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Nationwide launches new sub-4% FTB range

Nationwide launches new sub-4% FTB range

Nationwide is launching £1billion of additional lending over the next year for house buyers with a 5% deposit, with products starting at under 4%.

09 Sep 2015

NIESR: GDP slows to 0.5% in August

NIESR: GDP slows to 0.5% in August

The National Institute for Economic and Social Research's preliminary estimate shows that GDP growth slowed to 0.5% in the three months ending in August 2015.

09 Sep 2015

Kevin Paterson: A period of increasing insurance premiums?

Kevin Paterson: A period of increasing insurance premiums?

In this week's Expert Opinion, Kevin Paterson discusses the IPT stealth tax, new landlord regulations, and the Zurich takeover bid.

09 Sep 2015

Barclays launches new fixed-rate and overhauls BTL range

Barclays launches new fixed-rate and overhauls BTL range

From tomorrow, Barclays is reducing rates on its fixed-rate residential range as well as ten Buy to Let products.

09 Sep 2015

John Cupis to join Openwork as Mortgage Director

John Cupis to join Openwork as Mortgage Director

Openwork has announced the appointment of John Cupis as Mortgage Director, in a move that completes the restructure of the network's core distribution business.

09 Sep 2015

SBG's John Cupis to step down in restructure

SBG's John Cupis to step down in restructure

Sesame Bankhall Group has announced that its managing Director of Mortgages, John Cupis, will step down from his role following a strategic review.

09 Sep 2015

Help to Buy sees record breaking June

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Help to Buy sees record breaking June

4,745 people received equity loans through the Help to Buy scheme in June - the highest number since the scheme was launched in 2013.

09 Sep 2015

Former FCA senior associate joins Retirement Advantage

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Former FCA senior associate joins Retirement Advantage

Retirement Advantage Equity Release have appointed former FCA senior associate and equity release specialist David Forsdyke as the company's new Head of Compliance.

09 Sep 2015

Aldermore revamps let to buy criteria

Aldermore revamps let to buy criteria

Aldermore is today extending its let to buy mortgage offering, which will enable borrowers to purchase a new residential owner-occupied property, while retaining their existing home as a buy to let property.

09 Sep 2015

Hargreaves Lansdown to launch P2P offering

Hargreaves Lansdown to launch P2P offering

Hargreaves Lansdown has announced that it is developing a range of cash management services including cash broking and peer to peer lending which it expects to launch in the second half of 2016.

09 Sep 2015

 

Are you overlooking the buy-to-let second-charge market?

Are you overlooking the buy-to-let second-charge market?

The buy-to-let market has hardly been out of the news recently what with the continued growth in lending and, perhaps unsurprisingly, the subsequent increase in political, regulatory and economic scrutiny that has led on from this.

09 Sep 2015

Global credit analysts warn banks of alternative lender 'threat'

Global credit analysts warn banks of alternative lender 'threat'

Alternative lending is set to stay and significantly shake up the banking market, according to the world's credit experts.

09 Sep 2015

Dudley BS launches niche remortgage range

Dudley BS launches niche remortgage range

The Dudley Building Society has announced the launch of three new remortgage products aimed at the self employed and clients with large loans looking to refinance.

09 Sep 2015

Industry calls for new Help to Buy details

Industry calls for new Help to Buy details

Home builders have welcomed a 9% rise in the total number of new homes built across Scotland, but are reinforcing calls for early clarity on the details of the successor to the Help to Buy scheme if such an increase is to be maintained.

09 Sep 2015

32% experience financial shocks, but only a third protected

32% experience financial shocks, but only a third protected

Almost one third (32%) of UK adults have experienced a serious financial shock in the past five years such as losing their job or being unable to work due to injury - but only a third (35%) had the right insurance in place to cushion the financial blow, according to new research from the Money Advice Service.

09 Sep 2015

Metro Bank prepares for £1bn Float

Metro Bank prepares for £1bn Float

Metro Bank has begun talks with advisers as it prepares to float as early as Q1 next year, according to reports.

08 Sep 2015

One in ten could benefit from a second charge loan

One in ten could benefit from a second charge loan

Up to one in ten remortgage or further advance customers could benefit from taking a second charge loan, according to V Loans.

08 Sep 2015

MCD: a new age for the secured loan industry

MCD: a new age for the secured loan industry

The new regulatory regime of the Financial Conduct Authority represents a new age for the secured loan industry.

08 Sep 2015

LV= doubles H1 profit and announces protection expansion

LV= doubles H1 profit and announces protection expansion

Group operating profit at LV= rose 103% to £79 million in H1, largely due to an increase in retirement and income protection sales.

08 Sep 2015

Fleet Mortgages launches new BTL product

Fleet Mortgages launches new BTL product

Fleet Mortgages has launched a new standard buy-to-let product with a limited tranche of funding available.

08 Sep 2015

BoE and FCA: interest rates hit new record low

BoE and FCA: interest rates hit new record low

Average interest rates on gross advances hit a new record low in Q2, according to the Bank of England and FCA's latest Mortgage Lenders and Administrators Statistics.

08 Sep 2015

LMS extends partnership with Marsden BS

LMS extends partnership with Marsden BS

LMS has extended its relationship with The Marsden Building Society by providing its General Panel Management service to the Society.

08 Sep 2015

78% of variable rate homeowners not prepared for rate rise

78% of variable rate homeowners not prepared for rate rise

78% of homeowners with a variable rate mortgage aren't budgeting for increased payments, despite 80% believing there will be a rate increase within 12 months, according to Equifax.

08 Sep 2015

Remortgaging activity doubles in 12 months

Remortgaging activity doubles in 12 months

Remortgaging activity has soared in August, outperforming all other areas of the housing market, according to the latest research from Connells Survey & Valuation.

08 Sep 2015

Virgin overhauls fixed-rate range

Virgin overhauls fixed-rate range

Virgin Money has announced a number of residential rate reductions between 70% and 90% LTV by up to 0.20%, available from tomorrow.

07 Sep 2015

Accord revamps residential range

Accord revamps residential range

From today, Accord is making number of changes to its residential product range.

07 Sep 2015

FCA: affordability solution is not "easy, certain or singular"

FCA: affordability solution is not "easy, certain or singular"

Speaking at today's FCA Mortgage Conference, Christopher Woolard, Director of Strategy and Competition, said that assessments of mortgage applicants' circumstances will continue to require more care than they did pre-crisis, and that market features need to facilitate further competition.

07 Sep 2015

HSBC opens up BTL range to non-HSBC customers

HSBC opens up BTL range to non-HSBC customers

HSBC is making a "fundamental change" to its Buy To Let range by making it available to non-HSBC customers for the first time.

07 Sep 2015

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