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IFAs: multi asset products best for post-retirement income

IFAs: multi asset products best for post-retirement income

More than half (56%) of IFAs believe that multi asset funds are the most suitable for people post retirement looking to generate an income over a 20 year retirement, according to new research from Baring Asset Management.

14 Sep 2015

Equity Release Club links with Marsden BS in retired mortgage drive

Equity Release Club links with Marsden BS in retired mortgage drive

The Equity Release Club has today announced a link-up with Marsden Building Society supporting new mortgage products for those in retirement.

14 Sep 2015

First-time buyers turn to P2P as prices increase

First-time buyers turn to P2P as prices increase

Almost two thirds of Zopa's customers aged 18-40 who don't own a home are using the lending service to help raise a deposit, with over half expecting it to reduce the time it will take to reach their target.

14 Sep 2015

Front Events launches Financial Services Expo Cardiff

Front Events launches Financial Services Expo Cardiff

Front Events, the events company headed by James Prosser and responsible for the Financial Services Expo shows, has today announced the launch of a brand new event, FSE Cardiff, to take place in the Welsh capital city in June 2016.

14 Sep 2015

Pink Network to host AR conferences

Pink Network to host AR conferences

Pink Network is hosting a series of business conferences across the UK for its Appointed Representatives.

14 Sep 2015

MetLife launches flexible Guaranteed Drawdown offering

MetLife launches flexible Guaranteed Drawdown offering

MetLife has enhanced its retirement solutions with a new portfolio which provides daily lock-ins and a guaranteed income deferral rate of 5% for savers who can invest in the Secure Income Option from age 50.

14 Sep 2015

In the Spotlight with James Prosser, Front Events

In the Spotlight with James Prosser, Front Events

We had a chat with Front Events' James Prosser ahead of this year's FSE London, which will be held next week at Old Billingsgate London.

11 Sep 2015

Brightstar reports continued growth as enquiries triple

Brightstar reports continued growth as enquiries triple

Brightstar is experiencing record growth as broker enquiries continue to soar and, as a result, the specialist lender has seen a 14% increase in staff numbers since the end of June with five new staff joining in the last two months alone.

11 Sep 2015

TFC adds Harpenden BS to panel

TFC adds Harpenden BS to panel

TFC Homeloans has added Harpenden Building Society to its lender panel, enabling its brokers to get access to the mutual's range of specialist lending solutions.

11 Sep 2015

Santander to launch FTB range outside HTB

Santander to launch FTB range outside HTB

Santander is the latest lender to confirm that it will lend at 95% LTV without the assistance of HTB2 scheme.

11 Sep 2015

 

Borro launches into short-term resi market

Borro launches into short-term resi market

Borro, the online platform for luxury asset lending, has announced its launch into the short-term residential property loan market.

11 Sep 2015

Financial planning firm accepts £258m takeover deal

Financial planning firm accepts £258m takeover deal

Financial planning firm Jelf Group has reached a takeover agreement with insurance broker Marsh which has valued the company at approximately £258 million.

11 Sep 2015

Natwest to reintroduce interest only mortgages

Natwest to reintroduce interest only mortgages

NatWest Intermediary Solutions will be reintroducing residential interest only mortgages for new business from Monday 21 September, and will also be reintroduced to NatWest's retail channels.

11 Sep 2015

Secured lending soars 21% as sector approaches £1bn landmark

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Secured lending soars 21% as sector approaches £1bn landmark

The second charge market enjoyed a strong summer, with monthly secured lending soaring to £85.5m in July, according to the latest Enterprise Finance Secured Loan Index.

11 Sep 2015

Consumers shift to 'mobile search' for financial advice

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Consumers shift to 'mobile search' for financial advice

An increasing number of consumers search for financial advice from mobile devices as opposed to desktop computers, according to lead generation firm E-Finity Leads.

11 Sep 2015

Yorkshire BS launches sub-4% FTB rate

Yorkshire BS launches sub-4% FTB rate

Yorkshire Building Society has launched a mortgage for borrowers with a 5% deposit which is fixed for two years at a rate of 3.98%.

11 Sep 2015

Tesco Bank launches 2.39% FTB rate

Tesco Bank launches 2.39% FTB rate

Tesco Bank is cutting rates on its 2 year and 5 year mortgage products, with its new range offering a 2.39% two-year fix at 90% LTV.

10 Sep 2015

House prices set to accelerate after hitting 12-month high

House prices set to accelerate after hitting 12-month high

House price inflation is gathering pace, underpinned by the enduring mismatch between falling new instructions to sell and rising buyer demand, according to the latest RICS Residential Market Survey.

10 Sep 2015

MPC votes 8-1 to maintain Bank Rate as global risks continue

MPC votes 8-1 to maintain Bank Rate as global risks continue

At its meeting ending on 9 September 2015, the MPC voted by a majority of 8-1 to maintain Bank Rate at 0.5%.

10 Sep 2015

FCA fines and bans insurance broker

FCA fines and bans insurance broker

The FCA has fined insurance broker Ralph Whittington £42,111 and banned him from performing any function in relation to regulated activity for "misappropriating" clients' insurance premiums.

10 Sep 2015

Kensington to buy £2.5bn of GE Money loans

Kensington to buy £2.5bn of GE Money loans

Kensington Group is reportedly in talks to buy a portion of GE Capital's specialist lending subsidiary, GE Money Home Lending.

10 Sep 2015

Masthaven Secured Loans reports record month

Masthaven Secured Loans reports record month

Masthaven Secured Loans has reported its best ever month with new business in August 26% higher than the company's previous record month.

10 Sep 2015

Age Partnership launches underwriting service for BPA market

Age Partnership launches underwriting service for BPA market

Age Partnership has launched Age Partnership Underwriting Services, aimed at defined benefit pension schemes, and their trustees, who are considering a bulk purchase annuity process where scheme members' health and lifestyle is taken in to account.

10 Sep 2015

Sesame launches residential exclusives via Virgin

Sesame launches residential exclusives via Virgin

Appointed representatives of Sesame network now have access to two new residential exclusive fixed rate products via Virgin Money.

10 Sep 2015

Fluent Money appoints Head of Partnerships

Fluent Money appoints Head of Partnerships

Second charge provider Fluent Money has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of James Dunbabin as Head of Partnerships.

10 Sep 2015

Annual house price growth rises to 9%

Annual house price growth rises to 9%

House prices in the three months to August grew 9.0% on an annual basis - lower than June's 9.6% but higher than last month's 7.8% - according to the latest Halifax house price index.

10 Sep 2015

House purchase lending at 18-month high

House purchase lending at 18-month high

The number of mortgage approvals for house purchase has risen by 9.3% to 69,220 in August - an 18-month high.

10 Sep 2015

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

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