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RICS sees dip in activity following stamp duty changes

RICS sees dip in activity following stamp duty changes

RICS is expecting buyer demand and sales growth to ease as the new buy-to-let stamp duty deadline passes.

15 Apr 2016

TSB launches new three-year fix

TSB launches new three-year fix

TSB has reduced rates across its buy-to-let and residential mortgage ranges, as well as introducing a new three-year fixed rate.

15 Apr 2016

New intermediary only lender confirms launch partners

New intermediary only lender confirms launch partners

The Mortgage Lender, the intermediary only lender due to launch in the coming weeks, has confirmed its products will be available to members of five mortgage clubs.

14 Apr 2016

MPC votes unanimously to keep Bank Rate at 0.5%

MPC votes unanimously to keep Bank Rate at 0.5%

The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee voted unanimously to maintain Bank rate at 0.5% in its latest meeting.

14 Apr 2016

Newcastle launches sub-2% three-year fix

Newcastle launches sub-2% three-year fix

Newcastle Intermediaries has launched a new three year fixed rate product at 1.99% up to 80% LTV.

14 Apr 2016

Former UBS LIBOR trader to appeal FCA ban

Former UBS LIBOR trader to appeal FCA ban

A former UBS LIBOR trader is referring his recent FCA ban to the Upper Tribunal.

14 Apr 2016

Mortgage Trust revamps entire BTL range

Mortgage Trust revamps entire BTL range

Specialist buy-to-let mortgage provider Mortgage Trust has updated its entire buy-to-let range, with 24 new products and five product refreshes.

14 Apr 2016

Octopus launches property-backed P2P product

Octopus launches property-backed P2P product

Octopus Investments is working with financial advisers to launch a new online lending product on the back of the rapid growth and continued government support of peer-to-peer lending.

14 Apr 2016

Coventry launches new five-year fixes

Coventry launches new five-year fixes

Coventry for intermediaries has launched a new range of five-year fixed residential mortgages from 65% - 90% LTV.

14 Apr 2016

Mortgage Hut partners with MAB

Mortgage Hut partners with MAB

Southampton based Mortgage Hut has partnered with Mortgage Advice Bureau.

14 Apr 2016

 

Fluent Money on track for fully CeMAP qualified team

Fluent Money on track for fully CeMAP qualified team

Fluent Money is on course to have all 85 of its client facing team fully CeMAP qualified by the end of May.

14 Apr 2016

Home sales surge by 30% ahead of stamp duty rise

Home sales surge by 30% ahead of stamp duty rise

Home sales in England and Wales surged by 30% in March ahead of the stamp duty surcharge - with over 80,000 properties sold during the month, according to Your Move.

14 Apr 2016

Home lending sees best Q1 since 2007

Home lending sees best Q1 since 2007

Home lending has seen its best opening quarter for nine years with 210,468 house purchase approvals granted, according to e.surv.

14 Apr 2016

House price confidence falls to 15-month low

House price confidence falls to 15-month low

Confidence in the UK housing market is at its lowest level in over a year, continuing a downward trend since a high point in May 2015, according to Halifax data.

14 Apr 2016

Second-charge lending - what happens next?

Second-charge lending - what happens next?

In the mortgage market in general, there appears to be a constant stream of data available to help stakeholders understand levels of activity, borrower type, loan-to-value - in fact anything we might wish to know about what is going on both nationally and across the regions. Add in the myriad of house price indices and other data sets such as asking prices, chartered surveyors' work volumes, agent/adviser/borrower confidence and by treading a fine course between all of these, it's possible to get a view on where the market has come from and where it might be heading.

13 Apr 2016

Number of BTL products increases 'significantly' in Q1

Number of BTL products increases 'significantly' in Q1

The introduction of more products targeted at limited company borrowers saw the average product numbers for buy to let mortgages "increase significantly" in Q1 2016, according to Mortgages for Business.

13 Apr 2016

True Potential Investments to offer Lifetime ISA

True Potential Investments to offer Lifetime ISA

Investment management firm True Potential Investments will offer consumers the new Lifetime ISA from April next year.

13 Apr 2016

Tracey McDermott to leave the FCA

Tracey McDermott to leave the FCA

Tracey McDermott, Acting Chief Executive of the FCA, has announced that she is leaving the organisation on 1 July.

13 Apr 2016

Advisers say FAMR won't reduce the advice gap

Advisers say FAMR won't reduce the advice gap

64% of advisers believe that the recommendations in the Financial Advice Market Review will not help to reduce the advice gap.

13 Apr 2016

FCA urged to facilitate 'holistic' later life approach

FCA urged to facilitate 'holistic' later life approach

The Later Life Academy has urged the financial services industry to provide later life products and services that better meet the needs of consumers as their behaviours continue to change.

13 Apr 2016

February house purchase lending hits nine-year high

February house purchase lending hits nine-year high

Home-owners borrowed £8.7bn for house purchase in February - up 4% month-on-month and 21% year-on-year, according to the latest CML figures.

13 Apr 2016

Conveyancing Association to launch legal indemnity insurance service

Conveyancing Association to launch legal indemnity insurance service

The Conveyancing Association has announced a new partnership with DUAL Asset Underwriting which allows conveyancing firms to arrange legal indemnity insurance for residential transactions.

13 Apr 2016

FCA to restructure IPO process in competition drive

FCA to restructure IPO process in competition drive

An FCA study has found evidence that some banks may seek to reward favoured investor clients when allocating shares in an IPO.

13 Apr 2016

Younger savers choose fintech over ISAs

Younger savers choose fintech over ISAs

With the average interest rate on ISAs down 46% over the last five years, the appeal of alternative finance and investment vehicles is growing - particularly among younger generations, according to research from eToro.

13 Apr 2016

Mortgage costs drop by up to 10% in Q1

Mortgage costs drop by up to 10% in Q1

The majority of residential and buy-to-let mortgages have come down in cost over the past three months, according to Mortgage Brain analysis.

12 Apr 2016

Law firm joins ASTL as associate member

Law firm joins ASTL as associate member

Shakespeare Martineau LLP is the latest law firm to join the Association of Short Term Lenders as an associate member.

12 Apr 2016

Five reasons you should vote in the #FRAwards16!

Five reasons you should vote in the #FRAwards16!

Voting for our seventh annual Financial Reporter Awards closes at midnight on Friday.

12 Apr 2016

The Source appoints North-based BDM

The Source appoints North-based BDM

Source Insurance has appointed David Carr as Business Development Manager for the North region.

12 Apr 2016

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