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Building society boom to end

Building society mortgage lending has soared, which has seen them increase competition to the major high street banks and raise their market share. However, the trend will be short-lived.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Jun 2014
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Explosion in BTL lending a risky business

The rapid rise in buy-to-let (BTL) lending in the UK over the last 12 months risks leaving landlords and their lenders dangerously overexposed when interest rates eventually start to rise.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Jun 2014
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Access to underwriters more important than commissions

Access to underwriters is the service aspect most sought after by commercial lines brokers ahead of sector expertise and competitive commissions. Commercial insurers looking for growth should take heed.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Jun 2014
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Insurers' communication skills slammed

Insurers must do more to ensure better communication with clients, in order to safeguard customer satisfaction and minimize negative press.

Published By Datamonitor
30 May 2014
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Church of England takes on Wonga

In a bold attempt to outcompete payday lenders, the Church of England has announced a new scheme offering financial advice and supporting responsible lending.

Published By Datamonitor
30 May 2014
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Car insurance advertising spend frenzy

Despite a dip in GWP among the top 10 UK insurers*, advertising spend on car insurance is skyrocketing - an unsustainable trend.

Published By Datamonitor
30 May 2014
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BSRC needs sign-up from smaller banks

The newly announced Banking Standards Review Council (BSRC) needs banks of all sizes to sign up to its principles of best practice, in order to create competition and raise standards across the industry.

Published By Datamonitor
22 May 2014
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Sainsbury's innovates with personal loan price matching

Sainsbury's Bank has introduced the retail practice of price matching into financial services, promising to provide the cheapest loan rate in the market.

Published By Datamonitor
22 May 2014
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Shrinking books for top car insurers

Of the top 10 car insurers by GWP, only esure emerged in 2013 with a larger private motor book. A reflection both on pricing and LASPO's impact, this signals a declining appetite in the market and a spill-over of capacity into other personal lines.

Published By Datamonitor
22 May 2014
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Lloyds takes pre-emptive action on mortgages

Lloyds Banking Group's (LBG's) decision to impose new restrictions on high value mortgages is a welcome sign of a more strategic, longer-term approach to risk management from the UK's biggest lender.

Published By Datamonitor
21 May 2014

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