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Renewed growth in commercial activity, say Savills

Renewed growth in commercial activity, say Savills

Savills' Total Commercial Development Activity Index was released today showing an increase in commercial property activity in September.

10 Oct 2012

BTL yields rise in Q3 as property prices fall

BTL yields rise in Q3 as property prices fall

Gross yields on complex buy to let property in Q3 rose on all property types apart from semi-commercial, according to the latest Mortgages for Business Complex Buy to Let Index.

10 Oct 2012

Spicerhaart rolls out Just Mortgages brand

Mortgages

Spicerhaart rolls out Just Mortgages brand

Spicerhaart is giving its High Street independent mortgage brokerage service a new name and a new identity, with their Just Mortgages brand set to roll out at the end of this month

10 Oct 2012

Openwork launches mortgage adviser support programme

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Openwork launches mortgage adviser support programme

Openwork is embarking on a series of initiatives to support mortgage advisers as they seek to adapt to tighter credit conditions, regulatory intervention and greater lender scrutin

10 Oct 2012

ING Direct cut rates on 7 products

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ING Direct cut rates on 7 products

ING Direct have announced today that they are cutting their mortgage rates by up to 0.75.

10 Oct 2012

Precise launch prime range from 2.89%

Mortgages

Precise launch prime range from 2.89%

Intermediary-only lender Precise has today annouced their foray into the prime market with the launch of a range of prime products - fixed for two years, starting at 2.89% and with

09 Oct 2012

Omni Capital and Arc & Co celebrate bridging successes

Omni Capital and Arc & Co celebrate bridging successes

Omni Capital and Arc & Co are celebrating following the successful completion of back-to-back second-charge bridging loans with a combined value of more than £4million.

09 Oct 2012

Annuity rates in freefall since June

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Annuity rates in freefall since June

MGM Advantage have released their Annuity Index revealing a 7% and 5% drop in conventional and enhanced annuities respectively - in just three months.

09 Oct 2012

Tesco Bank extends mortgage range

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Tesco Bank extends mortgage range

Tesco Bank have today revealed changes to their mortgage range, including new products starting at 2.64%, and reducing rates across existing products.

09 Oct 2012

Broker service more important to intermediaries than commission

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Broker service more important to intermediaries than commission

Around half of all intermediaries believe that a high level of service is more important than the commission they earn when dealing with a master broker.

09 Oct 2012

 

NIESR say GDP has grown - but will slow 'significantly'

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NIESR say GDP has grown - but will slow 'significantly'

In agreement with figures released by the IMF today, NIESR have released data that shows that while GDP has shown growth in the three months to August, it will slow down considerab

09 Oct 2012

Three new products from Mansfield BS for Sesame members

Mortgages

Three new products from Mansfield BS for Sesame members

Appointed representatives of Sesame network today have access to three new exclusive mortgage products from The Mansfield Building Society.

09 Oct 2012

Sesame launches exclusive mortgage products via Virgin Money

Mortgages

Sesame launches exclusive mortgage products via Virgin Money

Appointed representatives of Sesame network have access to two new fixed rate exclusive mortgage products from Virgin Money (through Northern Rock).

09 Oct 2012

Valuations bounce back in September

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Valuations bounce back in September

The valuations market bounced back in September, following a weaker performance in August and July, according to the latest Housing Market Activity Report by Connells Survey & Valu

08 Oct 2012

Equity Release Council appoint high-profile members

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Equity Release Council appoint high-profile members

The Equity Release Council has appointed several senior politicians to its newly formed Advisory Board.

08 Oct 2012

End of interest-only good news for brokers

End of interest-only good news for brokers

The clock is running down for clients on interest only mortgages but this offers a great opportunity for intermediaries, according to V Loans, the secured loans packager.

08 Oct 2012

Paradigm call for more personalised underwriting

Mortgages

Paradigm call for more personalised underwriting

Paradigm Mortgage Services is today calling on the mortgage lending community to adopt a more individual and personal approach to underwriting in light of recent discussions with i

08 Oct 2012

Wider choice of mortgages - but fees still high

Mortgages

Wider choice of mortgages - but fees still high

The number of mortgages available for borrowers has started to increase since April when BoE's Funding for Lending scheme was announced, with fixed rate mortgages also falling, acc

08 Oct 2012

Platform slash rates down to 2.79%

Mortgages

Platform slash rates down to 2.79%

Platform has reduced rates on a number of residential mortgage products, including competitively priced two year and five year fixed rate deals across a broad range of LTVs, with r

08 Oct 2012

The Mortgage Works reduce BTL rates by up to 1.00%

Mortgages

The Mortgage Works reduce BTL rates by up to 1.00%

As of today, the Mortgage Works announce exciting improvements to their buy to let range.

08 Oct 2012

Yorkshire BS help out borrowers with smaller deposits

Mortgages

Yorkshire BS help out borrowers with smaller deposits

As part of its ongoing aim to help a variety of borrowers, including those with smaller deposits, Yorkshire Building Society has reduced selected rates at 75% and 90% LTV by up to

08 Oct 2012

Over-priced property puts 6 in 10 off viewing

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Over-priced property puts 6 in 10 off viewing

Sellers are being warned not to risk over-pricing during the autumn market, following stark new research from Rightmove.

05 Oct 2012

Positive Lending complete £7.5m bridging deal

Positive Lending complete £7.5m bridging deal

Bournemouth based specialist packager, Positive Lending, has completed a multi million pound bridging loan with United Trust Bank.

05 Oct 2012

Moneyfacts launch equity release advice service with Just Retirement

Retirement

Moneyfacts launch equity release advice service with Just Retirement

Moneyfacts.co.uk has partnered with Just Retirement Solutions to launch a new equity release advice service.

05 Oct 2012

FLS fails to boost higher LTV products

Mortgages

FLS fails to boost higher LTV products

Two months in and against a backdrop of industry comment on the success, or not, of the Governments Funding for Lending Scheme, it is time to review the evidence.

05 Oct 2012

End of interest-only for Nationwide

Mortgages

End of interest-only for Nationwide

Nationwide have announced they will no longer offer interest-only mortgages, in a move that some say will trigger other lenders to do the same.

05 Oct 2012

Increase in defaulted mortgage debt being repaid

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Increase in defaulted mortgage debt being repaid

Ascent is reporting an increase in the amount of defaulted mortgage debt being paid back to lenders - but has warned that repayment levels could be showing signs of flattening out.

05 Oct 2012

Halifax say housing market is 'subdued but stable'

Mortgages

Halifax say housing market is 'subdued but stable'

A quiet summer for house prices, as in the three months to September they were 0.5% lower than in the preceding three months, compared with a 0.3% decline in August.

04 Oct 2012

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