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New astl CEO announced

New astl CEO announced

B&C reveal that the new Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Short Term Lenders is Benson Hersch, with effect from Thursday 21 June 2012.

19 Jun 2012

Savers’ hardship continues unabated

Savings & Investments

Savers’ hardship continues unabated

Inflation figures released today show the Consumer Prices Index fell during May, from 3.00% to 2.8%, report Moneyfacts.co.uk.

19 Jun 2012

Tiuta secure seven-figure boost

Tiuta secure seven-figure boost

Tiuta PLC has announced it has secured a seven-figure financing sum which delivers financial security and stability for the business.

19 Jun 2012

Resources in Insurance group in contract win

Protection

Resources in Insurance group in contract win

Claims management and consultancy solutions provider Resources in Insurance Group report a substantial contract win with a leading financial institution.

19 Jun 2012

Nemo target 20% growth in the Secured Loan Market

Mortgages

Nemo target 20% growth in the Secured Loan Market

In a bid to encourage market growth, secured loan lender Nemo Personal Finance have announced a new range of products.

19 Jun 2012

Barcadia Media & myintroducer.com appoint new online editing team

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Barcadia Media & myintroducer.com appoint new online editing team

Barcadia Media are pleased to announce the appointment of Amy Loddington as new online editor for myintroducer.com and Warren Lewis as online editor for sister publication Property

18 Jun 2012

Goldsmith Williams: 'Highly Commended' at Bridging & Commercial Awards

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Goldsmith Williams: 'Highly Commended' at Bridging & Commercial Awards

Goldsmith Williams Solicitors win the "Highly Commended" certificate for Best Bridging Legal Partner at this year's Bridging & Commerical Awards.

18 Jun 2012

Majority of advisers do not understand structure of ETFs

Savings & Investments

Majority of advisers do not understand structure of ETFs

The majority of financial advisers admit that they have little or no understanding of the structure of ETFs, according to Skandia.

18 Jun 2012

Enterprise Finance enters into partnership with NACFB

Enterprise Finance enters into partnership with NACFB

Enterprise Finance, the specialist distribution firm, today announced it has entered into an exclusive partnership with the NACFB.

18 Jun 2012

House prices still at national high, say Rightmove

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House prices still at national high, say Rightmove

The price of new property coming to market up by £2,476 (+1.0%), a third consecutive national high according to Rightmove's June House Price Index.

18 Jun 2012

 

Another busy week at the NACFB

Another busy week at the NACFB

At the beginning of the week, I attended the Bridging and Commercial Awards Ceremony at the Brewery, London on the 11th June.

15 Jun 2012

Principality awarded Best UK Mortgage Lender

Mortgages

Principality awarded Best UK Mortgage Lender

Principality Building Society announce they have scooped the overall five star award for best mortgage lender and packager in a survey of UK mortgage providers.

15 Jun 2012

Spring Finance increase their loan product range

Spring Finance increase their loan product range

Spring Finance has increased the maximum size of their secured loan product range to £50,000, report Loan Warehouse.

15 Jun 2012

Matt Cottle and Barney Drake, Directors at y3s Group

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Matt Cottle and Barney Drake, Directors at y3s Group

myintroducer.com catches up with Matt Cottle and Barney Drake, Directors at y3s Group.

15 Jun 2012

Prime London rents fall as the gap between demand and supply widens

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Prime London rents fall as the gap between demand and supply widens

Despite a promising upturn last month, prime London rents fell by 0.3% in May on the back of deflated demand and growing supply, say Knight Frank.

15 Jun 2012

House prices see annual growth for first time since April 2011

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House prices see annual growth for first time since April 2011

For the first time since April 2011, house prices have grown on an annual basis as prices increased by 0.5% on the month, report LSL Property Services.

15 Jun 2012

Pressure from Eurozone sees mortgages drop

Mortgages

Pressure from Eurozone sees mortgages drop

New home loans fell 2.5% in May, with first time buyers particularly badly hit, report e.surv.

15 Jun 2012

Shawbrook sponsors NACFB 20th anniversary drinks reception on eve of biggest ever Exp

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Shawbrook sponsors NACFB 20th anniversary drinks reception on eve of biggest ever Exp

Shawbrook are to sponsor the NACFB’s 20th anniversary drinks reception on the eve of the Association’s biggest ever Expo.

14 Jun 2012

Spicerhaart to invest £5m enhancing service provided by haart

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Spicerhaart to invest £5m enhancing service provided by haart

Spicerhaart is set to invest over £5m enhancing the future level of service provided by its haart estate agency brand.

14 Jun 2012

Virgin Money reduces mortgage rates

Mortgages

Virgin Money reduces mortgage rates

Virgin Money has reduced the interest rates on a number of its fixed rate mortgage products by up to 0.16%.

14 Jun 2012

UTB’s Gerard Morgan Jackson completes race for charity.

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UTB’s Gerard Morgan Jackson completes race for charity.

United Trust Bank sales manager Gerard Morgan Jackson completed a grueling 64 mile London to Brighton race in aid of breast cancer charity ‘Breast Cancer Care’.

14 Jun 2012

Paul Chapman appointed Managing Director of Countrywide Surveying Services

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Paul Chapman appointed Managing Director of Countrywide Surveying Services

Countrywide Surveying Services, the UK surveying and valuation practice, has appointed Paul Chapman as Managing Director.

14 Jun 2012

Never say never

Rob Barnard - Aldermore

Never say never

It’s no secret that during the depths of the credit crunch the buy-to-let market was badly starved of funds.

14 Jun 2012

Survey reveals what service means to brokers

Protection

Survey reveals what service means to brokers

A survey of 2000 UK brokers carried out by specialty general insurance provider Assurant Intermediary in March and April of this year sheds a little light on the meaning of service

14 Jun 2012

Abbey improve mortgage range

Mortgages

Abbey improve mortgage range

Tomorrow, 15th June, Abbey for Intermediaries will launch two new 5-year fixed rate products and will be increasing the LTV on selected 60% LTV Homebuyer products.

14 Jun 2012

Nearly all first-time buyers currently take out repayment mortgages, 98% in April, unchanged from March. The proportion of home movers and those remortgaging doing so also continue

Mortgages

Nearly all first-time buyers currently take out repayment mortgages, 98% in April, unchanged from March. The proportion of home movers and those remortgaging doing so also continue

Following the surge in activity in March, April saw a significant fall in house purchase lending, in particular to first-time buyers, according to new data from the CML.

14 Jun 2012

Average rents rise by 7%

Average rents rise by 7%

Figures released by Belvoir Lettings, which analyses data from 137 offices across the UK, shows that the national three-month rental average rose from £681 to £727, suggesting a 7%

14 Jun 2012

Rent restricts prospective homeowners from saving

Rent restricts prospective homeowners from saving

Saving to buy property while renting is looking like a less reliable route to eventually owning your own house, according to figures from Paymentshield.

13 Jun 2012

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