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TMW widens first-time landlord range

TMW widens first-time landlord range

From today, first-time landlords will be able to choose from products previously only available to Experienced Landlords.

28 Oct 2014

Sippcentre announces rebrand to ‘AJ Bell Investcentre’

Sippcentre announces rebrand to ‘AJ Bell Investcentre’

Sippcentre, the adviser-led investment platform from AJ Bell, has announced that its name officially changed to ‘AJ Bell Investcentre’ on 25 October.

27 Oct 2014

Sensible Home Finance win two Pink awards

Sensible Home Finance win two Pink awards

On Thursday 16 October 2014, Pink held it’s 12th Annual 'Pink Service Awards' Ceremony at Heythrop Park, Oxfordshire.

27 Oct 2014

Monmouthshire BS appoints new chairman

Monmouthshire BS appoints new chairman

Monmouthshire Building Society has today announced that Haydn Warman is to succeed Robert Williams as Chairman.

27 Oct 2014

Wonga letters reveal £15bn estimated company value

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Wonga letters reveal £15bn estimated company value

Payday loans company Wonga informed staff that the firm could be valued at £15bn by 2015 once it had floated on the stock exchange.

27 Oct 2014

Blacks Connect added to Precise Mortgages’ solicitor panel

Blacks Connect added to Precise Mortgages’ solicitor panel

Broker-focused conveyancer, Blacks Connect, has today been added to the solicitor panel of specialist mortgage lender, Precise Mortgages.

27 Oct 2014

Two-fifths have never reviewed retirement plans

Two-fifths have never reviewed retirement plans

Just under two thirds (64%) of non-retired people – the equivalent of 23 million people – admit to not reviewing their pension plans at all over the past four years, according to the latest annual consumer research by Baring Asset Management.

27 Oct 2014

Mortgage intermediaries expect 6% business rise

Mortgage intermediaries expect 6% business rise

Intermediaries’ are positive about their future levels of mortgage business over the next year, according to the latest quarterly intermediary survey by leading buy-to-let lender Paragon Mortgages.

27 Oct 2014

New business fund lending tops £1m in first month

New business fund lending tops £1m in first month

A new Yorkshire-based business lending fund launched in September has made business loans of more than £1.1m in in its first month.

27 Oct 2014

Annuity rate down 2.38% in Q3

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Annuity rate down 2.38% in Q3

The latest Annuity Index from retirement specialist MGM Advantage reveals the average annuity rate has fallen in the third quarter of 2014 by 2.38%.

27 Oct 2014

 

IFAs expected to miss FCA's fee-based restructure deadlines

IFAs expected to miss FCA's fee-based restructure deadlines

Four in five (80%) intermediaries believe that some advisers will struggle to fully complete the transition from commission to fee-based remuneration before the FCA’s legacy business ‘sunset clause’ in April 2016, according to new research by Investec Wealth & Investment.

27 Oct 2014

Mortgage Advice Bureau to float on AIM

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Mortgage Advice Bureau to float on AIM

The Mortgage Advice Bureau has today announced its intention to float on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market.

27 Oct 2014

FCA receive positive feedback from advisers

FCA receive positive feedback from advisers

The FCA continue to gain credit for the way they have adopted a different cultural approach to their FSA predecessors, according to feedback from advisers attending the latest rounds of regional conferences organised by the Personal Finance Society.

27 Oct 2014

The Mansfield refreshes shared ownership range

The Mansfield refreshes shared ownership range

The Mansfield Building Society has revamped its range of shared ownership products to meet increasing demand and to offer more choice.

27 Oct 2014

Halifax reduces rates on two year fixes for FTBs

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Halifax reduces rates on two year fixes for FTBs

In further support of first-time buyers and homemovers Halifax has cut the rates on its two-year 90% loan-to-value mortgages by 0.75%.

24 Oct 2014

Accord reduces rates by up to 0.50%

Accord reduces rates by up to 0.50%

Accord Mortgages is cutting rates on its 90% and 95% LTV mortgages by up to 0.50%, in a move designed to help more first-time buyers on to the housing ladder.

24 Oct 2014

Matt Edwards, Managing Director at e-finity Leads

Matt Edwards, Managing Director at e-finity Leads

We spoke to Matt Edwards, Managing Director at e-finity Leads, about technology and how brokers can source high quality leads.

24 Oct 2014

Right to Build plans unveiled

Right to Build plans unveiled

Plans clear the way for a new generation of custom builders who want to build their own homes.

24 Oct 2014

West Brom adds ten year fix and cuts rates by up to 0.30%

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West Brom adds ten year fix and cuts rates by up to 0.30%

Building society West Bromwich have today launched a competitive new mortgage deal.

24 Oct 2014

Pepper appoints director of commercial loans

Pepper appoints director of commercial loans

Pepper UK Limited has appointed Mark Caplan to head its commercial loan servicing department, marking a substantial milestone in its diversification into different asset classes.

24 Oct 2014

Dragonfly hires investment manager

Dragonfly hires investment manager

London-based short and medium-term lender, Dragonfly Property Finance, today announced it has hired Dominic Gibson as an investment manager in its commercial property team.

24 Oct 2014

London house prices set to soar, despite half a million new builds

London house prices set to soar, despite half a million new builds

London estate agent Stirling Ackroyd have estimated that the area could see up to 570,000 new homes over the next 10 years, according to their latest research.

24 Oct 2014

GDP growth slows to 0.7% in Q3

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GDP growth slows to 0.7% in Q3

The latest figures from the Office of National Statistics has shown a decrease in GDP growth, increasing by 0.7% in Q3 compared to 0.9% in Q2. This in line with economists' predictions for the July-to-September period.

24 Oct 2014

Paradigm host next stage of mortgage roundtables

Paradigm host next stage of mortgage roundtables

Paradigm Mortgage Services, the mortgage services proposition, has today announced it is heading back to Belfast for its next mortgage and protection roundtable event.

24 Oct 2014

Majority feel MMR 'good for housing market'

Majority feel MMR 'good for housing market'

Research by myhomemove, the UK’s leading provider of conveyancing services, has revealed that six months after its introduction, UK home buyers hold mixed feelings over the Mortgage Market Review, which was designed to halt reckless lending.

24 Oct 2014

Three in five risk leaving partners without any retirement income

Three in five risk leaving partners without any retirement income

Just two in five (42%) couples over the age of 40 in the UK have made arrangements to ensure that one partner will continue to receive a retirement income after the other dies, according to new research from Prudential.

24 Oct 2014

FTB sales up 11% despite wider market slowdown

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FTB sales up 11% despite wider market slowdown

The number of first-time buyer house completions in the UK increased year-on-year in September, defying trends of a slowdown in the market, according to the latest First Time Buyer Tracker from Your Move and Reeds Rains.

24 Oct 2014

New entrants to the UK mortgage market

New entrants to the UK mortgage market

[Special feature from David Tweedy, market relations director at Target Group]

23 Oct 2014

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