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SfI launches exclusive mortgage range for Current Account customers

Mortgages

SfI launches exclusive mortgage range for Current Account customers

On Monday 4 November, Santander for Intermediaries is launching a range of exclusive products for Santander Current Account holders, offering sizeable discounts of between 0.1-0.25% off its standard range rates.

01 Nov 2013

The Cambridge introduces 'stepped rate' mortgage for FTBs

Mortgages

The Cambridge introduces 'stepped rate' mortgage for FTBs

People wanting to buy their first home can benefit from a new low deposit mortgage with The Cambridge which offers reduced monthly payments in the first year, giving them a helping hand when they need it the most.

01 Nov 2013

Tesco Bank increases Fixed Rate Saver rates

Savings & Investments

Tesco Bank increases Fixed Rate Saver rates

Tesco Bank is offering savers some of the best interest rates currently available across its popular Fixed Rate Saver range.

01 Nov 2013

Repossessions 33% higher in the North

Mortgages

Repossessions 33% higher in the North

The North-South divide in housing repossessions has widened to its largest in six years, with 33% more repossessions in the North than in the South, according to detailed research released this morning by e.surv chartered surveyors.

01 Nov 2013

Rental market grows at faster rate than homes for sale

Mortgages

Rental market grows at faster rate than homes for sale

The latest Quarterly Property Index from Experian has revealed that the number of properties listed ‘to let’ in the UK increased by 13% in Q3 (July-September) 2013, compared to the same quarter last year.

01 Nov 2013

Alternative finance already ahead of 2012 total

Alternative finance already ahead of 2012 total

Alternative business finance in 2013 is already ahead of last year’s total, according to a recent survey of over 250 financial intermediaries.

01 Nov 2013

41% of couples have never discussed retirement income options

Retirement

41% of couples have never discussed retirement income options

Fewer than half (46%) of couples over the age of 40 in the UK have made arrangements to ensure that one partner will continue to receive a retirement income after the other dies, according to new research from Prudential.

01 Nov 2013

AOBP welcomes two new Executive Committee members

AOBP welcomes two new Executive Committee members

Julian Ingall of Coreco Specialist Finance and Malcolm Scanlon of Niche Financial Solutions have joined the Association of Bridging Professionals’ Executive Committee.

31 Oct 2013

Standard Life enhances DC strategy

Retirement

Standard Life enhances DC strategy

Standard Life Investments, the global fund manager, has announced the launch of a new fund for defined contribution pension scheme members, building on its successful and innovative suite of solutions for DC clients.

31 Oct 2013

Accord cuts rates on higher LTV resi products

Mortgages

Accord cuts rates on higher LTV resi products

From Friday, 1 November, two year fixed rate mortgages will be available at rates starting from 2.19% for 80% LTV and from 4.04% at 90% LTV.

31 Oct 2013

 

Omni Capital teams up with brokers on £8.7m bridging deal

Omni Capital teams up with brokers on £8.7m bridging deal

Working in close association, two brokerage firms have combined to complete for an overseas client a substantial residential property bridging facility.

31 Oct 2013

86% of buyers opt for fixed rates as rates hit historical lows

Mortgages

86% of buyers opt for fixed rates as rates hit historical lows

Latest analysis from Legal & General Mortgage Club reveals that 2013 has seen a revival in fixed rate products.

31 Oct 2013

House prices rise over £9,500 in a year: Nationwide

Mortgages

House prices rise over £9,500 in a year: Nationwide

House prices have risen 5.8% since October 2012, according to the latest house price index from Nationwide Building Society.

31 Oct 2013

Limited edition BTL mortgage launched by Aldermore

Mortgages

Limited edition BTL mortgage launched by Aldermore

Challenger bank Aldermore has launched a new limited edition buy to let mortgage in light of the thriving housing market and growing demand from landlords.

31 Oct 2013

Bank of England figures in context

Bank of England figures in context

September’s Bank of England figures have just been released, and the main news story for NACFB members appears to be the month-on-month decline in lending to SMEs – down by £0.4bn August to September, and following a three-month downward trend.

31 Oct 2013

Saffron for Intermediaries launches revamped mortgage range

Mortgages

Saffron for Intermediaries launches revamped mortgage range

Saffron For Intermediaries, the dedicated broker channel of Saffron Building Society, has announced the relaunch of its mortgage range, which will be available from 31st October 2013.

31 Oct 2013

Leeds unveils larger loan mortgage range up to £750k

Mortgages

Leeds unveils larger loan mortgage range up to £750k

Leeds Building Society has launched a new product range for larger loans of up to £750,000, with flat fees and rates starting from just 2.14%.

31 Oct 2013

95% mortgage launched from 5.09% by Hinckley & Rugby

Mortgages

95% mortgage launched from 5.09% by Hinckley & Rugby

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has today launch a new 95% LTV two-year discount mortgage at 5.09%.

30 Oct 2013

Coventry launches 5-year base rate tracker

Mortgages

Coventry launches 5-year base rate tracker

The range includes a market leading Flexx for Term at 2.00% with no ERCs. Available from Wednesday 30th October, with highlights including:

30 Oct 2013

Over-45s underestimating the role of property in retirement income

Retirement

Over-45s underestimating the role of property in retirement income

The majority of over-45s in the UK expect to retire with at least £490,990 in assets suggests new research from specialist equity release provider, Partnership.

30 Oct 2013

Castle Trust prepares for launch into BTL market

Mortgages

Castle Trust prepares for launch into BTL market

Castle Trust announced today that it will launch into the buy to let market at the beginning of November with a unique product enabling landlords to benefit from highly competitive LTVs of 85%.

30 Oct 2013

John Charcol: beware effect of pay day loans on mortgage applications

Mortgages

John Charcol: beware effect of pay day loans on mortgage applications

John Charcol warns buyers to beware of the effect of pay day loans on a mortgage application.

30 Oct 2013

Leeds cuts fixed rates by up to 0.31%

Mortgages

Leeds cuts fixed rates by up to 0.31%

Leeds Building Society has unveiled a series of reductions to its 2 and 5 year fixed rate mortgages of up to 0.31%, available up to 85% LTV.

30 Oct 2013

borro increases flexibility for brokers with latest enhancement

borro increases flexibility for brokers with latest enhancement

Personal asset lender borro continues to develop its proposition for the broker market with the addition of its ‘Sale Advance’ facility for clients.

30 Oct 2013

Advice gap hits savers and investors

Savings & Investments

Advice gap hits savers and investors

More than one in four (27%) savers and investors looking for financial advice are finding it difficult or very difficult to find help despite having an average £240 a month to save or invest, new research from Yorkshire BS shows.

30 Oct 2013

Number of properties 'to let' up 13% in Q3

Mortgages

Number of properties 'to let' up 13% in Q3

The latest Quarterly Property Index from Experian has revealed that the number of properties listed ‘to let’ in the UK increased by 13% in Q3 2013, compared to the same quarter last year.

30 Oct 2013

Mortgage approvals at highest level since February 2008

Mortgages

Mortgage approvals at highest level since February 2008

According to the latest money and credit report from the Bank of England, mortgage approvals for house purchases continued to rise in September with 66,735 loans approved, the highest level since over five years ago (February 2008).

29 Oct 2013

NatWest increases proc fees and simplifies BTL proposition

Mortgages

NatWest increases proc fees and simplifies BTL proposition

NatWest Intermediary Solutions is simplifying its buy-to-let proposition by introducing a new single policy to cover all buy-to-let borrowers and reducing the rental cover requirement.

29 Oct 2013

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