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SFS welcomes new Operations Manager

SFS welcomes new Operations Manager

Specialist Financial Services has announced the appointment of Darren Grace to assist with the continued expansion of its second charge loan operation to its network of business partners and introducers.

17 Jun 2014

Virgin launches team of mortgages from 1.78% to mark World Cup

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Virgin launches team of mortgages from 1.78% to mark World Cup

With the FIFA World Cup in Brazil well underway, Virgin Money is launching a range of new mortgage products to take its range of intermediary-exclusive mortgages to a team of 11 products.

16 Jun 2014

Automate income verification to speed up mortgage process, says Equifax

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Automate income verification to speed up mortgage process, says Equifax

Equifax believes that automated income verification can help improve the time required for mortgage applications, to help offset the impact of tougher affordability criteria.

16 Jun 2014

FSE Manchester 2014 - Alan Collinson, Berkeley Alexander Insurance Services

Mortgages

FSE Manchester 2014 - Alan Collinson, Berkeley Alexander Insurance Services

We spoke to Alan Collinson from Berkeley Alexander at FSE Manchester 2014.

16 Jun 2014

Leeds slashes BTL fees

Leeds slashes BTL fees

Leeds Building Society has cut the fees on part of its competitive range of Buy to Let mortgages.

16 Jun 2014

Buyer/instruction ratio remains at two year high

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Buyer/instruction ratio remains at two year high

New buyer registrations still increase 29% annually in spite of mortgage market tightening, according to a new report from Sequence.

16 Jun 2014

Precise Mortgages to launch second securitisation

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Precise Mortgages to launch second securitisation

Precise Mortgages is making preparations for its second securitisation following the successful completion of its inaugural securitisation in December 2013.

16 Jun 2014

FCA fines Credit Suisse and Yorkshire BS over promotions failures

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FCA fines Credit Suisse and Yorkshire BS over promotions failures

The FCA has today fined both Credit Suisse International and Yorkshire Building Society for failing to ensure financial promotions for CSI’s Cliquet Product were clear, fair and not misleading.

16 Jun 2014

TBMC launches 80% BTL exclusives

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TBMC launches 80% BTL exclusives

TBMC, the buy-to-let mortgage specialist, has launched two new exclusive buy-to-let mortgages with Mortgage Trust.

16 Jun 2014

Shawbrook Bank reaches £2bn savings milestone

Shawbrook Bank reaches £2bn savings milestone

Shawbrook Bank has surpassed £2billion in savings deposited by personal, SME and charity customers following its launch in 2011.

16 Jun 2014

 

Panacea launches social media guide for advisers

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Panacea launches social media guide for advisers

Panacea Adviser, the online community and resource for financial advisers, has today launched a new Social Media Guide aimed at helping advisers understand the benefits of social media and how to use it effectively.

16 Jun 2014

Rising prices are masking subdued mortgage activity: IMLA

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Rising prices are masking subdued mortgage activity: IMLA

A new report from IMLA highlights a mismatch in housing and mortgage market activity, and urges caution from the Bank of England’s Financial Policy Committee ahead of its meeting on Tuesday 17 June.

14 Jun 2014

Simon Crone, VP - Mortgage Insurance Europe, Genworth

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Simon Crone, VP - Mortgage Insurance Europe, Genworth

We spoke to Simon Crone, Vice-President - Mortgage Insurance Europe, Genworth, about high LTV lending and housing supply post-Help to Buy.

13 Jun 2014

L&G opens up Post Office product availability

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L&G opens up Post Office product availability

Building on the success of the launch with Appointed Representatives, Legal & General has extended the availability of its new range of products with the Post Office to include Nouveau firms.

13 Jun 2014

Aldermore makes changes to senior team

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Aldermore makes changes to senior team

Aldermore is today announcing two changes to its senior leadership team in its mortgages division.

13 Jun 2014

Carney hints at imminent interest rate rises

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Carney hints at imminent interest rate rises

In a speech given by Mark Carney at the at Mansion House yesterday, he indicated than an interest rate may be imminent.

13 Jun 2014

Ezbob launch encourages growing broker interest

Ezbob launch encourages growing broker interest

Ezbob, the online short term commercial SME lender, has announced that its soft launch to intermediaries has exceeded expectations, as it continues to develop its unique online offering and further enhance its process.

13 Jun 2014

Clive Willson joins Brightstar Financial as Director of Sales

Clive Willson joins Brightstar Financial as Director of Sales

In the wake of reaching the significant landmark of £500 million in specialist lending since its inception in 2011, Brightstar Financial has announced the appointment of Clive Willson as Director of Sales.

13 Jun 2014

London boosts house price increase of 8.5% in a year

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London boosts house price increase of 8.5% in a year

House prices climb £21,000 or 8.5% in a year – but only 6.3% without London, according to the latest LSL England and Wales House Price Index.

13 Jun 2014

Take action to stop housing boom, warns Vince Cable

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Take action to stop housing boom, warns Vince Cable

Business Secretary Vince Cable has said action must be taken to stop the housing boom in parts of the UK getting 'out of control'.

12 Jun 2014

Merger to create largest affordable housing advisers in UK

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Merger to create largest affordable housing advisers in UK

Mortgage Advice Bureau and That Mortgage Place have agreed a deal that will see a merger between two companies.

12 Jun 2014

LV= appoints Jon Pocock to promote retirement products

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LV= appoints Jon Pocock to promote retirement products

LV= has appointed Jon Pocock as Head of Portals and Integration for its retirement solutions business. Jon joins LV= from MGM Advantage where he was Portal and Platform Manager.

12 Jun 2014

Pensions outlook unclear if Scotland votes 'Yes', say NAPF members

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Pensions outlook unclear if Scotland votes 'Yes', say NAPF members

A recent poll by the National Association of Pension Funds of its members revealed that 95% still feel the outlook for workplace pensions is not adequately clear in case of a ‘yes’ vote for Scottish independence.

12 Jun 2014

Brightstar Financial boosts online presence

Brightstar Financial boosts online presence

Brightstar Financial has launched its new website which coincides with reaching the landmark figure of £500 million in completed business since its inception in 2011.

12 Jun 2014

BTL lending volume up 43% in April: CML

BTL lending volume up 43% in April: CML

CML data released this morning showed buy-to-let lending in April totalled £2.2bn, representing 16,200 loans.

12 Jun 2014

Mortgage lending continues to grow in April: CML

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Mortgage lending continues to grow in April: CML

According to the latest data from the CML, home-owner house purchase lending in April increased month-on-month as lending continued to recover from the usual seasonal dip seen at the beginning of the year.

12 Jun 2014

FTB loans up 37% in April: CML

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FTB loans up 37% in April: CML

First-time buyers took out 24,500 loans in April, up only slightly by 1% compared to March but 37% more than in April 2013, according to the latest data from the CML.

12 Jun 2014

Valuations bounce back in May

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Valuations bounce back in May

Activity in the UK housing market has bounced back from the effects of new mortgage affordability rules, according to chartered surveyors Connells Survey & Valuation.

12 Jun 2014

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