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FCA introduces new whistleblowing rules

FCA introduces new whistleblowing rules

The Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority have today published new rules in relation to whistleblowing.

06 Oct 2015

Shawbrook launches into regulated bridging market

Shawbrook launches into regulated bridging market

Shawbrook Bank has launched into the regulated bridging market with two new specialist mortgage products.

06 Oct 2015

Teachers BS expands 95% LTV offering

Teachers BS expands 95% LTV offering

Teachers Building Society has lowered the rates on some of its low deposit mortgages and made its 95% LTV mortgage available to all teachers in England and Wales.

06 Oct 2015

Paradigm announces exclusive agreement with Brightstar

Paradigm announces exclusive agreement with Brightstar

Paradigm Mortgage Services has today announced an exclusive two-year agreement with specialist lending distributor Brightstar.

06 Oct 2015

House price growth dips in September

House price growth dips in September

House price growth has eased in September, according to the latest Halifax house price index.

06 Oct 2015

Pension freedoms lead to surge in P2P investments

Pension freedoms lead to surge in P2P investments

There has been a 21% increase in the number of over-55s investing in peer-to-peer lending platform RateSetter since pension freedoms were introduced six months ago.

06 Oct 2015

The Lending Channel selects Twenty7Tec's LoanSource

The Lending Channel selects Twenty7Tec's LoanSource

The Lending Channel, formerly known as Blimey Loans, has today confirmed that it has selected LoanSource from Twenty7Tec, as its preferred secured loan sourcing platform.

05 Oct 2015

The Exeter announces IP enhancements

The Exeter announces IP enhancements

The Exeter has announced a range of product enhancements across their income protection plans.

05 Oct 2015

A 'thumbs up' for HTB2?

A 'thumbs up' for HTB2?

In a week where former Business Secretary, Vince Cable, suggested the Help to Buy scheme was fuelling house price increases across the UK, it was interesting to get the Bank of England's FPC's own official view of the guarantee element - HTB2.

05 Oct 2015

Aviva launches new Group Protection proposition

Aviva launches new Group Protection proposition

Aviva has launched a new Group Protection proposition offering policy holders and members a full suite of workplace products and services.

05 Oct 2015

 

Secure Trust Bank appoints CEO of Mortgages

Secure Trust Bank appoints CEO of Mortgages

Secure Trust Bank PLC has announced the appointment of Ian Henderson who joins the bank as Head of Strategic Business Development and Chief Executive Officer of Personal Lending and Mortgages with immediate effect.

05 Oct 2015

Pepper Homeloans launches 1.99% tracker

Pepper Homeloans launches 1.99% tracker

Pepper Homeloans has announced their latest product offering, featuring 2 year tracker rates from 1.99% for residential and 2.49% for buy to let.

05 Oct 2015

Rate rise speculation fails to dent house price confidence

Rate rise speculation fails to dent house price confidence

Confidence in the outlook for house price growth remains high, despite a sharp increase in those expecting an interest rate rise in the next 12 months, according to Halifax.

05 Oct 2015

LendInvest hires former Kensington mortgage executive

LendInvest hires former Kensington mortgage executive

LendInvest has appointed Roy Armitage as the company's first Head of Credit.

05 Oct 2015

Four out of five cash lump sums paid to under 65s

Four out of five cash lump sums paid to under 65s

Around 80% of cash lump sum withdrawals from pension pots are being made by people who haven't reached the age of 65, according to new figures from the Association of British Insurers.

05 Oct 2015

Govt announces £2bn Lloyds retail share sale

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Govt announces £2bn Lloyds retail share sale

The government will be making shares in Lloyds Banking Group available for sale to the general public in spring next year, as it plans to "fully exit from its stake in Lloyds Banking Group" in the coming months.

05 Oct 2015

In the Spotlight with Ryan McGrath, The Loans Engine

In the Spotlight with Ryan McGrath, The Loans Engine

We spoke to Ryan McGrath, Chief Executive of The Loans Engine, about technological innovation and whether the industry is prepared for MCD.

02 Oct 2015

Vince Cable: expect a further clampdown on buy-to-let

Vince Cable: expect a further clampdown on buy-to-let

Sir Vince Cable has said that we are still living with the consequences of the financial crisis, with "some worrying signs that we may be reliving the bubble of the pre-crash".

02 Oct 2015

Is equity release still a dirty word?

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Is equity release still a dirty word?

Speaking at an FCA Mortgage Conference last month, Christopher Woolard, Director of Strategy and Competition, admitted that "in the not too distant past, equity release became a dirty word".

02 Oct 2015

Pension reforms "significantly increase" need for advice

Pension reforms "significantly increase" need for advice

Independent financial advisers unanimously agree that the government's recent pension reforms coupled with the rise in life expectancy have significantly increased the requirement for ongoing financial advice to clients during retirement, according to a new study by Investec Wealth & Investment.

02 Oct 2015

Equiniti announces £390m LSE float

Equiniti announces £390m LSE float

Equiniti Group has announced its plans to float on the London Stock Exchange this month.

02 Oct 2015

Six months to the MCD: a new era of compliance - but is the industry ready?

Six months to the MCD: a new era of compliance - but is the industry ready?

[Bradley Moore, director of second charge loans at Brightstar, talks about the impact of the MCD's looming deadline and explains why brokers should prepare for change.]

02 Oct 2015

FCA plans 2018 deadline for PPI claims

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FCA plans 2018 deadline for PPI claims

The FCA is consulting on the introduction of a deadline by which consumers would need to make their PPI complaints or else lose their right to have them assessed by firms or by the Financial Ombudsman Service.

02 Oct 2015

Shawbrook appoints new CEO

Shawbrook appoints new CEO

Shawbrook Group has announced that Steve Pateman will join the Group as its new Chief Executive Officer.

02 Oct 2015

Old Mutual Wealth and Intrinsic launch national advice business

Old Mutual Wealth and Intrinsic launch national advice business

Old Mutual Wealth and Intrinsic are launching a national advice business, Old Mutual Wealth Private Client Advisers.

02 Oct 2015

Exeter Family Friendly undergoes rebrand

Exeter Family Friendly undergoes rebrand

Protection and healthcare insurer, Exeter Family Friendly, will re-brand as The Exeter from Monday 5th October.

01 Oct 2015

A prominent intermediary market

A prominent intermediary market

As we wait with baited breath for the rumours of an impending Indian summer to come to fruition, a more reliable place to look for some real heat is within the UK mortgage market.

01 Oct 2015

Hargreaves Lansdown restricts advisory service

Hargreaves Lansdown restricts advisory service

Hargreaves Lansdown is restricting the advisory service it offers in a bid to improve the advisory services it offers, simplify its fee tariff and remove the minimum portfolio size for advice.

01 Oct 2015

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