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Accord Mortgages launches broker web chat

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Accord Mortgages launches broker web chat

Accord Mortgages is launching a new web chat service for brokers on both their residential and buy to let websites.

15 Dec 2014

FSE London 2014: An insight into specialist lending - Paul Brett & Richard Deacon, Masthaven

FSE London 2014: An insight into specialist lending - Paul Brett & Richard Deacon, Masthaven

At the recent FSE London expo, Masthaven Finance led a seminar giving insight into opportunities for bridging, secured loans, and micro mortgages.

15 Dec 2014

Octopus to host retirement planning seminars

Octopus to host retirement planning seminars

Octopus Investments is hosting a series of retirement planning seminars to take advisers through the finer points of the pension reforms and the impact that these changes will have on retirement planning.

15 Dec 2014

December sees record asking price drop

December sees record asking price drop

The December House Price Index from Rightmove has shown the largest ever monthly fall in price of property coming to market, down by nearly £9,000.

15 Dec 2014

Lloyds joins MCI Mortgage Club panel

Lloyds joins MCI Mortgage Club panel

Lloyds Banking Group is the latest addition to the MCI Mortgage Club panel, following the likes of Aldermore, Nationwide, TMW and Santander.

15 Dec 2014

Advisers expect surge in equity release

Advisers expect surge in equity release

A recent survey by Stonehaven found that three quarters of advisers expect equity release to become more important following next April's pension reforms.

15 Dec 2014

Intermediaries reveal importance of insurance products

Intermediaries reveal importance of insurance products

A survey by Select & Protect of over 4,000 UK mortgage intermediaries revealed that the majority of intermediaries (79%) believe the sale of general insurance products is important to overall business income.

15 Dec 2014

Barclays launches 1.29% two year tracker

Barclays launches 1.29% two year tracker

Barclays has today announced a new 2 year 1.29% fixed rate tracker at 0.79% up to 60% LTV, available for purchase and remortgage, and a 2 year fixed rate of 1.77% at up to 70% LTV for remortgage only.

15 Dec 2014

Industry recovery causes 'talent shortage'

Industry recovery causes 'talent shortage'

The volume of business in the mortgage sector continues to expand rapidly as lending strengthens and the market recovers from the 2008 crisis.

15 Dec 2014

Government announces 20% FTB discount

Government announces 20% FTB discount

David Cameron has today announced a new scheme offering 100,000 first-time buyers 20% discount on their first home.

15 Dec 2014

 

Government's pensioner bonds to pay best interest rates

Government's pensioner bonds to pay best interest rates

Chancellor George Osborne has announced that the government’s 65 plus bonds will pay savers the best available interest rates.

15 Dec 2014

Easing price growth to create buyers' market

Easing price growth to create buyers' market

The latest Halifax Housing Market Confidence Tracker has found that a growing number of consumers believe the next 12 months will be a better time to buy than to sell, while the proportion thinking 2015 will be a good time to sell has fallen to its lowest level since Q4 2013.

15 Dec 2014

Monmouthshire launches range of five-year fixes

Monmouthshire launches range of five-year fixes

Monmouthshire Building Society has launched a new range of five year fixed rate mortgage products, including a five year fixed rate mortgage at 3.43%, with a maximum LTV of 80%.

15 Dec 2014

Would Santa get a mortgage in today's market?

Would Santa get a mortgage in today's market?

Here at Financial Reporter we like to tackle the big questions surrounding the housing market, and with Christmas drawing ever closer we thought we'd look at how everybody's favourite festive character would fare in the current mortgage market.

12 Dec 2014

In the Spotlight with Paul Stringer, Managing Director at Norton Finance

In the Spotlight with Paul Stringer, Managing Director at Norton Finance

We spoke to Paul Stringer, Managing Director of Norton Finance, about the future of secured lending regulation and new products for 2015.

12 Dec 2014

Hinckley & Rugby cut high LTV rates

Hinckley & Rugby cut high LTV rates

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has today announced interest rate cuts of up to 0.6% on three high LTV mortgages.

12 Dec 2014

'Clear divide' would encourage better pension practices

'Clear divide' would encourage better pension practices

Retirees would make better pension decisions if there was a clear divide between saving into a pension during the working years and drawing out of it during retirement, according to recent research by Just Retirement.

12 Dec 2014

Firms must report all complaints to FCA

Firms must report all complaints to FCA

The FCA have today published plans to reform the way complaints will be dealt with and reported.

12 Dec 2014

Coventry BS to consider bonuses in affordability

Coventry BS to consider bonuses in affordability

Coventry Building Society have today announced two key changes to their affordability calculator, effective from today.

12 Dec 2014

Leeds BS amend self-employed lending criteria

Leeds BS amend self-employed lending criteria

Leeds Building Society have today announced amendments to their lending criteria for self-employed borrowers.

12 Dec 2014

London price growth to wane in 2015

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London price growth to wane in 2015

Marsh & Parsons have announced that London property prices are expected to ease into a slower rate of growth over 2015, with Prime London prices rising by 3.5% compared to the 11.4% increase witnessed over the past twelve months.

12 Dec 2014

House prices soar 12% in record annual rise

House prices soar 12% in record annual rise

House prices rose at their fastest rate in almost a decade, up £29,000 over the past year according to research compiled by the Centre for Economics and Business Research for the Post Office.

12 Dec 2014

Illness and incapacity = no income and loss of lifestyle

Illness and incapacity = no income and loss of lifestyle

[Special feature from John Bridge, Director of Sales and Marketing, Cirencester Friendly]

11 Dec 2014

Average pensioner will receive 90% less than required

Average pensioner will receive 90% less than required

In a study of 10,000 pension planners, pensions consultancy, Avacade Future Solutions discovered that the average retiree will receive 90% less than what they desire.

11 Dec 2014

BoE reduces MPC rate meetings in procedure shake-up

BoE reduces MPC rate meetings in procedure shake-up

The Bank of England today published an independent report reviewing the Monetary Policy Committee’s transparency practices and procedures.

11 Dec 2014

Skipton launches new build intermediary range

Skipton launches new build intermediary range

Skipton Intermediaries has today announced the launch of its first ever range of intermediary only products designed especially for new build clients.

11 Dec 2014

RICS: Stamp Duty reform will boost activity

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RICS: Stamp Duty reform will boost activity

The latest Residential Market Survey from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors has found that RICS members across much of the country expect transactions levels to increase as a result of the stamp duty reforms.

11 Dec 2014

Leeds BS launch sub-2% fix

Leeds BS launch sub-2% fix

Leeds Building Society has refreshed its range of competitive two and three year fixed rate mortgages.

11 Dec 2014

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