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Shawbrook appoints STL Lending Manager

Shawbrook appoints STL Lending Manager

Shawbrook Bank has appointed Kynan Benjamin as a Lending Manager in the Commercial Mortgages short term loan team.

14 Aug 2014

Online conveyancing portal continues to grow

Online conveyancing portal continues to grow

SortRefer, the fastest growing online conveyancing portal in the UK, continues its expansion with the appointment of Annabel Halhead to the role of Operations Manager.

14 Aug 2014

Alpha Bridging appoints banking heavyweight as chairman

Alpha Bridging appoints banking heavyweight as chairman

Alpha Bridging, the specialist short term bridging lender, has announced the appointment of Kenneth Hillen as Chairman.

14 Aug 2014

Brokers focus more on packaging since MMR

Mortgages

Brokers focus more on packaging since MMR

New research carried out jointly by SimplyBiz Mortgages and NatWest Intermediary Solutions has found that since the MMR was introduced, that brokers have placed more focus on getting applications packaged right first time.

14 Aug 2014

Mortgage arrears continue to fall in Q2: CML

Mortgages

Mortgage arrears continue to fall in Q2: CML

Mortgage arrears and possessions continued to fall in the second quarter of 2014, according to data published today by the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

14 Aug 2014

Cirencester Friendly launches new form of income protection

Cirencester Friendly launches new form of income protection

Cirencester Friendly, the Income Protection specialists, has today launched a new concept in Income Protection contracts, My Earnings Insurance.

14 Aug 2014

Supply of new homes increases for second month

Supply of new homes increases for second month

Demand for new homes fell in July, the first monthly decline since January 2013, while the supply of new properties coming onto the market increased for the second consecutive month, according to the July RICS Residential Market Survey.

14 Aug 2014

High LTV lending drives strong July figures

Mortgages

High LTV lending drives strong July figures

Last month saw the strongest July for house purchase lending since the financial crisis, according to the latest Mortgage Monitor from chartered surveyors e.surv.

14 Aug 2014

Bridging loans top alternative investments

Bridging loans top alternative investments

Property bridging loans have provided investors with the greatest annual returns and the lowest volatility across a range of alternative asset classes, according to the latest research from West One Loans.

14 Aug 2014

FCA says firms 'still falling short' of new ad rules

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FCA says firms 'still falling short' of new ad rules

The Financial Conduct Authority has found that some promotions for financial products are still falling short of its rules and firms need to do more to ensure that advertisements do not mislead consumers.

13 Aug 2014

 

Royal London launches annuity bureau for customers without an adviser

Retirement

Royal London launches annuity bureau for customers without an adviser

Royal London has launched a new service to help customers who wish to buy a guaranteed income for life find the best rate for their individual circumstances.

13 Aug 2014

Exeter Family Friendly increases underwriting limits for low-risk workers

Exeter Family Friendly increases underwriting limits for low-risk workers

Income protection provider Exeter Family Friendly has increased the medical underwriting limits for its plan for low risk workers, Income One, to make the application process quicker for advisers and customers.

13 Aug 2014

BoE signals interest rate hike still some way off

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BoE signals interest rate hike still some way off

In his comments in the Bank of England inflation report today, Governor Mark Carney once again emphasised that an interest rate was still some way off.

13 Aug 2014

Leeds launches 5-year fix at 3.64%

Mortgages

Leeds launches 5-year fix at 3.64%

Borrowers seeking protection against future interest rate rises are being offered more choice with competitive new five year deals from Leeds Building Society.

13 Aug 2014

Magellan opens credit repair mortgages to Payplan clients

Mortgages

Magellan opens credit repair mortgages to Payplan clients

Magellan Homeloans, the specialist credit repair lender, is working with Payplan Financial Services to make credit repair mortgage facilities available to their clients.

13 Aug 2014

Over-55s confused about equity release

Retirement

Over-55s confused about equity release

Britain’s pensioners could be missing out on much-needed cash in retirement because of mistaken beliefs about equity release, research from Aviva shows.

13 Aug 2014

Scottish house price growth hits four-year high

Mortgages

Scottish house price growth hits four-year high

Annual house price growth in Scotland has hit a four-year high, according to the LSL Property house price data – yet is still only at a third of the pre-crisis rate.

13 Aug 2014

FTBs lead the way for valuations increase in July

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FTBs lead the way for valuations increase in July

First time buyers have boosted annual growth in housing market activity, despite a seasonally quiet month of July, according to the latest research from chartered surveyors Connells Survey & Valuation.

13 Aug 2014

Brokerage becomes victim of cloning scam

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Brokerage becomes victim of cloning scam

A bridging and secured loan brokerage has been targeted by con artists who are using its details in order to contact its customers asking for upfront fee payments.

12 Aug 2014

Treasury moves to promote credit unions

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Treasury moves to promote credit unions

The Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Andrea Leadsom, today encouraged employers and voluntary sector organisations to engage with credit unions to help them provide affordable credit and responsible financial services in their communities.

12 Aug 2014

No sign of a housing bubble, says LCP

Mortgages

No sign of a housing bubble, says LCP

Contrary to reports that investment demand in Prime Central London residential has dissipated, the just released Land Registry statistics for Q2, analysed by London Central Portfolio, have shown that global appetite continues to increase.

12 Aug 2014

All or nothing: The importance of a whole of market solution

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All or nothing: The importance of a whole of market solution

[Blog from Tom Garratt, Head of Intermediary Channel at The Loans Engine]

12 Aug 2014

FSE Manchester 2014 - Seminar - Gary Webster, Key Retirement Solutions

Blogs

FSE Manchester 2014 - Seminar - Gary Webster, Key Retirement Solutions

Gary Webster of Key Retirement Solutions gave a seminar the recent FSE Manchester on issues in the retirement market.

12 Aug 2014

Scottish sales outstripping asking prices

Mortgages

Scottish sales outstripping asking prices

Property sellers are now consistently achieving sale values that outstrip asking prices, providing further evidence of the continued strong performance of Scotland’s housing market.

12 Aug 2014

Healthy supply returns to 'buyers' market'

Mortgages

Healthy supply returns to 'buyers' market'

The number of new homes coming to the market increased 7.3% annually across the UK, according to the latest National Mortgage Market Monitor from Haart.

12 Aug 2014

GW launches home visit equity release service

Retirement

GW launches home visit equity release service

As one of the largest law firms dealing with Equity Release cases Goldsmith Williams is today launching their unique Solicitor Home Visit Service to equity release specialist brokers.

11 Aug 2014

Just 29% to stop working altogether in retirement

Retirement

Just 29% to stop working altogether in retirement

Just 29% of UK workers believe that when they come to retire they will stop working altogether according to Aegon’s third Retirement Readiness Survey.

11 Aug 2014

NatWest cuts rates on resi & BTL by up to 0.40%

Mortgages

NatWest cuts rates on resi & BTL by up to 0.40%

NatWest Intermediary Solutions will be introducing a number of rate reductions of between 10-40bps on residential and buy-to-let mortgage deals tomorrow.

11 Aug 2014

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