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50% more equity released from homes over past quarter

50% more equity released from homes over past quarter

Homeowners have released 50% more equity from their homes over the past three months, according to Responsible Equity Release figures.

20 Sep 2017

BM Solutions launches free remortgage conveyancing

BM Solutions launches free remortgage conveyancing

BM Solutions has launched free standard conveyancing on its remortgage range.

20 Sep 2017

Barclays banker pleads guilty to part in £16m money laundering network

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Barclays banker pleads guilty to part in £16m money laundering network

Five men, including a Barclays bank manager, have admitted being part of a network responsible for laundering at least £16 million stolen by international cyber criminals, following an investigation by the National Crime Agency.

20 Sep 2017

Hinckley & Rugby revamps max loan sizes and interest-only criteria

Hinckley & Rugby revamps max loan sizes and interest-only criteria

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has increased its maximum loan sizes at various LTVs as part of a raft of policy changes.

20 Sep 2017

We should talk - why systems should talk together and reduce the unnecessary

We should talk - why systems should talk together and reduce the unnecessary

Frustration comes in many forms: missing the last train, arriving home to realise that today was actually ‘bin day’, or encountering an online spoiler thoroughly detailing the synopsis to the Game of Thrones episode you’re about to watch. But inputting the same data into different systems is probably a solid entry in the top three of all frustrations, and one that is becoming an all too common problem as data is shared across various systems.

20 Sep 2017

Transactions rise 6% in August as house prices fall further

Transactions rise 6% in August as house prices fall further

House price growth fell by a further 0.2% in August, leaving the average England and Wales house price at £297,398, according to the latest Your Move house price index.

20 Sep 2017

Retirement Advantage launches fee-free cashback equity release product

Retirement Advantage launches fee-free cashback equity release product

Retirement Advantage has introduced a cashback version of its Lifestyle Platinum equity release product, meaning borrowers are eligible to receive a lump sum of 3% of the value of their initial loan.

20 Sep 2017

Majority of advisers falling behind on GDPR compliance

Majority of advisers falling behind on GDPR compliance

The majority of advisers run the risk of missing the May 2018 deadline for being compliant with the new General Data Protection Regulation, according to Intelliflo research.

20 Sep 2017

West One launches second charge products through master brokers

West One launches second charge products through master brokers

West One Loans has placed its first case through an external master broker since launching its new second charge mortgage proposition.

20 Sep 2017

Paradigm adds Bluestone to panel

Paradigm adds Bluestone to panel

Paradigm Mortgage Services has added Bluestone Mortgages to its lender panel.

20 Sep 2017

 

Shared ownership transactions fall across majority of regions

Shared ownership transactions fall across majority of regions

Shared ownership transactions across England and Wales have decreased throughout the majority of regions, according to research from My Home Move.

20 Sep 2017

Vida relaunches limited edition range with lowest ever rates

Vida relaunches limited edition range with lowest ever rates

Vida Homeloans has reintroduced its limited edition range of residential and buy-to-let mortgages, offering its lowest ever rates of 2.69% for residential business and 3.14% for buy-to-let business.

19 Sep 2017

MAB Academy shortlisted for apprenticeship award

MAB Academy shortlisted for apprenticeship award

Mortgage Advice Bureau has made the finals of a national training awards scheme for its adviser recruitment programme.

19 Sep 2017

more 2 life lowers Capital Choice Plan entry age to 55

more 2 life lowers Capital Choice Plan entry age to 55

more 2 life has lowered the entry age requirement for its Capital Choice Plan from 60 to 55.

19 Sep 2017

British Friendly extends Mutual Benefits programme to family members

British Friendly extends Mutual Benefits programme to family members

British Friendly has extended its discretionary Mutual Benefits programme to offer health and support benefits to members’ wider family.

19 Sep 2017

NatWest launches UK's first paperless mortgage

NatWest launches UK's first paperless mortgage

NatWest has become the first UK bank to offer a paperless mortgage.

19 Sep 2017

Skipton launches intermediary exclusives and cuts resi rates

Skipton launches intermediary exclusives and cuts resi rates

Skipton Building Society has reduced rates on some of its residential product range and is introducing two new intermediary exclusives.

19 Sep 2017

Accord outlines portfolio BTL criteria

Accord outlines portfolio BTL criteria

Accord Buy To Let has outlined its lending criteria for landlords who own four or more mortgaged buy-to-let properties in accordance with new PRA underwriting standards which come into force at the end of this month.

19 Sep 2017

Advisers urge FCA to clarify DB transfer rules

Advisers urge FCA to clarify DB transfer rules

More than half (53%) of UK financial advisers see advice on DB to DC transfers as a key area for growth over the next two years, but are concerned over a lack of clarity around what the regulator sees as best practice on transfer advice, according to Aegon research.

19 Sep 2017

First-time buyer prices fall 10% in August: Haart

First-time buyer prices fall 10% in August: Haart

The average purchase price for first-time buyers fell by 10.2% on the month in August, and by 1.3% annually, according to new Haart data.

19 Sep 2017

Inflation likely to remain above 2% for next three years: Carney

Inflation likely to remain above 2% for next three years: Carney

UK inflation is "likely to overshoot the 2% target over the next three years", according to Bank of England Governor Mark Carney.

19 Sep 2017

Momentum Pensions partners with Vanguard, LV= and TAM

Momentum Pensions partners with Vanguard, LV= and TAM

Pension specialist and SIPP provider, Momentum Pensions, has expanded the investment choices available to advisers and their clients with the addition of passive, ethical and Sharia options as well now being able to offer a guaranteed income investment.

19 Sep 2017

Key Retirement promotes new CEO to lead advice arm expansion

Key Retirement promotes new CEO to lead advice arm expansion

Key Retirement has promoted Will Hale to CEO as part of a new recruitment drive to take total equity release adviser numbers to over 200 in 2018.

19 Sep 2017

Accord launches record low 80% LTV fix at 0.99%

Accord launches record low 80% LTV fix at 0.99%

Accord Mortgages is offering its lowest ever two-year fixed rate at 0.99% for borrowers with a 20% deposit.

18 Sep 2017

Secure Trust Bank partners with TMA

Secure Trust Bank partners with TMA

Secure Trust Bank Mortgages has announced a new partnership with TMA Mortgage Club, meaning DA brokers submitting applications via TMA will have access to Secure Trust’s full range.

18 Sep 2017

Positive's Stephanie Charman joins Sesame and PMS

Positive's Stephanie Charman joins Sesame and PMS

Sesame Network and PMS Mortgage Club have appointed Stephanie Charman to the newly created role of Specialist Relationship Manager to bolster their adviser and lender support.

18 Sep 2017

The Right Mortgage doubles turnover and profits

The Right Mortgage doubles turnover and profits

The Right Mortgage has reported record profits in its second full year of trading.

18 Sep 2017

Third Barcadia Media Women in Finance Supper Club debates female leadership

Third Barcadia Media Women in Finance Supper Club debates female leadership

The third Barcadia Media Women in Finance Supper Club took place last month, where women from across the industry met to discuss topics including whether women have enough space and support in the sector to utilise their leadership skills.

18 Sep 2017

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