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TBMC launches BTL deal at 2.75%

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TBMC launches BTL deal at 2.75%

TBMC, the buy-to-let and commercial mortgage specialist, has launched a new exclusive buy-to-let mortgage with Hanley Economic Building Society.

25 Apr 2014

BSA: common sense is key to successful MMR implementation

Mortgages

BSA: common sense is key to successful MMR implementation

With the launch of the new mortgage market review rules just a couple of days away, the BSA is urging for a common sense approach to supervision from the regulator.

25 Apr 2014

Valuations see drop ahead of MMR

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Valuations see drop ahead of MMR

New mortgage affordability rules coming into force tomorrow have already had an effect on the housing market, according to chartered surveyors Connells Survey & Valuation.

25 Apr 2014

March sees lowest remortgages since 2005

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March sees lowest remortgages since 2005

March has seen the fewest remortgage loans since 2005, as lenders begin hiking rates and tighten up for MMR, says the latest LMS Remortgage Report.

25 Apr 2014

CMC launches international mortgage guide

Mortgages

CMC launches international mortgage guide

Connect Mortgage Club has launched a new downloadable international and expat mortgage product guide for mortgage brokers and intermediaries.

24 Apr 2014

Buy to Let Club doubles number of brokers in three months

Buy to Let Club doubles number of brokers in three months

Buy to Let Club is celebrating after almost doubling its number of brokers in just three months.

24 Apr 2014

Exeter Family Friendly pays 92% of claims in 2013

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Exeter Family Friendly pays 92% of claims in 2013

Income protection insurer Exeter Family Friendly paid 92% of all claims presented in 2013.

24 Apr 2014

Shawbrook appoints BTL expert as strategic partner

Shawbrook appoints BTL expert as strategic partner

Shawbrook Bank has appointed Reading-based brokerage Commercial Mortgage Desk to its Strategic Partner programme.

24 Apr 2014

Labour looks to cut ties with Co-op Bank

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Labour looks to cut ties with Co-op Bank

The Labour Party is looking to cut ties with the Co-op Bank, the BBC reported today.

24 Apr 2014

Quarter of mortgage hunters look for deals above 90% LTV

Mortgages

Quarter of mortgage hunters look for deals above 90% LTV

Online searches for deals above 90% LTV jump from 19% to 27% with consumers seeking bigger loans on cheaper properties.

24 Apr 2014

 

ASTL gains new member

ASTL gains new member

Watts Bridging Finance has joined the ASTL as a full member with effect from the 1st April. This will increase the ASTL’s membership to 27, a 17% increase over this time last year.

24 Apr 2014

Scottish Widows announce new chairman

Scottish Widows announce new chairman

Lloyds Banking Group has announced the appointment of Nick Prettejohn as an independent Non-executive Director of the Group and as Chairman of Scottish Widows Group Limited.

24 Apr 2014

NatWest hikes rates by up to 0.40% for selected products

Mortgages

NatWest hikes rates by up to 0.40% for selected products

NatWest Intermediary Solutions will be increasing rates of between 0.10-0.40% on a number of its fixed rate residential purchase and remortgage deals – the majority being a 0.30% increase or less.

23 Apr 2014

Scottish Widows shows commitment to annuity market with new hire

Retirement

Scottish Widows shows commitment to annuity market with new hire

Scottish Widows has underlined its long term commitment to the annuities and retirement market with the appointment of Stuart Paton Evans to a newly created director level role.

23 Apr 2014

British Friendly partners with Panacea Adviser

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British Friendly partners with Panacea Adviser

Panacea Adviser, the online community and resource for regulated financial advisers has today announced that income protection specialist, British Friendly has joined its growing list of partner provider firms.

23 Apr 2014

Mortgage Brain introduces rate rise analysis function

Mortgages

Mortgage Brain introduces rate rise analysis function

Mortgage Brain has developed and launched a Rate Shock analysis capability to enable brokers to instantly identify the effect of rate increases.

23 Apr 2014

FCA appoints two senior advisers

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FCA appoints two senior advisers

David Saunders and Gunner Burkhart have been appointed as senior advisers at the Financial Conduct Authority.

23 Apr 2014

Vizolution launches into pension market

Retirement

Vizolution launches into pension market

Vizolution has launched its screen sharing solution vScreen into the pensions sector as a solution for the 13 million people promised free and impartial advice by the Chancellor in the recent budget announcement.

23 Apr 2014

Masthaven establishes new funding line from RBS

Masthaven establishes new funding line from RBS

Masthaven Secured Loans has announced the establishment of its first bank funding line, having successfully concluded negotiations for a significant new facility through Royal Bank of Scotland.

23 Apr 2014

23% unclear on new ISA limits, warns Halifax

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23% unclear on new ISA limits, warns Halifax

Halifax estimates close to one in four ISA holders (23%) are unaware of the new ISA limits that will increase their total allowance to £15,000 in July, according to a new survey from Halifax.Halifax estimates close to one in four ISA holders (23%) ar ...

23 Apr 2014

Smart Money Loans rebrands as Smart Money

Smart Money Loans rebrands as Smart Money

Smart Money Loans, the specialist second charge distributor, has rebranded as Smart Money with a new logo and sales and marketing material for introducing brokers.

23 Apr 2014

Keystone Mortgages reduces BTL rates

Keystone Mortgages reduces BTL rates

Keystone Buy to Let Mortgages has reduced its fixed rate prices just two months after introducing its Classic and Premier Ranges.

23 Apr 2014

Consumers put off inheritance planning by care cost

Retirement

Consumers put off inheritance planning by care cost

Over a third (35%) of people aged over 65 have been put off inheritance planning because they are concerned that the cost of long term care will leave little to pass on to the next generation, according to Investec Wealth & Investment.

22 Apr 2014

London house prices up almost a third

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London house prices up almost a third

According to data from haart, prices in the capital have continued to climb annual, with average prices up 29.5% to £473,500.

22 Apr 2014

Complete FS boosts underwriting team

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Complete FS boosts underwriting team

Complete FS, the South Coast based intermediary dedicated packager, has bolstered its underwriting team with the appointment of Trudy Kane.

22 Apr 2014

New retirees see income drop of 66%

Retirement

New retirees see income drop of 66%

New retirees can still expect to see their income drop by two thirds (66%) when they leave the workplace despite new pension rules, according to the annual ‘State of Retirement’ report from retirement specialist LV=.

22 Apr 2014

Trade bodies publish new lender & intermediary mortgage guide

Mortgages

Trade bodies publish new lender & intermediary mortgage guide

An updated industry guide for lenders and intermediaries regarding mortgage sales and servicing - Working Together - was jointly published today by the AMI, the CML and IMLA.

22 Apr 2014

BoE: mortgage lending grows - but businesses are missing out

Mortgages

BoE: mortgage lending grows - but businesses are missing out

The Bank of England has today released its Trends in Lending data showing that lending to businesses has remained negative in the three months to February - but mortgage lending continued to grow.

22 Apr 2014

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