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Stonebridge selects Engage Mutual for protection panel

Protection

Stonebridge selects Engage Mutual for protection panel

Stonebridge Mortgage Solutions, the mortgage and insurance network, has added Engage Mutual’s over 50 life cover to its protection panel.

30 Sep 2014

Skipton reduces 3- and 5-year fixed rates

Skipton reduces 3- and 5-year fixed rates

Skipton Building Society will tomorrow reduce interest rates on many of its current residential 3- and 5-year fixed rate mortgages.

30 Sep 2014

NatWest increases broker proc fees

NatWest increases broker proc fees

NatWest Intermediary Solutions has announced that from tomorrow it will be increasing the procuration fee amounts it pays intermediary firms for completed residential mortgages.

30 Sep 2014

UTB launches professional lending product

UTB launches professional lending product

United Trust Bank has launched a new professional lending product to provide competitive, short-term working capital financing solutions to the professional services sector.

30 Sep 2014

Shawbrook streamlines conveyancing process

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Shawbrook streamlines conveyancing process

Shawbrook has announced a series of changes to its legal ‘Master Instructions’ designed to streamline the conveyance process across searches, reports and planning and building regulations.

30 Sep 2014

Payday lenders slow to improve their practices

Payday lenders slow to improve their practices

One in five payday loan customers are still not being told about the risks of extending the loan, finds Citizens Advice.

30 Sep 2014

House prices fall for first time in 17 months

House prices fall for first time in 17 months

UK house prices fell by 0.2% in September, according to the latest data from Nationwide - taking the average price to £188,374.

30 Sep 2014

Lloyds ups rates on fixed savings accounts

Lloyds ups rates on fixed savings accounts

From today Lloyds Bank will increase rates on a selection of fixed savings accounts.

30 Sep 2014

Montello Bridging Finance rebrands as LendInvest

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Montello Bridging Finance rebrands as LendInvest

Montello Bridging Finance has rebranded under the new name of LendInvest.

30 Sep 2014

Personal Finance Society receive MAS apology

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Personal Finance Society receive MAS apology

Following last week’s criticism of the advice sector by Money Advice Service chief executive, Caroline Rookes, the Personal Finance Society have received a full apology on behalf of their members and the wider profession in general.

29 Sep 2014

 

Limited edition fixed rates launched by Nottingham BS

Limited edition fixed rates launched by Nottingham BS

Three limited issue residential fixed-rate mortgages have been launched by Nottingham Building Society today.

29 Sep 2014

Is Osborne scrapping death tax another blow for annuities?

Is Osborne scrapping death tax another blow for annuities?

Portal Financial has warned that George Osborne's announcement to scrap the death tax on pensions is a further blow for annuities.

29 Sep 2014

Older homeowners unlocking cash to repay mortgage providers

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Older homeowners unlocking cash to repay mortgage providers

Older homeowners are unlocking cash from their properties to clear debts with their mortgage providers with clearing an existing mortgage cited as the most common reason for over 55s to use equity release, according to new findings from Stonehaven.

29 Sep 2014

Chancellor abolishes 55% tax on pension funds at death

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Chancellor abolishes 55% tax on pension funds at death

People with defined contribution pension savings will no longer have to worry about their pension savings being taxed at 55% on death.

29 Sep 2014

Post Office reveals new resi & BTL products

Post Office reveals new resi & BTL products

Post Office has expanded its mortgage range to include new buy-to-let and residential mortgage deals, including a three-year fixed rate deal up to 75% LTV.

29 Sep 2014

Promise unveils secured loan re-education for brokers

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Promise unveils secured loan re-education for brokers

Promise Solutions, the secured loan master broker, has introduced a series of bite sized educational emails to help brokers get to grips with the new world of secured loans.

29 Sep 2014

Cameron announces FTB starter homes plan

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Cameron announces FTB starter homes plan

Young first-time buyers will get a 20% discount on planned new homes, David Cameron has announced.

29 Sep 2014

People increasingly looking to employers for retirement planning

Retirement

People increasingly looking to employers for retirement planning

Increasing numbers of employees are choosing their employers for advice on retirement planning according to the latest consumer research by Baring Asset Management.

29 Sep 2014

30-somethings dominate FTB market as younger buyers priced out

Mortgages

30-somethings dominate FTB market as younger buyers priced out

The younger generation continues to be squeezed out of the housing market, as the number of buyers aged between 18 to 30 remains at an all-time low at just three per cent of recorded sales for August, according to the NAEA.

29 Sep 2014

New BTL lender to be led by CHL's Bob Young

New BTL lender to be led by CHL's Bob Young

Fleet Mortgages, the new buy-to-let and specialist lender, has today announced the make-up of the senior management team that will lead the business.

29 Sep 2014

A focus on customer retention in the mortgage market

A focus on customer retention in the mortgage market

In this article, Chris Thompson, CEO at Vertex Financial Services, provider of outsourced solutions to the UK mortgage market, explores the importance of customer retention and best practice.

26 Sep 2014

Nottingham BS launches range with higher LTVs

Nottingham BS launches range with higher LTVs

The Nottingham has launched fourteen residential and three buy-to-let fixed rate mortgages.

26 Sep 2014

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

Mortgages

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

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