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The Lending Channel appoints interim Director in growth drive

The Lending Channel appoints interim Director in growth drive

The Lending Channel has recruited an interim Commercial Director to "help spearhead the next phase of their growth strategy".

08 Jun 2016

Openwork launches high net worth mortgage service

Openwork launches high net worth mortgage service

Openwork has announced the launch of a dedicated mortgage service for high net worth clients via Capricorn Financial, one of its largest mortgage practices.

08 Jun 2016

West Brom loses legal battle over BTL tracker rates

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West Brom loses legal battle over BTL tracker rates

West Bromwich Building Society has lost a Court of Appeal case against a group of around 400 landlords after it increased rates on its buy-to-let tracker.

08 Jun 2016

Robo-advice voted biggest threat to intermediaries

Robo-advice voted biggest threat to intermediaries

Over a third (35%) of brokers feel that the biggest future threat to their business comes from robo-advice and technology.

08 Jun 2016

The Royal Mint launches 'Gold For Pension' scheme

The Royal Mint launches 'Gold For Pension' scheme

The Royal Mint is making its gold bullion available for holding within SIPP schemes for the first time.

08 Jun 2016

Santander launches new BTL rates from 1.89%

Santander launches new BTL rates from 1.89%

Santander has "significantly reduced" rates on its range of buy-to-let fixed rate products, with rates now starting from 1.89%.

08 Jun 2016

Housing activity resilient ahead of EU referendum

Housing activity resilient ahead of EU referendum

Valuation activity in May rose by nearly a fifth on an annual basis, despite an expected slowdown ahead of the forthcoming EU referendum, according to Connells Survey & Valuation.

08 Jun 2016

British Friendly boosts short term IP offering

British Friendly boosts short term IP offering

British Friendly has extended the deferred period options on its short term income protection products, Short Term Protect and Breathing Space.

08 Jun 2016

Pepper appoints Northern Regional Development Manager

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Pepper appoints Northern Regional Development Manager

Ryan Brailsford has joined Pepper Homeloans as Regional Development Manager for the North.

07 Jun 2016

Aviva’s Andy Briggs appointed ABI Chairman

Aviva’s Andy Briggs appointed ABI Chairman

Andy Briggs, CEO of Aviva UK Life and Chairman of Aviva Global Life, will become the next Chairman of the Association of British Insurers.

07 Jun 2016

 

Yorkshire BS cuts fee-free FTB rates

Yorkshire BS cuts fee-free FTB rates

Yorkshire Building Society has cut its rates on fee-free mortgages at 90% and 95% LTV by up to 0.15%.

07 Jun 2016

FCA under fire for refusing FSCS levy reform

FCA under fire for refusing FSCS levy reform

Tenet chief executive, Martin Greenwood, has hit back at the FCA’s refusal to consider introducing a product-based premium as a means of funding the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

07 Jun 2016

Mortgage Intelligence adds Kent Reliance to panel

Mortgage Intelligence adds Kent Reliance to panel

Mortgage Intelligence has added Kent Reliance to its panel of mortgage lenders.

07 Jun 2016

Newcastle launches self employed range

Newcastle launches self employed range

Newcastle Intermediaries has launched a revised mortgage range available exclusively for self employed borrowers.

07 Jun 2016

TMA launches conveyancing panel

TMA launches conveyancing panel

TMA has today announced the re-launch of its conveyancing panel.

07 Jun 2016

Sesame and PMS launch BTL exclusives via Leeds

Sesame and PMS launch BTL exclusives via Leeds

Sesame and PMS have launched two exclusive buy-to-let two year fixed rate products to appointed representatives of its network and members of its mortgage club via Leeds Building Society, which have no early repayment charges.

07 Jun 2016

Halifax: house price growth at six month low

Halifax: house price growth at six month low

House prices in the three months to May were 9.2% higher annually - unchanged from April and the lowest rate of growth since last autumn, according to the latest Halifax house price index.

07 Jun 2016

SMP: 'holistic expertise' can still be achieved

SMP: 'holistic expertise' can still be achieved

The Society of Mortgage Professionals has said that the regulator’s proposal for consumers to receive ‘holistic expertise’ can still be achieved, but only through a combination of qualifications, on-going CPD and the ability to refer to an appropriate adviser.

07 Jun 2016

Leeds BS launches new HTB1 rates

Leeds BS launches new HTB1 rates

Leeds Building Society has refreshed its Help to Buy equity mortgage and added new two year fixed rates.

06 Jun 2016

A housing crisis?

A housing crisis?

A bit inflammatory I know, but it’s a phrase that’s used from time to time. Do we really know what it means? Could it be that house prices are too high? There aren’t enough properties for sale in certain areas? The young (or not so young) can’t raise enough cash to hoist themselves onto the first rung of the metaphorically infamous property ladder? Folks can’t afford to pay their mortgages due to sky rocketing interest rates and are being ejected from their homes onto the streets by ferocious lenders?

06 Jun 2016

Aldermore deputy CEO joins P2P platform

Aldermore deputy CEO joins P2P platform

CrowdProperty, the specialist property peer-to-peer lending platform, has announced the appointment of Mark Stephens to the role of Non-Executive Director.

06 Jun 2016

Tenet AR acquires Furness Financial client bank

Tenet AR acquires Furness Financial client bank

Tenet’s wholly owned appointed representative, Aspire Financial Management Ltd, has completed the acquisition of the client bank of Furness Financial Advisers Ltd, the financial advice business of Furness Building Society.

06 Jun 2016

OneSavings Bank expands intermediary network with new hires

OneSavings Bank expands intermediary network with new hires

OneSavings Bank has announced a number of new appointments across its Kent Reliance, InterBay Commercial, and Prestige Finance brands.

06 Jun 2016

Lenders call for larger mortgages on 'green homes'

Lenders call for larger mortgages on 'green homes'

A new project, chaired by Nationwide Building Society, is aiming to demonstrate that more accurate fuel cost estimates used in mortgage lending decisions could result in lower energy homes being responsibly allowed larger mortgages.

06 Jun 2016

Shawbrook updates short term loan criteria

Shawbrook updates short term loan criteria

Shawbrook Bank has made four key changes to its short term loan criteria after feedback from their panel of broker partners.

06 Jun 2016

Are networks losing their appeal?

Are networks losing their appeal?

As the saying goes there are lies, damned lies and statistics. Having seen this to be the case on many occasions, I tend not to put too much emphasis on figures.

06 Jun 2016

Intelliflo prepares for MiFID II with call recording function

Intelliflo prepares for MiFID II with call recording function

Intelliflo has added communications capabilities, including secure automated call recording functionality, to its adviser management software, Intelligent Office.

06 Jun 2016

Pensioners "could lose "£10,000" from govt pension changes

Pensioners "could lose "£10,000" from govt pension changes

The Government’s recent consultation on rule changes for the British Steel Pension Scheme reveals that the oldest pensioners could lose the most.

04 Jun 2016

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