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V Loans has ‘Get out of Jail’ capital raising card

V Loans has ‘Get out of Jail’ capital raising card

Mortgage brokers and other professional advisers are already embracing secured loans, because of the growing number of clients labelled as mortgage prisoners, wishing to raise capi

25 Apr 2012

£1,710 wiped off the value of the average Welsh home

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£1,710 wiped off the value of the average Welsh home

The latest house price index from LSL Property Services plc and Acadametrics show house prices in Wales 0.6% lower than in February last year.

25 Apr 2012

NAEA: We’re all in this together

Mortgages

NAEA: We’re all in this together

Would-be first time buyers struggling to raise large deposits or secure finance could consider buying with family or friends as a potential solution to help spread the costs of buy

25 Apr 2012

89% of investors don’t know what trail commission is

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89% of investors don’t know what trail commission is

New research from commission rebate specialist InvestSmart shows that nine out of ten investors don’t know what trail commission is and three quarters do not have a professional ad

25 Apr 2012

FSA confirms TLPIs shouldn't be promoted to UK investors

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FSA confirms TLPIs shouldn't be promoted to UK investors

The Financial Services Authority has confirmed guidance that traded life policy investments are high risk products that should not be promoted to the vast majority of retail invest

25 Apr 2012

Prime Central London takes stamp duty rise in its stride

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Prime Central London takes stamp duty rise in its stride

The prime Central London market has so far seen little impact from the recent stamp duty increase to 7% for properties over £2 million, reports property consultants Cluttons.

25 Apr 2012

Kingsbridge & Carter launches with unique investment product

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Kingsbridge & Carter launches with unique investment product

Kingsbridge & Carter has launched a new product allowing investors to generate returns from today’s volatile housing and rental markets.

25 Apr 2012

3 out of 4 families left unprotected and at risk of financial hardship

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3 out of 4 families left unprotected and at risk of financial hardship

New research from Scottish Widows shows that nearly three quarters of people are putting their families' financial security at risk, by failing to protect their future through life

25 Apr 2012

Equifinance 75% LTV adverse panel to be extended

Equifinance 75% LTV adverse panel to be extended

More loan brokers can now access the specialist funding provided by Equifinance through Promise Solutions.

25 Apr 2012

Nearly two thirds of adults in the UK do not have life insurance

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Nearly two thirds of adults in the UK do not have life insurance

According to new research by Barclays, the main reasons for not taking out life insurance were the increasing pressures on household expenditure and needing to cut back, separating

25 Apr 2012

 

Offshore share sharks who duped British investors jailed

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Offshore share sharks who duped British investors jailed

At Southwark Crown Court, two men and a woman have been jailed for a fraud where more that £4 million was taken from private investors through share-pushing operations based in Spa

24 Apr 2012

Complete FS Gets Olympic Numbers

Mortgages

Complete FS Gets Olympic Numbers

Complete FS, the south coast packager & specialist distributor, is expecting record breaking delegate numbers to it’s Complete Mortgage & Loans Expo event this Thursday 26th April.

24 Apr 2012

Creative Money add Masthaven to bridging panel

Creative Money add Masthaven to bridging panel

Creative Money is pleased to announce the addition of Masthaven to its Bridging panel.

24 Apr 2012

HML urges lenders to capitalise on savings opportunity

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HML urges lenders to capitalise on savings opportunity

Financial outsourcer HML has called for deposit-taking institutions to capitalise on consumers’ appetite for low-risk savings products by launching attractive deals with minimal ba

24 Apr 2012

Fixed or variable rate mortgages – what’s on offer?

Mortgages

Fixed or variable rate mortgages – what’s on offer?

Few economists are expecting any change in the BoE base rate in the near future and current sentiment suggests that the base rate may remain at its historic low of 0.50% until 2014

24 Apr 2012

Borrower strikes gold thanks to £3m Fincorp loan

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Borrower strikes gold thanks to £3m Fincorp loan

A borrower in London is set to make an Olympic-sized return on a London property – thanks to a helping hand from Fincorp.

24 Apr 2012

Minister pledges to help boxed-in generation up the property ladder

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Minister pledges to help boxed-in generation up the property ladder

The boxed-in generation - people unable to upsize their home but who have also outgrown their first property - will for the first time benefit from support to help them move up the

24 Apr 2012

Development finance availability decreases

Development finance availability decreases

A quarter of brokers (25%) saw the availability of development finance decrease over the later part of 2011.

24 Apr 2012

UK’s first NewBuy customer buys a Bovis Home

Mortgages

UK’s first NewBuy customer buys a Bovis Home

A leading housebuilder has hailed the Government-backed NewBuy mortgage product as a huge boost for the industry as one of its customers became the first person in the country to b

23 Apr 2012

Fretting about finances limits savings success

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Fretting about finances limits savings success

Britons who focus their time on financial planning rather than worrying about money are saving an average of £104.39 per month, almost double the amount saved by those who worry mo

23 Apr 2012

Pink increases mortgage completions by 28%

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Pink increases mortgage completions by 28%

Pink increased its mortgages completions by 28% in March, compared with the same month last year.

23 Apr 2012

Don't overlook digital when making a will

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Don't overlook digital when making a will

Online bank accounts, share dealing portfolios and iTunes purchases are just three of a growing number of virtual assets people are acquiring. But, while going paperless has its a

23 Apr 2012

FOREX CLUB launches tradeCloud

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FOREX CLUB launches tradeCloud

FOREX CLUB has today announced the launch of tradeCloud. It is a new global service that provides traders with 24/7 online access anytime, anywhere.

23 Apr 2012

Stamp duty deadline boosts March lending

Mortgages

Stamp duty deadline boosts March lending

Gross mortgage lending in March was an estimated £13.4 billion, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

23 Apr 2012

Letting agents’ support still rising

Letting agents’ support still rising

Lettings agents across the UK are continuing to show their support for The Property Ombudsman scheme, with more than 300 offices joining this year to take the total past 9,000.

23 Apr 2012

Sainsbury’s bank increases rate to 2.90% on non-bonus Esaver

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Sainsbury’s bank increases rate to 2.90% on non-bonus Esaver

Sainsbury’s Bank has increased the interest rate on its online easy access savings account, eSaver Special, from 2.75% Gross AER to 2.90% Gross AER.

23 Apr 2012

Equity release sales increase by 10% in the past year

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Equity release sales increase by 10% in the past year

SHIP, the trade body for equity release providers, which represents the majority of the equity release sector, today announces the market figures for the first quarter of 2012.

23 Apr 2012

Aviva customers received over £29.5M in income protection last year

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Aviva customers received over £29.5M in income protection last year

Aviva's income protection cover provided payments totalling more than £29.5m in 20111, helping around 2,600 customers who were unable to work for long periods of time due to illnes

23 Apr 2012

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