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SortRefer launches competitive conveyancing package in Scotland

SortRefer launches competitive conveyancing package in Scotland

SortRefer, the award winning conveyancing portal, has increased its activity in Scotland by launching one of the most competitive conveyancing packages for Scottish remortgage business.

20 Oct 2014

Barclays launches lowest ever mortgage rates

Barclays launches lowest ever mortgage rates

Starting tomorrow, Barclays is offering its lowest ever rates on a number of mortgage products, marking a seventh consecutive rate reduction to its mortgage range.

20 Oct 2014

MMRs impact on mortgage market dissipates

MMRs impact on mortgage market dissipates

Mortgage approvals by all UK-resident mortgage lenders for house purchase picked up in June, before easing back slightly in August, according to the Bank of England’s latest Trends in Lending report. The number of approvals for remortgaging was broadly unchanged between June and August.

20 Oct 2014

FCA to issue record number of warnings

FCA to issue record number of warnings

The Financial Conduct Authority is on track to issue a record amount of private warnings this year, according to a report by the Financial Times, gained through a Freedom of Information request to the FCA.

20 Oct 2014

Mortgage Intelligence appoints Metro Bank to its panel of lenders

Mortgage Intelligence appoints Metro Bank to its panel of lenders

Mortgage Intelligence Holdings is delighted to announce it has expanded its panel of lenders with the appointment of Metro Bank.

20 Oct 2014

Gross mortgage lending steady in September

Gross mortgage lending steady in September

The Council of Mortgage Lenders estimates that gross mortgage lending reached £17.8 billion in September. This is 1% lower than August (£18 billion), but 10% higher than September last year (£16.2 billion).

20 Oct 2014

Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks launch range of new mortgages

Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks launch range of new mortgages

Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks today launched a new range of mortgages including a ‘pay your mortgage for a month’ offer, where cashback will be offered equivalent to one monthly mortgage payment, and no arrangement fees.

20 Oct 2014

Death tax abolition causes 1m to increase savings

Death tax abolition causes 1m to increase savings

New consumer polling from AXA Life Invest reveals that almost a fifth (19%) of defined contribution scheme members are planning to save more into their pension as a result of George Osborne’s planned abolition of the 55% ‘death tax’.

20 Oct 2014

Aegon to offer IHT advice

Aegon to offer IHT advice

Aegon UK has launched a new Whole of Life protection policy designed to provide money to help cover an inheritance tax bill payable on a customer’s estate when they die.

20 Oct 2014

L&G director Ben Thompson resigns

L&G director Ben Thompson resigns

Ben Thompson is set to leave Legal & General on the 11th of November for a managing director role with property and technology company ULS Technology plc, an AIM-listed provider of online B2B platforms for the UK conveyancing and financial intermediary markets.

20 Oct 2014

 

DWP has staff overhaul

DWP has staff overhaul

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will shortly commence recruitment for a new Pensions Ombudsman and a Deputy Pensions Ombudsman.

20 Oct 2014

HSBC unveils 0.99% mortgage

HSBC unveils 0.99% mortgage

HSBC has announced it has launched its lowest ever mortgage rate today, starting from Monday.

18 Oct 2014

Bob Young, Chief Executive Officer, Fleet Mortgages

Bob Young, Chief Executive Officer, Fleet Mortgages

Financial Reporter spoke to Bob Young, CEO of newly-launched lender Fleet Mortgages, about their plans in the market.

17 Oct 2014

Virgin delays LSE float plans

Virgin delays LSE float plans

Virgin has today announced a delay on its planned float on the London Stock Exchange following a recent slump in global equity markets.

17 Oct 2014

Santander cuts rates by 0.31%

Santander cuts rates by 0.31%

On Monday 20 October 2014, Santander is significantly reducing rates across the majority of its fixed and tracker range, as it looks to further support homebuyers and remortgagers this autumn.

17 Oct 2014

BoE chief: interest rates to remain lower for longer

BoE chief: interest rates to remain lower for longer

Bank of England chief economist Andrew Haldane says he is “gloomier” on the UK’s economic prospects and expects interest rates to stay lower for longer.

17 Oct 2014

Insurer calls for independent pension review

Insurer calls for independent pension review

Royal London the UK’s largest mutual insurer has called for a new independent Commission to set the direction of policy on pensions, retirement income, and later life financial provision.

17 Oct 2014

From perfect storm to wind in its sails – why the improving economy shows crowdfunding is no fad

From perfect storm to wind in its sails – why the improving economy shows crowdfunding is no fad

[Feature from Dillen Iyavoo, CEO of the crowdfunding platform Funding Tree]

17 Oct 2014

Berkeley Alexander appoints two new BDMs

Berkeley Alexander appoints two new BDMs

General insurance provider, Berkeley Alexander, has announced the appointment of two new Business Development Managers.

17 Oct 2014

Popularity of fixed rates falls to two year low

Popularity of fixed rates falls to two year low

The proportion of homebuyers applying for a fixed-rate deal fell to its lowest level in almost two years in September, according to the National Mortgage Index from Mortgage Advice Bureau.

17 Oct 2014

P2P lending under ISA consultation

P2P lending under ISA consultation

Government sets out options to enable savers to hold innovative P2P loans in their ISAs which will allow returns to be entirely tax free.

17 Oct 2014

Second steppers face £60,000 gap

Second steppers face £60,000 gap

According to the fourth annual Second Steppers Report from Lloyds Bank, growing house prices mean there is an ever widening gap for those making the move to the second step on the housing ladder.

17 Oct 2014

Mortgage lenders expect more intervention despite market cooling

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Mortgage lenders expect more intervention despite market cooling

More than half (55%) of intermediary mortgage lenders and a sizable minority of brokers (40%) expect further interventions by the Bank of England’s Financial Policy Committee despite market growth cooling, according to new research by the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association.

17 Oct 2014

Uinsure appoints Berkeley Alexander’s Mark Hutchings

Uinsure appoints Berkeley Alexander’s Mark Hutchings

Leading GI provider Uinsure is continuing its mission to recruit the industry’s finest talent with the appointment of a new National Account Manager.

16 Oct 2014

Skipton appoints new Group Finance Director

Skipton appoints new Group Finance Director

Skipton Building Society is today announcing the appointment of Ashraf Piranie to the Board role of Group Finance Director.

16 Oct 2014

Intelliflo widens access to adviser planning tool

Intelliflo widens access to adviser planning tool

Leading provider of web-based business management software, Intelliflo, today announces that SimplyBiz members will now be able to access Distribution Technology’s Dynamic Planner through Simply Intelliflo Plus.

16 Oct 2014

Preparing ourselves for more regulatory changes

Preparing ourselves for more regulatory changes

The following is a sentence you will not often see written. I sometimes feel sorry for the FCA.

16 Oct 2014

Banks should follow credit unions and provide short-term credit

Banks should follow credit unions and provide short-term credit

On International Credit Union Day, Citizens Advice has warned about the lack of choice in short-term credit.

16 Oct 2014

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