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Hargreaves Lansdown unveils new drawdown plan

Hargreaves Lansdown unveils new drawdown plan

Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK’s first company to unveil the terms of its New Drawdown plan for 6th April 2015.

18 Feb 2015

Hinckley & Rugby appoints new non-exec directors

Hinckley & Rugby appoints new non-exec directors

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has announced Gary Wilkinson and David Woodward as new non-executive directors of its board.

18 Feb 2015

2014 saw pre-crisis growth levels

2014 saw pre-crisis growth levels

The Office for National Statistics' Quarterly GDP Update confirmed that the UK economy grew by 0.5% in the final quarter of 2014, resulting in a growth rate of 2.6% for 2014 as a whole - the strongest calendar year rate of growth since 2007.

18 Feb 2015

BoE: Bank rate could fall below 0.5%

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BoE: Bank rate could fall below 0.5%

During the latest Monetary Policy Committee meeting, the MPC discussed cutting Bank Rate further towards zero from its current level of 0.5%.

18 Feb 2015

Intermediaries call for more efficient mortgage application process

Intermediaries call for more efficient mortgage application process

Intermediaries’ desire for more efficient and transparent mortgage application processing is not yet being matched by lenders’ provision, according to the inaugural edition of the Intermediary Mortgage Survey, conducted by IRESS.

18 Feb 2015

Keystone reduces BTL rates

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Keystone reduces BTL rates

Keystone Buy to Let Mortgages has reduced its five year fixed rates by 0.20% in both its Classic and Premier ranges.

18 Feb 2015

Prime London in "serious trouble"

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Prime London in "serious trouble"

Online estate agent eMoov.co.uk have raised concerns over the decline of the prime central London property market throughout 2014, identifying the shortcomings of the market and the drop in demand for properties in Zone 1 and 2 in particular.

18 Feb 2015

TMA expands member support team

TMA expands member support team

Ian Clarke is to join TMA as a key account manager, to help support and develop TMA’s members across the UK.

18 Feb 2015

Omega launches secured loans division

Omega launches secured loans division

Omega have expanded their offering and service to intermediaries and their clients by launching into the secured loans market.

18 Feb 2015

Time to spread the word of equity release

Time to spread the word of equity release

I read a previous blog on here by Chris Prior that talked about equity release still facing an uphill struggle to change public perception. That’s true, although I do believe significant inroads have been made.

17 Feb 2015

 

Equity Release: Let’s walk before we can run

Equity Release: Let’s walk before we can run

The revival of equity release is not surprising for a whole host of reasons and let’s hope success continues to breed success.

17 Feb 2015

Aldermore extends mortgage range following record year

Aldermore extends mortgage range following record year

From today, Aldermore has extended the range of buy to let and owner occupied mortgage products it offers.

17 Feb 2015

Friends Life calls for fairer pension tax relief

Friends Life calls for fairer pension tax relief

Friends Life has welcomed the debate around pension tax relief, sparked by recent comments made by Pensions Minister Steve Webb.

17 Feb 2015

Intermediaries show confidence in mortgage market

Intermediaries show confidence in mortgage market

Buy-to-let lender Paragon Mortgages’ latest intermediary research revealed that, in Q4 2014, intermediaries’ showed greater confidence in the mortgage market going into 2015.

17 Feb 2015

Virgin reduces mortgage rates by up to 0.80%

Virgin reduces mortgage rates by up to 0.80%

Virgin Money has today launched a new mortgage range that is available through all intermediaries registered with a Virgin Money national account.

17 Feb 2015

Kevin Paterson: Regulation, falling insurance premiums and... garden gnomes

Kevin Paterson: Regulation, falling insurance premiums and... garden gnomes

The Source's Kevin Paterson gives his rundown of this month in the insurance market.

17 Feb 2015

SortRefer launches will referral service

SortRefer launches will referral service

SortRefer, the intermediary online portal, has launched a new will referral service to run alongside its conveyancing proposition.

17 Feb 2015

ONS: house prices continue to rise

ONS: house prices continue to rise

The latest ONS House Price Index for December shows that UK house prices increased by 9.8% in the year to December 2014, down from 9.9% in the year to November 2014.

17 Feb 2015

CML: BTL lending sees 18% year-on-year increase

CML: BTL lending sees 18% year-on-year increase

The CML's latest analysis shows that gross buy-to-let advances in December totalled 17,300 loans - unchanged compared to November but a year-on-year increase of 18% compared to December 2013.

17 Feb 2015

CML: home movers at post-crisis high

CML: home movers at post-crisis high

The CML's latest analysis shows that of both value and volume, December saw the highest yearly amount of activity for home movers since 2007.

17 Feb 2015

CML: FTB lending at eight-year high

CML: FTB lending at eight-year high

The CML's latest analysis of first-time buyer lending trends shows that lending to first-time buyers was at its highest annual levels, in volume and value, since 2007.

17 Feb 2015

CPI falls to new record low

CPI falls to new record low

The rate of CPI inflation fell to 0.3% in January, the lowest level since CPI records began and down a further 0.2% from December's record low of 0.5%.

17 Feb 2015

Majority of retirees haven't discussed pension reforms

Majority of retirees haven't discussed pension reforms

With less than two months to go until the introduction of the new pension reforms, just 31% of 40 to 70 year olds have spoken to anyone about the changes, according to new research from Partnership.

17 Feb 2015

First P2P ISA eligible secured bond launches

First P2P ISA eligible secured bond launches

Wellesley & Co. are the first peer-to-peer lender in the UK to offer an ISA eligible bond with tax free returns on P2P lending.

17 Feb 2015

FTBs "disillusioned" by property market

FTBs "disillusioned" by property market

The hopes of thousands of first-time buyers have been dashed by runaway property prices, the need to secure huge deposits and job insecurity, according to Slater Gordon's study of 2,000 under 45s who have yet to buy.

17 Feb 2015

Maximising sourcing systems to secure business

Maximising sourcing systems to secure business

They are an increasingly rare beast but I know for a fact there are certain advisers active in the marketplace who believe because they use a computer they are somehow at the cutting edge of technology and utilising it in all ways possible.

16 Feb 2015

Capital Bridging rebrands to Amicus

Capital Bridging rebrands to Amicus

Capital Bridging Finance Limited has today announced plans to change its name to Amicus as part of a strategy to broaden their lending proposition.

16 Feb 2015

Building societies benefit from competitive mortgage market

Building societies benefit from competitive mortgage market

During 2014, building societies provided 26% of all mortgage lending in the UK with gross lending of £52.6 billion during the year, out of a total of £204.4 billion lending by all mortgage lenders.

16 Feb 2015

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