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August house prices remain flat

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August house prices remain flat

The August data from Land Registry's flagship House Price Index shows an annual price increase of 0.7 per cent which takes the average property value in England and Wales to £163,3

28 Sep 2012

Oliver Chesher, director at Admiral PR

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Oliver Chesher, director at Admiral PR

myi had a chat with Oliver Chesher, director at Admiral PR, about working in financial PR.

28 Sep 2012

Keystone reduces 5-year fixed rates by 0.55%

Mortgages

Keystone reduces 5-year fixed rates by 0.55%

Keystone Buy to Let Mortgages has reduced its five year fixed rates by 0.55%, now starting at 5.48% up to 75% LTV, to reflect the lower, longer term cost of funds in the market.

27 Sep 2012

55% increase in intermediaries recommending personal asset lending

55% increase in intermediaries recommending personal asset lending

- 55% increase in IFAs, mortgage brokers and wealth managers recommending personal asset lending as a means of short-term finance

27 Sep 2012

Skipton lowers BTL rates by up to 1.0%

Mortgages

Skipton lowers BTL rates by up to 1.0%

Skipton Building Society is today reducing the interest rates on a selection of its buy-to-let mortgages by 0.10%.

27 Sep 2012

A bridge over brown-field waters

Duncan Kreeger - West One Loans

A bridge over brown-field waters

Britain needs more good quality housing.

27 Sep 2012

Yorkshire BS cuts rates for 90% LTV

Mortgages

Yorkshire BS cuts rates for 90% LTV

Yorkshire Building Society is continuing its commitment to offering competitive mortgage products for those with small deposits by reducing rates on 90% Loan To Value mortgages by

26 Sep 2012

Remortgaging decreases by £32m in August

Mortgages

Remortgaging decreases by £32m in August

Monthly gross remortgage lending decreased by £32m in August to £3.17bn, down 1% on July’s £3.2bn, says new data from LMS.

26 Sep 2012

59% of workers not aware of auto-enrolement

Retirement

59% of workers not aware of auto-enrolement

Standard Life has found that almost three fifths (59%) of employees who don't currently have a pension are still not aware of auto-enrolment.

26 Sep 2012

Brokers say bridging to grow by 45%

Brokers say bridging to grow by 45%

The latest West One Broker Sentiment Survey shows brokers expect an average of 45% more bridging business in the next 12 months.

26 Sep 2012

 

Over a third of over-50s may delay retirement

Retirement

Over a third of over-50s may delay retirement

Over a quarter (28%) of working homeowners over 50 (1.9 million people) plan to access the equity in their home to help fund their retirement, according to retirement specialist LV

26 Sep 2012

Summer holidays motivate overseas property buyers

Blogs

Summer holidays motivate overseas property buyers

According to Rightmove Overseas, a quarter of its overseas property searches in August were for Spain, with many people coming back from summer holidays motivated to investigate th

25 Sep 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%.

25 Sep 2012

The time is now

Matt Tristram - LW

The time is now

It’s official, 2012 is the year of the secured loan Renaissance.

24 Sep 2012

Brightstar say new products are perfect for self-employed

Mortgages

Brightstar say new products are perfect for self-employed

Brightstar Financial’s specialist first charge division is launching two mortgages for both purchase and remortgage.

24 Sep 2012

Precise go prime to compete with high street banks

Mortgages

Precise go prime to compete with high street banks

Following the recent Near Prime BTL and Home Owner launch, Precise Mortgages has today launched a range of Prime Home Owner mortgages designed to compete directly with high street

24 Sep 2012

London prime prices climb again

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London prime prices climb again

Average prime property values in central London now stand at a new record high, some 15% above their pre-crisis peak in March 2008.

24 Sep 2012

Relaxation of planning rules may bring increased business to brokers

Relaxation of planning rules may bring increased business to brokers

The government’s announcement to relax the planning rules for homes and businesses could be a good opportunity for the specialist lending industry, predicts Blemain Group.

24 Sep 2012

Oakwood Finance boards new £150m portfolio

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Oakwood Finance boards new £150m portfolio

Oakwood Global Finance LLP has continued its impressive growth in recent years by boarding another portfolio of mortgage loans this month.

24 Sep 2012

Lib Dems unveil 'pensions for mortgages' scheme

Mortgages

Lib Dems unveil 'pensions for mortgages' scheme

Young people struggling to buy their first home will be able to unlock their parents' retirement funds to help secure a mortgage, under controversial plans unveiled by Nick Clegg.

24 Sep 2012

Virgin Money reduce fixed rates

Mortgages

Virgin Money reduce fixed rates

Virgin Money is reducing selected interest rates on its residential and buy to let mortgage range. The updated range will be available from Tuesday 25 September 2012.

24 Sep 2012

Santander cuts mortgage rates by up to 0.20%

Mortgages

Santander cuts mortgage rates by up to 0.20%

Today Santander will reduce rates on a number of its key products for new business homebuyer and remortgage deals.

21 Sep 2012

House prices down again but outlook improves

Mortgages

House prices down again but outlook improves

Knight Frank/Markit’s House Price Sentiment Index signals that average house prices fell again the 27th consecutive month.

21 Sep 2012

Rents rise for a fifth consecutive month in August

Rents rise for a fifth consecutive month in August

Landlords saw rents rise for a fifth consecutive month as tenant arrears fell for the first time in three months, according to the latest Buy-to-Let Index from LSL Property Service

21 Sep 2012

Mortgage hunters boosted with new best buy fixed rate

Mortgages

Mortgage hunters boosted with new best buy fixed rate

Mortgage hunters have been given a boost today after Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks announced new rates.

21 Sep 2012

Aviva is 'RDR ready'

Protection

Aviva is 'RDR ready'

Aviva has today announced that it is RDR ready for new business in order to assist advisers as they embrace the coming changes.

20 Sep 2012

Secured loans smash £30m for second month

Secured loans smash £30m for second month

The secured loan market has grown substantially in 2012, as lending figures in August revealed an increase of almost 50% on the same period last year, according to new data from th

20 Sep 2012

CHL show strong complaints data

Mortgages

CHL show strong complaints data

Specialist lender, CHL Mortgages, has today released its complaints data for the first half of 2012, up until 30th June 2012.

20 Sep 2012

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