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Number of mortgages in Q1 up 20% on last year: CML

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Number of mortgages in Q1 up 20% on last year: CML

New CML data released today shows the total number of new loans to home-owners for house purchase increased 4% in March compared to the previous month and was 17% up on March 2013.

15 May 2014

BTL up 54% year on year: CML

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BTL up 54% year on year: CML

Buy-to-let lending saw a rise in March by both volume and value on the previous month, according the data from the CML today.

15 May 2014

Rate rises still some way off, suggests Carney

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Rate rises still some way off, suggests Carney

Bank of England governor Mark Carney today suggested an interest rate rise could still be some way off.

14 May 2014

Norton conquers the Three Peaks for charity

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Norton conquers the Three Peaks for charity

A team from The Norton Finance Group recently completed the Three Peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, raising money for local charity, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice

14 May 2014

Technology holds the key for advisers

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Technology holds the key for advisers

[BLOG: Peter Bradshaw, National Accounts Director, Selectapension]

14 May 2014

Masthaven wins broker praise for good service

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Masthaven wins broker praise for good service

Masthaven Secured Loans, which has instigated a survey among its introducers to provide regular feedback on its performance, has reported a fundamental thumbs up in terms of its service and flexibility.

14 May 2014

Newcastle launches 10-year fixed rate

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Newcastle launches 10-year fixed rate

A 10-year fixed rate mortgage has been launched with a max LTV of 80% and no early repayment charges after five years.

14 May 2014

Record number of mortgage complaints made to FOS

Record number of mortgage complaints made to FOS

The Financial Ombudsman Service today reveals that record numbers of consumers are making mortgage complaints – but increasing numbers of people are letting the situation get out of hand before seeking the help they need.

14 May 2014

BIBA urges insurance industry never to turn consumers away

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BIBA urges insurance industry never to turn consumers away

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association has today called on the insurance industry never to turn consumers away if they cannot insure them.

14 May 2014

Source Insurance partners with LV= to help brokers

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Source Insurance partners with LV= to help brokers

Source Insurance, the specialist GI provider, has launched Source Express in response to demand from brokers for a faster and more streamlined household insurance product in the face of severe time constraints.

14 May 2014

 

Clear preference for fixed rates remains, say brokers

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Clear preference for fixed rates remains, say brokers

There is a clear preference among borrowers for fixed rate mortgages in the wider mortgage market, accounting for 77% of intermediaries’ mortgage business, according to BTL specialist Paragon Mortgages.

14 May 2014

AXA joins Berkeley Alexander panel

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AXA joins Berkeley Alexander panel

Berkeley Alexander, has today announced AXA as the latest addition to the panel of household insurers on its broker Quote & Buy system.

14 May 2014

Smart Money proves commitment to compliance

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Smart Money proves commitment to compliance

Smart Money, the specialist second charge distributor, is demonstrating its commitment to new FCA regulatory conditions by appointing Phillip Bond as Compliance Director.

14 May 2014

Scottish housing recovery stronger than North of England

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Scottish housing recovery stronger than North of England

The housing recovery in Scotland is now stronger than in the North of England, the latest LSL Acadametrics data has shown.

14 May 2014

Experienced manager joins Leeds BS intermediary team

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Experienced manager joins Leeds BS intermediary team

An experienced financial services manager has joined Leeds Building Society’s intermediary mortgage team.

13 May 2014

Survey shows demand for P2P investment as savers turn away from banks

Survey shows demand for P2P investment as savers turn away from banks

Frustrated savers are looking to P2P platforms for higher rates of interest than those offered by banks – but want reassurance over the risks before they invest, a national survey has found.

13 May 2014

Demand for prime central London investment increases

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Demand for prime central London investment increases

Contrary to reports that investment demand in Prime Central London residential has dissipated, the Land Registry statistics for Q1 2014, analysed by London Central Portfolio, have shown that global appetite continues to increase.

13 May 2014

Interest rates must rise soon, warns CBI

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Interest rates must rise soon, warns CBI

Interest rates will need to rise early next year to avoid prices in the housing market becoming unsustainable, the Confederation of British Industry has warned.

13 May 2014

FSE Manchester show a sell-out

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FSE Manchester show a sell-out

Front Events has announced that Financial Services Expo Manchester has now sold out for its inaugural show, which will take place at Emirates Old Trafford on 21st May.

13 May 2014

Providers 'must future-proof' pension products

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Providers 'must future-proof' pension products

Today, Altus Consulting has claimed that pension providers must 'get smarter' at developing simpler products to replace annuities in the 'at retirement' market.

13 May 2014

PMS & Sesame launch resi exclusive with Airdrie Savings Bank

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PMS & Sesame launch resi exclusive with Airdrie Savings Bank

PMS members and appointed representatives of the Sesame network now have exclusive access to Airdrie Savings Bank’s range of residential products.

13 May 2014

CHL reports BTL arrears continue to fall

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CHL reports BTL arrears continue to fall

Buy-to-let arrears levels at specialist lender, CHL Mortgages, have continued to fall according to the latest data on its existing mortgage book.

13 May 2014

Younger buyers undeterred by MMR in April

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Younger buyers undeterred by MMR in April

Remortgage applications were hit the hardest in the run up to April 26 when MMR went live, according to the April National Mortgage Index from MAB - but not everybody was put off by the new process.

13 May 2014

TSB to pay stamp duty on a range of products

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TSB to pay stamp duty on a range of products

TSB is today launching a new offer to help homebuyers with the cost of stamp duty.

12 May 2014

Speeding up the protection process

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Speeding up the protection process

[BLOG: Roger Edwards, Marketing Strategist & Protection Expert]

12 May 2014

Newcastle launches 10-year mortgage up to 80% LTV

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Newcastle launches 10-year mortgage up to 80% LTV

A competitive 10-year fixed rate mortgage will be launched tomorrow by Newcastle Building Society Intermediary Services with a max LTV of 80% and no early repayment charges after five years.

12 May 2014

Budget reforms 'could still leave room for annuities'

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Budget reforms 'could still leave room for annuities'

The Pensions Policy Institute is today publishing the briefing note Freedom and Choice in Pensions: comparing international retirement systems and the role of annuitisation.

12 May 2014

SimplyBiz takes on next series of masterclasses

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SimplyBiz takes on next series of masterclasses

SimplyBiz Mortgages has announced its next series of specialist Masterclasses, taking place across the UK.

12 May 2014

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