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Pure Retirement launches adviser marketing toolkit

Pure Retirement has announced the launch of its new and improved adviser marketing toolkit. The refreshed website is part of Pure’s commitment to providing gold-standard support and...

Just Mortgages to launch new wealth division

Just Mortgages is set to launch a new wealth division next year called Just Wealth. The brand-new venture will see Just Mortgages provide the training necessary for...

Cirencester Friendly adopts e-sign software for adviser registration

iPipeline, a provider of digital solutions and services, has announced Cirencester Friendly has adopted its AlphaTrust e-sign and document process automation solution. Insurance company Cirencester Friendly will...

Third of buyers have never used a mortgage broker – study

A recent survey has revealed that well over a third of mortgage holders (39%) have never used a mortgage broker, according to Boon Brokers. Its survey of...

Whitehall Capital’s website gets ‘fresh and fast’ makeover

Bridge finance specialist Whitehall Capital has announced the launch of its brand-new website. The site – which can be accessed across multiple platforms and devices – introduces...

Landbay exceeds 5,500% growth in revenue

Landbay, a leading buy-to-let lender, has achieved 5,520% growth in revenue from 2016 to 2020, lending over £0.6 billion during that period. The lender has been building...

Mortgage expert – buyers must act now before stamp duty cut ends

A mortgage advisor is urging prospective buyers to act now before the stamp duty holiday comes to an end. Matt Colley, director and principal consultant of Moving...

Together partners with Nivo to launch app for lenders

Specialist lender Together has partnered with Nivo to provide an instant messaging and data-sharing platform. The app will allow the lender’s staff to speak to customers in...

First 4 Bridging launches free 24-hour case checker

First 4 Bridging (F4B) has launched a free 24-hour case checker initiative for brokers. The move will provide an option for brokers to double-check lending terms received...

How is the mortgage market faring in Lockdown 2?

Twenty7Tec, a mortgage technology platform, has released the latest figures on the state of the mortgage market one week after Lockdown 2 began. The findings, released on...

FIBA’s annual conference announced for 2021

Specialist property finance trade body FIBA has confirmed that it will hold a virtual ‘Annual Conference 2021’ on January 20. The event, which will mark FIBA’s third...

Complete FS and Roma unite to offer exclusive product

Complete FS Ltd is working with Roma Finance to provide a brand-new buy-to-let exclusive. After partnering with the bridging, buy-to-let and development finance lender, Complete FS’s product...

Affordability woes for homebuyers as Covid continues

Broker searches for ‘Covid-19: temporary maximum LTV restrictions’ remain in the top five results for the sixth consecutive month, data from Knowledge Bank has revealed. The pandemic...

Suros Capital launches alternative short-term lending facility

Suros Capital has officially been launched to provide short-term lending facilities specifically aimed at people secured against luxury assets including jewellery, fine art, watches, luxury and...

Half of business owners distrust automated AML checks – study

More than two in five (47%) business decision-makers have some level of distrust when it comes to any of their anti-money laundering (AML) checks being automated,...

MCI appoints Buckinghamshire Building Society to lender panel

The MCI mortgage club has added the Buckinghamshire Building Society to its panel to expand its range of specialist lenders. The move will allow its brokers more...

Landbay launches new ‘market leading’ products

Landbay has released two new buy-to-let products on the back of its recent product refresh. The first of the new products is a standard five-year fixed rate...

Optimus to offer survey service on MoneySuperMarket site

The UK’s leading price comparison site MoneySuperMarket has extended its partnership with Optimus – the conveyancing panel management specialist for mortgage brokers – for a further...

Lockdown blues prompts a change in retirement plans – study

Half (47%) of people who haven’t yet retired and experienced lockdown loneliness are now reconsidering their later life plans, according to research from Audley Villages. When the...

New search engine for development finance loans launches

Brickflow, the UK’s first online search engine for development finance loans, has officially launched. The property technology platform – co-founded by Ian Humphreys and software developer Robert...

The Right Mortgage to run its first virtual training event

The Right Mortgage and Protection Network will hold its first virtual National Training Event (NTE) on November 26 2020. This year, the network’s NTE will run online...

Evolution Money adds criteria to Knowledge Bank

Evolution Money, the specialist second charge lender, has added its criteria panel to the Knowledge Bank platform. Knowledge Bank holds the full criteria of over 250 lenders...

Mortgage Magic integrates iPipeline to system

Mortgage Magic, the customer relationship management (CRM) and mortgage management platform, has incorporated several of iPipeline’s webservice solutions into its broker proposition. Having previously linked up with...

Pure Retirement launches equity release sub-brand

Pure Retirement has announced the launch of its new Pure Servicing Solutions equity release sub-brand. The new project offers partners two levels of lifetime mortgage service: origination...

How can brokers protect themselves when using Google Chrome?

Arguments about which browser to use have plagued the Internet since its inception. Some people say Google Chrome is the greatest browser out there, while others...

Anti-money-laundering specialist reports record month in September

SmartSearch, the leading UK anti-money-laundering (AML) firm, has recorded its busiest ever month in September, with record revenues, profits and number of new clients. The firm, based...

Puma Property Finance expands to Manchester

Specialist development lender Puma Property Finance has bolstered its nationwide presence with the relocation of one of its managers, Paul Murphy, to Manchester. The move underlines the...

Newcastle Intermediaries launches 85% LTV mortgages

Newcastle Intermediaries has launched a range of 85% loan-to-value (LTV) mortgages with rates as low as 2.85%, including no product fees on selected products. A two-year fix...

The right direction: Advise Wise integrates street view into platform

Advise Wise has incorporated Google Street View and Google Maps into its platform, allowing advisers to run quick checks on their client’s property. The new feature aims...

Just Mortgages sees record month of applications and exchanges

Just Mortgages has achieved its best-ever month for both applications and exchanges in September. The company saw 1,750 applications and 1,500 exchanges last month as people rushed...

Landbay partners with Primis Mortgage Network

UK specialist buy-to-let lender Landbay has announced its partnership with Primis Mortgage Network, one of the largest mortgage and protection networks in the UK. Through the tie-up,...

Mortgage woes – 23% of homeowners worry they will not be able to renew

A quarter (23%) of homeowners are worried about renewing their mortgage during the pandemic, according to a poll by broker Willow Private Finance. A third (32%) said...

Pure launches customer account servicing resources

Pure Retirement has launched a new customer-facing brochure to keep its account holders informed about plan features and the processes involved in accessing them. The 16-page booklet...

Hope Capital improves customer experience with Nivo tie-up

Specialist short-term lender Hope Capital has implemented a new ID verification and messaging technology to transform its business. By introducing Nivo’s secure messaging technology, Hope Capital says...

Fluent Mortgages joins Mortgage Brain’s Lendex

Mortgage distributor Fluent Mortgages has become the latest business to integrate with Mortgage Brain’s new multi-lender submission and application gateway, Lendex. Lendex is the latest technology from...

Lower rates and increased LTVs across Roma’s product range

Roma Finance has slashed rates and increased loan-to-values (LTVs) and loan amounts across its product range. The bridging, buy-to-let and development finance lender has reduced the standard...

Key Group strengthens financial department with directorship position

Specialist provider of financial solutions to over-55s, Key Group, has promoted Caroline Righton as director of commercial finance. Righton joined Key Group a decade ago as a...

First 4 Bridging opens intermediary support centre in Manchester

First 4 Bridging (F4B) has expanded its operations with the opening of a Manchester-based intermediary support centre. The move will allow the company to better service its...

New VoIP option available through Mortgage Magic CRM

Mortgage Magic’s customer relationship management (CRM) and mortgage management system has been integrated with a complete Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) system. Customers can seamlessly add the...

Dudley increases maximum LTVs to 80%

Dudley Building Society has announced changes to its maximum loan-to-value (LTV) options and a new product discount. The society has increased maximum LTVs from 75% to 80%...

The importance of cybersecurity for UK financial advisors

Financial advisors are responsible for the data of their firm and their clients. Losing this data, allowing it to be stolen in a breach, often results...

Knowledge Bank and FIBA join forces

Knowledge Bank is partnering with the Financial Intermediary and Broker Association (FIBA) to offer its criteria search system to FIBA’s members. The alliance will ensure FIBA members...

Paymentshield appoints national account manager

Paymentshied has announced the appointment of Nasar Hussain as national account manager south to support its network partners and their members. He joins the 250-strong team as...

Broker activity ‘consistently higher than pre-lockdown’ – claim

Activity levels of members of the mortgage and protection network HL Partnership (HLP) are 32% higher than in the first quarter of 2020. In Q1 2020, before...

Pure Retirement launches streamlined website enhancements

Pure Retirement has announced further enhancements to its website to support advisers in the current climate. With four product ranges now available, Pure aims to simplify the...

Why advisers should take a closer look at residential real estate lending

Advisers have recently faced a relentless succession of challenges in the attempt to source consistent returns for clients in an environment of profound social and economic...

How can brokers prevent mortgage application fraud?

The Society of Mortgage Professionals has urged brokers concerned that a customer is attempting to commit mortgage application fraud to under no circumstances submit the proposal...

eKeeper adds DocuSign eSignatures to CRM

Mortgage, lending and banking customer relationship management (CRM) system, eKeeper, has successfully integrated DocuSign’s eSignature functionality into its intermediary-focused CRM, MortgageKeeper. The feature allows new and existing...

Saffron and MCI Club launch partnership for expat BTL market

Saffron for Intermediaries and MCI Mortgage Club have collaborated to offer club members access to the society’s range of specialist mortgage products. The announcement follows Saffron re-entering...

Kent Reliance lowers rates across BTL and residential products

Kent Reliance for Intermediaries has launched a brand-new suite of buy-to-let and residential products. The company, part of the specialist lending and retail savings group OneSavings Bank...

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