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Commercial property owners warned they must upgrade or face falling demand

Commercial property owners warned they must upgrade or face falling demand

4See Environmental and Zurich Insurance are warning commercial property owners that failure to address environmental and sustainability challenges are likely to see values fall and

13 Apr 2012

LV= boosts personal pension with fund additions

Savings & Investments

LV= boosts personal pension with fund additions

Retirement specialist LV= has today announced that it has added seven new funds (three from Fidelity and four from Threadneedle) to those available through its Flexible Transition

13 Apr 2012

Pension bodies unite to oppose Government regulatory proposals

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Pension bodies unite to oppose Government regulatory proposals

Seven leading bodies represented on the Occupational Pension Schemes Joint Working Group have written a joint letter to the Pensions Minister opposing the way in which the Governme

13 Apr 2012

V Loans increases underwriting capability as business grows

V Loans increases underwriting capability as business grows

V Loans, the national secured loans packager, has expanded its in house underwriting capability with the appointment of Frances Ravenhill to join V Loans’ team at its Wilmslow Head

12 Apr 2012

Does the lettings industry need price reform?

Does the lettings industry need price reform?

"Does the lettings industry need price reform?" asks Rushbrook & Rathbone.

12 Apr 2012

Mortgage market sees strongest start to the year since 2008

Mortgages

Mortgage market sees strongest start to the year since 2008

The mortgage market saw its strongest start to a year since 2008, according to the latest Housing Market Activity Report by Connells Survey and Valuation.

12 Apr 2012

Carolina Capital announces restructure and re-brand

Carolina Capital announces restructure and re-brand

Louise Stephens, together with her management team is pleased to announce Carolina Capital’s restructure, incorporating a re-brand to Creative Money.

12 Apr 2012

79% OF INTERMEDIARIES SAY BTL WILL GROW

79% OF INTERMEDIARIES SAY BTL WILL GROW

Intermediaries have reported on a successful first quarter of the year, with increases in landlord demand and buy-to-let business levels, report Paragon Mortgages.

12 Apr 2012

Landlord Assist launches no win-no fee eviction service

Landlord Assist launches no win-no fee eviction service

Landlords looking to evict tenants in instances of disputes and severe payment arrears can now take advantage of a new "No Win, No Fee" tenant eviction service from Landl

12 Apr 2012

borro grows papidly in the U.S. lending $1m in March

borro grows papidly in the U.S. lending $1m in March

Less than two months after its launch in the US, borro has established itself in the new and emerging category of personal asset lending.

12 Apr 2012

 

Townends estate agents in Addlestone open a lettings operation

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Townends estate agents in Addlestone open a lettings operation

As part of the Group’s focus and growth for 2012, Townends estate agents has decided to expand their stand alone sales branch in Addlestone by adding a full lettings and management

12 Apr 2012

Pensions reforms imposed without consultation

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Pensions reforms imposed without consultation

The UK Government is set to change the long term pensions arrangements of half a million Scots without consulting the Scottish Government.

12 Apr 2012

Sales Rise By Over A Third

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Sales Rise By Over A Third

Sales at haart rose by over a third last month as the estate agents enjoyed one of its strongest first quarters for a number of years.

11 Apr 2012

Appetite for remortgage advice hits an all time high

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Appetite for remortgage advice hits an all time high

Searches for remortgage advice reached 37% in March 2012 according to unbiased.co.uk's latest Advice Drivers report.

11 Apr 2012

Barclays launches new service for investors

Savings & Investments

Barclays launches new service for investors

Barclays has today launched its ‘Integrate' service which aims to tailor structured products to meet the individual requirements of investors and their portfolios.

11 Apr 2012

Abbey for Intermediaries amend selected rates

Mortgages

Abbey for Intermediaries amend selected rates

On 12th April 2012, Abbey for Intermediaries are amending the rates on selected 2 year and 3 year Fixed rate products at 60% and 75% LTV and selected 2 year Tracker products at 60%

11 Apr 2012

Fall In Household Debt Has Stalled

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Fall In Household Debt Has Stalled

Average household debt (excluding mortgages) fell by an average of £18.50 per month from February 2011 to December 2011, report Credit Action.

11 Apr 2012

42% of platform users outsource the investment process

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42% of platform users outsource the investment process

According to a survey of platform users by Defaqto, 42% of these advisers now outsource at least some of the investment process - illustrating that outsourcing is becoming an attra

11 Apr 2012

RateSetter.com enjoys 100% growth in 6 months

RateSetter.com enjoys 100% growth in 6 months

Peer-to-peer finance website RateSetter.com has today released figures which show the trend towards consumers taking out loans on a peer-to-peer basis is accelerating.

11 Apr 2012

Fluent Money director to take the driving seat in UK racing series

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Fluent Money director to take the driving seat in UK racing series

Tim Wheeldon, joint managing director of Fluent Money, is on a mission to steer to victory this weekend, as he hopes to retain his title in the UK Saker Sportscar Challenge.

11 Apr 2012

Property sales at lowest level since 2008

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Property sales at lowest level since 2008

The number of property sales hotspots in England and Wales fell to their lowest level since the height of the financial crisis, according to new research by Lloyds TSB.

10 Apr 2012

Demand grows as stamp duty holiday ends

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Demand grows as stamp duty holiday ends

Potential buyers continued to test the market during March as the stamp duty holiday finally came to an end, says the latest RICS UK Housing Market Survey.

10 Apr 2012

Prime central London rents fall for 6th consecutive month

Prime central London rents fall for 6th consecutive month

Rents fell a further 0.1% in March, and have been falling since October 2011, report Knight Frank.

10 Apr 2012

Mortgage rates on the rise

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Mortgage rates on the rise

New analysis by the price comparison site, MoneySupermarket.com, has shown that average mortgage rates have begun to rise.

10 Apr 2012

Paymentshield to enhance home insurance proposition for intermediaries

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Paymentshield to enhance home insurance proposition for intermediaries

Paymentshield has revealed plans to enhance its products and services for intermediaries over the course of 2012.

10 Apr 2012

Rent correction saves Central London tenants £572

Rent correction saves Central London tenants £572

Prime Central London rents fell by a further 0.6% in the first quarter of the year from £1,043 per week to £1,032 at the end of 2011, translating into an annual saving of £572, rep

10 Apr 2012

Hike in number of public sector workers seeking pension advice

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Hike in number of public sector workers seeking pension advice

Days after teachers’ unions voted for strike action in protest against cuts to public sector pensions, the deVere Group has confirmed a significant hike in the number of public sec

10 Apr 2012

Pink launch Life Club for Club VIP members

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Pink launch Life Club for Club VIP members

Pink adds a protection panel to its Club VIP package for its directly authorised members.

10 Apr 2012

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