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Santander raises rates on new tracker deals


Santander has increased the rates on new tracker deals by up to 0.2 per cent and launched a range of new fixed rate products that are up to 0.25 per cent lower than previous deals. Selected buy-to-let deals have also been reduced. The new deals are as follows: Fixed Rate 60 per cent LTV 10 […]

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FCA revokes £80k fine for mortgage broker who lied about income


The FCA has banned former broker Amir Khan for mortgage fraud while withdrawing an £80,000 fine due to financial hardship. In its initial decision notice in 2012, the FCA proposed a fine of £100,00…

Mansfield cuts SVR to 5.34%


Mansfield Building Society is cutting its SVR by 0.25 per cent to 5.34 per cent following the Bank of England’s recent decision to cut its base rate to 0.25 per cent. The new SVR will be available to new and existing customers from 1 September 2016. Mansfield chief executive Gev Lynott says “We have considered […]

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Accord Buy To Let eyes first-time landlords and CB2L


Accord Buy To Let plans to expand into the first-time landlord and consumer buy-to-let markets, according to buy-to-let commercial manager Chris Maggs. The lender will do this at the end of 2016 or…

Rise in number of new homes built


The number of homes built in the year to June as increased by 6 per cent to 139,030, the latest Government figures reveal. The total is still significantly lower than the 250,000 per year that housing charity Shelter and other groups claim is necessary to meet the shortage of homes. The latest house building data shows that […]

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Mainly IFA news…

Saturday Papers: PwC settles $5.5bn fraud detection lawsuit


And Fed chair Janet Yellen said that the case for an interest rate hike in 2016 has 'strengthened'.

FTSE gains after Yellen states 'strengthening' case for US rate rise


Stock markets advanced and the dollar fell after Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen said case for raising interest rates had strengthened.

Neil Veitch: five UK stocks for a Brexit


Neil Veitch, manager of the top performing SVM UK Opportunities fund, picks out five stocks to watch as the economy prepares for Brexit.

Schroders bond man Gareth Isaac exits


Isaac was with Schroders for five years and managed its £763 million inflation linked bond fund.

IFA starts Manchester Next Gen group to promote profession


Manchester-based adviser James Wetherall has started up a North West group of Nextgen Planners and has organised a roundtable in October.

Mainly insurance news…

Profits up at Sutton Winson


Broker posts 8% rise in turnover for the twelve months to 31 March 2016.

Elite exceeds profit growth prediction


Insurer hails growth in a “challenging year” as results for 2015 are published.

Aston Scott tipped to swoop for Lorica


Sale rumours continue to surround broker.

Quizzical questions: 26 August 2016


Test your knowledge of the week's news with our topical news quiz.

Broking Break: Your top five of the week


Criminal court cases led the way for reader interest this week coming in at top spot and third place respectively. Brokers were also introduced to new products, Zurich staff cuts and Towergate’s results.

Mainly international news…

Former US baseballer becomes unlikely financial adviser


According to the Wall Street Journal, the former outfielder, a self-confessed steroid user who helped expose the prevalent use of drugs in professional baseball, has successfully predicted the surge in...

Greater disclosure requirements for US investment advisers


The SEC has adopted amendments to several Investment Advisers Act rules, as well as the investment adviser registration and reporting form, to enhance the disclosure of information by advisers. Among...

Calls for more UK pension advice over unexpected tax bills


A survey of 500 Brits who have accessed their pension since April 2015 revealed one in eight - or 12% - of savers had unexpected income effects related to tax or welfare payments including emergency tax...

Liechtenstein approves double tax agreement with the UAE


The agreements contain comprehensive provisions on tax competences and regulations that affect cooperation between the tax authorities. The goal of the agreements is to avoid double taxation and prevent...

Industry duo launch offshore support firm


The two well known industry figures have worked together in the past and plan to announce their first product partnership with “a major global brand” in early September. Watson left VAM in July after...

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