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In the Spotlight with Giles Andrews, CEO and co-founder of Zopa

In the Spotlight with Giles Andrews, CEO and co-founder of Zopa

We spoke to Giles Andrews, CEO and co-founder of Zopa, about the future of the peer-to-peer industry and how tax free lending will attract new consumers.

04 Apr 2015

Why I Love #FRAwards - Gary Bailey, Blemain Group

Why I Love #FRAwards - Gary Bailey, Blemain Group

In last year's Financial Reporter Industry Awards, Blemain Group won our Best Commercial/BTL Lender award.

03 Apr 2015

Looking at the alternatives to lifetime mortgages

Looking at the alternatives to lifetime mortgages

At our recent roundtable event in London, which encourages advisers and our assembled experts to discuss a variety of equity release-related issues, the very first question concerned the status of home reversion plans within the wider sector.

02 Apr 2015

Guidance is an opportunity, not a threat

Guidance is an opportunity, not a threat

So it could not be any closer – April 6th marks many things but perhaps none will be so momentous as the new pensions’ environment that we will be living and working within.

02 Apr 2015

Halifax Intermediaries launches 1.09% tracker

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Halifax Intermediaries launches 1.09% tracker

Halifax Intermediaries has launched a new range of two and five-year products in addition to reducing rates across the two-year tracker range for first-time buyers, home movers and remortgage customers by up to 0.3%.

02 Apr 2015

Post Office Money launches its lowest fix at 1.25%

Post Office Money launches its lowest fix at 1.25%

Post Office Money has announced the launch of a new mortgage range including its joint lowest ever rate - a 60% LTV 1.25% two-year fix.

02 Apr 2015

Kensington cuts rates by up to 0.6%

Kensington cuts rates by up to 0.6%

Specialist lender Kensington has cut rates by up to 0.6% across its buy-to-let and residential product range.

02 Apr 2015

85% of retirees oblivious to pension tax bill

85% of retirees oblivious to pension tax bill

Nearly nine in 10 (85%) of over 55s are unaware they will face an income tax bill when taking out a cash lump sum under the new pension freedom rules.

02 Apr 2015

N&P launches its lowest ever five-year fix

N&P launches its lowest ever five-year fix

Norwich & Peterborough Building Society has today launched its lowest ever five-year fixed rate mortgage.

02 Apr 2015

Lending community backs Scottish market

Lending community backs Scottish market

Smart Money, which exhibited at the recent Expo in Glasgow, believes that Scotland represents untapped value for the specialist lending market, particularly in second charge and bridging lending.

02 Apr 2015

 

Major lenders announced for FSE Manchester

Major lenders announced for FSE Manchester

Financial Services Expo Manchester has today announced further exhibitors for this year’s event, including Brightstar Financial and Paradigm Mortgage Services.

02 Apr 2015

TFC Homeloans partners with Equity Release Supermarket

TFC Homeloans partners with Equity Release Supermarket

TFC Homeloans has today announced that it will be expanding its current proposition to include a whole of market equity release service.

02 Apr 2015

Mark Carney welcomes new Banking Standards Board

Mark Carney welcomes new Banking Standards Board

The Banking Standards Board today announced the line-up of its new Board, aiming to raise banking standards, begin to rebuild public trust and help sustain and "strengthen the UK’s position as one of the world’s great financial centres".

02 Apr 2015

Why I Love #FRAwards - Maeve Ward, Shawbrook Bank

Why I Love #FRAwards - Maeve Ward, Shawbrook Bank

In last year's Financial Reporter Industry Awards, Shawbrook Bank won our Best Secured Loan Lender award.

01 Apr 2015

Nationwide stops lending on foreign currency income

Nationwide stops lending on foreign currency income

Nationwide has announced that income paid in a foreign currency will no longer be accepted for new mortgage lending.

01 Apr 2015

Al Rayan Bank launches 1.90% ISA

Al Rayan Bank launches 1.90% ISA

Al Rayan Bank, formerly known as Islamic Bank of Britain, has today launched a 12 Month Fixed Term Deposit ISA with an expected profit rate of 1.90%.

01 Apr 2015

Prestige enhances large loan proposition

Prestige enhances large loan proposition

Following the recent introduction of a range of fixed rate plans, Prestige Finance is further enhancing its large loan proposition with two improvements to product and service.

01 Apr 2015

L&G joins TMA's protection panel

L&G joins TMA's protection panel

Legal & General has joined TMA’s protection panel, which now includes nine protection providers.

01 Apr 2015

Barclays launches new fixed rate deals

Barclays launches new fixed rate deals

From tomorrow, Barclays is making changes to its most popular 2, 3 and 5 year residential fixed rate mortgages.

01 Apr 2015

MGM launches 'money-back' annuity

MGM launches 'money-back' annuity

MGM Advantage has launched a new annuity for people looking to secure a guaranteed income for life.

01 Apr 2015

Sunset Clause brings income worries for advisers

Sunset Clause brings income worries for advisers

With one year to go until trail commission is switched off, a survey with 196 users of Intelliflo’s adviser-specialist software, Intelligent Office, has found that trail commission remains an important aspect of business income for 93% of them.

01 Apr 2015

Mortgage Intelligence appoints National Counties Group to lending panel

Mortgage Intelligence appoints National Counties Group to lending panel

National Counties Building Society and its recently established offshoot the Family Building Society has been appointed to the Mortgage Intelligence panel of lenders.

01 Apr 2015

West One Loans completes over £80m in Q1

West One Loans completes over £80m in Q1

West One Loans completed more than £80m worth of loans in the first quarter of 2015.

01 Apr 2015

Shawbrook launches £725m IPO

Shawbrook launches £725m IPO

Shawbrook has today announced the price of its initial public offering at 290 pence per Ordinary Share, valuing the company at £725 million.

01 Apr 2015

Mutuals join forces to become OneFamily

Mutuals join forces to become OneFamily

Today marks the first day of business for OneFamily following the merger of Family Investments and Engage Mutual.

01 Apr 2015

73% of brokers still dissatisfied with solicitor response levels

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73% of brokers still dissatisfied with solicitor response levels

Amicus (formally Capital Bridging Finance) has conducted its annual broker survey, which revealed that 73% of brokers continue to be dissatisfied with the response levels from clients' solicitors.

31 Mar 2015

Leeds BS launches new ISA range

Leeds BS launches new ISA range

Leeds Building Society is launching a range of new fixed rate ISAs and relaunching its 1.25% instant access savings account.

31 Mar 2015

ONS revise GDP growth up to 0.6%

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ONS revise GDP growth up to 0.6%

UK GDP is estimated to have increased by 0.6% between Q3 and Q4 2014, revised up 0.1 percentage points from the previous estimate of GDP published in February.

31 Mar 2015

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