Category: Latest Thinking

CML monthly lending figures

All indications are that lending has bounced back this month after a dip in July and August. Fears that the market may be cooling over the longer term post the referendum seem unfounded as first time buyer activity in particular is increasing, which is encouraging.

What is the Future of Lending?

As Co-Group CEO at Target Group I’m often fortunate enough to have a front row seat to witness genuine innovation in financial services. Recently there have been some changes in the lending market in particular that seem to portent exciting times ahead.

Lending into Retirement

The confluence of an ageing UK population, house price inflation and new pension freedoms all point to the importance of finding solutions to the question of how our industry best lends into retirement.

Smarter, stronger, faster – how do lenders gain a competitive edge in a crowded market place?

The lending market looks to have entered another cycle over the past few years.

Brexit – the impact on UK Financial Services

Whatever the outcome of June’s EU referendum, the consequences for financial services will be hugely significant.

Ian and Bill’s monthly market review

It has been a busy month in the financial services sector as ‘Brexit’ fever grips not just the industry, but the entire country.

What’s stopping Insurance product innovation?

As Insurers continue to push their digital agendas and consumers demand more personalised engagement and compelling relevant products, two important questions come to mind

Disaggregation: the springboard for lending innovation

Immediately after the global financial crisis our industry experienced a period of existential threat. The good news is – we still exist!

Q&A with Richard Thompson, Partner Portfolio Advisory Group at PWC

We catch up with Richard Thompson, Partner Portfolio Advisory Group at PWC