• UK Finance appoints head of mortgages

    UK Finance has announced the appointment of Jackie Bennett as its new head of mortgages. Bennett is currently deputy head of compliance at the Northview G ...

  • Metro Bank cuts five year rates

    Metro Bank is lowering rates on its five-year fixed rate mortgage range. Rates are now available from 1.84% for mortgages up to £2 million. New rates are ...

  • BUDGET 2017: Stamp Duty abolished for most FTBs

    The Chancellor has abolished stamp duty for the majority of first time buyer purchases. In today's Budget speech, Philip Hammond told the Commons that he ...

  • BUDGET 2017: Hammond’s speech in full

    Mr Deputy Speaker I report today on an economy that continues to grow, continues to create more jobs than ever before and continues to confound those who ...

  • Newcastle Intermediaries cuts BTL and self-employed rates

    Newcastle Intermediaries has reduced rates within its buy-to-let and self-employed mortgage range. Buy-to-let remortgage  deals launched by the lender are ...

  • New website from the Cambridge

    The Cambridge Building Society has unveiled its new website, developed following consultation and research with its intermediary partners.  The main navig ...

  • The Skipton shakes up mortgage range

    The Skipton Building Society has introduced two new seven-year fixed rate residential mortgages. The seven-year fixes are priced at 2.40% to 75% LTV with ...

  • The Mansfield adds fixed options to Versatility range

    The Mansfield Building Society has added two new fixed rate residential products to its Versatility range. The move adds fixed rates to some of the societ ...

  • Octane Capital appoints head of internal sales

    Oli Greenspan has joined Octane Capital as head of internal sales. Greenspan (pictured) was a futures trader in the city for seven years and more recently ...

  • Roma Finance launches 0.44% bridge

    Roma Finance has cut the rate on its three month bridging product to 0.44% per month. Facilities are available for up to 75% LTV on residential investment ...

  • Together sees 65% rise in originations

    Specialist lender Together has reported average monthly loan originations of £125.4m for the third quarter of 2017, up 15.8% compared with £108.3m in Q2 a ...

  • Octane provides bridge on 65 flats

    Octane Capital has completed a £7.3m bridging loan secured against 11 residential properties in North London, comprising 65 self-contained flats. Financed ...

  • New quartet of Private Label deals

    Brightstar Financial has launched four new and exclusive, specialist residential and buy-to-let mortgage products under its Private Label brand. The new d ...

  • Together’s one-day funding saves £70k

    Together and Dolphin Loans and Mortgages have completed a bridging loan in one working day to help a customer to refinance and avoid a costly renewal with ...

  • Two-thirds of brokers report bridging rise

    65% of brokers saw an increase in bridging loan volume in the third quarter of 2017, a rise on 48% in the second quarter, according to the latest Broker S ...

  • Together saves couple’s ‘dream’ Scottish rural retreat

    Specialist lender Together has partnered with Smart Money to finance a £2.3 million short-term loan to an English couple so they could complete their drea ...

  • Together hires regional development director for Scotland

    Together has appointed a new regional development director as it expands its distribution in Scotland. Steven Clark (pictured), who has 14 years of experi ...

  • Engage with ‘robo advice’, brokers told

    Advisers have been urged to to embrace ‘robo advice’ in order to help retain existing business and stave off potential threats to their business. Mortgage ...

  • Brightstar unveils new website

    Brightstar Financial has launched a new website, which has been designed to make it easier for brokers to navigate, learn more about specialist lending an ...

  • Mortgage Intelligence expands panel

    The Monmouthshire Building Society (MBS) has joined Mortgage Intelligence’s lender panel. The mutual will be working with Mortgage Intelligence to raise a ...

  • Network hails training event a success

    The Right Mortgage & Protection Network held its largest bi-annual National Training Event to date on 15 November. The event took place at the Nationa ...

  • Trussle appoints VP of engineering

    Online mortgage broker Trussle has appointed Matthew Gretton as vice president of engineering.  He has spent over a decade in the financial technology sec ...

  • Positive Lending becomes specialist distributor for Kensington

    Positive Lending has been appointed as 'specialist distributor' with Kensington Mortgages. James Byrne (pictured), director of mortgages at Positive Lendi ...

  • The Skipton allows video appointments

    The Skipton Building Society is now offering mortgage and financial advice video appointments. The mutual has launched Skipton Link, a service which allow ...

  • Ensure you broaden your revenue base

    There’s a huge amount of excitement in the broker community at present — and rightly so. The first rate rise in a decade came earlier this month and will ...

  • Together sees 65% rise in originations

    Specialist lender Together has reported average monthly loan originations of £125.4m for the third quarter of 2017, up 15.8% compared with £108.3m in Q2 a ...

  • Seven consecutive months of growth for seconds market

    The latest Second Charge Report from Enterprise Finance has revealed that the second charge market is showing sustained growth following seven consecutive ...

  • Smart Money grows Scottish operations

    Smart Money has moved its Glasgow operations to larger premises, reflecting its increased levels of business in Scotland. Business north of the border was ...

  • Fluent for Advisers grows external sales team

    Fluent for Advisers has appointed David Paton as business development manager (BDM). He will work alongside fellow BDM, Donna Johnson and Jeff Davidson, h ...

  • Second charge market marginally down

    The second charge mortgage market was down 2% in September. New business totalled £77m in September, the same amount as 12 months previously, although the ...

  • Clever Lending offers dual fee option

    Clever Lending has simplified its second charge fees with a dual fee structure. The master broker believes the decision puts the client first and gives in ...

  • Equifinance appoints general manager

    Equifinance has appointed Gary Smith as general manager with overall control of operations for both new business underwriting and servicing.  Smith has 38 ...