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Pensions gender gap 'narrowing'

Retirement

Pensions gender gap 'narrowing'

Good news for women - Prudential's Class of 2012 research shows the Pension Gender Gap is shrinking, report Prudential.

08 Jun 2012

The London market report: Spring 2012

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The London market report: Spring 2012

Lonres.com release their quarterly review of the Central London residential market.

08 Jun 2012

recognise the benefits of secured loans

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recognise the benefits of secured loans

With the turnover of owner occupied housing stock expected to remain relatively consistent over the next couple of years and house prices still too high for most new homebuyers..

07 Jun 2012

Home loans: better advice for borrowers, more stable markets for lenders

Mortgages

Home loans: better advice for borrowers, more stable markets for lenders

Proposed new rules to ensure that house buyers are properly informed before taking on a mortgage were approved by the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee on Thursday.

07 Jun 2012

House prices up 0.5% in May, say Halifax

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House prices up 0.5% in May, say Halifax

UK house price growth on an underlying basis increased for second successive month in May, according to the latest Halifax House Price Index.

07 Jun 2012

Average Residential Rents Fall By 4% In May

Average Residential Rents Fall By 4% In May

Average residential rents fell by 4.3% around the UK last month, according to new figures from haart.

07 Jun 2012

Capital Platform launch new proposition for intermediaries

Savings & Investments

Capital Platform launch new proposition for intermediaries

Capital Platform, the alternative investment platform, has launched a new proposition focused on making research, compliance and investment into alternative products as easy and

07 Jun 2012

Tax free returns for savers from Santander

Savings & Investments

Tax free returns for savers from Santander

Santander today announces it is extending its range of cash ISAs to help savers make the most of their tax free savings.

06 Jun 2012

Unfamiliarity stops advisers recommending investment linked annuities

Retirement

Unfamiliarity stops advisers recommending investment linked annuities

Research carried out by LV= reveals that over a quarter of advisers do not include investment linked annuities in their retirement planning discussions with clients.

06 Jun 2012

Clydesdale & Yorkshire launch fee free mortgage

Mortgages

Clydesdale & Yorkshire launch fee free mortgage

Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks will announce a boost for homeowners with the launch of a fee free mortgage offer beginning Monday 11 June 2012.

06 Jun 2012

 

Home improvement agencies to trial equity release advice service

Retirement

Home improvement agencies to trial equity release advice service

Just Retirement Ltd and Foundations have announced a pilot project aimed at helping vulnerable homeowners overcome financial problems to maintain their independence.

06 Jun 2012

Landmark RICS policy to change the face of residential sector

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Landmark RICS policy to change the face of residential sector

RICS has launched its landmark residential policy that will help change the face of the sector and prompt government to ease the ongoing pressure caused by the housing crisis.

01 Jun 2012

Increasing amount of sales stock coming on to the open market

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Increasing amount of sales stock coming on to the open market

W A Ellis comment on the Prime Central London property market.

01 Jun 2012

Gary Little, Head of Key Accounts, Assurant Intermediary

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Gary Little, Head of Key Accounts, Assurant Intermediary

myintroducer.com catches up with Gary Little, Head of Key Accounts at Assurant Intermediary- specialists in delivering general insurance products to the intermediary market.

01 Jun 2012

BTL mortgages reach 18 month high

Mortgages

BTL mortgages reach 18 month high

The number of people applying for Buy to Let mortgages has reached an 18 month high, according to haart.

01 Jun 2012

5.9% personal loan rate marks a 5yr low

5.9% personal loan rate marks a 5yr low

Sainsbury's Bank Personal Loan moves to 5.9 per cent on loans over £7,500 taken over 1-3 years, report MoneySupermarket.com.

01 Jun 2012

Scottish housing market remains flat

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Scottish housing market remains flat

The quarterly price index for the average domestic property in Scotland fell by 2.7%, report Lloyds TSB Scotland.

31 May 2012

UK house prices edge up by 0.3%, say Nationwide

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UK house prices edge up by 0.3%, say Nationwide

UK house prices edge up by 0.3% in May and the price of a typical home is now £166,022, report Nationwide.

31 May 2012

MORE INTERMEDIARIES TURN TO PERSONAL ASSET LENDING AS A SOURCE OF LIQUIDITY FOR CLIENTS

MORE INTERMEDIARIES TURN TO PERSONAL ASSET LENDING AS A SOURCE OF LIQUIDITY FOR CLIENTS

borro, the personal asset lender, reveals that the value of new business generated by intermediaries has already increased by 29% in 2012.

31 May 2012

VIRGIN MONEY AMENDS INTEREST ONLY POLICY

Mortgages

VIRGIN MONEY AMENDS INTEREST ONLY POLICY

Virgin Money has amended its policy on interest only residential mortgage lending, and will now accept interest only cases up to 70% LTV, compared with 75% previously.

31 May 2012

NACFB Commercial Finance Expo supports Action Against Cancer charity

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NACFB Commercial Finance Expo supports Action Against Cancer charity

The NACFB is delighted to announce that it will be supporting the Action Against Cancer charity at their third Commercial Finance Expo to be held on the 27th June at the NEC in Bir

31 May 2012

FSA consults on lowering its projection rates

Savings & Investments

FSA consults on lowering its projection rates

The FSA is consulting on rules to ensure investors taking out a retail investment product such as a personal pension or a life policy receive a realistic indication of potential fu

31 May 2012

8 MILLION (16%) OF BRITS THINK THEY CAN CLAIM FOR HOME MAINTENANCE ON THEIR HOME INSURANCE POLICY

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8 MILLION (16%) OF BRITS THINK THEY CAN CLAIM FOR HOME MAINTENANCE ON THEIR HOME INSURANCE POLICY

More than one in ten Brits (16%) consider that home maintenance is covered under their home insurance policy, according to new research from Legal & General.

31 May 2012

1 in 3 tenants spend 50% of pay on rent

1 in 3 tenants spend 50% of pay on rent

Around one in three tenants is spending more than 50% of their take-home pay on rent according Rightmove’s latest Consumer Confidence Survey.

30 May 2012

The changing face of the Scottish housing market

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The changing face of the Scottish housing market

New research by Bank of Scotland has looked at the key developments in the Scottish housing market since the Queen's coronation.

30 May 2012

Family incomes rise and savings grow - but so do debts

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Family incomes rise and savings grow - but so do debts

Families in the UK have seen monthly incomes nudge ahead of inflation as the typical monthly household income hits £2,150, according to the latest Aviva Family Finances Report.

30 May 2012

Skandia launches Adviser Charging conversion process ready for RDR

Savings & Investments

Skandia launches Adviser Charging conversion process ready for RDR

From today, financial advisers can sign their customers up to Adviser Charging via the Skandia Investment Solutions platform.

30 May 2012

Mortgage lending and approvals increase in April

Mortgages

Mortgage lending and approvals increase in April

Gross mortgage lending by building societies and other mutual lenders rose 23% in April 2012 compared to the same month last year, according to statistics from BSA.

30 May 2012

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