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First-time buyer affordability at 8 year high

Mortgages

First-time buyer affordability at 8 year high

This Halifax First-Time Buyer Review tracks housing affordability in over 240 local authority districts across the UK.

28 Dec 2011

Sorting out finances back at the top of New Year's resolutions for 2012

Sorting out finances back at the top of New Year's resolutions for 2012

26 million Brits will be making New Year's resolutions this year and money worries mean that sorting out our finances tops the nation's priorities ahead of traditional vows such as

28 Dec 2011

Leeds Building Society gets New Year off to a market leading start

Mortgages

Leeds Building Society gets New Year off to a market leading start

Leeds Building Society is transforming its current 3 Year fixed rate mortgage deals into a market leading range of New Year sale products, where customers can save over £1,100.

28 Dec 2011

New fixed rate bond for short term savers

Savings & Investments

New fixed rate bond for short term savers

A new savings bond offering a best buy return is being added to Yorkshire Building Society's fixed term portfolio from Friday.

28 Dec 2011

Credit card fees to be banned, say Treasury

Credit card fees to be banned, say Treasury

The Government is today announcing that it will take action to tackle excessive card surcharges that are opaque, misleading and prevent consumers getting a good deal.

23 Dec 2011

November saw £8bn of new mortgages, say BBA

Mortgages

November saw £8bn of new mortgages, say BBA

The British Bankers' Association reveal its November High Street Banking data.

23 Dec 2011

Gov review to examine institutional investment in private rented homes

Gov review to examine institutional investment in private rented homes

Housing Minister Grant Shapps has today confirmed that Sir Adrian Montague will lead a review of barriers to investment in rented homes.

23 Dec 2011

Property stocks will improve as investors turn to the PRS in 2012

Property stocks will improve as investors turn to the PRS in 2012

The independent letting specialist, Leaders, looks back at the market during 2011 and makes its predictions for 2012.

22 Dec 2011


Digital Property Group to reward agents with £100 every week

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Digital Property Group to reward agents with £100 every week

DPG is launching a scheme to reward agents for displaying its new window stickers. Every week, for the whole of 2012, one lucky agent will receive £100 of gift vouchers.

22 Dec 2011

Brits look to Caribbean for pension property

Retirement

Brits look to Caribbean for pension property

International Property Success have reported a surge in interest for SIPP approved property in the Caribbean from disgruntled Brits unhappy with their pensions.

22 Dec 2011

 

Persimmon Homes signs agreement to build 1,985 affordable homes

Persimmon Homes signs agreement to build 1,985 affordable homes

Persimmon Homes, the UK housebuilders, has secured funding from the Homes and Communities Agency to build 1,985 affordable homes across England over the next three years.

22 Dec 2011

Bridging and Development finance are a significant proportion of a brokers business

Bridging and Development finance are a significant proportion of a brokers business

United Trust Bank’s intermediary survey has revealed the breakdown of business conducted by its brokers.

22 Dec 2011

JLT appointed to manage Mortgage Indemnity scheme

Mortgages

JLT appointed to manage Mortgage Indemnity scheme

Jardine Lloyd Thompson are appointed to manage and develop new Government & Industry Mortgage Indemnity scheme to support 100,000 new mortgages at 95% loan to value.

22 Dec 2011

Shapps launches £420m house building fund

Shapps launches £420m house building fund

Thousands of desperately needed homes will be built across the country thanks to a £420 million fund to unlock stalled sites and get Britain building again in 2012, Housing Ministe

22 Dec 2011

xit2 appoints DR John Rogers as new solutions Director

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xit2 appoints DR John Rogers as new solutions Director

Dr John Rogers has been appointed the new Solutions Director at online property data network xit2.

22 Dec 2011

Top 3 London Property Performers in 2012

Savings & Investments

Top 3 London Property Performers in 2012

London property has certainly been attracting the attention of UK and investors from overseas in the run up to Olympic year.

21 Dec 2011

What Does 2012 Have In Store For Savers And Investors?

Savings & Investments

What Does 2012 Have In Store For Savers And Investors?

Paul Taylor, managing director of McCarthy Taylor looks at what 2012 may have in store for savers and investors.

21 Dec 2011

Demand for rented homes in London sees cost soar to new heights

Demand for rented homes in London sees cost soar to new heights

The increase in demand for rented properties in London has seen the cost of renting a home in the capital soar to being an average of 80% more expensive than the rest of the UK – t

21 Dec 2011

Director disqualified for 15 years for property scam

Mortgages

Director disqualified for 15 years for property scam

A director has been disqualified for 15 years for property scam, report the Insolvency Service.

21 Dec 2011

‘Debt help’ companies closed down after Government investigation

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‘Debt help’ companies closed down after Government investigation

Two linked Sheffield-based companies which operated a scheme offering to ‘buy’ personal debt from people for £1 and free them from personal liability have been wound up following a

21 Dec 2011

Average Rents Rise 19% In Cambridge During 2011

Average Rents Rise 19% In Cambridge During 2011

Average rental prices rose by 19% in Cambridge during 2011, higher than anywhere else in the UK other than London, report haart.

20 Dec 2011

Norton announce survey winner

Norton announce survey winner

Norton Broker Services would like to congratulate Mike Rutherford of Newcastle Mortgage Services who was the lucky winner of our prize draw from our recent survey.

20 Dec 2011

Castle Trust chooses xit2 to manage its valuations

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Castle Trust chooses xit2 to manage its valuations

xit2, the mortgage and property data exchange specialist, has announced that Castle Trust has chosen to use the xit2 Valuation Exchange to manage and control the distribution of it

20 Dec 2011

Leeds launches 100% fees assisted shared ownership mortgage

Mortgages

Leeds launches 100% fees assisted shared ownership mortgage

Leeds Building Society has unveiled a new Shared Ownership mortgage that will support first-time-buyers onto the housing ladder.

20 Dec 2011

Leeds offers 5-year fixed rate mortgages up to 95% loan-to-value

Mortgages

Leeds offers 5-year fixed rate mortgages up to 95% loan-to-value

Leeds Building Society has increased the loan-to-value on its 5-Year Fixed Rate mortgage to 95%, and has also introduced a 90% LTV tier with a rate below 5%.

20 Dec 2011

Industry respond to MMR proposals

Mortgages

Industry respond to MMR proposals

The industry respond to FSA proposals in the latest stage of the mortgage market review.

19 Dec 2011

FSA shakes up mortgage market

Mortgages

FSA shakes up mortgage market

The FSA today announced plans to prevent a return of the risky mortgage lending seen in boom times, by ensuring that common sense standards continue to apply in future.

19 Dec 2011

NAEA 2012 property market predictions

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NAEA 2012 property market predictions

The National Association of Estate Agents today revealed its predictions for the UK property market over the next 12 months.

19 Dec 2011

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