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Masthaven Bridging generates £5m in enquiries at NACFB Expo

Latest News

Masthaven Bridging generates £5m in enquiries at NACFB Expo

Masthaven Bridging has hailed this years NACFB Expo the best yet after receiving £5m of enquiries from brokers visiting the stand during the day.

07 Jul 2014

Rents now rising four times faster than income

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Rents now rising four times faster than income

Average UK private home rents have increased 7.5% in the last 12 months while national average earnings now rising at 1.7%.

04 Jul 2014

Half of mortgaged properties have no protection

Protection

Half of mortgaged properties have no protection

New research reveals over half of all mortgaged residential property in the UK is not covered by any form of protection insurance.

04 Jul 2014

Hinckley & Rugby launches new 1.89% mortgage

Mortgages

Hinckley & Rugby launches new 1.89% mortgage

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society, which lends throughout England & Wales, has today cut the interest rates on four discount mortgages, the fees on one and launched a brand new product.

04 Jul 2014

FCA should consider compensation for fake debt letters, says Citizens Advice

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FCA should consider compensation for fake debt letters, says Citizens Advice

National charity Citizens Advice has called on the Financial Conduct Authority to consider whether lenders found to have sent bogus debt collection letters should give customers compensation.

04 Jul 2014

Sesame launches holiday let exclusive via Leeds Building Society

Sesame launches holiday let exclusive via Leeds Building Society

Appointed representatives of Sesame network now have access to a new holiday let exclusive five year fixed rate product via Leeds Building Society.

04 Jul 2014

Virgin improves high LTV mortgage rates

Mortgages

Virgin improves high LTV mortgage rates

Virgin Money has announced a number of changes across its residential and buy-to-let mortgage range. All products will be available from 5 July 2014.

04 Jul 2014

Bridging beats Help to Buy 1 in terms of lending, says West One

Bridging beats Help to Buy 1 in terms of lending, says West One

Help to Buy has provided less than half the funding for new homes in its first fourteen months than alternative finance, according to the latest West One Bridging Index.

04 Jul 2014

More than half unaware of state pension changes

Retirement

More than half unaware of state pension changes

More than half of the UK population are unaware of Government plans to reform the state pension and the impact that will have on them according to research carried out by MetLife.

04 Jul 2014

Bridging lending 'moderates' with 0.8% growth

Bridging lending 'moderates' with 0.8% growth

Over the twelve months ending 1st May, the bridging industry provided annual gross lending of £2.06 billion, according to West One Loans.

04 Jul 2014

 

Precise improves resi & BTL lending criteria

Precise improves resi & BTL lending criteria

Precise Mortgages, the specialist lender, has improved the lending criteria on its Residential and Buy-to-Let product ranges.

03 Jul 2014

Four year fixes up to 95% launched by Monmouthshire

Mortgages

Four year fixes up to 95% launched by Monmouthshire

Monmouthshire Building Society has launched a new range of four year fixed rate house purchase and remortgage products following 'unprecedented success' with a number of other fixed rate products throughout the year.

03 Jul 2014

Advisers using technology to set provider benchmarks

Advisers using technology to set provider benchmarks

New data from Selectapension’s enhanced model portfolio feature reveals advisers are using a selected number of industry leaders to set the benchmark when reviewing their clients’ investments.

03 Jul 2014

FSE Manchester 2014 - Rob Barnard, Aldermore Bank

FSE Manchester 2014 - Rob Barnard, Aldermore Bank

We spoke to Rob Barnard of Aldermore Bank at the recent FSE Manchester expo.

03 Jul 2014

Halifax cuts selected mortgage rates by 0.10%

Mortgages

Halifax cuts selected mortgage rates by 0.10%

Halifax have announced a number of changes to its mortgage range today, including cutting rates on selected products by 0.10%.

03 Jul 2014

Newcastle BS revamps range to offer fee-free products

Mortgages

Newcastle BS revamps range to offer fee-free products

Newcastle Building Society Intermediary Services has made additions and changes to its mortgage range.

03 Jul 2014

Pure Retirement launches with Phoebus Software

Retirement

Pure Retirement launches with Phoebus Software

Pure Retirement, the equity release specialist, has launched using the Phoebus Equity Release solution as its new business originations and servicing platform.

03 Jul 2014

Complete FS announces record volumes of new business

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Complete FS announces record volumes of new business

Complete FS, the South Coast based intermediary dedicated packager distributor, has announced record volumes of new business in June.

03 Jul 2014

Signature Private Finance joins the ASTL

Signature Private Finance joins the ASTL

Signature Private Finance has become the newest member of trade body the ASTL, it announced today.

03 Jul 2014

Coventry BS launches new range of residential mortgages

Mortgages

Coventry BS launches new range of residential mortgages

Coventry Building Society launches a new range with low rates on a number of residential products including 2 and 5 Year Fixed rates, Flexx for Term and Base Rate Tracker options.

02 Jul 2014

Mortgage Brain's Key system sees DA sales double

Mortgages

Mortgage Brain's Key system sees DA sales double

The Key, Mortgage Brain’s market leading point-of-sale, compliance and CRM system, has seen sales to Directly Authorised brokers double over the past 12 months.

02 Jul 2014

Don't let mortgage approval dip turn into a drought, warns GW

Mortgages

Don't let mortgage approval dip turn into a drought, warns GW

Property solicitors Goldsmith Williams have warned brokers to take appropriate steps to ensure property transactions proceed smoothly.

02 Jul 2014

Changing the perception of equity release

Blogs

Changing the perception of equity release

[Blog from Chris Prior, Manager, Sales and Distribution at Bridgewater Equity Release]

02 Jul 2014

Later life guidance has to be looked at in the round

Blogs

Later life guidance has to be looked at in the round

[Blog from Stuart Wilson, Managing Partner - Later Life Academy & Equity Release Club]

02 Jul 2014

CML: MMR settles in successfully

Mortgages

CML: MMR settles in successfully

Stephen Noakes, the chairman of the CML and director of mortgages at Lloyds Banking Group, has reflected on life in the mortgage industry in the immediate aftermath of the mortgage market review.

02 Jul 2014

NACFB expo sees successful fifth year

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NACFB expo sees successful fifth year

The Commercial Finance expo held by the NACFB on 25th June saw a successful fifth year, it announced today.

02 Jul 2014

IBB launches Sharia-compliant auto enrolment scheme

Retirement

IBB launches Sharia-compliant auto enrolment scheme

Islamic Bank of Britain today announced that it has accredited a new fully Sharia compliant auto-enrolment Pension Scheme: the Islamic Pension Trust.

02 Jul 2014

House prices break through 2007 pre-crash values

Mortgages

House prices break through 2007 pre-crash values

The Nationwide survey has recorded that house prices have been escalating at their fastest pace for nine years and have now surpassed 2007 pre-crash values.

02 Jul 2014

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