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RBS reports Q3 profits

RBS reports Q3 profits

RBS have today reported a third successive quarterly profit, improved capital and further progress in de-risking.

31 Oct 2014

Million pound home sales at record high

Million pound home sales at record high

The number of property sales worth at least a million pounds is at a record high, according to latest research from Lloyds Bank.

31 Oct 2014

Post-MMR buyers look for longer mortgage terms

Post-MMR buyers look for longer mortgage terms

Consumer appetite for mortgage finance is increasingly coming from higher earners under the new MMR affordability rules, according to the Q3 2014 Mortgage Search Tracker from Mortgage Advice Bureau.

31 Oct 2014

Blimey! appoints new BDM

Blimey! appoints new BDM

Blimey! Loans has appointed a new business development manager to spearhead growth in England and provide IFAs and brokers with more choice for their customers who require secured loans, commercial mortgages, bridging and development finance.

30 Oct 2014

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30 Oct 2014

Government in discussions over BoE's housing market powers

Government in discussions over BoE's housing market powers

Today, the government is inviting responses to a consultation on which powers the independent Bank of England should have over the UK’s housing market.

30 Oct 2014

Sesame responds to FCA fine

Sesame responds to FCA fine

Following earlier news that Sesame has been fined £1,598,000 for setting up a pay-to-play scheme, the company has reached a settlement with the Financial Conduct Authority.

30 Oct 2014

ONS: workplace pension membership increased in 2013

ONS: workplace pension membership increased in 2013

In 2013, the percentage of people paying in to a workplace pension in the private sector increased for the first time since 2006, according to the pension scheme membership data published today by the ONS.

30 Oct 2014

FCA fines Sesame £1.5m

FCA fines Sesame £1.5m

Sesame Ltd, the UK’s largest network of financial advisers, has been fined £1,598,000 by the Financial Conduct Authority for setting up a pay-to-play scheme.

30 Oct 2014

NAB to sell Clydesdale and Yorkshire banks

NAB to sell Clydesdale and Yorkshire banks

The National Australia Bank, owner of Clydesdale and Yorkshire banks has said it is considering selling its UK businesses after a fall of nearly 10% in full-year profits.

30 Oct 2014

 

Aldermore unveils new rates

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Aldermore unveils new rates

Aldermore is increasing rates across three of its fixed-rate savings accounts following news it has surpassed 100,000 savings customers for the first time.

30 Oct 2014

Number of house hunters at ten year high

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Number of house hunters at ten year high

House hunters are out in force as the number of people looking for a property for the month of September is at a ten year high.

30 Oct 2014

Santander launches new 1.94% fix

Santander launches new 1.94% fix

On Friday 31 October, Santander will be launching a range of new low fixed rate mortgages.

30 Oct 2014

54,000 homeowners created through Help to Buy

54,000 homeowners created through Help to Buy

New figures show Help to Buy is helping more people onto the property ladder and getting more homes built.

30 Oct 2014

Coventry BS launches sub-2%

Coventry BS launches sub-2%

Coventry Building Society launches new, highly competitive residential range including new Fixed rate and Flexx for Term options.

30 Oct 2014

Shawbrook promotes Rob Holt to Sales Executive

Shawbrook promotes Rob Holt to Sales Executive

Shawbrook Bank’s Rob Holt has been promoted to Sales Executive within the Commercial Division’s internal Sales Desk. His promotion recognises the value he continues to deliver within the sales team as one of the first points of contact for Shawbrook broker partners.

30 Oct 2014

Cirencester Friendly’s My Earnings Insurance added to IRESS’ The Exchange

Cirencester Friendly’s My Earnings Insurance added to IRESS’ The Exchange

Cirencester Friendly’s new income protection contract, My Earnings Insurance, has been added to the UK’s market leading financial intermediary portal, IRESS’ The Exchange.

30 Oct 2014

Nucleus appoints new finance chief

Nucleus appoints new finance chief

Nucleus, the adviser built wrap, has announced the appointment of Doug Heron as its new chief financial officer.

30 Oct 2014

Crystal Mortgages targets half-a-billion terms in 2014

Crystal Mortgages targets half-a-billion terms in 2014

A strong third quarter has seen Crystal Mortgages almost surpass last year's record breaking figures, with the company having issued terms of £460m year-to-date against £479m for the whole of 2013.

30 Oct 2014

BBA: UK housing market continues to cool

BBA: UK housing market continues to cool

According to figures released from the BBA, gross mortgage borrowing of £10.6 billion was 7% higher than in September last year.

30 Oct 2014

Nationwide HPI: UK house prices rise in October

Nationwide HPI: UK house prices rise in October

UK annual house price inflation picked up again in October, with annual price rises still advancing at a steady pace, a survey shows.

30 Oct 2014

Everybody wants a piece of the auction

Everybody wants a piece of the auction

[Special feature from Tomer Aboody, Director at MT Finance]

29 Oct 2014

FCA to discontinue Tesco investigation

FCA to discontinue Tesco investigation

Tesco is to be investigated by the Serious Fraud Office over accounting irregularities.

29 Oct 2014

First auto-enrolment fines issued by The Pensions Regulator

First auto-enrolment fines issued by The Pensions Regulator

Small and micro employers are being warned to check the date they must be ready to meet new workplace pensions duties and to prepare early, after three fixed penalty notices were issued, each imposing hundreds of pounds worth of fines on employers.

29 Oct 2014

e.surv launch relationship with Pure Retirement

e.surv launch relationship with Pure Retirement

e.surv has today announced a tie-in with equity release provider Pure Retirement.

29 Oct 2014

Insolvencies see continued decline

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Insolvencies see continued decline

Figures published today by the Insolvency Service show that personal insolvencies in England and Wales decreased in the third quarter of this year to 24,837, a reduction of 4.6% on the same period 12 months ago and back to the levels seen in late 2013.

29 Oct 2014

FOS sees huge rise in 'rip-off' payday middlemen

FOS sees huge rise in 'rip-off' payday middlemen

The Financial Ombudsman Service today reiterated its warning that people seeking loans should be vigilant about unscrupulous payday loan middlemen.

29 Oct 2014

Pension change confusion puts SMEs at risk

Pension change confusion puts SMEs at risk

A survey by the chartered accountancy firm, HW Fisher & Company, has found that an overwhelming majority of Britons have little or no grasp of the slew of pension changes announced this year – prompting it to warn that people’s confusion could make them easy prey for pension scammers.

29 Oct 2014

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