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John Charcol enters secured loan market with new acquisition

John Charcol enters secured loan market with new acquisition

John Charcol has today announced the acquisition of Simply Finance Group based in Southampton.

14 Jan 2016

LendInvest appoints in-house legal counsel

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LendInvest appoints in-house legal counsel

LendInvest has appointed its first in-house legal counsel to the company's expanding team.

14 Jan 2016

Just 8% of advisers would launch lower wealth solution

Just 8% of advisers would launch lower wealth solution

Less than one in 10 (8%) financial advisers say they are planning to launch a new solution to support lower wealth consumers over the next year, according to research by Sesame Bankhall Group.

14 Jan 2016

Almost half plan to remortgage following rate rise

Almost half plan to remortgage following rate rise

Today, the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee will meet for the first time this year to decide if the base rate should increase, but research from TSB shows that many British homeowners are unprepared for a rate rise in 2016.

14 Jan 2016

Annual housing market activity up 29%

Annual housing market activity up 29%

Total activity in the UK housing market has grown by more than a quarter during 2015, according to Connells Survey & Valuation.

14 Jan 2016

House prices soar £18,000 in 2015

House prices soar £18,000 in 2015

Average house prices in England and Wales grew 6.6% annually, up £17,963 since December 2014 to reach £292,077, according to the latest Your Move House Price Index.

14 Jan 2016

WASPI petition secures new debate on state pension changes

WASPI petition secures new debate on state pension changes

The Parliamentary Petitions Committee has decided to grant a debate to the 'WASPI' petition calling for 'Fair transitional state pension arrangements for 1950s women'. The debate will take place on 1 February.

13 Jan 2016

CML: FCA regulation has stifled market competition

CML: FCA regulation has stifled market competition

The FCA is expected to decide in the coming weeks whether or not to pursue plans for a review of competition in the mortgage market.

13 Jan 2016

Equity release market rises 24% to £1.71bn

Equity release market rises 24% to £1.71bn

Pensioners withdrew £4.7 million a day from their homes last year as the house price boom boosted retirement incomes, according to Key Retirement.

13 Jan 2016

Leeds raises maximum LTV lending in Northern Ireland

Leeds raises maximum LTV lending in Northern Ireland

Leeds Building Society has increased the maximum LTV lending on mortgages in Northern Ireland.

13 Jan 2016

 

West One Loans expands senior team

West One Loans expands senior team

Bridging lender West One Loans has announced a number of appointments to its senior team.

13 Jan 2016

BoE introduces tougher rules on bonus buy-outs

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BoE introduces tougher rules on bonus buy-outs

The Bank of England is today proposing to strengthen the remuneration requirements on buy-outs of variable remuneration.

13 Jan 2016

TSB increases residential rates

TSB increases residential rates

TSB has today adjusted residential mortgage rates on six of its short and medium term mortgages.

13 Jan 2016

SimplyBiz: FAMR should address regulatory overload

SimplyBiz: FAMR should address regulatory overload

Following communication with advisers and firms across the country, the SimplyBiz Group has announced the key measures which it feels need to be addressed by the FAMR in order to revitalise the post-RDR advice market for the benefit of consumers and reduce the advice gap.

13 Jan 2016

IRESS reveals latest XPLAN addition

IRESS reveals latest XPLAN addition

IRESS has announced the release of the Advice Module, the latest addition to its XPLAN Mortgage solution.

13 Jan 2016

The Mansfield launches 'future valuation' mortgage

The Mansfield launches 'future valuation' mortgage

Mansfield Building Society has launched its specialist residential product to allow loans to be assessed against the improved valuation of a property to help borrowers fund significant or structural property improvement.

13 Jan 2016

Nationwide reveals MCD preparations

Nationwide reveals MCD preparations

Nationwide has announced its preparations for the implementation of the Mortgage Credit Directive on 21 March 2016.

13 Jan 2016

NIESR: GDP growth remains at 0.6%

NIESR: GDP growth remains at 0.6%

NIESR's monthly estimates of GDP suggest that output grew by 0.6% in the three months ending in December 2015 after growth of 0.6% in the three months ending in November 2015.

12 Jan 2016

FCA refuses to lift broker ban

FCA refuses to lift broker ban

The FCA has refused an application by Mark Gregory Thorogood to revoke a Prohibition Order imposed on him in December 2010.

12 Jan 2016

Shawbrook launches new residential investment products

Shawbrook launches new residential investment products

Shawbrook has announced a number of changes to its residential investment range that includes new products and a commitment to improved SLAs across the application journey.

12 Jan 2016

Just Mortgages to become AR of Openwork

Just Mortgages to become AR of Openwork

Just Mortgages, the financial advisory business of Spicerhaart, will join Openwork as an Appointed Representative from Legal & General.

12 Jan 2016

Top 3 pension liberation scam tactics revealed

Top 3 pension liberation scam tactics revealed

The top three phrases used by pension liberation scammers to steal savers' retirement funds have been published by a nationwide campaign group.

12 Jan 2016

Adviser jailed for five years over £6m tax fraud

Adviser jailed for five years over £6m tax fraud

A tax adviser and accountant has been jailed for five years for evading more than £6 million in tax.

12 Jan 2016

LV= launches new equity release product

LV= launches new equity release product

LV= has launched Lifetime Mortgage LumpSum+, expanding its offering in the equity release market.

12 Jan 2016

Barcadia Media launches unique recruitment portal

Barcadia Media launches unique recruitment portal

Money Careers, a unique new recruitment website aimed specifically at financial services professionals, has been launched today by Barcadia Media.

12 Jan 2016

BTL purchases expected to outstrip remortgages in Q1

BTL purchases expected to outstrip remortgages in Q1

Buy to let remortgage transactions outstripped purchases by more than 2:1 in 2015, according to the latest Complex Buy to Let Index from Mortgages for Business.

12 Jan 2016

Lending Works hits £20 million lending mark

Lending Works hits £20 million lending mark

Lending Works facilitated nearly £15 million in loans in 2015 - a near threefold increase on the £5 million written in the lending platform's first year.

12 Jan 2016

Would a simpler model help close the advice gap?

Would a simpler model help close the advice gap?

The cost of providing advice is the biggest barrier to advisers offering their services to mass market savers, research commissioned by MetLife for its response to the Financial Advice Market Review shows.

12 Jan 2016

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