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FCA to warn against scam firms in Financial Services Register

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FCA to warn against scam firms in Financial Services Register

The Financial Conduct Authority will launch a new Financial Services Register from Monday which will make it easier to find information on unauthorised firms for the first time.

04 Sep 2015

Large businesses lead the pack for pensions contributions

Large businesses lead the pack for pensions contributions

Employer contributions are crucial to boosting pension savings for over half (54%) of those enrolled in a defined contribution pension scheme in the UK, new research has revealed.

04 Sep 2015

Connells invests £5m to grow surveyor team

Connells invests £5m to grow surveyor team

Connells Survey & Valuation has announced a new £5m annual investment into growing its team of Chartered Surveyors across the UK.

04 Sep 2015

1m have 'no plan' for repaying interest-only mortgages

1m have 'no plan' for repaying interest-only mortgages

Around a million people could have their homes repossessed because they have no way of paying off their interest-only mortgages, Citizens Advice has warned.

04 Sep 2015

Home ownership aspirations reveal need for housing 'reshuffle'

Home ownership aspirations reveal need for housing 'reshuffle'

Legal & General has today revealed that almost half (47%) of age 18 to 54 UK adults1 aspire to live in a three bedroom house with a garden in 15 years’ time.

04 Sep 2015

Platform cuts rates on BTL range

Platform cuts rates on BTL range

Platform, the intermediary lender of The Co-operative Bank, has reduced rates on its Buy to Let mortgage range by up to 0.10 per cent.

03 Sep 2015

New mortgage rates announced at Clydesdale and Yorkshire banks

New mortgage rates announced at Clydesdale and Yorkshire banks

Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks have launched new lower mortgage rates.

03 Sep 2015

HSBC reveals name of UK ring-fenced bank

HSBC reveals name of UK ring-fenced bank

HSBC announced today that the name of its UK ring-fenced bank will be HSBC UK, and not the dramatic return to the Midland branding as previously anticipated.

03 Sep 2015

Leeds BS appoints Head of Business Intelligence

Leeds BS appoints Head of Business Intelligence

Leeds Building Society has appointed Chris Long as Head of Business Intelligence.

03 Sep 2015

Retirement Advantage to launch blended retirement product

Retirement Advantage to launch blended retirement product

Retirement Advantage has announced plans to launch its new Retirement Account within the next quarter.

03 Sep 2015

 

ABI: pension freedoms payments reach £2.5bn

ABI: pension freedoms payments reach £2.5bn

Almost £2.5billion worth of payments has been made to customers in the first three months since the new pension freedoms came in, equivalent to £27million a day, according to the Association of British Insurers.

03 Sep 2015

Precise reduces BTL rates

Precise reduces BTL rates

Precise Mortgages has today reduced rates on its buy to let mortgage range.

03 Sep 2015

Enterprise Finance granted FCA permissions

Enterprise Finance granted FCA permissions

Enterprise Finance has received confirmation from the FCA that its application to vary its permissions - by adding 'advising on regulated mortgage contracts' - has been approved.

03 Sep 2015

Retirees' property transactions total £775bn

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Retirees' property transactions total £775bn

Nearly two in five (37%) homeowners over the age of 55 are planning at least one more property purchase, accounting for more than three million property transactions worth over £775 billion in total.

03 Sep 2015

Pension freedoms could be new mis-selling scandal, says panel

Pension freedoms could be new mis-selling scandal, says panel

The Financial Services Consumer Panel has warned that there is a "real risk" the industry will develop inappropriate products to replace the lost profits obtained from selling annuities, potentially resulting in mis-selling similar to the personal pensions scandal in the early 1990s which led to £12 billion in compensation being paid out.

02 Sep 2015

HLP expands senior management team

HLP expands senior management team

HomeLoan Partnership has appointed Martin Sims as Development Director.

02 Sep 2015

Nottingham BS joins SimplyBiz Mortgages' panel

Nottingham BS joins SimplyBiz Mortgages' panel

Nottingham Building Society has joined the SimplyBiz Mortgages panel of lenders.

02 Sep 2015

FSE London announces full seminar theatre line-up

FSE London announces full seminar theatre line-up

Front Events, organisers of the Financial Services Expo London show for financial advisers, has today announced its full seminar line-up for the exhibition covering three theatres.

02 Sep 2015

Hinckley & Rugby cuts high LTV rates

Hinckley & Rugby cuts high LTV rates

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has cut the interest rates on fixed rate mortgages at up to 95 and 90% LTV.

02 Sep 2015

Al Rayan Bank targets intermediary growth

Al Rayan Bank targets intermediary growth

Al Rayan Bank has announced the appointment of a dedicated 'Intermediaries Specialist', as the Bank seeks to grow the volume of retail assets it services through the mortgage intermediary market.

02 Sep 2015

LendInvest unveils new brand identity

LendInvest unveils new brand identity

LendInvest has today revealed its new brand identity and made a statement rejecting 'old-school finance'.

02 Sep 2015

The ABCs of the MCD - how will the upcoming Mortgage Credit Directive affect you?

The ABCs of the MCD - how will the upcoming Mortgage Credit Directive affect you?

From the 21st of March 2016, the Mortgage Credit Directive will remove the broking of Buy-to-Let properties from consumer credit regulation.

02 Sep 2015

Lack of homes deters up to half of downsizers

Lack of homes deters up to half of downsizers

A lack of available homes to buy and the cost of moving are deterring people's plans to move to cheaper properties, according to Bower Retirement Services.

02 Sep 2015

Is today the best time to list a property?

Is today the best time to list a property?

The best time to sell your home is 2nd September, according to eMoov.co.uk, who cite a number of factors including high buyer activity, the Christmas countdown, and the weather.

02 Sep 2015

Monmouthshire BS sees 15% rise in mortgage lending

Monmouthshire BS sees 15% rise in mortgage lending

In its annual results published today, Monmouthshire Building Society announced total growth in assets of 7.0% and saw gross mortgage lending for the year rise 15.5% to £181.4m.

02 Sep 2015

Leeds launches new five year remortgage deal

Leeds launches new five year remortgage deal

Leeds Building Society has launched a new five year fixed rate deal for remortgagors in response to an increase in demand.

01 Sep 2015

Bank of Ireland partners with Sesame

Bank of Ireland partners with Sesame

Bank of Ireland for Intermediaries has announced a new partnership with Sesame Network, arming 1000 mortgage advisers with products through the Sesame Network.

01 Sep 2015

Friends Life launches Protect+ enhancements

Friends Life launches Protect+ enhancements

Friends Life, part of the Aviva Group, is offering counselling and carer support services to customers taking out protection cover.

01 Sep 2015

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