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BoE maintains Bank Rate at 0.5%

BoE maintains Bank Rate at 0.5%

The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee have voted to maintain Bank Rate at 0.5%.

09 Jul 2015

Mortgage Brain integrates Key and Anywhere systems

Mortgage Brain integrates Key and Anywhere systems

Mortgage Brain continues its vision of a fully online adviser process with the integration of two of its systems - the Key, its point-of-sale, compliance and CRM system, and its new online sourcing system, MortgageBrain Anywhere.

09 Jul 2015

Stephen Johnson: Regime change in consumer buy to let

Stephen Johnson: Regime change in consumer buy to let

With the intermediary market still navigating the process of obtaining relevant consumer credit permissions following the transition to the FCA , there is still a degree of confusion across what requirements face the intermediary market as a result of this "regime change".

09 Jul 2015

Leeds BS targets remortgagors with new products

Leeds BS targets remortgagors with new products

Leeds Building Society has introduced new home loans with free valuations, fees assisted legal services and no arrangement fees for borrowers seeking to remortgage.

09 Jul 2015

L&G launches equity release range through Phoebus

L&G launches equity release range through Phoebus

Legal & General Home Finance has launched its new equity release product range using the latest version of the Phoebus Software Limited mortgage originations and servicing mortgage platform.

09 Jul 2015

FCA finds "scope for improvement" in mortgage advice

FCA finds "scope for improvement" in mortgage advice

A Financial Conduct Authority review into the quality of mortgage advice has found that although most customers receive suitable advice, further work is needed to improve standards.

09 Jul 2015

Newcastle BS urges savers to maximise tax-free savings

Newcastle BS urges savers to maximise tax-free savings

Newcastle Building Society is asking investors to recheck their tax-free savings options in preparation for the launch of the Government's Help to Buy ISA.

09 Jul 2015

NatWest appoints new BDMs

NatWest appoints new BDMs

NatWest Intermediary Solutions has recruited Julianna Maxwell as the new field-based BDM and Steve Smith as a new phone-based BDM.

09 Jul 2015

Fluent Money: second charge industry must treat brokers fairly

Fluent Money: second charge industry must treat brokers fairly

Fluent Money's Joint Managing Director, Tim Wheeldon, has warned that to win over more intermediaries to the second charge alternative to remortgaging, the industry must be clear on its facts.

09 Jul 2015

House price growth at two-year low, but June sales up 15%

House price growth at two-year low, but June sales up 15%

Annual property price growth slowed to 4.1% in June - the smallest yearly rise since August 2013, according to the latest LSL England & Wales house price index.

09 Jul 2015

 

House purchase approvals at 17 month high

House purchase approvals at 17 month high

House purchase approvals in June saw strong improvements on both a monthly and annual basis, according to the latest Mortgage Monitor from e.surv.

09 Jul 2015

Government confirms Innovative Finance ISA for P2P loans

Government confirms Innovative Finance ISA for P2P loans

In a response to the consultation on including peer-to-peer loans in ISAs, the government has confirmed that loans made through peer-to-peer platforms will become ISA qualifying investments.

08 Jul 2015

Budget 2015
Tax relief for BTL investors to be reduced

Budget 2015
Tax relief for BTL investors to be reduced

In today's 'Emergency Budget', Chancellor George Osborne set out various reforms to the housing market to create 'a more level playing-field between those buying a home to let, and those who are buying a home to live in'.

08 Jul 2015

Budget 2015
Pensions could be "taxed like ISAs", says Osborne

Budget 2015
Pensions could be "taxed like ISAs", says Osborne

Speaking during today's Summer Budget, George Osborne said he was open to "further radical change" regarding pensions.

08 Jul 2015

Budget 2015
Osborne confirms "no inheritance tax on family homes"

Budget 2015
Osborne confirms "no inheritance tax on family homes"

In his Summer budget today, George Osborne confirmed rumours that he would increase the inheritance tax allowance to £1m.

08 Jul 2015

Budget 2015
Tax on insurance premiums to be raised

Budget 2015
Tax on insurance premiums to be raised

In today's Summer Budget, Chancellor George Osborne has announced that the Insurance Premium Tax will be raised to 9.5%.

08 Jul 2015

Budget 2015
Bank levy rate to be cut, announces Osborne

Budget 2015
Bank levy rate to be cut, announces Osborne

In today's 'Emergency Budget', Chancellor George Osborne set out plans to reduce the bank levy rate.

08 Jul 2015

Budget 2015
Osborne bans permanent non-dom status

Budget 2015
Osborne bans permanent non-dom status

In his Summer budget today, George Osborne allocated more funds for tax evasion work to ensure that people can no longer have permanent non-dom status in the UK.

08 Jul 2015

Paratus AMC takes majority stake in P2P platform

Paratus AMC takes majority stake in P2P platform

Paratus AMC, the residential mortgage servicer and lender, has acquired a majority stake in Cardiff based P2P lending platform Funding Empire.

08 Jul 2015

Leeds BS launches fee free exclusives for TMA

Leeds BS launches fee free exclusives for TMA

Leeds Building Society has today launched an exclusive, fee free, shared ownership product for directly authorised advisers who use TMA Mortgage Club.

08 Jul 2015

Barclays fires CEO Antony Jenkins

Barclays fires CEO Antony Jenkins

Barclays have announced the departure of Antony Jenkins as Chief Executive after Non-Executive Directors said that "a new set of skills were required for the period ahead".

08 Jul 2015

Halifax: house prices pick up in June

Halifax: house prices pick up in June

House prices in the three months to June were 3.3% higher than in the preceding three months, showing price growth picking up following two successive falls.

08 Jul 2015

June valuations surge 23%

June valuations surge 23%

June has witnessed "surging residential property valuation activity" as all indicators point to strong market growth, according to the latest research from Connells Survey and Valuation.

08 Jul 2015

NIESR: GDP up 0.7%

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NIESR: GDP up 0.7%

The National Institute of Economic and Social Research's monthly estimates of GDP suggest that output grew by 0.7% in the three months ending in June, following growth of 0.6% in the three months ending in May.

07 Jul 2015

FSE Manchester 2015 - Mortgage panel debate

FSE Manchester 2015 - Mortgage panel debate

In the lender panel debate at FSE Manchester 2015, we heard a number of prominent lenders speak on the current issues in the mortgage market.

07 Jul 2015

FSE Manchester 2015 - The view from the FCA following the Mortgage Credit Directive

FSE Manchester 2015 - The view from the FCA following the Mortgage Credit Directive

This seminar session, provided by the FCA's technical mortgage specialist Keith Hale, covers the upcoming changes that will be brought into effect by the European Mortgage Credit Directive.

07 Jul 2015

FCA publishes final banking accountability rules

FCA publishes final banking accountability rules

The FCA and PRA have published the final rules confirming the approach to improving individual accountability in the banking sector.

07 Jul 2015

FCA announces new Director of Supervision

FCA announces new Director of Supervision

The Financial Conduct Authority have announced the appointment of Jonathan Davidson as their new Director of Supervision - Retail and Authorisations.

07 Jul 2015

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