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1 in 4 second steppers find it harder than buying their first home: Lloyds

1 in 4 second steppers find it harder than buying their first home: Lloyds

A quarter of homeowners ready to take their second step up the property ladder say it’s harder than getting on it in the first place, according to Lloyds Bank research.

28 Aug 2017

In the Spotlight with Clare Jarvis, Accord

In the Spotlight with Clare Jarvis, Accord

We spoke to Clare Jarvis, Corporate Account Manager at Accord, about what’s coming up in the market during September and the importance of a personal touch throughout the mortgage application process.

25 Aug 2017

July housing market 'smooth sailing': MAB

July housing market 'smooth sailing': MAB

The UK housing market remained stable in July, with very little change on the previous month as transaction levels and values remained reasonably constant, according to the latest Mortgage Advice Bureau data.

25 Aug 2017

Debbie Kennedy to leave Royal London for Australian insurer

Debbie Kennedy to leave Royal London for Australian insurer

Debbie Kennedy, Group Head of Protection Strategy at Royal London, is leaving the firm to join MLC Life Insurance in Australia.

25 Aug 2017

Consumers trust pensions less than banks

Consumers trust pensions less than banks

Less than a quarter of consumers, 23%, said they trusted long-term financial products, such as pensions.

25 Aug 2017

New build starts soar to nine-year high

New build starts soar to nine-year high

Housing starts in England have reached their highest level since 2008, according to the latest government figures.

25 Aug 2017

Accord launches new buy-to-let rates from 1.64%

Accord launches new buy-to-let rates from 1.64%

Accord has launched a new range of buy-to-let mortgages at 60% LTV.

25 Aug 2017

Number of homeowners releasing equity surges 41% in three months

Number of homeowners releasing equity surges 41% in three months

The average amount of equity released in July hit a record £78,334, according to Responsible Equity Release research.

25 Aug 2017

Loughborough BS launches First Time Buyer Family Deposit mortgage

Loughborough BS launches First Time Buyer Family Deposit mortgage

Loughborough Building Society has launched a First Time Buyer Family Deposit mortgage aimed at first time buyers who are struggling to be able to save for a deposit.

25 Aug 2017

London house prices begin to rise after 12 month slowdown

London house prices begin to rise after 12 month slowdown

A 12 month slowdown in London house price growth has ‘bottomed out’ with the annual growth rate rising to at 2.8%, up from 2.3% last month, according to the latest Hometrack house price index.

25 Aug 2017

 

From small acorns, great oaks can be grown

From small acorns, great oaks can be grown

For different businesses there are various ‘non-negotiables’ – for instance, for many firms, especially those providing a customer-facing service and a proposition where people will often go online in order to find the firms they want to deal with, a website is absolutely crucial. After all, it’s no longer the late 1980s or early 1990s when people were forced to thumb through a copy of the Yellow Pages with no idea about the quality of the service being offered, or whether it’s going to be suitable for their needs.

24 Aug 2017

Tenet's Gemma Harle joins Intrinsic as mortgage network MD

Tenet's Gemma Harle joins Intrinsic as mortgage network MD

Intrinsic has appointed Gemma Harle to lead its mortgage & protection advice business.

24 Aug 2017

Man jailed over £1.25m mortgage fraud

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Man jailed over £1.25m mortgage fraud

A man who defrauded a property company and a mortgage lender out of more than £1.25m and bought gold bullion with some of the proceeds has been jailed following an investigation by the Met’s FALCON Unit.

24 Aug 2017

Canada Life to acquire Retirement Advantage

Canada Life to acquire Retirement Advantage

The UK Canada Life Group has reached an agreement to acquire Retirement Advantage.

24 Aug 2017

Capita extends mortgage services contract with Tesco Bank

Capita extends mortgage services contract with Tesco Bank

Capita has agreed a contract extension until 2020 to provide mortgage services to Tesco Bank.

24 Aug 2017

Q2 GDP growth confirmed at 0.3%

Q2 GDP growth confirmed at 0.3%

UK GDP increased by 0.3% between Q1 and Q2, unrevised from the ONS' preliminary estimate.

24 Aug 2017

Mortgage activity remains steady but market to slow: UK Finance

Mortgage activity remains steady but market to slow: UK Finance

New UK Finance data shows that gross mortgage lending totalled £23bn in July, in line with previous months but up 9% annually.

24 Aug 2017

Shawbrook Residential expands BDM team

Shawbrook Residential expands BDM team

Shawbrook’s Residential Mortgages team has appointed two new Business Development Managers to its Field Sales function.

24 Aug 2017

Nucleus pays first dividend to shareholders

Nucleus pays first dividend to shareholders

Nucleus, the adviser built wrap platform, has paid its first dividend to shareholders after reporting a 21% increase in profits and a 15% uplift in turnover, which saw assets under administration hit £11.4bn

24 Aug 2017

Sue Anderson to step down from trade bodies after 27 years

Sue Anderson to step down from trade bodies after 27 years

Sue Anderson, Head of Member and External Relations at UK Finance and its predecessor the CML, has announced that she will be leaving the firm in the next few days.

24 Aug 2017

Darlington BS launches exclusive discount mortgage with L&G

Darlington BS launches exclusive discount mortgage with L&G

Legal & General Mortgage Club has announced a new exclusive discount mortgage with Darlington Building Society, aimed at first-time buyers, homemovers or remortgagors.

23 Aug 2017

Funding retirement – multiple approach

Funding retirement – multiple approach

Providing people with choice and freedom is always a good idea. However, despite this fact there are complexities and knock-on effects that come with giving people greater control, especially when money and the markets are involved. The pension freedoms of 2015 ushered in an entirely new landscape for those entering retirement, and two years on many retirees have been on an interesting, meandering ride.

23 Aug 2017

Former Nationwide director joins Newcastle BS Board

Former Nationwide director joins Newcastle BS Board

Newcastle Building Society appointed former Nationwide Building Society director, Bryce Glover, as non executive director of its Board.

23 Aug 2017

National Mortgage Adviser Awards finalists announced

National Mortgage Adviser Awards finalists announced

Finalists for the hotly-anticipated National Mortgage Adviser Awards have been announced today.

23 Aug 2017

Barclays launches new residential and remortgage rates from 1.14%

Barclays launches new residential and remortgage rates from 1.14%

Barclays has launched new residential remortgage rates as well as reducing selected two-year fixed rate remortgage and purchase products, now available from 1.14% up to 60% LTV.

23 Aug 2017

Fleet outlines portfolio lending approach

Fleet outlines portfolio lending approach

Fleet Mortgages has outlined its approach to portfolio landlord lending, in light of the PRA underwriting changes that will be introduced from the end of September.

23 Aug 2017

FSE London launches biggest ever seminar line-up

FSE London launches biggest ever seminar line-up

Financial Services Expo London has today unveiled its biggest ever seminar programme for the event.

23 Aug 2017

Tesco compensation scheme opens to investors

Tesco compensation scheme opens to investors

Around 10,000 Tesco shareholders are entitled to compensation following the financial reporting mis-statements of 2014 at the rate of 24.5p per share plus interest of 4% for retail investors.

23 Aug 2017

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