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YouGov survey reveals massive gulf in opinion towards payday loans between customers and policymakers.

26 Apr 2012

Property hotspots for UK's FTBs revealed

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Property hotspots for UK's FTBs revealed

Milton Keynes, Dartford and Swindon were today identified as the UK’s property hot spots for Britons looking to get their foot on the housing ladder, report Experian.

26 Apr 2012

661% rise in property related loan applications

661% rise in property related loan applications

borro, the personal asset lender, has seen a 661% rise in property related loan applications from customers, with one in seven enquiries to the business now related to a property i

26 Apr 2012

Five year optimism for first time buyers

Mortgages

Five year optimism for first time buyers

An optimistic one in eight people say they are hoping to buy their first property in the next five years according to research from the Post Office.

25 Apr 2012

Half of older people will have to work for up to 11yrs after pension age

Retirement

Half of older people will have to work for up to 11yrs after pension age

New report shows that up to half of older people will have to work for years after their state pension age if they want to maintain their standard of living.

25 Apr 2012

Prime property asking prices up £86,785 since recession

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Prime property asking prices up £86,785 since recession

As the UK waits in anticipation ahead of official figures that reveal whether the economy has slipped back into recession, prime property owners can breathe a sigh of relief, repor

25 Apr 2012

Freedom backs OFT misleading trading names guidance

Freedom backs OFT misleading trading names guidance

Loan comparison site Freedom Finance throws its weight behind the OFT’s guidance on misleading trading names

25 Apr 2012

Confidence in housing market continues to rise

Mortgages

Confidence in housing market continues to rise

Britons are becoming increasingly confident in the outlook for the housing market, according to the latest Halifax Housing Market Confidence tracker.

25 Apr 2012

First completion for miLoan sourcing system

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First completion for miLoan sourcing system

A short-term loan generated through miLoanbroker.com completed yesterday through Cheval, report Y3S.

25 Apr 2012

Montello receives further funding for prime central London bridging deals

Montello receives further funding for prime central London bridging deals

London based financier Montello Bridging Finance, has announced that it has received additional funding from its financial backers, and increased investment into its Montello Incom

25 Apr 2012

 

Distributors get serious about bridging

Distributors get serious about bridging

Precise Mortgages has entered into a partnership with seven key mortgage distributors, further underlining its commitment to becoming a lender in the sector.

25 Apr 2012

V Loans has ‘Get out of Jail’ capital raising card

V Loans has ‘Get out of Jail’ capital raising card

Mortgage brokers and other professional advisers are already embracing secured loans, because of the growing number of clients labelled as mortgage prisoners, wishing to raise capi

25 Apr 2012

£1,710 wiped off the value of the average Welsh home

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£1,710 wiped off the value of the average Welsh home

The latest house price index from LSL Property Services plc and Acadametrics show house prices in Wales 0.6% lower than in February last year.

25 Apr 2012

NAEA: We’re all in this together

Mortgages

NAEA: We’re all in this together

Would-be first time buyers struggling to raise large deposits or secure finance could consider buying with family or friends as a potential solution to help spread the costs of buy

25 Apr 2012

89% of investors don’t know what trail commission is

Savings & Investments

89% of investors don’t know what trail commission is

New research from commission rebate specialist InvestSmart shows that nine out of ten investors don’t know what trail commission is and three quarters do not have a professional ad

25 Apr 2012

FSA confirms TLPIs shouldn't be promoted to UK investors

Savings & Investments

FSA confirms TLPIs shouldn't be promoted to UK investors

The Financial Services Authority has confirmed guidance that traded life policy investments are high risk products that should not be promoted to the vast majority of retail invest

25 Apr 2012

Prime Central London takes stamp duty rise in its stride

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Prime Central London takes stamp duty rise in its stride

The prime Central London market has so far seen little impact from the recent stamp duty increase to 7% for properties over £2 million, reports property consultants Cluttons.

25 Apr 2012

Kingsbridge & Carter launches with unique investment product

Savings & Investments

Kingsbridge & Carter launches with unique investment product

Kingsbridge & Carter has launched a new product allowing investors to generate returns from today’s volatile housing and rental markets.

25 Apr 2012

3 out of 4 families left unprotected and at risk of financial hardship

Protection

3 out of 4 families left unprotected and at risk of financial hardship

New research from Scottish Widows shows that nearly three quarters of people are putting their families' financial security at risk, by failing to protect their future through life

25 Apr 2012

Equifinance 75% LTV adverse panel to be extended

Equifinance 75% LTV adverse panel to be extended

More loan brokers can now access the specialist funding provided by Equifinance through Promise Solutions.

25 Apr 2012

Nearly two thirds of adults in the UK do not have life insurance

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Nearly two thirds of adults in the UK do not have life insurance

According to new research by Barclays, the main reasons for not taking out life insurance were the increasing pressures on household expenditure and needing to cut back, separating

25 Apr 2012

Offshore share sharks who duped British investors jailed

Savings & Investments

Offshore share sharks who duped British investors jailed

At Southwark Crown Court, two men and a woman have been jailed for a fraud where more that £4 million was taken from private investors through share-pushing operations based in Spa

24 Apr 2012

Complete FS Gets Olympic Numbers

Mortgages

Complete FS Gets Olympic Numbers

Complete FS, the south coast packager & specialist distributor, is expecting record breaking delegate numbers to it’s Complete Mortgage & Loans Expo event this Thursday 26th April.

24 Apr 2012

Creative Money add Masthaven to bridging panel

Creative Money add Masthaven to bridging panel

Creative Money is pleased to announce the addition of Masthaven to its Bridging panel.

24 Apr 2012

HML urges lenders to capitalise on savings opportunity

Savings & Investments

HML urges lenders to capitalise on savings opportunity

Financial outsourcer HML has called for deposit-taking institutions to capitalise on consumers’ appetite for low-risk savings products by launching attractive deals with minimal ba

24 Apr 2012

Fixed or variable rate mortgages – what’s on offer?

Mortgages

Fixed or variable rate mortgages – what’s on offer?

Few economists are expecting any change in the BoE base rate in the near future and current sentiment suggests that the base rate may remain at its historic low of 0.50% until 2014

24 Apr 2012

Borrower strikes gold thanks to £3m Fincorp loan

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Borrower strikes gold thanks to £3m Fincorp loan

A borrower in London is set to make an Olympic-sized return on a London property – thanks to a helping hand from Fincorp.

24 Apr 2012

Minister pledges to help boxed-in generation up the property ladder

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Minister pledges to help boxed-in generation up the property ladder

The boxed-in generation - people unable to upsize their home but who have also outgrown their first property - will for the first time benefit from support to help them move up the

24 Apr 2012

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