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SPECIAL FEATURE: Capacity not the only issue

SPECIAL FEATURE: Capacity not the only issue for conveyancers

Eddie Goldsmith, partner at Goldsmith Williams, responds to critics on the firm's decision to scrap broker introductions

BoE: Approvals up in June

BoE: Approvals up in June

June registered the first increase in mortgage approvals since the start of 2014, figures from the Bank of England have shown.

PruProtect steals Commonewealth Games athlete

PruProtect steals Commonwealth Games athlete

PruProtect has hired L&G’s Darrell Stone to run its single tie operation across the UK.

 


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CML: Mortgage lending to top £200bn

The Council of Mortgage Lenders has revised its forecast for 2014 and now predicts that gross mortgage lending will top £200bn for the first time since 2008.

PruProtect steals Commonewealth Games athlete

PruProtect has hired L&G’s Darrell Stone to run its single tie operation across the UK.

Precise Mortgages completes latest securitisation

Charter Court Financial Services, under its brand name Precise Mortgages, has completed its second securitisation (Precise Mortgage Funding 2014-1 PLC).

Jonathan Kane joins Capital Bridging

Jonathan Kane has taken up the newly created role of distribution manager at Capital Bridging.

UTB expands development finance team

United Trust Bank has appointed Adam Bovingdon and Steve Brigly as property development managers.

Coventry updates buy-to-let range

Coventry Intermediaries has launched a new range of fixed and flexx for term buy-to-let products.

MTF Hoovers up Dyson

Millie Dyson has joined London-based bridging lender MT Finance as head of marketing and communications.

Leeds collar corporate account manager

Mark Collar has joined the Leeds Building Society intermediary team as corporate account manager.

Homeowners remain confident

UK homeowners remain buoyant regarding the state of the property market with 92% expecting house prices to grow over the next six months, the Zoopla Housing Market Sentiment Survey has revealed.

BoE: Approvals up in June

June registered the first increase in mortgage approvals since the start of 2014, figures from the Bank of England have shown.

UK property overvalued by 10-30pc

Property in the UK is overvalued by anywhere between 10% and 30%, the International Monetary Fund has claimed.

Private tenants are ‘silver lining’ in cost of living crisis

Private renters are the one ‘silver lining’ in the cost of living crisis, property expert Kate Faulkner has claimed.

Untapped demand: Islamic mortgages

Despite Islamic mortgages being seen as an exciting and flourishing sector a decade ago demand for ‘home purchase plans’ is dampening, brokers have warned.

British Money offers Conduct Risk Dashboard

Payment protection specialist British Money is helping lenders fulfil their risk and governance controls through the provision of a bespoke risk reporting tool known as the Conduct Risk Dashboard.

Leeds relaunches BTL range

Leeds Building Society has relaunched its range of short term fixed rate buy-to-let mortgages, with rates starting from 2.65%, writes Charlotte Lloyd.

EXCLUSIVE: Understanding the housing market

With the appointment of a new housing minister, increasing intervention in the market by the government and Bank of England and major changes in pensions, plus an election, all within nine months, Brian Hall writes to our policymakers...

Brokers have key role in FTB protection

Brokers have a key role to play in ensuring that first-time buyers protect their investment, Gary Duggan, CEO, Paymentshield has said.

SPECIAL FEATURE: Capacity not the only issue

Eddie Goldsmith, partner at Goldsmith Williams, responds to critics on the firm's decision to scrap broker introductions

Brokers have key role in FTB protection

Brokers have a key role to play in ensuring that first-time buyers protect their investment, Gary Duggan, CEO, Paymentshield has said.

Aegon strengthens protection team

Aegon has appointed a new distribution development director and a head of protection sales, writes Charlotte Lloyd.

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.

Barclays slashes rates

Barclays has reduced its rates on fixed, tracker and offset mortgages in addition to offering two new ‘great escape’ products.

Rumours of new lender as Bob Young exits CHL

Rumours are rife that Capital Homeloans managing director Bob Young and other executive team members have stepped down to launch a new lender.

Cost of mortgages set to pinch

The cost of a mortgage is set to be double that of a homeowners disposable income by 2020, writes Charlotte Lloyd.

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Greater London rents soar

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Average rents in Greater London are now more than double those across the rest of the UK at £1,412 and £694 respectively.

Commercial Trust launches B2L comparison tool

Commercial Trust launches B2L comparison tool

Commercial Trust has launched a new buy-to-let product comparison tool for landlords.

Landlords expecting stable growth

Landlords expecting stable growth

Almost 100% of landlords report that tenant demand is currently stable or growing, a survey from specialist buy-to-let lender Paragon Mortgages found.

Foreign student renters on the up

Foreign student renters on the up

The numbers of independently wealthy foreign student renters has been increasing, with their share of the sector doubling from 12% to 29% between 2006 and 2012, writes Charlotte Lloyd.


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Jonathan Kane joins Capital Bridging

Kane joins Capital Bridging

Jonathan Kane has taken up the newly created role of distribution manager at Capital Bridging.

MTF Hoovers up Dyson

Dyson joins MTF

Millie Dyson has joined London-based bridging lender MT Finance as head of marketing and communications.

UTB expands development finance team

UTB expands development finance team

United Trust Bank has appointed Adam Bovingdon and Steve Brigly as property development managers.

FCA to investigate banking options for SMEs

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The FCA and the Competition and Markets Authority has recommended a full competition inquiry into the provision of business lending by banks.


Equity Release

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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.

Pure Retirement partners with Phoebus

Pure Retirement

Pure Retirement has signed with originations and servicing platform Phoebus Equity Release solution on a five year contract.

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.

Enhanced equity release has untapped potential

Enhanced equity release can help those with medical conditions

The enhanced equity release sector – which enables more money to be released for people with health problems - has the potential to grow if advisers are better trained, Stuart Wilson, marketing director at more 2 life, claims.


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PruProtect steals Commonewealth Games athlete

PruProtect steals Commonwealth Games athlete

PruProtect has hired L&G’s Darrell Stone to run its single tie operation across the UK.

Men twice as likely to ignore serious health symptoms

Men twice as likely to ignore serious health symptoms

British men are almost twice as likely as women to avoid seeking medical help when experiencing a serious health symptom, protection specialist LV= has found.

British Money offers Conduct Risk Dashboard

British Money offers Conduct Risk Dashboard

Payment protection specialist British Money is helping lenders fulfil their risk and governance controls through the provision of a bespoke risk reporting tool known as the Conduct Risk Dashboard.

LV= to use vScreen

LV= to use vScreen

LV= is to pilot the use of Vizolution’s vScreen to improve the end-to-end customer journey in its life and broker insurance divisions, writes Charlotte Lloyd.


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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?

Untapped demand: Islamic mortgages

Untapped demand: Islamic mortgages

Despite Islamic mortgages being seen as an exciting and flourishing sector a decade ago demand for ‘home purchase plans’ is dampening, brokers have warned.

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?

Coventry updates buy-to-let range

Coventry buy-to-let

Coventry Intermediaries has launched a new range of fixed and flexx for term buy-to-let products.