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Upsurge in stolen mail fuelling card fraud & ID theft

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Upsurge in stolen mail fuelling card fraud & ID theft

Residents of apartment blocks and flats are being warned that they are a target for criminals stealing mail from letter boxes in order to commit card fraud and ID theft.

25 Sep 2014

Fifth of Brits owe money for things they no longer own

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Fifth of Brits owe money for things they no longer own

1 in 5 people still owe cash for items they don’t own anymore, with mobile phone contracts the agreement people most likely to have to go on paying.

25 Sep 2014

Are bridgers under the microscope in a post-MMR world?

Are bridgers under the microscope in a post-MMR world?

Matthew Anderson, director of Fincorp, comments on why bridgers must treat clients fairly.

25 Sep 2014

FCA: 50,000 mortgages sold without income being verified in Q2

Mortgages

FCA: 50,000 mortgages sold without income being verified in Q2

The FCA has said the mortgage market appears to have ‘filled its boots’ on sales of mortgages that did not have any income verification of the borrower, prior to the introduction of the Mortgage Market Review earlier this year.

25 Sep 2014

Brokers urged not to ignore impact of second-charge regulation

Brokers urged not to ignore impact of second-charge regulation

The importance of brokers getting to grips with regulatory guidelines concerning the second charge marketplace was firmly underlined by a panel of industry experts at this year’s Financial Services Expo (FSE) London.

25 Sep 2014

MMR 'will not allow' post-crisis problems to recur: FCA

MMR 'will not allow' post-crisis problems to recur: FCA

Speaking at the FSE London show today, the FCA's Lynda Blackwell discussed the post-MMR world, noting that while it was still 'early days' in assessing the impact of the regulation, it has significantly altered the market.

24 Sep 2014

Experts suggest full BTL regulation is on the cards

Mortgages

Experts suggest full BTL regulation is on the cards

All mortgage market stakeholders should prepare themselves for the full regulation of the buy-to-let market in the future, according to industry experts at today’s FSE London event in Old Billingsgate.

24 Sep 2014

Gross mortgage lending predicted to hit £200bn in 2014

Mortgages

Gross mortgage lending predicted to hit £200bn in 2014

Mortgage market commentators at today’s FSE London event, the premier exhibition for the financial services industry, have suggested gross lending levels will breach £200bn in 2014 however cautioned against spectacular increases throughout 2015.

24 Sep 2014

UK economy in 'Sweet Spot' says leading economist at FSE London

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UK economy in 'Sweet Spot' says leading economist at FSE London

The performance of the UK economy at present means it is currently in a ‘sweet spot’, according to Stefano Silvestrin, senior economic analyst at Nationwide Building Society.

24 Sep 2014

Longer-term tenancies given support by Paragon

Mortgages

Longer-term tenancies given support by Paragon

Buy-to-let lender Paragon Mortgages has welcomed the Government’s approach in promoting family friendly tenancies, with the launch of the new model tenancy agreement.

24 Sep 2014

 

Now is the best time to be a young entrepreneur in Britain

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Now is the best time to be a young entrepreneur in Britain

According to experts at the Student Entrepreneurs Question Time event at the Labour Party Conference in Manchester last night (23 September), there has never been a better time for young people to start a business.

24 Sep 2014

Over 25% of borrowers face financial difficulties when interest rates rise

Mortgages

Over 25% of borrowers face financial difficulties when interest rates rise

Over a quarter of people with a mortgage say they will be in financial trouble when interest rates rise, according to new research published by the Building Societies Association and the Money Advice Trust.

24 Sep 2014

Ten day Buy-To-Let sale launched by Accord

Mortgages

Ten day Buy-To-Let sale launched by Accord

Accord has announced that it is offering brokers and landlords three competitive two-year fixed rate deals for a limited period as it launches it ten-day Buy-to-Let sale.

24 Sep 2014

£912m of savings drawn-down each month to make ends meet

Savings & Investments

£912m of savings drawn-down each month to make ends meet

Low levels of disposable income has led to nearly one in three adults in the UK (31%) regularly dipping into their savings each month to help pay for monthly outgoings.

24 Sep 2014

Santander to use environmental risk data in mortgage valuation process

Mortgages

Santander to use environmental risk data in mortgage valuation process

Santander partners with Landmark Quest to become the first lender to use environmental risk data in mortgage valuation process.

24 Sep 2014

Hinckley & Rugby launches first exclusive mortgage for Intrinsic

Mortgages

Hinckley & Rugby launches first exclusive mortgage for Intrinsic

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has announced the launch of its first exclusive mortgage for the Intrinsic network of financial advisers.

24 Sep 2014

Property downsizing will unlock £136.5bn in the next 5 years claims report

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Property downsizing will unlock £136.5bn in the next 5 years claims report

New research from MGM Advantage, shows 12% of the UK’s retired population are planning to downsize their property within the next five years, potentially unlocking an estimated £136.5bn of housing equity in the process.

24 Sep 2014

New report reveals who were the most active mortgage lenders of 2013

Mortgages

New report reveals who were the most active mortgage lenders of 2013

CML has released data that sheds light on who where the largest lenders last year.

24 Sep 2014

Strong buying activity driven by Augusts FTBs

Mortgages

Strong buying activity driven by Augusts FTBs

Buying activity contrasts with subdued remortgaging market, reports CML.

24 Sep 2014

Chief Commercial Officer appointed at Islamic Bank of Britain

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Chief Commercial Officer appointed at Islamic Bank of Britain

Islamic Bank of Britain plc (IBB), the UK’s only wholly Sharia compliant retail bank, today announced the appointment of Keith Leach to the newly created position of Chief Commercial Officer (CCO).

23 Sep 2014

Housing activity is 'moderating': BBA

Mortgages

Housing activity is 'moderating': BBA

Housing market activity appears to be moderating, according to the latest figures from the BBA.

23 Sep 2014

FCA confirms Barclays record fine

FCA confirms Barclays record fine

The FCA has confirmed that Barclays Bank has today been fined £37,745,000 for failing to properly protect clients’ custody assets worth £16.5 billion.

23 Sep 2014

Three quarters of Shawbrook loans processed in 48 hours

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Three quarters of Shawbrook loans processed in 48 hours

Shawbrook Bank has revealed its Service Level Agreement statistics for August, showing that despite the holiday slowdown almost all loans were processed within 72 hours.

23 Sep 2014

Women to face financial disadvantage in retirement

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Women to face financial disadvantage in retirement

Income drawdown advisers Portal Financial warn that the situation facing women in retirement is alarming despite auto-enrolment.

23 Sep 2014

Barclays to be fined £38m by FCA

Barclays to be fined £38m by FCA

Barclays is expected to be fined a record £38m by the FCA today, it has been reported by Sky News.

23 Sep 2014

FSE London show a sell out

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FSE London show a sell out

Financial Services Expo London, the premier exhibition for the financial services industry, has today announced it has sold out all its exhibitor space for this week’s event plus it has seen a 15% increase in visitors pre-registering to attend.

23 Sep 2014

Smart Money appoints North West and Midlands BDM

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Smart Money appoints North West and Midlands BDM

Smart Money, the specialist distributor, has appointed Simon Nicholson to the role of BDM responsible for the North West of England including Manchester, Liverpool, and south to Birmingham and the Midlands.

23 Sep 2014

Using technology to aid client relationships

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Using technology to aid client relationships

[Blog from Julie Murray, Technology Director of Revolution]

23 Sep 2014

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