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RICS launch new product to help SMEs

RICS launch new product to help SMEs

Today, RICS launches a free small business retail lease to attract new and independent retailers into vacant high street space.

04 Jul 2012

Housing equity withdrawal in decline

Retirement

Housing equity withdrawal in decline

The Bank of England today published figures that show the amount of housing equity withdrawal is lower than the figures for last quarter.

04 Jul 2012

Mortgage market: slowest in two years

Mortgages

Mortgage market: slowest in two years

The mortgage market is growing at its slowest annual rate in two years, according to the latest Housing Market Activity Report by Connells Survey & Valuation.

04 Jul 2012

Lowest number of FTBs in over 6 months

Mortgages

Lowest number of FTBs in over 6 months

The NAEA Market Report for May shows that just 17% of overall sales made during the month went to those buying their first home, compared with 24% in April 2012.

04 Jul 2012

BTL deals fall by 82% in 5 years

Mortgages

BTL deals fall by 82% in 5 years

Research by Business Moneyfacts has revealed that the number of buy-to-let products has fallen by 82% in the last five years.

04 Jul 2012

Gross mortgage lending increased in May

Mortgages

Gross mortgage lending increased in May

Gross mortgage lending by building societies and other mutual lenders rose 54% to £2.8 billion in May 2012 compared to £1.8 billion May 2011, report BSA.

03 Jul 2012

Key Retirement Solutions offers annuity help to Honister

Retirement

Key Retirement Solutions offers annuity help to Honister

Following today’s announcement that Honister Capital Limited, the leading financial advisory group, has moved into administration, Key Retirement Solutions and Annuity People have

03 Jul 2012

Consumers cutting insurance to save money

Protection

Consumers cutting insurance to save money

Consumers in financial difficulties have cut back on protection and non-essential insurances to save costs according to EuroDebt Financial Services.

03 Jul 2012

One in 10 SMEs have taken a loan in last year

One in 10 SMEs have taken a loan in last year

Research released today from borro's Enterprise Ladder Report reveals that micro, small and medium sized businesses require £94,000 start-up capital on average to get their busines

03 Jul 2012

Land Registry data shows annual house price up by 0.4%

Legal

Land Registry data shows annual house price up by 0.4%

The May data from Land Registry's flagship House Price Index shows an annual price increase of 0.4 per cent which takes the average property value in England and Wales to £161,677.

02 Jul 2012

 

Price growth in London property starting to slow

Legal

Price growth in London property starting to slow

Knight Frank's Prime central London index revealed a new high in June, but with values almost 50% higher than they were in March 2009, the rate of price growth is beginning to slow

02 Jul 2012

Assurant Intermediary launches legal expenses product

Protection

Assurant Intermediary launches legal expenses product

Following the launch of its new buildings and contents cover, speciality general insurance provider Assurant Intermediary is now offering Legal Expenses cover to its range of gener

02 Jul 2012

34% of IFAs want wider range of cash products on wrap platforms

Savings & Investments

34% of IFAs want wider range of cash products on wrap platforms

A third of IFAs believe a broad range of cash deposit products/rates would help to enhance the value proposition for their clients, say Investec Specialist Bank.

02 Jul 2012

Brokers looking for an alternative to mainstream lenders

Brokers looking for an alternative to mainstream lenders

After an enthusiastic response at the NACFB expo, Funding Circle say brokers are beginning to look for alternative lenders.

02 Jul 2012

David Spruce, Business Development Manager at Beech Finance

In The Spotlight

David Spruce, Business Development Manager at Beech Finance

This week myintroducer caught up with David Spruce, Business Development Manager at Beech Financial Management Ltd.

29 Jun 2012

Metro Bank launch pilot programme in the South East

Mortgages

Metro Bank launch pilot programme in the South East

Metro Bank, the revolutionary High Street Bank, today announces a move into intermediary mortgages.

29 Jun 2012

Home insurance searches down 22%

Protection

Home insurance searches down 22%

The number of internet searches for insurance products in April dropped 11 per cent on January’s volume, according to Greenlight.

29 Jun 2012

Innovative new loan from Promise

Innovative new loan from Promise

An unsecured loan from £5000 to well over £100K (at rates from 9% and payment terms over up to 30 years) has been launched through Promise Solutions.

28 Jun 2012

Crystal Mortgages launches lowest BTL rate

Mortgages

Crystal Mortgages launches lowest BTL rate

Independent commercial finance specialist, Crystal Mortgages has launched its lowest buy-to-let rate at just 2.44% above the Bank of England Base Rate.

28 Jun 2012

Paradigm Mortgage Services add Precise Mortgages to bridging panel

Paradigm Mortgage Services add Precise Mortgages to bridging panel

Paradigm Mortgage Services, the mortgage services proposition, has today added Precise Mortgages to its bridging lender panel.

28 Jun 2012

Average rental yield increases in Q2

Mortgages

Average rental yield increases in Q2

Landlords reported an increase in rental yields during the second quarter of the year.

27 Jun 2012

1.6 million ‘chadults' still live at home with their parents

Protection

1.6 million ‘chadults' still live at home with their parents

4.4 million grown-up kids in the UK are receiving financial support from their parents, according to the new Cost of a Chadult study from protection specialist LV=

27 Jun 2012

Welsh house sales drop off by 17.5%

Legal

Welsh house sales drop off by 17.5%

Richard Sexton, director of e.surv, part of LSL Property Services comments on the latest Welsh house price index.

27 Jun 2012

CML welcomes Newbury Building Society as a member

Mortgages

CML welcomes Newbury Building Society as a member

The CML is delighted to welcome the return of Newbury Building Society as a member.

26 Jun 2012

First Complete appoints Aviva

Protection

First Complete appoints Aviva

First Complete has appointed Aviva to its income protection provider panel.

26 Jun 2012

Aviva and Tesco join in life protection agreement

Protection

Aviva and Tesco join in life protection agreement

Aviva has announced today an exclusive five-year deal with Tesco Bank to provide life protection products for its UK retail customers.

26 Jun 2012

Over half of IFAs outsourcing investment management

Savings & Investments

Over half of IFAs outsourcing investment management

In a clear sign of the financial adviser industry’s preparations of RDR, almost half (43%) of IFAs already outsource their client portfolios to a discretionary fund manager, accord

26 Jun 2012

NAEA say FTBs need more support

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NAEA say FTBs need more support

The Government’s decision to remove the Stamp Duty Holiday for first time buyers in March has left this fragile sector with little support, warn estate agents.

26 Jun 2012

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