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Brightstar Financial issues clone fraud warning

Brightstar Financial issues clone fraud warning

Brightstar Financial, the specialist lending distributor, has had its website cloned by fraudsters under the name of Goldenstar Financial, and is warning brokers not to let their clients be taken in.

28 Mar 2014

Aldermore raises commercial LTV to 75%

Aldermore raises commercial LTV to 75%

Aldermore Bank has raised the loan to value limit from 70% to 75% across its residential investment, commercial owner occupied and commercial investment product ranges.

28 Mar 2014

43% of those approaching retirement would prefer an annuity

Retirement

43% of those approaching retirement would prefer an annuity

New insight from MGM Advantage, the retirement income specialist, reveals the approach people are likely to take when they have full access to their pension pots for the first time following the radical changes announced in the Budget.

28 Mar 2014

London house price gap continues to grow: Land Registry

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London house price gap continues to grow: Land Registry

The February data from Land Registry's House Price Index shows an annual price increase of 5.3% which takes the average property value in England and Wales to £170,000 - with London once again increasing much more.

28 Mar 2014

Santander relaxes BTL criteria

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Santander relaxes BTL criteria

Santander is the latest lender to relax its buy-to-let critera in order to claim a bigger share of the growing rental sector.

28 Mar 2014

True Potential lanches distribution arm

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True Potential lanches distribution arm

Technology and Financial Services firm True Potential LLP has announced the launch of True Potential Associate Partners, a new distribution arm.

28 Mar 2014

FTB numbers jump as mortgage availability improves

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FTB numbers jump as mortgage availability improves

The number of monthly FTBs increased 42% year-on-year in February, as buyers snapped up property in anticipation of future price rises and took advantage of better mortgage availability according to LSL Property Services.

28 Mar 2014

Remortgaging up 48% year on year

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Remortgaging up 48% year on year

LMS figures reveal that monthly gross remortgage lending saw a monthly fall of 5%, down to £3.99bn from January’s £4.2bn reported by the Council for Mortgage Lenders last week.

28 Mar 2014

Aldermore appoints Glyn Jones as new Chairman

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Aldermore appoints Glyn Jones as new Chairman

Aldermore has said it is 'delighted' to announce that it has appointed Glyn Jones as its new Chairman.

27 Mar 2014

Kent Reliance launches 3-year fixed rate BTL products

Kent Reliance launches 3-year fixed rate BTL products

Kent Reliance, the specialist mortgage lender, today announced further support for both private and professional landlords with the launch of its comprehensive three year fixed rates across its standard range of buy to let mortgages.

27 Mar 2014

 

Santander launches online mortgage transfer service

Mortgages

Santander launches online mortgage transfer service

Intermediaries will now be able to transfer their existing Santander mortgage clients to a new Santander mortgage online, at a time convenient to them, via Santander for Intermediaries’ new Online Mortgage Transfer Service.

27 Mar 2014

Front Events acquires Scottish Expo

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Front Events acquires Scottish Expo

Front Events, the events company behind Financial Services Expo, has today announced its acquisition of the Blimey! Loans Mortgage and Finance Expo Scotland.

27 Mar 2014

Buy-to-let boost drives a surge in bridging

Buy-to-let boost drives a surge in bridging

Brokers are missing a trick and turning away potential buy-to-let clients because the property they want to borrow against is unmortgageable, says bridging lender Fincorp.

27 Mar 2014

Montello posts fourth year of superior returns

Montello posts fourth year of superior returns

London-based real estate financier, Montello, has now posted a fourth year of superior returns for investors.

27 Mar 2014

Paradigm Protect launched to boost protection business

Protection

Paradigm Protect launched to boost protection business

Paradigm Group, the advisory and mortgage services proposition, has today launched a new proposition, Paradigm Protect, for brokers and advisers looking to maximise their protection business levels.

27 Mar 2014

Help to Buy building boost slows price inflation by half

Mortgages

Help to Buy building boost slows price inflation by half

The house building revival prompted by Help to Buy equity loans has slowed price inflation on new homes to half of its previous rate in the last year, helping to keep the property ladder in reach for first time buyers.

27 Mar 2014

Seven convicted over £3.5m mortgage fraud

Mortgages

Seven convicted over £3.5m mortgage fraud

Two men and one woman have been convicted at Manchester Crown Court for their roles in a £3.5 million mortgage fraud.

27 Mar 2014

Brightstar & Masthaven complete £1m bridge

Brightstar & Masthaven complete £1m bridge

The combined talents of two of the industry's specialists have resulted in helping clients, who have been badly advised in the past, to refinance their short term borrowing into a more satisfactory deal.

27 Mar 2014

Mortgage Business Expo announces new venue for 2014 show

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Mortgage Business Expo announces new venue for 2014 show

Mortgage Business Expo has said today it is 'delighted' to announce a return to the City of London in 2014, instead of its previous location at the ExCeL Centre in East London.

27 Mar 2014

Pancredit announces acquisition by Equiniti

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Pancredit announces acquisition by Equiniti

Business services outsourcing provider Equiniti today announces the acquisition of Pancredit Systems Limited.

26 Mar 2014

Santander confirms new ISA terms

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Santander confirms new ISA terms

Following the Government’s changes to ISA’s overall annual subscription limit, new or existing Santander customers who opt for its 2 Year Fixed Rate Cash ISA will now be able to fund their account up to the new allowance between 1 July to 31 August 2014.

26 Mar 2014

Shawbrook’s lions don tartan

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Shawbrook’s lions don tartan

[Blog from Lee Albino, Shawbrook’s regional BDM for Scotland, North Wales and North-West England]

26 Mar 2014

Partnership announces £30m buy-in deal

Retirement

Partnership announces £30m buy-in deal

Specialist Insurer Partnership today announced that it has signed its second de-risking deal of the year - a £30m buy-in to de-risk the entire pensioner population of a manufacturer’s pension scheme.

26 Mar 2014

MGM Advantage extends cooling off period for annuities

Retirement

MGM Advantage extends cooling off period for annuities

MGM Advantage has announced an extension to the cooling off period for annuities, following the recent Budget announcement.

26 Mar 2014

Advisers cite admin as biggest concern post-MMR

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Advisers cite admin as biggest concern post-MMR

A month out from the MMR deadline and 91% of mortgage advisers feel they are either prepared or very prepared, with almost three quarters (72%) believing the changes will be positive for their business, new research from Intelliflo has found.

26 Mar 2014

SimplyBiz launches commercial mortgages proposition

SimplyBiz launches commercial mortgages proposition

SimplyBiz Mortgages has launched a new commercial mortgages referral proposition in collaboration with Brilliant Solutions and Finance 4 Business.

26 Mar 2014

Santander fined £12.4m over advice failings

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Santander fined £12.4m over advice failings

Santander has been fined £12,377,800 by the Financial Conduct Authority after the regulator uncovered serious failings in the way it offered financial advice from its bank.

26 Mar 2014

Government to sell further stake in Lloyds Banking Group

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Government to sell further stake in Lloyds Banking Group

UK Financial Investments has advised the Chancellor George Osborne to sell another part of the government’s shareholding in Lloyds Banking Group.

26 Mar 2014

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