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Molo Finance has announced a new partnership with Uinsure to offer digital insurance solutions for the buy-to-let (BTL) market
Posted: 22/04/2021
More than eight out of 10 brokers use the affordability calculators of up to six lenders when sourcing a single case, according to new research by Mortgage Brain
Posted: 22/04/2021
Annual house price growth in Scotland reached 9.6% during February, according to the latest Scotland House Price Index from Walker Fraser Steel
Posted: 22/04/2021
More than a quarter of UK adults (26%) have been prompted into action or consideration on their will since the first UK lockdown, new research from Canada Life has revealed
Posted: 22/04/2021
Action Fraud has warned savers to remain vigilant and protect their pensions, as figures from the national reporting centre for fraud and cyber crime revealed £1.8m has already been lost to pension fraud this year.

The data did show a steady fall in pension scam reports from 1,788 in 2014 to 358 in 2020 – a reduction of almost 80%
Posted: 22/04/2021
The average easy access balance has continued its upward trajectory during lockdown and exceeded a record £11,000, according to analysis by Paragon Bank
Posted: 22/04/2021
One Mortgage System (OMS) has been adopted by The Dragon Network and Dragon Finance
Posted: 22/04/2021
Eighty-one per cent of industry figures across the financial services sector believe the concept of digital ID would improve the effectiveness of financial crime prevention, a new study has found
Posted: 21/04/2021
Ocean Finance has announced the launch of a fully branded version of Nivo’s secure messaging service
Posted: 21/04/2021
There were 190,980 residential transactions across the UK property market in March, new HMRC data has revealed
Posted: 21/04/2021
The average UK house price increased by 8.6% over the year to February, a figure up from 8.0% in January, according to the latest UK House Price Index published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)
Posted: 21/04/2021
The average spend on credit cards fell by £33 to £547 in February, with sales 16% lower than a year ago, new figures from FICO have indicated
Posted: 21/04/2021
Burrow has announced that financial services software provider, Iress, has signed a partnership to include the Burrow on-boarding and qualification tool as part of its intermediary proposition
Posted: 21/04/2021
Vernon Building Society has announced a new partnership with The Money Group’s new mortgage club, TMG Club
Posted: 21/04/2021
The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries (AMI) has criticised the FCA’s latest consultation on regulated fees and levies
Posted: 20/04/2021
Evolution Money has reported a significant uptake from smaller brokerages submitting cases for the first time during March
Posted: 20/04/2021
Outstanding balances on credit card accounts have contracted by 20.7% over the 12 months to January, according to new figures published by UK Finance
Posted: 20/04/2021
Nationwide is to launch a new mortgage that will enable first-time buyers the option of borrowing up to 5.5 times their income when taking a five or 10-year fixed rate up to 90% LTV
Posted: 20/04/2021
Eighty-seven per cent of first-time buyers can now afford a housing deposit above £15,000, according to new findings from Trussle
Posted: 20/04/2021
First 4 Bridging (F4B) has partnered with Roma Finance to offer its introducers and intermediary partners access to a semi-exclusive bridging loan
Posted: 20/04/2021
Paradigm Mortgage Services has announced the addition of new lender, MPowered Mortgages, to its panel
Posted: 20/04/2021
The Financial Ombudsman Service has announced the appointment of Nausicaa Delfas as its interim chief executive and chief ombudsman
Posted: 19/04/2021
A monthly price surge of 2.1% equivalent to £6,733 has propelled new seller asking prices to a new record high, according to the latest Rightmove House Price Index
Posted: 19/04/2021
Aspen Bridging has announced the completion of a deal for a complex mixed commercial in London using a desktop valuation
Posted: 19/04/2021
Legal & General Home Finance has announced that it will offer an exclusive Retirement Interest Only (RIO) mortgage through Legal & General Mortgage Club
Posted: 19/04/2021
Over-65s have seen their property wealth increase by more than £561 a month, according to the latest Pensioner Property Index from Key
Posted: 19/04/2021
The government-backed 95% LTV mortgage guarantee scheme is launching today, the Ministry of Housing has confirmed
Posted: 19/04/2021
A new business loan facility has been launched by Go Business Loans, designed to help support small businesses seeking short-term lending
Posted: 19/04/2021
Newcastle Intermediaries has announced new rate cuts across its 85% LTV range by up to 0.20%
Posted: 16/04/2021
Fleet Mortgages has announced several new criteria changes which it is to introduce with immediate effect
Posted: 16/04/2021
Three in five (60%) borrowers whose financial circumstances have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic agree it will be important to seek advice when looking to secure their next mortgage, according to new research from Legal & General Mortgage Club
Posted: 16/04/2021
Air Group has announced the launch of a new fact find and suitability report for advisers, which will be available via its Air Sourcing platform
Posted: 16/04/2021
Mortgage Brain has made a significant enhancement to its lender insights offering, which is available to lenders who use its criteria-based sourcing solution Criteria Hub
Posted: 16/04/2021
Zephyr Homeloans has increased its limited company conveyancer panel to eight firms
Posted: 15/04/2021
A financial adviser has been banned and fined £68,300 by the FCA for “lacking honesty and integrity”
Posted: 15/04/2021
Quilter has written to the Prime Minister and the Minister for Digital and Culture calling on the government to include scams and other financial harms within scope of the forthcoming Online Safety Bill
Posted: 15/04/2021
MoneyAge is delighted to announced that eConveyancer is sponsoring The Mortgage Awards 2021
Posted: 15/04/2021
Lenders have reported that the availability of secured credit to households increased in the three months to the end of February, according to the latest Bank of England (BoE) Credit Conditions Survey
Posted: 15/04/2021
Phoebus Software Limited (PSL) has announced that the balances of loans and savings serviced on its Phoebus servicing platform have now passed the £70bn mark
Posted: 15/04/2021
Dudley Building Society has announced that it has become a carbon neutral organisation
Posted: 15/04/2021
Aldermore bank has become the latest lender to join the Mortgage Market Alliance (MMA)
Posted: 15/04/2021
The average cost of a home for a first-time buyer has seen a 7% rise since last May, according to new analysis by BuildScan
Posted: 14/04/2021
SortRefer has set several new records in its business levels after reporting its ‘best ever’ month in March 2021
Posted: 14/04/2021
Shawbrook Bank has announced an undisclosed investment in private-equity backed Access Partnership
Posted: 14/04/2021
SimplyBiz Mortgages has added new lender MPowered Mortgages to its lender panel
Posted: 14/04/2021
Second charge lending totalled £91.4m in March, reflecting a 31.27% increase worth £28.1m on the previous month, new data published by Loans Warehouse has revealed
Posted: 14/04/2021
BuildLoan has launched three self and custom build mortgage products in partnership with Buckinghamshire Building Society, with one paying up to £1m
Posted: 14/04/2021
Foundation Home Loans has launched a ‘Green Reward’ remortgage as part of its residential range
Posted: 14/04/2021
Legal & General has reported that the number of possible lender outcomes for advisers using its SmartrFit tool has surpassed the one million mark
Posted: 13/04/2021
Enra Specialist Finance has announced the launch of its first graduate scheme
Posted: 13/04/2021
Less than half (47%) of people with investable assets of under £500,000 are confident about their finances, according to a Sanlam survey
Posted: 13/04/2021
Landwood Group has become the latest professional organisation to join the Association of Short Term Lenders (ASTL) as an associate member
Posted: 13/04/2021
Air Group has launched a series of new ‘Criteria Clinics’ in conjunction with criteria search provider, Knowledge Bank
Posted: 13/04/2021
Twenty7Tec has announced it has completed an APPLY integration with TSB, enabling users of CloudTwenty7 to seamlessly submit applications to TSB without the need for rekeying data
Posted: 13/04/2021
One Mortgage System (OMS) has been adopted by LDNfinance as its primary tech provider
Posted: 13/04/2021
A freeze in the money purchase annual allowance (MPAA) along with changing tax thresholds is set to “squeeze” many more basic rate taxpayers, according to Just Group
Posted: 12/04/2021
Bluestone Mortgages has announced an update to its credit policy that will see the lender provide more support to self-employed borrowers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic
Posted: 12/04/2021
Homeowners are utilising second charge mortgages to raise money to invest in buy-to-let (BTL) properties, home improvements and also consolidate debt, according to new findings from Knowledge Bank
Posted: 12/04/2021
Action must be accelerated to encourage greater gender diversity in the adviser community and help support female clients, senior industry figures have argued
Posted: 12/04/2021
The volume of new business conducted across the second charge mortgage market fell by 37% in February, according to figures published by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA)
Posted: 12/04/2021
A new technology platform has launched to help intermediaries source solutions for their clients in the bridging, property development, commercial term loans and complex buy-to-let spaces
Posted: 12/04/2021
Mortgage Broker Tools (MBT) has announced a new partnership with Iress to deliver an integrated research platform
Posted: 12/04/2021
The total value of consumer finance new business fell by 26% in February compared with the same month in 2020, new figures published by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) have revealed
Posted: 09/04/2021
Specialist short-term lender, Suros Capital, has provided finance to a client within six hours of an enquiry, enabling them to finalise a property renovation project
Posted: 09/04/2021
The average UK house price climbed by 1.1% in March compared to February, according to the latest Halifax House Price Index
Posted: 09/04/2021
Searches for 95% LTV mortgages have increased by nearly eight times since the start of the year, according to research published by Mortgage Broker Tools (MBT)
Posted: 09/04/2021
Evolution Money has reported a drop in the number of borrowers using second charge mortgages for debt consolidation purposes
Posted: 09/04/2021
Impact Specialist Finance has been provided access to exclusive 85% LTV mortgages from Pepper Money
Posted: 08/04/2021
Mortgage Broker Tools (MBT) has announced the launch of a new partnership with Dynamo for Intermediaries
Posted: 08/04/2021
The total value of UK private property passed £6trn for the first time at the end of 2020, as the equity release market recovered from the first coronavirus lockdown
Posted: 08/04/2021
House prices increased in March due to demand outpacing supply, according to findings from the latest RICS Residential Market Survey
Posted: 08/04/2021
Glenhawk has partnered with mortgage platform provider, Twenty7Tec
Posted: 08/04/2021
The Mortgage Lender (TML) has become the latest lender to join the Mortgage Market Alliance (MMA)
Posted: 08/04/2021
The F4B Network has announced that Hodge Bank has been added to its lending panel
Posted: 08/04/2021
LiveMore Capital has announced a reduction to its standard fixed rates from five years through to its lifetime offering
Posted: 07/04/2021
LMS has reported a “positive outlook for remortgaging in 2021”, despite a fall in the overall score of its Quarterly Remortgage Healthcheck Index
Posted: 07/04/2021
Foundation Home Loans has announced new rate cuts across its standard and houses in multiple occupation (HMO) ranges
Posted: 07/04/2021
Someone entering into retirement can now draw a minimum of £32,870 a year across a range of different investments before paying any income tax, according to new calculations from Quilter
Posted: 07/04/2021
Market Financial Solutions (MFS) has increased its maximum bridging loan amount to £30m as part of several changes to its lending criteria for the 2021/22 financial year
Posted: 07/04/2021
Just Mortgages has announced measures to provide mental health support for both employed and self-employed brokers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic
Posted: 07/04/2021
Legal & General Mortgage Club has announced a partnership with newly launched lender, MPowered Mortgages
Posted: 07/04/2021
Sanlam UK has urged financial advisers to give investment bonds renewed attention
Posted: 06/04/2021
Reliance Bank has announced the addition of Tenet Group as its latest intermediary mortgage partnership
Posted: 06/04/2021
The Openwork Partnership has announced the addition of Andrews Property Group to the network
Posted: 06/04/2021
The government has launched a new scheme to support UK businesses with access to finance as they recover from the coronavirus pandemic
Posted: 06/04/2021
ULS technology has agreed a new partnership with Foundation Home Loans to provide an integrated panel management service to the specialist lender
Posted: 06/04/2021
First-time buyers are saving more than £800 a year as the gap between buying and renting has stretched by 8% over the past 12 months, new data has revealed
Posted: 06/04/2021
Legal & General Mortgage Club has added six lenders to its SmartrFit tool, which allows advisers to determine suitable mortgage providers for their clients
Posted: 06/04/2021
Independent Wealth Planners (IWP) has announced the acquisition of three independent financial planning firms
Posted: 01/04/2021
Dudley Building Society has unveiled a range of CPD accredited self-study learning activities that provide information on the expat, self-build, holiday let and self-employed mortgage markets
Posted: 01/04/2021
An increased focus among consumers to engage with online-only banks and apps is narrowing the gap between challengers and traditional high street banks, according to a new study from TransUnion
Posted: 01/04/2021
Nationwide has announced a partnership with business sustainability ratings provider, EcoVadis, as the building society aims to create more sustainable supply chains
Posted: 01/04/2021
Thousands of people are being incorrectly penalised for buy now, pay later (BNPL) debts as a direct result of errors by retailers and credit companies, new research from Resolver has revealed
Posted: 01/04/2021
United Trust Bank (UTB) has announced a collaborative relationship with technology provider, Aprao, to promote the benefits of digital solutions in the development finance sector
Posted: 31/03/2021
More than half of advisers (54%) would cite the Inheritance Tax (IHT) benefit that Alternative Investment Market (AIM) investments can offer as one of the most important factors in their investment, new research has revealed
Posted: 31/03/2021
Ipswich Building Society has announced it is changing its name to Suffolk Building Society later in the year
Posted: 31/03/2021
Annual house price growth in the UK slowed to 5.7% in March, down from 6.9% in February, according to the latest Nationwide House Price Index
Posted: 31/03/2021
MCI Club has announced the addition of Newcastle Intermediaries to its lender panel
Posted: 31/03/2021
Retired households are losing around 14% of their income a year to direct taxes, according to new analysis from Key
Posted: 31/03/2021
Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB) has added new MQube lender, MPowered Mortgages, to its panel
Posted: 31/03/2021
UK firms are holding back from implementing open banking technology due to concerns around the cost of storing and protecting customer data, and “missing out” on opportunities for growth, according to Yolt Technology Services (YTS)
Posted: 30/03/2021
Bridging lenders are positive about the outlook for their businesses, the bridging market and the long-term outlook for the UK economy, according to research from the Association of Short Term Lenders (ASTL)
Posted: 30/03/2021
Consumers with money invested in digital assets are being warned to keep track of their cryptocurrency and non-fungible tokens, or risk losing them to the UK’s growing unclaimed funds pot when they die
Posted: 30/03/2021
Belmont Green Finance Limited, trading as Vida Homeloans, has announced its sixth residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) transaction, Tower Bridge Funding 2021-1
Posted: 30/03/2021
Flat roofs, commercial property and clutter are barriers to acceptance when it comes to applying for equity release, according to findings from more2life
Posted: 30/03/2021
Property Master has called on the government to close the “green gap” and bring forward a replacement for the green homes grant scheme
Posted: 30/03/2021
Specialist Mortgage Group (SMG), the group of packaging firms committed to specialist finance, has today announced it has acquired the full share capital from its founding directors, Nathan Raffour and Andrew Gage
Posted: 30/03/2021
Employee contributions to private sector defined contribution (DC) pension schemes jumped by 12% to £1.8bn in the three months to September 2020, new data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed
Posted: 29/03/2021
Instruction volumes across the remortgage market climbed by 19.1% during February, according to new data published by LMS
Posted: 29/03/2021
Investment trusts dished out an extra £87m in dividends during 2020 as they “beat the global dividend drought”, according to new research from Link Group
Posted: 29/03/2021
Net mortgage borrowing increased to its highest monthly level in five years during February, with individuals borrowing an additional £6.2bn secured on their homes, new Bank of England (BoE) figures have revealed
Posted: 29/03/2021
Market Financial Solutions (MFS) has arranged a £3m bridging loan to refinance a manor house in Kent
Posted: 29/03/2021
Twenty7Tec has announced that Halifax Intermediaries has been added to its APPLY module and will shortly be rolled out to all users of the CloudTwenty7 platform
Posted: 29/03/2021
The Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA) has announced that Louisa Sedgwick has stepped down as the trade body’s first female chair
Posted: 29/03/2021
Nationwide has cut the rate on its green additional borrowing offer by up to 1.80%, to its lowest ever further advance rate
Posted: 26/03/2021
UK Finance has called for new legislation to make online platforms responsible for taking down fraudulent content and better protect consumers from financial fraud
Posted: 26/03/2021
The coronavirus pandemic has created a wealth divide in the UK, according to new findings from TransUnion
Posted: 26/03/2021
Memery Crystal has become the latest professional organisation to join the Association of Short Term Lenders (ASTL) as an associate member
Posted: 26/03/2021
Fleet Mortgages has announced the appointment of Gateway Surveyors as its panel manager with effect from 1 April 2021
Posted: 26/03/2021
Fluent Bridging has announced the addition of Roma Finance to its bridging panel
Posted: 25/03/2021
Thirty-one per cent of credit card holders have been unable to repay their balance in full each month since the pandemic began, according to new research from comparethemarket.com
Posted: 25/03/2021
A long-term drop in reporting of pension scams needs to prompt the pensions industry into raising more suspected cases of fraud, according to The Pensions Regulator (TPR)
Posted: 25/03/2021
Outstanding balances on credit card accounts fell by 16.8% in the 12 months to December 2020, new figures published by UK Finance have revealed
Posted: 25/03/2021
Vida Homeloans has announced several significant price cuts to its residential mortgage products, with rate cuts of up to 95 basis points
Posted: 25/03/2021
Accord Mortgages has announced reductions to selected rates across its 85% and 90% LTV range by up to 13 basis points
Posted: 25/03/2021
SimplyBiz Mortgages has announced the addition of West One to its panel with immediate effect
Posted: 25/03/2021
Nearly one in five (19%) employees aged between 65 and 74 have delayed their retirement as a result of the pandemic, according to a new report from Close Brothers
Posted: 24/03/2021
Online mortgage broker, Trussle, has urged homeowners in financial difficulty to consider the pros and cons of a mortgage holiday, ahead of the deadline for the government-backed scheme
Posted: 24/03/2021
Inheritance Tax (IHT) experts have welcomed the government’s announcement that reporting regulations for IHT are to be simplified later this year
Posted: 24/03/2021
The average UK house price increased by 7.5% over the year to January 2021, down from 8.0% in December 2020, according to the latest UK House Price Index published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)
Posted: 24/03/2021
Over-55s used housing equity to clear more than £612m of unsecured debt in 2020, according to new data published by Key
Posted: 24/03/2021
SimplyBiz Mortgages has partnered with the Financial Intermediary and Broker Association (FIBA) to launch a new industry initiative
Posted: 24/03/2021
Meridian Mortgages has announced the acquisition of specialist shared ownership broker firm, Metro Finance
Posted: 24/03/2021
The Treasury has published more than 30 consultations, updates and policy documents as part of its ‘Tax Day’
Posted: 23/03/2021
The number of mortgage cases where at least one lender was available to meet the loan requirements of a self-employment applicant fell in February, according to findings from Mortgage Broker Tools (MBT)
Posted: 23/03/2021
Vida Homeloans has announced the appointment of Richard Tugwell as the specialist mortgage lender’s new director of mortgage distribution
Posted: 23/03/2021
Residential property transactions across the UK totalled 147,050 during February, new figures published by HMRC have revealed
Posted: 23/03/2021
Forty-six per cent of the UK public have never checked their credit report, a figure which rises to 65% among 18 to 24-year-olds, new findings from Experian have revealed
Posted: 23/03/2021
Twenty7Tec and Eligible ai have announced a new partnership in a move to encourage advisers to use technology and help increase retention rates among existing clients
Posted: 23/03/2021
One Mortgage System (OMS), the seamless single-input enquiry to completion processing platform for brokers, has been integrated across F4B Network’s proposition
Posted: 23/03/2021
TMA Club has announced a partnership with newly launched lender, MPowered Mortgages, as the club continues to strengthen its proposition for brokers with buy-to-let (BTL) clients
Posted: 23/03/2021
Scrapping higher-rate pension tax relief would risk landing employees who earn over £50,000 with “eye-watering tax bills”, according to AJ Bell
Posted: 22/03/2021
Advisers were sourcing furlough-friendly mortgages more than any other criteria in February, according to new data from Legal & General’s SmartrCriteria tool
Posted: 22/03/2021
Less than half of UK adults make full use of the annual tax-free ISA allowance, a survey from Sanlam has revealed
Posted: 22/03/2021
Shawbrook Bank has provided a revolving credit facility to Chelmsford-based lending institution, 4Syte Structured Finance, to support the growth of its secured SME loan portfolio
Posted: 22/03/2021
MQube has announced the launch of MPowered, a new mortgage platform it has developed alongside brokers
Posted: 22/03/2021
HMRC has announced further IT delays to the upgrading of the Trust Registration Service (TRS)
Posted: 22/03/2021
One in four (26%) existing or aspiring homeowners have missed a mortgage payment as a result of accident or illness, according to new findings from MetLife UK
Posted: 22/03/2021
Smart Money has reported a surge of broker enquiries for clients who want to better manage their family budgets, in response to the financial impact on families and individuals caused by COVID-19
Posted: 22/03/2021
Historically low interest rates on cash savings accounts are sparking changes in attitudes towards investing, according to a study from NFU Mutual
Posted: 19/03/2021
Capital Gains Tax (CGT) receipts could exceed the £10bn mark in 2021, according to analysis of HMRC data by Canada Life
Posted: 19/03/2021
Vernon Building Society has reintroduced top-slicing to its buy-to-let (BTL) proposition to offer more flexibility to landlords with a personal income
Posted: 19/03/2021
Landbay has launched a new five-year funding partnership worth £200m of originations per annum
Posted: 19/03/2021
Mortgage packager and distributor, 3mc, is to market an exclusive heylo shared ownership product which has been designed in partnership with Dudley Building Society
Posted: 19/03/2021
Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB) has launched a new app as part of a strategic partnership with digital coaching fintech, Life Moments
Posted: 18/03/2021
Gross lending could exceed its highest level in more than a decade this year, according to new predictions from experts
Posted: 18/03/2021
The Bank of England (BoE) has announced it is keeping the base interest rate at 0.1%
Posted: 18/03/2021
SimplyBiz has announced the appointment of Pension Works to the panel of its Pension Transfer Bureau
Posted: 18/03/2021
The annual price growth for houses in Scotland reached 9.0% during January, according to the latest Walker Fraser Steele House Price Index (Scotland)
Posted: 18/03/2021
more2life has improved its processing speed by over 40% through a partnership with robotic process automation specialist, Robiquity
Posted: 18/03/2021
The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a marked change in how customers are using the equity released from their homes, according to new analysis by Canada Life
Posted: 18/03/2021
The time required to sell a home is now taking 43 days longer due to delays caused by the stamp duty holiday, according to GetAgent
Posted: 17/03/2021
Borrowers who have seen their income fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic may soon be paying thousands of pounds more in monthly repayments, research from Legal & General Mortgage Club has revealed
Posted: 17/03/2021
Two in five (41%) people over the age of 50 who are yet to retire have suggested the coronavirus pandemic has had an impact on their retirement plans, according to new findings from Legal & General Retail Retirement
Posted: 17/03/2021
The spread between the average maximum and minimum loan amount available to buy-to-let (BTL) mortgage applicants is more than double the spread in the residential market, new analysis has revealed
Posted: 17/03/2021
MCI Mortgage Club has launched a new payment and processing package for all existing and new members of the mortgage club
Posted: 16/03/2021
Experian has announced the launch of a new eligibility checker service with The New Homes Group
Posted: 16/03/2021
Royal London has acquired a 30% stake in later life lending and product specialist, Responsible Life and Responsible Lending (Responsible Group)
Posted: 16/03/2021
An increase to the Capital Gains Tax (CGT) threshold would be “another nail in the coffin” for buy-to-let (BTL) landlords and second homeowners, according to lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves
Posted: 16/03/2021
The FCA has commenced criminal proceedings against NatWest over alleged money laundering offences
Posted: 16/03/2021
Yolt Technology Services explores how open banking will reshape the lending landscape in the UK
Posted: 16/03/2021
Accord Mortgages has announced the launch of a 95% LTV mortgage for first-time buyers, to become the first lender to return to the market
Posted: 16/03/2021
PMS Mortgage Club and Sesame Network have launched an exclusive buy-to-let (BTL) remortgage for its members, via Buckinghamshire Building Society
Posted: 16/03/2021
Landbay has announced it is launching the lowest five-year fixed rate buy-to-let (BTL) mortgage in the UK
Posted: 15/03/2021
The second charge mortgage market saw a 46% annual drop in the value of new business during January, new statistics published by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) have revealed
Posted: 15/03/2021
More than half of adults in the UK would say the financial crisis caused by COVID-19 has prompted them to seek advice from a financial adviser, according to a new study
Posted: 15/03/2021
Twenty7Tec has announced that all users of its CloudTwenty7 platform will now be able to access the APPLY integration, following the completion of a successful pilot with Virgin Money
Posted: 15/03/2021
Market Financial Solutions (MFS) has deployed a £2.9m commercial bridging loan in five days
Posted: 15/03/2021
Cash ISA savers will earn just £47.85 of interest in 2021, generating tax relief of £9.57, new research from Janus Henderson Investment Trusts has revealed
Posted: 15/03/2021
Paradigm Mortgage Services has added Buckinghamshire Building Society to its lender panel
Posted: 15/03/2021
Gatehouse Bank has been added to Brilliant Solutions’ mortgage club
Posted: 12/03/2021
The UK’s GDP fell by 2.9% in January as lockdown restrictions continued to reduce economic activity, new figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed
Posted: 12/03/2021
The average maximum loan available to first-time buyers bounced back to £237,500 in February, according to new research from Mortgage Broker Tools (MBT)
Posted: 12/03/2021
MCI Mortgage Club has announced a new partnership with Fluent Money in a move that will see the club offer its members a secured loan referral service
Posted: 12/03/2021
PRIMIS Mortgage Network has revealed that its product desk handled 2,642 inbound queries from appointed representative (AR) advisers in February, marking an all-time record
Posted: 12/03/2021
Pure Retirement CEO, Paul Carter, explores the role that housing equity can play in providing long-term care for the over-50s
Posted: 12/03/2021
February saw the 11 busiest ever days for preparing mortgage documents, according to new statistics published by Twenty7Tec
Posted: 11/03/2021
The MoneyAge Awards 2021 are now open for entries to celebrate excellence within the personal finance space
Posted: 11/03/2021
Thirty per cent of investors will not invest in cryptocurrency because they feel they have “missed the boat”, according to new research prepared by think tank, Parliament Street
Posted: 11/03/2021
LiveMore Capital has been added to Tenet Network Services’ mortgage panel with immediate effect
Posted: 11/03/2021
Lockdown has seen sellers holding off putting their homes up for sale, although sales activity is expected to rise in the coming three months as restrictions ease, according to the February 2021 RICS UK Residential Market Survey
Posted: 11/03/2021
Legal & General has integrated with mortgage and protection network, HLPartnership, to simplify access for advisers using its SmartrCriteria and SmartrFit systems
Posted: 11/03/2021
Vida Homeloans has announced a series of price cuts to its buy-to-let (BTL) range
Posted: 11/03/2021
Accord Mortgages has confirmed plans to roll out new API technology as part of a move to make it easier for brokers to submit mortgage applications
Posted: 11/03/2021
Fintech firm and support services business, The SimplyBiz Group, has announced a new rebrand to become Fintel
Posted: 10/03/2021
Principality Building Society has implemented new mortgage sales and origination software to streamline the mortgage journey for its brokers and customers
Posted: 10/03/2021
Aspen Bridging has announced the completion of a 10-day bridging loan to rescue the purchase of four apartments
Posted: 10/03/2021
Record levels of smaller businesses sought external financial support in 2020, according to a new report published by the British Business Bank
Posted: 10/03/2021
More than £293bn is currently earmarked by parents and grandparents to pass down to younger generations, according to research from The Openwork Partnership
Posted: 10/03/2021
Twenty7Tec has built a new seamlessly integrated search facility for its mortgage product, criteria and lender affordability calculations
Posted: 10/03/2021
Second charge lending totalled £69.6m in February, a 14.4% increase compared to January, new figures from the latest Secured Loan Index by Loans Warehouse have revealed
Posted: 10/03/2021
Smartr365 has announced the launch of a new app aimed at borrowers and introducers from the mortgage market
Posted: 09/03/2021
The value of gross mortgage advances in the fourth quarter of 2020 was £76.6bn, a figure 4.2% higher than in 2019 Q4, new figures from the Bank of England (BoE) have revealed
Posted: 09/03/2021
Newbury Building Society has introduced a green incentive to its self-build mortgage, to encourage homebuilders to make more conscious sustainable choices
Posted: 09/03/2021
Shawbrook Bank has launched a new strategic relationship with alternative SME credit fintech, Caple
Posted: 09/03/2021
ESG investment is set to double in 2021 as investors plan to move funds to support companies with a positive ESG rating or impact, a new report has revealed
Posted: 09/03/2021
The freeze on Inheritance Tax (IHT) allowances for five years is set to net the Treasury almost £1bn in extra revenue, but there could be a wave of reclaims next year if house price predictions are correct, according to NFU Mutual
Posted: 09/03/2021
The rental market in the UK is receiving “a lot of interest” from new investors, according to new research from criteria search specialist, Knowledge Bank
Posted: 09/03/2021
One Mortgage System (OMS) has announced a new partnership with mortgage and protection services proposition, Paradigm Mortgage Services
Posted: 09/03/2021
Accord Mortgages has launched two new residential mortgages at 85% LTV, to offer brokers and their clients with smaller deposits more choice
Posted: 08/03/2021
A new digital consumer lender, Fintern, has announced its launch to the market and revealed it will bypass credit scores in making lending decisions, to instead focus on affordability
Posted: 08/03/2021
West One Loans has announced several changes to its second charge mortgage range, including the return of 85% LTV products for prime borrowers
Posted: 08/03/2021
First-time buyers could save as much as £20,000 on a house deposit through the government’s new mortgage guarantee scheme, according to analysis from Barrows and Forrester
Posted: 08/03/2021
More than two-thirds of UK property investors believe the buy-to-let (BTL) market has lost its appeal, according to new research from FJP Investment
Posted: 08/03/2021
Acre Lane Capital has become the latest lender to join the Association of Short Term Lenders (ASTL)
Posted: 08/03/2021
TMA Club has announced the addition of Mortgage Broker Tools (MBT) to its technology panel
Posted: 08/03/2021
Zephyr Homeloans has announced limited time reductions to rates on its five-year fixed rate standard buy-to-let (BTL) loans
Posted: 05/03/2021
Firms in the financial services sector should not enforce mortgage repossessions, except in exceptional circumstances, before 1 April, according to updated draft guidance published by the FCA
Posted: 05/03/2021
United Trust Bank (UTB) has announced the launch of a broker ‘Zoom Room’, for mortgage and property finance brokers to virtually connect with UTB BDMs and underwriters
Posted: 05/03/2021
The average UK house price saw a slight monthly drop of 0.1% in February, according to the latest Halifax House Price Index
Posted: 05/03/2021
Roma Finance has partnered with Twenty7Tec to offer its bridging products to more intermediaries
Posted: 05/03/2021
The Chancellor has made the “right judgement” in his Budget to support economic recovery in the next two years before turning to raising taxes in the middle of the decade, according to analysis from the Resolution Foundation
Posted: 04/03/2021
Castle Trust Bank has partnered with Legal & General Mortgage Club to provide more brokers with access to its range of specialist buy-to-let (BTL) products
Posted: 04/03/2021
The Welsh government has announced that the Welsh equivalent of the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) has been extended to 30 June 2021
Posted: 04/03/2021
The FCA has confirmed changes to its rules to allow for an increase in the single transaction contactless payment threshold from £45 to £100
Posted: 04/03/2021
House purchase lending in the fourth quarter of 2020 grew to the highest quarterly levels seen since 2007, new figures published by UK Finance have revealed
Posted: 04/03/2021
The Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA) has welcomed the government’s decision to extend the stamp duty holiday to June
Posted: 04/03/2021
TMA Club has announced it is partnering with specialist lender, West One Loans, as it continues to develop its proposition for brokers serving the buy-to-let (BTL) market
Posted: 04/03/2021
The lack of attention given to the Lifetime ISA penalty in Rishi Sunak’s Budget has been criticised by personal finance experts
Posted: 03/03/2021
The Chancellor has confirmed the freezing of a number of of tax allowances, including Inheritance Tax (IHT) thresholds, Capital Gains Tax (CGT) thresholds, as well as the pension lifetime allowance, until 2026
Posted: 03/03/2021
The Chancellor has confirmed more details for the government’s plans to launch a mortgage guarantee scheme
Posted: 03/03/2021
The Chancellor has confirmed the stamp duty holiday will remain in place until the end of June
Posted: 03/03/2021
West One Loans’ buy-to-let (BTL) division has announced new price changes for two of its products that were re-introduced to its range earlier this year
Posted: 03/03/2021
Completion volumes across the remortgage market grew by 6.3% in January, according to new data published by LMS
Posted: 03/03/2021
Yorkshire Building Society has launched two new products aimed exclusively at first-time buyers
Posted: 03/03/2021
Landbay has launched a new range of products aimed at non-portfolio landlords looking to invest in buy-to-let (BTL) properties
Posted: 03/03/2021
Thirty-eight per cent of advisers have suggested their clients would least like to see a one-off wealth tax in 2021, a new study by AJ Bell has revealed
Posted: 02/03/2021
Mortgage Brain and Harpenden Building Society have come together to develop a new affordability calculator which will now be available on the mutual’s intermediary-facing website
Posted: 02/03/2021
UK Finance has published proposals for a new service company to support the UK’s open banking infrastructure
Posted: 02/03/2021
Forty-four per cent of investors have made a will in order to reduce their Inheritance Tax (IHT) bill, according to research from Rathbone Investment Management
Posted: 02/03/2021
February saw house prices in the UK increase by 0.7% month-on-month after taking account of seasonal effects, reversing the 0.2% monthly decline in prices recorded in January
Posted: 02/03/2021
Knowledge Bank has introduced two new criteria categories to its platform, including one to help brokers find lenders who will lend on properties with cladding
Posted: 02/03/2021
Brightstar Financial has agreed a new partnership with Mortgage Magic to deliver the case management technology for its enhanced EasySource platform
Posted: 02/03/2021
The Chancellor is to launch a UK mortgage guarantee scheme that will guarantee a portion of loans on homes in England worth up to £600,000, according to reports
Posted: 01/03/2021
Legal & General Mortgage Club has announced Molo Finance as the latest lender to join its panel
Posted: 01/03/2021
Two-thirds (67%) of people whose parents have a financial adviser also use the same adviser, according to new findings from Prudential UK
Posted: 01/03/2021
There were 99,000 mortgage approvals in January, new Bank of England (BoE) figures have revealed, as the mortgage market remained “relatively strong” at the start of the year
Posted: 01/03/2021
Staff working in bank, building society and post office branches stopped £45.3m of fraud through the Banking Protocol in 2020, according to new figures from UK Finance
Posted: 01/03/2021
United Trust Bank (UTB) has launched a new range of residential mortgage products for first-time buyers
Posted: 01/03/2021
Forty-two per cent of financial services businesses want better support and guidance on data security in relation to open banking, according to research from Yolt Technology Services (YTS)
Posted: 01/03/2021
The Chancellor is expected to announce a freeze in the lifetime allowance at £1,073,100 for the rest of this Parliament, according to reports
Posted: 26/02/2021
The economy could benefit from a £28bn injection if the government “tapered off” the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) holiday rather than sticking to a hard stop, research has suggested
Posted: 26/02/2021
Air Group has released its second half-year equity release provider ‘Temperature Check’ report, which focuses on a number of key service measures, as experienced by advisers
Posted: 26/02/2021
Property Master has called on the Chancellor to use next week’s Budget to offer more support to landlords who are struggling to meet the cost of the government’s new energy efficiency rules
Posted: 26/02/2021
Accord Mortgages has announced it is reducing rates across its higher LTV ranges by up to 10 basis points to help brokers support their clients with smaller deposits
Posted: 26/02/2021
The Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA) is calling on the Chancellor to take action in several key areas to ensure the housing market continues to help the UK’s economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic
Posted: 25/02/2021
Knowledge Bank and Iress have partnered to provide the UK’s first, fully-integrated product and criteria sourcing system
Posted: 25/02/2021
Foundation Home Loans has announced it is cutting rates across several products within both its residential and buy-to-let (BTL) ranges
Posted: 25/02/2021
The FCA has publicly censured Premier FX for failing to safeguard its customers’ money and for misuse of its payment accounts under the Payments Services Regulations
Posted: 25/02/2021
Up to 234,000 home buyers who have already agreed a sale could be exempt from paying Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT), should the Chancellor confirm his three-month extension to the holiday in next week’s Budget.

According to new analysis by Zoopla, this could equate to a total estimated saving of £984m for those buyers
Posted: 25/02/2021
Older homeowners gifted an average £42,500 to younger relatives to help them get on or move up the property ladder in 2020, new data published by Key has revealed
Posted: 25/02/2021
Just Mortgages has announced it is making further recruitments into its academy for brokers
Posted: 25/02/2021
Mortgage Brain has announced the appointment of Zahid Bilgrami as the group’s new CEO
Posted: 24/02/2021
One in four investors have switched financial services providers due to poor service that they have received during the coronavirus pandemic, according to new research by Market Financial Solutions (MFS)
Posted: 24/02/2021
The Equity Release Council has launched a new competency framework to support financial advisers in the equity release and later life lending market
Posted: 24/02/2021
MCI Mortgage Club has announced the appointment of Ipswich Building Society to its lender panel
Posted: 24/02/2021
Outstanding balances on credit card accounts fell by 15.7% in the year to November 2020, the fourth successive month in which repayments outstripped borrowing, new UK Finance figures have revealed
Posted: 24/02/2021
The Chancellor is preparing to extend the stamp duty holiday to the end of June in an attempt to keep the property market afloat, according to reports
Posted: 24/02/2021
Portfolio management platform, Lendlord, has launched an online bridging lender for property investors
Posted: 24/02/2021
Market Financial Solutions (MFS) has secured its second funding line in 2021 from a leading global hedge fund
Posted: 24/02/2021
A specialist police unit funded by the banking and finance industry prevented almost £20m of fraud in 2020
Posted: 23/02/2021
Mortgage advisers are expecting no decrease in buy-to-let (BTL) purchase activity once the stamp duty holiday comes to an end, according to new research by Pepper Money
Posted: 23/02/2021
The number of people receiving a State Pension fell by 1.6% in the year to August 2020, new figures published by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have revealed
Posted: 23/02/2021
The FCA has published its final guidance for firms to improve the way the financial services industry treats vulnerable customers
Posted: 23/02/2021
The total number of residential property transactions in the UK reached 121,640 in January, a 24.1% increase from the total recorded in January 2020, new HMRC figures have revealed
Posted: 23/02/2021
Home movers in England and Wales are saving an average £11,566 as a result of the stamp duty holiday, according to figures published by Halifax
Posted: 23/02/2021
SmartSearch has called on lenders, brokers and conveyancers to learn from the government’s failure to prevent the loss of billions of pounds in COVID-related fraud over the past 12 months
Posted: 23/02/2021
The shortlist for the third annual Asset Management Awards 2021 has been announced
Posted: 22/02/2021
Investment trusts have outperformed funds in almost every major sector on an annualised basis over the last 10 and 20 years, findings from interactive investor have revealed
Posted: 22/02/2021
House prices in Scotland saw a monthly increase of 2.3% in December, according to the latest Scottish House Price Index from Walker Fraser Steele Chartered Surveyors
Posted: 22/02/2021
Promoting global trade in financial services is vital to the UK’s economic recovery from the coronavirus crisis, according to UK Finance
Posted: 22/02/2021
Financial advice network, Openwork, has rebranded as The Openwork Partnership and launched a new website with enhanced functionality
Posted: 22/02/2021
Leading organisations in the conveyancing profession have agreed to work together as the Conveyancing Task Force
Posted: 22/02/2021
There is currently at least one lender available to meet the loan requirements of self-employment mortgage applicants for 71% of cases, data from Mortgage Broker Tools (MBT) has found
Posted: 22/02/2021
Air Group has announced the launch of a new panel proposition, Air Select, which will aim to provide advisers with resources to help them develop their later life businesses
Posted: 22/02/2021
Keir Starmer yesterday called on the government to give people in the UK “a stake in the national recovery” with new proposals aimed at supporting savers
Posted: 19/02/2021
Capital Gains Tax (CGT) receipts have reached their highest ever level at the tax year to date, new HMRC figures have revealed
Posted: 19/02/2021
Government borrowing reached £8.8bn in January, the highest January borrowing total since monthly records began in 1993, according to new figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)
Posted: 19/02/2021
Smartr365 has added a new Microsoft-powered feature to its end-to-end software platform for mortgage brokers
Posted: 19/02/2021
Accord Buy To Let has announced it is increasing its maximum borrowing limit and overall portfolio size for non-first-time landlords
Posted: 19/02/2021
Mortgage origination software house, BEP Systems, has been appointed by Jordan International Bank (JIB) to provide system solutions for its new mortgage and buy-to-let (BTL) lending platform
Posted: 18/02/2021
Parents and grandparents in the UK are risking tax bills by helping out their family financially, according to new research from Openwork
Posted: 18/02/2021
Mortgage Brain has announced that its multi-lender application and submission gateway, Lendex, has been made available to all mortgage advisers following a successful pilot
Posted: 18/02/2021
The number of homes bought in England using the Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme totalled 43,617 in the year to September 2020, an 18% annual fall, new government figures have revealed
Posted: 18/02/2021
Castle Trust Bank has been added to the lender panels of PMS Mortgage Club and Sesame Network
Posted: 18/02/2021
Fifty-eight per cent of IFAs are expecting demand to increase for tax and estate planning advice over the next five years, new research from Canada Life has revealed
Posted: 18/02/2021
MCI Mortgage Club has announced it is expanding its panel with the addition of specialist lender Roma Finance
Posted: 18/02/2021
WAY Investment Services has launched a new trust to help professional sportspeople who are planning for the years beyond their peak earnings
Posted: 17/02/2021
Neuberger Berman’s Joana Rocha Scaff discusses the key advantages of tailoring bespoke custom accounts for clients in the private equity market
Posted: 17/02/2021
The number of Inheritance Tax (IHT) reclaims reached a six-year peak in 2020 as more families clawed back overpaid tax following falls in the value of property and shares
Posted: 17/02/2021
Cash savings continues to remain the most popular asset class among UK investors, new research commissioned by HYCM has found
Posted: 17/02/2021
The average house price in the UK increased by 8.5% over the year to December 2020 to stand at a record high of £252,000, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS)
Posted: 17/02/2021
Mortgage advisers are expecting to encounter more buy-to-let (BTL) customers with adverse credit as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, according to new research by Pepper Money
Posted: 17/02/2021
New government proposals requiring lenders to report on the energy ratings of properties they lend against risk wasting time and resources, the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA) has warned
Posted: 17/02/2021
PRIMIS Mortgage Network has announced that its product desk resolved a total of 2,462 inbound queries from Appointed Representative (AR) advisers in January
Posted: 17/02/2021
High net worth individuals (HNWIs) are struggling to successfully apply for a mortgage, research by Butterfield Mortgages Limited (BML) has revealed
Posted: 16/02/2021
Financial advisers are calling for the Chancellor to focus on initiatives to boost economic growth in his March Budget, according to new research by Aegon
Posted: 16/02/2021
The average house price across England and Wales increased by 1.2% between December and January, according to the latest e.surv House Price Index
Posted: 16/02/2021
The Chancellor must use the Budget to secure the UK’s economic recovery rather than implement substantial tax rises to try and fix the public finances, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS)
Posted: 16/02/2021
Forty-eight per cent of landlords are worried about a potential increase to Capital Gains Tax (CGT), new research by Barrows and Forrester has found
Posted: 16/02/2021
Foundation Home Loans has launched a new ‘Green Reward’ product for landlords
Posted: 16/02/2021
Specialist Mortgage Group (SMG), the group of packaging firms committed to specialist finance, has announced the sale of group firm, Pink Pig Loans, back to its management team
Posted: 16/02/2021
Accord Mortgages has updated its lending criteria for mortgage applicants from the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland as a result of the UK’s decision to leave the EU
Posted: 15/02/2021
The Chancellor is considering an extension to the stamp duty holiday by six weeks in order to stop thousands of housing transactions falling though before the deadline, according to reports
Posted: 15/02/2021
West One Loans’ buy-to-Let (BTL) division has unveiled new criteria changes which will see maximum borrower exposure limits raised by more than three times their current level
Posted: 15/02/2021
The total amount of bridging completions across the market decreased to £2.88bn in 2020, a 27.9% fall from the £3.99bn recorded in 2019, according to new figures from the Association of Short-Term Lenders (ASTL)
Posted: 15/02/2021
Hanley Economic Building Society has temporarily halted new lending in order to complete the final stage in the overhaul of its mortgage processing platform
Posted: 15/02/2021
January saw a significant increase in enquiries about furlough friendly mortgages, with searches rising 230% from December, according to data from Legal & General’s SmartrCriteria tool
Posted: 15/02/2021
Twenty7Tec has announced that all users of its CloudTwenty7 platform will now be able to submit mortgage applications through the APPLY integration with Aldermore
Posted: 15/02/2021
One in 10 adults in the UK has been targeted or knows someone else who has been a targeted by a coronavirus vaccination scam, according to new research from Canada Life
Posted: 12/02/2021
Sirius Property Finance has partnered with Miragon Investments to secure the completion on a £15m development facility
Posted: 12/02/2021
Ecology Building Society has enhanced its range of green mortgages for renovations and whole house retrofit
Posted: 12/02/2021
The UK’s GDP contracted by 9.9% in 2020, the largest annual fall in the country’s GDP on record, new data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed
Posted: 12/02/2021
Landlords are intending to continue purchasing rental property after the deadline for the stamp duty holiday has passed at the end of March, according to new findings from Foundation Home Loans
Posted: 12/02/2021
The average house price in Wales has topped £200,000 for the first time, data from Principality Building Society’s latest Wales House Price Index has revealed
Posted: 11/02/2021
Targeted support will be needed in the coming Budget to ensure businesses can drive the UK’s economic recovery, according to a report from the Resolution Foundation
Posted: 11/02/2021
Surveyors have reported that housing market activity across the UK fell in January compared to previous months, according to the latest RICS UK Residential Market Survey
Posted: 11/02/2021
The legal completion deadline for the current Help to Buy scheme has been extended to 31 May, the government has confirmed
Posted: 11/02/2021
Mortgage payment deferrals helped to keep mortgage arrears levels in 2020 near to historically low levels, according to new data published by UK Finance
Posted: 11/02/2021
The average easy access non-ISA balance has risen by 10% year-on-year, as the easy access market continues its upward trajectory
Posted: 11/02/2021
Enra Specialist Finance has signed a £250m mortgage forward flow agreement with J.P. Morgan
Posted: 11/02/2021
Proposals to increase Capital Gains Tax (CGT) would freeze the rental housing market making it less responsive to tenant demand, the National Residential Landlords Association (NRLA) has warned
Posted: 10/02/2021
There was a 20% increase in bank transfer romance fraud between January and November in 2020 compared to the previous year, new data from UK Finance has revealed
Posted: 10/02/2021
More than one in five (22%) potential homeowners blame a bad credit history for not being able to get a mortgage, new findings from Haysto have revealed
Posted: 10/02/2021
Service has become a bigger consideration for most buy-to-let (BTL) advisers in the last six months, according to new research by Pepper Money
Posted: 10/02/2021
First 4 Bridging (F4B) has announced is it is expanded its intermediary proposition with the launch of its F4B Network
Posted: 10/02/2021
Second charge lending totalled £60.8m in January, falling from the £104m lent in January 2020, according to the latest Secured Loan Index from Loans Warehouse
Posted: 10/02/2021
MCI Mortgage Club has announced Dudley Building Society as the latest lender to join its panel
Posted: 10/02/2021
Accord Mortgages has confirmed it will return to the 75% and 80% LTV residential mortgage market this week
Posted: 09/02/2021
Anti-money laundering (AML) solution provider, SmartSearch, has revealed that 2020 was the most successful year in the firm's history
Posted: 09/02/2021
The top criteria searches in the second charge mortgage market in January related to managing or consolidating debt, according to new findings from Knowledge Bank
Posted: 09/02/2021
London Credit has relaunched its auction finance product that enables property investors to access the property auctions market
Posted: 09/02/2021
AJ Bell has warned of a “significant misunderstanding” of the risks around investing in cryptocurrencies
Posted: 09/02/2021
Skipton discusses its ‘Making Things Easier for You’ initiative
Posted: 08/02/2021
The number of new stocks and shares ISA policies opened in the fourth quarter of 2020 fell by 4% on Q3, according to Scottish Friendly’s latest Investor Index
Posted: 08/02/2021
Just Mortgages has announced plans to double its number of brokers over the next three to four years
Posted: 08/02/2021
Fifty-five per cent of parents are planning to financially gift to their children or grandchildren in the coming years, according to new research by Rathbone Investment Management
Posted: 08/02/2021
Twenty7Tec has announced that Reliance Bank has been added to its APPLY module
Posted: 08/02/2021
Yolt Technology Services (YTS) has announced it is expanding the applicability of its account information services, to provide enhanced data insights for mortgage lenders in the UK
Posted: 05/02/2021
The Moving Hub has launched biometric facial ID checks alongside its standard anti-money laundering (AML) checks
Posted: 05/02/2021
Legal & General Insurance, part of LV= General Insurance, has announced it is adding its products to the Next Intelligence mortgage club panel of preferred insurers
Posted: 05/02/2021
The FCA was targeted by almost a quarter of a million (238,711) malicious and unsolicited emails over the final three months of 2020
Posted: 05/02/2021
The average house price in the UK fell by 0.3% in January, the biggest monthly fall since April last year, according to the latest Halifax House Price Index
Posted: 05/02/2021
Foundation Home Loans has launched a new set of limited company buy-to-let (BTL) products with reduced product fees
Posted: 04/02/2021
Up to three million public sector workers affected by a Court of Appeal ruling which found that reforms to their pensions introduced in 2015 were discriminatory will now be able to choose between the old scheme and the reformed scheme, the Treasury has confirmed
Posted: 04/02/2021
The Bank of England (BoE) has confirmed that it will maintain the base interest rate at 0.1%
Posted: 04/02/2021
Brightstar Financial has announced it is joining the Mortgage Market Alliance (MMA)
Posted: 04/02/2021
The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG) has called on HMRC to pause any further action against taxpayers who are yet to meet their loan charge obligations
Posted: 04/02/2021
The owners of small and medium-sized businesses have more than £1.2bn of personal liabilities linked to emergency coronavirus loans, according to reports
Posted: 04/02/2021
More than £600bn of equity was available for equity release in UK homes during the fourth quarter of 2020, according to analysis from Canada Life
Posted: 04/02/2021
A “shift in client profiles” has presented an opportunity for financial advisers to help emerging groups of retirees, according to Canada Life
Posted: 03/02/2021
Cushon has announced it is supporting calls for a permanent reduction of the Lifetime ISA (LISA) withdrawal charge, which is due to increase in April 2021
Posted: 03/02/2021
Pension withdrawals have been rising as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, according to LV=, after research from the retirement expert found that 155,000 people have been pushed into early retirement
Posted: 03/02/2021
The FCA has secured an interim restitution order of just over £676,000 against five of seven parties accused of taking deposits illegally
Posted: 03/02/2021
The total number of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) transactions saw a 43% rise in the fourth quarter of 2020 compared to Q3, according to new HMRC data
Posted: 03/02/2021
Zephyr Homeloans has reduced its initial rates and introduced a 1% product fee option across its entire range
Posted: 03/02/2021
The average number of mortgage cases handled by advisers dropped from 90 in the third quarter of last year to 78 in the fourth quarter, new research from the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA) has revealed
Posted: 03/02/2021
HMRC has clawed back more than £2.5bn from the High Income Child Benefit Tax Charge since its introduction in January 2013, according to new figures obtained from a Freedom of Information (FOI) request
Posted: 02/02/2021
Dudley Building Society has announced the launch of three new remortgage products following a mortgage maturities spike in December
Posted: 02/02/2021
Rishi Sunak is planning to maintain the Conservative Manifesto commitment of a “tax triple lock”, according to reports
Posted: 02/02/2021
The FCA has published a new report on the unsecured consumer credit market following a review by its former interim chief executive, Christopher Woolard
Posted: 02/02/2021
Smartr365 has announced a new integration with Halifax Intermediaries, enabling Decision-in-Principle (DIP) submissions to the lender
Posted: 02/02/2021
The average UK house price saw a month-on-month 0.3% fall in January, according to the latest Nationwide House Price Index
Posted: 02/02/2021
Bluestone Mortgages has announced a maiden profit after tax of £2.85m for the financial year ending 30 June 2020
Posted: 02/02/2021
Leek United Building Society has announced it is returning to the portfolio buy-to-let (BTL) and interest only markets
Posted: 01/02/2021
The accounting deficit of defined benefit (DB) pension schemes for the UK’s 350 largest listed companies reached £66bn at the end of January, new data from Mercer has revealed
Posted: 01/02/2021
Advisers have “mixed views” on whether investment pathways will change demand for retirement advice, according to new research by Aegon
Posted: 01/02/2021
Sixty-four per cent of investors are concerned by the prospect of negative interest rates, a survey by HYCM has found
Posted: 01/02/2021
The number of mortgage approvals in the UK climbed to 818,500 in 2020, the largest number in one year since 2007, new Bank of England (BoE) data has revealed
Posted: 01/02/2021
Lendlord has launched an Open Banking integration that allows landlords to automate their cashflow and bookkeeping
Posted: 01/02/2021
LSL Property Services has announced a new partnership and investment with Direct Life & Pension Services
Posted: 29/01/2021
UK savers withdrew £9.4bn flexibly from their retirement pots during 2020, new HMRC data has revealed
Posted: 29/01/2021
A total £70.7bn has been provided by lenders to more than 1.5 million businesses through coronavirus loan schemes, new Treasury figures have revealed
Posted: 29/01/2021
Loans Warehouse has announced three new appointments to its bridging finance panel
Posted: 29/01/2021
PMS Mortgage Club and Sesame Network, part of Sesame Bankhall Group (SBG), has appointed West One Loans to its panel
Posted: 29/01/2021
Impact Specialist Finance and United Trust Bank (UTB) have produced a ‘fast-track’ bridging facility within 24 hours
Posted: 28/01/2021
A total £3.89bn in property wealth was unlocked over the course of 2020, new statistics published by the Equity Release Council (ERC) have revealed
Posted: 28/01/2021
MCI Mortgage Club has announced that Mansfield Building Society is joining its lender panel
Posted: 28/01/2021
Shawbrook Bank has announced the acquisition of specialist intermediary mortgage business The Mortgage Lender (TML) for an undisclosed fee
Posted: 28/01/2021
more2life has announced the launch of a new partnership with PRIMIS Mortgage Network
Posted: 28/01/2021
Nivo has reached a significant milestone on its secure instant messaging network, surpassing the five million message mark
Posted: 27/01/2021
Three-quarters of financial advisers (75%) as well as 77% of clients prefer to use digital fact-finds over hard-copy versions, research from CashCalc has found
Posted: 27/01/2021
Around 1.5 million people currently excluded from claiming support through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) could “easily” be supported by the government at a modest cost, according to findings from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS)
Posted: 27/01/2021
The FCA has issued a warning to the public after reporting over £78m was stolen in ‘clone firm’ investment scams during 2020
Posted: 27/01/2021
British Business Investments, a commercial subsidiary of the British Business Bank, has announced a £10m commitment to venture capitalist, Syndicate Room
Posted: 27/01/2021
Up to 70,000 property sales agreed in 2020 are at risk of missing the 31 March stamp duty deadline, according to the latest Zoopla House Price Index
Posted: 27/01/2021
Over 60% of prospective retirees support the introduction of the FCA’s Investment Pathways, a new study by Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) has found
Posted: 27/01/2021
MPs are to discuss a petition relating to Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) relief in a virtual session on Monday 1 February, the Petitions Committee has confirmed
Posted: 26/01/2021
Brightstar Group has announced it is renewing its partnership with Twenty7Tec
Posted: 26/01/2021
The National Credit Awards 2021 are now open for entries to recognise outstanding achievements in the UK credit space
Posted: 26/01/2021
Women are less likely to have experienced a financial scam than men, according to research from interactive investor
Posted: 26/01/2021
Self-employment is being blamed for one in six mortgage rejections in the UK, according to new research by Haysto
Posted: 26/01/2021
The UK unemployment rate hit 5% between September and November 2020, according to new data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)
Posted: 26/01/2021
Greenfield Mortgages has announced it has joined Legal & General Mortgage Club’s panel of specialist lenders
Posted: 26/01/2021
The MCI Mortgage Club has partnered with Key Partnerships, enabling its members to refer clients who require equity release advice to specialist advisers
Posted: 26/01/2021
With changes to Capital Gains Tax (CGT) and Inheritance Tax (IHT) likely this year, research by FounderCatalyst has suggested that investing in start-ups with HMRC’s Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) could be an “attractive asset class”
Posted: 25/01/2021
Accord Mortgages has announced that it will temporarily withdraw its residential products at 75% and 80% LTV for the next 10 days
Posted: 25/01/2021
United Trust Bank (UTB) has announced the launch of a ‘Fast-Track’ service for bridging applications
Posted: 25/01/2021
PRIMIS Mortgage Network has launched a new equity release panel as it strengthens its proposition for advisers in the later life lending space
Posted: 25/01/2021
The overall number of first-time buyers dropped by 13% in 2020, as the housing market came to a halt during the first UK lockdown, new research by Halifax has revealed
Posted: 25/01/2021
Loans Warehouse has announced the addition of Glenhawk to its bridging panel
Posted: 25/01/2021
Average house prices in Scotland increased by 3.1% during November, the largest monthly increase since March 2015
Posted: 22/01/2021
Canada Life has suggested that Inheritance Tax (IHT) has “not been immune” to the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic
Posted: 22/01/2021
The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) has forecast that its levy for 2021/22 will be £1.04bn, a 48% increase on last year
Posted: 22/01/2021
Seventy-two per cent of easy access balances in the UK are earning a rate of 0.1% or less, research from Paragon Bank has revealed
Posted: 22/01/2021
Foundation Home Loans has announced a significant increase in recruitment across its underwriting, new business and sales teams
Posted: 21/01/2021
A “pandemic paradox” is at the heart of personal finances in the UK, according to AJ Bell
Posted: 21/01/2021
West One Loans’ buy-to-let (BTL) division has announced it is launching with Legal & General Mortgage Club
Posted: 21/01/2021
Market Financial Solutions (MFS) has secured a new £150m funding line
Posted: 21/01/2021
The FCA has published new plans to introduce a price cap on the fees that claims management companies (CMCs) charge their customers
Posted: 21/01/2021
Older homeowners released more than £3.4bn in property wealth last year, according to new data published by Key
Posted: 21/01/2021
December saw a 13.1% monthly climb in the number of residential property transactions across the UK, new HMRC data has revealed
Posted: 21/01/2021
Nivo has partnered with Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB) to launch a secure mobile instant messaging across its distribution of 1,500 advisers
Posted: 21/01/2021
The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) has called for the government to allow businesses to benefit from a three-year carry back of corporation tax losses arising during the pandemic
Posted: 20/01/2021
Mortgage Magic has announced it will be adding an equity release module as the latest enhancement to its platform
Posted: 20/01/2021
A quarter of the UK’s self employed workers could be facing a double tax bill this January, new research has revealed
Posted: 20/01/2021
UK average house prices increased by 7.6% over the year to November 2020, according to the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) House Price Index
Posted: 20/01/2021
Eight years of growth was wiped off UK dividends in 2020, according to the latest UK Dividend Monitor from Link Group
Posted: 20/01/2021
Metro Bank has announced that Brilliant Solutions is joining its intermediary panel
Posted: 20/01/2021
There were 130,000 mortgage payment deferrals in place at the end of December, new UK Finance data has revealed
Posted: 20/01/2021
Sixty-six per cent of investors between the ages of 18 and 34 began to invest for the first time last year as lockdown made their finances a top priority, according to research from Alliance Trust
Posted: 19/01/2021
A person saving for a comfortable retirement could save over £140,000 by consolidating multiple pension pots into just one, new analysis from Quilter has found
Posted: 19/01/2021
A new lender to the UK mortgage market, Perenna, has raised $10m after completing its latest round of funding
Posted: 19/01/2021
Eighty-six per cent of financial advisers have indicated they would recommend their profession to a friend who had been made redundant due to COVID-19
Posted: 19/01/2021
The majority of UK investors would be opposed to the government’s proposed introduction of a wealth tax, according to new research carried out by Butterfield Mortgages Limited (BML)
Posted: 19/01/2021
Spending on debit and credit cards fell in October compared to the previous month as tougher COVID-19 measures were introduced across the country, new UK Finance data has revealed
Posted: 19/01/2021
Just Group has announced it is joining the Brilliant Solutions lifetime mortgage panel, offering its entire lifetime mortgage product range
Posted: 19/01/2021
House prices across England and Wales finished 2020 with a 7.8% annual increase, the latest e.surv House Price Index has revealed
Posted: 18/01/2021
A potential hike in Capital Gains Tax (CGT) is likely to increase the rate of tax for investors and entrepreneurs looking to sell their companies and could lead to a “flurry of activity in Q1”, according to Foresight Group
Posted: 18/01/2021
Accord Mortgages has confirmed it is reverting its loan-to-income (LTI) cap to five times for those on an income of £60,000 and above
Posted: 18/01/2021
AJ Bell has urged the government to make its Lifetime ISA exit charge reduction permanent
Posted: 18/01/2021
Cushon has announced it is launching the world’s first “net zero” pension fund
Posted: 18/01/2021
MCI Mortgage Club has announced that Swansea Building Society has joined its lending panel
Posted: 18/01/2021
Legal & General Mortgage Club has announced the addition of Habito as the latest buy-to-let (BTL) lender to join its panel
Posted: 18/01/2021
Mortgage searches relating to buyers with a “visa” was the number one criteria search among advisers in 2020, according to data from Legal & General Mortgage Club’s SmartrCriteria tool
Posted: 15/01/2021
Countrywide Surveying Services has renewed its partnership with Santander through a contracted appointment to be the bank’s primary valuation provider
Posted: 15/01/2021
The UK’s GDP fell by 2.6% in November as the government’s lockdown restrictions reduced economic activity, new data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed
Posted: 15/01/2021
Growth in the mortgage market is set to continue in 2021, despite the ongoing disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report by the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA)
Posted: 15/01/2021
Online mortgage broker, Trussle, has urged self-employed mortgage applicants to make sure details and accounts are kept up-to-date, after suggesting they have to “jump through extra hoops” to get onto the property ladder
Posted: 14/01/2021
Mortgage Insider Series 2 Episode 3 Mortgage Fraud & Scams
Our award-winning podcast for mortgage brokers is back! Mortgage Insider returns for a second series to help brokers make sense of these extraordinary times.



Join Claire MacPhail and Tony Rimmer, our Business Development Manager hosts, as they chat with Barclays experts and industry thought leaders on those topics most pressing for brokers - including the UK’s economic outlook, mortgage fraud, the pandemic’s impact on mental health and wellbeing, and diversity.

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