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more 2 life offers underwriter support for complex cases

more 2 life offers underwriter support for complex cases

more 2 life has launched a new initiative to make its senior underwriters available to speak to advisers regarding any difficult or complex customer cases they may have in the pipeline.

16 Nov 2017

Paymentshield launches 'No Excuses' adviser campaign

Paymentshield launches 'No Excuses' adviser campaign

Paymentshield has launched a new campaign aimed at mortgage advisers who have previously struggled to provide their clients with advice on general insurance, highlighting the support now available.

16 Nov 2017

Number of new homes up 15%: DCLG

Number of new homes up 15%: DCLG

DCLG data released today reveals that 15% more homes were created last year than in 2015/16.

16 Nov 2017

Industry raises concerns over abolition of FCA's Approved Persons Register

Industry raises concerns over abolition of FCA's Approved Persons Register

The CISI has raised concerns around the abolition of the FCA's Approved Person’s Register and the potential impact on both firms and consumers.

16 Nov 2017

Together's originations up 65% as loan book grows to £2.37bn

Together's originations up 65% as loan book grows to £2.37bn

Together's results for the quarter ended 30 September 2017 show average monthly loan originations of £125.4m, up 15.8% compared with the previous quarter and up 65.4% on an annual basis.

16 Nov 2017

New build market too dependent on Help to Buy: IMLA

New build market too dependent on Help to Buy: IMLA

Britain’s new build market needs to confront its dependency on the Help to Buy equity loan scheme, according to the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association.

16 Nov 2017

LendInvest launches into buy-to-let market

LendInvest launches into buy-to-let market

LendInvest has launched a buy-to-let loan product available through intermediaries, aimed at professional property investors and landlords operating in England, Wales and Scotland.

16 Nov 2017

Life and mortgages after divorce

Life and mortgages after divorce

I was interested to read recently that the Ministry of Justice are planning to roll out a ‘divorce online’ service over the next year or so, making the process easier and quicker for non-contested divorce cases. Given that latest data from the ONS suggests that 42% of all marriages end in divorce, it’s easy to see why a more streamlined process would appeal, as the amount of paperwork involved in processing thousands of divorces per year is quite staggering, I’d suggest, and obviously takes a toll on the judicial system’s infrastructure.

15 Nov 2017

Will a rate rise see lenders approach the first-time buyer sector?

Will a rate rise see lenders approach the first-time buyer sector?

It would appear the Bank of England’s days as an ‘unreliable boyfriend’ are over at least for the short term following November’s MPC meeting and subsequent announcement.

15 Nov 2017

L&G launches rehabilitation support for IP customers

L&G launches rehabilitation support for IP customers

Legal & General has launched a rehabilitation support service for customers of its Income Protection Benefit product.

15 Nov 2017

 

Mortgage borrowing impacting long term savings and GDP growth, warns NIESR

Mortgage borrowing impacting long term savings and GDP growth, warns NIESR

A UK obsession with home ownership means mortgages are crowding out other forms of long term savings and investment, with potentially significant repercussions for individual pension savings and the UK economy as a whole, according to NIESR research for the ABI.

15 Nov 2017

Nearly half of equity release customers have outstanding mortgage debt

Nearly half of equity release customers have outstanding mortgage debt

45% of those looking to cash in some of their property wealth still owe money on mortgages, research from Key Retirement shows.

15 Nov 2017

TMA launches Base Rate Hub

TMA launches Base Rate Hub

TMA has launched a Base Rate Hub for advisers, providing the latest updates on the Club’s lender panel and news relating to the recent base rate change.

15 Nov 2017

Second charge lending shows 'sustained growth' with 10% annual rise

Second charge lending shows 'sustained growth' with 10% annual rise

The second charge market is showing sustained growth with seven consecutive months of increased annualised lending which totalled £979m for the year to September 2017, up 10% on the same time last year, according to Enterprise Finance data.

15 Nov 2017

Trussle edges closer to instant mortgage approvals with VP Engineering hire

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Trussle edges closer to instant mortgage approvals with VP Engineering hire

Online mortgage broker Trussle has appointed Matthew Gretton as Vice President of Engineering.

15 Nov 2017

Increasing number of retirees using part exchange to downsize

Increasing number of retirees using part exchange to downsize

Part exchange is a growing option for retired people looking to downsize according to Spicerhaart, which has seen a large increase in the past year of people using property part exchange to help them move.

15 Nov 2017

Industry calls for Stamp Duty cut to help 'stagnated market'

Industry calls for Stamp Duty cut to help 'stagnated market'

Stamp Duty Land Tax is having a "significant effect" on the UK property market by impacting people who move more, according to research from the Centre for Economics and Business Research and Santander Mortgages.

15 Nov 2017

Skipton appoints Intermediary Regional Manager

Skipton appoints Intermediary Regional Manager

Skipton Building Society today has appointed Paul Holt to the team of Intermediary Regional Managers covering the Home Counties.

14 Nov 2017

Product investment – it’s not important, it's critical

Product investment – it’s not important, it's critical

Any company that sells a product or service and wants to survive and thrive needs to constantly come up with new products, new ideas and new ways of thinking to stay ahead of the game.

14 Nov 2017

BTL rates continue to fall despite PRA and rate rise worries

BTL rates continue to fall despite PRA and rate rise worries

A number of mainstream buy-to-let mortgages are down in cost since August – some for the second successive quarter - despite the new PRA changes and months of rate rise predictions, according to Mortgage Brain data.

14 Nov 2017

The Mortgage Lender appoints Peter Beaumont as Deputy CEO

The Mortgage Lender appoints Peter Beaumont as Deputy CEO

The Mortgage Lender has announced the appointment of Peter Beaumont as deputy chief executive.

14 Nov 2017

Fluent for Advisers expands sales team

Fluent for Advisers expands sales team

Fluent for Advisers, the intermediary arm of second charge provider Fluent Money Group, has appointed David Paton as Business Development Manager.

14 Nov 2017

House price growth rebounds to 5.4%: ONS

House price growth rebounds to 5.4%: ONS

Average house prices increased by 5.4% in the year to September 2017, up from 4.8% in August, according to the latest ONS and Land Registry house price index.

14 Nov 2017

Inflation remains at five-year high of 3%

Inflation remains at five-year high of 3%

CPI inflation remained at a five-year high of 3% in October, unchanged from September, according to the latest ONS data released this morning.

14 Nov 2017

Remortgaging soars as total lending dips in September: UK Finance

Remortgaging soars as total lending dips in September: UK Finance

Total mortgage lending declined in September, although remained higher on an annual basis, while remortgaging remained strong ahead of an anticipated rate rise, according to the latest UK Finance data.

14 Nov 2017

New valuation panel management company launches

New valuation panel management company launches

Valuation Audit Services has launched a new, independent, valuation panel management company, VAS Panel.

14 Nov 2017

NatWest cuts residential and BTL rates by up to 0.20%

NatWest cuts residential and BTL rates by up to 0.20%

NatWest has announced rate cuts to its core and semi-exclusive ranges of residential and buy-to-let two and five year fixed rate purchase mortgages and remortgages.

14 Nov 2017

Brightstar's Private Label launches four new products

Brightstar's Private Label launches four new products

Brightstar Financial has launched four new specialist residential and buy-to-let mortgage products under its Private Label brand.

14 Nov 2017

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