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Britain's broken housing market is not being fixed

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Britain's broken housing market is not being fixed

Joint report by National Housing Federation, Shelter and Chartered Institute of Housing says Government failing to tackle housing crisis.

17 May 2012

solid start to 2012 for investors

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solid start to 2012 for investors

As Aviva announces Q1 results, Sheridan Admans, investment research manager at The Share Centre, explains what this means for investors.

17 May 2012

Tthere is little appetite for banks to lend

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Tthere is little appetite for banks to lend

Nigel Stockton, Financial Services Director at Countrywide, comments on rising mortgage costs following warnings from Sir Mervyn King that UK borrowers could face higher interest r

17 May 2012

V Loans offers 'Royal' reward scheme

V Loans offers 'Royal' reward scheme

V Loans is offering a regal reward scheme to introducers who recommend other intermediaries to the V Loans service.

16 May 2012

Average 90% LTV rates tumble

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Average 90% LTV rates tumble

The average rate of a 90% loan-to-value mortgage has fallen steadily over the past five years to just 5.44% according to Moneyfacts.co.uk.

16 May 2012

Glut of FTBs pushes housing transactions up 15% in March

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Glut of FTBs pushes housing transactions up 15% in March

First time buyers rushed to beat the March stamp duty deadline whilst increased activity pushed average house prices up £792, reveals the latest Scotland House Price Index from LSL

16 May 2012

Stamp duty effect sees 74% increase in FTBs

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Stamp duty effect sees 74% increase in FTBs

As expected, the end of the stamp duty concession led to a surge in activity in the mortgage market in March, a 74% increase on Februrary, according to new data released today by t

16 May 2012

Clydesdale & Yorkshire launch fee free mortgage

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Clydesdale & Yorkshire launch fee free mortgage

Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks have launched a fee free mortgage offer for first time buyers.

16 May 2012

HSBC lends £3.1 billion to SMEs in the first three months of 2012

HSBC lends £3.1 billion to SMEs in the first three months of 2012

HSBC provided £3.1 billion of gross lending to UK SMEs in the first three months of 2012, an increase close to 7% on the same period in 2011.

16 May 2012

AllianzGI launches RiskMaster Fund Range

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AllianzGI launches RiskMaster Fund Range

Allianz Global Investors announces the UK launch of the Allianz RiskMaster funds - a range of risk-profiled, actively-managed, multi-asset solutions with RDR-ready share classes.

16 May 2012

 

75% of brokers say regulation is the main issue facing their business

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75% of brokers say regulation is the main issue facing their business

A broker survey carried out on behalf of the British Insurance Brokers’ Association has revealed that for three quarters of all brokers, regulation is the main issue facing their b

16 May 2012

The Housing Hub launched to promote wider access to home ownership

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The Housing Hub launched to promote wider access to home ownership

The Building Societies Association has today launched a new housing initiative today called The Housing Hub, to promote wider access to home ownership.

16 May 2012

Lowest income households reliant on borrowing a decade before the crisis

Lowest income households reliant on borrowing a decade before the crisis

Low to middle income households were reliant on borrowing to fund much of their spending for more than a decade before the financial crisis, according to a new report for the inde

15 May 2012

National Counties becomes first building society to enable customers to access their accounts through mobile app

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National Counties becomes first building society to enable customers to access their accounts through mobile app

National Counties Building Society becomes the first Building Society in the UK to enable customers to view their accounts and complete transactions using a mobile app.

15 May 2012

SHIP launches Fraud Working Group

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SHIP launches Fraud Working Group

SHIP, the trade body for equity release, has established a Fraud Working Group to consider the impact of fraud on equity release and to further protect consumers.

15 May 2012

IMA Chief Executive to step down at the end of 2012

Savings & Investments

IMA Chief Executive to step down at the end of 2012

IMA Chief Executive Richard Saunders has announced that he plans to step down from his role at the end of 2012.

15 May 2012

2m lent to adverse borrowers

2m lent to adverse borrowers

Last week Loans Warehouse completed the biggest secured loan in First European's history.

15 May 2012

UK consumers adopt self-build

UK consumers adopt self-build

1 in 10 new homes in the UK are self built and the market generates £3 billion annually for the UK economy, says the BSA.

15 May 2012

Study reveals tenant landlord communication in the East of England is worst in UK

Study reveals tenant landlord communication in the East of England is worst in UK

A study carried out by Total Landlord Insurance on a selection of landlords and tenants has revealed growing discrepancies between the two, highlighting the need for a far greater

14 May 2012

Insolvency Practitioners Association announces new president

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Insolvency Practitioners Association announces new president

Edward Bible is now the IPA President. He is both a solicitor and a licensed insolvency practitioner and is recognized as “Leader in Field, Restructuring/Insolvency” by Chambers UK

14 May 2012

Santander launches Newbuy mortgages

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Santander launches Newbuy mortgages

Today Santander will launch its range of NewBuy mortgages via intermediaries with established ties to Barratt Homes, Berkeley, Bovis Homes, or Persimmon.

14 May 2012

Consider the long-term rate

Consider the long-term rate

The number of credit cards offering a standard long-term APR has fallen by 35% over the past five years, according to new research from Sainsbury's Credit Cards.

14 May 2012

Twice the price to be beside the seaside

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Twice the price to be beside the seaside

The annual Halifax Seaside Town Review tracks house price movements in 136 seaside towns in England and Wales.

14 May 2012

Just how much will people pay for advice?

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Just how much will people pay for advice?

New research from commission rebate specialist InvestSmart shows that financial advisers’ fees could come as something as a shock to the unsuspecting public.

14 May 2012

Low annuity rates prompting retirees to take pensions out of UK

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Low annuity rates prompting retirees to take pensions out of UK

With annuity rates at an historic low, British expats are increasingly turning to Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pensions Schemes to provide them with a retirement income, say pers

14 May 2012

Enness Private Clients bolsters broking team

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Enness Private Clients bolsters broking team

Enness Private Clients has today continued its recruitment drive with the appointment of two brokers to help with a significant increase in loan enquiries.

14 May 2012

NACFB and Precise Mortgages join forces

NACFB and Precise Mortgages join forces

Precise Mortgages has entered into a partnership with the NACFB in a joint bid to promote higher standards in the residential bridging finance market.

14 May 2012

Avelo acquires TrigoldCrystal

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Avelo acquires TrigoldCrystal

Avelo has acquired TrigoldCrystal, provider of technology solutions to mortgage distributors.

14 May 2012

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