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LLA calls for 'consumer-centric' advice in FAMR response

LLA calls for 'consumer-centric' advice in FAMR response

The Later Life Academy has issued formal responses to the FCA's Financial Advice Market Review and HM Treasury's public financial guidance consultation.

14 Dec 2015

December house prices defy seasonal slowdown

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December house prices defy seasonal slowdown

The seasonal 1.1% dip in property prices this month is the lowest December fall since 2006, according to the latest Rightmove house price index.

14 Dec 2015

Paradigm founder to launch robo-advice firm

Paradigm founder to launch robo-advice firm

Paradigm's co-founder, Anthony Morrow, plans to launch a robo-advice investment business next year with Moneysupermarket.com co-founder Duncan Cameron.

14 Dec 2015

TFC gains full Home Finance permissions

TFC gains full Home Finance permissions

Specialist distributor TFC Homeloans has been granted Home Finance permissions by the FCA, in addition to its existing full Consumer Credit permissions.

14 Dec 2015

Gary Little joins TMA as commercial director

Gary Little joins TMA as commercial director

The CII's Gary Little will join TMA, the mortgage club of LSL financial services, at the start of the new year.

14 Dec 2015

In the Spotlight with Wendy Baker-Rees, Financial Advice Network

In the Spotlight with Wendy Baker-Rees, Financial Advice Network

We spoke to Wendy Baker-Rees, Conduct and Operations Director at Financial Advice Network, about the most significant changes in the industry over the next 12 months and the rise of robo-advice.

11 Dec 2015

Valuation activity sees 29% annual growth

Valuation activity sees 29% annual growth

Valuation activity for all purposes saw strong annual growth, climbing 29% between November 2014 and November 2015, according to Connells Survey & Valuation.

11 Dec 2015

2016: what New Year's Resolutions should you make?

2016: what New Year's Resolutions should you make?

What is your New Year's Resolutions for 2016? Are you rolling out one of the old classics - to lose the Christmas pounds, eat healthier or join a gym? Or are you opting for something a bit different this year? Perhaps setting yourself the challenge of learning a new skill or fulfilling a lifelong ambition?

11 Dec 2015

Shawbrook enhances broker support

Shawbrook enhances broker support

Shawbrook Bank has hired a new Regional Support Executive.

11 Dec 2015

NatWest to accept builders' incentives on HTB New Builds

NatWest to accept builders' incentives on HTB New Builds

NatWest Intermediary Solutions will now accept builders' financial incentives of up to 5% of the purchase price on New Build properties that are bought through the Help to Buy shared equity scheme.

11 Dec 2015

 

BoE: banks must raise £27bn for new capital buffers

BoE: banks must raise £27bn for new capital buffers

By 2020, firms will need to raise £27bn on top of mandatory capital requirements to minimise the risk of a future crisis and prevent the need for a taxpayer bailout.

11 Dec 2015

Financial Ltd CEO refers FCA fine to Upper Tribunal

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Financial Ltd CEO refers FCA fine to Upper Tribunal

Mr Charles Anthony Llewellen Palmer, the majority shareholder and CEO of Standard Financial Group Limited, and a director and de facto CEO of Financial Limited and Investments Limited, has referred a decision made by the FCA concerning him to the Upper Tribunal.

11 Dec 2015

Finance industry urged to support young consumers

Finance industry urged to support young consumers

The financial services industry needs to find new ways to support young consumers, with a net -31% of the under 30 group saying they feel confident in their financial providers, according to research from technology company CEB.

11 Dec 2015

Savers lose £150 billion from low interest rates

Savers lose £150 billion from low interest rates

As the 7th anniversary of interest rates at 0.5% approaches, new data shows that savers have lost £150 billion from low interest rates, with £164 billion now being held in zero interest accounts.

11 Dec 2015

Small deposit lending continues to stall

Small deposit lending continues to stall

The Autumn Statement accompanied a house purchase lending jump this November, but first-time buyers are yet to see the benefit, according e.surv.

11 Dec 2015

Mortgage Advice Bureau invests in Sort Refer

Mortgage Advice Bureau invests in Sort Refer

Mortgage Advice Bureau has today announced that it has made an equity investment of 23% in Sort Refer's parent company Sort Limited.

11 Dec 2015

Online adviser launches mortgage comparison service

Online adviser launches mortgage comparison service

Trussle, the online mortgage adviser, has launched its free service that automatically determines when borrowers are paying over the odds for their mortgage and helps them switch products.

10 Dec 2015

Tenet Group selects MortgageBrain Anywhere

Tenet Group selects MortgageBrain Anywhere

Tenet Group will exclusively provide Mortgage Brain's online sourcing solution to its members.

10 Dec 2015

MPC votes 8-1 to maintain Bank Rate

MPC votes 8-1 to maintain Bank Rate

At its latest meeting, the MPC voted by a majority of 8-1 to maintain Bank Rate at 0.5%.

10 Dec 2015

Pension reforms create apathy amongst savers

Pension reforms create apathy amongst savers

Changes to legislation affecting pensions, savings and investments have derailed UK consumers' financial aspirations, creating a culture of apathy towards financial planning, research by Towry shows.

10 Dec 2015

Industry predicts strong mortgage market in 2016

Industry predicts strong mortgage market in 2016

Taking into consideration economic data and political factors - including increased competition amongst lenders, new entrants and a low Bank of England Base Rate - Accord expects the mortgage market will continue to grow during 2016.

10 Dec 2015

Average house prices at all time high

Average house prices at all time high

The Your Move house price index has found that despite a small dip in house price growth, house prices in England and Wales increase £16,446 annually to £290,640 - breaking a new record.

10 Dec 2015

Fast Track 100 inclusion announced for Masthaven

Fast Track 100 inclusion announced for Masthaven

Specialist lender, Masthaven Finance, has confirmed its inclusion into the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100 companies.

10 Dec 2015

75% of advisers want Government to engage with industry on equity release

75% of advisers want Government to engage with industry on equity release

New research for referral service, Key Partnerships, has found that more than three out of four advisers want government to engage with industry on equity release integration in advice process - with 70% wanting recognition from Baroness Altmann that equity release can play an important part in retirement planning.

10 Dec 2015

Alternative Finance industry urged to reach out to brokers

Alternative Finance industry urged to reach out to brokers

The Alternative Finance industry needs to do much more to reach out to advisers, according to Intelligent Partnership.

10 Dec 2015

Brightstar appoints new commercial finance specialist

Brightstar appoints new commercial finance specialist

Due to increasing demand for commercial finance, Brightstar has appointed a new commercial finance specialist who will specialise in the trading business sector and associated products of invoice and asset finance.

10 Dec 2015

Smart Money expands underwriting team

Smart Money expands underwriting team

Smart Money has appointed Hannah Joyce as an underwriter in its regulated second charge team.

10 Dec 2015

From Glasgow to London: the rise of Financial Services Expo

From Glasgow to London: the rise of Financial Services Expo

This year has, once again, been a busy one in financial services.

09 Dec 2015

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