Sarah Davidson

Fincorp’s Ronnie Natas exits the business

The lender confirmed that Natas, now 75, has retired and left the firm earlier this week.

Brightstar launches specialist sourcing system

Advisers can input a client’s existing deal or a recommended first charge deal and then compare either to the second charge options on offer.

Paragon posts six month 12.5% rise in buy-to-let lending

New buy-to-let lending reached £823.6m compared to £446.2m at the half-year point in 2015.

Legal view: Why the FCA has helped lenders on PPI

The Financial Conduct Authority’s consultation on how financial institutions should handle payment protection insurance complaints has led to a new set of guidelines.

Mortgage lending slumps in April

Buy-to-let sales have dropped by a third (-£1.3bn) from February’s high as new stamp duty rates take their toll on the market.

TFC adds Kensington to panel

Brokers will now be able to access Kensington's 90% loan-to-value residential semi-exclusive 2 and 3-year fixed rates.

Further advance remortgages drop in popularity

This marks a shift in behaviour from recent months and is also a drop 6% from April last year.

LendInvest Capital expands fund management team

The company’s team has grown rapidly in the last year from 30 to 100 employees.

Former M&S Bank boss joins Together board

Specialist lender Together has appointed Colin Kersley to its retail board as an independent non-executive director.

Right Mortgage Network to pay commissions weekly

With a no cross-selling agreement in place, advisers can deal with all of their clients’ financial needs safe in the knowledge that nobody will poach that client and they will earn 30% of any commission on that product.