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NatWest refreshes intermediary mortgage range

Mortgages

NatWest refreshes intermediary mortgage range

NatWest Intermediary Solutions will tomorrow introduce a number of residential rate changes to its intermediary range.

05 Jun 2014

House prices see first monthly rise since March: Halifax

Mortgages

House prices see first monthly rise since March: Halifax

The average UK house price in May was 8.7% higher than the same period last year, according to the latest house price survey from Halifax.

05 Jun 2014

Radical overhaul needed in pre-retirement communication

Retirement

Radical overhaul needed in pre-retirement communication

Research among 40 key annuity providers and pensions’ experts by Equiniti highlights the need to improve pensioner communication.

05 Jun 2014

MAS launches retirement adviser directory

Retirement

MAS launches retirement adviser directory

The Money Advice Service has launched a consultation on creating a new directory to make it easier for consumers to find a regulated adviser as they approach retirement and beyond.

05 Jun 2014

Skipton increases interest rates on 3-year ISAs

Savings & Investments

Skipton increases interest rates on 3-year ISAs

Skipton Building Society will today launch a new Fixed Rate ISA range which sees interest rates increase on its three year products.

05 Jun 2014

Scottish independence a 'time bomb' for advisers?

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Scottish independence a 'time bomb' for advisers?

A yes vote for Scottish Independence is a potential time bomb for advisers based in Scotland and would also impact advisers in the rest of the UK, according to adviser software specialist, Intelliflo.

05 Jun 2014

The Mansfield increases intermediary support with new BDM

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The Mansfield increases intermediary support with new BDM

The Mansfield Building Society has announced the appointment of Stuart Bryce as Business Development Manager.

05 Jun 2014

Aldermore joins bridging trade body ASTL

Aldermore joins bridging trade body ASTL

Aldermore has become the ASTL’s newest member having joined the trade body at the beginning of this week on June 1st.

05 Jun 2014

Masthaven Secured Loans strengthens underwriting team

Masthaven Secured Loans strengthens underwriting team

Masthaven Secured Loans has announced the appointment of Krystle Clark to its underwriting department, as MSL looks to build on its service to intermediaries.

04 Jun 2014

New regulation, a new awards venue and a new expo

New regulation, a new awards venue and a new expo

It's been a busy couple of months at Financial Reporter HQ, to say the least.

04 Jun 2014

 

Government will continue to support Help to Buy

Mortgages

Government will continue to support Help to Buy

The Government has said it will continue to promote Help to Buy and does not believe it is causing a housing bubble, according to the Queen's Speech today.

04 Jun 2014

Coalition unveils pension reform plans

Retirement

Coalition unveils pension reform plans

Massive reforms to the pensions system were unveiled by the Coalition today in its final Queen’s Speech before next year’s general election.

04 Jun 2014

Adviser directory launched by Personal Finance Society

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Adviser directory launched by Personal Finance Society

The Personal Finance Society has announced details of what it believes is the 'most comprehensive accredited adviser directory of its kind' in the UK, as part of a planned overhaul of its findanadviser.org financial adviser database.

04 Jun 2014

NatWest puts cap on income multiples

Mortgages

NatWest puts cap on income multiples

NatWest Intermediary Solutions has become the second lender to cap income multiples to 4 x income when customers borrow more than £500,000.

04 Jun 2014

FSE Manchester 2014 - Rob Jupp, Brightstar Financial

Mortgages

FSE Manchester 2014 - Rob Jupp, Brightstar Financial

In the first of our exclusive videos from FSE Manchester 2014, we spoke to Rob Jupp, CEO of Brightstar Financial.

04 Jun 2014

Pensions Trust appoints Paul Murphy

Retirement

Pensions Trust appoints Paul Murphy

The Pensions Trust, one of the leading workplace pension funds in the UK for the third sector, is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Murphy as Head of Strategy and Business Development.

04 Jun 2014

Help to Buy 2 'encouraged' 16% rise in FTB loans

Mortgages

Help to Buy 2 'encouraged' 16% rise in FTB loans

Analysis of industry and government data shows the Help to Buy mortgage guarantee accounted for less than 4% of first time buyer activity in its first six months, allaying fears of its inflationary impact.

04 Jun 2014

Shawbrook announces pre-tax profit of £16.8m

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Shawbrook announces pre-tax profit of £16.8m

Shawbrook Bank has published outstanding results for the year ending 31st December 2013. The bank’s rapid growth resulted in a pre-tax profit of £16.8m – a significant increase from an accounting loss before tax of £7.1m in 2012.

04 Jun 2014

Virgin cuts fixed and tracker rates

Mortgages

Virgin cuts fixed and tracker rates

Virgin Money has announced rate reductions to selected fixed rate and tracker mortgages within its mortgage range.

03 Jun 2014

GE Money scraps interest only

Mortgages

GE Money scraps interest only

Specialist lender GE Money has withdrawn its interest-only mortgage range citing the additional underwriting considerations as the cause.

03 Jun 2014

Panacea Adviser to hold social media event

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Panacea Adviser to hold social media event

Panacea Adviser, the online community and resource for directly regulated financial advisers, is to hold a free social media event this week entitled ‘Converting social media followers to clients’.

03 Jun 2014

Post Office slashes fixed rates

Mortgages

Post Office slashes fixed rates

Post Office has launched a range of new fixed rate mortgages today.

03 Jun 2014

New home registrations slow in April

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New home registrations slow in April

Growth in the number of new home registrations by developers each month is starting to show signs of slowing.

03 Jun 2014

Homeowners pay £3bn of estate agent fees in 2013

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Homeowners pay £3bn of estate agent fees in 2013

UK homeowners paid out more than £3bn in high street estate agent fees during 2013, with London homeowners alone paying agents almost £1bn, according to research carried out by online estate agents Housesimple.

03 Jun 2014

Help to Buy plays 'supporting role': Natiownide HPI

Mortgages

Help to Buy plays 'supporting role': Natiownide HPI

According to the latest Nationwide House Price Index, UK house prices increased by 0.7% in May and were 11.1% higher than May 2013.

03 Jun 2014

Bridging applications up 83%, says ASTL

Bridging applications up 83%, says ASTL

The Association of Short Term Lenders’ latest figures on the bridging market reveals that there has been an 83% increase in applications for bridging loans in the first quarter of this year compared to Q1 2013.

03 Jun 2014

Consumers still want annuity-type products

Retirement

Consumers still want annuity-type products

With significant changes to the pensions market announced in the budget, Partnership undertook research to ascertain what consumers considered to be the most important features for a retirement product.

02 Jun 2014

The Cambridge appoints new Head of Risk

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The Cambridge appoints new Head of Risk

The Cambridge Building Society has appointed Victoria Stubbs as Head of Risk to help boost its impressive growth and improve the service offered to customers.

02 Jun 2014

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