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Goldsmith Williams launches dedicated Precise bridging team

Goldsmith Williams launches dedicated Precise bridging team

Goldsmith Williams has announced the launch of a dedicated bridging team for Precise Mortgages with the appointment of Tara McDermott and Emma Lynch as Team Precise Bridging.

22 Jun 2016

Govt to warn 100,000 failing to qualify for state pension

Govt to warn 100,000 failing to qualify for state pension

The Government has agreed to write directly to people who do not meet the Minimum Qualifying Period for the new state pension.

22 Jun 2016

Accord launches 90% LTV three-year fixes

Accord launches 90% LTV three-year fixes

Accord Mortgages has launched a selection of new three-year fixed rate mortgages, available for purchase or remortgage from 2.04%.

22 Jun 2016

Mortgages remain the hardest product to switch

Mortgages remain the hardest product to switch

Mortgages remain the hardest financial product to switch, with just 61% of people saying they found the mortgage switching process easy.

22 Jun 2016

Virgin to pay proc fees for product switching

Virgin to pay proc fees for product switching

Virgin Money has announced that it will be rolling out product switching with procuration fees for brokers from July.

22 Jun 2016

Residential mortgage sales hit eight-year high

Residential mortgage sales hit eight-year high

Residential mortgage sales flourished during May, reaching figures not seen since 2008, according to Equifax Touchstone analysis.

22 Jun 2016

Working Group to tackle failed housing transactions

Working Group to tackle failed housing transactions

The Conveyancing Association has established a Working Group to deliver its response to a Department for Business Innovation and Skills ‘Call for evidence’, which aims to cut down on the thousands of failed transactions that take place each year.

22 Jun 2016

Evolve with the present and plan for the future

Evolve with the present and plan for the future

The age-old saying “Predicting the future is easy, getting it right is the hard part” has long proved itself to be truthful one. Not that this has ever stopped people from trying. A fact underlined by the many infamous predictions of times gone by.

22 Jun 2016

Mansfield BS extends Shared Ownership distribution

Mansfield BS extends Shared Ownership distribution

Mansfield Building Society has widened the availability of its Shared Ownership scheme by extending its Discounted Rate product for purchase, remortgage and staircasing to all brokers.

22 Jun 2016

Fluent Money cuts fraud risks with new technology

Fluent Money cuts fraud risks with new technology

Fluent Money is aiming to cut identity fraud by investing in an ID scanning solution to check documents confirming identity requested by lenders.

22 Jun 2016

 

Brexit fears wipe £26,000 off London house prices

Brexit fears wipe £26,000 off London house prices

London house prices have fallen by £26,000 due to EU Referendum uncertainty, and Eurozone buyers are taking advantage of this 5.3% discount, according London estate agents Stirling Ackroyd.

22 Jun 2016

Saffron launches interest-only occupational range

Saffron launches interest-only occupational range

Saffron For Intermediaries is offering borrowers the option to repay their mortgages on an interest-only basis across its occupational range.

21 Jun 2016

Prestige increases proc fees in range revamp

Prestige increases proc fees in range revamp

Prestige Finance has simplified its mortgage range by creating one Prime range for loans up to £2.5m.

21 Jun 2016

Precise introduces bridging AVM

Precise introduces bridging AVM

Precise Mortgages has enhanced its bridging lending process with the introduction of an Automated Valuation Model, shortening valuations timescales to minutes instead of days.

21 Jun 2016

Fleet partnership sees lending hit £0.5bn

Fleet partnership sees lending hit £0.5bn

Fleet Mortgages' relationship with asset manager BlackRock has so far resulted in over £0.5 billion of buy-to-let mortgage lending.

21 Jun 2016

FCA launches FAMR working group

FCA launches FAMR working group

The Financial Advice Working Group has been launched by the FCA in response to the FAMR report that was published in March 2016.

21 Jun 2016

Sesame adds four providers to protection panel

Sesame adds four providers to protection panel

Sesame is expanding its Zenith protection panel for network members with the addition of four new providers: AIG, Aegon, Scottish Widows and Vitality.

21 Jun 2016

FHL cuts max age limit for Limited Company BTL

FHL cuts max age limit for Limited Company BTL

Foundation Home Loans has launched a new range of products and removed maximum age limits for Limited Company buy-to-let.

21 Jun 2016

London & Country plans £300m sale or IPO

London & Country plans £300m sale or IPO

London & Country Mortgages has revealed plans for a sale or stock market float with a valuation of up to £300m.

21 Jun 2016

Prudential withdraws from open annuity market

Prudential withdraws from open annuity market

The Prudential has confirmed that it will no longer offer its annuities on the open market and in future will only offer them to existing customers.

21 Jun 2016

HSBC launches 0.99% two-year fix

HSBC launches 0.99% two-year fix

HSBC has launched a 0.99% two-year fix, which it says is currently the lowest on the market.

21 Jun 2016

National Friendly returns to new business

National Friendly returns to new business

National Friendly has announced its return to new business with plans to launch further products and services over the coming year.

21 Jun 2016

New inheritance tax solution launches at Foresight

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New inheritance tax solution launches at Foresight

Foresight Group has announced today that it has launched a new accelerated inheritance tax product that aims to provide immediate protection from inheritance tax.

20 Jun 2016

Bank of Ireland UK joins forces with Tenet

Bank of Ireland UK joins forces with Tenet

Bank of Ireland for Intermediaries has announced today that it has launched a new partnership with non-investment network TenetLime.

20 Jun 2016

Half of those with a UK mortgage left financially exposed

Half of those with a UK mortgage left financially exposed

According to a worrying new report from Scottish Widows, half of the UK’s mortgage holders have no life cover in place. This equates to 8.2 million people who have left themselves and their families financially exposed should the worst happen.

20 Jun 2016

Kensington launches new large loans range

Kensington launches new large loans range

Kensington Mortgages has announced today that it has launched Premier, a new range of higher value mortgages for borrowers with complex incomes and higher service expectations.

20 Jun 2016

Sesame and PMS add Chorley BS to panel

Sesame and PMS add Chorley BS to panel

Sesame and PMS have announced this morning that they have added Chorley Building Society to their lender panels as well as launching two brand new three-year exclusive products.

20 Jun 2016

BTL feast leaves higher prices for FTBs

BTL feast leaves higher prices for FTBs

According to the latest house price index from Rightmove, prices for property coming to market during May saw a modest rise of 0.4% (+£1,118) masking a nasty spring surprise for those taking their first step onto the property ladder.

20 Jun 2016

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