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Nationwide launch 10-year 2.89pc fix

Nationwide

Nationwide today launches the lowest 10-year fixed rate mortgage currently on the market priced at 2.89%.

Buy-to-let panel blasts Labourís rental pledge

A panel of buy-to-let experts has criticised Labour Party plans to control the private rental sector ahead of the UK general election in May.

David Whittaker: B2L to eclipse £30bn in 2015

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The buy-to-let sector will record steadier lending growth in 2015 but still break the £30bn barrier, David Whittaker, managing director of Mortgages for Business, predicted today.

 


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Nationwide launch 10-year 2.89pc fix

Nationwide today launches the lowest 10-year fixed rate mortgage currently on the market priced at 2.89%.

Buy-to-let panel blasts Labourís rental pledge

A panel of buy-to-let experts has criticised Labour Party plans to control the private rental sector ahead of the UK general election in May.

David Whittaker: B2L to eclipse £30bn in 2015

The buy-to-let sector will record steadier lending growth in 2015 but still break the £30bn barrier, David Whittaker, managing director of Mortgages for Business, predicted today.

Halifax reduces rates across FTB products

Halifax has increased maximum loan amounts across affordable housing and new build ranges by up to 100% and cut rates across first-time buyer and homemover rates by up to 0.2%.

Seven Families reports rise in income protection enquiries

Seven Families has reported that the protection industry saw a rise in income protection enquiries towards the end of 2014.

Uinsure launches largest ever survey

Uinsure is set to undertake its largest ever broker survey.

L&G brokers gain access to Fleet Mortgages

Directly authorised members of Legal & General Mortgage Club now have full access to the Fleet Mortgages product range.

Pink brokers given free membership to SMP

Pink network has provided all of its advisers with free membership of Society of Mortgage Professionals (SMP).

Precise boost with launch of Charter Savings Bank

New challenger bank Charter Savings Bank opened its doors for business this morning with rates up to 2.50% AER.

New partners at Brightstone Law

Harry Peradigou and Rehka Chelvendra have become partners at Brightstone Law.

Mortgage Trust launch B2L for Scotland

Mortgage Trust has made a range of products available for investors in the private rented sector in Scotland for the first time since the financial crisis.

Rise in fraud reveals Scotlandís financial problems

Scotland has suffered a huge increase in cases of fraud throughout the country as people look to stem debt problems as well as fund personal greed and unfeasible lifestyle choices.

Paradigm push for Scottish registration

Paradigm Mortgage Services is pushing for Scottish advisers to sign up to its proposition at this weekís Financial Services Expo taking place at the Hilton Glasgow Hotel.

P2P lender Landbay sets new standards of openness

Landbay, the platform offering secured P2P lending backed by tenanted British homes, today announces it has set new standards of transparency in a sector already known for openness.

PM: 20pc discount on your first home

A new scheme offering 100,000 first-time buyers new homes with a 20% discount was announced by the Prime Minister David Cameron today.

House price growth slows for sixth month in a row

Annual house price growth slowed to 5.7% in February from 6.8% in January Ė the sixth month in a row, figures from Nationwide show.

New collective claims data available for advisers

F&TRC, the financial services research specialist, today announced that new and updated protection claims data is now available to advisers on its research platform.

FTBs have just one month to get on property ladder

People planning to buy their first home have just months left to buy a house or risk missing out on the chance of getting on the property ladder for years to come, research from savings and ISA provider Scottish Friendly reveals.

FTBs have just one month to get on property ladder

People planning to buy their first home have just months left to buy a house or risk missing out on the chance of getting on the property ladder for years to come, research from savings and ISA provider Scottish Friendly reveals.

90pc of HIV positive people would consider IPP or CIC

Nine out of 10 HIV positive people would consider taking out income protection or critical illness cover if it became available in the market place, research from Unusual Risks, the medical financial advisers reveals today.

Lloyds ups lending by 13pc

Lloyds Bank increased its mortgage lending by 13% in 2014 from the year before, its annual statistics have revealed.

RBS & NatWest cuts rates as lending soars

RBS and NatWest has made widespread rate cuts after announcing that its gross mortgage lending in 2014 increased by 37% year-on-year to stand at £19.7bn.

Secured lending records 28pc surge

The secured loan market has gone from strength to strength over the last two years Ė as annual lending to January 2015 has increased by 28% from the year before (£609m) to stand at £779m.

Stamp Duty reforms boosts FTB deposits

First-time buyer deposits increased by 7% month-on-month and 15% year-on-year to average at £29,127 in January, the latest First Time Buyer Tracker from Your Move and Reeds Rains has revealed.

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Kent Reliance revamps mortgage portfolio

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Kent Reliance has revamped its mortgage portfolio launching new five year fixed rate products, interest only products and cut rates and fees across its range.

Complete FS looks to grow buy-to-let business

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Complete FS, the national specialist lending packager, is looking at a bumper year for the buy-to-let market in 2015 as pension changes bring new opportunities for brokers.

Foundation Home Loans launches

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Foundation Home Loans launched its buy-to-let proposition today.

Fleet completes first loan

New buy-to-let and specialist lender Fleet Mortgages has completed on its first loan just four months after plans for the new business were revealed.


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New partners at Brightstone Law

Harry Peradigou and Rehka Chelvendra have become partners at Brightstone Law.

Dragonfly passes £750m loan redemptions since launch

Dragonfly Property Finance said today that it had redeemed more than £750m in loans since its launch in 2009.

Shawbrook announces commercial team promotions

Shawbrook Bank has announced two promotions within its commercial mortgages team.

Ezbob parent Orange Money acquires Everline

Orange Money, which trades as Ezbob in the UK, has acquired Everline in a bid to create the UKís largest online commercial lender.


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Home should be part of retirement mix

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Three quarters of advisers think that more retirees should consider their property as part of their asset mix when looking at funding their retirement.

PFS 2014: Advisers urged to offer equity release

Advisers have been told that offering equity release is a no brainer by a panel of industry leaders at the Personal Finance Society National Conference.

Pure cuts drawdown rates

Pure Retirement has reduced the interest rate on the ĎPure Drawdown Planí has been reduced by 0.43% to 6.59% monthly (6.79% annual).

StepChange links up with Magellan

StepChange Financial Solutions has been appointed by Magellan Homeloans to advise clients about its specialist range of credit repair mortgages.


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Uinsure launches largest ever survey

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Uinsure is set to undertake its largest ever broker survey.

90pc of HIV positive people would consider IPP or CIC

Nine out of 10 HIV positive people would consider taking out income protection or critical illness cover if it became available in the market place, research from Unusual Risks, the medical financial advisers reveals today.

Seven Families reports rise in income protection enquiries

Seven Families has reported that the protection industry saw a rise in income protection enquiries towards the end of 2014.

New collective claims data available for advisers

F&TRC, the financial services research specialist, today announced that new and updated protection claims data is now available to advisers on its research platform.


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Buying business premises

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Did your business begin at the kitchen table? Have you outgrown the spare room or shared office space?

Nationwide launch 10-year 2.89pc fix

Nationwide

Nationwide today launches the lowest 10-year fixed rate mortgage currently on the market priced at 2.89%.

Help! Get these hazards out of my home

Does your toaster fail to pop up? Do you have a kettle that won't boil? Or does your vacuum leave more dust than it picks up?

L&G brokers gain access to Fleet Mortgages

Legal & General

Directly authorised members of Legal & General Mortgage Club now have full access to the Fleet Mortgages product range.