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Largest ever August house price drop

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Largest ever August house price drop

The Olympics distraction did not deter new sellers from coming to market during August, with numbers marginally up on the same period a year ago, although asking prices have been a

20 Aug 2012

Gross mortgage lending up 8%

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Gross mortgage lending up 8%

The Council of Mortgage Lenders estimates that gross mortgage lending in July increased to £12.7 billion.

20 Aug 2012

TBMC launch exclusive 80% LTV

Mortgages

TBMC launch exclusive 80% LTV

TBMC, the buy-to-let and commercial mortgage specialist, has just launched a new exclusive buy-to-let mortgage with Leeds Building Society which is available up to 80% LTV.

20 Aug 2012

Brightstar launch 0.75% bridging deal

Brightstar launch 0.75% bridging deal

Brightstar Financial, the national intermediary hub for specialist lending, today launches the UK’s most competitive bridging facility for its introducers, funded by Saffron Buildi

20 Aug 2012

Average rents hit record high of £725

Average rents hit record high of £725

Rents rose to a new record high in July as rents rose for the fourth month in a row, according to the latest Buy-to-Let Index from LSL Property Services.

17 Aug 2012

Consumers escape payday spiral

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Consumers escape payday spiral

Amigo Loans, a loans company offering a new alternative to payday loans, reveals it has seen a 21% rise in applications for help with debt consolidation, from 7million to over 8.5m

17 Aug 2012

Laura McMullen, Head of Business at Funding Circle

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Laura McMullen, Head of Business at Funding Circle

myintroducer had a chat with Laura McMullen, Head of Business at online marketplace lender, Funding Circle.

17 Aug 2012

Scottish Life to launch five new portfolios and planning tool

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Scottish Life to launch five new portfolios and planning tool

Scottish Life, the pensions specialist arm of the Royal London Group, is extending its core investment proposition, the Governed Range.

17 Aug 2012

Virgin Money cut BTL and residential rates

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Virgin Money cut BTL and residential rates

Virgin Money is reducing interest rates across a number of its residential and Buy to Let mortgage products. The updated range will be available from Thursday 16 August 2012.

16 Aug 2012

Reluctance to downsize creates demand for equity release

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Reluctance to downsize creates demand for equity release

High financial and emotional costs of selling the family home to downsize are set to encourage increasing numbers of retirees to look towards alternative options such as equity rel

16 Aug 2012

 

24% decrease in new home starts

24% decrease in new home starts

According to figures released today by the government, there has been a 24% decrease in the number of new homes being built in the last twelve months.

16 Aug 2012

NS&I improve fixed rate range

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NS&I improve fixed rate range

NS&I today announced the latest stage in its programme to simplify and modernise its savings range.

15 Aug 2012

Barclays reduces mortgage rates

Mortgages

Barclays reduces mortgage rates

Barclays is tomorrow lowering some of its popular mortgage rates by up to 0.30 percentage points and introducing a five year fixed rate at 4.89 per cent for those with a smaller de

15 Aug 2012

Govt to help boost housing market

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Govt to help boost housing market

Expert brokers will spearhead a fresh drive to get stalled housing deals up and running and builders back on moth-balled sites, announced Communities Secretary Eric Pickles recentl

14 Aug 2012

TBMC launch 4.49% BTL with Skipton Building Society

TBMC launch 4.49% BTL with Skipton Building Society

TBMC, the buy-to-let and commercial mortgage specialist, is now offering a new 2 year fixed rate buy-to-let exclusive mortgage with Skipton Intermediaries.

14 Aug 2012

Less than a third manage SIPPs properly

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Less than a third manage SIPPs properly

Significant numbers of investors are failing to maximise the investment potential of their SIPPs because they do not have the time or expertise to self-manage properly, warns Inves

14 Aug 2012

The Cambridge forced to increase costs of SVR

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The Cambridge forced to increase costs of SVR

The Cambridge Building Society has announced today that its Standard Variable Rate will increase on both residential and Buy to Let mortgages.

14 Aug 2012

Rents reach new record high in London

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Rents reach new record high in London

The average cost of renting a home in London has risen once again to reach levels never seen before, according to new research.

14 Aug 2012

V Loans launch Masthaven's new range

V Loans launch Masthaven's new range

V Loans, the national secured loans packager, has launched the first product range of new second charge lender, Masthaven Secured Loans Ltd, through its introducer network.

13 Aug 2012

Prime London rents slip but letting volumes improve

Prime London rents slip but letting volumes improve

Rents fell by 0.8% in prime central London in July, taking the annual decline to a modest -1.1%, say Knight Frank.

13 Aug 2012

London a step closer...

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13 Aug 2012

Leeds launch shared ownership mortgage at 5.99%

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Leeds launch shared ownership mortgage at 5.99%

Leeds Building Society has launched a new shared ownership mortgage product, to help first time buyers onto the housing ladder, at a competitive rate of 5.99% for 3 years.

13 Aug 2012

Skipton reducing rates by up to 0.20%

Mortgages

Skipton reducing rates by up to 0.20%

Skipton Building Society is today announcing positive changes to some of its two, three and five-year fixed rate mortgages.

13 Aug 2012

Rental yields grow for BTL landlords

Rental yields grow for BTL landlords

New research from BM Solutions shows that Buy to Let investors have seen average gross rental yields edge up to 6.2% in June 2012, compared to 6.0% 12 months earlier.

10 Aug 2012

Post Office improves mortgage range

Mortgages

Post Office improves mortgage range

The Post Office is cutting mortgage rates by up to 0.40% on many of its fixed rate mortgages products, while also reducing or removing arrangement fees on selected products.

10 Aug 2012

Funding Circle lending over £1m a week to SMEs

Funding Circle lending over £1m a week to SMEs

Funding Circle, the online lending platform which matches private investors with businesses looking for funding, has announced a new milestone with gross lending.

10 Aug 2012

Rents up by 4% in the last year

Rents up by 4% in the last year

The cost of renting a home has risen by over four percent in the last year as many would-be buyers continue to find themselves locked out of the sales market, says the latest RICS

10 Aug 2012

Colonial complete Masthaven’s first secured loan

Colonial complete Masthaven’s first secured loan

Colonial Secured Loans are delighted to have completed Masthaven's first secured second charge term loan.

10 Aug 2012

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