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Virgin Money cut BTL and residential rates

Mortgages

Virgin Money cut BTL and residential rates

Virgin Money is reducing interest rates across a number of its residential and Buy to Let mortgage products. The updated range will be available from Thursday 16 August 2012.

16 Aug 2012

Reluctance to downsize creates demand for equity release

Retirement

Reluctance to downsize creates demand for equity release

High financial and emotional costs of selling the family home to downsize are set to encourage increasing numbers of retirees to look towards alternative options such as equity rel

16 Aug 2012

24% decrease in new home starts

24% decrease in new home starts

According to figures released today by the government, there has been a 24% decrease in the number of new homes being built in the last twelve months.

16 Aug 2012

NS&I improve fixed rate range

Savings & Investments

NS&I improve fixed rate range

NS&I today announced the latest stage in its programme to simplify and modernise its savings range.

15 Aug 2012

Barclays reduces mortgage rates

Mortgages

Barclays reduces mortgage rates

Barclays is tomorrow lowering some of its popular mortgage rates by up to 0.30 percentage points and introducing a five year fixed rate at 4.89 per cent for those with a smaller de

15 Aug 2012

Govt to help boost housing market

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Govt to help boost housing market

Expert brokers will spearhead a fresh drive to get stalled housing deals up and running and builders back on moth-balled sites, announced Communities Secretary Eric Pickles recentl

14 Aug 2012

TBMC launch 4.49% BTL with Skipton Building Society

TBMC launch 4.49% BTL with Skipton Building Society

TBMC, the buy-to-let and commercial mortgage specialist, is now offering a new 2 year fixed rate buy-to-let exclusive mortgage with Skipton Intermediaries.

14 Aug 2012

Less than a third manage SIPPs properly

Retirement

Less than a third manage SIPPs properly

Significant numbers of investors are failing to maximise the investment potential of their SIPPs because they do not have the time or expertise to self-manage properly, warns Inves

14 Aug 2012

The Cambridge forced to increase costs of SVR

Mortgages

The Cambridge forced to increase costs of SVR

The Cambridge Building Society has announced today that its Standard Variable Rate will increase on both residential and Buy to Let mortgages.

14 Aug 2012

Rents reach new record high in London

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Rents reach new record high in London

The average cost of renting a home in London has risen once again to reach levels never seen before, according to new research.

14 Aug 2012

 

V Loans launch Masthaven's new range

V Loans launch Masthaven's new range

V Loans, the national secured loans packager, has launched the first product range of new second charge lender, Masthaven Secured Loans Ltd, through its introducer network.

13 Aug 2012

Prime London rents slip but letting volumes improve

Prime London rents slip but letting volumes improve

Rents fell by 0.8% in prime central London in July, taking the annual decline to a modest -1.1%, say Knight Frank.

13 Aug 2012

London a step closer...

London a step closer...

Welcome to the NACFB Friday blog.

13 Aug 2012

Leeds launch shared ownership mortgage at 5.99%

Mortgages

Leeds launch shared ownership mortgage at 5.99%

Leeds Building Society has launched a new shared ownership mortgage product, to help first time buyers onto the housing ladder, at a competitive rate of 5.99% for 3 years.

13 Aug 2012

Skipton reducing rates by up to 0.20%

Mortgages

Skipton reducing rates by up to 0.20%

Skipton Building Society is today announcing positive changes to some of its two, three and five-year fixed rate mortgages.

13 Aug 2012

Rental yields grow for BTL landlords

Rental yields grow for BTL landlords

New research from BM Solutions shows that Buy to Let investors have seen average gross rental yields edge up to 6.2% in June 2012, compared to 6.0% 12 months earlier.

10 Aug 2012

Post Office improves mortgage range

Mortgages

Post Office improves mortgage range

The Post Office is cutting mortgage rates by up to 0.40% on many of its fixed rate mortgages products, while also reducing or removing arrangement fees on selected products.

10 Aug 2012

Funding Circle lending over £1m a week to SMEs

Funding Circle lending over £1m a week to SMEs

Funding Circle, the online lending platform which matches private investors with businesses looking for funding, has announced a new milestone with gross lending.

10 Aug 2012

Rents up by 4% in the last year

Rents up by 4% in the last year

The cost of renting a home has risen by over four percent in the last year as many would-be buyers continue to find themselves locked out of the sales market, says the latest RICS

10 Aug 2012

Colonial complete Masthaven’s first secured loan

Colonial complete Masthaven’s first secured loan

Colonial Secured Loans are delighted to have completed Masthaven's first secured second charge term loan.

10 Aug 2012

Introducers flock to Access 4 Finance

Introducers flock to Access 4 Finance

Since the launch of their new website and Scott Thorpe joining the ranks as co-owner, it has been revealed that Access 4 Finance have had 22 new introducers register with them.

09 Aug 2012

Post Office offers a genuine alternative to major banks

Mortgages

Post Office offers a genuine alternative to major banks

The Post Office is today launching its first phase of introducing specially trained Mortgage Specialists in branch, starting with five of its larger branches across the UK.

09 Aug 2012

Buy-to-let lending increased 5% in Q2

Mortgages

Buy-to-let lending increased 5% in Q2

Buy-to-let lending increased by 5% in the second quarter of 2012, according to data published today by the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

09 Aug 2012

Lowest repossession numbers since 2010

Mortgages

Lowest repossession numbers since 2010

The number of mortgage possessions in the second quarter of 2012 declined, according to data released today by the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

09 Aug 2012

helpucover.co.uk voted best MPPi Provider

Mortgages

helpucover.co.uk voted best MPPi Provider

Insurer helpucover.co.uk has won the prestigious Best MPPI Provider award as voted for by over 24,000 What Mortgage readers.

09 Aug 2012

Natwest launch range of deals up to 90% LTV

Mortgages

Natwest launch range of deals up to 90% LTV

A new range of fixed rate and tracker mortgages are being launched on the 8th August that will include cashback deals for mortgage applicants that have an active NatWest or RBS cur

09 Aug 2012

No pension plans for nearly half of Brits

Retirement

No pension plans for nearly half of Brits

New research from Barings, the international investment management firm, reveals that nearly half (44%) of people do not currently expect to use a pension to fund their retirement.

08 Aug 2012

Accord reduce remortgage rates

Mortgages

Accord reduce remortgage rates

Accord Mortgages have today announced Residential New Business rate reductions.

08 Aug 2012

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