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Just 29% to stop working altogether in retirement

Retirement

Just 29% to stop working altogether in retirement

Just 29% of UK workers believe that when they come to retire they will stop working altogether according to Aegon’s third Retirement Readiness Survey.

11 Aug 2014

NatWest cuts rates on resi & BTL by up to 0.40%

Mortgages

NatWest cuts rates on resi & BTL by up to 0.40%

NatWest Intermediary Solutions will be introducing a number of rate reductions of between 10-40bps on residential and buy-to-let mortgage deals tomorrow.

11 Aug 2014

Virgin launches fee-free remortgage exclusives

Mortgages

Virgin launches fee-free remortgage exclusives

Virgin Money is launching two new products for remortgage customers, which have no product or application fees.

11 Aug 2014

Source Insurance announces rate reductions

Protection

Source Insurance announces rate reductions

Source Insurance continues to reduce premiums for household and landlord property insurance as the market improves.

11 Aug 2014

Remortgage lending remains 'muted': CML

Mortgages

Remortgage lending remains 'muted': CML

Remortgage lending remains muted compared with both first-time buyer and home-mover lending, according to the CML.

11 Aug 2014

Mortgage lending growth remains steady in Q2: CML

Mortgages

Mortgage lending growth remains steady in Q2: CML

New CML data on the characteristics of lending in June show that it remains driven primarily by lending for house purchase, rather than remortgage.

11 Aug 2014

Year-on-year BTL lending growth 'strong': CML

Year-on-year BTL lending growth 'strong': CML

According to data released by the CML today, buy-to-let lending grew 5% over the month to £2.2 billion in June, though the number of loans was the same as May at 15,600.

11 Aug 2014

FTB lending up 19%: CML

Mortgages

FTB lending up 19%: CML

According to the CML data out today, there were 28,600 first-time buyer loans in June - 7% more than in May, and 19% up on June 2013.

11 Aug 2014

Shawbrook launches its first fixed rate commercial mortgages

Mortgages

Shawbrook launches its first fixed rate commercial mortgages

Shawbrook Bank has launched a suite of fixed rate options across its commercial mortgage range (excluding short term loans).

11 Aug 2014

Complete FS celebrates 21st birthday with lender expo

Complete FS celebrates 21st birthday with lender expo

Complete FS is celebrating its 21st birthday in style with an even more impressive line up of lenders and providers at their 11th annual Expo, to be held on the 17th September at the Meon Valley Golf & Country Club, near Southampton.

11 Aug 2014

 

LMS announces partnership with Ipswich BS

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LMS announces partnership with Ipswich BS

LMS are pleased to announce their latest partnership with Ipswich Building Society. This further strengthens LMS commitment and connection to the building society sector.

08 Aug 2014

AXA Wealth outlines planned changes ahead of new pension rules

Retirement

AXA Wealth outlines planned changes ahead of new pension rules

David Thompson, managing director, Elevate, AXA Wealth, comments on planned changes to the platform ahead of the new pension rules being introduced from April 2015.

08 Aug 2014

Hinckley & Rugby announce three new fixes and a rate cut

Mortgages

Hinckley & Rugby announce three new fixes and a rate cut

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society, which lends throughout England & Wales, has launched three new fixed rate residential mortgages and cut the interest rate on an existing fix.

08 Aug 2014

FSE Manchester 2014 - Harpal Singh, Broker Conveyancing

Mortgages

FSE Manchester 2014 - Harpal Singh, Broker Conveyancing

At FSE Manchester we spoke to Harpal Singh of Broker Conveyancing...

08 Aug 2014

Virgin launches 'Stamp Duty buster' HTB mortgage

Mortgages

Virgin launches 'Stamp Duty buster' HTB mortgage

Virgin Money has launched an innovative ‘Stamp Duty buster’ mortgage as part of its Help To Buy Equity Loan range, to assist first and next time buyers with all of the costs associated with buying a new build home.

08 Aug 2014

Precise launches its lowest priced 80% BTL

Precise launches its lowest priced 80% BTL

Precise Mortgages, the specialist lender, has launched a range of semi-exclusive products for its key networks and clubs as well as introducing its lowest ever priced 80% LTV buy to let product.

08 Aug 2014

Halifax cuts rates on 90% LTV products by 0.30%

Mortgages

Halifax cuts rates on 90% LTV products by 0.30%

Halifax today announced that it is cutting the rates of its 2 year fixed 90% LTV products.

08 Aug 2014

Chris Prior, Manager - Sales and Distribution at Bridgewater Equity Release

In The Spotlight

Chris Prior, Manager - Sales and Distribution at Bridgewater Equity Release

We spoke to Chris Prior is Manager, Sales and Distribution at Bridgewater Equity Release about misconceptions surrounding equity release and later life business.

08 Aug 2014

Anticipating the great unknown of the mortgage market

Blogs

Anticipating the great unknown of the mortgage market

[Blog from Simon Crone, VP - Commercial at Genworth]

08 Aug 2014

Skipton increases rates on 1-year ISAs and fixed rate bonds

Savings & Investments

Skipton increases rates on 1-year ISAs and fixed rate bonds

Skipton Building Society will today launch a new range of fixed rate ISAs and bonds which include rate rises on short term savings.

08 Aug 2014

House sales recover to highest level for 7 years

Mortgages

House sales recover to highest level for 7 years

The LSL England and Wales House Price Index has recorded a 4.6% annual price growth outside London and the South East.

08 Aug 2014

FTBs could take 22 years to save a deposit

Mortgages

FTBs could take 22 years to save a deposit

New statistics reveal it could take the average person over 22 years to save up for the deposit on their first home.

08 Aug 2014

Online pension enquiries surge post-Budget, says Equiniti

Retirement

Online pension enquiries surge post-Budget, says Equiniti

Pensions software providing Equiniti reports a surge in people engaging with their pensions online following the budget announcement in March, which brought increased flexibility to accessing pension savings.

07 Aug 2014

BoE keeps bank rate at 0.5%

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BoE keeps bank rate at 0.5%

The Bank of England has held UK interest rates at a record low of 0.5% for another month.

07 Aug 2014

LV= launches dedicated retirement advice desk

Retirement

LV= launches dedicated retirement advice desk

LV= is launching a new advice desk, manned by a dedicated team of experienced retirement solutions specialists, to help advisers who have clients who are due to retire before April 2015.

07 Aug 2014

Y3S on the hunt for brokers to lead new second charge venture

Y3S on the hunt for brokers to lead new second charge venture

Cardiff-based Y3S is to hold a ‘Dragons Den’ style interview process to find two people to run a new second charge loan brokerage that will be part of its group of companies.

07 Aug 2014

Stonebridge Insurance fined £8.4m by FCA

Protection

Stonebridge Insurance fined £8.4m by FCA

The FCA has fined Stonebridge International Insurance Limited £8,373,600 in relation to sales of accident insurance products.

07 Aug 2014

Intellifo creates Scottish independence toolkit for advisers

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Intellifo creates Scottish independence toolkit for advisers

With just a few weeks to go before the Scottish referendum, leading adviser software company Intelliflo has created a ’10 minute toolkit’ for advisers both sides of the border.

07 Aug 2014

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