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Mainly mortgage news…

FTB sales hit post-recession high


First-time buyer sales hit a post-recession high of 29,700 in July as buyers took advantage of low rates, the First Time Buyer Tracker from Your Move and Reeds Rains has found.

Aldermore increases residential lending by 12%


FTSE 250 lender made a £44m profit in the first six months of 2015.

MAS attacked over ‘waste of time and money’ report


The author of an independent review into the Money Advice Service has slammed the organisation for “wasting time and money” by carrying out a review into whether it replicates the work of other bodies.

Danny Alexander and Vince Cable to be knighted


Former Liberal Democrat chief secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander is to be knighted as part of the dissolution honours list announced today.

Natwest to push up rates on selected deals


Natwest Intermediary Solutions is increasing rates on a number of 60% loan-to-value (LTV) mortgage deals from tomorrow.

The post Natwest to push up rates on selected deals appeared first on Mortgage Solutions.

Mainly IFA news…

Overnight Markets: US stocks rally for second day as China fears fade


Investors grew optimistic that the worst of recent market turmoil was over after strong US economic data.

Friday Papers: Apple to debut new iPhone


And shares around the world soared yesterday as investors cheered news that the US economy is in better shape than thought.

Pension freedoms architect scoops CBE; Vince Cable knighted


The man widely credited with having masterminded George Osborne's pension freedom policy is to be honoured with a CBE, along with scores of over political and financial figures.

Thought UK quantitative easing was over? Not quite


The Bank of England stopped the money-printing presses three years ago but will soon have £17 billion to plough into government bonds.

Acorn Income cashes in after betting on FTSE slump


Best performing investment trust's bet that the FTSE 100 would fall from 7,000 milestone pays off after Black Monday crash.

Mainly insurance news…

Pen Underwriting appoints Jonathan Turner as executive chairman


Turner will work alongside managing director Mark Armitage.

CII launches flexible working guidelines


Organisation says flexible working can boost employee motivation and productivity.

Hastings results show profit and customer rises


Half year results show GWP growth of 24% as COR marginally improves to 90%.

Two fraudsters jailed after £15,000 crash scam against Axa


The two men were sentenced to a total of 30 months in jail for perverting the course of justice and fraud by false representation.

Allianz joins PowerPlace SME panel


Insurer says move supports strategy of making it easier and quicker for brokers to trade with firm.

Mainly international news…

Axa rumoured to be looking at sale of UK businesses


The reports say Barclays has been appointed by Axa to handle the sale on its behalf. A spokeswoman for Axa Group told International Adviser: “We do not comment on market speculation.” Axa operates...

Old Mutual Int’l sees surge in trade after China market chaos


The cross-border investment business said the rise demonstrates the level of activity currently going on in the market, with a number of advisers and clients looking to switch their holdings, either to...

Canada Life extends life insurance range in UK


The life company already offers its CanProtect Whole of Life plan in the UK through Canada Life International, which is also avaiable to non-UK domiciled individuals . It is adding level and decreasing...

MAS proposes tougher market enforcement regime


One of the prospective amendments, all of which come under part XII of the Securities and Futures Act (SFA), is to revise the civil penalty ceiling so that offenders who gained a profit after engaging...

Lion Global and OCBC Bank unveil Asia private equity fund


The Lion-OCBC Capital Asia Fund I is designed for high net worth individuals and institutional investors, including insurance companies, regional banks and sovereign wealth funds. It took nine months...

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