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Winners' Party celebrations unveiled in #FRAwards gallery

Winners' Party celebrations unveiled in #FRAwards gallery

The photographs from the 2015 Financial Reporter Winners' Party have been unveiled today.

15 Jun 2015

Tesco Bank cuts FTB rates

Tesco Bank cuts FTB rates

Tesco Bank is cutting rates on its 95% LTV mortgage products.

15 Jun 2015

Public overestimate cost of life insurance by almost 400%

Public overestimate cost of life insurance by almost 400%

On average, people think £100,000 of life cover would cost £50.98 per month; almost five times more than the average premium of £10.31.

15 Jun 2015

Only 13% would cash in 50% of their pension pot

Only 13% would cash in 50% of their pension pot

The average person over 40 intends to take 27% of their pension pot in cash - only marginally higher than the tax free allowance.

15 Jun 2015

Front Events announces Financial Services Race Day

Front Events announces Financial Services Race Day

Front Events, the company responsible for the Financial Services Expo, has today announced details of its second annual Financial Services Race Day which aims to bring the entire industry together for a day of networking, promotion and racing.

15 Jun 2015

TSB cuts shared ownership rates

TSB cuts shared ownership rates

TSB has cut mortgage on its two year fee free shared ownership/equity mortgages by up to 0.65%.

15 Jun 2015

June house prices see post-election surge

June house prices see post-election surge

The price of property coming to market has rebounded to an all-time high as political certainty leads to the biggest ever rise in June, up 3.0% (£8,460) to £294,351.

15 Jun 2015

FTBs leave over £1.5bn worth of property at risk

FTBs leave over £1.5bn worth of property at risk

Almost half (47%) of first time buyers don't budget for home insurance when stepping onto the property ladder.

13 Jun 2015

In the Spotlight with Julie Gregory, Norton Broker Services

In the Spotlight with Julie Gregory, Norton Broker Services

We spoke to Julie Gregory, Compliance Director at Norton Broker Services, about the effect of the MCD on the second charge market, and Norton's revamped broker website.

12 Jun 2015

FSE Manchester 2015 - Stuart Wilson, more2life

FSE Manchester 2015 - Stuart Wilson, more2life

At May's FSE Manchester, Stuart Wilson of more2life shared his thoughts on the regulation of the equity release market and the changing perceptions of the over-50s lending market.

12 Jun 2015

 

FSE Manchester 2015 - Rob Jupp, Brightstar Financial

FSE Manchester 2015 - Rob Jupp, Brightstar Financial

Rob Jupp, CEO of Brightstar Financial, took the time to chat to us at FSE Manchester, sharing his thoughts on making specialist lending easier, growing adviser numbers, and rolling with the changes in the industry.

12 Jun 2015

FSE Manchester 2015 - Maeve Ward, Shawbrook Bank

FSE Manchester 2015 - Maeve Ward, Shawbrook Bank

We were delighted to speak to Maeve Ward of Shawbrook Bank at FSE Manchester recently - she spoke to us about the positives of challenger banks, the importance of brokers focusing outside of their core business, and the benefits of education in the industry.

12 Jun 2015

FSE Manchester 2015 - John Coffield, Paradigm Mortgages

FSE Manchester 2015 - John Coffield, Paradigm Mortgages

John Coffield of Paradigm Mortgages chatted to us at the recent FSE Manchester about the positives of face-to-face interaction in the industry, how innovation is shaping business, and how regulation won't dampen the market thanks to entrepreneurial brokers.

12 Jun 2015

FSE Manchester 2015 - Kevin Tunnicliffe, SortRefer

FSE Manchester 2015 - Kevin Tunnicliffe, SortRefer

We got to grips with pension reforms, areas to watch in 2015, and how the industry will cope with a shortage of conveyancing staff in our recent interview with Kevin Tunnicliffe of SortRefer at FSE Manchester 2015.

12 Jun 2015

FSE Manchester 2015 - Roger Morris, Precise Mortgages

FSE Manchester 2015 - Roger Morris, Precise Mortgages

When we caught up with Roger Morris at the recent FSE Manchester, we discussed whether the challenges facing brokers in the run-up to the Mortgage Credit Directive could actually be opportunities and the need for brokers to understand the second charge market.

12 Jun 2015

FSE Manchester 2015 - Sam Kirtikar, Clever Lending

FSE Manchester 2015 - Sam Kirtikar, Clever Lending

Sam Kirtikar of Clever Lending took the time to chat to us in our TV studio at the recent Financial Services Expo Manchester. He discussed the consequences of new lenders entering the market, and the benefits of increasing the time spent increasing first-hand interaction between lenders and brokers.

12 Jun 2015

Industry condems comparison sites for misleading rates

Industry condems comparison sites for misleading rates

Following news that thousands of savers who use comparison websites to select a savings account are being misled, industry experts are urging comparison websites to adopt 'soft search' technology.

12 Jun 2015

MPC: inflation will reach 1.5% within a year

MPC: inflation will reach 1.5% within a year

MPC member Ian McCafferty has said that "by this time next year, we expect inflation to have returned to around 1.5%, and by the end of 2016, to around 1.7%".

12 Jun 2015

New pensions law firm launches

New pensions law firm launches

A specialist firm focusing on the pensions law market has opened to clients.

12 Jun 2015

Self-select websites voted biggest threat to advisers

Self-select websites voted biggest threat to advisers

Self-select websites and direct investment platforms are regarded as the biggest threats to financial advisers, according to an Intelliflo poll.

12 Jun 2015

Payday loan cap halves complaint numbers

Payday loan cap halves complaint numbers

The number of problems reported to Citizens Advice about payday loans have almost halved since April 2014 since new FCA regulations clamped down on lenders.

12 Jun 2015

Fleet launches auto DIP system

Fleet launches auto DIP system

Fleet Mortgages, the new buy-to-let and specialist lender, has today launched its new automatic decision-in-principle system which can be used to provide instant confirmation on whether the lender will accept or decline certain cases.

12 Jun 2015

72% expect increase in IP sales

72% expect increase in IP sales

72% of advisers believe there will be an increase in protection sales this year, 26% expect current levels would be maintained, and only 2% say sales will decrease.

12 Jun 2015

Stamp Duty revenues rise £1.5 billion in 12 months

Stamp Duty revenues rise £1.5 billion in 12 months

Stamp Duty revenue raised in England and Wales increased by an estimated £1.5 billion to £7.7 billion in the year to March 2015; comfortably exceeding the £6.2 billion in the year to March 2008 at the peak of the last housing boom.

12 Jun 2015

The Nottingham launches new document upload system

The Nottingham launches new document upload system

The Nottingham has introduced a new document handling system to make it easier and faster for intermediaries to package their clients’ applications.

11 Jun 2015

Mortgage industry must "not discriminate on basis of age alone"

Mortgage industry must "not discriminate on basis of age alone"

The International Longevity Centre-UK has urged mortgage providers to better understand, and respond to, the increasing numbers of retirees taking loans into retirement.

11 Jun 2015

Barclays to include bonuses in affordability assessment

Barclays to include bonuses in affordability assessment

Following a review of its residential lending criteria, Barclays will now take the annual bonus income into mortgage affordability calculations for clients who meet the minimum basic income criteria.

11 Jun 2015

LV= to offer all customers flexi access drawdown

LV= to offer all customers flexi access drawdown

LV= has lifted the restrictions on its flexi access drawdown product.

11 Jun 2015

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