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Lenders launch NewBuy mortgages

Mortgages

Lenders launch NewBuy mortgages

Barclays, Nationwide and Natwest have shown support for the Government's NewBuy scheme by launching new mortgages.

12 Mar 2012

Flood Risks Are Damaging The Property Market's Prospects

Features

Flood Risks Are Damaging The Property Market's Prospects

Around a quarter of properties in the UK are at risk of being left uninsured if issues of flooding are not resolved, report Goldsmith Williams.

12 Mar 2012

Brokers Logging On To New & Already Improved Platform

Protection

Brokers Logging On To New & Already Improved Platform

Brokers are voting with their fingers and logging on to the new online portal launched last month by Aim Group, one of the North of England’s largest providers of traditional motor

12 Mar 2012

Pointon York develops bespoke e-SIPP for Whitechurch Securities Limited

Retirement

Pointon York develops bespoke e-SIPP for Whitechurch Securities Limited

Pointon York is utilising its expertise in self-invested personal pensions and is working with partners, Whitechurch Securities Limited, to offer bespoke SIPP products.

12 Mar 2012

Quater of mortgage advisors unaware of MPPI competition commission changes

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Quater of mortgage advisors unaware of MPPI competition commission changes

LV= reveals that over a quarter (28%) of mortgage advisers are unaware that from 6 April 2012 they are not allowed to sell accident, sickness and unemployment style insurance produ

12 Mar 2012

Mortgage approvals fall 21%

Mortgages

Mortgage approvals fall 21%

Mortgage approvals fall 21% in February as Stamp Duty 'bounce' fizzles out, report e.surv.

09 Mar 2012

Carolina Capital add Lowry Capital to it's panel

Carolina Capital add Lowry Capital to it's panel

Carolina Capital announce the addition of Lowry Capital to its Bridging panel.

09 Mar 2012

Residential sales increased by 42.9% in Feb

Mortgages

Residential sales increased by 42.9% in Feb

The UK housing market is showing continued signs of recovery at the start of 2012 according to the latest figures from the Agency Express Property Activity Index.

09 Mar 2012

Enness Private Clients dismiss 'Mansion Tax' proposals

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Enness Private Clients dismiss 'Mansion Tax' proposals

Enness Private Clients, the large mortgage and high net worth specialist, has today dismissed the potential introduction of a ‘Mansion Tax’ on properties worth over £2 million in t

09 Mar 2012

Trend of long-distance landlords set to increase

Trend of long-distance landlords set to increase

A new survey of landlords shows that long-distance lettings dominate parts of the Private Rented Sector in the UK.

09 Mar 2012

 

Long term attractions remain for investors

Savings & Investments

Long term attractions remain for investors

As Aggreko reports positive full year results, Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what it means for investors.

09 Mar 2012

Total landlord insurance offers discounted tenant referencing

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Total landlord insurance offers discounted tenant referencing

According to the latest figures from chartered surveyors Templeton LPA, there are currently 78,970 tenants in England and Wales who are in severe arrears with their rent.

09 Mar 2012

Court winds up another Sunday Solutions tax umbrella company

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Court winds up another Sunday Solutions tax umbrella company

Reed Umbrella Ltd has been wound up in the High Court in the public interest following an investigation by Company Investigations, part of The Insolvency Service.

09 Mar 2012

Savers not making the most of their ISA allowance

Savings & Investments

Savers not making the most of their ISA allowance

New research from AA Savings shows that while two-thirds of adults say they ‘save what they can, when they can’ in the current economic environment, only 40% of them are taking adv

09 Mar 2012

Principal launches new fundraising initiative

Savings & Investments

Principal launches new fundraising initiative

Principal Investment Management has launched a new initiative to help raise money for local charities.

09 Mar 2012

TBMC launch new buy-to-let exclusive

Mortgages

TBMC launch new buy-to-let exclusive

TBMC are delighted to offer this fantastic semi-exclusive buy-to-let product with Kent Reliance.

09 Mar 2012

Weak housing market creates more stamp 'duty free' homes

Mortgages

Weak housing market creates more stamp 'duty free' homes

As the deadline for the stamp duty holiday looms new research from FindaProperty.com reveals how one in five properties are for sale at less than the £125,000 stamp duty threshold.

08 Mar 2012

Bridgewater launch fourth 'just a thought' adviser sales aid

Retirement

Bridgewater launch fourth 'just a thought' adviser sales aid

Bridgewater Equity Release, the home reversion specialists, has today launched the fourth in its series of sales aids for advisers entitled, ‘Just a thought...’

08 Mar 2012

MANSION TAX WOULD PENALISE LONDON’S LONG-TERM HOMEOWNERS

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MANSION TAX WOULD PENALISE LONDON’S LONG-TERM HOMEOWNERS

A much disputed annual “mansion tax” on properties worth more than £2 million would penalise long-term ownership in London, according to estate agent Marsh & Parsons.

08 Mar 2012

MBE 2011: Precise Mortgages interview

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MBE 2011: Precise Mortgages interview

I interviewed Alan Cleary, Managing Director of Precise Mortgages at the Mortgage Business Expo London 2011.

08 Mar 2012

Norton launch 2nd annual open day

Norton launch 2nd annual open day

With the first anniversary of the Norton “One Stop Shop” looming, Norton Broker Services have decided to celebrate by launching its second annual Open Day.

08 Mar 2012

OFT acts to revoke Yes Loans' licence

OFT acts to revoke Yes Loans' licence

The OFT has decided that Yes Loans Limited is unfit to hold a consumer credit licence, as are two associated businesses, Blue Sky Personal Finance Limited and Money Worries Limited

08 Mar 2012

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

Savings & Investments

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

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