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Leeds BS launches new tracker

Mortgages

Leeds BS launches new tracker

Leeds Building Society has launched a new two year tracker mortgage with a Base Rate of +2.49% (currently 2.99%) and a low fee.

05 Mar 2014

New Omnis funds raise £125m in four-week offer period

Savings & Investments

New Omnis funds raise £125m in four-week offer period

Openwork’s new multi-asset model portfolios have attracted inflows of £125m during a four-week offer period which ended this week.

05 Mar 2014

Santander reduces rates on 2 year trackers

Mortgages

Santander reduces rates on 2 year trackers

On Thursday 6 March 2014, Santander for Intermediaries (SFI) will be reducing the rates on selected 2 year Trackers, which includes its Help to Buy: mortgage guarantee Tracker, by up to 0.45 per cent.

05 Mar 2014

Registration opens for Financial Services Expo Manchester

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Registration opens for Financial Services Expo Manchester

Front Events, the events company headed by James Prosser and organisers of May’s Financial Services Expo (FSE) Manchester, have today announced that visitor registration for the new exhibition is now open for those wishing to attend.

05 Mar 2014

Five years of record low rates but cost of borrowing edging up

Five years of record low rates but cost of borrowing edging up

With March 5th marking the fifth anniversary since the Bank of England base rate dropped to a record low of 0.5 per cent,analysis by MoneySuperMarket shows how borrowers have benefited from low lending rates.

05 Mar 2014

Economy grew by 0.7% in Q4 2013 says ONS

Economy grew by 0.7% in Q4 2013 says ONS

The economy grew by 0.7% in the final quarter of 2013, supported by higher household consumption, stronger investment and net trade. Output was 1.8% higher in 2013 than a year earlier.

05 Mar 2014

Fresh calls for financial planning to be taught in schools

Retirement

Fresh calls for financial planning to be taught in schools

The basics of financial planning should be taught in British secondary schools and colleges, according to the UK division of one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organisations.

05 Mar 2014

Bank of Scotland announce stamp duty relief for FTBs

Mortgages

Bank of Scotland announce stamp duty relief for FTBs

First time buyers who take out a mortgage through Bank of Scotland will benefit from receiving up to £2,500 to pay their Stamp Duty costs from the lender.

05 Mar 2014

Five years on: 0.5% base rate

Mortgages

Five years on: 0.5% base rate

Five years to the day since BoE's decision to cut interest rates to an all-time record low of 0.5% has profoundly transformed the UK’s saving and housing markets.

05 Mar 2014

CoE admits selling Wonga stake will take a 'little while'

CoE admits selling Wonga stake will take a 'little while'

The Church of England has admitted it will be a "little while" before it can dispose of its controversial £80,000 stake in the payday lender Wonga, and conceded it cannot guarantee that such blunders won't happen again.

05 Mar 2014

 

Omega Commercial Solutions announces new partnerhip

Omega Commercial Solutions announces new partnerhip

Omega Commercial has recently announced a new strategic partnership with specialist Property Capital Allowances Services provider, Oliver Rae Associates, to its members.

05 Mar 2014

Retirees support family financially - but 24% will leave no inheritance

Retirement

Retirees support family financially - but 24% will leave no inheritance

Two in five (39 per cent) people planning on retiring this year provide financial support to their families or other dependants, according to new research by Prudential - at the cost of leaving no inheritance.

05 Mar 2014

NACFB Expo stands sell out

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NACFB Expo stands sell out

All exhibitor stands are now sold out for the 5th NACFB’s annual Commercial Finance Expo, being held for the fifth year running.

04 Mar 2014

Industry awards and interior design

Industry awards and interior design

I'm going to be making an effort to blog more regularly this year - call it a late New Year's Resolution, if you like! With that in mind, here's what we've been up to recently...

04 Mar 2014

FCA says 1 in 10 firms still have risky incentive schemes

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FCA says 1 in 10 firms still have risky incentive schemes

The FCA has published its latest review of financial incentive schemes (which have played a bit part in recent mis-selling scandals), noting that while many firms had shown improvement there was still work to be done.

04 Mar 2014

Borro secures new £67m lending facility

Borro secures new £67m lending facility

Personal asset lender Borro has announced a new £67 million lending facility through Victory Park Capital, an asset management firm that provides debt and equity financing to middle-market companies.

04 Mar 2014

L&G chosen by GE Money Home Lending as exclusive DA route

Mortgages

L&G chosen by GE Money Home Lending as exclusive DA route

Legal & General Mortgage Club is pleased to announce it has been chosen by GE Money Home Lending as its exclusive route to market for Directly Authorised firms.

04 Mar 2014

Post-MMR support website launched by SimplyBiz

Mortgages

Post-MMR support website launched by SimplyBiz

The SimplyBiz Group has launched a new website for member firms offering all the material they will need to trade compliantly in the post-Mortgage Market Review world.

04 Mar 2014

Shawbrook launches new property investor products

Shawbrook launches new property investor products

Shawbrook Bank has announced it is launching two new products to help property professionals make the most of their portfolios.

04 Mar 2014

Halifax Intermediaries to pay stamp duty for FTBs

Mortgages

Halifax Intermediaries to pay stamp duty for FTBs

Halifax Intermediaries has today offered to pay the full stamp duty bill for first time buyers purchasing properties up to the value of £250,000.

04 Mar 2014

Lloyds Bank increases ISA rates

Savings & Investments

Lloyds Bank increases ISA rates

Lloyds Bank has today announced new savings rates across its range of ISAs ahead of the end of the tax year.

04 Mar 2014

AMI secures step towards consumer credit exemption for brokers

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AMI secures step towards consumer credit exemption for brokers

The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries has today announced it has taken another step towards securing exemption for mortgage brokers from consumer credit elements of new regulation.

04 Mar 2014

NACFB appoints Shawbrook Bank as lead sponsor

NACFB appoints Shawbrook Bank as lead sponsor

The National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers has appointed Shawbrook Bank as its principal sponsor for 2014.

03 Mar 2014

Call centres: what can the 'new shop floor' learn from the old?

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Call centres: what can the 'new shop floor' learn from the old?

[SPECIAL FEATURE: Darren Maw, managing director of HR and employment law firm Vista]

03 Mar 2014

Mortgage borrowers are failing to protect themselves, says survey

Protection

Mortgage borrowers are failing to protect themselves, says survey

Only 2.7% of people taking out new mortgages and 5.4% of existing borrowers have financial cover to ensure continuity of their payments if they become unemployed, says protection specialist Simon Burgess.

03 Mar 2014

Equity release specialist becomes Ambassador for later life adviser academy

Retirement

Equity release specialist becomes Ambassador for later life adviser academy

Stonehaven, the equity release specialist, has today been announced as the latest Ambassador of the Later Life Academy, the recently launched commercial and training organisation for later life advisers.

03 Mar 2014

Just Retirement lowers minimum fund size to help 'small pot' pension savers

Retirement

Just Retirement lowers minimum fund size to help 'small pot' pension savers

Just Retirement has reduced its minimum fund size to £2,000 enabling a larger number of pension savers to gain access to fully underwritten rates potentially generating extra income over the course of retirement.

03 Mar 2014

Adverse credit lender sees 500% increase in enquiries

Mortgages

Adverse credit lender sees 500% increase in enquiries

Magellan Homeloans, the specialist credit repair lender, says that the response it has received from both brokers and distributors to its new mortgage range and lower pricing has exceeded its expectations.

03 Mar 2014

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