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Housing transactions up 56% annually in London

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Housing transactions up 56% annually in London

According to the latest National Housing Marking Index from Sequence, sales transactions in London are up 56% annually, with no signs of a seasonal lull.

16 Dec 2013

Rising interest rates are biggest risk to housing market, say consumers

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Rising interest rates are biggest risk to housing market, say consumers

Rising interest rates are the single biggest risk to the housing market next year, the BSA’s final Property Tracker report of 2013 has revealed.

16 Dec 2013

BTL demand for bridging increases 25% in 2013

BTL demand for bridging increases 25% in 2013

New data shows there is a growing demand for bridging loans from buy-to-let investors, with a 25% increase in bridging loans taken out in 2013, to fund property acquisition and refurbishment.

13 Dec 2013

New fund to back young tech entrepreneurs

Savings & Investments

New fund to back young tech entrepreneurs

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.

13 Dec 2013

Survey shows commercial market is improving

Survey shows commercial market is improving

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.

13 Dec 2013

Financial services firm fined by FCA for insurance mis-selling

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Financial services firm fined by FCA for insurance mis-selling

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.

13 Dec 2013

The recovery of the mortgage market: a regional view

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The recovery of the mortgage market: a regional view

UK lending is on the upswing. House purchase loans are at their highest since the financial crisis, first-time buyers are bouncing back to the market, and high LTV lending is becoming much more accessible.

13 Dec 2013

UK rents drop towards end of the the year

Mortgages

UK rents drop towards end of the the year

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.

13 Dec 2013

SBVS launches online private surveys solution for advisers

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SBVS launches online private surveys solution for advisers

Sesame Bankhall Valuation Services has launched a new online system enabling advisers to instruct private surveys more easily.

13 Dec 2013

Bridging lending to rise a third in 2014 - and rates are set to drop

Bridging lending to rise a third in 2014 - and rates are set to drop

Gross bridging lending in the UK is expected to surpass £2.7 billion over the course of 2014, according to a survey of over 250 financial intermediaries.

13 Dec 2013

 

House prices rise at fastest rate for three years

Mortgages

House prices rise at fastest rate for three years

House prices are £11,219 higher than a year ago, meaning they have risen at the fastest rate for three years, according to the latest House Price Index from LSL/Acadametrics.

13 Dec 2013

Property valuations up a third in a year

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Property valuations up a third in a year

Valuations activity has grown by one third over the last year, according to chartered surveyors Connells Survey & Valuation.

13 Dec 2013

MBE London 2012: Mortgage Market Review - the view from the FSA

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MBE London 2012: Mortgage Market Review - the view from the FSA

'Mortgage Market Review - the view from the FSA': an exclusive video of the FSA seminar at MBE London 2012.

12 Dec 2013

MBE London 2012 - Mark Baker - The Economic View

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MBE London 2012 - Mark Baker - The Economic View

Mark Baker, director at TeamSpirit, gave a seminar at MBE London 2012: The Economic View.

12 Dec 2013

MBE London 2012 - David Gilman, Blacks Solicitors

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MBE London 2012 - David Gilman, Blacks Solicitors

Financial Reporter chatted to David Gilman, Blacks Solicitors, at MBE London 2012.

12 Dec 2013

MBE London 2012 - Matt Tristam, Loans Warehouse

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MBE London 2012 - Matt Tristam, Loans Warehouse

At MBE London 2012, we spoke to Matt Tristam, Loans Warehouse.

12 Dec 2013

MBE London 2012 - Ralph Evans, Halifax

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MBE London 2012 - Ralph Evans, Halifax

Financial Reporter caught up with Ralph Evans, Halifax, at MBE London 2012.

12 Dec 2013

MBE London 2012 - Mark Lofthouse, Mortgage Brain

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MBE London 2012 - Mark Lofthouse, Mortgage Brain

Financial Reporter interview Mark Lofthouse, Mortgage Brain, at MBE London 2012.

12 Dec 2013

MBE London 2012 - Peter Brodnicki, Mortgage Advice Bureau

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MBE London 2012 - Peter Brodnicki, Mortgage Advice Bureau

At MBE London 2012, Financial Reporter caught up with Peter Brodnicki of the Mortgage Advice Bureau.

12 Dec 2013

MBE Manchester 2012 - Lynda Blackwell, Mortgage Market Review Seminar

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MBE Manchester 2012 - Lynda Blackwell, Mortgage Market Review Seminar

At MBE Manchester 2012, the FCA's Lynda Blackwell gave a seminar on the upcoming Mortgage Market Review.

12 Dec 2013

MBE Manchester 2012 - Richard Tugwell, Virgin Money

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MBE Manchester 2012 - Richard Tugwell, Virgin Money

At MBE Manchester 2012, we chatted to Richard Tugwell of Virgin Money.

12 Dec 2013

MBE Manchester 2012 - Gary Clark, Montello

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MBE Manchester 2012 - Gary Clark, Montello

At MBE Manchester 2012, Financial Reporter caught up with Gary Clark of Montello.

12 Dec 2013

MBE Manchester 2012 - Rob Barnard, Aldermore

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MBE Manchester 2012 - Rob Barnard, Aldermore

At MBE Manchester 2012, Financial Reporter had a chat with Rob Barnard of Aldermore Bank.

12 Dec 2013

MBE Manchester 2012 - Mark Hutchings, Berkeley Alexander

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MBE Manchester 2012 - Mark Hutchings, Berkeley Alexander

Financial Reporter TV caught up with Mark Hutchings of Berkeley Alexander at MBE Manchester 2012.

12 Dec 2013

Scottish Widows launches specialist auto enrolment team

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Scottish Widows launches specialist auto enrolment team

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.

12 Dec 2013

Y3S added to Precise second charge panel

Y3S added to Precise second charge panel

Cardiff-based secured loans packager Y3S is the latest to be listed on Precise’s panel of master brokers.

12 Dec 2013

Help to Buy prompts third of renters to buy in 2014

Mortgages

Help to Buy prompts third of renters to buy in 2014

One third (32%) of renters in the UK are planning to buy their first home in 2014, a 6% increase compared with 2012, according to Rightmove.

12 Dec 2013

BTL lending up 11% in October: CML

Mortgages

BTL lending up 11% in October: CML

According to data released by the Council of Mortgage Lenders this morning, buy-to-let lending increased during October this year, with both a greater volume and value of loans advanced.

12 Dec 2013

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