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Prepare for Baby Boomer-fuelled equity release boom

Retirement

Prepare for Baby Boomer-fuelled equity release boom

Some commentators have suggested the pension changes in the March budget will signal the demise of equity release.

09 Sep 2014

Technology is transforming adviser working

Blogs

Technology is transforming adviser working

[Blog from Mark Loosmore, Executive General Manager (Wealth) at IRESS]

09 Sep 2014

Bridging extension fees could fall foul of MMR rules: Fincorp

Bridging extension fees could fall foul of MMR rules: Fincorp

Bridging lenders that slap clients with a large fee when the term of a loan is extended could be falling foul of Mortgage Market Review rules, bridging lender Fincorp has warned.

09 Sep 2014

Home lending at 90% LTV or more hits 6-year high

Mortgages

Home lending at 90% LTV or more hits 6-year high

Figures released by the Bank of England today show that there has been an increase in high loan to value lending.

09 Sep 2014

Partnership launches retirement income campaign

Retirement

Partnership launches retirement income campaign

With 62% of people saying that their biggest concern about retirement is having sufficient income, Partnership is launching a new campaign to help advisers start the conversation about guaranteed minimum income requirements in older age.

09 Sep 2014

FCA to outline post-MMR regulatory future at FSE London

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FCA to outline post-MMR regulatory future at FSE London

The FCA will be outlining the post-MMR regulatory future for the mortgage and loan industry, as well as reviewing the latest phase of the European Mortgage Credit Directive, at this year’s Financial Services Expo London.

09 Sep 2014

Paradigm offers 5-year fix exclusive to members

Mortgages

Paradigm offers 5-year fix exclusive to members

Paradigm Mortgage Services, the mortgage services proposition, has today announced the launch of a brand new five year fixed-rate product exclusively available to its members from Hinckley & Rugby Building Society.

09 Sep 2014

Shawbrook adds Knight Frank as strategic partner

Shawbrook adds Knight Frank as strategic partner

Shawbrook Bank has announced it has added Knight Frank Finance to its Strategic Partner programme for the South East.

09 Sep 2014

Kensington Mortgages sold in £180m deal

Mortgages

Kensington Mortgages sold in £180m deal

Investec has this morning announced the sale of Kensington Mortgages to investment firms Blackstone and TPG in a deal worth £180m.

09 Sep 2014

Nationwide announces major cuts to mortgage range

Mortgages

Nationwide announces major cuts to mortgage range

Nationwide is ramping up its support for home movers and remortgage customers by reducing rates on some of its most popular mortgages.

09 Sep 2014

 

Housing schemes to build 13,000 new homes get £525m boost

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Housing schemes to build 13,000 new homes get £525m boost

Work on nearly 13,000 homes stalled by the 2008 housing crash are set to be restarted thanks to half a billion of government investment.

08 Sep 2014

Complete FS marks 21st birthday

Complete FS marks 21st birthday

Complete FS celebrates a significant milestone today as the business officially marks the day when it opened for business 21 years ago today.

08 Sep 2014

Coventry launches competitive resi range from 2.29%

Mortgages

Coventry launches competitive resi range from 2.29%

Coventry Building Society launches highly competitive residential range with 2 and 5 year fixed rate options.

08 Sep 2014

Intermediaries expect BTL & remortgage to grow in H2

Mortgages

Intermediaries expect BTL & remortgage to grow in H2

Research conducted amongst over 500 mortgage intermediaries by NatWest found the majority had seen an uplift in BTL sales in the past three months and most were expecting business to increase in the second half of the year.

08 Sep 2014

Skipton drops rates by up to 0.40%

Mortgages

Skipton drops rates by up to 0.40%

Skipton Building Society is today launching a new residential two year fixed mortgage range with rates dropping by as much as 0.40%.

08 Sep 2014

CBI calls for housing market pledges ahead of political conference season

Mortgages

CBI calls for housing market pledges ahead of political conference season

Ahead of the party conference season, the CBI is setting out the choices political parties must make to ensure the benefits of growth are felt by all people during the next parliament and beyond, including a major push to get Britain building.

08 Sep 2014

Number of people planning not to retire at record level

Retirement

Number of people planning not to retire at record level

One in seven (14%) non-retired people, the equivalent of around 5 million individuals, do not plan on retiring, according to the latest consumer research by Baring Asset Management.

08 Sep 2014

House price growth slows slightly in August: Halifax

Mortgages

House price growth slows slightly in August: Halifax

House prices in the latest three months (June-August 2014) were 3.0% higher than in the previous three months (March-May 2014); down from 3.5% last month.

08 Sep 2014

Auto enrolment a 'success story' says Scottish Widows

Retirement

Auto enrolment a 'success story' says Scottish Widows

Half of UK employees on lower incomes and half of those aged 30-49 are now saving adequately for retirement, according to Scottish Widows, showing the impact of automatic enrolment on the groups that need it most.

08 Sep 2014

Time to grab a slice of La Dolce Vita

Blogs

Time to grab a slice of La Dolce Vita

Italy has by no means escaped the effects of the global downturn which resulted in its longest economic recession in 60 years.

05 Sep 2014

CML disappointed at credit directive impact on BTL

Mortgages

CML disappointed at credit directive impact on BTL

Today, the Treasury issued a consultation on how the UK will implement the requirements of the European Mortgage Credit Directive, which needs to be fully implemented by March 2016.

05 Sep 2014

Treasury publishes consultation on Mortgage Credit Directive

Mortgages

Treasury publishes consultation on Mortgage Credit Directive

HM Treasury has today published its consultation on the implementation of the European Mortgage Credit Directive.

05 Sep 2014

Clayton Euro Risk wns Acquisition International Finance Award

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Clayton Euro Risk wns Acquisition International Finance Award

Clayton Euro Risk has announced it has won the award for Outstanding Financial Information & Service Provider at the 2014 Acquisition International Finance Awards.

05 Sep 2014

Evolution Money appoints Head of Operations

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Evolution Money appoints Head of Operations

Evolution Money who announced a new syndicated banking facility earlier this year has today announced the appointment of Jo Helire-Glynn who joins the business as Head of Operations.

05 Sep 2014

PRA board sees two new members

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PRA board sees two new members

The Bank of England today announced two changes to the Board of the Prudential Regulation Authority.

05 Sep 2014

45% of brokers say business levels exceed expectations

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45% of brokers say business levels exceed expectations

Nearly half (45%) of brokers have found that business levels and enquiries during the first half of 2014 have exceeded their expectations.

05 Sep 2014

The Source extends reach to non-standard insurance

The Source extends reach to non-standard insurance

Source Insurance has this week extended its reach in the non-standard household insurance market with enhancements to its quotations engines that will allow more properties to be quoted.

05 Sep 2014

Exeter Family first to launch new underwriting system

Protection

Exeter Family first to launch new underwriting system

Exeter Family Friendly is the first provider to integrate UnderwriteMe’s new state of the art underwriting system into its income protection buying process.

05 Sep 2014

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