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VitalityLife offers 30% IP discount

VitalityLife offers 30% IP discount

VitalityLife is offering up to 30% off its income protection premium rates on new Vitality Optimiser sales. The discount will be automatically applied to Vitality Optimiser IP quotes offered until 29 January 2016.

16 Nov 2015

True cost of pension freedom "in the millions"

True cost of pension freedom "in the millions"

Retirement Advantage has analysed industry data for the first six months of the pension freedoms, and calculated that the number of people who have not shopped around for their annuity will collectively miss out on £104m of income over the course of retirement.

16 Nov 2015

Robo-advice - how will interactions between advisers, lenders and clients change in the future?

Robo-advice - how will interactions between advisers, lenders and clients change in the future?

Rapidly changing technology and the ever evolving landscape of the online world has changed the way we do business and the way in which we interact with each other.

16 Nov 2015

November house prices defy seasonal slowdown

November house prices defy seasonal slowdown

November's price-dip of 1.3% (-£3,977) is much less marked than usual, and is the smallest seen at this time of year since 2011, according to the latest Rightmove house price index.

16 Nov 2015

Nationwide appoints former HSBC Chief Executive

Nationwide appoints former HSBC Chief Executive

Nationwide Building Society has announced that Joe Garner will succeed Graham Beale as Chief Executive in spring 2016.

16 Nov 2015

Bower expands equity release referral service

Bower expands equity release referral service

Bower Retirement Services has expanded its equity release referral service and enhanced its website to help build on existing introducer business being referred to Bower Retirement Services.

16 Nov 2015

Front Events FS Cup to see teams compete for charity

Front Events FS Cup to see teams compete for charity

Front Events, the events company responsible for the Financial Services Expo shows, has today announced the launch of its first annual Financial Services Cup charity event in association with Front Events' chosen charity, WellChild - the national charity for sick children.

16 Nov 2015

FHL launches full limited company BTL range

FHL launches full limited company BTL range

Foundation Home Loans has embarked upon a full roll out of its limited company buy-to-let product range following a successful trial period.

16 Nov 2015

Connect Mortgage Club announces rebrand

Connect Mortgage Club announces rebrand

Connect Mortgage Club has announced that from today it will be known as Connect for Intermediaries.

16 Nov 2015

SFO charges first individuals with Euribor manipulation

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SFO charges first individuals with Euribor manipulation

The UK's Serious Fraud Office has issued the first criminal proceedings against 10 individuals from Deutsche Bank and Barclays, accused of manipulating the Euro Interbank Offered Rate.

13 Nov 2015

 

In the Spotlight with Paul Clampin, Landbay

In the Spotlight with Paul Clampin, Landbay

We spoke to Paul Clampin, Chief Lending Officer at Landbay, about the Innovative Finance ISA and how Landbay plans to develop its place within the wider mortgage market.

13 Nov 2015

Monmouthshire BS appoints new director

Monmouthshire BS appoints new director

Monmouthshire Building Society has strengthened its board with the appointment of a new Non-Executive Director, Nina Hingorani-Crain.

13 Nov 2015

Moving forward Together

Moving forward Together

2015 has been a big year for Together. We made some big changes as we brought all our brands under one umbrella and now we're enjoying moving forward successfully as we continue to grow.

13 Nov 2015

MCD: a disruptive change?

MCD: a disruptive change?

Times are certainly changing in the UK mortgage and secured loan industries.

13 Nov 2015

Co-op Bank relaunches lowest ever FTB rates

Co-op Bank relaunches lowest ever FTB rates

The Co-operative Bank has cut its 90% LTV range by up to 0.45%, with rates starting from 2.24%.

13 Nov 2015

Government sells £13bn of Northern Rock mortgages

Government sells £13bn of Northern Rock mortgages

The Chancellor has agreed a £13 billion sale of Northern Rock mortgages in what is the largest ever financial asset sale by a government in Europe.

13 Nov 2015

Norton Finance adds Lending Works to panel

Norton Finance adds Lending Works to panel

Norton Finance and Mortgages has expanded its specialist lending panel with several new lending partners, including peer-to-peer lender Lending Works.

13 Nov 2015

BBA: govt should remove FCA's redress responsibility

BBA: govt should remove FCA's redress responsibility

In its latest report on UK banking competitiveness, the British Bankers Association has called for the government to consider the separation of responsibility for redress from current FCA mandate to a new independent body.

13 Nov 2015

TSB launches lowest ever 10-year fix at 3.04%

TSB launches lowest ever 10-year fix at 3.04%

TSB has launched a new 10 year mortgage with a loan-to-value of 0-75%, with fixed rates starting from just 3.04%.

13 Nov 2015

BoE and FCA to publish report into HBOS collapse

BoE and FCA to publish report into HBOS collapse

The Bank of England, PRA and FCA's report into the failure of HBOS will be published next Thursday, two years later than expected.

13 Nov 2015

Teachers BS launches 1.79% discounted variable

Teachers BS launches 1.79% discounted variable

Teachers Building Society has launched a new 2 year discounted variable rate at 1.79% for mortgages up to 80% LTV, alongside a 3.99% discounted variable rate at 95% LTV.

13 Nov 2015

Inner London approvals 50% higher than outer boroughs

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Inner London approvals 50% higher than outer boroughs

Inner boroughs of London are granting planning permission for more new homes than all the surrounding Outer boroughs put together, according to the latest London New Homes Monitor from Stirling Ackroyd.

13 Nov 2015

NatWest to implement MCD requirements in January

NatWest to implement MCD requirements in January

NatWest Intermediary Solutions will be implementing the requirements of the European Mortgage Credit Directive from mid-January 2016, two months ahead of the 21 March deadline.

12 Nov 2015

Housing supply up 25% after five year decline

Housing supply up 25% after five year decline

In 2014-15, annual housing supply amounted to 170,690 net additional dwellings, a 25% annual increase, according to the latest DCLG data.

12 Nov 2015

Building society sector to review borrower age limits

Building society sector to review borrower age limits

With the life expectancy of the UK population increasing by five hours a day, the building society sector has committed to review its maximum age limits for mortgage borrowers to better support those needing mortgage finance into retirement.

12 Nov 2015

FCA plans P2P commission ban following IFISA launch

FCA plans P2P commission ban following IFISA launch

The FCA has revealed that it is considering extending the ban on commission to peer-to-peer investments "to ensure that such advice is not at risk of being influenced by the payment of commission".

12 Nov 2015

Broker support for bridging finance on the up

Broker support for bridging finance on the up

93% of brokers considered bridging finance a useful financing tool during the third quarter, compared to 77% during the second quarter of 2015, according to MTF's most recent quarterly broker sentiment survey.

12 Nov 2015

Aldermore's residential lending up 22%

Aldermore's residential lending up 22%

Aldermore Group has seen residential mortgages increase by 22% to £3.1bn, compared with £2.6bn at the end of 2014.

12 Nov 2015

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