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SourceLet offers free £400 tenant referencing trial

Sourcelet offers free trial

SourceLet is offering letting agents and landlords the opportunity a free trial of its referencing service worth up to £400.

SPECIAL FEATURE: Conveyancers: Be aware of MMR

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Conveyancers must be aware of changes under the MMR or risk transactions falling through, says Kathryn Taylor, a spokeswoman for the Conveyancing Association and managing partner at Gordon Brown Law Firm LLP.

Ipswich BS voices MMR concerns

Ipswich BS voices MMR concerns

Ipswich Building Society has voiced its concerns that the implementation of the MMR could result in credit worthy people finding it harder to get a mortgage.

 


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Buy to Let Club doubles in three months

The Buy to Let Club has doubled the number of brokers on its roster in just three months.

Exeter pays 92pc of protection claims

Exeter Family Friendly paid out on 92% of its income protection claims in 2013.

Ipswich BS voices MMR concerns

Ipswich Building Society has voiced its concerns that the implementation of the MMR could result in credit worthy people finding it harder to get a mortgage.

SPECIAL FEATURE: Conveyancers: Be aware of MMR

Conveyancers must be aware of changes under the MMR or risk transactions falling through, says Kathryn Taylor, a spokeswoman for the Conveyancing Association and managing partner at Gordon Brown Law Firm LLP.

Britons banish debt worries

Britons are less worried about their personal debt than they were a year ago (57%), confirming government reports that since 2008 household debt has fallen relative to income.

SourceLet offers free £400 tenant referencing trial

SourceLet is offering letting agents and landlords the opportunity a free trial of its referencing service worth up to £400.

Kensington launches new affordability calculator

Specialist lender Kensington has launched a new affordability calculator on its website.

New P2P lender launches

A new peer-to-peer lending platform aimed solely at investment in the UK buy-to-let market has launched.

Shawbrook names CMD as B2L Strategic Partner

Shawbrook Bank has appointed Reading-based brokerage Commercial Mortgage Desk to its Strategic Partner programme.

Watts Bridging Finance joins the ASTL

Watts Bridging Finance has joined the ASTL as a full member increasing the association’s membership to 27, a 17% increase over this time last year.

Get some help Melton in the sun on holiday

The Melton has launched a dedicated holiday buy-to-let mortgage to support the increasing demand for holiday rental property in the UK.

NatWest launches 3-year fixed rates

NatWest Intermediary Solutions is launching two new 3 year fixed rate deals and a sub-2% 2-year tracker to its residential intermediary mortgage range today, along with a number of rate changes.

Masthaven Secured Loans secures funding line

Masthaven Secured Loans its first bank funding line through Royal Bank of Scotland.

Smart Money Loans rebrands as Smart Money

Smart Money Loans, the specialist second charge distributor, has rebranded as Smart Money with a new logo and sales and marketing material for introducing brokers.

Keystone reduces fixed rates

Keystone Buy to Let Mortgages has reduced its fixed rate prices just two months after introducing its Classic and Premier Ranges.

Coventry launch new buy-to-let products

Coventry Intermediaries has launched new residential and buy-to-let products including Flexx for Term options.

Intelliflo posts record figures

Intelliflo saw its subs base increase 16% from 8,864 to 10,292 users last year with annual turnover increasing 9% from £12.6m to £13.8m although profit remains broadly flat at £3.6m.

Shortage of three bedroom semi-detached homes

Fifty-seven per cent of estate agents across the UK are experiencing a shortage in the number of semi-detached homes currently available for sale. This is followed by bungalows, with 53% of estate agents believing there is a shortage and...

Shortage of three bedroom semi-detached homes

Fifty-seven per cent of estate agents across the UK are experiencing a shortage in the number of semi-detached homes currently available for sale. This is followed by bungalows, with 53% of estate agents believing there is a shortage and...

Nationwide and TMW go 0800 for brokers

All Nationwide and The Mortgage Works contact telephone numbers for intermediaries are now free to call from a landline.

Kensington launches new application portal

Specialist lender Kensington has launched a new application portal that promises to make the process slicker and more straightforward for intermediaries.

Whittaker: Pre-election rate rise will give Tories edge

Interest rates will rise early next year to the benefit of the Conservative Party, David Whittaker, managing director of Mortgages for Business, said.

Citizens Advice demand payday alternative

Borrowers should have access to better short-term credit options than payday loans, Gillian Guy, Citizens Advice Bureau chief executive, has said.

Bridgebank launches mobile website

Bridgebank Capital has launched a mobile website for brokers, complete with a redeveloped application platform.

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Shawbrook names CMD as B2L Strategic Partner

Shawbrook names CMD as B2L Strategic Partner

Shawbrook Bank has appointed Reading-based brokerage Commercial Mortgage Desk to its Strategic Partner programme.

Keystone reduces fixed rates

Keystone reduces rates

Keystone Buy to Let Mortgages has reduced its fixed rate prices just two months after introducing its Classic and Premier Ranges.

SourceLet offers free £400 tenant referencing trial

Sourcelet offers free trial

SourceLet is offering letting agents and landlords the opportunity a free trial of its referencing service worth up to £400.

Santander unveils fixed 5-year BTL

Santander unveils fixed 5-year BTL

Santander for Intermediaries has launched a fixed 5-year buy-to-let mortgage, while also reducing a range of its other products for landlords.


Bridging and Commercial

Smart Money Loans rebrands as Smart Money

Smart Money Loans rebrands as Smart Money

Smart Money Loans, the specialist second charge distributor, has rebranded as Smart Money with a new logo and sales and marketing material for introducing brokers.

UTB hires HR specialist Georgie Reisser-Weston

New appointment at UTB

United Trust Bank has appointed Georgie Reisser-Weston as head of human resources.

Bridgebank launches mobile website

Bridgebank launches mobile website

Bridgebank Capital has launched a mobile website for brokers, complete with a redeveloped application platform.

Fincorp: FCA will crack down hard on seconds

Fincorp: FCA will crack down hard on seconds

The FCA is likely to crack down hard on second charge lending over the next two years after supervision of the sector moved under its jurisdiction earlier this month, bridging lender Fincorp has claimed.


Equity Release

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Key group strengthens its executive team

New appointment at Key Group

Key Group has appointed Will Hale as business development director.

more 2 life unveils MMR broker support

more 2 life unveils MMR broker support

Equity release lender more 2 life will be MMR compliant by April 7, more than two weeks ahead of the April 24 deadline, it was revealed.

Grandparents continue to bail out grandkids

Grandparents continue to bail out grandkids

More than one in three over-65s have paid off debts of more than £2,000 for children or teenage grandchildren, research from MetLife shows.

Hodge Lifetime joins Academy

Hodge Lifetime joins Academy

Hodge Lifetime has joined the Later Life Academy as its latest product adviser.


Protection

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L&G to school advisers on protection

L&G to school advisers on protection

Legal and General is launching a series of workshops around the UK to support advisers looking to offer business protection.

SPECIAL FEATURE: LV= makes extensive upgrades

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For the second year running LV= has made extensive upgrades to its critical illness cover reaffirming its desire to be seen as the leading critical illness insurer, writes Alan Lakey, director of CIExpert.

Aviva amends critical illness plan

Aviva amends critical illness plan

Aviva has amended its critical illness procedure by altering the wording of its heart attack plan.

MMR will boost protection sales

Protection sales will go up

LifeQuote reckons MMR will boost protection sales as prudent lenders consider a borrower’s ability to pay, not just as a result of employment issues but also ill health.


Industry

Bob Hunt Blog

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?

Buy to Let Club doubles in three months

Buy to Let Club doubles

The Buy to Let Club has doubled the number of brokers on its roster in just three months.

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?

Exeter pays 92pc of protection claims

Exeter pays protection claims

Exeter Family Friendly paid out on 92% of its income protection claims in 2013.