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Skipton cuts rates on 2- and 3-year fixes

Mortgages

Skipton cuts rates on 2- and 3-year fixes

Skipton Building Society is today reducing the interest rates on its two and three year fixed rate residential mortgages.

28 Jan 2014

Lawyers are often their own worst enemies

Eddie Goldsmith - GW

Lawyers are often their own worst enemies

As the year turns and resolutions are made, and broken, the crystal ball gazers in the media run their predictions for the year to come.

28 Jan 2014

Broker Conveyancing reports purchase instructions increased 44% in Q4

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Broker Conveyancing reports purchase instructions increased 44% in Q4

The last quarter of 2013 continued the trend for increased purchased and remortgage instructions, according to the latest figures released today by broker-focused conveyancing distributor, Broker Conveyancing.

28 Jan 2014

The Cambridge launches remortgage-only product

Mortgages

The Cambridge launches remortgage-only product

The Cambridge Building Society is launching new 2 year fixed and 2 year discounted re-mortgage only products to all mortgage intermediaries and direct customers on Wednesday.

28 Jan 2014

Hinckley & Rugby launches new 2.55% mortgage

Mortgages

Hinckley & Rugby launches new 2.55% mortgage

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has today launched two new mortgages and cut the interest rates on two more.

28 Jan 2014

Industry heavyweights launch Liquid Finance

Industry heavyweights launch Liquid Finance

Financial services industry heavyweights, Richard Morley & Ian Morrison, today announced the launch of Liquid Finance.

28 Jan 2014

Clearly Loans launches secured product in Northern Ireland

Clearly Loans launches secured product in Northern Ireland

Clearly Loans has announced the successful launch one of the first mainstream secured loan products in Northern Ireland since the start of the credit crunch.

28 Jan 2014

Will FTSE break 7000 in 2014?

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Will FTSE break 7000 in 2014?

Halifax Share Dealing finds retail investors expect the FTSE 100 Share Index to breach the significant 7000 barrier this year.

27 Jan 2014

Government welcomes high Universal Credit take-up by under-25s

Mortgages

Government welcomes high Universal Credit take-up by under-25s

A proposal to restrict housing benefit for under-25 year olds could damage the future prospects of those who are most in need of help, Homeless Link has warned.

27 Jan 2014

Sainsbury’s Bank cuts the rate on personal loans between £7,500 and £15,000

Sainsbury’s Bank cuts the rate on personal loans between £7,500 and £15,000

Sainsbury’s Bank has reduced the rate on personal loans between £7,500 and £15,000 to 4.6% APR Representative*.

27 Jan 2014

 

Aldermore launches customised fixed rate for SMEs

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Aldermore launches customised fixed rate for SMEs

Aldermore has today launched its Customised Fixed Rate Account (CFRA) for business savers, which allows SMEs, sole traders and the self-employed to select the exact maturity dates and interest rates to suit their saving needs.

27 Jan 2014

One in four approaching retirement oblivious to annuity alternatives

Retirement

One in four approaching retirement oblivious to annuity alternatives

25% of people approaching retirement think they have to purchase annuities through their existing pension providers – a mistake that could cost them thousands.

27 Jan 2014

MSL cuts rates and increases loan sizes

MSL cuts rates and increases loan sizes

Masthaven Secured Loans (MSL), part of the Masthaven group, has announced a significant overhaul of its core product range with increased loan sizes and reduced rates.

27 Jan 2014

Brightstar responds to down valuations with free valuation on next property

Brightstar responds to down valuations with free valuation on next property

Brightstar Financial has responded to introducers' reports about the threat to clients' hopes of house purchase due to the frequency of down valuations.

27 Jan 2014

L&G launches protection calculator

Protection

L&G launches protection calculator

Legal & General has launched a new online group protection calculator that provides instant quotations for businesses looking to provide group life and group income protection policies for their employees.

24 Jan 2014

BBA: Mortgage lending highest since 2008

Mortgages

BBA: Mortgage lending highest since 2008

According to the British Bankers' Association, mortgage lending was 20% higher last year - and the highest since 2008.

24 Jan 2014

Nick Warren, Head of Lending at Regentsmead

In The Spotlight

Nick Warren, Head of Lending at Regentsmead

FR caught up with Head of Lending Nick Warren from development lender Regentsmead.

24 Jan 2014

Liberty SIPP freezes management charge in low fees pledge

Retirement

Liberty SIPP freezes management charge in low fees pledge

Liberty SIPP has pledged to keep its annual charges low – and keep them that way for two years.

24 Jan 2014

Growing number of BTL mortgages sparks landlord buying spree

Mortgages

Growing number of BTL mortgages sparks landlord buying spree

Choice of buy to let mortgages in the UK has increased dramatically in the last three months, spurring landlords to shift their existing equity towards new purchases, according to the latest Mortgages for Business Complex Buy to Let Index.

24 Jan 2014

Former EDL leader jailed for mortgage fraud

Mortgages

Former EDL leader jailed for mortgage fraud

The BBC has reported former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson has been jailed for 18 months for mortgage fraud.

24 Jan 2014

Nationwide cuts rates on 95% Save to Buy mortgages

Mortgages

Nationwide cuts rates on 95% Save to Buy mortgages

Nationwide Building Society is supporting first time buyers and home movers with smaller deposits by launching two new 2 year fixed rates at 95% LTV.

24 Jan 2014

Remortgage lending up 44% year-on-year

Mortgages

Remortgage lending up 44% year-on-year

LMS figures reveal that monthly gross remortgage lending increased by £61m in December, to £4.16bn.

24 Jan 2014

One sixth of retirees this year will have debts

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One sixth of retirees this year will have debts

One in six (17%) of those planning to retire this year will have debts outstanding, averaging £24,800 each, according to new research from Prudential.

24 Jan 2014

Average FTB deposit drops to £26,533 - but mortgage values rise

Mortgages

Average FTB deposit drops to £26,533 - but mortgage values rise

The number of monthly first-time buyers topped 29,000 for the first time since October 2007, according to the latest First Time Buyer Opinion Barometer from LSL Property Services.

24 Jan 2014

Promise Solutions MD launches secured loan club

Promise Solutions MD launches secured loan club

A club aimed at supporting brokers and networks in the sale of secured loans has been launched today.

23 Jan 2014

TMW introduces new BTL range

Mortgages

TMW introduces new BTL range

The Mortgage Works is introducing five new Buy to Let products, with effect from tomorrow, available to both first time and experienced landlords.

23 Jan 2014

West Brom cuts rates on high LTV products

Mortgages

West Brom cuts rates on high LTV products

The West Brom has reviewed its range of two year fixed rate mortgages, improving the choice of products for borrowers with smaller deposits.

23 Jan 2014

Government delays cap on pension charges by at least a year

Retirement

Government delays cap on pension charges by at least a year

The Government is delaying the introduction of a cap on pension charges for 'at least' a year, it has been announced today.

23 Jan 2014

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