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IFAs expected to miss FCA's fee-based restructure deadlines

IFAs expected to miss FCA's fee-based restructure deadlines

Four in five (80%) intermediaries believe that some advisers will struggle to fully complete the transition from commission to fee-based remuneration before the FCA’s legacy business ‘sunset clause’ in April 2016, according to new research by Investec Wealth & Investment.

27 Oct 2014

Mortgage Advice Bureau to float on AIM

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Mortgage Advice Bureau to float on AIM

The Mortgage Advice Bureau has today announced its intention to float on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market.

27 Oct 2014

FCA receive positive feedback from advisers

FCA receive positive feedback from advisers

The FCA continue to gain credit for the way they have adopted a different cultural approach to their FSA predecessors, according to feedback from advisers attending the latest rounds of regional conferences organised by the Personal Finance Society.

27 Oct 2014

The Mansfield refreshes shared ownership range

The Mansfield refreshes shared ownership range

The Mansfield Building Society has revamped its range of shared ownership products to meet increasing demand and to offer more choice.

27 Oct 2014

Halifax reduces rates on two year fixes for FTBs

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Halifax reduces rates on two year fixes for FTBs

In further support of first-time buyers and homemovers Halifax has cut the rates on its two-year 90% loan-to-value mortgages by 0.75%.

24 Oct 2014

Accord reduces rates by up to 0.50%

Accord reduces rates by up to 0.50%

Accord Mortgages is cutting rates on its 90% and 95% LTV mortgages by up to 0.50%, in a move designed to help more first-time buyers on to the housing ladder.

24 Oct 2014

Matt Edwards, Managing Director at e-finity Leads

Matt Edwards, Managing Director at e-finity Leads

We spoke to Matt Edwards, Managing Director at e-finity Leads, about technology and how brokers can source high quality leads.

24 Oct 2014

Right to Build plans unveiled

Right to Build plans unveiled

Plans clear the way for a new generation of custom builders who want to build their own homes.

24 Oct 2014

West Brom adds ten year fix and cuts rates by up to 0.30%

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West Brom adds ten year fix and cuts rates by up to 0.30%

Building society West Bromwich have today launched a competitive new mortgage deal.

24 Oct 2014

Pepper appoints director of commercial loans

Pepper appoints director of commercial loans

Pepper UK Limited has appointed Mark Caplan to head its commercial loan servicing department, marking a substantial milestone in its diversification into different asset classes.

24 Oct 2014

 

Dragonfly hires investment manager

Dragonfly hires investment manager

London-based short and medium-term lender, Dragonfly Property Finance, today announced it has hired Dominic Gibson as an investment manager in its commercial property team.

24 Oct 2014

London house prices set to soar, despite half a million new builds

London house prices set to soar, despite half a million new builds

London estate agent Stirling Ackroyd have estimated that the area could see up to 570,000 new homes over the next 10 years, according to their latest research.

24 Oct 2014

GDP growth slows to 0.7% in Q3

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GDP growth slows to 0.7% in Q3

The latest figures from the Office of National Statistics has shown a decrease in GDP growth, increasing by 0.7% in Q3 compared to 0.9% in Q2. This in line with economists' predictions for the July-to-September period.

24 Oct 2014

Paradigm host next stage of mortgage roundtables

Paradigm host next stage of mortgage roundtables

Paradigm Mortgage Services, the mortgage services proposition, has today announced it is heading back to Belfast for its next mortgage and protection roundtable event.

24 Oct 2014

Majority feel MMR 'good for housing market'

Majority feel MMR 'good for housing market'

Research by myhomemove, the UK’s leading provider of conveyancing services, has revealed that six months after its introduction, UK home buyers hold mixed feelings over the Mortgage Market Review, which was designed to halt reckless lending.

24 Oct 2014

Three in five risk leaving partners without any retirement income

Three in five risk leaving partners without any retirement income

Just two in five (42%) couples over the age of 40 in the UK have made arrangements to ensure that one partner will continue to receive a retirement income after the other dies, according to new research from Prudential.

24 Oct 2014

FTB sales up 11% despite wider market slowdown

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FTB sales up 11% despite wider market slowdown

The number of first-time buyer house completions in the UK increased year-on-year in September, defying trends of a slowdown in the market, according to the latest First Time Buyer Tracker from Your Move and Reeds Rains.

24 Oct 2014

New entrants to the UK mortgage market

New entrants to the UK mortgage market

[Special feature from David Tweedy, market relations director at Target Group]

23 Oct 2014

Lloyds Bank reduces rates on 90% mortgages

Lloyds Bank reduces rates on 90% mortgages

From tomorrow, Lloyds Bank will cut rates on its two year fixed rate on 90% LTV mortgages for first time buyers and homemovers.

23 Oct 2014

Shawbrook sees increased performance figures

Shawbrook sees increased performance figures

Today Shawbrook Bank is announcing its Service Level Agreement metrics for September, revealing an uplift in its figures across the board.

23 Oct 2014

Kent Reliance overhauls mortgage range

Kent Reliance overhauls mortgage range

Kent Reliance, the specialist mortgage provider, and part of OneSavings Bank plc, reiterated its commitment to the broker market today by announcing major changes to its mortgage range.

23 Oct 2014

Nationwide's James Chidgey to leave after 29 years

Nationwide's James Chidgey to leave after 29 years

Nationwide has announced that James Chidgey, Senior Manager, New Build, will leave at the end of March.

23 Oct 2014

Skipton unveils new LTV bands across fixed range

Skipton unveils new LTV bands across fixed range

From today Skipton is launching a refreshed range of fixed rate products designed to give homebuyers even more choice.

23 Oct 2014

BBA: mortgage lending up 15%

BBA: mortgage lending up 15%

Statistics released by the BBA have shown that housing market activity appears to be moderating.

23 Oct 2014

Lloyds to cut 9,000 jobs and 200 branches

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Lloyds to cut 9,000 jobs and 200 branches

Lloyds Banking Group has confirmed 9,000 job losses and 200 branch closures in the next three years.

23 Oct 2014

N&P launches 2.94% five year fix

N&P launches 2.94% five year fix

Norwich & Peterborough Building Society is helping home owners by launching a five-year fixed rate mortgage with a competitive rate of 2.94%.

23 Oct 2014

Advisers call for increased innovation on guarantees

Advisers call for increased innovation on guarantees

Advisers believe providers should focus on new ways of delivering guarantees on retirement income and capital in the run-up to retirement ahead of the introduction of pensions flexibility in April 2015, research for MetLife shows.

23 Oct 2014

45% tax charge shock for 2015 pensioners

45% tax charge shock for 2015 pensioners

Even small withdrawals from pensions next April could trigger the highest rate of income tax, according to analysis of draft guidance from HM Revenue & Customs by financial services provider, NFU Mutual.

23 Oct 2014

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