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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

Mortgages

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

Mortgages

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

Mortgages

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'

Mortgages

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

Mortgages

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

Mortgages

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

Mortgages

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

Mortgages

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

Santander launches range of zero-fee products

Mortgages

Santander launches range of zero-fee products

Santander for Intermediaries is today launching a new range of zero booking fee remortgage products available exclusively through all Key Accounts.

13 Sep 2013

M&S Bank reduces monthly fee

Mortgages

M&S Bank reduces monthly fee

M&S Bank has today announced a reduction in the monthly fee of its Premium Current Accounts, ahead of the launch of the Current Account Switch Service on Monday 16th September.

13 Sep 2013

Two thirds of women have never taken out life cover

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Two thirds of women have never taken out life cover

As Friends Life continues its focus on gender this month, it is revealed that half of men surveyed have held life cover compared to a third of women surveyed.

13 Sep 2013

The Chelsea launches a best buy 90% fix

Mortgages

The Chelsea launches a best buy 90% fix

Borrowers need just a 10% deposit to benefit from Chelsea Building Society's new two year fixed rate mortgage - at a rate of 3.54%.

13 Sep 2013

N&P launches 1.99% fixed rate

Mortgages

N&P launches 1.99% fixed rate

A two year fixed rate mortgage with a best buy rate of 1.99% is being launched by Norwich & Peterborough Building Society today.

13 Sep 2013

Post Office cuts rates to as low as 1.63%

Mortgages

Post Office cuts rates to as low as 1.63%

Post Office continues to offer customers some of the most competitive deals on the market with its latest raft of new mortgage rates.

12 Sep 2013

Brokers don't want traditional post, survey finds

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Brokers don't want traditional post, survey finds

In a recent survey of more than 5,000 brokers conducted by Source Insurance less than 2% of brokers who responded wanted to receive communication from their GI product provider by traditional post.

12 Sep 2013

Positive and Precise have bumper month for bridging

Positive and Precise have bumper month for bridging

Bournemouth-based specialist packager Positive Lending has completed 12 bridging cases in August 2013 which represents the most completions in one calendar month from a single introducer.

12 Sep 2013

Paradigm takes mortgage round table to Bolton

Mortgages

Paradigm takes mortgage round table to Bolton

Paradigm Mortgage Services, the mortgage services proposition has today outlined details of its fifth mortgage round table event which will be held next month in Bolton.

12 Sep 2013

Mortgage lending growth boosted by first-time buyers and buy to let

Mortgages

Mortgage lending growth boosted by first-time buyers and buy to let

Gross UK mortgage lending rose 12% in July to £16.7 billion, up from £14.9 billion in June and 29% on last July, according to new data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

12 Sep 2013

Complete FS offers full refund on bridging survey free

Complete FS offers full refund on bridging survey free

Complete FS is now offering a full refund of valuation on Precise Mortgages’ innovative new bridge to let product and believes that the whole lending market needs to ensure that customers are receiving maximum value from every transaction.

12 Sep 2013

IFAs say SIPP providers 'urgently need to address quality of service'

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IFAs say SIPP providers 'urgently need to address quality of service'

SIPP providers urgently need to address their quality of service, according to new research by Liberty SIPP.

11 Sep 2013

90% of sales will be fully advised post-MMR, says white paper

Mortgages

90% of sales will be fully advised post-MMR, says white paper

With just over six months to go until the implementation of the Mortgage Market Review, Vizolution today publishes the first in a series of white papers looking at the potential impact of the MMR.

11 Sep 2013

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