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Dragonfly revamps resi refurbishment range

Dragonfly revamps resi refurbishment range

Dragonfly Property Finance, part of the Octopus group, has announced an overhaul of its residential refurbishment products to offer landlords and developers more flexibility.

12 May 2015

Royal London sees drawdown sales soar

Royal London sees drawdown sales soar

Royal London, the mutual life, pensions and investment company, has announced strong Q1 growth across all of its pension products.

12 May 2015

Ros Altmann appointed Pensions Minister

Ros Altmann appointed Pensions Minister

Consumer champion and pensions expert Dr. Ros Altmann has been appointed Minister of State (Minister for Pensions) at the Department for Work and Pensions.

12 May 2015

Government reduces Lloyds stake to below 20%

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Government reduces Lloyds stake to below 20%

The government has sold another £500m of shares in Lloyds Banking Group, as promised by David Cameron if the Conservatives won the election.

12 May 2015

House of Commons vs Housing Market - the next five years

House of Commons vs Housing Market - the next five years

Following a Conservative victory in last week's General Election, the industry has largely welcomed the "end of months of uncertainty" in the housing market.

11 May 2015

L&G pays 97% of group protection claims

L&G pays 97% of group protection claims

Legal & General has today announced that it paid 97% of all group protection claims in 2014 totalling £264m.

11 May 2015

Nucleus Q1 profits up 26%

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Nucleus Q1 profits up 26%

Nucleus, the adviser-built wrap, has announced its Q1 YTD trading results following the posting of its full year results for 2014 which revealed profit before tax of £2.5m.

11 May 2015

Bellpenny completes £84m IFA purchases

Bellpenny completes £84m IFA purchases

National wealth manager Bellpenny has completed two more IFA acquisitions with combined funds under management of £84m.

11 May 2015

Bank of England maintains Bank Rate at 0.5%

Bank of England maintains Bank Rate at 0.5%

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee has voted to maintain Bank Rate at 0.5%.

11 May 2015

Family BS raises proc fees to 0.55%

Family BS raises proc fees to 0.55%

The Family Building Society has increased the procuration fees paid to introducing brokers for its Family, Offset and Low Start mortgage products.

11 May 2015

 

Stonehaven increases LTVs by up to 10%

Stonehaven increases LTVs by up to 10%

Equity release specialist Stonehaven is today increasing LTV rates across its Lump Sum, Interest Select and Voluntary Select ranges by between 5% and 10%.

11 May 2015

Leeds BS launches HTB Equity remortgage range

Leeds BS launches HTB Equity remortgage range

Leeds Building Society has launched two new remortgage products for homeowners who bought their properties with assistance from the Government’s Help to Buy Equity scheme.

11 May 2015

Only 24% financially prepared for retirement

Only 24% financially prepared for retirement

Over 55s now have far greater flexibility over the use of their pension pots, but many have inadequate savings to work with in the first place, according to research from Close Brothers Asset Management.

11 May 2015

FCA review reveals GI shortcomings

FCA review reveals GI shortcomings

A Financial Conduct Authority review has revealed that insurers and insurance intermediaries are not always providing customers with clear information about the different payment options available when buying general insurance products.

11 May 2015

Dudley BS cuts Self-E mortgage rates

Dudley BS cuts Self-E mortgage rates

The Dudley Building Society has reduced the costs of its self employed specific mortgage deals, aimed at clients the Society feels are being ignored by mainstream lenders.

11 May 2015

Furness BS joins MCI Panel

Furness BS joins MCI Panel

Furness Building Society has become the latest lender to join MCI Mortgage Club’s panel.

11 May 2015

In the Spotlight with Brad Fordham, Santander for Intermediaries

In the Spotlight with Brad Fordham, Santander for Intermediaries

We spoke to Brad Fordham, Managing Director at Santander for Intermediaries, about first-time buyers and what the Election means for the New Build market.

08 May 2015

Co-op Bank to sell £1.5bn of 'risky' mortgage assets

Co-op Bank to sell £1.5bn of 'risky' mortgage assets

The Co-operative Bank has sold part of Optimum residential mortgages portfolio in a bid to reduce its risk profile and build resilience.

08 May 2015

Brilliant Group launches lender software division

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Brilliant Group launches lender software division

Brilliant Group, which includes Brilliant Solutions, has announced launch of a new software business, iZone Software.

08 May 2015

Brilliant Solutions expands broker support

Brilliant Solutions expands broker support

Brilliant Solutions, the Mortgage Club and Specialist Mortgage packager, has today announced the expansion of its broker support team with two key appointments in its Sales and Commercial divisions, including the appointment of a new Head of Intermediary Sales.

08 May 2015

Halifax and BM Solutions celebrate #FRAwards win

Halifax and BM Solutions celebrate #FRAwards win

Halifax and BM Solutions have said that winning a Financial Reporter award is a "huge honour".

08 May 2015

Pensions minister Steve Webb loses parliamentary seat

Pensions minister Steve Webb loses parliamentary seat

Steve Webb, pensions minister and Liberal Democrat MP, has lost his parliamentary seat to Conservative Luke Hall.

08 May 2015

DeVere founder urges Cameron to "leave pensions alone"

DeVere founder urges Cameron to "leave pensions alone"

DeVere Group’s founder and chief executive, Nigel Green, has urged the Tories to be bolder with taxation policy and to leave pensions alone.

08 May 2015

Halifax: house price growth remains steady

Halifax: house price growth remains steady

House prices increased by 1.6% between March and April, according to the latest Halifax house price index.

08 May 2015

Pancredit launches loan book management solution with Equiniti

Pancredit launches loan book management solution with Equiniti

Following its acquisition in March 2014, Pancredit, a specialist lending software provider, has announced a corporate rebrand designed to embody the identity of its parent company Equiniti.

07 May 2015

The legal complexities of equity release

The legal complexities of equity release

For those advisers who are new to the equity release market, the potential legal complexities of individual cases can be mind-boggling.

07 May 2015

Natwest to cut resi rates and launch new BTL range

Natwest to cut resi rates and launch new BTL range

From tomorrow, NatWest Intermediary Solutions is making cuts to the rates on its lower LTV 5-year residential deals.

07 May 2015

Older people need specialist advice when buying a property

Older people need specialist advice when buying a property

One of the consequences of an ageing population is that inevitably there will be greater numbers of older people moving house and therefore looking to buy a property.

07 May 2015

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