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Natwest appoints three BDMs

Natwest appoints three BDMs

NatWest Intermediary Solutions has announced the appointment of three new phone-based Business Development Managers.

12 Jan 2015

Asset rich pensioners still reliant on unsecured debt

Asset rich pensioners still reliant on unsecured debt

Unsecured debt among retired homeowners has risen by 16% in the last year as retirees turn to credit cards, personal loans and overdrafts to make ends meet - despite sitting on over £200,000 of housing wealth.

12 Jan 2015

Leeds BS launches new fixes

Leeds BS launches new fixes

Leeds Building Society have announced the launch of new two and five year fixed rate mortgages, including a 1.84% two year fixed rate available up to 65% LTV and a 3.59% five year fixed rate available up to 85% LTV.

12 Jan 2015

Simplybiz announces floatation plans

Simplybiz announces floatation plans

Simplybiz has announced plans to raise funds through the sale or floatation of a 60% stake in the business, as it seeks to fund further acquisitions.

12 Jan 2015

Accord cuts five-year rates

Accord cuts five-year rates

Accord Mortgages has announced reductions on its residential five-year fixed rate range for borrowers with deposits from 20% to 35%.

12 Jan 2015

Fleet Mortgages issues first offer

Fleet Mortgages issues first offer

Fleet Mortgages, the new buy-to-let and specialist lender, has today revealed it has issued its first mortgage offer within 10 working days of receiving the full mortgage application.

12 Jan 2015

Government unveils guidance guarantee brand

Government unveils guidance guarantee brand

HM Treasury has today revealed the brand name of the new pensions guidance service as ‘Pension wise - your money your choice’.

12 Jan 2015

Investec appoints new BDM

Investec appoints new BDM

Investec Private Banking has today announced the appointment of Peter Izard to the role of Business Development Manager.

12 Jan 2015

Responsible Equity Release to host online seminars

Responsible Equity Release to host online seminars

Responsible Equity Release will be hosting a series of online seminars throughout 2015, to help financial intermediaries engage and present to equity release customers.

12 Jan 2015

The Nottingham widens distribution panel

The Nottingham widens distribution panel

The Nottingham is widening its lending adviser distribution panel to include advisers at In Partnership, The Whitechurch Network and HomeLoan Partnership.

09 Jan 2015

 

In the Spotlight with Andy McCabe, MD of Selectapension

In the Spotlight with Andy McCabe, MD of Selectapension

We spoke to Andy McCabe, Managing Director of Selectapension, about the future of pension products and the benefits of technology in financial services.

09 Jan 2015

AMI appoints new senior policy adviser

AMI appoints new senior policy adviser

The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries has appointed Aileen Lees as its new senior policy adviser.

09 Jan 2015

FCA issues warning over clone payday firms

FCA issues warning over clone payday firms

The FCA has issued warnings over payday loan firms been carrying out consumer credit activities without permission or authorisation.

09 Jan 2015

The nuances of lending to high net worth clients

The nuances of lending to high net worth clients

High net worth individuals around the country – the ones who aren’t worrying about Mansion Tax – are sitting relatively pretty right now.

09 Jan 2015

Buoyant market sees TenetLime turnover up 42%

Buoyant market sees TenetLime turnover up 42%

Tenet have today reported a 6% increase in headline turnover to £125.2m and a 32% increase in earnings to £1.3m for the 12 months to 30 September 2014, resulting in a 16% (£350,000) increase to the group’s net profit.

09 Jan 2015

ABI launches pension scam campaign

ABI launches pension scam campaign

The Association of British Insurers and the Pensions Advisory Service are today launching a social media campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of pension scams and provide tips to help consumers protect their financial future.

09 Jan 2015

Chaseblue Loans to expand

Chaseblue Loans to expand

South Wales based second charge loans packager Chaseblue has announced that it will soon be moving into larger business premises as part of its expansion plans.

09 Jan 2015

Santander to make £6bn from share sale

Santander to make £6bn from share sale

Santander's Spanish arm Banco Santander has announced plans to raise up to €7.5bn (£5.9bn) through the sale of around 1.3bn shares, each with a value of €0.50.

09 Jan 2015

Connells: competitive rates boost yearly growth

Connells: competitive rates boost yearly growth

Valuations activity saw yearly growth of 9% according to the latest research from Connells Survey and Valuation.

09 Jan 2015

Slow December restricts annual house price growth

Slow December restricts annual house price growth

The latest LSL/Acadata house price index has shown that house prices for December remain effectively unchanged from the previous month, with the average price paid for a home in England & Wales at £279,000, just £40 above November's figures.

09 Jan 2015

Leeds BS cuts rates by up to 0.75%

Leeds BS cuts rates by up to 0.75%

Leeds Building Society has today announced new products and rate cuts of up to 0.75% on existing deals.

08 Jan 2015

Scottish Widows announces sub-2% fix

Scottish Widows announces sub-2% fix

Scottish Widows Bank have today announced 0.2% rate cuts on their Professional and Flexible mortgage product range.

08 Jan 2015

Help to Buy sales hit 73,000

Help to Buy sales hit 73,000

Housing Minister Brandon Lewis today announced that more than 73,000 homes have been bought under the government’s Help to Buy schemes, with an average house price of £212,000, compared to the UK average of £271,000.

08 Jan 2015

BoE maintains bank rate

BoE maintains bank rate

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee today voted to maintain the bank rate at 0.5%.

08 Jan 2015

Halifax announces two months interest back offer

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Halifax announces two months interest back offer

Halifax is offering homemovers and first-time buyers two months interest back on their mortgage.

08 Jan 2015

Only 12% can survive on state pension

Only 12% can survive on state pension

Just 12% of over-40s said that they would survive on the new state pension of around £8,000 per year, according to research by Partnership.

08 Jan 2015

CPI could see housing-centric overhaul

CPI could see housing-centric overhaul

Institute for Fiscal Studies director Paul Johnson has called for an alternative measure of inflation which includes homeowners' housing costs.

08 Jan 2015

Homeloan Partnership appoints new Commercial Director

Homeloan Partnership appoints new Commercial Director

HomeLoan Partnership today announced that Neil Hoare will be joining its senior management team as Commercial Director.

08 Jan 2015

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