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KEYWORD "Financial Conduct Authority" - 46 RESULTS
Credit Set to be More Selective as lenders’ worries rise - new stats

New Financial Conduct Authority statistics display housing market turbulence over the past two years, raising concerns about buyers and lenders in...

22 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Over 120,000 borrowers slash payments via Mortgage Charter

Monthly payments on some 123,000 home loan accounts were cut in the first eight months of the government’s Mortgage Charter.   The...

15 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Going Down - Mortgage advisers sentenced over £3m fraud

Mortgage advisers Larry Barreto and Tassib Hussain have been sentenced for fraud offences following a prosecution brought by the Financial Conduct...

10 April 2024

From: Breaking News

FCA launches working group to probe interest-only mortgages

The Financial Conduct Authority is working with 12 lenders and administrators to probe the interest-only mortgage market. The number of IO and...

28 February 2024

From: Breaking News

First Time Buyers aged 50-plus “one of fastest growing sectors”

There were 12,000 first time buyers over the age of 50 in the UK in 2022, the latest figures available. This means that...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Growing interest in longer-term mortgages - but borrowers pay dearly…

The number of mortgages with over 30-year terms sold to UK borrowers jumped 13 per cent in the year to end...

29 January 2024

From: Breaking News

FCA to probe historic mis-selling following public complaints

Three years ago the Financial Conduct Authority banned discretionary commission arrangements in a bid to end the incentive for brokers to...

15 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Enhanced mortgage service platform beefs up Consumer Duty compliance

End-to-end mortgage service Smartr365 has beefed up its platform to improve the experience of brokers sourcing protection packages for clients. These developments...

13 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Crisis-hit Metro Bank in £3 billion mortgage book sell-off

The crisis hit Metro Bank is in talks to sell off at least a £3 billion portion of its mortgage book. The...

09 October 2023

From: Breaking News

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot… like a Christmas mortgage crisis

Half a million mortgage-holders are facing an imminent financial shock as their fixed deals end in the run-up to Christmas or...

25 September 2023

From: Breaking News

New FCA checks for ads for mortgages and other financial products

The Financial Conduct Authority is introducing new screening checks for firms that approve financial adverts.   Firms approving financial marketing for unregulated firms...

20 September 2023

From: Breaking News

FCA slams much late life mortgage advice as sub-standard

Almost 400 misleading promotions by later life mortgage firms have been binned or amended, thanks to the Financial Conduct Authority.   The...

18 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Interest Only mortgages plummet but FCA warns on complacency

The number of interest-only (750,000) and part-interest-only (245,000) mortgages has halved since 2015, new Financial Conduct Authority analysis has found.  The fall...

21 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Reach Out! New public awareness campaign launched by lenders

From this week the banking and finance industry’s Reach Out campaign will be seen across out-of-home advertising, radio, print and digital,...

01 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Consumer Duty - Four Weeks before the Revolution Starts!

We’re now under four weeks away from the start of the Financial Conduct Authority’s Consumer Duty regime. This introduces a new Consumer...

04 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Heavy fines should focus the mind on AML

Organised crime gangs and fraudsters are now thought to be responsible for up to $2trn a year in money laundering, which...

09 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Debt begone! Lockdown savings fuel record mortgage repayments

Savings made during lockdown have allowed some borrowers to reduce their debt commitments, with a record £17.6 billion of mortgages repaid...

18 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Five compliance tips for mortgage advisers

Over the last ten years, the mortgage market in the UK has changed significantly. Alongside increased regulation of the industry, stricter...

30 October 2020

From: Legislation, Regulation & Compliance

What do mortgage advisers need to know about anti-money laundering?

Mortgages have not typically been viewed as a high-risk service when it comes to money laundering, but as the practice becomes...

30 October 2020

From: Legislation, Regulation & Compliance

First 4 Bridging appoints BDM for the North West

First 4 Bridging (F4B) has extended its services to the North West of England with the appointment of Simon Bancroft as...

06 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Brokers should prepare now to help mortgage prisoners

Mortgage brokerage CLS Money has warned advisers that it’s high time they revisit all of their customers who have struggled to...

25 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Online activity helps to boost mortgage broker success

The emergence of new digital tools and services is becoming an increasing driver of intermediary mortgage business, according to Intermediary Mortgage...

20 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Pepper Money recruits head of products

Martin Brown has been appointed as the new role of head of products at Pepper Money. Brown joins from lifetime mortgage lender,...

07 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Borrowers pay £15.4 billion in ‘unnecessary’ SVR interest each year

A staggering £15.4 billion of annual interest is being paid by mortgage borrowers sitting on their lenders’ standard variable rate (SVR),...

23 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Pepper Money to acquire Optimum Credit Ltd

Pepper Money has finalised the terms to acquire 100% of the second charge lender, Optimum Credit Ltd. The purchase will see Pepper...

10 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Digitizing the mortgage market remains a top priority for banks

Intelenet Global Services has launched a new ‘Lending Suite’ to help banks generate mortgage offers in as little as 30 minutes. The...

20 September 2018

From: Breaking News

L&G Home Finance launches new lifetime mortgage partnership with Virgin Money

Legal & General Home Finance has announced a new 5-year partnership agreement with Virgin Money. The alliance will see the retirement lender...

21 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Scottish Building Society launches retirement interest-only mortgage

Scottish Building Society has added a retirement interest-only (RIO) mortgage to its range of products for older people. Since the Financial Conduct...

03 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Shieldpay to ‘revolutionise’ moving day process in the UK

The UK’s first digital mortgage settlement has been carried out by Premier Property Lawyers and Shieldpay, bringing transformation to the £245...

06 June 2018

From: Breaking News

ASTL appoints new speakers at its annual conference

The Association of Short Term Lenders has announced the first two speakers - Lorna O’Brien of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)...

16 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Society of Mortgage Professionals expanding roadshow in 2017

The Society of Mortgage Professionals (SMP) has announced that it is expanding its roadshow this year from 10 to 12 regional...

27 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage professionals show support for equity release qualification

The adviser community has offered broad support to the merits of a standalone equity release qualification, according to a joint survey...

20 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Why banks and building societies should be lending to the over 50s

Following the introduction of new lending rules in April 2016, under the Mortgage Market Review (MMR), many banks and building societies...

18 January 2017

From: Breaking News

New lender receives FCA approval

A new lender, which is aiming to target older borrowers, has received full regulatory approval from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Mortgages4Life,...

24 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Delays causing brokers most difficulty since introduction of MCD

The latest Broker Sentiment Survey by bridging lender MTF has found that delays to mortgage applications have caused brokers the most...

26 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Older borrowers desperately need help now

The Council of mortgage lenders has urged action to make it easier for older and retired people to take out mortgages. The...

04 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Second charge lending nears £1 billion

Second charge mortgage lending is set to top £1 billion this year with £93 million worth of monthly secured lending in...

10 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Adam Tyler Blog: Plans from the Opposition

Landlords seem to be under attack from all sides of the political divide, as Chancellor George Osborne buy-to-let tax crackdown proceeds...

02 November 2015

From: 60 Second Interview

Masthaven Finance applies to become a bank

Specialist mortgage lender Masthaven Finance has applied to become a bank offering home loans and fixed-interest savings. It has now submitted its banking...

15 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Industry defends equity release from FCA attack

Brokers and industry specialists have leapt to the defence of equity release following a Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) report suggesting the...

09 September 2015

From: Breaking News

One million face interest-only timebomb

Nearly one million homeowners with interest-only mortgages are a "ticking timebomb" because they have made no plans for paying off their debt. The...

07 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Adam Tyler blog: Time for regulatory change

The National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB) is holding an interim conference to support the next set of changes that...

21 August 2015

From: Sponsored Content

FCA to speak at ASTL conference

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) will discuss the impact of the EU Mortgage Credit Directive (MCD) on borrowers and brokers at...

07 August 2015

From: Breaking News

‘Scope for improvement’ in mortgage advice, watchdog says

The Financial Conduct Authority says that, although most borrowers receive suitable advice, lenders and brokers still have room to improve. The FCA’s...

10 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Brokers struggle to gain FCA approval

A large majority of asset finance brokers say that they have found it difficult to gain authorisation from the Financial Conduct...

01 July 2015

From: Breaking News

NACFB attracts record crowds to Expo

The National Association of Commercial Finance s (NACFB) attracted a record 1,700 attendees to last week's Expo. Registrations were up 26% on...

22 June 2015

From: Breaking News

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