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  • Secured lending sees 28% rise

    Secured lending increased from £609m for the twelve months to January 2014 to £779m for the year to January 2015 – a rise of almost 28%. Read more

  • Land Registry reveals increasing regional disparities

    The latest Land Registry house price index shows that the average price of property in London now stands at £458,283, in comparison with the average for England and Wales of £179,492. Read more

  • Home ownership at thirty year low

    The latest Nationwide House Price Index found that home ownership rates are continuing to fall, with the rate of home ownership in England declining steadily since 2003. Read more

  • Government launches 20% FTB discount scheme

    From today, young first time buyers can register for new Starter Homes with 20% off the asking price. Read more

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Rob Jupp: Specialist lending is no longer a sideshow

In 2015, the lending world is anticipating another year of progress marked by keenly priced product offerings and an almost daily announcement of new lenders. All seems set fair for a further consolidation on the gains of the past three years and to push on to even greater lending heights.

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Steady, not stellar, growth is likely to be the pattern for house prices in 2015 - the double-digit rises of 2014 are history.

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In 2015, the industry needs to be doing even more to support intermediaries faced with having so many familiar lending doors closed to them.

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Today's data confirms that house prices are still rising. However, we are still experiencing a two-speed housing market.

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When you factor in the boost provided to buyers by wages climbing and inflation slowing, there are strong foundations for a growth in lending in 2015.

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Equity release has become a mainstream financial solution, and financial advisers could help spread that message and educate the consumer.

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The cost of a combined buildings and contents insurance policy has remained static over the past three months...However, the general view is that prices have reached bottom and will start to rise.

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Homeowners are gambling on further reductions or are trapped on their current home loan; possibly because their original product is not compatible with current affordability requirements.

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Taking the year as a whole, we saw the highest number of first-time buyers in seven years, illustrating the success of government schemes such as Help to Buy and the willingness of lenders to offer high...

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Freelancer Financials 16 Feb 2015

So Tesco has only sold £1bn worth of home loans since it started offering mortgages two and a half years ago. Not much really! So they finally saw the light and realised that they can't do it on their...

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Brokers are absolutely vital to the procurement of financing for the UK’s busy SME marketplace.

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However, there are still tens of thousands of homeowners being repossessed each year, which begs the question: what will happen when interest rates do start to rise? How will people cope? We suspect that...

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Remortgaging is the domain of the intermediary, however it feels like apathy has set in with borrowers and intermediaries, with both appearing to wait for signs of a base rate increase before deciding

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In the Spotlight with Marie Grundy, Managing Director at V Loans

We spoke to Marie Grundy, Managing Director at V Loans, about the regulatory changes in the secured loans market and the role of trade bodies. Read more

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Rob Jupp: Specialist lending is no longer a sideshow

In 2015, the lending world is anticipating another year of progress marked by keenly priced product offerings and an almost daily announcement of new lenders. All seems set fair for a further consolidation on the gains of the past three years and to push on to even greater lending heights. Read more

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