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V Loans adds United Trust Bank to panel

V Loans adds United Trust Bank to panel

V Loans has expanded its lender panel with the appointment of United Trust Bank, underlining the growth in the second charge market.

02 Nov 2015

Dragonfly to rebrand as Octopus Property

Dragonfly to rebrand as Octopus Property

Short- and medium-term lender, Dragonfly Property Finance, has announced it will rebrand to become part of Octopus Property in the New Year.

02 Nov 2015

Is there a future for face to face interaction?

Is there a future for face to face interaction?

There is no doubt in my mind that technology will be critical in the future to the successful generation of mortgage business through whichever channel is required.

02 Nov 2015

Aldermore launches BTL broker hub

Aldermore launches BTL broker hub

Aldermore has today announced the launch of a new Landlord Hub, which will host information for current and aspiring landlords, plus their advisers, who are looking to start or expand their property portfolio.

02 Nov 2015

Can new planning powers boost housebuilding by 10%?

Can new planning powers boost housebuilding by 10%?

New neighbourhood planning powers are boosting plans for housebuilding by more than 10%, Housing and Planning Minister Brandon Lewis has claimed.

02 Nov 2015

Age Partnership increases equity release market share

Age Partnership increases equity release market share

Age Partnership claims to have advised on a quarter (24.8%) of all equity release sales in Q3 2015, up from 24.4% in Q2 of the same year.

02 Nov 2015

Base Rate Hokey Cokey

Base Rate Hokey Cokey

Although I work in an industry where the Bank of England's Base Rate is an integral part of how our market functions, I must admit to being a little bored with the current flux in which we find ourselves.

02 Nov 2015

Osborne reveals Help to Buy ISA rules

Osborne reveals Help to Buy ISA rules

With less than one month to go until launch date, the government has today confirmed the steps first time buyers need to follow to claim their government bonus from the Help to Buy ISA.

02 Nov 2015

HSBC Q3 profits up 32% as regulatory fines fall

HSBC Q3 profits up 32% as regulatory fines fall

HSBC's pre-tax profits rose 32% in Q3 to $6.1 billion (£3.95 billion), due to lower fines, settlements and UK customer redress, which fell by $1.4 billion from Q3 2014.

02 Nov 2015

Royal London slams ISA-style pensions

Royal London slams ISA-style pensions

Royal London's Chief Executive Phil Loney has said that the firm 'strongly opposes' George Osborne's proposed changes to the pension tax relief system.

02 Nov 2015

 

Accord reduces buy-to-let rates

Accord reduces buy-to-let rates

Accord Buy to Let has today reduced the rates across its 75% LTV range by up to 0.35%.

02 Nov 2015

Royal London's drawdown sales soar 67% in Q3

Royal London's drawdown sales soar 67% in Q3

Royal London saw new life and pensions business rise 35% to £4.8 billion in Q3 2015, which it attributed to the pension reforms and auto-enrolment.

02 Nov 2015

Younger clients move to DC following pension reforms

Younger clients move to DC following pension reforms

Six months after the pension reforms were introduced, younger people are considering switching from Defined Benefit to Defined Contribution schemes to take advantage of the flexibilities offered by the pension reforms, according to data from Selectapension.

30 Oct 2015

In the Spotlight with Phil Jeynes, UnderwriteMe

In the Spotlight with Phil Jeynes, UnderwriteMe

We spoke to Phil Jeynes, head of sales and marketing, about the launch of UnderwriteMe's comparison service and the future of the protection industry.

30 Oct 2015

The knock-on effect of rate rise speculation: Barclays quarterly review

The knock-on effect of rate rise speculation: Barclays quarterly review

The remortgage market continues to shine and frustrate, almost in the same breath. Like many markets it inevitably has its up and downs. In fairness these swings have been relatively low in velocity and can't help but be influenced by a number of economic factors in the UK and beyond.

30 Oct 2015

As P2P authorisation deadline nears, how many will cross the line?

As P2P authorisation deadline nears, how many will cross the line?

October 31st is the deadline for new peer-to-peer lenders seeking full authorisation for the Financial Conduct Authority.

30 Oct 2015

First Direct launches 2.19% five-year fix

First Direct launches 2.19% five-year fix

First Direct has cut rates on a number of fixed rate residential mortgages, including its five-year fixed rate range.

30 Oct 2015

NatWest expands BDM team

NatWest expands BDM team

NatWest Intermediary Solutions has appointed two new BDMs to its phone-based team in Norwich.

30 Oct 2015

Virgin launches intermediary exclusive BTL range

Virgin launches intermediary exclusive BTL range

Virgin Money has launched a new intermediary exclusive buy-to-let range with rates starting from 1.84% and reduced selected higher LTV residential fixed rates.

30 Oct 2015

RBS posts Q3 profit despite continued misconduct costs

RBS posts Q3 profit despite continued misconduct costs

RBS posted Q3 profits of £952 million, up from £896 million in Q3 2014, largely due to a £1.1bn gain from the sale of US bank Citizens.

30 Oct 2015

Countryside dwellers pay £43,000 premium

Countryside dwellers pay £43,000 premium

Property prices in the countryside are, on average, £43,490 (22%) higher than in urban areas, according to the latest Halifax research.

30 Oct 2015

UK savers under attack from 'zombie accounts'

UK savers under attack from 'zombie accounts'

41% of UK savers are unaware of their savings account interest rate, and of those that are, one-third are earning less than 1%, according to peer-to-peer lender RateSetter.

30 Oct 2015

Home owning 'aspiration gap' reaches record high

Home owning 'aspiration gap' reaches record high

The gap between aspiration and reality for aspiring homeowners has grown significantly in the space of three months, according to the latest First-Time Buyer Barometer from Your Move and Reeds Rains.

30 Oct 2015

Insolvencies rise for the first time in a year

Insolvencies rise for the first time in a year

The number of people facing insolvency has risen for the first time in 12 months, with 19,683 people in England and Wales becoming insolvent in the third quarter of 2015, according to the Insolvency Service.

29 Oct 2015

FSE London 2015 - A lender's perspective: why you have to be considering second charge mortgages

FSE London 2015 - A lender's perspective: why you have to be considering second charge mortgages

Shawbrook Bank's Claire Rankin speaks in the bank's Academy at FSE London about how second charge mortgages are an opportunity for brokers.

29 Oct 2015

FSE London 2015 - What is the future for buy to let?

FSE London 2015 - What is the future for buy to let?

Kate Faulkner, property expert and founder of Designs on Property, discusses the future for buy to let at the recent Financial Services Expo London 2015.

29 Oct 2015

FSE London 2015 - The future of mortgage transactions through the lens of emerging technology pt. 2

FSE London 2015 - The future of mortgage transactions through the lens of emerging technology pt. 2

In part 2 of our Mortgage Technologies seminar, Mark Lofthouse from sourcing software Mortgage Brain looks at emerging tech in the mortgage space.

29 Oct 2015

FSE London 2015 - Pension reform: customer reactions and motivations under the new rules

FSE London 2015 - Pension reform: customer reactions and motivations under the new rules

Michelle Cracknell, head of the Government's Pensions Advisory Service, delivered a seminar at FSE London 2015 on the consumer response to the new pension rules.

29 Oct 2015

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