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Blemain streamlines broker portal

Blemain streamlines broker portal

Blemain Group has further developed its broker portal, My Broker Venue.

16 Jul 2015

Brightstar appoints new BDM

Brightstar appoints new BDM

Brightstar has appointed a new business development manager to look after mortgage brokers in the London area due to a rapid growth of demand in the region.

16 Jul 2015

House price confidence slips in June

House price confidence slips in June

House price confidence hit its highest level in four years following the General Election in May, but dropped back in June, according to the Halifax Housing Market Confidence Tracker.

16 Jul 2015

CML: gross lending up 29% in June

CML: gross lending up 29% in June

Gross mortgage lending in June showed a "significant rise" compared to the previous month, according to the CML.

16 Jul 2015

Brokers expect 'remortgaging surge'

Brokers expect 'remortgaging surge'

Brokers are forecasting an increase in remortgaging over the next 12 months as their clients aim to cut costs following rate reductions, according to the Nottingham Building Society.

16 Jul 2015

European Banking Authority outlines 2016 stress test

European Banking Authority outlines 2016 stress test

The European Banking Authority has released key details of its 2016 EU-wide stress test.

15 Jul 2015

Lauren Bagley to leave TMA

Lauren Bagley to leave TMA

Lauren Bagley, marketing manager of TMA, is leaving the company after 18 months.

15 Jul 2015

BBA: government taxes cost UK banks £40bn

BBA: government taxes cost UK banks £40bn

The BBA has criticised the introduction of £40 billion in additional bank-only taxation over a period of a decade, and is asking the government to hold a strategic review of bank taxation.

15 Jul 2015

Tax allowance changes have "little effect" on ISA demand

Tax allowance changes have "little effect" on ISA demand

Changes to tax on savings announced in the spring Budget have had little effect so far on demand for ISAs, Leeds Building Society has found.

15 Jul 2015

L&G launches 'Second Medical Opinion' service

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L&G launches 'Second Medical Opinion' service

Legal & General has announced the launch of its new Second Medical Opinion service which provides customers with the opportunity of a face to face meeting with a Consultant Specialist to get an independent second opinion on their condition, should they need to make a claim.

15 Jul 2015

 

Barclays chairman Michael Rake resigns

Barclays chairman Michael Rake resigns

Sir Michael Rake, deputy chairman of Barclays, is leaving the bank just a week after Chief Executive Antony Jenkins was fired.

15 Jul 2015

Pension product innovation 'won't emerge until 2016'

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Pension product innovation 'won't emerge until 2016'

Strategic responses to the pension changes and the launch of new retirement income solutions are unlikely to fully materialise until early 2016 as providers tackle the challenges of the changing retirement income market, according to AKG.

15 Jul 2015

AA to launch into mortgage market in Bank of Ireland deal

AA to launch into mortgage market in Bank of Ireland deal

The AA has joined forces with Bank of Ireland UK in a new partnership to provide a range of financial services to UK consumers.

15 Jul 2015

Over £1.8bn withdrawn since pension freedoms

Over £1.8bn withdrawn since pension freedoms

Nearly a quarter of a million payments worth £1.8billion were made to customers from pension pots in April and May, according to the Association of British Insurers.

15 Jul 2015

Fewer than one in five advisers would invest in P2P

Fewer than one in five advisers would invest in P2P

Fewer than one in five (18%) financial advisers would invest, or already have invested, their own money into peer-to-peer lending schemes, according to Yorkshire Building Society.

15 Jul 2015

FSE London opens registration on brand new website

FSE London opens registration on brand new website

Front Events, organisers of the Financial Services Expo show for financial advisers, has today announced that registration is open for its third London event.

14 Jul 2015

Access 4 Finance completes loan with no processing costs

Access 4 Finance completes loan with no processing costs

Significant changes to lenders' criteria have allowed Access 4 Finance to complete a secured loan enquiry with no processing costs.

14 Jul 2015

Tick box approach to compliance "threatens financial firms"

Tick box approach to compliance "threatens financial firms"

Financial services firms do not have adequate archiving and supervision systems in place to manage their compliance obligations surrounding the retention and oversight of electronic communications, according to a study from Smarsh UK.

14 Jul 2015

CML: housing market sees mixed conditions

CML: housing market sees mixed conditions

The number of loans and value for home-owner house purchase remained steady in May, showing a slight month-on-month increase, but down compared to a year ago.

14 Jul 2015

ONS: house prices up 5.7%

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ONS: house prices up 5.7%

UK house prices increased by 5.7% in the year to May 2015, up from 5.5% in the year to April 2015, according to the latest ONS house price index.

14 Jul 2015

Inflation falls to 0.0%

Inflation falls to 0.0%

The Consumer Prices Index was unchanged in the year to June 2015, giving a 12-month rate of 0.0%, down from 0.1% in the year to May 2015.

14 Jul 2015

Precise restructures ahead of MCD

Precise restructures ahead of MCD

Precise Mortgages has restructured its sales team due to increasing demand from its key intermediary partners and in anticipation of MCD implementation early next year.

14 Jul 2015

Secured lending sector 'pauses for breath'

Secured lending sector 'pauses for breath'

Monthly secured lending fell back by 1% to £73m in May, according to the latest Enterprise Finance Secured Loan Index.

14 Jul 2015

Connect Mortgage Club partners with Twenty7Tec

Connect Mortgage Club partners with Twenty7Tec

Connect Mortgage Club has selected Twenty7Tec's combined mortgage, secured loan and bridging sourcing system as its preferred sourcing system for Network members.

14 Jul 2015

Equity release lending rises 17%

Equity release lending rises 17%

Retired homeowners cashed in more than £750 million of property wealth in the first six months of the year as the equity release market continued to expand, according to Key Retirement.

14 Jul 2015

Paratus AMC appoints Chairman

Paratus AMC appoints Chairman

Paratus AMC, which recently launched Foundation Home Loans and acquired a majority stake in peer-to-peer lending platform Funding Empire, has announced the appointment of John van Kuffeler as non-executive Chairman.

14 Jul 2015

TFC partners with Dudley BS

TFC partners with Dudley BS

TFC Homeloans has added Dudley Building Society to its lender panel, meaning that brokers can now access all of the society's mortgage products through the specialist distributor.

14 Jul 2015

Monmouthshire BS launches new two-year fixes

Monmouthshire BS launches new two-year fixes

Monmouthshire Building Society has launched a new range of two year fixed rate house purchase and remortgage products.

13 Jul 2015

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