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Virgin launches new fixed rate ISA range

Virgin launches new fixed rate ISA range

Virgin Money is today launching a new range of savings accounts and is increasing interest rates on both ISA and non-ISA accounts.

20 Jun 2014

NACFB launches compliance services

NACFB launches compliance services

The NACFB has today launched NACFB Compliance Services to its 1200 member brokers.

20 Jun 2014

The Lending Wizard adds Precise to panel

The Lending Wizard adds Precise to panel

The Lending Wizard, the loan sourcing tool for brokers from Freedom Finance, today reveals that it has signed Precise Mortgages to its panel of second charge lenders.

20 Jun 2014

Magellan to provide credit repair products to TurnKey Mortgages

Mortgages

Magellan to provide credit repair products to TurnKey Mortgages

Magellan Homeloans, the specialist credit repair lender, has been appointed by TurnKey Mortgages to provide support to clients who have historical adverse credit records and are therefore unable to access mainstream mortgage products.

20 Jun 2014

5-year mortgages become increasingly popular

Mortgages

5-year mortgages become increasingly popular

Over two-thirds (62%) of the 573,866 fixed rate mortgage loans in 2013 were for two year deals. Whilst still making up the majority of mortgages, this proportion has changed from 2008 (68%).

20 Jun 2014

'Log jam' of property market begins to clear up

Mortgages

'Log jam' of property market begins to clear up

The UK average property price is now £200,707 – no growth on the month but up 9.2% annually, according to Haart's National Housing Market Monitor.

20 Jun 2014

Soaring property values prompts Inheritance Tax mitigation in middle England

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Soaring property values prompts Inheritance Tax mitigation in middle England

We British have an obsession with all things property.

19 Jun 2014

Survey shows just 16% of retirees considering an annuity

Retirement

Survey shows just 16% of retirees considering an annuity

Only 16% of those nearing retirement have or are considering taking out an annuity, according to recent figures from cloud-based online financial planning tool RetireEasy.co.uk.

19 Jun 2014

Two year self build mortgages launched by Monmouthshire BS

Mortgages

Two year self build mortgages launched by Monmouthshire BS

Monmouthshire Building Society has launched an exciting new range of two year level discount self build mortgage products available throughout England and Wales.

19 Jun 2014

Low supply means fifth of buyers paying over asking price

Mortgages

Low supply means fifth of buyers paying over asking price

As the supply of homes for sale remains low, one in five buyers are paying more than the asking price to secure their dream property, according to the National Association of Estate Agents.

19 Jun 2014

 

Norton extends home loan lending to Scotland

Mortgages

Norton extends home loan lending to Scotland

Norton Home Loans is to extend its secured lending geographical area, as from the 23rd June, to include Scotland.

19 Jun 2014

UK rents hit £784 as supply deficit continues

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UK rents hit £784 as supply deficit continues

The UK average rent reached £784 in May 2014 as the rental property supply deficit continues.

19 Jun 2014

New best friend?

New best friend?

I must apologise for my poor blogging of late...

19 Jun 2014

Time to stop confusing the customer over rates

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Time to stop confusing the customer over rates

[SPECIAL FEATURE: Matthew Anderson, director, Fincorp]

19 Jun 2014

Mortgage lending activity sees slowdown in May: CML

Mortgages

Mortgage lending activity sees slowdown in May: CML

Gross mortgage lending held steady in May and was an estimated £16.5 billion, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

19 Jun 2014

Regulator to speak at ASTL conference

Regulator to speak at ASTL conference

Lynda Blackwell, Manager of the Mortgages Sector team at the FCA is to speak at the ASTL’s annual conference which takes place in three months’ time on the 16th September at Painters’ Hall in the City of London.

19 Jun 2014

Precise Mortgages launches new website

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Precise Mortgages launches new website

Precise Mortgages, the specialist lender, has today launched a new website unveiling a fresh look and feel for the brand.

19 Jun 2014

44% of FCA fines were handed to individuals in 2013

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44% of FCA fines were handed to individuals in 2013

The Financial Conduct Authority penalised British firms a total of £506.94m in 2013 according to new research from Kinetic Partners, the global professional services firm.

18 Jun 2014

Making factfinding easier for advisers

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Making factfinding easier for advisers

[Blog from Julie Murray, Technology Director of Revolution]

18 Jun 2014

Firms shouldn't shy away from the equity release market

Retirement

Firms shouldn't shy away from the equity release market

[Blog from Chris Prior, Manager, Sales and Distribution at Bridgewater Equity Release]

18 Jun 2014

1 in 3 homeowners believe they won't be mortgage free until 60+

Mortgages

1 in 3 homeowners believe they won't be mortgage free until 60+

Research commissioned by online credit information provider, Equifax, has revealed over a third (36%) of current homeowners expecting to be older than they had originally planned by the time they pay off their mortgage.

18 Jun 2014

Government 'broke Treasury guidelines' on Help to Buy

Mortgages

Government 'broke Treasury guidelines' on Help to Buy

MPs have criticised the Government over Help to Buy, saying it failed to look at alternatives to the scheme before its launch.

18 Jun 2014

Mortgage rates fall to average of 3.81% in May

Mortgages

Mortgage rates fall to average of 3.81% in May

The average rate of UK retail mortgages (including all fixed and variable rates and all LTVs) in May 2014 is 3.81%, down 0.15% from April 2014, according to the Moneyfacts True Cost Index.

18 Jun 2014

P2PFA announces new standard for calculating default rates

P2PFA announces new standard for calculating default rates

The Peer-to-Peer Finance Association today announced a further measure to improve standards in the peer to peer lending market.

18 Jun 2014

'Fertile middle ground' of P2P could be the future for savers

'Fertile middle ground' of P2P could be the future for savers

Following another disappointing ISA season, providing a better alternative for hard-pressed savers should underpin how P2P is included within the tax-free wrapper, according to UK platform RateSetter.

18 Jun 2014

SimplyBiz launches 'protection awareness week'

Protection

SimplyBiz launches 'protection awareness week'

The SimplyBiz Group is undertaking a dedicated ‘protection awareness week’ which aims to help advisers better educate clients about protection products and opportunities.

18 Jun 2014

Just 6% think curbing Help to Buy would help price inflation: BSA

Mortgages

Just 6% think curbing Help to Buy would help price inflation: BSA

The number of people who think that now is a good time to buy a home is at its lowest level since June 2008, with buyers pessimistic about price inflation, the BSA's Property Tracker report has revealed.

18 Jun 2014

SCF expands commercial & bridging team

SCF expands commercial & bridging team

Specialist Commercial Finance has announced the appointment of Wes Friedel to its rapidly expanding commercial and bridging team.

18 Jun 2014

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