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Kent Reliance partners with SimplyBiz Mortgages

Kent Reliance partners with SimplyBiz Mortgages

Kent Reliance, the specialist intermediary lender and part of OneSavings Bank plc, has announced that, from today, members of SimplyBiz Mortgages will have direct access to its competitive and award winning mortgage range.

01 Jul 2015

SBG commits itself to mortgage advisers at inaugural conference

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SBG commits itself to mortgage advisers at inaugural conference

Sesame Bankhall Group has today committed itself to the development of its appointed representative network and PMS mortgage club at its inaugural national mortgage conference at The Hilton at St. George's Park, Burton upon Trent.

01 Jul 2015

Y3S employs Human Resources Manager

Y3S employs Human Resources Manager

Cardiff-based loan brokerage Y3S has again strengthened its top team with the appointment of Laura Strange to the role of Group Human Resources Manager.

01 Jul 2015

TSB slashes rates for existing customers

TSB slashes rates for existing customers

TSB has today announced it is cutting rates across its range of mortgages available to existing customers. Those with a TSB mortgage, looking to transfer to a new TSB deal when their previous one ends will benefit from rate cuts of 0.10 per cent.

01 Jul 2015

Keystone boosts lending with new funding line

Keystone boosts lending with new funding line

Keystone Buy to Let Mortgages has launched its New Classic Range with funding from peer to peer lending platform Landbay.

01 Jul 2015

Friends, Romans, countrymen - lend me your money

Friends, Romans, countrymen - lend me your money

The current drama unfolding in Greece has more twists and turns than in any Greek Tragedy at the theatre of Dionysus in Athens.

01 Jul 2015

IFAs report increase in client concerns after pension reforms

IFAs report increase in client concerns after pension reforms

More than two fifths (43%) of IFAs have reported an increase in concerns from their ‘at-retirement’ clients about the impact of the new pension rules which came into force in the UK in April this year, according to the latest Baring Asset Management Investment Barometer.

01 Jul 2015

Funding Circle launches 10-minute application for introducers

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Funding Circle launches 10-minute application for introducers

Small business loan provider Funding Circle has launched a new application for registered introducers.

01 Jul 2015

Nationwide cuts rates on loyalty mortgages

Nationwide cuts rates on loyalty mortgages

From today, Nationwide is reducing selected 5 year fixed rate mortgage deals by up to 0.15% for existing Nationwide mortgage customers looking for a new deal.

01 Jul 2015

Leeds intermediary restructures lending team

Leeds intermediary restructures lending team

The restructure of Leeds Building Society's intermediary team has been completed after the final new roles were filled.

30 Jun 2015

 

The problems millennials are facing getting on the property ladder

The problems millennials are facing getting on the property ladder

Rocketing house prices outpacing wage increases, a more challenging mortgage market and poorer job security have all had an impact on young people looking to get on the property ladder.

30 Jun 2015

The start of a remortgage resurgence?

The start of a remortgage resurgence?

Watching the highlights from Glastonbury over the weekend - I wasn't there but (apart from the rain) it looked a good one - I couldn't help think of the old one-liner that, 'Even nostalgia ain't what it used to be'.

30 Jun 2015

Capita to acquire Vertex Mortgage Services

Capita to acquire Vertex Mortgage Services

Capita has today announced that it is acquiring Vertex Mortgage Services Limited for £35 million on a cash free, debt free basis, subject to approval by the Financial Conduct Authority.

30 Jun 2015

Halifax cuts rates by up to 0.50%

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Halifax cuts rates by up to 0.50%

Halifax has reduced mortgage rates across its 0-95% loan to value two-year fixed first-time buyer and home mover products by 0.50%.

30 Jun 2015

Home insurance premiums at five year low

Home insurance premiums at five year low

Home insurance premiums for new customers have tumbled to a five year low, according to analysis of more than 2.6 million home insurance quotes on MoneySuperMarket.com.

30 Jun 2015

Skipton launches new fixed rate range

Skipton launches new fixed rate range

From tomorrow, Skipton Building Society is launching a new range of two and five year fixes, with a choice of fee and rate blends to maximise choice and flexibility.

30 Jun 2015

FCA approves TSB takeover

FCA approves TSB takeover

The PRA and FCA have approved the bid by the Sabadell Group, announced on 17 April 2015, to acquire all of the shares of TSB Banking Group plc.

30 Jun 2015

GDP revised up for Q1

GDP revised up for Q1

UK GDP was estimated to have increased by 0.4% between Q4 and Q1, revised up 0.1 percentage points from the ONS' previous estimate.

30 Jun 2015

A third of remortgagors increase loan size

A third of remortgagors increase loan size

Almost a third (31%) of remortgagors increased the size of their loan, with nearly one in four (24%) increasing their loan amount by as much as £10,000 (over 8% more than their original mortgage of £124,000).

30 Jun 2015

Skipton launches Legacy ISA to keep inherited ISAs tax-free

Skipton launches Legacy ISA to keep inherited ISAs tax-free

Skipton Building Society is today launching a new Legacy ISA to make it easier for customers to take advantage of legislation introduced in April for the new tax year.

30 Jun 2015

Barclays improves Loan To Income criteria

Barclays improves Loan To Income criteria

Following a review of its lending policy, the threshold at which Barclays' 5.00x income multiple cap applies has been reduced to aggregate lending above £200,000 (previously the higher 5.00x cap only applied for balances in excess of £300,000).

30 Jun 2015

Budget should discuss property wealth in retirement

Budget should discuss property wealth in retirement

The Pension Wise service should be reviewed to include discussion about the role of property wealth in retirement planning and to offer more specific guidance on the risk of tax shocks, leading equity release lender more 2 life believes.

30 Jun 2015

Industry calls on govt to reduce regulatory costs

Industry calls on govt to reduce regulatory costs

Reducing the cost of regulatory compliance should be the new Conservative government's priority for financial services, according to firms in most sub-sectors (including banking, building societies and life insurance).

30 Jun 2015

Average house price soars to record high

Average house price soars to record high

The UK average property price is now a record £212,494 - up 5.6% annually and 1.4% on the month, according to the latest Housing Market Monitor from haart.

30 Jun 2015

Santander launches FTB exclusives

Santander launches FTB exclusives

Santander has launched a new 75% LTV 2 year fixed rate mortgage at 1.69% and an 85% LTV 2 year fix at 2.14%, exclusively for first time buyers.

29 Jun 2015

CBI announces new Director-General

CBI announces new Director-General

The CBI today announced that Carolyn Fairbairn is to become its new Director-General.

29 Jun 2015

Atom: a breath of fresh air in the market?

Atom: a breath of fresh air in the market?

This has already been an incredibly interesting 2015 for the mortgage market and we are only just half way through it.

29 Jun 2015

Openwork partners with Solent Mortgage Services

Openwork partners with Solent Mortgage Services

Openwork has announced a long term agreement for specialist packaging with Solent Mortgage Services.

29 Jun 2015

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