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Relief for tenants as rents finally fall

Relief for tenants as rents finally fall

Tenants in November saw the first monthly fall in rents since March, according to the latest Buy-to-Let Index from LSL Property Services.

21 Dec 2012

MBE London 2012: Tomer Aboody, MT Finance

MBE London 2012: Tomer Aboody, MT Finance

Our next interviewee from MBE London 2012 was Tomer Aboody, Director of MT Finance.

20 Dec 2012

Borro see 64% increase in bridging loans

Borro see 64% increase in bridging loans

As the nation continues to seek alternative sources of finance, borro - the UK’s leading personal asset lender - has seen a 64% rise in loans to clients for bridging purposes in 2012.

20 Dec 2012

Annuity quotes rise as men rush to beat G-Day changes

Retirement

Annuity quotes rise as men rush to beat G-Day changes

Despite annuity rates standing at an all time low, the number of consumers requesting quotations - and by inference purchasing a regular retirement income - has risen steadily since August 2012 according to Avelo.

20 Dec 2012

US property values to strengthen in 2013

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US property values to strengthen in 2013

There’s more good news for clients who are thinking of investing in property across the pond.

20 Dec 2012

CML forecasts an extra £12bn of gross lending in 2013

Mortgages

CML forecasts an extra £12bn of gross lending in 2013

The CML today estimates that gross lending in November was around £12.9bn, and publishes its market forecasts for 2013-14, alongside a self-evaluation of the mortgage market based on interviews with the UK's mortgage lenders.

20 Dec 2012

Brightstar get £5m new bridging funding from Precise

Brightstar get £5m new bridging funding from Precise

An early Christmas and New Year boost for brokers comes in the form of an extra £5 million tranche of bridging funding courtesy of Precise Mortgages and distributor Brightstar Financial.

20 Dec 2012

Advisers are encouraging clients to supplement pensions

Retirement

Advisers are encouraging clients to supplement pensions

According to a new study by Albion Ventures, an overwhelming majority (83%) of advisers are encouraging their clients to supplement their pension with other retirement saving strategies.

19 Dec 2012

Astl figures reveal upward trend in bridging

Astl figures reveal upward trend in bridging

Astl, the trade body for short term lenders, has revealed the first set of figures on the industry. The figures are collated from its members on a quarterly basis.

19 Dec 2012

Peer-to-peer lending is the best response to the banking crash

Duncan Kreeger - West One Loans

Peer-to-peer lending is the best response to the banking crash

High street banks have failed the economy, and they’ve taken their time to admit it.

19 Dec 2012

 

Connect Mortgage Club adds Metro Bank to BTL panel

Connect Mortgage Club adds Metro Bank to BTL panel

Connect Mortgage Club, part of Essex based Connect Group, has appointed Metro Bank to its specialist BTL lender panel.

19 Dec 2012

33,881 homes across England were granted planning in Q3

Savings & Investments

33,881 homes across England were granted planning in Q3

Significant rise in planning permissions

18 Dec 2012

Central London now home to 8,000 serviced apartments

Mortgages

Central London now home to 8,000 serviced apartments

Rents for serviced apartments in London rise 25% in one year

18 Dec 2012

ONS house price index Oct 2012

Mortgages

ONS house price index Oct 2012

In the 12 months to October 2012 UK house prices increased by 1.5 per cent, down from a 1.7 per cent increase in the 12 months to September

18 Dec 2012

IFAs expect surge of property investment in 2013

Savings & Investments

IFAs expect surge of property investment in 2013

More than a third (34%) of financial advisers are expecting increased interest in UK residential property investment next year

18 Dec 2012

Positive outlook for secured loans in 2013

Matt Tristram - LW

Positive outlook for secured loans in 2013

What a year, the most successful year in fact, for the secured loan industry since 2009 and demand shows no signs of weakening as secured loan lending tipped over £30m for the fifth consecutive month in November

18 Dec 2012

3.25 per cent two year fix from Hinckley & Rugby

Mortgages

3.25 per cent two year fix from Hinckley & Rugby

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has a new two year fixed rate mortgage with an initial interest rate of just 3.25 per cent.

18 Dec 2012

Price of new homes outperforms re-sale prices over 3-year period

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Price of new homes outperforms re-sale prices over 3-year period

Analysis from Hometrack shows that over the last three years prices for new build houses have not only outperformed re-sale prices, but pricing for new build flats too.

17 Dec 2012

AXA Wealth RDR-ready across entire proposition

Savings & Investments

AXA Wealth RDR-ready across entire proposition

With just two weeks to go before the implementation of the RDR, AXA Wealth believes it now has one of the most RDR-ready and specialised offers in the marketplace, as its Elevate RDR-ready platform goes live today.

17 Dec 2012

Secured loans industry celebrates best year since 2009: the highlights

Secured loans industry celebrates best year since 2009: the highlights

The secured loan industry has witnessed a steady pace of growth over the last 2 years, recently boosted by an increase in market awareness, according to the latest Secured Loan Index produced by Loans Warehouse.

17 Dec 2012

RICS predict 2% rise in house prices during 2013

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RICS predict 2% rise in house prices during 2013

House prices in the UK will see an increase of 2% over the course of next year while the cost of renting a home should rise by around 4, says the latest research from RICS.

14 Dec 2012

House prices rise £7000 in a year

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House prices rise £7000 in a year

In the latest LSL/Acadametrics House Price Index it was revealed that house prices have risen £7000 in the year, with November seeing strong sales activity.

14 Dec 2012

UK rents still top 2011 despite November dip

UK rents still top 2011 despite November dip

The growth of average rental amounts in Greater London appears to have slowed down, after rents in the Capital decreased for a fourth consecutive month, according to new research.

13 Dec 2012

Loan books are rebalancing, but property boom loans still threaten

Loan books are rebalancing, but property boom loans still threaten

Debt held against UK commercial property fell 4.3% to £204.1bn during the first half of 2012 supported by a £12bn reduction in the outstanding value of high loan-to-value legacy debt.

13 Dec 2012

Positive Lending to distribute Precise bridging exclusive

Positive Lending to distribute Precise bridging exclusive

Bournemouth-based specialist packager Positive Lending has been selected to distribute Precise Mortgages’ bridging exclusive.

13 Dec 2012

Yorkshire gives FTBs a helping hand with cashback deal

Mortgages

Yorkshire gives FTBs a helping hand with cashback deal

Yorkshire Building Society is going further to help first time buyers by offering up to £1,000 cashback to ease the cost of getting on the property ladder.

13 Dec 2012

Hinckley & Rubgy launch interest-only mortgage from 4.99%

Mortgages

Hinckley & Rubgy launch interest-only mortgage from 4.99%

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society is introducing a new interest only mortgage on Friday 14th December 2012.

13 Dec 2012

Conveyancing Association pledges to improve house-buying process

Legal

Conveyancing Association pledges to improve house-buying process

Today, the Conveyancing Association will announce the launch of the conveyancing ‘Pledges’, the conveyancing industry’s first ever set of customer service commitments.

13 Dec 2012

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