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The Mansfield rolls out fee-free mortgage range

The Mansfield rolls out fee-free mortgage range

Mansfield Building Society has launched a selection of fee-free remortgage products and 2-year fixes.

26 Sep 2014

Pen testing competitions, sore feet and cupcakes - it's Expo season!

Pen testing competitions, sore feet and cupcakes - it's Expo season!

This week Financial Reporter and the rest of the Barcadia Media team headed down to London for the first of this year's expos - the excellent FSE London, back for its second year at Old Billingsgate.

26 Sep 2014

Real wages growing for first time since recession

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Real wages growing for first time since recession

Real wages grew for the first time since the recession in August, as year-on-year advertised salary growth outpaced the rate of inflation, according to the latest UK Job Market Report from Adzuna.

26 Sep 2014

Average house price creeps closer to 2007 peak

Average house price creeps closer to 2007 peak

The average house price in England and Wales is now £175,653 compared with the peak of £181,442 in November 2007, according to the latest data from the Land Registry.

26 Sep 2014

FTB completions up 7% in August despite buyer concerns

FTB completions up 7% in August despite buyer concerns

The number of first-time buyer house completions in the UK rose 7% year-on-year in August, even as concerns of rising interest rates and falling income grew, according to the latest First Time Buyer Opinion Barometer from Your Move and Reeds Rains.

26 Sep 2014

Help to Buy benefits 53,000 households

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Help to Buy benefits 53,000 households

Almost 53,000 households have bought a home in England through Help to Buy, Housing and Planning Minister Brandon Lewis announced today.

26 Sep 2014

10% rise in gross lending for 2015 predicted by industry heavyweights

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10% rise in gross lending for 2015 predicted by industry heavyweights

A panel of mortgage industry heavyweights were united in their predictions that gross lending levels will grow by 10% in 2015 amidst some differing 2014 forecasts.

25 Sep 2014

FCA outlines implementation of new rules on second charge mortgages

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FCA outlines implementation of new rules on second charge mortgages

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today set out plans to bring second charge mortgages under FCA mortgage rules and laid out how they intend to implement the mortgage credit directive.

25 Sep 2014

Is the London property market becoming ‘unhealthily overheated’?

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Is the London property market becoming ‘unhealthily overheated’?

Nearly half of development finance brokers and developers responding to a recent survey believe that the London property market is becoming ‘unhealthily overheated’.

25 Sep 2014

Upsurge in stolen mail fuelling card fraud & ID theft

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Upsurge in stolen mail fuelling card fraud & ID theft

Residents of apartment blocks and flats are being warned that they are a target for criminals stealing mail from letter boxes in order to commit card fraud and ID theft.

25 Sep 2014

 

Fifth of Brits owe money for things they no longer own

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Fifth of Brits owe money for things they no longer own

1 in 5 people still owe cash for items they don’t own anymore, with mobile phone contracts the agreement people most likely to have to go on paying.

25 Sep 2014

Are bridgers under the microscope in a post-MMR world?

Are bridgers under the microscope in a post-MMR world?

Matthew Anderson, director of Fincorp, comments on why bridgers must treat clients fairly.

25 Sep 2014

FCA: 50,000 mortgages sold without income being verified in Q2

Mortgages

FCA: 50,000 mortgages sold without income being verified in Q2

The FCA has said the mortgage market appears to have ‘filled its boots’ on sales of mortgages that did not have any income verification of the borrower, prior to the introduction of the Mortgage Market Review earlier this year.

25 Sep 2014

Brokers urged not to ignore impact of second-charge regulation

Brokers urged not to ignore impact of second-charge regulation

The importance of brokers getting to grips with regulatory guidelines concerning the second charge marketplace was firmly underlined by a panel of industry experts at this year’s Financial Services Expo (FSE) London.

25 Sep 2014

MMR 'will not allow' post-crisis problems to recur: FCA

MMR 'will not allow' post-crisis problems to recur: FCA

Speaking at the FSE London show today, the FCA's Lynda Blackwell discussed the post-MMR world, noting that while it was still 'early days' in assessing the impact of the regulation, it has significantly altered the market.

24 Sep 2014

Experts suggest full BTL regulation is on the cards

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Experts suggest full BTL regulation is on the cards

All mortgage market stakeholders should prepare themselves for the full regulation of the buy-to-let market in the future, according to industry experts at today’s FSE London event in Old Billingsgate.

24 Sep 2014

Gross mortgage lending predicted to hit £200bn in 2014

Mortgages

Gross mortgage lending predicted to hit £200bn in 2014

Mortgage market commentators at today’s FSE London event, the premier exhibition for the financial services industry, have suggested gross lending levels will breach £200bn in 2014 however cautioned against spectacular increases throughout 2015.

24 Sep 2014

UK economy in 'Sweet Spot' says leading economist at FSE London

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UK economy in 'Sweet Spot' says leading economist at FSE London

The performance of the UK economy at present means it is currently in a ‘sweet spot’, according to Stefano Silvestrin, senior economic analyst at Nationwide Building Society.

24 Sep 2014

Longer-term tenancies given support by Paragon

Mortgages

Longer-term tenancies given support by Paragon

Buy-to-let lender Paragon Mortgages has welcomed the Government’s approach in promoting family friendly tenancies, with the launch of the new model tenancy agreement.

24 Sep 2014

Now is the best time to be a young entrepreneur in Britain

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Now is the best time to be a young entrepreneur in Britain

According to experts at the Student Entrepreneurs Question Time event at the Labour Party Conference in Manchester last night (23 September), there has never been a better time for young people to start a business.

24 Sep 2014

Over 25% of borrowers face financial difficulties when interest rates rise

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Over 25% of borrowers face financial difficulties when interest rates rise

Over a quarter of people with a mortgage say they will be in financial trouble when interest rates rise, according to new research published by the Building Societies Association and the Money Advice Trust.

24 Sep 2014

Ten day Buy-To-Let sale launched by Accord

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Ten day Buy-To-Let sale launched by Accord

Accord has announced that it is offering brokers and landlords three competitive two-year fixed rate deals for a limited period as it launches it ten-day Buy-to-Let sale.

24 Sep 2014

£912m of savings drawn-down each month to make ends meet

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£912m of savings drawn-down each month to make ends meet

Low levels of disposable income has led to nearly one in three adults in the UK (31%) regularly dipping into their savings each month to help pay for monthly outgoings.

24 Sep 2014

Santander to use environmental risk data in mortgage valuation process

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Santander to use environmental risk data in mortgage valuation process

Santander partners with Landmark Quest to become the first lender to use environmental risk data in mortgage valuation process.

24 Sep 2014

Hinckley & Rugby launches first exclusive mortgage for Intrinsic

Mortgages

Hinckley & Rugby launches first exclusive mortgage for Intrinsic

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has announced the launch of its first exclusive mortgage for the Intrinsic network of financial advisers.

24 Sep 2014

Property downsizing will unlock £136.5bn in the next 5 years claims report

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Property downsizing will unlock £136.5bn in the next 5 years claims report

New research from MGM Advantage, shows 12% of the UK’s retired population are planning to downsize their property within the next five years, potentially unlocking an estimated £136.5bn of housing equity in the process.

24 Sep 2014

New report reveals who were the most active mortgage lenders of 2013

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New report reveals who were the most active mortgage lenders of 2013

CML has released data that sheds light on who where the largest lenders last year.

24 Sep 2014

Strong buying activity driven by Augusts FTBs

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Strong buying activity driven by Augusts FTBs

Buying activity contrasts with subdued remortgaging market, reports CML.

24 Sep 2014

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