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Lloyds offers cashback to remortgage switchers

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Lloyds offers cashback to remortgage switchers

Lloyds Bank is offering £500 cashback to remortgage customers towards the cost of moving their mortgage.

05 Jan 2015

BIBA launches free legal helpline

BIBA launches free legal helpline

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association has appointed Abbey Legal Protection to provide a free legal advice line for members, including specialist tax, health & safety and debt recovery advice.

05 Jan 2015

Stonehaven to host equity release seminars

Stonehaven to host equity release seminars

Stonehaven will be hosting a number of seminars aimed at financial advisers who are qualified to give advice on equity release, as well as professionals who are looking to get their equity release qualification or set up referral partnerships.

05 Jan 2015

Over 3 million fear missing mortgage payments

Over 3 million fear missing mortgage payments

New research from Shelter has revealed that one in nine rent or mortgage payers are worried they will be unable to make payments this January, equating to 3.2 million people across Britain.

05 Jan 2015

Paradigm announces joint venture partnership with Connells

Paradigm announces joint venture partnership with Connells

Paradigm Mortgage Services, has today announced a new joint venture partnership with Connells Survey & Valuation.

05 Jan 2015

SimplyBiz purchases surveying firm

SimplyBiz purchases surveying firm

SimplyBiz Group have completed the purchase of Home Information Group, a surveying firm offering valuation and panel management services.

05 Jan 2015

Virgin Money revamps mortgage range

Virgin Money revamps mortgage range

Virgin Money has today announced the launch of new products across its mortgage range, and reductions to existing rates.

05 Jan 2015

Ageas Protect sells for £197m

Ageas Protect sells for £197m

The sale of Ageas Protect Limited to AIG has today been completed for a total of £197 million.

05 Jan 2015

Pensioners should have right to sell annuities, says MP

Pensioners should have right to sell annuities, says MP

Liberal Democrat pensions minister Steve Webb has announced plans which would allow existing pensioners to sell their annuities for a lump sum.

05 Jan 2015

First Direct launches sub-2% fix

First Direct launches sub-2% fix

First Direct have today announced a new fixed rate mortgage range at 65% and 75% LTV.

02 Jan 2015

 

FSE London 2014: The impact of consumer credit moving to the FCA - David Geale, FCA

FSE London 2014: The impact of consumer credit moving to the FCA - David Geale, FCA

David Geale, policy director at the FCA, spoke at the recent FSE London expo about the impact of consumer credit moving to the FCA.

02 Jan 2015

Virgin Money increases proc fees

Virgin Money increases proc fees

Virgin Money have announced that from today they are increasing their residential and BTL procuration fees for all new applications.

02 Jan 2015

FCA's credit broking rules come into force

FCA's credit broking rules come into force

New rules introduced by the Financial Conduct Authority to tackle poor practice in the credit broking market have come into force today.

02 Jan 2015

Skipton increases proc fees

Skipton increases proc fees

From Monday 5th January, Skipton Building Society will increase procuration fees to 0.4% for all new residential mortgage applications.

02 Jan 2015

Payday loan price cap comes into effect

Payday loan price cap comes into effect

The Financial Conduct Authority's cap on payday loan charges comes into effect from today, limiting the amount that high-cost short-term credit lenders can charge.

02 Jan 2015

RBS shares drop over rumoured £5bn fine

RBS shares drop over rumoured £5bn fine

Royal Bank of Scotland's share prices have dropped 1.2% following reports of "toxic" mortgage-backed securities sold in the US.

02 Jan 2015

Pensioners rejecting annuities in favour of BTL

Pensioners rejecting annuities in favour of BTL

Up to a third of retirement savers who will soon have access to the new pension freedoms would consider investing in buy-to-let property as an alternative to a traditional pension income funded by an annuity.

31 Dec 2014

HTB2 deposits fall to record low

HTB2 deposits fall to record low

Average Help to Buy deposits fell to just £7,856 in November, a record low for 2014 and 7% less than the previous low of £8,441 in October.

31 Dec 2014

Why equity release should be an obvious choice for advisers

Why equity release should be an obvious choice for advisers

Equity release gets the short end of the stick, particularly in media aimed at consumers.

30 Dec 2014

P2P lender aims to challenge secured market

P2P lender aims to challenge secured market

A new peer-to-peer asset lender is offering loans of up to £1,000,000 secured against high-value luxury items.

30 Dec 2014

Aspiring young homeowners increase savings

Aspiring young homeowners increase savings

Friends Life found that 18-24 year olds are most likely to think long-term next year as 32% plan to curb spending and a third (35%) want to increase savings.

30 Dec 2014

One in five will rely on pensions to clear debt

One in five will rely on pensions to clear debt

Nearly one in five over-45s expect to retire in debt, according to research from Key Retirement.

30 Dec 2014

Industry says no further pension changes needed

Industry says no further pension changes needed

Portal Financial is calling for pensions not to become a political issue ahead of the general election by urging politicians to make no further changes.

30 Dec 2014

House price growth continues to cool

House price growth continues to cool

Nationwide's December House Price Index revealed that annual house price growth slowed for the fourth month in a row to 7.2% from 8.5% in November, despite prices rising by 0.2% in December.

30 Dec 2014

Average property price dips below pre-crisis peak

Average property price dips below pre-crisis peak

The November data from Land Registry’s House Price Index found that house prices have fallen 0.1% since October.

30 Dec 2014

Rate rise could increase monthly mortgage cost by 25%

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Rate rise could increase monthly mortgage cost by 25%

Founder and CEO of eMoov.co.uk Russell Quirk has provided predictions for the coming year, and believes that interest rates will increase by around 1.5% over the course of 2015.

30 Dec 2014

Pension freedoms increase retirees' risk of scammers

Pension freedoms increase retirees' risk of scammers

Pension liberators – often known as pension scammers – are evolving their tactics and refocusing their attention on those aged 55 and over who will soon have access to the new pension freedoms and flexibilities.

29 Dec 2014

Leeds BS relaunches full mortgage range with no booking fee

Leeds BS relaunches full mortgage range with no booking fee

Leeds Building Society is removing the £199 booking fee from across its entire mortgage range for a limited time at the start of 2015.

29 Dec 2014

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