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Coventry BS launches 2.75% cash ISA

Savings & Investments

Coventry BS launches 2.75% cash ISA

Coventry Building Society has announced the launch of a fixed rate Cash ISA, paying a rate above inflation at 2.75% Tax-free p.a. /AER until 31st May 2018.

02 Apr 2014

SfI reveals self-employed BTL lending criteria

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SfI reveals self-employed BTL lending criteria

From 7 April 2014, self-employed landlords can also benefit from Santander for Intermediaries’ BTL product range as the intermediary lender opens its criteria to self-employed buyers.

02 Apr 2014

Availability of finance will hold back residential development, say brokers

Availability of finance will hold back residential development, say brokers

Nearly half (46%) of the brokers responding to a survey carried out by United Trust Bank have said that the availability of finance will be the key issue in residential development this year.

02 Apr 2014

NACFB launches resource for SMEs struggling to find finance

NACFB launches resource for SMEs struggling to find finance

A new online matching service has been launched by the NACFB, in response to growing evidence that SMEs are still unable to access the array of lending options that exist beyond the high street banks.

02 Apr 2014

Treasury Committee to meet reviewer over FCA blunder

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Treasury Committee to meet reviewer over FCA blunder

The Treasury Committee today agreed to hold an evidence session with the independent reviewer who will be appointed by the Financial Conduct Authority to lead its inquiry into the FCA’s treatment of market sensitive information last week.

02 Apr 2014

The Mansfield unveils new discounted BTL product

The Mansfield unveils new discounted BTL product

The Mansfield Building Society has launched its latest offering for the BTL sector, with the unveiling of a new 2 year discounted product.

02 Apr 2014

Teachers BS joins TenetLime panel

Mortgages

Teachers BS joins TenetLime panel

TenetLime has confirmed Teachers Building Society, as the latest addition to its panel of lenders for 2014.

01 Apr 2014

Leeds BS strengthens intermediary mortgage team

Mortgages

Leeds BS strengthens intermediary mortgage team

Leeds Building Society has strengthened its intermediary mortgage team with the appointment of a new Head of Corporate Accounts.

01 Apr 2014

Two new products and rate cuts from Hinckley & Rugby

Mortgages

Two new products and rate cuts from Hinckley & Rugby

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society, which lends throughout England & Wales, has launched two new mortgages and cut the rate on another.

01 Apr 2014

Maintaining the supply of credit is vital, says FLA

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Maintaining the supply of credit is vital, says FLA

Today marks the first day of the Financial Conduct Authority's new regulatory regime over the consumer credit market.

01 Apr 2014

 

FCA warns firms of 'tough' action as it takes over consumer credit

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FCA warns firms of 'tough' action as it takes over consumer credit

The Financial Conduct Authority today formally took responsibility for regulating the £200 billion consumer credit market.

01 Apr 2014

Shawbrook's brokers get dedicated marketing support

Shawbrook's brokers get dedicated marketing support

Shawbrook Bank’s Commercial Mortgages division has appointed Jim Moulton as its new Head of Marketing and Broker Engagement.

01 Apr 2014

MSL surprised at lack of take up on pet discount

MSL surprised at lack of take up on pet discount

Masthaven Secured Loans is considering withdrawing its rate discount for pet owners who take out a second charge product in 2014.

01 Apr 2014

2013 - the year of the cautious borrower

Mortgages

2013 - the year of the cautious borrower

Research by myhomemove has found that despite the resurgence of the housing market in 2013, it was a year belonging to the cautious borrower.

31 Mar 2014

Mortgage approvals drop to lowest level since October: BoE

Mortgages

Mortgage approvals drop to lowest level since October: BoE

Mortgage approvals fell in February to their lowest level since October 2013, the latest statistics from the Bank of England reveal.

31 Mar 2014

Calls for FCA chief to step down after 'blunder'

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Calls for FCA chief to step down after 'blunder'

Martin Wheatley, the chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority, is facing calls for his resignation after the FCA made an "extraordinary blunder" that affected insurers' share prices.

31 Mar 2014

1 in 5 new homes sold through Help to Buy since 2013

Mortgages

1 in 5 new homes sold through Help to Buy since 2013

While 1 in 5 (19%) of all private dwellings built since April 2013 were sold through the Help to Buy Equity Loan scheme, in some more depressed housing market areas this figure has reached 50%.

31 Mar 2014

Newcastle BS ready for MMR

Mortgages

Newcastle BS ready for MMR

Newcastle Building Society Intermediary Services has confirmed it is ready for the implementation of the Mortgage Market Review.

31 Mar 2014

Addressing savings gender bias must be 'core' of industry reform

Savings & Investments

Addressing savings gender bias must be 'core' of industry reform

Addressing the systemic gender bias of the long term savings market should be a core pillar of ongoing industry reforms, according to Scottish Widows.

31 Mar 2014

Mortgage rule changes cause consumer fears: BSA

Mortgages

Mortgage rule changes cause consumer fears: BSA

Fears over raising a deposit are at their highest for two years, with 63% of people saying this is the biggest barrier to buying their own home - although interest rate rises also caused concerns.

31 Mar 2014

Saffron launches 5-year BTL fixed rates

Saffron launches 5-year BTL fixed rates

Saffron For Intermediaries, the dedicated broker channel of Saffron Building Society, has launched two 5-year fixed rate options on its buy-to-let mortgages.

31 Mar 2014

Shawbrook launches 2-year bond at 2.10% AER

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Shawbrook launches 2-year bond at 2.10% AER

Shawbrook has launched a new 2 Year Fixed Rate Bond offering savers a rate of 2.10% AER.

28 Mar 2014

Partner with a conveyancer to ease the burden of increasing workloads

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Partner with a conveyancer to ease the burden of increasing workloads

Two recent reports in the mortgage press caught my eye.

28 Mar 2014

Andy McCabe, Managing Director, Selectapension

In The Spotlight

Andy McCabe, Managing Director, Selectapension

Financial Reporter caught up with Andy McCabe, Managing Director at Selectapension.

28 Mar 2014

Brightstar Financial issues clone fraud warning

Brightstar Financial issues clone fraud warning

Brightstar Financial, the specialist lending distributor, has had its website cloned by fraudsters under the name of Goldenstar Financial, and is warning brokers not to let their clients be taken in.

28 Mar 2014

Aldermore raises commercial LTV to 75%

Aldermore raises commercial LTV to 75%

Aldermore Bank has raised the loan to value limit from 70% to 75% across its residential investment, commercial owner occupied and commercial investment product ranges.

28 Mar 2014

43% of those approaching retirement would prefer an annuity

Retirement

43% of those approaching retirement would prefer an annuity

New insight from MGM Advantage, the retirement income specialist, reveals the approach people are likely to take when they have full access to their pension pots for the first time following the radical changes announced in the Budget.

28 Mar 2014

London house price gap continues to grow: Land Registry

Mortgages

London house price gap continues to grow: Land Registry

The February data from Land Registry's House Price Index shows an annual price increase of 5.3% which takes the average property value in England and Wales to £170,000 - with London once again increasing much more.

28 Mar 2014

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