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New secured loan broker launches

New secured loan broker launches

Loan.co.uk, established by former GE Money Home Loans director Paul McGerrigan, pledges to offer customers a simple, fair and flexible approach to borrowing.

15 Jan 2015

Saga and Tilney Bestinvest to launch over 50s financial planning service

Saga and Tilney Bestinvest to launch over 50s financial planning service

Saga plc and Tilney Bestinvest, the investment and financial planning group, are to launch ‘Saga Investment Services' in the second half of 2015.

15 Jan 2015

Halifax: London market resisting slowdown

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Halifax: London market resisting slowdown

The latest annual London Factor report from Halifax has shown a widening divide between the capital and the rest of the country.

15 Jan 2015

The Mansfield revamps mortgage range

The Mansfield revamps mortgage range

The Mansfield Building Society has introduced new products across the Buy to Let, Residential and Shared Ownership sectors, improved its fixed rate mortgages on a two year term basis across the three sectors, and launched new discounted rate products in the Residential sector.

15 Jan 2015

Old Mutual Wealth launches ISA top-up service

Old Mutual Wealth launches ISA top-up service

Old Mutual Wealth is today launching a new B2B2C top-up service following a successful trial with advisers in 2014.

15 Jan 2015

LMS announces new partnership with The Melton

LMS announces new partnership with The Melton

LMS, the conveyancing panel management specialist, has today announced its latest partnership with The Melton Building Society.

15 Jan 2015

Friends Life launches first cancer-specific workplace benefit

Friends Life launches first cancer-specific workplace benefit

Friends Life today announced the launch of the first employer funded cancer-specific workplace benefit in the UK.

15 Jan 2015

RICS: mortgage approvals at 18 month low

RICS: mortgage approvals at 18 month low

The number of potential new house buyers dipped for the sixth consecutive month in December, price growth fell to its slowest pace since May 2013, while mortgage approvals fell to their lowest in 18 months.

15 Jan 2015

Government pensioner bonds launch

Government pensioner bonds launch

The new 65+ Bonds, announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the March 2014 Budget, have been launched today.

15 Jan 2015

Mortgage lending saw "stalled recovery" in H2

Mortgage lending saw "stalled recovery" in H2

There were nearly 34,000 fewer home purchase mortgage approvals in the second half of 2014 as lending recovery stalled following regulatory change, according to research from e.surv.

15 Jan 2015

 

Skipton launches lowest ever fix

Skipton launches lowest ever fix

From tomorrow, Skipton Building Society will launch its lowest ever fixed mortgage rate as part of a new 2 year fixed rate range.

14 Jan 2015

Smart Money appoints Head of Business Development

Smart Money appoints Head of Business Development

Smart Money has appointed Steve Pollard to the newly created role of Head of Business Development as the business continues to develop its offering to the intermediary market.

14 Jan 2015

Hinckley & Rugby cut seven mortgage rates

Hinckley & Rugby cut seven mortgage rates

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has today cut the interest rates on seven mortgages, including two BTLs.

14 Jan 2015

Using technology to educate customers about their mortgage

Using technology to educate customers about their mortgage

In this marketplace there is no shortage of research and statistics – indeed every day we as an industry (and consumers) are presented with a range of differing analysis and commentary on what is – or isn’t – happening in the market.

14 Jan 2015

TFC Homeloans and Precise to host specialist lending workshops

TFC Homeloans and Precise to host specialist lending workshops

TFC Homeloans are partnering with Precise Mortgages to offer specialist lending master classes in London, Wolverhampton and Cheshire between January and February.

14 Jan 2015

CML: BTL lending sees 9% yearly increase

CML: BTL lending sees 9% yearly increase

The latest CML data on the characteristics of lending in November has shown that while buy-to-let lending saw a monthly decline, the number of loans increased 9% and the value of these loans went up 14% compared to November 2013.

14 Jan 2015

CML: Home movers see monthly decline

CML: Home movers see monthly decline

The latest CML data on the characteristics of lending in November has shown that lending to home movers declined month-on-month.

14 Jan 2015

CML: mortgage lending sees winter slump

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CML: mortgage lending sees winter slump

The latest CML data on the characteristics of lending in November has shown that gross mortgage lending reached £16.5 billion - 11% lower than October (£18.6 billion), and 3% lower than November last year.

14 Jan 2015

CML: FTB lending down 11%

CML: FTB lending down 11%

The latest CML data on the characteristics of lending in November has shown that first-time buyers saw a month-on-month lending decline.

14 Jan 2015

New mortgage lender enters market

New mortgage lender enters market

Pepper UK Limited have formally announced the launch of its new non-bank mortgage lender Pepper Homeloans into the UK market.

14 Jan 2015

Virgin reduces intermediary mortgage rates

Virgin reduces intermediary mortgage rates

Virgin Money has reduced interest rates by up to 0.14% on a number of residential 65% LTV mortgage products from its Intermediary Exclusive range.

14 Jan 2015

FCA to give keynote address at first FSE Glasgow

FCA to give keynote address at first FSE Glasgow

Registration has opened for the first FSE show of the year, which will be held in Glasgow on 4th March 2015, and boasts an unmissable seminar programme featuring the AMI, a range of national lenders, and a keynote address from Lynda Blackwell of the FCA.

14 Jan 2015

One in four risk being pension poor under reforms

One in four risk being pension poor under reforms

More than one in four Britons (27%) expect to come under financial pressure when the new pension freedoms are introduced in April, according to research from the Centre for the Modern Family.

14 Jan 2015

Expected retirement income up 8%

Expected retirement income up 8%

Expected retirement incomes have hit a six-year high, with people planning to retire this year expecting to be nearly 8% better off than those who stopped working in 2014.

14 Jan 2015

Retirees confused about guaranteed income options

Retirees confused about guaranteed income options

New research published today by the International Longevity Centre-UK found that the majority of people approaching retirement want to use their pension pots to deliver a secure guaranteed income for life, but many may be too confused to know how to go about achieving this goal.

14 Jan 2015

Should BoE defer a rate rise?

Should BoE defer a rate rise?

Following the news this morning that the Consumer Prices Index is at its joint lowest level since records began, there has been growing speculation surrounding when the Bank of England will increase interest rates.

13 Jan 2015

The Source joins The Right Mortgage and Protection panel

The Source joins The Right Mortgage and Protection panel

Source Insurance has joined the general insurance panel of The Right Mortgage and Protection, the new network established by PTFS founder Martin Wilson and Joint Managing Director Adam Stretton.

13 Jan 2015

Nationwide reduces 10 year loyalty rates

Nationwide reduces 10 year loyalty rates

From tomorrow, Nationwide is reducing selected ten year fixed rates for existing Nationwide mortgage customers looking for a new deal, with rates starting at 2.94%.

13 Jan 2015

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