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Hinckley & Rugby joins HomeLoan Partnership panel

Mortgages

Hinckley & Rugby joins HomeLoan Partnership panel

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has joined the panel of the HomeLoan Partnership, making the Society’s range of competitive mortgages available to HLP’s 300-strong network of mortgage intermediaries.

30 Jan 2014

Santander completes first HTB2 mortgage

Mortgages

Santander completes first HTB2 mortgage

Santander for Intermediaries has completed its first Help to Buy: mortgage guarantee loan - just three weeks since it launched its latest products.

30 Jan 2014

BoE: Mortgage market hits six-year high

Mortgages

BoE: Mortgage market hits six-year high

According to the Bank of England's latest Money & Credit report, mortgage lending and approvals both increased in December.

30 Jan 2014

Specialist insurer introduces new material for adviser toolkit

Protection

Specialist insurer introduces new material for adviser toolkit

Specialist protection insurer Exeter Family Friendly has introduced a new suite of material for its marketing toolkit, the Protection Path.

30 Jan 2014

Industry needs 'proper non-conforming sector', says Brightstar CEO

Mortgages

Industry needs 'proper non-conforming sector', says Brightstar CEO

Brightstar Financial, the specialist lending hub dedicated to the intermediary, believes that 2014 should see the revival of a fully functioning non-conforming mortgage sector.

30 Jan 2014

New lender launches flexible P2P site

New lender launches flexible P2P site

Madiston LendLoanInvest is launching a new P2P lending site that will offer investors and borrowers an unprecedented level of flexibility and control, allowing them to customise loans to suit their personal needs.

29 Jan 2014

Land Registry: House prices up 4.4%

Mortgages

Land Registry: House prices up 4.4%

The December data from Land Registry's House Price Index shows an annual price increase of 4.4% which takes the average property value in England and Wales to £167,353.

29 Jan 2014

Cost of 3- and 5-year fixes will rise this year, says specialist broker

Mortgages

Cost of 3- and 5-year fixes will rise this year, says specialist broker

Increased competitive pressure during the course of 2013 has held down the true cost of three and five year fixed rate buy to let mortgages according to research published today by specialist broker Mortgages for Business.

29 Jan 2014

Shawbrook expands its short term loans desk

Shawbrook expands its short term loans desk

Shawbrook Bank’s Commercial Mortgages division has bolstered its dedicated short term loans desk with two additions to this specialist team.

29 Jan 2014

Masthaven introduces affordability tool for brokers

Masthaven introduces affordability tool for brokers

Masthaven Secured Loans has introduced a new tool for brokers to quickly ascertain whether a client fits the lender’s criteria for an immediate application or whether the case requires referral to an underwriter.

29 Jan 2014

 

Encourage employees to opt back into pensions, urges think-tank

Retirement

Encourage employees to opt back into pensions, urges think-tank

Employees who opt-out of workplace pensions should be given regular ‘statements’ of their lost employer contributions, tax-relief, and what their pension pot would have been worth - to encourage them to opt back in.

29 Jan 2014

Lloyds introduce £500 remortgage offer

Mortgages

Lloyds introduce £500 remortgage offer

Lloyds Bank has today announced the launch of a new offer for remortgage customers.

29 Jan 2014

Coventry BS launches resi range from 1.89%

Mortgages

Coventry BS launches resi range from 1.89%

Coventry Building Society launches new residential mortgage products including highly competitive base rate trackers with rates starting from 1.89%.

29 Jan 2014

Broker predicts £1m+ mortgage market to grow in 2014

Mortgages

Broker predicts £1m+ mortgage market to grow in 2014

Today, Springtide Capital has predicted that the pricing and availability of mortgage finance at £1m and above will be at its most competitive since before the financial crisis.

28 Jan 2014

Help to Buy creates 46 new homeowners a day

Mortgages

Help to Buy creates 46 new homeowners a day

Help to Buy: equity loan has created 46 new homeowners every day since its launch, new figures from DCLG show today.

28 Jan 2014

Skipton cuts rates on 2- and 3-year fixes

Mortgages

Skipton cuts rates on 2- and 3-year fixes

Skipton Building Society is today reducing the interest rates on its two and three year fixed rate residential mortgages.

28 Jan 2014

Lawyers are often their own worst enemies

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Lawyers are often their own worst enemies

As the year turns and resolutions are made, and broken, the crystal ball gazers in the media run their predictions for the year to come.

28 Jan 2014

Broker Conveyancing reports purchase instructions increased 44% in Q4

Legal

Broker Conveyancing reports purchase instructions increased 44% in Q4

The last quarter of 2013 continued the trend for increased purchased and remortgage instructions, according to the latest figures released today by broker-focused conveyancing distributor, Broker Conveyancing.

28 Jan 2014

The Cambridge launches remortgage-only product

Mortgages

The Cambridge launches remortgage-only product

The Cambridge Building Society is launching new 2 year fixed and 2 year discounted re-mortgage only products to all mortgage intermediaries and direct customers on Wednesday.

28 Jan 2014

Hinckley & Rugby launches new 2.55% mortgage

Mortgages

Hinckley & Rugby launches new 2.55% mortgage

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has today launched two new mortgages and cut the interest rates on two more.

28 Jan 2014

Industry heavyweights launch Liquid Finance

Industry heavyweights launch Liquid Finance

Financial services industry heavyweights, Richard Morley & Ian Morrison, today announced the launch of Liquid Finance.

28 Jan 2014

Clearly Loans launches secured product in Northern Ireland

Clearly Loans launches secured product in Northern Ireland

Clearly Loans has announced the successful launch one of the first mainstream secured loan products in Northern Ireland since the start of the credit crunch.

28 Jan 2014

Will FTSE break 7000 in 2014?

Features

Will FTSE break 7000 in 2014?

Halifax Share Dealing finds retail investors expect the FTSE 100 Share Index to breach the significant 7000 barrier this year.

27 Jan 2014

Government welcomes high Universal Credit take-up by under-25s

Mortgages

Government welcomes high Universal Credit take-up by under-25s

A proposal to restrict housing benefit for under-25 year olds could damage the future prospects of those who are most in need of help, Homeless Link has warned.

27 Jan 2014

Sainsbury’s Bank cuts the rate on personal loans between £7,500 and £15,000

Sainsbury’s Bank cuts the rate on personal loans between £7,500 and £15,000

Sainsbury’s Bank has reduced the rate on personal loans between £7,500 and £15,000 to 4.6% APR Representative*.

27 Jan 2014

Aldermore launches customised fixed rate for SMEs

Features

Aldermore launches customised fixed rate for SMEs

Aldermore has today launched its Customised Fixed Rate Account (CFRA) for business savers, which allows SMEs, sole traders and the self-employed to select the exact maturity dates and interest rates to suit their saving needs.

27 Jan 2014

One in four approaching retirement oblivious to annuity alternatives

Retirement

One in four approaching retirement oblivious to annuity alternatives

25% of people approaching retirement think they have to purchase annuities through their existing pension providers – a mistake that could cost them thousands.

27 Jan 2014

MSL cuts rates and increases loan sizes

MSL cuts rates and increases loan sizes

Masthaven Secured Loans (MSL), part of the Masthaven group, has announced a significant overhaul of its core product range with increased loan sizes and reduced rates.

27 Jan 2014

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