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Aldermore launches into short term finance

Aldermore launches into short term finance

Aldermore has today announced it is launching into the short term finance market with a range of bridging products, which will be offered through the packager Finance 4 Business.

02 Jun 2014

Yorkshire unveils group rebrand

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Yorkshire unveils group rebrand

Yorkshire Building Society Group, which celebrates its 150th anniversary this year, has today unveiled a new identity across its brands.

02 Jun 2014

A third of homeowners fear interest rate rises

Mortgages

A third of homeowners fear interest rate rises

More than one in three UK homeowners fear they will find it more difficult to afford payments on their mortgage or other debts if interest rates start to rise.

02 Jun 2014

LV= launches simplified drawdown product

Retirement

LV= launches simplified drawdown product

Retirement specialist LV= has added a simple drawdown option under its low cost personal pension plan following the retirement income changes announced in the Budget.

02 Jun 2014

Mortgage approvals hit by MMR in April

Mortgages

Mortgage approvals hit by MMR in April

Mortgage lending increased by £1.7 billion in April, higher than the six-month average, but approvals took a dip, according to the Bank of England Money & Credit Report.

02 Jun 2014

Sesame gives ARs access to Danske Bank products

Mortgages

Sesame gives ARs access to Danske Bank products

Appointed representatives of Sesame network now have access to Danske Bank’s range of products.

02 Jun 2014

Student loans could prevent graduates getting a mortgage

Mortgages

Student loans could prevent graduates getting a mortgage

Despite advice to the contrary, graduates will have their student loans included in an affordability calculation when applying for a mortgage, says British Money Director, Alexander Burgess.

02 Jun 2014

Saffron BS appoints new lending manager

Mortgages

Saffron BS appoints new lending manager

Saffron Building Society has appointed Richard Clare as Lending Manager, to take responsibility for assessing and preparing mortgage cases and enhancing the Society’s bespoke underwriting capability.

02 Jun 2014

Joined-up thinking is needed to help the retirement market

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Joined-up thinking is needed to help the retirement market

[BLOG: Stuart Wilson, Managing Partner - Later Life Academy & Equity Release Club]

30 May 2014

Generating better quality leads

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Generating better quality leads

With the market having turned a corner, and brokers seemingly inundated with business for the first time in a number of years, attention is turning to how to generate not sheer volume of leads, but better quality.

30 May 2014

 

Pepper appoints Warren Justice as CFO

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Pepper appoints Warren Justice as CFO

Pepper UK Limited, the mortgage servicer formerly known as Oakwood Global Finance, has appointed Warren Justice to the role of chief financial officer.

30 May 2014

Strong pound giving buyers more bang for their euro

Blogs

Strong pound giving buyers more bang for their euro

The pound rising to a 16 month high of €1.23 is pretty good news for anyone thinking of buying a property abroad.

30 May 2014

SfI increases rates on Help to Buy products

Mortgages

SfI increases rates on Help to Buy products

On Monday, Santander for Intermediaries is launching a new 5 year fixed BTL product as well as upping the rates on some of its other products.

30 May 2014

Leeds cuts rates on BTL, holiday let & shared ownership mortgages

Mortgages

Leeds cuts rates on BTL, holiday let & shared ownership mortgages

Leeds Building Society has reduced rates on a selection of its mortgages by up to 0.30%.

30 May 2014

House prices up 6.7% yearly: Land Registry

Mortgages

House prices up 6.7% yearly: Land Registry

April house prices have increased 1.5% since March 2014 and 6.7% on April 2013, according to the latest figures from the Land Registry.

30 May 2014

Over 55s unlikely to accept guidance guarantee

Retirement

Over 55s unlikely to accept guidance guarantee

Retirees may not take up the offer of guidance announced in the Budget, according to MGM Advantage, as research reveals that the over 55s do not value expert advice and believe they can manage their financial affairs by themselves.

30 May 2014

Lack of deposit widens homeowner aspiration gap

Mortgages

Lack of deposit widens homeowner aspiration gap

According to the data from Your Move & Reeds Rains, a fifth (22%) of tenants are expecting to be able to by the end of 2014 and a further third (34%) believe they will be able to buy within the next five years.

30 May 2014

Selectapension boosts senior team

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Selectapension boosts senior team

Selectapension, the technology provider has appointed Paul Yates as Development Director, a new position in the company.

30 May 2014

UK economic growth at 11-year high

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UK economic growth at 11-year high

Economic growth reached a record high in May, posting the highest reading since data began in 2003, according to the latest CBI growth indicator.

30 May 2014

Third of FTBs in London feel the impact of MMR

Mortgages

Third of FTBs in London feel the impact of MMR

First-time buyers in London are feeling the brunt of the impact of the Mortgage Market Review, according to the latest data from Your Move and Reeds Rains.

30 May 2014

FTB numbers climb in April - despite MMR

Mortgages

FTB numbers climb in April - despite MMR

The number of first-time buyers grew 8% in the month to April and 47% year-on-year, despite the introduction of MMR, according to the latest First Time Buyer Opinion Barometer from Your Move and Reeds Rains, part of LSL Property Services.

30 May 2014

Retirement income is eaten up by taxes, says the Pru

Retirement

Retirement income is eaten up by taxes, says the Pru

The average retired household pays out 30% of its annual income in a combination of direct and indirect taxes, according to new analysis of Government data by Prudential.

30 May 2014

FCA 'will not allow' automated advice to become a mis-selling scandal

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FCA 'will not allow' automated advice to become a mis-selling scandal

The Financial Conduct Authority has vowed it will not allow automated or simplified advice to 'slip' into becoming a mis-selling scandal.

29 May 2014

AMI Annual Dinner speaker announced

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AMI Annual Dinner speaker announced

The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries is celebrating another year of representing the consumers choice for advice in the mortgage world with its annual dinner.

29 May 2014

FCA issues warning to insurance intermediaries over SMEs

Protection

FCA issues warning to insurance intermediaries over SMEs

The FCA has issued a warning to commercial insurance intermediaries, regarding conflicts of interest with SMEs.

29 May 2014

CML: Help to Buy effect is 'muted'

Mortgages

CML: Help to Buy effect is 'muted'

The combined impact of both the Help to Buy equity loan and mortgage guarantee schemes does not appear to be creating an amplifying effect on the more active parts of the UK housing market, according to CML analysis.

29 May 2014

Post Office launches new products through brokers

Mortgages

Post Office launches new products through brokers

The Post Office will launch its highly competitive range of mortgages - available through brokers - along with its financial services partner, Bank of Ireland UK, on Monday.

29 May 2014

Start raising interest rates soon, says MPC member

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Start raising interest rates soon, says MPC member

Britain must start raising interest rates soon if it wants to avoid sharp increases in the future, according to Martin Weale, a member of the BoE's Monetary Policy Committee.

29 May 2014

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