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23% income boost for investment-linked annuities

23% income boost for investment-linked annuities

MGM Advantage, the retirement income specialist, has shown the benefit of using equities as part of a retirement portfolio by calculating the increases in income from its investment-linked annuity.

13 Oct 2014

Fleet Mortgages to make debut at The Buy to Let Event

Fleet Mortgages to make debut at The Buy to Let Event

New lender Fleet Mortgages is set to make its debut at The Buy to Let Event on 12th November.

13 Oct 2014

Charles Haresnape, Managing Director - Mortgages & Commercial Lending, Aldermore

Charles Haresnape, Managing Director - Mortgages & Commercial Lending, Aldermore

We spoke to Charles Haresnape, Managing Director - Mortgages and Commercial Lending at Aldermore, about upcoming regulation changes, bridging lending and playing for Manchester United.

10 Oct 2014

A decade of change in the buy-to-let market

A decade of change in the buy-to-let market

A feature from Lucy Hodge of Vantage Finance.

10 Oct 2014

Lloyds Bank reduces rates and fees across its mortgage range

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Lloyds Bank reduces rates and fees across its mortgage range

Lloyds Bank has today cut rates and fees on a wide range of its mortgages for first time buyers, homemovers and remortgage customers.

10 Oct 2014

House prices could rise 30% in five years, report claims

House prices could rise 30% in five years, report claims

Average house prices in England and Wales are set to increase by 30% in the next five years, with the national forecast reinforcing the north/south divide.

10 Oct 2014

Understanding the need for equity release

Understanding the need for equity release

One of the main debates in the equity release market comes around consumers’ access to advice.

10 Oct 2014

Fleet Mortgages selects DPR as mortgage servicer

Fleet Mortgages selects DPR as mortgage servicer

Fleet Mortgages has today announced it has selected DPR Consulting to provide its full end-to-end mortgage servicing solution.

10 Oct 2014

Skipton increases rates on savings range

Skipton increases rates on savings range

Skipton Building Society has today launched a new range of Fixed Rate ISAs and Bonds which includes interest rate rises on all one-year terms.

10 Oct 2014

September sees lowest house price increase this year

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September sees lowest house price increase this year

House prices have risen just 2% a year since the financial crisis, according to the latest House Price Index from LSL Property Services & Acadata.

10 Oct 2014

 

New sourcing system launched by Mortgage27

New sourcing system launched by Mortgage27

Provider of sourcing tools and systems, Mortgage27, has today announced the formal release of MortgageSource, the company’s online mortgage sourcing system for mortgage brokers and financial intermediaries.

10 Oct 2014

Regional mortgage market begins to rebalance

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Regional mortgage market begins to rebalance

The distribution of mortgage approvals throughout the UK is beginning to rebalance, as London and the South East start to lose their dominant share of approvals, according to data from e.surv.

10 Oct 2014

House purchase approvals recover in September

House purchase approvals recover in September

House purchase approvals grew slightly for the first time in three months in September, as the purchase market regained some strength after a summer slowdown, according to the latest Mortgage Monitor from e.surv, the UK’s largest chartered surveyor.

10 Oct 2014

Valuations activity buoyant for FTBs - but otherwise muted

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Valuations activity buoyant for FTBs - but otherwise muted

Monthly valuations activity saw a rebound in September, according Connells Survey & Valuation.

10 Oct 2014

Blacks launches integration with IRESS Trigold Prospector

Blacks launches integration with IRESS Trigold Prospector

Broker-focused conveyancer, Blacks Connect, has today announced the launch of a new proposition, Blacks Affinity, a conveyancing quotation system which will be instantly available to users of the IRESS Trigold Prospector mortgage sourcing system.

09 Oct 2014

Natwest cuts HTB rates by 0.20% in range overhaul

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Natwest cuts HTB rates by 0.20% in range overhaul

NatWest Intermediary Solutions will be introducing rate reductions on over thirty of its residential and buy-to-let mortgage deals tomorrow.

09 Oct 2014

Rate gap for high LTV mortgages closes

Rate gap for high LTV mortgages closes

Figures released today from Mortgage Brain’s quarterly product data analysis have revealed a sharp reduction in the gap between mortgage rates at different LTV ratios over the past 12 months.

09 Oct 2014

BoE votes to keep base at 0.5%

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BoE votes to keep base at 0.5%

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee has voted to hold base rate at 0.5 per cent, a record-low for the fifth year running.

09 Oct 2014

‘Speed of initial decision’ most important from a bridging lender

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‘Speed of initial decision’ most important from a bridging lender

Speed of initial decision is more important to brokers than interest rates and charges when choosing a bridging lender.

09 Oct 2014

TFC Homeloans expands partnership with Shawbrook Bank

TFC Homeloans expands partnership with Shawbrook Bank

TFC Homeloans have today expanded their growing bridging and commercial lender panel to include specialist lender Shawbrook Bank. This expansion will allow TFC Homeloans to offer a greater range of products to their clients with an emphasis on finding solutions for difficult to fit cases.

09 Oct 2014

CML: FTB lending up 22% yearly despite August drop

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CML: FTB lending up 22% yearly despite August drop

New CML data on the characteristics of lending in August show that lending to FTBs declined in August.

09 Oct 2014

CML: BTL loans drop in August - but see yearly increase

CML: BTL loans drop in August - but see yearly increase

Buy-to-let lending fell 13% over the month to £2.1 billion in August, but increased 11% compared to August last year, according to the latest data from the CML.

09 Oct 2014

Newcastle BS removes ERCs from mortgage products

Newcastle BS removes ERCs from mortgage products

Newcastle Building Society Intermediary Services has removed Early Repayment Charges from its two year fixed rate mortgage product range.

09 Oct 2014

CML: House purchase lending in August down 3%

CML: House purchase lending in August down 3%

New CML data on the characteristics of lending in August show that lending declined slightly compared to July, the first month-on-month drop in house purchase lending volume since February this year.

09 Oct 2014

FOS reports 'significant' increase in payday loan complaints

FOS reports 'significant' increase in payday loan complaints

The ombudsman have reported a significant increase in the number of payday lending complaints over the past two years, currently taking on around 70 new cases each month.

09 Oct 2014

CMA to push for lower payday loan costs

CMA to push for lower payday loan costs

The CMA has set out proposals to increase price competition between payday lenders and help borrowers get a better deal.

09 Oct 2014

Keystone reduces tracker rates

Keystone reduces tracker rates

Keystone Buy to Let Mortgages has re-priced its Premier and Classic term tracker rates. Specifically, rates to 75% and 70% loan to value have been reduced by 0.25%. Rates to 80% loan to value have been reduced by 0.05%.

09 Oct 2014

Over 90% of over 65s have no care plans

Over 90% of over 65s have no care plans

Partnership reveals that the vast majority of over-65s have not spoken to their families about the potential need for care and are confused around their financial options.

08 Oct 2014

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