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Osborne plans quick sale of RBS if Tories return to power

Mortgage Solutions | 06 Mar 2015

George Osborne has admitted that he regrets not restructuring Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in 2010 and will return the bank back to the private sector swiftly following the general election.

George Osborne

Santander drops general insurance through brokers

Santander has withdrawn its general insurance range through intermediary partners in a bid to place its attention on mortgage business for its brokers.

Mortgage Solutions | 06 Mar 2015

Mortgage rates will not fall further, warns Virgin

Virgin Money chief executive Jayne-Anne Gadhia has warned borrowers that mortgage rates are unlikely to fall further.

Mortgage Solutions | 06 Mar 2015

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LV pledges Seven Families donation

LV has pledged to donate 77p to Seven Families for every valid income protection application received on its Flexible Protection Plan (FPP).

Mortgage Solutions | 06 Mar 2015

Halifax shakes up five-year fixed range

Halifax has launched a 2.39% five-year fixed rate mortgage at 60% loan-to-value (LTV) for first-time buyers and homemovers for a fee of £1,499.

Mortgage Solutions | 06 Mar 2015

Towergate sells John Charcol in £8.64m deal

Towergate Insurance has confirmed the sale of John Charcol ad TF Financial Planning to Palatine Private Equity in a deal worth £8.64m.

Mortgage Solutions | 05 Mar 2015

The Mortgage Works cuts early ERCs

The Mortgage Works (TMW) is to apply a reducing scale of early repayment charges (ERCs) to all new buy-to-let mortgages, where customers redeem their loan before the end of the deal period.

Mortgage Solutions | 05 Mar 2015

Mounting house prices leave first-time buyers £77,000 worse off

First-time buyers are being forced to pay £77,000 more for a home as average house prices outstrip average wages by almost 10 times, research from Shelter reveals.

Mortgage Solutions | 05 Mar 2015

Property fraud service hits 19,000 sign-ups

An alert service set up by the Land Registry to prevent property fraud has been used by more than 19,000 people in its first year.

Mortgage Solutions | 05 Mar 2015

Call for FCA to define half the UK as 'vulnerable' consumers

The regulator’s definition of “vulnerable consumer” must include those with gaps in their understanding of financial terms and products to prevent another mis-selling scandal, a software provider has said.

Mortgage Solutions | 05 Mar 2015

Lifesearch to become a partnership

Lifesearch has announced it is working towards partnership status in the next five years with profits shared among staff.

Mortgage Solutions | 05 Mar 2015

Help to Buy 2 needs replacement, say mortgage lenders

Failing to replace the Help to Buy mortgage guarantee (Help to Buy 2) with a permanent mortgage indemnity scheme will push the first-time buyer market back into decline, according to new research by the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA).

Mortgage Solutions | 05 Mar 2015
The Bank of England

Six-year interest rate low boosts equity release and housing market

Six years of record low interest rates have created a period of “unprecedented growth” and been “a real boost” both to the equity release and housing market, industry voices say.

Mortgage Solutions | 05 Mar 2015

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