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Nottingham reveals 2017 growth plans

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April 24, 2017

The society is investing in staff, a new back office system and forging distribution partnerships to make this a reality.

Equity release activity up 61% year-on-year in Q1

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April 22, 2017

There were 8,351 new equity release plans in Q1 2017, up from 5,175 in Q1 2016 and 8,303 in Q4 2016.


News

LV= paid 94% of claims in 2016

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April 21, 2017

It paid 98% of life insurance claims, 92% of critical illness and 90% of income protection.

The Mansfield unveils ‘fee light’ 2-year fix at 1.75%

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April 21, 2017

The product comes with a free basic valuation, free legal fees for remortgage and no completion fee.

Openwork recognises Just Mortgages as its key firm

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April 21, 2017

Just Mortgages is Openwork’s largest appointed representative and joined in April 2016.

Brian Rubins slams misleading bridging promotions

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April 21, 2017

Rubins called out promotions such as “loans up to 90% LTV”, “interest from 0.5% per month” and “completions in 24 hours” as a sign of an industry which needs to be more transparent.

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Yorkshire unveils record low rate of 0.89%

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April 21, 2017

The product comes with a £1,495 fee, though the society also offers a £995 fee option at 1.05%.

Confidence in the housing market stabilises

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April 21, 2017

Housing market confidence has improved slightly from the fourth quarter of 2016 to the first quarter of 2017.

Protection sales up in 2016

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April 20, 2017

New protection business was up by 3.9% in 2016 compared to 2015 and income protection sales increased by 17% in the same period.

Gross mortgage lending increased by 19% in March

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April 20, 2017

However lending was 19% lower than March 2016 when borrowers rushed to beat the deadline for the 3% stamp duty surcharge.

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Blogs

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Tony Ward

We must speak loudly about the stagnating housing market

With just seven weeks till the election and others fighting for politicians’ attention, we must speak loudly and clearly.

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Tony Ward

Why we must improve productivity

Good productivity is the bedrock of strong economic growth and a vital source of improved living standards and wages.

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Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation

The General Data Protection Regulation requires understanding and preparatory steps ahead of implementation.

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Ishaan Malhi

Tech will join up the housing market

In the coming years you’ll be able to arrange a solicitor, book a surveyor, and conduct all aspects of the homebuying process from your mobile on a Sunday afternoon.

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Danny Robinson

The case of the back-garden property developers

A recent case involved a couple who decided to build two properties to let in their back garden.

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Tony Ward

The rise and rise of European non-performing loans

Europe’s loan portfolio trading market has regained much of its momentum, having stalled in 2016.

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