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Increasing optimism in the mortgage market

Increasing optimism in the mortgage market

It will come as no surprise to those who are part of either group, but it’s often been the case that lenders and intermediaries do not always agree.

11 Feb 2015

Industry warns of pension mis-selling risks

Industry warns of pension mis-selling risks

The pension reforms being introduced in the UK this April will bring about inevitable mis-selling claims, according to savings and ISA provider Scottish Friendly.

11 Feb 2015

Lending Works hits £5m in first year

Lending Works hits £5m in first year

Peer-to-peer lender Lending Works is marking its first anniversary today with the announcement that the company has now lent over £5 million to UK borrowers.

11 Feb 2015

BTL sees 37% monthly surge

BTL sees 37% monthly surge

January saw the buy-to-let sector surge ahead of other areas of the housing market, with 37% growth in activity since the previous month, and on an annual basis the smallest dip of just 4%.

11 Feb 2015

One in four higher earners make no pension contributions

One in four higher earners make no pension contributions

Nearly a quarter (23%) of all higher rate taxpayers could be collectively missing out on over £1 billion in tax relief each year because they do not contribute to a pension, according to new research from Prudential.

11 Feb 2015

NIESR "significantly" revise up 2015 GDP growth

NIESR "significantly" revise up 2015 GDP growth

NIESR's monthly estimates of GDP show that output grew by 0.7% in the three months ending in January 2015, after growth of 0.5% in the three months ending in December 2014.

10 Feb 2015

Barclays platform launches Aegon's Retiready

Barclays platform launches Aegon's Retiready

Barclays Corporate & Employer Solutions has launched Aegon’s Retiready tool on its MoneyWorks online education portal, a platform designed to help build employees' financial knowledge.

10 Feb 2015

N&P reduces mortgage rates by 0.60%

N&P reduces mortgage rates by 0.60%

Norwich & Peterborough Building Society has reduced its fixed rate mortgages by up to 0.60%, launching a three-year fixed rate at 2.29% with a £195 product fee for borrowers with a 25% deposit.

10 Feb 2015

Peter Brodnicki: Today’s deals will never be repeated

Peter Brodnicki: Today’s deals will never be repeated

With an increase in base rates now not likely until 2016, the price war between lenders continues with an aim to drive up lending volumes in a market that currently requires that external stimulus.

10 Feb 2015

Nationwide reduces fixed rates

Nationwide reduces fixed rates

From tomorrow, Nationwide is reducing selected 10 year, 5 year, 3 year and 2 year fixed rates by up to 0.50% for existing Nationwide mortgage customers looking for a new deal.

10 Feb 2015

 

Barclays launches first stepped mortgage range

Barclays launches first stepped mortgage range

Barclays is today launching two fixed rate stepped mortgages aimed at first time buyers.

10 Feb 2015

Chelsea BS launches 2.19% five-year fix

Chelsea BS launches 2.19% five-year fix

Chelsea Building Society is today reducing mortgages across its range by up to 0.40%, with a 2.19% five-year fixed rate on offer to borrowers with a 35% deposit.

10 Feb 2015

Advisers save £30m in 2014 protection policy reinstatements

Advisers save £30m in 2014 protection policy reinstatements

Legal & General has today urged financial advisers not to underestimate the importance of customer relationship management when it comes to writing protection business.

10 Feb 2015

BoE: mortgage rates see annual drop of up to 40%

BoE: mortgage rates see annual drop of up to 40%

The Bank of England's latest mortgage interest rates data has shown continuing competition between lenders which is showing no sign of a slowdown.

10 Feb 2015

The Right Mortgage Network adopts Mortgage Brain’s tech solutions

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The Right Mortgage Network adopts Mortgage Brain’s tech solutions

The Right Mortgage and Protection Network has selected Mortgage Brain’s suite of mortgage technology solutions to meet the needs of its mortgage advisers.

10 Feb 2015

AFH acquires advice firm in £1.7m deal

AFH acquires advice firm in £1.7m deal

AFH Financial group have today announced the acquisition of K.L. Plester Financial Services Holdings Limited, based in Kidderminster, Worcestershire.

10 Feb 2015

Exeter Family Friendly enhances IP plans

Exeter Family Friendly enhances IP plans

Exeter Family Friendly has added three key benefits to its range of income protection plans.

10 Feb 2015

One in ten pensioners victims of financial scams

One in ten pensioners victims of financial scams

Almost one in 10 pensioners have been targeted by financial fraudsters during their retirement, new research from MetLife shows.

10 Feb 2015

P2P lender hits record-breaking £500m

P2P lender hits record-breaking £500m

UK peer-to-peer lender RateSetter has today surpassed half a billion lent since launch in 2010.

09 Feb 2015

Nationwide appoints new senior manager

Nationwide appoints new senior manager

Nationwide has announced that Jeremy Cook has been promoted from Corporate Account Manager at the Society to the position of Senior Manager, New Build.

09 Feb 2015

L&G enter lifetime mortgage market with £5m Newlife acquisition

L&G enter lifetime mortgage market with £5m Newlife acquisition

Legal & General Group has announced its intention to acquire 100% of New Life Home Finance Limited for a consideration of £5m.

09 Feb 2015

Tesco Bank cuts mortgage rates

Tesco Bank cuts mortgage rates

Tesco Bank has today announced mortgage rate cuts of up to 0.5 percentage points on a number of products, including 2, 3 year and 5 year fixed rate and 2 year tracker mortgages.

09 Feb 2015

Voting opens for biggest ever Financial Reporter Industry Awards

Voting opens for biggest ever Financial Reporter Industry Awards

The sixth annual Financial Reporter Industry Awards launches today, with voting open for you to nominate the industry’s most well-respected, best-loved firms.

09 Feb 2015

The Source re-launch with Personal Touch GI panel

The Source re-launch with Personal Touch GI panel

Source Insurance has re-launched its relationship with Personal Touch Financial Services, restating their position on the GI panel for household and landlord property insurance products.

09 Feb 2015

Savers face a decade of poor returns

Savers face a decade of poor returns

Savers insisting on keeping their money in cash ISAs are being advised that they may not see interest rates return to pre-financial crisis levels until at least 2025, according to online financial advice company, Wealth Horizon.

09 Feb 2015

Uinsure joins The Right Mortgage Network

Uinsure joins The Right Mortgage Network

General insurance provider Uinsure has joined The Right Mortgage and Protection Network’s GI panel as a preferred partner.

09 Feb 2015

Stonebridge: mortgage volumes up 73%

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Stonebridge: mortgage volumes up 73%

Stonebridge Group, the mortgage and insurance network, has announced strong growth across the entire business for 2014.

09 Feb 2015

HSBC admits tax avoidance failings

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HSBC admits tax avoidance failings

Leaked details from bank accounts totalling £78bn in assets shows that HSBC routinely helped wealthy UK customers to avoid paying taxes.

09 Feb 2015

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