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FTBs willing to wait for first home to avoid giving up luxuries

Mortgages

FTBs willing to wait for first home to avoid giving up luxuries

First time buyers will give up on a new car and cut down on holidays when saving for their dream home – but they insist on looking good and hanging on to their hair and beauty regime.

19 Sep 2014

Home ownership only available to the wealthy if trends continue, NHF warns

Mortgages

Home ownership only available to the wealthy if trends continue, NHF warns

Only the wealthiest of the next generation will be able to buy a home if current trends continue, warns the National Housing Federation, as a report shows that FTBs now have to pay, in real terms, ten times the deposit needed in the early 1980s.

19 Sep 2014

£1m+ brand Quantum unveiled by Bridgebank Capital

£1m+ brand Quantum unveiled by Bridgebank Capital

Bridgebank Capital has launched a new dedicated ‘large loans’ brand; Quantum by Bridgebank Capital.

19 Sep 2014

Brokers say lenders should adopt smartphone tech

Mortgages

Brokers say lenders should adopt smartphone tech

80% of brokers say that being able to send information to lenders using their smartphones would improve the mortgage or loan process.

18 Sep 2014

Housing Minister takes action to provide new homes in London

Mortgages

Housing Minister takes action to provide new homes in London

Housing Minister, Brandon Lewis, today took steps to ensure that empty and redundant office space in the London Borough of Islington can continue to be converted into new homes for Londoners.

18 Sep 2014

Commercial investors at home in Northern Home Counties and East Anglia

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Commercial investors at home in Northern Home Counties and East Anglia

[Blog from Tom Clark, Regional Development Manager, Commercial Mortgages, Shawbrook]

18 Sep 2014

ASTL Conference a great success as bridging finance 'more accessible'

ASTL Conference a great success as bridging finance 'more accessible'

The Association of Short Term Lenders increased the number of attendees at its annual conference by 20% compared to last year.

18 Sep 2014

Mortgage lending slows down in August: CML

Mortgages

Mortgage lending slows down in August: CML

The Council of Mortgage Lenders estimates that gross mortgage lending reached £18.6 billion in August.

18 Sep 2014

Tenet combats the financial burden of PII

Tenet combats the financial burden of PII

Tenet is working hard to combat the financial burden of PI for its members and has written to them this week to confirm a number of positive outcomes regarding their PII renewal.

18 Sep 2014

Santander reduces rates across fixed rate products

Mortgages

Santander reduces rates across fixed rate products

On Friday 19 September, Santander will be reducing the rates on a number of exclusive mortgages available to existing current account holders.

18 Sep 2014

 

Number of mortgage products soars to five-year high

Mortgages

Number of mortgage products soars to five-year high

Competition between mortgage lenders saw the number of products available on the market leap by 9% to reach record levels in August, according to the National Mortgage Index from Mortgage Advice Bureau.

18 Sep 2014

MetLife deal adds 930 advisers to Openwork

MetLife deal adds 930 advisers to Openwork

MetLife and Openwork have agreed to the transfer of up to 930 of MetLife’s self-employed advisers and a new distribution agreement in respect of MetLife’s Accident Protection product.

17 Sep 2014

Brightstar sponsors UK Sepsis Trust Inaugural Charity Ball

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Brightstar sponsors UK Sepsis Trust Inaugural Charity Ball

Celebrities, supporters and those affected by Sepsis joined together on Friday 12th September for the glittering UK Sepsis Trust Inaugural Charity Ball.

17 Sep 2014

Newgate Compliance successfully completes first FCA application

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Newgate Compliance successfully completes first FCA application

Newgate Compliance, the independent compliance consultancy firm co-founded by former FCA Regulators Martin Herriot and Aron Brown, has completed its first FCA application successfully without delays and beating all timing expectations.

17 Sep 2014

Precise unveils lending criteria for self-employed

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Precise unveils lending criteria for self-employed

In its campaign to help self-employed borrowers, Precise Mortgages, the specialist lender, has today launched its new lending criteria for self-employed people.

17 Sep 2014

Metro Bank cuts rates on its 5-year fixes

Mortgages

Metro Bank cuts rates on its 5-year fixes

From today, high street bank Metro Bank is reducing rates on its residential 5 year fixed rate mortgages by 20bps.

17 Sep 2014

Hinckley & Rugby launches exclusive 2.5% BTL for TBMC

Mortgages

Hinckley & Rugby launches exclusive 2.5% BTL for TBMC

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has today launched an exclusive buy to let mortgage with TBMC, the buy to let and commercial mortgage specialist.

17 Sep 2014

Hope Capital offers enhanced proc fees

Hope Capital offers enhanced proc fees

Hope Capital is offering a 50% enhanced procuration fee from 23rd September throughout the month of October to celebrate its third birthday.

17 Sep 2014

Could group sessions boost retirement advice?

Retirement

Could group sessions boost retirement advice?

According to a nationwide survey of financial advisers by Prudential, advisers view small group sessions as a potential way to provide useful face-to-face retirement advice.

17 Sep 2014

Scottish house supply slowdown on horizon

Mortgages

Scottish house supply slowdown on horizon

House sales in Scotland have reach a six-year high, but slowing supply is on the horizon according to the latest LSL/Acadata House Price Index.

17 Sep 2014

Low income borrowers hit hardest by MMR

Mortgages

Low income borrowers hit hardest by MMR

Borrowers with dependents and low incomes have been most affected by new limits on mortgage lending arising from the Mortgage Market Review, according to new research from IMLA among lenders and brokers.

17 Sep 2014

Virgin launches 6-year fixes from 2.99%

Mortgages

Virgin launches 6-year fixes from 2.99%

Virgin Money is launching two new mortgages, offering customers a six-year fixed rate at the same attractive price as is currently available on its five-year fixed rate mortgages.

16 Sep 2014

Mirror, mirror: the rise of vanity bridging

Mirror, mirror: the rise of vanity bridging

SPECIAL FEATURE: Matthew Anderson, director of Fincorp.

16 Sep 2014

Adviser fined and banned by FCA

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Adviser fined and banned by FCA

The Financial Conduct Authority has fined a financial adviser after it was found that he 'lacks honesty' and misled clients about their investments.

16 Sep 2014

A star-studded evening for a fantastic cause at the UK Sepsis Trust Ball

A star-studded evening for a fantastic cause at the UK Sepsis Trust Ball

We were honoured to be invited to the UK Sepsis Trust Inaugural Ball, held on Friday last week.

16 Sep 2014

Hinckley & Rugby exclusive for Buy to Let Club

Mortgages

Hinckley & Rugby exclusive for Buy to Let Club

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society, which lends throughout England & Wales, has launched an exclusive mortgage for Buy to Let Club with very competitive fees.

16 Sep 2014

London house prices up almost a fifth in a year: ONS

Mortgages

London house prices up almost a fifth in a year: ONS

UK house prices increased by 11.7% in the year to July 2014, up from 10.2% in the year to June 2014, according to the latest ONS House Price Index.

16 Sep 2014

The Loans Engine & TMA to pair up

The Loans Engine & TMA to pair up

Secured loans specialists, The Loans Engine, is continuing its drive to boost consumer end results by partnering with a mortgage club when the Financial Services Expo returns to London this month.

16 Sep 2014

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