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Over a million microbusinesses resort to payday loans over banks

Over a million microbusinesses resort to payday loans over banks

UK microbusinesses have little confidence in borrowing from the banks in the near future, reveals Amigo Loans.

10 Feb 2014

Lancashire Mortgage Corporation's Lorenzo takes on Tough Guy Challenge - again!

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Lancashire Mortgage Corporation's Lorenzo takes on Tough Guy Challenge - again!

A high flyer from Lancashire Mortgage Corporation wants to rally another industry team to take on the notorious Tough Guy Challenge after successfully leading a group of lenders and brokers around the punishing assault course.

10 Feb 2014

78% of IFAs see positive outlook for UK economy this year

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78% of IFAs see positive outlook for UK economy this year

Matrix Solutions, the business intelligence company for the financial services sector, has today released new research showing that 78% of IFAs expect to see an improvement in the UK economy over the next 12 months.

10 Feb 2014

Regulation specialists command higher pay as roles increase

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Regulation specialists command higher pay as roles increase

Specialists in regulatory advisory or financial crime roles are particularly heavily sought after, amplified by increasing scrutiny from regulators of smaller and mid-sized financial institutions.

10 Feb 2014

Scottish Widows cuts rates on fixed rate and tracker mortgages

Mortgages

Scottish Widows cuts rates on fixed rate and tracker mortgages

Scottish Widows Bank has announces changes to a number of its products today, including its niche Professional range.

10 Feb 2014

Halifax cuts rates by up to 0.20% on 2-year products

Mortgages

Halifax cuts rates by up to 0.20% on 2-year products

Halifax Intermediaries has today announced a number of changes to its product range, including on first-time buyer and new build mortgages.

10 Feb 2014

Firmus Secured Loans joins Promise panel

Firmus Secured Loans joins Promise panel

Firmus Secured Loans has become the latest lender to join Promise Solutions’ Secured Loan Panel.

10 Feb 2014

Financial Reporter launches ‘bigger and better’ Industry Awards

Mortgages

Financial Reporter launches ‘bigger and better’ Industry Awards

We are pleased to announce today the launch of our fifth annual Awards programme, the only industry awards in which the voter has the freedom to nominate whichever individual or company they see as a candidate.

10 Feb 2014

Masthaven launches purchase BTL product

Mortgages

Masthaven launches purchase BTL product

Masthaven Secured Loans continues to demonstrate its ability to innovate and today launched its latest product aimed at helping customers gain access to more flexible funding for BTL property.

10 Feb 2014

8 in 10 MPs want a clear exit strategy for Help to Buy

Mortgages

8 in 10 MPs want a clear exit strategy for Help to Buy

MPs from across the political spectrum think that there needs to be an exit strategy for the Government’s Help to Buy scheme to ensure it can end in 2017 as planned.

10 Feb 2014

 

House sales see highest year-on-year increase in a decade, says Lloyds Bank

Mortgages

House sales see highest year-on-year increase in a decade, says Lloyds Bank

Property sales in the six months to September 2013 rose to their highest level since the start of housing downturn in 2007, according to new research by Lloyds Bank.

08 Feb 2014

Blemain reveals range of changes including its new lowest rate

Blemain reveals range of changes including its new lowest rate

Blemain Finance has announced that, with its determination to double lending this year, it has enhanced its product range for the third time in three months.

07 Feb 2014

Toni Smith, Sales Operations Director at First Complete

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Toni Smith, Sales Operations Director at First Complete

Financial Reporter chatted to Toni Smith, Sales Operations Director at First Complete about key issues for this year and how MMR will affect networks.

07 Feb 2014

Quarter of retirees don't feel ready to stop working

Retirement

Quarter of retirees don't feel ready to stop working

New research from Prudential has highlighted how attitudes to retirement are changing, with nearly one in four (23%) people planning to retire this year saying they don’t feel ready to stop working altogether.

07 Feb 2014

EXCLUSIVE: FSE London 2013 - Broker Panel - AMI Theatre

Retirement

EXCLUSIVE: FSE London 2013 - Broker Panel - AMI Theatre

Another exclusive video from FSE London here - this time, it's the Broker Panel which took place in the AMI Theatre.

07 Feb 2014

MEPs reject moves to scrap out of court insolvency

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MEPs reject moves to scrap out of court insolvency

This week the European Parliament voted on new cross-border insolvency rules endorsing the principle of out of court proceedings.

07 Feb 2014

New 5-year fix and rate cuts from Hinckley & Rugby

Mortgages

New 5-year fix and rate cuts from Hinckley & Rugby

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society, which lends throughout England & Wales, has today launched a new five year fixed rate mortgage and cut the interest rate on a two year discount.

07 Feb 2014

Personal insolvencies at eight-year low

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Personal insolvencies at eight-year low

According to the latest data from the Insolvency Service, personal insolvencies fell to an eight-year low in 2013.

07 Feb 2014

P2P lender's provision fund hits £3 million

P2P lender's provision fund hits £3 million

Peer-to-peer lender RateSetter has today announced that its Provision Fund, which shields lenders from borrower default, has just surpassed a record £3 million.

07 Feb 2014

Lisa Lockey to leave Intrinsic Group

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Lisa Lockey to leave Intrinsic Group

Intrinsic Financial Services has today announced that Positive Solutions Finance Director Lisa Lockey has decided to leave the business.

07 Feb 2014

The Furness launches 1.75% prime semi-exclusive through mortgage club

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The Furness launches 1.75% prime semi-exclusive through mortgage club

Brilliant Solutions, the direct to lender mortgage club and specialist mortgage distributor, has today announced the launch of a new semi-exclusive range of prime mortgage products with the Furness Building Society.

07 Feb 2014

Almost half London prime properties sell for the asking price - or more

Mortgages

Almost half London prime properties sell for the asking price - or more

The Prime London market experienced a bumper January in 2014, with properties selling in record time and for closer to the asking price than ever before, according to new data from estate agent Marsh & Parsons.

07 Feb 2014

Average bridging rates reach record low of 1.19%

Average bridging rates reach record low of 1.19%

According to the latest West One Bridging Index, the sector continues to thrive with gross lending rising and the average rate dropping to a record low.

07 Feb 2014

Blemain takes to the road to raise lending awareness

Blemain takes to the road to raise lending awareness

Specialist lender Blemain Group has been touring the UK to highlight the increased range and versatility of products available to brokers and canvass their needs for customer lending.

06 Feb 2014

The Loughborough appoints Gateway as Panel Manager

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The Loughborough appoints Gateway as Panel Manager

Loughborough Building Society, with its proud 146 year heritage of delivering exceptional service to its members, has appointed Gateway as its new panel manager to oversee its valuation requirements.

06 Feb 2014

SPF Private Clients acquires GI & pensions firm

Protection

SPF Private Clients acquires GI & pensions firm

SPF Private Clients is delighted to announce the acquisition of Wiltshire & Co, a general insurance and pensions business.

06 Feb 2014

Repossessed houses sell fastest in South East

Mortgages

Repossessed houses sell fastest in South East

The Charlbury Group has revealed a regional disparity in how long it takes repossessed houses to sell.

06 Feb 2014

Specialist loans distributor adds Head of Compliance

Specialist loans distributor adds Head of Compliance

The UK’s largest specialist loans distributor, Enterprise Finance, is pleased to announce a new addition, Jackie Steel, to its fast-growing team.

06 Feb 2014

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