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Marks & Clerk launch new IP valuation consultancy

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Marks & Clerk launch new IP valuation consultancy

The Marks & Clerk group has launched two new affiliated businesses, Marks & Clerk Consulting LLP and Marks & Clerk Consulting SNC.

14 Mar 2012

House price pessimism begins to slowly lift

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House price pessimism begins to slowly lift

Expectations for future house prices were more optimistic during February as transaction levels continued to edge upwards, says the latest RICS UK Housing Market Survey.

13 Mar 2012

BIBA calls for better regulation and for government not to tax protection

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BIBA calls for better regulation and for government not to tax protection

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association has set out its Budget priorities to recognise the importance of risk management and insurance protection to assist growth and business r

13 Mar 2012

Figures for live-in landlords shows an increase of 19%

Figures for live-in landlords shows an increase of 19%

The The number of live-in landlords across the UK has increased by 19% in the last six months with a 5% increase reported to have occurred between January and February according to

13 Mar 2012

23% more first-time buyers in 2012

Mortgages

23% more first-time buyers in 2012

Both house purchase and remortgage lending fell in January, according to new data released today from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

13 Mar 2012

Boom in mortgage activity to boost house prices

Mortgages

Boom in mortgage activity to boost house prices

Growing numbers of mortgage applications in 2012 have helped to stabilise house prices, according to the latest National Mortgage Index from Mortgage Advice Bureau.

13 Mar 2012

UK house prices increased by 0.2%

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UK house prices increased by 0.2%

UK house prices increased by 0.2% on average in the year to January 2012, reveals the latest UK house price index statistics produced by the Department for Communities and Local Go

13 Mar 2012

FSA publishes mortgage lending data

Mortgages

FSA publishes mortgage lending data

The total value of outstanding loans at the end of Q4 was £1,218bn, an increase of less than 0.1% on last quarter, report the FSA.

13 Mar 2012

Cutting tax relief on pension contributions would be another attack on prudent savers

Retirement

Cutting tax relief on pension contributions would be another attack on prudent savers

There has been much speculation that the Chancellor will wield cuts to pension tax relief for higher earners at this month’s Budget but it would be a mistake to knock an already-fr

13 Mar 2012

SimplyBiz offers free mortgages sourcing option to Member Firms

Mortgages

SimplyBiz offers free mortgages sourcing option to Member Firms

SimplyBiz has announced the intention to offer its Members Firms free access to the Mortgage Brain sourcing system when they submit a minimum number of cases per quarter through Si

13 Mar 2012

 

Household Budgets Still Being Squeezed

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Household Budgets Still Being Squeezed

Equifax research reveals that for over a third of consumers, up to 75% of monthly wages is already accounted for on payday.

13 Mar 2012

First ever AOBP Quarterly Forum hailed a success

First ever AOBP Quarterly Forum hailed a success

On Thursday, March 8th 2012, the Association of Bridging Professionals invited all of its Associate tiers to attend the inaugural AOBP Quarterly Forum.

13 Mar 2012

AToM launch Retirement Mortgage

Mortgages

AToM launch Retirement Mortgage

AToM, the Specialist Mortgage Packager/Distributor, is delighted to announce a new mortgage initiative in conjunction with one of its ‘Complex Prime’ Lenders.

12 Mar 2012

Pink breaks life sales record in February

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Pink breaks life sales record in February

Pink recorded the highest number of completed life sales in its history last month, transforming the network in to a comprehensive mortgage and protection focused network.

12 Mar 2012

Connaught becomes a member of the ASTL

Connaught becomes a member of the ASTL

Connaught Asset Management, the boutique asset manager, is the latest company to join the Association of Short Term Lenders as an associate member.

12 Mar 2012

PARADIGM ANNOUNCE NEW STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIP WITH REDSTONE WILLS

Mortgages

PARADIGM ANNOUNCE NEW STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIP WITH REDSTONE WILLS

Paradigm Mortgage Services, the mortgage services proposition, has today announced a new strategic relationship with Will-writing company, Redstone Wills.

12 Mar 2012

City house prices up 382% over past 25 years

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City house prices up 382% over past 25 years

With 26 towns applying for city status as part of this year's Diamond Jubilee celebrations, Halifax has looked back at how house prices in cities have performed over the past 25 ye

12 Mar 2012

NewBuy scheme launches

Mortgages

NewBuy scheme launches

The CML is today publishing a crystal marked consumer factsheet to help home buyers decide whether the NewBuy scheme, launched today, can be of value to them.

12 Mar 2012

NewBuy launches today through JLT support

NewBuy launches today through JLT support

Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group will manage the new mortgage indemnity scheme - NewBuy.

12 Mar 2012

NewBuy scheme launches

Mortgages

NewBuy scheme launches

Grant Shapps: Unlocking aspiration for a new generation of home buyers

12 Mar 2012

Lenders launch NewBuy mortgages

Mortgages

Lenders launch NewBuy mortgages

Barclays, Nationwide and Natwest have shown support for the Government's NewBuy scheme by launching new mortgages.

12 Mar 2012

Flood Risks Are Damaging The Property Market's Prospects

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Flood Risks Are Damaging The Property Market's Prospects

Around a quarter of properties in the UK are at risk of being left uninsured if issues of flooding are not resolved, report Goldsmith Williams.

12 Mar 2012

Brokers Logging On To New & Already Improved Platform

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Brokers Logging On To New & Already Improved Platform

Brokers are voting with their fingers and logging on to the new online portal launched last month by Aim Group, one of the North of England’s largest providers of traditional motor

12 Mar 2012

Pointon York develops bespoke e-SIPP for Whitechurch Securities Limited

Retirement

Pointon York develops bespoke e-SIPP for Whitechurch Securities Limited

Pointon York is utilising its expertise in self-invested personal pensions and is working with partners, Whitechurch Securities Limited, to offer bespoke SIPP products.

12 Mar 2012

Quater of mortgage advisors unaware of MPPI competition commission changes

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Quater of mortgage advisors unaware of MPPI competition commission changes

LV= reveals that over a quarter (28%) of mortgage advisers are unaware that from 6 April 2012 they are not allowed to sell accident, sickness and unemployment style insurance produ

12 Mar 2012

Mortgage approvals fall 21%

Mortgages

Mortgage approvals fall 21%

Mortgage approvals fall 21% in February as Stamp Duty 'bounce' fizzles out, report e.surv.

09 Mar 2012

Carolina Capital add Lowry Capital to it's panel

Carolina Capital add Lowry Capital to it's panel

Carolina Capital announce the addition of Lowry Capital to its Bridging panel.

09 Mar 2012

Residential sales increased by 42.9% in Feb

Mortgages

Residential sales increased by 42.9% in Feb

The UK housing market is showing continued signs of recovery at the start of 2012 according to the latest figures from the Agency Express Property Activity Index.

09 Mar 2012

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