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Taylor Wimpey reports 42% of sales are through HTB

Mortgages

Taylor Wimpey reports 42% of sales are through HTB

House builder Taylor Wimpey, today reports that 42% of its homes have been sold through Help to Buy during the first half of 2014.

07 Jul 2014

New fast track 'mobilisation' option for new lenders a success

Mortgages

New fast track 'mobilisation' option for new lenders a success

According to a recent BBA review, the strategies used to speed up the entry of new mortgage lenders and banks into the UK market are working.

07 Jul 2014

UK business distress levels staying near record lows

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UK business distress levels staying near record lows

According to the latest Business Distress Index, levels of UK business growth remain at record highs and business distress near record lows.

07 Jul 2014

Can a poor credit score affect your broadband deal?

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Can a poor credit score affect your broadband deal?

According to new research having a poor credit score raises British broadband bills by £342m per year.

07 Jul 2014

Pension system overhaul pushes over 50s to switch retirement plans

Protection

Pension system overhaul pushes over 50s to switch retirement plans

Since changes to the pensions regime were announced in the 2014 budget many 50-somethings are now turning to SIPPS.

07 Jul 2014

Are Brits in denial about their credit card debt?

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Are Brits in denial about their credit card debt?

New research suggests that the average Brit has over £4k of credit card debts which could take nearly 17 years to clear.

07 Jul 2014

Ipswich BS launches new 2 year fix

Mortgages

Ipswich BS launches new 2 year fix

Two year fixed rate 85% LTV is launched by Ipswich Building Society.

07 Jul 2014

Masthaven Bridging generates £5m in enquiries at NACFB Expo

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Masthaven Bridging generates £5m in enquiries at NACFB Expo

Masthaven Bridging has hailed this years NACFB Expo the best yet after receiving £5m of enquiries from brokers visiting the stand during the day.

07 Jul 2014

Rents now rising four times faster than income

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Rents now rising four times faster than income

Average UK private home rents have increased 7.5% in the last 12 months while national average earnings now rising at 1.7%.

04 Jul 2014

Half of mortgaged properties have no protection

Protection

Half of mortgaged properties have no protection

New research reveals over half of all mortgaged residential property in the UK is not covered by any form of protection insurance.

04 Jul 2014

 

Hinckley & Rugby launches new 1.89% mortgage

Mortgages

Hinckley & Rugby launches new 1.89% mortgage

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society, which lends throughout England & Wales, has today cut the interest rates on four discount mortgages, the fees on one and launched a brand new product.

04 Jul 2014

FCA should consider compensation for fake debt letters, says Citizens Advice

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FCA should consider compensation for fake debt letters, says Citizens Advice

National charity Citizens Advice has called on the Financial Conduct Authority to consider whether lenders found to have sent bogus debt collection letters should give customers compensation.

04 Jul 2014

Sesame launches holiday let exclusive via Leeds Building Society

Sesame launches holiday let exclusive via Leeds Building Society

Appointed representatives of Sesame network now have access to a new holiday let exclusive five year fixed rate product via Leeds Building Society.

04 Jul 2014

Virgin improves high LTV mortgage rates

Mortgages

Virgin improves high LTV mortgage rates

Virgin Money has announced a number of changes across its residential and buy-to-let mortgage range. All products will be available from 5 July 2014.

04 Jul 2014

Bridging beats Help to Buy 1 in terms of lending, says West One

Bridging beats Help to Buy 1 in terms of lending, says West One

Help to Buy has provided less than half the funding for new homes in its first fourteen months than alternative finance, according to the latest West One Bridging Index.

04 Jul 2014

More than half unaware of state pension changes

Retirement

More than half unaware of state pension changes

More than half of the UK population are unaware of Government plans to reform the state pension and the impact that will have on them according to research carried out by MetLife.

04 Jul 2014

Bridging lending 'moderates' with 0.8% growth

Bridging lending 'moderates' with 0.8% growth

Over the twelve months ending 1st May, the bridging industry provided annual gross lending of £2.06 billion, according to West One Loans.

04 Jul 2014

Precise improves resi & BTL lending criteria

Precise improves resi & BTL lending criteria

Precise Mortgages, the specialist lender, has improved the lending criteria on its Residential and Buy-to-Let product ranges.

03 Jul 2014

Four year fixes up to 95% launched by Monmouthshire

Mortgages

Four year fixes up to 95% launched by Monmouthshire

Monmouthshire Building Society has launched a new range of four year fixed rate house purchase and remortgage products following 'unprecedented success' with a number of other fixed rate products throughout the year.

03 Jul 2014

Advisers using technology to set provider benchmarks

Advisers using technology to set provider benchmarks

New data from Selectapension’s enhanced model portfolio feature reveals advisers are using a selected number of industry leaders to set the benchmark when reviewing their clients’ investments.

03 Jul 2014

FSE Manchester 2014 - Rob Barnard, Aldermore Bank

FSE Manchester 2014 - Rob Barnard, Aldermore Bank

We spoke to Rob Barnard of Aldermore Bank at the recent FSE Manchester expo.

03 Jul 2014

Halifax cuts selected mortgage rates by 0.10%

Mortgages

Halifax cuts selected mortgage rates by 0.10%

Halifax have announced a number of changes to its mortgage range today, including cutting rates on selected products by 0.10%.

03 Jul 2014

Newcastle BS revamps range to offer fee-free products

Mortgages

Newcastle BS revamps range to offer fee-free products

Newcastle Building Society Intermediary Services has made additions and changes to its mortgage range.

03 Jul 2014

Pure Retirement launches with Phoebus Software

Retirement

Pure Retirement launches with Phoebus Software

Pure Retirement, the equity release specialist, has launched using the Phoebus Equity Release solution as its new business originations and servicing platform.

03 Jul 2014

Complete FS announces record volumes of new business

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Complete FS announces record volumes of new business

Complete FS, the South Coast based intermediary dedicated packager distributor, has announced record volumes of new business in June.

03 Jul 2014

Signature Private Finance joins the ASTL

Signature Private Finance joins the ASTL

Signature Private Finance has become the newest member of trade body the ASTL, it announced today.

03 Jul 2014

Coventry BS launches new range of residential mortgages

Mortgages

Coventry BS launches new range of residential mortgages

Coventry Building Society launches a new range with low rates on a number of residential products including 2 and 5 Year Fixed rates, Flexx for Term and Base Rate Tracker options.

02 Jul 2014

Mortgage Brain's Key system sees DA sales double

Mortgages

Mortgage Brain's Key system sees DA sales double

The Key, Mortgage Brain’s market leading point-of-sale, compliance and CRM system, has seen sales to Directly Authorised brokers double over the past 12 months.

02 Jul 2014

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