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Mansfield launches three new BTL products

Mansfield launches three new BTL products

The Mansfield Building Society has launched three new products in the BTL sector up to 70% LTV as it continues to support the market with attractive products and pricing.

12 Sep 2014

Barclays announce John McFarlane as new Chairman

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Barclays announce John McFarlane as new Chairman

Barclays have announced that John McFarlane will replace Sir David Walker as Chairman of Barclays as of January next year.

12 Sep 2014

Survey results reveal ongoing adviser mistrust of FOS

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Survey results reveal ongoing adviser mistrust of FOS

The results of a survey conducted by Panacea Adviser asking financial advisers their views on the Financial Ombudsman Service has revealed ongoing mistrust about the current complaints system.

12 Sep 2014

NatWest cuts rates by up to 0.64%

Mortgages

NatWest cuts rates by up to 0.64%

NatWest Intermediary Solutions will be introducing a number of rate reductions of between 10-64bps on residential and buy-to-let mortgage deals tomorrow with the more significant rate reductions on the higher LTV and first-time buyer only deals.

11 Sep 2014

Annuity sales fall in Q2: ABI

Retirement

Annuity sales fall in Q2: ABI

Sales of annuities have fallen by over a third between the first and second quarter of 2014, announces ABI.

11 Sep 2014

Skipton BS launches discount mortgage range

Mortgages

Skipton BS launches discount mortgage range

Skipton Building Society is today adding to its mortgage range by launching a new selection of residential 2 year discount products.

11 Sep 2014

Hinckley & Rugby raises income multiple

Mortgages

Hinckley & Rugby raises income multiple

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society, which lends throughout England & Wales, has today raised the multiples for its mortgages to four times single and four times joint incomes.

11 Sep 2014

Kensington ad campaign to drive self-employed to intermediary market

Mortgages

Kensington ad campaign to drive self-employed to intermediary market

Specialist lender Kensington is helping brokers benefit from the growing self-employed population by investing in a major new campaign to educate entrepreneurs about the mortgage choices available to them.

11 Sep 2014

'Yes' vote could adversely affect pensions, warns Portal Financial

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'Yes' vote could adversely affect pensions, warns Portal Financial

Portal Financial is warning that pensions and pensioners could be significantly adversely affected if Scotland votes ‘Yes’ in the upcoming Referendum.

11 Sep 2014

Mortgage market remains driven by house purchase: CML

Mortgages

Mortgage market remains driven by house purchase: CML

New CML data on the characteristics of lending in July show that the market remains driven primarily by lending for house purchase, rather than remortgage.

11 Sep 2014

 

FTB loans up 25% year-on-year: CML

Mortgages

FTB loans up 25% year-on-year: CML

CML data released this morning says there were 30,200 first-time buyer loans in July - 3% more than in June, and 25% up on July 2013.

11 Sep 2014

BTL lending up 12% monthly: CML

BTL lending up 12% monthly: CML

According to data released by the CML today, there were 17,500 buy-to-let loans in July, representing lending of £2.4bn.

11 Sep 2014

LMS announces partnership with Buckinghamshire BS

LMS announces partnership with Buckinghamshire BS

Conveyancing panel management specialists LMS has announced its latest partner, the Buckinghamshire Building Society.

11 Sep 2014

New home permissions back to 2008 level

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New home permissions back to 2008 level

Figures released today in HBF’s latest Housing Pipeline report show that planning permissions for 56,647 homes were granted in England in Q2 of this year - the highest number for over six years.

11 Sep 2014

House purchase approvals drop in August

Mortgages

House purchase approvals drop in August

House purchase approvals slipped 5% in August, as the mortgage market slowed down for summer, according to the latest Mortgage Monitor from e.surv.

11 Sep 2014

Barclays slash fixed rates

Mortgages

Barclays slash fixed rates

Barclays has made a number of changes to its range of 2, 3 and 5-year residential fixed rate mortgages and launched a 2-year fixed rate product.

10 Sep 2014

CML to release BTL statement of practice

Mortgages

CML to release BTL statement of practice

The Council of Mortgage Lenders is to recognise lenders and landlord responsibilities in upcoming statement of practice on BTL lending.

10 Sep 2014

Interest rate rises 'would be welcomed' by British public

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Interest rate rises 'would be welcomed' by British public

Almost a third (31%) of British adults say they would be at least a little better off if interest rates were to rise one percentage point or more in the next eighteen months, according to the insolvency trade body, R3.

10 Sep 2014

Housing shortage should be top of party manifestos, says CBI

Mortgages

Housing shortage should be top of party manifestos, says CBI

The CBI has warned that the UK’s 'chronic' housing shortage should be near the top of every party’s to-do list in the run-up to the election.

10 Sep 2014

Accord reduces rates on 90% & 95% LTV products

Mortgages

Accord reduces rates on 90% & 95% LTV products

Accord is continuing to help customers on to the housing ladder and offer competitive products as it reduces some of its two and five year fixed rate products by up to 0.20% today.

10 Sep 2014

Skipton ups rates on fixed rate bonds

Skipton ups rates on fixed rate bonds

Skipton Building Society has increases rates on its Two Year Fixed Rate ISA to 2.00% while the rate has increased on two, three and five year Fixed Rate Bonds, now paying 2.00%, 2.30% and 3.00%, respectively.

10 Sep 2014

Brokerage relocates to accommodate growth

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Brokerage relocates to accommodate growth

Brokerage Sensible Home Finance has announced a change of location following growth in the business.

10 Sep 2014

Phone-based advice will be 'essential' for drawdown clients

Retirement

Phone-based advice will be 'essential' for drawdown clients

Portal Financial is warning that anyone looking to provide universal drawdown advice from next April will need to develop a phone-based approach.

10 Sep 2014

More 2 Life sharpens underwriting approach

Retirement

More 2 Life sharpens underwriting approach

Enhanced lifetime mortgage pioneer, more 2 life, has announced it is revamping its approach to underwriting its innovative product ahead of an anticipated surge in sales over the coming months.

10 Sep 2014

1 in 5 over-50s plan to sell their home to pay for care

Retirement

1 in 5 over-50s plan to sell their home to pay for care

Nearly one in five (18%) over-50s expect to have to sell their home if they become ill in old age and need to fund long-term care, research from MetLife shows.

10 Sep 2014

Prepare for Baby Boomer-fuelled equity release boom

Retirement

Prepare for Baby Boomer-fuelled equity release boom

Some commentators have suggested the pension changes in the March budget will signal the demise of equity release.

09 Sep 2014

Technology is transforming adviser working

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Technology is transforming adviser working

[Blog from Mark Loosmore, Executive General Manager (Wealth) at IRESS]

09 Sep 2014

Bridging extension fees could fall foul of MMR rules: Fincorp

Bridging extension fees could fall foul of MMR rules: Fincorp

Bridging lenders that slap clients with a large fee when the term of a loan is extended could be falling foul of Mortgage Market Review rules, bridging lender Fincorp has warned.

09 Sep 2014

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