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L&G works with Asset TV on protection videos

L&G works with Asset TV on protection videos

Legal & General and Asset TV are to work together to help advisers develop their business protection knowledge through a series of CII accredited training videos.

04 Sep 2014

Co-op Group edges back to profit after banking losses

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Co-op Group edges back to profit after banking losses

Co-operative Group has confirmed a return to half year profit at the start of its three-year programme to rebuild the business.

04 Sep 2014

Enterprise Finance acquires West One Loans

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Enterprise Finance acquires West One Loans

Enterprise Finance today announced its acquisition of bridging lender, West One Loans, in a transaction funded by a combination of cash and equity.

04 Sep 2014

London holds third of Britain's property value

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London holds third of Britain's property value

London is home to over a third of Britain’s gross property value, with the capital’s homes currently worth a total of £1.5 trillion, according to the latest research from specialist London estate agents Stirling Ackroyd.

04 Sep 2014

ASTL committee welcome three new members

ASTL committee welcome three new members

The ASTL executive committee welcome three new members this year, while three continue their membership from previous years.

04 Sep 2014

Y3S and Precise Mortgages offer second charge roadshows

Y3S and Precise Mortgages offer second charge roadshows

The two firms will be providing ‘pop-up’ roadshows at five venues around the country in the autumn to help mortgage brokers understand more about second charge loans regulation and how it affects them.

04 Sep 2014

Monmouthshire BS announces mortgage lending growth of 6%

Mortgages

Monmouthshire BS announces mortgage lending growth of 6%

Monmouthshire Building Society has today announced growth of 10.3%, including a 6% rise in mortgage lending.

03 Sep 2014

Skipton to lower mortgage variable rate

Mortgages

Skipton to lower mortgage variable rate

From 1st October Skipton will lower its Mortgage Variable Rate from 5.49% to 4.99% for residential and from 5.69% to 5.19% for buy-to-let.

03 Sep 2014

Small business lending via NACFB brokers up 20%

Small business lending via NACFB brokers up 20%

The NACFB has published the results of its annual broker survey, which shows the largest increase in business completed via its independent broker members since before the recession.

03 Sep 2014

Fifth of mortgage offers take more than 30 days post-MMR

Mortgages

Fifth of mortgage offers take more than 30 days post-MMR

The mortgage application process has significantly slowed in 2014, following the implementation of changes outlined in the MMR according to the latest edition of the Mortgage Efficiency Survey, conducted by IRESS.

03 Sep 2014

 

Hinckley & Rugby cuts discount rate to 1.69%

Mortgages

Hinckley & Rugby cuts discount rate to 1.69%

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society, which lends throughout England & Wales, has cut the rates on a pair of two-year discount mortgages.

03 Sep 2014

10-year fixed rate lowered by Leeds BS

Mortgages

10-year fixed rate lowered by Leeds BS

Leeds Building Society is reducing the rate of one of its longer term fixed rate mortgages to give more choice to borrowers looking to fix their repayments for the longer term.

03 Sep 2014

Precise overhauls residential range

Mortgages

Precise overhauls residential range

Precise Mortgages, the specialist lender, has today launched its new residential mortgage product range in preparation for an anticipated busy end to 2014.

03 Sep 2014

Santander cuts residential rates by up to 0.25%

Mortgages

Santander cuts residential rates by up to 0.25%

Santander is cutting rates by up to 0.25% across its residential mortgage range, to support homebuyers and remortgagers looking for a great fixed or tracker rate this autumn.

03 Sep 2014

V Loans acquisition announced by Key Group

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V Loans acquisition announced by Key Group

Key Group, specialist provider of financial solutions to the over 55s, has announced its acquisition of packager V Loans as part of its plan to expand its lending offer to include secured loans.

03 Sep 2014

Macclesfield-based fintech firm plans to double revenue in US

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Macclesfield-based fintech firm plans to double revenue in US

One of the country’s fastest-growing financial services technology groups has revealed ambitious plans to double its revenues in the American loans market after its US turnover grew to $4.7m in just two years.

02 Sep 2014

Accord cuts rates on 5-year fixes

Mortgages

Accord cuts rates on 5-year fixes

Accord is cutting some of its five-year fixed rate mortgages by 0.10% and offering up to £250 cashback or free valuations on selected products.

02 Sep 2014

Women to be hit hardest by pension reforms

Retirement

Women to be hit hardest by pension reforms

Research from MGM Advantage suggests women are likely to be hit hardest by retirement finance reforms, as they are not only less likely than men to seek or value financial advice but also less aware of the products and services available to them.

02 Sep 2014

Help to Buy 2 picks up pace with over 18,000 completions

Mortgages

Help to Buy 2 picks up pace with over 18,000 completions

Today’s Help to Buy official statistics show that the government’s scheme has helped almost 40,000 first-time buyers - with the mortgage guarantee scheme catching up to its predecessor quickly.

02 Sep 2014

Almost half unaware of their mortgage rate

Mortgages

Almost half unaware of their mortgage rate

Almost half of UK mortgage holders (42%) are unaware of their current mortgage rate, according to new research by communications campaigner Keep Me Posted

02 Sep 2014

SortRefer improves broker choice with feedback

SortRefer improves broker choice with feedback

SortRefer, the online conveyancing portal, has launched the next upgrade of its service to mortgage brokers.

02 Sep 2014

Banking complaints up 7%, says FOS

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Banking complaints up 7%, says FOS

The Financial Ombudsman Service today releases the latest six-monthly complaints data relating to individual financial businesses – including the high street banks and biggest insurers.

02 Sep 2014

TMA offers Virgin Money exclusives

Mortgages

TMA offers Virgin Money exclusives

Virgin Money has launched a new range of mortgages available exclusively to select directly authorised intermediaries who use TMA’s Club VIP.

02 Sep 2014

FSE announces innovative seminar programme for London 2014

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FSE announces innovative seminar programme for London 2014

Financial Services Expo London, the exhibition for the financial services industry, has today announced a range of new seminar theatres to tie in with its zones at this year’s event.

02 Sep 2014

House purchase approvals up 7.9%: BoE

Mortgages

House purchase approvals up 7.9%: BoE

House purchase approvals grew 7.9% year on-year in July, according to figures released by the Bank of England today.

01 Sep 2014

64% fail to review life insurance when getting a bigger mortgage

Protection

64% fail to review life insurance when getting a bigger mortgage

Research from Sainsbury’s Bank Life Insurance reveals 64% of people who have moved up the property ladder in the past five years, and have a bigger mortgage as a result, did not review their life insurance.

01 Sep 2014

Independent brokerages team up to help business customers

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Independent brokerages team up to help business customers

Equinox Business Consulting and Switched On Brokers have announced a formal partnership, having joined to deliver their combined independent brokerage services to companies throughout the UK.

01 Sep 2014

Half of homeowners would struggle with 1% rate rise

Mortgages

Half of homeowners would struggle with 1% rate rise

Equifax has revealed that over 50% of UK homeowners believe an interest rise of 1% would have a negative effect on their finances.

01 Sep 2014

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