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Brightstar marks first birthday with expansion

Brightstar marks first birthday with expansion

Brightstar Financial, the national intermediary hub for specialist lending, has celebrated its first birthday by consolidating on twelve months of consistent growth with the recrui

31 Jan 2012

United Trust Bank welcomes MMR approach to bridging loans

United Trust Bank welcomes MMR approach to bridging loans

United Trust Bank today echoed the generally favourable response from the short term bridging sector to the FSA’s Mortgage Market Review which was released just before Christmas.

31 Jan 2012

Consumer credit falls

Consumer credit falls

Consumer credit fell by £0.4 billion in December, while the previous six-month average was a rise of £0.4 billion, reveal the Bank of England.

31 Jan 2012

Commercial property market has fundamentally changed

Commercial property market has fundamentally changed

The commercial property market has fundamentally changed for at least the short to medium term, according to Kames Capital's head of property investment, Phil Clark.

31 Jan 2012

Chelsea launch lowest ever five year fixed rate

Mortgages

Chelsea launch lowest ever five year fixed rate

Chelsea Building Society is continuing in its aim to offer borrowers the most competitive mortgage deals with the lowest ever five year fixed rate deal.

31 Jan 2012

Equity rich homeowners increase their stake in Central London market

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Equity rich homeowners increase their stake in Central London market

Equity rich homeowners in Central London, who have benefited from strong price growth and low interest rates over the last four years, are moving on up the ladder without the need

31 Jan 2012

People are trapped by payday loans

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People are trapped by payday loans

Payplan recently conducted a survey about borrowing over the last 12months.

31 Jan 2012

Lending and savings up at mutuals in 2011

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Lending and savings up at mutuals in 2011

Gross lending by building societies and other mutuals in 2011 was £23.6 billion which is up 16% compared to 2010 (£20.4 billion), bucking the trend across much of the rest of the m

31 Jan 2012

Twice as many mortgage holders save rather than pay down their debt

Mortgages

Twice as many mortgage holders save rather than pay down their debt

Despite recent research showing that overpaying on a mortgage offers better longer term rewards than saving, twice as many mortgage holders save regularly rather than pay down thei

30 Jan 2012

Rise of claims management industry costs consumers

Protection

Rise of claims management industry costs consumers

The majority of consumers making claims for mis-sold Payment Protection Insurance from failed firms have done so through claims management companies, new figures from the Financial

30 Jan 2012

 

New investment for UK social entrepreneurs

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New investment for UK social entrepreneurs

The School for Social Entrepreneurs and Lloyds Banking Group have joined forces to launch a pioneering new programme.

30 Jan 2012

It’s a buyers’ market, but especially in the north

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It’s a buyers’ market, but especially in the north

Rightmove’s first Consumer Confidence Survey of 2012 finds that the proportion of those forecasting prices to be the same or higher in 12 months’ time has edged up to 66% from 62%

30 Jan 2012

Perspective acquire Vivienne Shepherd Limited

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Perspective acquire Vivienne Shepherd Limited

Perspective Financial Group Ltd, the national IFA group, has today announced the acquisition of Gateshead-based IFA practice, Vivienne Shepherd Limited.

30 Jan 2012

40% Of Oxford's Prime Property Sells To International Buyers

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40% Of Oxford's Prime Property Sells To International Buyers

Knight Frank's Oxford office has reported that they have sold to 13 nationalities in the last 12 months.

30 Jan 2012

Montello completes London development financing near Olympic Park

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Montello completes London development financing near Olympic Park

London based bridging financier Montello Bridging Finance, has provided a unique development financing facility providing entirely flexible drawdowns for a developer.

30 Jan 2012

UK unemployment stresses importance of protection

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UK unemployment stresses importance of protection

The unemployment figures released by the Office of National Statistics show that the number of people out of work is at its highest in 17 years.

30 Jan 2012

European commercial property loses ground on rest of the world

European commercial property loses ground on rest of the world

Commercial property markets in Europe struggled to keep pace with other parts of the world, as the effects of the global financial crisis continued to impact on investment and occu

30 Jan 2012

HSBC announcement is positive for future of conveyancing

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HSBC announcement is positive for future of conveyancing

Eddie Goldsmith, partner at Goldsmith Williams, believes HSBC’s recent panel announcement is just the beginning of a shift in the way legal services will operate.

30 Jan 2012

Gateway surveyors become associate member of BSA

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Gateway surveyors become associate member of BSA

Gateway surveyors today announced that they have become the latest firm to become an associate member of the Building Society Association.

30 Jan 2012

Mortgage costs fall to 2003 levels

Mortgages

Mortgage costs fall to 2003 levels

A new Ability to Buy Index from RBS paints a mixed picture for first time buyers in Britain.

30 Jan 2012

Bright Grey pays out 91% of critical illness claims

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Bright Grey pays out 91% of critical illness claims

The protection specialist Bright Grey has announced that it paid out 91% of critical illness claims in the last 6 months of 2011.

30 Jan 2012

Active landlords may sit tight in 2012

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Active landlords may sit tight in 2012

Latest survey of landlords shows increased buying and selling activity in the Private Rented Sector in 2011 but indicates this may not continue in 2012.

30 Jan 2012

Buy-to-let benefits

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Buy-to-let benefits

The housing market looks set to remain turbulent and with high street banks consistently tightening their criteria, first-time buyers just aren’t able to get onto the property ladd

30 Jan 2012

MBE 2011: IFS interview

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MBE 2011: IFS interview

I interviewed Gary Sutcliffe, Relationship Manager at IFS School of Finance, at the Mortgage Business Expo, 2011.

30 Jan 2012

Santander: 3.7 million to buy this year

Mortgages

Santander: 3.7 million to buy this year

Brits are relatively upbeat about the property market for 2012, report Santander Mortgages which reveals that 8% of Britons (3.7m) believe they are likely to successfully purchase

27 Jan 2012

Cost of moving rises faster than house prices over the past decade

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Cost of moving rises faster than house prices over the past decade

The cost of moving house in the UK has risen at a faster rate than house prices over the past decade, according to new research by Lloyds TSB.

27 Jan 2012

People plan sending cuts in a bid to reduce debts

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People plan sending cuts in a bid to reduce debts

With the latest GDP figures confirming that UK economic activity shrank by 0.2% in the last three months of last year, it is feared that Britain is again, heading into recession, l

27 Jan 2012

Olympic Apartments for First Time Buyers

Olympic Apartments for First Time Buyers

Genesis is pleased to announce the first release of apartments available for shared-ownership at Stratford Halo, its flagship development overlooking the Olympic Stadium in Stratfo

27 Jan 2012

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