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Clydesdale and Yorkshire offer new unsecured rate

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Clydesdale and Yorkshire offer new unsecured rate

Clydesdale Bank and Yorkshire Bank have today launched a new 5.7% APR unsecured online personal loans product for loans amounts between £15,001 and £25,000.

11 Jul 2014

First Complete adds Newbury Building Society to its panel

Mortgages

First Complete adds Newbury Building Society to its panel

First Complete has added Newbury Building Society to its mortgage panel providing members with access to Newbury's range of shared ownership mortgages, buy-to-let and Homestarter mortgages, and a range of 95% LTV residential mortgages.

11 Jul 2014

'Currency caution' being urged to Eurozone expats despite strong pound

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'Currency caution' being urged to Eurozone expats despite strong pound

Retired British expats in the Eurozone who are currently benefitting from a strong pound are being urged to remain cautious of potential currency fluctuations, by a senior analyst at one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations.

10 Jul 2014

Gold is on the rise as investor sentiment in UK property falls

Savings & Investments

Gold is on the rise as investor sentiment in UK property falls

Investor confidence in UK Property saw the second-biggest month-on-month downward swing this month, down six percentage points according to the Lloyds Bank Private Banking Investor Sentiment Index.

10 Jul 2014

London activity and expectations soften according to RICS

Mortgages

London activity and expectations soften according to RICS

Price momentum holds up on a national level although activity indicators are pointing to some moderation in the positive trend according to the June 2014 RICS Residential Market Survey.

10 Jul 2014

Aldermore launches new brand identity

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Aldermore launches new brand identity

Aldermore has announced the roll out of a new brand identity across its online platforms that it claims will emphasise its place in British banking as well as increasing the clarity and accessibility of information for the Bank’s customers.

10 Jul 2014

BoE rhetoric causing housing market slow down

Mortgages

BoE rhetoric causing housing market slow down

According to RICS, rhetoric by the Bank of England appears to be causing moderation in parts of the Uk housing market.

10 Jul 2014

FTBs and home movers up despite MMR

Mortgages

FTBs and home movers up despite MMR

May lending figures released by the CML provide insight into the effect MMR has had on lending trends with first-time buyers and home movers continuing to drive the UK mortgage market.

10 Jul 2014

L&G: Record completions in June

Mortgages

L&G: Record completions in June

June saw the most successful month in the Legal & General Mortgage Club's history, with the highest ever total for completions reaching £3.5bn.

10 Jul 2014

BoE: Base rate remains at 0.5%

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BoE: Base rate remains at 0.5%

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee voted to maintain Bank Rate at 0.5%.

10 Jul 2014

 

ABI move to standardise motor and home insurance renewals

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ABI move to standardise motor and home insurance renewals

The ABI has written to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to propose a regulatory initiative that would set a new minimum standard of information across the market which all customers would receive when renewing their private motor and home insurance.

10 Jul 2014

Sainsbury's up rates across fixed rate savings range

Savings & Investments

Sainsbury's up rates across fixed rate savings range

Sainsbury's Bank have announced increases in the rate on its 1, 2 and 3 year Fixed Rate Savings Accounts.

10 Jul 2014

53% report increase in house prices

Mortgages

53% report increase in house prices

More than half of all RICS members reported an increase in prices in June 2014 (from 56% in May) and prices rose in each of the 12 areas represented, according to their latest UK Residential Market Survey.

10 Jul 2014

High LTV lending up 52%

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High LTV lending up 52%

Lending to high LTV borrowers has increased by 52% on the same time last year, according to the latest Mortgage Monitor from chartered surveyor e.surv.

10 Jul 2014

New home registrations are rising

Mortgages

New home registrations are rising

According to the latest registration statistics from NHBC, the number of new homes registered across the country remains up compared to this time last year.

09 Jul 2014

Many property buyers sill in the dark about Help to Buy

Mortgages

Many property buyers sill in the dark about Help to Buy

According to a new report, many property buyers or current home owners haven’t even heard of the Help to Buy scheme or have admitted to ‘hearing the name but not knowing what it was’.

09 Jul 2014

Lloyds to cut 500 staff from business and retail

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Lloyds to cut 500 staff from business and retail

The bank is to cut 500 staff from it business and retail arms.

09 Jul 2014

Shawbrook announces newly created Credit Relationship Manager role

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Shawbrook announces newly created Credit Relationship Manager role

Tim Rist is to be the new Credit Relationship Manager at Shawbrook and will specialise in large loans in the Commercial Mortgages division.

09 Jul 2014

New P2P lender completes first BTL remortgage deal

Mortgages

New P2P lender completes first BTL remortgage deal

The very first BTL remortgage for new P2P lender Landbay has been successfully brokered by Mortgages for Business.

09 Jul 2014

Reduced barriers for new banks sees rise in potential applicants

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Reduced barriers for new banks sees rise in potential applicants

The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) report that reducing entry barriers for new financial institutions has encouraged a substantial increase in the number of firms applying to become a new bank.

09 Jul 2014

Where there's a will there's no way: 1 in 4 will not leave anything to their children

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Where there's a will there's no way: 1 in 4 will not leave anything to their children

Skipton Financial Services has recently conducted research that suggests as many as one in four parents intend to leave just a percentage – or even none – of their estate to their children after they're gone.

09 Jul 2014

Kensington launches £100 broker incentive

Mortgages

Kensington launches £100 broker incentive

Kensington has launched an area of its website where brokers can submit their ideas for new products and proposition developments and the specialist lender is offering £100 worth of John Lewis vouchers each month for the best submitted suggestion.

09 Jul 2014

Housing market cools as prices fall in 0.6% in June

Mortgages

Housing market cools as prices fall in 0.6% in June

Monthly house prices fell by -0.6% in June 2014, the fourth monthly price fall since last December according the latest survey from the Halifax.

09 Jul 2014

Y3S: Secured loans up 30% since MMR

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Y3S: Secured loans up 30% since MMR

Mortgage brokers disillusioned in the wake of the new MMR rules are turning to secured loans as an alternative according to Y3S loans

09 Jul 2014

Equity release lending up 26%

Mortgages

Equity release lending up 26%

Total equity release lending hit £641 million during the first half of the year as the market continues to grow according to new analysis from specialist adviser Key Retirement Solutions.

09 Jul 2014

New data reveals rising mortgage rates

Mortgages

New data reveals rising mortgage rates

Latest figures from Mortgage Brain's quarterly product data analysis show that mortgage rates are starting to rise, with the interest rate for a 60% LTV five year Fixed mortgage increasing by 18% over the past three months – up from 2.35% to 2.78%.

08 Jul 2014

Thousands to receive accelerated payment notices from HMRC

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Thousands to receive accelerated payment notices from HMRC

Latest change represents a huge shift in tax collection powers as many individuals across the UK who are under investigation by HMRC could soon be required to pay the full amount of disputed tax before the matter is settled.

08 Jul 2014

85% believe MMR is stifling mortgage completions

Mortgages

85% believe MMR is stifling mortgage completions

In a recent survey carried out by mortgage best practice site 85% of brokers asked feel that it is more difficult to get mortgage cases accepted since the implementation of the MMR.

08 Jul 2014

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