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HLP appoints Market Harborough BS to panel

HLP appoints Market Harborough BS to panel

HomeLoan Partnership has announced the appointment of Market Harborough Building Society to its panel.

19 Mar 2015

Budget 2015
Industry welcomes HTB ISAs but warn housing shortage must be tackled

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Budget 2015
Industry welcomes HTB ISAs but warn housing shortage must be tackled

Following George Osborne's announcement in today's Budget that he is aiming to 'encourage a saving culture' through a Help to Buy ISA, there has been mixed reaction from the industry.

18 Mar 2015

Budget 2015
Annual tax returns scrapped in 'revolutionary' move

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Budget 2015
Annual tax returns scrapped in 'revolutionary' move

The Chancellor George Osborne has announced in today’s Budget he plans to scrap the annual tax return, replacing it with a single ‘digital’ tax account, which he says will help 12m Britons.

18 Mar 2015

Budget 2015
Osborne announces 'Flexible ISA'

Budget 2015
Osborne announces 'Flexible ISA'

George Osborne has announced the introduction of a "radically more Flexible ISA" in addition to the new Help to Buy ISA.

18 Mar 2015

Budget 2015
Income tax threshold raised to £11,000

Budget 2015
Income tax threshold raised to £11,000

George Osborne has revealed that threshold at which workers start to pay tax will be increased to from £10,500 in April to £10,800 next year and £11,000 the year after.

18 Mar 2015

Budget 2015
Osborne extends pension freedoms to existing annuity holders

Budget 2015
Osborne extends pension freedoms to existing annuity holders

In today's 2015 Budget, Chancellor George Osborne announced that he will extend its pension freedoms to around five million people who have already bought an annuity.

18 Mar 2015

Budget 2015
'Help to Buy ISA' launched to help first time buyers

Budget 2015
'Help to Buy ISA' launched to help first time buyers

As part of a move which will 'encourage a saving culture' and boost homeownership, Chancellor George Osborne today announced a Help to Buy ISA for first time buyers.

18 Mar 2015

Budget 2015
Bank levy raised to make 'bigger contribution'

Budget 2015
Bank levy raised to make 'bigger contribution'

The bank levy rate has been raised to 0.21%, Chancellor George Osborne announced today.

18 Mar 2015

Budget 2015
Osborne to cut lifetime allowance to £1m

Budget 2015
Osborne to cut lifetime allowance to £1m

In today's 2015 Budget, Chancellor George Osborne announced plans to cut the lifetime allowance of tax free pension savings from £1.25m to £1m.

18 Mar 2015

Budget 2015
Economic outlook is positive, says OBR

Budget 2015
Economic outlook is positive, says OBR

In today's Budget, Chancellor George Osborne confirmed that OBR figures for growth for this year have been revised up to 2.5%.

18 Mar 2015

 

Budget 2015
£13bn of mortgage assets to be sold, announces Chancellor

Budget 2015
£13bn of mortgage assets to be sold, announces Chancellor

The Chancellor George Osborne has announced mortgage assets still held from the bailouts of Northern Rock and Bradford & Bingley will be sold at a value of £13 billion.

18 Mar 2015

Broker Conveyancing doubles transaction activity

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Broker Conveyancing doubles transaction activity

Broker Conveyancing has today revealed that compared to November and December 2014, the total number of transactional instructions in January and February – comprised of both sales and purchases - increased by 127%.

18 Mar 2015

80% of people expect unrealistic annuity price

80% of people expect unrealistic annuity price

Up to 80% of people may be expecting an unrealistic price for their annuities on the secondary market.

18 Mar 2015

FCA bans ex-trader over LIBOR rigging

FCA bans ex-trader over LIBOR rigging

The Financial Conduct Authority has banned Paul Robson, a former trader at Rabobank, from the UK financial services industry for lacking honesty and integrity following a criminal conviction for fraud in the US.

18 Mar 2015

TSB Intermediary to offer remortgages

TSB Intermediary to offer remortgages

From today, people looking to remortgage their home will be able to do so through TSB Intermediary, as The Bank expands its mortgage range available through brokers.

18 Mar 2015

One in five homes earn more than their owners

One in five homes earn more than their owners

Over the past two years average house prices have increased by more than the average employee’s net earnings in almost one in five – 73 out of 384 – local authority districts, according research from Halifax.

17 Mar 2015

£14m buyout of John Charcol & Towergate Financial Planning complete

£14m buyout of John Charcol & Towergate Financial Planning complete

Palatine Private Equity has today completed the management buy out of the mortgage broking business, John Charcol, and the financial planning business of the Towergate Group.

17 Mar 2015

CML: January sees home lending lull

CML: January sees home lending lull

The Council of Mortgage Lenders today released new data on the characteristics of UK mortgage lending in January 2015, broken down to show first-time buyer, home mover, remortgage and buy-to-let lending.

17 Mar 2015

Leeds launches 2.99% 5-year fix

Leeds launches 2.99% 5-year fix

Leeds Building Society is seeing strong demand for its latest best buy five year fixed rate mortgage, with a competitive rate of 2.99% and an attractive package of incentives.

17 Mar 2015

CML: Buy to let lending sees year-on-year boost

CML: Buy to let lending sees year-on-year boost

The Council of Mortgage Lenders today released new data on the characteristics of UK mortgage lending in January 2015, broken down to show first-time buyer, home mover, remortgage and buy-to-let lending.

17 Mar 2015

CML: Lending to FTBs at 21-month low

CML: Lending to FTBs at 21-month low

The Council of Mortgage Lenders today reported gross mortgage lending reached £14.8 billion in January, with lending to first time buyers at an almost two-year low.

17 Mar 2015

Halifax announces 2-year fixes from 2.69%

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Halifax announces 2-year fixes from 2.69%

Halifax announced today that it has launched new rates on selected two-year fixed first time buyer and home mover products.

17 Mar 2015

Second charge landscape shifting ahead of of structural changes

Second charge landscape shifting ahead of of structural changes

Smart Money Managing Director, Paul Crewe, believes that the landscape for second charge lending is already changing radically in advance of full integration into the main regulatory framework in April 2016.

17 Mar 2015

Lack of individual underwriting is 'major block' on lending, warn brokers

Lack of individual underwriting is 'major block' on lending, warn brokers

According to research by Kensington, brokers believe that the lack of individual underwriting is the biggest issue facing homebuyers and remortgage customers struggling to secure a new deal with lenders.

17 Mar 2015

FSE Glasgow 2015 - John Malone, Front Events

FSE Glasgow 2015 - John Malone, Front Events

We spoke to Front Events chairman and industry stalwart John Malone at the recent FSE Glasgow, where he shared his view on the market this year and the importance of events catering to brokers.

16 Mar 2015

FSE Glasgow 2015 - Alistair Ewing, Blimey! Loans

FSE Glasgow 2015 - Alistair Ewing, Blimey! Loans

We spoke to Alistair Ewing of Blimey! Loans at FSE Glasgow last week about the need for regional industry events and the future for Blimey! Loans.

16 Mar 2015

FSE Glasgow 2015 - Roger Morris, Precise Mortgages

FSE Glasgow 2015 - Roger Morris, Precise Mortgages

We spoke to Roger Morris from Precise Mortgages last week at FSE Glasgow - he gave us the lowdown on the buy to let market and what to expect in future as the Mortgage Credit Directive settles in.

16 Mar 2015

FSE Glasgow 2015 - Brian Coulton, The Source Insurance

FSE Glasgow 2015 - Brian Coulton, The Source Insurance

Brian Coulton of the Source took the time to chat to Financial Reporter at the recent FSE Glasgow expo on the protection market this year.

16 Mar 2015

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