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BoE chief economist tipped to replace FCA's Wheatley

BoE chief economist tipped to replace FCA's Wheatley

Bank of England chief economist, Andy Haldane, is rumoured to replace Martin Wheatley as head of the FCA.

01 Sep 2015

76% against financial companies using social media data

76% against financial companies using social media data

As financial companies increasingly look to use social media to assess an individual's suitability for products such as mortgages, loans and credit cards, research from Equifax reveals that consumers are unlikely to allow them access to this data.

01 Sep 2015

Stonebridge recruits new advisory firm

Stonebridge recruits new advisory firm

Darlington-based mortgage, protection and wealth advisers, i2i Financial Planning Group, has today become the latest appointed representative firm to join Stonebridge Group.

01 Sep 2015

Zopa appoints new CEO

Zopa appoints new CEO

Peer-to-peer lender Zopa, which recently crossed the £1 billion lending mark, has announced that Jaidev Janardana has been appointed the company's Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect.

01 Sep 2015

Dudley BS issues 'mortgage misfit' challenge

Dudley BS issues 'mortgage misfit' challenge

Dudley Building Society is challenging mortgage brokers to send in their most challenging residential mortgage enquiries, particularly those that have been turned away by mainstream lenders.

01 Sep 2015

Two thirds don't understand pension tax relief

Two thirds don't understand pension tax relief

66% of people struggle with the complex nature of pension tax relief, showing little or no understanding of how the tax system impacts pension contributions, according to research from Aviva.

01 Sep 2015

Remortgage loans reach record high

Remortgage loans reach record high

The average remortgage loan has reached a new high as homeowners cash in on rising property values, according to the National Mortgage Index from Mortgage Advice Bureau.

31 Aug 2015

In the Spotlight with Simon Badley, IRESS

In the Spotlight with Simon Badley, IRESS

We spoke to Simon Badley, Managing Director at IRESS, about how technology can help intermediaties cope with regulatory change, and the integration between platforms and software.

28 Aug 2015

Engaging with the first-time buyer market at high LTV levels

Engaging with the first-time buyer market at high LTV levels

Studying the latest batch of first-time buyer related data it's clear that, while transaction numbers may have inched up over the past few months, the deposit levels that borrowers are having to reach in order to get on the ladder remain extraordinarily high.

28 Aug 2015

New home growth continues over summer

New home growth continues over summer

The number of new homes being registered to be built across the UK continues to outperform 2014 levels, according to the latest NHBC figures for July.

28 Aug 2015

 

July house prices see "dramatic jump" as transactions fall

July house prices see "dramatic jump" as transactions fall

The number of property transactions has fallen by 15% annually, while the sale of properties over £1 million has dropped 21%, according to the latest Land Registry house price index.

28 Aug 2015

TSB cuts 10-year fixed rates by up to 0.5%

TSB cuts 10-year fixed rates by up to 0.5%

TSB has today made rate changes to its 10-year fixed rates for homemovers and remortgagees, cutting its 90% LTV by 0.5% to 4.44%.

28 Aug 2015

Broker business levels at seven-year high

Broker business levels at seven-year high

Three-quarters of brokers report being very confident in the outlook for their own business, the highest level recorded to date.

28 Aug 2015

Just one in five remortgagors fear rate rise

Just one in five remortgagors fear rate rise

Just one in five remortgagors (22%) polled in July believe interest rates are going up - despite Mark Carney suggesting that a rise would occur by early 2016 - according to findings from LMS.

28 Aug 2015

Natwest expands broker support teams

Natwest expands broker support teams

NatWest Intermediary Solutions has appointed Alex Witham as a phone-based BDM to provide support to brokers in the Enfield, Harrow, Newport and Liverpool areas.

28 Aug 2015

The Coventry revamps resi range

The Coventry revamps resi range

Coventry for intermediaries has reduced rates across its residential mortgage range.

28 Aug 2015

FTB sales at post-recession high

FTB sales at post-recession high

July saw 29,700 first-time buyers complete property transactions, the highest since August 2007 when it stood at 35,300, according to Your Move and Reeds Rains.

28 Aug 2015

Natwest increases 60% LTV rates

Natwest increases 60% LTV rates

From tomorrow, NatWest Intermediary Solutions is increasing rates on its £995 fee 60% LTV residential mortgage deals by up to 14bps.

27 Aug 2015

Shawbrook hires former HSBC CEO

Shawbrook hires former HSBC CEO

Shawbrook have announced the appointment of Paul Lawrence as an independent non-executive director of the company.

27 Aug 2015

Rate rise speculation fuels surge in buyer registrations

Rate rise speculation fuels surge in buyer registrations

The number of new buyers registering is up 4.1% on the year and 5.3% in the last month alone as people rush to buy and secure a fixed rate mortgage before the impending interest rate rise, according to research from haart.

27 Aug 2015

Barclays revamps fixed-rate range

Barclays revamps fixed-rate range

From tomorrow, Barclays is introducing four new fixed rate products, including a 1.95% 2 year fix at 80% LTV.

27 Aug 2015

Aldermore doubles H1 profit

Aldermore doubles H1 profit

Aldermore Group's underlying profit before tax rose by 109% to £44m in the first half of 2015.

27 Aug 2015

9% plan to use pension savings to pay mortgage

9% plan to use pension savings to pay mortgage

Over half a million people in the UK (631,000) intend to use all or part of their pension to help repay their mortgage balance, according to research from Partnership.

27 Aug 2015

House price growth falls to two-year low

House price growth falls to two-year low

The annual rate of price growth in August was the weakest seen since June 2013, according to the latest Nationwide house price index.

27 Aug 2015

Buy to Let Club launches regional events

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Buy to Let Club launches regional events

Buy to Let club is holding four Buy to Let Events this autumn in a bid to give brokers the knowledge to drive more and better business.

27 Aug 2015

L&G Mortgage Club launches MCD guide

L&G Mortgage Club launches MCD guide

Legal & General Mortgage Club has today announced the launch of its new Mortgage Credit Directive Guide and Mortgage Credit Directive Matrix.

26 Aug 2015

Newcastle BS launches new FTB fixes

Newcastle BS launches new FTB fixes

Newcastle Building Society has launched a number of two and five year fixed rate deals ranging from 90-95% LTV.

26 Aug 2015

BBA: remortgage approvals at four-year high

BBA: remortgage approvals at four-year high

Overall mortgage approvals numbers in July were 15% higher than a year ago, with house purchases rising 11% and remortgaging up 29% to reach its highest level for four years.

26 Aug 2015

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