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Fleet adopts legal panel management system

Fleet adopts legal panel management system

Fleet Mortgages, the new buy-to-let and specialist lender, has today announced it is to launch with Lender Exchange, the secure portal for law firms, to assist in the management of its conveyancing panel.

05 Feb 2015

AXA launches drawdown protection product

AXA launches drawdown protection product

On Monday 9th February, AXA Life Invest will launch Protect75 - the first death benefit to allow anyone in an income drawdown plan to protect the amount they pass on to family or dependents if they die before age 75.

05 Feb 2015

Halifax: January house price increase at six-year high

Halifax: January house price increase at six-year high

The figures from the latest Halifax House Price Index have shown that house prices grew by 2.0% between December and January - the biggest January monthly increase since 2009.

05 Feb 2015

Openwork partners with Enterprise Finance

Openwork partners with Enterprise Finance

Openwork has today announced that it has signed a new partnership agreement with master broker Enterprise Finance.

04 Feb 2015

Sanlam launches flexi-access pension option

Sanlam launches flexi-access pension option

Sanlam, the provider of “at retirement” investment solutions, has today announced the launch of its new “flexi-access” facility which will go live from the 6th April across both its personal pension and SIPP products free of charge.

04 Feb 2015

Registration opens for sixth NACFB Commercial Finance Expo

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Registration opens for sixth NACFB Commercial Finance Expo

The NACFB’s Commercial Finance Expo is open for bookings for a sixth year.

04 Feb 2015

Countrywide Surveying trainees awarded Associates of RICS

Countrywide Surveying trainees awarded Associates of RICS

Countrywide Surveying Services has announced that all 87 of its surveying trainees have been awarded Associates of RICS.

04 Feb 2015

Barclays launches its lowest ever fixed rates

Barclays launches its lowest ever fixed rates

From tomorrow, Barclays is launching its lowest ever mortgage rates across its 2, 3 and 5 year fixed range, as well as a 10 year fixed rate with 60% and 75% LTV options.

04 Feb 2015

Pink: discussing income protection is a "moral obligation"

Pink: discussing income protection is a "moral obligation"

From today, every adviser in Pink's network will discuss income protection with their clients from their very first mortgage meeting.

04 Feb 2015

Norwich & Peterborough launches 2.64% five year fix

Norwich & Peterborough launches 2.64% five year fix

Norwich & Peterborough Building Society has today cut rates by up to 0.30% across its longer term fixed rate mortgages, to allow borrowers to take advantage of historically low interest rates by setting their mortgage payments for up to five years.

04 Feb 2015

 

Vantage adds Buckinghamshire BS to panel

Vantage adds Buckinghamshire BS to panel

Vantage Finance has added Buckinghamshire Building Society to the lender panel for its newly launched specialist mortgage packaging division.

04 Feb 2015

Santander sees 43% rise in mortgage lending

Santander sees 43% rise in mortgage lending

Santander increased its gross mortgage lending to £26,3bn in 2014, a 43% rise from the previous year.

04 Feb 2015

Nationwide launches 90% LTV tracker

Nationwide launches 90% LTV tracker

From tomorrow, Nationwide is launching new tracker mortgage deals for borrowers with a 10% deposit.

03 Feb 2015

Leeds BS launches new sub-2% fix

Leeds BS launches new sub-2% fix

Leeds Building Society has launched a new two year fixed rate mortgage at a rate of 1.74%.

03 Feb 2015

UnderwriteMe boosts Scottish Provident sales by 30%

UnderwriteMe boosts Scottish Provident sales by 30%

UnderwriteMe technology has the ability to streamline insurers’ underwriting and application process, benefitting both advisers and consumers using their extranet and web services to buy insurance.

03 Feb 2015

Hanley BS wins two employee awards

Hanley BS wins two employee awards

Hanley Economic Building Society has announced that it has secured an Investors in People Gold standard reaccreditation, as well as winning a place in The Sunday Times’ 100 Best Companies to Work For.

03 Feb 2015

Santander launches New Build exclusives

Santander launches New Build exclusives

Santander is strengthening its commitment to the New Build market by enhancing its proposition for customers purchasing New Build properties.

03 Feb 2015

Lending Works adopts Equifax income verification tool

Lending Works adopts Equifax income verification tool

Lending Works, the peer-to-peer lending platform, has adopted Equifax Income Verification to validate the income provided by prospective borrowers, forming a key part of their affordability checks before making lending decisions.

03 Feb 2015

Keystone increases proc fees

Keystone increases proc fees

Procuration fees on Keystone’s Solutions Range have been increased to 1% on all completed cases, up from 0.75%.

03 Feb 2015

22% use equity release to manage mortgage debt

22% use equity release to manage mortgage debt

Equity release customers are increasingly using property wealth to manage debt - with 22% paying off mortgages and 30% repaying credit card or loan debt.

03 Feb 2015

Saffron for Intermediaries launches discount mortgage range

Saffron for Intermediaries launches discount mortgage range

Saffron For Intermediaries, the dedicated broker channel of Saffron Building Society, has launched a new 4-year stepped discount mortgage for purchase or re-mortgage allowing for a lower monthly payment in the early years of the mortgage.

03 Feb 2015

FPC to control LTV caps

FPC to control LTV caps

The Bank of England's Financial Policy Committee is to have new powers over the housing market and a leverage ratio framework for Britain's banks.

03 Feb 2015

SortRefer launches conveyancing app

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SortRefer launches conveyancing app

SortRefer, the online conveyancing portal, is releasing its first app dedicated to providing brokers with a way to provide quotes, monitor client cases on the move and also receive instant updates of progress wherever they are.

03 Feb 2015

Monmouthshire BS launches new two-year fixes

Monmouthshire BS launches new two-year fixes

Monmouthshire Building Society has launched a new range of two year fixed rate house purchase and remortgage products.

02 Feb 2015

HSBC cuts two year fix to 1.19%

HSBC cuts two year fix to 1.19%

HSBC has today announced its new mortgage rates at 60-95% loan to value, including its two year fixed mortgage rate at 1.19% for borrowers who have a 40% deposit.

02 Feb 2015

Blimey granted full FCA permissions

Blimey granted full FCA permissions

Secured loans specialist Blimey Loans have been granted full approval by the FCA as a Principal for Consumer Credit business.

02 Feb 2015

Brightstar expands sales team

Brightstar expands sales team

Brightstar continues to develop its external sales team with the appointment of Nathan Ellis-Calcott.

02 Feb 2015

Mortgage rates fell by up to 41% in 2014

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Mortgage rates fell by up to 41% in 2014

Figures released today from Mortgage Brain’s quarterly product data analysis show that some mortgage rates fell by as much as 41% during 2014.

02 Feb 2015

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