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RBS IP ups remortgage rate by 0.15%

RBS Intermediary Partners is increasing the rate on its First Active five-year fixed remortgage rate from 5.60% to 5.75%.

The applies until April 30 2013 and has a £799 arrangement fee.


Service to help brokers meet TCF regulations

Brokers can monitor their compliance with the Financial Services Authority’s Treating Customers Fairly initiative with a new health check offer from compliance specialist MS2M.The service is based on a questionnaire that uses a traffic light system to help brokers identify the systems and processes they need to review to ensure full compliance with the regime.MS2M […]

Dear Delia…

Dear Delia, My clients are looking to buy a rundown bungalow built in the 1930s with no kitchen or bathroom facilities. It also has substandard wiring and requires complete renovation to be habitable. They have a good deposit and funds for the renovations and the asking price is reasonable too. I’ve contacted my usual lenders but they all say no. Can you help?

Labour leads us forward to the 1960s

It may not be Gordon’s Gin that the Prime Minister is quaffing but there’s a drink problem in London that might explain why the country is going to the dogs.

Paradigm launches large loan exclusive with Bank of Scotland

Paradigm Mortgage Services has launched an exclusive large loan product with the Bank of Scotland.The three-year large loan fixed rate product is offered at 5.75% up to April 30 2011. The product is available to 90% LTV on mortgages over £500,000, up to a maximum of £2m, and comes with an arrangement fee of 0.5%. […]


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