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NatWest drops BTL rates by up to 0.24%

NatWest drops BTL rates by up to 0.24%

NatWest Intermediary Solutions is launching two new 5 year fixed rate BTL mortgages tomorrow and reducing rates on other buy-to-let deals of between 0.20-0.24%, as part of its commitment to lending in the ‘amateur landlord’ sector.

11 Mar 2014

Co-op accepts Group Chief Exec Euan Sutherland's resignation

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Co-op accepts Group Chief Exec Euan Sutherland's resignation

The Co-operative Group announces that Euan Sutherland has resigned as Group Chief Executive with immediate effect. Richard Pennycook, Chief Financial Officer, has been appointed as Interim Group Chief Executive.

11 Mar 2014

Lending to FTBs hits six-year high

Mortgages

Lending to FTBs hits six-year high

The Bank of England and FCA today published the latest Mortgage Lenders and Administrators Statistics for the United Kingdom covering the period Q4 2013.

11 Mar 2014

Shawbrook Commercial Mortgages updates pricing across product range

Shawbrook Commercial Mortgages updates pricing across product range

The Shawbrook Commercial Mortgage division is making banding and pricing changes to a broad range of products to keep them in line with the changing needs of its brokers.

11 Mar 2014

Property price discounts drop to four-year low

Mortgages

Property price discounts drop to four-year low

The proportion of UK properties currently on the market for sale with a reduced asking price has fallen to its lowest level in four years according to property website Zoopla.co.uk.

11 Mar 2014

LSL launches new packager for niche and specialist lending

Mortgages

LSL launches new packager for niche and specialist lending

LSL has launched a new packager called The Mortgage Processing Centre.

11 Mar 2014

Masthaven Bridging expands into corporate market

Masthaven Bridging expands into corporate market

Masthaven Bridging has announced the appointment of Jan Gallagher as National Corporate Sales Manager.

11 Mar 2014

Help to Buy 2 will be cut short, predict lenders

Mortgages

Help to Buy 2 will be cut short, predict lenders

Help to Buy 2 will be cut short, lenders have predicted in research conducted by the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association.

11 Mar 2014

ABI sets out reforms to boost retirement incomes

Retirement

ABI sets out reforms to boost retirement incomes

Customers will get more help to achieve better outcomes when they turn their pension savings into a retirement income, the Association of British Insurers announced today.

10 Mar 2014

(Industry) ladies do lunch

(Industry) ladies do lunch

Last week myself and our director Kirsty Shields were very fortunate to be invited to the Ladies Day run by Front Events, held at the very swish Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge.

10 Mar 2014

 

Short term bridging finance still only championed by specialist sector

Short term bridging finance still only championed by specialist sector

It’s hardly a secret that lending to individuals is on the up. Generally speaking lenders and their operations are getting slicker as they look to lend in larger volumes.

10 Mar 2014

The Newcastle increases proc fees for advisers

Mortgages

The Newcastle increases proc fees for advisers

Following a review, Newcastle Building Society Intermediary Services has increased the proc fees it pays to brokers for advising on and introducing residential mortgages from 0.35 to 0.40%.

10 Mar 2014

Third of people with debt worries say mental health affected

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Third of people with debt worries say mental health affected

Worrying about debt is putting pressure on some people’s mental and physical health, new research has found.

10 Mar 2014

Uinsure launches broker sales tool

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Uinsure launches broker sales tool

General insurance provider Uinsure has launched an impartial comparison tool to allow brokers to compare products across the market at point of sale.

10 Mar 2014

Total Conveyancing Services joins new apprenticeship scheme

Legal

Total Conveyancing Services joins new apprenticeship scheme

Total Conveyancing Services, has joined forces with nine other firms across the UK to develop a new apprenticeship scheme to help people enter the conveyancing profession.

10 Mar 2014

CMC launches revamped website for brokers

Mortgages

CMC launches revamped website for brokers

Connect Mortgage Club has relaunched its website to include more tools and services for brokers.

10 Mar 2014

£1bn in unclaimed tax relief could be lost by commercial property owners

Mortgages

£1bn in unclaimed tax relief could be lost by commercial property owners

UK commercial property owners are sitting on an estimated £1bn in unclaimed tax relief, according to capital allowances specialists, Catax Solutions.

10 Mar 2014

Broker Conveyancing adds Gordons to solicitor panel

Legal

Broker Conveyancing adds Gordons to solicitor panel

Broker Conveyancing, the broker-focused conveyancing distributor, has today added Gordons Property Lawyers to its solicitor firm panel.

10 Mar 2014

Home affordability plummets in cities

Mortgages

Home affordability plummets in cities

Home affordability in UK cities has improved in 51 of 62 cities in the last five years - yet has dropped in the last year, according to the Lloyds Bank Affordable Cities Review.

10 Mar 2014

Conveyancing - are lawyers still being precious?

Legal

Conveyancing - are lawyers still being precious?

[SPECIAL FEATURE: Keith Aldridge, Capital Bridging Finance Limited]

07 Mar 2014

46% not offered unemployment cover by mortgage lenders

Protection

46% not offered unemployment cover by mortgage lenders

A survey, commission by protection specialist and British Money Director, Simon Burgess, has explored why so few borrowers take out unemployment cover with their mortgages.

07 Mar 2014

Linda Docherty appointed new chair for CML Scotland

Mortgages

Linda Docherty appointed new chair for CML Scotland

Linda Docherty, senior relationship partner for Clydesdale Bank, has been appointed new chair of the Council of Mortgage Lenders in Scotland.

07 Mar 2014

Paul Brett, Sales Director - Secured Loans, Masthaven Secured

In The Spotlight

Paul Brett, Sales Director - Secured Loans, Masthaven Secured

Financial Reporter chatted with Paul Brett at Masthaven Secured about the effects of regulation and what products we could be seeing come to market.

07 Mar 2014

RICS calls for Osborne to adjust Help to Buy regionally

Mortgages

RICS calls for Osborne to adjust Help to Buy regionally

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is calling on the Chancellor to consider adjusting Help to Buy on a regional basis.

07 Mar 2014

Omni Capital restructure to offer resi & commercial loans up to £250m

Omni Capital restructure to offer resi & commercial loans up to £250m

Christian Candy-backed Omni Capital, providers of short and medium-term residential property funding, has launched an international structured finance division offering residential and commercial loans of up to £250 million.

07 Mar 2014

Precise launches lifetime BTL tracker product

Precise launches lifetime BTL tracker product

Precise Mortgages, the specialist lender, has launched a BTL Lifetime Tracker product for landlords with properties where two year mortgage deals are not suitable.

07 Mar 2014

Compliance 'obsession' holding D2C platforms back

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Compliance 'obsession' holding D2C platforms back

Altus’ latest white paper has found that whilst nearly 90% of firms predict substantial growth in D2C platforms over the next few years, many are being held back by worries over perceived compliance issues.

07 Mar 2014

Poll reveals advisers are growing more confident year-on-year

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Poll reveals advisers are growing more confident year-on-year

Eighty-six per cent of financial advisers are more confident of the prospects for their firm compared to a year ago and 71% have a more optimistic outlook for the wider financial services industry, according to a poll conducted for Bankhall.

07 Mar 2014

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