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FTB enquiries drop 3.7% as BTL sees 'rapid growth'

FTB enquiries drop 3.7% as BTL sees 'rapid growth'

The proportion of buy-to-let mortgage enquiries grew by 4.4% to 18.2% of all mortgage enquiries during 2015.

09 Mar 2016

FCA to review regulatory barriers to innovation

FCA to review regulatory barriers to innovation

Advice and investment firms have told the FCA that a lack of clarity over regulatory definitions of advice, guidance and personal recommendations were a barrier to the use of digital and mobile solutions.

09 Mar 2016

MTF appoints Head of New Business

MTF appoints Head of New Business

Bridging finance lender, MTF, has appointed James Anderson as its Head of New Business.

09 Mar 2016

First Complete adds specialist insurance broker to panel

First Complete adds specialist insurance broker to panel

Specialist insurance broker Pulse has joined the First Complete protection panel, to take referrals from First Complete ARs who cannot find life assurance cover for their clients because of the nature of their work.

09 Mar 2016

Enterprise and Together announce record completions

Enterprise and Together announce record completions

Enterprise Finance and Together have completed a total of £4.3m in second charge transactions in February.

09 Mar 2016

Brokers urged not to ignore new BTL business

Brokers urged not to ignore new BTL business

Brokers could leave themselves short of new business when the market enters a hiatus period as lenders and brokers concentrate on completing existing loans before the Stamp Duty deadline.

09 Mar 2016

CHL announces return to lending with BTL range

CHL announces return to lending with BTL range

CHL Mortgages has announced a return to lending after rebranding as 'CHL for Intermediaries'.

08 Mar 2016

February sees record instruction growth

February sees record instruction growth

Broker Conveyancing says it has seen strong monthly and year-on-year growth in the level of instructions for sale, purchase and remortgage cases in the first two months of 2016.

08 Mar 2016

Rob Barnard leaves Aldermore for Pepper Homeloans

Rob Barnard - Aldermore

Rob Barnard leaves Aldermore for Pepper Homeloans

Rob Barnard has left his role as Head of Intermediary Distribution at Aldermore Bank to join Pepper Homeloans.

08 Mar 2016

AToM partners with Bluestone Mortgages

AToM partners with Bluestone Mortgages

All Types of Mortgages has added Bluestone Mortgages to its lender panel.

08 Mar 2016

 

Carney: Brexit could cause banks to leave London

Carney: Brexit could cause banks to leave London

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney believes that some financial services firms would leave London if Britain left the European Union.

08 Mar 2016

Leeds BS launches lowest ever 10 year fix

Leeds BS launches lowest ever 10 year fix

Leeds Building Society is launching what it says is the lowest ever 10 year fixed rate mortgage at 2.75%.

08 Mar 2016

MLAR: fixed rate lending rises in Q4

MLAR: fixed rate lending rises in Q4

Gross fixed-rate mortgage lending increased from 80.7% in Q3 2015 to 84.1% in Q4 2015, according to the latest Mortgage Lenders and Administrators statistics.

08 Mar 2016

BoE to offer extra liquidity around EU referendum

BoE to offer extra liquidity around EU referendum

The Bank of England has announced that it will offer billions of pounds of extra liquidity to banks in the weeks around the EU referendum.

08 Mar 2016

TSB merges direct and intermediary distribution teams

TSB merges direct and intermediary distribution teams

TSB is bringing together its intermediary and direct mortgage distribution teams following the growth of both divisions over the last year.

08 Mar 2016

Just 12% of advisers would invest in IFISAs

Just 12% of advisers would invest in IFISAs

Just one in eight financial advisers would invest their own money in new Innovative Finance ISAs due to launch in April.

08 Mar 2016

Govt urged to introduce pensions dashboard in Budget

Govt urged to introduce pensions dashboard in Budget

Which? is calling on the Government to introduce a 'pensions dashboard' in the upcoming Budget.

08 Mar 2016

Skipton BS launches HTB London and Scotland ranges

Skipton BS launches HTB London and Scotland ranges

Skipton Building Society is launching new product ranges for both the Help to Buy London and Help to Buy Scotland shared equity schemes.

07 Mar 2016

Fleet plans expansion into "other mortgage sectors"

Fleet plans expansion into "other mortgage sectors"

Fleet Mortgages has announced plans to 'to move the proposition into other mortgage sectors'.

07 Mar 2016

Beating the stamp duty deadline: living in cloud cuckoo land?

Beating the stamp duty deadline: living in cloud cuckoo land?

As we begin the countdown to the end of March, I would be very surprised if we had any stress-free conveyancing practitioners working throughout this time period.

07 Mar 2016

Half of over 40s have no retirement plans

Half of over 40s have no retirement plans

Half of adults in their 40s and 50s have not started to plan for retirement - including 27% who say they are near to retiring, according to research from Aviva.

07 Mar 2016

Openwork targets £10bn annual lending

Openwork targets £10bn annual lending

Openwork expects to surpass £10bn of mortgage lending this year after seeing a 23% annual rise in 2015.

07 Mar 2016

London new build schemes charge 20% premium

London new build schemes charge 20% premium

Inner London is being impacted by the proliferation of high value new build schemes which are sold at a "significant premium to true market value".

07 Mar 2016

Short-term lender receives FCA authorisation

Short-term lender receives FCA authorisation

Short-term loan provider Uncle Buck has received authorisation from the FCA following an "extensive assessment of its business practices and management".

07 Mar 2016

Voting opens for the Financial Reporter Awards 2016

Voting opens for the Financial Reporter Awards 2016

The seventh annual Financial Reporter Awards 2016 launches today, with voting open for you to nominate the best and brightest in financial services.

07 Mar 2016

'Reckless' senior bankers face jail under new law

'Reckless' senior bankers face jail under new law

From today, senior managers in UK banks could face 7 years in jail or an unlimited fine if their actions cause their institution to fail.

07 Mar 2016

P2P lender ThinCats outlines IFISA plans

P2P lender ThinCats outlines IFISA plans

Peer to peer business lender ThinCats has set out its plans for the Innovative Finance ISA which should be available in April, subject to achieving full FCA regulation.

07 Mar 2016

Osborne scraps pension tax relief changes

Osborne scraps pension tax relief changes

Chancellor George Osborne has postponed plans to announce changes to pension tax relief in the forthcoming 2016 Budget.

07 Mar 2016

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