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    Ariste Holding Limited, trading as Cash Genie, has entered into an agreement with the Financial Conduct Authority to provide over £20 million of redress to more than 92,000 customers for unfair practices. Read more

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Housing demand at eleven year high

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Average 'affordable' house costs £190,000

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An improving remortgage market: Barclays quarterly review

When embarking upon a review of the remortgage market for Q2 2015 it’s inevitable that we also have to reflect on activity slightly earlier in the year to not only maintain some perspective but due to the fact that this period offers the ability to chew on a raft of statistical data.

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Latest Comments

The market is likely to become increasingly competitive in future months, as low inflation, low rates and rising wages will act as a catalyst for demand.

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The opening of the demand flood-gates is likely to drive house price inflation to new highs in the future unless more houses are built to bring balance to the market.

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magnus duke dadzie
magnus duke dadzie 22 Jul 2015

Well done to Chris and the team...Keep on tracking

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Graham
Graham 21 Jul 2015

Excellent products but 'Market leading service' - who on earth are they trying to kid? They have been the single worst mortgage company for service for years. If they can keep spouting such rubbish as

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Younger people looking to get a foot on the ladder are facing fierce competition and this, along with the lack of supply, is driving up prices at a faster rate when compared to larger properties.

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Melanie Prendivillle
Melanie Prendivillle 18 Jul 2015

Martin Wheatley is the best man for the Job. What a shame that George Osborne doesn't think so. He was the only one who knew what was going on and stopped the banks from running riot. The consumers were...

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lotuscat
lotuscat 17 Jul 2015

Should have departed long ago, seems to have lacked judgement and presided over several disasters

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Activity in the housing market has failed to reach the levels anticipated at the start of the year and this picture is backed up by today’s CML data.

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john howard
john howard 12 Jul 2015

awesome!

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Stronger compulsory purchasing powers and a new "zonal system" for faster delivery of housing on suitable brownfield land is a positive step towards addressing the gap between demand and supply.

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In advance of this month's MPC meeting it seemed unlikely that the economic news and data over the past month would have been strong enough to support a change in view for the majority of MPC members,

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Consumer buy-to-let is different to consumer credit in the way it is managed from a regulatory perspective, and the market must be aware of the different permissions required to transact and operate in...

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In The Spotlight

In the Spotlight with Phil Whitehouse, MCI Club

We spoke to Phil Whitehouse, Managing Director at MCI Club, about the future of mortgage software and the similarities between being an AR or DA. Read more

Features

An improving remortgage market: Barclays quarterly review

When embarking upon a review of the remortgage market for Q2 2015 it’s inevitable that we also have to reflect on activity slightly earlier in the year to not only maintain some perspective but due to the fact that this period offers the ability to chew on a raft of statistical data. Read more

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