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Industry predicts imminent State Pension announcement

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Industry predicts imminent State Pension announcement

On Monday 12th October the government launches its state pension top up scheme, known as 'Class 3A National Insurance contributions'.

08 Oct 2015

Sesame and PMS launch resi exclusive via Cambridge BS

Sesame and PMS launch resi exclusive via Cambridge BS

Sesame and PMS have launched an exclusive residential fixed rate product to appointed representatives of its network and members of its mortgage club via The Cambridge Building Society.

08 Oct 2015

September home sales at eight-year high

September home sales at eight-year high

Last month marked the strongest September for home sales since 2007, driven by activity in the north as tighter supply stalled sales in the south, according to the latest LSL England & Wales House Price Index.

08 Oct 2015

Industry 'failing to meet pension innovation challenge'

Industry 'failing to meet pension innovation challenge'

Failure to launch new retirement income solutions to meet the challenges of pension freedoms could undermine the success of the retirement revolution, MetLife has warned.

08 Oct 2015

One in ten women say they face mortgage discrimination

One in ten women say they face mortgage discrimination

Nearly one in ten young women (9%) who have applied for a mortgage in the last ten years say they were discriminated against by lenders on the basis that they were pregnant or intending to start a family, according to new research from uSwitch.com.

08 Oct 2015

New listings rise by 9.1% in September

New listings rise by 9.1% in September

New property listings across the UK rose 9.1% between August 2015 and September 2015, and in London by more than a quarter (27.1%), according to research by HouseSimple.com.

08 Oct 2015

House purchase and small-deposit lending hit record highs

House purchase and small-deposit lending hit record highs

The number of house purchase mortgage approvals has risen by 19.8% over the last twelve months to reach a twenty-month high, according to e.surv chartered surveyors.

08 Oct 2015

Nationwide cuts long-term fixes by up to 0.45%

Nationwide cuts long-term fixes by up to 0.45%

Nationwide is reducing selected fixed rate mortgages across its range by up to 0.45%.

07 Oct 2015

National property demand stronger than London for first time

National property demand stronger than London for first time

National property demand is now higher outside of London than within the capital, increasing by 5% on Q2, according to eMoov.co.uk.

07 Oct 2015

Santander for Intermediaries launches online mortgage offers

Santander for Intermediaries launches online mortgage offers

From today, Santander for Intermediaries is launching online mortgage offers.

07 Oct 2015

 

Lender panel restrictions strengthen case for specialist conveyancing

Lender panel restrictions strengthen case for specialist conveyancing

New conveyancing panel restrictions adopted by mortgage lenders are moving the market a significant step closer towards specialist conveyancing legal services, according to Goldsmith Williams.

07 Oct 2015

Don't leave clients 'home alone' when it comes to conveyancing

Don't leave clients 'home alone' when it comes to conveyancing

We often talk about the situation where clients are left to their own devices when it comes to sorting out their conveyancing needs.

07 Oct 2015

Magellan extends distribution to DAs

Magellan extends distribution to DAs

Magellan Homeloans has announced that directly authorised advisers can now access its entire mortgage range via its approved packager panel.

07 Oct 2015

TSB Intermediary cuts FTB and homemover rates

TSB Intermediary cuts FTB and homemover rates

TSB has cut rates on a range of 75-90% Loan to Value mortgages available through brokers.

07 Oct 2015

Royal London launches ProfitShare for pension savers

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Royal London launches ProfitShare for pension savers

Royal London has announced the introduction of ProfitShare for its unit-linked pension and drawdown customers.

07 Oct 2015

Cameron to include Starter Homes in affordable housing

Cameron to include Starter Homes in affordable housing

At the Conservative Party conference in Manchester today, David Cameron announced plans to make all new affordable homes built by property developers available to buy.

07 Oct 2015

FCA launches review into mortgage market competition

FCA launches review into mortgage market competition

The FCA has today launched a Call for Inputs on competition in the mortgage sector to help it idenfity potential areas where competition may not be working well and could be improved.

07 Oct 2015

AA Financial Services launches first savings product

AA Financial Services launches first savings product

AA Financial Services has announced the launch of the AA ISA, the first savings product launched as part of the AA's new Financial Services partnership with Bank of Ireland UK.

07 Oct 2015

Leeds BS expands Help to Buy remortgage range

Leeds BS expands Help to Buy remortgage range

Leeds Building Society has added to its Help to Buy equity remortgage range with two fee-free two year fixed rate products.

06 Oct 2015

Unchecked wills to cost families £1m IHT allowance

Unchecked wills to cost families £1m IHT allowance

Families across Britain are likely to miss out on a new inheritance tax allowance if they do not review their wills, warns deVere United Kingdom.

06 Oct 2015

Leeds BS expands tax free savings portfolio

Leeds BS expands tax free savings portfolio

Leeds Building Society is adding a four year fixed rate ISA to its portfolio of tax free savings products.

06 Oct 2015

Guidance is good but advice is great

Guidance is good but advice is great

It's fair to say that the Pension Wise service is the subject of ongoing and consistent scrutiny and pressure from any number of bodies and organisations.

06 Oct 2015

Yorkshire BS launches 2.38% FTB fix

Yorkshire BS launches 2.38% FTB fix

Yorkshire Building Society has launched a two-year fixed rate of 2.38% for borrowers with a 10% deposit.

06 Oct 2015

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

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