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Responsible Equity Release appoints Partnership Development Manager

Latest News

Responsible Equity Release appoints Partnership Development Manager

As part on their ongoing commitment to helping financial intermediaries to get involved in equity release, Responsible Equity Release has appointed Mark Pepper as Partnership Development Manager.

10 Jun 2014

Keep interest-only momentum going, urges FCA

Mortgages

Keep interest-only momentum going, urges FCA

The FCA has responded to figures released by the CML that show lenders have fulfilled their commitment to contact interest-only borrowers.

10 Jun 2014

BoE: BTL advances up 65% in Q1

BoE: BTL advances up 65% in Q1

The Bank of England and Financial Conduct Authority today published the latest Mortgage Lenders and Administrators Statistics for the United Kingdom covering the period Q1 2014.

10 Jun 2014

FCA finalises changes to client assets rules

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FCA finalises changes to client assets rules

The Financial Conduct Authority has today finalised changes to the client money and custody assets rules.

10 Jun 2014

Lenders have met interest-only commitment, says CML

Mortgages

Lenders have met interest-only commitment, says CML

The Council of Mortgage Lenders is pleased to report that mortgage lenders have successfully met a commitment they gave a year ago to contact their borrowers with interest-only mortgages.

10 Jun 2014

Kensington grows intermediary team

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Kensington grows intermediary team

Kensington, is growing its broker sales team, as the lender pledges its intent to invest more in developing intermediary business.

10 Jun 2014

NACFB expo adds Aldermore as lead sponsor

NACFB expo adds Aldermore as lead sponsor

Aldermore has announced that they are one of the lead sponsors of the upcoming NACFB Commercial Finance Expo taking place on Wednesday 25th June at the NEC, Birmingham.

10 Jun 2014

FSE Manchester 2014 - Louisa Sedgwick, Leeds Building Society

FSE Manchester 2014 - Louisa Sedgwick, Leeds Building Society

We spoke to Louisa Sedgwick from Leeds Building Society at FSE Manchester recently about what mutuals have to offer to the mortgage market and innovation within lending.

07 Jun 2014

The house price bubble conundrum

Blogs

The house price bubble conundrum

[Blog from Simon Crone, President, Commercial – Mortgage Insurance Europe at Genworth]

07 Jun 2014

Further reform needed to solve housing issues, warns IMF

Mortgages

Further reform needed to solve housing issues, warns IMF

Speaking at the end of a tour of the UK, the International Monetary Fund MD Christine Lagarde has said the UK needs to increase its housebuilding output as demand continues to outstrip supply.

06 Jun 2014

 

April sees further growth in consumer finance

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April sees further growth in consumer finance

Figures released today by the Finance & Leasing Association show that new business grew by 7% in April 2014, compared with the same month last year.

06 Jun 2014

Aldermore boosts board with two new appointments

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Aldermore boosts board with two new appointments

Aldermore has appointed two Non-Executive Directors to its Board. John Hitchins and Cathy Turner both bring extensive experience and knowledge of UK banking to their new roles.

06 Jun 2014

Funding Circle offers double commission deal

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Funding Circle offers double commission deal

As part of Funding Circle’s ongoing commitment to introducers, the online marketplace for business loans is offering a double headed summer giveaway.

06 Jun 2014

Regulation costs up to 20% of small firms' income

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Regulation costs up to 20% of small firms' income

Research conducted by the Association of Professional Financial Advisers has found that the total annual cost of regulation for the financial advice industry is almost half a billion pounds.

06 Jun 2014

Pepper updates IT systems for mortgage origination

Mortgages

Pepper updates IT systems for mortgage origination

Pepper UK Limited, the mortgage servicer formerly known as Oakwood Global Finance, has appointed BancTec to provide a new front-end loan origination portal to integrate with Pepper’s existing technological offering.

06 Jun 2014

TMA rebrands to target DAs

Mortgages

TMA rebrands to target DAs

TMA is rebranding and relaunching its proposition as the first step to creating a standalone brand dedicated to the directly authorised market for LSL Property Services.

06 Jun 2014

Homeowners unprepared for mortgage payments to soar

Mortgages

Homeowners unprepared for mortgage payments to soar

Homebuyers are severely overestimating their ability to repay their mortgage and could see their finances stretched to breaking point in the event of an interest rate rise, according to Experian.

06 Jun 2014

BoE maintains bank rate at 0.5%

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BoE maintains bank rate at 0.5%

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee has voted to keep base rate at 0.5% once again, marking the 63rd consecutive month of record-low rates.

05 Jun 2014

Vertex appoints Business Development Director

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Vertex appoints Business Development Director

Vertex Financial Services has appointed Steve Stone as Business Development Director to help steer the company towards further growth.

05 Jun 2014

NatWest refreshes intermediary mortgage range

Mortgages

NatWest refreshes intermediary mortgage range

NatWest Intermediary Solutions will tomorrow introduce a number of residential rate changes to its intermediary range.

05 Jun 2014

House prices see first monthly rise since March: Halifax

Mortgages

House prices see first monthly rise since March: Halifax

The average UK house price in May was 8.7% higher than the same period last year, according to the latest house price survey from Halifax.

05 Jun 2014

Radical overhaul needed in pre-retirement communication

Retirement

Radical overhaul needed in pre-retirement communication

Research among 40 key annuity providers and pensions’ experts by Equiniti highlights the need to improve pensioner communication.

05 Jun 2014

MAS launches retirement adviser directory

Retirement

MAS launches retirement adviser directory

The Money Advice Service has launched a consultation on creating a new directory to make it easier for consumers to find a regulated adviser as they approach retirement and beyond.

05 Jun 2014

Skipton increases interest rates on 3-year ISAs

Savings & Investments

Skipton increases interest rates on 3-year ISAs

Skipton Building Society will today launch a new Fixed Rate ISA range which sees interest rates increase on its three year products.

05 Jun 2014

Scottish independence a 'time bomb' for advisers?

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Scottish independence a 'time bomb' for advisers?

A yes vote for Scottish Independence is a potential time bomb for advisers based in Scotland and would also impact advisers in the rest of the UK, according to adviser software specialist, Intelliflo.

05 Jun 2014

The Mansfield increases intermediary support with new BDM

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The Mansfield increases intermediary support with new BDM

The Mansfield Building Society has announced the appointment of Stuart Bryce as Business Development Manager.

05 Jun 2014

Aldermore joins bridging trade body ASTL

Aldermore joins bridging trade body ASTL

Aldermore has become the ASTL’s newest member having joined the trade body at the beginning of this week on June 1st.

05 Jun 2014

Masthaven Secured Loans strengthens underwriting team

Masthaven Secured Loans strengthens underwriting team

Masthaven Secured Loans has announced the appointment of Krystle Clark to its underwriting department, as MSL looks to build on its service to intermediaries.

04 Jun 2014

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