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First Complete adds Let Alliance to its GI panel

Protection

First Complete adds Let Alliance to its GI panel

First Complete has added Let Alliance, the specialist landlord and tenant building and contents insurance provider, to its general insurance panel taking the number on the panel up to five.

22 Aug 2013

Adviser Home and Zurich enter strategic partnership on protection

Protection

Adviser Home and Zurich enter strategic partnership on protection

Adviser Home – the adviser business development portal – has partnered with Zurich to help advisers develop their retail protection offering.

22 Aug 2013

Broker bugbears

Blogs

Broker bugbears

[Blog from Karen Bennett, Sales and Marketing Director, Commercial Mortgages, Shawbrook Bank]

21 Aug 2013

The Mansfield joins Help to Buy with Shared Equity mortgage

Mortgages

The Mansfield joins Help to Buy with Shared Equity mortgage

The Mansfield Building Society has introduced a mortgage product under the Government’s Help to Buy Equity Loan scheme.

21 Aug 2013

Property transactions up 18.5% on 2012, despite dip in July

Mortgages

Property transactions up 18.5% on 2012, despite dip in July

Figures from HMRC released today show that residential property transactions decreased slightly in July to 88,960, despite being 18.5% higher than in July last year.

21 Aug 2013

Welsh house prices drop £2,500 in a year

Mortgages

Welsh house prices drop £2,500 in a year

Welsh house prices continue to drop, as prices fall in nine months of the last twelve, reveals today's LSL/Acadametrics House Price Index.

21 Aug 2013

1st Stop Home Loans to provide secured loans for Conister Bank

1st Stop Home Loans to provide secured loans for Conister Bank

Conister Bank has today announced it has entered into a IWFA with 1st Stop Home Loans to provide secured personal loans to consumers. 1st Stop Home Loans will introduce and pre-underwrite loans on behalf of Conister Bank.

21 Aug 2013

Pension changes could leave millions poorer, warns TUC

Retirement

Pension changes could leave millions poorer, warns TUC

The vast majority of people currently entitled to the state second pension will get less when they retire as a result of the scheme being replaced by the new single tier pension, TUC research published today warns.

21 Aug 2013

Retirees hope to make £62k by downsizing

Retirement

Retirees hope to make £62k by downsizing

Nearly three quarters of the UK's 10.4 million pensioners own their own home, although more than a quarter expect to sell their property to raise money or simply to make their life easier, according to research from Prudential.

21 Aug 2013

Halifax makes cuts of up to 0.45% on 2-year products

Mortgages

Halifax makes cuts of up to 0.45% on 2-year products

Halifax has reduced rates on selected 2 year products across its mortgage and remortgage range by up to 0.45%.

21 Aug 2013

 

Virgin Money launches new intermediary-only fixed rate

Mortgages

Virgin Money launches new intermediary-only fixed rate

Virgin Money has announced a number of changes to its mortgage range. The updated range will be available to purchase and remortgage customers from 21 August 2013.

20 Aug 2013

Smith Greenfield appointed to Pink GI panel

Protection

Smith Greenfield appointed to Pink GI panel

Smith Greenfield has been appointed as the specialist provider of higher value home and contents insurance to the General Insurance panel of leading mortgage and insurance network, Pink.

20 Aug 2013

Metro Bank widens BTL mortgage range for professional investors

Mortgages

Metro Bank widens BTL mortgage range for professional investors

Metro Bank has today launched two new residential Buy to Let products for professional property investors.

20 Aug 2013

Discounts on asking prices fall sharply

Mortgages

Discounts on asking prices fall sharply

Research by Zoopla reveals that the number of properties available for sale that have been discounted and the amount of the discount offered from the original asking price have both fallen sharply over the past twelve months.

20 Aug 2013

Gross mortgage lending 29% higher than last year

Mortgages

Gross mortgage lending 29% higher than last year

The Council of Mortgage Lenders estimates that total gross mortgage lending in July increased to £16.6 billion, representing a rise of 12% from £14.8 billion in June and 29% higher than the total of £12.9 billion in July last year.

20 Aug 2013

Range of mortgage products widest in five years

Mortgages

Range of mortgage products widest in five years

Consumers’ choice of mortgages reached record levels in July 2013 with more products on offer than at any time since the housing market crash, according to the National Mortgage Index from Mortgage Advice Bureau.

20 Aug 2013

Secured lending hits another milestone in July

Secured lending hits another milestone in July

The Secured Loan Index has reported yet another milestone in secured lending in July, with the £45m barrier being broken for the first time in nearly four years, after nine of the twelve lenders reported month on month increases.

20 Aug 2013

Skipton's 3.50% 7-Year Bond goes online

Savings & Investments

Skipton's 3.50% 7-Year Bond goes online

The UK'S fourth largest building society will tomorrow boost the value it offers savers, by launching an online version of its 7-year fixed rate savings bond.

19 Aug 2013

More opportunity for advisers as consumers shop around for good deals

Mortgages

More opportunity for advisers as consumers shop around for good deals

Almost half of UK consumers class themselves as ‘savers', taking a keen interest in savings and investments, a study has revealed.

19 Aug 2013

Chelsea cuts rates across 75% LTV mortgage range

Mortgages

Chelsea cuts rates across 75% LTV mortgage range

Chelsea Building Society has today introduced a new best buy rate of 1.99% for a 75% LTV (loan to value) two year fixed rate mortgage.

19 Aug 2013

New from Santander offer '10-day special' loan rates

New from Santander offer '10-day special' loan rates

Santander is to cut 0.80% off its APR for personal loans between £15,001 and £20,000 to offer 6.8% APR for new and existing customers.

19 Aug 2013

Brown Advisory to support U.S. Expats

Savings & Investments

Brown Advisory to support U.S. Expats

Brown Advisory expands Investment Management Service to support U.S. Expats in U.K.

19 Aug 2013

Capital Bridging Finance posts first half figures

Capital Bridging Finance posts first half figures

Capital Bridging Finance the City based short term provider of funding solutions for the bridging sector has posted it's first half performance figures.

19 Aug 2013

Brokers turn to specialist commercial lenders

Brokers turn to specialist commercial lenders

Brokers turn to specialist commercial lenders to help them grow and plug gap left by high street providers

19 Aug 2013

Clydesdale and Yorkshire launch Low Start mortgages

Mortgages

Clydesdale and Yorkshire launch Low Start mortgages

Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks today launched Low Start Mortgages through their retail network.

19 Aug 2013

Nationwide Building Society downgraded

Mortgages

Nationwide Building Society downgraded

Standard & Poor's have lowered Nationwide Building Society's long-term counterparty credit rating from ‘A+' to 'A'.

19 Aug 2013

Mortgages at their most affordable for 14 years

Mortgages

Mortgages at their most affordable for 14 years

The Halifax Affordability Review tracks mortgage affordability for all homebuyers in nearly 400 local authority districts (including 32 London boroughs) across the UK.

17 Aug 2013

Clive Wilson, Sales Director at Magellan Homeloans

In The Spotlight

Clive Wilson, Sales Director at Magellan Homeloans

Financial Reporter had a chat with Clive Wilson, Sales Director at the newly-launched Magellan Homeloans.

16 Aug 2013

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