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Halifax cuts FTB and remortgage rates

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Halifax cuts FTB and remortgage rates

Halifax has reduced rates across its first-time buyer, homemover and remortgage range by up to 0.3%.

09 Jun 2015

North-South repossession divide shrinks by 20%

North-South repossession divide shrinks by 20%

The North-South divide in home repossessions closed by a fifth from 2013 to 2014, according to research by e.surv.

09 Jun 2015

Accord launches fee-free range

Accord launches fee-free range

Accord Mortgages has today launched a range of 20 fee-free fixed-rate mortgages with either £250 cashback on completion or free standard legal fees, aimed at customers who want to minimise the upfront costs of moving home or remortgaging.

08 Jun 2015

Bellpenny completes £56m IFA acquisitions

Bellpenny completes £56m IFA acquisitions

National wealth manager Bellpenny announced today that it has completed two more IFA acquisitions, comprising total funds under management of £56m and more than 250 clients.

08 Jun 2015

What’s in a name – broker or adviser – does it matter?

What’s in a name – broker or adviser – does it matter?

This is an interesting question, and one that I’ve been asked on a few occasions. And absolutely, Yes! It matters.

08 Jun 2015

Key Partnerships sees surge in adviser registrations

Key Partnerships sees surge in adviser registrations

Key Partnerships has registered more than 5,500 advisers for its equity release referral service - a 41% annual increase.

08 Jun 2015

Kensington completes £508m securitisation

Kensington completes £508m securitisation

Specialist lender Kensington has closed a securitisation of £508 million – its second transaction in less than three months.

08 Jun 2015

CBI downgrades UK growth forecast

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CBI downgrades UK growth forecast

CBI is forecasting 2.4% growth for 2015 and 2.5% in 2016, a slight downgrade compared with February’s forecast of 2.7% and 2.6% respectively.

08 Jun 2015

FCA's SIPP amendments to "reduce costs for firms"

FCA's SIPP amendments to "reduce costs for firms"

The FCA have amended the capital requirements framework for self-invested personal pension operators.

08 Jun 2015

Berkeley Alexander announces record growth

Berkeley Alexander announces record growth

General insurance provider, Berkeley Alexander, has revealed a 56% year-on-year growth in new business and a 104% increase in online sales.

08 Jun 2015

 

New peer-to-peer lender launches

New peer-to-peer lender launches

A new peer-to-peer business lending platform has launched its first loan product, aiming to turn the concept of UK investing on its head.

08 Jun 2015

Positive Commercial Finance appoints BDM

Positive Commercial Finance appoints BDM

Positive Commercial Finance has appointed Samantha Williamson as Business Development Manager, following a sustained period of growth for the brokerage.

08 Jun 2015

Deutsche Bank CEOs resign following Libor scandal

Deutsche Bank CEOs resign following Libor scandal

Deutsche Bank's co-chief executives, Anshu Jain and Jürgen Fitschen, announced in "an extraordinary meeting" yesterday that they would step down.

08 Jun 2015

Complete FS strengthens broker support

Complete FS strengthens broker support

Complete FS, the South Coast based packager distributor, has appointed Tammy Clark and Andy Ingram to its Hampshire based team.

08 Jun 2015

Conveyancing transactions fall 16% in Q1

Conveyancing transactions fall 16% in Q1

The number of conveyancing transactions fell 16% in Q1 compared with Q4 2014, according to the Conveyancing Market Tracker from Search Acumen.

08 Jun 2015

Report shows generational gap in housing market optimism

Report shows generational gap in housing market optimism

There is a wide disconnect between prospective first-time buyers and their parents with regards to their perception of the first-time buyer market, according to Halifax.

08 Jun 2015

FCA publishes final buy-to-let MCD rules

FCA publishes final buy-to-let MCD rules

The Financial Conduct Authority has published the final rules on how it plans to regulate the buy-to-let market when the Mortgage Credit Directive takes effect in 2016.

05 Jun 2015

In the Spotlight with David Hollingworth, London & Country

In the Spotlight with David Hollingworth, London & Country

We spoke to David Hollingworth, Associate Director of Communications at London & Country Mortgages, about the benefits of the intermediary channel and the consequences of a Bank Rate rise.

05 Jun 2015

BoE appoints banking executive

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BoE appoints banking executive

The Bank of England has appointed Andrew Hauser as Executive Director for Banking, Payments and Financial Resilience, effective from 1 September 2015.

05 Jun 2015

Why the mutual sector is firmly on the front foot

Why the mutual sector is firmly on the front foot

Last month I attended the Building Societies Association Conference in Harrogate and the event itself went a long way to explaining why the mutual sector has not just survived the recent financial upheavals in both the world and UK economies but is now firmly on the front foot.

05 Jun 2015

Chelsea BS launches 0.98% tracker

Chelsea BS launches 0.98% tracker

Chelsea Building Society has today launched a base rate tracker with a current sub 1.00% rate of 0.98%, which is believed to be the lowest rate currently on sale.

05 Jun 2015

FCA announces new executive roles

FCA announces new executive roles

The Financial Conduct Authority has announced the appointments of two key executive roles, with Mark Steward becoming the new Director of Enforcement and Market Oversight and Barbara Frohn the new Director of Risk and Compliance Oversight.

05 Jun 2015

Fitch and Moody's announce further upgrades for Skipton

Fitch and Moody's announce further upgrades for Skipton

Skipton Building Society has received two assessments of its business from global credit rating agencies Fitch and Moody’s.

05 Jun 2015

Lloyds settles on record £117m FCA fine

Lloyds settles on record £117m FCA fine

The Financial Conduct Authority has issued its largest ever retail fine of £117m to Lloyds Banking Group for failing to treat their customers fairly when handling PPI complaints between March 2012 and May 2013.

05 Jun 2015

HTB1 completions down 43% in Q1

HTB1 completions down 43% in Q1

The Government’s Help to Buy equity loan scheme for new-build properties has seen five consecutive months of completions declining year-on-year.

05 Jun 2015

Second Steppers sitting on £87k equity boost

Second Steppers sitting on £87k equity boost

A report by Lloyds Bank has revealed that conditions for Second Steppers have significantly improved over the past five years, with most benefiting from an influx of first time buyers and surging house prices which have led to an equity boost.

05 Jun 2015

New guidance for payday loan ads revealed

New guidance for payday loan ads revealed

The Committee of Advertising Practice - independently administered by the ASA - has published new Guidance to bolster the rules that prevent ads trivialising the serious nature of taking out short-term high-cost loans.

04 Jun 2015

Virgin Money reduces rates across mortgage range

Virgin Money reduces rates across mortgage range

Virgin Money has announced a number of rate cuts to its residential and buy-to-let mortgage ranges.

04 Jun 2015

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