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Don't let mortgage approval dip turn into a drought, warns GW

Mortgages

Don't let mortgage approval dip turn into a drought, warns GW

Property solicitors Goldsmith Williams have warned brokers to take appropriate steps to ensure property transactions proceed smoothly.

02 Jul 2014

Changing the perception of equity release

Blogs

Changing the perception of equity release

[Blog from Chris Prior, Manager, Sales and Distribution at Bridgewater Equity Release]

02 Jul 2014

Later life guidance has to be looked at in the round

Blogs

Later life guidance has to be looked at in the round

[Blog from Stuart Wilson, Managing Partner - Later Life Academy & Equity Release Club]

02 Jul 2014

CML: MMR settles in successfully

Mortgages

CML: MMR settles in successfully

Stephen Noakes, the chairman of the CML and director of mortgages at Lloyds Banking Group, has reflected on life in the mortgage industry in the immediate aftermath of the mortgage market review.

02 Jul 2014

NACFB expo sees successful fifth year

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NACFB expo sees successful fifth year

The Commercial Finance expo held by the NACFB on 25th June saw a successful fifth year, it announced today.

02 Jul 2014

IBB launches Sharia-compliant auto enrolment scheme

Retirement

IBB launches Sharia-compliant auto enrolment scheme

Islamic Bank of Britain today announced that it has accredited a new fully Sharia compliant auto-enrolment Pension Scheme: the Islamic Pension Trust.

02 Jul 2014

House prices break through 2007 pre-crash values

Mortgages

House prices break through 2007 pre-crash values

The Nationwide survey has recorded that house prices have been escalating at their fastest pace for nine years and have now surpassed 2007 pre-crash values.

02 Jul 2014

The importance of knowing your customer

Features

The importance of knowing your customer

[SPECIAL FEATURE: Damon Walford, Managing Director of Invoice Finance at Aldermore]

01 Jul 2014

The Mansfield enhances proc fees as it continues HTB support

Mortgages

The Mansfield enhances proc fees as it continues HTB support

In the wake of the Halifax and Nationwide limiting access to their Help to Buy to FTBs only, Mansfield Building Society has confirmed that it continues to support Help to Buy through intermediaries for those moving up the property ladder.

01 Jul 2014

Accord launches range of BTL products including new 70% LTV

Accord launches range of BTL products including new 70% LTV

Accord Buy to Let will today offer customers a range of new products for the Buy To Let mortgage market.

01 Jul 2014

 

Paragon Bank adds to savings range

Paragon Bank adds to savings range

Paragon Bank has added a two year fixed rate Savings Account paying a competitive 2.10% AER to its inaugural range of savings products.

01 Jul 2014

Select & Protect extends 25% commission offer

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Select & Protect extends 25% commission offer

In response to an outstanding reception by brokers to the re-launch of its Introducer service, GI provider Select & Protect is extending its 25% year one commission on all converted leads referred until the end of July 2014.

01 Jul 2014

Tougher FCA rules for payday lenders come into effect

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Tougher FCA rules for payday lenders come into effect

Tougher rules for payday lenders and other firms offering high-cost short term credit will come into place from today, the FCA have said.

01 Jul 2014

Mortgage Trust launches 3.99% fixed rate

Mortgages

Mortgage Trust launches 3.99% fixed rate

Mortgage Trust, the Paragon owned buy-to-let brand, has refreshed its range of two year fixed rates and tracker buy-to-let mortgages.

01 Jul 2014

Precise launches second securitisation

Mortgages

Precise launches second securitisation

Precise Mortgages is launching its second public RMBS issuance (Precise Mortgage Funding 2014-1 PLC).

01 Jul 2014

Property development finance doubles, reports Crystal Mortgages

Property development finance doubles, reports Crystal Mortgages

The total property development finance handled by commercial finance specialist Crystal Mortgages has doubled so far in 2014, according to new figures.

01 Jul 2014

Secured lending recovers to pass quarter of a billion mark

Secured lending recovers to pass quarter of a billion mark

After a drop in lending in April 2014, the secured loans market reverted to its previous growth with lending of £51m in May.

30 Jun 2014

The West Brom unveils its NISA offering

The West Brom unveils its NISA offering

The West Brom is launching an online easy access tax free savings account to help savers benefit from the new ISA rules starting on 1 July.

30 Jun 2014

Magellan Home loans appoints regional sales manager

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Magellan Home loans appoints regional sales manager

Magellan Homeloans, the specialist credit repair lender, has appointed Spencer Gale as Regional Sales Manager with responsibility for the South and South East of England.

30 Jun 2014

Research indicates lack of understanding about NISAs

Research indicates lack of understanding about NISAs

Virgin Money has revealed the results of some new research, which starkly illustrate that the new ISA rules coming into effect on 1 July will make little difference to many savers.

30 Jun 2014

Mortgage approvals drop to lowest in almost a year

Mortgages

Mortgage approvals drop to lowest in almost a year

The Bank of England said mortgage approvals for house purchase numbered 61,707 in May, down from 62,806 in April - a smaller drop than forecast but still the lowest reading in 11 months

30 Jun 2014

Over 50% of Help to Buy users come from private rental sector

Mortgages

Over 50% of Help to Buy users come from private rental sector

Data from Countrywide shows that the income of the average Help to Buy purchaser moving from privately rented accommodation is £41,000, while a third (35%) of households renting earn less than £30,000.

30 Jun 2014

Kensington & Chelsea is Britain's most expensive area to buy

Mortgages

Kensington & Chelsea is Britain's most expensive area to buy

New research from Halifax shows that areas in London and the South East are continuing to dominate the country's list of most expensive places for property on a per square metre basis.

30 Jun 2014

Interest rates could hit 5% this decade: BoE deputy governor

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Interest rates could hit 5% this decade: BoE deputy governor

The deputy governor of the Bank of England, Sir Charlie Bean, says interest rates could eventually return to 5%.

30 Jun 2014

Pre-retirees still unconvinced by new guidance service

Retirement

Pre-retirees still unconvinced by new guidance service

New insight from MGM Advantage reveals that the majority of people approaching retirement remain to be convinced about the merits of using the new retirement guidance service launching next year.

30 Jun 2014

Derek Bradley, CEO of Panacea Adviser

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Derek Bradley, CEO of Panacea Adviser

Derek Bradley is CEO of Panacea Adviser, the online community and resource for financial advisers.

27 Jun 2014

London house prices continue to rise fastest at 18.5%

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London house prices continue to rise fastest at 18.5%

The May data from Land Registry's House Price Index shows an annual price increase of 6.7% which takes the average property value in England and Wales to £172,035 - but once again, London prices are rising well above the national average.

27 Jun 2014

England needs to get the foundations right

England needs to get the foundations right

Like anyone who witnessed England’s two agonising World Cup games will tell you, success relies on getting the basics right, writes Duncan Kreeger, director of West One Loans.

27 Jun 2014

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