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Advisers are seeing a surge in demand for ISA transfers as savers worry about a lack of real savings choice, new research from MetLife shows.
Packager TFC Homeloans has linked up with specialist buy-to-let lender Axis Bank UK. brokers will now be able to access all standard and specialist buy-to-let products from Axis, while benefitting from TFC's expertise and support.
The new trade body, which merges six existing associations, has been named UK finance - Representing UK Finance and Banking, by unanimous decision from its interim Main Board.
Magellan Homeloans, the specialist mortgage lender, has reached agreement to distribute its range of mortgage products via The Mortgage Alliance.
Furness Building Society has scrapped ICR for buy to let assessments and also launched a new range of BTL products. The lender has also introduced some changes to its Buy to Let criteria and has confirmed it will be assessing Buy to Let cases on ...
Income protection insurer, The Exeter, has released its income protection claims statistics for 2016. The headline statistics shows that 94% of all claims received were paid during the year.
33,000 extra staff in the UK now covered by the plan to tackle gender inequality in Financial Services. The news comes on the first anniversary of the charter, with 122 firms, employing over half a million people in the UK and covering almost 50% of ...
Later life lending is a potentially strong growth market for brokers as highlighted by the expansion of equity release in recent years.
As house prices begin 2017 on an upwards curve, our country's housing problem continues to worsen. Average house prices in the UK have increased by 6.2% in the year to January 2017, up from 5.7% in the year to December 2016, according to the latest ...
Bank of England policymakers predict inflation will peak at 2.8% in the first half of next year, before a gradual fall back towards the 2% target.
financial reporters posed a tough question to K Wah chairman Lui Che-woo: "How big a flat should a family of three live in when new homes are getting smaller?
Never before have we seen a savings account that gives such a boost to people saving up to buy their first home. Skipton has become the first savings provider ...
We completely understand the finance problems our customers face and will work in partnership with mortgage Advice Bureau to ensure we are placing more complex cases easily.
Y3S is satisfying increasing demand for its own products and services through the addition of strategically placed satellite offices, the first being in Manchester.
... The Nottingham launches seven-year fixed rate · More: The Nottingham extends 95% LTV range to brokers · More: Nottingham BS joins SimplyBiz mortgages' panel · More: The Nottingham launches new document upload system.. financial reporter.
contractors are a growing segment of the market, and we are delighted to respond to feedback from our intermediary network partners.
The FSCS's life and pensions levy is drastically increasing the cost of doing business for mortgage businesses each year. First Complete and Pink have warned ...
It's fantastic to be back in the industry and working again with some of the most respected names in specialist property finance.
Monica Bradley Associates, part of the Mortgage Advice Bureau network, has expanded to a second site to assist its growing number of clients with specialist services including mortgages, estate planning and insurance.
This month's 1.3% uplift is an indicator of a shortage of suitable property for sale in many parts of the country, with strong demand for the right property at the right price.
Options are one type of derivative, allowing investors to bet on the short-term movement of a stock. ("Alt Option Apple" image by "CJ SOrg" via flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0).
A Montreal-based former business journalist has raised $50,000 in crowdfunding, including $14,000 from BMO SmartFolio, to add an online course to his stock-investing mobile app launching this summer.
The Bank of England FinTech Accelerator has launched a new Community, bringing together fintech-related organisations to engage with the Bank, share insights on trends and support development of the sector.
House prices in the cheapest neighbourhoods are becoming cheaper whilst the most expensive neighbourhoods are seeing house prices accelerate, according to data from the ONS.
We always seek to keep the cost of borrowing as low as possible and offering the lowest fixed rate mortgage in our 152-year history clearly reflects that.
This difference cannot persist indefinitely, and the nature and timing of its resolution are likely to be key factors in the MPC's policy assessment.
Co-anchor of CNBC's "Closing Bell," televised live from the New York Stock Exchange, Griffeth, a New Jersey resident, is one of the country's longest-serving and most respected financial journalists, with almost 30 years' experience in business television.
I also, in the course of a long hearing, unintentionally misled the committee as to whether I had filed my brother's job on the correct forms at the Bank.
The lender also conducted some research which showed that consumers believe brokers are more likely to deliver the best mortgage deal for their circumstances, when compared to a high street lender.
WARREN, NJ - Leading financial journalist, author and genealogy buff Bill Griffeth, will welcome Cento Amici's 2016-17 scholarship recipients at the organization's annual Spring Dinner on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at Alfie's Ristorante in Warren, NJ ...
In housing and mortgage circles this month's Budget was deemed a 'damp squib' by many commentators because of the lack of measures aimed at these sectors.
It is proving to be a popular time for borrowers to remortgage at the moment, especially those seeking lower loan-to-value deals. From Monday 13th March, Accord mortgages is launching two fixed-rate remortgage products with no up-front fees.
Total new consumer credit in the UK is expected to grow by 1.4% in 2017 as a whole, a more modest rate than in recent years. Second charge mortgage new business fell 6% by value and 11% by volume in January compared with the same month in 2016, ...
When you're 30, a lot can stay the same in a year, but at 70 everything can change and often in far less time than 12 months. We spoke to Steve Ellis, Managing Director at Legal & General Home finance, about the need for holistic retirement advice ...
The CML's director general Paul Smee says that the FCA's mortgage market study has recently resulted in significant levels of data being requested from lenders.
The FCA plans to update the methodology used to calculate redress owed to consumers who were given unsuitable advice to transfer out of a defined benefit pension scheme.
We're taking these measures to make our individual underwriting proposition more exciting and available to larger portfolio landlords on higher value housing stock.
Robust consumer spending growth has supported the economic expansion throughout 2016, but there are now signs that this support is beginning to soften.
Average house prices have increased by more than employees' net earnings in 31% of UK local authority districts in the past two years, according to Halifax research.
Our offering will encompass residential mortgage and equity release advice so clients benefit from real choice. Yorkshire Building Society has partnered with Age Partnership to offer support to interest-only maturity clients.
Royal London says that the state pension boost which many self-employed people have received under recent reforms is "significantly greater" than the amount which the self-employed will lose through new National insurance Contributions changes.
This is a positive move for brokers in Northern Ireland as we are well placed to support the future growth and Sustainability of mortgage lending in the province.
British technology startup Callbox has launched a new call recording device to help IFAs stay compliant ahead of the anticipated announcement of the FCA's MiFID II rules in June.
Residential transaction volumes and new buyer enquiries both remained flat in February, pointing to a relatively modest rise in activity in the months to come, according to the latest RICS UK Residential market Survey.
It's positive to see the UK regulator taking active steps to promote cross border activity for international fintech firms and an exchange of letters with the Japanese regulator is a strategically clever move.
The regulator has never provided specific terms around adviser charging, which may explain why there is such a wide range of charging structures in our ...
Tesco Bank has reduced the rates on a selection of its 2 year and 5 year fixed rate remortgage products. The new rates are among some of the most competitive ...
Aviva's financial position has been transformed and a distinctly stronger balance sheet and excess capital give Aviva more options.
Tenet has added Central Trust to its direct to lender second charge panel, which was launched in November. Central Trust will join the initial five lenders Masthaven Secured Loans, Precise mortgages, Paragon Personal finance, Shawbrook Bank, and Step ...
Complete FS, the South Coast based specialist lending packager, welcomes back Claire Budden in the role of Associate Director of Operations.


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