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1 in 3 savers have “actively enquired” about raiding their pension pots

Retirement

1 in 3 savers have “actively enquired” about raiding their pension pots

deVere Group reports that since all restrictions to pension fund access will be scrapped from April 2015, approximately one in three clients who have pensions have sought advice on accessing retirement savings.

18 Aug 2014

The Chartered Insurance Institute launches new mortgage advice qualification

Mortgages

The Chartered Insurance Institute launches new mortgage advice qualification

Mortgage adviser demand sees launch of new level 4 qualification.

18 Aug 2014

LendInvest confirms it has completed over £100m of mortgage investments

LendInvest confirms it has completed over £100m of mortgage investments

Launched in May last year, and with the release of these figures, LendInvest confirms its position as the fourth largest P2P lender in the UK.

18 Aug 2014

CLC announces major internal appointment at TCS

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CLC announces major internal appointment at TCS

Following approval from the Council of Licensed Conveyancers (CLC), TCS has announced a major internal appointment with John Jones appointed as Head of Legal Practice.

18 Aug 2014

400,000 home businesses to take on an employee for the very first time

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400,000 home businesses to take on an employee for the very first time

According to new research by Direct Line for Business, small and micro businesses across Britain are planning to take on 1.9m extra employees in 2014.

18 Aug 2014

Nearly 1m SMEs wait three months for payment

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Nearly 1m SMEs wait three months for payment

Three in five SMEs (61%) have had clients or customers not pay invoices by their due date over the past year, according to new research from automated credit control firm Satago.

18 Aug 2014

TFC Homeloans announces Blacks Connect as new preferred legal partner

TFC Homeloans announces Blacks Connect as new preferred legal partner

Blacks Connect, has today been announced as the new preferred legal partner for mortgage distributor, TFC Homeloans.

18 Aug 2014

Almost half of aspiring homeowners in the dark about MMR

Mortgages

Almost half of aspiring homeowners in the dark about MMR

Only 51% of aspiring homeowners are aware of the Mortgage Market Review according to new research by TSB.

18 Aug 2014

Consumer confidence picks up

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Consumer confidence picks up

Overall consumer confidence has picked up to reach a new high of 147 points after taking a slight dip in June, according to the The Lloyds Bank Spending Power Report for July.

18 Aug 2014

Only one in three UK adults are at state pension age when fully retired

Retirement

Only one in three UK adults are at state pension age when fully retired

Many people are taking a more gradual approach to retirement and are working beyond the state pension age, slowly cutting back their hours and reducing the number of days they work, according to retirement specialist LV=.

18 Aug 2014

 

August house prices dive record 2.9%

Mortgages

August house prices dive record 2.9%

The average asking price of newly-marketed property across England and Wales is down by 2.9% this month compared to last according to data released today from Rightmove.

18 Aug 2014

LV= appoints Rix as MD of Protection

LV= appoints Rix as MD of Protection

Myles has been at LV= for four years, initially joining as Actuarial and Strategy Director and becoming the Finance and Commercial Director for its life and pensions business.

15 Aug 2014

Richard Adams, Managing Director of Stonebridge Group

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Richard Adams, Managing Director of Stonebridge Group

We spoke to Richard Adams, Managing Director of Stonebridge Group.

15 Aug 2014

Borrowers at 'financial limits', says British Money

Mortgages

Borrowers at 'financial limits', says British Money

News that wages have grown at their slowest rate- 0.6% - since records began has prompted British Money to remind lenders that borrowers are at their financial limits and unlikely to pay loans if an income goes.

15 Aug 2014

13 year ban for financial adviser who misled investors

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13 year ban for financial adviser who misled investors

A London-based director and financial advisor has been disqualified for 13 years for misleading investors.

15 Aug 2014

UK GDP growth revised up to 3.2%

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UK GDP growth revised up to 3.2%

In Q2 2014, the UK economy grew by 0.8% on the quarter – the sixth successive quarter of growth and the longest sustained run of quarterly growth since the onset of the 2008 economic downturn.

15 Aug 2014

South Wales: the broker hotspot

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South Wales: the broker hotspot

[Blog from Ian Hoggart, Business Development Manager, Commercial Mortgages, Shawbrook]

15 Aug 2014

Financial services event search platform launched

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Financial services event search platform launched

Industry Events Limited has recently announced the launch of its new website, Industry Events Online.

15 Aug 2014

Rents rises creep above inflation for first time in over a year

Rents rises creep above inflation for first time in over a year

Rents are just 0.1% higher than a year ago after consumer price inflation of 1.9% – the first real-terms increase since September.

15 Aug 2014

Half of brokers think interest rate rise to happen mid-2015

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Half of brokers think interest rate rise to happen mid-2015

Over 1 in 5 brokers operating in the bridging, development finance and asset finance sectors expect to see an increase to the base interest rate by the end of this year.

15 Aug 2014

Virgin makes rate cuts of up to 0.80%

Mortgages

Virgin makes rate cuts of up to 0.80%

Virgin Money has announced reductions to selected fixed rate and tracker products within its buy-to-let and residential mortgage ranges.

14 Aug 2014

FSE Manchester 2014 - Seminar - Lynda Blackwell, Financial Conduct Authority

Mortgages

FSE Manchester 2014 - Seminar - Lynda Blackwell, Financial Conduct Authority

The Financial Conduct Authority's Lynda Blackwell spoke at the recent FSE London about the impact of MMR and preparing for the MCD.

14 Aug 2014

Shawbrook appoints STL Lending Manager

Shawbrook appoints STL Lending Manager

Shawbrook Bank has appointed Kynan Benjamin as a Lending Manager in the Commercial Mortgages short term loan team.

14 Aug 2014

Online conveyancing portal continues to grow

Online conveyancing portal continues to grow

SortRefer, the fastest growing online conveyancing portal in the UK, continues its expansion with the appointment of Annabel Halhead to the role of Operations Manager.

14 Aug 2014

Alpha Bridging appoints banking heavyweight as chairman

Alpha Bridging appoints banking heavyweight as chairman

Alpha Bridging, the specialist short term bridging lender, has announced the appointment of Kenneth Hillen as Chairman.

14 Aug 2014

Brokers focus more on packaging since MMR

Mortgages

Brokers focus more on packaging since MMR

New research carried out jointly by SimplyBiz Mortgages and NatWest Intermediary Solutions has found that since the MMR was introduced, that brokers have placed more focus on getting applications packaged right first time.

14 Aug 2014

Mortgage arrears continue to fall in Q2: CML

Mortgages

Mortgage arrears continue to fall in Q2: CML

Mortgage arrears and possessions continued to fall in the second quarter of 2014, according to data published today by the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

14 Aug 2014

Cirencester Friendly launches new form of income protection

Cirencester Friendly launches new form of income protection

Cirencester Friendly, the Income Protection specialists, has today launched a new concept in Income Protection contracts, My Earnings Insurance.

14 Aug 2014

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