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Second secured loan lender enters market in two days

Second secured loan lender enters market in two days

Promise Solutions has announced the arrival of another new secured lender, Finsec Secured Loans, which has entered the market today hard on the heels of Firmus Secured Loans which launched yesterday.

01 Oct 2013

The Source adds new insurer to BTL panel

Protection

The Source adds new insurer to BTL panel

The Source has announced the arrival of Landlord’s Choice to their Buy-to-Let Insurance Panel as part of an ongoing strategy to expand the range of providers in both the Landlords property insurance market and household market.

30 Sep 2013

Gross mortgage lending by mutuals up 32%

Mortgages

Gross mortgage lending by mutuals up 32%

Mutuals continue to play an active role in a mortgage market, with the latest figures from the BSA showing gross lending up 32% in August, compared to £3.0 billion in August 2012.

30 Sep 2013

Nationwide accepts Help to Buy mortgage applications in Scotland

Mortgages

Nationwide accepts Help to Buy mortgage applications in Scotland

Nationwide Building Society is now accepting mortgage applications from borrowers looking to participate in the Scottish Government's Help to Buy equity loan scheme.

30 Sep 2013

Government brings launch of Help to Buy's second stage forward

Mortgages

Government brings launch of Help to Buy's second stage forward

The second stage of the Help to Buy scheme will be launched next week, the government has announced - three months earlier than planned.

30 Sep 2013

L&G launches semi-exclusives from 1.94% with Skipton

Mortgages

L&G launches semi-exclusives from 1.94% with Skipton

Legal & General Mortgage Club has announced that from tomorrow it will launch a new set of semi-exclusive mortgage deals with Skipton Building Society.

30 Sep 2013

Pension annual allowance reform exposes £895 million to taxation

Retirement

Pension annual allowance reform exposes £895 million to taxation

According to research by investment experts Kuber Ventures, of those people in the UK currently contributing to registered pension schemes, over 16,000 made contributions in excess of the £50,000 threshold by utilising the carry forward provisions.

30 Sep 2013

AVIVA launches life insurance radio advertising campaign

Protection

AVIVA launches life insurance radio advertising campaign

Aviva is again highlighting the importance of family protection with a series of four radio adverts which can be heard across UK stations from Monday 30 September 2013.

30 Sep 2013

2.5 million people borrowed money to pay for utilities in July

2.5 million people borrowed money to pay for utilities in July

Three million people borrowed money to buy food in July, according to research by Debt Advisory Centre. Nearly as many again (2.5 million or 5% of UK adults) used a credit card or took out a loan to settle gas, electricity and water bills.

30 Sep 2013

Loans Warehouse exclusively launch new Secured Loan Lender

Loans Warehouse exclusively launch new Secured Loan Lender

From today the secured loan market has a new lender, exclusively available through Loans Warehouse; Firmus Secured Loans Limited.

30 Sep 2013

 

Chris Willis, Senior Vice-President at borro

In The Spotlight

Chris Willis, Senior Vice-President at borro

Financial Reporter had a chat with Chris Willis, Senior Vice-President at borro, the personal asset lender.

27 Sep 2013

Secured lender raises £100m of additional funding

Secured lender raises £100m of additional funding

Jerrold Holdings Limited, secured lender to the residential and commercial property sectors, announces today that, as a result of its £200m bond issuance, it has increased its funding capacity by more than £100m.

27 Sep 2013

Land Registry data shows property prices rising steadily

Mortgages

Land Registry data shows property prices rising steadily

The August data from Land Registry's House Price Index shows an annual price increase of 1.3% which takes the average property value in England and Wales to £164,654.

27 Sep 2013

Registrations for new homes hit six-year high

Mortgages

Registrations for new homes hit six-year high

UK registrations for new homes rose 25% for the year up to and including August, NHBC’s latest monthly figures reveal today.

27 Sep 2013

LV= extends whole of life policy

Protection

LV= extends whole of life policy

Protection specialist LV= has enhanced its whole of life policy, LifeTime+.

27 Sep 2013

Help to Buy could be a game changer in Scotland, say home builders

Mortgages

Help to Buy could be a game changer in Scotland, say home builders

Scottish home builders are today heralding the launch of what they consider could be a “game changing” new scheme to help more households onto and up the housing ladder.

27 Sep 2013

London house price growth hits double figures in Q3

Mortgages

London house price growth hits double figures in Q3

UK house prices increased by 0.9% in September and were 5.0% higher than September 2012, according to the latest House Price Index from Nationwide.

27 Sep 2013

52% of over 50s to use home to fund retirement

Retirement

52% of over 50s to use home to fund retirement

The ‘home is pension' generation - or HIPpies - has doubled in the last year, according to LV=, as more than half (52%) of working homeowners over 50 plan to use the equity in their home to fund their retirement - compared to a quarter (28%) in 2012.

27 Sep 2013

Virgin Money cuts high LTV rates by up to 0.20%

Mortgages

Virgin Money cuts high LTV rates by up to 0.20%

Virgin Money has announced a number of changes across its residential mortgage range. The updated range will be available from 27 September 2013.

26 Sep 2013

Domestic London outpaces Prime Central London

Mortgages

Domestic London outpaces Prime Central London

Prime central London house prices continue to show steady year on year growth, while the predominantly domestic markets of southwest London have recorded double digit rises as a wave of equity pushes out from the core central zone, says Savills.

26 Sep 2013

Shawbrook kicks off short term lending desk with new Lending Manager

Shawbrook kicks off short term lending desk with new Lending Manager

David Humphrey is moving from his role as a Sales Executive on the general Commercial Mortgages sales team to the new dedicated position of Lending Manager on the recently created Short Term Loan Team.

26 Sep 2013

LV join Source Home Insurance panel

Protection

LV join Source Home Insurance panel

Source Insurance announce the arrival of LV to their Home Insurance Panel to join current providers Aviva, AXA, Groupama, Sentinel, RSA & Zurich bringing the products on panel to eleven.

26 Sep 2013

Santander goes ERC-free on two-year tracker range

Mortgages

Santander goes ERC-free on two-year tracker range

As of Friday, Santander UK is building on its ‘FREEDOM' proposition with the launch of its ERC-free 2 year tracker range, available up to 90% LTV.

26 Sep 2013

Clydesdale mortgage failings redress expected to hit £42m

Mortgages

Clydesdale mortgage failings redress expected to hit £42m

Clydesdale Bank and Yorkshire Bank have responded to today’s announcement from the FCA regarding failings in calcuating mortgage repayments, indicating that the cost of redress could reach £42 million.

26 Sep 2013

Clydesdale Bank fined £8.9m for failings on 42,500 mortgages

Mortgages

Clydesdale Bank fined £8.9m for failings on 42,500 mortgages

The FCA has fined Clydesdale Bank for failing to inform its customers clearly of their rights after the bank miscalculated the repayments on over 42,500 mortgages.

26 Sep 2013

Skipton launches tracker & discounted rates from 1.78%

Mortgages

Skipton launches tracker & discounted rates from 1.78%

Skipton Building Society has today launched an attractive new range of two year tracker and discounted rate mortgages.

26 Sep 2013

Ebulliophobia - the fear of (non-existent) bubbles

Rob Barnard - Aldermore

Ebulliophobia - the fear of (non-existent) bubbles

The spectre of a housing bubble was among the many topics at the recent Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association debate in Westminster, prompting a more cheerful response than the newspaper headlines of late.

25 Sep 2013

Glasgow tops student BTL tables

Mortgages

Glasgow tops student BTL tables

Forget Oxford and Cambridge. Glasgow is the most desirable student town for UK landlords, according to research released today by property website Zoopla.co.uk.

25 Sep 2013

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