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230,000 use pension freedoms in first year

230,000 use pension freedoms in first year

HMRC figures show in the first year of the pension freedoms, 232,000 people have accessed £4.3 billion through 516,000 payments.

27 Apr 2016

Tesco Bank launches its lowest ever five-year fixes

Tesco Bank launches its lowest ever five-year fixes

Tesco Bank has cut rates across its fixed rate products and launched its lowest ever five-year fixed rates.

27 Apr 2016

Improving your home and health with equity release

Improving your home and health with equity release

Spring has sprung and homeowners up and down the country will be looking to spruce up the homestead before summer comes around.

27 Apr 2016

FSE Glasgow 2016 - Second charge lending panel discussion

FSE Glasgow 2016 - Second charge lending panel discussion

This panel session explores the second charge lending market with Alistair Ewing of the Lending Channel, Neil Molyneaux of Masthaven Finance, Ian Fergusson of Shepherds Chartered Surveyors, and Rob Jupp of Brightstar Financial.

27 Apr 2016

FSE Glasgow 2016 - How tax change & welfare reform has changed financial protection need

FSE Glasgow 2016 - How tax change & welfare reform has changed financial protection need

A look at a number of reforms that give good reason to talk to personal and business clients about their financial protection needs, plus best practice in how to open and develop appropriate financial protection discussions, from Johnny Timpson at Scottish Widows.

27 Apr 2016

FSE Glasgow 2016 - Buy-to-let mortgages: a look to the future

FSE Glasgow 2016 - Buy-to-let mortgages: a look to the future

Rob Barnard of Aldermore Bank explores the ongoing evolution of the buy-to-let market, and what we think the future holds for intermediaries and landlords alike.

27 Apr 2016

FSE Glasgow 2016 - A modern look at second charge lending

FSE Glasgow 2016 - A modern look at second charge lending

While secured loans might never be classed as mainstream products, changing regulation has now insisted that they become part of every mortgage adviser's toolbag. Even if you have never considered how a secured loan might suit a client's needs, now is the time to make it a priority - Alistair Ewing of The Lending Channel discusses.

27 Apr 2016

FSE Glasgow 2016 - Debunking the myths around equity release

FSE Glasgow 2016 - Debunking the myths around equity release

Gary Webster, Head of Partnerships at Equity Release Supermarket, gives a straight-talking and honest look at equity release - including its positives and when it can be right for your clients, as well as the drawbacks.

27 Apr 2016

Industry Marathon runners raise thousands for charity

Industry Marathon runners raise thousands for charity

Well known names from across the financial services industry completed the London Marathon on Sunday to raise money for national childrens' charities.

27 Apr 2016

GDP slows to 0.4% ahead of EU referendum

GDP slows to 0.4% ahead of EU referendum

GDP increased by 0.4% in Q1, down from growth of 0.6% in Q4 2015, according to the latest ONS estimates.

27 Apr 2016

 

New Street partners with Intrinsic

New Street partners with Intrinsic

New Street Mortgages has announced its latest distribution expansion, partnering with Intrinsic Financial Services.

27 Apr 2016

Financial Reporter launches Buy-to-Let Roadshow

Financial Reporter launches Buy-to-Let Roadshow

Following the success of our Specialist Lending Roadshow last week, Financial Reporter is delighted to announce the launch of the Buy-to-Let Roadshow which aims to give intermediaries a better understanding of buy-to-let at venues across the UK.

27 Apr 2016

Santander mortgage lending fuels 13% profit rise

Santander mortgage lending fuels 13% profit rise

Santander UK saw a 13% rise in pre-tax profit to £532m in Q1, fuelled by strong mortgage lending.

27 Apr 2016

Scottish Friendly sees 147% rise in FUM

Scottish Friendly sees 147% rise in FUM

Scottish Friendly has announced that its funds under management have more than doubled, from £1,078m in 2014 to £2,660m in 2015 - a 147% rise.

27 Apr 2016

Barclays profits drop 25% in Q1

Barclays profits drop 25% in Q1

Barclays has reported a 25% drop pre-tax profit to £793m in Q1, down from £1.1bn in Q1 2015.

27 Apr 2016

Mint Bridging launches new lending firm

Mint Bridging launches new lending firm

Mint Bridging has entered into a joint venture with West One Loans founder Mark Abrahams to launch MB Syndicates Limited.

27 Apr 2016

FTBs and housing associations to "bear brunt" of Basel reforms

FTBs and housing associations to "bear brunt" of Basel reforms

Housing associations and homebuyers with small deposits are among those likely to bear the brunt of new proposals from the Basel Committee to revise its standardised approach for credit risk, IMLA has warned.

27 Apr 2016

Higher earners feel most positive about Lifetime ISA

Higher earners feel most positive about Lifetime ISA

Skipton Building Society has found that middle and high earners are most likely to feel that reforms to the pension system have made it easier to save for retirement.

27 Apr 2016

House prices in majority of UK remain below pre-crisis levels

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House prices in majority of UK remain below pre-crisis levels

Hundreds of thousands of UK homeowners who bought property in 2007 are likely to be stuck in negative equity, despite today's property market showing double-digit house price growth.

26 Apr 2016

FSCS increases levy for life and pensions sector

FSCS increases levy for life and pensions sector

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme has lowered its levy to £337m for 2016/17 - £26m less than its original forecast in January.

26 Apr 2016

Brokers prompt Marsden to revamp older borrower range

Brokers prompt Marsden to revamp older borrower range

Marsden's Intermediary team has made further changes to its older borrower range after feedback from mortgage intermediaries.

26 Apr 2016

Pensioner property wealth soars to £378bn in Q1

Pensioner property wealth soars to £378bn in Q1

The potential wealth available to over-55s in England, Scotland and Wales through equity release has risen to £378bn in Q1 2016 - a 4.6% quarterly increase.

26 Apr 2016

BBA: mortgage lending hits eight-year high

BBA: mortgage lending hits eight-year high

Gross mortgage borrowing totalled £17.1 billion in March - 64% higher than a year ago and the highest borrowing since April 2008, according to the BBA.

26 Apr 2016

SIPP provider sees 30% surge in client numbers

SIPP provider sees 30% surge in client numbers

Liberty SIPP has grown the value of its assets under management by 87% and has seen a 30% increase in client numbers year-on-year.

26 Apr 2016

Robo demand sees just 28% choose face-to-face advice

Robo demand sees just 28% choose face-to-face advice

Just 28% of adults prefer the concept of face-to-face advice, and only 8% are prepared to pay more than £100 an hour for this service, according to new research.

26 Apr 2016

Equity withdrawn by remortgaging up 19% to £965.6m

Equity withdrawn by remortgaging up 19% to £965.6m

The total amount of equity withdrawn by remortgaging rose by 19% month-on-month from £814.7m in February to £965.6m in March, according to LMS.

26 Apr 2016

Just 38% of bridging lenders positive about UK economy

Just 38% of bridging lenders positive about UK economy

Only 38% of bridging lenders feel more positive about the long term prospects of the UK economy following the budget in March, while 19% of ASTL members and 20% of associate members feel less positive.

26 Apr 2016

Together expands senior team in growth initiative

Together expands senior team in growth initiative

Together has announced two senior appointments to its leadership team as it prepares for further growth.

26 Apr 2016

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