The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has appointed former chief executive of the Competition Commission (CC) David Saunders as a senior adviser on competition.
Nationwide has axed premium rate telephone numbers for brokers, instead introducing 0800 numbers for advisers to contact the lender.
Business management provider Intelliflo has announced it has increased the subscription base to its software from 8,864 to 10,292 in the year to December 2013.
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Coventry Building Society has launched a 3.25% five-year fixed rate at 65% Loan-to-Value for residential mortgages along with two buy-to-let products with a fixed and flexible option.
Specialist lender Kensington has launched an MMR compliant application portal, aiming to make its system easier for intermediaries.
Against a backdrop of positive economic news, the Bank of England said it was unclear why housing market indicators have been weaker than expected.
Annuity provider Just Retirement has launched a one-year version of its fixed-term annuity in response to the far-reaching changes affecting drawdown announced at last month's Budget.
Financial services group LEBC is to create a dedicated mortgage advice team ahead of the implementation of new rules following the Mortgage Market Review (MMR).
Skipton Building Society's online mortgage system will not be ready to provide decisions or accept mortgage applications in time for the Mortgage Market Review launch on Saturday.
Mortgage approvals fell in February for the first time in 13 months dropping from 76,800 in January to just over 70,000, figures from the Bank of England Lending Trends has shown.
Signs of a housing boom emerging outside London and the South East have continued with a growth in high value properties across the rest of the UK.
Brokers "over-arching" responsibility to act in the consumer's best interests could mean walking away from the sale when the Mortgage Market Review (MMR) rules are implemented on 26 April.
The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries, the Council of Mortgage Lenders and the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association have issued updated industry guidelines ahead of the Mortgage Market Review (MMR).
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