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Press releases for January 2020

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30 January 2020

Foundation Home Loans, the intermediary-only specialist lender, has today (30th January 2020) launched a number of fee-assisted, remortgage-only two- and five-year fixed rates across its residential m...

30 January 2020

Following Tenet launching a development programme for trainee mortgage and protection advisers last year, the group has employed a further two mentors. The programme offers full support for trainees ...

30 January 2020

First 4 Bridging (F4B) has extended its presence in the North West of England with the appointment of Simon Bancroft as business development manager for the region. His role will involve strengthenin...

30 January 2020

Just Mortgages has given the green light to further expansion of its specialist New Build division. The team is set to reach 23 brokers by the end of Q1 2020 – up from eight at the start of 2019. On t...

30 January 2020

Hope Capital has enhanced its highly competitive Hope Seven 5 bridging product due to demand from brokers and borrowers. For the first time, the Hope Seven 5 now offers a seven-month term, extended f...

30 January 2020

Mortgage Business Expo (MBE) Leeds is now open for brokers, IFAs and financial intermediaries to register for the event on Thursday 30th April at the Royal Armouries. CPD accredited seminars and pane...

30 January 2020

Over a third of commercial finance brokers responding to United Trust Bank’s most recent Broker Sentiment Survey expect the Bank of England (BofE) Base Rate to be reduced by the end of 2020. 33% of b...

29 January 2020

Air Later Life Academy (LLA), the commercial and training organisation for later life advisers, has today (29th January 2020) announced TSF Consultants as its latest Ambassador firm. TSF is a provide...

28 January 2020

86% of brokers have described the outlook for their business in 2020 as positive in United Trust Bank’s (UTB) most recent Broker Sentiment Survey. More than three quarters of brokers (77%) also have a...

28 January 2020

LEEK United’s Veronica ‘Ronnie’ McNeil gave East Cheshire Hospice (ECH) a ‘tree-mendous’ helping hand after becoming a ‘Branch Manager’ of a different kind for the day… Ronnie, who runs the Society’s...

28 January 2020

Mansfield Building Society has today announced the launch of its Limited Company Buy to Let proposition, including product options with and without personal guarantees. The Society is focusing on non...

28 January 2020

Bridging lender Fiduciam’s push into the London market is bearing its first fruit with a deal worth nearly £1 million on two properties in south-west London. The recent deal provides further evidence...

28 January 2020

Connect for Intermediaries has added Blacks Connect to its Solicitor Referral Panel. Connect focuses on having the best quality firms on its panels in order to add the most value to its network member...

28 January 2020

Assurant Intermediary, the broker focussed GI protection specialist, has launched its first interactive online training programme ‘An Introduction to Home Insurance’ on its website. The introductory p...

27 January 2020

United Trust Bank (UTB) has agreed to fund an ‘extra care village’ development near Braintree, Essex. The project is being completed by Abbeyfield, Braintree, Bocking & Felsted Society, a charity foc...

27 January 2020

Impact Specialist Finance has maintained its position on PRIMIS’s approved specialist packager panel after an extensive review of all panel members. This partnership will enable PRIMIS members to acc...

27 January 2020

After a successful soft launch in November 2019, Mortgage Magic has officially launched its CRM and business management system for mortgage brokers to the market today. Mortgage Magic with offices in...

24 January 2020

The proportion of income that tenants spent on rent decreased between 2016 and 2019 despite increases in rental levels, according to The Deposit Protection Service (The DPS). In the latest edition of...

23 January 2020

Knowledge Bank has appointed Andy Leadbetter as business development manager (BDM). Andy has over thirty years experience in insurance and mortgages and so is well known by many brokers. Andy joins th...

23 January 2020

Specialist finance trade body, FIBA, has announced the appointment of short-term bridging lender, Bridging Link, to its lender panel. Bridging Link provides regulated and non-regulated bridging loans...

23 January 2020

The Conveyancing Association (CA), the leading trade body for the conveyancing industry, is using its Annual Conference next month to look at the future for the sector with a range of seminar sessions...

23 January 2020

Foundation Home Loans, the intermediary-only specialist lender, has today announced a series of criteria enhancements across its buy-to-let product range including changes to its interest coverage rat...

22 January 2020

Specialist lending packager 3mc has today launched an exclusive self-build product, funded by Dudley Building Society. One of Dudley’s key intermediary partners and mortgage introducers, 3mc is an aw...

21 January 2020

Assurant Intermediary, the broker focussed GI protection specialist, has made enhancements to the user experience of its Quoforma + online quote system, with the help of concentrated feedback from int...

21 January 2020

Paradigm Mortgage Services has today (21st January 2020) announced the promotion of two members of staff to new Business Development Consultant roles. Both Tom Hunt and Alex Vaughan-Tift take up thei...

20 January 2020

Financial experts Old Mill have appointed Chartered Financial Planner and Fellow member of the Personal Finance Society, Neil Rushton, to the Wealth Management team. The 39-year-old has more than 18 ...

20 January 2020

Fiduciam completed its second year of granting bridging loans in Spain, with total loan originations of €76 million in 2019 up from €23 million in 2018. It has now has set a lending target of €100 mil...

20 January 2020

Mansfield Building Society is celebrating 150 years of serving savers, borrowers and the local community with a raft of events throughout 2020. The Society was officially formed on 18 January 1870 fo...

17 January 2020

Answers in Retirement Group (Air Group), the Group of companies covering a range of retirement and later life services, has today (17th January 2020) announced the addition of Aviva’s lifetime mortgag...

16 January 2020

HL Partnership, the dedicated mortgage and protection network has revealed that its members completed on well over £6 billion of mortgages in 2019. Since 2017, business volumes have increased by 50% ...

15 January 2020

Eleven new trainees have started five weeks of intensive training with Just Mortgages’ Broker Academy that will see them go from raw recruits with no previous experience in the industry to fully-fledg...

15 January 2020

United Trust Bank has further enhanced its Bridging offering by extending its service into Scotland. Until now, the Bank’s bridging products were only available if the security property (or properties...

15 January 2020

Commercial finance trade body, FIBA, has appointed Elite Law Solicitors to their panel of professional partners to provide conveyancing services to FIBA members. Elite Law Solicitors was created In M...

15 January 2020

Average rates for those seeking high LTV (95%) mortgages have increased again, now hitting 3%. Deposit amounts required for both 75% and 95% LTV first-time buyers dips slightly following slight fal...

14 January 2020

Hanley Economic Building Society has introduced a new ex-pat offering into its buy-to-let mortgage range. The Society’s first venture into this growing part of the BTL market comprises of a 3.49% Var...

13 January 2020

MID-MORNING snackers at Leek United have helped to ‘pile on the pounds’ for a charity supporting young families in the Staffordshire Moorlands. The in-house tuck shop is a popular daily destination f...

13 January 2020

Stonebridge, the mortgage and insurance network, has today (13th January 2020) outlined details of its 2020 conference programme for member firms, with a significant focus on tackling the protection g...

13 January 2020

Paradigm Mortgage Services has today (13th January 2020) announced the addition of bridging and short-term lender, MT Finance, to its lender panel. From today, Paradigm’s member firms will be able to...

13 January 2020

13th January 2020: General insurance provider, Berkeley Alexander (BA), has today announced it is adding Midas Underwriting to its online panel of providers, making the Midas Jewel and Midas Crown pro...

10 January 2020

Firms need to take action now as new rules aimed at tackling money-laundering come into force today (Friday 10 January). These place increased importance on the acceptable use of electronic verificati...

10 January 2020

Foundation Home Loans, the intermediary-only specialist lender, has today announced the expansion of its sales team with five new recruits covering both Regional Area Managers and Internal Business De...

09 January 2020

The latest monthly analysis of brokers’ criteria searches has pointed to a number of surprising results across a wide range of market sectors – evidence of continuing volatility in the mortgage market...

09 January 2020

Paradigm Mortgage Services has today (9th January 2020) announced a range of new fraud prevention tools and services to member firms at attractive terms, following the launch of its new strategic part...

09 January 2020

AIR Group, the collective of companies covering a range of retirement and later life services, has today (9th January 2020) announced the categories for its inaugural Air Awards which will take place ...

08 January 2020

Fresh into the new year, Uinsure, the multi award-winning InsurTech firm, has bolstered its management team with three senior appointments, as it gears up for a successful 2020 with huge plans for gro...

08 January 2020

Leek United is delighted to have been awarded ‘Highly Commended’ for the second year in a row in the Best First Time Buyer Mortgage Provider category in the 2020 Moneynet Personal Finance Awards. The...

07 January 2020

Specialist finance broker, VIBE Finance, which provides a comprehensive commercial and development finance service, has appointed Kelly Rule as an appointed representative. 2019 saw VIBE successfully...

07 January 2020

Tenet has established a new hub in the South East following the recent acquisitions of Chartwell Independent and Maguire Financial Limited, both based near Bromley in London. The respective principal...

07 January 2020

Paradigm Mortgage Services, the mortgage services proposition, has today (7th January 2020) announced it will once again run its workshop to support those looking to become Directly Authorised (DA) by...

06 January 2020

Uinsure, the multi award-winning InsurTech firm, has been awarded Moneyfacts Five-Star Rating for the sixth year running in its review of the buildings and contents products - the highest rating possi...

02 January 2020

Connect for Intermediaries has launched the Veganuary Workplace Challenge to encourage both companies and individuals in the mortgage industry to try going vegan for January. Connect CEO Liz Syms tur...

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