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direct lender mortgage deals account for 81% of lowest rates

Mortgages

direct lender mortgage deals account for 81% of lowest rates

Direct lenders provide 100% of best buys in two year discount, lifetime tracker and five year fixed mortgage categories, report HSBC.

18 Oct 2011

London small cap investment market needs radical restructure

Savings & Investments

London small cap investment market needs radical restructure

A quarter of small cap companies, advisers and investors (26%) believe that the small cap investment market in London requires a radical restructure to encourage recovery, accordin

18 Oct 2011

HSBC figures unhelpful to consumers, say L&G

Mortgages

HSBC figures unhelpful to consumers, say L&G

Ben Thompson, Managing Director, Legal & General Mortgage Club reacts to HSBC figures suggesting 81% of the market leading rates are being offered directly by providers.

18 Oct 2011

NLIS and SearchFlow celebrate 20 million conveyancing searches

Features

NLIS and SearchFlow celebrate 20 million conveyancing searches

The 20 millionth electronic NLIS conveyancing search took place this month, through the search channel SearchFlow.

18 Oct 2011

Small to medium sized firms warned over incorrect HMRC annual return fines

Features

Small to medium sized firms warned over incorrect HMRC annual return fines

Accountants, Mitchell Charlesworth, is warning the nation’s 4.2m SMEs to be wary of a slew of inaccurate fines being issued in the last month by HM Revenue & Customs for late submi

18 Oct 2011

MBE seminar programme announced

Features

MBE seminar programme announced

The seminar programme and participating exhibitors for MBE London 2011 has been announced today.

18 Oct 2011

Mayfair Bridging appoint Colin Ranshaw to the Board

Mayfair Bridging appoint Colin Ranshaw to the Board

Mayfair Bridging has appointed Colin Ranshaw to the board of directors.

18 Oct 2011

UK's new lowest personal loan rate of 6.2% offered by Nationwide

UK's new lowest personal loan rate of 6.2% offered by Nationwide

With effect from today, Tuesday 18 October, Nationwide is cutting its personal loan rate to 6.2% APR Representative - the lowest rate Nationwide has ever offered, and once again, t

18 Oct 2011

The Private Rental Sector is nearing capacity

The Private Rental Sector is nearing capacity

The number of new tenancies has been at record levels for the past year but the PRS may finally be running out of space to cater for tenant demand, according to the ARLA.

17 Oct 2011

WEST ONE LOANS SIGNS DEAL WITH OAKES CPS

WEST ONE LOANS SIGNS DEAL WITH OAKES CPS

Bridging lender West One Loans has agreed an outsourced asset management deal with property consultants Oakes CPS.

17 Oct 2011

 

BTL intermediary applications on the rise

Mortgages

BTL intermediary applications on the rise

Research by specialist buy-to-let lender Paragon Mortgages has revealed that intermediaries recorded an increase in buy-to-let mortgage applications in the third quarter.

17 Oct 2011

LeadPoint UK places 2nd in the 2011 Deloitte Technology Fast 50

Features

LeadPoint UK places 2nd in the 2011 Deloitte Technology Fast 50

LeadPoint UK, the online lead generation solutions provider, today announced that it ranked Number 2 in the 2011 Deloitte Technology Fast 50, a ranking of the 50 fastest-growing te

17 Oct 2011

Clydesdale & Yorkshire unveil new lower rates for FTB mortgages

Mortgages

Clydesdale & Yorkshire unveil new lower rates for FTB mortgages

Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks today announced new lower rates for their range of competitive mortgages for first time buyers.

17 Oct 2011

Aviva enhances critical illness cover

Protection

Aviva enhances critical illness cover

Aviva is offering customers an even greater level of cover with enhancements to its critical illness insurance.

17 Oct 2011

Growing 'North South divide' in levels of business distress

Features

Growing 'North South divide' in levels of business distress

Begbies Traynor Red Flag Alert - the quarterly report which monitors a series of indicators of company distress - clearly shows the beginning of a divide between levels of financia

17 Oct 2011

Adept4 Group are helping IFAs to operate within the law.

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Adept4 Group are helping IFAs to operate within the law.

From November 14th all FSA regulated firms, along with those providing financial services, will need to record and store all relevant phone calls for at least six months.

17 Oct 2011

Rentals Booming But Tenant Eviction Up

Rentals Booming But Tenant Eviction Up

The number of households choosing to rent in the UK is now double that of those who own their own home, according to new research.

17 Oct 2011

HSBC commits to lend further £350m to high LTV borrowers

Mortgages

HSBC commits to lend further £350m to high LTV borrowers

HSBC commits to lend further £350m to high LTV borrowers with equity or a deposit of 15% or less.

14 Oct 2011

Mortgage lending conditions tighten

Mortgages

Mortgage lending conditions tighten

First time buyer numbers in September fell to their lowest since November 2010 thanks to tightening mortgage lending conditions, reveals the latest e.surv Mortgage Monitor.

14 Oct 2011

Important Changes To French CGT Rules

Savings & Investments

Important Changes To French CGT Rules

French Parliament passed an important amendment that could have a positive effect for many British owners of French property, report Leggett Immobilier.

14 Oct 2011

Residential and commercial property incomes strengthen

Residential and commercial property incomes strengthen

A strengthening of residential and commercial property incomes on rural estates contributed to a 4% increase in gross incomes during the year to April 2011, report Savills.

14 Oct 2011

Demand for commercial property falters

Demand for commercial property falters

Improvements seen in the commercial property market in first half of the year faltered during Q3 2011 as occupier demand fell back for the first time in 12 months, says the latest

14 Oct 2011

Rent increases prove need for housing growth boost

Rent increases prove need for housing growth boost

The Residential Landlords Association is calling on the Government to reform the taxation treatment of the private rented sector to boost growth following worrying figures from She

14 Oct 2011

Tesco Bank cuts loan rate to 6.4% APR

Tesco Bank cuts loan rate to 6.4% APR

Tesco Bank has cut its interest rate on loans between £7,500 to £14,999 for new customers from 6.7% APR to 6.4% APR representative.

14 Oct 2011

Housing organisations call on Government to give tenants a choice

Housing organisations call on Government to give tenants a choice

Major housing and consumer organisations are calling on the Government to accept an amendment to the Welfare Reform Bill being debated by Peers today which would enable tenants to

13 Oct 2011

Personal Touch to attack protection market

Protection

Personal Touch to attack protection market

Personal Touch Financial Services have enhanced the choice and offering to their members with the addition of a new multi-tie protection panel in addition to their current whole-of

13 Oct 2011

Dragonfly Passes £100m of Redemptions Since Launch

Dragonfly Passes £100m of Redemptions Since Launch

More evidence that the bridging sector continues to boom, as Dragonfly Property Finance, today announced it has passed £100m of redemptions since it launched in late 2009.

13 Oct 2011

Further reductions in tax relief will negatively impact on SIPPs

Retirement

Further reductions in tax relief will negatively impact on SIPPs

Almost two thirds (63%) of IFAs surveyed are warning that reductions in tax relief will reduce fund flows into SIPP and SSAS wrappers, according to new research from Investec Bank.

13 Oct 2011

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