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Smart Money appoints North West and Midlands BDM

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Smart Money appoints North West and Midlands BDM

Smart Money, the specialist distributor, has appointed Simon Nicholson to the role of BDM responsible for the North West of England including Manchester, Liverpool, and south to Birmingham and the Midlands.

23 Sep 2014

Using technology to aid client relationships

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Using technology to aid client relationships

[Blog from Julie Murray, Technology Director of Revolution]

23 Sep 2014

SortRefer shows off its online capability at FSE

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SortRefer shows off its online capability at FSE

Conveyancing portal SortRefer is using the Financial Services Expo on the 24th/25th September to showcase its online portal which gives brokers access to a panel of the best conveyancing professionals in the UK.

23 Sep 2014

Remortgage lending sees hangover from MMR

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Remortgage lending sees hangover from MMR

Latest figures from LMS reveal that monthly gross remortgage lending saw a monthly decrease of 1% in August to £3.87bn, down from the £3.9bn in July reported by the Council for Mortgage Lenders.

23 Sep 2014

LendProtect launches real-time credit reporting programme

LendProtect launches real-time credit reporting programme

The FCA has recently consulted on new regulations, under which the FCA will expect high-cost, short-term credit lenders to report consumer credit data in real-time and to at least two credit reference agencies by November 2014.

22 Sep 2014

AMI policy analyst joins FCA

AMI policy analyst joins FCA

Alex Revell is leaving AMI after serving five years in policy analysis to join the Sector Support team at the FCA as a Senior Associate.

22 Sep 2014

Accord cuts resi rates for 10-day sale

Mortgages

Accord cuts resi rates for 10-day sale

Accord Mortgages is reducing rates on a wide range of its residential mortgage products by up to 0.25% at 65%, 70% and 75% LTV as part of its ten-day sale.

22 Sep 2014

3mc adds Aldermore to bridging panel

3mc adds Aldermore to bridging panel

Mortgage distributor 3mc has added Aldermore to its bridging panel and will provide brokers with the choice of either a packaged or ‘club’ bridging service.

22 Sep 2014

Debt management firms must raise their game, says FCA

Debt management firms must raise their game, says FCA

The FCA says debt management firms must demonstrate they provide appropriate advice, do not charge unfair fees, and have adequate processes for handling client money when assessments for consumer credit authorisation start next month.

22 Sep 2014

People using property to fund retirement at record numbers

Retirement

People using property to fund retirement at record numbers

One in 14 (7%) non-retired people – the equivalent of around 2.5 million individuals – admit they are planning on selling their primary residence to fund their retirement, according to Baring Asset Management.

22 Sep 2014

 

Aldermore to float on LSE

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Aldermore to float on LSE

Challenger bank Aldermore plans to float on the London Stock Exchange in October, reported the BBC this morning.

22 Sep 2014

Advisers diversify smaller pension pot investments

Advisers diversify smaller pension pot investments

New data analysis from Selectapension reveals a significant change in how advisers are diversifying pension pot investments, with an increasing number of smaller pots being considered for income drawdown.

22 Sep 2014

Leeds BS launches fixed rate cashback deal

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Leeds BS launches fixed rate cashback deal

A new three year fixed rate mortgage - with a competitive rate of 3.24% and £1,000 cashback - is being launched by Leeds Building Society on Tuesday, 23rd September.

22 Sep 2014

ezbob to demonstrate commercial loan decisions in hours

ezbob to demonstrate commercial loan decisions in hours

ezbob is looking to show brokers how easy it is to get up to £50,000 of funding for SME clients when they come to its stand at the second Financial Services Expo in London.

22 Sep 2014

Average price of flat up £50,000 in ten years

Average price of flat up £50,000 in ten years

The average price of a flat in the UK has risen by nearly £51,000 (£425 per month) from £157,172 in 2004 to £208,169 today, according to latest research from Halifax.

22 Sep 2014

Select & Protect showcases new home insurance product at expo

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Select & Protect showcases new home insurance product at expo

GI provider Select & Protect will be showcasing their new home insurance product at this week’s Financial Services Expo in Old Billingsgate, London.

22 Sep 2014

Rents hit all-time high as market approaches autumn peak

Rents hit all-time high as market approaches autumn peak

Rents have eased slowly up to reach an all-time record high as the rental market approaches its autumn peak, according to the latest Buy-to-Let Index from Your Move and Reeds Rains.

19 Sep 2014

Suffolk Life research reveals adviser preference for simple drawdown

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Suffolk Life research reveals adviser preference for simple drawdown

Suffolk Life has revealed research confirming advisers’ preference post-April 2015 is to use drawdown in a relatively simple way.

19 Sep 2014

Lloyds Bank cuts rates by up to 0.31%

Lloyds Bank cuts rates by up to 0.31%

Lloyds Bank has today cut rates on a wide range of mortgages for homemovers, first time buyers and remortgage customers.

19 Sep 2014

Leeds makes cuts of up to 0.40% on BTL

Mortgages

Leeds makes cuts of up to 0.40% on BTL

Leeds Building Society is reducing rates on some buy to let mortgages by up to 0.40% and introducing new five year fixed rate deals.

19 Sep 2014

Master broker Vantage celebrates 10 year anniversary

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Master broker Vantage celebrates 10 year anniversary

Vantage Finance is this month celebrating a significant milestone as it reaches its 10 year anniversary.

19 Sep 2014

FTBs willing to wait for first home to avoid giving up luxuries

Mortgages

FTBs willing to wait for first home to avoid giving up luxuries

First time buyers will give up on a new car and cut down on holidays when saving for their dream home – but they insist on looking good and hanging on to their hair and beauty regime.

19 Sep 2014

Home ownership only available to the wealthy if trends continue, NHF warns

Mortgages

Home ownership only available to the wealthy if trends continue, NHF warns

Only the wealthiest of the next generation will be able to buy a home if current trends continue, warns the National Housing Federation, as a report shows that FTBs now have to pay, in real terms, ten times the deposit needed in the early 1980s.

19 Sep 2014

£1m+ brand Quantum unveiled by Bridgebank Capital

£1m+ brand Quantum unveiled by Bridgebank Capital

Bridgebank Capital has launched a new dedicated ‘large loans’ brand; Quantum by Bridgebank Capital.

19 Sep 2014

Brokers say lenders should adopt smartphone tech

Mortgages

Brokers say lenders should adopt smartphone tech

80% of brokers say that being able to send information to lenders using their smartphones would improve the mortgage or loan process.

18 Sep 2014

Housing Minister takes action to provide new homes in London

Mortgages

Housing Minister takes action to provide new homes in London

Housing Minister, Brandon Lewis, today took steps to ensure that empty and redundant office space in the London Borough of Islington can continue to be converted into new homes for Londoners.

18 Sep 2014

Commercial investors at home in Northern Home Counties and East Anglia

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Commercial investors at home in Northern Home Counties and East Anglia

[Blog from Tom Clark, Regional Development Manager, Commercial Mortgages, Shawbrook]

18 Sep 2014

ASTL Conference a great success as bridging finance 'more accessible'

ASTL Conference a great success as bridging finance 'more accessible'

The Association of Short Term Lenders increased the number of attendees at its annual conference by 20% compared to last year.

18 Sep 2014

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