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The value of advice over guidance

Blogs

The value of advice over guidance

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

01 Aug 2014

Lloyds offers cashback for remortgage and FTBs

Mortgages

Lloyds offers cashback for remortgage and FTBs

From today Lloyds Bank will launch new offers for remortgage customers and first time buyers.

01 Aug 2014

Paradigm announces autumn round table events

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Paradigm announces autumn round table events

Paradigm Mortgage Services, the mortgage services proposition, has today announced the first of its autumn roundtable events will be taking place in Central London in September.

01 Aug 2014

Pension reforms trigger drawdown activity boost

Retirement

Pension reforms trigger drawdown activity boost

New data from Selectapension reveals the 2014 Budget announcement has triggered a 32% increase in advisers using the company’s drawdown calculators.

01 Aug 2014

FSE Manchester 2014 - Lynda Blackwell, Financial Conduct Authority

Retirement

FSE Manchester 2014 - Lynda Blackwell, Financial Conduct Authority

We were delighted to speak to Lynda Blackwell of the FCA at the recent FSE Manchester show - see what she had to say about the mortgage market, changing regulation and more below:

31 Jul 2014

Zurich pays 91% of CI claims in H1

Protection

Zurich pays 91% of CI claims in H1

Zurich today released its claims data for customers with critical illness and life insurance policies, with payments out amounting to £95.2m between January and June 2014.

31 Jul 2014

TenetLime announce exclusive BTL products with RBS

Mortgages

TenetLime announce exclusive BTL products with RBS

TenetLime have announced a series of eight exclusive residential and buy-to-let products in conjunction with RBS Intermediary Partners.

31 Jul 2014

FTBs continue to drive Help to Buy: equity loan scheme

Mortgages

FTBs continue to drive Help to Buy: equity loan scheme

First-time buyers continued to drive the Help to Buy: equity loan scheme in June, completing on 85% of the 27,167 transactions since the scheme launched 15 months ago.

31 Jul 2014

Genworth helps Family BS launch low start mortgage

Mortgages

Genworth helps Family BS launch low start mortgage

Genworth has today announced a new relationship with the Family Building Society, part of National Counties Building Society.

31 Jul 2014

Using social media to boost enquiries

Blogs

Using social media to boost enquiries

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

31 Jul 2014

 

Keeping the housing market in check - without being London-centric

Blogs

Keeping the housing market in check - without being London-centric

[Blog from Simon Crone, Vice President, Commercial – Mortgage Insurance Europe at Genworth]

31 Jul 2014

Buy to Let Club joins forces with Precise and Platform

Buy to Let Club joins forces with Precise and Platform

Buy to Let Club is celebrating after a successful June which saw it join forces with two buy-to-let lenders.

31 Jul 2014

Precise launches bridging product with no facility fee

Precise launches bridging product with no facility fee

Precise Mortgages, the specialist lender, normally charges a 2% facility fee on all bridging loans but today has launched an exclusive bridging product that has no facility fee.

31 Jul 2014

Connells awarded building society valuation contract

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Connells awarded building society valuation contract

Valuation panel management and chartered surveyors Connells Survey & Valuation today announces it has been awarded an exclusive long-term contract to deliver valuation panel management services to Principality Building Society.

31 Jul 2014

Pace of house price growth slows in July

Mortgages

Pace of house price growth slows in July

UK house prices recorded their fifteenth successive monthly increase in July - but the pace of growth slowed, according to the latest house price index from Nationwide.

31 Jul 2014

FSE Manchester 2014 - David Whittaker, Mortgages for Business

Mortgages

FSE Manchester 2014 - David Whittaker, Mortgages for Business

At FSE Manchester this year, we chatted to David Whittaker, Mortgages for Business.

30 Jul 2014

Virgin Money cuts rates by up to 0.40%

Mortgages

Virgin Money cuts rates by up to 0.40%

Virgin Money has reduced a number of rates across its residential and buy-to-let mortgage ranges. All products will be available from Thursday 31 July 2014.

30 Jul 2014

Lenders rather than borrowers to pick up tab on defaulted loans?

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Lenders rather than borrowers to pick up tab on defaulted loans?

Protection specialist British Money warns that lenders who in the future offer credit without providing a suitable mechanism to ensure continuity of payments will not be able to force borrowers to repay their loans.

30 Jul 2014

Smart Money offers compliance consultancy to introducers

Smart Money offers compliance consultancy to introducers

Smart Money, the specialist lending distributor, is making the services of its compliance department available to introducing brokers needing help to gain their full permissions for second charge advice.

30 Jul 2014

7-year window for clawing back banker bonuses introduced

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7-year window for clawing back banker bonuses introduced

The PRA and FCA have today published two joint consultation papers which outline a new regime for banking accountability, including new rules on clawing back banker bonuses up to seven years after they were awarded or issued.

30 Jul 2014

Three payday loan adverts banned by ASA

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Three payday loan adverts banned by ASA

Three payday loan adverts have been banned today by the Advertising Standards Authority following a complaint made by Citizens Advice earlier this year.

30 Jul 2014

Enterprise Finance appoints five new BDMs

Enterprise Finance appoints five new BDMs

Specialist loans distributor, Enterprise Finance, has announced the addition of five new business development managers to its fast-growing team.

30 Jul 2014

CML revises lending forecast after higher transactions

Mortgages

CML revises lending forecast after higher transactions

The CML has revised its lending forecasts for this year after housing transactions were higher than expected towards the end of 2013 and beginning of this year.

29 Jul 2014

MT Finance appoints head of marketing and communications

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MT Finance appoints head of marketing and communications

As part of the company’s growth strategy, West End-based bridging lender MTF has appointed Millie Dyson as its Head of Marketing and Communications.

29 Jul 2014

Why we should build a design-led financial world

Why we should build a design-led financial world

[SPECIAL FEATURE: Majid Shabir, CEO, Instinct Studios]

29 Jul 2014

Mortgage approvals begin to rise: BoE

Mortgages

Mortgage approvals begin to rise: BoE

Mortgage approvals grew month-on-month in June for the first time since January, according to the Bank of England.

29 Jul 2014

Post-Budget uncertainty triggers 43% annuity sales drop

Retirement

Post-Budget uncertainty triggers 43% annuity sales drop

Post-Budget uncertainty has triggered a 43.8% annual fall in advised annuity sales, according to the inaugural At Retirement Report by IRESS.

29 Jul 2014

Brokers can help first time buyers protect their investment

Brokers can help first time buyers protect their investment

[SPECIAL FEATURE: Gary Duggan, CEO, Paymentshield]

29 Jul 2014

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