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Remortgage lending remains 'muted': CML

Mortgages

Remortgage lending remains 'muted': CML

Remortgage lending remains muted compared with both first-time buyer and home-mover lending, according to the CML.

11 Aug 2014

Mortgage lending growth remains steady in Q2: CML

Mortgages

Mortgage lending growth remains steady in Q2: CML

New CML data on the characteristics of lending in June show that it remains driven primarily by lending for house purchase, rather than remortgage.

11 Aug 2014

Year-on-year BTL lending growth 'strong': CML

Year-on-year BTL lending growth 'strong': CML

According to data released by the CML today, buy-to-let lending grew 5% over the month to £2.2 billion in June, though the number of loans was the same as May at 15,600.

11 Aug 2014

FTB lending up 19%: CML

Mortgages

FTB lending up 19%: CML

According to the CML data out today, there were 28,600 first-time buyer loans in June - 7% more than in May, and 19% up on June 2013.

11 Aug 2014

Shawbrook launches its first fixed rate commercial mortgages

Mortgages

Shawbrook launches its first fixed rate commercial mortgages

Shawbrook Bank has launched a suite of fixed rate options across its commercial mortgage range (excluding short term loans).

11 Aug 2014

Complete FS celebrates 21st birthday with lender expo

Complete FS celebrates 21st birthday with lender expo

Complete FS is celebrating its 21st birthday in style with an even more impressive line up of lenders and providers at their 11th annual Expo, to be held on the 17th September at the Meon Valley Golf & Country Club, near Southampton.

11 Aug 2014

LMS announces partnership with Ipswich BS

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LMS announces partnership with Ipswich BS

LMS are pleased to announce their latest partnership with Ipswich Building Society. This further strengthens LMS commitment and connection to the building society sector.

08 Aug 2014

AXA Wealth outlines planned changes ahead of new pension rules

Retirement

AXA Wealth outlines planned changes ahead of new pension rules

David Thompson, managing director, Elevate, AXA Wealth, comments on planned changes to the platform ahead of the new pension rules being introduced from April 2015.

08 Aug 2014

Hinckley & Rugby announce three new fixes and a rate cut

Mortgages

Hinckley & Rugby announce three new fixes and a rate cut

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society, which lends throughout England & Wales, has launched three new fixed rate residential mortgages and cut the interest rate on an existing fix.

08 Aug 2014

FSE Manchester 2014 - Harpal Singh, Broker Conveyancing

Mortgages

FSE Manchester 2014 - Harpal Singh, Broker Conveyancing

At FSE Manchester we spoke to Harpal Singh of Broker Conveyancing...

08 Aug 2014

 

Virgin launches 'Stamp Duty buster' HTB mortgage

Mortgages

Virgin launches 'Stamp Duty buster' HTB mortgage

Virgin Money has launched an innovative ‘Stamp Duty buster’ mortgage as part of its Help To Buy Equity Loan range, to assist first and next time buyers with all of the costs associated with buying a new build home.

08 Aug 2014

Precise launches its lowest priced 80% BTL

Precise launches its lowest priced 80% BTL

Precise Mortgages, the specialist lender, has launched a range of semi-exclusive products for its key networks and clubs as well as introducing its lowest ever priced 80% LTV buy to let product.

08 Aug 2014

Halifax cuts rates on 90% LTV products by 0.30%

Mortgages

Halifax cuts rates on 90% LTV products by 0.30%

Halifax today announced that it is cutting the rates of its 2 year fixed 90% LTV products.

08 Aug 2014

Chris Prior, Manager - Sales and Distribution at Bridgewater Equity Release

In The Spotlight

Chris Prior, Manager - Sales and Distribution at Bridgewater Equity Release

We spoke to Chris Prior is Manager, Sales and Distribution at Bridgewater Equity Release about misconceptions surrounding equity release and later life business.

08 Aug 2014

Anticipating the great unknown of the mortgage market

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Anticipating the great unknown of the mortgage market

[Blog from Simon Crone, VP - Commercial at Genworth]

08 Aug 2014

Skipton increases rates on 1-year ISAs and fixed rate bonds

Savings & Investments

Skipton increases rates on 1-year ISAs and fixed rate bonds

Skipton Building Society will today launch a new range of fixed rate ISAs and bonds which include rate rises on short term savings.

08 Aug 2014

House sales recover to highest level for 7 years

Mortgages

House sales recover to highest level for 7 years

The LSL England and Wales House Price Index has recorded a 4.6% annual price growth outside London and the South East.

08 Aug 2014

FTBs could take 22 years to save a deposit

Mortgages

FTBs could take 22 years to save a deposit

New statistics reveal it could take the average person over 22 years to save up for the deposit on their first home.

08 Aug 2014

Online pension enquiries surge post-Budget, says Equiniti

Retirement

Online pension enquiries surge post-Budget, says Equiniti

Pensions software providing Equiniti reports a surge in people engaging with their pensions online following the budget announcement in March, which brought increased flexibility to accessing pension savings.

07 Aug 2014

BoE keeps bank rate at 0.5%

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BoE keeps bank rate at 0.5%

The Bank of England has held UK interest rates at a record low of 0.5% for another month.

07 Aug 2014

LV= launches dedicated retirement advice desk

Retirement

LV= launches dedicated retirement advice desk

LV= is launching a new advice desk, manned by a dedicated team of experienced retirement solutions specialists, to help advisers who have clients who are due to retire before April 2015.

07 Aug 2014

Y3S on the hunt for brokers to lead new second charge venture

Y3S on the hunt for brokers to lead new second charge venture

Cardiff-based Y3S is to hold a ‘Dragons Den’ style interview process to find two people to run a new second charge loan brokerage that will be part of its group of companies.

07 Aug 2014

Stonebridge Insurance fined £8.4m by FCA

Protection

Stonebridge Insurance fined £8.4m by FCA

The FCA has fined Stonebridge International Insurance Limited £8,373,600 in relation to sales of accident insurance products.

07 Aug 2014

Intellifo creates Scottish independence toolkit for advisers

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Intellifo creates Scottish independence toolkit for advisers

With just a few weeks to go before the Scottish referendum, leading adviser software company Intelliflo has created a ’10 minute toolkit’ for advisers both sides of the border.

07 Aug 2014

Scottish Widows to cut initial commission

Retirement

Scottish Widows to cut initial commission

Scottish Widows has today announced its approach to helping employers on their journey towards full compliance with DWP legislation.

07 Aug 2014

Shawbrook launches specialist commercial underwriting teams

Shawbrook launches specialist commercial underwriting teams

Shawbrook Bank has launched specialist teams dedicated to processing residential buy-to-let; commercial and semi-commercial investment; and trading business and large loan applications.

07 Aug 2014

Hope Capital announces expansion plans

Mortgages

Hope Capital announces expansion plans

Hope Capital has today clearly laid out its intentions to expand. It intends to open a London office and recruit another six individuals in the next twelve months covering areas including underwriting, business development and office support.

07 Aug 2014

Third of brokers expect a base rate rise this year

Mortgages

Third of brokers expect a base rate rise this year

More than one in three (36%) mortgage brokers expect a rise in the Bank of England base rate before the year is out, according to new research by the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association.

07 Aug 2014

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