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Equity release lending breaks £1bn barrier

The value of equity release lending has surpassed £1bn for the first nine months of 2014, figures from the Equity Release Council have revealed.

September slowdown reflects market uncertainty

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September’s slowdown in mortgage lending reflects wider uncertainty in the market, Charles Haresnape, managing director, mortgages and commercial lending at Aldermore, has said.

One in three have problems with wills

One in three families and friends find it difficult to trace all the assets left in wills, research from willsandassets.co.uk has revealed.

 


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September slowdown reflects market uncertainty

September’s slowdown in mortgage lending reflects wider uncertainty in the market, Charles Haresnape, managing director, mortgages and commercial lending at Aldermore, has said.

One in three have problems with wills

One in three families and friends find it difficult to trace all the assets left in wills, research from willsandassets.co.uk has revealed.

Equity release lending breaks £1bn barrier

The value of equity release lending has surpassed £1bn for the first nine months of 2014, figures from the Equity Release Council have revealed.

BoE fixes technical fault

The Bank of England has fixed the technical issues which halted mortgage transactions this morning.

BoE technical fault halts mortgage transactions

Mortgage transactions are on hold due to a technical issue at the Bank of England.

South East set for 5-year boom

The South East of England will see house prices inflate more than any other area over the next five years, Rightmove and Oxford Economics have forecast.

SortRefer launches Scotland conveyancing package

SortRefer has increased its activity in Scotland by launching a conveyancing package for Scottish remortgage business.

EXCLUSIVE: Fleet Mortgages adds L&G to panel

New buy-to-let and specialist lender Fleet Mortgages has added Legal & General Mortgage Club to its distribution panel.

Panacea Adviser upgrades website

Panacea Adviser has upgraded its website with a range of services and features.

Mortgage Intelligence signs up Metro to panel

Mortgage Intelligence has appointed Metro Bank to its panel of lenders.

CML: September lending slows

Gross mortgage lending slowed to £17.8bn in September - 1% lower than the £18bn recorded in August, the Council of Mortgage Lenders has revealed.

Clydesdale and Yorkshire launches mortgage range

Clydesdale and Yorkshire has launched a range of ‘pay your mortgage for a month’ products which offer cashback covering one monthly repayment.

Price war heats up as Barclays slashes rates

A mortgage price war has erupted on the high street as global economic uncertainty continues to push down the cost of borrowing to record lows.

SPECIAL FEATURE: Property is not a ‘get rich quick’ scheme

Derek Bradley, CEO of Panacea Adviser, looks at the buy-to-let market and what it requires to be successful.

HSBC unveils 0.99pc mortgage

HSBC has launched its lowest ever mortgage rate at 0.99% for up to 60% loan to value.

Consumer confidence drops

Consumer confidence in the economy has fallen in September, the Lloyds Bank Spending Power Report has revealed.

London rents rocket in Q3

Rents have London increased by £188 in the third quarter of 2014 to reach an average of £2,452 per month, research from Move with Us has found.

Berkeley Alexander hires two BDMs

Berkeley Alexander has appointed two business development managers.

Berkeley Alexander hires two BDMs

Berkeley Alexander has appointed two business development managers.

Virgin Money delays flotation plans

Virgin Money has delayed plans to float on the London Stock exchange until after October when ‘constructive market conditions allow’.

Santander refreshes range

Santander has reduced rates on a selection of its fixed rate mortgages and released two new fee-free trackers.

BoE: Interest rates to stay lower for longer

Interest rates are likely to stay lower for longer due to the UK’s economically weak state, Bank of England chief economist Andy Haldane has said.

Teachers launches NUT 95pc LTV exclusive

Teachers Building Society has introduced a 95% LTV mortgage exclusive to National Union of Teachers members.

Fixed rate popularity falls

The proportion of homebuyers opting for a fixed rate mortgage fell to the lowest recorded level in nearly two years in September, the National Mortgage Index from the Mortgage Advice Bureau has revealed.

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Buy-To-Let

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SPECIAL FEATURE: Property is not a ‘get rich quick’ scheme

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Industry backs Rent to Buy

Industry backs rent to buy

The government’s Rent to Buy scheme has received backing from housing professionals although several noted there may be ‘devil in the detail’ when it comes to the scheme’s implementation, writes Ryan Bembridge.

Don’t blame buy-to-let for housing crisis

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Two buy-to-let heavyweights have defended the sector after GoCompare research revealed that 14% of adults blame buy-to-let landlords for the lack of affordable housing in the UK, writes Ryan Bembridge.

SPECIAL FEATURE: UK landlords under threat

Landlords under threat

Despite the potential for mortgage rates to rise, the increasing number of tenants in the market and continued poor returns on savings is still tempting many into the buy-to-let market, writes Kevin Paterson, managing director...


Bridging and Commercial

SPECIAL FEATURE: Bridging a more professional state of affairs

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Matthew Anderson, director of Fincorp, says that there is no room for complacency when it comes to regulation of the bridging sector.

Brokers believe London market is ‘unhealthily overheated’

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Nearly half of development finance brokers and developers see the London market as ‘unhealthily overheated’, research from United Trust Bank has revealed.

Vantage completes cycle challenge

Vantage Finance has completed a 10-day cycle challenge to raise £3,100 for The Brain Tumour Charity.

FSE2014: Boulger backs seconds

FSE2014: Boulger backs seconds

Second charge loans have an important role to play in a functioning housing market and could help the government out when the Help to Buy Scheme comes to an end, Ray Boulger, senior technical manager at John Charcol, said today.


Equity Release

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Key Retirement rebrands

Key Retirement Solutions is rebranding as Key Retirement with two distribution divisions focusing on retirement lending and wealth and retirement options.

Ray McCaarthy joins Later Life Academy

McCarthy joins Later Life

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

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.


Protection

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SPECIAL FEATURE: White lie or blatant fraud?

Mick Cairns, insurance director at The Source Insurance, on one in five UK householders admitting to having lied or withholding information when applying for home insurance.

Students urged to study their protection options

students to go with story on their protection needs

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

Zurich launches support service

Helping hands to go with story on Zurich launching a support service for clients

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.


Industry

Christian Faes 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?

One in three have problems with wills

One in three families and friends find it difficult to trace all the assets left in wills, research from willsandassets.co.uk has revealed.

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?

September slowdown reflects market uncertainty

Aldermore

September’s slowdown in mortgage lending reflects wider uncertainty in the market, Charles Haresnape, managing director, mortgages and commercial lending at Aldermore, has said.