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Skipton launches 4% savings rate

Skipton launches 4% savings rate

Today, Skipton Building Society is delivering on a promise it made to members this year by launching a 4% Loyalty Regular Saver.

17 Nov 2014

Pension freedoms could push 60,000 into higher tax bracket

Pension freedoms could push 60,000 into higher tax bracket

MGM Advantage is warning that around 60,000 people could potentially fall prey to the higher rate tax bracket from next April, having taken advantage of the new pension freedoms.

17 Nov 2014

BoE's Mark Carney urges banker pay regulation

BoE's Mark Carney urges banker pay regulation

The Bank of England's Mark Carney has said that further reforms on bankers' pay should be introduced to reduce misconduct and risk-taking in the finance industry.

17 Nov 2014

FSCP Report into investor protection 'warrants CMA enquiry'

FSCP Report into investor protection 'warrants CMA enquiry'

The True and Fair Campaign has commended the Financial Services Consumer Panel for commissioning and publishing two independent reports and a summary paper ‘Collective Investment Schemes Costs and Charges’ seeking to interrogate investor protection.

17 Nov 2014

Aegon: Only 6% to recieve desired retirement income

Aegon: Only 6% to recieve desired retirement income

According to Aegon’s second UK Readiness Report, just 6% of people are on track to achieve the retirement they want, despite the focus on pensions following major reforms announced at this year’s Budget.

17 Nov 2014

Rightmove: House prices down 1.7%

Rightmove: House prices down 1.7%

According to Rightmove's November House Price Index, the price of property coming to market has fallen by 1.7% (-£4,542) as sellers compete on price in bid to stand out during quieter winter months.

17 Nov 2014

Getting into gear ahead of rate rises

Getting into gear ahead of rate rises

[SPECIAL FEATURE: Brokers and intermediaries must consider the impact of rate rises sooner rather than later says Gary Bailey, Director at specialist lender Cheshire Mortgage Corporation, the residential mortgage lending division of Blemain Group.]

14 Nov 2014

L&G: Banks' mortgage waiting times increase post-MMR

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L&G: Banks' mortgage waiting times increase post-MMR

Waiting times for mortgage appointments in banks have increased significantly following the implementation of the Mortgage Market Review, research from Legal & General has revealed.

14 Nov 2014

Pioneer of critical illness insurance dies

Pioneer of critical illness insurance dies

The architect of critical insurance Dr Marius Barnard has died aged 87.

14 Nov 2014

TenetLime announces Skipton exclusives

TenetLime announces Skipton exclusives

Leeds-based TenetLime has announced a new, two-year fixed rate deal with the Skipton Building Society and confirmed that another buy-to-let exclusive is set to follow in the near future, which will be available to all Tenet mortgage advisers.

14 Nov 2014

 

MortgageKeeper launches MCI mortgage club

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MortgageKeeper launches MCI mortgage club

Software provider MortgageKeeper has launched a new mortgage club, with former The Mortgage Alliance chief Phil Whitehouse as its managing director.

14 Nov 2014

Phil Jeynes, Head of Account Development at PruProtect & PruHealth

Phil Jeynes, Head of Account Development at PruProtect & PruHealth

We chatted to Phil Jeynes of PruProtect and PruHealth about the use of technology within insurance and the problem of protection sales.

14 Nov 2014

Accord launches sub-2% two-year fix

Accord launches sub-2% two-year fix

Accord Mortgages has reduced its two, three and five-year fixed rate products by up to 0.45%, offering free standard legal work and free valuations on selected products.

14 Nov 2014

FCA: small firms failing to manage financial crime risks

FCA: small firms failing to manage financial crime risks

The Financial Conduct Authority has found that many small banks and commercial insurance intermediaries fail to effectively manage financial crime risk.

14 Nov 2014

Y3S profits increase 105%

Y3S profits increase 105%

South Wales specialist finance packager Y3S has more than doubled its profits in the financial year to September 2014.

14 Nov 2014

Sales surge 9% with highest completions in seven years

Sales surge 9% with highest completions in seven years

The latest House Price Index for England and Wales from LSL has reported that the property market has "shrugged off a slowdown" with the highest number of completed home sales in seven years.

14 Nov 2014

Politicians call for ‘Help to Move’ support for last time buyers

Politicians call for ‘Help to Move’ support for last time buyers

A group of influential politicians has urged the Government to offer a package of financial support and advice to make it easier for older people to move home if they wish to downsize.

14 Nov 2014

FSE London 2014 - Gareth Herbert, Mortgage Advice Bureau

FSE London 2014 - Gareth Herbert, Mortgage Advice Bureau

FSE London 2014 - Gareth Herbert, Mortgage Advice Bureau

14 Nov 2014

Lloyds cuts 1,250 protection advice jobs

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Lloyds cuts 1,250 protection advice jobs

Lloyds Banking Group has confirmed it will no longer offer 'stand-alone' protection advice in a move that will see around 1,250 jobs cut as part of a three-year strategic reorganisation.

14 Nov 2014

Paragon completes latest securitisation deal

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Paragon completes latest securitisation deal

Paragon Mortgages’ parent company the Paragon Group, has completed its latest securitisation.

14 Nov 2014

Connect Mortgage Club receives full CCL permissions

Connect Mortgage Club receives full CCL permissions

Connect Mortgage Club has just been granted full consumer credit permissions from the FCA.

14 Nov 2014

Two thirds of advisers report an increase in active clients

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Two thirds of advisers report an increase in active clients

The latest Aviva Adviser Barometer survey has found that 69% of all advisers have seen the size of their ‘active’ client base increase in the last twelve months, a significant move from the 28% in September 2013.

14 Nov 2014

2.5m 'last time buyers' plan to downsize

2.5m 'last time buyers' plan to downsize

Almost 2.5 million ‘last time buyers’ plan to downsize their homes, according to new research from Prudential.

14 Nov 2014

Loan-to-income caps dampening housing market

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Loan-to-income caps dampening housing market

October has witnessed a further dip in property valuations, according to the latest research from Connells Survey and Valuation.

14 Nov 2014

Leeds BS launches new five year fixes

Leeds BS launches new five year fixes

Leeds Building Society is unveiling a range of five year fixed rate mortgages at 65%, 75% and 80% LTV to complement its existing mortgage range.

13 Nov 2014

RICS: Market in midst of a temporary slowdown

RICS: Market in midst of a temporary slowdown

The RICS Residential Market Survey October 2014, released today, has found the market in the midst of a temporary slowdown, with demand and sales volumes continuing to fall.

13 Nov 2014

Men dominate pension planning at 73%

Men dominate pension planning at 73%

Traditionally the financial advice industry has found it difficult to engage with younger people on pensions, but new data from Selectapension has discovered that younger male clients are now wising up to the need to plan early.

13 Nov 2014

TFC Homeloans adds Paragon Personal Finance to second charge panel

TFC Homeloans adds Paragon Personal Finance to second charge panel

National mortgage distributor, TFC Homeloans, has today announced the introduction of Paragon Personal Finance to their second charge panel.

13 Nov 2014

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