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Newbury Building Society has announced it has reduced the rates of its 95% LTV fixed mortgage products to further assist customers taking their first step onto the property ladder
Posted: 12/11/2019
UK wage growth slowed down in the third quarter of 2019, with average earnings that exclude bonuses increasing by 3.6%, compared to the 3.9% growth seen in the previous quarter, new ONS figures have revealed
Posted: 12/11/2019
The Moving Hub, the conveyancing platform and case management system for intermediaries, financial advisers and estate agents, has announced a new partnership with Charles Derby Financial Services
Posted: 12/11/2019
Impact Specialist Finance and Harpenden Building Society have completed a £1m interest only residential deal on a new build flat
Posted: 12/11/2019
Forty-nine per cent of adults to have experienced adverse credit in the last three years and are planning to purchase a house in the next year with a mortgage, or remortgage, have said they would use online research to find a broker
Posted: 12/11/2019
The UK’s economy has grown at the slowest annual rate in almost a decade, according to the latest ONS figures
Posted: 11/11/2019
Aviva has announced new improvements to its lifetime mortgage proposition which will give Aviva customers the ability to make unlimited voluntary repayments
Posted: 11/11/2019
The average number of mortgages introduced per office in the third quarter of 2019 was 21.9, a 3% drop from Q2 and the lowest figure since Q2 2017, according to Paragon’s latest Financial Adviser Confidence Tracking (FACT) report
Posted: 11/11/2019
Air Later Life Academy (LLA), the commercial and training organisation for later life advisers, and Air Mortgage Club, the distributor for equity release and later life advisers, have both announced a new relationship with Care Box
Posted: 11/11/2019
Retired households with the lowest incomes are receiving the least support from the State, raising concerns that many cash-strapped pensioners may not be checking their entitlement to benefits because they own their home, new research from HUB Financial Solutions has revealed.

The advisory firm announced that the lowest income group of retired households has a home ownership rate of 88% – higher than all but the richest quintile, at 90%
Posted: 11/11/2019
Habito has announced a new partnership with Impact Specialist Finance, allowing homeowners with a poor credit history access to Impact’s specialist broker services at no cost
Posted: 08/11/2019
Pension scam victims could lose 22 years’ worth of savings within 24 hours, according to new analysis from The Pensions Regulator (TPR) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

The research, part of the regulators’ joint ScamSmart campaign, has revealed that it could take 22 years for a saver to build a pension pot of £82,000 – the average amount victims lost to scams in 2018
Posted: 08/11/2019
More than half of technical queries received over the past month by one of the largest independent SIPP operators, Curtis Banks, concerned the subject of death benefits
Posted: 08/11/2019
Financial advisers are demanding immediate action to be taken on recruiting more women into the industry, according to new research from Openwork
Posted: 08/11/2019
The FCA has revealed it is looking at ways to better support RegTech solutions through the creation of a ‘digital sandbox'
Posted: 07/11/2019
UK house prices in October were 0.9% higher than in the same month a year earlier, according to new data from the Halifax House Price Index (HPI)
Posted: 07/11/2019
Equities saw their biggest outflows in September since the aftermath of the EU referendum in 2016, with £1.7bn pulled from equity funds by investors, new data from AJ Bell revealed
Posted: 07/11/2019
“The mortgage sector today is a world away from the one that existed a decade ago”, executive FCA Board member and director of strategy and competition, Christopher Woolard has said
Posted: 06/11/2019
Second charge mortgage volumes were up by 20% in September
Posted: 06/11/2019
Consumer finance new business grew by 8% in September, compared with the same month last year, new figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) have shown
Posted: 06/11/2019
A Jeremy Corbyn-led government will lead to an exodus of high-net-worth individuals from Britain, deVere Group’s chief executive, Nigel Green has warned
Posted: 06/11/2019
Buy-now-pay-later schemes are luring people into living beyond their means, according to a survey by Hastee, with half of respondents stating that buy not pay later options encourage them to spend money they don’t have
Posted: 06/11/2019
A 25 year old on average earnings who becomes self-employed after 10 years, and maintains personal contributions into their pension at 5%, risks having a pension fund shortfall of £115,300 (39%) compared to if they had stayed in a workplace pension , according to new research by Aegon
Posted: 06/11/2019
UK savers hoping to open a help-to-buy (HTB) ISA have until 30 November 2019 to do so, although rushing to meet the deadline could end up costing individuals dear, Hargreaves Lansdown has warned
Posted: 05/11/2019
Brilliant Solutions has today announced it is teaming up with Knowledge Bank as its exclusive criteria search provider
Posted: 05/11/2019
Zephyr Homeloans, the specialist buy-to-let lender owned by Computershare, has sharpened the rates on its range of five-year, fixed-rate deals — and lowered some product fees by as much as 0.5%
Posted: 05/11/2019
The number of landlords planning to buy their next property within a limited company vehicle has increased significantly in the last few months, new data from Foundation Home Loans has revealed
Posted: 05/11/2019
For the third consecutive quarter, the most popular use of a bridging loan was to purchase investment property, according to the latest data from Bridging Trends
Posted: 05/11/2019
Foundation Home Loans has announced it is partnering with Brilliant Solutions’ Mortgage Club
Posted: 04/11/2019
Air Mortgage Club has announced the addition of Nottingham Building Society (The Nottingham) to its retirement lending panel
Posted: 04/11/2019
Almost half of adults in the UK are opting against speaking with an adviser to plan their finances, according to a new Sanlam UK report, titled What’s your Number?
Posted: 04/11/2019
Aspen Bridging has completed a 72.5% LTV semi-commercial bridging loan in 10 days for £425,000, overcoming complex legal issues in the process to ensure a portfolio landlord saved their latest investment
Posted: 04/11/2019
Three-quarters of employers want the pension tax regime simplified, with 67% saying more help should be targeted on lower earners even if this would mean reducing relief for higher income groups, results published in the ACA 2019 Pension trends survey have revealed
Posted: 04/11/2019
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has published a new consultation on simplifying the annual statements sent to defined contribution pension scheme members
Posted: 01/11/2019
SortRefer has launched a new fixed-price remortgage conveyancing product which encompasses all fees required for a straightforward freehold remortgage in England and Wales
Posted: 01/11/2019
New rules have been announced aimed at helping pension savers make the most of their pensions, but putting on a brave face could be costly for retirees seeking to turn their pensions into guaranteed lifetime income, Just Group has warned.

The retirement specialist said the new rules should encourage retirees to fully disclose their health and lifestyle information, which could enable them to secure higher incomes
Posted: 01/11/2019
Fleet Mortgages has launched a revamped website that includes a range of new features and content information
Posted: 01/11/2019
A scheme aimed at providing communities in the UK with free-to-use ATMs has received overwhelming demand in its first month
Posted: 31/10/2019
The FCA has urged customers who took out a loan with Dharam Prakash Gopee to contact them, as they may be eligible for compensation
Posted: 31/10/2019
Lloyds Banking Group has put a further £1.8bn aside for payment protection insurance (PPI) complaints before the August deadline, almost wiping out its third quarter profits
Posted: 31/10/2019
More than £3.35bn has been emptied from pensions by UK savers since April 2015 under ‘small pot lump sum’ rules, new figures from HMRC have revealed
Posted: 31/10/2019
A record £54m was repaid to savers who were overtaxed on pension freedoms withdrawals in the three months to September 2019, new figures from HMRC have revealed
Posted: 30/10/2019
The inheritance tax (IHT) system in the UK is likely to be an ‘area of focus’ as the country gears up towards a December General Election, according to AJ Bell
Posted: 30/10/2019
The proportion of searches for remortgages has increased by 5.3% in the last 12 months, according to new analysis from Experian
Posted: 30/10/2019
As the UK’s two main political parties contend for support from the 10 million savers introduced to pension saving through automatic enrolment, pensions are likely to take a central role in the forthcoming General Election campaign, according to AJ Bell
Posted: 30/10/2019
Starling Bank has launched a smarter euro debit card, giving business and personal customers the power to spend directly in two different currencies with a single debit card
Posted: 30/10/2019
A total of £30bn has been withdrawn ‘flexibly’ from pensions, taking advantage of the new ‘pension freedoms’ introduced in 2015, new figures published by HMRC have shown
Posted: 30/10/2019
Residential properties are taking nearly a month longer to sell than they did in 2016, hitting a three-year high, according to the September Zoopla UK Cities House Price Index
Posted: 30/10/2019
Openwork, one of the UK’s largest financial advice networks, has announced a record intake to its Academy, welcoming 80 trainees to its training scheme in October alone
Posted: 29/10/2019
Nationwide Building Society has announced it will invest in the auto-switching energy service, Switchd
Posted: 29/10/2019
Annual house price growth remained below 1% for the eleventh month in a row in October, at 0.4%, according to the latest data from the Nationwide House Price Index
Posted: 29/10/2019
The Bank of England (BoE) has revealed the net flow of consumer credit was £0.8bn in September, remaining below the £1.1bn average since July 2018
Posted: 29/10/2019
Stonebridge has announced further growth in appointed representative recruitment into its business, as well as a significant year-on-year growth in its mortgage business activity
Posted: 28/10/2019
Fifty per cent of mortgage brokers believe open banking will have a positive effect on the specialist lending market, according to a new study by Bluestone Mortgages
Posted: 28/10/2019
A new report from the Treasury Committee has suggested the current level of IT failures in the financial services sector is ‘unacceptable.’
Posted: 28/10/2019
The FCA has today confirmed that it has removed barriers that stop some mortgage customers from finding a cheaper mortgage deal
Posted: 28/10/2019
A total of £988m in property wealth was unlocked by over-55 homeowners between July and September this year, a rise in activity of 8% from Q2, according to the latest figures from the Equity Release Council (ERC).

The representative body for the sector revealed that equity release products provided UK over-55s with £11m per day during Q3, up from the total £911m provided during Q2
Posted: 28/10/2019
Average rates are rising and product numbers are dropping for 95% LTV first-time buyer borrowers, according to mortgage insurer, AmTrust
Posted: 28/10/2019
The Personal Investment Management & Financial Advice Association (PIMFA) has responded to the FCA’s pension transfer ruling on contingent charging, and asked for the regulator to ‘raise the bar.’
Posted: 28/10/2019
Since 2012, when the Equality Act came into force, it has been against the law in the UK for businesses to discriminate against people in the provision of goods and services on the basis of age. Which is as much to say, in most circumstances, companies cannot refuse to provide a certain service to someone because they are elderly, or charge them more because of their advanced years.
Posted: 25/10/2019
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Posted: 25/10/2019
Government plans to hold its Budget on 6 November have been cancelled as Boris Johnson announced he would push for a general election
Posted: 25/10/2019
QuickQuid, the largest remaining payday lending firm in the UK, has announced it is to close
Posted: 25/10/2019
The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) has announced it is taking action to address the barriers to growth for credit unions, and that it is to launch a consultation on changing capital requirements for credit unions in order to simplify them
Posted: 25/10/2019
Vanguard has reduced the fees across its Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) and mutual fund ranges, lowering the charges on 36 funds available to UK retail investors
Posted: 25/10/2019
Electric cars were on sale a decade ago but who was interested? Few were prepared to overlook high buying costs and poor range for the pleasure of driving a choice of two mainstream models – the modest Mitsubishi i-MiEV hatchback or the tiny Smart Fortwo electric drive
Posted: 24/10/2019
The financial services software provider, 360 Dotnet, has embarked on a multi-stage integration of Legal & General Mortgage Club’s digital mortgage criteria searching tool, SmartrCriteria
Posted: 24/10/2019
The FCA has announced it saw a 17% increase in fraud offences during the last year, in a speech delivered at the Royal United Services Institute, London
Posted: 24/10/2019
The Mortgage Awards 2020 from MoneyAge are now open to entries for mortgage lenders and providers serving clients in the UK
Posted: 24/10/2019
AJ Bell, one of the UK’s largest investment platforms, has revealed that its total customer numbers increased to 232,066 in the last financial year, a 17% rise
Posted: 24/10/2019
Gross mortgage lending across the residential market in September 2019 was £22.3bn, 3.7% higher than in the same month in 2018, according to UK Finance.

There were 85,880 mortgages approved by the main high street banks in September 2019. Mortgage approvals for home purchase were 13.5% higher, remortgage approvals were 23.4% higher and approvals for other secured borrowing were 8.5% higher than in September 2018
Posted: 24/10/2019
Key has launched a new fee free advice service which offers access to a range of more than 80 ‘Key Equity Release’ branded products
Posted: 24/10/2019
Fleet Mortgages has launched a new five-year HMO fix and reduced rates on several of its individual landlord products
Posted: 24/10/2019
Seventy-two per cent of mortgage enquiries are coming from people who have already been refused a mortgage for not being the ‘perfect candidate,’ according to new findings from Mortgage Experience
Posted: 23/10/2019
The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) revealed it has thwarted over a million cases of suspected payment card fraud in the past year, according to the organisation’s third Annual Review
Posted: 23/10/2019
Novatech, one of the UK’s largest technology providers, has become the official technology partner of Monzo, to support the business expansion of the mobile bank app
Posted: 23/10/2019
Paradigm Mortgage Services has added Onefamily to its provider panel to boost the range of equity release product options available to its member firms
Posted: 23/10/2019
People in their 70s and 80s are vulnerable to making decisions that lead to financial deprivation if they do not seek support, the Pensions Policy Institute (PPI) has said
Posted: 22/10/2019
The total number of over-65s living alone in the UK is on course to outnumber those aged under-65 for the first time on record within the next three years, according to new findings by the Equity Release Council (ERC).

The representative trade body for the equity release sector has estimated that more than 4 million over-65s will be living alone by 2020 – with this age group set to make up half of single-person households by 2022 – as life expectancies and the rate of divorce in later life increases
Posted: 22/10/2019
As domestic holiday bookings and inbound tourism go from strength to strength, the holiday buy to let market continues to grow at a pace. Dan Atkinson, Head of Sales and Marketing, the Melton Building Society answers some of the questions most frequently asked by brokers
Posted: 22/10/2019
The provisional seasonally adjusted count of residential property transactions in September 2019 is 2.3% higher than September 2018, and 5% higher than August 2019, according to latest figures published by HMRC
Posted: 22/10/2019
Key has announced a new distribution strategy with a refreshed whole-of-market (WoM) advice offering, and a new integrated service proposition
Posted: 22/10/2019
Face-to-face advice for financial planning is still being preferred to robo-solutions, despite a surge in the robo-solutions market, according to new research by Openwork
Posted: 22/10/2019
The population of the UK is expected to grow by approximately 3 million people by 2028, though according to the latest ONS data, this won’t affect the number of people of pensionable age
Posted: 21/10/2019
UK equity funds have fallen in value since Brexit and are now offering an improved yield for investors, with the FTSE 100 as a whole forecast to yield 4.8% for 2019, according to data from AJ Bell
Posted: 21/10/2019
Retail investors have withdrawn more than £4bn from the leading UK direct property funds in the past year, with concerns about the impact of Brexit on property values making investors nervous, according to new analysis by AJ Bell
Posted: 21/10/2019
Air Later Life Academy (LLA) has announced that its training programme has received endorsement from The London Institute of Banking & Finance (LIBF)
Posted: 21/10/2019
Impact Specialist Finance has announced it has agreed an approved packager agreement with Hampshire Trust Bank (HTB), which will provide access to the specialist lender’s entire product range
Posted: 21/10/2019
Pension providers should embrace technology and digital solutions in order to rebuild consumer trust before the FCA’s new investment pathways come into force next year, according to the UK fintech company, Abaka
Posted: 18/10/2019
Nationwide has been issued with legal directions by the Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) after it both failed to send and sent inaccurate PPI reminders to more than 7,000 customers
Posted: 18/10/2019
The Bank of England (BoE) has announced that it will publish its UK annual stress test results on 10 December 2019
Posted: 18/10/2019
PMS Mortgage Club and Sesame Network, part of Sesame Bankhall Group, have added Zephyr Homeloans to their BTL lending panels
Posted: 18/10/2019
The FCA has revealed that regulated firms received 4.29 million complaints in the first half of 2019 (H1), showing a 10% increase from the 3.91 million complaints made in the second half of 2018 (H2)
Posted: 17/10/2019
A package of measures to help people on lower incomes get onto the housing ladder were confirmed today by the Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick MP
Posted: 17/10/2019
The FCA has started proceedings against Park First Limited, its senior managers, including its CEO, and several other companies connected to the Park First group
Posted: 17/10/2019
More than three-quarters of UK workers are unaware how much their pension value is worth, according to a new survey by Portafina.

Research by the pension advice specialist has revealed that workers are struggling to keep track of their own pension savings – meaning they could be missing out on thousands of pounds in retirement
Posted: 17/10/2019
Fintech companies could be helping migrant workers in the UK to transfer a combined £520m back to emerging economies abroad, according to new analysis from Paysend
Posted: 17/10/2019
Financial services firms are less likely than other sectors to have confidence in the effectiveness of their cyber security detection mechanisms, according to new research released by Kroll
Posted: 16/10/2019
Swansea Building Society has become the latest lender to be added to Paradigm Mortgage Service’s lender panel
Posted: 16/10/2019
The latest CPI figure has been recorded at 1.7% in September 2019, meaning the lifetime allowance (LTA) is boosted to £1,073m
Posted: 16/10/2019
The rate of rental growth is increasing as supply tightens and demand increases, according to a new quarterly report published by Zoopla
Posted: 16/10/2019
Retirees are in line for a bumper 3.9% state pension increase, after the September inflation figure was confirmed at 1.7%
Posted: 16/10/2019
UK adults, on average, are expecting to receive an inheritance windfall of £132,000 from their parents, according to new research from the retirement specialist, Just Group
Posted: 16/10/2019
Foundation Home Loans has announced the completion of its fourth securitisation under the Twin Bridges platform, since its inception in 2017.
Posted: 15/10/2019
Former star fund manager, Neil Woodford, has been ousted as investment manager of his £3.5bn flagship fund, Woodford Equity Income Fund, which will be wound up and cash returned to investors
Posted: 15/10/2019
Almost 5 million people are classed as self-employed in the UK, an increase of 162,000 compared to a year ago, according to new research by AJ Bell
Posted: 15/10/2019
Key Group has appointed Gillian Kent as non-executive director
Posted: 15/10/2019
Impact Specialist Finance has launched a new referral service to manage regulated and non-regulated referrals for its broker partners
Posted: 15/10/2019
A total of 35,010 new first-time buyer mortgages were completed in August 2019, 0.7% more than in the same month in 2018, and the highest monthly total since August 2007 when there were 35,070 new first-time buyer mortgages
Posted: 15/10/2019
Foundation Home Loans has launched three new fee-assisted five-year BTL products that will be available across both its Tier 1 and Tier 2 product ranges
Posted: 14/10/2019
The Queen’s Speech has today outlined government proposals relating to pension dashboards, irresponsible pension scheme management and the issue of pension scamming
Posted: 14/10/2019
Habito has launched a brand-new home-financing service, ‘Habito Go,’ designed to give FTBs the advantages and negotiating power usually only enjoyed by cash buyers
Posted: 14/10/2019
New measures to provide simpler oversight of pensions savings are to be brought forward, and a commitment to protect people’s retirement pots with new laws providing greater powers to tackle irresponsible management of private pension schemes, are among the government’s policies announced today in the Queen’s speech
Posted: 14/10/2019
Vida Homeloans has announced new changes to its help-to-buy (HTB) products, cutting its HTB purchase and remortgage rates by up to 0.31%
Posted: 14/10/2019
Almost half of UK homeowners over the age of 55, the equivalent to 3.6 million people, would consider moving homes if stamp duty was abolished for ‘last-time buyers’, according to a nationwide study from Key
Posted: 14/10/2019
The average monthly remortgage payment in the UK increased by £214.31 in August, according to new data from LMS
Posted: 14/10/2019
Potential changes from the fallout of Brexit including rental caps and the introduction of a ‘Right to Buy’ for private tenants could be devastating, according to specialist lender representatives speaking at an event in Coventry
Posted: 11/10/2019
The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has urged the Treasury to review a series of complex pension tax measures, in a latest report, with the impact of the money purchase annual allowance (MPAA), annual allowance and lifetime allowance all under the microscope
Posted: 11/10/2019
Mortgage advisers looking to ensure that their firm is compliant with the upcoming Senior Managers & Certification Regime (SMCR) need to complete any final preparations now, according to TMA
Posted: 11/10/2019
While the BTL market is moving in a more specialist direction, it should not necessarily preclude advisers from being as active as possible and targeting the sector to secure greater levels of business, a panel of lender representatives has said
Posted: 11/10/2019
The winners of the MoneyAge Awards 2019 were announced last night at a gala ceremony in London
Posted: 11/10/2019
Tullett Prebon has been fined £15.4m by the FCA for failing to conduct its business with due skill, care and diligence, failing to have adequate risk management systems, and for failing to be open and cooperative
Posted: 11/10/2019
Paradigm Mortgages Services has added the later life lender, more2life, to its provider panel
Posted: 11/10/2019
The net cost of income tax relief on pension contributions will be £21.2bn this year, new figures released by HMRC show
Posted: 10/10/2019
The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) has launched its new mental health support portal, aimed to encourage the conversation around mental health for its global membership, financial services professionals and staff
Posted: 10/10/2019
Demand for new properties in England has fallen to its lowest level since 2013, an assessment by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) has found
Posted: 10/10/2019
A myriad of inheritance and financing issues have been overcome in a “complex” bridging loan case dealt with by Crystal Specialist Finance (CSF)
Posted: 10/10/2019
The number of agreements in the second charge mortgage market increased by 12% in August from the previous year, according to new data from the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA)
Posted: 10/10/2019
Eighty-four per cent of financial advisers believe that Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs) have become unnecessarily complicated, according to a new industry survey
Posted: 10/10/2019
New research has revealed that 59% of all UK properties on sale over the last year were exempt from paying any type of transactional tax for FTBs, according to Zoopla
Posted: 10/10/2019
SmartSearch, one of the UK’s leading providers of RegTech software focused on anti-money laundering (AML) solutions, has announced that it has received a growth equity investment from global investment firm, Marlin Equity Partners
Posted: 10/10/2019
The number of customer complaints made to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) relating to defined benefit (DB) transfers rose by 44% in 2018/19 in comparison to the previous year, according to research from Duff & Phelps
Posted: 09/10/2019
The lang cat has revealed how financial advisers are overcoming barriers to using investment companies with clients, under new research commissioned by the Association of Investment Companies (AIC)
Posted: 09/10/2019
Responsible Equity Release has been added to Legal & General Mortgage Club’s approved specialist distribution panel, SmartrRefer
Posted: 09/10/2019
The proportion of over-55s who have been in debt in the last five years and have borrowed using credit cards has jumped from 37% in 2018, to 54% in 2019, according to new research from more2life
Posted: 09/10/2019
Buy-to-let specialist Zephyr Homeloans has been appointed to the Legal & General Mortgage Club lender panel
Posted: 09/10/2019
The Nottingham has increased its Lifetime ISA (LISA) interest rate to 1.25% AER, the building society has confirmed today
Posted: 09/10/2019
The FCA has urged members of the public who lost money in an unauthorised scheme called the Churchgate Trading Syndicate to contact them, as they may be eligible to receive some of their money back
Posted: 08/10/2019
The number of live FCA investigations into cryptocurrency businesses has increased by 74% over the past year, according to Pinsent Masons
Posted: 08/10/2019
PMS Mortgage Club and Sesame Network, part of Sesame Bankhall Group, have bolstered their specialist lending panels with the addition of BTL lender, Axis Bank UK
Posted: 08/10/2019
Hanley Economic Building Society has launched a new ‘part-complete self-build’ product, aimed at borrowing for projects that are already underway
Posted: 08/10/2019
The head of the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) has suggested that scrapping the current tax-free pensions lump sum could be a way for the government to fund the abolition of inheritance tax (IHT).
Posted: 08/10/2019
Intermediary-only lender Foundation Home Loans has confirmed a new partnership with mortgage network Mortgage Intelligence
Posted: 08/10/2019
Connect for Intermediaries has been appointed by Legal & General Mortgage Club as one of its recommended partners on its new referral service, SmartrRefer
Posted: 08/10/2019
Chase de Vere has unveiled a new service focused on providing independent financial advice to dentists, as well as a new partnership with Denplan
Posted: 07/10/2019
Saffron Building Society says it has extended the terms and reduced the rates and fees on its expat mortgages “in response to feedback from intermediaries”
Posted: 07/10/2019
Paragon has launched a new intermediary portal, with additional features to make it easier for buy-to-let mortgage intermediaries to make and manage applications online
Posted: 07/10/2019
Annual house price growth in the UK dipped to 1.1% last month, according to the latest Halifax House Price Index
Posted: 07/10/2019
OneSavings Bank and Charter Court Financial Services Group have now combined their two businesses, it has been announced
Posted: 07/10/2019
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Posted: 07/10/2019
Legal & General has secured the go-ahead from the FCA to launch an advice business for Legal & General Home Finance’s range of lifetime mortgages
Posted: 04/10/2019
Consumers in the UK could be paying £1.2bn over the odds for their home and motor insurance policies, a new report from the FCA has claimed
Posted: 04/10/2019
Confiscation orders have been made against three individuals following their convictions and prison sentences for running an illegal investment scheme that lost investors over £1.4m
Posted: 04/10/2019
The Opposition has responded to yesterday’s High Court decision in the state pension age case, offering to support the women affected if it were to win the next General Election
Posted: 04/10/2019
The number of new properties currently being built in England is down 8% on last year, new government figures have shown
Posted: 03/10/2019
Investing 50p a day since the coin’s launch in October 1969 could have netted you up to £12m, an analysis by Hargreaves Lansdown suggests
Posted: 03/10/2019
The High Court has ruled against a discrimination claim bought by campaigners which challenged the government’s handling of the state pension age rise for women
Posted: 03/10/2019
The Legal & General Mortgage Club has added conveyancing platform and case management system The Moving Hub to its SmartrRefer network of specialist partners
Posted: 03/10/2019
Chancellor Sajid Javid has said there is a “real issue” with inheritance tax, and inferred that a change to the rules could be on the cards
Posted: 02/10/2019
HM Revenue & Customs reported itself to the police watchdog in relation to the suicides of three individuals who received large tax bills relating to the controversial loan charge, it has been revealed
Posted: 02/10/2019
Bluestone Mortgages will be joining PRIMIS Mortgage Network’s lender panel, the two companies have announced today
Posted: 02/10/2019
Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has boosted its later life lending offering, unveiling a new five-year fix as well as a cut in interest rates on two existing later life products, including a RIO mortgage
Posted: 02/10/2019
Annual house price growth dipped to 0.2% in September, according to the latest Nationwide House Price Index.
Posted: 01/10/2019
Foundation Home Loans has announced the launch of a new five-year buy-to-let product, called ‘ERC 3’, aimed at those landlord clients who want rate certainty but with some flexibility regarding possible product switching in the future
Posted: 01/10/2019
The property stamp duty bill for the UK has dropped by 7% to just under £12bn, compared to a 10% rise last year, as the effects of first-time buyer relief and an 8% fall in the sale of £1m+ properties begin to take their toll
Posted: 01/10/2019
Over £17bn of assets owned at death by UK citizens is held in cash, an average of £69,000 per estate, according to analysis of HMRC figures by Equiniti Benefactor. Unsurprisingly, residential property accounts for a majority of inherited wealth, accounting for £43bn, 54 per cent of the total wealth inherited in the UK each year.
Posted: 01/10/2019
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has today fined The Prudential Assurance Company Limited (Prudential) £23,875,000 for failures related to non-advised sales of annuities
Posted: 30/09/2019
Vida Homeloans has today announced the launch of its new Buy to Let Hub, powered by eTech, specifically designed to improve its portfolio underwriting service to brokers
Posted: 30/09/2019
Mortgage approvals fell to £3.9 billion in August, but this followed a strong net flow of £4.5 billion in July, so the figure remains in line with the post 2016 average, according to the Bank of England’s latest Money and Credit statistical release. The industry has responded positively to the figures, hailing them as a sign of the market’s strength in difficult times.
Posted: 30/09/2019
The UK government is writing to British pensioners living in the EU to reassure them that their state pensions will continue to be paid when the UK leaves the EU, even in the event of a no deal Brexit.
Posted: 27/09/2019
Gross mortgage lending across the residential market in August 2019 was £24bn, 3.2% lower than in the same month in 2018, according to UK Finance
Posted: 25/09/2019
Financial fraud has risen by 14% this year according to new data from Experian, with criminals turning their attention to younger people who have just bought their first home
Posted: 25/09/2019
Over 190,000 retirement plans entered drawdown and were not fully withdrawn in 2018/19, new FCA figures have shown
Posted: 25/09/2019
Homeowners who lapse onto their lender’s Standard Variable Rate (SVR) mortgage are facing the ‘ultimate loyalty penalty’ of £4,500 per year on average, according to research from online mortgage broker, Trussle, or collectively are missing out on £9bn worth of savings
Posted: 25/09/2019
Sainsburys Bank is to immediately stop new mortgage sales as part of its financial services five year plan
Posted: 25/09/2019
PMS Mortgage Club has announced that specialist lender Together has been added to its panel
Posted: 24/09/2019
JLM Mortgage Services has revealed that advisory firm Fosters Financial has now joined its mortgage and protection network
Posted: 24/09/2019
IFAs should not risk a fine by falling foul of health and safety legislation, a consultancy firm has cautioned
Posted: 24/09/2019
There were 99,890 residential transactions completed in August 2019 on a provisional seasonally adjusted basis; 0.9% lower than August 2018 and 15.8% higher than July 2019
Posted: 24/09/2019
Homeowners aged over 55 unlocked £1.85bn in housing wealth in the first half of this year, according to the Equity Release Council’s Autumn 2019 Market Report
Posted: 24/09/2019
TMA Club has announced the addition of equity release lender, more2life, to its equity release panel
Posted: 24/09/2019
SimplyBiz Mortgages has announced that Reliance Bank has joined its lenders panel with immediate effect
Posted: 24/09/2019
In England, 8.4 million people – or one in seven of the population – are still in need of a suitable home, according to the National Housing Association
Posted: 23/09/2019
The fraud team at Lloyds Bank has developed a new way to spot scams before its customers lose any money
Posted: 23/09/2019
More than half of Britons aged over 45 would find it “helpful” to be referred to a professional financial adviser to assist them in making plans to meet care costs for themselves or a loved one
Posted: 23/09/2019
Less than half (42%) of people renting privately in the UK want to buy a property in the near future, new research has suggested
Posted: 23/09/2019
Financial advisers should consider recording client interactions to help both in the event of a complaint and in understanding their clients’ needs better, an FCA director has advocated
Posted: 20/09/2019
Mortgage advisers have seen a surge in enquiries from those aged over 55 looking for ways to help their children or grandchildren onto the property ladder, according to a new industry survey
Posted: 20/09/2019
The Royal Bank of Scotland Group has named Alison Rose as its new CEO, set to take over from Ross McEwan on 1 November
Posted: 20/09/2019
The all-time lowest fixed interest rate for a lifetime mortgage has been launched in the UK by Responsible Lending
Posted: 20/09/2019
The Bank of England’s MPC has voted unanimously to maintain the Bank Rate at 0.75%
Posted: 19/09/2019
The proportion of landlords who believe that tenant demand is ‘growing or booming’ has increased to its highest level in almost a year, according to a new survey
Posted: 19/09/2019
UK citizens paid £5.4bn in inheritance tax (IHT) in 2018/19, up 3% increase on the previous tax year, new HMRC figures have revealed
Posted: 19/09/2019
Investment and financial planning group Tilney is to merge with professional services and accountancy firm Smith & Williamson
Posted: 19/09/2019
Families could claim back thousands of pounds in inheritance tax (IHT) following the latest slump in house prices, a financial advice firm has highlighted
Posted: 19/09/2019
Habito has unveiled its first suite of company buy-to-let (BTL) mortgages, adding to the individual BTL mortgages that it launched two months ago
Posted: 18/09/2019
A record number of people have contacted StepChange for help with their debts this year, the UK’s largest debt advice charity has revealed
Posted: 18/09/2019
UK house prices have seen their lowest annual growth in seven years
Posted: 18/09/2019
Broadleaf Financial Services has been bought by the AFH Financial Group, the two companies have confirmed
Posted: 18/09/2019
Advisers should be urging their clients to check if any trusts they hold are registered in order to avoid an unintentional fine, WAY Investment Services has cautioned
Posted: 18/09/2019
The vast majority of young Britons would still prioritise buying a home over renting one, research collated by Share to Buy has shown
Posted: 17/09/2019
Mortgage lending has gone up across the majority of the sector, according to the new Mortgage Trends Update released by UK Finance
Posted: 17/09/2019
Conveyancing platform and case management system The Moving Hub has partnered with The Property Jungle, a provider of bespoke and template property websites
Posted: 17/09/2019
Homeowners planning on taking out one of the new retirement interest-only (RIO) loans face paying a “shocking” premium for continuing to delay the repayment of their capital balance, according to Royal London
Posted: 17/09/2019
Investment platform AJ Bell has introduced a new solution to help financial advisers manage clients taking an income in retirement
Posted: 16/09/2019
Sainsbury’s is in talks with financial advisers as it explores a sale of its mortgage book for £1.3bn
Posted: 16/09/2019
Vida Homeloans has unveiled a new education campaign called Every mortgage tells a story, that aims to assist brokers in identifying specialist customers
Posted: 16/09/2019
The Conveyancing Association (CA) has outlined issues around ID checks in the home buying process in its response to the government’s consultation on digital identity
Posted: 16/09/2019
Foundation Home Loans has announced the launch of two new five-year buy-to-let (BTL) fixed-rate mortgages, as well as a series of rate cuts across other products in its range
Posted: 16/09/2019
The number of new agreements for second charge mortgages rose by nearly a quarter in July, according to the latest figures from the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA)
Posted: 13/09/2019
Specialist lender Together has today revealed record growth as its loan book reached a new high of £3.7bn
Posted: 13/09/2019
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has indicated that the Labour party would propose a new financial transaction tax to raise money for the Treasury
Posted: 13/09/2019
The AFH Financial Group has completed the acquisitions of two IFA businesses – Mulberry Independent Financial Advisers and AE Garment Independent Financial Services
Posted: 13/09/2019
Paragon Banking Group has announced today that it will be appointing Richard Rowntree as its new managing director of mortgages, subject to regulatory approval
Posted: 12/09/2019
The next autumn report by the Equity Release Council will reveal that the number of customers served by the industry in the first half of 2019 was down on the same period in 2018
Posted: 12/09/2019
A son has lost a three-year court battle with his three siblings over his mother’s will, after a judge decided that her dementia symptoms had not adversely affected her capacity to set out her final wishes
Posted: 12/09/2019
The mortgage market does not want to see the FCA rowing back on the commitments it made in the Mortgage Market Review (MMR) around the need for advice, a leading group of lenders has said
Posted: 12/09/2019
Near term sales expectations in the UK residential market have slipped deeper into negative territory
Posted: 12/09/2019
Borrowers who originally came through the intermediary channel but opt to conduct future mortgage business via execution-only channels have been branded ‘a missed opportunity’ for advisers
Posted: 11/09/2019
Housing market sentiment in the UK has fallen to its second lowest level since the EU referendum, the Building Societies Association (BSA) has revealed
Posted: 11/09/2019
The government’s approach to the private rented sector is “incoherent”, according to a former member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC)
Posted: 11/09/2019
Four in ten people do not know how much money can be passed on inheritance tax free in the UK, new research from Zurich has found
Posted: 11/09/2019
Britons aged over 60 are missing out on up to £1.75bn in pension savings by opting out of their workplace pensions, according to new figures released by Royal London
Posted: 11/09/2019
The proportion of mortgages advanced last quarter with a loan to value (LTV) ratio exceeding 90% was the highest in nearly 11 years, the latest official statistics have shown
Posted: 10/09/2019
The Money Group has rolled out a new enquiry to completion mortgage processing CRM platform for brokers across all of its brands
Posted: 10/09/2019
Major digitisation of the wealth management industry is needed if traditional sector players are to prosper in the future, a new report has claimed
Posted: 10/09/2019
Interest only loans continued to attract strong attention from mortgage brokers and borrowers in August, according to the latest analysis released by criteria search specialist Knowledge Bank
Posted: 10/09/2019
Lloyds Banking Group faces an extra bill of up to £1.8bn, covering claims for the mis-selling of Payment Protection Insurance (PPI)
Posted: 09/09/2019
Over 90% of UK advisers have changed their approach to adviser charging in the last two years, according to Platforum
Posted: 09/09/2019
Earl Shilton Building Society (esbs) has joined the SimplyBiz Mortgages panel
Posted: 09/09/2019
Smartr365 has announced the upcoming integration of Legal & General Mortgage Club’s digital mortgage criteria searching tool, SmartrCriteria
Posted: 09/09/2019
The Institute of Public Policy Research Commission on Economic Justice is calling for a change to the way wealth is taxed.

It has suggested capital gains should be taxed at the same rate as income, and this would see tax rates on gains from share price rises hiked from 18% to 45% for higher rate taxpayers
Posted: 09/09/2019
Product providers, financial advisers and the FCA are being urged by the Personal Finance Society (PFS) to ensure that Innovative Finance ISAs are designed and promoted in a way that won’t exploit behavioural biases
Posted: 09/09/2019
Specialist lender, Hodge, has launched the UK’s first ever RIO mortgage with a fixed rate for life
Posted: 09/09/2019
Four out of every five (80 per cent) savers underestimate how much money they will need to save to see them through retirement, according to research from Scottish Widows
Posted: 06/09/2019
The Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) has named its new managing director, Chris Hemsley
Posted: 06/09/2019
eKeeper has partnered with Optimus to streamline its conveyancing process with the latest release of its broker-CRM solution, used by over 400 regulated broker firms
Posted: 06/09/2019
First-time buyers (FTBs) will continue to be the largest home buyer group in the UK over 2019, accounting for 36 per cent of residential property sales, data published by Zoopla revealed
Posted: 06/09/2019
House prices held steady in August, recording a 0.3 per cent monthly rise and a 0.1 per cent quarterly rise in the month, according to the latest Halifax House Price Index
Posted: 06/09/2019
Victims of property scams pay-out an average £107,669, with 678 property fraud claims having been made in the last 14 years and the total loss equating to £73.3m
Posted: 05/09/2019
Lower salaries, insecure employment and austerity are fuelling a growing debt crisis, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has warned
Posted: 05/09/2019
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced that Kate Collyer has been appointed as its new chief economist, taking up the role in October
Posted: 05/09/2019
Premier Asset Management has agreed a merger with Miton to create a group with £11.5bn assets under management
Posted: 05/09/2019
Bluestone Mortgages has today announced its latest distribution partnership with Dynamo for Intermediaries, with the club’s members now able to access Bluestone’s product range
Posted: 05/09/2019
Moneybox has announced the launch of a 95-day notice account powered by Investec, offering customers a competitive rate of 1.65 per cent AER variable on savings from £1 to £85,000
Posted: 04/09/2019
An unfurnished, pet-friendly home with access to a garden is the most desirable rental property, according to research conducted by specialist Buy-to-Let (BTL) lender Landbay
Posted: 04/09/2019
Specialist Buy-to-Let (BTL) lender Landbay has partnered with the Next Intelligence mortgage club, Mortgage Intelligence, Mortgage Next and FYB Network brands
Posted: 04/09/2019
Just over 70 per cent of British workers feel that Brexit will damage the UK economy in the long term, according to a poll conducted by Spearvest
Posted: 04/09/2019
Investors have been urged to safeguard their wealth by deVere group founder and CEO Nigel Green, after Prime Minister Boris Johnson lost the first round of a 48-hour Brexit battle in the House of Commons
Posted: 04/09/2019
Ahead of tomorrow’s Spending Review, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has calculated that the Treasury will need to find an extra £5bn from next year to fund the government’s spending promises, adding that the increase could undermine the Treasury’s commitment to reduce borrowing
Posted: 03/09/2019
Online financial advice service OpenMoney has appointed James Brocklebank as head of mortgage proposition, as the firm extends its offering to include mortgage advice
Posted: 03/09/2019
An increased number of millennials are falling victim to scams designed to trick them into handing over cash to fraudsters than any other age group, new data from Lloyds Bank revealed
Posted: 03/09/2019
Specialist Buy-to-Let (BTL) lender Fleet Mortgages has announced a new funding partnership with New York-based asset management firm One William Street (OWS) Capital Management
Posted: 03/09/2019
Keeping income withdrawal rates within sustainable levels is crucial to the long-term success of income drawdown portfolios, according to Royal London
Posted: 03/09/2019
British digital banks such as Revolut and Monzo are set to treble their number of customers in the next year, as the challengers increase their efforts to complete against high street rivals and disrupt the retail lending market
Posted: 03/09/2019
British expatriates in EU countries will continue to have their state pensions uprated in a no-deal Brexit scenario, the government said over the weekend
Posted: 02/09/2019
Buy-to-Let lender Landbay has announced a rate cut on its most popular product, with its standard five-year fixed offer now starting at 3.35%
Posted: 02/09/2019
One in six people admitted they will definitely be over the age of 65 by the time they finish repaying their mortgage, while another 9 per cent said they have no idea when it will be paid off, research from Hargreaves Lansdown revealed
Posted: 02/09/2019
Bluestone Mortgages has completed its inaugural residential mortgage-backed securitisation, Genesis 2019-1, which raised £210m of rated term funding for the lender
Posted: 02/09/2019
House prices in London could fall by up to 7% by the end of 2020 if the UK leaves the bloc without a deal on 31 October, according to research from accountancy firm KPMG
Posted: 02/09/2019
Smartr365 has launched SmartrSuitability, a new platform feature which significantly reduces the time to produce both mortgage and protection suitability letters, saving brokers up to an hour per application
Posted: 30/08/2019
Annual house price growth remained below 1% for the ninth month in a row in August, at 0.6%, according to the Nationwide House Price Index
Posted: 30/08/2019
Mortgage approvals for house purchase increased in July to 67,300, the highest level since July 2017, latest figures published by the Bank of England (BoE) have shown
Posted: 30/08/2019
Just 100,000 people have deposited money into the Help to Save scheme, with the average deposit rising to £47 a month
Posted: 30/08/2019
HMRC raked in an extra £11bn in income tax in 2018/19, according to latest figures.

According to the non-ministerial department, total net income tax receipts for 2018/19 was estimated at £191bn, 6% higher than the previous year. Furthermore, UK citizens are paying almost 30% more income tax today than they did 10 years ago
Posted: 30/08/2019
The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) is advising taxpayers to check the accuracy of the savings income figures shown in their HMRC PAYE Notices of Coding and tax calculations (P800 forms), as many are paying are too much tax
Posted: 29/08/2019
Just under 80 per cent of investors admitted they would switch financial adviser if they felt they were not receiving value for money, according to data published by AFH Wealth Management
Posted: 29/08/2019
Bluestone Mortgages has appointed its former director of sales and marketing Steve Seal as its new managing director
Posted: 29/08/2019
The “already battered pound” has taken yet another hit as the Queen approves Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s request to suspend Parliament from mid-September
Posted: 29/08/2019
Almost half (44 per cent) of advisers admitted they advise clients who stagger their retirement to make no changes to the risk profile of their investments
Posted: 28/08/2019
Just under a third (28 per cent) of families are saving to be able to help their children with the deposit on their first home, according to figures published by Foresters Friendly Society
Posted: 28/08/2019
Investec Structured Property Finance (Investec) has provided James Taylor Homes, a residential developer, with a £25m term loan to fund the redevelopment of the former Antionette Hotel in Kingston-upon-Thames into 89 residential units
Posted: 28/08/2019
Equity release and later life adviser Air Mortgage Club has added Mansfield Building Society to its retirement lending panel
Posted: 28/08/2019
First 4 Bridging has launched its specialist distribution offering into the second charge mortgage market
Posted: 28/08/2019
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has asked the Queen to suspend Parliament between 9 September and 14 October, therefore restricting MPs’ ability to prevent a no-deal Brexit
Posted: 28/08/2019
Claims management companies (CMCs) must do more to ensure their promotions do not mislead potential customers, the FCA has said
Posted: 27/08/2019
The Bank of Mum and Dad (BoMaD) contributed £6.3bn in 2019 to help their children get on the housing ladder, the equivalent of a top 10 UK mortgage lender, latest L&G research has revealed
Posted: 27/08/2019
The number of people moving home increased for the first time in three years in the first half of 2019, according to latest figures
Posted: 27/08/2019
Gross mortgage lending across the residential market in July 2019 was £26.1bn, 2.9% higher than the same month in 2018 and the highest since March 2016, latest statistics from UK Finance have revealed.

In its latest Household Finance Update, UK Finance said there were 95,126 mortgages approved by the main high street banks in July 2019, the highest monthly total since July 2009 when the figure stood at 99,970. Mortgage approvals for home purchase were 16.4% higher, remortgage approvals were 19.4% and approvals for other secured borrowing were 12.7% higher than the same month a year earlier
Posted: 27/08/2019
Increasing the higher rate income tax threshold from £50,000 to £80,000 would create “income tax winners” for those earning above £50k, but pension savers earning between these two values “will need to swallow the loss of higher rate pensions tax relief or take a 25% cut in future pension”, Aegon has said
Posted: 27/08/2019
Conveyancing cases have dropped to their lowest number for two years, according to latest figures
Posted: 22/08/2019
John Charcol has formed an equity release referral partnership with Key Partnerships
Posted: 22/08/2019
UK homeowners on a fixed rate repayment mortgage could save £5,895 and reduce their term by three years and two months by overpaying an extra £100 a month, new research has shown
Posted: 22/08/2019
Financial planning tech firm, Wealth Wizards, is developing software that will enable financial advisers to implement a digital ‘abridged advice’ service
Posted: 22/08/2019
Customers of Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), Tesco and Nationwide Building Society were unable to pay credit card bills and access account information yesterday after US payments company TSYS suffered an IT outage
Posted: 21/08/2019
Work and Pension Secretary Amber Rudd has said the state pension age (SPA) will not be increased to 75, as proposed by think tank The Centre for Social Justice (CDJ)
Posted: 21/08/2019
Saffron Building Society has introduced a new 5-year fixed product in a bid to strengthen its specialist lending range for landlords, while also improving its rates and reducing arrangement fees on its 2-year limited company buy-to-let (BTL) mortgage
Posted: 21/08/2019
Builders and developers registered the highest number of new homes for 12 years in the last three months, with more than 43,000 recorded in the UK, according to the National House Building Council (NHBC)
Posted: 21/08/2019
Residential property transactions in July dropped 12.4% annually and 8.5% monthly, totalling 86,630, according to the latest figures from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC)
Posted: 21/08/2019
Right to buy was amongst the most-searched-for residential lender criteria by brokers for the first time in July, according to Knowledge Bank’s monthly criteria tracker
Posted: 20/08/2019
There were 9,960 new first-time buyer (FTB) mortgages completed in London in Q2 2019, 1.2 per cent more than in the same quarter in 2018
Posted: 20/08/2019
Bank of England (BoE) governor Mark Carney has claimed the central bank will not pursue negative interest rates, a monetary policy method previously adopted by the European Central Bank (ECB) and Bank of Japan
Posted: 20/08/2019
The amount of prospective home buyers who meet the qualifying criteria for every mortgage deal on the market is as low as 3.5 per cent, according to analysis from Experian
Posted: 19/08/2019
Chancellor Sajid Javid stated he has no plans to transfer stamp duty from buyers to sellers, claiming in a tweet that it’s a motion he “wouldn’t support”
Posted: 19/08/2019
Three quarters of advisers claimed there was a need for greater education and additional resources in the market to provide practical guidance on how to recognise and handle vulnerable clients
Posted: 19/08/2019
Banks need to invest in their mobile banking channel to make it more mainstream, according to GlobalData
Posted: 19/08/2019
The Upper Tribunal has found that Andrew Tinney, the former Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Barclays Wealth and Investment Management (Barclays Wealth), breached his obligation as an approved person to act with integrity
Posted: 16/08/2019
Landlords who are planning to add to portfolios in the next year, are much more likely to do so via a limited company vehicle, latest landlord research from Foundation Home Loans has revealed
Posted: 16/08/2019
A third of all landlords intend to remortgage over the course of the next 12 months, with larger, portfolio landlords much more likely to do so within a limited company
Posted: 16/08/2019
A majority of landlords believe future government U-turns on the increase in stamp duty payable on additional property and on the phased-in cuts to mortgage interest tax relief, could provide a significant stimulus to both the buy-to-let and private rental sectors
Posted: 16/08/2019
Scottish Building Society has launched a mortgage product designed to allow the purchase or remortgage of holiday lets marked through companies such as Airbnb
Posted: 15/08/2019
Monzo has announced it will be offering short-term loans to its 2.5 million customers as the digital bank looks to take on incumbents with a range of digital banking services
Posted: 15/08/2019
Specialist residential and buy-to-let lender Vida Homeloans has appointed Mil Consiglio as its new key account manager for the Midlands region
Posted: 15/08/2019
The number of first-time buyer (FTB) and homemover mortgage completions dropped by 1.5 per cent and 3.6 per cent respectively in June, according to UK Finance’s latest Mortgage Trends data
Posted: 15/08/2019
UK conveyancer and panel management specialist LMS has partnered with Leek United Building Society, with the firm becoming the twenty-fifth mortgage lender to utilise Panel Link
Posted: 15/08/2019
More than a third (34 per cent) of investors have predicted a world-wide recession within the next 12 months, the highest proportion in eight years as trade war worries linger over global markets
Posted: 14/08/2019
Almost 80 per cent of brokers claimed some of their clients have expressed some dissatisfaction with the manual, paper-based mortgage process
Posted: 14/08/2019
deVere CEO and founder Nigel Green has claimed that Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) latest bid to recover unpaid taxes on cryptocurrencies demonstrates that digital assets are the “future of money”
Posted: 14/08/2019
Financial advisory firms “should be more concerned” over the rise in popularity of digital finance advice platforms, according to data and analytics firm GlobalData
Posted: 14/08/2019
Trade association for investment managers and financial advisers PIMFA has criticised the latest 50:50 funding proposal from the Financial Ombudsman Service’s (FOS) Our Future Funding consultation
Posted: 14/08/2019
Half of advisers advising DB members think that a ban on contingent charging would result in a fall in demand for DB advice, effectively increasing the advice gap
Posted: 13/08/2019
UK wage growth picked up to 3.9% in the year to June, the highest rate for 11 years, according to the ONS
Posted: 13/08/2019
Five brokers in Just Mortgages’ self-employed division will now be trading as commercial brokers thanks to a partnership with leading commercial broker Fiducia
Posted: 13/08/2019
More than half of landlords plan to use limited companies to buy properties in the year ahead underlining the ongoing transformation of the buy-to-let market
Posted: 13/08/2019
The investment company industry’s assets have passed the £200bn milestone for the first time, reaching a record £200.3bn on 31 July 2019, driven by the alternative sectors
Posted: 13/08/2019
Bridging loan books grew to a record £4.62bn at the end of the second quarter of this year, representing growth of 11.7% compared to Q1 2019 and an increase of 14.4% on the same quarter last year
Posted: 13/08/2019
A quarter of British adults agreed that seeing Unicorns and their initial public offerings (IPOs) fail or not fulfil their potential, such as Uber’s, has made investing into them less attractive
Posted: 12/08/2019
Experience Invest has announced the launch of Yieldbase – an online platform dedicated to the buying and selling of income-generating rental properties
Posted: 12/08/2019
Saffron Building Society has added new mortgage products to its retirement interest only (RIO) offering, including new fixed rate options and reduced rates on existing RIO products
Posted: 12/08/2019
Paradigm Mortgage Services has revealed the addition of Beverley Building Society to its lender panel
Posted: 12/08/2019
TMA Club has announced the addition of Harpenden Building Society to its lender panel, granting TMA members immediate access to the lender’s range of mortgage products
Posted: 12/08/2019
The UK economy declined by 0.2 per cent between April and June, its worst recorded performance since 2012, according to data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)
Posted: 09/08/2019
Former Pensions Minister Steve Webb has branded “reckless caution” a fault of pension freedoms, labelling it as the thing that has “gone wrong” with the policy
Posted: 09/08/2019
UK adults spend an average of £1,093.90 each month on treats and non-essential items, despite having £371.30 in disposable income
Posted: 09/08/2019
A majority (52 per cent) of mortgage brokers claimed the specialist lending market will grow by at least £1bn over the next six months, according to Bluestone Mortgages Specialist Lending Tracker
Posted: 09/08/2019
Specialist lender Together has increased its maximum age to 85, meaning those aged up to 82 can take out a loan from the provider
Posted: 09/08/2019
The proportion of homeowner mortgages in arrears remained at “historically low levels” in Q2 2019, figures published by UK Finance revealed
Posted: 08/08/2019
A landlord stepped in to support his son in purchasing a home by releasing equity against one of his existing rental properties, having the finance provided in ten days after contacting Together
Posted: 08/08/2019
Four Hargreaves Lansdown executives, including the chief executive, have said they will surrender their bonuses this year after the company supported Neil Woodford’s flagship fund up until its suspension
Posted: 08/08/2019
Almost a third (30 per cent) of older homeowners are using equity release to repay unsecured debt while 20 per cent are using it to repay mortgages, analysis from Key revealed
Posted: 08/08/2019
Average house prices dipped once again in July, falling 0.2 per cent month-on-month to £236,120, after being recorded at £237,110 last month
Posted: 07/08/2019
Those actively seeking to increase their retirement income who are presented with a pension scam are 60 per cent more likely to fall victim to it, joint research conducted on behalf of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and The Pensions Regulator (TPR) revealed
Posted: 07/08/2019
Saffron Building Society has reduced its rates and extended terms on self-employed and contractor mortgages in a bid to further expand its specialist situations range
Posted: 07/08/2019
HSBC Global Asset Management has announced the appointment of Nicolas Moreau as its new CEO
Posted: 07/08/2019
Over 55s claimed they would need to inherit an extra £184,484 to feel “comfortable” for the rest of their lives, according to research from SunLife
Posted: 07/08/2019
Savers are not receiving the best deals and rates for their savings by sticking with same account provider, research published by the Current Account Switch Service revealed
Posted: 07/08/2019
There were 49.1 million application programming interface (API) requests made in April, more than double the number recorded in February, the Open Banking Implementation Entity (OBIE) revealed
Posted: 06/08/2019
Investors should receive clearer warnings surrounding the risks of fund suspension, according to the Association of Investment Companies (AIC) chief executive Ian Sayers
Posted: 06/08/2019
Hope Capital has extended its lending to borrowers who have filed for bankruptcy, Individual Voluntary Agreements (IVAs) or who have an impaired credit history
Posted: 06/08/2019
Private equity investment in the UK has plummeted to its lowest level in over five years, with continued economic and geopolitical uncertainty leaving vendors wary of putting assets up for sale
Posted: 06/08/2019
Prime property prices in the capital recovered slightly in the second quarter of 2019, edging up 3.1 per cent when compared to prices at the end of 2018
Posted: 06/08/2019
The Work and Pensions (W&P) Committee is “unconvinced” the industry can illustrate how they are providing value for money to customers and has called on the government to compel them to do so
Posted: 05/08/2019
Ipagoo, authorised and supervised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to issue e-money and provide payment services under the Electronic Money Regulations (EMRs) 2011, has entered administration
Posted: 05/08/2019
Half of global financial services organisations have fallen victim to sensitive data theft of system failure and downtime due to insecure software or technology, a survey conducted by Ponemon Institute revealed
Posted: 05/08/2019
Online mortgage broker Trussle has started providing customers with advice on shared ownership mortgages, in a bid to help prospective customers take their first steps on the property ladder
Posted: 05/08/2019
Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) chief executive and frontrunner of the Bank of England (BoE) leadership race Andrew Bailey has warned politicians not to interfere with the central bank’s independence
Posted: 05/08/2019
Former business secretary Greg Clark has put himself forward to replace Nicky Morgan as chair of the Treasury Select Committee
Posted: 05/08/2019
As sterling reaches 31-month lows against the dollar, the Bank of England (BoE) has warned of consequences for the UK economy in the event of a no-deal Brexit
Posted: 02/08/2019
The Treasury Select Committee has called for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to be granted greater formal regulatory powers, claiming its current regulatory perimeter is “insufficient”
Posted: 02/08/2019
Big four firm KPMG has been hit with a £3.5m fine by the Financial Reporting Council (FRC), while one of its directors, Richard Hinton, was handed a £52,000 penalty over their client assets report for The Bank of New York (BNY) Mellon London branch and BNY Mellon in 2011
Posted: 02/08/2019
London Stock Exchange Group (LSE) revealed yesterday it had finalised a deal to acquire data firm Refinitiv in a transaction worth £22.3bn
Posted: 02/08/2019
PMS Mortgage Club and Sesame Network have added Gatehouse Bank’s range of finance products to its respective panels
Posted: 02/08/2019
PRIMIS Mortgage Network has announced the addition of specialist lender Together to its lender panel
Posted: 01/08/2019
The Bank of England’s (BoE) Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted unanimously to maintain bank rate at 0.75 per cent in its latest meeting
Posted: 01/08/2019
Neil Woodford has breached fund restrictions after two of his largest funds were delisted from the Guernsey stock exchange
Posted: 01/08/2019
The UK’s new Chancellor, Sajid Javid, announced an additional £2.1bn of funding to “turbocharge” no-deal Brexit preparations, including funds to ensure the “continuity of vital medicines”
Posted: 01/08/2019
A two-speed equity release market emerged in the second quarter of 2019 as sales of new drawdown mortgages increased, while take-up of new lump sum mortgages mirrored the volumes seen in Q1 2018, figures published today found
Posted: 31/07/2019
Bank of England (BoE) governor Mark Carney failed to make the short-list of candidates hoping to be appointed as the next head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Posted: 31/07/2019
Pension savers hit with the emergency ‘Month 1’ tax bills from HMRC for accessing their pension reclaimed a record £47m using official forms in Q2 2019, according to latest figures
Posted: 31/07/2019
Attitude Financial Services has announced the launch of a new financial advice proposition targeted at the LGBTQ community
Posted: 31/07/2019
The number of pension transfers to QROPS remained relatively flat in the 2018/19 tax year at 5,000 transfers (up 6%) worth a total of £640m (down 14%) compared to the previous tax year (4,700 transfers worth £740m), highlighting the effect that the QROPS charge has had
Posted: 31/07/2019
Lloyds Banking Group has entered exclusive talks to purchase the £3.7bn mortgage book from the banking arm of supermarket giant Tesco
Posted: 31/07/2019
Proposals set out today by the FCA around banning contingent charging for pension transfer advice, particularly for DB to DC transfers, is estimated to result in up to a £445m pa reduction in adviser revenue
Posted: 30/07/2019
Neil Woodford’s flagship fund, the Woodford Equity Income Fund, will remain suspended until December, Link Fund Solutions, the Authorised Corporate Director (ACD) of the fund, said in a letter issued yesterday
Posted: 30/07/2019
Barclays, the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and three other banks have been targeted in a class action lawsuit, worth £1bn, over foreign exchange (forex) rigging, filed yesterday
Posted: 30/07/2019
The FCA has today confirmed its intention to require providers to offer investment ‘pathways’ to non-advised drawdown customers
Posted: 30/07/2019
Vida Homeloans has announced the launch of a new range of Help-to-Buy (HTB) specialist mortgage products for first-time buyers, movers and remortgagers which includes an option specifically designed for HTB staircasing
Posted: 30/07/2019
A proposed ban on contingent charging for pension transfer advice has today been set out by the FCA
Posted: 30/07/2019
The growing number of individuals entering a personal insolvency procedure displayed “few signs of slowing” as the rolling twelve-month insolvency figure continued to rise, representing the highest second quarter figure since 2010
Posted: 30/07/2019
The pound is going to continue to fall in the short to medium-term under Boris Johnson or Jeremy Corbyn, argued deVere Group founder and CEO Nigel Green
Posted: 30/07/2019
Transaction volumes on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) were down by almost 25 per cent in the first half of 2019 compared to the same period in 2018, with The Share Centre blaming the drop on Brexit uncertainty
Posted: 29/07/2019
FinTech financing hit $10.9 billion during the second quarter of 2019 – the second best quarterly performance ever recorded by FT Partners
Posted: 29/07/2019
The majority of advisers feel that they are relied upon ‘completely’ by newly established business clients to help them through their auto-enrolment (AE) responsibilities, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has revealed
Posted: 29/07/2019
The self-employed are selling “selling themselves short” when it comes to the prospect of homeownership, according to specialist lender Together
Posted: 29/07/2019
More than 60 per cent of financial advisers claimed there has been insufficient industry focus on decumulation solutions and predict this area will grow exponentially within the next five years
Posted: 29/07/2019
Locally administered pensions schemes are struggling to get to grip with their responsibilities, The Pensions Regulator (TPR) has revealed
Posted: 29/07/2019
Several European associations representing banks and third party providers (TPPs) have released a joint statement agreeing on joint efforts regarding the transition to EU new payment rules
Posted: 29/07/2019
Long-term charges on auto-enrolment (AE) schemes are costing savers up to nearly £7,000 of their pension pots over two decades of saving, Now Pensions has revealed
Posted: 26/07/2019
Demand from investors for bridging finance has gathered pace as Brexit uncertainty continued to mound alongside lending restrictions on banks, data from Bridging Trends revealed
Posted: 26/07/2019
Following its entrance into the later-life lending advice market, Knight Frank Finance has joined the Equity Release Council, making it the first major property firm to do so
Posted: 26/07/2019
Vida Homeloans has recently joined the lending panel of Master Private Finance, the specialist mortgage desk for the mortgage and protection network
Posted: 26/07/2019
Boris Johnson's promise to fix problems with the Lifetime Allowance (LTA) should cover all pension savers in the UK, not just NHS doctors, says Salisbury House Wealth
Posted: 26/07/2019
People favour face-to-face and over-the-phone contact, despite the increasing amount of digital communication channels available to them, according to new research
Posted: 26/07/2019
Amber Rudd has kept her role as the Work and Pensions Secretary in the new Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle, in what has been described by some as a “bloodbath”
Posted: 26/07/2019
Business bank account switching has more than doubled in a year, according to the latest figures from the Current Account Switch Service (CASS)
Posted: 26/07/2019
Gross mortgage lending in June was down on May’s total and the figure from June 2018, according to the latest figures published by UK Finance
Posted: 24/07/2019
Saga Money CEO Jeff Bromage has called on the government to simplify inheritance tax (IHT) rules after describing them “as clear as mud”
Posted: 24/07/2019
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has slammed the government for failing to sell enough public land for new houses to be built on, arguing it has prolonged “the nation’s housing crisis”
Posted: 24/07/2019
More than half (52 per cent) of UK consumers are looking for new tools and apps, such as those enabled by Open Banking, to help them feel more in control of their finances
Posted: 24/07/2019
The pensions industry has reacted to the election of Boris Johnson as leader of the Conservative Party, with one expert asking him not to 'neglect' the domestic pensions agenda in the UK
Posted: 24/07/2019
After being dubbed as the favourite by many and winning today’s Tory leadership race, deVere Group CEO and founder Nigel Green claimed the pound will “not drop too much” or “for too long”
Posted: 23/07/2019
Former Mayor of London and Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, has been announced as the new Conservative leader, succeeding Theresa May
Posted: 23/07/2019
Lloyds Bank is to pay Standard Life Aberdeen (SLA) around £140m in a settlement intended to end their long-running dispute over an asset management contract
Posted: 23/07/2019
The government has no plans to uprate the ‘age additional amount’ of 25 pence per week paid out to state pension recipients over the age of 80, Pensions Minister Guy Opperman has said
Posted: 23/07/2019
Morgan Stanley is launching a digital vault to enable document sharing between wealth management clients and their financial advisers
Posted: 23/07/2019
Drawdown investors' pension savings could have increased by up to £62,000 since the introduction of pension freedoms, research from Aegon has revealed
Posted: 23/07/2019
Over 5,000 inheritance tax (IHT) investigations are opened by Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) each year, accounting for nearly 25 per cent of all estates that were liable for the tax in 2018/19, a freedom of information (FOI) request found
Posted: 22/07/2019
Token.io has partnered with UK property marketplaces, StuRents and Mashroom, to give renters, landlords and agents access to Open Banking services, including bank direct payments and data aggregation
Posted: 22/07/2019
ME Group, the legal tech business, has asked MPs for help in encouraging regulatory bodies to speed up thousands of claims for mortgage mis-selling and mortgage overpayments
Posted: 22/07/2019
Asset managers are beginning to regain some initiative after having control of the market taken away from them as a result of the Retail Distribution Review (RDR) in Q4 2012, according to Platforum research director Richard Bradley
Posted: 22/07/2019
TMA Club has today announced its partnership with insurance provider, LV=, to offer its members access to the lender’s Lifetime Mortgage Lump Sum+ and Flexible Lifetime Mortgage products
Posted: 22/07/2019
The Pensions Regulator’s (TPR) latest annual report has highlighted its increase in regulatory activity following its change to a ‘quicker, clearer, tougher’ approach
Posted: 22/07/2019
A quarter of UK investors currently hold investments they want to liquidate but are unable to as a result of unexpected fees, research from Experience Invest has revealed
Posted: 19/07/2019
Average equity release loans taken out by customers slipped in value by nearly £2,000 to £76,064 in the first half of 2019, when compared to H1 2018, suggesting that the market has stabilised in the face of economic and political uncertainty, according equity release adviser Key
Posted: 19/07/2019
Almost three-quarters (74 per cent) of businesses want auto-enrolment (AE) to be extended to include the self-employed and those earning less than £10,000, a study has shown
Posted: 19/07/2019
Bitcoin, the world’s largest cryptocurrency by market value, jumped 9 per cent on Thursday, despite U.S. lawmakers’ and Trump’s recent criticisms of digital assets, with the U.S. president last week tweeting they were “based on thin air”
Posted: 19/07/2019
Around 90 per cent of cases heard by The Pensions Ombudsman are concluded without the intervention of the pensions ombudsman, Anthony Arter, himself taking part
Posted: 19/07/2019
New research from TSB has revealed that more than half (57 per cent) of over 55s say they never use mobile banking, despite being smartphone users. This is in contrast to 82 per cent of 18 to 34 year-olds who say they use mobile banking
Posted: 19/07/2019
Banking Competition Remedies (BCR) has announced the results of the second Incentivised Switching Scheme application process, with only Habib Bank Zurich applying and meeting the eligibility criteria
Posted: 18/07/2019
HMRC does not know how many people they are fining each year over breaches to pension tax relief regulations, Royal London has revealed
Posted: 18/07/2019
Members of the Sesame network now have access to Investec’s range of mortgages for high-net worth (HNW) individuals, following the addition of the private bank to its panel
Posted: 18/07/2019
Facebook is prepared to postpone the launch of its Libra digital currency until global financial regulators are satisfied that it meets security, data privacy and consumer protection standards
Posted: 18/07/2019
Investors estimated that platform fees would cost an average of £7,400, undervaluing the true £12,500 cost by more than £5,000, according to research from AFH Wealth Management
Posted: 18/07/2019
The number of self-employed workers in the UK has increased by 17 per cent to 5 million since the introduction of auto-enrolment (AE), according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), leading to further calls for the government to amend AE legislation
Posted: 18/07/2019
Investigations have begun into whether “rogue advisers” are advising employers to change their identity to avoid compliance with pension regulations
Posted: 17/07/2019
Boris Johnson, favourite to win the Tory leadership race, has confirmed his interest in switching stamp duty liability from the house buyer to the seller, as proposed by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT)
Posted: 17/07/2019
Annual house price growth dipped from 1.5 per cent in April to 1.2 per cent in May, driven mainly by a slowdown in the south and east of England, according to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS)
Posted: 17/06/2019
Specialist mortgage lender Vida Homeloans has announced the appointment of Claire Ashkam as its new sales manager for the North, supporting its existing key account managers
Posted: 17/07/2019
Consumers could be in line to receive money they had lost as a result of their dealings with any of the 11 failed regulated firms declared in default in June 2019 by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS)
Posted: 17/07/2019
The Consumer Prices Index rate of inflation remained at the Bank of England’s 2 per cent target in the 12 months to June 2019, the Office for National Statistics has revealed
Posted: 17/07/2019
The Open Banking Implementation Authority (OBIE) has published a report on the progress of the data sharing reforms, paving the way for expanding them into other areas of finance
Posted: 17/07/2019
The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in financial services is still only at a “nascent” phase, with a number of firms yet to ask themselves fundamental questions around ethical use, according to the Financial Conduct Authority’s executive director of strategy and competition
Posted: 17/07/2019
The average FTSE 250 employer contribution rate into defined contribution pension schemes has risen by 40 per cent year-on-year, from 4.3 per cent to 6.1 per cent
Posted: 16/07/2019
Key workers, such as nurses and teachers, are being priced out of London and the South East as private rents soar beyond average wages
Posted: 16/07/2019
The UK FinTech sector is on course for a record year, with investment in the first half of 2019 reaching $2.9 billion across 123 deals, up 45 per cent on 2018
Posted: 16/07/2019
The number of remortgages completed in May increased sharply compared to the same month last year, rising almost 20 per cent, while purchases dipped slightly, figures from UK Finance revealed
Posted: 16/07/2019
After acquiring Burrow, eKeeper has worked in coalition with mortgage broker One77 Mortgages to “shape and integrate the technology into the traditional broker model”
Posted: 16/07/2019
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has found regulatory gaps in the licensing regime for crypto-asset related activities, as well as in the governance processes associated with cyber security and cloud outsourcing
Posted: 16/07/2019
Several asset managers have been criticised for investing in companies that have provided surveillance tools to China, exposing pension savers and other investors to investments that “contribute” to “violations of human rights”
Posted: 16/07/2019
The length of mortgage term being taken out by first-time buyers (FTBs) and the loan to value (LTV) opted for have both significantly increased since the beginning of 2018, according to new research from HSBC
Posted: 15/07/2019
Despite the preparation for, and implementation of, MiFID II dominating regulatory change over the last few years, 59 per cent of financial advisers argued the regulation is failing to deliver on its objectives
Posted: 15/07/2019
The number of data breaches reported by whistleblowers to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has jumped 175 per cent in since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was introduced
Posted: 15/07/2019
The Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) acknowledgement of the limitations of its data on defined benefit pension transfers has been welcomed by the Personal Finance Society
Posted: 15/07/2019
The price of property coming to market has fallen by 0.2 per cent (-£656) in July 2019, the first monthly fall recorded this year, according to data published by Rightmove
Posted: 15/07/2019
The volume of domestic money transfers via mobiles will exceed 203 billion in 2024, up from 130 billion in 2019, driven by peer-to-peer (P2P) payments, and will account for 80 per cent of all domestic transfers in 2024
Posted: 15/07/2019
US President Donald Trump is “wrong and is placing himself on the wrong side of history”, claimed deVere Group founder and CEO Nigel Green
Posted: 12/07/2019
President Trump has hit out at Facebook’s plan to launch the Libra digital currency and has said that the social media giant must apply to become a licensed bank if it wishes to operate in the US
Posted: 12/07/2019
Companies with defined benefit pensions are paying out nearly five times more in dividends than in DB scheme contributions, research from the University of Bath has shown
Posted: 12/07/2019
Interest rates could be reduced to almost zero if the UK leaves the European Union (EU) without a deal, according to Bank of England (BoE) monetary policy committee (MPC) member Gertjan Vlieghe
Posted: 12/07/2019
The changes government has made to capital gains tax is likely to be detrimental to second homeowner and small landlords, experts have argued
Posted: 12/07/2019
Women could be over £100,000 worse off than men by the time they reach retirement as they seek to balance caring responsibilities by working part time, new research has found
Posted: 12/07/2019
Facebook’s plans to launch a digital currency have come under pressure from the US federal reserve chairman, who warned that the plan “cannot go forward” unless regulatory concerns over data privacy and financial stability have been dealt with
Posted: 12/07/2019
Fraud is costing individuals and businesses in the UK £130bn each year, according to research published today
Posted: 11/07/2019
Sadiq Khan is on course to miss one of his main housing targets, according to critics, after recently published figures revealed that just over 300 homes have been built on land owned by Transport for London (TfL)
Posted: 11/07/2019
Young people are predicting a revival of High Street banks in the coming years despite the arrival of the cashless economy and digital banking, according to a new study
Posted: 11/07/2019
Britain’s housing market displayed tentative signs of recovery in June as interest among buyers rose for the first time since shortly after 2016’s Brexit referendum, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)
Posted: 11/07/2019
The number of savers who have sought guidance from Pension Wise in 2018/19 increased by more than 55,000 year-on-year, to 167,726
Posted: 11/07/2019
Defined benefit transfer values fell slightly over June 2019, according to XPS Transfer Watch
Posted: 11/07/2019
The deficit of schemes eligible for the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) decreased by £18.2bn to £51.7bn over June, as total scheme assets increased by 1.6 per cent over the month
Posted: 10/07/2019

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