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Average bridging rates reach record low of 1.19%

Average bridging rates reach record low of 1.19%

According to the latest West One Bridging Index, the sector continues to thrive with gross lending rising and the average rate dropping to a record low.

07 Feb 2014

Blemain takes to the road to raise lending awareness

Blemain takes to the road to raise lending awareness

Specialist lender Blemain Group has been touring the UK to highlight the increased range and versatility of products available to brokers and canvass their needs for customer lending.

06 Feb 2014

The Loughborough appoints Gateway as Panel Manager

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The Loughborough appoints Gateway as Panel Manager

Loughborough Building Society, with its proud 146 year heritage of delivering exceptional service to its members, has appointed Gateway as its new panel manager to oversee its valuation requirements.

06 Feb 2014

SPF Private Clients acquires GI & pensions firm

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SPF Private Clients acquires GI & pensions firm

SPF Private Clients is delighted to announce the acquisition of Wiltshire & Co, a general insurance and pensions business.

06 Feb 2014

Repossessed houses sell fastest in South East

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Repossessed houses sell fastest in South East

The Charlbury Group has revealed a regional disparity in how long it takes repossessed houses to sell.

06 Feb 2014

Specialist loans distributor adds Head of Compliance

Specialist loans distributor adds Head of Compliance

The UK’s largest specialist loans distributor, Enterprise Finance, is pleased to announce a new addition, Jackie Steel, to its fast-growing team.

06 Feb 2014

Liberty SIPP announces partnership with Barclays Stockbrokers

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Liberty SIPP announces partnership with Barclays Stockbrokers

The SIPP provider Liberty SIPP has announced a partnership with Barclays Stockbrokers.

06 Feb 2014

Masthaven Bridging completes £6m of loans on deadline day to remember

Masthaven Bridging completes £6m of loans on deadline day to remember

Masthaven Bridging Finance had a deadline day to remember when they completed on £6million of bridging loans in one day.

06 Feb 2014

Housing transactions hit 1m for first time since 2007

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Housing transactions hit 1m for first time since 2007

According to the latest House Price Index from Halifax, housing activity continues on an upward trend, with transactions last year exceeding one million for the first time since 2007.

06 Feb 2014

Masthaven upgrades online case tracker

Masthaven upgrades online case tracker

Masthaven Secured Loans has launched the latest enhancements to its broker support service with a range of upgrades to make the management of ongoing cases easier for brokers and their clients.

06 Feb 2014

 

Registration opens for NACFB Commercial Finance Expo

Registration opens for NACFB Commercial Finance Expo

The NACFB has today announced that registration is now open for its fifth show, which will take place on 25th JUne.

05 Feb 2014

Protection products are needed after mortgage approval leap

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Protection products are needed after mortgage approval leap

Mortgage approvals increased by 20% in 2013, the Bank of England has revealed, and with this comes an increased need for protection products according to insurance provider Paymentshield.

05 Feb 2014

Mortgage Brain app now available on Windows phones

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Mortgage Brain app now available on Windows phones

UKMortgages, Mortgage Brain’s mobile app, which promotes brokers and mortgage products to consumers, is now available on Windows 8 and Windows Phone devices.

05 Feb 2014

Halifax completes 1,000 Help to Buy mortgages

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Halifax completes 1,000 Help to Buy mortgages

Over one thousand homebuyers have now completed on the purchase of their new homes, buying their properties with Halifax Help to Buy mortgages.

05 Feb 2014

One Savings Bank joins with Phoebus Software & Kent Reliance

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One Savings Bank joins with Phoebus Software & Kent Reliance

Phoebus Software Limited has signed a five year deal with One Savings Bank.

05 Feb 2014

New banking reforms will require careful regulation

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New banking reforms will require careful regulation

SPECIAL FEATURE: Julian Korek, CEO and Founding Member at Kinetic Partners, the global professional services firm

05 Feb 2014

Source announces RSA join Landlord Insurance Panel

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Source announces RSA join Landlord Insurance Panel

This week Source Insurance have announced the arrival of RSA to the Landlord Insurance Panel to join current providers Towergate, Zurich and Landlord’s Choice.

05 Feb 2014

Competition hots up as Central Trust extends into Northern Ireland

Competition hots up as Central Trust extends into Northern Ireland

Secured loan lender, Central Trust, has announced it is extending the reach of its products and services to Northern Ireland and the Scottish Isles, making it the third lender to move into Northern Ireland since the start of the credit crunch.

05 Feb 2014

Prestige Finance introduces 'roving underwriter'

Prestige Finance introduces 'roving underwriter'

Prestige Finance, the intermediary focused secured loan lender, part of OneSavings Bank, has appointed Janet Frame as a roving underwriter.

05 Feb 2014

Former RBS chief Hester to lead RSA Insurance

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Former RBS chief Hester to lead RSA Insurance

RSA Insurance Group today announced the appointment of ex-RBS chief Stephen Hester as Group Chief Executive and a Director of the Company with immediate effect.

05 Feb 2014

Oakwood completes rebrand as Pepper UK

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Oakwood completes rebrand as Pepper UK

Following the announcement in September that Oakwood Global Finance and Engage Credit Limited had been acquired by Pepper Group, the company has now completed the integration by combining the businesses under the Pepper name.

05 Feb 2014

Keystone rolls out two new ranges up to 80% LTV

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Keystone rolls out two new ranges up to 80% LTV

Keystone Buy to Let Mortgages has launched two product ranges – Classic and Premier – to cater more closely to the changing borrowing needs of landlords.

05 Feb 2014

88% expect more secured loans business under new regulation

88% expect more secured loans business under new regulation

88% of brokers are expecting to write more secured loan business when consumer credit regulation comes into effect in April, a recent broker survey has discovered.

05 Feb 2014

First Complete launches roadshows encouraging brokers to share best practice

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First Complete launches roadshows encouraging brokers to share best practice

First Complete has just launched its first series of roadshows of the year for its members. Called 'kick off meetings', they will be taking place around the UK, looking at the opportunities and challenges facing brokers over the coming year.

04 Feb 2014

New lender and provider awards launched by Paradigm

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New lender and provider awards launched by Paradigm

Paradigm Mortgage Services, the mortgage services proposition, has today launched its new Lender and Provider of the Month Awards which will be voted for by its DA Partner members.

04 Feb 2014

Intermediaries report increased mortgage business in Q4

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Intermediaries report increased mortgage business in Q4

The average number of mortgages being introduced by intermediaries to lenders was up by 7% in Q4 2013, in comparison with Q3 according to the latest research from buy-to-let specialist Paragon Mortgages.

04 Feb 2014

Leeds BS introduces low-fee remortgage at 2.09%

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Leeds BS introduces low-fee remortgage at 2.09%

Homeowners looking to remortgage and reduce their monthly repayments are being offered a new low-fee mortgage from Leeds Building Society at a competitive rate of 2.09% fixed for two years.

04 Feb 2014

Omni Capital launches development finance range

Omni Capital launches development finance range

Providers of short and medium-term residential property finance, Omni Capital, has unveiled details of its new development funding product.

04 Feb 2014

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