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ABI calls for pension term simplification

ABI calls for pension term simplification

The ABI is launching a new guide to pensions language which hopes to see the end of terms such as 'uncrystallised pension funds lump sum' and 'flexi-access drawdown' which have been used since the pension freedoms.

18 Apr 2016

Complete FS partners with Kensington

Complete FS partners with Kensington

Complete FS, the South Coast based packager, has added Kensington to its lending panel.

18 Apr 2016

How to beat a slowdown in BTL activity in Q2

How to beat a slowdown in BTL activity in Q2

For everyone involved in the mortgage market you might be forgiven for taking a little time to draw breath this month, after what has been an incredibly hectic start to the year leading all the way up to the stamp duty deadline of the 31st March. Some within the conveyancing sector called it 'chaos' but my own impression - certainly from the conveyancing firms on our panel - is that everyone worked their collective backsides off in order to get as many purchases through to completion as possible.

15 Apr 2016

MPC appoints new member to replace Martin Weale

MPC appoints new member to replace Martin Weale

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced the appointment of Michael Saunders as an external member of the Monetary Policy Committee.

15 Apr 2016

AToM partners with Kensington

AToM partners with Kensington

All Types of Mortgages has announced a new partnership with Kensington Mortgages.

15 Apr 2016

Voting for the #FRAwards closes tonight - why your vote counts!

Voting for the #FRAwards closes tonight - why your vote counts!

Voting for the seventh annual Financial Reporter Awards closes tonight. Don't miss the chance to have your say and support those who go the extra mile in our industry.

15 Apr 2016

72% of pensioners would struggle without BTL income

72% of pensioners would struggle without BTL income

Almost three quarters (72%) of pensioners who have an investment property said they would struggle to make ends meet if they didn't have the income from their buy-to-let, according to Responsible Equity Release.

15 Apr 2016

LV= CEO to step down after ten years

LV= CEO to step down after ten years

LV= has announced that Mike Rogers will step down as Chief Executive after ten years in the role.

15 Apr 2016

RICS sees dip in activity following stamp duty changes

RICS sees dip in activity following stamp duty changes

RICS is expecting buyer demand and sales growth to ease as the new buy-to-let stamp duty deadline passes.

15 Apr 2016

TSB launches new three-year fix

TSB launches new three-year fix

TSB has reduced rates across its buy-to-let and residential mortgage ranges, as well as introducing a new three-year fixed rate.

15 Apr 2016

 

New intermediary only lender confirms launch partners

New intermediary only lender confirms launch partners

The Mortgage Lender, the intermediary only lender due to launch in the coming weeks, has confirmed its products will be available to members of five mortgage clubs.

14 Apr 2016

MPC votes unanimously to keep Bank Rate at 0.5%

MPC votes unanimously to keep Bank Rate at 0.5%

The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee voted unanimously to maintain Bank rate at 0.5% in its latest meeting.

14 Apr 2016

Newcastle launches sub-2% three-year fix

Newcastle launches sub-2% three-year fix

Newcastle Intermediaries has launched a new three year fixed rate product at 1.99% up to 80% LTV.

14 Apr 2016

Former UBS LIBOR trader to appeal FCA ban

Former UBS LIBOR trader to appeal FCA ban

A former UBS LIBOR trader is referring his recent FCA ban to the Upper Tribunal.

14 Apr 2016

Mortgage Trust revamps entire BTL range

Mortgage Trust revamps entire BTL range

Specialist buy-to-let mortgage provider Mortgage Trust has updated its entire buy-to-let range, with 24 new products and five product refreshes.

14 Apr 2016

Octopus launches property-backed P2P product

Octopus launches property-backed P2P product

Octopus Investments is working with financial advisers to launch a new online lending product on the back of the rapid growth and continued government support of peer-to-peer lending.

14 Apr 2016

Coventry launches new five-year fixes

Coventry launches new five-year fixes

Coventry for intermediaries has launched a new range of five-year fixed residential mortgages from 65% - 90% LTV.

14 Apr 2016

Mortgage Hut partners with MAB

Mortgage Hut partners with MAB

Southampton based Mortgage Hut has partnered with Mortgage Advice Bureau.

14 Apr 2016

Fluent Money on track for fully CeMAP qualified team

Fluent Money on track for fully CeMAP qualified team

Fluent Money is on course to have all 85 of its client facing team fully CeMAP qualified by the end of May.

14 Apr 2016

Home sales surge by 30% ahead of stamp duty rise

Home sales surge by 30% ahead of stamp duty rise

Home sales in England and Wales surged by 30% in March ahead of the stamp duty surcharge - with over 80,000 properties sold during the month, according to Your Move.

14 Apr 2016

Home lending sees best Q1 since 2007

Home lending sees best Q1 since 2007

Home lending has seen its best opening quarter for nine years with 210,468 house purchase approvals granted, according to e.surv.

14 Apr 2016

House price confidence falls to 15-month low

House price confidence falls to 15-month low

Confidence in the UK housing market is at its lowest level in over a year, continuing a downward trend since a high point in May 2015, according to Halifax data.

14 Apr 2016

Second-charge lending - what happens next?

Second-charge lending - what happens next?

In the mortgage market in general, there appears to be a constant stream of data available to help stakeholders understand levels of activity, borrower type, loan-to-value - in fact anything we might wish to know about what is going on both nationally and across the regions. Add in the myriad of house price indices and other data sets such as asking prices, chartered surveyors' work volumes, agent/adviser/borrower confidence and by treading a fine course between all of these, it's possible to get a view on where the market has come from and where it might be heading.

13 Apr 2016

Number of BTL products increases 'significantly' in Q1

Number of BTL products increases 'significantly' in Q1

The introduction of more products targeted at limited company borrowers saw the average product numbers for buy to let mortgages "increase significantly" in Q1 2016, according to Mortgages for Business.

13 Apr 2016

True Potential Investments to offer Lifetime ISA

True Potential Investments to offer Lifetime ISA

Investment management firm True Potential Investments will offer consumers the new Lifetime ISA from April next year.

13 Apr 2016

Tracey McDermott to leave the FCA

Tracey McDermott to leave the FCA

Tracey McDermott, Acting Chief Executive of the FCA, has announced that she is leaving the organisation on 1 July.

13 Apr 2016

Advisers say FAMR won't reduce the advice gap

Advisers say FAMR won't reduce the advice gap

64% of advisers believe that the recommendations in the Financial Advice Market Review will not help to reduce the advice gap.

13 Apr 2016

FCA urged to facilitate 'holistic' later life approach

FCA urged to facilitate 'holistic' later life approach

The Later Life Academy has urged the financial services industry to provide later life products and services that better meet the needs of consumers as their behaviours continue to change.

13 Apr 2016

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