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Virgin launches new fixed savings range

Savings & Investments

Virgin launches new fixed savings range

Virgin Money is launching a new range of fixed rate bonds and fixed rate cash ISAs.

14 Oct 2013

Promise sets up team to help novice loan introducers

Promise sets up team to help novice loan introducers

Promise Solutions has set up a new department to help brokers understand how to integrate secured loans in order to generate more business.

14 Oct 2013

Older borrowers 'heighten their risks by neglecting estate planning'

Mortgages

Older borrowers 'heighten their risks by neglecting estate planning'

In anticipation of the launch of Write and register a Will week, beginning 14 October, Eddie Goldsmith at property solicitors Goldsmith Williams highlights the importance of having a will in place for older borrowers and homeowners.

11 Oct 2013

West Brom launches 5-year fixed rate bond and ISA

Savings & Investments

West Brom launches 5-year fixed rate bond and ISA

The West Brom has today launched two new savings products with competitive rates of 3.15% fixed over five years to give greater returns to customers.

11 Oct 2013

Hinckley & Rugby launches three new high-LTV mortgages

Mortgages

Hinckley & Rugby launches three new high-LTV mortgages

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has today launched three new mortgages – including two designed exclusively for people buying new build homes.

11 Oct 2013

Sesame Bankhall Group teams up with Aviva for real-time pension valuations

Retirement

Sesame Bankhall Group teams up with Aviva for real-time pension valuations

Sesame Bankhall Group has teamed up with Aviva to provide real-time, up-to-date valuations on pension and investment products.

11 Oct 2013

Accord cuts rates on 80% LTV mortgages

Mortgages

Accord cuts rates on 80% LTV mortgages

Accord Mortgages has cut interest rates on selected 80% loan to value residential mortgages by up to 0.25%.

11 Oct 2013

House purchase lending up for sixth month

Mortgages

House purchase lending up for sixth month

Despite a slight decline in total gross lending in August, lending for home-owner house purchase continued to show growth, according to the latest data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

11 Oct 2013

Openwork boosts refreshed protection panel with PruProtect

Protection

Openwork boosts refreshed protection panel with PruProtect

Openwork is pleased to announce that PruProtect has joined its protection panel, Openwork Select, following a comprehensive tender process involving eight major providers.

11 Oct 2013

Panacea Adviser launches mortgage microsite

Mortgages

Panacea Adviser launches mortgage microsite

Panacea Adviser, the online community and resource for directly regulated financial advisers and paraplanners, has launched a microsite dedicated to advisers and brokers that write mortgage business.

11 Oct 2013

 

High LTV lending hits post-2008 peak before Help to Buy 2 even begins

Mortgages

High LTV lending hits post-2008 peak before Help to Buy 2 even begins

The number of house purchase loans granted in September topped 68,000 for the first time since February 2008, according to the latest Mortgage Monitor from e.surv, the UK’s largest chartered surveyor.

11 Oct 2013

House prices hit yet another record high in September

Mortgages

House prices hit yet another record high in September

House prices have hit yet another record high in September, according to the latest England/Wales House Price Index from LSL Property Services and Acadametrics.

11 Oct 2013

Brokers predict rising demand for bridging finance and buy-to-let loans

Brokers predict rising demand for bridging finance and buy-to-let loans

With optimism remaining high and demand for bridging and buy-to-let products increasing, brokers are continuing to look to expand the range of products they offer, according to research from Blemain Group.

10 Oct 2013

West Brom reduces 2-year fixed rates by up to 0.50%

Mortgages

West Brom reduces 2-year fixed rates by up to 0.50%

The West Brom is cutting the cost of borrowing over two years following a review of its fixed rate mortgage range.

10 Oct 2013

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

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