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Protection: the start of a digital growth story

Protection: the start of a digital growth story

Here's a challenge: explain what digital means to anyone under the age of 30.

17 Jul 2015

Martin Wheatley to leave FCA

Martin Wheatley to leave FCA

The FCA's Martin Wheatley is to stand down as Chief Executive with effect from September 12 2015 after Chancellor George Osborne said that "different leadership is required".

17 Jul 2015

UTB launches technology finance offering

UTB launches technology finance offering

United Trust Bank has appointed Ken Archbold to support the launch of a new technology finance offering.

17 Jul 2015

Teachers BS extends HTB support

Teachers BS extends HTB support

Teachers Building Society has extended its support of affordable home ownership to the Help to Buy Wales scheme, offering mortgages for purchase and remortgage on a fixed and variable basis.

17 Jul 2015

Rate rise 'may not affect most borrowers'

Rate rise 'may not affect most borrowers'

Simon Tyler of Tyler Mortgage Management has said that even when the base rate increases, rates may not rise for all borrowers.

17 Jul 2015

Dragonfly completions pass £1.5bn after record H1

Dragonfly completions pass £1.5bn after record H1

Short- and medium-term lender, Dragonfly Property Finance, has announced its biggest H1 to date as total completions pass £1.5bn.

17 Jul 2015

Coventry launches 2.99% 90% LTV range

Coventry launches 2.99% 90% LTV range

Coventry for intermediaries has enhanced its 90% LTV Residential product range, including both reduced rates and new products, with rates starting from 2.99%.

17 Jul 2015

Mortgage industry and Treasury discuss further reforms

Mortgage industry and Treasury discuss further reforms

Key figures from the mortgage industry met with Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Harriett Baldwin, to discuss how the market can deliver for people at every stage of their life, from the Help to Buy ISA to supporting lending to older people.

17 Jul 2015

Carney: rate rise likely at "turn of this year"

Carney: rate rise likely at "turn of this year"

During a speech yesterday, Bank of England governor Mark Carney said that an interest rate rise "will likely come into sharper relief around the turn of this year".

17 Jul 2015

MPs launch pension advice inquiry

MPs launch pension advice inquiry

The Work and Pensions Committee have launched an inquiry into guidance on pension flexibility changes, arguing that advice is key to avoiding another mis-selling crisis.

16 Jul 2015

 

TSB cuts high-LTV rates

TSB cuts high-LTV rates

TSB has announced it is cutting rates by up to 0.21% across a range of fixed term mortgages between 85 and 95% LTV.

16 Jul 2015

Leeds and Paradigm launch Part and Part exclusive

Leeds and Paradigm launch Part and Part exclusive

Paradigm Mortgage Services has announced the launch of an exclusive Part and Part interest only product from Leeds Building Society.

16 Jul 2015

FSCS: GI and SIPP claims soar

FSCS: GI and SIPP claims soar

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme paid out £327m in compensation to consumers in 2014/15, according to its latest Annual Report and Accounts.

16 Jul 2015

Blemain streamlines broker portal

Blemain streamlines broker portal

Blemain Group has further developed its broker portal, My Broker Venue.

16 Jul 2015

Brightstar appoints new BDM

Brightstar appoints new BDM

Brightstar has appointed a new business development manager to look after mortgage brokers in the London area due to a rapid growth of demand in the region.

16 Jul 2015

House price confidence slips in June

House price confidence slips in June

House price confidence hit its highest level in four years following the General Election in May, but dropped back in June, according to the Halifax Housing Market Confidence Tracker.

16 Jul 2015

CML: gross lending up 29% in June

CML: gross lending up 29% in June

Gross mortgage lending in June showed a "significant rise" compared to the previous month, according to the CML.

16 Jul 2015

Brokers expect 'remortgaging surge'

Brokers expect 'remortgaging surge'

Brokers are forecasting an increase in remortgaging over the next 12 months as their clients aim to cut costs following rate reductions, according to the Nottingham Building Society.

16 Jul 2015

European Banking Authority outlines 2016 stress test

European Banking Authority outlines 2016 stress test

The European Banking Authority has released key details of its 2016 EU-wide stress test.

15 Jul 2015

Lauren Bagley to leave TMA

Lauren Bagley to leave TMA

Lauren Bagley, marketing manager of TMA, is leaving the company after 18 months.

15 Jul 2015

BBA: government taxes cost UK banks £40bn

BBA: government taxes cost UK banks £40bn

The BBA has criticised the introduction of £40 billion in additional bank-only taxation over a period of a decade, and is asking the government to hold a strategic review of bank taxation.

15 Jul 2015

Tax allowance changes have "little effect" on ISA demand

Tax allowance changes have "little effect" on ISA demand

Changes to tax on savings announced in the spring Budget have had little effect so far on demand for ISAs, Leeds Building Society has found.

15 Jul 2015

L&G launches 'Second Medical Opinion' service

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L&G launches 'Second Medical Opinion' service

Legal & General has announced the launch of its new Second Medical Opinion service which provides customers with the opportunity of a face to face meeting with a Consultant Specialist to get an independent second opinion on their condition, should they need to make a claim.

15 Jul 2015

Barclays chairman Michael Rake resigns

Barclays chairman Michael Rake resigns

Sir Michael Rake, deputy chairman of Barclays, is leaving the bank just a week after Chief Executive Antony Jenkins was fired.

15 Jul 2015

Pension product innovation 'won't emerge until 2016'

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Pension product innovation 'won't emerge until 2016'

Strategic responses to the pension changes and the launch of new retirement income solutions are unlikely to fully materialise until early 2016 as providers tackle the challenges of the changing retirement income market, according to AKG.

15 Jul 2015

AA to launch into mortgage market in Bank of Ireland deal

AA to launch into mortgage market in Bank of Ireland deal

The AA has joined forces with Bank of Ireland UK in a new partnership to provide a range of financial services to UK consumers.

15 Jul 2015

Over £1.8bn withdrawn since pension freedoms

Over £1.8bn withdrawn since pension freedoms

Nearly a quarter of a million payments worth £1.8billion were made to customers from pension pots in April and May, according to the Association of British Insurers.

15 Jul 2015

Fewer than one in five advisers would invest in P2P

Fewer than one in five advisers would invest in P2P

Fewer than one in five (18%) financial advisers would invest, or already have invested, their own money into peer-to-peer lending schemes, according to Yorkshire Building Society.

15 Jul 2015

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