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Landbay exits retail P2P lending to focus on institutional investment

Buy-to-let mortgage lender Landbay has officially closed its retail investment arm and exited the peer-to-peer lending market in favour of becoming...

12 December 2019

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Just Mortgages selects eleven new trainees for broker academy

Eleven new brokers will begin training with Just Mortgages’ broker academy in the New Year. The new members will join the firm’s...

12 December 2019

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New-build homebuyer activity set to spike amidst busiest time of the year

The level of new-build properties being sold has picked up as we approach the end of the year, while sales across...

04 December 2019

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Mortgage Advice Bureau launches General Insurance tech for advisers

Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB) has partnered with Legal & General and Uinsure to launch B&C InstantQuote to its national network of...

04 December 2019

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Finding a property is more stressful than obtaining a mortgage, movers say

While obtaining a mortgage makes moving home a stressful experience, finding and securing a property is more anxiety-inducing to 46% of...

27 November 2019

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Roma Finance lends £716k re-bridge for development opportunity

Paragon’s ‘Commercial Lending’ division provided 100% funding for a customer to acquire a development site with planning permission. The case – which...

27 November 2019

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UK intermediaries plan to ‘weather the storm’ of political upheaval

Intermediaries believe they can hold out against the uncertainty being caused by Brexit and the general election, according to the Intermediary...

19 November 2019

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Paragon launches buy-to-let discounted variable rate mortgages

Paragon has launched a new range of buy-to-let purchase and remortgage products for portfolio and non-portfolio landlords. The discounted rates for two...

19 November 2019

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Buy-to-let borrowing stable despite market slowdown

The buy-to-let market has remained relatively stable despite the decline in overall mortgage business during Q3 2019, according to Paragon Bank. Its...

13 November 2019

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ULS Technology launches digital portal for brokers

Conveyancing technology provider ULS Technology has announced the arrival of DigitalMove Remortgage for mortgage brokers. This new functionality aims to help brokers...

13 November 2019

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Brilliant Solutions partners with Knowledge Bank

Brilliant Solutions has teamed up with Knowledge Bank as its exclusive criteria search provider. Members of Brilliant Solutions – which helps brokers...

13 November 2019

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Investor demand for bridging finance continues in Q3

For the third consecutive quarter, the most popular use of a bridging loan was to purchase investment property, according to Bridging...

06 November 2019

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Commercial finance specialists should broaden their lender panels – FIBA

The Financial Intermediary & Broker Association (FIBA) is asking members to consider the Bank of England’s (BoE’s) warning about lenders cutting...

06 November 2019

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Leave voting areas witnessed faster-growing house prices

With the outcome of Brexit hanging in the balance, ‘Leave’ voting areas have recorded higher average house price increases than ‘Remain’...

31 October 2019

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Time to sell across the UK hits three-year high

The time it takes to sell a home across UK cities has hit a three-year high, according to Zoopla. Its September UK...

31 October 2019

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Majority of people refused a mortgage

A vast majority of mortgage enquires come from people who have been refused a mortgage due to not being a ‘perfect...

25 October 2019

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Roma Finance lends £1.85 million in largest ever case

Roma Finance has provided a loan of £1.85 million in its largest ever case. The loan was for Arcot Grange Developments Ltd...

25 October 2019

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Millions of people may need support from brokers in the next year

An estimated 1.26 million people with adverse credit are looking to buy a property in the next 12 months, according to...

22 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Pilot scheme launched to help advisers digitally connect with clients

A free pilot seminar has been launched to demonstrate how advisers can use websites and social media channels positively. Launched by financial...

22 October 2019

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Zephyr Homeloans joins the Legal & General panel

Legal & General Mortgage Club has appointed Zephyr Homeloans to its lender panel to enable authorised advisers to access its buy-to-let...

22 October 2019

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Commercial brokers are resilient against post-Brexit outlook

Almost seven in 10 (67%) commercial mortgage brokers feel confident about the lending environment in 2020 despite the current political climate,...

16 October 2019

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FIBA welcomes Pension-Led Funding to its lender panel

The Financial Intermediary and Brokers Association (FIBA) has extended its range of lending options for members with the appointment of Pension-Led...

16 October 2019

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Mortgage Advice Bureau opens its 30th UK mortgage shop

Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB) opened the doors to its 30th high street mortgage shop in Dorchester on Thursday 3 October. The opening...

09 October 2019

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Furness for Intermediaries cuts rates for first-time buyers

Furness for Intermediaries has made reductions across its 95% product range. This includes the two-year fixed rate products, which now start from...

09 October 2019

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Hinckley & Rugby expands later life lending options

Hinckley & Rugby has bolstered its later life lending offer with a new five-year fix and slashed the interest rates on...

09 October 2019

From: Breaking News

How can mortgage brokers future-proof their business?

The property finance industry is rapidly changing. Everyone who’s part of it wants to know where we are heading, what’s working...

02 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Help to Buy ISAs supported nearly 89,000 property purchases in 2018

The number of property purchases supported by Help to Buy ISAs increased by 8% this year, rising from 82,940 in 2017/18...

02 October 2019

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Interest-only mortgages remained a popular mortgage criteria search in August

‘Interest-only loans’ have maintained their place in the top five most searched-for criteria in August after making their very first appearance...

24 September 2019

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Home improvement rather than home movement can ‘boost secured loans’

Fluent for Advisers has reported an increase in home improvement secured loan requests from introducers. The latest second-charge figures for June from...

24 September 2019

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Majority of lenders are positive about future of the commercial mortgage market

Some 77% of lenders believe the number of loans they broker will increase, showing a positive outlook for the future of...

19 September 2019

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Hinckley & Rugby and BuildLoan launch new self-build mortgage

Mortgage intermediaries with self-build clients can now access a new product from Hinckley & Rugby Building Society through BuildLoan. The higher loan-to-value...

19 September 2019

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Paradigm launches mortgage fraud guide for advisers

Paradigm Mortgage Services has launched a free eBook to help intermediary firms to identify and combat mortgage fraud. The guide – which...

11 September 2019

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Pure Retirement and My Care Consultant launch CareBox project

Pure Retirement has partnered with My Care Consultant on its latest ‘CareBox’ programme. The project – aimed at financial services, professionals, financial...

11 September 2019

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HLPartnership opens its autumn later life lending seminars to advisers

Mortgage and protection network HLPartnership has announced new dates and venues in September for later life lending seminars. Following its successful spring...

04 September 2019

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Hinckley & Rugby offers retirement interest-only discount

Intermediaries can now access a discount for term retirement interest-only (RIO) mortgage from Hinckley & Rugby. The building society is offering its...

04 September 2019

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Unmortgage becomes ‘Wayhome’ as part of rebrand

Unmortgage has rebranded to Wayhome as part of phase one of its brand refresh. Since August, the Unmortgage name is no longer...

04 September 2019

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Positive industry outlook – UK intermediaries remain confident

The vast majority of UK intermediaries (91%) remain positive about the outlook for the mortgage industry despite ongoing political uncertainty, according...

29 August 2019

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Market competition is ‘keeping home insurance prices in check’

Average bills for home insurance are up just 2.1% in a year, with a competitive marketplace keeping up with the UK’s...

29 August 2019

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Pension cash dominates the savings market

Both the volume and value of flexible payments from pensions has hit a new high, according to Moneyfacts. Data from the money...

29 August 2019

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Right to Buy debuts in top five most searched UK mortgage criteria

Right to Buy became one of the most-searched for criteria by brokers for the first time in July, according to Knowledge...

21 August 2019

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Paragon refreshes buy-to-let switch and further advance products

Paragon’s buy-to-let switch and further advance product ranges have been refreshed for portfolio and non-portfolio landlords. The products include a range of...

21 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Just Mortgages to offer commercial mortgage advice

Five brokers in Just Mortgages’ self-employed division are set to trade as commercial brokers following a partnership with commercial broker Fiducia. While...

21 August 2019

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Borrowers at risk if tracker rates fall – claim

Less than 5% of tracker rate mortgages are available on the market, which reflects the current ‘lack of appetite’ for variable...

14 August 2019

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Many UK homeowners don’t have home insurance

Nearly a quarter of UK homes have no home insurance, according to Assurant Intermediary. The insurance company says advisers play a vital...

14 August 2019

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The Mortgage Lender joins Master Private Finance panel

The Mortgage Lender (TML) has been appointed to the panel of specialist mortgage desk Master Private Finance. Launched by mortgage and protection...

14 August 2019

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Mortgage advisers spot increase in interest-only business

Interest-only mortgages comprised 20% of new business introduced in Q2 2019, down from 28% is Q2 2007 but significantly higher than...

09 August 2019

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Cogress launches Innovative Finance ISA

Property investment company Cogress has launched its Innovative Finance ISA (‘IFISA’) in a move to diversify IFISA-eligible bonds. With a minimum investment...

09 August 2019

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Foundation Home Loans reduces rates on selected buy-to-let deals

Foundation Home Loans, the intermediary-only specialist lender, has lowered rates on selected products across its core buy-to-let (BTL) F1 and F2...

09 August 2019

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BrokerSense launches buy-to-let mortgage calculator

The UK’s first buy-to-let mortgage calculator of its kind has officially been launched by BrokerSense, the provider of specialist mortgage calculators...

07 August 2019

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New Dudley BS scheme to tackle HTB and shared ownership

Dudley Building Society is giving customers the chance to consolidate their mortgage and rental payments from a shared ownership or Help...

07 August 2019

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Roma Finance launches five-year mortgage for property investors

Bridging and development finance lender Roma Finance has launched a five-year mortgage to allow investors to purchase or refinance investment property. Through...

02 August 2019

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Paragon Bank launches postal applications for savers

Paragon Bank has improved the way customers can apply for its saving range by introducing a postal application process for selected...

02 August 2019

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Home movers remain committed despite summer slowdown

Many key indicators for home movers and first-time buyers remained either stable or only marginally changed when compared to the previous...

31 July 2019

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Mortgage intermediaries expect increase in direct selling

Nearly a quarter (23%) of mortgage intermediaries expect that consumers will choose to bypass advice and arrange their mortgage directly with...

31 July 2019

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Number of mortgages for 40 years or more jumps 20-fold in a year

The number of 40-year mortgages approved jumped over 20-fold in 2018, up from only 162 in 2017, according to ludlowthompson. The London...

26 July 2019

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Paragon turns up the heat with buy-to-let boost for summer

Paragon is boosting its buy-to-let mortgage range this summer, with a combination of lower interest rates, no upfront fees and £350...

26 July 2019

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Over a third of UK homeowners have no form of protection

Over a third of people who purchased their mortgage direct from a lender have no protection policy in place, the latest...

24 July 2019

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Equity release offers mortgage brokers new prospect channel

Fluent for Advisers is encouraging its introducers to consider building relationships with independent financial advisers (IFAs) and retirement advice specialists. By doing...

24 July 2019

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New employee mortgage advice service has been launched

Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB) and Charles Cameron & Associates have partnered to offer a financial wellness package for large public and...

24 July 2019

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Key Partners unveils detailed look at equity release introducer sector

Equity release referral business Key Partnerships has released a new report – ‘Introducing the Introducers’ – to celebrate its brand refresh. The...

19 July 2019

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Three quarters of homeowners unable to correctly define ‘remortgaging’

The majority (61%) of current and soon-to-be homeowners in the UK don’t fully review their mortgage agreement before signing it, and...

19 July 2019

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Poorly prepared applications could prove costly for intermediary sector

The days when lenders would continue to overlook poorly prepared applications are coming to an end, specialist mortgage advisers Fluent Mortgages...

19 July 2019

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Knight Frank Finance first property firm to launch later life lending

Knight Frank Finance has launched a later life finance team, making it the first major player in the property sector to...

10 July 2019

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Landbay secures further £1 billion to fund mortgage lending

Specialist buy-to-let lender Landbay has agreed a £1 billion deal to bolster its mortgage lending. The funding – which is from a...

10 July 2019

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City Finance Brokers expands its network to the South West

Privately-owned specialist mortgage and finance brokerage, City Finance Brokers, has announced the addition of Simon Kelly to its network. The appointment of...

10 July 2019

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Landbay reduces rates and fees in full-suite product refresh

Specialist buy-to-let lender Landbay has announced a product refresh, which will expand and enhance more than thirty products for professional landlords. The...

05 July 2019

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The Mortgage Lender brings BTL low rate high fee to market

The Mortgage Lender has extended its 2.83% initial rate with 2% completion fee buy-to-let product to the whole of the market. In...

05 July 2019

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Save up to £910 a month on rent just by travelling five extra stops

Leading room share platform, ideal flatmate, has done research into finding how travelling across London Underground can lead to big rental...

05 July 2019

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Dudley BS reports record lending figures in year end results

Dudley BS has been working for over 160 years in providing mortgages and saving accounts to customers across a local and...

05 July 2019

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Just Mortgages self-employed division to be 500 strong by 2022

The self-employed division at Just Mortgages is on track to be 500 brokers strong by January 2022. Speaking at the Just Mortgages...

26 June 2019

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MBE London Expo to feature Bank of England keynote presentation

Mortgage Business Expo (MBE) London, taking place on October 16, will feature a keynote presentation by the Bank of England (BoE). Rob...

26 June 2019

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Average Bank of Mum and Dad mortgage contribution rises by £6,000

The Bank of Mum and Dad (BoMaD) is currently spending an average of £6,000 more than in 2018 to help loved...

19 June 2019

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Green building sector supports energy efficient mortgages for Europe

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) Europe network has launched a new report to support the growth of the market so...

19 June 2019

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Pure Commercial Finance secures £2.5m second charge bridging loan

Pure Commercial Finance saved a multimillion-pound development by sourcing £2.5 million of funding in just three days. The client, an experienced property...

19 June 2019

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Thousands miss out on finding a better mortgage by not speaking to an adviser

Thousands of borrowers could be missing out on a better mortgage deal by not speaking to an adviser, research from Legal...

14 June 2019

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The Right Mortgage: it’s all about marketing, marketing, marketing

The Right Mortgage & Protection Network held its largest bi-annual event on how members can use marketing effectively to grow their...

14 June 2019

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Mortgage Advice Bureau York wins national award

Mortgage Advice Bureau York has scooped the award for the Top Business Most Improved in the business category at its annual...

05 June 2019

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Key expands corporate business development team

Independent equity release advisor Key has announced the expansion of its corporate business development team in response to growing industry demand. More...

05 June 2019

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Clever Lending launches new online portal for brokers

Clever Lending has launched a new online portal to enhance the way brokers manage their specialist lending enquiries and speed up...

30 May 2019

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Pure Retirement launches new product range for later life lending

Pure Retirement has announced the launch of its new product suite for advisers, named the Heritage range. The product, which is available...

30 May 2019

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Professional landlord focus drives mortgage lending growth at Paragon

Specialist banking group, Paragon, has reported a 16% increase in first-half mortgage lending to £834 million – up from £721 million...

30 May 2019

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The Nottingham extends retirement interest-only mortgage range

The Nottingham Building Society has added to its retirement interest-only (RIO) mortgage range to help with home ownership. Its two new offerings...

22 May 2019

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‘Reform stamp duty for downsizers’, says Dudley BS

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) in its current form is a ‘major obstacle’ to the housing market, particularly for older people...

22 May 2019

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Self-employed ‘jumping through extra hoops’ to secure a mortgage

Nearly three quarters (71%) of the UK’s growing self-employed population believe their employment status makes it harder to get a mortgage,...

16 May 2019

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Paragon expands product range with short-term funding for landlords

Paragon is expanding its specialist buy-to-let mortgage range with new short-term finance products for property acquisition and refurbishment. The products are designed...

16 May 2019

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Bridging loan interest rates drop to lowest level as lending rises

Bridging loan interest rates fell to the lowest level in Q1 2019, according to the latest data from Bridging Trends. It found...

14 May 2019

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Synaptic’s ‘Webline’ portal now available through The Key

Webline, an online quote and e-apply portal from research software developer, Synaptic, is now accessible to mortgage advisers through a new...

14 May 2019

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New service to aid mortgage applicants with lower credit scores

MortgageGym is adding four specialist lenders to its online platform for mortgage applicants with lower credit scores. These include Together and Precise...

08 May 2019

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Newbury launches ‘home-to-branch’ mortgage video call service

Newbury Building Society has introduced a video call mortgage advice system following a successful pilot. The ‘home-to-branch’ Skype-style system aims to enable...

08 May 2019

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Five-year fixed rate mortgages more popular than ever before

More customers than ever are opting for an initial fixed period of five years or more when choosing a mortgage, according...

03 May 2019

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Hinckley offers exclusive retirement interest only mortgage through L&G

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has launched a Retirement Interest Only (RIO) mortgage exclusively through Legal & General Mortgage Club. Members of...

03 May 2019

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Spicerhaart partners with Excel and TLT to launch interest-only resolution

Asset management specialist Spicerhaart Corporate Sales has joined forces with fact-finding experts Excel and UK law firm TLT to create an...

30 April 2019

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FIBA launches Block PI scheme to mark ‘significant milestone’

The Financial Intermediary & Broker Association (FIBA) has announced the launch of its own Professional Indemnity (PI) scheme for members in...

30 April 2019

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Over 250,000 homeowners expected to struggle to refinance their property

New research by Kensington Mortgages has revealed that interest-only mortgages are a significant problem in the financial system. The specialist mortgage lender...

25 April 2019

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Loan to income multiplier rises at Hinckley & Rugby

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has increased its loan to income (LTI) multiplier across its residential range for applications where the...

25 April 2019

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Trussle hosts ‘digital march’ to fix broken mortgage system

Trussle, the UK’s first online mortgage broker, is campaigning for fairer mortgages. The company has launched a manifesto which seeks to champion...

23 April 2019

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Paragon refreshes buy-to-let mortgage range

Paragon has updated its buy-to-let mortgage products for spring 2019. The restored range includes a choice of two and five-year fixed rate...

23 April 2019

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The Nottingham launches lifetime ISA online

Nottingham Building Society has cemented its position as a leading Cash Lifetime ISA (LISA) provider as it becomes the only society...

16 April 2019

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Fluent Money expands floor space to support business growth

Fluent Money is taking another 1,400 sq ft in its head office building in Horwich, near Bolton. This follows a combination of...

16 April 2019

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Nearly 200,000 annual movers are ‘last-time buyers’, IMLA reports

Over-55s now make up nearly 200,000 owner occupier housing transactions in England each year, according to the latest study from the...

11 April 2019

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