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Shawbrook boosts secured lending team

Shawbrook boosts secured lending team

Shawbrook’s Secured Lending division has announced they have welcomed Claire Rankin and Paula Purdy to the team.

07 Apr 2014

Spring Finance appoints Head of New Business

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Spring Finance appoints Head of New Business

Spring Finance, the Hertfordshire-based company which operates in the second charge loan market, has strengthened its management team.

07 Apr 2014

Two thirds of FTBs underestimate how long it will take to own a home

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Two thirds of FTBs underestimate how long it will take to own a home

There is a marked difference between the expectations of those hoping to get on the housing ladder and the reality, according to new research from Clydesdale Bank and Yorkshire Bank.

07 Apr 2014

Greenfield Capital gets FCA authorisation

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Greenfield Capital gets FCA authorisation

Greenfield Capital has announced that it has been granted approval by the Financial Conduct Authority and is now authorised to offer regulated mortgage contracts.

07 Apr 2014

Post Office reveals Help to Buy rates

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Post Office reveals Help to Buy rates

Post Office has today revealed details of its Help to Buy mortgage rates, following the business’ announcement that it had joined the Government’s scheme earlier this year with its financial services partner Bank of Ireland UK.

07 Apr 2014

Compliance outstrips client charging as main adviser concern

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Compliance outstrips client charging as main adviser concern

A survey by specialist adviser software firm, Intelliflo shows that compliance reporting far outstrips concerns about client charging among advisers.

07 Apr 2014

Saffron Building Society confirms MMR-readiness

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Saffron Building Society confirms MMR-readiness

Saffron Building Society says it will be ready to implement the changes required by the Mortgage Market Review with effect from Thursday 24th April.

07 Apr 2014

Average bridging interest rates drop to 1.19%

Average bridging interest rates drop to 1.19%

Bridging interest rates are significantly lower than a year ago, according to the latest West One Bridging Index.

07 Apr 2014

Concerns about price and availability top the list for homeowners

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Concerns about price and availability top the list for homeowners

The 2014 Annual Homeowner Survey has found concern about house prices and the availability of homes has spread across the UK, with high property prices and the ability for of FTBs to get on the property ladder as the main issues.

07 Apr 2014

L&G technology helps claim £41.2m against life and CI cover

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L&G technology helps claim £41.2m against life and CI cover

Legal & General affiliate IFAs and tied advisers helped their clients claim £41.2m against life and critical illness policies in 2013 thanks to the firm’s Early Warning System technology, good business practice and excellent client relationships.

04 Apr 2014

 

Be patient with mistakes post-MMR, CML chief urges regulator

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Be patient with mistakes post-MMR, CML chief urges regulator

Speaking at the CML' annual lunch today, Paul Smee, CML's director general, focused his speech on the impact the MMR will have on the UK mortgage market when introduced this month and urged the FCA to be patient in the transfer.

04 Apr 2014

Newcastle BS launches tracker at 1.80% above base rate

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Newcastle BS launches tracker at 1.80% above base rate

Newcastle Building Society Intermediary Services has launched a new range of mortgage products including a market leading Base Rate Tracker.

04 Apr 2014

Warning: Ten things that will make you weep bitter tears of anguish

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Warning: Ten things that will make you weep bitter tears of anguish

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04 Apr 2014

Shawbrook launches 18 month fixed rate bond at 1.85% AER

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Shawbrook launches 18 month fixed rate bond at 1.85% AER

Shawbrook Bank has launched a new 18 month Fixed Rate Bond offering savers a rate of 1.85 % AER.

04 Apr 2014

Number of serious rent arrears drops by a third

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Number of serious rent arrears drops by a third

Tenants struggling with late rent have made significant progress in the last twelve months, according to the latest Tenant Arrears Tracker by LSL Property Services plc, owners of Templeton LPA, the specialist practice of LPA Receivers.

04 Apr 2014

AXA announces reduced platform charges for larger portfolios

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AXA announces reduced platform charges for larger portfolios

AXA Wealth has today announced new reduced charges for larger portfolios on its Elevate investment platform.

04 Apr 2014

House prices fall 1.1% in March: Halifax

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House prices fall 1.1% in March: Halifax

House prices fell by -1.1% in March, according to the latest House Price Index from Halifax.

04 Apr 2014

AMI announces annual dinner

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AMI announces annual dinner

The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries will be holding our eleventh AMI Annual Dinner on Thursday 12th June 2014. For the eleventh consecutive year this will be sponsored by Santander for Intermediaries.

04 Apr 2014

High LTV lending increases in Q1: BoE

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High LTV lending increases in Q1: BoE

High LTV lending has increased as lender appetites for risk have grown, according to the latest Credit Conditions Survey from the Bank of England.

03 Apr 2014

Leeds BS to be MMR-compliant ahead of deadline

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Leeds BS to be MMR-compliant ahead of deadline

Leeds Building Society will be compliant with the new regulations under the Mortgage Market Review for intermediary mortgages on 14th April, ahead of the 26th April deadline.

03 Apr 2014

RBS to close 44 branches in UK despite pledge

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RBS to close 44 branches in UK despite pledge

The Royal Bank of Scotland has announced it is closing 44 branches across the UK, despite pledging in 2010 not to close such branches.

03 Apr 2014

NatWest introduces Saturday opening for broker messaging service

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NatWest introduces Saturday opening for broker messaging service

This weekend, NatWest Intermediary Solutions is introducing a new Saturday opening for LiveTALK - its popular broker instant messaging service.

03 Apr 2014

FCA to move out of Canary Wharf

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FCA to move out of Canary Wharf

The Financial Conduct Authority is relocating to new 43,000 sq ft premises in East London, it has been reported by the Financial Times.

03 Apr 2014

Building societies 'perfect challengers' to banks, says Ipswich BS

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Building societies 'perfect challengers' to banks, says Ipswich BS

Ipswich BS, at its annual general meeting this week, has said that mutuals will become increasingly relevant in financial services.

03 Apr 2014

Shawbrook appoints STL specialist as Strategic Partner

Shawbrook appoints STL specialist as Strategic Partner

Shawbrook Bank has welcomed a new member, Dorset-based Positive Lending, to its elite Strategic Partner programme.

03 Apr 2014

Bridging lending grows by a quarter

Bridging lending grows by a quarter

Gross bridging lending now totals £2.02 billion as of the twelve months to 1st March. This represents an increase of more than one quarter (26%) compared to the previous twelve months, according to the latest West One Bridging Index.

03 Apr 2014

LendInvest passes the £50m landmark

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LendInvest passes the £50m landmark

LendInvest, the peer-to-peer lending platform specifically for residential and commercial mortgages, has confirmed that it has now funded over £50m of property transactions.

02 Apr 2014

Northern Ireland sees first secured loan completion since credit crunch

Northern Ireland sees first secured loan completion since credit crunch

It's been a long way back for borrowers in Northern Ireland looking for a the secured loan but the biggest step yet was taken last week when Clearly Loans announced their first secured loan completion in a BT postcode.

02 Apr 2014

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