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Positive pay valuation fees on all Shawbrook BTL secured loans

Positive pay valuation fees on all Shawbrook BTL secured loans

As part of their ongoing commitment to the intermediary market, Positive Lending will pay for upfront valuation costs associated with Shawbrook secured loans on buy-to-let property.

10 Oct 2013

Nationwide reduces monthly payments for 8,000 customers

Mortgages

Nationwide reduces monthly payments for 8,000 customers

Nationwide Building Society is reducing the standard variable rate for mortgage customers of the Dunfermline Building Society.

10 Oct 2013

Boost bridging boom with streamlined conveyancing services

Eddie Goldsmith - GW

Boost bridging boom with streamlined conveyancing services

With the urgency inherent in many bridging transactions and the news that bridging is set to break the £2bn barrier in 2013 there’s never been a better time to review the bridging conveyancing propositions in the market place.

10 Oct 2013

Insurance giant LV= joins Berkeley Alexander panel

Protection

Insurance giant LV= joins Berkeley Alexander panel

Berkeley Alexander, has today announced LV= Insurance as the latest addition to the panel of household insurers on its market-leading broker Quote & Buy system.

10 Oct 2013

Clydesdale & Yorkshire Banks cut 95% mortgage rates

Mortgages

Clydesdale & Yorkshire Banks cut 95% mortgage rates

People looking to make their first step on the housing ladder are getting a boost from Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks with the launch of new lower rate First Time Buyer mortgages for those with smaller deposits.

10 Oct 2013

62% think Help to Buy will push all mortgage rates up

Mortgages

62% think Help to Buy will push all mortgage rates up

New research from Property Network has revealed that people are disappointed with the interest rates on offer through the Help to Buy scheme, and are worried about the effect Help to Buy will have on normal mortgage rates.

10 Oct 2013

Help to Buy 2 set to lower average age of FTB

Mortgages

Help to Buy 2 set to lower average age of FTB

Research by myhomemove, provider of mover conveyancing services, predicts that the average age of a first-time buyer is set to fall by around six years, thanks to the Government’s new Help-to-Buy scheme, launched this week.

10 Oct 2013

Brits have £92 billion in 'secret savings'

Savings & Investments

Brits have £92 billion in 'secret savings'

Over 10 million UK savers are keeping financial matters a secret from loved ones by hiding a total of £92 billion worth of savings, with the average secret savings account containing £8,717 according to research from Post Office Savings.

10 Oct 2013

Advisers have a £250bn opportunity with lifetime allowance

Retirement

Advisers have a £250bn opportunity with lifetime allowance

Standard Life believes the reduction in the lifetime allowance to £1.25m provides financial advisers with a unique opportunity to broaden their HNW clientbase by demonstrating the value of their advice on this complex pensions tax issue.

09 Oct 2013

More advisers considering secured as alternative to remortgage

Mortgages

More advisers considering secured as alternative to remortgage

According to data from loan sourcing tool The Lending Wizard, more and more advisers are considering secured loans as an alternative to a re-mortgage for their clients.

09 Oct 2013

 

Scottish Widows goes on the road with auto enrolment seminars

Protection

Scottish Widows goes on the road with auto enrolment seminars

Scottish Widows is running a series of auto-enrolment seminars across the country aimed specifically at advisers who are working with employers staging in 2014.

09 Oct 2013

2 million borrow money to pay off other debts

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2 million borrow money to pay off other debts

Two million people borrowed money to make a repayment on an existing debt in July, according to research by Debt Advisory Centre.

09 Oct 2013

Precise to enter secured loans market

Precise to enter secured loans market

Precise Mortgages, the intermediary only lender, has made a number of key appointments ahead of its launch into the secured loans market.

09 Oct 2013

FTBs warned to beware before jumping into Help to Buy

Mortgages

FTBs warned to beware before jumping into Help to Buy

The second phase of the Help to Buy scheme has now been launched in England and so far only the tax payer-backed banks have announced their rates and are taking applications.

09 Oct 2013

Scottish Life enhances auto enrolment support for advisers

Retirement

Scottish Life enhances auto enrolment support for advisers

Scottish Life, the pensions specialist arm of the Royal London Group, has added to its extensive range of auto enrolment support material for advisers.

08 Oct 2013

NatWest slashes rates across intermediary range

Mortgages

NatWest slashes rates across intermediary range

NatWest Intermediary Solutions will be reducing rates on the majority of its purchase mortgages and remortgages in its intermediary core range tomorrow.

08 Oct 2013

Hope Capital doubles maximum loan amount to £1.5m

Hope Capital doubles maximum loan amount to £1.5m

Hope Capital, the short term property bridging finance company, has recently completed a number of deals above their current maximum loan value, which has prompted them to double their maximum loan from £750k to £1.5m as of today.

08 Oct 2013

Bank of Scotland announces Help to Buy products

Mortgages

Bank of Scotland announces Help to Buy products

Bank of Scotland today announces the detail of its Help to Buy mortgage products, which will allow homebuyers to access a mortgage with just a 5% deposit.

08 Oct 2013

Source Insurance expands BDM team

Protection

Source Insurance expands BDM team

Source Insurance are pleased to announce the addition of Don Allan to the BDM sales team, increasing the number of BDMs on the road to five.

08 Oct 2013

Help to Buy 2 early launch will have biggest impact on London rents

Mortgages

Help to Buy 2 early launch will have biggest impact on London rents

The earlier-than-expected launch of the second part of Help to Buy could drive average monthly rents in the capital down by as much as 5%, according to estate agency Chesterton Humberts.

08 Oct 2013

Mortgage Trust launches limited-quota products

Mortgages

Mortgage Trust launches limited-quota products

Mortgage Trust, by Paragon, has launched two new limited quota buy-to-let mortgage products.

08 Oct 2013

NatWest to develop suite of specialist Help to Buy products

Mortgages

NatWest to develop suite of specialist Help to Buy products

NatWest Intermediary Solutions has confirmed that it will be participating in the new Help to Buy: mortgage guarantee scheme later this year.

08 Oct 2013

CML welcomes launch of Help to Buy guarantee scheme

Mortgages

CML welcomes launch of Help to Buy guarantee scheme

The Council of Mortgage Lenders welcomes the publication today by the Government of its detailed package of information about the Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme.

08 Oct 2013

Halifax launches 95% Help to Buy mortgage

Mortgages

Halifax launches 95% Help to Buy mortgage

Halifax today announces the detail of its Help to Buy mortgage products, which will allow homebuyers to access a mortgage with just a 5% deposit.

08 Oct 2013

RICS: House sales hit four-year high

Mortgages

RICS: House sales hit four-year high

The number of homes sold in the UK hit an almost four-year high last month as the housing market recovery continues to gather pace, says the September RICS Residential Market Survey.

08 Oct 2013

UK brokers embrace peer-to-peer lending

UK brokers embrace peer-to-peer lending

The number of referrals by Loan Brokers to peer-to-peer lending is soaring according to data released today by platform RateSetter.

08 Oct 2013

Clearly Loans sees successful first three months

Clearly Loans sees successful first three months

It’s been three months since Clearly Loans launched into the secured loan market, after being launched by Sam Busfield, Matt Tristram and Garry Monaghan back in July 2013.

08 Oct 2013

'Tis the season of the Expo...

'Tis the season of the Expo...

The season of free pens is upon us - or, as those of you who actually buy your own stationery call it, expo season.

07 Oct 2013

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