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Industry warns of conveyancing cybercrime issue

Industry warns of conveyancing cybercrime issue

SortRefer is warning brokers to be aware of the dangers of fraudsters accessing email correspondence to divert funds passing between client and conveyancer.

05 Feb 2016

Shawbrook expands regulated bridge availability

Shawbrook expands regulated bridge availability

Shawbrook Bank has opened up the distribution channel for its Regulated Bridging Mortgage products.

05 Feb 2016

New Street Mortgages launches into BTL market

New Street Mortgages launches into BTL market

New Street Mortgages has today launched into the UK market, beginning with the launch of buy-to-let focused products with initial distribution available to customers via London & Country, John Charcol and the LSL mortgage networks of Pink and First Complete.

05 Feb 2016

Steve Webb slams Osborne's 'Pensions ISA' proposal

Steve Webb slams Osborne's 'Pensions ISA' proposal

Former pensions minister Steve Webb has urged George Osborne to reconsider his 'Pensions ISA' proposal.

05 Feb 2016

Remortgage and BTL drive rise in January valuations

Remortgage and BTL drive rise in January valuations

Valuation activity in January has risen by more than half on an annual basis, according to research from Connells Survey & Valuation.

05 Feb 2016

Let-to-buy mortgages soar ahead of MCD

Let-to-buy mortgages soar ahead of MCD

Nearly one in eight of mortgage cases dealt with by brokers related to let-to-buy in Q4 2015, according to research from Paragon Mortgages.

04 Feb 2016

Will a rate rise setback hinder the remortgage resurgence?

Will a rate rise setback hinder the remortgage resurgence?

When it comes to bank base rate and mortgage product rates in general, it's fair to say that the level of interest (if you'll pardon the pun) is high.

04 Feb 2016

BoE pushes rate rise back to Q1 2018

BoE pushes rate rise back to Q1 2018

In the Bank of England's latest Inflation Report, the MPC's central projections now predict a Bank Rate of 0.5% until Q1 2018, when they are expected to rise to 0.8% before hitting 1.1% in 2019.

04 Feb 2016

MPC votes unanimously to maintain Bank Rate

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MPC votes unanimously to maintain Bank Rate

At its latest meeting, the MPC voted unanimously to maintain Bank Rate at 0.5% - the first time in six months that all members were undivided.

04 Feb 2016

Pension freedoms remain top issue for advised clients

Pension freedoms remain top issue for advised clients

The majority of advisers have cited pension freedoms as their key client issue over the last year.

04 Feb 2016

 

Fleet announces first wave of criteria changes

Fleet announces first wave of criteria changes

Fleet Mortgages has announced the first of a series of criteria changes it will be rolling out over the next few months.

04 Feb 2016

Lloyds to cut 1,755 jobs and 29 branches

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Lloyds to cut 1,755 jobs and 29 branches

Lloyds Banking Group has confirmed that 1,755 roles and 29 branches will be axed as part of the Bank's three year cost cutting plan.

04 Feb 2016

British Friendly launches IP auto acceptance system

British Friendly launches IP auto acceptance system

British Friendly has launched a new auto acceptance system, allowing advisers to receive immediate acceptance when their clients apply for Income Protection through British Friendly's online application.

04 Feb 2016

House prices hit £500,000 in majority of London areas

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House prices hit £500,000 in majority of London areas

Property prices are now over £500,000 across the majority of London neighbourhoods, according to new analysis from Stirling Ackroyd.

04 Feb 2016

Newcastle BS confirms MCD preparations

Newcastle BS confirms MCD preparations

Newcastle Building Society has announced its plans for the introduction of the Mortgage Credit Directive next month.

04 Feb 2016

Quarterly house price growth jumps 2.2%

Quarterly house price growth jumps 2.2%

House prices in the latest three months (November-January) were 2.2% higher than in the preceding three months, according to the latest Halifax house price index.

04 Feb 2016

Yorkshire BS launches FTB cashback offer

Yorkshire BS launches FTB cashback offer

Yorkshire Building Society is offering first-time buyers an extra £500 cashback when they complete on a mortgage.

03 Feb 2016

West Brom removes completion fees

West Brom removes completion fees

West Brom Building Society has lowered fees and cut rates by up to 0.30% across its entire range.

03 Feb 2016

Knowledge, not products - navigating the retirement landscape in 2016

Knowledge, not products - navigating the retirement landscape in 2016

As we approach the first anniversary of the pension reforms introduced in April 2015, it is clear that as financial advisers, keeping abreast of the swathe of changes being introduced is vital if we are to help clients make the most of their retirement. In 2016, we can expect no let up in the pace of changes either.

03 Feb 2016

Aldermore expands BTL range

Aldermore expands BTL range

Aldermore has launched a new limited edition rate on its 5 year-fixed buy-to-let product.

03 Feb 2016

Hinckley & Rugby launches sub-2% 90% LTV

Hinckley & Rugby launches sub-2% 90% LTV

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has cut the interest rates on five discount mortgages - including a 90% LTV now available at 1.95%.

03 Feb 2016

FCA called "weak, toothless and anaemic" in MP debate

FCA called "weak, toothless and anaemic" in MP debate

Earlier this week, MPs debated a motion of no confidence in the FCA, in which the regulator was described as "weak, toothless and anaemic".

03 Feb 2016

FCA confirms P2P commission ban in IFISA rulebook

FCA confirms P2P commission ban in IFISA rulebook

The FCA has updated its handbook to reflect the introduction of the IFISA and the regulated activity of advising on P2P agreements.

03 Feb 2016

Clydesdale's £1.6bn flotation begins

Clydesdale's £1.6bn flotation begins

Clydesdale Bank floated on the London Stock Exchange today after a 24 hour delay.

03 Feb 2016

MCD authorisation helpline launches

MCD authorisation helpline launches

The Consumer Credit Centre, part of the SimplyBiz Group, has announced the launch of a helpline which will give brokers and introducers information on how to meet the requirements of the Mortgage Credit Directive.

03 Feb 2016

Dudley BS launches ERC free range

Dudley BS launches ERC free range

Dudley Building Society has announced the launch of eight new discounted rate products, four of which have no Early Redemption Charge and start at 3.29%.

03 Feb 2016

Strength of silver pound surges

Strength of silver pound surges

Retirees enjoy spending boom as they increase their spending by 53% in ten years, to £17,465 per household.

02 Feb 2016

E-Finity Leads announces investment from Finanzen Group

E-Finity Leads announces investment from Finanzen Group

E-Finity Leads has announced that it has received significant investment from Finanzen.de AG ,a provider of customer leads in the German finance and insurance sector.

02 Feb 2016

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