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Press releases for January 2019

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01 February 2019

Business group calls for action to unlock £8.6bn needed to meet capital’s homebuilding target The proportion of Londoners open to new homes being built in their local area has fallen in the last year...

01 February 2019

Leading financial website ThisisMoney.co.uk has chosen Cavendish Online to provide a white label life and protection service to its millions of users. The service, which launched on the 29th of Januar...

01 February 2019

The Right Mortgage & Protection Network are delighted to announce that their members now have free access to the new online mortgage sourcing service, SmartrCriteria. SmartrCriteria, developed by Leg...

31 January 2019

Essex based mortgage broker, CLS Money, is targeting protection advice as a vital part of its growth strategy in 2019 and is concentrating on reviewing every customer, who did not take up protection a...

31 January 2019

Innovative, award winning GI Tech Company, Source Insurance launch a new question set to help brokers speed up their quote journey whilst maintaining great pricing and their quality product footprint....

31 January 2019

Stonebridge Group, the mortgage and insurance network, has today (30th January 2019) announced another year of business volume growth across its three key product areas. Figures for 2018 compared to ...

31 January 2019

UK, JANUARY 30, 2018: Brokers and mortgage advisers using The Key – Mortgage Brain’s market leading point-of-sale, CRM and compliance system – can now offer their clients the ability to obtain and upl...

30 January 2019

LEEK United Building Society staff are set to brave freezing temperatures when they join football fans for a special ‘sleepover’ to help highlight the plight of North Staffordshire’s homeless. The co...

30 January 2019

Newcastle Intermediaries has announced it is reducing its buy-to-let rates by up to 0.40% across a selection of its two, three and five year fixed products. A five year fix at 2.75% (4.8%APR), a redu...

30 January 2019

New data from the latest Moneyfacts UK Personal Pension Trends Treasury Report has revealed how a marked deterioration in pension fund performance during the final quarter of 2018 meant that last year...

30 January 2019

Bolton based specialist lending distributor, Fluent Money Group, has appointed John Lewis to take on the newly created role of Head of Compliance, reporting directly to Group Compliance Director, Stua...

29 January 2019

Leek United has launched an online residential affordability calculator – giving mortgage intermediaries an instant affordability decision. Homebuyers no longer face waiting for a decision; the new s...

28 January 2019

The Tenant Fees Bill has received Royal Assent and will become law on June 1st 2019. The Bill is set to make the cost of moving home cheaper for tenants – and could lead to a surge in tenant demand in...

24 January 2019

In order to enhance efficiency in their Commercial Property division, Shawbrook Bank have announced that their Broker Partners will now have access to the eTech Buy to Let hub. The hub provides lende...

24 January 2019

FCA announcement to help mortgage prisoners is opportunity to contact qualifying customers and cement relationships CLS Money, the Essex based mortgage brokerage, has warned advisers that the time is...

23 January 2019

Specialist buy to let mortgage broker Commercial Trust Limited, has revealed that for the first time, the South East of England has overtaken London, as the region with the most buy to let purchases, ...

23 January 2019

Dudley Building Society (DBS) has appointed Samantha Ward as Head of Commercial. The role encompasses responsibility for the Society’s Business Development, Marketing, Product and growth strategy. S...

22 January 2019

TFC Homeloans has partnered with Zephyr Homeloans adding the new buy-to-let lender to its panel. Recently launched by leading financial services administration firm Computershare, Zephyr Homeloans’ r...

22 January 2019

Hanley Economic Building Society has announced the start of an extensive 2019 Self-Build campaign as it seeks to engage with growing numbers of self-builders and provide additional support for interme...

22 January 2019

Cost of 90% LTV 2yr Fixed down 8% since January 2018 60% LTV 3yr and 80% LTV 2yr Fixed now 2% down Cost reduction equates to annual saving of up to £612 over past 12 months Two, three and five year F...

22 January 2019

London-based lender Fiduciam has set its objectives for 2019, planning to double its lending by originating £250million (€280million / $320million) in new loans in the course of the year. The institu...

21 January 2019

What do landlords and agents need to know? Andrew Turner, chief executive at specialist buy to let broker Commercial Trust Limited, takes a look at some of the implications. From June 1st, 2019, the...

21 January 2019

Newcastle Intermediaries will launch a product transfer process paying brokers a proc fee of 0.20%. Following a successful product transfer trial with L&G Mortgage club the lender is now expanding it...

21 January 2019

With 2018 lending figures for second charge mortgage and equity release lending showing significant increases, Tim Wheeldon, Chief Operating Officer believes that brokers should not ignore the two bri...

21 January 2019

Buckinghamshire’s Retirement Interest Only As part of our regular review of our product range we have a new option in later life borrowing including loans starting at £25k. This retirement product is...

17 January 2019

Bank appoints new Regional Development Manager for London & South East Shawbrook are delighted to announce that Daniel Standing has joined the Commercial Mortgage’s sales team as Regional Developmen...

17 January 2019

Leek United is ringing the changes in the appearance of staff for 2019… From this month (January), all customer-facing teams throughout the Society’s branch network are sporting new-look corporate un...

17 January 2019

Fluent Mortgages, the residential first charge specialist subsidiary of Fluent Money, has reported a strong pipeline of new business going into the first quarter of 2019, as it aims to further increas...

17 January 2019

UK, JANUARY 2019: Innovative mortgage technology expert, Mortgage Brain, has completed the appointment of four new National Account Managers to support continued business growth and its ongoing commit...

16 January 2019

United Trust Bank has restructured its Mortgages Key Accounts team as it targets further growth in 2019. Jigar Patel has been promoted to the role of ‘Head of Key Accounts – Mortgages’ nationally whi...

16 January 2019

Mortgage networks, HLPartnership and Mortgage Support Network, have announced that their members will have free access to new online mortgage sourcing service, SmartrCriteria. SmartrCriteria, develop...

16 January 2019

John Eastgate set to join the specialist lender in the summer. Shawbrook is delighted to announce the appointment of John Eastgate to fill the position of Managing Director, Commercial Mortgages la...

15 January 2019

Investors plan to increase the amount they invest this year despite challenging market conditions, according to recent research conducted by peer-to-peer investment platform Kuflink. Although experts...

15 January 2019

Marsden Building Society introduces simple checklists Later Life Mortgages are growing in demand and with it is the range of options for intermediaries to offer to their clients. It’s another string...

15 January 2019

Fiduciam, the institutionally funded lender, has had a strong start to the first week of 2019 with its first Spanish loan of the year, a €850k loan secured over a luxury villa in Mallorca. It was take...

15 January 2019

Complete FS, the specialist lending packager and distributor, has appointed Becky Danson to head up its growing second charge business. Becky, who joins from RBS, had worked there since 2008, working...

14 January 2019

Product numbers increase for all high LTV (95%) options but drop for 75% LTV. However, over six times as many products available for 75% LTV borrowers compared to those with 5% deposits. Average rate...

14 January 2019

SortRefer, the online conveyancing portal for brokers, which is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this year, reported an 18% increase in conveyancing instructions in 2018 over the previous year. Fo...

14 January 2019

Knowledge Bank today launches Knowledge Insights. It means for the very first time, the mortgage industry has instant data regarding what mortgages brokers are searching for. Knowledge Insights will ...

14 January 2019

Paradigm Mortgage Services, the mortgage services proposition, has announced its first free Direct Authorisation (DA) Transition workshop which will take place in London later this month. The event i...

14 January 2019

As part of its strategy to extend distribution through technology, Source Insurance has integrated with SolutionBuilder, iPipeline’s popular protection sourcing solution, into their leading general in...

14 January 2019

Mortgage and Protection networks, HLPartnership (HLP) and Mortgage Support Network (MSN) are inviting non members to join them at their popular annual series of technology and marketing workshops in J...

14 January 2019

Mortgage Business Expo (MBE) Leeds is now open for brokers, IFAs and financial intermediaries to register for the event on Wednesday 1st May at the Royal Armouries. Support for the Expo remains stron...

11 January 2019

Specialist packager and distributor, Complete FS, has added new BTL lender, Zephyr Homeloans, to its lending panel. Zephyr Homeloans was launched by Computershare, the global leader in financial serv...

11 January 2019

Roma Finance, the specialist bridging and commercial lender, moved quickly to deliver the funding needed for the purchase of a multiple unit mixed use property in just six days. The introduction came...

10 January 2019

Knowledge Bank’s Criteria Activity Tracker has revealed the top five most searched criteria by brokers during December, with maximum borrowing high on the agenda for four of the eight lending categori...

10 January 2019

The Conveyancing Association (CA), the leading trade body for the conveyancing industry, has today (10th January 2019) announced it has responded to the Law Commission’s leasehold enfranchisement refo...

10 January 2019

Answers in Retirement Group (AIR Group), the Group of companies covering a range of retirement and later life services, has today (10th January 2019) announced the recruitment of two senior appointmen...

10 January 2019

Mortgages for Business has successfully brokered the first buy to let mortgage to complete with new lender Zephyr Homeloans. The case was made for an experienced landlord who does not own her own hom...

10 January 2019

The annual Shawbrook Broker Barometer reveals a positive sentiment for 2019 Despite commercial mortgage brokers surveyed citing Brexit as one of the biggest issues likely to impact their clients in ...

10 January 2019

Mansfield Building Society has extended its maximum loan to value (LTV) to 70% for retired residential borrowers up to age 85 on both capital repayment and interest only mortgages. At the same time t...

09 January 2019

Specialist buy to let mortgage broker Commercial Trust Limited, has unveiled its enhanced buy to let comparison table for customers, with a number of new features. The easy to use Buy to let mortgage...

09 January 2019

Members of Brilliant Solutions now have access to Family Building Society’s range of innovative lending solutions and unique approach to lending through its direct to lender mortgage club. Chris Agat...

09 January 2019

Following on from yesterday’s price reduction and January Sale announcements, specialist lender Magellan Homeloans today announced its entry into the prime specialist residential mortgage sector with ...

09 January 2019

Uinsure, the multi-award winning InsurTech firm, has today set out its marketing intentions for 2019, which includes giving away hundreds of branded stuffed toys this month to mock the nature of Price...

08 January 2019

Lender appoints Fran Green to cover North England and Scotland Today, Shawbrook’s Residential Mortgages team announce that Fran Green will be joining its growing sales team as Business Development M...

08 January 2019

Kuflink’s short-term finance division, Kuflink Bridging, has today announced a key appointment in the expansion of their lending team – Hiran Patel joins from Equifinance as an Underwriter. Hiran has ...

08 January 2019

Specialist mortgage lender Magellan Homeloans is starting the New Year by reducing the majority of its fixed rates on residential mortgages and holding its own ‘January Sale’ - cutting its standard ad...

08 January 2019

Newcastle Intermediaries is starting 2019 with a huge refresh of all of its residential mortgage products, with reductions of up to 0.70% on five year products between 85 – 95% LTV. It has been rece...

08 January 2019

Altrincham, Cheshire – 8 January 2019: Mint Bridging has created the role of Head of Legal for Andrea Naylor, which will include managerial responsibility for Mint’s underwriting team. Naylor was prev...

07 January 2019

The specialist lender promotes key member of senior team Shawbrook Commercial Mortgages has announced the promotion of Daryl Norkett to Head of Products & Markets. Daryl joined Shawbrook back in ...

07 January 2019

Newcastle Building Society has welcomed David Samper as Chief Financial Officer. An accomplished strategic leader with over 20 years’ experience as a chartered accountant, David has held senior roles...

07 January 2019

Bridging lender Hope Capital has appointed its first Managing Director. Gary Bailey, formerly Sales Director of Together. He joins Hope Capital today, 7th January, to help expand and grow the company....

07 January 2019

The January sales have started! Following its 12 Days of Christmas campaign in December, Knowledge Bank has permanently reduced the cost of subscribing to its criteria search system – lowering the cos...

07 January 2019

HLPartnership and Mortgage Support Network, the privately owned mortgage and protection networks, have announced the appointment of five new compliance officers to work directly with members across th...

03 January 2019

Connect for Intermediaries has become one of the first distributors to package for newly launched lender Zephyr, the dedicated buy-to-let lender launched just before Christmas by Computershare Loan Se...

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