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Skipton drops rates by up to 0.40%

Mortgages

Skipton drops rates by up to 0.40%

Skipton Building Society is today launching a new residential two year fixed mortgage range with rates dropping by as much as 0.40%.

08 Sep 2014

CBI calls for housing market pledges ahead of political conference season

Mortgages

CBI calls for housing market pledges ahead of political conference season

Ahead of the party conference season, the CBI is setting out the choices political parties must make to ensure the benefits of growth are felt by all people during the next parliament and beyond, including a major push to get Britain building.

08 Sep 2014

Number of people planning not to retire at record level

Retirement

Number of people planning not to retire at record level

One in seven (14%) non-retired people, the equivalent of around 5 million individuals, do not plan on retiring, according to the latest consumer research by Baring Asset Management.

08 Sep 2014

House price growth slows slightly in August: Halifax

Mortgages

House price growth slows slightly in August: Halifax

House prices in the latest three months (June-August 2014) were 3.0% higher than in the previous three months (March-May 2014); down from 3.5% last month.

08 Sep 2014

Auto enrolment a 'success story' says Scottish Widows

Retirement

Auto enrolment a 'success story' says Scottish Widows

Half of UK employees on lower incomes and half of those aged 30-49 are now saving adequately for retirement, according to Scottish Widows, showing the impact of automatic enrolment on the groups that need it most.

08 Sep 2014

Time to grab a slice of La Dolce Vita

Blogs

Time to grab a slice of La Dolce Vita

Italy has by no means escaped the effects of the global downturn which resulted in its longest economic recession in 60 years.

05 Sep 2014

CML disappointed at credit directive impact on BTL

Mortgages

CML disappointed at credit directive impact on BTL

Today, the Treasury issued a consultation on how the UK will implement the requirements of the European Mortgage Credit Directive, which needs to be fully implemented by March 2016.

05 Sep 2014

Treasury publishes consultation on Mortgage Credit Directive

Mortgages

Treasury publishes consultation on Mortgage Credit Directive

HM Treasury has today published its consultation on the implementation of the European Mortgage Credit Directive.

05 Sep 2014

Clayton Euro Risk wns Acquisition International Finance Award

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Clayton Euro Risk wns Acquisition International Finance Award

Clayton Euro Risk has announced it has won the award for Outstanding Financial Information & Service Provider at the 2014 Acquisition International Finance Awards.

05 Sep 2014

Evolution Money appoints Head of Operations

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Evolution Money appoints Head of Operations

Evolution Money who announced a new syndicated banking facility earlier this year has today announced the appointment of Jo Helire-Glynn who joins the business as Head of Operations.

05 Sep 2014

 

PRA board sees two new members

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PRA board sees two new members

The Bank of England today announced two changes to the Board of the Prudential Regulation Authority.

05 Sep 2014

45% of brokers say business levels exceed expectations

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45% of brokers say business levels exceed expectations

Nearly half (45%) of brokers have found that business levels and enquiries during the first half of 2014 have exceeded their expectations.

05 Sep 2014

The Source extends reach to non-standard insurance

The Source extends reach to non-standard insurance

Source Insurance has this week extended its reach in the non-standard household insurance market with enhancements to its quotations engines that will allow more properties to be quoted.

05 Sep 2014

Exeter Family first to launch new underwriting system

Protection

Exeter Family first to launch new underwriting system

Exeter Family Friendly is the first provider to integrate UnderwriteMe’s new state of the art underwriting system into its income protection buying process.

05 Sep 2014

Key Retirement Solutions announces deal with fixed term annuity pioneers

Retirement

Key Retirement Solutions announces deal with fixed term annuity pioneers

Primetime Retirement has announced a deal with Key Retirement Solutions Group, funded by Phoenix Equity Partners, that gives Key Group a majority shareholding in the business.

04 Sep 2014

CML publishes lender wishlist ahead of general election

Mortgages

CML publishes lender wishlist ahead of general election

The Council of Mortgage Lenders has today published 'A housing market to be proud of', aimed at the political parties in advance of the next General Election.

04 Sep 2014

Barcadia Media takes on Goodwood Races

Barcadia Media takes on Goodwood Races

This week our directors James and Andy donned their suits and headed to Goodwood Race Course (a long drive from our HQ in Blackpool!) for the first FSE Raceday held by Front Events.

04 Sep 2014

BoE keeps interest rates at 0.5%

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BoE keeps interest rates at 0.5%

The Bank of England left interest rates and its asset purchase target unchanged on Thursday, despite growing calls by some members for a change in policy.

04 Sep 2014

Shawbrook makes product switching process simpler

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Shawbrook makes product switching process simpler

Following a soft launch in April this year, Shawbrook Bank’s product switching facility has started to gain real momentum with more and more clients enquiring about the opportunity to switch products when nearing the end of their existing facility.

04 Sep 2014

L&G works with Asset TV on protection videos

L&G works with Asset TV on protection videos

Legal & General and Asset TV are to work together to help advisers develop their business protection knowledge through a series of CII accredited training videos.

04 Sep 2014

Co-op Group edges back to profit after banking losses

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Co-op Group edges back to profit after banking losses

Co-operative Group has confirmed a return to half year profit at the start of its three-year programme to rebuild the business.

04 Sep 2014

Enterprise Finance acquires West One Loans

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Enterprise Finance acquires West One Loans

Enterprise Finance today announced its acquisition of bridging lender, West One Loans, in a transaction funded by a combination of cash and equity.

04 Sep 2014

London holds third of Britain's property value

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London holds third of Britain's property value

London is home to over a third of Britain’s gross property value, with the capital’s homes currently worth a total of £1.5 trillion, according to the latest research from specialist London estate agents Stirling Ackroyd.

04 Sep 2014

ASTL committee welcome three new members

ASTL committee welcome three new members

The ASTL executive committee welcome three new members this year, while three continue their membership from previous years.

04 Sep 2014

Y3S and Precise Mortgages offer second charge roadshows

Y3S and Precise Mortgages offer second charge roadshows

The two firms will be providing ‘pop-up’ roadshows at five venues around the country in the autumn to help mortgage brokers understand more about second charge loans regulation and how it affects them.

04 Sep 2014

Monmouthshire BS announces mortgage lending growth of 6%

Mortgages

Monmouthshire BS announces mortgage lending growth of 6%

Monmouthshire Building Society has today announced growth of 10.3%, including a 6% rise in mortgage lending.

03 Sep 2014

Skipton to lower mortgage variable rate

Mortgages

Skipton to lower mortgage variable rate

From 1st October Skipton will lower its Mortgage Variable Rate from 5.49% to 4.99% for residential and from 5.69% to 5.19% for buy-to-let.

03 Sep 2014

Small business lending via NACFB brokers up 20%

Small business lending via NACFB brokers up 20%

The NACFB has published the results of its annual broker survey, which shows the largest increase in business completed via its independent broker members since before the recession.

03 Sep 2014

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