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SfI reduces rates on Flexible Offset mortgages

Mortgages

SfI reduces rates on Flexible Offset mortgages

Santander for Intermediaries is reducing the rate on its Flexible Offset mortgage tomorrow by 0.5% to 3.09%.

03 Feb 2014

82% of brokers expect asset finance demand to grow

82% of brokers expect asset finance demand to grow

A recent survey, carried out by United Trust Bank, has shown that the majority of brokers are feeling very positive about the next three years.

03 Feb 2014

Shawbrook Commercial puts two new BDMs on the road

Shawbrook Commercial puts two new BDMs on the road

Today two new Shawbrook Bank Business Development Managers will start their rounds of brokers in the South East and Northern regions.

03 Feb 2014

New resi mortgage origination platform launched

Mortgages

New resi mortgage origination platform launched

Crown Mortgage Management has today announced a new residential mortgage origination platform.

03 Feb 2014

Tyrie urges FCA to act over banks' sales incentives

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Tyrie urges FCA to act over banks' sales incentives

Treasury Select Committee Chairman Andrew Tyrie MP has written to FCA chief Martin Wheatley calling for more action over sales incentive schemes.

03 Feb 2014

Lloyds sets aside another £1.8bn for PPI provision

Protection

Lloyds sets aside another £1.8bn for PPI provision

Ahead of its 2013 Full Year results announcement Lloyds Banking Group has today announced it has set aside yet another £1.8 billion for PPI redress, taking the total to nearly £10 billion.

03 Feb 2014

Equity finance could help firms to 'boost the economy'

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Equity finance could help firms to 'boost the economy'

Greater awareness and greater use of equity finance could help more firms to invest, grow and boost the long-term health of the UK economy, according to a new report by one of the UK’s leading employers’ organisation, published today.

03 Feb 2014

P2P lending sector increased 121% in 2013

P2P lending sector increased 121% in 2013

Figures released today show that peer-to-peer lending in the UK increased by 121 per cent during 2013.

03 Feb 2014

Prestige expands underwriting team

Prestige expands underwriting team

Prestige Finance, the intermediary focused secured loan lender, part of OneSavings Bank, has announced the appointment of key underwriting personnel to support the growth of the business in 2014.

03 Feb 2014

Bill Safran, CEO of Vizolution

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Bill Safran, CEO of Vizolution

Bill Safran, CEO of Vizolution, spoke to Financial Reporter about the benefits of screen sharing technology in financial services.

31 Jan 2014

 

Selectapension launches investment management tool

Savings & Investments

Selectapension launches investment management tool

As evidence grows that the Regulator plans to turn the spotlight on the asset management industry, Selectapension, the pensions technology provider, is launching its first dedicated investment software tool.

31 Jan 2014

Monmouthshire BS rolls out Help to Buy Cymru range

Mortgages

Monmouthshire BS rolls out Help to Buy Cymru range

Monmouthshire Building Society has extended its commitment to supporting new build home buyers with the introduction of a competitive range of Help to Buy - Wales mortgage products.

31 Jan 2014

Bridgebank announces lending without limits on bridging loans

Bridgebank announces lending without limits on bridging loans

The sky is the limit for Bridgebank Capital, who have announced that they are now actively lending on bridging loans of any size and have substantial lending capacity.

31 Jan 2014

Halifax Intermediaries launches £300k+ premier mortgages

Mortgages

Halifax Intermediaries launches £300k+ premier mortgages

Halifax Intermediaries has launched two new two-year fixed rate mortgages in its premier mortgages range, which offers loans from £300,000 for first time buyers, homemovers and remortgage customers.

31 Jan 2014

Intrinsic adopts LifeQuote as new platform for its advisers

Protection

Intrinsic adopts LifeQuote as new platform for its advisers

Intrinsic Financial Services has announced that all 3,000 advisers across the Group will have the option to use LifeQuote from 3rd February.

31 Jan 2014

London new home registrations hit highest ever level

Mortgages

London new home registrations hit highest ever level

The number of new homes registered in London last year was the highest since electronic records began over 26 years ago - new figures from NHBC have revealed.

31 Jan 2014

Paragon reports mortgage lending up 207%

Mortgages

Paragon reports mortgage lending up 207%

Paragon Mortgages’ parent company, The Paragon Group of Companies, has today announced its results for the period 1 October 2013 to 31 December 2013.

31 Jan 2014

GI product aimed at protecting mortgagors against rate rises launches

Protection

GI product aimed at protecting mortgagors against rate rises launches

Mortgage Rate Cover has announced the launch of its innovative general insurance product, underwritten by Focus Insurance Company Limited.

31 Jan 2014

Virgin Money updates range to include 2-year fixes from 1.94%

Mortgages

Virgin Money updates range to include 2-year fixes from 1.94%

Virgin Money has announced a number of changes across its residential mortgage range. All products will be available from 31 January 2014.

30 Jan 2014

Over a third of landlords anticipate rent rises this year

Mortgages

Over a third of landlords anticipate rent rises this year

Four in ten landlords anticipate they will raise rents in the next year, according to a landlord sentiment survey conducted by LSL Property Services plc.

30 Jan 2014

Hinckley & Rugby joins HomeLoan Partnership panel

Mortgages

Hinckley & Rugby joins HomeLoan Partnership panel

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has joined the panel of the HomeLoan Partnership, making the Society’s range of competitive mortgages available to HLP’s 300-strong network of mortgage intermediaries.

30 Jan 2014

Santander completes first HTB2 mortgage

Mortgages

Santander completes first HTB2 mortgage

Santander for Intermediaries has completed its first Help to Buy: mortgage guarantee loan - just three weeks since it launched its latest products.

30 Jan 2014

BoE: Mortgage market hits six-year high

Mortgages

BoE: Mortgage market hits six-year high

According to the Bank of England's latest Money & Credit report, mortgage lending and approvals both increased in December.

30 Jan 2014

Specialist insurer introduces new material for adviser toolkit

Protection

Specialist insurer introduces new material for adviser toolkit

Specialist protection insurer Exeter Family Friendly has introduced a new suite of material for its marketing toolkit, the Protection Path.

30 Jan 2014

Industry needs 'proper non-conforming sector', says Brightstar CEO

Mortgages

Industry needs 'proper non-conforming sector', says Brightstar CEO

Brightstar Financial, the specialist lending hub dedicated to the intermediary, believes that 2014 should see the revival of a fully functioning non-conforming mortgage sector.

30 Jan 2014

New lender launches flexible P2P site

New lender launches flexible P2P site

Madiston LendLoanInvest is launching a new P2P lending site that will offer investors and borrowers an unprecedented level of flexibility and control, allowing them to customise loans to suit their personal needs.

29 Jan 2014

Land Registry: House prices up 4.4%

Mortgages

Land Registry: House prices up 4.4%

The December data from Land Registry's House Price Index shows an annual price increase of 4.4% which takes the average property value in England and Wales to £167,353.

29 Jan 2014

Cost of 3- and 5-year fixes will rise this year, says specialist broker

Mortgages

Cost of 3- and 5-year fixes will rise this year, says specialist broker

Increased competitive pressure during the course of 2013 has held down the true cost of three and five year fixed rate buy to let mortgages according to research published today by specialist broker Mortgages for Business.

29 Jan 2014

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