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Dudley BS announces intermediary partnerships

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Dudley BS announces intermediary partnerships

Dudley BS, which has aligned its mortgage distribution strategy exclusively to the intermediary sector, has announced the key partnerships through which the broker market will be able to transact business with the Society.

19 Sep 2013

Mortgage lending holds steady in August: CML data

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Mortgage lending holds steady in August: CML data

Gross mortgage lending held steady in August and was an estimated £16.6 billion, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

19 Sep 2013

Short term fixed rates rise for first time in over a year

Mortgages

Short term fixed rates rise for first time in over a year

The expectation that low interest rates will remain for up to three years coincided with more buyers choosing variable rates in August than any other month this year, according to the National Mortgage Index from Mortgage Advice Bureau.

19 Sep 2013

Shawbrook Bank launches dedicated Short Term Loan desk

Shawbrook Bank launches dedicated Short Term Loan desk

Shawbrook Bank has created a team dedicated to processing short term loans to help make sure its brokers never miss an urgent deal.

18 Sep 2013

Ray Watson to be the new DEMSA chairman

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Ray Watson to be the new DEMSA chairman

Ray Watson is to join the Debt Managers Standards Association as non-executive chairman.

18 Sep 2013

Precise withdraws interest-only range

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Precise withdraws interest-only range

Precise Mortgages, the intermediary lender, has withdrawn the interest only option from its Home Owner range. Buy to Let loans and Bridging Loans are unaffected by this change.

18 Sep 2013

Masthaven makes reductions across secured range

Masthaven makes reductions across secured range

Masthaven Secured Loans has today announced significant changes across their product range.

18 Sep 2013

PMS & Sesame enhance Melton Mowbray BS exclusive

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PMS & Sesame enhance Melton Mowbray BS exclusive

The current PMS and Sesame exclusive three-year discount product from Melton Mowbray Building Society has been improved and is now available to purchase customers.

18 Sep 2013

Tenet offers chartered advisers 50% discount on PI excess

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Tenet offers chartered advisers 50% discount on PI excess

Tenet has negotiated a special deal with its underwriters to offer chartered advisers a 50% discount on their PI excess when compared to a standard policy.

18 Sep 2013

Yorkshire BS reports strong August for mortgage business

Mortgages

Yorkshire BS reports strong August for mortgage business

Yorkshire Building Society is reporting a strong increase in mortgage business, with August 2013 confirmed as its busiest month for mortgage lending for almost two years.

18 Sep 2013

 

Secured lending set to beat 2012 total by September

Secured lending set to beat 2012 total by September

The Secured Loan Index today reported that secured lending in 2013 will, by mid-September, surpass the total lending volume for 2012.

18 Sep 2013

English house prices at record high: ONS data

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English house prices at record high: ONS data

The latest ONS House Price Index for July 2013 shows that prices across the UK increased 3.3% in the 12 months to July, up from a 3.1% increase in the 12 months to June 2013.

17 Sep 2013

Shawbrook ups LTV on secured BTL product to 70%

Shawbrook ups LTV on secured BTL product to 70%

Following the success of its secured residential buy-to-let product, Shawbrook Bank has widened the parameters to help even more property developers in their search for finance.

17 Sep 2013

Choose client-centric conveyancers, says the Law Society

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Choose client-centric conveyancers, says the Law Society

The Law Society has recently highlighted the increasingly common practice of drawing up indemnity insurance policies to cover the risks within property transactions.

17 Sep 2013

Kent Reliance and SMS enter partnership

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Kent Reliance and SMS enter partnership

Solent Mortgage Services, the intermediary mortgage distributor, has added Kent Reliance to its mortgage lender panel in line with its aim to provide the most comprehensive range of lending choices for its introducers.

16 Sep 2013

NatWest launches FTB deal for intermediary range

Mortgages

NatWest launches FTB deal for intermediary range

NatWest Intermediary Solutions will be introducing a new first-time buyer only purchase deal to its core intermediary range tomorrow and reducing the rates on a number of its two year fixed rate deals.

16 Sep 2013

Help to Buy should be scrapped, suggests Cable

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Help to Buy should be scrapped, suggests Cable

Business Secretary Vince Cable MP has questioned whether the Government's Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme should "come into effect".

16 Sep 2013

1 in 10 don't understand implications of joint borrowing

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1 in 10 don't understand implications of joint borrowing

Borrowing in joint names can have serious consequences if your partner can't afford to pay up - but research by Debt Advisory Centre suggests that many people are signing up for joint credit agreements without knowing all the facts.

16 Sep 2013

Autumn house price surge predicted by Rightmove

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Autumn house price surge predicted by Rightmove

The latest Rightmove House Price Index shows a dip in the number of sellers during September, to the lowest monthly level since February.

16 Sep 2013

Two fifths of consumers say market is 'recovering' or 'stable'

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Two fifths of consumers say market is 'recovering' or 'stable'

Just two per cent of consumers fear that the housing market is overheating, the BSA's Property Tracker report has revealed, but distinct signs of life are emerging.

16 Sep 2013

Scottish Provident launches enhanced income protection

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Scottish Provident launches enhanced income protection

Scottish Provident today announced that it has launched a new income protection product which gives an enhanced level of cover to a broader range of clients.

16 Sep 2013

FTB numbers up 75% - and have doubled in London

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FTB numbers up 75% - and have doubled in London

Data from haart's National Housing Market Monitor shows that first time buyers are benefiting from the current mortgage market, with second-steppers yet to realise the advantages of high demand.

16 Sep 2013

Santander relaunches mortgage range

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Santander relaunches mortgage range

As of Monday, Santander UK is re-launching its mortgage range under-pinned by a new core value - freedom.

14 Sep 2013

Flats and terraced prices up by a third in 10 years

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Flats and terraced prices up by a third in 10 years

Britain's flats have increased in value by an average of £394 per month over the past decade, the largest increase in cash terms of any property type, according to latest research from Halifax.

14 Sep 2013

Bev Budsworth, managing director of The Debt Advisor

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Bev Budsworth, managing director of The Debt Advisor

Financial Reporter had a catch-up with Bev Budsworth, managing director of The Debt Advisor.

13 Sep 2013

HMRC and the FCA to speak at ASTL quarterly meeting

HMRC and the FCA to speak at ASTL quarterly meeting

Both HMRC and the FCA are to speak at the next ASTL general meeting, taking place Monday, 16th September.

13 Sep 2013

LendInvest accepted as member of peer-to-peer industry body

LendInvest accepted as member of peer-to-peer industry body

LendInvest, which is a peer-to-peer lending platform for mortgages, is pleased to announce that it has been accepted as a member of the Peer-to-Peer Finance Association.

13 Sep 2013

House prices hit record high in August

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House prices hit record high in August

House prices hit a record high in August, according to the latest House Price Index from LSL/Acadametrics.

13 Sep 2013

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