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SortRefer improves broker choice with feedback

SortRefer improves broker choice with feedback

SortRefer, the online conveyancing portal, has launched the next upgrade of its service to mortgage brokers.

02 Sep 2014

Banking complaints up 7%, says FOS

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Banking complaints up 7%, says FOS

The Financial Ombudsman Service today releases the latest six-monthly complaints data relating to individual financial businesses – including the high street banks and biggest insurers.

02 Sep 2014

TMA offers Virgin Money exclusives

Mortgages

TMA offers Virgin Money exclusives

Virgin Money has launched a new range of mortgages available exclusively to select directly authorised intermediaries who use TMA’s Club VIP.

02 Sep 2014

FSE announces innovative seminar programme for London 2014

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FSE announces innovative seminar programme for London 2014

Financial Services Expo London, the exhibition for the financial services industry, has today announced a range of new seminar theatres to tie in with its zones at this year’s event.

02 Sep 2014

House purchase approvals up 7.9%: BoE

Mortgages

House purchase approvals up 7.9%: BoE

House purchase approvals grew 7.9% year on-year in July, according to figures released by the Bank of England today.

01 Sep 2014

64% fail to review life insurance when getting a bigger mortgage

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64% fail to review life insurance when getting a bigger mortgage

Research from Sainsbury’s Bank Life Insurance reveals 64% of people who have moved up the property ladder in the past five years, and have a bigger mortgage as a result, did not review their life insurance.

01 Sep 2014

Independent brokerages team up to help business customers

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Independent brokerages team up to help business customers

Equinox Business Consulting and Switched On Brokers have announced a formal partnership, having joined to deliver their combined independent brokerage services to companies throughout the UK.

01 Sep 2014

Half of homeowners would struggle with 1% rate rise

Mortgages

Half of homeowners would struggle with 1% rate rise

Equifax has revealed that over 50% of UK homeowners believe an interest rise of 1% would have a negative effect on their finances.

01 Sep 2014

West Brom offers 3.00% interest on fixed rate bond

West Brom offers 3.00% interest on fixed rate bond

Savers can earn a competitive rate of interest by investing in a new five year bond from the West Brom.

01 Sep 2014

Metro Bank refreshes resi & BTL ranges

Mortgages

Metro Bank refreshes resi & BTL ranges

Metro Bank is refreshing its residential and buy to let mortgage ranges for customers.

01 Sep 2014

 

Bellpenny acquires IFA with £108m FUM

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Bellpenny acquires IFA with £108m FUM

Bellpenny, the national wealth manager and IFA acquirer, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of the Glasgow-based IFA Reid, Scott & Ross.

01 Sep 2014

Lake District has last homes worth less than three times average salary

Mortgages

Lake District has last homes worth less than three times average salary

Copeland in the Lake District is the last local authority area left in England where the average house price is less than three times the average annual salary, according to new analysis published today by the TUC.

01 Sep 2014

HSBC offers low-rate remortgage range

Mortgages

HSBC offers low-rate remortgage range

HSBC is offering a new range of low-rate remortgage products with no up-front fees.

01 Sep 2014

1.8m shortfall in FTB numbers since 2007

Mortgages

1.8m shortfall in FTB numbers since 2007

The decline of high loan to value mortgage lending in the UK has led to a 1.8m shortfall in the number of first time buyers since 2007, according to a new report from Genworth, the global mortgage insurer.

01 Sep 2014

Scheme to assist advisers with home insurance for FTBs launched

Scheme to assist advisers with home insurance for FTBs launched

Insurance provider Paymentshield is supporting UK advisers by launching an innovative ‘Home Sweet Home’ campaign to assist in offering home insurance to first time buyers.

29 Aug 2014

Steve Gandy, CEO of MeetingZone

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Steve Gandy, CEO of MeetingZone

We spoke to Steve Gandy of MeetingZone about how unified communications can help the financial services industry.

29 Aug 2014

FCA to reassess over 2.5m PPI claims

FCA to reassess over 2.5m PPI claims

In an update on its Payment Protection Insurance redress work, the Financial Conduct Authority has reported that firms have improved the way they handle complaints.

29 Aug 2014

Scottish 'yes' vote could drive their mortgage rates up, says estate agent

Mortgages

Scottish 'yes' vote could drive their mortgage rates up, says estate agent

The research department of estate agents, Strutt & Parker, has looked into what will happen to the Scottish housing and rural markets if the electorate in Scotland votes for independence on 18th September.

29 Aug 2014

Accord reduces BTL rates by up to 0.25%

Accord reduces BTL rates by up to 0.25%

Accord Buy-to-Let is today reducing some of its mortgages by 0.25% as well as offering up to £1,000 cashback or free valuations on selected products.

29 Aug 2014

Virgin Money launches intermediary exclusive range

Mortgages

Virgin Money launches intermediary exclusive range

Virgin Money has announced a new range of residential and buy-to-let mortgage products.

29 Aug 2014

New secured loan sourcing platform launched

New secured loan sourcing platform launched

Engaged CRM has announced its latest addition, a cloud-based CRM platform allowing users to search and source secured loan products from lenders whilst maintaining and tracking the entire application process.

29 Aug 2014

July sees another post-crash record for secured lending

July sees another post-crash record for secured lending

According to the Loans Warehouse Secured Loans Index, July saw a post credit-crunch high in secured lending volumes.

29 Aug 2014

Bridging lending almost doubles in a year

Bridging lending almost doubles in a year

The Association of Short Term Lenders’ today releases its latest quarterly figures on the size of the bridging market.

29 Aug 2014

Bower Retirement Services to double adviser numbers

Retirement

Bower Retirement Services to double adviser numbers

Equity release adviser firm Bower Retirement Services is looking to significantly expand its face to face adviser team and support staff, with the key objective of doubling its number of advisers over the next twelve months.

28 Aug 2014

Partnership holds forums ahead of pension reform

Retirement

Partnership holds forums ahead of pension reform

With the introduction of the Pension Reforms due to take place within eight months, Partnership is holding forums across the UK to help provide advisers with the support and information they need to advise their clients.

28 Aug 2014

FLS lending falls in Q2, BOE data shows

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FLS lending falls in Q2, BOE data shows

​The Bank of England has today published data on the use of the Funding for Lending Scheme showing that lending via the scheme has fallen in Q2.

28 Aug 2014

Deutsche Bank fined £4.7m for reporting failures

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Deutsche Bank fined £4.7m for reporting failures

Banking giant Deutsche Bank has been fined £4.7m by the FCA for failing to property report transactions.

28 Aug 2014

Social media charter for financial services firms launched

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Social media charter for financial services firms launched

A charter for financial services firms using social media has launched shortly after the FCA published guidelines on how to communicate on social media platforms.

28 Aug 2014

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