 2015

Property millionaires up 14% in 2015

Property millionaires up 14% in 2015

The number of homeowners in Britain whose property is worth £1m or more - or 'property millionaires' - has increased by 75,796 (14%) since January, according to the latest research from Zoopla.

17 Dec 2015

Latest Money Careers

Popular this week

Buy-to-Let Roadshow
April 2017

18th-21st April

4 days
7 specialists
4 locations
Free to attend

Click here to register now