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commercial property hit by economic uncertainty

commercial property hit by economic uncertainty

Falling occupier demand and increasing availability drove down commercial property rental expectations in the final quarter of 2011, says the RICS UK Commercial Market Survey

12 Jan 2012

Savills Launches Corporate Services Department

Savills Launches Corporate Services Department

We are delighted to announce the launch of the dedicated Savills Corporate Services department, which will be headed up by Matthew Salvidge.

12 Jan 2012

Semi-commercial property returns 30% higher yields than vanilla buy to let in 2011

Semi-commercial property returns 30% higher yields than vanilla buy to let in 2011

2011 was a strong year for investment in semi-commercial property according to new data released by Mortgages for Business in its quarterly Complex Buy to Let Index.

12 Jan 2012

Nationwide enhances 90% LTV fixed rate range

Mortgages

Nationwide enhances 90% LTV fixed rate range

Nationwide is launching a new, competitive 2 year fixed rate at 90% LTV for first time buyers, home movers and existing customers moving home on Thursday 12 January.

12 Jan 2012

Virgin Money announce commitments to intermediaries

Mortgages

Virgin Money announce commitments to intermediaries

Virgin Money completed the acquisition of Northern Rock on 1 January 2012, and the process of integrating the two businesses has started.

12 Jan 2012

Public given chance to vote off the weakest regulations

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Public given chance to vote off the weakest regulations

Communities Minister Baroness Hanham is asking people to vote out policies they think are the weakest links, in a drive to eliminate ineffective and unnecessary regulations from

12 Jan 2012

Expected retirement incomes hit five-year low

Retirement

Expected retirement incomes hit five-year low

People retiring in 2012 expect to live on an average annual income of £15,500 - over £1,000 a year less (6%) than those who retired in 2011.

11 Jan 2012

Credit card spend down year on year

Credit card spend down year on year

Average credit card spend has fallen four per cent over the past 12 months, according to new analysis of customer spend data by Santander Credit Cards.

11 Jan 2012

Berkeley Alexander launches Struggle Service

Protection

Berkeley Alexander launches Struggle Service

Wholesale insurance intermediary, Berkeley Alexander announces today the launch of its new Struggle Service for advisers.

11 Jan 2012

1 in 10 small business owners put their homes on the line

1 in 10 small business owners put their homes on the line

New research from borro, the personal asset lender, shows that over the last year more than one in ten (12%) small business owners in the UK have had to put their own homes on the

11 Jan 2012

 

Investors flee from European funds as eurozone debt crisis bites

Savings & Investments

Investors flee from European funds as eurozone debt crisis bites

There was a mass exodus from European and Emerging Market Equity funds during Q4 2011 according to Skandia's latest Investment Trends report.

11 Jan 2012

Connaught announce Mayfair Bridging as additional Specialist Partner

Connaught announce Mayfair Bridging as additional Specialist Partner

Connaught Asset Management has announced that the directors of its regulated subsidiary, Connaught Asset Management Ltd, have approved the appointment of bridging finance lender, M

11 Jan 2012

Landlords Set To Win Big In 2012

Landlords Set To Win Big In 2012

2012 offers a wealth of opportunity for the UK Buy-to-Let market according to James Davis, residential landlord for over 12 years and CEO of self-service lettings agency, UPAD.

11 Jan 2012

Transaction levels hold up as more houses come onto the market

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Transaction levels hold up as more houses come onto the market

Sales activity remained relatively firm during December and an increasing amount of new stock came onto the housing market, says the latest RICS UK Housing Market survey.

10 Jan 2012

Haart see dramatic rise in mortgage applications

Mortgages

Haart see dramatic rise in mortgage applications

haart experienced a dramatic rise in the number of people applying for mortgages in 2011.

10 Jan 2012

Paradigm add Engage Mutual Assurance to protection panel

Protection

Paradigm add Engage Mutual Assurance to protection panel

Paradigm Mortgage Services, the mortgage services proposition, has today added protection specialist, Engage Mutual Assurance, to its protection panel.

10 Jan 2012

Demand for debt advice expected to rise sharply

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Demand for debt advice expected to rise sharply

Research from the Money Advice Trust has shown that the number of people getting help from free debt advice agencies increased in 2011 to 1.54 million people, compared to 1.4 milli

10 Jan 2012

Tenant demand set to increase further in 2012

Tenant demand set to increase further in 2012

Research by specialist buy-to-let lender, Paragon Group, has revealed that landlords are expecting tenant demand to continue to remain high in 2012.

10 Jan 2012

RICS Reveals Top Line Up For The North East Summit

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RICS Reveals Top Line Up For The North East Summit

RICS has announced its line up for the annual North East Summit which takes place on Friday, 20 January at the Centre for Life in Newcastle.

10 Jan 2012

Precise Mortgages Launches Regulated Bridging Products

Precise Mortgages Launches Regulated Bridging Products

After a successful entry into the bridging market Precise Mortgages has launched a range of regulated bridging products.

10 Jan 2012

Annuity income falls for fourth consecutive year

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Annuity income falls for fourth consecutive year

Research from Investment Life and Pensions Moneyfacts has shown that 2011 was another poor year for annuity rates, with annuity income falling for a fourth consecutive year.

10 Jan 2012

Now's the time for FTBs to make a move

Mortgages

Now's the time for FTBs to make a move

Andrews Estate Agents is encouraging anyone thinking of becoming a buyer for the first time to take advantage now of the stamp duty relief – while it’s still available.

10 Jan 2012

Ladlords set to capitalise on favourable market conditions

Ladlords set to capitalise on favourable market conditions

Landlords and letting agents can look forward to another bumper year, according to nationwide tenant referencing firm Landlord Assist.

10 Jan 2012

SIPPs in danger of being used unnecessarily

Savings & Investments

SIPPs in danger of being used unnecessarily

One in four people who invest in a SIPP have the vast majority (90% or more) of their assets held in either a Unit Trust or OEIC, according to research from Skandia's latest Advise

10 Jan 2012

MoneySupermarket introduces the ‘Supers'

Mortgages

MoneySupermarket introduces the ‘Supers'

MoneySupermarket.com announces its inaugural awards for banks and buildings societies that offer the best products and service to customers.

09 Jan 2012

Aldermore increases buy-to-let LTV to 80%

Mortgages

Aldermore increases buy-to-let LTV to 80%

Aldermore has increased the maximum LTV to 80% on its range of residential buy-to-let fixed rate mortgages with immediate effect.

09 Jan 2012

AToM awarded ‘Best Overall Packager’ by GE Money

Mortgages

AToM awarded ‘Best Overall Packager’ by GE Money

AToM, the Specialist Mortgage Packager/Distributor, is delighted to be awarded Best Overall Packager of 2011 for GE Money Home Lending.

09 Jan 2012

Mortgage market activity surpasses 2010 levels

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Mortgage market activity surpasses 2010 levels

In spite of a seasonal decline in December, mortgage market activity in the final quarter of 2011 outstripped activity a year ago, according to the latest Housing Market Activity R

09 Jan 2012

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