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Enness Private Clients dismiss 'Mansion Tax' proposals

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Enness Private Clients dismiss 'Mansion Tax' proposals

Enness Private Clients, the large mortgage and high net worth specialist, has today dismissed the potential introduction of a ‘Mansion Tax’ on properties worth over £2 million in t

09 Mar 2012

Trend of long-distance landlords set to increase

Trend of long-distance landlords set to increase

A new survey of landlords shows that long-distance lettings dominate parts of the Private Rented Sector in the UK.

09 Mar 2012

Long term attractions remain for investors

Savings & Investments

Long term attractions remain for investors

As Aggreko reports positive full year results, Graham Spooner, investment research analyst at The Share Centre, explains what it means for investors.

09 Mar 2012

Total landlord insurance offers discounted tenant referencing

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Total landlord insurance offers discounted tenant referencing

According to the latest figures from chartered surveyors Templeton LPA, there are currently 78,970 tenants in England and Wales who are in severe arrears with their rent.

09 Mar 2012

Court winds up another Sunday Solutions tax umbrella company

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Court winds up another Sunday Solutions tax umbrella company

Reed Umbrella Ltd has been wound up in the High Court in the public interest following an investigation by Company Investigations, part of The Insolvency Service.

09 Mar 2012

Savers not making the most of their ISA allowance

Savings & Investments

Savers not making the most of their ISA allowance

New research from AA Savings shows that while two-thirds of adults say they ‘save what they can, when they can’ in the current economic environment, only 40% of them are taking adv

09 Mar 2012

Principal launches new fundraising initiative

Savings & Investments

Principal launches new fundraising initiative

Principal Investment Management has launched a new initiative to help raise money for local charities.

09 Mar 2012

TBMC launch new buy-to-let exclusive

Mortgages

TBMC launch new buy-to-let exclusive

TBMC are delighted to offer this fantastic semi-exclusive buy-to-let product with Kent Reliance.

09 Mar 2012

Weak housing market creates more stamp 'duty free' homes

Mortgages

Weak housing market creates more stamp 'duty free' homes

As the deadline for the stamp duty holiday looms new research from FindaProperty.com reveals how one in five properties are for sale at less than the £125,000 stamp duty threshold.

08 Mar 2012

Bridgewater launch fourth 'just a thought' adviser sales aid

Retirement

Bridgewater launch fourth 'just a thought' adviser sales aid

Bridgewater Equity Release, the home reversion specialists, has today launched the fourth in its series of sales aids for advisers entitled, ‘Just a thought...’

08 Mar 2012

 

MANSION TAX WOULD PENALISE LONDON’S LONG-TERM HOMEOWNERS

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MANSION TAX WOULD PENALISE LONDON’S LONG-TERM HOMEOWNERS

A much disputed annual “mansion tax” on properties worth more than £2 million would penalise long-term ownership in London, according to estate agent Marsh & Parsons.

08 Mar 2012

MBE 2011: Precise Mortgages interview

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MBE 2011: Precise Mortgages interview

I interviewed Alan Cleary, Managing Director of Precise Mortgages at the Mortgage Business Expo London 2011.

08 Mar 2012

Norton launch 2nd annual open day

Norton launch 2nd annual open day

With the first anniversary of the Norton “One Stop Shop” looming, Norton Broker Services have decided to celebrate by launching its second annual Open Day.

08 Mar 2012

OFT acts to revoke Yes Loans' licence

OFT acts to revoke Yes Loans' licence

The OFT has decided that Yes Loans Limited is unfit to hold a consumer credit licence, as are two associated businesses, Blue Sky Personal Finance Limited and Money Worries Limited

08 Mar 2012

Advisers back call for transparency of investment fees

Savings & Investments

Advisers back call for transparency of investment fees

UK financial advisers are unequivocal in their support for a campaign calling on greater transparency of investments fees, according to new research from SCM Private, the investmen

08 Mar 2012

Better regulation for debt management needed

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Better regulation for debt management needed

The Business, Innovation and Skills Committee today published a report into Debt Management looking specifically at payday loans and commercial debt management companies.

07 Mar 2012

Investors ramp up pressure on Private Equity responsible investment

Savings & Investments

Investors ramp up pressure on Private Equity responsible investment

88% of Private Equity firms expect attention on responsible investment to increase in the next five years, report PwC.

07 Mar 2012

CONFIDENCE IN PENSIONS PLUMMETS AHEAD OF AUTO-ENROLMENT

Retirement

CONFIDENCE IN PENSIONS PLUMMETS AHEAD OF AUTO-ENROLMENT

Public confidence in pensions has fallen to an all-time low just months before the Government starts automatically putting every worker into one, new research showed today.

07 Mar 2012

First-time buyer activity hit its highest level since March 2009

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First-time buyer activity hit its highest level since March 2009

First-time buyer activity hit its highest level since March 2009, according to the latest Housing Market Activity Report by Connells Survey and Valuation.

07 Mar 2012

Tenants resist rent increases as growth slows

Tenants resist rent increases as growth slows

Rental prices increased at a slower rate towards in the early part of the year as some tenants began to resist the sharp rises in rent levels seen in recent quarters, according to

07 Mar 2012

New £25000 unsecured loan product launched

New £25000 unsecured loan product launched

It’s been a long time since we’ve reported on the launch of an unsecured loan product, especially one that offers loans to £25000 at rates from 9.4% APR.

07 Mar 2012

Strong demand for re-mortgages

Mortgages

Strong demand for re-mortgages

There has definitely been some movement in the mortgage market since the start of the year, reports Fiona Sharp, IFA for Almary Green.

07 Mar 2012

CML: "To buy, or not to buy?"

Mortgages

CML: "To buy, or not to buy?"

New CML research published today looks at the comparative costs of owning and renting, and seeks to address one very real question that faces the would-be home-owner: "To buy,

07 Mar 2012

New Tenant Online Referencing System Launches

New Tenant Online Referencing System Launches

Risk Management Specialist, Leaseguard Ltd, is moving forward in 2012 with the launch of their new Tenant Online Referencing Service for both existing and new agents.

07 Mar 2012

Jeremy Topliss takes control of Aldermore’s Midlands operations

Mortgages

Jeremy Topliss takes control of Aldermore’s Midlands operations

New British bank Aldermore has appointed Jeremy Topliss as Associate Director of Operations for the Midlands region of its Invoice finance business.

07 Mar 2012

Pink appoints Zurich to protection panel

Protection

Pink appoints Zurich to protection panel

Pink has added Zurich Financial Services to their network protection panel.

06 Mar 2012

Cheval revamps online KFIs

Cheval revamps online KFIs

Cheval has launched a new version of its online KFI system that makes it easier for packagers to submit FSA-regulated deals.

06 Mar 2012

Budget must boost Private Rented Sector

Budget must boost Private Rented Sector

The forthcoming Budget is an ‘open goal’ for the Chancellor to encourage investment in the UK’s Private Rented Sector and support growth in the economy, report ARLA.

06 Mar 2012

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