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Pepper updates IT systems for mortgage origination

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Pepper updates IT systems for mortgage origination

Pepper UK Limited, the mortgage servicer formerly known as Oakwood Global Finance, has appointed BancTec to provide a new front-end loan origination portal to integrate with Pepper’s existing technological offering.

06 Jun 2014

TMA rebrands to target DAs

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TMA rebrands to target DAs

TMA is rebranding and relaunching its proposition as the first step to creating a standalone brand dedicated to the directly authorised market for LSL Property Services.

06 Jun 2014

Homeowners unprepared for mortgage payments to soar

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Homeowners unprepared for mortgage payments to soar

Homebuyers are severely overestimating their ability to repay their mortgage and could see their finances stretched to breaking point in the event of an interest rate rise, according to Experian.

06 Jun 2014

BoE maintains bank rate at 0.5%

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BoE maintains bank rate at 0.5%

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee has voted to keep base rate at 0.5% once again, marking the 63rd consecutive month of record-low rates.

05 Jun 2014

Vertex appoints Business Development Director

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Vertex appoints Business Development Director

Vertex Financial Services has appointed Steve Stone as Business Development Director to help steer the company towards further growth.

05 Jun 2014

NatWest refreshes intermediary mortgage range

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NatWest refreshes intermediary mortgage range

NatWest Intermediary Solutions will tomorrow introduce a number of residential rate changes to its intermediary range.

05 Jun 2014

House prices see first monthly rise since March: Halifax

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House prices see first monthly rise since March: Halifax

The average UK house price in May was 8.7% higher than the same period last year, according to the latest house price survey from Halifax.

05 Jun 2014

Radical overhaul needed in pre-retirement communication

Retirement

Radical overhaul needed in pre-retirement communication

Research among 40 key annuity providers and pensions’ experts by Equiniti highlights the need to improve pensioner communication.

05 Jun 2014

MAS launches retirement adviser directory

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MAS launches retirement adviser directory

The Money Advice Service has launched a consultation on creating a new directory to make it easier for consumers to find a regulated adviser as they approach retirement and beyond.

05 Jun 2014

Skipton increases interest rates on 3-year ISAs

Savings & Investments

Skipton increases interest rates on 3-year ISAs

Skipton Building Society will today launch a new Fixed Rate ISA range which sees interest rates increase on its three year products.

05 Jun 2014

 

Scottish independence a 'time bomb' for advisers?

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Scottish independence a 'time bomb' for advisers?

A yes vote for Scottish Independence is a potential time bomb for advisers based in Scotland and would also impact advisers in the rest of the UK, according to adviser software specialist, Intelliflo.

05 Jun 2014

The Mansfield increases intermediary support with new BDM

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The Mansfield increases intermediary support with new BDM

The Mansfield Building Society has announced the appointment of Stuart Bryce as Business Development Manager.

05 Jun 2014

Aldermore joins bridging trade body ASTL

Aldermore joins bridging trade body ASTL

Aldermore has become the ASTL’s newest member having joined the trade body at the beginning of this week on June 1st.

05 Jun 2014

Masthaven Secured Loans strengthens underwriting team

Masthaven Secured Loans strengthens underwriting team

Masthaven Secured Loans has announced the appointment of Krystle Clark to its underwriting department, as MSL looks to build on its service to intermediaries.

04 Jun 2014

New regulation, a new awards venue and a new expo

New regulation, a new awards venue and a new expo

It's been a busy couple of months at Financial Reporter HQ, to say the least.

04 Jun 2014

Government will continue to support Help to Buy

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Government will continue to support Help to Buy

The Government has said it will continue to promote Help to Buy and does not believe it is causing a housing bubble, according to the Queen's Speech today.

04 Jun 2014

Coalition unveils pension reform plans

Retirement

Coalition unveils pension reform plans

Massive reforms to the pensions system were unveiled by the Coalition today in its final Queen’s Speech before next year’s general election.

04 Jun 2014

Adviser directory launched by Personal Finance Society

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Adviser directory launched by Personal Finance Society

The Personal Finance Society has announced details of what it believes is the 'most comprehensive accredited adviser directory of its kind' in the UK, as part of a planned overhaul of its findanadviser.org financial adviser database.

04 Jun 2014

NatWest puts cap on income multiples

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NatWest puts cap on income multiples

NatWest Intermediary Solutions has become the second lender to cap income multiples to 4 x income when customers borrow more than £500,000.

04 Jun 2014

FSE Manchester 2014 - Rob Jupp, Brightstar Financial

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FSE Manchester 2014 - Rob Jupp, Brightstar Financial

In the first of our exclusive videos from FSE Manchester 2014, we spoke to Rob Jupp, CEO of Brightstar Financial.

04 Jun 2014

Pensions Trust appoints Paul Murphy

Retirement

Pensions Trust appoints Paul Murphy

The Pensions Trust, one of the leading workplace pension funds in the UK for the third sector, is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Murphy as Head of Strategy and Business Development.

04 Jun 2014

Help to Buy 2 'encouraged' 16% rise in FTB loans

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Help to Buy 2 'encouraged' 16% rise in FTB loans

Analysis of industry and government data shows the Help to Buy mortgage guarantee accounted for less than 4% of first time buyer activity in its first six months, allaying fears of its inflationary impact.

04 Jun 2014

Shawbrook announces pre-tax profit of £16.8m

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Shawbrook announces pre-tax profit of £16.8m

Shawbrook Bank has published outstanding results for the year ending 31st December 2013. The bank’s rapid growth resulted in a pre-tax profit of £16.8m – a significant increase from an accounting loss before tax of £7.1m in 2012.

04 Jun 2014

Virgin cuts fixed and tracker rates

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Virgin cuts fixed and tracker rates

Virgin Money has announced rate reductions to selected fixed rate and tracker mortgages within its mortgage range.

03 Jun 2014

GE Money scraps interest only

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GE Money scraps interest only

Specialist lender GE Money has withdrawn its interest-only mortgage range citing the additional underwriting considerations as the cause.

03 Jun 2014

Panacea Adviser to hold social media event

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Panacea Adviser to hold social media event

Panacea Adviser, the online community and resource for directly regulated financial advisers, is to hold a free social media event this week entitled ‘Converting social media followers to clients’.

03 Jun 2014

Post Office slashes fixed rates

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Post Office slashes fixed rates

Post Office has launched a range of new fixed rate mortgages today.

03 Jun 2014

New home registrations slow in April

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New home registrations slow in April

Growth in the number of new home registrations by developers each month is starting to show signs of slowing.

03 Jun 2014

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