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Resi tax proposals ‘damaging investment in UK housing'

Savings & Investments

Resi tax proposals ‘damaging investment in UK housing'

The British Property Federation told a House of Lords committee that proposals unveiled in last years' Budget to ensure ‘the fair taxation of residential property' - such as the 15% stamp duty rate - are damaging investment in UK housing

29 Jan 2013

Prime central London remains the exception to the national rule

Mortgages

Prime central London remains the exception to the national rule

According to research from Knight Frank, house prices in certain areas of London have risen by more than 50% in the past three years reports NAEA

28 Jan 2013

Loan companies preying on public in tough times

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Loan companies preying on public in tough times

Cuts to trading standards services are putting the public at the mercy of unscrupulous loan companies, UNISON warned today

28 Jan 2013

Financial Advisers take on role of counsellor

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Financial Advisers take on role of counsellor

Financial advisers have taken on the role of counsellor as increasing numbers of people avoid talking to their partners and family about their financial situation, says Guardian Wealth Management.

28 Jan 2013

Bailiffs in England and Wales to face tougher new laws

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Bailiffs in England and Wales to face tougher new laws

Bev Budsworth from The Debt Advisor welcomes the moves by the government to bring new laws into to tackle aggressive bailiffs

28 Jan 2013

House prices in cities have risen by more than the UK as a whole since 2002

Mortgages

House prices in cities have risen by more than the UK as a whole since 2002

House prices in towns that have become cities since 2000 have, on average, outperformed the country as a whole

28 Jan 2013

Emerging local currency debt was a standout performer in 2012

Savings & Investments

Emerging local currency debt was a standout performer in 2012

Investment update on the Baring Emerging Markets Debt Local Currency Fund

28 Jan 2013

Debt charity sees 40 per cent increase in council tax debts

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Debt charity sees 40 per cent increase in council tax debts

Figures released today by debt advice charity the Money Advice Trust, show that its National Debtline service has seen a sharp long term trend in calls for help with council tax arrears

25 Jan 2013

Intermediary lenders optimistic about 2013 market prospects

Intermediary lenders optimistic about 2013 market prospects

The latest membership survey from the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA) reveals a real optimism about the prospects for the UK mortgage market this year

25 Jan 2013

Coventry Building Society increases cash ISA savings rate

Savings & Investments

Coventry Building Society increases cash ISA savings rate

Coventry Building Society is increasing the rates on its existing variable cash ISAs to 2.50% AER.

25 Jan 2013

 

Alamry Green predicts surge in Venture Capital Trusts

Retirement

Alamry Green predicts surge in Venture Capital Trusts

Venture Capital Trusts are set to grow in popularity as increasing numbers of investors look for high returns amid ongoing meddling with pension contributions, says Almary Green.

25 Jan 2013

Hinckley & Rugby cuts five-year fix rate to 3.59%

Mortgages

Hinckley & Rugby cuts five-year fix rate to 3.59%

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has today cut the interest rate of its five-year fixed rate mortgage to 3.59 per cent. The rate of the 80% LTV mortgage has been reduced from 3.79 per cent.

25 Jan 2013

NewBuy part-exchange will free up more homes for aspiring buyers

Mortgages

NewBuy part-exchange will free up more homes for aspiring buyers

Builders offering the NewBuy scheme will now offer to buy a customer's existing property before selling them a newly built home

25 Jan 2013

Mortgage lending sees slight uptick to end a 'depressing' year

Mortgages

Mortgage lending sees slight uptick to end a 'depressing' year

The banks’ net mortgage lending grew by 0.4% in the year to December, according to data from the British Bankers' Association.

24 Jan 2013

AfI to launch new FTB exclusive

Mortgages

AfI to launch new FTB exclusive

Abbey for Intermediaries has today announced they will be launching a new product for first time buyers tomorrow (25th January).

24 Jan 2013

Crystal Mortgages report record-breaking year

Crystal Mortgages report record-breaking year

New products and the high street banks' continuing reluctance to lend to SMEs is paying dividends for commercial finance specialist, Crystal Mortgages, who has reported a record-breaking 2012.

24 Jan 2013

TBMC launches BTL exclusives with Hinckley & Rugby

Mortgages

TBMC launches BTL exclusives with Hinckley & Rugby

TBMC, the buy-to-let and commercial mortgage specialist, has launched three new exclusive buy-to-let mortgages through Hinckley & Rugby Building Society.

24 Jan 2013

Head of Equity Release Council steps down

Retirement

Head of Equity Release Council steps down

Andrea Rozario, Director General of The Equity Release Council, has chosen to step down from her post at the end of February to pursue new challenges.

24 Jan 2013

The House Crowd reaches £1m of crowdfunded investment

Savings & Investments

The House Crowd reaches £1m of crowdfunded investment

Launched in early 2012 as the UK’s original crowdfunded property investment company, The House Crowd has recently surpassed £1 million of crowdfunded investment in its innovative approach to property investment.

24 Jan 2013

2013 could see interest in ‘micro mortgages’

Mortgages

2013 could see interest in ‘micro mortgages’

This year could see an increased interest in ‘micro mortgages’ according to Cheshire Mortgage Corporation.

23 Jan 2013

Turkey – a key investment location for 2013

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Turkey – a key investment location for 2013

Growing tourism, a stable economy, and a healthy appetite for lending are all making Turkey a key investment location for British buyers this year.

23 Jan 2013

Five-year fixed rates are lowest since 2007

Mortgages

Five-year fixed rates are lowest since 2007

The average five-year fixed rate for mortgage borrowers in December 2012 was better than at any point since before the recession, according to the latest National Mortgage Index from the Mortgage Advice Bureau.

23 Jan 2013

Remortgage levels down 13.0% in December

Mortgages

Remortgage levels down 13.0% in December

Monthly gross remortgage lending fell by £404m in December to £2.7bn. This is down 13.0% on the £3.1bn reported by the CML for November.

23 Jan 2013

Remortgage business levels on the increase

Mortgages

Remortgage business levels on the increase

Broker Conveyancing, the broker-focused conveyancing distributor, has today announced an increase in the amount of remortgage business it has seen during the fourth quarter of 2012.

22 Jan 2013

Chelsea cuts rates as they aim for top of the table

Mortgages

Chelsea cuts rates as they aim for top of the table

Borrowers looking to reduce and fix their biggest monthly outgoing may be able to save by switching to one of Chelsea Building Society's latest mortgages.

22 Jan 2013

AOBP adds Capital Bridging Finance to lender panel

AOBP adds Capital Bridging Finance to lender panel

The Association of Bridging Professionals is proud to announce that Capital Bridging Finance has been accepted as an Associate Lender of the AOBP, bringing the total number of lenders to 21.

22 Jan 2013

Leeds cuts rates by 0.70% to help FTBs

Mortgages

Leeds cuts rates by 0.70% to help FTBs

Leeds Building Society has reduced the rate on its 2 year fixed rate shared ownership mortgage, available up to 95% borrower’s share, by 0.70% to 4.99%.

22 Jan 2013

Masthaven reduces rates across secured range by up to 0.80%

Masthaven reduces rates across secured range by up to 0.80%

Masthaven Secured Loans has today announced 'substantial' improvements to its product range.

22 Jan 2013

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