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Number of 90% LTV products at eight-year high

Number of 90% LTV products at eight-year high

The number of 90% and 95% LTV products have seen a "significant boost" in numbers over the past month, after falling slightly following the Referendum result.

07 Nov 2016

Tenet launches direct to lender second charge panel

Tenet launches direct to lender second charge panel

Tenet has today launched a direct to lender second charge panel, with five initial lenders including Masthaven Secured Loans, Precise Mortgages, Paragon Personal Finance, Shawbrook Bank and Step One Finance.

07 Nov 2016

Downsizers turning to equity release as prices rise

Downsizers turning to equity release as prices rise

Older homeowners have unrealistic expectations about how much money they will raise from downsizing as a lack of suitable homes drives up prices, according to Key Partnerships research.

07 Nov 2016

Advisers back FCA's equity release qualification changes

Advisers back FCA's equity release qualification changes

67% of advisers welcome the FCA’s plans to introduce a new standalone equity release qualification, according to more 2 life research.

07 Nov 2016

DWP calls for abolition of state pension triple lock

DWP calls for abolition of state pension triple lock

The DWP committee enquiry has called for the scrapping of the state pension triple lock and proposes replacing it in 2020 with an earnings link combined with an inflation-proofing underpin.

07 Nov 2016

HSBC Q3 profits fall 86%

HSBC Q3 profits fall 86%

HSBC has reported an 86% fall in third quarter profits to $843 million.

07 Nov 2016

Annual house price growth falls to three year low: Halifax

Annual house price growth falls to three year low: Halifax

House prices in the three months to October were 5.2% higher than in the same three months a year earlier, continuing the downward trend seen over the past six months after the annual rate reached 10.0% in March, according to the latest Halifax house price index.

07 Nov 2016

Million pound house sales up 12%

Million pound house sales up 12%

The number of million pound house sales rose 12% in the first half of 2016 compared to H1 2015, according to research by Lloyds Bank.

05 Nov 2016

In the Spotlight with Stuart Wilson, more 2 life

In the Spotlight with Stuart Wilson, more 2 life

We spoke to Stuart Wilson, Marketing Director at more 2 life, about the issues facing retirees in the current economic environment and the future of the equity release market.

04 Nov 2016

The housing market - underperforming or a return to health?

The housing market - underperforming or a return to health?

Weighing up the state of the housing market at any particular time is difficult given the range of statistics that are continually bandied about. Today’s underperforming and underwhelming appraisal of activity might be tomorrow’s strengthening and developing ‘return to health’ depending on which organisation’s statistics you read, and which you believe.

04 Nov 2016

 

Will rising inflation expose a shortage of valuation surveyors?

Will rising inflation expose a shortage of valuation surveyors?

There are too few valuation surveyors to deal with the greater demand for their services that will follow a rise in interest rates sparked by Brexit, warns EDM Mortgage Support Services.

04 Nov 2016

What does technology mean to your business?

What does technology mean to your business?

If you’re a one-man band or a small advisory practice then I suspect, like many, technology is the hardware and software you use, perhaps the CRM system you run, and potentially your use of social media. It’s unlikely that you’ll be sitting down to build your own systems from scratch – although I certainly don’t rule this out; instead I suspect you are taking off-the-shelf solutions and tailoring them to your own business. And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. But, even then, are you getting the most out of them?

04 Nov 2016

Mortgage Brain appoints Lender Development Manager

Mortgage Brain appoints Lender Development Manager

Mortgage Brain has appointed Karen Faulkner as its new Lender Development Manager.

04 Nov 2016

Keystone scraps age limits on limited company and joint applications

Keystone scraps age limits on limited company and joint applications

Keystone Property Finance has made changes to its Classic Range lending criteria, including removing upper age limits on its Classic Range for applicants borrowing via limited company.

04 Nov 2016

Royal London life and pensions business up 30%

Royal London life and pensions business up 30%

Royal London's new life and pensions business totalled £6.3bn to the end of September, an annual rise of 30%.

04 Nov 2016

ABI urged to reinstate ‘annuity window’ rate tracking

ABI urged to reinstate ‘annuity window’ rate tracking

Hargreaves Lansdown has today written to the ABI asking for it to reinstate the tracking and publication of insurance company annuity rates.

04 Nov 2016

FSE Midlands: FCA concerned about rise of 'high-risk' lending

FSE Midlands: FCA concerned about rise of 'high-risk' lending

Speaking at today’s FSE Midlands, Lynda Blackwell, Mortgage Sector Manager at the FCA, said that the regulator was looking at a number of challenges that might impact on future growth in the market, in particular potential increases in business activity in high-risk product areas.

03 Nov 2016

FSE Midlands: U-turn on tax relief changes unlikely

FSE Midlands: U-turn on tax relief changes unlikely

A u-turn from Chancellor Philip Hammond in the Autumn Statement on the mortgage interest tax relief changes – due to be introduced in April next year - are unlikely, says David Whittaker of Mortgages for Business.

03 Nov 2016

FSE Midlands: Industry applauds resilience of mortgage market

FSE Midlands: Industry applauds resilience of mortgage market

The UK housing and mortgage market has shown a strong degree of resilience post-Referendum, according to a panel of industry experts.

03 Nov 2016

FSE Midlands: Equity release will be a £5bn market by 2020

FSE Midlands: Equity release will be a £5bn market by 2020

The equity release market will “comfortably be a £5bn market by 2020” said Key Retirement’s Dean Mirfin at today’s FSE Midlands at the RICOH Arena in Coventry.

03 Nov 2016

Bank of England raises 2017 growth forecasts to 1.4%

Bank of England raises 2017 growth forecasts to 1.4%

The Bank of England has raised its 2017 growth forecasts from 0.8% to 1.4% in its latest inflation report.

03 Nov 2016

MPC votes unanimously to hold Bank Rate at 0.25%

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MPC votes unanimously to hold Bank Rate at 0.25%

The Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee has voted unanimously to maintain Bank Rate at 0.25%.

03 Nov 2016

Lloyds launches £500 cashback for remortgagors

Lloyds launches £500 cashback for remortgagors

Lloyds Bank has launched a £500 cashback offer for customers who remortgage from another lender.

03 Nov 2016

The Mortgage Lender partners with John Charcol

The Mortgage Lender partners with John Charcol

The Mortgage Lender has announced a new partnership with mortgage broker John Charcol.

03 Nov 2016

NatWest launches new intermediary website

NatWest launches new intermediary website

NatWest Intermediary Solutions has launched a new website with redesigned navigation and content.

03 Nov 2016

Standard Life pulls out of open annuity market

Standard Life pulls out of open annuity market

Standard Life has been confirmed as the sixth provider to pull out of the open annuity market since the pension freedoms were announced.

03 Nov 2016

CII launches new pension transfers qualification

CII launches new pension transfers qualification

The Chartered Insurance Institute has launched a new pension transfers qualification.

03 Nov 2016

Shawbrook to launch lending into retirement range in Q1

Shawbrook to launch lending into retirement range in Q1

Shawbrook has confirmed the continued development of its lending into retirement product set with a launch expected in Q1 2017.

03 Nov 2016

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