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LMS partners with Hinckley & Rugby

LMS partners with Hinckley & Rugby

LMS, conveyancing panel management specialists, has partnered with Hinckley & Rugby Building Society.

17 Nov 2015

ONS: house prices up 6.1% in September

ONS: house prices up 6.1% in September

UK average house prices increased by 6.1% over the year to September 2015, up from 5.5% in the year to August 2015, according to the latest ONS house price index.

17 Nov 2015

Inflation remains negative in October

Inflation remains negative in October

The Consumer Prices Index fell by 0.1% in the year to October 2015, the same fall as in the year to September 2015, according to ONS statistics.

17 Nov 2015

Paradigm launches MCD implementation update

Paradigm launches MCD implementation update

Paradigm Mortgage Services has today launched its latest Mortgage Credit Directive implementation update for advisory firms.

17 Nov 2015

Coventry BS launches lowest ever BTL rate at 1.99%

Coventry BS launches lowest ever BTL rate at 1.99%

Coventry for intermediaries has reduced interest rates on its Fixed and Flexx for Term buy to let products, and is now offering its lowest ever buy to let fixed rate.

17 Nov 2015

Conveyancer jailed for £350k stamp duty fraud

Conveyancer jailed for £350k stamp duty fraud

A conveyancer who stole almost £352,500 in stamp duty land tax from clients and HMRC, has been jailed for three years and four months.

17 Nov 2015

Masthaven expands savings team ahead of bank launch

Masthaven expands savings team ahead of bank launch

After recently unveiling plans to become a new UK retail bank, Masthaven has announced the appointment of James Blower as Head of Savings.

17 Nov 2015

P2P firm sees 38% rise in property-backed lending

P2P firm sees 38% rise in property-backed lending

HNW Lending, an alternative lender consisting of a panel of high net worth individuals who provide individual loans of between £50,000 and £1million to clients against valuable assets, has announced this year it has lent £2.5 million against individual homes or portfolios of property.

17 Nov 2015

Former L&G Director joins Leeds BS

Former L&G Director joins Leeds BS

Leeds Building Society has appointed Gareth Hoskin as a non-executive Director.

16 Nov 2015

VitalityLife offers 30% IP discount

VitalityLife offers 30% IP discount

VitalityLife is offering up to 30% off its income protection premium rates on new Vitality Optimiser sales. The discount will be automatically applied to Vitality Optimiser IP quotes offered until 29 January 2016.

16 Nov 2015

 

True cost of pension freedom "in the millions"

True cost of pension freedom "in the millions"

Retirement Advantage has analysed industry data for the first six months of the pension freedoms, and calculated that the number of people who have not shopped around for their annuity will collectively miss out on £104m of income over the course of retirement.

16 Nov 2015

Robo-advice - how will interactions between advisers, lenders and clients change in the future?

Robo-advice - how will interactions between advisers, lenders and clients change in the future?

Rapidly changing technology and the ever evolving landscape of the online world has changed the way we do business and the way in which we interact with each other.

16 Nov 2015

November house prices defy seasonal slowdown

November house prices defy seasonal slowdown

November's price-dip of 1.3% (-£3,977) is much less marked than usual, and is the smallest seen at this time of year since 2011, according to the latest Rightmove house price index.

16 Nov 2015

Nationwide appoints former HSBC Chief Executive

Nationwide appoints former HSBC Chief Executive

Nationwide Building Society has announced that Joe Garner will succeed Graham Beale as Chief Executive in spring 2016.

16 Nov 2015

Bower expands equity release referral service

Bower expands equity release referral service

Bower Retirement Services has expanded its equity release referral service and enhanced its website to help build on existing introducer business being referred to Bower Retirement Services.

16 Nov 2015

Front Events FS Cup to see teams compete for charity

Front Events FS Cup to see teams compete for charity

Front Events, the events company responsible for the Financial Services Expo shows, has today announced the launch of its first annual Financial Services Cup charity event in association with Front Events' chosen charity, WellChild - the national charity for sick children.

16 Nov 2015

FHL launches full limited company BTL range

FHL launches full limited company BTL range

Foundation Home Loans has embarked upon a full roll out of its limited company buy-to-let product range following a successful trial period.

16 Nov 2015

Connect Mortgage Club announces rebrand

Connect Mortgage Club announces rebrand

Connect Mortgage Club has announced that from today it will be known as Connect for Intermediaries.

16 Nov 2015

SFO charges first individuals with Euribor manipulation

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SFO charges first individuals with Euribor manipulation

The UK's Serious Fraud Office has issued the first criminal proceedings against 10 individuals from Deutsche Bank and Barclays, accused of manipulating the Euro Interbank Offered Rate.

13 Nov 2015

In the Spotlight with Paul Clampin, Landbay

In the Spotlight with Paul Clampin, Landbay

We spoke to Paul Clampin, Chief Lending Officer at Landbay, about the Innovative Finance ISA and how Landbay plans to develop its place within the wider mortgage market.

13 Nov 2015

Monmouthshire BS appoints new director

Monmouthshire BS appoints new director

Monmouthshire Building Society has strengthened its board with the appointment of a new Non-Executive Director, Nina Hingorani-Crain.

13 Nov 2015

Moving forward Together

Moving forward Together

2015 has been a big year for Together. We made some big changes as we brought all our brands under one umbrella and now we're enjoying moving forward successfully as we continue to grow.

13 Nov 2015

MCD: a disruptive change?

MCD: a disruptive change?

Times are certainly changing in the UK mortgage and secured loan industries.

13 Nov 2015

Co-op Bank relaunches lowest ever FTB rates

Co-op Bank relaunches lowest ever FTB rates

The Co-operative Bank has cut its 90% LTV range by up to 0.45%, with rates starting from 2.24%.

13 Nov 2015

Government sells £13bn of Northern Rock mortgages

Government sells £13bn of Northern Rock mortgages

The Chancellor has agreed a £13 billion sale of Northern Rock mortgages in what is the largest ever financial asset sale by a government in Europe.

13 Nov 2015

Norton Finance adds Lending Works to panel

Norton Finance adds Lending Works to panel

Norton Finance and Mortgages has expanded its specialist lending panel with several new lending partners, including peer-to-peer lender Lending Works.

13 Nov 2015

BBA: govt should remove FCA's redress responsibility

BBA: govt should remove FCA's redress responsibility

In its latest report on UK banking competitiveness, the British Bankers Association has called for the government to consider the separation of responsibility for redress from current FCA mandate to a new independent body.

13 Nov 2015

TSB launches lowest ever 10-year fix at 3.04%

TSB launches lowest ever 10-year fix at 3.04%

TSB has launched a new 10 year mortgage with a loan-to-value of 0-75%, with fixed rates starting from just 3.04%.

13 Nov 2015

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