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£14m buyout of John Charcol & Towergate Financial Planning complete

£14m buyout of John Charcol & Towergate Financial Planning complete

Palatine Private Equity has today completed the management buy out of the mortgage broking business, John Charcol, and the financial planning business of the Towergate Group.

17 Mar 2015

CML: January sees home lending lull

CML: January sees home lending lull

The Council of Mortgage Lenders today released new data on the characteristics of UK mortgage lending in January 2015, broken down to show first-time buyer, home mover, remortgage and buy-to-let lending.

17 Mar 2015

Leeds launches 2.99% 5-year fix

Leeds launches 2.99% 5-year fix

Leeds Building Society is seeing strong demand for its latest best buy five year fixed rate mortgage, with a competitive rate of 2.99% and an attractive package of incentives.

17 Mar 2015

CML: Buy to let lending sees year-on-year boost

CML: Buy to let lending sees year-on-year boost

The Council of Mortgage Lenders today released new data on the characteristics of UK mortgage lending in January 2015, broken down to show first-time buyer, home mover, remortgage and buy-to-let lending.

17 Mar 2015

CML: Lending to FTBs at 21-month low

CML: Lending to FTBs at 21-month low

The Council of Mortgage Lenders today reported gross mortgage lending reached £14.8 billion in January, with lending to first time buyers at an almost two-year low.

17 Mar 2015

Halifax announces 2-year fixes from 2.69%

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Halifax announces 2-year fixes from 2.69%

Halifax announced today that it has launched new rates on selected two-year fixed first time buyer and home mover products.

17 Mar 2015

Second charge landscape shifting ahead of of structural changes

Second charge landscape shifting ahead of of structural changes

Smart Money Managing Director, Paul Crewe, believes that the landscape for second charge lending is already changing radically in advance of full integration into the main regulatory framework in April 2016.

17 Mar 2015

Lack of individual underwriting is 'major block' on lending, warn brokers

Lack of individual underwriting is 'major block' on lending, warn brokers

According to research by Kensington, brokers believe that the lack of individual underwriting is the biggest issue facing homebuyers and remortgage customers struggling to secure a new deal with lenders.

17 Mar 2015

FSE Glasgow 2015 - John Malone, Front Events

FSE Glasgow 2015 - John Malone, Front Events

We spoke to Front Events chairman and industry stalwart John Malone at the recent FSE Glasgow, where he shared his view on the market this year and the importance of events catering to brokers.

16 Mar 2015

FSE Glasgow 2015 - Alistair Ewing, Blimey! Loans

FSE Glasgow 2015 - Alistair Ewing, Blimey! Loans

We spoke to Alistair Ewing of Blimey! Loans at FSE Glasgow last week about the need for regional industry events and the future for Blimey! Loans.

16 Mar 2015

 

FSE Glasgow 2015 - Roger Morris, Precise Mortgages

FSE Glasgow 2015 - Roger Morris, Precise Mortgages

We spoke to Roger Morris from Precise Mortgages last week at FSE Glasgow - he gave us the lowdown on the buy to let market and what to expect in future as the Mortgage Credit Directive settles in.

16 Mar 2015

FSE Glasgow 2015 - Brian Coulton, The Source Insurance

FSE Glasgow 2015 - Brian Coulton, The Source Insurance

Brian Coulton of the Source took the time to chat to Financial Reporter at the recent FSE Glasgow expo on the protection market this year.

16 Mar 2015

Source Insurance teams up for GI masterclasses

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Source Insurance teams up for GI masterclasses

Source Insurance is teaming up with Adviser Portals and Mortgage Brain to take their GI masterclasses on the road.

16 Mar 2015

FSE Glasgow 2015 - Jonathan Evans, Skipton Building Society

FSE Glasgow 2015 - Jonathan Evans, Skipton Building Society

We spoke to Skipton Building Society's Jonathan Evans at the recent Financial Services Expo Glasgow about the mortgage market in 2015.

16 Mar 2015

FSE Glasgow 2015 - Phil Coombes, Leeds Building Society

FSE Glasgow 2015 - Phil Coombes, Leeds Building Society

At last week's Financial Services Expo Glasgow, we spoke to Phil Coombes of Leeds Building Society about the issue of procuration fees and the future of fixed rates.

16 Mar 2015

FSE Glasgow 2015 - Lauren Bagley, TMA

FSE Glasgow 2015 - Lauren Bagley, TMA

We spoke to Lauren Bagley, of mortgage club TMA, at last week's Financial Services Expo Glasgow, to get her insight on the market this year and predictions for 2015.

16 Mar 2015

FSE Glasgow 2015 - John Coffield, Paradigm Mortgage Services

FSE Glasgow 2015 - John Coffield, Paradigm Mortgage Services

At the recent FSE Glasgow, we spoke to John Coffield of Paradigm Mortgage Services about the possible effects of a deferred base rate rise and the importance of events that cater to the adviser.

16 Mar 2015

FSE Glasgow 2015 - Gary Little, The Chartered Insurance Institute

FSE Glasgow 2015 - Gary Little, The Chartered Insurance Institute

We spoke to Gary Little of the Chartered Insurance Institute at the recent Financial Services Expo Glasgow about whether encouraging income protection was a moral obligation and what's necessary to keep the industry fully qualified to the highest standards.

16 Mar 2015

FSE Glasgow 2015 - Richard Deacon, Masthaven

FSE Glasgow 2015 - Richard Deacon, Masthaven

We spoke to Masthaven's Richard Deacon at the recent Financial Services Expo Glasgow about the bridging and secured lending markets, and his predictions for 2015.

16 Mar 2015

Stonehaven launches fixed ERCs

Stonehaven launches fixed ERCs

Equity release specialists Stonehaven are today launching a new product range which offers customers total control over any early repayment charges across the entire duration of their lifetime mortgage.

16 Mar 2015

Over 90% of life policies subject to IHT

Over 90% of life policies subject to IHT

Legal & General has today warned advisers to consider putting their client’s life insurance policies into trust in order to mitigate inheritance tax liabilities for loved ones left behind after their death.

16 Mar 2015

Average asking prices near record high

Average asking prices near record high

Average new seller asking prices are just £30 below the all-time high of £281,782 set in June 2014, as high demand reduces the impact of tighter lending controls introduced in the April 2014 Mortgage Market Review.

16 Mar 2015

Lending Works launches auto income tool

Lending Works launches auto income tool

Peer-to-peer lender Lending Works has announced the launch of an Auto Income tool that allows lenders to draw down a regular income over the course of their lending term.

16 Mar 2015

Fleet adds Paradigm to panel

Fleet adds Paradigm to panel

Fleet Mortgages, the new buy-to-let and specialist lender, has today added Paradigm Mortgage Services to its distribution panel.

16 Mar 2015

Bellpenny acquires IFA with £40m FUM

Bellpenny acquires IFA with £40m FUM

National wealth manager Bellpenny announced today that it has acquired Farnham-based IFA Legal & Professional Services Limited.

16 Mar 2015

TBMC launches new BTL exclusives

TBMC launches new BTL exclusives

TBMC has launched two new buy-to-let fixed rate mortgages with Mortgage Trust - a 3% fixed rate with a 2.50% completion fee, and a 3.25% fixed rate with a £2495 completion.

16 Mar 2015

Dudley BS launches self employed range

Dudley BS launches self employed range

The Dudley Building Society has launched a range of three year self employed specific mortgage deals aiming to tackle the growing number of self employed borrowers currently being neglected by the larger lending community.

16 Mar 2015

Younger borrowers turn to equity release post-MMR

Younger borrowers turn to equity release post-MMR

Younger borrowers are turning to lifetime mortgages in the wake of the Mortgage Market Review and the upcoming pension reforms, according to the Spring 2015 edition of the Equity Release Market Report.

16 Mar 2015

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