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Commercial mortgage opportunities outside of London for canny brokers

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Commercial mortgage opportunities outside of London for canny brokers

[Blog from Karen Bennett, Sales and Marketing Director, Commercial Mortgages, Shawbrook Bank]

23 Sep 2013

Under-45s unaware of pension investment value

Retirement

Under-45s unaware of pension investment value

According to recent research from Standard Life, the vast majority of under 45s with pensions are not aware of the total value of their pension pots or the income they can currently expect to receive in retirement.

23 Sep 2013

A quarter of landlords lack proper financial protection

Protection

A quarter of landlords lack proper financial protection

Insurance provider AXA, warns that while the buy-to-let market thrives, hundreds of thousands of landlords are leaving themselves and their tenants exposed through lack of protection and little financial back up should the worst happen.

23 Sep 2013

Bright Grey boosts cancer definitions on CI policies

Protection

Bright Grey boosts cancer definitions on CI policies

Bright Grey has today announced changes to its critical illness cover across both business and personal menu plans, by adding three new additional conditions relating to the early detection of cancer.

23 Sep 2013

Buyers £900 a year better off than renters

Mortgages

Buyers £900 a year better off than renters

Homebuyers in the UK are £875 (10%) a year better off buying their own home instead of renting, according to research by Halifax.

23 Sep 2013

Accord launches new BTL products with no completion fees

Mortgages

Accord launches new BTL products with no completion fees

Accord Buy to Let has launched three new competitive mortgages with zero completion fees.

23 Sep 2013

Virgin Money launches BTL range from 3.38%

Mortgages

Virgin Money launches BTL range from 3.38%

Virgin Money has today launched a new range of buy-to-let mortgage products.

23 Sep 2013

James Prosser, Director of Front Events

In The Spotlight

James Prosser, Director of Front Events

Financial Reporter had a chat to James Prosser, Director at Front Events who are holding the inaugural Financial Services Expo on 1st & 2nd October.

20 Sep 2013

Consumers choose brand over adviser recommendations for mortgages

Mortgages

Consumers choose brand over adviser recommendations for mortgages

Mortgage brokers and consumer websites are increasingly informing people’s choice of mortgage products, but brand reputations are more influential than professional recommendations according to recent studies presented at the IMLA mortgage debate.

20 Sep 2013

Rents just £1 away from all-time record

Mortgages

Rents just £1 away from all-time record

Rents across England and Wales are at the second highest level on record, according to the latest Buy-to-Let Index from LSL Property Services.

20 Sep 2013

 

First Complete appoints Smith Greenfield to GI panel for HNW cover

Protection

First Complete appoints Smith Greenfield to GI panel for HNW cover

First Complete today appoints Smith Greenfield, a specialist provider of general insurance for high net worth clients, to its general insurance panel.

20 Sep 2013

London BTL investors 'struggling' to get high LTV finance

Mortgages

London BTL investors 'struggling' to get high LTV finance

Broker Springtide Capital has recently noted a growing problem for buy to let investors in London in achieving high LTVs due to more stringent lender criteria.

19 Sep 2013

SimplyBiz launches exclusive 95% fix through Leeds BS

Mortgages

SimplyBiz launches exclusive 95% fix through Leeds BS

SimplyBiz Mortgages has today launched a 95% LTV Fixed rate ‘Welcome’ exclusive until 30th November 2015 through Leeds Building Society. The product is available for purchase only.

19 Sep 2013

Dudley BS announces intermediary partnerships

Mortgages

Dudley BS announces intermediary partnerships

Dudley BS, which has aligned its mortgage distribution strategy exclusively to the intermediary sector, has announced the key partnerships through which the broker market will be able to transact business with the Society.

19 Sep 2013

Mortgage lending holds steady in August: CML data

Mortgages

Mortgage lending holds steady in August: CML data

Gross mortgage lending held steady in August and was an estimated £16.6 billion, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

19 Sep 2013

Short term fixed rates rise for first time in over a year

Mortgages

Short term fixed rates rise for first time in over a year

The expectation that low interest rates will remain for up to three years coincided with more buyers choosing variable rates in August than any other month this year, according to the National Mortgage Index from Mortgage Advice Bureau.

19 Sep 2013

Shawbrook Bank launches dedicated Short Term Loan desk

Shawbrook Bank launches dedicated Short Term Loan desk

Shawbrook Bank has created a team dedicated to processing short term loans to help make sure its brokers never miss an urgent deal.

18 Sep 2013

Ray Watson to be the new DEMSA chairman

Latest News

Ray Watson to be the new DEMSA chairman

Ray Watson is to join the Debt Managers Standards Association as non-executive chairman.

18 Sep 2013

Precise withdraws interest-only range

Mortgages

Precise withdraws interest-only range

Precise Mortgages, the intermediary lender, has withdrawn the interest only option from its Home Owner range. Buy to Let loans and Bridging Loans are unaffected by this change.

18 Sep 2013

Masthaven makes reductions across secured range

Masthaven makes reductions across secured range

Masthaven Secured Loans has today announced significant changes across their product range.

18 Sep 2013

PMS & Sesame enhance Melton Mowbray BS exclusive

Mortgages

PMS & Sesame enhance Melton Mowbray BS exclusive

The current PMS and Sesame exclusive three-year discount product from Melton Mowbray Building Society has been improved and is now available to purchase customers.

18 Sep 2013

Tenet offers chartered advisers 50% discount on PI excess

Protection

Tenet offers chartered advisers 50% discount on PI excess

Tenet has negotiated a special deal with its underwriters to offer chartered advisers a 50% discount on their PI excess when compared to a standard policy.

18 Sep 2013

Yorkshire BS reports strong August for mortgage business

Mortgages

Yorkshire BS reports strong August for mortgage business

Yorkshire Building Society is reporting a strong increase in mortgage business, with August 2013 confirmed as its busiest month for mortgage lending for almost two years.

18 Sep 2013

Secured lending set to beat 2012 total by September

Secured lending set to beat 2012 total by September

The Secured Loan Index today reported that secured lending in 2013 will, by mid-September, surpass the total lending volume for 2012.

18 Sep 2013

English house prices at record high: ONS data

Mortgages

English house prices at record high: ONS data

The latest ONS House Price Index for July 2013 shows that prices across the UK increased 3.3% in the 12 months to July, up from a 3.1% increase in the 12 months to June 2013.

17 Sep 2013

Shawbrook ups LTV on secured BTL product to 70%

Shawbrook ups LTV on secured BTL product to 70%

Following the success of its secured residential buy-to-let product, Shawbrook Bank has widened the parameters to help even more property developers in their search for finance.

17 Sep 2013

Choose client-centric conveyancers, says the Law Society

Legal

Choose client-centric conveyancers, says the Law Society

The Law Society has recently highlighted the increasingly common practice of drawing up indemnity insurance policies to cover the risks within property transactions.

17 Sep 2013

Kent Reliance and SMS enter partnership

Mortgages

Kent Reliance and SMS enter partnership

Solent Mortgage Services, the intermediary mortgage distributor, has added Kent Reliance to its mortgage lender panel in line with its aim to provide the most comprehensive range of lending choices for its introducers.

16 Sep 2013

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