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MGM Advantage to launch Retirement Account for advisers

MGM Advantage to launch Retirement Account for advisers

Retirement specialist MGM Advantage has confirmed it is developing a Retirement Account to take advantage of the new pension freedoms.

28 Nov 2014

'Decision speed is key' in development finance

'Decision speed is key' in development finance

‘Speed of initial decision’ is the most important attribute of a Development Finance lender according to brokers Speed of initial decision is the most important factor for brokers when choosing a development finance lender.

28 Nov 2014

In the Spotlight with Chris Bramham, Director - Head of Mortgages & BTL, Brightstar Financial

In the Spotlight with Chris Bramham, Director - Head of Mortgages & BTL, Brightstar Financial

We spoke to Chris Bramham, Head of Mortgages and Buy to Let at Brightstar Financial, about BTL regulation and mortgage prisoners trapped on SVRs.

28 Nov 2014

Government housing schemes see 71,000 completions

Government housing schemes see 71,000 completions

Help to Buy has helped more than 71,000 people across the country buy a new home, official statistics published today have revealed.

28 Nov 2014

Equity release clients with failing health need LPA, warns Goldsmith Williams

Equity release clients with failing health need LPA, warns Goldsmith Williams

Reports of recent research conducted by LV= have shown that 48% of all equity release customers took their plan because of a need to renovate.

28 Nov 2014

House price growth softens in November

House price growth softens in November

According to the latest Nationwide House Price Index, UK house prices rose by 0.3% in November - a continued softening of house price growth.

28 Nov 2014

Saffron launches new broker-only mortgage range

Saffron launches new broker-only mortgage range

Saffron For Intermediaries, the dedicated broker channel of Saffron Building Society, has today launched a new range of mortgages.

28 Nov 2014

Help to Buy users using just 33% of allowance

Help to Buy users using just 33% of allowance

Homebuyers using the Help to Buy equity loan scheme are using just 33% of the scheme’s maximum purchase allowance, according to analysis from Mortgage Advice Bureau, the UK’s best known broker brand.

28 Nov 2014

Self-employed 'cannot afford to save into pension'

Self-employed 'cannot afford to save into pension'

More than two out of five (43%) self-employed workers have no pension savings and say they cannot afford to put money away for their retirements, according to new research from Prudential.

28 Nov 2014

FTB completions stall in October

FTB completions stall in October

The number of first-time buyer house completions stalled in October, as demand began to ebb away at the bottom of the market, according to the latest First Time Buyer Opinion Barometer from Your Move and Reeds Rains.

28 Nov 2014

 

Selectapension offers advisers discount on Black Friday

Selectapension offers advisers discount on Black Friday

As Britons get ready to spend an astonishing £6,000 per second on Black Friday, Selectapension is marking the occasion by offering Advisers a special £50 discount on all Selectapension software including Asset Reviewer, Income Drawdown, Money Purchase, Defined Benefit Transfer Analysis and QROPs tools if ordered by 5pm on the day.

27 Nov 2014

Leeds launches new 5-year ISA

Leeds launches new 5-year ISA

Leeds Building Society is launching a new five year Fixed Rate Cash ISA paying 2.25% tax-free pa/AER on Friday, 28th November.

27 Nov 2014

Ezbob targets mortgage brokers

Ezbob targets mortgage brokers

Ezbob, the online short term commercial lender, is waving the flag to attract more mortgage brokers to start adding businesses as clients as the need for finance among SMEs continues to strengthen.

27 Nov 2014

Dudley BS urges industry to address self employed lending gap

Dudley BS urges industry to address self employed lending gap

Dudley BS is urging the industry to address self employed lending gaps and is embarking upon a ‘2015: Year of the Self Employed’ campaign to end discrimination against the borrowing needs of the self employed when it comes to home ownership.

27 Nov 2014

Lenders withdraw £2bn from FLS in Q3 - but SMEs not feeling the benefit

Lenders withdraw £2bn from FLS in Q3 - but SMEs not feeling the benefit

Funding for Lending Scheme data released by the Bank of England this morning indicate that lending to SMEs fell slightly in Q3.

27 Nov 2014

Balance between supply & demand emerges

Balance between supply & demand emerges

A better balance between the number of homes for sale and the number of registered home buyers is emerging, according to the latest NAEA October Housing Market Report.

27 Nov 2014

Accord launches 1.74% 2-year fix

Accord launches 1.74% 2-year fix

Accord Mortgages has reduced its residential rates by up to 0.15% across its two-year fixed rate range, with some mortgages including £250 cash back on completion and a free standard valuation.

27 Nov 2014

Lenders should lead the way to clarity on regulation, say brokers

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Lenders should lead the way to clarity on regulation, say brokers

Two-thirds (66.4%) of respondents to Shawbrook Bank’s Q3 Broker Barometer believe lenders should be leading the way when it comes to explaining regulation.

27 Nov 2014

Advisers predict protection gap to narrow with growing demand

Advisers predict protection gap to narrow with growing demand

Advisers believe that demand for protection is set to increase over the next twelve months, according to the latest research by IRESS, the leading supplier of wealth management, mortgage and financial markets systems.

27 Nov 2014

Santander launches its lowest ever 2-yr fixed remortgage

Santander launches its lowest ever 2-yr fixed remortgage

On Friday 28 November 2014, and for a limited time only, Santander is launching its lowest ever two year fixed rate.

27 Nov 2014

Brokers demand greater transparency on bridging costs

Brokers demand greater transparency on bridging costs

Offering clients the lowest headline rate available in the bridging market might not be enough to satisfy the regulator, which is keen to see more transparency, a broker has warned.

26 Nov 2014

Is this our Kodak Moment?

Is this our Kodak Moment?

[SPECIAL FEATURE: Paul Yates, Development Director, Selectapension]

26 Nov 2014

Fleet Mortgages announces first product range

Fleet Mortgages announces first product range

Fleet Mortgages, the new buy-to-let and specialist lender, has today announced its first product range covering individual, limited company and houses in multiple occupation buy-to-let products. The launch of the product range is expected to be in December.

26 Nov 2014

MTF scoops NACFB Award

MTF scoops NACFB Award

Short term finance lender, MTF has been voted Short Term Lender of the Year at the annual NACFB Gala Dinner, held last Thursday at the Park Plaza, London.

26 Nov 2014

BM Solutions increases max LTV on all new build properties

BM Solutions increases max LTV on all new build properties

BM Solutions has increased the maximum loan to value on all new build properties from 65% to 75%.

26 Nov 2014

Coventry Intermediaries waives booking fee on BTL range

Coventry Intermediaries waives booking fee on BTL range

Coventry Intermediaries has announced that the usual booking fee of £250 will no longer be payable on any of their BTL mortgages for a limited period.

26 Nov 2014

CML: Lending for house purchase remains strong in Scotland

CML: Lending for house purchase remains strong in Scotland

New CML data on the characteristics of lending in Scotland in the third quarter of 2014 show it remains driven primarily by lending for house purchase, with remortgage activity showing year-on-year decline.

26 Nov 2014

CML: London sees highest mortgage borrowing since 2007

CML: London sees highest mortgage borrowing since 2007

New CML data on the characteristics of lending in Greater London in the third quarter of 2014 show the market grew in both house purchase and remortgage activity compared to the previous quarter.

26 Nov 2014

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