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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

Eddie Goldsmith - GW

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

Santander relaxes BTL criteria

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Santander relaxes BTL criteria

Santander is the latest lender to relax its buy-to-let critera in order to claim a bigger share of the growing rental sector.

28 Mar 2014

True Potential lanches distribution arm

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True Potential lanches distribution arm

Technology and Financial Services firm True Potential LLP has announced the launch of True Potential Associate Partners, a new distribution arm.

28 Mar 2014

FTB numbers jump as mortgage availability improves

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FTB numbers jump as mortgage availability improves

The number of monthly FTBs increased 42% year-on-year in February, as buyers snapped up property in anticipation of future price rises and took advantage of better mortgage availability according to LSL Property Services.

28 Mar 2014

Remortgaging up 48% year on year

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Remortgaging up 48% year on year

LMS figures reveal that monthly gross remortgage lending saw a monthly fall of 5%, down to £3.99bn from January’s £4.2bn reported by the Council for Mortgage Lenders last week.

28 Mar 2014

Aldermore appoints Glyn Jones as new Chairman

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Aldermore appoints Glyn Jones as new Chairman

Aldermore has said it is 'delighted' to announce that it has appointed Glyn Jones as its new Chairman.

27 Mar 2014

Kent Reliance launches 3-year fixed rate BTL products

Kent Reliance launches 3-year fixed rate BTL products

Kent Reliance, the specialist mortgage lender, today announced further support for both private and professional landlords with the launch of its comprehensive three year fixed rates across its standard range of buy to let mortgages.

27 Mar 2014

Santander launches online mortgage transfer service

Mortgages

Santander launches online mortgage transfer service

Intermediaries will now be able to transfer their existing Santander mortgage clients to a new Santander mortgage online, at a time convenient to them, via Santander for Intermediaries’ new Online Mortgage Transfer Service.

27 Mar 2014

Front Events acquires Scottish Expo

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Front Events acquires Scottish Expo

Front Events, the events company behind Financial Services Expo, has today announced its acquisition of the Blimey! Loans Mortgage and Finance Expo Scotland.

27 Mar 2014

Buy-to-let boost drives a surge in bridging

Buy-to-let boost drives a surge in bridging

Brokers are missing a trick and turning away potential buy-to-let clients because the property they want to borrow against is unmortgageable, says bridging lender Fincorp.

27 Mar 2014

Montello posts fourth year of superior returns

Montello posts fourth year of superior returns

London-based real estate financier, Montello, has now posted a fourth year of superior returns for investors.

27 Mar 2014

Paradigm Protect launched to boost protection business

Protection

Paradigm Protect launched to boost protection business

Paradigm Group, the advisory and mortgage services proposition, has today launched a new proposition, Paradigm Protect, for brokers and advisers looking to maximise their protection business levels.

27 Mar 2014

Help to Buy building boost slows price inflation by half

Mortgages

Help to Buy building boost slows price inflation by half

The house building revival prompted by Help to Buy equity loans has slowed price inflation on new homes to half of its previous rate in the last year, helping to keep the property ladder in reach for first time buyers.

27 Mar 2014

Seven convicted over £3.5m mortgage fraud

Mortgages

Seven convicted over £3.5m mortgage fraud

Two men and one woman have been convicted at Manchester Crown Court for their roles in a £3.5 million mortgage fraud.

27 Mar 2014

Brightstar & Masthaven complete £1m bridge

Brightstar & Masthaven complete £1m bridge

The combined talents of two of the industry's specialists have resulted in helping clients, who have been badly advised in the past, to refinance their short term borrowing into a more satisfactory deal.

27 Mar 2014

Mortgage Business Expo announces new venue for 2014 show

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Mortgage Business Expo announces new venue for 2014 show

Mortgage Business Expo has said today it is 'delighted' to announce a return to the City of London in 2014, instead of its previous location at the ExCeL Centre in East London.

27 Mar 2014

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