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Labour looks to cut ties with Co-op Bank

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Labour looks to cut ties with Co-op Bank

The Labour Party is looking to cut ties with the Co-op Bank, the BBC reported today.

24 Apr 2014

Quarter of mortgage hunters look for deals above 90% LTV

Mortgages

Quarter of mortgage hunters look for deals above 90% LTV

Online searches for deals above 90% LTV jump from 19% to 27% with consumers seeking bigger loans on cheaper properties.

24 Apr 2014

ASTL gains new member

ASTL gains new member

Watts Bridging Finance has joined the ASTL as a full member with effect from the 1st April. This will increase the ASTL’s membership to 27, a 17% increase over this time last year.

24 Apr 2014

Scottish Widows announce new chairman

Scottish Widows announce new chairman

Lloyds Banking Group has announced the appointment of Nick Prettejohn as an independent Non-executive Director of the Group and as Chairman of Scottish Widows Group Limited.

24 Apr 2014

NatWest hikes rates by up to 0.40% for selected products

Mortgages

NatWest hikes rates by up to 0.40% for selected products

NatWest Intermediary Solutions will be increasing rates of between 0.10-0.40% on a number of its fixed rate residential purchase and remortgage deals – the majority being a 0.30% increase or less.

23 Apr 2014

Scottish Widows shows commitment to annuity market with new hire

Retirement

Scottish Widows shows commitment to annuity market with new hire

Scottish Widows has underlined its long term commitment to the annuities and retirement market with the appointment of Stuart Paton Evans to a newly created director level role.

23 Apr 2014

British Friendly partners with Panacea Adviser

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British Friendly partners with Panacea Adviser

Panacea Adviser, the online community and resource for regulated financial advisers has today announced that income protection specialist, British Friendly has joined its growing list of partner provider firms.

23 Apr 2014

Mortgage Brain introduces rate rise analysis function

Mortgages

Mortgage Brain introduces rate rise analysis function

Mortgage Brain has developed and launched a Rate Shock analysis capability to enable brokers to instantly identify the effect of rate increases.

23 Apr 2014

FCA appoints two senior advisers

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FCA appoints two senior advisers

David Saunders and Gunner Burkhart have been appointed as senior advisers at the Financial Conduct Authority.

23 Apr 2014

Vizolution launches into pension market

Retirement

Vizolution launches into pension market

Vizolution has launched its screen sharing solution vScreen into the pensions sector as a solution for the 13 million people promised free and impartial advice by the Chancellor in the recent budget announcement.

23 Apr 2014

 

Masthaven establishes new funding line from RBS

Masthaven establishes new funding line from RBS

Masthaven Secured Loans has announced the establishment of its first bank funding line, having successfully concluded negotiations for a significant new facility through Royal Bank of Scotland.

23 Apr 2014

23% unclear on new ISA limits, warns Halifax

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23% unclear on new ISA limits, warns Halifax

Halifax estimates close to one in four ISA holders (23%) are unaware of the new ISA limits that will increase their total allowance to £15,000 in July, according to a new survey from Halifax.Halifax estimates close to one in four ISA holders (23%) ar ...

23 Apr 2014

Smart Money Loans rebrands as Smart Money

Smart Money Loans rebrands as Smart Money

Smart Money Loans, the specialist second charge distributor, has rebranded as Smart Money with a new logo and sales and marketing material for introducing brokers.

23 Apr 2014

Keystone Mortgages reduces BTL rates

Keystone Mortgages reduces BTL rates

Keystone Buy to Let Mortgages has reduced its fixed rate prices just two months after introducing its Classic and Premier Ranges.

23 Apr 2014

Consumers put off inheritance planning by care cost

Retirement

Consumers put off inheritance planning by care cost

Over a third (35%) of people aged over 65 have been put off inheritance planning because they are concerned that the cost of long term care will leave little to pass on to the next generation, according to Investec Wealth & Investment.

22 Apr 2014

London house prices up almost a third

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London house prices up almost a third

According to data from haart, prices in the capital have continued to climb annual, with average prices up 29.5% to £473,500.

22 Apr 2014

Complete FS boosts underwriting team

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Complete FS boosts underwriting team

Complete FS, the South Coast based intermediary dedicated packager, has bolstered its underwriting team with the appointment of Trudy Kane.

22 Apr 2014

New retirees see income drop of 66%

Retirement

New retirees see income drop of 66%

New retirees can still expect to see their income drop by two thirds (66%) when they leave the workplace despite new pension rules, according to the annual ‘State of Retirement’ report from retirement specialist LV=.

22 Apr 2014

Trade bodies publish new lender & intermediary mortgage guide

Mortgages

Trade bodies publish new lender & intermediary mortgage guide

An updated industry guide for lenders and intermediaries regarding mortgage sales and servicing - Working Together - was jointly published today by the AMI, the CML and IMLA.

22 Apr 2014

BoE: mortgage lending grows - but businesses are missing out

Mortgages

BoE: mortgage lending grows - but businesses are missing out

The Bank of England has today released its Trends in Lending data showing that lending to businesses has remained negative in the three months to February - but mortgage lending continued to grow.

22 Apr 2014

Just Retirement launches 1-yr fixed annuity ahead of new rules

Retirement

Just Retirement launches 1-yr fixed annuity ahead of new rules

Just Retirement has launched a 1-year version of its fixed-term annuity which enables pension savers to maintain the flexibility to rethink their options when proposed new rules come into force next year.

22 Apr 2014

BTL lending means rent rises slow to lowest annual rate in four years

BTL lending means rent rises slow to lowest annual rate in four years

Rent rises across England and Wales have slowed to their lowest annual rate in over four years, according to the latest Buy-to-Let Index from LSL Property Services.

18 Apr 2014

Majid Shabir, Founder and CEO, Instinct Studios

In The Spotlight

Majid Shabir, Founder and CEO, Instinct Studios

Financial Reporter chatted to Majid Shabir, Founder and CEO of fintech company Instinct Studios.

17 Apr 2014

Post Office launches 2-year fix range from 1.63%

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Post Office launches 2-year fix range from 1.63%

Post Office has today launched its new range of mortgage deals in its latest challenge to the market, including a branch exclusive with no arrangement fee targeting the re-mortgage market.

17 Apr 2014

Shawbrook increases rate on its 1 Year Bond

Savings & Investments

Shawbrook increases rate on its 1 Year Bond

Shawbrook Bank has increased the rate on its 1 year Fixed Rate Bond, offering savers 1.95% AER.

17 Apr 2014

FCA bans firm partners for SIPP failings

Retirement

FCA bans firm partners for SIPP failings

Andrew Rees and Timothy Hughes, partners at 1 Stop Financial Services, have been banned by the Financial Conduct Authority from performing any significant influence function in relation to any regulated activity.

17 Apr 2014

Metro Bank launches online mortgage portal

Mortgages

Metro Bank launches online mortgage portal

Metro Bank, the revolutionary High Street bank, today announces a new online mortgage portal to be used by brokers and direct customers in Metro Bank stores.

17 Apr 2014

Co-op Group sees worst results in its 150-year history with £2.5bn loss

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Co-op Group sees worst results in its 150-year history with £2.5bn loss

The Co-operative Group has announced losses of £2.5bn for 2013 - the worst results reported in the group's 150-year history.

17 Apr 2014

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