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Interest rate rises 'would be welcomed' by British public

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Interest rate rises 'would be welcomed' by British public

Almost a third (31%) of British adults say they would be at least a little better off if interest rates were to rise one percentage point or more in the next eighteen months, according to the insolvency trade body, R3.

10 Sep 2014

Housing shortage should be top of party manifestos, says CBI

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Housing shortage should be top of party manifestos, says CBI

The CBI has warned that the UK’s 'chronic' housing shortage should be near the top of every party’s to-do list in the run-up to the election.

10 Sep 2014

Accord reduces rates on 90% & 95% LTV products

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Accord reduces rates on 90% & 95% LTV products

Accord is continuing to help customers on to the housing ladder and offer competitive products as it reduces some of its two and five year fixed rate products by up to 0.20% today.

10 Sep 2014

Skipton ups rates on fixed rate bonds

Skipton ups rates on fixed rate bonds

Skipton Building Society has increases rates on its Two Year Fixed Rate ISA to 2.00% while the rate has increased on two, three and five year Fixed Rate Bonds, now paying 2.00%, 2.30% and 3.00%, respectively.

10 Sep 2014

Brokerage relocates to accommodate growth

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Brokerage relocates to accommodate growth

Brokerage Sensible Home Finance has announced a change of location following growth in the business.

10 Sep 2014

Phone-based advice will be 'essential' for drawdown clients

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Phone-based advice will be 'essential' for drawdown clients

Portal Financial is warning that anyone looking to provide universal drawdown advice from next April will need to develop a phone-based approach.

10 Sep 2014

More 2 Life sharpens underwriting approach

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More 2 Life sharpens underwriting approach

Enhanced lifetime mortgage pioneer, more 2 life, has announced it is revamping its approach to underwriting its innovative product ahead of an anticipated surge in sales over the coming months.

10 Sep 2014

1 in 5 over-50s plan to sell their home to pay for care

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1 in 5 over-50s plan to sell their home to pay for care

Nearly one in five (18%) over-50s expect to have to sell their home if they become ill in old age and need to fund long-term care, research from MetLife shows.

10 Sep 2014

Prepare for Baby Boomer-fuelled equity release boom

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Prepare for Baby Boomer-fuelled equity release boom

Some commentators have suggested the pension changes in the March budget will signal the demise of equity release.

09 Sep 2014

Technology is transforming adviser working

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Technology is transforming adviser working

[Blog from Mark Loosmore, Executive General Manager (Wealth) at IRESS]

09 Sep 2014

 

Bridging extension fees could fall foul of MMR rules: Fincorp

Bridging extension fees could fall foul of MMR rules: Fincorp

Bridging lenders that slap clients with a large fee when the term of a loan is extended could be falling foul of Mortgage Market Review rules, bridging lender Fincorp has warned.

09 Sep 2014

Home lending at 90% LTV or more hits 6-year high

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Home lending at 90% LTV or more hits 6-year high

Figures released by the Bank of England today show that there has been an increase in high loan to value lending.

09 Sep 2014

Partnership launches retirement income campaign

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Partnership launches retirement income campaign

With 62% of people saying that their biggest concern about retirement is having sufficient income, Partnership is launching a new campaign to help advisers start the conversation about guaranteed minimum income requirements in older age.

09 Sep 2014

FCA to outline post-MMR regulatory future at FSE London

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FCA to outline post-MMR regulatory future at FSE London

The FCA will be outlining the post-MMR regulatory future for the mortgage and loan industry, as well as reviewing the latest phase of the European Mortgage Credit Directive, at this year’s Financial Services Expo London.

09 Sep 2014

Paradigm offers 5-year fix exclusive to members

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Paradigm offers 5-year fix exclusive to members

Paradigm Mortgage Services, the mortgage services proposition, has today announced the launch of a brand new five year fixed-rate product exclusively available to its members from Hinckley & Rugby Building Society.

09 Sep 2014

Shawbrook adds Knight Frank as strategic partner

Shawbrook adds Knight Frank as strategic partner

Shawbrook Bank has announced it has added Knight Frank Finance to its Strategic Partner programme for the South East.

09 Sep 2014

Kensington Mortgages sold in £180m deal

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Kensington Mortgages sold in £180m deal

Investec has this morning announced the sale of Kensington Mortgages to investment firms Blackstone and TPG in a deal worth £180m.

09 Sep 2014

Nationwide announces major cuts to mortgage range

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Nationwide announces major cuts to mortgage range

Nationwide is ramping up its support for home movers and remortgage customers by reducing rates on some of its most popular mortgages.

09 Sep 2014

Housing schemes to build 13,000 new homes get £525m boost

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Housing schemes to build 13,000 new homes get £525m boost

Work on nearly 13,000 homes stalled by the 2008 housing crash are set to be restarted thanks to half a billion of government investment.

08 Sep 2014

Complete FS marks 21st birthday

Complete FS marks 21st birthday

Complete FS celebrates a significant milestone today as the business officially marks the day when it opened for business 21 years ago today.

08 Sep 2014

Coventry launches competitive resi range from 2.29%

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Coventry launches competitive resi range from 2.29%

Coventry Building Society launches highly competitive residential range with 2 and 5 year fixed rate options.

08 Sep 2014

Intermediaries expect BTL & remortgage to grow in H2

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Intermediaries expect BTL & remortgage to grow in H2

Research conducted amongst over 500 mortgage intermediaries by NatWest found the majority had seen an uplift in BTL sales in the past three months and most were expecting business to increase in the second half of the year.

08 Sep 2014

Skipton drops rates by up to 0.40%

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Skipton drops rates by up to 0.40%

Skipton Building Society is today launching a new residential two year fixed mortgage range with rates dropping by as much as 0.40%.

08 Sep 2014

CBI calls for housing market pledges ahead of political conference season

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CBI calls for housing market pledges ahead of political conference season

Ahead of the party conference season, the CBI is setting out the choices political parties must make to ensure the benefits of growth are felt by all people during the next parliament and beyond, including a major push to get Britain building.

08 Sep 2014

Number of people planning not to retire at record level

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Number of people planning not to retire at record level

One in seven (14%) non-retired people, the equivalent of around 5 million individuals, do not plan on retiring, according to the latest consumer research by Baring Asset Management.

08 Sep 2014

House price growth slows slightly in August: Halifax

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House price growth slows slightly in August: Halifax

House prices in the latest three months (June-August 2014) were 3.0% higher than in the previous three months (March-May 2014); down from 3.5% last month.

08 Sep 2014

Auto enrolment a 'success story' says Scottish Widows

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Auto enrolment a 'success story' says Scottish Widows

Half of UK employees on lower incomes and half of those aged 30-49 are now saving adequately for retirement, according to Scottish Widows, showing the impact of automatic enrolment on the groups that need it most.

08 Sep 2014

Time to grab a slice of La Dolce Vita

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Time to grab a slice of La Dolce Vita

Italy has by no means escaped the effects of the global downturn which resulted in its longest economic recession in 60 years.

05 Sep 2014

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