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Supply of properties for sale up 11%, says NAEA

Mortgages

Supply of properties for sale up 11%, says NAEA

The average number of properties available for sale per branch is up by 11% on the previous month, the greatest percentage increase in almost three years, according to the NAEA.

27 Aug 2014

RBS & NatWest fined £14.5m for mortgage advice failings

Mortgages

RBS & NatWest fined £14.5m for mortgage advice failings

The Financial Conduct Authority has today fined The Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest £14,474,600 for serious failings in their advised mortgage sales business.

27 Aug 2014

Apprentice scheme continues to shine for Complete FS

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Apprentice scheme continues to shine for Complete FS

Complete FS, the national packager celebrating its 21st birthday this year, has announced the appointment of its second apprentice in a scheme started with great success in 2013.

26 Aug 2014

Life insurance review needed as 'unnecessary' IHT bills total £126m

Life insurance review needed as 'unnecessary' IHT bills total £126m

An urgent review of life insurance policies is being called for after the figures from HM Revenue & Customs revealed bereaved families are being hit with unnecessary Inheritance Tax bills totalling up to £216 million.

26 Aug 2014

40% of sales fail to reach completion, research suggests

Legal

40% of sales fail to reach completion, research suggests

Property search agent The Buying Agents has claimed that as many as 40% of properties are currently failing to make it through to the point of completion as a result of significant issues with the existing conveyancing process.

26 Aug 2014

Clydesdale & Yorkshire Banks announce new mortgage range

Mortgages

Clydesdale & Yorkshire Banks announce new mortgage range

Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks have announced the launch of a new range of mortgages.

26 Aug 2014

West Brom enhances two- and five-year fixes

Mortgages

West Brom enhances two- and five-year fixes

The West Brom is enhancing its range of two and five year fixed rate mortgages with new product launches and reductions of up to 0.20% to existing rates (effective from 27 August).

26 Aug 2014

Personal Finance Society continue to see post-RDR membership growth

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Personal Finance Society continue to see post-RDR membership growth

The Personal Finance Society has announced record growth in membership levels, to more than 35,000 - up by almost 1,000 individuals in the last 12 months.

26 Aug 2014

Owning a home now £1,300 cheaper a year than renting

Mortgages

Owning a home now £1,300 cheaper a year than renting

The cost of a first-time buyer owning a home in the UK is now on average £110 per month lower than renting or £1,316 per year (14%), according to research by Halifax.

26 Aug 2014

P2P lending platform launches with £20m target

P2P lending platform launches with £20m target

CrowdProperty today announced its launch with a target of £20million funds to be raised from private individuals in its first financial year.

26 Aug 2014

 

Laleta Buctkuar, Divisional Sales Manager (North) at Blemain Group

In The Spotlight

Laleta Buctkuar, Divisional Sales Manager (North) at Blemain Group

In our Spotlight this week is Laleta Buctkuar, Divisional Sales Manager (North) at Blemain Group, which is celebrating its 40th birthday this year.

22 Aug 2014

Saffron appoints new BDM

Features

Saffron appoints new BDM

Saffron Building Society has appointed Nirver Randhawa as a Business Development Manager, to further strengthen the Society’s presence in the intermediary mortgage market.

22 Aug 2014

How new pension rules will affect equity release

How new pension rules will affect equity release

[Blog from Chris Prior, Manager, Sales and Distribution at Bridgewater Equity Release]

22 Aug 2014

Encouraging advisers to grow their propositions with later life knowledge

Blogs

Encouraging advisers to grow their propositions with later life knowledge

[Blog from Stuart Wilson,Managing Partner - Later Life Academy & Equity Release Club]

22 Aug 2014

FSE Manchester 2014 - Seminar - Matt Edwards, E-Finity Leads

Blogs

FSE Manchester 2014 - Seminar - Matt Edwards, E-Finity Leads

A look at regulated options in sourcing new customers from Matt Edwards at E-Finity Leads.

22 Aug 2014

Home values rise at slowest rate since March

Mortgages

Home values rise at slowest rate since March

Knight Frank and Markit’s latest House Price Sentiment Index shows that households in all regions covered by the sentiment index perceive that prices rose in August, but at the slowest rate since March.

22 Aug 2014

FTB numbers hit 7-year high despite rates climbing

Mortgages

FTB numbers hit 7-year high despite rates climbing

The number of first-time buyer sales rose to a seven year high in July, according to the latest First Time Buyer Tracker from Your Move and Reeds Rains, part of LSL Property Services.

22 Aug 2014

Precise makes big changes to second charge range

Precise makes big changes to second charge range

Precise Mortgages, the specialist lender, has made significant changes to its second charge product range making it one of the most competitive in the market.

22 Aug 2014

Inside the workings of the NACFB

Blogs

Inside the workings of the NACFB

[Blog from Lucy Hodge, Director, Vantage Finance]

21 Aug 2014

Tenet granted consumer credit licence

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Tenet granted consumer credit licence

Tenet has today been granted full permission for consumer credit services by the FCA.

21 Aug 2014

House building up a fifth, says DCLG

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House building up a fifth, says DCLG

Latest statistics show house building in England is up by over a fifth compared to last year.

21 Aug 2014

Borro TV ad banned for 'irresponsible' content

Borro TV ad banned for 'irresponsible' content

An advert from Borro has been banned by the Advertising Standards Authority after three viewers complained about whether it irresponsibly encouraged consumers to take out loans for non-essential purposes, such as holidays and leisure activities

21 Aug 2014

Fifth of Shawbrook's STLs complete within 10 days, released data shows

Fifth of Shawbrook's STLs complete within 10 days, released data shows

Today, for the first time, Shawbrook Bank’s Commercial Mortgages division is making public its performance across its Service Level Agreement metrics.

21 Aug 2014

Total Conveyancing Services develop two new apprenticeships

Legal

Total Conveyancing Services develop two new apprenticeships

Total Conveyancing Services is part of a consortium that have developed two new apprenticeships, offering individuals the opportunity to become a licensed conveyancer or a registered conveyancing technician.

21 Aug 2014

Later Life Academy appoints new development manager

Retirement

Later Life Academy appoints new development manager

The Later Life Academy, the commercial and training organisation for later life advisers, has announced the appointment of Ray McCarthy as its new National Development Manager.

21 Aug 2014

IRESS results see boost from UK contribution

Mortgages

IRESS results see boost from UK contribution

IRESS Limited today announced underlying group profit of $A36.3 million (£20.3m) for the six months to 30 June 2014, up 39.0% on the prior corresponding period.

21 Aug 2014

Bridging market 'firing on all cylinders'

Bridging market 'firing on all cylinders'

Since the enforcement of new rules on mainstream mortgage lenders, the bridging industry has witnessed a rapid acceleration in its pace of growth, according to the latest West One Bridging Index.

21 Aug 2014

FEATURE: When it comes to redress – is the FCA up to the task?

FEATURE: When it comes to redress – is the FCA up to the task?

The Financial Conduct Authority was always going to have a fight on its hands.

20 Aug 2014

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