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Intermediaries show confidence in mortgage market

Intermediaries show confidence in mortgage market

Buy-to-let lender Paragon Mortgages’ latest intermediary research revealed that, in Q4 2014, intermediaries’ showed greater confidence in the mortgage market going into 2015.

17 Feb 2015

Virgin reduces mortgage rates by up to 0.80%

Virgin reduces mortgage rates by up to 0.80%

Virgin Money has today launched a new mortgage range that is available through all intermediaries registered with a Virgin Money national account.

17 Feb 2015

Kevin Paterson: Regulation, falling insurance premiums and... garden gnomes

Kevin Paterson: Regulation, falling insurance premiums and... garden gnomes

The Source's Kevin Paterson gives his rundown of this month in the insurance market.

17 Feb 2015

SortRefer launches will referral service

SortRefer launches will referral service

SortRefer, the intermediary online portal, has launched a new will referral service to run alongside its conveyancing proposition.

17 Feb 2015

ONS: house prices continue to rise

ONS: house prices continue to rise

The latest ONS House Price Index for December shows that UK house prices increased by 9.8% in the year to December 2014, down from 9.9% in the year to November 2014.

17 Feb 2015

CML: BTL lending sees 18% year-on-year increase

CML: BTL lending sees 18% year-on-year increase

The CML's latest analysis shows that gross buy-to-let advances in December totalled 17,300 loans - unchanged compared to November but a year-on-year increase of 18% compared to December 2013.

17 Feb 2015

CML: home movers at post-crisis high

CML: home movers at post-crisis high

The CML's latest analysis shows that of both value and volume, December saw the highest yearly amount of activity for home movers since 2007.

17 Feb 2015

CML: FTB lending at eight-year high

CML: FTB lending at eight-year high

The CML's latest analysis of first-time buyer lending trends shows that lending to first-time buyers was at its highest annual levels, in volume and value, since 2007.

17 Feb 2015

CPI falls to new record low

CPI falls to new record low

The rate of CPI inflation fell to 0.3% in January, the lowest level since CPI records began and down a further 0.2% from December's record low of 0.5%.

17 Feb 2015

Majority of retirees haven't discussed pension reforms

Majority of retirees haven't discussed pension reforms

With less than two months to go until the introduction of the new pension reforms, just 31% of 40 to 70 year olds have spoken to anyone about the changes, according to new research from Partnership.

17 Feb 2015

 

First P2P ISA eligible secured bond launches

First P2P ISA eligible secured bond launches

Wellesley & Co. are the first peer-to-peer lender in the UK to offer an ISA eligible bond with tax free returns on P2P lending.

17 Feb 2015

FTBs "disillusioned" by property market

FTBs "disillusioned" by property market

The hopes of thousands of first-time buyers have been dashed by runaway property prices, the need to secure huge deposits and job insecurity, according to Slater Gordon's study of 2,000 under 45s who have yet to buy.

17 Feb 2015

Maximising sourcing systems to secure business

Maximising sourcing systems to secure business

They are an increasingly rare beast but I know for a fact there are certain advisers active in the marketplace who believe because they use a computer they are somehow at the cutting edge of technology and utilising it in all ways possible.

16 Feb 2015

Capital Bridging rebrands to Amicus

Capital Bridging rebrands to Amicus

Capital Bridging Finance Limited has today announced plans to change its name to Amicus as part of a strategy to broaden their lending proposition.

16 Feb 2015

Building societies benefit from competitive mortgage market

Building societies benefit from competitive mortgage market

During 2014, building societies provided 26% of all mortgage lending in the UK with gross lending of £52.6 billion during the year, out of a total of £204.4 billion lending by all mortgage lenders.

16 Feb 2015

Advisers stress importance of equity release

Advisers stress importance of equity release

74% of advisers think that more retirees should consider their property as part of their asset mix when looking at funding their retirement.

16 Feb 2015

Ipswich BS returns to market with "mortgage misfit" programme

Ipswich BS returns to market with "mortgage misfit" programme

Ipswich Building Society has announced a new programme of mortgage lending for borrowers who have been let down by other lenders as a result of stricter rules imposed in 2014 by the Mortgage Market Review.

16 Feb 2015

Stonebridge reveals Revolution system developments

Stonebridge reveals Revolution system developments

Stonebridge Group, the mortgage and insurance network, has today revealed a number of new and upcoming developments for its Revolution technology system.

16 Feb 2015

London prices flat line for first time since crash

London prices flat line for first time since crash

London’s property prices show an unprecedented 0% annual growth in January 2015, which is a reflection of the current lack of affordable homes in London according to estate agents Haart.

16 Feb 2015

Tesco to offer mortgages through brokers

Tesco to offer mortgages through brokers

Tesco has announced plans to begin selling mortgages through intermediaries from early next year.

16 Feb 2015

Half of drawdown retirees will outlive their fund

Half of drawdown retirees will outlive their fund

MGM Advantage is warning that people planning to rely solely on drawdown to generate an income in retirement have a 50% chance of outliving their fund.

16 Feb 2015

First FSE Glasgow show sells out

First FSE Glasgow show sells out

Front Events is delighted to announce that the Financial Services Expo Glasgow has now sold out for its inaugural show, which will take place at the Hilton Glasgow on March 4th.

16 Feb 2015

Rightmove: housing supply at record low

Rightmove: housing supply at record low

Rightmove statistics show that the average available stock for sale per estate agency branch for the last two months (57 and 58 properties) has never been lower at the beginning of the year.

16 Feb 2015

Brightstar expands specialist first charge team

Brightstar expands specialist first charge team

Brightstar has recruited Kevin Ward to join the Specialist First Charge & BTL team under Director, Chris Bramham.

16 Feb 2015

Masthaven to accept AVMs in range rehaul

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Masthaven to accept AVMs in range rehaul

Masthaven Secured Loans has announced significant changes to its product range, including slashing rates and accepting an automated valuation model.

16 Feb 2015

FTBs 10% better off than renters

FTBs 10% better off than renters

First-time buyers in the UK are £742 (9%) a year better off with their own home compared to those who rent, according to research by Halifax.

14 Feb 2015

BM Solutions reduces fixed rates and trackers

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BM Solutions reduces fixed rates and trackers

BM Solutions has launched new rates on its two, three, and five year fixed and tracker rate products in support of borrowers using the new BM Solutions Conveyancing Point of Sale Platform.

13 Feb 2015

The protection gap and whether it is being adequately tackled

The protection gap and whether it is being adequately tackled

The protection gap is an interesting term and how it is measured depends very much on who is doing the measuring.

13 Feb 2015

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