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L&G updates intermediary case management system

L&G updates intermediary case management system

Legal & General has today announced new upgrades to its intermediary case management system, Online Protection Connect.

10 Jul 2017

TMA adds Keystone Property Finance to panel

TMA adds Keystone Property Finance to panel

Keystone Property Finance has joined TMA’s Mortgage Club, giving members direct access to Keystone’s Classic Range of buy-to-let mortgages.

10 Jul 2017

Octane Capital appoints two senior managers from Octopus

Octane Capital appoints two senior managers from Octopus

New specialist lender, Octane Capital, has announced that Graham Macaulay and Liam Lawlor will be joining the team from Octopus Property to deal with demand for lending which is "sharply above target".

10 Jul 2017

Personal Touch launches client referral tool

Personal Touch launches client referral tool

Personal Touch has launched new client referral technology to help its advisers secure more business.

10 Jul 2017

Landbay partners with L&G to launch BTL insurance

Landbay partners with L&G to launch BTL insurance

Buy-to-let mortgage lender Landbay has partnered with Legal & General to launch Landbay Insurance, a new insurance service for buy-to-let landlords.

10 Jul 2017

Future opportunities outweigh threats

Future opportunities outweigh threats

The UK economy largely shrugged off any uncertainty about the fallout of Brexit in the months following the referendum. However, it’s only since Theresa May triggered Article 50 that the implications of the split, both the arduous task of negotiating the terms and the likely impact, are starting to sink in. The General Election result will further fuel these feelings of uncertainty. Recently, news items have focused on lower prices achieved in some areas along with lower volumes of sales and properties taking longer to sell than previously. But this is no cause to panic.

07 Jul 2017

In the Spotlight with Nichola Bell, Vida Homeloans

In the Spotlight with Nichola Bell, Vida Homeloans

We spoke to Nichola Bell, BDM in the North East for Vida Homeloans, about opportunities and challenges in the region and how regulation has been great for the intermediary market.

07 Jul 2017

Are the days of digi-mortgage advice platforms already numbered?

Are the days of digi-mortgage advice platforms already numbered?

It’s always interesting to see the mindset of a sector when confronted by new, or updated, technology which is perhaps being used for the first time. I’ve talked before about the perceived ‘uber-fication’ of various marketplaces where disruptor propositions see an opportunity that, via relatively new technology, can effectively turn a marketplace on its head. Whether we’re getting that in the mortgage advice market currently though is another issue entirely.

07 Jul 2017

GDP growth remains sluggish at 0.3%: NIESR

GDP growth remains sluggish at 0.3%: NIESR

NIESR estimates that GDP grew by 0.3% in the three months ending in June, the same as recorded in the three months ending in May.

07 Jul 2017

Aldermore outlines approach to PRA underwriting changes

Aldermore outlines approach to PRA underwriting changes

Aldermore has launched a new guide to help brokers and their clients navigate the new PRA underwriting standards which come into effect in September 2017.

07 Jul 2017

 

Second charge lending continues rebound with 29% rise

Second charge lending continues rebound with 29% rise

Second charge mortgage new business saw continued growth in May, rising 26% by value and 29% by volume compared with the same month last year, according to the latest figures from the Finance & Leasing Association.

07 Jul 2017

Royal London to help advisers meet FCA obligations with new service

Royal London to help advisers meet FCA obligations with new service

Royal London has announced the launch of its new Review Service, developed with advisers to provide them with more support in meeting their FCA obligations.

07 Jul 2017

Admin tasks push broker working week over national average

Admin tasks push broker working week over national average

Nearly half (47%) of brokers operating in the fields of property and asset finance regularly work over 50 hours a week, according to United Trust Bank research.

07 Jul 2017

Precise appoints BDM for East Anglia

Precise appoints BDM for East Anglia

Precise Mortgages has appointed Matt Yates to its sales team to provide support to its network of intermediaries in the East Anglia region.

07 Jul 2017

Annual house price growth falls to four-year low: Halifax

Annual house price growth falls to four-year low: Halifax

House prices fell by 1% between May and June - the first monthly decline since January - according to the latest Halifax house price index.

07 Jul 2017

NatWest cuts high-LTV remortgage rates by up to 90bps

NatWest cuts high-LTV remortgage rates by up to 90bps

NatWest has reduced its five-year fixed rate remortgage range by up to 90bps as part of a revamp of its core intermediary range.

06 Jul 2017

Conveyancing: how advisers can tackle the 'necessary evil'

Conveyancing: how advisers can tackle the 'necessary evil'

There are in any market ‘lies, damn lies and statistics’ and with all the references to ‘fake news’ and the like, there is a danger that we could be led to believe that all manner of facts are simply made up. Part of the danger in today’s world is not trusting any information that is made available, and when you have leading politicians saying that we have become ‘fed up with experts’, then you know we’ve been led down an incredibly slippery slope.

06 Jul 2017

Skipton cuts residential and BTL rates by up to 0.28%

Skipton cuts residential and BTL rates by up to 0.28%

Skipton Building Society has cut rates on its five-year fixed rate core residential range.

06 Jul 2017

Fidelity offers up to £1,500 cashback for pension investors

Fidelity offers up to £1,500 cashback for pension investors

Fidelity International has introduced a new cashback offer for pension investors who want to bring together their pension savings from other providers into one place.

06 Jul 2017

Welcome Alok Sharma - here's what the industry would like to see

Welcome Alok Sharma - here's what the industry would like to see

Well, here we are again. It’s time to bid farewell to yet another housing minister and hello to his replacement. So long Gavin Barwell, welcome Mr Alok Sharma.

06 Jul 2017

FCA strenghthens anti-money laundering rules

FCA strenghthens anti-money laundering rules

The FCA has introduced new guidance on the treatment of 'politically exposed persons' for anti-money laundering purposes.

06 Jul 2017

Brexit does not mean sacrificing open financial markets: FCA's Bailey

Brexit does not mean sacrificing open financial markets: FCA's Bailey

Andrew Bailey, Chief Executive of the FCA, has said that it will not be necessary to restrict open markets and free trade in financial services post-Brexit "and therefore not necessary to limit the freedom of firms on location".

06 Jul 2017

Equiniti Group acquires loan management firm

Equiniti Group acquires loan management firm

FinTech and regulatory services business, Equiniti Group, has announced the acquisition of Nostrum Group, provider of end-to-end loan management technology that helps lenders provide credit solutions to their customers.

06 Jul 2017

Selectapension suspends new pension transfers on SBS service

Selectapension suspends new pension transfers on SBS service

Selectapension has announced that it is unable to accept new pension transfer analysis cases for a temporary period as it implements changes following an FCA review.

06 Jul 2017

Ingard adopts 360's case management system

Ingard adopts 360's case management system

Compliance network and specialist distributor Ingard is adopting the 360 Lifecycle CRM system.

06 Jul 2017

Annual FCA penalties plummet from £885m to £181m

Annual FCA penalties plummet from £885m to £181m

The total value of financial penalties imposed by the FCA fell from £884.6m in 2015/16 to £181m in 2016/17.

05 Jul 2017

Why wouldn’t you?

Why wouldn’t you?

If I told you you could increase your income by doing something almost identical to what you’re doing now, that wouldn’t increase your hours and wouldn’t mean missing out on the type of work you currently do but, rather, would complement it. What would you say? My guess is unless you willingly want to sabotage your own business you’d say yes. Well, why wouldn’t you? There are no downsides to it, only benefits.

05 Jul 2017

Just Retirement Solutions merges with The Open Market Annuity Service

Just Retirement Solutions merges with The Open Market Annuity Service

Just Group is merging two of its existing businesses, Just Retirement Solutions and The Open Market Annuity Service, to create HUB Financial Solutions - a new business providing services to UK corporates, pension scheme trustees and to their customers and pension scheme members.

05 Jul 2017

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