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First time buyers deposit gap could now be at £15,500

Mortgages

First time buyers deposit gap could now be at £15,500

New research from unbiased.co.uk, the professional advice website, reveals that first time buyers looking to secure a 75% LTV mortgage on an average first-time buyer property would

20 Mar 2012

Lowry Capital announce double loyalty points in March

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Lowry Capital announce double loyalty points in March

Lowry Capital, the award winning lender of short-term property finance, have announced they are doubling the points to its competitive loyalty package from 200 to 400.

20 Mar 2012

Will end of stamp duty holiday stifle promising start to 2012?

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Will end of stamp duty holiday stifle promising start to 2012?

Early indicators suggest that property market activity in 2012 is on course to be more robust than in 2011, report Rightmove.

19 Mar 2012

Rental prices reach record heights

Rental prices reach record heights

The cost of renting a flat in the UK has reached record heights, with tenants being penalised for seeking smaller properties, according to new figures from FindaProperty.com

19 Mar 2012

4 in 10 FTBs have benefitted from stamp duty holiday

Mortgages

4 in 10 FTBs have benefitted from stamp duty holiday

An extra four in ten first-time buyers have been exempt from paying stamp duty as a result of the Government raising the starting threshold from £125,000 to £250,000 over the past

19 Mar 2012

Aldermore appointed to Countrywide panel

Mortgages

Aldermore appointed to Countrywide panel

Aldermore Residential Mortgages is to join Countrywide’s mortgage lender panel, with effect from Monday 19th March.

19 Mar 2012

Mortgage Advice Bureau and Mortgage Talk Join Forces

Mortgages

Mortgage Advice Bureau and Mortgage Talk Join Forces

Mortgage Advice Bureau is pleased to announce it has completed the acquisition of Mortgage Talk in exchange for shares in the MAB group.

19 Mar 2012

IMLA: MMR has wider implications than the mortgage market

Mortgages

IMLA: MMR has wider implications than the mortgage market

The IMLA has reviewed the findings of the MMR and, whilst recognising that the regulator has made strenuous efforts to address the concerns raised by the industry, real concerns re

19 Mar 2012

Demand for rented property remain solid

Demand for rented property remain solid

Almost half of the landlords (44%) surveyed in Paragon’s Private Rented Sector Trends survey for the first quarter of 2012 said that tenant demand was continuing to grow.

19 Mar 2012

Secured loan rates hit new low

Secured loan rates hit new low

Shawbrook Bank reduce secured loan rates to 6.9%, a post credit crunch low.

19 Mar 2012

 

Conveyancing Association members work with Lloyds Banking

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Conveyancing Association members work with Lloyds Banking

For the last six months, Conveyancing Association members have worked with Lloyds Banking Group to shape the way data is collected on panel firms.

19 Mar 2012

FTB mortgage applications rise

Mortgages

FTB mortgage applications rise

haart has seen a big rise in the number of mortgage applications from first time buyers ahead of the end of Stamp Duty relief on properties below £250,000 later this week.

19 Mar 2012

Households continue to feel the squeeze

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Households continue to feel the squeeze

Households continue to feel the squeeze as rising bills eat into spending power, reveals the latest Lloyds TSB Spending Power Report.

19 Mar 2012

RateSetter loans rated ‘5 star’ by independent judge

RateSetter loans rated ‘5 star’ by independent judge

Loans offered by peer-to-peer finance website RateSetter.com have been awarded the highest rank by Defaqto, the financial research company.

19 Mar 2012

Homeowners can live mortgage free by taking in lodgers, survey reveals

Mortgages

Homeowners can live mortgage free by taking in lodgers, survey reveals

New research carried out by flat and house share website SpareRoom.co.uk has revealed the UK’s towns and cities where homeowners can live mortgage free by renting out their spare r

19 Mar 2012

Drewberry Insurance releases new tool to compare income protection insurance

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Drewberry Insurance releases new tool to compare income protection insurance

Drewberry Insurance launches a new income protection comparison tool to help consumers make a more informed decision when taking out this type of insurance.

19 Mar 2012

RENTS DIP AS STAMP DUTY RUSH EASES TENANT COMPETITION

RENTS DIP AS STAMP DUTY RUSH EASES TENANT COMPETITION

Rents dipped in February as an increased number of tenants considered moving into the sales market to beat the end of the stamp duty holiday, according to the latest Buy-to-Let Ind

16 Mar 2012

house prices fall for 21st consecutive month

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house prices fall for 21st consecutive month

UK house prices are perceived to have fallen again in March, for the 21st consecutive month, report Knight Frank.

16 Mar 2012

Brits plan to deposit £33.3 billion into cash ISAs

Savings & Investments

Brits plan to deposit £33.3 billion into cash ISAs

British savers plan to deposit approximately £33.3 billion into cash ISAs before the end of the tax year, according to new research from Santander Savings.

16 Mar 2012

Asset finance essential to business lending solution, says FLA

Asset finance essential to business lending solution, says FLA

The latest statistics from the Finance and Leasing Association show continued growth in asset finance.

16 Mar 2012

Growth of investment trusts in the market and the reasons

Savings & Investments

Growth of investment trusts in the market and the reasons

The world of open-ended fund is beleaguered with portfolios which have been launched having unsuitable strategies regarding open-ended vehicles.

16 Mar 2012

Urge for an investment industry ‘Code of Conduct’

Savings & Investments

Urge for an investment industry ‘Code of Conduct’

Investment industry heavy-weights have agreed in principle that there needs to be an industry ‘Code of Conduct’ to increase consumer trust.

16 Mar 2012

AOBP continues to grow with new Affiliate Lender addition

AOBP continues to grow with new Affiliate Lender addition

For the second time in 2012, the Association of Bridging Professionals is proud to announce that its Affiliate Lender panel has increased yet further with the addition of bridging

16 Mar 2012

GOLDSMITH WILLIAMS LAUNCHES REMORTGAGE PRODUCT

Mortgages

GOLDSMITH WILLIAMS LAUNCHES REMORTGAGE PRODUCT

Legal firm, Goldsmith Williams has launched an exclusive remortgage package for introducers.

16 Mar 2012

Online P2P Lenders could “replace high street banks in time”

Online P2P Lenders could “replace high street banks in time”

Andy Haldane, Head of Policy at the Bank of England said in a speech in New York yesterday that: “small peer-to-peer lenders like Zopa and Funding Circle could in time replace high

16 Mar 2012

UK savers losing £13 billion a year in dead end accounts

Savings & Investments

UK savers losing £13 billion a year in dead end accounts

A Which? investigation has revealed that UK savers could be losing out on almost £13 billion in interest each year by failing to switch savings accounts, an increase of half a bill

15 Mar 2012

US Tenants Drive Lettings Market

US Tenants Drive Lettings Market

According to data from Surrey Estate Agent, Barton Wyatt, US nationals are driving the lettings market in north Surrey, accounting for 45% of all tenants in rented properties in 20

15 Mar 2012

Committee will have powers to restrict mortgage lending

Mortgages

Committee will have powers to restrict mortgage lending

The new financial policy committee will have wide-ranging powers – including the capacity to curb house prices by setting maximum loan-to-value limits for mortgage lending, report

15 Mar 2012

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