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Press releases for April 2018

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01 May 2018

UK, MAY 1, 2018: Continued growth and expansion at leading fintech company, Mortgage Brain, has seen the completion of a £2.5 million re-development of its Croydon-based office. Mortgage Brain hired ...

01 May 2018

Getting started on social media has three main basic requirements: Time A clear view of what you want to achieve A commitment to interacting regularly and consistently You don’t need to spend ...

01 May 2018

The past couple of years have been turbulent for both landlords and buy-to-let (BTL) providers, given the significant changes to regulations and taxation that have occurred. Yet despite this, the lat...

01 May 2018

Mint Bridging has completed a £262,500 loan in seven days, rescuing an applicant from an auction disaster: The loan was to facilitate the purchase of a 9-bedsit Edwardian villa. When Mint was approach...

30 April 2018

Criteria Hub, the deep search criteria engine for mortgage advisers, clubs and networks, has revealed the top 3 searches made by criteria broker users in Residential and BTL mortgages so far in 2018. ...

27 April 2018

Business Property Relief as part of an estate planning strategy In the third article for our Business Succession series, here at Beneficial Trust & Will Company, we talk about Business Property Relie...

27 April 2018

SSP, a global provider of technology systems and solutions across the entire insurance industry, has integrated iPipeline's award-winning SolutionBuilder® quote and apply system with its next generati...

27 April 2018

Mansfield Building Society has announced record new mortgage lending of £93.7 million and savings balance growth of £16 million in 2017 at its 148th Annual General Meeting on Thursday 26 April 2018. ...

27 April 2018

Complete FS, the South Coast based specialist packager, has a few places left for brokers to attend its National Specialist Lender Forum being held at St Mary’s Football Stadium, Southampton on 2nd Ma...

26 April 2018

London based second charge lender Equifinance have appointed Richard Croll as Regional Sales Manager. Richard’s arrival follows several other key appointments in the last two years which, together wit...

26 April 2018

MEMBERS have given Leek United an increased vote of confidence, following the Society’s 2018 Annual General Meeting. A total of 6,990 members – 14.80% of the eligible voting membership and an increas...

25 April 2018

According to the latest broker sentiment poll carried out by United Trust Bank (UTB), 80% of commercial finance brokers who took part believe that average house prices will increase this year. 23% o...

25 April 2018

Deepbridge Capital, the tax-efficient investment manager, has today (25th April 2018) confirmed it fully deployed all Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) funds raised during 2017/18 within the same tax...

25 April 2018

The Conveyancing Association (CA), the leading trade body for the conveyancing industry, has today (25th April 2018) revealed the third edition of its Conveyancing Protocol.   The Protocol, initiall...

25 April 2018

With effect from Wednesday 25 April Family Building Society will make several changes to their Residential Investment mortgage product range. Withdrawal from all new business: Residential Investment...

25 April 2018

Just Mortgages has just become the top firm in Openwork. This was announced at the glittering Just Mortgages conference held on the 12th April. In less than two years of being a part of the Openwork...

25 April 2018

Newcastle Intermediaries is introducing a 95% LTV mortgage with £1,000 cashback, available to first time buyers, home movers, re-mortgagers and Help to Buy customers. It is five years since the intro...

24 April 2018

Source insurance has recently appointed Steve Jenkins to the role of Head of Commercial Partnerships. Following the retirement of Source’ Insurance Director, Mick Cairns, this new role was created to ...

24 April 2018

Anti-money laundering pioneers SmartSearch have won Britain’s most coveted business award. The Leeds-based firm has joined an elite group of companies after being awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterp...

24 April 2018

Last year, the tax reliefs for buy-to-let (BTL) landlords were cut, meaning that they had to start assessing their options – and becoming a limited company was one of them. With more demand for this t...

24 April 2018

Uinsure have today announced the appointment of Paul Kelly, who joins the award-winning General Insurance Provider in a new role as Director of Product Development, following on from continued growth ...

24 April 2018

Hanley Economic Building Society has today (Tuesday 24 April) announced two major criteria changes across its near prime product range. Following intermediary feedback, Hanley Economic Building Socie...

24 April 2018

Answers in Retirement, the organisers of the inaugural National Later Life Conference, has today (24th April 2018) announced the speaker line-up for the event which will be taking place in Gloucester ...

24 April 2018

Criteria Hub, the deep search criteria engine for mortgage advisers, clubs and networks, is providing lenders with valuable product point feedback via enquiries from broker users which can help improv...

23 April 2018

Cost of 80% and 90% LTV 2yr Tracker down 3% since January 2018 2yr Fixed (90% LTV) now 2% lower 5yr Fixed bucks the trend with marginal cost increases UK, APRIL 23, 2018: Despite the current surge of...

23 April 2018

Specialist Master Broker, Norton Finance, has added West One Loans to its second charge lending panel. West One launched their second charge offering in 2017, bringing a range of new plans to the mar...

23 April 2018

23rd April 2018: Berkeley Alexander has today announced the appointment of Dave Probert as its new Director of Private Clients, to spearhead the launch of its new specialist High Net Worth (HNW) Divis...

23 April 2018

Paradigm Mortgage Services, the mortgage services proposition, has today (23rd April 2018) announced a series of later life lending events for advisers which will take place around the country in June...

23 April 2018

Mortgage Business Expo (MBE) Leeds on 25th April at the Royal Armouries, will feature a CPD seminar by Aldermore’s Roger Evans discussing the findings of market research into the buy to let sector. R...

20 April 2018

Broker Conveyancing, the broker-focused conveyancing distributor, has today (20th April 2018) launched a new range of fixed-price buy-to-let remortgage conveyancing products for advisers The range of...

20 April 2018

The Mansfield Building Society has extended its Versatility range and launched eight new products marketed exclusively through Legal and General Mortgage Club. Versatility is The Mansfield’s speciali...

19 April 2018

With effect from Thursday 19 April Family Building Society will make several changes to their Owner Occupier mortgage product range. Withdrawal from all new business: Owner Occupier 2.64% 2 year...

19 April 2018

Complete FS, the South Coast based packager, working closely with specialist lender Together, has reported just how fast bridging finance can be with a case which took 3 days from application to compl...

18 April 2018

FIBA’s first regional roadshow held in North London on Thursday 12th April drew brokers from across the area to take part in the first Live Deal Room experience where brokers bring along deals that th...

18 April 2018

Staff at Leek United are adding to the ‘growing’ support for a new, multi-million pound children’s centre in North Staffordshire… Manager Lisa Worth and her team have quite literally put the ‘branche...

18 April 2018

Below are some comments from Rory Joseph, Director of JLM Mortgage Services and equity release advisory firm, Equity Release Mortgage Advice (ERMA), on the latest quarterly Equity Release Council lend...

18 April 2018

The Conveyancing Association (CA), the leading trade body for the conveyancing industry, has today (18th April 2018) revealed a revised version of its Cyberfraud and Fraud Protocol which seeks to prov...

16 April 2018

Shopper Julie Ann Birks is saving more money to spend in her hometown economy – thanks to Leek United… Julie Ann was amongst the many customers to have signed up for one of the Society’s new ‘Totally...

12 April 2018

A Five-Year Fixed Rate deal with no application or product fees is the latest addition to Leek United’s range of competitive mortgages. It’s one of two new Five-Year Fixed Rate mortgages launched by ...

12 April 2018

SortRefer achieves ISO 27001 and is GDPR ready. SortRefer, the online conveyancing platform, has announced it has attained ISO 27001, the benchmark specification for information security management s...

12 April 2018

Average rates continue to fall but the rate differential between 75% and 95% LTV products grows. Those with only 5% deposits still pay almost two-thirds more for their mortgage each month/year. LTV Tr...

12 April 2018

According to the latest broker sentiment poll carried out by United Trust Bank (UTB), two thirds (67%) of brokers operating in the Asset Finance sector believe that the spectre of Brexit is causing so...

12 April 2018

Deepbridge Capital, the tax-efficient investment manager, has today (11th April 2018) announced the closing of a £5.4m Series A funding round for vTime - a virtual reality (VR) sociable network that a...

12 April 2018

Fluent Money Group, the UK’s largest second charge distributor, has formally launched Fluent Mortgages Ltd to provide specialist first charge lending facilities to the intermediary market. The Group ...

11 April 2018

The Conveyancing Association (CA), the leading trade body for the conveyancing industry, has today (10th April 2018) welcomed the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government’s response to its ...

11 April 2018

Leek United is in the running to pick up TWO national finance industry awards. The Society has been shortlisted as ‘Building Society of the Year’ in the 1st annual MoneyAge Mortgage Awards*. It is a...

10 April 2018

Investec Private Banking is simplifying its residential owner-occupier and Buy-to-Let (BTL) mortgage ranges as well as making rate reductions on its lifetime tracker and some selected fixed rates. T...

10 April 2018

Connect for Intermediaries is to provide all of its network members with membership of trade body FIBA as part of the benefits they receive as an appointed representative of Connect. The Financial In...

10 April 2018

Fleet Mortgages, the buy-to-let and specialist lender, has today (10th April 2018) cut the rates of a number of its fixed-rates and extended the end dates of all such products. The lender has from to...

10 April 2018

Over a quarter of consumers under the age of 45 only expect to retire after the age of 70 14.8% of consumers under the age of 45 worry they’ll never be able to retire 79.5% of those aged between 45 an...

09 April 2018

Reasons for having a Business Lasting Power of Attorney Helping a client implement a Business Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) specific to their business could be one of the most important and helpful...

09 April 2018

Moneyfacts UK Mortgage Trends Treasury Report data (not yet published) reveals that the average two-year fixed rate mortgage has increased for the second month in a row, to reach the highest point see...

09 April 2018

Moneyfacts has completed its assessment of the stand-alone critical illness with term assurance market, and has awarded its Star Ratings accordingly. The Moneyfacts Critical Illness Star Ratings are...

09 April 2018

The Development Finance team at Shawbrook Bank has supported another two funding facilities working alongside Black Book Finance, the all‐finance distributor launched in 2016 by Michael Clapper, Meir ...

09 April 2018

Leek United Building Society has appointed Andrew Morris as its new Finance Director. Andrew has over 20 years’ experience in financial services and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Accounta...

05 April 2018

Loans Warehouse have announced the appointment of Lee Carling as part of their ongoing plans to transform their bridging finance department into one of the biggest broker teams in the UK. Lee will r...

05 April 2018

Paradigm Mortgage Services, the mortgage services proposition, has today (5th April 2018) announced the appointment of a new member of staff to support its mortgage helpdesk. Alex Vaughan-Tift joins ...

04 April 2018

Industry first as Mortgage Brain launches ground-breaking Mortgage Skill on Amazon Echo UK, APRIL 4, 2018: Mortgage technology expert, Mortgage Brain, today announces the launch of the first ever UK ...

04 April 2018

JLM Mortgage Services, the mortgage and protection network, is urging lenders to consider sector-specific product ranges focused on UK regions and cities in order to help support the advisers and the ...

03 April 2018

Knowledge Bank, the UK’s first criteria search system, has partnered with leading self-build specialist BuildLoan. Knowledge Bank has been expanding its reach into a wider number and type of mortgages...

03 April 2018

Why social media should be part of your plans as a financial adviser or broker business Social media is growing, and it’s here to stay (in some form or other). In Jan 2017 there were an estimated 39 ...

03 April 2018

Despite the uncertainty of Brexit and increasing tax burdens for landlords, buy-to-let (BTL) investors remain largely optimistic about the prospects for the market in the year ahead. In its annual ‘...

03 April 2018

Leading fintech company, Mortgage Brain, has opened the doors on its latest business venture, a new café aptly named ‘Mortgage Saucing’. Open to staff and local residents and businesses, Mortgage Bra...

03 April 2018

Bridging lender Fiduciam has kick started a rapid expansion drive and is on track to lend £150 million in 2018 up 200% from 2017. This continues a pattern of 100% year-on-year growth. Having made six...

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