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Accord launches new two year tracker range

Accord launches new two year tracker range

Accord Mortgages has announced today that it has increased its two-year mortgage offering to give even more choice to borrowers and brokers.

02 Feb 2016

Shepherd Direct announces rebrand

Shepherd Direct announces rebrand

Shepherd Direct Ltd, the property services group that recently acquired nationwide property and auctions business, CP Bigwood, has adopted the acronym 'SDL' in an overhaul of the Group's branding and promotional activities.

02 Feb 2016

Exclusive Factsheets launch free for Financial Reporter readers

Exclusive Factsheets launch free for Financial Reporter readers

Financial Reporter is proud to launch the first of its Product Factsheets, designed in partnership with some of the biggest names in the industry to provide a valuable resource for intermediaries.

02 Feb 2016

65% of advisers concerned over equity release compliance

65% of advisers concerned over equity release compliance

New research for referral service, Key Partnerships, has found that two out of three advisers are forecasting a rise in equity release enquiries but are put off advising themselves due to concerns about access to research and being able to meet compliance requirements.

02 Feb 2016

Market volatility boosts annuities

Market volatility boosts annuities

Latest figures from eValue's quarterly Pensions Freedom Index show that since April 2015 savers have gradually reverted back to the safe haven of annuities.

02 Feb 2016

Are private pensions taking a back seat to equity ISAs?

Are private pensions taking a back seat to equity ISAs?

New research from The Share Centre has found that one in four wealthy investors (24%) is shunning private pensions in favour of stocks and shares ISAs.

02 Feb 2016

Londoners remain on top for savings

Londoners remain on top for savings

New research from challenger bank Charter Savings Bank, in conjunction with YouGov, has found that London is the UK's top saving region, with those who save on a regular basis putting away an average of £1,096 a month into their savings.

02 Feb 2016

Pension freedoms 'will drive interest' in with profit funds

Pension freedoms 'will drive interest' in with profit funds

Pension freedoms will drive renewed interest in with profits funds and will spark a surge in demand for advice and guidance from customers in the next five years, independent market experts AKG believes.

02 Feb 2016

Saffron launches new 3-yr fixed occupational range

Saffron launches new 3-yr fixed occupational range

Saffron For Intermediaries, the dedicated broker channel of Saffron Building Society has launched 3-year fixed rate options across its range of occupational mortgages for the self-employed, contractors and professionals.

02 Feb 2016

Keystone revamps Classic Range

Keystone revamps Classic Range

Keystone Buy to Let Mortgages has streamlined its Classic Range, merging product sets to make all rates available to both individual and limited company borrowers.

01 Feb 2016

 

Principality launches £475m RMBS issuance

Principality launches £475m RMBS issuance

Principality Building Society has launched its third issuance of Residential Mortgage Backed Securities to institutional investors.

01 Feb 2016

Teachers BS reveals London Help to Buy rates

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Teachers BS reveals London Help to Buy rates

Teachers Building Society has launched a London Help to Buy discounted variable rate of 1.99% for the first two years.

01 Feb 2016

FCA fines insurance firms £15.5m

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FCA fines insurance firms £15.5m

The FCA has fined five people and two firms a total of £15.5m and banned four for "significant integrity and competence failings".

01 Feb 2016

PRA fines GI firm £2.8m and bans CEO

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PRA fines GI firm £2.8m and bans CEO

The Prudential Regulation Authority has imposed a £25,173 fine on Colin McIntosh, CEO of Millburn Insurance Company Limited, and has banned him from holding controlled functions at any PRA-authorised firm.

01 Feb 2016

Aldermore launches London Help to Buy range

Aldermore launches London Help to Buy range

Aldermore has announced the launch of its London Help to Buy product.

01 Feb 2016

BoE: Mortgage approvals rise in December

BoE: Mortgage approvals rise in December

The number of mortgage approvals hit 70,837 in December - slightly higher than November's figure of 70,410 and the average of 69,462 over the previous six months, according to the latest Bank of England Money and Credit report.

01 Feb 2016

The Mansfield announces MCD plans

The Mansfield announces MCD plans

Mansfield Building Society has revealed its approach to the Mortgage Credit Directive and will be introducing KFI+ for new business and mortgage offers during February.

01 Feb 2016

Advisers support return to commission

Advisers support return to commission

Advisers are showing support for a relaxation in the regulations around commission, according to a survey carried out by adviser management software company Intelliflo.

01 Feb 2016

FTB activity sees winter slowdown

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FTB activity sees winter slowdown

First-time buyer numbers fell by 4.7% between November and December, according to the latest First-time Buyer Tracker from Your Move & Reeds Rains.

01 Feb 2016

In the Spotlight with David Ross, Chartered Insurance Institute

In the Spotlight with David Ross, Chartered Insurance Institute

We spoke to David Ross, Director of Communications at the Chartered Insurance Institute, about the protection gap and the future of the insurance market.

29 Jan 2016

Data management service for advisers launches

Data management service for advisers launches

IFA Dataflow, provider of technology solutions for financial advisers, has announced the launch of a new data management and analysis service, 'Commission Express'.

29 Jan 2016

NatWest & RBS announce London HTB rates

NatWest & RBS announce London HTB rates

NatWest and Royal Bank of Scotland will take another step to help home buyers in London by supporting the Government’s new Help to Buy London scheme when it launches on Monday February 1st.

29 Jan 2016

MBE Leeds Expo registration now open

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MBE Leeds Expo registration now open

Mortgage Business Expo Leeds is now open for brokers, IFAs and financial intermediaries to register for the event on 20th April at the Royal Armouries.

29 Jan 2016

Insolvency practitioners have 'nothing to fear' from new guidance

Insolvency practitioners have 'nothing to fear' from new guidance

A leading authority at Dalriada Trustees, one of the UK's largest independent pension trustee firms, says that professional Insolvency Practitioners have 'nothing to fear' from the Pension Protection Fund's updated General Guidance for Restructuring and Insolvency Practitioners.

29 Jan 2016

Barclays launches London Help to Buy products

Barclays launches London Help to Buy products

Barclays is pleased to confirm a range of new shared equity products to support the official launch of the London Help to Buy scheme from 1st February

29 Jan 2016

Overwhelming response sees Money Careers recruitment portal extend offer

Overwhelming response sees Money Careers recruitment portal extend offer

Money Careers, a unique new recruitment website aimed specifically at financial services professionals, has extended its free job listings offer due to overwhelming industry demand.

29 Jan 2016

Property transactions in decline: Land Registry

Property transactions in decline: Land Registry

Today's Land Registry data shows property transactions in decline, and the average house price increased by 6.7% annually.

29 Jan 2016

Al Rayan Bank reduces rental rates on BTL products

Al Rayan Bank reduces rental rates on BTL products

Al Rayan Bank today announced a promotional reduction of 1.00% on its Buy to Let Purchase Plan (BTLPP) and Buy to Let Rent Only Purchase Plan (BRO) products rental rates.

28 Jan 2016

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