Despite being 3.9% higher than last year, the average cost of renting a home in the UK is at its lowest amount since May 2013, according to new research.
Loans & Lending News
Cardiff-based secured loans packager Y3S is the latest to be listed on Precise’s panel of master brokers.
Commercial Finance News
Debt held against UK commercial property fell 2.5% from the end of 2012 to £193bn at mid-year 2013, according to the UK's largest property lending survey.
George Osbourne announced during the Autumn Statement today the revised figures from the Office of Budget Responsibility, who have upgraded their growth projection for the UK economy to 1.4% from the 0.6% predicted in the March budget.
Debt & Insolvency News
Managing our personal finances is getting harder and the move towards a cashless society could make this trend even worse, according to new research conducted by ING.
Peer-to-peer lending has enabled £758 million of funds to be accessed by UK businesses and consumers over the last two years, according a new report released yesterday.
Porta Verde Financial Services Limited has been fined £25,000 by the FCA after two of its ARs mis-sold insurance, often to elderly and vulnerable customers, between October 2010 and June 2012.
Complete FS, the national intermediary packager, has announced the arrival of Rachael Kearn to join its busy enquiries help desk.
Vizolution has launched vChat, a new web chat capability for advisers or agents speaking to clients remotely.
Pensions & Equity Release News
Scottish Widows has created a new specialist auto enrolment team to work with advisers and employers from the beginning of 2014, as the insurance industry gears up for the largest scale change to workplace pensions in a generation.
Investments & Offshore News
Six UK companies, founded by young entrepreneurs, have each received a £25,000 seed investment to fund their business ideas thanks to an innovative partnership between JustInvesting and Entrepreneur First.
Surveying & Conveyancing News
Sesame Bankhall Valuation Services has launched a new online system enabling advisers to instruct private surveys more easily.
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