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Pensioners own property worth £743.07 Billion

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Pensioners own property worth £743.07 Billion

Over-65 homeowners lose £6.38 billion in past three months, Key Retirement Solutions Pensioner Property Index shows.

21 May 2012

Funds being labelled as ‘risk-rated' are misleading advisers and investors

Savings & Investments

Funds being labelled as ‘risk-rated' are misleading advisers and investors

Applying a risk-rating to existing funds without changing the way they are managed can be misleading for both financial advisers and retail investors, says Skandia Investment Group

21 May 2012

A serious matter this week

A serious matter this week

The NACFB has been looking at anti money laundering regulation recently.

21 May 2012

LV= adds discretionary fund manager to SIPP

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LV= adds discretionary fund manager to SIPP

LV= has added fund manager Charles Stanley to its discretionary fund management service for SIPP clients.

21 May 2012

Tenants see rent rises return

Tenants see rent rises return

Rents rose for the first time in three months in April, according to the latest Buy-to-Let Index from LSL Property Services plc.

18 May 2012

21-month prison sentences for Manchester ‘debt solution’ company directors

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21-month prison sentences for Manchester ‘debt solution’ company directors

Two company directors in Manchester have been sentenced to 21 months’ imprisonment each by Chester Crown Court for fraudulent trading at their debt solution company, Churchwood Cor

18 May 2012

House price declines recorded in every region except London

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House price declines recorded in every region except London

Outlook for house prices remains positive for fourth consecutive month, with seven regions expecting price rises over next 12 months, report Knight Frank.

18 May 2012

Prime London rents rise first time in six months, but supply outweighs demand

Prime London rents rise first time in six months, but supply outweighs demand

Prime central London rents increased by 0.1% in April, but landlords should not expect a rapid rise in the next few months, Liam Bailey, Head of Knight Frank Residential Research e

18 May 2012

Banks begin to deal with distress but property refinancing challenge remains

Banks begin to deal with distress but property refinancing challenge remains

Debt held against UK commercial property continued to fall last year from £228.1bn to £212.3bn, a drop of 6.8%, a UK property lending survey has today revealed.

18 May 2012

Nationwide cuts rates for second time in May

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Nationwide cuts rates for second time in May

From today, Nationwide Building Society is reducing its two and five year fixed rates by 0.10%.

18 May 2012

 

Phil Sweet, Head of Business Development at Evolution Money

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Phil Sweet, Head of Business Development at Evolution Money

myintroducer.com catches up with Phil Sweet, Head of Business Development at Evolution Money- the secured loan lender.

18 May 2012

DFM services can add value if implemented correctly by financial advisers

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DFM services can add value if implemented correctly by financial advisers

DFM services can be beneficial to certain customers but must be implemented correctly and in line with FSA guidance, according to Skandia.

18 May 2012

Promise Solutions offer brokers help with complex mortgages

Promise Solutions offer brokers help with complex mortgages

Brokers introducing loans to Promise Solutions will now get advice and packaging services for their more difficult mortgage cases.

18 May 2012

Bridgewater reveal customers' partial reversion plans

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Bridgewater reveal customers' partial reversion plans

Bridgewater Equity Release, the home reversion specialists, has today revealed the reasons given by borrowers for why they have taken out a partial reversion product.

17 May 2012

Appetite for first time buyer advice rises

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Appetite for first time buyer advice rises

Appetite for first time buyer advice rises as consumers strive to get on the property ladder, report Unbiased.co.uk.

17 May 2012

Britain's broken housing market is not being fixed

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Britain's broken housing market is not being fixed

Joint report by National Housing Federation, Shelter and Chartered Institute of Housing says Government failing to tackle housing crisis.

17 May 2012

solid start to 2012 for investors

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solid start to 2012 for investors

As Aviva announces Q1 results, Sheridan Admans, investment research manager at The Share Centre, explains what this means for investors.

17 May 2012

Tthere is little appetite for banks to lend

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Tthere is little appetite for banks to lend

Nigel Stockton, Financial Services Director at Countrywide, comments on rising mortgage costs following warnings from Sir Mervyn King that UK borrowers could face higher interest r

17 May 2012

V Loans offers 'Royal' reward scheme

V Loans offers 'Royal' reward scheme

V Loans is offering a regal reward scheme to introducers who recommend other intermediaries to the V Loans service.

16 May 2012

Average 90% LTV rates tumble

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Average 90% LTV rates tumble

The average rate of a 90% loan-to-value mortgage has fallen steadily over the past five years to just 5.44% according to Moneyfacts.co.uk.

16 May 2012

Glut of FTBs pushes housing transactions up 15% in March

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Glut of FTBs pushes housing transactions up 15% in March

First time buyers rushed to beat the March stamp duty deadline whilst increased activity pushed average house prices up £792, reveals the latest Scotland House Price Index from LSL

16 May 2012

Stamp duty effect sees 74% increase in FTBs

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Stamp duty effect sees 74% increase in FTBs

As expected, the end of the stamp duty concession led to a surge in activity in the mortgage market in March, a 74% increase on Februrary, according to new data released today by t

16 May 2012

Clydesdale & Yorkshire launch fee free mortgage

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Clydesdale & Yorkshire launch fee free mortgage

Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks have launched a fee free mortgage offer for first time buyers.

16 May 2012

HSBC lends £3.1 billion to SMEs in the first three months of 2012

HSBC lends £3.1 billion to SMEs in the first three months of 2012

HSBC provided £3.1 billion of gross lending to UK SMEs in the first three months of 2012, an increase close to 7% on the same period in 2011.

16 May 2012

AllianzGI launches RiskMaster Fund Range

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AllianzGI launches RiskMaster Fund Range

Allianz Global Investors announces the UK launch of the Allianz RiskMaster funds - a range of risk-profiled, actively-managed, multi-asset solutions with RDR-ready share classes.

16 May 2012

75% of brokers say regulation is the main issue facing their business

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75% of brokers say regulation is the main issue facing their business

A broker survey carried out on behalf of the British Insurance Brokers’ Association has revealed that for three quarters of all brokers, regulation is the main issue facing their b

16 May 2012

The Housing Hub launched to promote wider access to home ownership

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The Housing Hub launched to promote wider access to home ownership

The Building Societies Association has today launched a new housing initiative today called The Housing Hub, to promote wider access to home ownership.

16 May 2012

Lowest income households reliant on borrowing a decade before the crisis

Lowest income households reliant on borrowing a decade before the crisis

Low to middle income households were reliant on borrowing to fund much of their spending for more than a decade before the financial crisis, according to a new report for the inde

15 May 2012

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