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Kent Reliance launches low LTV BTL range

Kent Reliance launches low LTV BTL range

Kent Reliance has launched two-year discount and two-year fixed rates available up to 65% LTV up to loan sizes of £3million.

01 Jul 2016

Court of Appeal issues 'landmark judgement' on negligent valuations

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Court of Appeal issues 'landmark judgement' on negligent valuations

A Court of Appeal judgment in a professional negligence case will have "wide-ranging ramifications across the lending industry", according to law firm Rosling King.

01 Jul 2016

Gilt yields turn negative following Carney speech

Gilt yields turn negative following Carney speech

After Mark Carney revealed yesterday that "some monetary policy easing will likely be required over the summer", gilt yields have fallen below zero for the first time.

01 Jul 2016

Leeds BS strengthens intermediary team

Leeds BS strengthens intermediary team

Lloyds Banking Group's Helen Cawthra has joined Leeds Building Society as Corporate Account Manager.

01 Jul 2016

Carney: rate cut likely over summer

Carney: rate cut likely over summer

Bank of England governor Mark Carney has said that in his view "the economic outlook has deteriorated and some monetary policy easing will likely be required over the summer".

30 Jun 2016

Retirement income planning for those with insufficient pension savings

Retirement income planning for those with insufficient pension savings

Andy Haldane, Chief Economist at the Bank of England, created a stir when in a recent speech he said he did not understand pensions and that from conversations he had with many experts and financial advisers they did not either.

30 Jun 2016

Over half a million open Help to Buy ISA

Over half a million open Help to Buy ISA

Over 500,000 people have opened a Help to Buy ISA since the scheme launched in December.

30 Jun 2016

FCA scraps £200 consumer BTL fee

FCA scraps £200 consumer BTL fee

The FCA has announced that its levy for advisers in 2016/17 will be £73.7m - a 1.6% decrease on previous year.

30 Jun 2016

Lifetime mortgages overtake individual annuities at L&G

Lifetime mortgages overtake individual annuities at L&G

Legal & General Group has reported strong new business sales in its Retirement Division in H1, stating that uncertainties over the EU Referendum have caused "minimal disruption".

30 Jun 2016

Belmont Green partners with ULS ahead of launch

Belmont Green partners with ULS ahead of launch

ULS Technology has signed a five-year agreement with challenger mortgage lender Belmont Green to provide its proprietary conveyancing comparison technology platform, eConveyancer.

30 Jun 2016

 

TSB launches BTL cashback offer

TSB launches BTL cashback offer

TSB has introduced a £250 cashback offer across all buy-to-let products available directly and through TSB Intermediary.

30 Jun 2016

Tenet extends partnership with Mortgage Brain

Tenet extends partnership with Mortgage Brain

Tenet Group has extended its partnership with Mortgage Brain and is now offering its members access to the Key, Mortgage Brain’s point-of-sale, CRM and compliance system.

30 Jun 2016

Together launches mortgage system with AToM

Together launches mortgage system with AToM

Together has partnered with AToM to offer brokers a new integrated mortgage system.

30 Jun 2016

Precise launches new resi and BTL rates

Precise launches new resi and BTL rates

Precise Mortgages has launched a range of new residential and buy-to-let products.

30 Jun 2016

LendInvest pauses new second charge lending

LendInvest pauses new second charge lending

LendInvest has reviewed its lending criteria in light of the Brexit vote, and will temporarily pause new lending on new second charge cases.

30 Jun 2016

FSE Cardiff: Interest-only fuelling equity release growth

FSE Cardiff: Interest-only fuelling equity release growth

The equity release sector is seeing a "significant rise" in the number of interest-only mortgage customers opting to take out equity release products in order to pay off their capital, according to Dean Mirfin of Key Retirement.

29 Jun 2016

FSE Cardiff: Brexit won't be another Credit Crunch, says panel

FSE Cardiff: Brexit won't be another Credit Crunch, says panel

Industry experts have agreed that advisers should ‘keep calm and carry on’ in the aftermath of the EU Referendum vote, suggesting that the fundamentals of the mortgage market are still strong.

29 Jun 2016

FSE Cardiff: BTL advisers warned to avoid tax advice

FSE Cardiff: BTL advisers warned to avoid tax advice

Buy-to-let mortgage advisers have been warned not to discuss the potentially complex tax positions of their clients.

29 Jun 2016

FSE Cardiff: AMI hopes Brexit will reverse ESIS and MCD rules

FSE Cardiff: AMI hopes Brexit will reverse ESIS and MCD rules

The AMI's Robert Sinclair says that mortgage advisers and intermediaries still occupy the strongest possible position in the marketplace, but admitted there will be major regulatory and competitive challenges ahead.

29 Jun 2016

FSE Cardiff: Bank Rate could go either way, says Sinclair

FSE Cardiff: Bank Rate could go either way, says Sinclair

The Bank of England and MPC have a significant job on their hands over the next few months following the Brexit vote, according to CEO of the AMI Robert Sinclair.

29 Jun 2016

Family BS cuts high-LTV rates by up to 0.70%

Family BS cuts high-LTV rates by up to 0.70%

The Family Building Society has cut interest rates on its three and five year fixed rate Family Mortgages, as well as its Offset and Low-start Mortgages.

29 Jun 2016

Nationwide: June house prices "surprisingly strong"

Nationwide: June house prices "surprisingly strong"

Annual house price growth increased to 5.1% in June, up slightly from the 4.7% recorded in May, according to the latest Nationwide house price index.

29 Jun 2016

BoE: mortgage lending rebounds from April slump

BoE: mortgage lending rebounds from April slump

Lending secured on dwellings increased by £2.8 billion in May, still below the average of £3.6 billion over the previous six months, but a rebound from the £0.3 billion rise seen in April.

29 Jun 2016

AMI: FCA implements new fees 'under cover of Brexit'

AMI: FCA implements new fees 'under cover of Brexit'

The AMI has criticised the FCA for implementing the new fees rates "under the cover of Brexit", claiming that "to slip this out on a busy news day smacks of all that is wrong with a too big to care regulator".

29 Jun 2016

Responsible Equity Release and LV= host seminar series

Responsible Equity Release and LV= host seminar series

Responsible Equity Release and LV= are hosting a national series of seminars aimed at helping intermediaries get involved with equity release.

29 Jun 2016

Age Partnership launches introducer service

Age Partnership launches introducer service

Age Partnership has launched an introducer scheme which it says is vital to further drive success and growth within the equity release and pension income market.

29 Jun 2016

May remortgaging at post-recession high

May remortgaging at post-recession high

Monthly gross remortgage lending hit £5bn in May - a 26% rise year-on-year, according to LMS.

29 Jun 2016

FTB house prices soar £23,000 in twelve months

FTB house prices soar £23,000 in twelve months

First-time buyers are paying a record amount to purchase their first home, according to Your Move & Reeds Rains.

29 Jun 2016

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