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Santander launches new higher LTV 5-year fix and new rates

Mortgages

Santander launches new higher LTV 5-year fix and new rates

Santander continues to support first time buyers, other homebuyers and the housing market by continually reviewing its mortgage range and introducing competitive products across all LTVs to suit customers' needs.

12 Apr 2013

FTB activity in March the strongest in six years, says Connells

Mortgages

FTB activity in March the strongest in six years, says Connells

Housing activity in March has picked up, with valuations activity returning to levels not seen since March 2007, according to the latest Housing Market Activity Report by Connells Survey & Valuation.

12 Apr 2013

Hinckley & Rugby boosts maximum loan sizes across mortgage range

Mortgages

Hinckley & Rugby boosts maximum loan sizes across mortgage range

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has increased its maximum mortgage advance across a range of LTVs, including at up to 90 per cent.

11 Apr 2013

Shawbrook launches second charge buy-to-let

Shawbrook launches second charge buy-to-let

The 9th of April sees the launch of a market leading second charge buy to let product from Shawbrook Bank. This new product will help customers raise finance against their residential investment property.

11 Apr 2013

The Lending Wizard announces L&G prime unsecured exclusives

The Lending Wizard announces L&G prime unsecured exclusives

The Lending Wizard, Legal & General’s preferred partner for sourcing secured and unsecured loans, has today enhanced its proposition for all Legal & General Mortgage Club members.

11 Apr 2013

Saffron BS launches Next Step mortgage to help second-steppers

Mortgages

Saffron BS launches Next Step mortgage to help second-steppers

Saffron Building Society has announced the launch of a new mortgage designed to help second and subsequent time buyers struggling to raise a deposit, take their next step on the housing ladder.

10 Apr 2013

GW launches defence shield against mortgage mis-selling claims

Mortgages

GW launches defence shield against mortgage mis-selling claims

Goldsmith Williams the award winning national law firm have today launched a new service product, GW Defend to help the mortgage industry defend against Mortgage mis-selling claims.

10 Apr 2013

Nationwide launches lowest fixed rates on 60% & 70% LTV

Mortgages

Nationwide launches lowest fixed rates on 60% & 70% LTV

From today, Nationwide is reducing all of its rates at 60 and 70 per cent loan to value by 0.10 percentage points.

10 Apr 2013

Buy-to-let remortgaging up 26% on last quarter

Mortgages

Buy-to-let remortgaging up 26% on last quarter

The first quarter of 2013 saw a new high in remortgaging activity, with more landlords trying to raise enough capital to expand their portfolios and take advantage of high gross yields, according to research by Mortgages for Business.

10 Apr 2013

BIBA award accreditation to Griffiths & Armour

Protection

BIBA award accreditation to Griffiths & Armour

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association has today announced the appointment of Griffiths & Armour to the BIBA Professional Indemnity Insurance Panel.

10 Apr 2013

 

Bridging finance: helping drive growth

Blogs

Bridging finance: helping drive growth

With the huge amount of economic data and predictions currently available it’s almost impossible for property professionals to know what to believe.

09 Apr 2013

Brokers embrace pay per click - but conversion, not volume, is key

Matt Howe Mortgage 27

Brokers embrace pay per click - but conversion, not volume, is key

With the demise of a number of lead sale firms, mortgage brokers have been forced to diversify their client acquisition strategies into hitherto untested areas.

09 Apr 2013

Costa Blanca sees surge in second home sales

Blogs

Costa Blanca sees surge in second home sales

Despite the economic uncertainty surrounding the Eurozone and a three per cent decline in the total number of property transactions made in Spain, it appears that ownership of second homes in the country is actually increasing.

09 Apr 2013

Only 1 in 3 think Help to Buy scheme will get them on property ladder

Mortgages

Only 1 in 3 think Help to Buy scheme will get them on property ladder

The average age UK house hunters estimate they will be able to buy their own home by is 37 years old, according to research by MoneySupermarket.

09 Apr 2013

Mortgage fees highest in 25 years, says Moneyfacts

Mortgages

Mortgage fees highest in 25 years, says Moneyfacts

The average mortgage arrangement fee has risen to £1,522, the highest figure ever recorded by Moneyfacts.co.uk.

09 Apr 2013

Annuity rates increase by 3% in Q1

Retirement

Annuity rates increase by 3% in Q1

The latest MGM Advantage Annuity Index reveals average annuity rates increased by 3% in the first quarter of the year, the first increase in annuity rates for two years.

09 Apr 2013

Sesame Bankhall specialist lending division adds Shawbrook to panel

Sesame Bankhall specialist lending division adds Shawbrook to panel

Sesame Bankhall Specialist Lending Services has today announced the addition of Shawbrook Bank’s commercial and short term lending products to its wide range of available propositions.

09 Apr 2013

Source Insurance appointed as preferred supplier to Julian Harris network

Protection

Source Insurance appointed as preferred supplier to Julian Harris network

Source Insurance announced this week that they have been appointed as a preferred supplier of general insurance to the Julian Harris network.

09 Apr 2013

Advisers doubt active managers' ability to outperform

Savings & Investments

Advisers doubt active managers' ability to outperform

Nearly one in three investment advisers are not confident active fund managers can consistently outperform indices over five years, research by housing investment and shared equity mortgage provider Castle Trust shows.

09 Apr 2013

Sandringham appoint MGM Advantage to panel

Retirement

Sandringham appoint MGM Advantage to panel

Sandringham Financial Partners has appointed MGM Advantage to provide both investment-linked and enhanced annuity products via its annuity service.

08 Apr 2013

IMLA: Government must avoid double standards over Help To Buy mortgages

Mortgages

IMLA: Government must avoid double standards over Help To Buy mortgages

The IMLA has called on the Government to ensure the recently announced Help To Buy mortgage guarantee scheme does not cause confusion in the housing market by creating double standards or distorting lender competition.

08 Apr 2013

Financial Reporter Industry Awards 2013 - winners announced

Latest News

Financial Reporter Industry Awards 2013 - winners announced

Financial Reporter, the financial news publisher and e-marketing solutions provider, are pleased to announce the winners of its prestigious awards for 2013 after an excellent response from the industry.

08 Apr 2013

ASTL to hold inaugural conference for bridging & short term lenders

ASTL to hold inaugural conference for bridging & short term lenders

The Association of Short Term Lenders is to hold its inaugural annual conference for bridging and short term lenders and for everyone associated with the short term lending industry.

08 Apr 2013

L&G Investments cuts index fund charges to UK advisers

Savings & Investments

L&G Investments cuts index fund charges to UK advisers

Legal & General Investments has reaffirmed its commitment to the UK index fund market by cutting charges on a number of its index funds by five basis points (0.05%), a reduction of up to 25% on the previous annual management charge.

08 Apr 2013

Short leasehold terms leave 1.43m homeowners at risk

Legal

Short leasehold terms leave 1.43m homeowners at risk

Up to 1.43 million homes in England and Wales are at risk from shortening leasehold terms – threatening borrowers and lenders with negative equity – according to research released this morning by surveyors e.surv.

08 Apr 2013

Blacks Connect launches free buyer protection

Legal

Blacks Connect launches free buyer protection

Blacks Connect has launched a valuable new benefit to brokers and their clients, with an insurance policy that reimburses many of the costs of moving home if the purchase falls through.

08 Apr 2013

SMS launches exclusive HMO product

Mortgages

SMS launches exclusive HMO product

Solent Mortgage Services, the intermediary specialist lending distributor, has announced the launch of a new Buy to Let, HMO product in association with Melton Mowbray Building Society.

08 Apr 2013

Coventry reduces 2- and 5-year fixed rates

Mortgages

Coventry reduces 2- and 5-year fixed rates

Coventry Intermediaries has reduced rates on its highly competitive range of BTL 2 and 5 year fixed rates available at 65% LTV with low rates starting from 3.19%.

05 Apr 2013

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