Michael Lloyd

Mark Jones has left Sun Life to join Legal and General as product director, UK protection for its insurance division.

Specialist bank Aldermore has reduced rates for company landlords, now under a buy-to-let range for private individuals, available from Monday 23 April.

Family Building Society wants to launch into retirement interest-only mortgages, Keith Barber, director of business development at the society revealed.

Complete FS and Together have finished a bridging deal in three days from application to completion.

With only around 1000 homes listed for sale across Edinburgh, increased competition is driving premiums up and selling times down, Warners Solicitors and Estate Agents has found.

Hampshire Trust Bank has increased the loan-to-value ratio on its buy-to-let and house in multiple occupation (HMO) 5-year fixed rate to 75% and increased the maximum loan size to £5m.

Ballymore has been crowned  Developer of the Year at the Property Week awards on Tuesday 17 April while London City Island won the Placemaking Award.

Complaints about payment protection insurance (PPI) drove a 13% increase in the number of complaints made to financial services firms in the second half of 2017, the FCA found.

Buy-to-let changes including the stamp duty surcharge for landlords, mortgage tax relief and stricter underwriting for portfolio landlords have all benefited specialist lenders like Paragon, its managing director John Heron has declared.

Many of the most cited barriers to using equity release products, such as to remain in control of a property and to be able to pass it on as inheritance are based on misconceptions, Retirement Advantage has claimed after carrying out a survey.