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Aldermore to float on stock exchange

Aldermore float

Aldermore Bank plans to float on the London Stock Exchange in October, the challenger bank said this morning.

Accord slashes rates for 10 day sale

Accord mortgages

Accord Mortgages has reduced its rates on residential products by up to 0.25% as part of a 10 day sale.

L&G upgrades critical illness plan

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Legal and General has updated its critical illness proposition to fall in line with changes made by Ageas, Aviva and LV=.

 


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Aldermore joins 3mc bridging panel

Mortgage distributor 3mc has added Aldermore to its bridging panel, giving brokers a choice of a packaged or ‘club’ bridging service.

ezbob looks to FSE Expo to ‘convince’ brokers

ezbob wants to convince more brokers to use its online service at the Financial Services Expo this week.

AMI’s Alex Revell departs to the FCA

Alex Revell will leave the Association of Mortgage Lenders to join the FCA as a senior associate.

L&G upgrades critical illness plan

Legal and General has updated its critical illness proposition to fall in line with changes made by Ageas, Aviva and LV=.

Accord slashes rates for 10 day sale

Accord Mortgages has reduced its rates on residential products by up to 0.25% as part of a 10 day sale.

Select and Protect to showcase product at FSE London

Select and Protect will showcase its new insurance product at the Financial Services Expo this week in Old Billingsgate, London.

Economists say build on green belt to ease prices

Politicians have fundamentally failed to grasp the causes behind the cost of living crisis and should roll back the green belt as well as planning laws to ease house prices, analysts at the Institute of Economic Affairs said today.

Leeds launches cashback option

Leeds Building Society is launching a new 3.24% 3-year fixed rate mortgage with £1,000 cashback.

Flat prices surge fastest

Flats have performed the strongest out of all property types since 2009, with prices increasing by 43% compared to 31% for terraced properties and 15% for bungalows, Halifax research has revealed.

Aldermore to float on stock exchange

Aldermore Bank plans to float on the London Stock Exchange in October, the challenger bank said this morning.

Housing minister moves to cut London red tape

Housing minister, Brandon Lewis, has taken steps to ensure that empty and redundant office space in the London Borough of Islington can continue to be converted into new homes for Londoners.

Lloyds cut rates

Lloyds Bank has cut its rates on a wide range of mortgages for homemovers, first-time buyers and remortgage customers.

Halifax slashes rates

Halifax Intermediaries reduced its two and five year new purchase and remortgage ranges by up to 0.39% across the first-time buyer, homemover and remortgage ranges.

Leeds cuts B2L rates

Leeds Building Society is reducing rates on some buy-to-let mortgages by up to 0.40% and introducing new 5-year fixed rate deals.

Industry reacts to Scottish referendum

Scotland’s decision to remain as part of the United Kingdom has been praised by the market but experts have warned that questions still remain about the future.

Bridgebank takes Quantum leap

Bridgebank Capital has launched Quantum, by Bridgebank Capital, as its new dedicated large loans brand.

IMLA2014: UK needs joined up housing policy

The UK needs to have a joined up housing policy if it is to solve the current housing supply crisis, Charles Haresnape, chairman of IMLA, has warned.

IMLA2014: Sub-prime still has place in market

Sub-prime lending still has a role to play in the new mortgage market, Peter Brodnicki, chief executive of MAB, has said.

IMLA2014: UK needs joined up housing policy

The UK needs to have a joined up housing policy if it is to solve the current housing supply crisis, Charles Haresnape, chairman of IMLA, has warned.

IMLA2014: Sub-prime still has place in market

Sub-prime lending still has a role to play in the new mortgage market, Peter Brodnicki, chief executive of MAB, has said.

Students urged to study their protection options

As students go to university for the first time, their parents need to make sure their belongings are covered.

Rents rocket to reach record high

Rents have eased slowly up to reach an all-time record high as the rental market approaches its autumn peak according to the latest buy-to-let index from Your Move and Reeds Rains.

Brokers want smartphone app process

Some 80% of brokers say that being able to send information to lenders using their smartphones would improve the mortgage or loan process, research from TCFinfo.co.uk.

ASTL sees 20pc increase in conference delegates

The Association of Short Term Lenders increased the number of attendees at its annual conference by 20% compared to last year it has announced.

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Rents rocket to reach record high

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Rents have eased slowly up to reach an all-time record high as the rental market approaches its autumn peak according to the latest buy-to-let index from Your Move and Reeds Rains.

Coventry launch 2.99pc B2L at 75pc LTV

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Coventry Intermediaries has launched a range of buy-to-let deals with rates starting from 2.99% at 75& LTV.

Five tenants chase every property

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Rental demand is growing at the fastest rate in two years with five tenants now chasing each rental property, the latest Countrywide Lettings Index has revealed.

Landlord Assist concerned by BTL regulation

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Landlord Assist, the nationwide tenant referencing and eviction firm, is concerned at plans to regulate part of the buy-to-let mortgage market at a time when there is a desperate need for more rental accommodation to satisfy growing demand.


Bridging and Commercial

Hope capital boosts proc fees

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Hope Capital is adding an additional 50% to its procuration fees to celebrate its third birthday.

Shawbrook non-rep deal to include limited companies

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Shawbrook Bank is extending its solicitor non-representation offering to include limited companies across all products on refinances, regardless of property type.

Sepsis Ball raises over ?30,000

Sepsis ball raises over £30,000

The UK Sepsis Trust Inaugural Charity Ball, which was sponsored by Brightstar Financial, raised over £30,000 for the charity when it was held last Friday.

P2P lender Crowd2Fund launches

Crowd2Fund launches

Tech entrepreneur Chris Hancock launches Crowd2Fund today – a crowdfunding platform built to support five different funding models including debt and equity.


Equity Release

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Bower Retirement Services to double adviser numbers

Business is booming at Bower

National equity release adviser firm Bower Retirement Services is looking to boost its face to face adviser team and support staff and double the number of its advisers to 48.

Bridgewater outlines four equity release sessions

Bridgewater outlines four equity release sessions

Bridgewater Equity Release has announced the details of four equity release advice sessions being held from September onwards across England.

Ray McCaarthy joins Later Life Academy

McCarthy joins Later Life

Ray McCaarthy has joined The Later Life Academy as national development manager.

Government must look at pensioners finances

Government must look at pensioners finances

Future generations of pensioners face a bleak future unless the government addresses the long term challenges of working age poverty, the International Longevity Centre – UK has warned.


Protection

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Zurich launches support service

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Zurich has launched a free and confidential support service for its protection customers and their immediate families, available throughout the lifetime of their policies.

Beagle Street kicks off CI upgrade race

Beagle Street kicks off upgrade race

Beagle Street, the online insurer that entered the market in July 2012 has kicked off this seasons critical illness upgrade race, writes Alan Lakey, director at CIExpert.

Students urged to study their protection options

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As students go to university for the first time, their parents need to make sure their belongings are covered.

UnderwriteMe technology revolution up and running

Underwriteme goes live

UnderwriteMe has gone live with its technology for the first time with Exeter Family Friendly, Scottish Provident, Scottish Friendly and SunLife now using the software within their own propositions, with three further insurers set to go-live...


Industry

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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?

Housing minister moves to cut London red tape

Housing minister, Brandon Lewis, has taken steps to ensure that empty and redundant office space in the London Borough of Islington can continue to be converted into new homes for Londoners.

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?

Lloyds cut rates

Lloyds cut rates

Lloyds Bank has cut its rates on a wide range of mortgages for homemovers, first-time buyers and remortgage customers.