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April sees monthly dip in valuations market

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April sees monthly dip in valuations market

The valuations market saw activity dip on a monthly basis in April, according to the latest Housing Market Activity Report by Connells Survey & Valuation.

08 May 2012

Aldermore mortgage lending tops £1bn

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Aldermore mortgage lending tops £1bn

British bank Aldermore has lent more than £1bn worth of residential and commercial mortgage funding since first opening its doors for business in the summer of 2009.

08 May 2012

Be store card savvy to reap rewards

Be store card savvy to reap rewards

Analysis by MoneySupermarket.com, comparing credit and store cards from a number of high street retailers, shows a big difference between the interest rates charges, and the reward

08 May 2012

'Stop gap' leases drive tenancy lengths to record low

'Stop gap' leases drive tenancy lengths to record low

The largest independent study of commercial property tenancies will next week reveal a fall in lease lengths to a new low of 4.8 years on average as landlords work in step with ten

08 May 2012

Platform reduces rates on a range of BTL products

Platform reduces rates on a range of BTL products

Platform has today enhanced its buy to let offering by reducing selected product rates by up to 20bps across a range of tracker and fixed rate products.

08 May 2012

Insolvency figures show increase in IVAs and DROs

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Insolvency figures show increase in IVAs and DROs

The latest quarterly figures from The Insolvency Service give a mixed picture of personal insolvencies in the UK, with an overall decrease of 4.7% on the same period a year ago.

08 May 2012

More NACFB membership benefits

More NACFB membership benefits

As usual another very busy week here at the NACFB and we have just finalised two particular beneficial schemes that we are about to roll out to the membership.

08 May 2012

Equity release set to become mainstream product

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Equity release set to become mainstream product

Research carried out by LV= reveals 80% of advisers new to the equity release market believe equity release will be considered a mainstream financial product in the next few years.

08 May 2012

Connect Overseas sees jump in enquiries for US property finance

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Connect Overseas sees jump in enquiries for US property finance

Connect Overseas is reporting a strong increase in enquiries from intermediaries with UK and international clients looking to invest in US property and needing finance.

08 May 2012

Double Dip Unlikely To Stir Market Significantly

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Double Dip Unlikely To Stir Market Significantly

As the announcement of a double dip recession is made, national estate agents Strutt & Parker claim they doubt it will stir the market significantly.

04 May 2012

 

House prices 'fluctuate widely' say Halifax

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House prices 'fluctuate widely' say Halifax

House prices in the three months to April were 0.3% higher than in the preceding three months (November 2011-January 2012), reveals the latest Halifax House Price Index.

04 May 2012

Insolvencies rise amongst wealthy, rural dwellers and pensioners

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Insolvencies rise amongst wealthy, rural dwellers and pensioners

While insolvencies in the UK continue to be most prevalent amongst welfare dependent groups – there was an increase in the levels of wealthy individuals, rural residents and pensio

04 May 2012

Countrywide urges new London Mayor to place housing high upon their agenda

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Countrywide urges new London Mayor to place housing high upon their agenda

Grenville Turner, Chief Executive at Countrywide, the estate agency and property services Group, comments on the London Mayoral election.

04 May 2012

Pink and Aviva team up to launch protection training academy

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Pink and Aviva team up to launch protection training academy

Pink and Aviva have today launched a Protection Academy.

04 May 2012

Rental Market Bucks Recession Trend, Says Belvoir Lettings

Rental Market Bucks Recession Trend, Says Belvoir Lettings

Belvoir CEO Dorian Gonsalves reports on the impact of a double dip recession on the lettings industry

03 May 2012

Brixton Leads The Way In Terms Of Yields For Investors

Brixton Leads The Way In Terms Of Yields For Investors

Brixton is currently the best place in England to invest in rental property, according to haart.

03 May 2012

New Lender Launches For Property Investors

New Lender Launches For Property Investors

Slow funding decisions from traditional lenders are stopping property investors getting better deals on purchases, says new lender.

03 May 2012

House prices edged down by 0.2% in April

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House prices edged down by 0.2% in April

The price of a typical UK house fell by 0.2% in April. Prices remain 0.9% lower than one year ago, with the price of a typical home now at £164,134, report Nationwide.

03 May 2012

Managing Cash When It�s Time to Invest�

Managing Cash When It�s Time to Invest�

The recent work that the NACFB has been carrying out in terms of lobbying Government and taking part in events at Westminster is continuing to raise the profile of the Association

03 May 2012

AOBP welcomes specialist recruitment firm

AOBP welcomes specialist recruitment firm

As the bridging sector continues to thrive, Coast Specialist Recruitment Ltd has become the latest Affiliate to join the Association of Bridging Professionals.

03 May 2012

Tim Wheeldon, Managing Director of Fluent Money

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Tim Wheeldon, Managing Director of Fluent Money

myintroducer.com catches up with Tim Wheeldon, Managing Director of Fluent Money- the Secured Loans packager.

03 May 2012

Homeowners hit hard by household bill hikes

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Homeowners hit hard by household bill hikes

Consumer finances are being squeezed by household bills that are rising much faster than inflation, according to new research from the Santander 123 account.

02 May 2012

Halifax pledge to pay 50% of stamp duty costs for all FTB and homemovers

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Halifax pledge to pay 50% of stamp duty costs for all FTB and homemovers

Halifax has today announced the extension to its pledge to pay half of all homebuyers stamp duty bill for properties up to the value of £250,000.

02 May 2012

Advisers should tackle common reverson misconceptions

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Advisers should tackle common reverson misconceptions

Bridgewater Equity Release has today urged advisers to tackle some of the common misconceptions often raised by customers when it comes to discussing home reversion plans.

02 May 2012

Lending and approvals jump in March

Lending and approvals jump in March

Gross mortgage lending by building societies and other mutual lenders rose 58% in March 2012 compared to the same month last year.

02 May 2012

Lending to individuals rose by £1.4 billion in March

Lending to individuals rose by £1.4 billion in March

Total lending to individuals rose by £1.4 billion in March, compared to the previous six-month average increase of £1.3 billion according to statistics from the BOE.

02 May 2012

Equity release growth continues in first quarter

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Equity release growth continues in first quarter

Equity release growth continued in the first quarter of 2012 with both plan sales and total lending climbing, analysis from Key Retirement Solutions shows.

02 May 2012

Co-op withdraws interest only mortgage range

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Co-op withdraws interest only mortgage range

From Tuesday 8th May 2012, new customers at The Co-operative Bank will be able to take out mortgages on a capital and repayment basis only.

02 May 2012

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