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Lloyds TSB launch new affordable mortgage range

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Lloyds TSB launch new affordable mortgage range

Lloyds TSB have announced the launch of their new mortgage range, including shared equity and shared ownership mortgages, to show its support for affordable housing ranges.

22 Oct 2012

Aldermore lowers rates across mortgage range

Mortgages

Aldermore lowers rates across mortgage range

Challenger bank Aldermore has relaunched its range of both residential and buy-to-let mortgages with improved rates throughout.

22 Oct 2012

Business insolvencies drop 3.1% in September

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Business insolvencies drop 3.1% in September

The latest BusinessIQ Insolvency Index from Experian reveals a 3.1 per cent drop in number of business insolvencies in September 2012 compared to September 2011.

22 Oct 2012

TBMC launches competitive 2-year fix with Hinckley & Rugby

Mortgages

TBMC launches competitive 2-year fix with Hinckley & Rugby

TBMC, the buy-to-let and commercial mortgage specialist, has launched a new exclusive 2 year fixed rate buy-to-let mortgage through Hinckley & Rugby Building Society.

22 Oct 2012

Scottish Provident releases gender-neutral whole of life product

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Scottish Provident releases gender-neutral whole of life product

Scottish Provident has announced that it is replacing its current unit linked Pegasus product with a new simpler whole of life product.

19 Oct 2012

Virgin Money reduces BTL and residential rates to as low as 2.68%

Mortgages

Virgin Money reduces BTL and residential rates to as low as 2.68%

Shortly after the completion of their rebranding of Northern Rock, Virgin Money has reduced selected interest rates on their BTL and residential mortgage range, available from today.

19 Oct 2012

Rents on the rise to record of £741

Rents on the rise to record of £741

According to data from LSL Property Services' latest Buy-to-Let Index, rents reached a peak of £741 in September.

19 Oct 2012

Mortgage Vision events off to flying start

Mortgages

Mortgage Vision events off to flying start

The 2012 series of Mortgage Vision events, organised by Mortgage Brain along with BM Solutions, Nationwide and TMW, and Aldermore Bank, have got off to a flying start with overwhelming support from mortgage brokers.

19 Oct 2012

Tesco Bank break 2% rate in mortgage range reductions

Mortgages

Tesco Bank break 2% rate in mortgage range reductions

Tesco Bank are offering their most competitive mortgage rates yet, as they have plans to access the Bank of England's Funding for Lending Scheme.

19 Oct 2012

Leeds launch fees assisted BTL deal

Mortgages

Leeds launch fees assisted BTL deal

Leeds Building Society’s fixed rate buy-to-let range now offers a market leading fees assisted deal, available over a 3 year period, at 4.39% up to 65% LTV.

19 Oct 2012

 

first direct launch 5-year fix at 2.99%

Mortgages

first direct launch 5-year fix at 2.99%

first direct join the mortgage rate battle today as they announce the launch of a competitive five-year fixed rate mortgage at 2.99%.

19 Oct 2012

New member for MAB New Homes Network

Mortgages

New member for MAB New Homes Network

Mortgage Advice Bureau is pleased to announce that Wolverhampton based JAM Advisers Ltd, trading as Mortgage Bureau, will be joining the MAB New Homes Network.

19 Oct 2012

Secured lending increases 25% in Q3

Secured lending increases 25% in Q3

The latest research from secured loan broker, Loans Warehouse, shows that secured lending reached £98.3m in Q3, a dramatic 25% increase on the £78.5m in Q2.

18 Oct 2012

Equity release grows over 10% in Q3

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Equity release grows over 10% in Q3

Equity Release Council figures released today show that the popularity of equity release has grown considerably since Q2, with growth in both value and volumes.

18 Oct 2012

Mortgage lending falls in September

Mortgages

Mortgage lending falls in September

The Council of Mortgage Lenders has released their Gross Mortgage Lending data today, which shows that lending in September was £11.6 billion.

18 Oct 2012

There's no news like bad news

There's no news like bad news

It’s been a bad month for mortgage and property data and you could be forgiven for thinking that the industry is floating up the proverbial creek without the proverbial paddle.

18 Oct 2012

Government welcomes injection to Pension Investment Platform

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Government welcomes injection to Pension Investment Platform

The Chief Secretary, Danny Alexander MP, has welcomed the progress by the NAPF and the Pension Protection Fund in securing a critical mass of Founding Investors needed to move to the next stage of development.

18 Oct 2012

Almost half business owners have no private pension

Retirement

Almost half business owners have no private pension

According to data from Prudential, 40% of business owners in the UK have said that they will 'never stop working'.

17 Oct 2012

Paymentshield scoop three awards

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Paymentshield scoop three awards

Southport insurance company, Paymentshield, is celebrating after picking up three awards at the 7th Annual North West Contact Centre Awards.

17 Oct 2012

Legal & General launch 4-year fix with Leeds BS

Mortgages

Legal & General launch 4-year fix with Leeds BS

Legal & General has today announced it will launch an exclusive four-year fixed rate product, up to 85% LTV with Leeds Building Society, available from tomorrow.

17 Oct 2012

LV= discounts income protection by 5%

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LV= discounts income protection by 5%

LV= has announced they will offer a 5% discount on all income protection applications until the end of next month.

17 Oct 2012

Positive Lending scoop Mortgage Intelligence award

Mortgages

Positive Lending scoop Mortgage Intelligence award

Bournemouth based specialist packager, Positive Lending, has won best bridging and commercial packager award at the seventh annual Mortgage Intelligence Conference.

17 Oct 2012

ludlowthompson to launch quarterly BTL review

ludlowthompson to launch quarterly BTL review

Letting agent ludlowthompson has announced a new quarterly bulletin, providing you with the latest information and all you need to know about buy-to-let properties in the capital.

17 Oct 2012

Omni Capital & Alburys combine in £20m 'super bridge'

Omni Capital & Alburys combine in £20m 'super bridge'

Omni Capital says access to guaranteed and substantial in-house funding was the key to the successful completion of a multi-million pound ‘super-bridge’ introduced by Alburys Property Finance.

16 Oct 2012

Dragonfly redeem more than £200m since 2009

Dragonfly redeem more than £200m since 2009

Reflecting the ongoing health of the short-term finance sector, London-based short and medium-term lender, Dragonfly Property Finance, today announced it has redeemed more than £200m of loans since its launch in late 2009.

16 Oct 2012

69% increase in brokers signing up for overseas mortgages

Mortgages

69% increase in brokers signing up for overseas mortgages

A record number of brokers have signed up for overseas mortgages in September, according to data from overseas mortgage specialist Conti.

16 Oct 2012

Only 28% have budgeted for auto-enrolement

Retirement

Only 28% have budgeted for auto-enrolement

A major survey of pension trends in smaller firms with 250 or fewer employees, published today, has found most are unprepared, unclear about what to do and unaware of the new duties placed upon them.

15 Oct 2012

Despite over-pricing risk, house prices jump 3.5%

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Despite over-pricing risk, house prices jump 3.5%

- Average Property Asking Price: £243,168

15 Oct 2012

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