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29 November 2018

Criteria search system Knowledge Bank will next week launch the 12 Days of Christmas, a campaign which offers fantastic prizes both to new brokers signing up to the system for the first time and exist...

27 November 2018

TFC Homeloans is delighted to report that it's DIP and application system, 1APP, has surpassed £3 billion in mortgage and loan enquiries from mortgage brokers. A third of this had been achieved in jus...

27 November 2018

Roma Finance, the bridging and development lender, is delighted to announce it has successfully completed the pilot phase of offering an Open Banking solution to their customers. Roma was one of the ...

27 November 2018

27th November 2018: General insurance provider, Berkeley Alexander, has strengthened its Business Development team with two new appointments. Shelley Harmer has been appointed as a Telephone Business...

26 November 2018

Paradigm Mortgage Services, the mortgage services proposition, has today (26th November 2018) announced the launch of a ‘Reverse Advent’ charity drive in aid of The Trussell Trust, which operates a ne...

26 November 2018

Stonebridge Group, the mortgage and insurance network, has today (26th November 2018) announced a strong set of year-to-date figures showing growth in both applications and completions across its thre...

26 November 2018

Bridging loan finance continues to grow in an environment of low interest rates, Brexit uncertainty and mortgage lender caution. Andrew Turner, chief executive at Commercial Trust Limited, looks at t...

26 November 2018

Marsden Building Society is strengthening its intermediary proposition and continues to increase its support for mortgage intermediaries. This year the Society has introduced Expat mortgages whole of ...

26 November 2018

This is a golden time for mortgage brokers according to Dan Payne, Managing Director of Fluent Mortgages, part of The Fluent Money Group. He said, “With FCA data confirming that non advised sales of ...

23 November 2018

Answers in Retirement Group (AIR Group), the Group of companies covering a range of retirement and later life services, has today (22nd November 2018) launched ‘AiR Prestige’ – a brand new, full servi...

23 November 2018

The Julian Harris Adviser Networks have announced that HSBC UK mortgage products are now available to their members. Helen Harris, Director of Julian Harris Adviser Networks, said: “We are committed...

23 November 2018

Age Partnership has seen a three-fold increase in their residential and buy to let mortgage business since signing up to leading criteria searching system Knowledge Bank. Leading retirement finance s...

23 November 2018

Bucks Solutions for your Adverse and Non Standard Credit Cases. With our new expanded adverse credit criteria we can help more of your customers with credit issues find a mortgage that is right for t...

22 November 2018

Cost of 2yr Trackers up 2% since August 2018 5yr Fixed (80% LTV) now 2% lower Analysis shows big difference in costs between BTL and Residential mortgages New figures released today from Mortgage Bra...

21 November 2018

Specialist mortgage lender, Magellan Homeloans, has added TBMC (The Business Mortgage Company Services Ltd) to its carefully selected Packager Panel, expanding the accessibility of its Buy to Let mort...

21 November 2018

Connect for Intermediaries has launched a new equity release lending panel and a new whole of market life panel as part of a series of exciting changes to its proposition. CEO Liz Syms announced the ...

20 November 2018

Hanley Economic Building Society has extended its Self-Build and Residential mortgage offerings into Scotland with immediate effect. The Self-Build market will form a primary focal point for Hanley a...

20 November 2018

United Trust Bank has appointed Daniel Idowu to the role of Support Officer in its Asset Finance division and he becomes the growing Bank’s 200th member of staff and the 50th person to join UTB this y...

20 November 2018

Newcastle Intermediaries has reduced its rates on a number of two and five year deals available up to a max LTV of 95%. The refreshed range includes a two year fix at 3.49% (5.7%APR) a 0.20% reductio...

20 November 2018

Gerard O’Keeffe has been appointed as Chief Executive of Buckinghamshire Building Society and joined on 19 November. Gerrard has over 30 years’ experience in financial services including 16 years at A...

20 November 2018

Buckinghamshire Building Society is celebrating after winning two awards at a prestigious award ceremony held last night. At the Mortgage Finance Gazette Awards, held at The Royal College of Physician...

20 November 2018

What is the Women in Finance Charter? This is a commitment by HM Treasury and signatory firms to work together with companies in financial services to build a more balanced and fair industry. Firms t...

20 November 2018

SmartSearch officially named as one of the world’s leading regulatory technology companies Anti-money laundering (AML) pioneer SmartSearch has been named as one of the world’s most innovative financi...

20 November 2018

Complete FS has further strengthened its relationship with InterBay Commercial, part of specialist lending and retail group, OneSavings Bank (OSB), through the appointment of an onsite underwriter fro...

19 November 2018

The Conveyancing Association (CA), the leading trade body for the conveyancing industry, has today (19th November 2018) issued its response to the Ministry for Housing, Communities & Local Government ...

19 November 2018

The Later Life Academy (LLA), the commercial and training organisation for later life advisers, and the Equity Release Council, the industry body for the equity release sector, has today (19th Novembe...

19 November 2018

FIBA, the trade body for finance professionals, has appointed specialist bridging lender, Bridging Vat as its latest lender partner. Bridging Vat is the leading provider of short term secured loans t...

19 November 2018

The buy to let industry has undergone radical change over the past couple of years. Tax changes have impacted many landlords. But what is the true effect of tax changes on the buy to let market? Me...

16 November 2018

Source has today launched the beginning of its support mechanism ‘LearningLab’, designed to help brokers meet the new CPD requirements of the recently enforced Insurance Distribution Directive. Learn...

16 November 2018

One Mortgage System (OMS), the seamless single-input enquiry to completion processing platform for brokers, has adopted a full system integration with Kensington Mortgages to offer brokers quick and s...

15 November 2018

Complete FS, the specialist lending packager and distributor, has created a new role of Business Support Manager and appointed Sean Latchem. Sean comes from a retail background and is a highly experi...

14 November 2018

A potential issue is developing as growing demand for later life lending advice outstrips the ability of advisers to give equal consideration to both equity release or RIO and other interest only prod...

13 November 2018

UK Finance lending figures out today show that first time buyer mortgages are down 4.5%, homemover mortgages are down 8.4% and BTL down 18.8%. Remortgage figures are fairly steady. John Phillips, gro...

13 November 2018

Marsden Building Society are adding to their existing range of Older Borrower options and introducing RIO mortgages. Marsden’s latest lending solution is available to applicants over the age of 55 who...

13 November 2018

With the latest FLA figures showing that second charge business is up 11% annually in both numbers and volume over 2017, Fluent Money’s COO, Tim Wheeldon, believes that slowly but surely the second ch...

13 November 2018

Fiduciam, the institutionally funded and pension-fund owned lender, has completed its first loan secured on French real estate. The €5 million bridging loan is secured against a portfolio of French pr...

12 November 2018

Kuflink are now offering returns up to 7% interest per annum on their Innovative Finance ISA and Auto-Invest products. Their 1, 3 and 5 year fixed-term investments have all received a boost and will n...

12 November 2018

The Right PMI & Healthcare recently held its last workshop of the year near Birmingham. The workshop saw top providers, Axa, The Exeter, Vitality, Morgan Price and Freedom attend to share their produc...

12 November 2018

Andrew Turner, chief executive, at specialist buy to let broker Commercial Trust Limited, urges landlords to take advantage of current low rate deals, whilst they are still available. A quick look at...

12 November 2018

HL Partnership’s Annual Conference in Stratford upon Avon, which drew together over 100 of the network’s best mortgage and protection advisers, heard from product and service provider speakers over a ...

12 November 2018

The North-West and Scotland are revealed as the top UK hotspots to invest for yield New analysis of the BTL market forecasts an opportunity for landlords, revealing exactly where the best investment...

12 November 2018

Fluent Money Group (FMG), the Bolton based specialist lending packager and distributor, has appointed Sheila Sanderson as Marketing Manager across the Group, which now comprises of Fluent Money, Fluen...

09 November 2018

Marsden Building Society has refreshed its product portfolios and introduces 2 new Expat Buy to Let products and Expat Residential product as well as making changes across its Residential and Older Bo...

07 November 2018

Hanley Economic Building Society has launched a range of retirement interest-only (RIO) mortgages to support borrowers and intermediaries in their later life lending requirements. The range is based ...

07 November 2018

Shawbrook Strategic Partner “Crystal Finance” completes latest refurbishment deal on innovative “100% of refurbishment costs lending” product. This £75,000, 3 bedroom property in Newcastle required ...

07 November 2018

New FIBA Member benefits released - Overseas mortgage expert provides specialist lending services. FIBA, the trade body for UK finance specialists, has added overseas property and finance specialist,...

07 November 2018

After releasing their Family Step range in October, Marsden Building Society have developed an intermediary overview of their Family Step mortgage range as well as a customer version that intermediari...

07 November 2018

After a lot of anticipation financial specialists Y3S Bridging & Commercial has now bought out competitor FTO Bridging Loans and have in turn enhanced the financial services that they are able to offe...

07 November 2018

Mortgage and protection networks, HL Partnership and Mortgage Support Network, have announced the appointment of Mark Graves as Chief Operating Officer, reporting to Chief Executive, Chris Tanner. Ma...

07 November 2018

Tenet today announces a new partnership with The Cambridge Building Society, offering residential and buy to let mortgages for properties in Cambridgeshire and seven surrounding counties. Simon Broa...

06 November 2018

Knowledge Bank’s Criteria Activity Tracker for October has revealed a growing focus on maximum LTVs. Maximum LTVs was in the top five of almost every one of the eight different lending types that Know...

06 November 2018

Fiduciam, the institutionally funded and pension-fund owned lender, has lowered the interest rates on its bridging loans for residential property in the UK. The interest rate will drop to just 0.60% ...

05 November 2018

Shawbrook Broker Partner “Baya Financial” completes conversion of 1 bed flat to 3 bed maisonette @ 85% LTV This auction purchase came with a purchase price tag of £494,000 and a 28 day deadline, wit...

05 November 2018

Fleet Mortgages, the buy-to-let and specialist lender, has today (5th November 2018) announced that Steve Cox has joined the business as its new Distribution Director. Steve will be working closely w...

05 November 2018

Cost of 2yr Trackers up by 4% since August 2018 5yr Fixed (60% LTV) now 2% higher Cost rises equate to annualised increases of up to £288 over past three months UK, NOVEMBER 5, 2018: Following two su...

02 November 2018

With effect from Friday 02 November we will make several changes to our mortgage product range. Withdrawal from all new business: Owner Occupier 2.49% 2 year fixed rate to 28 February 2021 with a...

02 November 2018

United Trust Bank is continuing to develop its Mortgages & Bridging Division with the promotion of Mike Walters to Head of Sales – Mortgages & Bridging and the recent appointment of Martin Sims as Nat...

02 November 2018

Advisers have been urged to help those landlords who may be receiving letters from lenders about their mortgages, following the recent changes to the HMO licensing requirements which are thought to me...

02 November 2018

2018 has been described as ‘the year of the product transfer’ by participants in ‘The Big Mortgage Panel’ at FSE Midlands but advisers have been warned that margins could be squeezed if intermediaries...

02 November 2018

The industry should not expect the FCA’s Mortgages Market Study Final Report and recommendations until Spring 2019 at the earliest. That was the view of a panel of mortgage experts who were taking pa...

02 November 2018

Retirement Interest-Only (RIO) products have been described as a ‘real opportunity’ for advisers seeking to carry out more work in the later life lending space, but they have been warned not to ‘hang ...

02 November 2018

The Government should follow-up on its ‘Pension Freedoms’ project with a similar ‘Care Freedoms’ proposition designed to help people secure the care they need in later life and to deliver quality fund...

01 November 2018

Altrincham, Cheshire - 1st November 2018: Bridging lender Mint Bridging has recently secured an £842,000 finance deal in under three weeks. The client’s objective was to complete the purchase of a c...

01 November 2018

Roma Finance, bridging and development lender, has launched into Scotland to offer introducers its bridging finance products and fast track completion service. With rapidly growing business levels an...

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