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FSE Manchester 2014 - Harpal Singh, Broker Conveyancing

FSE Manchester 2014 - Harpal Singh, Broker Conveyancing

At FSE Manchester we spoke to Harpal Singh of Broker Conveyancing...

08 Aug 2014

Virgin launches 'Stamp Duty buster' HTB mortgage

Mortgages

Virgin launches 'Stamp Duty buster' HTB mortgage

Virgin Money has launched an innovative ‘Stamp Duty buster’ mortgage as part of its Help To Buy Equity Loan range, to assist first and next time buyers with all of the costs associated with buying a new build home.

08 Aug 2014

Precise launches its lowest priced 80% BTL

Precise launches its lowest priced 80% BTL

Precise Mortgages, the specialist lender, has launched a range of semi-exclusive products for its key networks and clubs as well as introducing its lowest ever priced 80% LTV buy to let product.

08 Aug 2014

Halifax cuts rates on 90% LTV products by 0.30%

Mortgages

Halifax cuts rates on 90% LTV products by 0.30%

Halifax today announced that it is cutting the rates of its 2 year fixed 90% LTV products.

08 Aug 2014

Chris Prior, Manager - Sales and Distribution at Bridgewater Equity Release

In The Spotlight

Chris Prior, Manager - Sales and Distribution at Bridgewater Equity Release

We spoke to Chris Prior is Manager, Sales and Distribution at Bridgewater Equity Release about misconceptions surrounding equity release and later life business.

08 Aug 2014

Anticipating the great unknown of the mortgage market

Blogs

Anticipating the great unknown of the mortgage market

[Blog from Simon Crone, VP - Commercial at Genworth]

08 Aug 2014

Skipton increases rates on 1-year ISAs and fixed rate bonds

Savings & Investments

Skipton increases rates on 1-year ISAs and fixed rate bonds

Skipton Building Society will today launch a new range of fixed rate ISAs and bonds which include rate rises on short term savings.

08 Aug 2014

House sales recover to highest level for 7 years

Mortgages

House sales recover to highest level for 7 years

The LSL England and Wales House Price Index has recorded a 4.6% annual price growth outside London and the South East.

08 Aug 2014

FTBs could take 22 years to save a deposit

Mortgages

FTBs could take 22 years to save a deposit

New statistics reveal it could take the average person over 22 years to save up for the deposit on their first home.

08 Aug 2014

Online pension enquiries surge post-Budget, says Equiniti

Retirement

Online pension enquiries surge post-Budget, says Equiniti

Pensions software providing Equiniti reports a surge in people engaging with their pensions online following the budget announcement in March, which brought increased flexibility to accessing pension savings.

07 Aug 2014

 

BoE keeps bank rate at 0.5%

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BoE keeps bank rate at 0.5%

The Bank of England has held UK interest rates at a record low of 0.5% for another month.

07 Aug 2014

LV= launches dedicated retirement advice desk

Retirement

LV= launches dedicated retirement advice desk

LV= is launching a new advice desk, manned by a dedicated team of experienced retirement solutions specialists, to help advisers who have clients who are due to retire before April 2015.

07 Aug 2014

Y3S on the hunt for brokers to lead new second charge venture

Y3S on the hunt for brokers to lead new second charge venture

Cardiff-based Y3S is to hold a ‘Dragons Den’ style interview process to find two people to run a new second charge loan brokerage that will be part of its group of companies.

07 Aug 2014

Stonebridge Insurance fined £8.4m by FCA

Protection

Stonebridge Insurance fined £8.4m by FCA

The FCA has fined Stonebridge International Insurance Limited £8,373,600 in relation to sales of accident insurance products.

07 Aug 2014

Intellifo creates Scottish independence toolkit for advisers

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Intellifo creates Scottish independence toolkit for advisers

With just a few weeks to go before the Scottish referendum, leading adviser software company Intelliflo has created a ’10 minute toolkit’ for advisers both sides of the border.

07 Aug 2014

Scottish Widows to cut initial commission

Retirement

Scottish Widows to cut initial commission

Scottish Widows has today announced its approach to helping employers on their journey towards full compliance with DWP legislation.

07 Aug 2014

Shawbrook launches specialist commercial underwriting teams

Shawbrook launches specialist commercial underwriting teams

Shawbrook Bank has launched specialist teams dedicated to processing residential buy-to-let; commercial and semi-commercial investment; and trading business and large loan applications.

07 Aug 2014

Hope Capital announces expansion plans

Mortgages

Hope Capital announces expansion plans

Hope Capital has today clearly laid out its intentions to expand. It intends to open a London office and recruit another six individuals in the next twelve months covering areas including underwriting, business development and office support.

07 Aug 2014

Third of brokers expect a base rate rise this year

Mortgages

Third of brokers expect a base rate rise this year

More than one in three (36%) mortgage brokers expect a rise in the Bank of England base rate before the year is out, according to new research by the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association.

07 Aug 2014

Leeds BS reports mortgage lending up 29% in H1

Mortgages

Leeds BS reports mortgage lending up 29% in H1

Leeds Building Society has helped more borrowers than ever before as it reports strong interim results.

06 Aug 2014

Openwork boosts marketing support for advisers

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Openwork boosts marketing support for advisers

Openwork is enhancing its online marketing support system with a new service that will enable advisers to send personalised, pre-approved email templates to selected clients and track open rates.

06 Aug 2014

AIG acquires Ageas Protect in £181m deal

Protection

AIG acquires Ageas Protect in £181m deal

American International Group has today confirmed it has purchased Ageas’ UK protection arm in a deal worth £181m, saying it expects the deal to be completed in the Q4 2014, pending regulatory approval.

06 Aug 2014

Skipton launches seven-year fixes from 3.99%

Mortgages

Skipton launches seven-year fixes from 3.99%

Skipton Building Society is tomorrow launching a 7 year fixed rate mortgage range as part of a new selection of residential mortgages.

06 Aug 2014

FCA guides on use of social media for financial promotions

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FCA guides on use of social media for financial promotions

The Financial Conduct Authority has today launched a consultation which is intended to clarify its approach to the supervision of financial promotions in social media.

06 Aug 2014

The Lending Wizard simplifies loan applications for brokers

The Lending Wizard simplifies loan applications for brokers

The Lending Wizard, the loan sourcing tool for brokers from Freedom Finance, today reveals that it is launching a new website designed to assist brokers in the fulfilment of secured and unsecured loans.

06 Aug 2014

46% of homeowners to struggle with 3% rate rise

Mortgages

46% of homeowners to struggle with 3% rate rise

With Mark Carney recently suggesting that interest rates could start to rise over the next few months, half of mortgage borrowers (46%) admit they would either definitely or potentially struggle if the interest rate on their home loan went up by 3%.

06 Aug 2014

Pension schemes could face litigation, warns Portal

Retirement

Pension schemes could face litigation, warns Portal

Portal Financial is warning pension schemes that they could face litigation from their members if, having failed to facilitate drawdown provision, they then charge disproportionate fees to transfer away into a flexible scheme that does offer drawdown.

06 Aug 2014

Housing market sees summer boost: Halifax

Mortgages

Housing market sees summer boost: Halifax

House prices in the latest three months (May-July 2014) were 3.6% higher than in the preceding three months (February-April 2014), according to the latest house price index from Halifax.

06 Aug 2014

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