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2011 mortgages most affordable on record

Mortgages

2011 mortgages most affordable on record

Lenders offering some of their cheapest mortgage deals last year helped make homeowners' monthly mortgage payments in 2011 the most affordable for 10 years, report Barclays.

09 Jan 2012

borro and Pink Pig Loans enter new relationship

borro and Pink Pig Loans enter new relationship

Pink Pig Loans, the national secured loan and short term lending intermediary specialist, has signed a distribution agreement with short term personal asset lender, borro.

09 Jan 2012

Spanish Banks Prepared To Lend Over 100%

Savings & Investments

Spanish Banks Prepared To Lend Over 100%

Spanish home loans have fallen for the 14th consecutive quarter, report Feltrim International.

09 Jan 2012

Zoopla extends national advertising campaign

Features

Zoopla extends national advertising campaign

Property website, Zoopla.co.uk, launch one of the biggest national advertising campaign to date by painting the capital purple with hundreds of branded taxis.

09 Jan 2012

Tiuta offer brokers ongoing ‘cashback incentive’

Tiuta offer brokers ongoing ‘cashback incentive’

Tiuta PLC, the short-term loan lender, has today launched a brand new ‘cashback incentive’ which will reward all brokers and introducers when their clients’ loans are redeemed.

09 Jan 2012

Sainsbury's Finance announce loan shake up

Sainsbury's Finance announce loan shake up

In an unprecedented market move, Sainsbury’s Finance has increased the customer reward available on personal loans between £7,500 and £15,000.

09 Jan 2012

The euro: a ‘burning building with no exits

Richard Sexton - esurv

The euro: a ‘burning building with no exits

The last quarter has seen the fallout from the eurozone crisis send a series of seismic shocks shuddering through the housing and mortgage markets.

09 Jan 2012

2012 set to be defining year for platforms

Savings & Investments

2012 set to be defining year for platforms

During 2012 there will be significant change in the platform market with wrap business models coming under pressure for the first time, according to Skandia.

06 Jan 2012

William H Brown acquires Ian Sinclair Estate Agents

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William H Brown acquires Ian Sinclair Estate Agents

William H Brown estate agency, part of the Sequence Group, is delighted to announce the acquisition of Ian Sinclair Estate Agents, a Norfolk-based property sales and lettings bus

06 Jan 2012

Rise in reluctant landlords in private rented sector

Rise in reluctant landlords in private rented sector

The number of homes coming onto the rental market because they cannot be sold is increasing in some parts of the UK, causing a rise in the number of ‘reluctant landlords,’ say ARLA

06 Jan 2012

 

HSBC introduces conveyancing panel

Legal

HSBC introduces conveyancing panel

From Monday 9 January 2012 HSBC is establishing a panel of solicitors and licensed conveyancers to provide the required legal services to our home buying mortgage customers.

06 Jan 2012

Find Out Where To Invest In 2012

Savings & Investments

Find Out Where To Invest In 2012

In a world of economic uncertainty and fluctuating markets, investor decisions have become increasingly fragile particularly in the property sector, say Property Frontiers.

05 Jan 2012

e.surv launch annual property inspection for landlords

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e.surv launch annual property inspection for landlords

National Chartered Surveyors firm e.surv has launched a new property inspection service aimed at assisting elderly or vulnerable homeowners.

05 Jan 2012

Newcastle Building Society Appoints e.surv

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Newcastle Building Society Appoints e.surv

Following an extensive tender process in 2011, Newcastle Building Society has chosen e.surv as its new Panel Manager for mortgage valuations and related inspections.

05 Jan 2012

Loan rate drops to lowest level

Loan rate drops to lowest level

Research by Moneyfacts has shown that 6.0% APR on a £10,000 borrowing amount over a five year term is the lowest loan rate on offer in four years.

05 Jan 2012

Paragon launches 50 new products

Mortgages

Paragon launches 50 new products

Paragon has launched 50 new products today expanding their offering to help landlords further grow their businesses in 2012.

05 Jan 2012

Relief for tenants as competition cools

Relief for tenants as competition cools

Tenants breathed a sigh of relief as competition for rental accommodation cooled in winter, according to the latest research from flatsharing website, easyroommate.co.uk.

04 Jan 2012

BoE: Mortgage approvals rise to 2yr high

Mortgages

BoE: Mortgage approvals rise to 2yr high

Mortgage approvals were 52,854 in November (their highest level in almost two years) up from 52,786 in October, report the Bank of England in its Lending to Individuals November 20

04 Jan 2012

Halifax launches new ‘no fee' first-time buyer mortgage

Mortgages

Halifax launches new ‘no fee' first-time buyer mortgage

Halifax has launched a new two year, fee free, fixed rate first time buyer mortgage at 5.99%.

04 Jan 2012

Dale Jannels, managing director of AToM

In The Spotlight

Dale Jannels, managing director of AToM

myintroducer.com catches up with Dale Jannels, managing director of AToM, the award winning Mortgage Broker, Packager and Distributor.

04 Jan 2012

LV= announces equity release rate cut

Retirement

LV= announces equity release rate cut

Equity release specialist LV= has announced a rate cut on its lifetime and flexible lifetime mortgages.

04 Jan 2012

BIBA launches sanctions checking facility to meet FSA’s financial crime requirements

Protection

BIBA launches sanctions checking facility to meet FSA’s financial crime requirements

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association has launched a sanctions checking facility to help members comply with their obligations under the Terrorism Act and the Financial Servic

04 Jan 2012

Co-operative Bank puts interest charges on agreed overdrafts on hold

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Co-operative Bank puts interest charges on agreed overdrafts on hold

The Co-operative Bank is offering extra help to its customers, by today removing interest charges on agreed overdrafts for the next three months.

03 Jan 2012

Profitability is key challenge for asset managers

Savings & Investments

Profitability is key challenge for asset managers

Deloitte, the business advisory firm, says the profitability of fund management groups is being threatened by a combination of cautious clients, increased regulation, competition f

03 Jan 2012

Why Property Offers a Better Alternative to Pension Rollercoaster in 2012

Retirement

Why Property Offers a Better Alternative to Pension Rollercoaster in 2012

The pension issue simply won't go away, say International Property Success ltd.

03 Jan 2012

UK house prices edged up by 1%

Mortgages

UK house prices edged up by 1%

9 out of 13 UK regions recorded house price rises in 2011 with the average house price now £164,785, according to the latest figures from the Nationwide House Price Index.

30 Dec 2011

BOE: Housing Equity Withdrawal figures

Mortgages

BOE: Housing Equity Withdrawal figures

The latest Housing Equity Withdrawal figures from The Bank of England.

30 Dec 2011

Britain's most expensive streets concentrated in the royal borough

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Britain's most expensive streets concentrated in the royal borough

Around the corner from Kensington Palace, Campden Hill Square in the heart of fashionable Holland Park is Britain's most expensive residential street ­with an average price of £4,8

29 Dec 2011

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