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In the Spotlight with Ian Wilson, head of sales at Halifax Intermediaries

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In the Spotlight with Ian Wilson, head of sales at Halifax Intermediaries

We spoke to Ian Wilson of Halifax Intermediaries about the Mortgage Credit Directive and fostering better lender-broker relationships.

16 Jan 2015

Barclays caps high-LTV loan-to-income ratios

Barclays caps high-LTV loan-to-income ratios

Barclays is capping loan applications of over 80% LTV at 4.5 times income.

16 Jan 2015

Coventry cuts resi and BTL rates

Coventry cuts resi and BTL rates

Coventry Intermediaries has announced further rate cuts for both Residential and BTL borrowers.

16 Jan 2015

Financial Ltd seeks investment after £120k loss

Financial Ltd seeks investment after £120k loss

Financial Limited's latest accounts have revealed post-tax losses of over £120,000 for the 2013/14 financial year - more than double the £48,900 recorded in 2013.

16 Jan 2015

Santander launches its lowest ever two-year fix

Santander launches its lowest ever two-year fix

Santander is today launching its lowest ever two-year fixed rate available to remortgagers, and substantially reducing rates on their Help to Buy range.

16 Jan 2015

CMC adds Fleet Mortgages to panel

CMC adds Fleet Mortgages to panel

Members of the Connect Mortgage Club's network can now access Fleet Mortgages’ range of mortgage deals via its exclusive agreement with Legal & General Mortgage Club.

16 Jan 2015

Skipton launches "hybrid-ready" platform

Skipton launches "hybrid-ready" platform

Skipton Building Society has signed a three-year contract with ANS Group, the managed and hybrid cloud service provider, making it one of the first financial services brands to be “hybrid-ready”.

16 Jan 2015

Leeds BS launch new ISA

Leeds BS launch new ISA

Leeds Building Society is adding to its portfolio of tax free savings products with a new 18 Month Fixed Rate Cash ISA paying a rate of 1.65% tax-free pa/AER.

16 Jan 2015

Virgin launches new savings products

Virgin launches new savings products

Virgin Money is today launching a new range of savings products, including fixed rate ISAs and bonds, in addition to a 100-day notice savings account option.

15 Jan 2015

Two thirds don't fear rate rise

Two thirds don't fear rate rise

Two thirds of Brits believe their household finances could cope with a rise in the mortgage base rate, according to a new survey.

15 Jan 2015

 

New secured loan broker launches

New secured loan broker launches

Loan.co.uk, established by former GE Money Home Loans director Paul McGerrigan, pledges to offer customers a simple, fair and flexible approach to borrowing.

15 Jan 2015

Saga and Tilney Bestinvest to launch over 50s financial planning service

Saga and Tilney Bestinvest to launch over 50s financial planning service

Saga plc and Tilney Bestinvest, the investment and financial planning group, are to launch ‘Saga Investment Services' in the second half of 2015.

15 Jan 2015

Halifax: London market resisting slowdown

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Halifax: London market resisting slowdown

The latest annual London Factor report from Halifax has shown a widening divide between the capital and the rest of the country.

15 Jan 2015

The Mansfield revamps mortgage range

The Mansfield revamps mortgage range

The Mansfield Building Society has introduced new products across the Buy to Let, Residential and Shared Ownership sectors, improved its fixed rate mortgages on a two year term basis across the three sectors, and launched new discounted rate products in the Residential sector.

15 Jan 2015

Old Mutual Wealth launches ISA top-up service

Old Mutual Wealth launches ISA top-up service

Old Mutual Wealth is today launching a new B2B2C top-up service following a successful trial with advisers in 2014.

15 Jan 2015

LMS announces new partnership with The Melton

LMS announces new partnership with The Melton

LMS, the conveyancing panel management specialist, has today announced its latest partnership with The Melton Building Society.

15 Jan 2015

Friends Life launches first cancer-specific workplace benefit

Friends Life launches first cancer-specific workplace benefit

Friends Life today announced the launch of the first employer funded cancer-specific workplace benefit in the UK.

15 Jan 2015

RICS: mortgage approvals at 18 month low

RICS: mortgage approvals at 18 month low

The number of potential new house buyers dipped for the sixth consecutive month in December, price growth fell to its slowest pace since May 2013, while mortgage approvals fell to their lowest in 18 months.

15 Jan 2015

Government pensioner bonds launch

Government pensioner bonds launch

The new 65+ Bonds, announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the March 2014 Budget, have been launched today.

15 Jan 2015

Mortgage lending saw "stalled recovery" in H2

Mortgage lending saw "stalled recovery" in H2

There were nearly 34,000 fewer home purchase mortgage approvals in the second half of 2014 as lending recovery stalled following regulatory change, according to research from e.surv.

15 Jan 2015

Skipton launches lowest ever fix

Skipton launches lowest ever fix

From tomorrow, Skipton Building Society will launch its lowest ever fixed mortgage rate as part of a new 2 year fixed rate range.

14 Jan 2015

Smart Money appoints Head of Business Development

Smart Money appoints Head of Business Development

Smart Money has appointed Steve Pollard to the newly created role of Head of Business Development as the business continues to develop its offering to the intermediary market.

14 Jan 2015

Hinckley & Rugby cut seven mortgage rates

Hinckley & Rugby cut seven mortgage rates

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has today cut the interest rates on seven mortgages, including two BTLs.

14 Jan 2015

Using technology to educate customers about their mortgage

Using technology to educate customers about their mortgage

In this marketplace there is no shortage of research and statistics – indeed every day we as an industry (and consumers) are presented with a range of differing analysis and commentary on what is – or isn’t – happening in the market.

14 Jan 2015

TFC Homeloans and Precise to host specialist lending workshops

TFC Homeloans and Precise to host specialist lending workshops

TFC Homeloans are partnering with Precise Mortgages to offer specialist lending master classes in London, Wolverhampton and Cheshire between January and February.

14 Jan 2015

CML: BTL lending sees 9% yearly increase

CML: BTL lending sees 9% yearly increase

The latest CML data on the characteristics of lending in November has shown that while buy-to-let lending saw a monthly decline, the number of loans increased 9% and the value of these loans went up 14% compared to November 2013.

14 Jan 2015

CML: Home movers see monthly decline

CML: Home movers see monthly decline

The latest CML data on the characteristics of lending in November has shown that lending to home movers declined month-on-month.

14 Jan 2015

CML: mortgage lending sees winter slump

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CML: mortgage lending sees winter slump

The latest CML data on the characteristics of lending in November has shown that gross mortgage lending reached £16.5 billion - 11% lower than October (£18.6 billion), and 3% lower than November last year.

14 Jan 2015

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