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TBMC launches 80% BTL exclusives

Mortgages

TBMC launches 80% BTL exclusives

TBMC, the buy-to-let mortgage specialist, has launched two new exclusive buy-to-let mortgages with Mortgage Trust.

16 Jun 2014

Shawbrook Bank reaches £2bn savings milestone

Shawbrook Bank reaches £2bn savings milestone

Shawbrook Bank has surpassed £2billion in savings deposited by personal, SME and charity customers following its launch in 2011.

16 Jun 2014

Panacea launches social media guide for advisers

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Panacea launches social media guide for advisers

Panacea Adviser, the online community and resource for financial advisers, has today launched a new Social Media Guide aimed at helping advisers understand the benefits of social media and how to use it effectively.

16 Jun 2014

Rising prices are masking subdued mortgage activity: IMLA

Mortgages

Rising prices are masking subdued mortgage activity: IMLA

A new report from IMLA highlights a mismatch in housing and mortgage market activity, and urges caution from the Bank of England’s Financial Policy Committee ahead of its meeting on Tuesday 17 June.

14 Jun 2014

Simon Crone, VP - Mortgage Insurance Europe, Genworth

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Simon Crone, VP - Mortgage Insurance Europe, Genworth

We spoke to Simon Crone, Vice-President - Mortgage Insurance Europe, Genworth, about high LTV lending and housing supply post-Help to Buy.

13 Jun 2014

L&G opens up Post Office product availability

Mortgages

L&G opens up Post Office product availability

Building on the success of the launch with Appointed Representatives, Legal & General has extended the availability of its new range of products with the Post Office to include Nouveau firms.

13 Jun 2014

Aldermore makes changes to senior team

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Aldermore makes changes to senior team

Aldermore is today announcing two changes to its senior leadership team in its mortgages division.

13 Jun 2014

Carney hints at imminent interest rate rises

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Carney hints at imminent interest rate rises

In a speech given by Mark Carney at the at Mansion House yesterday, he indicated than an interest rate may be imminent.

13 Jun 2014

Ezbob launch encourages growing broker interest

Ezbob launch encourages growing broker interest

Ezbob, the online short term commercial SME lender, has announced that its soft launch to intermediaries has exceeded expectations, as it continues to develop its unique online offering and further enhance its process.

13 Jun 2014

Clive Willson joins Brightstar Financial as Director of Sales

Clive Willson joins Brightstar Financial as Director of Sales

In the wake of reaching the significant landmark of £500 million in specialist lending since its inception in 2011, Brightstar Financial has announced the appointment of Clive Willson as Director of Sales.

13 Jun 2014

 

London boosts house price increase of 8.5% in a year

Mortgages

London boosts house price increase of 8.5% in a year

House prices climb £21,000 or 8.5% in a year – but only 6.3% without London, according to the latest LSL England and Wales House Price Index.

13 Jun 2014

Take action to stop housing boom, warns Vince Cable

Mortgages

Take action to stop housing boom, warns Vince Cable

Business Secretary Vince Cable has said action must be taken to stop the housing boom in parts of the UK getting 'out of control'.

12 Jun 2014

Merger to create largest affordable housing advisers in UK

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Merger to create largest affordable housing advisers in UK

Mortgage Advice Bureau and That Mortgage Place have agreed a deal that will see a merger between two companies.

12 Jun 2014

LV= appoints Jon Pocock to promote retirement products

Retirement

LV= appoints Jon Pocock to promote retirement products

LV= has appointed Jon Pocock as Head of Portals and Integration for its retirement solutions business. Jon joins LV= from MGM Advantage where he was Portal and Platform Manager.

12 Jun 2014

Pensions outlook unclear if Scotland votes 'Yes', say NAPF members

Retirement

Pensions outlook unclear if Scotland votes 'Yes', say NAPF members

A recent poll by the National Association of Pension Funds of its members revealed that 95% still feel the outlook for workplace pensions is not adequately clear in case of a ‘yes’ vote for Scottish independence.

12 Jun 2014

Brightstar Financial boosts online presence

Brightstar Financial boosts online presence

Brightstar Financial has launched its new website which coincides with reaching the landmark figure of £500 million in completed business since its inception in 2011.

12 Jun 2014

BTL lending volume up 43% in April: CML

BTL lending volume up 43% in April: CML

CML data released this morning showed buy-to-let lending in April totalled £2.2bn, representing 16,200 loans.

12 Jun 2014

Mortgage lending continues to grow in April: CML

Mortgages

Mortgage lending continues to grow in April: CML

According to the latest data from the CML, home-owner house purchase lending in April increased month-on-month as lending continued to recover from the usual seasonal dip seen at the beginning of the year.

12 Jun 2014

FTB loans up 37% in April: CML

Mortgages

FTB loans up 37% in April: CML

First-time buyers took out 24,500 loans in April, up only slightly by 1% compared to March but 37% more than in April 2013, according to the latest data from the CML.

12 Jun 2014

Valuations bounce back in May

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Valuations bounce back in May

Activity in the UK housing market has bounced back from the effects of new mortgage affordability rules, according to chartered surveyors Connells Survey & Valuation.

12 Jun 2014

Home lending falls to 11-month low as demand slows

Mortgages

Home lending falls to 11-month low as demand slows

House purchase lending has fallen to an eleven month low, as demand slows among home-movers, according to the latest Mortgage Monitor from e.surv, the UK’s largest chartered surveyor.

12 Jun 2014

Intelliflo launches MMR MOT for advisers

Mortgages

Intelliflo launches MMR MOT for advisers

Six weeks after the Mortgage Market Review was implemented, Intelliflo, provider of web-based business management software for the financial services sector, has released its free MMR ‘MOT’.

11 Jun 2014

Aldermore strengthens executive team

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Aldermore strengthens executive team

Aldermore has appointed Vicki Harris as Group Strategy and Marketing Director.

11 Jun 2014

New entrants to the UK mortgage market

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New entrants to the UK mortgage market

[SPECIAL FEATURE: David Tweedy, market relations director at Target Group]

11 Jun 2014

Lack of price competition costing payday borrowers

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Lack of price competition costing payday borrowers

A lack of price competition means that payday loan customers may be paying too much for their loans, according to provisional findings from the Competition and Markets Authority.

11 Jun 2014

InterBay Commercial launches refurb loan product

InterBay Commercial launches refurb loan product

InterBay Commercial, part of the OneSavings Bank PLC Group, has released a term refurb loan product to its key partners.

11 Jun 2014

Big data could mean more regulatory fines for smaller firms

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Big data could mean more regulatory fines for smaller firms

The growth of Big Data will trigger a sharp rise in UK financial services firms being investigated, and potentially fined, by regulators, according to Data-as-a-Service provider, Anomaly42.

11 Jun 2014

NAPF says pension proposals will require 'huge effort'

Retirement

NAPF says pension proposals will require 'huge effort'

The National Association of Pension Funds today published its response to HM Treasury’s consultation ‘Freedom and choice in pensions’.

11 Jun 2014

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