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UK housing stock in dangerous disrepair

UK housing stock in dangerous disrepair

More than a fifth of UK properties contain a major hazard which could require immediate repair.

28 Nov 2011

NAEA: FTB market share hits 3yr low

Mortgages

NAEA: FTB market share hits 3yr low

The National Association of Estate Agents’ market report for October shows that just 16% of overall sales made last month went to this sector, compared with 22% in September.

25 Nov 2011

Dragonfly and Y3S Bridging & Commercial Complete £1million+ Deal

Dragonfly and Y3S Bridging & Commercial Complete £1million+ Deal

The deal, a 12-month first charge of £1.04m at 0.95%pm, was on a derelict residential property in Surrey with a current market valuation of £1.85m.

25 Nov 2011

CHL arrears show strength against industry average

Mortgages

CHL arrears show strength against industry average

Specialist lender, CHL Mortgages, has today confirmed further improvement in its buy-to-let mortgage book arrears levels, particularly when compared against the industry average.

25 Nov 2011

Could Eurozone woes boost niche lending?

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Could Eurozone woes boost niche lending?

October saw a momentous decision.

25 Nov 2011

significant investment risk conflict amongst consumers

Savings & Investments

significant investment risk conflict amongst consumers

In the first study of its kind in the UK, AXA Wealth has identified that two thirds of consumers have a significant gap between their perceived investment risk appetite and their a

25 Nov 2011

HSBC launches its first ever sub 4% rate for 90% LTV mortgage borrowers

Mortgages

HSBC launches its first ever sub 4% rate for 90% LTV mortgage borrowers

HSBC today launches its first ever sub 4% interest rate for mortgage borrowers with a 10% deposit – a 3.84% two-year discount deal with no fee to pay.

24 Nov 2011

Increase for Scottish mortgage lending in third quarter of 2011

Mortgages

Increase for Scottish mortgage lending in third quarter of 2011

House purchase lending in Scotland increased by 8% in the third quarter of 2011, report the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

24 Nov 2011

Niche Financial celebrates Omni Capital partnership with £1m debut deal

Niche Financial celebrates Omni Capital partnership with £1m debut deal

Reading-based Niche Financial Solutions has marked its appointment as a preferred partner of Omni Capital, the specialist short-term lender, with a debut deal completion valued at

24 Nov 2011

The Growth of Buy-to-Let

Duncan Kreeger - West One Loans

The Growth of Buy-to-Let

The mortgage market mosaic isn’t looking pretty.

24 Nov 2011

 

Spicerhaart Named Mortgage Firm Of The Year

Mortgages

Spicerhaart Named Mortgage Firm Of The Year

Spicerhaart has been named the Mortgage Firm of the Year at the Sesame Adviser Awards 2011.

23 Nov 2011

MORTGAGE BUSINESS QUALITY AWARD WIN FOR ANDREWS

Mortgages

MORTGAGE BUSINESS QUALITY AWARD WIN FOR ANDREWS

Andrews Financial Services has celebrated its second award win of the year from Legal & General, receiving special recognition for the quality of its business operations.

23 Nov 2011

Private sector rents not enough to boost supply

Private sector rents not enough to boost supply

Report on 'Investing in the Private Rented Sector: Landlord Returns, Taxation and the Future of the Private Rented Sector.'

23 Nov 2011

One in seven £500 worse off a month

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One in seven £500 worse off a month

Three in four UK households say they are worse off than they were three years ago (75%) – with 14% claiming they are £500 or more worse off a month, according to research from rpla

23 Nov 2011

mortgage market lacking consistency

Mortgages

mortgage market lacking consistency

The mortgage market, where the high street banks provide around 70% of new lending, remains subdued, report the BBA.

23 Nov 2011

Investors remain bullish on returns

Savings & Investments

Investors remain bullish on returns

New research from L&G Investments reveals that despite market turbulence investors remain confident, with a third (33%) expecting their investments to increase in value in the next

23 Nov 2011

MBE 2012 heading to Excel

Mortgages

MBE 2012 heading to Excel

Mortgage Business Expo, the premier event for financial intermediaries, has today announced that the 2012 show will be taking place at the ExCeL exhibition and conference centre.

23 Nov 2011

One in four ‘urgently' need a financial plan, warns debt charity

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One in four ‘urgently' need a financial plan, warns debt charity

Financial planning will be crucial for households if they are to avoid falling into difficulty in 2012 and beyond, debt charity Consumer Credit Counselling Service has warned.

23 Nov 2011

Busy Movember at Positive Lending

Features

Busy Movember at Positive Lending

Chris Fairfax and Daniel Hornblow of specialist property finance packager, Positive Lending, have been busy growing a moustache in aid of the charity Movember.

23 Nov 2011

Banks need to prove they’re serious about improving overdraft charges

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Banks need to prove they’re serious about improving overdraft charges

Banks need to prove they’re serious about improving overdraft charges, says Which?

22 Nov 2011

Countrywide acquires four lettings businesses

Countrywide acquires four lettings businesses

Countrywide Residential Lettings has expanded its successful lettings network with four additional business acquisitions in the last four months, taking the total number of letting

22 Nov 2011

72% of over 55's could miss out on additional income in retirement

Retirement

72% of over 55's could miss out on additional income in retirement

Nearly three quarters (72%) of UK adults aged 55 and over are unaware that certain medical conditions could entitle them to a higher level of pension income through their annuity p

22 Nov 2011

Omni Capital appoints Dragonfly relationship manager

Features

Omni Capital appoints Dragonfly relationship manager

Specialist short-term lender Omni Capital announces the appointment of Martin Gilsenan as its new director of sales.

22 Nov 2011

Property price discounts reach highest level

Legal

Property price discounts reach highest level

Over 40% of all UK properties currently on the market for sale have experienced at least one price reduction, as sellers try to entice buyers in a struggling housing market.

22 Nov 2011

Why business is tough for commercial landlords

Why business is tough for commercial landlords

Commercial landlords are coming under pressure from all sides in the current economic climate, report K2 Business Rescue.

22 Nov 2011

Three jailed for boiler-room investment fraud

Savings & Investments

Three jailed for boiler-room investment fraud

Three men were sentenced today at Chelmsford Crown Court to a combined nine years’ imprisonment after pleading guilty to running a boiler-room fraud, report the Serious Fraud Offic

22 Nov 2011

UK renters face highest costs in Western Europe

UK renters face highest costs in Western Europe

The UK is the most expensive country in Western Europe for flatsharers, according to flatshare website Easyroommate.co.uk.

22 Nov 2011

Scottish Short Term Lending to Grow in 2012

Mortgages

Scottish Short Term Lending to Grow in 2012

The Precise Mortgages Road Shows have proved a hit in Scotland with the Glasgow and Edinburgh events both very busy.

22 Nov 2011

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