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With 98% of stock not meeting needs should over 50's be looking overseas?

Savings & Investments

With 98% of stock not meeting needs should over 50's be looking overseas?

In the UK around 70% of older people own their own home yet only 2% of the UK's housing stock is classified as specialist housing for older people, as opposed to 9% in the USA acco

15 Feb 2012

Record number of UK homeowners take in lodgers in January

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Record number of UK homeowners take in lodgers in January

January 2012 saw the highest ever number of homeowners renting out rooms as the post Christmas financial pinch hit cash-strapped families, swelling the UK’s lodger population to re

15 Feb 2012

Investec Bank shakes up savings market

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Investec Bank shakes up savings market

Investec Bank is launching two new notice savings accounts that will consistently pay among the most attractive rates in the marketplace.

15 Feb 2012

Shawbrook Bank completes its first two short term loans

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Shawbrook Bank completes its first two short term loans

Shawbrook Bank has completed its first two short term loans following the product’s launch at the end of last year.

15 Feb 2012

Co-operative Bank launches new lifetime tracker mortgages

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Co-operative Bank launches new lifetime tracker mortgages

The Co-operative Bank is launching a new range of lifetime tracker mortgages this Friday in addition to reducing rates across its wider mortgage range.

15 Feb 2012

Brilliant Solutions adds MBS Lending to panel

Mortgages

Brilliant Solutions adds MBS Lending to panel

Brilliant Solutions now offers a range of mortgages from Melton Mowbray Building Society’s subsidiary MBS Lending Ltd. MBS Lending offers mortgage finance, via the intermediary ma

15 Feb 2012

Potential landlords urged to check their cover,

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Potential landlords urged to check their cover,

Insurance provider, Paymentshield has issued advice to would-be landlords hoping to make some money from the forthcoming London 2012 Olympics.

15 Feb 2012

Pointon York develops bespoke e-SIPP for Carbon Advice Group Plc

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Pointon York develops bespoke e-SIPP for Carbon Advice Group Plc

Pointon York is utilising its expertise and technology by developing an industry first with a bespoke online e-SIPP with Carbon Advice Group Plc.

15 Feb 2012

Masthaven to enter secured loans market

Masthaven to enter secured loans market

Masthaven Secured Loans are set to be a brand new lender in the secured loans market in the very near future.

14 Feb 2012

AToM launches ‘Premier Bridging’ service

Mortgages

AToM launches ‘Premier Bridging’ service

AToM the award winning Specialist Mortgage Packager/Distributor, has launched a new service offering to intermediaries who require assistance in the Bridging/Short Term Lending are

14 Feb 2012

 

Precise Mortgages host exclusive olympic event

Mortgages

Precise Mortgages host exclusive olympic event

Precise Mortgages have today announced that they will be hosting an exclusive event at the 2012 London Olympics and two lucky brokers will get the chance to attend the Men’s 200 me

14 Feb 2012

Holloway Friendly increases claims paid during 2011

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Holloway Friendly increases claims paid during 2011

Figures released today show that Holloway Friendly paid 96.2% of all income protection claims in 2011, an increase on the 95.5% paid out the previous twelve months.

14 Feb 2012

House sales edged up in January, say RICS

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House sales edged up in January, say RICS

House sales edged up slightly during January as an increased number of FTBs looked to beat the stamp duty holiday, which expires in March, says the latest RICS UK Housing Market su

14 Feb 2012

Stonebridge add L&G to limited life and protection panel

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Stonebridge add L&G to limited life and protection panel

Stonebridge Group, the mortgage and insurance network, has today added Legal & General to its limited life and protection panel.

14 Feb 2012

Buy-to-let applications rise

Buy-to-let applications rise

The latest research from Paragon Mortgages has revealed that more than a third of intermediaries saw an influx of buy-to-let business in the final quarter of 2011.

14 Feb 2012

90% FTBs have not paid stamp duty since start of holiday

Mortgages

90% FTBs have not paid stamp duty since start of holiday

With just over a month until the end of the Government's stamp duty holiday, new analysis from HSBC reveals nine in ten first-time buyers have not had to pay the housing tax over t

14 Feb 2012

Accurate inventory is key as tenants staying in one home for longer

Accurate inventory is key as tenants staying in one home for longer

New figures from the Association of Residential Lettings Agent show that tenants are staying put in the same property for record durations.

14 Feb 2012

Record competition creates seller's market in central London

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Record competition creates seller's market in central London

Record competition per property in central London has closed the gap between offers and asking prices to just 2.2%, according to estate agent Marsh & Parsons.

14 Feb 2012

Brilliant launches 3.55% fixed rate deal

Mortgages

Brilliant launches 3.55% fixed rate deal

Two new semi exclusive deals have been launched via Brilliant Mortgage Club which is part of Brilliant Solutions the financial services distributor.

14 Feb 2012

MBE 2011: Trigold interview

Mortgages

MBE 2011: Trigold interview

I interviewed Ian Fitzpatrick of Trigold at the Mortgage Business Expo London 2011.

14 Feb 2012

FIRST-TIME BUYERS FAILING TO TAKE UP RECORD NUMBER OF 95% LTV DEALS

Mortgages

FIRST-TIME BUYERS FAILING TO TAKE UP RECORD NUMBER OF 95% LTV DEALS

The number of 95% loan-to-value mortgage deals available to first-time buyers is at the highest level since before the financial crisis, according to the Mortgage Advice Bureau.

13 Feb 2012

“SQUEEZED MIDDLE” – HALF OF ALL ADULTS - FACE UPHILL STRUGGLE IN BRITS’ DRIVE TO BOOST SAVINGS

Savings & Investments

“SQUEEZED MIDDLE” – HALF OF ALL ADULTS - FACE UPHILL STRUGGLE IN BRITS’ DRIVE TO BOOST SAVINGS

While the continued tough financial climate has driven Brits to try and grow their savings pots last year, almost half the country’s adults – the “squeezed middle” - faced spending

13 Feb 2012

alue of UK housing soars by £1.8 trillion in past decade

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alue of UK housing soars by £1.8 trillion in past decade

New research from Halifax shows that the value of the UK's private housing stock rose by £1.8 trillion (84%) in the decade to 2011.

13 Feb 2012

FTBs begin to take advantage of last months of stamp duty concession

Mortgages

FTBs begin to take advantage of last months of stamp duty concession

The number of first-time buyers, who are currently exempt from paying stamp duty on properties up to £250.000, increased in December, according to data released today by the Counci

13 Feb 2012

Partnership raises LTVs by up to 20%

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Partnership raises LTVs by up to 20%

Enhanced equity release expert Partnership, has announced an increase in their loan to value rates for the Enhanced Lifetime Mortgage.

13 Feb 2012

Promise loan sourcing rises to 14 lenders with the addition of Dragonfly.

Promise loan sourcing rises to 14 lenders with the addition of Dragonfly.

Promise Solutions has added Dragonfly second charge loans to its sourcing portal enabling Promise introducers to now source, quote and submit secured loans online from 14 lenders w

13 Feb 2012

EuroDebt Partners With Responsible Equity Release

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EuroDebt Partners With Responsible Equity Release

EuroDebt Financial Services and equity specialists, Responsible Equity Release have joined forces in a reciprocal agreement to widen the scope of services available to the clients

13 Feb 2012

LV= launches new low cost pension plan

Retirement

LV= launches new low cost pension plan

Retirement specialist LV= today announces the launch of a new low cost personal pension, with a 0.25% annual service charge.

13 Feb 2012

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