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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

Brightstar responds to down valuations with free valuation on next property

Brightstar responds to down valuations with free valuation on next property

Brightstar Financial has responded to introducers' reports about the threat to clients' hopes of house purchase due to the frequency of down valuations.

27 Jan 2014

L&G launches protection calculator

Protection

L&G launches protection calculator

Legal & General has launched a new online group protection calculator that provides instant quotations for businesses looking to provide group life and group income protection policies for their employees.

24 Jan 2014

BBA: Mortgage lending highest since 2008

Mortgages

BBA: Mortgage lending highest since 2008

According to the British Bankers' Association, mortgage lending was 20% higher last year - and the highest since 2008.

24 Jan 2014

Nick Warren, Head of Lending at Regentsmead

In The Spotlight

Nick Warren, Head of Lending at Regentsmead

FR caught up with Head of Lending Nick Warren from development lender Regentsmead.

24 Jan 2014

Liberty SIPP freezes management charge in low fees pledge

Retirement

Liberty SIPP freezes management charge in low fees pledge

Liberty SIPP has pledged to keep its annual charges low – and keep them that way for two years.

24 Jan 2014

Growing number of BTL mortgages sparks landlord buying spree

Mortgages

Growing number of BTL mortgages sparks landlord buying spree

Choice of buy to let mortgages in the UK has increased dramatically in the last three months, spurring landlords to shift their existing equity towards new purchases, according to the latest Mortgages for Business Complex Buy to Let Index.

24 Jan 2014

Former EDL leader jailed for mortgage fraud

Mortgages

Former EDL leader jailed for mortgage fraud

The BBC has reported former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson has been jailed for 18 months for mortgage fraud.

24 Jan 2014

Nationwide cuts rates on 95% Save to Buy mortgages

Mortgages

Nationwide cuts rates on 95% Save to Buy mortgages

Nationwide Building Society is supporting first time buyers and home movers with smaller deposits by launching two new 2 year fixed rates at 95% LTV.

24 Jan 2014

Remortgage lending up 44% year-on-year

Mortgages

Remortgage lending up 44% year-on-year

LMS figures reveal that monthly gross remortgage lending increased by £61m in December, to £4.16bn.

24 Jan 2014

 

One sixth of retirees this year will have debts

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One sixth of retirees this year will have debts

One in six (17%) of those planning to retire this year will have debts outstanding, averaging £24,800 each, according to new research from Prudential.

24 Jan 2014

Average FTB deposit drops to £26,533 - but mortgage values rise

Mortgages

Average FTB deposit drops to £26,533 - but mortgage values rise

The number of monthly first-time buyers topped 29,000 for the first time since October 2007, according to the latest First Time Buyer Opinion Barometer from LSL Property Services.

24 Jan 2014

Promise Solutions MD launches secured loan club

Promise Solutions MD launches secured loan club

A club aimed at supporting brokers and networks in the sale of secured loans has been launched today.

23 Jan 2014

TMW introduces new BTL range

Mortgages

TMW introduces new BTL range

The Mortgage Works is introducing five new Buy to Let products, with effect from tomorrow, available to both first time and experienced landlords.

23 Jan 2014

West Brom cuts rates on high LTV products

Mortgages

West Brom cuts rates on high LTV products

The West Brom has reviewed its range of two year fixed rate mortgages, improving the choice of products for borrowers with smaller deposits.

23 Jan 2014

Government delays cap on pension charges by at least a year

Retirement

Government delays cap on pension charges by at least a year

The Government is delaying the introduction of a cap on pension charges for 'at least' a year, it has been announced today.

23 Jan 2014

Leeds lauches 10-year fix at 4.49%

Mortgages

Leeds lauches 10-year fix at 4.49%

Borrowers wanting to fix their monthly repayments for longer term security have more choice with a competitive new 10 year fixed rate mortgage with low fees from Leeds Building Society.

23 Jan 2014

Precise joins Buy to Let Business mortgage club panel

Mortgages

Precise joins Buy to Let Business mortgage club panel

Precise Mortgages has become the latest lender to join The Buy to Let Business mortgage club panel.

23 Jan 2014

IFAs back standardised approach to risk on DFM portfolios

Savings & Investments

IFAs back standardised approach to risk on DFM portfolios

Almost two thirds (64%) of intermediaries believe that since RDR it has become increasingly important to adopt a standardised approach to reviewing DFM portfolio performance relative to risk, according to Investec Wealth & Investment.

23 Jan 2014

Help to Buy hopefuls are 'unprepared' for the scheme

Mortgages

Help to Buy hopefuls are 'unprepared' for the scheme

Almost two fifths (39%) of 20 to 40-year-olds are planning to apply to the Government’s Help to Buy mortgage scheme in 2014, according to a report commissioned by Experian CreditExpert.

23 Jan 2014

CML: FLS withdrawal is not a threat to mortgage market

Mortgages

CML: FLS withdrawal is not a threat to mortgage market

In today's News & Views, the Council of Mortgage Lenders has said it believes that its prediction for strong mortgage lending growth won't be affected by the withdrawal of the Funding for Lending Scheme.

22 Jan 2014

From baby steps to blast off - why 2014 will be the year of crowdfunding

Savings & Investments

From baby steps to blast off - why 2014 will be the year of crowdfunding

SPECIAL FEATURE: Goncalo de Vasconcelos, founder of SyndicateRoom

22 Jan 2014

Hinckley & Rugby bring back their five year fix

Mortgages

Hinckley & Rugby bring back their five year fix

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has announced the return of a five year fixed rate product to the Society’s range.

22 Jan 2014

IBB launches UK's first Sharia compliant ISA

Savings & Investments

IBB launches UK's first Sharia compliant ISA

Islamic Bank of Britain, the UK’s only wholly Sharia compliant retail bank, today announced the launch of the IBB Notice Cash Individual Savings Account.

22 Jan 2014

2014 to see new lenders move into secured market as lending increases 44.7%

2014 to see new lenders move into secured market as lending increases 44.7%

The latest Secured Loans Index from Loans Warehouse reveals that secured lending in December reached a higher total lent than the same month in 2008.

22 Jan 2014

Bridgewater outlines next round of equity release masterclasses

Retirement

Bridgewater outlines next round of equity release masterclasses

Bridgewater Equity Release, the home reversion specialists, has today provided details of its first four Equity Release Advice Masterclass sessions being held around the country in the first half of 2014.

21 Jan 2014

Mortgage approvals continue to rise: BoE

Mortgages

Mortgage approvals continue to rise: BoE

Data released by the Bank of England today showed that mortgage approvals for house purchases continued to rise over the three months to November.

21 Jan 2014

Newcastle launches 80% LTV deal for intermediaries

Mortgages

Newcastle launches 80% LTV deal for intermediaries

Newcastle Intermediary Services has strengthened its mortgage portfolio for customers who wish to remortgage or for those with a larger deposit.

21 Jan 2014

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