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More banks to pile into equity release after Santander/L&G deal


Other large lenders will recommend lifetime mortgages following Santander’s recent vote of confidence in the sector, industry experts predict. However, brokers warn that consumers are best served b…

NatWest Intermediary Solutions launches new build products


NatWest Intermediary Solutions will launch more new build products tomorrow and cut rates for its residential purchase mortgages. The lender is expanding its shared equity range to include 60, 70 a…

Market Watch: UK still looking like a safe bet


With Theresa May racing to the middle ground, will her chancellor rethink George Osborne’s buy-to-let changes? Has anyone else noticed a sea change in the press coverage of Brexit in recent days? F…

CML: UK still aspires to own homes post-Brexit


Most UK adults still want to be homeowners despite the Brexit vote, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders. The CML commissioned a YouGov poll that showed that 72 per cent of adults want to own houses in two years’ time and 80 per cent in 10 years’ time. CML chief economist Bob Pannell says: […]

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Keystone predicts B2L arrears will keep falling


Keystone Property Finance predicts 2016 buy-to-let arrears rates will continue falling. The firm expects arrears to fall to 6,600 in Q4 from 9,300 in Q1. Buy-to-let arrears were 11,300 in Q1 2015. …

Mainly IFA news…

IHT planning now a major growth area for advisers - research


Advisers are seeing a surge in enquiries from clients as pension freedoms and rising property prices combine to drive a boom in inheritance tax (IHT) planning, a survey from Prudential has shown.

Talbot and Muir takes over Attivo's SIPP and SSAS admin business


Talbot and Muir has continued its growth strategy with the acquisition of the self-invested personal pension (SIPP) and small self-administered scheme (SSAS) administration business of Attivo Group.

Moody's: Active management will 'shrink substantially' as passives popularity grows


The combination of active fund underperformance and tighter scrutiny on fees is placing the future of active management under threat as investors increasingly choose low-cost passive options, according to rating agency Moody's.

Talbot and Muir buys consolidator's Sipp book


Talbot and Muir has bought Attivo Group's Sipp book.

Why the FCA needs to be bold setting out its new mission


The FCA's new mission statement is a unique opportunity for the regulator to build bridges with the financial services industry.

Mainly insurance news…

Hiscox to focus on cyber and e-trade


Group chief underwriting officer Richard Watson says that insurer hopes to continue to grow alongside broker partners as it develops cyber and SME offering.

Enterprise Insurance ordered to stop writing new business


The Gibraltar Financial Services Commission states company is insolvent and that it intends to appoint a liquidator.

Hiscox UK grows GWP to £244.4m


As Hiscox UK and Europe drives down COR to 79.9% for H1 2016 from 86.8% in 2015.

#Insagepeople: 25 to 31 July 2016


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Insurance Octopus bought by Verastar


Commercial broker has been acquired for an undisclosed sum by the service provider.

Mainly international news…

Damning BHS report highlights need for DB pension reform


In a scathing report published on Monday on the factors that led to demise of the one of the UK’s biggest retailers, the Work and Pensions Committee argued that the future of defined benefit (DB) pension...

Brexit could see 30% of older savers change retirement plans


Some 30% of 55 to 64-year-olds said they would have to rearrange their finances after being faced with uncertainty due to Britain's decision to leave the European Union last month. The survey which...

Northstar sets up in the Dubai International Finance Centre


Regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA), the office has been set up to support financial advisors distributing the firm’s international investment solutions across the Middle East and...

Aberdeen has deeper problems than property outflows


The UK Property Fund and UK Property Feeder Unit Trust were two of the funds hit hard by Brexit-related outflows, with Aberdeen temporarily ceasing trading in the UK property funds in July. And while...

Aviva launches 280-strong Singapore advice business


The advisers will serve domestic customers based in Singapore and will provide advice on both Aviva products and those from other trusted providers. The new business will complement Aviva-subsidiary...

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