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Scottish 'yes' vote could drive their mortgage rates up, says estate agent

Mortgages

Scottish 'yes' vote could drive their mortgage rates up, says estate agent

The research department of estate agents, Strutt & Parker, has looked into what will happen to the Scottish housing and rural markets if the electorate in Scotland votes for independence on 18th September.

29 Aug 2014

Accord reduces BTL rates by up to 0.25%

Accord reduces BTL rates by up to 0.25%

Accord Buy-to-Let is today reducing some of its mortgages by 0.25% as well as offering up to £1,000 cashback or free valuations on selected products.

29 Aug 2014

Virgin Money launches intermediary exclusive range

Mortgages

Virgin Money launches intermediary exclusive range

Virgin Money has announced a new range of residential and buy-to-let mortgage products.

29 Aug 2014

New secured loan sourcing platform launched

New secured loan sourcing platform launched

Engaged CRM has announced its latest addition, a cloud-based CRM platform allowing users to search and source secured loan products from lenders whilst maintaining and tracking the entire application process.

29 Aug 2014

July sees another post-crash record for secured lending

July sees another post-crash record for secured lending

According to the Loans Warehouse Secured Loans Index, July saw a post credit-crunch high in secured lending volumes.

29 Aug 2014

Bridging lending almost doubles in a year

Bridging lending almost doubles in a year

The Association of Short Term Lenders’ today releases its latest quarterly figures on the size of the bridging market.

29 Aug 2014

Bower Retirement Services to double adviser numbers

Retirement

Bower Retirement Services to double adviser numbers

Equity release adviser firm Bower Retirement Services is looking to significantly expand its face to face adviser team and support staff, with the key objective of doubling its number of advisers over the next twelve months.

28 Aug 2014

Partnership holds forums ahead of pension reform

Retirement

Partnership holds forums ahead of pension reform

With the introduction of the Pension Reforms due to take place within eight months, Partnership is holding forums across the UK to help provide advisers with the support and information they need to advise their clients.

28 Aug 2014

FLS lending falls in Q2, BOE data shows

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FLS lending falls in Q2, BOE data shows

​The Bank of England has today published data on the use of the Funding for Lending Scheme showing that lending via the scheme has fallen in Q2.

28 Aug 2014

Deutsche Bank fined £4.7m for reporting failures

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Deutsche Bank fined £4.7m for reporting failures

Banking giant Deutsche Bank has been fined £4.7m by the FCA for failing to property report transactions.

28 Aug 2014

 

Social media charter for financial services firms launched

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Social media charter for financial services firms launched

A charter for financial services firms using social media has launched shortly after the FCA published guidelines on how to communicate on social media platforms.

28 Aug 2014

Conveyancers welcome Chinese delegation

Conveyancers welcome Chinese delegation

Total Conveyancing Services welcomed a delegation of 23 law students and their professor from CNOOC (China National Offshore Oil Corporation), one of China’s largest companies, to its offices on Tuesday this week.

28 Aug 2014

Target secures deal with specialist broker packager

Target secures deal with specialist broker packager

Target bluechip, the loan and mortgage broker software provider, has won a contract to supply its broker management system to Chaseblue Loans, specialist broker packagers of second charge, bridging and commercial finance.

28 Aug 2014

Fluent Money appoints Quality & Risk director

Fluent Money appoints Quality & Risk director

The UK’s leading secured loan broker, Fluent Money, has strengthened its senior team with the promotion of Nuala Wheeldon to Quality & Risk director.

28 Aug 2014

Metro Bank puts aside £100m for NACFB brokers

Metro Bank puts aside £100m for NACFB brokers

Metro Bank has announced that it is putting aside £100m of facilities lending for members of the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers.

27 Aug 2014

FTBs up a third in Wales: CML

Mortgages

FTBs up a third in Wales: CML

New CML data on the characteristics of lending in Wales in Q2 2014 show it remains driven primarily by lending for house purchase, with first-time buyers in particular showing strong year-on-year growth.

27 Aug 2014

Scotland sees 7-year high in FTB numbers in Q2: CML

Mortgages

Scotland sees 7-year high in FTB numbers in Q2: CML

New CML data on the characteristics of lending in Scotland in Q2 2014 show it remains driven primarily by lending for house purchase, with remortgage activity showing year-on-year decline.

27 Aug 2014

'Significant' lending activity in NI: CML

Mortgages

'Significant' lending activity in NI: CML

New CML data on the characteristics of lending in Northern Ireland in Q2 2014 show the market is has had significant house purchase and remortgage activity growth compared to Q1 and the same period last year.

27 Aug 2014

Home lending in London rose despite MMR: CML

Mortgages

Home lending in London rose despite MMR: CML

New CML data on the characteristics of lending in Greater London in the second quarter of 2014 show the market grew in both house purchase and remortgage activity compared to the previous quarter and the same period last year.

27 Aug 2014

OneSavings Bank sees profits jump

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OneSavings Bank sees profits jump

OneSavingsBank has reported a £29.7m pre-tax profit for the first half of 2014, more than four times higher than the previous year’s £7.3m.

27 Aug 2014

Longer-term fixes increase in popularity in Q2

Mortgages

Longer-term fixes increase in popularity in Q2

In the second quarter there was a 4% reduction in the number of tracker products being processed by intermediaries, which is a second successive fall in numbers for this interest rate type.

27 Aug 2014

Supply of properties for sale up 11%, says NAEA

Mortgages

Supply of properties for sale up 11%, says NAEA

The average number of properties available for sale per branch is up by 11% on the previous month, the greatest percentage increase in almost three years, according to the NAEA.

27 Aug 2014

RBS & NatWest fined £14.5m for mortgage advice failings

Mortgages

RBS & NatWest fined £14.5m for mortgage advice failings

The Financial Conduct Authority has today fined The Royal Bank of Scotland and NatWest £14,474,600 for serious failings in their advised mortgage sales business.

27 Aug 2014

Apprentice scheme continues to shine for Complete FS

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Apprentice scheme continues to shine for Complete FS

Complete FS, the national packager celebrating its 21st birthday this year, has announced the appointment of its second apprentice in a scheme started with great success in 2013.

26 Aug 2014

Life insurance review needed as 'unnecessary' IHT bills total £126m

Life insurance review needed as 'unnecessary' IHT bills total £126m

An urgent review of life insurance policies is being called for after the figures from HM Revenue & Customs revealed bereaved families are being hit with unnecessary Inheritance Tax bills totalling up to £216 million.

26 Aug 2014

40% of sales fail to reach completion, research suggests

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40% of sales fail to reach completion, research suggests

Property search agent The Buying Agents has claimed that as many as 40% of properties are currently failing to make it through to the point of completion as a result of significant issues with the existing conveyancing process.

26 Aug 2014

Clydesdale & Yorkshire Banks announce new mortgage range

Mortgages

Clydesdale & Yorkshire Banks announce new mortgage range

Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks have announced the launch of a new range of mortgages.

26 Aug 2014

West Brom enhances two- and five-year fixes

Mortgages

West Brom enhances two- and five-year fixes

The West Brom is enhancing its range of two and five year fixed rate mortgages with new product launches and reductions of up to 0.20% to existing rates (effective from 27 August).

26 Aug 2014

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