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Budget 2015
Tax relief for BTL investors to be reduced

Budget 2015
Tax relief for BTL investors to be reduced

In today's 'Emergency Budget', Chancellor George Osborne set out various reforms to the housing market to create 'a more level playing-field between those buying a home to let, and those who are buying a home to live in'.

08 Jul 2015

Budget 2015
Pensions could be "taxed like ISAs", says Osborne

Budget 2015
Pensions could be "taxed like ISAs", says Osborne

Speaking during today's Summer Budget, George Osborne said he was open to "further radical change" regarding pensions.

08 Jul 2015

Budget 2015
Osborne confirms "no inheritance tax on family homes"

Budget 2015
Osborne confirms "no inheritance tax on family homes"

In his Summer budget today, George Osborne confirmed rumours that he would increase the inheritance tax allowance to £1m.

08 Jul 2015

Budget 2015
Tax on insurance premiums to be raised

Budget 2015
Tax on insurance premiums to be raised

In today's Summer Budget, Chancellor George Osborne has announced that the Insurance Premium Tax will be raised to 9.5%.

08 Jul 2015

Budget 2015
Bank levy rate to be cut, announces Osborne

Budget 2015
Bank levy rate to be cut, announces Osborne

In today's 'Emergency Budget', Chancellor George Osborne set out plans to reduce the bank levy rate.

08 Jul 2015

Budget 2015
Osborne bans permanent non-dom status

Budget 2015
Osborne bans permanent non-dom status

In his Summer budget today, George Osborne allocated more funds for tax evasion work to ensure that people can no longer have permanent non-dom status in the UK.

08 Jul 2015

Paratus AMC takes majority stake in P2P platform

Paratus AMC takes majority stake in P2P platform

Paratus AMC, the residential mortgage servicer and lender, has acquired a majority stake in Cardiff based P2P lending platform Funding Empire.

08 Jul 2015

Leeds BS launches fee free exclusives for TMA

Leeds BS launches fee free exclusives for TMA

Leeds Building Society has today launched an exclusive, fee free, shared ownership product for directly authorised advisers who use TMA Mortgage Club.

08 Jul 2015

Barclays fires CEO Antony Jenkins

Barclays fires CEO Antony Jenkins

Barclays have announced the departure of Antony Jenkins as Chief Executive after Non-Executive Directors said that "a new set of skills were required for the period ahead".

08 Jul 2015

Halifax: house prices pick up in June

Halifax: house prices pick up in June

House prices in the three months to June were 3.3% higher than in the preceding three months, showing price growth picking up following two successive falls.

08 Jul 2015

 

June valuations surge 23%

June valuations surge 23%

June has witnessed "surging residential property valuation activity" as all indicators point to strong market growth, according to the latest research from Connells Survey and Valuation.

08 Jul 2015

NIESR: GDP up 0.7%

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NIESR: GDP up 0.7%

The National Institute of Economic and Social Research's monthly estimates of GDP suggest that output grew by 0.7% in the three months ending in June, following growth of 0.6% in the three months ending in May.

07 Jul 2015

FSE Manchester 2015 - Mortgage panel debate

FSE Manchester 2015 - Mortgage panel debate

In the lender panel debate at FSE Manchester 2015, we heard a number of prominent lenders speak on the current issues in the mortgage market.

07 Jul 2015

FSE Manchester 2015 - The view from the FCA following the Mortgage Credit Directive

FSE Manchester 2015 - The view from the FCA following the Mortgage Credit Directive

This seminar session, provided by the FCA's technical mortgage specialist Keith Hale, covers the upcoming changes that will be brought into effect by the European Mortgage Credit Directive.

07 Jul 2015

FCA publishes final banking accountability rules

FCA publishes final banking accountability rules

The FCA and PRA have published the final rules confirming the approach to improving individual accountability in the banking sector.

07 Jul 2015

FCA announces new Director of Supervision

FCA announces new Director of Supervision

The Financial Conduct Authority have announced the appointment of Jonathan Davidson as their new Director of Supervision - Retail and Authorisations.

07 Jul 2015

HomeLoan Partnership rolls out new CRM system

HomeLoan Partnership rolls out new CRM system

HomeLoan Partnership has started the roll out of its new cloud based Client Relationship Management system.

07 Jul 2015

Meridian Mortgages joins MAB's New Homes Network

Meridian Mortgages joins MAB's New Homes Network

Meridian Mortgages has joined Mortgage Advice Bureau's New Homes Network as an appointed representative.

07 Jul 2015

73% choose not to withdraw lump sum following freedoms

73% choose not to withdraw lump sum following freedoms

73% of those aged 55+ (and financially eligible) have chosen not to withdraw any funds since the freedoms became available, according to Avacade Future Solutions.

07 Jul 2015

Product Watch: a round up of this week's criteria changes

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Product Watch: a round up of this week's criteria changes

Christine Newell, Mortgages Technical Director at mortgage distributor, Paradigm Mortgage Services, continues her new weekly column, this week providing advisers with the benefit of her knowledge on the latest lender product range developments and important criteria shifts in the buy-to-let sector.

07 Jul 2015

Customers release 50% more equity through referrals

Customers release 50% more equity through referrals

Customers referred to specialist equity release advisers are achieving average initial advances up to 50% higher than the market as a whole, according to Key Partnerships.

07 Jul 2015

SortRefer expands BDM team

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SortRefer expands BDM team

SortRefer, the online broker referral portal, has announced the appointment of Tina Panayi as its newest Business Development Manager to develop broker business for its conveyancing panel.

07 Jul 2015

Virgin cuts resi rates and removes application fees

Virgin cuts resi rates and removes application fees

Virgin Money has reduced its residential mortgage rates and removed the £99 application fee for all residential lending products for a limited period.

07 Jul 2015

Cirencester Friendly joins Succession Group's IP panel

Cirencester Friendly joins Succession Group's IP panel

Cirencester Friendly has been appointed income protection partner by national wealth management advisory firm Succession Group.

06 Jul 2015

Ombudsman backs Royal London's pension transfer block

Ombudsman backs Royal London's pension transfer block

The Pensions Ombudsman has backed Royal London's refusal to act on a client's wish to transfer her benefits from her personal pension plan into a SSAS.

06 Jul 2015

Budget 2015
IHT changes to spark rush in home valuations

Budget 2015
IHT changes to spark rush in home valuations

Industry experts are predicting a rush in £1m home valuations if Conservative Party plans to change inheritance tax are announced in this week's Budget.

06 Jul 2015

Leeds BS revamps holiday let mortgage range

Leeds BS revamps holiday let mortgage range

Leeds Building Society has reduced rates by up to 0.30% on its range of holiday let mortgages.

06 Jul 2015

Half a million pledged to residential Crowdfunding platform

Half a million pledged to residential Crowdfunding platform

CrowdLords has announced that it has now attracted an investor base of over 1,500 registered investors onto its residential property crowdfunding platform.

06 Jul 2015

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