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Haart forecasts steep rise in number of people renting in 2012

Haart forecasts steep rise in number of people renting in 2012

haart is predicting a double digit increase in the number of people who will choose to become 'professional tenants' and opt to rent rather than buy over the next few years.

08 Dec 2011

Insurers must be in a position to help Europe fight back to growth

Protection

Insurers must be in a position to help Europe fight back to growth

Regulation must help drive growth not hinder it, the Association of British Insurers said at a conference to discuss the new pan European set of rules, Solvency II.

08 Dec 2011

Committed London buyers drive flurry of offers

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Committed London buyers drive flurry of offers

Investors seeking to escape the impact of the Eurozone crisis have boosted the number of committed buyers on the market in recent weeks, report London estate agent Marsh & Parsons.

08 Dec 2011

Yorkshire Bank named “Best Regional Lender” for 13th time

Mortgages

Yorkshire Bank named “Best Regional Lender” for 13th time

Yorkshire Bank has been named "Best Regional Mortgage Lender" by Your Mortgage magazine for the 13th time.

08 Dec 2011

New property website to help landlords find the ‘perfect tenant’

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New property website to help landlords find the ‘perfect tenant’

Landlords looking to find the perfect tenant could be given a helping hand thanks to a new online marketing service launched by Movestart.co.uk in partnership Landlord Assist.

08 Dec 2011

Peer-to-peer' lending not protected by the FSCS

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Peer-to-peer' lending not protected by the FSCS

‘Peer-to-peer' lending is becoming an increasingly popular alternative to high street savings with consumers looking for the most competitive rates of interest.

08 Dec 2011

FTB demand boots activity

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FTB demand boots activity

Resilient first-time buyer demand drove a monthly increase in mortgage market activity in November, according to the latest Housing Market Activity Report by Connells Survey and Va

07 Dec 2011

Brokers believe short term lending will grow in 2012

Mortgages

Brokers believe short term lending will grow in 2012

The Precise Mortgages Road Shows have come to an end and the red London bus that toured the country, emblazoned with pro-intermediary messages, has been parked for the winter.

07 Dec 2011

Rental yields rise for landlords

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Rental yields rise for landlords

The latest RICS Residential Lettings Survey reports rising yields on rental properties as a result of increased tenant demand and rising rents.

07 Dec 2011

3.5 million reach for payday loans

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3.5 million reach for payday loans

As nearly half the population (45%) struggle to make it to ‘payday’, a payday loan will become a reality for many, report R3.

07 Dec 2011

 

Inflation remains a major concern for investors

Savings & Investments

Inflation remains a major concern for investors

Eurozone crisis and fears of a double dip recession top concerns for investment professionals, report Baring Asset Management.

07 Dec 2011

Shapps: Landlords must catch up and open their books to public scrutiny

Shapps: Landlords must catch up and open their books to public scrutiny

Housing Minister Grant Shapps has today criticised those housing associations that have failed to publish more widely details of how they are spending public money for their tenant

07 Dec 2011

Government and regulator’s language is a challenge to sector

Protection

Government and regulator’s language is a challenge to sector

The continuing language used by the government and regulator about the financial crisis is a challenge facing the sector and that more recognition should be given to the value insu

07 Dec 2011

Increases in demand and costs mean rent rises this winter

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Increases in demand and costs mean rent rises this winter

Increased demand and the rising cost of maintaining property mean private tenants are likely to face a rise in rental rates this winter and 1 in 5 landlords also claim their arrear

07 Dec 2011

TrigoldCrystal go International with Connect Overseas on Broker Websites

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TrigoldCrystal go International with Connect Overseas on Broker Websites

TrigoldCrystal are partnering with Connect Overseas to provide clients a sourcing feature for overseas mortgages on their websites.

07 Dec 2011

New homes industry ramps up sales incentives to sell homes

New homes industry ramps up sales incentives to sell homes

Sales promotions and incentives have always been a part of the marketing mix but today’s tough market is driving innovation as builders strive to stimulate market, report the Digit

07 Dec 2011

SimplyBiz Mortgages adds AToM to panel

Mortgages

SimplyBiz Mortgages adds AToM to panel

AToM, the specialist mortgage packager and distributor, is delighted to announce its new partnership with SimplyBiz Mortgages.

07 Dec 2011

Government sidesteps debt issues of ‘iceberg Britain’

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Government sidesteps debt issues of ‘iceberg Britain’

Atlantic Financial Management is calling on the Government to tackle the root causes of people becoming more indebted, following last week’s Commons Debate on debt advice and debt

07 Dec 2011

London's West End 2011 property review and 2012 predictions

London's West End 2011 property review and 2012 predictions

The West End has seen a high number of cash buyers in 2011 (64% compared to 44% year on year), report LDG, the central London & West End Property market specialists.

06 Dec 2011

Connaught Income Funds plough £130 million into short-term lending market

Connaught Income Funds plough £130 million into short-term lending market

Connaught Asset Management, the boutique asset manager, has today revealed two of its Income Funds are responsible for £130 million of funding into the short-term lending market.

06 Dec 2011

Paragon wins best buy-to-let portfolio lender award

Paragon wins best buy-to-let portfolio lender award

Paragon Mortgages has won the prestigious ‘Best buy-to-let portfolio lender’ title at the Your Mortgage 2011-12 Awards.

06 Dec 2011

DWP consultation on Support for Mortgage Interest

Mortgages

DWP consultation on Support for Mortgage Interest

A Call for Evidence into how Support for Mortgage Interest might operate for claimants in the future is published today by Lord Freud the Minister for Welfare Reform.

06 Dec 2011

Lettings likely to suffer more than sales as a result of Eurozone crisis

Lettings likely to suffer more than sales as a result of Eurozone crisis

Lettings are likely to suffer more than sales as a result of Eurozone crisis, reveals W A Ellis as it publishes its Prime Central London Property Market Comment and 2012 Prediction

05 Dec 2011

Londoners need at least 19 years to save for a house deposit

Mortgages

Londoners need at least 19 years to save for a house deposit

Data from InvestorBee reveals the true extent of London’s property problem.

05 Dec 2011

Aldermore recruits specialist structured finance team

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Aldermore recruits specialist structured finance team

Aldermore, the new British bank, has recruited a team of experienced financial professionals who will be developing flexible and bespoke structured funding solutions for small and

05 Dec 2011

Business Moneyfacts and the awards will be held on 29th March 2012

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Business Moneyfacts and the awards will be held on 29th March 2012

MT Finance have been nominated for the Business Money Facts Award 2012 in the category of Best Service from a Bridging Finance Provider.

05 Dec 2011

Secured loans raise LTV’s by 10% with new adverse lender

Secured loans raise LTV’s by 10% with new adverse lender

The availability of finance for credit impaired borrowers has increased significantly following the launch of a new lender through the master broker Promise Solutions.

05 Dec 2011

Former solicitor found guilty of €22m loan scam

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Former solicitor found guilty of €22m loan scam

At Southwark Crown Court today, Kevin Steele, a former partner of the solicitors’ firm Mishcon de Reya was convicted of forgery and two fraud offences, report the SFO.

05 Dec 2011

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