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BoE's Carney cools off on rate rise talk

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BoE's Carney cools off on rate rise talk

Unexpected spare capacity in the UK labour market is likely to absorbed before any future rate rise, Bank of England governor Mark Carney suggested in a speech this morning.

24 Jun 2014

Skipton lowers rates on 2, 3 and 5-year products

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Skipton lowers rates on 2, 3 and 5-year products

Skipton Building Society today announces that it is reducing rates to all 2, 3 and 5 year residential fixed rate mortgages up to 80% LTV and introducing new 2, 3 and 5 year products to 60% LTV to create more choice for customers.

24 Jun 2014

Mortgage borrrowing up 26% in May: BBA

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Mortgage borrrowing up 26% in May: BBA

Gross mortgage borrowing of £11.1bn was 26% higher than in May last year, according to the BBA Monthly Statistics release out today.

24 Jun 2014

UTB launches refurb bridging product at 0.95% a month

UTB launches refurb bridging product at 0.95% a month

United Trust Bank has today launched its new short term refurbishment product aimed at experienced property refurbishers and developers.

24 Jun 2014

Masthaven completes £1.6m deal with First4Bridging

Masthaven completes £1.6m deal with First4Bridging

Masthaven and First4Bridging have teamed up to secure a £1.6 million bridging loan, enabling a repeat client to secure their dream home after being constantly gazumped.

24 Jun 2014

Remortgage drop of 17% indicates cooling market

Mortgages

Remortgage drop of 17% indicates cooling market

LMS figures reveal that monthly gross remortgage lending saw a monthly drop of 17% to £3.3bn, down from the £4bn in April reported by the Council for Mortgage Lenders last week.

24 Jun 2014

Retirees most likely to invest in NISA under new rules

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Retirees most likely to invest in NISA under new rules

Changes announced in the recent budget mean from April 2015 retirees can release up to 100% of their pension savings as cash in one lump sum.

23 Jun 2014

L&G Mortgage Club applications continue to rise post-MMR

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L&G Mortgage Club applications continue to rise post-MMR

Legal & General Mortgage Club has reported no adverse impact from the implementation of the Mortgage Market Review with applications and completions continuing to rise.

23 Jun 2014

Leeds BS intermediary team gains new member

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Leeds BS intermediary team gains new member

Parveen Kumari has re-joined Leeds Building Society’s intermediary mortgage team as Corporate Account Manager, as the Society continues to grow its market share of lending through intermediaries.

23 Jun 2014

Montello surges through £250m a year lending mark

Montello surges through £250m a year lending mark

London-based real estate lender, Montello Finance, have surged through the £250m a year threshold claiming it is now one of the most active bridging lenders in the UK.

23 Jun 2014

 

Invesco Perpetual joins Panacea Adviser community

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Invesco Perpetual joins Panacea Adviser community

Panacea Adviser, the online community and resource for financial advisers, has announced Invesco Perpetual has joined its growing community of partner provider firms.

23 Jun 2014

Lenders expect approvals to dip in Q3: BoE

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Lenders expect approvals to dip in Q3: BoE

Demand for secured lending for house purchase was reported to have increased significantly in 2014 Q2, according to the Bank of England Credit Conditions Survey.

23 Jun 2014

Mortgagors could be badly affected by ‘increasingly likely’ BoE intervention

Mortgages

Mortgagors could be badly affected by ‘increasingly likely’ BoE intervention

Today, Springtide Capital has warned that if the BoE were to increase the required capital reserves for lenders in an attempt to address housing market risks, it could cost the average homeowner hundreds of pounds on their mortgage payments.

23 Jun 2014

Annuities should be 'bespoke', says MGM Advantage

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Annuities should be 'bespoke', says MGM Advantage

MGM Advantage is calling on the industry to follow its lead in ensuring all annuities reflect personal circumstances and should be individually underwritten.

23 Jun 2014

BTL investors expect retirement boost from portfolios

Retirement

BTL investors expect retirement boost from portfolios

Buy-to-let investors expect income from their rental properties to bolster their annual retirement income by nearly £20,000 (£19,785), according to Platinum Property Partners.

23 Jun 2014

IBB appoints new CEO and director

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IBB appoints new CEO and director

Islamic Bank of Britain, the UK’s only wholly Sharia compliant retail bank, today announced that it has appointed Sultan Choudhury as Chief Executive Officer and Director.

23 Jun 2014

GI portal launched by SimplyBiz

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GI portal launched by SimplyBiz

SimplyBiz Mortgages has this week announced the launch of a new general insurance quotation and sourcing portal, Genius.

23 Jun 2014

Stuart Wilson, Managing Partner, Later Life Academy

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Stuart Wilson, Managing Partner, Later Life Academy

We spoke to Stuart Wilson, Managing Partner at Later Life Academy about later life advice and the equity release market.

20 Jun 2014

CLC appoints three new Council Members

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CLC appoints three new Council Members

The CLC, the specialist property law regulator, today announced the appointment of three new Council Members.

20 Jun 2014

Sourcing systems - removing the mystery from secured loans

Sourcing systems - removing the mystery from secured loans

[SPECIAL FEATURE: Tom Garratt, Head of Intermediary Channel, The Loans Engine]

20 Jun 2014

Virgin launches new fixed rate ISA range

Virgin launches new fixed rate ISA range

Virgin Money is today launching a new range of savings accounts and is increasing interest rates on both ISA and non-ISA accounts.

20 Jun 2014

NACFB launches compliance services

NACFB launches compliance services

The NACFB has today launched NACFB Compliance Services to its 1200 member brokers.

20 Jun 2014

The Lending Wizard adds Precise to panel

The Lending Wizard adds Precise to panel

The Lending Wizard, the loan sourcing tool for brokers from Freedom Finance, today reveals that it has signed Precise Mortgages to its panel of second charge lenders.

20 Jun 2014

Magellan to provide credit repair products to TurnKey Mortgages

Mortgages

Magellan to provide credit repair products to TurnKey Mortgages

Magellan Homeloans, the specialist credit repair lender, has been appointed by TurnKey Mortgages to provide support to clients who have historical adverse credit records and are therefore unable to access mainstream mortgage products.

20 Jun 2014

5-year mortgages become increasingly popular

Mortgages

5-year mortgages become increasingly popular

Over two-thirds (62%) of the 573,866 fixed rate mortgage loans in 2013 were for two year deals. Whilst still making up the majority of mortgages, this proportion has changed from 2008 (68%).

20 Jun 2014

'Log jam' of property market begins to clear up

Mortgages

'Log jam' of property market begins to clear up

The UK average property price is now £200,707 – no growth on the month but up 9.2% annually, according to Haart's National Housing Market Monitor.

20 Jun 2014

Soaring property values prompts Inheritance Tax mitigation in middle England

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Soaring property values prompts Inheritance Tax mitigation in middle England

We British have an obsession with all things property.

19 Jun 2014

Survey shows just 16% of retirees considering an annuity

Retirement

Survey shows just 16% of retirees considering an annuity

Only 16% of those nearing retirement have or are considering taking out an annuity, according to recent figures from cloud-based online financial planning tool RetireEasy.co.uk.

19 Jun 2014

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