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Two in five workers forced to retire early

Two in five workers forced to retire early

The latest report from Aegon has revealed that although many of us in the UK have a target age we would like to retire at, nearly two in five (38%) of today’s retirees were forced to stop working before they reached it.

08 Dec 2016

Hinckley & Rugby welcome two new networks to its Privileged Partners Group

Hinckley & Rugby welcome two new networks to its Privileged Partners Group

Hinckley & Rugby BS has announced today that it has welcomed two networks of mortgage brokers to its select group of Privileged Partners.

08 Dec 2016

Uinsure increases CSI to £75,000

Uinsure increases CSI to £75,000

Uinsure is increasing the Contents Sum Insured on its residential Home Insurance policy from £60,000 to £75,000.

08 Dec 2016

Al Rayan Bank surpasses £1 billion in assets

Al Rayan Bank surpasses £1 billion in assets

Al Rayan Bank has announced that the value of its retail and commercial assets has surpassed £1 billion for the first time.

08 Dec 2016

Y3S announces record £30m quarter

Y3S announces record £30m quarter

Y3S Group has announced a record quarter of completions via its second charge loan brands, Y3S Loans and Chaseblue Loans.

08 Dec 2016

Treasury hires Nucleus chief as fintech envoy

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Treasury hires Nucleus chief as fintech envoy

The Treasury has appointed Nucleus founder and chief executive David Ferguson as a regional fintech envoy to boost the growth of fintech in Scotland, to raise its profile and ensure the UK remains competitive in the market.

08 Dec 2016

Pepper launches 30-month fixed rate

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Pepper launches 30-month fixed rate

Pepper Homeloans has launched a limited edition residential mortgage offering 30-month fixed rates.

08 Dec 2016

Housing sales to see 'slow recovery' in 2017: RICS

Housing sales to see 'slow recovery' in 2017: RICS

Sales activity in the residential market is increasing, but a slow start to 2017 is expected due to a lack of stock, according to the November RICS Residential Market Survey.

08 Dec 2016

Conveyancing transactions soar 55% in three years

Conveyancing transactions soar 55% in three years

Productivity levels in the conveyancing market increased by a significant 55% over three years to reach an average rate of 110 transactions per conveyancer last year, according to Search Acumen.

08 Dec 2016

GDP growth steady but could fall 3.4% post-Brexit: NIESR

GDP growth steady but could fall 3.4% post-Brexit: NIESR

NIESR's latest UK GDP estimate suggests that output grew by 0.4% in the three months ending in November 2016.

07 Dec 2016

 

FCA and Hong Kong regulator announce new partnership

FCA and Hong Kong regulator announce new partnership

The FCA and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority have entered into a Co-operation Agreement to help promote financial innovation.

07 Dec 2016

Paragon launches graduated ICR in criteria shake-up

Paragon launches graduated ICR in criteria shake-up

Paragon is making changes to its affordability assessment for buy-to-let mortgages in response to the PRA’s new underwriting standards which will be implemented in April 2017.

07 Dec 2016

Over half to enter retirement with mortgage debt

Over half to enter retirement with mortgage debt

54% of mortgagees will still have over £10,000 left to pay at retirement, according to new more 2 life research.

07 Dec 2016

HSBC among three banks fined €485m for interest rate rigging

HSBC among three banks fined €485m for interest rate rigging

The European Commission has fined Crédit Agricole, HSBC and JPMorgan Chase a total of €485 million for participating in a cartel which rigged the Euribor benchmark.

07 Dec 2016

Cost of running DB scheme up 37%

Cost of running DB scheme up 37%

Costs for operating defined benefit schemes have increased by 37% year-on-year, according to The Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association.

07 Dec 2016

Number of remortgage applications completing rises in Q3: IMLA

Number of remortgage applications completing rises in Q3: IMLA

A higher proportion of remortgage applications resulted in lender offers in Q3 2016, despite the fallout from the Brexit vote, according to the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association.

07 Dec 2016

House price growth accelerates in November: Halifax

House price growth accelerates in November: Halifax

The annual rate of house price growth has increased for the first time for eight months, according to the latest Halifax house price index.

07 Dec 2016

Leeds launches lower stress rates for BTL remortgages

Leeds launches lower stress rates for BTL remortgages

Leeds Building has announced a number of criteria changes in response to the PRA’s new underwriting standards for buy-to-let mortgages.

07 Dec 2016

Remortgaging drives November growth as BTL valuations fall

Remortgaging drives November growth as BTL valuations fall

Remortgaging activity is continuing to drive growth in the market, whereas buy-to-let valuations have fallen following the Chancellor’s ban on lettings fees, according to Connells Survey & Valuation.

07 Dec 2016

HSBC increases all fixed rates and scraps 0.99% product

HSBC increases all fixed rates and scraps 0.99% product

HSBC has announced that it is increasing the rates of all fixed rate products by between 0.1% to 0.5%.

06 Dec 2016

Hinckley & Rugby mortgage advances up 34%

Hinckley & Rugby mortgage advances up 34%

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has reported a 34% rise in mortgage advances to £172 million, up from £128 million in the previous 12 months.

06 Dec 2016

TBMC launches BTL exclusives with Dudley BS

TBMC launches BTL exclusives with Dudley BS

TBMC has launched two new buy-to-let five-year fixed rate exclusives with Dudley Building Society.

06 Dec 2016

Fleet launches new limited company range

Fleet launches new limited company range

Fleet Mortgages has launched three new limited company products for those borrowers using corporate structures to purchase or remortgage.

06 Dec 2016

UK suffering first lost decade of growth for 150 years: Carney

UK suffering first lost decade of growth for 150 years: Carney

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney has warned that Britain is facing its "first lost decade since the 1860s" as real incomes fall in the wake of a global financial crisis and in the midst of a technological revolution.

06 Dec 2016

Newcastle Intermediaries enters Help to Buy market

Newcastle Intermediaries enters Help to Buy market

Newcastle Intermediaries has announced its entry into the Help to Buy New Build market, including both the standard 20% equity loan and 40% in London.

06 Dec 2016

Will Brexit boost engagement in retirement planning?

Will Brexit boost engagement in retirement planning?

Employers are expecting Britain's exit from the EU to impact employees’ pensions and pension planning, according to research by Close Brothers Asset Management, with just 9% of companies thinking the vote will have no impact on its staff.

06 Dec 2016

Atom Bank launches intermediary mortgage proposition

Atom Bank launches intermediary mortgage proposition

Atom Bank has launched its first range of residential mortgages through selected independent mortgage advisers.

06 Dec 2016

Pepper widens distribution through TBMC

Rob Barnard - Aldermore

Pepper widens distribution through TBMC

Pepper Homeloans has extended its distribution network to include buy-to-let specialist TBMC.

06 Dec 2016

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