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Time for the three o'clock parade!

Time for the three o'clock parade!

When Disney trains up new Mickey and Minnie Mouses to walk around the three Disney parks, it has a clever training trick. It teaches its workers how to answer the "What time is the three o'clock parade?" question.

10 Jul 2015

In the Spotlight with Steve Walker, Promise Solutions

In the Spotlight with Steve Walker, Promise Solutions

We spoke to Steve Walker, managing director, Promise Solutions, about the relationship between advisers and master brokers, and Promise's new secured loan referral tool.

10 Jul 2015

Promise Solutions welcomes FCA advice findings

Promise Solutions welcomes FCA advice findings

Promise Solutions has praised the FCA's report into the quality of mortgage advice for helping to clarify the regulator's expectations going forward.

10 Jul 2015

Annual allowance cut will "deter high earners from saving"

Annual allowance cut will "deter high earners from saving"

More than 240,000 higher earners could risk unplanned tax charges due to confusion over the reduced annual allowance on pension contributions coming into effect in April, Portus Consulting warns.

10 Jul 2015

Govt grants automatic planning permission on brownfield sites

Govt grants automatic planning permission on brownfield sites

The government has announced new plans to accelerate housebuilding by giving developers automatic planning permissions on brownfield sites.

10 Jul 2015

Shortage of instructions fuels higher prices

Shortage of instructions fuels higher prices

House price inflation reached an eleven-month high in June, while supply reached data series low, according to the June 2015 Residential Market Survey.

10 Jul 2015

Secondary annuity market will face "significant challenges"

Secondary annuity market will face "significant challenges"

Equiniti welcomes the deferral to 2017 for the creation of a secondary annuity market, but warns that the proposals to allow annuitants to sell their policies will still create significant challenges for the insurance and pensions industry, as it fundamentally changes the administration, which could spark increasing costs.

10 Jul 2015

FCA updates investigations criteria

FCA updates investigations criteria

The Financial Conduct Authority has updated the criteria and outlined the process it uses when deciding whether to refer a firm or individual to its enforcement division for a formal investigation.

10 Jul 2015

Skipton boosts ISA interest rates

Skipton boosts ISA interest rates

Skipton Building Society has today boosted rates on one and two year Fixed Rate ISAs and Bonds.

10 Jul 2015

Budget 2015
HMRC to recover debt from bank accounts and ISAs

Budget 2015
HMRC to recover debt from bank accounts and ISAs

In yesterday's Summer Budget, the government announced that it will introduce legislation which will allow HMRC to recover tax and tax credit debts directly from debtors' bank and building society accounts, including funds held in cash ISAs.

09 Jul 2015

 

BoE maintains Bank Rate at 0.5%

BoE maintains Bank Rate at 0.5%

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

09 Jul 2015

Mortgage Brain integrates Key and Anywhere systems

Mortgage Brain integrates Key and Anywhere systems

Mortgage Brain continues its vision of a fully online adviser process with the integration of two of its systems - the Key, its point-of-sale, compliance and CRM system, and its new online sourcing system, MortgageBrain Anywhere.

09 Jul 2015

Stephen Johnson: Regime change in consumer buy to let

Stephen Johnson: Regime change in consumer buy to let

With the intermediary market still navigating the process of obtaining relevant consumer credit permissions following the transition to the FCA , there is still a degree of confusion across what requirements face the intermediary market as a result of this "regime change".

09 Jul 2015

Leeds BS targets remortgagors with new products

Leeds BS targets remortgagors with new products

Leeds Building Society has introduced new home loans with free valuations, fees assisted legal services and no arrangement fees for borrowers seeking to remortgage.

09 Jul 2015

L&G launches equity release range through Phoebus

L&G launches equity release range through Phoebus

Legal & General Home Finance has launched its new equity release product range using the latest version of the Phoebus Software Limited mortgage originations and servicing mortgage platform.

09 Jul 2015

FCA finds "scope for improvement" in mortgage advice

FCA finds "scope for improvement" in mortgage advice

A Financial Conduct Authority review into the quality of mortgage advice has found that although most customers receive suitable advice, further work is needed to improve standards.

09 Jul 2015

Newcastle BS urges savers to maximise tax-free savings

Newcastle BS urges savers to maximise tax-free savings

Newcastle Building Society is asking investors to recheck their tax-free savings options in preparation for the launch of the Government's Help to Buy ISA.

09 Jul 2015

NatWest appoints new BDMs

NatWest appoints new BDMs

NatWest Intermediary Solutions has recruited Julianna Maxwell as the new field-based BDM and Steve Smith as a new phone-based BDM.

09 Jul 2015

Fluent Money: second charge industry must treat brokers fairly

Fluent Money: second charge industry must treat brokers fairly

Fluent Money's Joint Managing Director, Tim Wheeldon, has warned that to win over more intermediaries to the second charge alternative to remortgaging, the industry must be clear on its facts.

09 Jul 2015

House price growth at two-year low, but June sales up 15%

House price growth at two-year low, but June sales up 15%

Annual property price growth slowed to 4.1% in June - the smallest yearly rise since August 2013, according to the latest LSL England & Wales house price index.

09 Jul 2015

House purchase approvals at 17 month high

House purchase approvals at 17 month high

House purchase approvals in June saw strong improvements on both a monthly and annual basis, according to the latest Mortgage Monitor from e.surv.

09 Jul 2015

Government confirms Innovative Finance ISA for P2P loans

Government confirms Innovative Finance ISA for P2P loans

In a response to the consultation on including peer-to-peer loans in ISAs, the government has confirmed that loans made through peer-to-peer platforms will become ISA qualifying investments.

08 Jul 2015

Budget 2015
Tax relief for BTL investors to be reduced

Budget 2015
Tax relief for BTL investors to be reduced

In today's 'Emergency Budget', Chancellor George Osborne set out various reforms to the housing market to create 'a more level playing-field between those buying a home to let, and those who are buying a home to live in'.

08 Jul 2015

Budget 2015
Pensions could be "taxed like ISAs", says Osborne

Budget 2015
Pensions could be "taxed like ISAs", says Osborne

Speaking during today's Summer Budget, George Osborne said he was open to "further radical change" regarding pensions.

08 Jul 2015

Budget 2015
Osborne confirms "no inheritance tax on family homes"

Budget 2015
Osborne confirms "no inheritance tax on family homes"

In his Summer budget today, George Osborne confirmed rumours that he would increase the inheritance tax allowance to £1m.

08 Jul 2015

Budget 2015
Tax on insurance premiums to be raised

Budget 2015
Tax on insurance premiums to be raised

In today's Summer Budget, Chancellor George Osborne has announced that the Insurance Premium Tax will be raised to 9.5%.

08 Jul 2015

Budget 2015
Bank levy rate to be cut, announces Osborne

Budget 2015
Bank levy rate to be cut, announces Osborne

In today's 'Emergency Budget', Chancellor George Osborne set out plans to reduce the bank levy rate.

08 Jul 2015

Budget 2015
Osborne bans permanent non-dom status

Budget 2015
Osborne bans permanent non-dom status

In his Summer budget today, George Osborne allocated more funds for tax evasion work to ensure that people can no longer have permanent non-dom status in the UK.

08 Jul 2015

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