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Volatile markets wipe up to two years off pension pots

Volatile markets wipe up to two years off pension pots

Volatile markets could have wiped up to two years of retirement income off the savings pots of those entering drawdown in April 2015, according to Aegon.

25 Apr 2016

Skipton's retention pilot to pay proc fees

Skipton's retention pilot to pay proc fees

Skipton Intermediaries is launching a six month mortgage retention pilot with two of its key distributors, Connells and London & Country, and will be paying a procuration fee.

25 Apr 2016

Metro Bank launches intergenerational mortgage range

Metro Bank launches intergenerational mortgage range

Metro Bank has announced the launch of an intergenerational mortgage range for clients of St. James's Place Wealth Management.

25 Apr 2016

Former Nationwide mortgage consultant joins Teachers

Former Nationwide mortgage consultant joins Teachers

Martyn Balsom has been appointed as a new Mortgage Underwriter at Teachers Building Society. He joins Teachers from Nationwide where he was a Senior Personal Mortgage Consultant.

25 Apr 2016

Will the Lifetime ISA double workplace savings?

Will the Lifetime ISA double workplace savings?

Including the Lifetime ISA in the national workplace pension scheme could more than double employees' savings, according to True Potential Investor.

25 Apr 2016

Halifax Intermediaries launches FTB cashback offer

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Halifax Intermediaries launches FTB cashback offer

Halifax Intermediaries has launched a 1% cashback offer of up to £2,000 for first time buyers across its product range, including New Build, the Affordable Housing range and both Government Help to Buy schemes.

25 Apr 2016

Age Partnership grows equity release market share

Age Partnership grows equity release market share

Age Partnership has reported that it advised on more than 28% of all equity release sales in Q1 2016, up from 24% in Q1 2015.

25 Apr 2016

Santander cuts fixed rates by up to 0.35%

Santander cuts fixed rates by up to 0.35%

Santander has cut two and five year fixed rates by up to 0.35% and launched new 80% and 90% fixed rates.

25 Apr 2016

SimplyBiz director urges advisers to 'know your regulator'

SimplyBiz director urges advisers to 'know your regulator'

SimplyBiz director David Golder, speaking at the Financial Reporter Specialist Lending Roadshow last week, said that it was important for advisers to be aware of how the industry's regulator works, and how best to work within its rules.

25 Apr 2016

Homeloan Partnership adds Clever Lending to panel

Homeloan Partnership adds Clever Lending to panel

Clever Lending has joined the Homeloan Partnership network as a provider of second charge mortgages as well as commercial and bridging finance.

25 Apr 2016

 

Can the collapse in self-employed pension membership be tackled?

Can the collapse in self-employed pension membership be tackled?

Pension scheme membership among employees has risen by more than five million in the last four years following the policy of automatic enrolment into workplace pensions.

23 Apr 2016

In the Spotlight with Stephen Smith, L&G Housing Partnerships

In the Spotlight with Stephen Smith, L&G Housing Partnerships

We spoke to Stephen Smith, Director of Legal & General Housing Partnerships, about the reinvigoration of the Right to Buy scheme and the growing popularity of intermediary mortgage lending.

22 Apr 2016

Showing their cards: FCA Feedback Statement on GI value measures

Showing their cards: FCA Feedback Statement on GI value measures

In FS16/1: Feedback Statement on DP15/4, the FCA summarises the response it has received to the options set out in the June 2015 Discussion Paper on general insurance add-ons, and outlines the next steps.

22 Apr 2016

Financial Reporter roadshows off to a flying start

Financial Reporter roadshows off to a flying start

Financial Reporter kicked off its roadshow series with the Specialist Lending Roadshow this week, with over 400 intermediaries signed up to attend the four-day line-up.

22 Apr 2016

Tyrie "deeply concerned" over banking tax surcharge

Tyrie "deeply concerned" over banking tax surcharge

Andrew Tyrie MP, Chairman of the Treasury Committee, has written to Professor Alasdair Smith, Chair of the CMA's banking investigation panel, to highlight the Committee's concerns about the banking tax surcharge.

22 Apr 2016

Former Positive Solutions CEO joins Caerus adviser firm

Former Positive Solutions CEO joins Caerus adviser firm

Continuum, the adviser firm headed by Martin Brown and part of the Caerus Capital Group, has announced the appointment of Jim Reeve as a non-executive director.

22 Apr 2016

Majority of brokers would vote to stay in the EU

Majority of brokers would vote to stay in the EU

57% of brokers would like the UK to remain part of the European Union, as opposed to 29% that would support an exit, according to MTF research.

22 Apr 2016

Lloyds Bank launches 'hassle-free' mortgage range

Lloyds Bank launches 'hassle-free' mortgage range

Lloyds Bank has launched a new 'hassle free' mortgage offer available to first time buyers, home movers, remortgagors and buy-to-let consumers.

22 Apr 2016

Rob Jupp: The madness that was March

Rob Jupp: The madness that was March

The last nine working days of March were complete lunacy and were a clear result of the Chancellor not thinking through the impact of his decisions.

22 Apr 2016

Consumers shun flexible options for guaranteed income

Consumers shun flexible options for guaranteed income

One year on from the introduction of Pension Freedoms, the gap is closing between consumers' choice of flexible or guaranteed income in retirement.

22 Apr 2016

Twice as many support stamp duty surcharge as oppose

Twice as many support stamp duty surcharge as oppose

When asked whether they support or oppose the new stamp duty surcharge on second homes, more than twice as many people support the policy as oppose it, despite loud opposition from landlord groups.

22 Apr 2016

Kensington adds 3mc to panel

Kensington adds 3mc to panel

3mc has announced the launch of a 90% LTV residential mortgage with no packager fee, marking the mortgage distributor's appointment to Kensington's packager panel.

22 Apr 2016

Quarterly house price growth at 12-year high

Quarterly house price growth at 12-year high

City level house price inflation reached 4.2% in Q1 - the highest rate of quarterly growth for 12 years as demand was boosted by demand ahead of changes to stamp duty.

22 Apr 2016

Lloyds axes 625 roles and 21 branches

Lloyds axes 625 roles and 21 branches

Lloyds Banking Group has announced that it is cutting a further 625 jobs and closing 21 branches as part of ongoing cost-saving initiatives.

21 Apr 2016

FCA outlines secondary annuity market rules for brokers

FCA outlines secondary annuity market rules for brokers

The FCA has published its proposed rules and guidance for the secondary annuity market, and confirmed that buyers and brokers in this market will need to be authorised by the FCA.

21 Apr 2016

Masthaven granted retail banking licence

Masthaven granted retail banking licence

Masthaven Bank has been granted its retail banking licence after submitting its application in October.

21 Apr 2016

A third to dedicate majority of ISA allowance to IFISA

A third to dedicate majority of ISA allowance to IFISA

Lending Works has surveyed its lenders and found that 89% of respondents plan to open an Innovative Finance ISA with the platform when the product becomes available.

21 Apr 2016

L&G Mortgage Club posts record £4.7bn completions

L&G Mortgage Club posts record £4.7bn completions

The Legal & General Mortgage Club delivered a record month in March, with completions of £4.7bn, the highest monthly number in the club's 21 year history.

21 Apr 2016

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