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CBI announces new Director-General

CBI announces new Director-General

The CBI today announced that Carolyn Fairbairn is to become its new Director-General.

29 Jun 2015

Atom: a breath of fresh air in the market?

Atom: a breath of fresh air in the market?

This has already been an incredibly interesting 2015 for the mortgage market and we are only just half way through it.

29 Jun 2015

Openwork partners with Solent Mortgage Services

Openwork partners with Solent Mortgage Services

Openwork has announced a long term agreement for specialist packaging with Solent Mortgage Services.

29 Jun 2015

House buyers at eight month high

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House buyers at eight month high

Demand for property in May was at the highest level since September 2014, according to the National Association of Estate Agents May Housing Market Report.

29 Jun 2015

A third struggle to move up the property ladder

A third struggle to move up the property ladder

A third (34%) of current homeowners who are looking to upscale their home in the next five years would find it difficult to take the next step up the housing ladder, according to research from MoneySuperMarket.

29 Jun 2015

BoE: approvals dip in May

BoE: approvals dip in May

According to the Bank of England Money & Credit Data, the number of loan approvals for house purchase was 64,434 in May - higher than the average of 61,844 over the previous six months, but lower than April's 68,076 approvals.

29 Jun 2015

Lending Works announces record H1

Lending Works announces record H1

Lending Works, the first peer-to-peer lender to have insurance against borrower default risks including illness and loss of employment, has announced a record first half to 2015.

29 Jun 2015

Dudley BS launches listed buildings discount range

Dudley BS launches listed buildings discount range

The Dudley Building Society has announced a new range of discounted rate products aimed at providing funding for buyers and owners of listed buildings with the rate discount lasting for the lifetime of the loan.

29 Jun 2015

more 2 life announces record applications

more 2 life announces record applications

more 2 life has announced a record week for new business with the number of applications received 25% higher than its previous record set back in 2014.

29 Jun 2015

High LTV mortgage lending is "rapidly declining"

High LTV mortgage lending is "rapidly declining"

New product launches and falling interest rates are masking a growing crisis in high loan to value mortgage lending, according to the latest edition of the Genworth / Moneyfacts Mortgage LTV Tracker.

29 Jun 2015

 

Product Watch: a round up of this week's criteria changes

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Product Watch: a round up of this week's criteria changes

Christine Newell, Mortgages Technical Director at mortgage distributor, Paradigm Mortgage Services, continues her new weekly column by this week providing advisers with the benefit of her knowledge on the latest lender product range developments and important criteria shifts.

26 Jun 2015

Blimey Loans rebrands to The Lending Channel

Blimey Loans rebrands to The Lending Channel

Specialist Packager Blimey Loans has decided to rebrand and from next month will trade as The Lending Channel.

26 Jun 2015

In the Spotlight with Simon Markey, CEO of OneFamily

In the Spotlight with Simon Markey, CEO of OneFamily

We spoke to Simon Markey, CEO of OneFamily, about the recent merger between Family Investments and Engage Mutual, and the future of high street banks.

26 Jun 2015

Prime central London demand has "drastically declined"

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Prime central London demand has "drastically declined"

Demand for property in prime central London has drastically declined according to research by eMoov.

26 Jun 2015

Southern city prices accelerate as Oxford overtakes London

Southern city prices accelerate as Oxford overtakes London

House price inflation continues to re-bound post-election with city level house price inflation running at 8.7% - higher than the 6.5% growth recorded across the UK, according to the latest Hometrack House Price Cities Index.

26 Jun 2015

Halifax to refund FTB valuation fees

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Halifax to refund FTB valuation fees

From today, first-time buyers and home movers can benefit from a refund of their valuation fee with Halifax Intermediaries.

26 Jun 2015

Partnership first FS firm to launch Google Cardboard app

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Partnership first FS firm to launch Google Cardboard app

Partnership has announced that it is the first financial services brand to launch a Google Cardboard app.

26 Jun 2015

New surveying firm launches

New surveying firm launches

New surveying firm Evaluate Surveyors launches today in Cheltenham.

26 Jun 2015

Accessibility and responsiveness most valued in BDMs

Accessibility and responsiveness most valued in BDMs

In a survey carried out recently amongst SimplyBiz Mortgage Club members, NatWest Intermediary Solutions found that the most highly regarded attribute they look for in a BDM is their accessibility and responsiveness.

26 Jun 2015

Land Registry: May house prices remain static

Land Registry: May house prices remain static

The May Land Registry house price index shows an annual price increase of 4.6%, taking the average property value in England and Wales to £179,696 compared with a pre-recession peak of £180,990 in November 2007.

26 Jun 2015

Stonebridge recruits Irish mortgage and protection broker

Stonebridge recruits Irish mortgage and protection broker

Stonebridge Group, the mortgage and insurance network, has today announced Northern Ireland's largest independent retail mortgage and protection broker, The Mortgage Shop, as its latest recruit.

26 Jun 2015

Evolution Money announces expansion

Evolution Money announces expansion

Manchester based lender Evolution Money has announced its expansion into new city centre premises.

26 Jun 2015

Mortgage borrowing at six-year high

Mortgage borrowing at six-year high

Homebuyers' average deposits and loans reached a new post-recession peak in May 2015 as house prices continue to rise, according to the National Mortgage Index from Mortgage Advice Bureau.

26 Jun 2015

Borrowers still face "considerable wait" to meet bank advisers

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Borrowers still face "considerable wait" to meet bank advisers

Waiting times for mortgage appointments in banks have not fallen despite the Mortgage Market Review being introduced over 12 months ago, according to Legal & General.

25 Jun 2015

AMI "deeply concerned" over FCA fee hike

AMI "deeply concerned" over FCA fee hike

In its response to the FCA's policy statement, AMI said it is "deeply concerned" that despite the FCA receiving a significant number of responses challenging the proposals, no meaningful changes have been made.

25 Jun 2015

Nationwide cuts high-LTV fixed rates

Nationwide cuts high-LTV fixed rates

From tomorrow, Nationwide is reducing 2 year fixed rate mortgage products for those with smaller deposits by up to 0.25%.

25 Jun 2015

Gov: Right to Buy hitting one-for-one replacement target

Gov: Right to Buy hitting one-for-one replacement target

Government figures show that 3,337 new starts and acquisitions have been made since the Right to Buy scheme was reinvigorated in 2012, meaning that the additional homes sold in the first year of the scheme are being replaced on a one for one basis nationally.

25 Jun 2015

One third of retirees have no investment plans

One third of retirees have no investment plans

One third (33%) of over 55s do not plan to invest their money once they retire, and nearly half who do (49%) said they intend to save in a cash ISA, despite there being a limit to how much can be saved per tax year.

25 Jun 2015

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