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FCA to fine former Keydata exec £75m

FCA to fine former Keydata exec £75m

The FCA has announced plans to fine three former members of Keydata’s senior management - Stewart Ford, Mark Owen and Peter Johnson - almost £80m collectively.

26 May 2015

Government to announce "landmark" Right to Buy extension

Government to announce "landmark" Right to Buy extension

Communities Secretary Greg Clark has promised that tomorrow's Queen's Speech will include "landmark changes" to the housing market.

26 May 2015

Building societies lend £12.7bn in Q1

Building societies lend £12.7bn in Q1

Building societies lent £12.7 billion of gross new mortgages in the first three months of the year, according to data by the BSA.

26 May 2015

Over half of advisers have no plans to go digital

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Over half of advisers have no plans to go digital

Despite the rapid change and demand towards digitisation, the majority of financial advisers in the UK still prefer to service customers through traditional channels.

26 May 2015

Confusion over equity release

Confusion over equity release

Following on from my ‘Creating Clarity Amidst Confusion’ piece, I now believe that the industry can be even more proactive in assisting our customers in understanding this often confusing marketplace.

26 May 2015

DeVere warns of 'sophisticated' clone firms

DeVere warns of 'sophisticated' clone firms

‘Boiler room fraudsters’ claiming to be from legitimate and regulated firms are going to new lengths to scam consumers out of their savings since the pension freedoms came into effect last month, according to Kevin White, Head of Financial Planning at DeVere United Kingdom.

26 May 2015

Leek United BS appoints new director

Leek United BS appoints new director

Leek United’s Finance Director Paul Wilson has been appointed to the Society’s Board as an Executive Director.

26 May 2015

Access 4 Finance launches industry survey

Access 4 Finance launches industry survey

Secured loan broker Access 4 Finance have launched the first in a series of surveys designed to find out what finance professionals thinks about the industry.

26 May 2015

Judge criticises FCA for "troubling" PR failings

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Judge criticises FCA for "troubling" PR failings

An Upper Tribunal judge has criticised the FCA for “deeply disappointing and troubling” failings in the way it handled the case of a fined and banned financial adviser.

26 May 2015

PFS calls for greater control of non-regulated activity

PFS calls for greater control of non-regulated activity

Personal Finance Society chief executive, Keith Richards, has re-iterated the society’s call for greater control of non-regulated savings and investment activity to eliminate the grey area between the two.

26 May 2015

 

MGM Advantage and Stonehaven announce rebrand

MGM Advantage and Stonehaven announce rebrand

MGM Advantage and equity release provider Stonehaven have combined to create Retirement Advantage.

26 May 2015

Mortgage products reach post-recession high

Mortgage products reach post-recession high

The total number of mortgage products available reached a post-recession high in April, rising by 19% (2,123) from 11,416 to 13,539: the highest number available on the market since the 2008 recession.

23 May 2015

The Newcastle launches 1.65% fix at 80% LTV

The Newcastle launches 1.65% fix at 80% LTV

Newcastle Building Society has launched several fixed rate mortgage products for the 80% loan to value marketplace.

22 May 2015

TSB cuts rates across residential mortgages

TSB cuts rates across residential mortgages

TSB has this week, cut its mortgage rates across its three year, five year and 10 year residential mortgages ranges.

22 May 2015

Pensions deficits will persist - unless employers pay more, warns regulator

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Pensions deficits will persist - unless employers pay more, warns regulator

Analysis published by the Pensions Regulator today confirms that defined benefit pension schemes with actuarial valuations this year are behind schedule when it comes to eliminating their deficits.

22 May 2015

In the Spotlight with Bob Hunt, Paradigm Mortgage Services

In the Spotlight with Bob Hunt, Paradigm Mortgage Services

We spoke to Bob Hunt, Chief Executive of Paradigm Mortgage Services, about the consequences of MMR and the relationship between lenders and advisers.

22 May 2015

Pension clients 'want advisers to protect them from themselves'

Pension clients 'want advisers to protect them from themselves'

Financial advisers are regarded as having a key role to play in stopping people making costly errors when it comes to decisions about their pensions, according to a new survey by Intelliflo.

22 May 2015

Nationwide CEO to step down after 9 years

Nationwide CEO to step down after 9 years

Nationwide Building Society has today announced that it is intended that its Chief Executive, Graham Beale, will retire at or around the date of the AGM in July 2016.

22 May 2015

YBS launches 'lowest-ever fixed rate mortgage'

YBS launches 'lowest-ever fixed rate mortgage'

Yorkshire Building Society has today launched the UK’s lowest-ever fixed rate mortgage with a 1.07% initial rate.

22 May 2015

FCA review shows 'poor' insurance claims service

FCA review shows 'poor' insurance claims service

A Financial Conduct Authority review of insurance claims handling for small and medium-sized enterprises has found the claims service is not consistently working in the interests of many businesses, resulting in a poor claims experience.

22 May 2015

TFC Homeloans to run specialist lending workshops

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TFC Homeloans to run specialist lending workshops

Specialist mortgage distributor TFC Homeloans has announced two free specialist lending workshops aimed at advisers who want to learn more about helping their clients and increasing their revenues.

22 May 2015

First Complete network exceeds 1,000 ARs

First Complete network exceeds 1,000 ARs

The number of appointed representatives now in First Complete network has exceeded 1,000. First Complete now ranks amongst the largest networks in the country with a pipeline of an additional 150 advisers wanting to join.

22 May 2015

More than one in seven will retire with no pension

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More than one in seven will retire with no pension

More than one in seven (15%) of those planning to retire this year have no pension savings, and will either be totally or heavily dependent on the State Pension as their only source of regular retirement income, according to research by Prudential.

22 May 2015

The importance of developing a strong introducer network

The importance of developing a strong introducer network

Constantly liaising and communicating with equity release advisers gives you a real feel for what their main concerns are, and perhaps quite unsurprisingly, lead generation tends to remain the number one priority – regardless of business levels.

21 May 2015

FCA issues warning over debt management firms

FCA issues warning over debt management firms

The Financial Conduct Authority is warning customers of three debt management firms to check their debt situation with their creditors and find out exactly what they owe.

21 May 2015

Industry report aims to help borrowers in difficulty

Industry report aims to help borrowers in difficulty

CML have announced that it has been working with a company to compile a report highlighting lessons to be learned from dealing with mortgage arrears in Northern Ireland.

21 May 2015

Prestige Finance launches new second charge BTL range

Prestige Finance launches new second charge BTL range

Prestige Finance, the second charge loan specialist and part of OneSavings Bank plc, has launched new range of Buy-to-let products for second charge lending.

21 May 2015

Teachers BS widens HTB availability

Teachers BS widens HTB availability

Teachers Building Society has widened the availability of its Help to Buy mortgage - making it available for remortgage as well as home purchase.

21 May 2015

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