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Retirees support family financially - but 24% will leave no inheritance

Retirement

Retirees support family financially - but 24% will leave no inheritance

Two in five (39 per cent) people planning on retiring this year provide financial support to their families or other dependants, according to new research by Prudential - at the cost of leaving no inheritance.

05 Mar 2014

NACFB Expo stands sell out

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NACFB Expo stands sell out

All exhibitor stands are now sold out for the 5th NACFB’s annual Commercial Finance Expo, being held for the fifth year running.

04 Mar 2014

Industry awards and interior design

Industry awards and interior design

I'm going to be making an effort to blog more regularly this year - call it a late New Year's Resolution, if you like! With that in mind, here's what we've been up to recently...

04 Mar 2014

FCA says 1 in 10 firms still have risky incentive schemes

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FCA says 1 in 10 firms still have risky incentive schemes

The FCA has published its latest review of financial incentive schemes (which have played a bit part in recent mis-selling scandals), noting that while many firms had shown improvement there was still work to be done.

04 Mar 2014

Borro secures new £67m lending facility

Borro secures new £67m lending facility

Personal asset lender Borro has announced a new £67 million lending facility through Victory Park Capital, an asset management firm that provides debt and equity financing to middle-market companies.

04 Mar 2014

L&G chosen by GE Money Home Lending as exclusive DA route

Mortgages

L&G chosen by GE Money Home Lending as exclusive DA route

Legal & General Mortgage Club is pleased to announce it has been chosen by GE Money Home Lending as its exclusive route to market for Directly Authorised firms.

04 Mar 2014

Post-MMR support website launched by SimplyBiz

Mortgages

Post-MMR support website launched by SimplyBiz

The SimplyBiz Group has launched a new website for member firms offering all the material they will need to trade compliantly in the post-Mortgage Market Review world.

04 Mar 2014

Shawbrook launches new property investor products

Shawbrook launches new property investor products

Shawbrook Bank has announced it is launching two new products to help property professionals make the most of their portfolios.

04 Mar 2014

Halifax Intermediaries to pay stamp duty for FTBs

Mortgages

Halifax Intermediaries to pay stamp duty for FTBs

Halifax Intermediaries has today offered to pay the full stamp duty bill for first time buyers purchasing properties up to the value of £250,000.

04 Mar 2014

Lloyds Bank increases ISA rates

Savings & Investments

Lloyds Bank increases ISA rates

Lloyds Bank has today announced new savings rates across its range of ISAs ahead of the end of the tax year.

04 Mar 2014

 

AMI secures step towards consumer credit exemption for brokers

Latest News

AMI secures step towards consumer credit exemption for brokers

The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries has today announced it has taken another step towards securing exemption for mortgage brokers from consumer credit elements of new regulation.

04 Mar 2014

NACFB appoints Shawbrook Bank as lead sponsor

NACFB appoints Shawbrook Bank as lead sponsor

The National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers has appointed Shawbrook Bank as its principal sponsor for 2014.

03 Mar 2014

Call centres: what can the 'new shop floor' learn from the old?

Latest News

Call centres: what can the 'new shop floor' learn from the old?

[SPECIAL FEATURE: Darren Maw, managing director of HR and employment law firm Vista]

03 Mar 2014

Mortgage borrowers are failing to protect themselves, says survey

Protection

Mortgage borrowers are failing to protect themselves, says survey

Only 2.7% of people taking out new mortgages and 5.4% of existing borrowers have financial cover to ensure continuity of their payments if they become unemployed, says protection specialist Simon Burgess.

03 Mar 2014

Equity release specialist becomes Ambassador for later life adviser academy

Retirement

Equity release specialist becomes Ambassador for later life adviser academy

Stonehaven, the equity release specialist, has today been announced as the latest Ambassador of the Later Life Academy, the recently launched commercial and training organisation for later life advisers.

03 Mar 2014

Just Retirement lowers minimum fund size to help 'small pot' pension savers

Retirement

Just Retirement lowers minimum fund size to help 'small pot' pension savers

Just Retirement has reduced its minimum fund size to £2,000 enabling a larger number of pension savers to gain access to fully underwritten rates potentially generating extra income over the course of retirement.

03 Mar 2014

Adverse credit lender sees 500% increase in enquiries

Mortgages

Adverse credit lender sees 500% increase in enquiries

Magellan Homeloans, the specialist credit repair lender, says that the response it has received from both brokers and distributors to its new mortgage range and lower pricing has exceeded its expectations.

03 Mar 2014

House purchase approvals rocket in January: BoE

Mortgages

House purchase approvals rocket in January: BoE

According to the latest Money & Credit report from the Bank of England, January saw both house purchase approvals and lending increase significantly.

03 Mar 2014

Funding for Lending drawdown hits almost £42bn

Features

Funding for Lending drawdown hits almost £42bn

The Bank of England has released data on their Funding for Lending Scheme, showng that in its final four months, FLS drawdown was £18.8bn and overall the participants have drawn down nearly £42bn.

03 Mar 2014

Repossessed homes exceeding valuation prices

Mortgages

Repossessed homes exceeding valuation prices

Repossessed homes are matching or exceeding valuation expectations across the UK reports The Charlbury Group.

03 Mar 2014

Average FTB deposit hits £27,500 as prices climb 16% in a year

Mortgages

Average FTB deposit hits £27,500 as prices climb 16% in a year

The average first-time buyer purchase price climbed 16% over the year to January 2014, hitting a record high of £155,832, according to the latest First Time Buyer Tracker from LSL Property Services.

03 Mar 2014

Help to Buy 'visibly improving' mortgage access for younger buyers

Mortgages

Help to Buy 'visibly improving' mortgage access for younger buyers

Parts one and two of the Help to Buy scheme are both visibly improving access to mortgages for younger buyers and those with smaller deposits, according to the National Mortgage Index from Mortgage Advice Bureau.

28 Feb 2014

CML calls for speedy consultation on EU mortgage rules

Mortgages

CML calls for speedy consultation on EU mortgage rules

The CML has said today it 'welcomes' formal publication today by the European Union of the mortgage credit directive.

28 Feb 2014

Claire Gates, Managing Director of borro

In The Spotlight

Claire Gates, Managing Director of borro

Financial Reporter had a chat with Claire Gates, Managing Director of borro, about personal asset lending and their upcoming plans.

28 Feb 2014

FCA confirms tough new rules for £200bn consumer credit market

Latest News

FCA confirms tough new rules for £200bn consumer credit market

The Financial Conduct Authority has confirmed the final rules that will govern the £200bn a year consumer credit market, which includes approximately 50,000 firms, from 1 April 2014.

28 Feb 2014

Repossessions down a third, says Land Registry

Mortgages

Repossessions down a third, says Land Registry

The January data from Land Registry's House Price Index shows an annual price increase of 4.2% - and repossessions down by a third.

28 Feb 2014

Aldermore boosts asset finance team with four new hires

Aldermore boosts asset finance team with four new hires

Challenger bank Aldermore has made four further appointments to its senior Asset Finance team.

28 Feb 2014

House prices up 9.4% year on year

Mortgages

House prices up 9.4% year on year

House prices in the UK increased by 0.6% in February, according to the latest house price index from Nationwide.

28 Feb 2014

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