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Dragonfly passes £1bn lending since launch

Dragonfly passes £1bn lending since launch

Dragonfly Property Finance, the UK short- and medium-term lender, today announced it has broken through £1bn of lending since its launch in 2009.

28 Jul 2014

Leeds relaunches BTL range with rates from 2.65%

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Leeds relaunches BTL range with rates from 2.65%

Leeds Building Society has relaunched its range of short term fixed rate BTL mortgages, with rates starting from a competitive 2.65%.

28 Jul 2014

Delaying annuity until new rules is a gamble, says MGM Advantage

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Delaying annuity until new rules is a gamble, says MGM Advantage

MGM Advantage, the retirement income specialist, has crunched the numbers to see whether it could pay to delay your annuity purchase.

28 Jul 2014

FTB transactions in H1 highest in seven years

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FTB transactions in H1 highest in seven years

The first half of 2014 saw 30,000 more first-time buyers get on the housing ladder than in H1 2013, according to the latest First Time Buyer Opinion Barometer from Your Move and Reeds Rains, part of LSL Property Services.

28 Jul 2014

House prices up 6.4% boosted by London's double-digit growth

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House prices up 6.4% boosted by London's double-digit growth

The June data from Land Registry's House Price Index shows an annual price increase of 6.4% which takes the average property value in England and Wales to £172,011.

28 Jul 2014

P2P lending doubles in six months

P2P lending doubles in six months

New figures released today by the P2PFA show that peer-to-peer lenders lent over £500million of new money in the first half of 2014 alone, demonstrating a further acceleration in the growth rate of this important new sector.

28 Jul 2014

Low headline rates masking high mortgage fees

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Low headline rates masking high mortgage fees

Analysis from MoneySuperMarket shows that the true costs of the lowest-rate mortgage deals are more expensive than on some higher-rate products.

28 Jul 2014

Buyer registrations soar 21%

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Buyer registrations soar 21%

The UK, excluding London, has seen buyer registrations rise 21% annually, while new property instructions are up by just 2%, according to the latest National Sales Index from Sequence.

28 Jul 2014

Leeds launches sub-2% tracker mortgage

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Leeds launches sub-2% tracker mortgage

Leeds Building Society has launched a new two year Base Rate tracker mortgage with a competitive rate of 1.99%.

26 Jul 2014

Evolution Money expands BDM team

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Evolution Money expands BDM team

Manchester based lender Evolution Money has expanded its Business Development team, it announced today.

25 Jul 2014

 

Prime London price growth returns to 'healthier' rate

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Prime London price growth returns to 'healthier' rate

House price growth returns to a steadier, healthier rate as market stabilises, according to estate agent Marsh & Parsons’ latest London Property Monitor.

25 Jul 2014

GDP passes pre-recession peak with 0.8%

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GDP passes pre-recession peak with 0.8%

UK GDP grew at 0.8% in the second quarter of 2014, taking the economy past its pre-crisis levels, according to the latest GDP data from the ONS.

25 Jul 2014

72% of clients considering blended retirement product

Retirement

72% of clients considering blended retirement product

New research from LV= reveals that three quarters (72%) of advisers say that clients have started to request a guaranteed income and future flexibility since the Budget, with many considering a combination of retirement income products.

25 Jul 2014

Personal Finance Society launches CPD app

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Personal Finance Society launches CPD app

Personal Finance Society members can now monitor, maintain and update CPD records on their smartphones.

25 Jul 2014

FTB sales jump 27% in a year

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FTB sales jump 27% in a year

The first half of 2014 saw 30,000 more first-time buyers get on the housing ladder than in H1 2013, according to the latest First Time Buyer Opinion Barometer from Your Move and Reeds Rains, part of LSL Property Services.

25 Jul 2014

Remortgage lending recovers from dip

Mortgages

Remortgage lending recovers from dip

LMS latest figures reveal that the average remortgage loan has risen to £163,161 (a 5% increase from last month and 9% higher than June 2013), representing the largest amount ever recorded and a result of rising house prices.

25 Jul 2014

Annuities still 'fair value' for money

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Annuities still 'fair value' for money

Many lifetime annuities offer fair value for money according to new research by Jonquil Lowe of the True Potential Centre for the Public Understanding of Finance at The Open University Business School.

25 Jul 2014

Bridgebank Capital enhances user experience with new website

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Bridgebank Capital enhances user experience with new website

As part of the continued development of the Bridgebank Capital business, the company has launched a fully re-designed website with increased functionality, to support user experience.

24 Jul 2014

Yorkshire BS reports gross lending up 50%

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Yorkshire BS reports gross lending up 50%

Yorkshire Building Society has today announced a very strong first half performance for 2014, increasing core operating profit by 30% and new lending by 50%, providing almost one-fifth of UK net mortgage lending in the period.

24 Jul 2014

Panacea Adviser announces partnership with Mortgage Brain

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Panacea Adviser announces partnership with Mortgage Brain

Panacea Adviser, the online community and resource for financial advisers, has today announced Mortgage Brain as its latest partner firm.

24 Jul 2014

Welsh are most concerned about raising a mortgage deposit

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Welsh are most concerned about raising a mortgage deposit

The majority of the Welsh public believe their greatest challenge to securing the home they want is current interest rates and the ability to raise a deposit, according to a new report.

24 Jul 2014

FSE Manchester 2014 - Robert Sinclair, Association of Mortgage Intermediaries

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FSE Manchester 2014 - Robert Sinclair, Association of Mortgage Intermediaries

We spoke to Robert Sinclair, Association of Mortgage Intermediaries, at the recent FSE Manchester.

24 Jul 2014

IMLA & AMI reach landmark agreement on broker panel removals

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IMLA & AMI reach landmark agreement on broker panel removals

IMLA and AMI have published a joint framework for lender and intermediary relationships following MMR.

24 Jul 2014

Brokers optimistic - but believe funding is the most likely challenge ahead

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Brokers optimistic - but believe funding is the most likely challenge ahead

Shawbrook Bank’s latest Broker Barometer has revealed that, across the board, brokers are optimistic about the future and believe that continued stable growth is on the cards.

24 Jul 2014

Virgin removes minimum income cap on Help to Buy

Virgin removes minimum income cap on Help to Buy

Virgin Money is removing the £30,000 minimum income threshold for mortgage products which make up its Help to Buy Equity Loan range.

24 Jul 2014

Paragon reports 94% increase in BTL lending

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Paragon reports 94% increase in BTL lending

Paragon Mortgages’ parent company, The Paragon Group of Companies, has today announced results for the period 1 April 2014 to 30 June 2014.

24 Jul 2014

Leeds widens range of short term fixed rates

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Leeds widens range of short term fixed rates

Leeds Building Society has announced a wider range of two year fixed rate products for buyers looking for short term deal.

24 Jul 2014

Legal & General adopts Mortgage Brain sourcing system

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Legal & General adopts Mortgage Brain sourcing system

Legal & General, one of the UK’s largest financial services providers, is offering Mortgage Brain’s award winning sourcing system, MortgageBrain, as one of its mortgage sourcing technology solutions to its AR Network.

24 Jul 2014

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