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FSE Manchester 2015 - Kevin Tunnicliffe, SortRefer

FSE Manchester 2015 - Kevin Tunnicliffe, SortRefer

We got to grips with pension reforms, areas to watch in 2015, and how the industry will cope with a shortage of conveyancing staff in our recent interview with Kevin Tunnicliffe of SortRefer at FSE Manchester 2015.

12 Jun 2015

FSE Manchester 2015 - Roger Morris, Precise Mortgages

FSE Manchester 2015 - Roger Morris, Precise Mortgages

When we caught up with Roger Morris at the recent FSE Manchester, we discussed whether the challenges facing brokers in the run-up to the Mortgage Credit Directive could actually be opportunities and the need for brokers to understand the second charge market.

12 Jun 2015

FSE Manchester 2015 - Sam Kirtikar, Clever Lending

FSE Manchester 2015 - Sam Kirtikar, Clever Lending

Sam Kirtikar of Clever Lending took the time to chat to us in our TV studio at the recent Financial Services Expo Manchester. He discussed the consequences of new lenders entering the market, and the benefits of increasing the time spent increasing first-hand interaction between lenders and brokers.

12 Jun 2015

Industry condems comparison sites for misleading rates

Industry condems comparison sites for misleading rates

Following news that thousands of savers who use comparison websites to select a savings account are being misled, industry experts are urging comparison websites to adopt 'soft search' technology.

12 Jun 2015

MPC: inflation will reach 1.5% within a year

MPC: inflation will reach 1.5% within a year

MPC member Ian McCafferty has said that "by this time next year, we expect inflation to have returned to around 1.5%, and by the end of 2016, to around 1.7%".

12 Jun 2015

New pensions law firm launches

New pensions law firm launches

A specialist firm focusing on the pensions law market has opened to clients.

12 Jun 2015

Self-select websites voted biggest threat to advisers

Self-select websites voted biggest threat to advisers

Self-select websites and direct investment platforms are regarded as the biggest threats to financial advisers, according to an Intelliflo poll.

12 Jun 2015

Payday loan cap halves complaint numbers

Payday loan cap halves complaint numbers

The number of problems reported to Citizens Advice about payday loans have almost halved since April 2014 since new FCA regulations clamped down on lenders.

12 Jun 2015

Fleet launches auto DIP system

Fleet launches auto DIP system

Fleet Mortgages, the new buy-to-let and specialist lender, has today launched its new automatic decision-in-principle system which can be used to provide instant confirmation on whether the lender will accept or decline certain cases.

12 Jun 2015

72% expect increase in IP sales

72% expect increase in IP sales

72% of advisers believe there will be an increase in protection sales this year, 26% expect current levels would be maintained, and only 2% say sales will decrease.

12 Jun 2015

 

Stamp Duty revenues rise £1.5 billion in 12 months

Stamp Duty revenues rise £1.5 billion in 12 months

Stamp Duty revenue raised in England and Wales increased by an estimated £1.5 billion to £7.7 billion in the year to March 2015; comfortably exceeding the £6.2 billion in the year to March 2008 at the peak of the last housing boom.

12 Jun 2015

The Nottingham launches new document upload system

The Nottingham launches new document upload system

The Nottingham has introduced a new document handling system to make it easier and faster for intermediaries to package their clients’ applications.

11 Jun 2015

Mortgage industry must "not discriminate on basis of age alone"

Mortgage industry must "not discriminate on basis of age alone"

The International Longevity Centre-UK has urged mortgage providers to better understand, and respond to, the increasing numbers of retirees taking loans into retirement.

11 Jun 2015

Barclays to include bonuses in affordability assessment

Barclays to include bonuses in affordability assessment

Following a review of its residential lending criteria, Barclays will now take the annual bonus income into mortgage affordability calculations for clients who meet the minimum basic income criteria.

11 Jun 2015

LV= to offer all customers flexi access drawdown

LV= to offer all customers flexi access drawdown

LV= has lifted the restrictions on its flexi access drawdown product.

11 Jun 2015

RICS: post-election housing supply falls to record low

RICS: post-election housing supply falls to record low

Hopes for a post-election supply increase have failed to materialise as vendor instructions fell for the fourth consecutive month and the average stock of houses per surveyor is down by around 12% since the start of 2015.

11 Jun 2015

Virgin enhances new build mortgage policy

Virgin enhances new build mortgage policy

Virgin Money has announced improvements to its new build mortgage policy, to bring additional flexibility for people who are looking to buy a new build property.

11 Jun 2015

A Waitrose between two thorns

A Waitrose between two thorns

So, after thirteen years I am in the process of moving house!

11 Jun 2015

Number of adviser clients set to increase

Number of adviser clients set to increase

Member firms of Nucleus, the adviser-built wrap, are positive about their commercial prospects over the next 12 months, with 100% of advisers being "confident" about the future of their firms and 62% anticipating they will see an increase in client numbers during 2015.

11 Jun 2015

Precise and Brightstar launch debt management plan mortgage

Precise and Brightstar launch debt management plan mortgage

Precise Mortgages has today launched a new exclusive debt management plan mortgage available through Brightstar and Precise Mortgages' Premier Packager Panel.

11 Jun 2015

Carney: bankers to be held directly accountable for failures

Carney: bankers to be held directly accountable for failures

In the annual Mansion House speech yesterday, Bank of England governor Mark Carney pledged that from next year, senior managers of banks and insurers will be held directly accountable for failures in their areas of responsibility.

11 Jun 2015

Pepper Homeloans launches mortgage range

Pepper Homeloans launches mortgage range

Pepper has formally launched its specialist range of mortgage products after a successful trial with Brightstar Financial, Residential Home Loans and Connect Mortgage Club.

11 Jun 2015

Government begins RBS sale

Government begins RBS sale

In his annual Mansion House speech, George Osborne announced that the government will begin to sell off its stake in the Royal Bank of Scotland.

11 Jun 2015

House prices hit record high in May

House prices hit record high in May

Average house prices in England and Wales hit a new high of £277,178 in May - the fourth price record set this year.

11 Jun 2015

NIESR announces 0.6% GDP growth

NIESR announces 0.6% GDP growth

NIESR's monthly estimates of GDP suggest that output grew by 0.6% in the three months ending in May after growth of 0.5% in the three months ending in April 2015.

10 Jun 2015

Osborne and Carney to revive National Debt committee

Osborne and Carney to revive National Debt committee

In his annual Mansion House speech later this evening, Chancellor George Osborne is expected to announce the revival of the Committee of the Commissioners for the Reduction of the National Debt.

10 Jun 2015

Barclays launches fee-free FTB and BTL range

Barclays launches fee-free FTB and BTL range

Barclays is launching a new range of fee-free products across all LTV tiers up to 90% to support first time buyers or those looking to take their next step on the property ladder.

10 Jun 2015

A third of advisers demand Whole of Life products

A third of advisers demand Whole of Life products

IHT and estate planning are driving an increased demand for Whole of Life insurance, according to LifeQuote, the protection portal and administration service from DirectLife.

10 Jun 2015

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