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BRITONS RESIGNED TO THE PROSPECT OF LONG-TERM RENTING

BRITONS RESIGNED TO THE PROSPECT OF LONG-TERM RENTING

Millions of Britons are resigning themselves to the possibility of never owning their own home - comfortable with the prospect of long-term renting, according to FindaProperty.com.

27 Feb 2012

‘Debt noose' tightening around UK households

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‘Debt noose' tightening around UK households

Despite reduced debt levels and low interest rates, UK households will find servicing their debts an increasing burden according to independent research published today by the debt

27 Feb 2012

Increase in house purchase loans for only Northern Ireland

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Increase in house purchase loans for only Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland was the only area of the UK to experience an increase in house purchase loans in the final quarter of 2011, according to new figures released today from the Counci

27 Feb 2012

Conveyancing Alliance yearly activity on the rise

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Conveyancing Alliance yearly activity on the rise

Conveyancing Alliance Ltd, the online conveyancing distributor, has today announced strong year-on-year increases for both its purchase and remortgage instruction levels.

27 Feb 2012

West One Loans complete deal with Enterprise in under 24hrs

West One Loans complete deal with Enterprise in under 24hrs

West One Loans, the privately funded bridging lender, have announced the completion a loan in less than 24 hours with Enterprise Finance, the UK’s specialist distribution firm.

27 Feb 2012

Mortgage market recovery results in 17% turnover for Phoebus

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Mortgage market recovery results in 17% turnover for Phoebus

Sales at Phoebus Software rose 16.5% in the year to December 2011. The company said the recovery of the mortgage lending industry – illustrated by six consecutive months of increas

27 Feb 2012

GOLDSMITH WILLIAMS MAKES TOP 10 RANKING IN THE KNOWLIST ‘LEGALTEC 100’

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GOLDSMITH WILLIAMS MAKES TOP 10 RANKING IN THE KNOWLIST ‘LEGALTEC 100’

Legal firm, Goldsmith Williams is celebrating after being recognised as one of the top 100 law firms for technology innovation, advancement and sustainability in what is widely ack

27 Feb 2012

Knight Frank brings Battersea Power Station to global market

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Knight Frank brings Battersea Power Station to global market

The landmark brick building will be advertised all over the world in a huge marketing push beginning next week to secure a long-term owner.

27 Feb 2012

Attacking estate agents is not helping anyone

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Attacking estate agents is not helping anyone

Attacking estate agents is not helping anyone, says Sarah Rushbrook of Rushbrook & Rathbone.

27 Feb 2012

Connells backs innovative residential property investment firm Hearthstone

Connells backs innovative residential property investment firm Hearthstone

Connells Group has acquired a 25 per cent strategic stake in residential property fund manager Hearthstone Investments plc.

27 Feb 2012

 

East End house prices up over £800 a month

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East End house prices up over £800 a month

East End house prices up over £800 a month since Olympic win, report Lloyds TSB.

27 Feb 2012

2012 – THE YEAR OF THE BUY-TO-LET

2012 – THE YEAR OF THE BUY-TO-LET

With the continuing difficulties in the mortgage market in general and specifically with regards to first time buyers, it is looking increasingly likely that 2012 will be the year

27 Feb 2012

Gov petition launched against HSBC

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Gov petition launched against HSBC

The Bold Group launches a government e-petition against HSBC.

27 Feb 2012

Borro Announces partnership with Touch Financial Support

Borro Announces partnership with Touch Financial Support

borro, the personal asset lender, has joined forces with Touch Financial Support to offer its unique lending facilities to their clients.

24 Feb 2012

Pointon York develops bespoke e-SIPP for Vestra Wealth LLP

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Pointon York develops bespoke e-SIPP for Vestra Wealth LLP

Pointon York is utilising its expertise in self-invested personal pensions and is working with partners, Vestra Wealth LLP, to offer bespoke SIPP products – this online solution w

24 Feb 2012

Scottish FTBs spend less on monthly mortgage payments than rest of UK

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Scottish FTBs spend less on monthly mortgage payments than rest of UK

The average first-time buyer in Scotland spent 11.1% of their income on mortgage interest payments in the last quarter of 2011, lower than anywhere else in the UK, according to new

24 Feb 2012

FindaProperty.com #rap4cause giveaway reaches 3m people

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FindaProperty.com #rap4cause giveaway reaches 3m people

FindaProperty.com has had an incredible response to its ‘Rap for a cause’ charity competition.

24 Feb 2012

Secured loans to return to Northern Ireland

Secured loans to return to Northern Ireland

Evolution Money, the unlimited LTV secured loan provider, have today revealed that from the 1st March 2012 they will be offering their secured loan products in Northern Ireland.

24 Feb 2012

MPs urged to deliver effective consumer protection

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MPs urged to deliver effective consumer protection

The Financial Services Consumer Panel has today urged MPs to make sure the new Financial Services Bill delivers genuine consumer protection.

23 Feb 2012

Number of SIPPs allowing alternative investments varies significantly

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Number of SIPPs allowing alternative investments varies significantly

Number of SIPPs allowing alternative investments varies significantly, according to Defaqto research.

23 Feb 2012

Scottish housing market has plateaued

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Scottish housing market has plateaued

In the three months ending January 2012 the quarterly price index for the average domestic property in Scotland rose by 1.4%, report Lloyds TSB Scotland.

23 Feb 2012

Mortgage approvals increase against expectations

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Mortgage approvals increase against expectations

Annual growth of 1.3% in the banks’ net mortgage lending continues to outstrip annual growth of 0.8% across the whole lending market in 2011, report the BBA.

23 Feb 2012

Bridgewater announces further state benefits update seminar

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Bridgewater announces further state benefits update seminar

Bridgewater Equity Release, the home reversion specialist, has today revealed the date of its latest State Benefits Update seminar for advisers, in association with Ferret Informat

23 Feb 2012

Schroders Survey Reveals Income Versus Risk Dilemma

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Schroders Survey Reveals Income Versus Risk Dilemma

At a recent Schroders Investment Conference in London, 104 Intermediary clients attended from Europe, the Middle East and Latin America.

23 Feb 2012

Intermediaries most optimistic about BTL

Intermediaries most optimistic about BTL

An IMLA survey has revealed that intermediaries are optimistic about the buy-to-let market in 2012 but remain cautious about lending levels overall.

23 Feb 2012

Brian Murphy, Head of Lending at Mortgage Advice Bureau

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Brian Murphy, Head of Lending at Mortgage Advice Bureau

myintroducer.com catches up with Brian Murphy, Head of Lending at Mortgage Advice Bureau- the independent, face to face financial and mortgage advice provider.

23 Feb 2012

Rushbrook & Rathbone championing new property fraud prevention check

Rushbrook & Rathbone championing new property fraud prevention check

A recent warning issued by The Metropolitan Police, reported fraudsters were stealing the personal details of landlords, whose properties are managed by letting agents, in order to

23 Feb 2012

How Investors Can Beat The Great Overseas Mortgage Freeze

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How Investors Can Beat The Great Overseas Mortgage Freeze

It is now a buyer's market for property investors in Spain and Portugal and the US yet Investors are increasingly being frozen out of mortgages overseas despite it being possible t

22 Feb 2012

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