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Trigold founder launches LenderGateway software

Trigold founder launches LenderGateway software

APAC Systems has launched LenderGateway, a ground-breaking piece of mortgage technology, combining mortgage sourcing with a credit search, client management and case processing tool in one pioneering piece of MCD-ready software.

21 Sep 2015

Crystal launches multi-product sourcing system

Crystal launches multi-product sourcing system

Crystal Specialist Finance has launched eSource as its combined mortgage, secured loan and bridging online sourcing system for brokers, and urged intermediaries to adopt digital technology to maximise point-of-sale business.

21 Sep 2015

Safe & Secure launches broker app

Safe & Secure launches broker app

GI broker Safe & Secure has launched a new app to help brokers give clients an idea of price before submitting a lead.

21 Sep 2015

Shawbrook partners with TMA on second charge academies

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Shawbrook partners with TMA on second charge academies

Today sees the launch of a series of Shawbrook Academies in partnership with TMA, designed specifically for mortgage advisers across the UK to give them a more thorough understanding of the second charge market and how it’s changing following the implementation of the Mortgage Credit Directive in 2016.

21 Sep 2015

Dudley BS adds Connect Mortgage Club to panel

Dudley BS adds Connect Mortgage Club to panel

Dudley Building Society has announced that Connect Mortgage Club is the latest packager/distributor to join its panel of introducers.

21 Sep 2015

Two thirds now choosing drawdown over guaranteed annuities

Two thirds now choosing drawdown over guaranteed annuities

Five months on since Pension Freedoms Day, 59% of people are now choosing to guarantee the drawdown of their pension pots.

21 Sep 2015

Lenders 'must count overtime payments in income'

Lenders 'must count overtime payments in income'

Nearly one in five employees receive overtime payments at work boosting their annual income, new analysis conducted for specialist mortgage lender Kensington shows.

21 Sep 2015

Savers 'unprepared' for future shocks to retirement plans

Savers 'unprepared' for future shocks to retirement plans

More than two-fifths (42%) of pension savers aged 45-plus have made no plans to cushion the blows of future shocks to their retirement plans despite widespread concern about the costs of family and financial crises when they stop work, new research from MetLife shows.

21 Sep 2015

Specialist lender launches 'Together' rebrand

Specialist lender launches 'Together' rebrand

Together is the new name for the financial services group previously known as Jerrold Holdings.

21 Sep 2015

Equity release lifetime mortgage rates fall to seven-year low

Equity release lifetime mortgage rates fall to seven-year low

Record low interest rates and record high house prices mean there has never been a better time to take an equity release lifetime mortgage, according to Age Partnership.

19 Sep 2015

 

In the Spotlight with Steve Robinson, Marsden Building Society

In the Spotlight with Steve Robinson, Marsden Building Society

We spoke to Steve Robinson, Head of Lending at Marsden Building Society, about the growing need for products aimed at older borrowers, and the problems brokers might face post-MCD.

18 Sep 2015

L&G launch second charge lending panel

L&G launch second charge lending panel

Legal & General Mortgage Club is launching a second charge Master Broker panel today to help brokers ahead of the upcoming Mortgage Credit Directive (MCD).

18 Sep 2015

2015 will be record-breaking, but how far can equity release go?

2015 will be record-breaking, but how far can equity release go?

According to the Equity Release Council, the industry has once again set new records for lending and looks on course to set another annual lending record by smashing through the £1.4bn mark set in 2014.

18 Sep 2015

Jonathan Samuels leaves Dragonfly

Jonathan Samuels leaves Dragonfly

Octopus today announced that Jonathan Samuels, CEO of its property finance arm, Dragonfly Property Finance (Dragonfly), will be leaving the business to launch a new finance venture.

18 Sep 2015

Sentiment amongst property investors improves rapidly

Sentiment amongst property investors improves rapidly

In its latest UK Consensus Forecasts, research by the Investment Property Forum (IPF) found that sentiment had improved rapidly. Returns from City offices were estimated to hit 19.9% this year, a prediction up 3.5% between May and August.

18 Sep 2015

What can a financial adviser do to improve their customer service?

What can a financial adviser do to improve their customer service?

It is a turbulent time for the financial services industry. From the financial crash in 2008 to the pension reforms brought in this year, there are a large number of factors that could leave a potential client with little trust in the industry.

18 Sep 2015

Should investors replace pensions with buy-to-let?

Should investors replace pensions with buy-to-let?

Following the pension freedoms and with an interest rate rise looming, increasing numbers are being tempted to release lump sum pensions into buy-to-let property.

18 Sep 2015

TSB cuts high-LTV rates

TSB cuts high-LTV rates

TSB has announced today that, as from Wednesday 23rd September, it will make rate changes to its homemover and first time buyer mortgages and introduced £250 cash back for people with a higher LTV.

18 Sep 2015

UK pensioners pay over £17.5bn in income tax

UK pensioners pay over £17.5bn in income tax

According to new analysis by Prudential, UK pensioners pay more than £17.5bn in income tax every year, with over 65s forking out 11% of the UK's total.

18 Sep 2015

Homeownership a dream for 45% of those who rent

Homeownership a dream for 45% of those who rent

The latest data from the Post Office Money Mortgages survey has highlighted that there are 20 million people currently renting a property in the UK, 45% of which fully expect to remain trapped in the PRS for the foreseeable future.

18 Sep 2015

New online challenger bank launches

New online challenger bank launches

Fidor Bank, the online-only retail bank, is today launching in the UK.

18 Sep 2015

FSE London 2015: Brokers urged to sell more income protection policies

FSE London 2015: Brokers urged to sell more income protection policies

Brokers have been urged to step up and sell more income protection policies as Mortgage Market Review ramifications are resulting in dwindling competition within the adviser community.

17 Sep 2015

FSE London 2015: Lenders suggest price war will not last forever

FSE London 2015: Lenders suggest price war will not last forever

According to lenders taking part in a panel debate at today’s Financial Services Expo (FSE) London in Old Billingsgate, the current mortgage price war amongst mainstream mortgage lenders will not last forever.

17 Sep 2015

FSE London 2015: High street lenders should stop dealing direct with consumers

FSE London 2015: High street lenders should stop dealing direct with consumers

Those high-street lenders currently offering direct to consumer mortgage propositions should cease, according to Roger Morris of Precise Mortgages, who was taking part in a panel debate at today’s Financial Services Expo (FSE) London in Old Billingsgate.

17 Sep 2015

FinTech: how the insurance sector can adapt to a 'disruptive' market

FinTech: how the insurance sector can adapt to a 'disruptive' market

The 10th of December 2014 was a watershed moment for financial services. On this day, a peer-to-peer lender called Lending Club raised almost $900m when it floated on the New York Stock Exchange.

17 Sep 2015

Natwest announces rate changes for borrowers with smaller deposits

Natwest announces rate changes for borrowers with smaller deposits

Natwest has announced that as of tomorrow, NatWest Intermediary Solutions will be reducing rates on a number of higher LTV residential mortgages in its broker portfolio.

17 Sep 2015

FSE London 2015: pension enquiries to increase by 50% in 2015/16

FSE London 2015: pension enquiries to increase by 50% in 2015/16

The Government-backed purveyor of independent and impartial guidance on pensions, The Pensions Advisory Service, has said it expects to receive around 150,000 pension-related enquires in 2015/16 in light of a continued lack of understanding over new pension reforms and heightened media attention.

17 Sep 2015

FSE London 2015: pensions advice gap creating more adviser opportunities

FSE London 2015: pensions advice gap creating more adviser opportunities

Industry experts from the mortgage and pensions fields have highlighted gaps in the pension advice process as a growing opportunity for the intermediary community.

17 Sep 2015

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