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Saffron BS appoints new lending manager

Mortgages

Saffron BS appoints new lending manager

Saffron Building Society has appointed Richard Clare as Lending Manager, to take responsibility for assessing and preparing mortgage cases and enhancing the Society’s bespoke underwriting capability.

02 Jun 2014

Joined-up thinking is needed to help the retirement market

Blogs

Joined-up thinking is needed to help the retirement market

[BLOG: Stuart Wilson, Managing Partner - Later Life Academy & Equity Release Club]

30 May 2014

Generating better quality leads

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Generating better quality leads

With the market having turned a corner, and brokers seemingly inundated with business for the first time in a number of years, attention is turning to how to generate not sheer volume of leads, but better quality.

30 May 2014

Pepper appoints Warren Justice as CFO

Latest News

Pepper appoints Warren Justice as CFO

Pepper UK Limited, the mortgage servicer formerly known as Oakwood Global Finance, has appointed Warren Justice to the role of chief financial officer.

30 May 2014

Strong pound giving buyers more bang for their euro

Blogs

Strong pound giving buyers more bang for their euro

The pound rising to a 16 month high of €1.23 is pretty good news for anyone thinking of buying a property abroad.

30 May 2014

SfI increases rates on Help to Buy products

Mortgages

SfI increases rates on Help to Buy products

On Monday, Santander for Intermediaries is launching a new 5 year fixed BTL product as well as upping the rates on some of its other products.

30 May 2014

Leeds cuts rates on BTL, holiday let & shared ownership mortgages

Mortgages

Leeds cuts rates on BTL, holiday let & shared ownership mortgages

Leeds Building Society has reduced rates on a selection of its mortgages by up to 0.30%.

30 May 2014

House prices up 6.7% yearly: Land Registry

Mortgages

House prices up 6.7% yearly: Land Registry

April house prices have increased 1.5% since March 2014 and 6.7% on April 2013, according to the latest figures from the Land Registry.

30 May 2014

Over 55s unlikely to accept guidance guarantee

Retirement

Over 55s unlikely to accept guidance guarantee

Retirees may not take up the offer of guidance announced in the Budget, according to MGM Advantage, as research reveals that the over 55s do not value expert advice and believe they can manage their financial affairs by themselves.

30 May 2014

Lack of deposit widens homeowner aspiration gap

Mortgages

Lack of deposit widens homeowner aspiration gap

According to the data from Your Move & Reeds Rains, a fifth (22%) of tenants are expecting to be able to by the end of 2014 and a further third (34%) believe they will be able to buy within the next five years.

30 May 2014

 

Selectapension boosts senior team

Latest News

Selectapension boosts senior team

Selectapension, the technology provider has appointed Paul Yates as Development Director, a new position in the company.

30 May 2014

UK economic growth at 11-year high

Latest News

UK economic growth at 11-year high

Economic growth reached a record high in May, posting the highest reading since data began in 2003, according to the latest CBI growth indicator.

30 May 2014

Third of FTBs in London feel the impact of MMR

Mortgages

Third of FTBs in London feel the impact of MMR

First-time buyers in London are feeling the brunt of the impact of the Mortgage Market Review, according to the latest data from Your Move and Reeds Rains.

30 May 2014

FTB numbers climb in April - despite MMR

Mortgages

FTB numbers climb in April - despite MMR

The number of first-time buyers grew 8% in the month to April and 47% year-on-year, despite the introduction of MMR, according to the latest First Time Buyer Opinion Barometer from Your Move and Reeds Rains, part of LSL Property Services.

30 May 2014

Retirement income is eaten up by taxes, says the Pru

Retirement

Retirement income is eaten up by taxes, says the Pru

The average retired household pays out 30% of its annual income in a combination of direct and indirect taxes, according to new analysis of Government data by Prudential.

30 May 2014

FCA 'will not allow' automated advice to become a mis-selling scandal

Latest News

FCA 'will not allow' automated advice to become a mis-selling scandal

The Financial Conduct Authority has vowed it will not allow automated or simplified advice to 'slip' into becoming a mis-selling scandal.

29 May 2014

AMI Annual Dinner speaker announced

Latest News

AMI Annual Dinner speaker announced

The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries is celebrating another year of representing the consumers choice for advice in the mortgage world with its annual dinner.

29 May 2014

FCA issues warning to insurance intermediaries over SMEs

Protection

FCA issues warning to insurance intermediaries over SMEs

The FCA has issued a warning to commercial insurance intermediaries, regarding conflicts of interest with SMEs.

29 May 2014

CML: Help to Buy effect is 'muted'

Mortgages

CML: Help to Buy effect is 'muted'

The combined impact of both the Help to Buy equity loan and mortgage guarantee schemes does not appear to be creating an amplifying effect on the more active parts of the UK housing market, according to CML analysis.

29 May 2014

Post Office launches new products through brokers

Mortgages

Post Office launches new products through brokers

The Post Office will launch its highly competitive range of mortgages - available through brokers - along with its financial services partner, Bank of Ireland UK, on Monday.

29 May 2014

Start raising interest rates soon, says MPC member

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Start raising interest rates soon, says MPC member

Britain must start raising interest rates soon if it wants to avoid sharp increases in the future, according to Martin Weale, a member of the BoE's Monetary Policy Committee.

29 May 2014

LV= launches 'personal sick pay' for harder to insure clients

Protection

LV= launches 'personal sick pay' for harder to insure clients

Protection specialist LV= today launches a new underwritten income protection product, ‘Personal Sick Pay’.

29 May 2014

Help to Buy reaches 7,300 completions in 6 months

Mortgages

Help to Buy reaches 7,300 completions in 6 months

The Treasury issued a statistical release today showing that in the first six months of the Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme, 7,313 mortgages were completed and of these, 80% were purchases by first time buyers.

29 May 2014

Help to Buy fails to boost property supply

Mortgages

Help to Buy fails to boost property supply

The number of eligible properties under the government’s Help to Buy scheme has fallen, while average prices have risen, since the launch of the second phase of the scheme - according to property website Zoopla.co.uk.

29 May 2014

Over a third intend not to buy a home as average FTB age hits 36

Mortgages

Over a third intend not to buy a home as average FTB age hits 36

The average age UK house hunters estimate they will be able to take their first step onto the property ladder is 36 years old, according to research by MoneySuperMarket - but a third don't intend to buy at all.

29 May 2014

Tribunal upholds FCA decison over market abuse

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Tribunal upholds FCA decison over market abuse

The Upper Tribunal has upheld the decision of the Financial Conduct Authority that Ian Hannam engaged in two instances of market abuse.

28 May 2014

Nationwide's mortgage lending up a third

Mortgages

Nationwide's mortgage lending up a third

Nationwide grew its mortgage lending by a third in the 2013/14 financial year, its latest annual results have shown.

28 May 2014

Darts legend Eric Bristow heads to NACFB expo

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Darts legend Eric Bristow heads to NACFB expo

Goldentree Financial Services has announced that the five times world dart champion Eric Bristow will be on their stand at the NACFB Commercial Finance Expo in June.

28 May 2014

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