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Local Housing Allowance Tenants Owe Rent to Nine out of Ten Landlords

Local Housing Allowance Tenants Owe Rent to Nine out of Ten Landlords

Almost 90% of landlords who currently accept tenants on housing benefits have had problems with late rent and rent arrears, with 11% saying that payments have stopped altogether.

18 Jan 2012

Promise completes first loan with new mystery lender

Promise completes first loan with new mystery lender

Promise completes first loan with new mystery lender in 12 working days.

17 Jan 2012

Lowry Capital continue to expand

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Lowry Capital continue to expand

Lowry Capital, the award winning lender of bridging finance, is looking to recruit sales executives to support its business growth.

17 Jan 2012

New investor charges and commissions comparison tool launched

Savings & Investments

New investor charges and commissions comparison tool launched

Financial planning website, rplan.co.uk, today launches a new charges and commissions comparison tool that, for the first time, will allow UK investors to see all the charges and c

17 Jan 2012

Borrowers are opting for the best of both worlds

Mortgages

Borrowers are opting for the best of both worlds

The latest John Charcol Mortgage Index reveals December was the strongest month yet for borrowers taking a track and fix Hybrid mortgage

17 Jan 2012

9 out of 10 landlords report problems with late-payments from housing benefit tenants

9 out of 10 landlords report problems with late-payments from housing benefit tenants

Almost nine out of 10 (87%) landlords have had problems with housing benefit tenants not paying the rent on time, with one in 10 (11%) admitting they have had tenants who stopped p

16 Jan 2012

Home affordability at its best since 1997

Mortgages

Home affordability at its best since 1997

Mortgage payments for a new borrower in the second half of 2011 were at their lowest as a proportion of disposable earnings for 14 years, according to new Halifax research.

16 Jan 2012

More brokers and advisers tap into asset protection

Protection

More brokers and advisers tap into asset protection

More and more brokers and advisers have started to offer wills and trusts alongside their core business, according to new figures released today.

16 Jan 2012

Platform to grow buy to let lending 33% in 2012

Mortgages

Platform to grow buy to let lending 33% in 2012

Platform today committed to significantly increase its lending in the buy to let market by a third in 2012, further strengthening its aim to be a leading lender in the sector.

16 Jan 2012

CML: growth returned to mortgage lending

Mortgages

CML: growth returned to mortgage lending

House purchase lending in November experienced a year-on-year rise for only the second time in 2011, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

16 Jan 2012

 

Rightmove reports record buyer activity but supply slumps

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Rightmove reports record buyer activity but supply slumps

Rightmove’s early indicators of housing market activity in 2012 show that interest in buying is strong despite the lack of mortgage finance, though the willingness or ability of ne

16 Jan 2012

Sainsbury's Finance Announces New Personal Loan Rate

Sainsbury's Finance Announces New Personal Loan Rate

Sainsbury's Finance has reduced its Standard personal loan rate to a best buy 6.1% APR(1) Representative for loans between £7,500 and £14,999.

16 Jan 2012

AOBP welcomes 2012 with 17th Affiliate Lender

AOBP welcomes 2012 with 17th Affiliate Lender

The Association of Bridging Professionals is pleased to announce the introduction of a new Affiliate Lender to the panel.

16 Jan 2012

Number of brokers signed up for overseas mortgages reaches new high

Mortgages

Number of brokers signed up for overseas mortgages reaches new high

Conti, the overseas mortgage specialist, says that more and more mortgage intermediaries are realising the benefits of overseas mortgages as a valuable new revenue stream.

16 Jan 2012

Door no. 13 knocks £6,511 off the value of a home

Legal

Door no. 13 knocks £6,511 off the value of a home

FindaProperty.com expects this Friday, 13th January to be one of property market’s slowest days of the year, following an extensive analysis of property sales data1 for the past 10

13 Jan 2012

More FTBs in 2011 thanks to growth in high LTV lending

Mortgages

More FTBs in 2011 thanks to growth in high LTV lending

First time buyer numbers increased markedly in 2011 as banks upped their high loan-to-value lending and loosened qualifying criteria on higher LTV mortgages, according to the lates

13 Jan 2012

Spain Reclaims Property Crown

Savings & Investments

Spain Reclaims Property Crown

Spain has reclaimed its property crown, according to the latest Top of the Props report from TheMoveChannel.com.

13 Jan 2012

331 people are declared insolvent or bankrupt

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331 people are declared insolvent or bankrupt

Credit Action releases January Debt Statistics, revealing a daily snapshot of UK personal finance.

13 Jan 2012

LV= enhances protection underwriting rules

Protection

LV= enhances protection underwriting rules

Protection specialist LV= has announced changes to its underwriting rules which will result in an increase in the number of applications receiving an immediate online decision.

13 Jan 2012

25% of advisors see increased FTB activity for 2012

Mortgages

25% of advisors see increased FTB activity for 2012

Almost 25% of advisers think 2012 will see more first time buyer activity according to the latest myintroducer.com poll, in partnership with Virgin Money: the saving, investment an

13 Jan 2012

Landlords requiring more guidance than ever before

Landlords requiring more guidance than ever before

The Landlord Syndicate, a group formed in 2009 by some of the leading players from the buy-to-let industry, say that whilst the rental market is buoyant, the pace at which it has e

13 Jan 2012

OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL

Eddie Goldsmith - GW

OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL

There’s a lot happening in the conveyancing sector at the moment. Some banks are introducing new panels while others are reducing their existing panels.

13 Jan 2012

PARAGON HEAD OF SALES RETIRES

Mortgages

PARAGON HEAD OF SALES RETIRES

Paragon Mortgages' Head of Sales, and industry figurehead Andrew Lees, is set to retire in February after almost a quarter of a century with the business.

12 Jan 2012

BIBA 2012 Manifesto focuses on broker regulation and supporting growth

Protection

BIBA 2012 Manifesto focuses on broker regulation and supporting growth

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association has launched its 2012 Manifesto outlining its priority lobbying issues for the year ahead.

12 Jan 2012

LGP completes £1.7 bn of commercial real estate transactions

LGP completes £1.7 bn of commercial real estate transactions

Legal & General Property announces that it completed £1.7bn of direct property transactions in 2011, acquiring approximately £970m, representing 19 assets, and disposed of circa £7

12 Jan 2012

commercial property hit by economic uncertainty

commercial property hit by economic uncertainty

Falling occupier demand and increasing availability drove down commercial property rental expectations in the final quarter of 2011, says the RICS UK Commercial Market Survey

12 Jan 2012

Savills Launches Corporate Services Department

Savills Launches Corporate Services Department

We are delighted to announce the launch of the dedicated Savills Corporate Services department, which will be headed up by Matthew Salvidge.

12 Jan 2012

Semi-commercial property returns 30% higher yields than vanilla buy to let in 2011

Semi-commercial property returns 30% higher yields than vanilla buy to let in 2011

2011 was a strong year for investment in semi-commercial property according to new data released by Mortgages for Business in its quarterly Complex Buy to Let Index.

12 Jan 2012

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