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Residential valuations fell 10% in July, say Connells

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Residential valuations fell 10% in July, say Connells

The valuations market saw a seasonal dip in August although activity continued to climb annually according to the latest Housing Market Activity Report by Connells Survey & Valuati

11 Sep 2012

Owning beats renting in 9 out of 10 towns

Mortgages

Owning beats renting in 9 out of 10 towns

New research from property website Zoopla shows that in 44 of the largest 50 towns in Britain, the cost of servicing an interest-only mortgage is lower than the cost of renting.

11 Sep 2012

FSA: Mortgage lending flat in Q2

Mortgages

FSA: Mortgage lending flat in Q2

The Financial Services Authority today published its latest Mortgage Lending Data showing mortgage lending to be fairly flat in Q2, with only a 1% increase from Q1.

11 Sep 2012

10m workers in the dark over pension changes

Retirement

10m workers in the dark over pension changes

Auto-enrolment begins in just three weeks' time, but the Scottish Widows Workplace Pensions Report 2012 reveals that 52 per cent of workers are completely unaware of the impending

10 Sep 2012

Santander cuts rates by up to 0.35%

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Santander cuts rates by up to 0.35%

Santander have launched new products or reduce the rates on over 30 mortgage products in its range by up to 0.35%.

10 Sep 2012

Best of bridging could be yet to come

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Best of bridging could be yet to come

There’s been a lot of talk about bridging finance reaching its saturation point after it hit the £1 billion mark recently and I can see why people may think this to be the case.

10 Sep 2012

LV= cuts lifetime rates

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LV= cuts lifetime rates

Equity release specialist LV= has cut the rates on its lifetime and flexible lifetime mortgages and will no longer charge a higher rate of interest for loans over £600,000.

10 Sep 2012

Promise offer 100% borrowing on property purchase

Promise offer 100% borrowing on property purchase

Promise Solutions has launched an innovative loan which enables its introducers to arrange 100% borrowing on residential property purchases.

10 Sep 2012

Flats and semi-detached are landlord must-haves

Flats and semi-detached are landlord must-haves

Research by specialist buy-to-let lender Paragon Mortgages has revealed that adding flats and semi-detached houses to rental property portfolios, has increased in popularity amongs

10 Sep 2012

SRA help to clamp down on mortgage fraud

Mortgages

SRA help to clamp down on mortgage fraud

SRA to help firms embed mortgage fraud risk systems The SRA has set out how it intends to engage with firms undertaking conveyancing work in order to reduce the risk of mortgage fr

10 Sep 2012

 

NewBuy needs to raise awareness - reflection on the first six months

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NewBuy needs to raise awareness - reflection on the first six months

Rightmove have conducted research into the NewBuy scheme, six months after its introduction, and the levels of awareness amongst buyers about the scheme.

10 Sep 2012

Skipton launch higher fee, lower rate mortgages for top-value property

Mortgages

Skipton launch higher fee, lower rate mortgages for top-value property

Skipton Building Society is today launching an innovative new suite of two-year fixed rate mortgages aimed specifically at people with higher value properties.

07 Sep 2012

New surveying standards board launched

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New surveying standards board launched

A new standards board, which will regulate the Home Condition Survey and develop associated products, is being launched today.

07 Sep 2012

Gateway Surveyors join Equity Release Council

Retirement

Gateway Surveyors join Equity Release Council

Gateway Surveyors is pleased to announce that it has become a member of the recently launched Equity Release Council.

07 Sep 2012

NewBuy reaches 1300 reservations

Mortgages

NewBuy reaches 1300 reservations

NewBuy, the scheme that enables home buyers to purchase a brand new home with as little as 5% deposit has broken through the 1300 reservations mark - and six months on from launch

07 Sep 2012

Central Trust make major criteria improvements

Central Trust make major criteria improvements

Central Trust Limited is pleased to announce a host of major criteria improvements to all of its Secured Loan Product Plans, available through all approved agency Introducers.

06 Sep 2012

House prices decline by 0.4% in August

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House prices decline by 0.4% in August

New figures from the Halifax House Price Index show that house prices dropped for the second month in a row in August 2012.

06 Sep 2012

63% of brokers have seen demand for development finance

63% of brokers have seen demand for development finance

63% of brokers operating in the sector have seen demand for development finance increase since the start of 2012.

06 Sep 2012

Surprises

Surprises

It’s been a surprising few weeks.

06 Sep 2012

CML share concerns about bridging

CML share concerns about bridging

The Council of Mortgage Lenders has issued an article explaining its stance on bridging and whether an unregulated bridging market is 'a level playing field'.

05 Sep 2012

Leeds Building Society & Leeds Council launch FTB boost

Mortgages

Leeds Building Society & Leeds Council launch FTB boost

Leeds City Council has teamed up with Leeds Building Society to help more first-time-buyers in the city onto the housing ladder.

05 Sep 2012

A day at the races...

A day at the races...

myintroducer's James recently went along to a hospitality day held by Evolution Money at York Races.

05 Sep 2012

Mortgage fees rocket by 70%

Mortgages

Mortgage fees rocket by 70%

Research from Moneyfacts reveals that average mortgage fees have reached a new high.

05 Sep 2012

Scottish Government double funding for FTBs

Mortgages

Scottish Government double funding for FTBs

First-time buyers are being helped on to the housing ladder thanks to a cash boost of over £10m to the Open Market Shared Equity Scheme.

05 Sep 2012

Second charge loans are 'better and more sustainable', say Complete FS

Second charge loans are 'better and more sustainable', say Complete FS

"Advisers are in danger of missing a huge opportunity," says Tony Salentino of Complete FS, the South Coast based national mortgage and loan packager.

04 Sep 2012

Keystone Buy to Let reduces rates

Mortgages

Keystone Buy to Let reduces rates

Keystone Buy to Let Mortgages has announced a reduction of 0.30% to all its three year discounted rates, now starting from 4.98%.

04 Sep 2012

Governments should use influence over bank mortgage lending

Mortgages

Governments should use influence over bank mortgage lending

Government influence over bank mortgage lending was the subject of the latest myintroducer.com poll.

04 Sep 2012

Tesco slash rates by up to 0.5%

Mortgages

Tesco slash rates by up to 0.5%

From Tuesday 4 September, Tesco Bank is reducing rates across its range of mortgage products.

04 Sep 2012

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