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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

Most professionals worried about funding retirement, finds Wesleyan

Most professionals worried about funding retirement, finds Wesleyan

New research from specialist financial services provider Wesleyan reveals that most professionals are worried that they will not be able to adequately fund their retirement.

12 May 2014

Virgin Money reaches £20bn mortgage mark

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Virgin Money reaches £20bn mortgage mark

Virgin Money recently reported that during 2013 it had significantly outperformed market growth by increasing its mortgage balances by 17%. It now confirms that its mortgage balances have exceeded the £20 billion mark

12 May 2014

Target Group appoints software director

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Target Group appoints software director

Target Group, the financial services outsourcing and software provider, today announces the appointment of Christian Burrell as a Software Account Director.

12 May 2014

Enhanced choice annuity launched by Partnership

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Enhanced choice annuity launched by Partnership

Partnership has launched the Enhanced Choice Annuity: an annuity guaranteeing income for life but with the ability to cash in after 12 months.

12 May 2014

Skipton boosts rates on 3-year bonds

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Skipton boosts rates on 3-year bonds

Skipton Building Society will today launch a new Fixed Rate and E-Bond range which sees rates increase on its three year products.

12 May 2014

Crown Mortgage Management joins IMLA

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Crown Mortgage Management joins IMLA

Crown Mortgage Management has announced that it has become an associate member of the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association.

12 May 2014

Bridgebank Capital launches 0.85% fixed rate bridging deal

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Bridgebank Capital launches 0.85% fixed rate bridging deal

Bridgebank Capital has launched a new residential investment BTL bridging product with fixed interest rates.

12 May 2014

Rising house prices force many into higher inheritance tax bills

Rising house prices force many into higher inheritance tax bills

According to wealth adviser Towry, hikes in property prices are pushing many people into larger inheritance tax bills.

12 May 2014

British Money advises government on protection gap

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British Money advises government on protection gap

Protection provider British Money has been in touch with the MP to outline its auto-enrolment solution in response to calls for the Government to take action against the increasing protection gap within the mortgage sector.

12 May 2014

 

Second charge repossessions drop 43% in Q1

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Second charge repossessions drop 43% in Q1

Figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association show a 43.4% fall in second-charge mortgage repossessions in Q1 2014, compared with the same period last year.

09 May 2014

Co-op stake in bank to fall due to £400m capital raising plans

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Co-op stake in bank to fall due to £400m capital raising plans

The Co-operative Group is set to see its 30% stake in the Co-op Bank reduced further under a plan to raise capital for the bank.

09 May 2014

Are mainstream bridging lenders 'missing a trick'?

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Are mainstream bridging lenders 'missing a trick'?

Mainstream bridging lenders are so heavily focused on deals in London they’re missing out on opportunities to lend in other areas of the country with strong property prospects, says the director of bridging lender Bath & West.

09 May 2014

FCA should act quickly on new pension rules, warns Treasury Committee

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FCA should act quickly on new pension rules, warns Treasury Committee

In a report released today regarding the 2014 Budget, the Treasury Committee warned that the FCA should act quickly to stop new pension regulations from negatively affecting consumers.

09 May 2014

Treasury Committee expresses concern over Help to Buy measures

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Treasury Committee expresses concern over Help to Buy measures

The Treasury Committee today released its report on the 2014 Budget, noting that while housing bubbles are 'easy to spot in retrospect', taking action in advance is needed to mitigate their negative effects on financial stability.

09 May 2014

Fewer than half of adults have life insurance

Fewer than half of adults have life insurance

Most people don’t like to think about death, but many try to put some sort of plan in place in case the worst happens. Yet fewer than half of adults (41%) say they have life insurance.

09 May 2014

Skipton launches new residential mortgage range from 2.38%

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Skipton launches new residential mortgage range from 2.38%

Skipton Building Society is today launching a replacement residential mortgage range, including several attractive new fixed and discounted rate products, but withdrawing other products.

09 May 2014

1 in 3 unaware of budget changes despite approaching retirement

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1 in 3 unaware of budget changes despite approaching retirement

More than one in three people approaching retirement are unaware of the pensions reforms announced in the March Budget, according to new research from MetLife.

09 May 2014

Home lending falls 17% in three months

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Home lending falls 17% in three months

House purchase lending fell for the third consecutive month in April, as lenders introduced tighter regulation and available housing stock declined, according to the latest Mortgage Monitor from e.surv.

09 May 2014

Buy to let in a post-MMR landscape

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Buy to let in a post-MMR landscape

[SPECIAL FEATURE: Lucy Hodge, Vantage Finance]

08 May 2014

Convey Law appoints new director

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Convey Law appoints new director

Convey Law have appointed Rob Hosier as their Sales and Marketing Director.

08 May 2014

BoE maintains bank rate at 0.5%

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BoE maintains bank rate at 0.5%

​The Bank of England’s MPC today voted to maintain the bank rate at its current level of 0.5%, despite expectations that it would raise rates imminently.

08 May 2014

House prices ease in April: Halifax

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House prices ease in April: Halifax

House prices in the latest three months (February 2014 - April 2014) were 2.3% higher than in the preceding three months (November 2013 - January 2014) - but fell slightly on a monthly basis.

08 May 2014

Pink Mortgage Club to run roadshows for DA

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Pink Mortgage Club to run roadshows for DA

Pink Mortgage Club is to run a series of four mortgage roadshows for directly authorised advisers around the country next week.

08 May 2014

70% of brokers cite speed as biggest lender issue

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70% of brokers cite speed as biggest lender issue

A recent survey conducted by Regentsmead has suggested that the majority of UK commercial finance brokers claim that a lack of speed is the biggest hindrance to seeing a deal over the line.

08 May 2014

Mortgage arrears drop in Q1: CML

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Mortgage arrears drop in Q1: CML

Both the number and the proportion of mortgages in arrears fell during the first quarter of 2014, according to new figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

08 May 2014

Nationwide reprices high LTV product range

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Nationwide reprices high LTV product range

Nationwide Building Society is re-pricing its mortgage range, reducing rates by up to 0.20% at 80%, 85% and 90% LTV and increasing rates by 0.10% at 70% LTV.

08 May 2014

Promise launches compliance support for networks

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Promise launches compliance support for networks

Master broker Promise Solutions has launched a service to help networks to deal with secured loans compliantly.

08 May 2014

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