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ONS: annual house price growth rises to 7.9%

ONS: annual house price growth rises to 7.9%

UK house prices increased by 7.9% in the year to January 2016, up from 6.7% in the year to December 2015, according to the latest ONS house price index.

22 Mar 2016

New Street partners with L&G Mortgage Club

New Street partners with L&G Mortgage Club

New Street Mortgages has partnered with Legal and General Mortgage Club - initially via its Nouveau Firms - to offer its buy-to-let range to the Mortgage Club's intermediary partners.

22 Mar 2016

Former Ageas CEO joins Uinsure

Former Ageas CEO joins Uinsure

The former UK Chief Executive of Ageas has joined GI provider Uinsure.

22 Mar 2016

MAB adviser numbers increase 25% in 2015

MAB adviser numbers increase 25% in 2015

Mortgage Advice Bureau has today released its final results for 2015, showing its gross mortgage lending had increased 31% to £7.8bn and a strong growth in adviser numbers.

22 Mar 2016

MCD rules 'leading to faster completion times'

MCD rules 'leading to faster completion times'

Together has confirmed that it has already funded a 'significant number of loans' under the new MCD regime, and that completion times are faster under the rules.

22 Mar 2016

MAB sells £2.7m stake in Capital Private Finance

MAB sells £2.7m stake in Capital Private Finance

Mortgage Advice Bureau has sold its 49% stake in Capital Private Finance Limited to Countrywide for £2.7m.

22 Mar 2016

Industry reaction: will Lifetime ISA savers win or lose?

Industry reaction: will Lifetime ISA savers win or lose?

Savers opting for a Lifetime ISA over a workplace pension could lose up to £45,000 or gain as much as £34,000, according to differing industry analysis.

22 Mar 2016

Brightstar revenue up 44%

Brightstar revenue up 44%

Brightstar increased its turnover by 44% and profit by 40% in 2015, after hitting £1bn of lending in November.

22 Mar 2016

Royal London to launch 'early warning' drawdown service

Royal London to launch 'early warning' drawdown service

Royal London plans to launch a new service to help advisers review their clients' drawdown plans to ensure they are on target to meet their objectives.

21 Mar 2016

Industry urged to adopt cyber-resilience culture

Industry urged to adopt cyber-resilience culture

Financial services firms have been urged to adopt a cyber-security and cyber-resilience culture in order to tackle the growing number of attacks and threats from cyber fraudsters.

21 Mar 2016

 

WPC launches inquiry into early state pension access

WPC launches inquiry into early state pension access

The Work and Pensions Committee is launching an inquiry into the economic effects of allowing certain women to draw their state pension early.

21 Mar 2016

Monmouthshire BS launches Help to Buy ISA

Monmouthshire BS launches Help to Buy ISA

Monmouthshire Building Society has launched a Help to Buy ISA account which is available to customers in the Society's local geographical area.

21 Mar 2016

Manchester BS admits 'uncertainty' over future

Manchester BS admits 'uncertainty' over future

The Directors of Manchester Building Society have admitted a "material uncertainty" surrounding the long-term future of the Society due to the continuing decline in the scale of operations.

21 Mar 2016

Average house price passes £300,000

Average house price passes £300,000

The average house price in England and Wales has broken through and beyond the £300,000 mark for the first time, according to the latest Rightmove house price index.

21 Mar 2016

Promise joins Pepper packager panel

Promise joins Pepper packager panel

Promise Solutions has been named an approved packager by specialist lender Pepper Homeloans.

21 Mar 2016

Sesame and PMS launch exclusives via Skipton

Sesame and PMS launch exclusives via Skipton

Sesame and PMS have launched an exclusive fixed rate product to appointed representatives of its network and members of its mortgage club via Skipton Building Society.

21 Mar 2016

Buy to Let Club launches regional events

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Buy to Let Club launches regional events

Buy to Let Club is hosting the first of its 2016 events in Maidstone on April 13th and Southampton on April 14th.

21 Mar 2016

Accord launches ten-day BTL sale

Accord launches ten-day BTL sale

Accord Buy To Let has launched a ten-day sale on four mortgages available to remortgaging landlords.

21 Mar 2016

Industry hails MCD as a 'great leveller' for the market

Industry hails MCD as a 'great leveller' for the market

The Loans Engine, has welcomed the introduction of the Mortgage Credit Directive, calling it a 'great leveller' for the entire mortgage market.

21 Mar 2016

Brexit and the UK mortgage market: pastures new, or more of the same?

Brexit and the UK mortgage market: pastures new, or more of the same?

Coverage of the EU referendum has gathered pace in recent weeks, with London mayor Boris Johnson causing a media storm when he declared himself firmly in the 'Out' camp, and the British Chambers of Commerce boss resigning after failing to stick to the organisation's non-partisan line.

18 Mar 2016

In the Spotlight with Jeremy Duncombe, L&G Mortgage Club

In the Spotlight with Jeremy Duncombe, L&G Mortgage Club

We spoke to Jeremy Duncombe, Director at Legal & General Mortgage Club, about innovation within the industry and the growing need for advice.

18 Mar 2016

New Regulation - New Partner?

New Regulation - New Partner?

Partnerships are not to be taken lightly. Do you recall hearing (or asking) this question: 'Have you been and tried your wedding suit on yet?' Just thinking about that one sends a little shiver of nervousness through the body, especially when you're just a few days away from making that sort of commitment.

18 Mar 2016

Playing Fair: treatment of long-standing customers in the life insurance sector

Playing Fair: treatment of long-standing customers in the life insurance sector

The FCA's findings on thematic review TR16/2, released on 3rd March this year, assessed how firms are operating their closed-books, and whether they are treating their long-standing customers fairly. The report sets out draft, non-handbook guidance the actions which the FCA believes firms should be taking in order to treat their customers fairly in the future.

18 Mar 2016

Clever Lending granted FCA permissions

Clever Lending granted FCA permissions

Clever Lending has announced that it has received full consumer credit permissions from the FCA and is fully ready for the implementation of MCD.

18 Mar 2016

Sesame launches specialist lending panel

Sesame launches specialist lending panel

PMS mortgage club and Sesame has launched an MCD-ready specialist lending panel of nine master brokers and mortgage packagers.

18 Mar 2016

Employers should fill MAS gap, says former FCA exec

Employers should fill MAS gap, says former FCA exec

Victoria Raffe, former Financial Conduct Authority Executive Committee member says that following the closure of the Money Advice Service, employers have an obligation to provide financial advice to their low-income employees.

18 Mar 2016

L&G launches Later Life Lending Hub

L&G launches Later Life Lending Hub

Legal & General Mortgage Club has launched a Later Life Lending Hub to cater for advisers in the retirement lending sector.

18 Mar 2016

Virgin Money revamps intermediary only range

Virgin Money revamps intermediary only range

Virgin Money has cut rates across its buy-to-let and residential mortgage ranges.

18 Mar 2016

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