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Admiral & Scottish Widows partnership beats pensions trend

Retirement

Admiral & Scottish Widows partnership beats pensions trend

Admiral Group has almost doubled the number of employees joining its corporate pension scheme, thanks to a three month staff awareness campaign in the run up to auto enrolment pens

14 Sep 2012

Housing activity climbs by 2.5% in August

Legal

Housing activity climbs by 2.5% in August

LSL and Acadametrics have released their August housing data showing that housing transactions for the month were the highest of 2012 so far, with prices also increasing annually.

14 Sep 2012

Lloyds releases FTB mortgage with no fee

Mortgages

Lloyds releases FTB mortgage with no fee

Lloyds TSB is launching a new 7-year fixed rate mortgage for first-time buyers, offering these customers the opportunity to fix their borrowing costs over a longer term.

14 Sep 2012

David Abbott, Managing Director of Boost Capital

In The Spotlight

David Abbott, Managing Director of Boost Capital

myi had a chat with David Abbott, MD of Boost Capital, about the current market and merchant cash advances.

14 Sep 2012

Panel selections are greatest threat to conveyancing

Legal

Panel selections are greatest threat to conveyancing

A national survey of conveyancing firms by property search provider SearchFlow found solicitors expect the main threat to the industry in the next year to come from lenders’ panel

14 Sep 2012

Public service pensions bill to save £65bn

Retirement

Public service pensions bill to save £65bn

Public Service Pensions Bill published today delivers final stage in halving cost of pensions

13 Sep 2012

Fixed rates fall but remortgage market remains stagnant

Mortgages

Fixed rates fall but remortgage market remains stagnant

Despite an ever-narrowing gap between monthly payments for fixed rate mortgages and standard variable rate (SVR) mortgages, borrowers are resolutely staying on SVRs according to la

13 Sep 2012

Shawbrook introduces new commercial mortgage range

Shawbrook introduces new commercial mortgage range

Shawbrook Bank has revamped its product range, introducing 13 tailored commercial mortgages for the property investment and trading business markets.

13 Sep 2012

Rents ‘over-heating' in London and the South East

Rents ‘over-heating' in London and the South East

60% of tenants expect to be paying higher rents in 12 months’ time, with the highest proportions anticipating upwards rental pressure in London and South East.

12 Sep 2012

Rise in home movers boosts house purchase loans

Mortgages

Rise in home movers boosts house purchase loans

A rise in lending to home movers was the main driver of an increase in house purchase lending in July, according to data published today by the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

12 Sep 2012

 

1M Brits use payday loans to cover monthly bills

1M Brits use payday loans to cover monthly bills

28 per cent of Brits use credit cards, overdrafts, payday loans and other loans to cover the cost of household bills each month according to new research from Santander.

12 Sep 2012

Prices of the UK's most expensive homes decline over the summer

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Prices of the UK's most expensive homes decline over the summer

Prices of the UK’s most expensive homes have taken a tumble for the second month in a row, according to the latest Prime Property Index from PrimeLocation.com.

12 Sep 2012

Fixed rates fall but remortgage market remains stagnant

Mortgages

Fixed rates fall but remortgage market remains stagnant

Despite an ever-narrowing gap between monthly payments for fixed rate mortgages and standard variable rate mortgages, borrowers are resolutely staying on SVRs according to latest H

12 Sep 2012

FTBs to save 10 years for a deposit

Mortgages

FTBs to save 10 years for a deposit

Nearly half (47 per cent) of prospective first time buyers expect it will take ten years or more to save a deposit for their first property, according to Post Office Mortgages.

11 Sep 2012

Co-op slash mortgage rates

Mortgages

Co-op slash mortgage rates

The Co-operative Bank is offering first-time buyers and existing homeowners a helping hand by reducing rates across its mortgage range from Friday 14th September.

11 Sep 2012

Residential valuations fell 10% in July, say Connells

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Residential valuations fell 10% in July, say Connells

The valuations market saw a seasonal dip in August although activity continued to climb annually according to the latest Housing Market Activity Report by Connells Survey & Valuati

11 Sep 2012

Owning beats renting in 9 out of 10 towns

Mortgages

Owning beats renting in 9 out of 10 towns

New research from property website Zoopla shows that in 44 of the largest 50 towns in Britain, the cost of servicing an interest-only mortgage is lower than the cost of renting.

11 Sep 2012

FSA: Mortgage lending flat in Q2

Mortgages

FSA: Mortgage lending flat in Q2

The Financial Services Authority today published its latest Mortgage Lending Data showing mortgage lending to be fairly flat in Q2, with only a 1% increase from Q1.

11 Sep 2012

10m workers in the dark over pension changes

Retirement

10m workers in the dark over pension changes

Auto-enrolment begins in just three weeks' time, but the Scottish Widows Workplace Pensions Report 2012 reveals that 52 per cent of workers are completely unaware of the impending

10 Sep 2012

Santander cuts rates by up to 0.35%

Mortgages

Santander cuts rates by up to 0.35%

Santander have launched new products or reduce the rates on over 30 mortgage products in its range by up to 0.35%.

10 Sep 2012

Best of bridging could be yet to come

Blogs

Best of bridging could be yet to come

There’s been a lot of talk about bridging finance reaching its saturation point after it hit the £1 billion mark recently and I can see why people may think this to be the case.

10 Sep 2012

LV= cuts lifetime rates

Mortgages

LV= cuts lifetime rates

Equity release specialist LV= has cut the rates on its lifetime and flexible lifetime mortgages and will no longer charge a higher rate of interest for loans over £600,000.

10 Sep 2012

Promise offer 100% borrowing on property purchase

Promise offer 100% borrowing on property purchase

Promise Solutions has launched an innovative loan which enables its introducers to arrange 100% borrowing on residential property purchases.

10 Sep 2012

Flats and semi-detached are landlord must-haves

Flats and semi-detached are landlord must-haves

Research by specialist buy-to-let lender Paragon Mortgages has revealed that adding flats and semi-detached houses to rental property portfolios, has increased in popularity amongs

10 Sep 2012

SRA help to clamp down on mortgage fraud

Mortgages

SRA help to clamp down on mortgage fraud

SRA to help firms embed mortgage fraud risk systems The SRA has set out how it intends to engage with firms undertaking conveyancing work in order to reduce the risk of mortgage fr

10 Sep 2012

NewBuy needs to raise awareness - reflection on the first six months

Mortgages

NewBuy needs to raise awareness - reflection on the first six months

Rightmove have conducted research into the NewBuy scheme, six months after its introduction, and the levels of awareness amongst buyers about the scheme.

10 Sep 2012

Skipton launch higher fee, lower rate mortgages for top-value property

Mortgages

Skipton launch higher fee, lower rate mortgages for top-value property

Skipton Building Society is today launching an innovative new suite of two-year fixed rate mortgages aimed specifically at people with higher value properties.

07 Sep 2012

New surveying standards board launched

Legal

New surveying standards board launched

A new standards board, which will regulate the Home Condition Survey and develop associated products, is being launched today.

07 Sep 2012

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