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Fall-throughs on home purchases increase 10%

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Fall-throughs on home purchases increase 10%

Spring is typically the time that we see a rise in activity in the property market and spring 2014 has been no exception.

08 Apr 2014

The Mansfield cuts its 95% product rate by 0.5%

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The Mansfield cuts its 95% product rate by 0.5%

The Mansfield has relaunched its 95% discounted rate product for clients in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and South Yorkshire with a new initial rate of 4.49% and reduced the completion fee from £600 to £300.

08 Apr 2014

LV= joins First Complete panel as full member

Protection

LV= joins First Complete panel as full member

LV= has become a full member of First Complete’s protection panel bringing the number of providers on the panel to nine.

08 Apr 2014

Masthaven Bridging appoints Jim Baker as senior BDM

Masthaven Bridging appoints Jim Baker as senior BDM

Masthaven Bridging has appointed Jim Baker to be their Business Development Manager in the North of England and Scotland.

08 Apr 2014

Landlords' views on BTL finance become steadily more positive

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Landlords' views on BTL finance become steadily more positive

Landlords’ perception of the availability of buy-to-let finance is now at its highest post-crisis level, a survey by Paragon Mortgages has revealed.

07 Apr 2014

Shawbrook boosts secured lending team

Shawbrook boosts secured lending team

Shawbrook’s Secured Lending division has announced they have welcomed Claire Rankin and Paula Purdy to the team.

07 Apr 2014

Spring Finance appoints Head of New Business

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Spring Finance appoints Head of New Business

Spring Finance, the Hertfordshire-based company which operates in the second charge loan market, has strengthened its management team.

07 Apr 2014

Two thirds of FTBs underestimate how long it will take to own a home

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Two thirds of FTBs underestimate how long it will take to own a home

There is a marked difference between the expectations of those hoping to get on the housing ladder and the reality, according to new research from Clydesdale Bank and Yorkshire Bank.

07 Apr 2014

Greenfield Capital gets FCA authorisation

Mortgages

Greenfield Capital gets FCA authorisation

Greenfield Capital has announced that it has been granted approval by the Financial Conduct Authority and is now authorised to offer regulated mortgage contracts.

07 Apr 2014

Post Office reveals Help to Buy rates

Mortgages

Post Office reveals Help to Buy rates

Post Office has today revealed details of its Help to Buy mortgage rates, following the business’ announcement that it had joined the Government’s scheme earlier this year with its financial services partner Bank of Ireland UK.

07 Apr 2014

 

Compliance outstrips client charging as main adviser concern

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Compliance outstrips client charging as main adviser concern

A survey by specialist adviser software firm, Intelliflo shows that compliance reporting far outstrips concerns about client charging among advisers.

07 Apr 2014

Saffron Building Society confirms MMR-readiness

Mortgages

Saffron Building Society confirms MMR-readiness

Saffron Building Society says it will be ready to implement the changes required by the Mortgage Market Review with effect from Thursday 24th April.

07 Apr 2014

Average bridging interest rates drop to 1.19%

Average bridging interest rates drop to 1.19%

Bridging interest rates are significantly lower than a year ago, according to the latest West One Bridging Index.

07 Apr 2014

Concerns about price and availability top the list for homeowners

Mortgages

Concerns about price and availability top the list for homeowners

The 2014 Annual Homeowner Survey has found concern about house prices and the availability of homes has spread across the UK, with high property prices and the ability for of FTBs to get on the property ladder as the main issues.

07 Apr 2014

L&G technology helps claim £41.2m against life and CI cover

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L&G technology helps claim £41.2m against life and CI cover

Legal & General affiliate IFAs and tied advisers helped their clients claim £41.2m against life and critical illness policies in 2013 thanks to the firm’s Early Warning System technology, good business practice and excellent client relationships.

04 Apr 2014

Be patient with mistakes post-MMR, CML chief urges regulator

Mortgages

Be patient with mistakes post-MMR, CML chief urges regulator

Speaking at the CML' annual lunch today, Paul Smee, CML's director general, focused his speech on the impact the MMR will have on the UK mortgage market when introduced this month and urged the FCA to be patient in the transfer.

04 Apr 2014

Newcastle BS launches tracker at 1.80% above base rate

Mortgages

Newcastle BS launches tracker at 1.80% above base rate

Newcastle Building Society Intermediary Services has launched a new range of mortgage products including a market leading Base Rate Tracker.

04 Apr 2014

Warning: Ten things that will make you weep bitter tears of anguish

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Warning: Ten things that will make you weep bitter tears of anguish

[SPECIAL FEATURE: Oliver Chesher, managing director of Galibier PR]

04 Apr 2014

Shawbrook launches 18 month fixed rate bond at 1.85% AER

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Shawbrook launches 18 month fixed rate bond at 1.85% AER

Shawbrook Bank has launched a new 18 month Fixed Rate Bond offering savers a rate of 1.85 % AER.

04 Apr 2014

Number of serious rent arrears drops by a third

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Number of serious rent arrears drops by a third

Tenants struggling with late rent have made significant progress in the last twelve months, according to the latest Tenant Arrears Tracker by LSL Property Services plc, owners of Templeton LPA, the specialist practice of LPA Receivers.

04 Apr 2014

AXA announces reduced platform charges for larger portfolios

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AXA announces reduced platform charges for larger portfolios

AXA Wealth has today announced new reduced charges for larger portfolios on its Elevate investment platform.

04 Apr 2014

House prices fall 1.1% in March: Halifax

Mortgages

House prices fall 1.1% in March: Halifax

House prices fell by -1.1% in March, according to the latest House Price Index from Halifax.

04 Apr 2014

AMI announces annual dinner

Mortgages

AMI announces annual dinner

The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries will be holding our eleventh AMI Annual Dinner on Thursday 12th June 2014. For the eleventh consecutive year this will be sponsored by Santander for Intermediaries.

04 Apr 2014

High LTV lending increases in Q1: BoE

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High LTV lending increases in Q1: BoE

High LTV lending has increased as lender appetites for risk have grown, according to the latest Credit Conditions Survey from the Bank of England.

03 Apr 2014

Leeds BS to be MMR-compliant ahead of deadline

Mortgages

Leeds BS to be MMR-compliant ahead of deadline

Leeds Building Society will be compliant with the new regulations under the Mortgage Market Review for intermediary mortgages on 14th April, ahead of the 26th April deadline.

03 Apr 2014

RBS to close 44 branches in UK despite pledge

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RBS to close 44 branches in UK despite pledge

The Royal Bank of Scotland has announced it is closing 44 branches across the UK, despite pledging in 2010 not to close such branches.

03 Apr 2014

NatWest introduces Saturday opening for broker messaging service

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NatWest introduces Saturday opening for broker messaging service

This weekend, NatWest Intermediary Solutions is introducing a new Saturday opening for LiveTALK - its popular broker instant messaging service.

03 Apr 2014

FCA to move out of Canary Wharf

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FCA to move out of Canary Wharf

The Financial Conduct Authority is relocating to new 43,000 sq ft premises in East London, it has been reported by the Financial Times.

03 Apr 2014

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