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Bridgebank Capital announces increased commission

Bridgebank Capital announces increased commission

Bridgebank Capital has announced that it is now paying a higher rate of commission to brokers of 1.5% on all deals between £250,000 and £750,000.

24 Oct 2013

Over-65s staying economically active to supplement retirement income

Retirement

Over-65s staying economically active to supplement retirement income

Currently almost a third (28% or 9.1 million) of the UK workforce (32.32 million) is over the age of 50 - an increase of 12% over the last five years.

24 Oct 2013

Wait until 2014 for best Help to Buy rates, says broker

Mortgages

Wait until 2014 for best Help to Buy rates, says broker

The broker Springtide Capital has today urged homebuyers not to rush too quickly into taking Help to Buy mortgages as it has predicted that the lowest rates will not become available until January 2014.

24 Oct 2013

Skipton launches limited edition mortgage range

Mortgages

Skipton launches limited edition mortgage range

Skipton Building Society has today launched three new limited edition mortgage products, two aimed at people with lower LTVs who are looking to remortgage, and one at first and next time buyers with smaller deposits.

23 Oct 2013

Home premiums drop again according to AA

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Home premiums drop again according to AA

Simon Douglas, director of AA Insurance, says that a year of relatively benign weather has meant that there has not been an influx of major claims despite some localised flooding and storm damage and that is reflected in premiums.

23 Oct 2013

Half of over-55s face 'financial meltdown' over paying for long-term care

Retirement

Half of over-55s face 'financial meltdown' over paying for long-term care

More than half of over-55s face financial meltdown in the event of needing to pay for long term care in later life, according to research by The Equity Release Council.

23 Oct 2013

House purchase approvals at highest level since December 2009

Mortgages

House purchase approvals at highest level since December 2009

New data from the British Bankers' Association shows that September was a strong month for the mortgage market, with borrowing and house purchase approvals up.

23 Oct 2013

Blemain Finance & Chaseblue Loans help investor avoid repossession

Blemain Finance & Chaseblue Loans help investor avoid repossession

When a property investor was facing repossession after running out of funds to refurbish two flats, Blemain Finance and Chaseblue Loans were able to provide a prompt solution.

23 Oct 2013

Only 40% of women financially prepared for retirement

Retirement

Only 40% of women financially prepared for retirement

The number of women preparing adequately for retirement is at an all-time low and remains well behind the preparation levels of their male counterparts, according to the Scottish Widows 2013 Women and Pensions Report.

23 Oct 2013

Remortgage defies market trends to jump 10% in September

Mortgages

Remortgage defies market trends to jump 10% in September

LMS figures reveal that monthly gross remortgage lending increased by £364m in September to £3.9bn.

23 Oct 2013

 

Regentsmead holds broker day with Finance 4 Business & Capital Bridging

Regentsmead holds broker day with Finance 4 Business & Capital Bridging

Development finance lender Regentsmead have announced they will be holding a broker event in conjunction with Finance 4 Business and Capital Bridging.

22 Oct 2013

The Debt Advisor joins forces with Julian Harris Network

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The Debt Advisor joins forces with Julian Harris Network

Manchester-based debt solutions company The Debt Advisor has joined forces with the Julian Harris Network, which is one of the fastest growing networks based in Kent.

22 Oct 2013

OFT removes licences of three debt management businesses

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OFT removes licences of three debt management businesses

The OFT has removed the licences of three debt management businesses.

22 Oct 2013

Fifth of interest-only customers face not being able to repay mortgages

Mortgages

Fifth of interest-only customers face not being able to repay mortgages

One in every five homeowners in the UK with an interest only mortgage faces the real threat of not being able to repay their mortgage when the loan matures, according to a report by the UK’s largest financial field agency business.

22 Oct 2013

Association boosts lender panel with Ortus Secured Finance

Association boosts lender panel with Ortus Secured Finance

The Association of Bridging Professionals has today announced its latest Associate Lender addition, Ortus Secured Finance.

22 Oct 2013

Half of under-35s have given up hope of owning a property

Mortgages

Half of under-35s have given up hope of owning a property

A third of wannabe homeowners have given up hope of owning a property - and blown their deposit cash on holidays, cars and other luxuries, it has emerged.

22 Oct 2013

LV= enhances investment-linked annuity proposition

Retirement

LV= enhances investment-linked annuity proposition

LV= has increased the maximum assumed investment return on in its investment linked annuity, Pension Income Plus Annuity, from 4% to 5%.

22 Oct 2013

Promise launches free websites for introducers

Promise launches free websites for introducers

Hard on the heels of giving brokers online loan application forms to host on their websites, loan broker Promise Solutions has extended the service to give introducers standalone secured loan websites.

22 Oct 2013

Auto enrolment contributions won't be adequate, warns the PPI

Retirement

Auto enrolment contributions won't be adequate, warns the PPI

The Pensions Policy Institute is today publishing a report that analyses the effect that contribution rates to workplace pensions could have on overall levels of retirement income.

22 Oct 2013

Housebuilding picks back up across UK

Legal

Housebuilding picks back up across UK

Housebuilding in the UK is continuing to rebound with chartered surveyors across the country reporting growth, says the latest RICS construction market survey.

22 Oct 2013

30,000 mortgages could be at risk of arrears after base rate increase

Mortgages

30,000 mortgages could be at risk of arrears after base rate increase

New data from HML shows that if the Bank of England base rate rises, as is expected within the next few years, tens of thousands of mortgage accounts run the risk of falling into arrears.

21 Oct 2013

The Cambridge launches 95% exclusive

Mortgages

The Cambridge launches 95% exclusive

The two year fixed rate product helps customers by offering a free valuation and low application fee. It will be available to the Society's Cambridge Select group and through Sesame, PMS and Legal & General.

21 Oct 2013

53% increase in adviser investment company platform purchases post-RDR

Savings & Investments

53% increase in adviser investment company platform purchases post-RDR

A report commissioned by the Association of Investment Companies shows a 53% increase in adviser and wealth manager investment company platform purchases in the first six months of 2013 in comparison to the same period in 2012.

21 Oct 2013

Average asking price in London bounces back 10.2%

Mortgages

Average asking price in London bounces back 10.2%

New data from Rightmove shows that despite two monthly falls in price of property coming to market, October saw a rebound of 2.8%, with the biggest jump in London, where new average asking prices were up 10.2%.

21 Oct 2013

Rural homes more expensive than urban homes in all regions

Mortgages

Rural homes more expensive than urban homes in all regions

There is a rural premium in all regions with countryside homes typically commanding a significant price premium over urban homes, according to the latest research from Halifax.

21 Oct 2013

Lack of surveyor capacity threatens market recovery

Legal

Lack of surveyor capacity threatens market recovery

Blemain Group is calling on the property industry to come together and solve the problem of rapidly worsening surveyor availability, which is having an impact on the secured loan sector as well as the residential mortgage market.

21 Oct 2013

Forum attendees optimistic for intermediated mortgage sales next year

Mortgages

Forum attendees optimistic for intermediated mortgage sales next year

Mortgage professionals attending the Legal & General Mortgage Club Forum today were in bullish mood on prospects for intermediated mortgage sales next year.

18 Oct 2013

Richard Hurst, Marketing Director of Vizolution

In The Spotlight

Richard Hurst, Marketing Director of Vizolution

Financial Reporter had a chat with Richard Hurst, who recently became Marketing Director of Vizolution.

18 Oct 2013

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