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Mortgage Trust launches 75% LTV five-year fix

Mortgage Trust launches 75% LTV five-year fix

Mortgage Trust has launched a new limited edition, five year fixed rate buy-to-let mortgage for individual landlords seeking finance for single, self-contained units.

19 May 2017

The Nottingham expands BDM team

The Nottingham expands BDM team

Two new Business Development Managers have joined the intermediary team at the Nottingham Building Society.

19 May 2017

TMA appoints regional account manager

TMA appoints regional account manager

TMA Mortgage Club has appointed Sarah Evans as a regional key account manager for the North of England.

19 May 2017

Industry split on Tory plans to fund care with housing equity

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Industry split on Tory plans to fund care with housing equity

The Conservative manifesto, released today, proposes that those with more than £100,000 in assets will have to pay for their own elderly care out of the value of their homes.

18 May 2017

Second annual FSE Wales open for registration

Second annual FSE Wales open for registration

Registration for Financial Services Expo Wales is now open.

18 May 2017

Conservatives to abolish SFO

Conservatives to abolish SFO

The Conservatives have pledged to dismantle the UK’s Serious Fraud Office and roll it into the wider National Crime Agency if they win June’s general election.

18 May 2017

Yorkshire BS launches lowest 95% LTV rate at 3.25%

Yorkshire BS launches lowest 95% LTV rate at 3.25%

Yorkshire Building Society has launched a two-year fixed rate mortgage at 3.25% up to 95% LTV which it says is the lowest currently available on the market.

18 May 2017

Castle Trust appoints BDM in the North

Castle Trust appoints BDM in the North

Castle Trust Capital has appointed Alan Coleman in the new role of telephone BDM for the North, as part of the lender's bid to support intermediaries in the region.

18 May 2017

Nearly half of advisers breaching disclosure rules: FCA

Nearly half of advisers breaching disclosure rules: FCA

An FCA review found that in 41.7% of cases, advisers were providing 'unacceptable disclosure' which did not comply with FCA rules.

18 May 2017

Saffron BS partners with Mortgage Intelligence

Saffron BS partners with Mortgage Intelligence

Saffron For Intermediaries, the intermediary channel of Saffron Building Society, is making its full range of mortgage products available via Mortgage Intelligence.

18 May 2017

 

Advisers forecast boom in inheritance tax advice

Advisers forecast boom in inheritance tax advice

Financial advisers are forecasting a boom in demand for inheritance tax advice and looking to strengthen business partnerships with lawyers to help them cope, according to research from Prudential.

18 May 2017

Mortgage industry calls on government to support housebuilders

Mortgage industry calls on government to support housebuilders

The majority of mortgage lenders and brokers believe that greater government support for development finance would improve the lack of housing supply, according to IMLA research.

18 May 2017

BTL valuations fall to just 7% of market activity

BTL valuations fall to just 7% of market activity

Buy-to-let valuations dipped to 7% of market activity in April after the reduction to mortgage tax relief, according to research from Connells Survey & Valuation.

18 May 2017

Lender product transfers damaging promotion of advice: Sinclair

Lender product transfers damaging promotion of advice: Sinclair

The large amount of direct, non-advised product transfer mortgages carried out by lenders is doing "great damage" to the promotion of advice, according to the AMI’s Robert Sinclair.

18 May 2017

Landbay launches new quick quote tool

Landbay launches new quick quote tool

Landbay has launched a quick quote tool for mortgage brokers on its dedicated intermediary website.

17 May 2017

Clients' health vital to securing preferential terms: FSE

Clients' health vital to securing preferential terms: FSE

The ability to offer your equity release clients enhanced terms means you should always ask them about their health situation, said Key Retirement's Dean Mirfin, speaking at today’s FSE Manchester.

17 May 2017

ABI to maintain Pensions Dashboard momentum with interim project

ABI to maintain Pensions Dashboard momentum with interim project

The Association of British Insurers says it will establish and lead an interim phase of the Pensions Dashboard project to maintain momentum with development.

17 May 2017

Rate falls to benefit existing Help to Buy borrowers

Rate falls to benefit existing Help to Buy borrowers

Thousands of borrowers who used the Government’s Help to Buy equity loan scheme can benefit from falls in mortgage rates since they bought their homes, Leeds Building Society says.

17 May 2017

Digital advice to impact 'vanilla' mortgage market: FSE

Digital advice to impact 'vanilla' mortgage market: FSE

The growth in digital advice will have a considerable impact in the ‘vanilla’ mortgage market, according to Adrian Moloney of OneSavings Bank.

17 May 2017

£100bn product transfer market a 'massive opportunity' for brokers: FSE

£100bn product transfer market a 'massive opportunity' for brokers: FSE

The £100bn mortgage product transfer market presents a ‘massive opportunity’ for advisers and is one of the major ways firms can grow their business in 2017 and beyond, according to a panel of experts at today’s FSE Manchester event.

17 May 2017

TMA adds Marsden BS to lender panel

TMA adds Marsden BS to lender panel

TMA mortgage club has added Marsden Building Society to its lending panel.

17 May 2017

HTB1 uncertainty is impacting development plans for the housing sector

HTB1 uncertainty is impacting development plans for the housing sector

In a General Election campaign, an hour is a long time in politics let alone a week, so you can spare a thought for those in our market who are waiting for the election result to be known so they can plan for the years ahead.

17 May 2017

CML: Homebuyer numbers up 27% in March

CML: Homebuyer numbers up 27% in March

The latest analysis and data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders has revealed that during March home buyers borrowed £11.2bn, a rise of 24% on February but down 19% year-on-year. 61,700 loans were taken out during the month - up 27% on February but down 12% on March 2016.

17 May 2017

Government sells off final stake in Lloyds Bank

Government sells off final stake in Lloyds Bank

Lloyds Bank in now fully back in private hands after the government announced this morning that it has sold off its final stake.

17 May 2017

69% of brokers say advisers are failing specialist lending clients

69% of brokers say advisers are failing specialist lending clients

Seven in 10 brokers believe advisers are turning away clients with specialist lending requirements with little or no information about what products are available, according to a Brightstar survey.

17 May 2017

1.4 million households struggling to pay their mortgage

1.4 million households struggling to pay their mortgage

1.4 million UK households are struggling to pay their mortgage and 2.6 million people think their monthly mortgage payments are too high, according to research from L&C Mortgages.

17 May 2017

Two thirds of mortgage applicants don't know their credit score

Two thirds of mortgage applicants don't know their credit score

Two thirds of consumers who are looking to purchase a property or remortgage their existing home don’t know their current credit score, or how to find out what it is, according to research from Mortgage Advice Bureau.

16 May 2017

Mortgage debt exceeds average life insurance pay out

Mortgage debt exceeds average life insurance pay out

People are likely to be under protected for the amount of mortgage debt they have, according to Aegon's protection claims statistics.

16 May 2017

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