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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

Mortgages

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

Retirement

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

Savings & Investments

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

Savings & Investments

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

Belvoir Lettings PLC Completes AIM Flotation

Savings & Investments

Belvoir Lettings PLC Completes AIM Flotation

Belvoir Lettings, the UK letting franchise, successfully listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange at 8am on 21st February, 2012.

22 Feb 2012

 

PruProtect added to First Complete protection panel

Protection

PruProtect added to First Complete protection panel

First Complete has today added PruProtect to its protection panel.

22 Feb 2012

82% loan rejections in full-time employment

82% loan rejections in full-time employment

Freedom Finance reveals latest loan application results.

22 Feb 2012

NAEA: Third consecutive increase in sales to FTBs

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NAEA: Third consecutive increase in sales to FTBs

More First Time Buyers came through estate agents' doors than at any point in the previous eight months, according to the National Association of Estate Agents.

22 Feb 2012

Aldermore strengthens sales team with appoinmtent of Mason & Clarke

Mortgages

Aldermore strengthens sales team with appoinmtent of Mason & Clarke

Aldermore Residential Mortgages has strengthened its sales team with the appointment of Helen Mason and Marley Clarke.

22 Feb 2012

Carolina Capital enter Debt Management sector

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Carolina Capital enter Debt Management sector

Carolina Capital, the specialist Secured Loan Packager, are delighted to announce they have expanded into the Debt Management sector with a new team of experienced advisors.

22 Feb 2012

Comparative quote system launched to help advisers build commercial property business

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Comparative quote system launched to help advisers build commercial property business

Berkeley Alexander launches comparative quote system to help mortgage brokers and IFA’s build their commercial property business.

22 Feb 2012

Platinum Options endorses Fincorp as a preferred bridging lender

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Platinum Options endorses Fincorp as a preferred bridging lender

In recent years the bridging market has become more populated, report Fincorp.

22 Feb 2012

Demand at the highest for a year

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Demand at the highest for a year

Demand in the residential sales market is at the highest level for a year but buyers are struggling to find their dream home, report Townends estate agents.

22 Feb 2012

Bovis Homes extend stamp duty holiday

Bovis Homes extend stamp duty holiday

Bovis Homes have decided to extend the Government’s stamp duty holiday on its homes across England and Wales by another three months – and expand their scheme so it is not only fir

22 Feb 2012

UK consumers risk cover on lack of advice

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UK consumers risk cover on lack of advice

A new survey shows that more people need to be aware of the value of the Defaqto star rating, report Paymentshield.

22 Feb 2012

MBE 2011: MT Finance interview

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MBE 2011: MT Finance interview

I interviewed Tomer Aboody, Director of MT Finance at the Mortgage Business Expo London 2011.

22 Feb 2012

Brits buying overseas turn to UAE as Europe falters

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Brits buying overseas turn to UAE as Europe falters

UK demand for properties in non-European property destinations is on the rise, particularly in the United Arab Emirates, where searches for property increased by nearly 50% during

21 Feb 2012

Mortgage applications rebound strongly

Mortgages

Mortgage applications rebound strongly

The total number of mortgage applications in January showed a strong increase from December, bouncing back 52.7%, report independent mortgage broker, Mortgage Advice Bureau.

21 Feb 2012

Mortgages for British buyers up by 40 per cent since last year

Mortgages

Mortgages for British buyers up by 40 per cent since last year

While France remains a hot favourite amongst overseas property buyers, the Aquitaine region is quickly becoming the region of choice for Britons, according to Conti, the overseas m

21 Feb 2012

LV= launches Trustbuilder

Protection

LV= launches Trustbuilder

Protection specialist LV= today announces the launch of a free online tool to help advisers write new and existing life policies in trust from any provider.

21 Feb 2012

TrigoldCrystal launch latest upgrade to sourcing system

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TrigoldCrystal launch latest upgrade to sourcing system

TrigoldCrystal has today launched the latest upgrade to its Prospector sourcing system.

21 Feb 2012

Zoopla shortlisted for 2 digital innovation awards

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Zoopla shortlisted for 2 digital innovation awards

Zoopla has made the shortlist in two of the leading categories at the 2012 MEGAs.

21 Feb 2012

Landlords urged to get it right this time

Landlords urged to get it right this time

Recent reports suggest buy to let investments are once again increasing in popularity as landlords purchased 20% more property last year, tempted back by cheaper house prices and h

21 Feb 2012

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