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Advisers back call for transparency of investment fees

Savings & Investments

Advisers back call for transparency of investment fees

UK financial advisers are unequivocal in their support for a campaign calling on greater transparency of investments fees, according to new research from SCM Private, the investmen

08 Mar 2012

Better regulation for debt management needed

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Better regulation for debt management needed

The Business, Innovation and Skills Committee today published a report into Debt Management looking specifically at payday loans and commercial debt management companies.

07 Mar 2012

Investors ramp up pressure on Private Equity responsible investment

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Investors ramp up pressure on Private Equity responsible investment

88% of Private Equity firms expect attention on responsible investment to increase in the next five years, report PwC.

07 Mar 2012

CONFIDENCE IN PENSIONS PLUMMETS AHEAD OF AUTO-ENROLMENT

Retirement

CONFIDENCE IN PENSIONS PLUMMETS AHEAD OF AUTO-ENROLMENT

Public confidence in pensions has fallen to an all-time low just months before the Government starts automatically putting every worker into one, new research showed today.

07 Mar 2012

First-time buyer activity hit its highest level since March 2009

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First-time buyer activity hit its highest level since March 2009

First-time buyer activity hit its highest level since March 2009, according to the latest Housing Market Activity Report by Connells Survey and Valuation.

07 Mar 2012

Tenants resist rent increases as growth slows

Tenants resist rent increases as growth slows

Rental prices increased at a slower rate towards in the early part of the year as some tenants began to resist the sharp rises in rent levels seen in recent quarters, according to

07 Mar 2012

New £25000 unsecured loan product launched

New £25000 unsecured loan product launched

It’s been a long time since we’ve reported on the launch of an unsecured loan product, especially one that offers loans to £25000 at rates from 9.4% APR.

07 Mar 2012

Strong demand for re-mortgages

Mortgages

Strong demand for re-mortgages

There has definitely been some movement in the mortgage market since the start of the year, reports Fiona Sharp, IFA for Almary Green.

07 Mar 2012

CML: "To buy, or not to buy?"

Mortgages

CML: "To buy, or not to buy?"

New CML research published today looks at the comparative costs of owning and renting, and seeks to address one very real question that faces the would-be home-owner: "To buy,

07 Mar 2012

New Tenant Online Referencing System Launches

New Tenant Online Referencing System Launches

Risk Management Specialist, Leaseguard Ltd, is moving forward in 2012 with the launch of their new Tenant Online Referencing Service for both existing and new agents.

07 Mar 2012

 

Jeremy Topliss takes control of Aldermore’s Midlands operations

Mortgages

Jeremy Topliss takes control of Aldermore’s Midlands operations

New British bank Aldermore has appointed Jeremy Topliss as Associate Director of Operations for the Midlands region of its Invoice finance business.

07 Mar 2012

Pink appoints Zurich to protection panel

Protection

Pink appoints Zurich to protection panel

Pink has added Zurich Financial Services to their network protection panel.

06 Mar 2012

Cheval revamps online KFIs

Cheval revamps online KFIs

Cheval has launched a new version of its online KFI system that makes it easier for packagers to submit FSA-regulated deals.

06 Mar 2012

Budget must boost Private Rented Sector

Budget must boost Private Rented Sector

The forthcoming Budget is an ‘open goal’ for the Chancellor to encourage investment in the UK’s Private Rented Sector and support growth in the economy, report ARLA.

06 Mar 2012

TBMC launches low rate low fee buy-to-let exclusive with Darlington BS

TBMC launches low rate low fee buy-to-let exclusive with Darlington BS

TBMC, the buy-to-let and commercial mortgage specialist, has launched a new buy-to-let exclusive with Darlington Building Society. The product is a 3.74% 2 year discount up to 70%

06 Mar 2012

Fincorp joins NACFB

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Fincorp joins NACFB

Bridging lender, Fincorp has shown its dedication to the broker community by becoming a member of the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers.

06 Mar 2012

DC Advisory Partners hires 3rd managing director

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DC Advisory Partners hires 3rd managing director

DC Advisory Partners has announced the appointment of a third Managing Director to its Debt Advisory Group.

06 Mar 2012

Ten reasons to give ethical investment the green light

Savings & Investments

Ten reasons to give ethical investment the green light

Socially responsible investment allows people to align their personal beliefs regarding environmental, social and ethical concerns with their financial objectives, report Emerald K

06 Mar 2012

TD Direct Investing offer tax efficiency package

Savings & Investments

TD Direct Investing offer tax efficiency package

TD Direct Investing is helping investors to plan for the future by offering a tax efficiency package this year, comprising a no admin fee guarantee until June 2013 and free Tax Eff

06 Mar 2012

Family offices seek to reshape property market

Family offices seek to reshape property market

Billionaires, working through their Family Offices, are now amongst the most significant players in Europe’s commercial property market, report FORE.

06 Mar 2012

HML reaffirms commitment to CML and its members in 2012

Mortgages

HML reaffirms commitment to CML and its members in 2012

HML has pledged its continued support to the mortgage industry in 2012, by sponsoring a number of the Council of Mortgage Lenders’ key events.

06 Mar 2012

Borro and Seddons join astl as associate members

Borro and Seddons join astl as associate members

Two new associate members have just joined the Association of Short Term Lenders.

05 Mar 2012

overseas buyers who seek a British address

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overseas buyers who seek a British address

New research from property portal PrimeLocation.com has revealed, for the first time, the top 100 nations from which British residential property is being searched for.

05 Mar 2012

Gulf between rental demand and supply is widest on record, say Rightmove

Gulf between rental demand and supply is widest on record, say Rightmove

Sharp surge in rental search activity results in expanding gulf between supply and demand, report Rightmove.

05 Mar 2012

Introducer enquiries have risen by over 400%

Introducer enquiries have risen by over 400%

Carolina Capital has confirmed that February was a record month for Secured Loans and Bridging enquiries received from introducers since the company launched last year.

05 Mar 2012

WEST ONE LOANS LAUNCH LAS VEGAS COMPETITION FOR BROKERS

WEST ONE LOANS LAUNCH LAS VEGAS COMPETITION FOR BROKERS

West One Loans, the privately funded bridging lender in the UK, has announced the launch of a competition for ten brokers to win a trip to Las Vegas for three nights.

05 Mar 2012

Confident Landlords Plan Expansion

Confident Landlords Plan Expansion

Confidence among property investors is high as three in five plan to expand their portfolios over the next six months, according to Mortgages for Business.

05 Mar 2012

New mortgage launched for self employed

Mortgages

New mortgage launched for self employed

Kent Reliance announce the launch of a flexible new mortgage for the self employed, giving practical help to UK entrepreneurs struggling to qualify for competitive lending products

05 Mar 2012

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