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1 in 20 lose out by holding back on annuity applications

Retirement

1 in 20 lose out by holding back on annuity applications

MGM Advantage, the retirement income specialist, has asked people who have purchased an annuity how truthful they were in declaring health and lifestyle factors.

11 Sep 2013

Hinckley & Rugby launches new BTL mortgage

Mortgages

Hinckley & Rugby launches new BTL mortgage

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has launched a new buy-to-let mortgage at an initial interest rate of 4.19%.

11 Sep 2013

High street lending bounces back - but mortgage process slows down

Mortgages

High street lending bounces back - but mortgage process slows down

High street lending has bounced back in 2013, according to the latest edition of the Mortgage Efficiency Survey, conducted by financial services technology solutions provider, Avelo.

11 Sep 2013

Aldermore joins SMS Lender Panel

Aldermore joins SMS Lender Panel

Solent Mortgage Services, the specialist intermediary distributor, has added Aldermore to its lending panel, as it widens its offering to the intermediary community.

11 Sep 2013

Gross mortgage lending hits 6-year high: BoE & FCA data

Mortgages

Gross mortgage lending hits 6-year high: BoE & FCA data

The Bank of England and FCA today published the latest Mortgage Lenders and Administrators Statistics for Q2 of this year.

10 Sep 2013

Castle Trust targets new parents with income bridging product

Castle Trust targets new parents with income bridging product

Specialist lender in equity loans, Castle Trust, is launching today a new mortgage product specifically designed to support couples who are starting a family.

10 Sep 2013

LV= announces pension seminars for advisers

Retirement

LV= announces pension seminars for advisers

Retirement specialist LV= is hosting 42 pension seminars during October providing advisers with in-depth information on the forthcoming pension legislation changes, and what it means for them and their clients.

10 Sep 2013

Buy-to-let benefits from optimism boost

Buy-to-let benefits from optimism boost

Optimism continues to grow in the landlord community, research by specialist buy-to-let lender Paragon Mortgages has revealed.

10 Sep 2013

1.5m borrowed money to pay housing costs in last month

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1.5m borrowed money to pay housing costs in last month

In the last month alone, 1.5 million people in the UK borrowed money to pay their mortgage or rent, according to research by Debt Advisory Centre.

10 Sep 2013

Paradigm to hold equity release workshop for members

Retirement

Paradigm to hold equity release workshop for members

Paradigm Mortgage Services, the mortgage services proposition, has today announced details of an exclusive equity release workshop being held in October for its members.

10 Sep 2013

 

Hope Capital completes its largest deal with SOHO Corporate

Hope Capital completes its largest deal with SOHO Corporate

Hope Capital, the entrepreneurial short term property bridging finance company, has completed its largest bridging deal to date, working closely with Steven McColl of Soho Corporate.

10 Sep 2013

Nottingham launches exclusives range for First Complete

Mortgages

Nottingham launches exclusives range for First Complete

The Nottingham Building Society has today launched a semi-exclusive range of twelve residential and four buy-to-let mortgage deals for First Complete network.

10 Sep 2013

PMS and Sesame partner with Kent Reliance

Mortgages

PMS and Sesame partner with Kent Reliance

PMS members and appointed representatives of Sesame network now have access to Kent Reliance’s range of residential and buy to let products.

10 Sep 2013

Rising prices and demand prompt more instructions, says RICS

Mortgages

Rising prices and demand prompt more instructions, says RICS

Rising prices and burgeoning buyer demand have led to significant increases in homes coming onto the UK property market, says the August RICS Residential Market Survey.

10 Sep 2013

Saffron withdraws mortgage range ready for new products

Mortgages

Saffron withdraws mortgage range ready for new products

Saffron For Intermediaries, the specialist lending channel of Saffron Building Society, has withdrawn its existing mortgage range in readiness for the launch of refreshed products for 2014.

09 Sep 2013

Broker Conveyancing to unveil platform upgrade at FSE

Legal

Broker Conveyancing to unveil platform upgrade at FSE

Broker Conveyancing, the broker-focused conveyancing distributor, has today announced it is to unveil an upgrade to its online platform for users at next month’s Financial Services Expo.

09 Sep 2013

90% of CHL complaints decided in its favour

Mortgages

90% of CHL complaints decided in its favour

In light of the recently published Financial Ombudsman Service complaints data for the first half of 2013, specialist lender CHL Mortgages has today released its own figures.

09 Sep 2013

Blacks Connect adds new services to broker proposition

Legal

Blacks Connect adds new services to broker proposition

Broker-focused conveyancer, Blacks Connect, has today added a range of new legal products and services which are available to intermediary firms themselves and their client base.

09 Sep 2013

Leeds launches 95% LTV exclusive to Pink, TMA and First Complete

Mortgages

Leeds launches 95% LTV exclusive to Pink, TMA and First Complete

LSL Property Services Group and Leeds Building Society today launch an exclusive 95% LTV mortgage to the group.

09 Sep 2013

Shawbrook Bank hits £1 billion lending mark

Shawbrook Bank hits £1 billion lending mark

Shawbrook Bank has exceeded £1bn in lending to SMEs and personal customers in the UK. This is the latest major landmark for the bank, which launched less than three years ago and broke even after just 16 months.

09 Sep 2013

Noel Meredith, Executive Director at United Trust Bank

In The Spotlight

Noel Meredith, Executive Director at United Trust Bank

Financial Reporter had a chat with Noel Meredith, Executive Director at United Trust Bank, about development finance and broker relationships.

06 Sep 2013

Third of families have no safety net for loss of income

Protection

Third of families have no safety net for loss of income

Data from Legal & General looking at how prepared UK consumers are financially has revealed that 35% of British families have no financial safety net to cope with a sudden loss of income.

06 Sep 2013

HMO lending – best case scenario

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HMO lending – best case scenario

[Karen Bennett, Director of Sales & Marketing (Commercial Mortgages) at Shawbrook Bank]

06 Sep 2013

45% of borrowers rely on help from their parents

Mortgages

45% of borrowers rely on help from their parents

A survey published today by the L&G Mortgage Club looking at the impact of family financing on UK housing transactions has revealed that 45% of respondents cited their parents as major contributors to buying their current or their first home.

06 Sep 2013

Home ownership no longer the ultimate goal for young people

Mortgages

Home ownership no longer the ultimate goal for young people

New research from protection specialist LV= shows that the growing number of renters is likely to continue to soar as the younger generation's attitude to renting is changing.

06 Sep 2013

House prices see seventh monthly increase

Mortgages

House prices see seventh monthly increase

House prices in the latest three months (June-August) were 2.1% higher than in the preceding three months (March-May). This was the same rate of increase as in both June and July, according to the latest Halifax House Price Index.

06 Sep 2013

Number of FTBs up 45% year-on-year

Mortgages

Number of FTBs up 45% year-on-year

The number of first-time buyers rose 45% year-on-year in July, thanks largely to a sharp fall in mortgage rates, according to the latest First Time Buyer Monitor from LSL Property Services.

06 Sep 2013

NewBuy takes off with its strongest quarter so far

Mortgages

NewBuy takes off with its strongest quarter so far

Government-backed housing scheme, NewBuy, has helped 3,749 people onto the housing ladder since its launch in March last year, according to new data from the Department for Communites and Local Government.

05 Sep 2013

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