New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) have shown that new business figures for the second charge mortgage market have continued to grow. Fiona Hoyle, Head of Consumer and Mortgage Finance at the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA), said “The second charge mortgage market reported growth in October, with new business up…

Here is an overview of The Money Charity’s latest statistics for December 2017: Personal debt in the UK People in the UK owed £1.562 trillion at the end of October 2017. This is up from £1.504 trillion at the end of October 2016 – an extra £1,106.13 per UK adult. Per adult in the UK that’s an average debt…

The Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA) has confirmed the election of Phil Rickards ts its new Chair. Rickards Head of BM Solutions at Lloyds Banking Group was first appointed Deputy Chair of IMLA in December 2015 and has also served as a Director. He succeeds Kevin Purvey, Director of Intermediaries at Coventry Building Society, who returns to the…

Over 50s renters are not saving anywhere near enough to cover their rental costs in retirement, leaving a £43 billion shortfall – five times the cost of the London 2012 Olympics – according to research by Scottish Widows. The projections, calculated for Scottish Widows by Development Economics, predict that one in eight retirees, equating to…

“Finance brokerages need better technology to maximise the opportunity afforded by an accelerating bank branch closure programme,” according to Allen Jones, MD at financial technology experts Copernicus. Banks in the UK are set to close a record 762 branches this year, according to a recent Reuters report. It is the latest statistic in what has been…

Four directors of Secure My Money Limited (SMM) have been disqualified following an investigation by the Insolvency Service. The individuals disqualified are: Mark Robert Kennedy for 8 years; David John Carter Mullins for 8 years; Edward John Booth for 7 years; and Christopher Brotherton for 5 years. All four were the directors who had responsibility for…

UK Finance has released its latest mortgage data. On a non-seasonally adjusted basis, the data shows that total mortgage lending declined in September but remained higher than in the same month last year. On a seasonally adjusted basis, lending to first-time buyers and movers was higher than in August, and there were year-on-year increases by…

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is planning to increase the amount mortgage finance providers pay towards the Money Advice Service debt advice levy. Mortgage finance providers currently pay £21 million ( 44%) of the levy this year. Under FCA proposal this will increase to £24 million or 50%. A new fee block will also be…

Commenting on the September 2017 new business figures for the second charge mortgage market, Fiona Hoyle, Head of Consumer and Mortgage Finance at the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA), said “The fall in new business volumes in September comes amid subdued consumer confidence which has affected the housing market as a whole. It follows six…

Here is an overview of The Money Charity’s latest statistics for November 2017: Personal debt in the UK People in the UK owed £1.557 trillion at the end of September 2017. This is up from £1.505 trillion at the end of September 2016 – an extra £1,030.47 per UK adult. Per adult in the UK…

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