Latest News

EY Item Club: GDP to rise 2.8%

EY Item Club: GDP to rise 2.8%

The EY Item Club spring forecast predicts that GDP will grow 2.8% this year and 3.0% in 2016, with CPI inflation averaging 0.1%.

20 Apr 2015

Asking prices hit record high

Asking prices hit record high

House prices rose 1.6% in April, bringing the average house price to a record £286,133, according to the latest Rightmove house price index.

20 Apr 2015

Cameron to sell £4bn of Lloyds shares

Latest News

Cameron to sell £4bn of Lloyds shares

David Cameron has announced plans to sell up to £4bn worth of Lloyds Bank shares if the Conservatives win the election.

20 Apr 2015

Remortgage market 'could do better'

Remortgage market 'could do better'

At the start of any quarterly review piece, both for my clarity of thought and to ensure the reader that I’m not going completely mad, I feel like I need to spell out that whilst this is essentially a Q1 2015 review of the remortgage market that it will still comprise of some elements pertaining to 2014, I’m glad that’s clear!

20 Apr 2015

Ros Altmann appointed Conservative Minister

Ros Altmann appointed Conservative Minister

The Prime Minister has announced that consumer champion and pensions expert Dr. Ros Altmann is to be nominated as a Conservative peer and will be appointed as a Minister with responsibility for financial consumer protection and financial education in a Conservative government.

20 Apr 2015

Brokers stress importance of bridging speed

Brokers stress importance of bridging speed

The speed with which lenders are able to complete on deals is paramount when it comes to arranging bridging finance, according to a survey by short- and medium-term lender, Dragonfly Property Finance.

20 Apr 2015

First ever sub-2% five year fix launched

First ever sub-2% five year fix launched

HSBC is launching the market’s first five year fix below 2% on Monday 20 April.

18 Apr 2015

Rising house prices push Mortgage Freedom Day back eight days

Rising house prices push Mortgage Freedom Day back eight days

Halifax research shows that today is this year’s UK Mortgage Freedom Day – the day when new borrowers will have finally earned enough to pay off the annual cost of their mortgage.

18 Apr 2015

Don’t leave me hanging on the telephone

Don’t leave me hanging on the telephone

We live in an increasingly technological world. Everywhere you look, whether you’re on the train, at a restaurant or – dare I say it – round the dinner table with family, you’re likely to see people glued to their smart phones.

17 Apr 2015

Mental health accounts for nearly 20% of IP claims

Mental health accounts for nearly 20% of IP claims

Mental health issues are the cause of nearly 20% of income protection claims according to Legal & General, nearly double that of cancer which accounts for 12%.

17 Apr 2015

 

Recognising secured loan scenarios

Recognising secured loan scenarios

Thanks to an influx of new lenders, a buoyant market and, of course, FCA regulation secured loans are now on the radar of most mortgage brokers.

17 Apr 2015

Aviva launches new adviser protection system

Aviva launches new adviser protection system

Aviva has launched a new protection system to provide advisers with a "user-friendly, interactive and intuitive way" to help clients get tailored protection cover.

17 Apr 2015

TSB introduces 1.99% three year fix

TSB introduces 1.99% three year fix

Today, TSB launches a range of new three year fixed rate mortgages through TSB Intermediary, with interest rates starting from just 1.99%.

17 Apr 2015

Paradigm announces April events

shutterstock_143433331.jpg

Paradigm announces April events

Paradigm Mortgage Services has today announced it will be attending and hosting two events in Yorkshire during April in order to support the region’s advisory firms.

17 Apr 2015

Pre-election uncertainty dampens mortgage demand

Pre-election uncertainty dampens mortgage demand

House purchase approvals dropped in March as borrower uncertainty slowed demand in the run-up to the General Election, according to the latest Mortgage Monitor from e.surv, the UK’s largest chartered surveyor.

17 Apr 2015

Lloyds reduces 90% LTVs

Mortgages

Lloyds reduces 90% LTVs

From today, Lloyds Bank are reducing rates on its 90% LTV mortgages by 0.30%.

17 Apr 2015

March sees slowest house price growth since 2013

March sees slowest house price growth since 2013

March saw the smallest annual change in house prices for sixteen months at 5.6% (£14,620), according to the latest house price index from LSL Property Services.

17 Apr 2015

Halifax reduces FTB rates

shutterstock_150801512.jpg

Halifax reduces FTB rates

Halifax Intermediaries has launched a new two-year fixed product for home movers in addition to reducing rates across the two and five-year fixed range for first-time buyers and home movers by 0.3%.

17 Apr 2015

Industry studies highlight the cost of moving

Industry studies highlight the cost of moving

Two separate studies have highlighted the increasing costs of moving home over the last decade.

17 Apr 2015

Over 1,000 brokers adopt MortgageBrain Anywhere

Over 1,000 brokers adopt MortgageBrain Anywhere

During the first few months since it went on general release, over 1,000 mortgage brokers and financial advisers have adopted Mortgage Brain’s new online sourcing system.

16 Apr 2015

TSB cuts mortgage rates

TSB cuts mortgage rates

TSB has today cut mortgage rates across its two year and five year deals, with the biggest cuts for homeowners looking to remortgage.

16 Apr 2015

RICS: pre-election uncertainty stalls buyers

shutterstock_69404605.jpg

RICS: pre-election uncertainty stalls buyers

House sales and buyer enquiries flat lined in March, while the number of properties coming onto the market fell for the second consecutive month, pushing prices rapidly upwards, according to the latest RICS UK Residential Market Survey.

16 Apr 2015

Over half ‘would consider’ BTL in retirement

Over half ‘would consider’ BTL in retirement

More than one in five savers (21%) regret or are unsure about saving into pensions to fund retirement despite the launch of new pension freedoms, according to research conducted for specialist mortgage lender Kensington.

16 Apr 2015

Stonebridge mortgage completions up 59%

Stonebridge mortgage completions up 59%

Stonebridge Group, the mortgage and insurance network, has today announced strong yearly and monthly growth in the number and value of mortgages it has completed in Q1.

16 Apr 2015

MCI welcomes Virgin to panel

MCI welcomes Virgin to panel

MCI Mortgage Club, part of the eKeeper Group, has added another lending heavyweight to its already impressive panel. Virgin money will join the likes of Nationwide, Coventry Building Society, NatWest and Lloyds Banking Group.

16 Apr 2015

Newcastle BS opens up options for longer term borrowers

Newcastle BS opens up options for longer term borrowers

Newcastle Building Society Intermediary Services has announced that has launched two new five and ten year mortgage products.

16 Apr 2015

Masthaven launches new second charges in range overhaul

Masthaven launches new second charges in range overhaul

Intermediary based bridging lender, Masthaven Finance, has revamped its products and increased the range of lending options for clients.

16 Apr 2015

Pension freedoms: a new era for annuities?

Pension freedoms: a new era for annuities?

An independent commentator has published a new paper in which he argues that, far from sounding the death knell for annuities, the new pension freedoms heralds a new era for these products.

16 Apr 2015

Latest Money Careers

Popular this week

Specialist Lending Roadshow 2017

20th - 28th September

4 days
7 specialists
4 locations
Free to attend

Click here to register now