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Dragonfly completes £3m loan in just five days

Dragonfly completes £3m loan in just five days

London-based short- and medium-term lender, Dragonfly Property Finance, has taken a £3m bridging loan to an offshore structure from application to completion in just five days.

03 Jan 2013

Shawbrook brings January cheer with increased commission

Shawbrook brings January cheer with increased commission

Shawbrook Bank is bringing some cheer to January with a raft of permanent changes to its commercial lending product range, including increased commission rates on its short and medium term products.

03 Jan 2013

Land Registry data shows house prices up 0.3% since October

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Land Registry data shows house prices up 0.3% since October

The November data from Land Registry's flagship House Price Index shows an annual price increase of 0.9%.

02 Jan 2013

Nationwide extends Save to Buy 95% offer

Mortgages

Nationwide extends Save to Buy 95% offer

Back in 2011, Nationwide launched Save to Buy, an account for first-time buyers to save every six months toward a deposit. Under this scheme buyers are able to secure a 95% LTV mortgage.

02 Jan 2013

Weak mortgage lending will increase alternative finance

Weak mortgage lending will increase alternative finance

Growth in the mainstream mortgage market in 2013 will be eclipsed by growth in lending from alternative sources of finance, according to a poll of financial intermediaries.

02 Jan 2013

HSBC starts 2013 by going fee-free on 90% mortgages

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HSBC starts 2013 by going fee-free on 90% mortgages

HSBC is marking the start of 2013 with new competitive mortgage rates for customers with a 10% deposit.

02 Jan 2013

N&P launches its lowest ever five year fix at 3.19%

Mortgages

N&P launches its lowest ever five year fix at 3.19%

Homeowners and purchasers who have spent the Christmas break reviewing their finances may be interested in competitive new fixed rate mortgage deals from Norwich & Peterborough Building Society.

02 Jan 2013

Leeds unveils rate cuts on buy-to-let range

Mortgages

Leeds unveils rate cuts on buy-to-let range

Leeds Building Society's fixed rate buy to let range now offers excellent deals at 3.55% for 2 years and 3.79% for 3 years, both available up to 75% LTV.

02 Jan 2013

Nemo launches lowest ever secured loan rate

Nemo launches lowest ever secured loan rate

Secured loan lender, Nemo Personal Finance has kick started 2013 with the introduction of the lowest secured loan product rate available in the UK by slashing its rates to 5.59%.

02 Jan 2013

2012 has been 'the year of personal asset lending', says borro

2012 has been 'the year of personal asset lending', says borro

The year of 2012 has seen many of the UK's wealthy ditch the banks, and turn to their assets for finance - unlocking the value of personal assets ranging from fine wine and prestige cars to fine art and antiques.

28 Dec 2012

 

Remortgage activity drops 23.4% in November

Mortgages

Remortgage activity drops 23.4% in November

Monthly gross remortgage lending fell by £949m in November to £3.1bn, according to LMS’ November Remortgage Report. This is down 23.4% on the £4.1bn reported by the CML for October.

28 Dec 2012

Building societies dominate mortgage best buys

Mortgages

Building societies dominate mortgage best buys

Building societies are dominating the mortgage best buy tables, offering 57.5% of the most competitive deals despite taking around 21% market share of gross mortgage lending, analysis by shared equity mortgage provider Castle Trust shows.

27 Dec 2012

Mortgage lending in November tops monthly averages

Mortgages

Mortgage lending in November tops monthly averages

Gross mortgage lending of £7.7bn in November was above the recent monthly average, says data released by the British Bankers' Association.

27 Dec 2012

Prices to fall in 2013, says Hometrack

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Prices to fall in 2013, says Hometrack

According to the Hometrack house price survey, released today, house prices are set to fall slightly in 2013.

24 Dec 2012

First time buyers will still face the biggest challenges of 2013

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First time buyers will still face the biggest challenges of 2013

The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) today revealed its predictions for the UK property market over the next 12 months.

21 Dec 2012

Welcome to Shawbrook's blog...

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Welcome to Shawbrook's blog...

Karen Bennett (Head of Sales, Commercial Mortgages, Shawbrook Bank) brings you the first blog from Shawbrook Bank.

21 Dec 2012

first direct kickstart the New Year with high-LTV range

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first direct kickstart the New Year with high-LTV range

On Friday 21 December 2012 first direct will launch a new range of low deposit fee free ‘Homebuyer’ mortgages to help first time buyers and home movers this January.

21 Dec 2012

Chelsea ends year with rate cuts of up to 0.20%

Mortgages

Chelsea ends year with rate cuts of up to 0.20%

Chelsea Building Society is ending the year as competitively as it started by cutting more of its mortgage rates today.

21 Dec 2012

Relief for tenants as rents finally fall

Relief for tenants as rents finally fall

Tenants in November saw the first monthly fall in rents since March, according to the latest Buy-to-Let Index from LSL Property Services.

21 Dec 2012

MBE London 2012: Tomer Aboody, MT Finance

MBE London 2012: Tomer Aboody, MT Finance

Our next interviewee from MBE London 2012 was Tomer Aboody, Director of MT Finance.

20 Dec 2012

Borro see 64% increase in bridging loans

Borro see 64% increase in bridging loans

As the nation continues to seek alternative sources of finance, borro - the UK’s leading personal asset lender - has seen a 64% rise in loans to clients for bridging purposes in 2012.

20 Dec 2012

Annuity quotes rise as men rush to beat G-Day changes

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Annuity quotes rise as men rush to beat G-Day changes

Despite annuity rates standing at an all time low, the number of consumers requesting quotations - and by inference purchasing a regular retirement income - has risen steadily since August 2012 according to Avelo.

20 Dec 2012

US property values to strengthen in 2013

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US property values to strengthen in 2013

There’s more good news for clients who are thinking of investing in property across the pond.

20 Dec 2012

CML forecasts an extra £12bn of gross lending in 2013

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CML forecasts an extra £12bn of gross lending in 2013

The CML today estimates that gross lending in November was around £12.9bn, and publishes its market forecasts for 2013-14, alongside a self-evaluation of the mortgage market based on interviews with the UK's mortgage lenders.

20 Dec 2012

Brightstar get £5m new bridging funding from Precise

Brightstar get £5m new bridging funding from Precise

An early Christmas and New Year boost for brokers comes in the form of an extra £5 million tranche of bridging funding courtesy of Precise Mortgages and distributor Brightstar Financial.

20 Dec 2012

Advisers are encouraging clients to supplement pensions

Retirement

Advisers are encouraging clients to supplement pensions

According to a new study by Albion Ventures, an overwhelming majority (83%) of advisers are encouraging their clients to supplement their pension with other retirement saving strategies.

19 Dec 2012

Astl figures reveal upward trend in bridging

Astl figures reveal upward trend in bridging

Astl, the trade body for short term lenders, has revealed the first set of figures on the industry. The figures are collated from its members on a quarterly basis.

19 Dec 2012

Peer-to-peer lending is the best response to the banking crash

Duncan Kreeger - West One Loans

Peer-to-peer lending is the best response to the banking crash

High street banks have failed the economy, and they’ve taken their time to admit it.

19 Dec 2012

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