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29 Jul 2014

Personal insolvencies back to post-recession levels

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Personal insolvencies back to post-recession levels

Figures from the Insolvency Service show that personal insolvencies in England and Wales increased in the second quarter to 27,029, their highest rate since the third quarter of 2012 and 5.1% higher than the same period 12 months ago.

29 Jul 2014

Leeds BS adds new member to intermediary team

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Leeds BS adds new member to intermediary team

Leeds Building Society is delighted to announce that Mark Collar has joined its intermediary team as Corporate Account Manager.

29 Jul 2014

Homeowners concerned about securing finance post-MMR

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Homeowners concerned about securing finance post-MMR

UK homeowners remain very confident that property values will continue to rise over the second half of this year, but are concerned about mortgage availability as a result of new lending criteria following the Mortgage Market Review.

29 Jul 2014

British Money offers new risk reporting tool

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British Money offers new risk reporting tool

Payment protection specialist British Money is helping lenders fulfil their risk and governance controls through the provision of a bespoke risk reporting tool known as the Conduct Risk Dashboard.

29 Jul 2014

Tyrie brands LBG's behaviour 'appalling'

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Tyrie brands LBG's behaviour 'appalling'

Andrew Tyrie MP has commented on the 'appalling behaviour' leading to yesterday's announcement that the FCA has fined Lloyds Banking Group £105m for failings related to LIBOR and other benchmarks.

29 Jul 2014

RateSetter appoints first non-exec chairman

RateSetter appoints first non-exec chairman

P2P lender RateSetter today announced that Alan Hughes will become the company’s first Non-Executive Chairman.

28 Jul 2014

Lloyds fined £105m over LIBOR and benchmark failings

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Lloyds fined £105m over LIBOR and benchmark failings

Lloyds Banking Group has been fined £105m by the FCA for trying to manipulate Libor and other benchmark failings, it has been announced.

28 Jul 2014

Dragonfly passes £1bn lending since launch

Dragonfly passes £1bn lending since launch

Dragonfly Property Finance, the UK short- and medium-term lender, today announced it has broken through £1bn of lending since its launch in 2009.

28 Jul 2014

Leeds relaunches BTL range with rates from 2.65%

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Leeds relaunches BTL range with rates from 2.65%

Leeds Building Society has relaunched its range of short term fixed rate BTL mortgages, with rates starting from a competitive 2.65%.

28 Jul 2014

 

Delaying annuity until new rules is a gamble, says MGM Advantage

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Delaying annuity until new rules is a gamble, says MGM Advantage

MGM Advantage, the retirement income specialist, has crunched the numbers to see whether it could pay to delay your annuity purchase.

28 Jul 2014

FTB transactions in H1 highest in seven years

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FTB transactions in H1 highest in seven years

The first half of 2014 saw 30,000 more first-time buyers get on the housing ladder than in H1 2013, according to the latest First Time Buyer Opinion Barometer from Your Move and Reeds Rains, part of LSL Property Services.

28 Jul 2014

House prices up 6.4% boosted by London's double-digit growth

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House prices up 6.4% boosted by London's double-digit growth

The June data from Land Registry's House Price Index shows an annual price increase of 6.4% which takes the average property value in England and Wales to £172,011.

28 Jul 2014

P2P lending doubles in six months

P2P lending doubles in six months

New figures released today by the P2PFA show that peer-to-peer lenders lent over £500million of new money in the first half of 2014 alone, demonstrating a further acceleration in the growth rate of this important new sector.

28 Jul 2014

Low headline rates masking high mortgage fees

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Low headline rates masking high mortgage fees

Analysis from MoneySuperMarket shows that the true costs of the lowest-rate mortgage deals are more expensive than on some higher-rate products.

28 Jul 2014

Buyer registrations soar 21%

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Buyer registrations soar 21%

The UK, excluding London, has seen buyer registrations rise 21% annually, while new property instructions are up by just 2%, according to the latest National Sales Index from Sequence.

28 Jul 2014

Leeds launches sub-2% tracker mortgage

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Leeds launches sub-2% tracker mortgage

Leeds Building Society has launched a new two year Base Rate tracker mortgage with a competitive rate of 1.99%.

26 Jul 2014

Evolution Money expands BDM team

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Evolution Money expands BDM team

Manchester based lender Evolution Money has expanded its Business Development team, it announced today.

25 Jul 2014

Prime London price growth returns to 'healthier' rate

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Prime London price growth returns to 'healthier' rate

House price growth returns to a steadier, healthier rate as market stabilises, according to estate agent Marsh & Parsons’ latest London Property Monitor.

25 Jul 2014

GDP passes pre-recession peak with 0.8%

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GDP passes pre-recession peak with 0.8%

UK GDP grew at 0.8% in the second quarter of 2014, taking the economy past its pre-crisis levels, according to the latest GDP data from the ONS.

25 Jul 2014

72% of clients considering blended retirement product

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72% of clients considering blended retirement product

New research from LV= reveals that three quarters (72%) of advisers say that clients have started to request a guaranteed income and future flexibility since the Budget, with many considering a combination of retirement income products.

25 Jul 2014

Personal Finance Society launches CPD app

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Personal Finance Society launches CPD app

Personal Finance Society members can now monitor, maintain and update CPD records on their smartphones.

25 Jul 2014

FTB sales jump 27% in a year

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FTB sales jump 27% in a year

The first half of 2014 saw 30,000 more first-time buyers get on the housing ladder than in H1 2013, according to the latest First Time Buyer Opinion Barometer from Your Move and Reeds Rains, part of LSL Property Services.

25 Jul 2014

Remortgage lending recovers from dip

Mortgages

Remortgage lending recovers from dip

LMS latest figures reveal that the average remortgage loan has risen to £163,161 (a 5% increase from last month and 9% higher than June 2013), representing the largest amount ever recorded and a result of rising house prices.

25 Jul 2014

Annuities still 'fair value' for money

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Annuities still 'fair value' for money

Many lifetime annuities offer fair value for money according to new research by Jonquil Lowe of the True Potential Centre for the Public Understanding of Finance at The Open University Business School.

25 Jul 2014

Bridgebank Capital enhances user experience with new website

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Bridgebank Capital enhances user experience with new website

As part of the continued development of the Bridgebank Capital business, the company has launched a fully re-designed website with increased functionality, to support user experience.

24 Jul 2014

Yorkshire BS reports gross lending up 50%

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Yorkshire BS reports gross lending up 50%

Yorkshire Building Society has today announced a very strong first half performance for 2014, increasing core operating profit by 30% and new lending by 50%, providing almost one-fifth of UK net mortgage lending in the period.

24 Jul 2014

Panacea Adviser announces partnership with Mortgage Brain

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Panacea Adviser announces partnership with Mortgage Brain

Panacea Adviser, the online community and resource for financial advisers, has today announced Mortgage Brain as its latest partner firm.

24 Jul 2014

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