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CML: Seasonal dip doesn't affect yearly London mortgage lending

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CML: Seasonal dip doesn't affect yearly London mortgage lending

CML data on mortgage lending in Greater London in Q1 shows the expected seasonal dip has affected lending compared to the previous quarter, but compared to the same time last year there has been significant growth in all borrower types.

28 May 2014

CML: FTBs up 30% in Wales

Mortgages

CML: FTBs up 30% in Wales

New CML data released today on the profile of mortgage lending in Wales in the first quarter of 2014 shows the expected seasonal dip has affected lending compared to the previous quarter, but year-on-year comparisons show growth in all borrower types.

28 May 2014

Partnership holds pension forums across the UK

Retirement

Partnership holds pension forums across the UK

With the proposed pension changes announced in the budget raising questions amongst intermediaries and consumers, Partnership is holding eight forums across the UK to help provide advisers with support and information.

28 May 2014

GI provider offers 25% commission to brokers

Protection

GI provider offers 25% commission to brokers

GI provider Uinsure is offering a 25% commission to all brokers who introduce clients via its Refer & Earn proposition before the end of June.

28 May 2014

miLoan sourcing system celebrates 500 completions

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miLoan sourcing system celebrates 500 completions

Second charge loan brokerage Y3S has revealed that it has completed 500 loan via its sourcing system miloanbroker.com.

28 May 2014

Masthaven targets non-credit score clients with lower rates

Masthaven targets non-credit score clients with lower rates

Masthaven Secured Loans has announced a major upgrade of its product and pricing with an emphasis on the non-credit score prime and near-prime sectors of the market.

28 May 2014

£100,000 is the retirement funding gap, says MGM Advantage

Retirement

£100,000 is the retirement funding gap, says MGM Advantage

MGM Advantage, the retirement income specialist, has calculated the current retirement funding gap.

27 May 2014

Extend Help to Buy in Scotland, urge builders

Mortgages

Extend Help to Buy in Scotland, urge builders

The building industry today repeated its call for the extension of the Scottish Help to Buy scheme as latest official statistics highlighted a sixth consecutive annual fall in total housing completions.

27 May 2014

P2P sector grows 50% in under six months

P2P sector grows 50% in under six months

The peer-to-peer lending sector in the UK has surged past the £1.5 billion mark, according to the latest figures published by AltFi Data.

27 May 2014

Protection specialist to lend £50m with free income protection

Protection

Protection specialist to lend £50m with free income protection

In response to calls for those within the financial services sector to take a more ethical approach to loans, protection specialist Simon Burgess is planning to release £50m of his own funds to provide loans with free income protection.

27 May 2014

 

Regulators’ expenditure up almost 60% in recent years

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Regulators’ expenditure up almost 60% in recent years

Financial services regulators in the US, UK and Hong Kong have increased their expenditure over the last seven years by 59.4% since the end of fiscal year 2006/07, according to Kinetic Partners.

27 May 2014

200,000 new homes a year is unachievable - housebuilding survey

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200,000 new homes a year is unachievable - housebuilding survey

Only six per cent of housebuilders believe that the key target of 200,000 homes to be built every year is deliverable, according to Knight Frank’s Housebuilding Report 'Building Momentum'.

27 May 2014

LV= improves equity release lending policy

Retirement

LV= improves equity release lending policy

Retirement specialist LV= today announces the launch of its enhanced equity release lending policy document for advisers.

27 May 2014

Masthaven pledges UK-wide broker coverage

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Masthaven pledges UK-wide broker coverage

Masthaven Bridging has pledged to support the intermediary market throughout the UK via its nationwide BDM team.

27 May 2014

Mortgage approvals drop to eight-month low in April

Mortgages

Mortgage approvals drop to eight-month low in April

According to the data released by the BBA, mortgage lending reached £12.2 billion in April - the highest monthly total since August 2008 - and were some 52% higher than a year ago, reflecting increased activity within the housing market.

27 May 2014

Intermediary confidence returns to pre-crisis levels

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Intermediary confidence returns to pre-crisis levels

Mortgage intermediary confidence is returning to levels last seen more than six years ago, a quarterly tracking survey by Paragon Mortgages has revealed.

27 May 2014

Aviva calls for cooperation over better protection

Protection

Aviva calls for cooperation over better protection

The protection industry is in need of reform to help consumers understand the crucial benefits offered by family protection, Aviva has said.

27 May 2014

Remortgage bounces back from slump to rise 21%

Mortgages

Remortgage bounces back from slump to rise 21%

LMS figures reveal that monthly gross remortgage lending saw a monthly increase of 21%, up to almost £4.4bn in April, from the £3.6bn for March reported by the Council for Mortgage Lenders last week.

27 May 2014

Greg Cox, CEO at Quintessential

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Greg Cox, CEO at Quintessential

We had a chat with Greg Cox, CEO at Quintessential, about financial technology and the growth of his business.

23 May 2014

Paradigm takes its roadshows nationwide

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Paradigm takes its roadshows nationwide

Paradigm Mortgage Services, the mortgage services proposition, has today announced it will be taking its mortgage and protection roundtable events across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland over the course of the next two months.

23 May 2014

Precise overhauls BTL range

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Precise overhauls BTL range

Precise Mortgages, the specialist lender, has made several changes to its BTL product range in order to improve its offering for mortgage intermediaries and borrowers.

23 May 2014

Help to Buy means buyers side-step price inflation, says MAB

Mortgages

Help to Buy means buyers side-step price inflation, says MAB

Buyers are sidestepping four years of house price inflation by using the Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme to get onto the property ladder, according to new figures from Mortgage Advice Bureau.

23 May 2014

Short-term lending caps must not follow other countries' examples, warns CFA

Short-term lending caps must not follow other countries' examples, warns CFA

As the FCA prepares to consult on its proposals for a ground-breaking cap on the cost of high cost, short-term credit, the Consumer Finance Association has warned that lessons must be learned from other countries.

23 May 2014

SfI launches new two- and five-year fixes

Mortgages

SfI launches new two- and five-year fixes

Santander for Intermediaries have launched new two and five-year fixed rate products ahead of June’s traditional spike in mortgage applications.

23 May 2014

Magellan appointed as L&C credit repair lender

Mortgages

Magellan appointed as L&C credit repair lender

Specialist credit repair lender Magellan Homeloans has been appointed by London and Country to provide mortgages for clients who have historical adverse credit records and are therefore unable to access mainstream products.

23 May 2014

Refurbishment lending doubles in a year

Refurbishment lending doubles in a year

Property refurbishment projects have seen funding more than double in the last twelve months, according to the latest West One Broker Sentiment Survey of over 250 financial intermediaries.

23 May 2014

Barclays fined £26m and trader banned over Gold Fixing

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Barclays fined £26m and trader banned over Gold Fixing

The FCA has fined Barclays Bank £26,033,500 for failings in relation to the Gold Fixing, as well as banning and fining the trader involved.

23 May 2014

Low housing construction 'poses big risk' to market

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Low housing construction 'poses big risk' to market

The low number of yearly housing constructions has been deemed a ‘big risk’ to the housing market and the wider economy.

22 May 2014

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