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Mortgage approvals slow down: BoE Trends in Lending report

Mortgages

Mortgage approvals slow down: BoE Trends in Lending report

Mortgage approvals fell in the three months to May, according to the latest figures from the Bank of England.

18 Jul 2014

Rent growth remains stable at 1.4%

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Rent growth remains stable at 1.4%

According to from LSL's latest Buy-to-Let Index, rents have risen at just 1.4% and tenant arrears have improved over the last 12 months.

18 Jul 2014

Mortgage lending growth slows in June: CML

Mortgages

Mortgage lending growth slows in June: CML

The Council of Mortgage Lenders estimates that gross mortgage lending reached £17.5 billion in June.

18 Jul 2014

UTB expands team to launch new professional lending product

UTB expands team to launch new professional lending product

United Trust Bank is continuing to expand its short term lending into new markets by appointing Kevin Flowerday to launch a new Professional Lending product.

18 Jul 2014

Pensioner millonaires on the up - but 12% are worth less than £40,000

Pensioner millonaires on the up - but 12% are worth less than £40,000

More than one million pensioner households in the UK now have total wealth of more than £1m according to analysis by Prudential of the latest ONS data for 2010-2012.

18 Jul 2014

Paragon completes securitisation

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Paragon completes securitisation

Paragon Mortgages’ parent company, the Paragon Group, has completed its latest securitisation.

17 Jul 2014

TMA offers three exclusives with Skipton Intermediaries

Mortgages

TMA offers three exclusives with Skipton Intermediaries

TMA, LSL’s DA mortgage club for directly authorised advisers has launched three exclusive products with Skipton Intermediaries.

17 Jul 2014

Scotland's Help to Buy scheme runs out of money

Mortgages

Scotland's Help to Buy scheme runs out of money

The Scottish government's Help to Buy scheme has run out of money for this financial year, just three months after a new round started.

17 Jul 2014

Insurance Bill introduced to modernise 100-year old rules

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Insurance Bill introduced to modernise 100-year old rules

The government has today introduced the Insurance Bill to Parliament, which will 'modernise' the 100 year-old rules governing contracts between businesses and insurers.

17 Jul 2014

80% of consumers don't know P2P is FCA-regulated

80% of consumers don't know P2P is FCA-regulated

Four in five consumers don’t know peer-to-peer finance is regulated by the FCA despite the massive growth of alternative finance and a new framework for regulation being adopted recently, a new study has shown.

17 Jul 2014

 

AToM revamps its retirement mortgage at 4.5%

Mortgages

AToM revamps its retirement mortgage at 4.5%

Specialist mortgage packager/distributor AToM has announced the launch of a revamped exclusive mortgage initiative in conjunction with one of its Complex Prime Lenders.

17 Jul 2014

Accord cuts rates on resi range by up to 0.25%

Mortgages

Accord cuts rates on resi range by up to 0.25%

Accord Mortgages has reduced interest rates on selected residential products by up to 0.25%.

17 Jul 2014

SimplyBiz launches unsecured loan offering

SimplyBiz launches unsecured loan offering

Following an increase in demand from members for an unsecured loan offering, SimplyBiz Mortgages has selected existing partner, The Loans Engine, as its preferred provider.

17 Jul 2014

Working-age poverty will create bleak future for pensioners, warns think tank

Working-age poverty will create bleak future for pensioners, warns think tank

Future generations of pensioners face a bleak future unless Government addresses the long term challenges of working age poverty, argues the International Longevity Centre.

17 Jul 2014

June housing market boosted by remortgage and BTL

Mortgages

June housing market boosted by remortgage and BTL

June has seen the UK housing market bolstered by remortgaging and buy-to-let activity, according to chartered surveyors Connells Survey & Valuation.

17 Jul 2014

How much is the London pound worth?

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How much is the London pound worth?

Nationwide has reported that house prices in the capital are now higher, relative to the rest of the country, than they have ever been.

16 Jul 2014

Ultimate Capital joins AOBP

Ultimate Capital joins AOBP

Ultimate Capital - specialists in providing bridging, mezzanine, development and commercial finance - has become the fourth AOBP Associate Lender member for 2014, bringing the total lender membership to 25.

16 Jul 2014

BIBA says FCA should take action on comparison website findings

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BIBA says FCA should take action on comparison website findings

The British Insurance Brokers' Association is urging the FCA to take firm action to ensure that price comparison websites are complying with the FCA's regulatory standards and meeting customers' expectations.

16 Jul 2014

Take steps to minimise European credit directive disruption, urges CML

Mortgages

Take steps to minimise European credit directive disruption, urges CML

The CML has said in today's News & Views that the effects of the European mortgage credit directive, which is 20 months away, are yet to be determined.

16 Jul 2014

10 day BTL sale launched by Accord

Mortgages

10 day BTL sale launched by Accord

Accord Buy To Let has announced a ten day promotion offering 65% LTV products from Monday July 14.

16 Jul 2014

Significant debt forgiveness settlement funded by Bridgebank

Significant debt forgiveness settlement funded by Bridgebank

Bridgebank Capital has completed a £2.3m bridging loan advance to an experienced property investor secured against a mixed portfolio of residential and commercial investment properties.

16 Jul 2014

Commercial lender broadens broker horizons

Commercial lender broadens broker horizons

Ezbob, the online short term commercial lender, is showing mortgage brokers that they can become more involved in the commercial market as ezbob's lending model gains traction in the market.

16 Jul 2014

Stonebridge to offer life and protection panel to DAs

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Stonebridge to offer life and protection panel to DAs

Stonebridge Group, the mortgage and insurance network, has today announced it is now offering directly authorised firms access to its limited life and protection panel.

16 Jul 2014

Scottish house prices up £6,750 in 12 months

Mortgages

Scottish house prices up £6,750 in 12 months

Scottish house prices have risen for the ninth consecutive month in a row with, up £6,750 on average in the last year, according to the latest LSL Scotland House price Index.

16 Jul 2014

Comparison websites fail to meet FCA expectations

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Comparison websites fail to meet FCA expectations

The FCA has found that some price comparison websites operating in the general insurance sector are failing to meet consumers' expectations of them and, in some cases, the FCA's regulatory standards.

16 Jul 2014

New sourcing system launches

Mortgages

New sourcing system launches

A new, cloud-based sourcing system has launched, from APAC Systems, combining criteria and application questions from 128 lenders to create a generic application form designed to save time for brokers.

15 Jul 2014

Saving at the average rate will cause today's babies pension problems

Retirement

Saving at the average rate will cause today's babies pension problems

The average person born today would need to have started saving 30 years ago to retire with an annual income equivalent to half the average UK salary of £27,000, according to calculations by pension provider, Liberty SIPP.

15 Jul 2014

Mortgage sourcing systems – it’s all about accuracy

Mortgage sourcing systems – it’s all about accuracy

[SPECIAL FEATURE: Mortgage sourcing systems have come a long way in a relatively short space of time. As Mark Lofthouse, CEO of Mortgage Brain, explains, however, accuracy is the key to their success.]

15 Jul 2014

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