Most types of financial services firms will pay a lower than expected Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) levy for 2014-2015 after it cut its bill by £37m, but investment advisers face another hike in costs.
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House price growth is showing "tentative signs of moderation", according to the Nationwide Building Society.
A mortgage broker has been jailed for six years after fraudulently obtaining almost £3.5m from clients in the North East.
A US regulator has sued 16 banks for allegedly manipulating the London interbank offered rate (Libor).
Chancellor George Osborne will deliver his annual Budget to parliament next week. The economic backdrop to the announcement has undoubtedly improved since last year, when the UK lost its AAA rating for the first time since 1978 and narrowly avoided falling into a triple-dip recession.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined and banned a mortgage broker for failing to prevent false client information being submitted to lenders.
Readers of Professional Adviser and IFAonline.co.uk have helped raise more than £8,000 for the Stroke Association, a charity that is supporting Institute of Financial Planning (IFP) chief executive Nick Cann in his recovery from a stroke.
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The Financial Policy Committee's power to influence the interest rate stress test in an applicant's affordability assessment will be added to the mortgage rules following a consultation.
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At least four banking brands are considering a bid for Kensington Mortgages with private equity firms also interested in the lender.
UK house prices rose by 0.6% in February, a 9.4% increase on the same month in 2013, according to Nationwide Building Society.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is challenging lenders to improve their arrears and foreclosure management following a thematic review which found several counts of bad practice at firms.
Nottingham Building Society is to offer whole-of-market mortgage and protection advice across its branch network.
It is "not unreasonable" for investors to anticipate a 2% base rate as early as 2016, but increasing rates is still considered a last resort to tame the housing market, according to Bank of England policymaker David Miles.
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