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M&S Bank reduces monthly fee

Mortgages

M&S Bank reduces monthly fee

M&S Bank has today announced a reduction in the monthly fee of its Premium Current Accounts, ahead of the launch of the Current Account Switch Service on Monday 16th September.

13 Sep 2013

Two thirds of women have never taken out life cover

Protection

Two thirds of women have never taken out life cover

As Friends Life continues its focus on gender this month, it is revealed that half of men surveyed have held life cover compared to a third of women surveyed.

13 Sep 2013

The Chelsea launches a best buy 90% fix

Mortgages

The Chelsea launches a best buy 90% fix

Borrowers need just a 10% deposit to benefit from Chelsea Building Society's new two year fixed rate mortgage - at a rate of 3.54%.

13 Sep 2013

N&P launches 1.99% fixed rate

Mortgages

N&P launches 1.99% fixed rate

A two year fixed rate mortgage with a best buy rate of 1.99% is being launched by Norwich & Peterborough Building Society today.

13 Sep 2013

Post Office cuts rates to as low as 1.63%

Mortgages

Post Office cuts rates to as low as 1.63%

Post Office continues to offer customers some of the most competitive deals on the market with its latest raft of new mortgage rates.

12 Sep 2013

Brokers don't want traditional post, survey finds

Protection

Brokers don't want traditional post, survey finds

In a recent survey of more than 5,000 brokers conducted by Source Insurance less than 2% of brokers who responded wanted to receive communication from their GI product provider by traditional post.

12 Sep 2013

Positive and Precise have bumper month for bridging

Positive and Precise have bumper month for bridging

Bournemouth-based specialist packager Positive Lending has completed 12 bridging cases in August 2013 which represents the most completions in one calendar month from a single introducer.

12 Sep 2013

Paradigm takes mortgage round table to Bolton

Mortgages

Paradigm takes mortgage round table to Bolton

Paradigm Mortgage Services, the mortgage services proposition has today outlined details of its fifth mortgage round table event which will be held next month in Bolton.

12 Sep 2013

Mortgage lending growth boosted by first-time buyers and buy to let

Mortgages

Mortgage lending growth boosted by first-time buyers and buy to let

Gross UK mortgage lending rose 12% in July to £16.7 billion, up from £14.9 billion in June and 29% on last July, according to new data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

12 Sep 2013

Complete FS offers full refund on bridging survey free

Complete FS offers full refund on bridging survey free

Complete FS is now offering a full refund of valuation on Precise Mortgages’ innovative new bridge to let product and believes that the whole lending market needs to ensure that customers are receiving maximum value from every transaction.

12 Sep 2013

 

IFAs say SIPP providers 'urgently need to address quality of service'

Retirement

IFAs say SIPP providers 'urgently need to address quality of service'

SIPP providers urgently need to address their quality of service, according to new research by Liberty SIPP.

11 Sep 2013

90% of sales will be fully advised post-MMR, says white paper

Mortgages

90% of sales will be fully advised post-MMR, says white paper

With just over six months to go until the implementation of the Mortgage Market Review, Vizolution today publishes the first in a series of white papers looking at the potential impact of the MMR.

11 Sep 2013

Brits more loyal to their mortgage provider than their partner

Mortgages

Brits more loyal to their mortgage provider than their partner

More Brits stayed loyal to their mortgage provider in the last year, than their employers or partners - only 2% switched their mortgage compared with 11% changing jobs and 3% changing their partners.

11 Sep 2013

Scottish Provident includes new heart attack definition in CI cover

Protection

Scottish Provident includes new heart attack definition in CI cover

Scottish Provident announced that from Monday 16 September it will enhance its critical illness cover to include a new heart attack definition, a first for the intermediary market.

11 Sep 2013

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

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