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Scottish Life Extends Its Range Of Investment Solutions

Savings & Investments

Scottish Life Extends Its Range Of Investment Solutions

Scottish Life has extended its range of outsourced investment solutions to include funds from four leading discretionary fund managers - Cazenove Capital Management, Brooks MacDona

10 May 2012

From the backstreet to the high street

From the backstreet to the high street

Bridging finance has undergone quite a transformation in the last decade. When I first joined Masthaven we were doing bundles of the day 1 back to back bridges with remortgages thr

10 May 2012

NCI becomes latest associate member of astl

NCI becomes latest associate member of astl

Astl has a new associate member. NCI joins the astl as an associate member bringing the total number to 20.

09 May 2012

Buy To Let Remortgaging On The Rise Says haart

Buy To Let Remortgaging On The Rise Says haart

The number of buy to let remortgages has reached a new high for the year, report haart Estate Agents.

09 May 2012

Landlords Rejoice At News That Squatting Is To Become A Criminal Offence

Landlords Rejoice At News That Squatting Is To Become A Criminal Offence

The Landlord Syndicate, a network of companies providing a complete support centre for landlords, are relieved by the news that squatting is to become a criminal offence as of Sept

09 May 2012

PrimeLocation.com: Cheaper to rent than buy prime property

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PrimeLocation.com: Cheaper to rent than buy prime property

In stark contrast to the general UK property market, research by PrimeLocation.com reveals that it is cheaper to rent than buy a prime property in the UK, the website’s new Prime R

09 May 2012

Move Your Money launches UK's first listing of 'Better Banking' ISA's

Savings & Investments

Move Your Money launches UK's first listing of 'Better Banking' ISA's

The unique listing of cash ISAs offered by ethical banks, credit unions and building societies will help people choose an ISA that not only offers a good financial return but also

09 May 2012

Housing Opportunities In France For International Investors

Savings & Investments

Housing Opportunities In France For International Investors

Trevor Leggett, managing director of French estate agency Leggett Immobilier, comments on the results of the French general election.

09 May 2012

Sainsbury's Bank Offers Market Leading Personal Loan Price Promise Guarantee

Sainsbury's Bank Offers Market Leading Personal Loan Price Promise Guarantee

Sainsbury's Bank is offering a Price Promise Guarantee whereby if any customer successfully applies for its standard personal loan but secures a better rate elsewhere with another

09 May 2012

Kent Reliance 85% LTV rate withdrawal

Kent Reliance 85% LTV rate withdrawal

TBMC has received notice that Kent Reliance will be withdrawing its 5.99% 2 year fixed up to 85% LTV buy-to-let product.

09 May 2012

 

Advisers seeking safety in numbers

Savings & Investments

Advisers seeking safety in numbers

Research from Legal & General Investments reveals that more than three times as many IFAs are being drawn to funds with strong sales figures than in 2011.

09 May 2012

LOAN-STARVED MICRO BUSINESSES PLAY THEIR CARDS RIGHt

LOAN-STARVED MICRO BUSINESSES PLAY THEIR CARDS RIGHt

Capital One has seen a 50% increase in applications in the past 3 months for its Capital One Business Card as small business owners turn to cards to manage their companies' cash fl

09 May 2012

GE Money & Phoebus celebrate 10 years

GE Money & Phoebus celebrate 10 years

Phoebus Software is celebrating the tenth anniversary of their partnership with GE Money Home Lending this month.

08 May 2012

Households spend £10,416 a year on rent

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Households spend £10,416 a year on rent

Households are spending an average 38% of their take-home income on rent, with those in London spending 71%, according to new figures from FindaProperty.com.

08 May 2012

April sees monthly dip in valuations market

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April sees monthly dip in valuations market

The valuations market saw activity dip on a monthly basis in April, according to the latest Housing Market Activity Report by Connells Survey & Valuation.

08 May 2012

Aldermore mortgage lending tops £1bn

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Aldermore mortgage lending tops £1bn

British bank Aldermore has lent more than £1bn worth of residential and commercial mortgage funding since first opening its doors for business in the summer of 2009.

08 May 2012

Be store card savvy to reap rewards

Be store card savvy to reap rewards

Analysis by MoneySupermarket.com, comparing credit and store cards from a number of high street retailers, shows a big difference between the interest rates charges, and the reward

08 May 2012

'Stop gap' leases drive tenancy lengths to record low

'Stop gap' leases drive tenancy lengths to record low

The largest independent study of commercial property tenancies will next week reveal a fall in lease lengths to a new low of 4.8 years on average as landlords work in step with ten

08 May 2012

Platform reduces rates on a range of BTL products

Platform reduces rates on a range of BTL products

Platform has today enhanced its buy to let offering by reducing selected product rates by up to 20bps across a range of tracker and fixed rate products.

08 May 2012

Insolvency figures show increase in IVAs and DROs

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Insolvency figures show increase in IVAs and DROs

The latest quarterly figures from The Insolvency Service give a mixed picture of personal insolvencies in the UK, with an overall decrease of 4.7% on the same period a year ago.

08 May 2012

More NACFB membership benefits

More NACFB membership benefits

As usual another very busy week here at the NACFB and we have just finalised two particular beneficial schemes that we are about to roll out to the membership.

08 May 2012

Equity release set to become mainstream product

Retirement

Equity release set to become mainstream product

Research carried out by LV= reveals 80% of advisers new to the equity release market believe equity release will be considered a mainstream financial product in the next few years.

08 May 2012

Connect Overseas sees jump in enquiries for US property finance

Savings & Investments

Connect Overseas sees jump in enquiries for US property finance

Connect Overseas is reporting a strong increase in enquiries from intermediaries with UK and international clients looking to invest in US property and needing finance.

08 May 2012

Double Dip Unlikely To Stir Market Significantly

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Double Dip Unlikely To Stir Market Significantly

As the announcement of a double dip recession is made, national estate agents Strutt & Parker claim they doubt it will stir the market significantly.

04 May 2012

House prices 'fluctuate widely' say Halifax

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House prices 'fluctuate widely' say Halifax

House prices in the three months to April were 0.3% higher than in the preceding three months (November 2011-January 2012), reveals the latest Halifax House Price Index.

04 May 2012

Insolvencies rise amongst wealthy, rural dwellers and pensioners

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Insolvencies rise amongst wealthy, rural dwellers and pensioners

While insolvencies in the UK continue to be most prevalent amongst welfare dependent groups – there was an increase in the levels of wealthy individuals, rural residents and pensio

04 May 2012

Countrywide urges new London Mayor to place housing high upon their agenda

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Countrywide urges new London Mayor to place housing high upon their agenda

Grenville Turner, Chief Executive at Countrywide, the estate agency and property services Group, comments on the London Mayoral election.

04 May 2012

Pink and Aviva team up to launch protection training academy

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Pink and Aviva team up to launch protection training academy

Pink and Aviva have today launched a Protection Academy.

04 May 2012

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