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Innovative new loan from Promise

Innovative new loan from Promise

An unsecured loan from £5000 to well over £100K (at rates from 9% and payment terms over up to 30 years) has been launched through Promise Solutions.

28 Jun 2012

Crystal Mortgages launches lowest BTL rate

Mortgages

Crystal Mortgages launches lowest BTL rate

Independent commercial finance specialist, Crystal Mortgages has launched its lowest buy-to-let rate at just 2.44% above the Bank of England Base Rate.

28 Jun 2012

Paradigm Mortgage Services add Precise Mortgages to bridging panel

Paradigm Mortgage Services add Precise Mortgages to bridging panel

Paradigm Mortgage Services, the mortgage services proposition, has today added Precise Mortgages to its bridging lender panel.

28 Jun 2012

Average rental yield increases in Q2

Mortgages

Average rental yield increases in Q2

Landlords reported an increase in rental yields during the second quarter of the year.

27 Jun 2012

1.6 million ‘chadults' still live at home with their parents

Protection

1.6 million ‘chadults' still live at home with their parents

4.4 million grown-up kids in the UK are receiving financial support from their parents, according to the new Cost of a Chadult study from protection specialist LV=

27 Jun 2012

Welsh house sales drop off by 17.5%

Legal

Welsh house sales drop off by 17.5%

Richard Sexton, director of e.surv, part of LSL Property Services comments on the latest Welsh house price index.

27 Jun 2012

CML welcomes Newbury Building Society as a member

Mortgages

CML welcomes Newbury Building Society as a member

The CML is delighted to welcome the return of Newbury Building Society as a member.

26 Jun 2012

First Complete appoints Aviva

Protection

First Complete appoints Aviva

First Complete has appointed Aviva to its income protection provider panel.

26 Jun 2012

Aviva and Tesco join in life protection agreement

Protection

Aviva and Tesco join in life protection agreement

Aviva has announced today an exclusive five-year deal with Tesco Bank to provide life protection products for its UK retail customers.

26 Jun 2012

Over half of IFAs outsourcing investment management

Savings & Investments

Over half of IFAs outsourcing investment management

In a clear sign of the financial adviser industry’s preparations of RDR, almost half (43%) of IFAs already outsource their client portfolios to a discretionary fund manager, accord

26 Jun 2012

 

NAEA say FTBs need more support

Legal

NAEA say FTBs need more support

The Government’s decision to remove the Stamp Duty Holiday for first time buyers in March has left this fragile sector with little support, warn estate agents.

26 Jun 2012

Connect Overseas sees European property bargains but funding tightening

Mortgages

Connect Overseas sees European property bargains but funding tightening

Connect Overseas, the international mortgage specialist arm of Connect Group, is advising introducing brokers and their clients to look seriously at property investment in Europe i

26 Jun 2012

Roger Edwards, Proposition Director at Bright Grey

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Roger Edwards, Proposition Director at Bright Grey

myintroducer.com catches up with Roger Edwards, Proposition Direction at Bright Grey.

25 Jun 2012

Good news for those investing in US property

Blogs

Good news for those investing in US property

Property sales in the USA increased by more than 10 per cent in April from a year earlier and may end the year up by as much as 13 per cent, according to the National Association o

25 Jun 2012

Halifax to refund valuation costs if house purchases fall through

Mortgages

Halifax to refund valuation costs if house purchases fall through

Further strengthening its support of the housing market, Halifax has today announced the details of its valuation fee promise.

25 Jun 2012

Mortgage Intelligence sets its sights on commercial lending with Aldermore Commercial

Mortgage Intelligence sets its sights on commercial lending with Aldermore Commercial

Mortgage Intelligence has strengthened its commercial mortgage offering with the launch of a new dedicated helpdesk for its members and the appointment of Aldermore Commercial.

25 Jun 2012

Affordable housing a 'gateway' for FTBs

Mortgages

Affordable housing a 'gateway' for FTBs

This review of 'Affordable' Housing looks at the low cost home ownership sector and LCHO arrangements, in a report from Halifax.

25 Jun 2012

PPI complaints process to be made easier

Protection

PPI complaints process to be made easier

Following an investigation by Which? and Moneysavingexpert.com leading financial service providers agree to make it easier to find out about PPI and make a complaint.

25 Jun 2012

CML supports sharing of conveyancers’ information

Legal

CML supports sharing of conveyancers’ information

Lenders should share information they collect from conveyancers in order to reduce the administrative burden on members of their panels, say CML.

25 Jun 2012

Time for UK mortgage industry to pull together, says CML Chairman

Mortgages

Time for UK mortgage industry to pull together, says CML Chairman

CML Chairman Martijn Van der Heijden says UK mortgage industry need to focus on quality and innovation.

22 Jun 2012

House prices fall in June, say Knight Frank

Mortgages

House prices fall in June, say Knight Frank

Knight Frank/Markit’s House Price Sentiment Index (HPSI) signals that average house prices fell again in June.

22 Jun 2012

Virgin Money reduce fixed rate mortgages by 0.20%

Mortgages

Virgin Money reduce fixed rate mortgages by 0.20%

Virgin Money has reduced interest rates across a number of its mortgage products.

22 Jun 2012

Members of the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association, report their mid-year views, predicting that growth will remain slow for the next 12 months.

Mortgages

Members of the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association, report their mid-year views, predicting that growth will remain slow for the next 12 months.

Members of the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association, report they are 'realistic' and predict that growth will remain slow in the next year.

22 Jun 2012

Leeds launch 10-year fixed rate mortgage

Mortgages

Leeds launch 10-year fixed rate mortgage

Leeds Building Society has launched a 10-Year Fixed Rate mortgage available up to 75% loan-to-value at only 4.58%.

22 Jun 2012

Rents rise for a second month

Legal

Rents rise for a second month

Rents rose for a second consecutive month in May, according to the latest Buy-to-Let Index from LSL Property Services plc.

22 Jun 2012

IFAs want diversity and value for money when choosing wrap platform

Savings & Investments

IFAs want diversity and value for money when choosing wrap platform

New research from Investec Specialist Bank reveals that the overwhelming majority of IFAs (88%) consider the choice of funds and tax wrappers as the number one factor when selectin

21 Jun 2012

Gross mortgage lending up 24% in May

Mortgages

Gross mortgage lending up 24% in May

Gross mortgage lending in May was an estimated £12.2 billion, according to the CML.

21 Jun 2012

Barings announces launch of Baring Emerging Markets Corporate Debt Fund

Savings & Investments

Barings announces launch of Baring Emerging Markets Corporate Debt Fund

Baring Asset Management (Barings), the international investment firm, has today announced their plans to launch the Baring Emerging Markets Corporate Debt Fund, subject to regulato

20 Jun 2012

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