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Moneyfacts announce consumer awards winners

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Moneyfacts announce consumer awards winners

The winners of the Consumer Moneyfacts Awards were announced last night at the HAC in London.

27 Jan 2012

New homes sales up by a third

Legal

New homes sales up by a third

Sequence's New Homes division, part of the Sequence national estate agency network, is delighted to announce it saw a significant upturn in new homes sales in 2011.

27 Jan 2012

Three quarters of equity release customers use funds to cope

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Three quarters of equity release customers use funds to cope

In 2011, three quarters of the customers of UK-wide equity release broker, Responsible Equity Release, used some of the equity in their homes to help themselves or their families c

27 Jan 2012

Is the savings industry finally waking up to the dangers of pension inflexibility?

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Is the savings industry finally waking up to the dangers of pension inflexibility?

The 'pensions or nothing' policy will leave many with nothing, reports pensions and economics policy expert, Dr. Ros Altmann.

26 Jan 2012

Red tape spotlight shines on company and commercial law

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Red tape spotlight shines on company and commercial law

Companies of all shapes and sizes have today been asked for their views on how to tackle unnecessary bureaucracy in company and commercial law, report the Department for Business,

26 Jan 2012

Abbey for Intermediaries announce changes to mortgage range

Mortgages

Abbey for Intermediaries announce changes to mortgage range

Abbey for Intermediaries are amending the rates on selected 2 year Fixed and Tracker products at 60%, 75% and 90% LTV and also its Flexible Offset product.

26 Jan 2012

Euro crisis improves exchange rates for brits

Savings & Investments

Euro crisis improves exchange rates for brits

The Eurozone sovereign debt crisis has resulted in the reduction of the value of the single currency, providing overseas property buyers with in fact over 8% more for their money t

26 Jan 2012

2011 - the year of the first time buyer

Mortgages

2011 - the year of the first time buyer

Latest figures from unbiased.co.uk, reveal first time buying was the most sought after area of mortgage advice throughout 2011 on its ‘find a mortgage adviser' search.

26 Jan 2012

Housing partnership will give new insight into how the market ticks

Housing partnership will give new insight into how the market ticks

Housing Minister, Grant Shapps, has hailed a new partnership between the Government and the National House Building Council to gain greater insight into how efforts to get Britain

26 Jan 2012

S&P rates first mortgage servicer in the Republic of Ireland

Mortgages

S&P rates first mortgage servicer in the Republic of Ireland

HML has become the first residential mortgage servicer to receive an internationally benchmarked rating for the services it provides to Irish lenders.

26 Jan 2012

 

Typical family debt increases 48%

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Typical family debt increases 48%

Families in the UK are struggling to build up their savings as the impact of inflation puts pressure on incomes and debt levels, according to the latest Aviva Family Finances Repor

25 Jan 2012

Nearly one in five will retire in debt this year

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Nearly one in five will retire in debt this year

Nearly one in five (18 per cent) of those planning to retire this year will do so with outstanding debts, according to new figures released today by Prudential.

25 Jan 2012

In 5 Landlords Bought Additional Rental Property In 2011

In 5 Landlords Bought Additional Rental Property In 2011

The latest Young Index report of Private Rented Sector sentiment shows that 19.1% of landlords added additional residential property assets to their portfolios during 2011.

25 Jan 2012

Dec mortgage approvals strongest month of 2011

Mortgages

Dec mortgage approvals strongest month of 2011

December’s £9bn of new mortgages was the strongest month of last year, being 12% higher than in December 2010, report the BBA.

25 Jan 2012

Nine-month prime property price rally ends

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Nine-month prime property price rally ends

Asking prices for prime properties– the top quarter of the UK market by value – have fallen for the first time in nine months, according to the latest prime index report from Prime

25 Jan 2012

Almost half of investors turn from Europe seeking opportunities elsewhere

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Almost half of investors turn from Europe seeking opportunities elsewhere

Following sustained market volatility in the Eurozone, and recent ratings agency downgrades, investors are taking stock and re-focussing their investment portfolios elsewhere, acco

25 Jan 2012

First Complete expands general insurance panel

Protection

First Complete expands general insurance panel

First Complete has expanded its general insurance panel adding insurer Delta, in addition to Halifax and Abbey GI which were added to the panel at the latter part of last year.

24 Jan 2012

New lender added to Promise panel

New lender added to Promise panel

Secured loan master broker, Promise Solutions, has added Evolution Money to it's panel and to its free online loan sourcing portal.

24 Jan 2012

WEST ONE ENHANCE BROKER AND INVESTOR SERVICE WITH THREE NEW HIRES

WEST ONE ENHANCE BROKER AND INVESTOR SERVICE WITH THREE NEW HIRES

West One Loans, the privately funded bridging lender, has appointed three new members of staff at its Hertfordshire headquarters as it continues its exciting growth.

24 Jan 2012

Yorkshire reduces rates on 90% lending

Mortgages

Yorkshire reduces rates on 90% lending

Yorkshire Building Society is maintaining its reputation for offering competitive mortgages with the announcement that it will make price reductions to its two, three and five year

24 Jan 2012

Exodus of 'accidental landlords' to hit supply of rental properties

Exodus of 'accidental landlords' to hit supply of rental properties

Landlord Assist, the nationwide tenant eviction and referencing firm, is concerned that the supply of property in the private rented sector is at an unsustainable level and warns t

24 Jan 2012

N&P launches lowest ten year fixed rate mortgage

Mortgages

N&P launches lowest ten year fixed rate mortgage

Norwich and Peterborough Building Society has announced that it will launch a ten year fixed rate mortgage - the lowest ever on the market offering excellent value for those lookin

24 Jan 2012

quarter of Brits earning up to 40,000 unsure whether they have a pension

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quarter of Brits earning up to 40,000 unsure whether they have a pension

Britain in need of financial education: a quarter of Brits earning up to £40,000 a year unsure whether they have a pension, confirms new study from A.T. Kearney.

24 Jan 2012

Tiuta launch iphone and ipad app

Tiuta launch iphone and ipad app

Tiuta PLC, the short-term loan lender, has today launched a brand new Loan Calculator app for iphone and ipad users.

24 Jan 2012

Ipswich launches new 95% mortgage

Mortgages

Ipswich launches new 95% mortgage

First time buyers struggling to take their first steps onto the property ladder have been offered a lifeline, courtesy of Ipswich Building Society.

24 Jan 2012

MBE 2011: Bridgebank Capital interview

Mortgages

MBE 2011: Bridgebank Capital interview

I interviewed Laurence Goodman of Bridgebank Capital, the short term property loans specialist, at the Mortgage Business Expo, 2011.

24 Jan 2012

Masthaven’s exclusive new product

Masthaven’s exclusive new product

Masthaven Bridging Finance, the FSA regulated, award winning lender has today launched a new product that is seemingly exclusive to the bridging finance industry.

23 Jan 2012

Beat Blue Monday misery

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Beat Blue Monday misery

Today, January 23rd 2012, dubbed ‘Blue Monday’ is known as the most depressing day of the year – that fateful day when Christmas overspending catches up with you, report the Debt A

23 Jan 2012

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