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Specialist lending - does it need an image change?

Specialist lending - does it need an image change?

In the past, specialist lending was often perceived in a negative light as it aroused thoughts of cutting corners to complete a deal, a place where override payments thrived and loans were offered to unsuitable borrowers.

12 Oct 2015

FSE London 2015 - Kate Faulkner, Designs on Property

FSE London 2015 - Kate Faulkner, Designs on Property

We spoke to property expert Kate Faulkner at the recent FSE London 2015, where she shared her thoughts on the mood in the buy to let market and the rise of the 'silver landlord'.

12 Oct 2015

FSE London 2015 - Mark Collar, Leeds Building Society

FSE London 2015 - Mark Collar, Leeds Building Society

We spoke to Mark Collar of Leeds Building Society at the recent FSE London 2015, covering interest-only mortgages, mutuals in the mortgage market, and communications between lenders and brokers.

12 Oct 2015

FSE London 2015 - Matthew Tooth, LendInvest

FSE London 2015 - Matthew Tooth, LendInvest

We spoke to Matthew Tooth of LendInvest at the recent FSE London 2015, where he discussed their rebrand, emerging technology in the lending market, and peer-to-peer finance.

12 Oct 2015

FSE London 2015 - Robert Sinclair, Association of Mortgage Intermediaries

FSE London 2015 - Robert Sinclair, Association of Mortgage Intermediaries

We spoke to Robert Sinclair, chief executive of the AMI, at the recent FSE London 2015, where he shared his thoughts about life post-MCD for brokers, adapting to change in the industry, and the AMI's plans for the next twelve months.

12 Oct 2015

FSE London 2015 - Roger Morris, Precise

FSE London 2015 - Roger Morris, Precise

We spoke to Roger Morris of Precise at the recent FSE London 2015, where he discussed changes to second charge regulation and what's happening in the buy to let sector.

12 Oct 2015

FSE London 2015 - Simon Badley, IRESS

FSE London 2015 - Simon Badley, IRESS

We spoke to Simon Badley of IRESS at the recent FSE London 2015, where he shared his thoughts on embracing technology within financial services and emerging trends which could impact the industry.

12 Oct 2015

FSE London 2015 - Stuart Wilson, More 2 Life

FSE London 2015 - Stuart Wilson, More 2 Life

We spoke to Stuart Wilson of More 2 Life at the recent FSE London 2015, where he shared his thoughts on lending into retirement and the way advisers look at retirement planning.

12 Oct 2015

NatWest lowers loan to income maximums

NatWest lowers loan to income maximums

NatWest has lowered its loan to income maximums for mortgage applications of under 85% LTV from 4.99 to 4.45 times income.

12 Oct 2015

Bellpenny increases FUM by over £150m

Bellpenny increases FUM by over £150m

National wealth manager Bellpenny announced today that it has completed two more transactions involving IFA businesses, bringing combined funds under management of over £150m and more than 500 active clients.

12 Oct 2015

 

FCA review to "radically improve access to financial advice"

FCA review to "radically improve access to financial advice"

HM Treasury and the Financial Conduct Authority have today launched their joint consultation exploring what can be done to improve customers' access to financial advice.

12 Oct 2015

LendInvest announces £3.1m profit

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LendInvest announces £3.1m profit

LendInvest has announced a profit of £3.1 million and £15 million in revenues for the year ending 31 March 2015.

12 Oct 2015

Chelsea BS reduces higher-LTV rates

Chelsea BS reduces higher-LTV rates

Chelsea Building Society has today launched a new mortgage for borrowers with a 15% deposit, with a rate of 1.82%, fixed for two years.

12 Oct 2015

State Pension top up scheme a "real opportunity" for advisers

State Pension top up scheme a "real opportunity" for advisers

The government has today launched its state pension top up scheme, which the industry has said could be a "real opportunity for advisers to engage and deliver value for consumers".

12 Oct 2015

Over half of FTBs leave town to get on the housing ladder

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Over half of FTBs leave town to get on the housing ladder

Half of tenants (51%) who took their first steps on the housing ladder in 2015 bought outside the town or city where they had been renting, up from 39% in 2008 according to research by Countrywide plc.

12 Oct 2015

80% of IFAs plan a 'phased approach' to retirement

80% of IFAs plan a 'phased approach' to retirement

Over a third (36%) of intermediaries that own all or part of their firm plans to semi-retire or retire fully in the next decade, according to a new study by Investec Wealth & Investment.

12 Oct 2015

Enterprise Finance rebrands ahead of MCD

Enterprise Finance rebrands ahead of MCD

Enterprise Finance has undergone an image overhaul as part of its preparations for the implementation of the Mortgage Credit Directive in March 2016.

12 Oct 2015

Lloyds appoints new Director of Strategic Partnerships

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Lloyds appoints new Director of Strategic Partnerships

Lloyds Banking Group has announced that Esther Dijkstra will be the new Director of Strategic Partnerships from 1 December.

12 Oct 2015

In the Spotlight with Alex Hammond, Kensington

In the Spotlight with Alex Hammond, Kensington

We spoke to Alex Hammond, Head of Marketing & Communications at Kensington, about their recent criteria changes and whether the tax changes for buy to let will cause a change within the sector.

09 Oct 2015

Precise loosens BTL criteria

Precise loosens BTL criteria

Precise Mortgages has improved its criteria for landlords with multiple properties.

09 Oct 2015

Kent Reliance appoints field based underwriter

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Kent Reliance appoints field based underwriter

Kent Reliance has appointed Steve Wood to the newly created role of Field Based Underwriter.

09 Oct 2015

Together expands regional development team

Together expands regional development team

Specialist lender Together has appointed a new regional development director to help businesses and entrepreneurs gain access to funding.

09 Oct 2015

Tyrie warns of bank levy effect on challenger banks

Tyrie warns of bank levy effect on challenger banks

Andrew Tyrie MP, Chairman of the Treasury Committee, has written to Andrew Bailey, Deputy Governor for Prudential Regulation at the Bank of England, about the effect of the Bank Corporation Tax Surcharge on new retail banks.

09 Oct 2015

The Nottingham extends 95% LTV range to brokers

The Nottingham extends 95% LTV range to brokers

Two new 95% first-time buyer mortgages from the Nottingham Building Society are being launched to intermediaries and will be available across the whole UK, after previously being offered only through the Society's branches.

09 Oct 2015

L&G Club offers exclusive with Skipton Intermediaries

L&G Club offers exclusive with Skipton Intermediaries

Legal & General Mortgage Club is today launching an exclusive product with Skipton Intermediaries to boost the range of deals on offer for its Club members.

09 Oct 2015

Stonebridge sees record quarter as mortgage applications hit £1bn

Stonebridge sees record quarter as mortgage applications hit £1bn

Stonebridge Group, the mortgage and insurance network, has announced a record set of quarterly results, particularly in its core mortgage and protection insurance services.

09 Oct 2015

Landbay first P2P lender to join the CML as full member

Landbay first P2P lender to join the CML as full member

Landbay, the peer-to-peer lending platform for buy-to-let mortgages, has announced that it is the first peer-to-peer lender to be invited to join the Council of Mortgage Lenders as a full member.

09 Oct 2015

Coventry for intermediaries reduces 90% LTVs

Coventry for intermediaries reduces 90% LTVs

Coventry for intermediaries has cut 90% LTV rates across its 2, 3 and 5 year fixed product ranges, with rates now starting from 3.19%.

09 Oct 2015

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