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Intermediary First Reveal Refined Application Process for Shawbrook Commercial

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Intermediary First Reveal Refined Application Process for Shawbrook Commercial

Commercial mortgage specialists Intermediary First have announced streamlined case submission procedures for Shawbrook Bank’s core term commercial mortgage products.

02 Mar 2012

Void periods hit 2yr low

Void periods hit 2yr low

Research by Paragon Mortgages, the specialist buy-to-let lender, has revealed that void periods are at a two-year low.

02 Mar 2012

Only one in thirteen with debt concerns intend to seek advice

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Only one in thirteen with debt concerns intend to seek advice

Although debt concern now affects over 18 million (39%) of GB adults, only 1.4 million individuals (or 3%) intend to seek debt advice in the next six months, report R3.

02 Mar 2012

Solicitor hails move to make CMCs accountable to Legal Ombudsman

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Solicitor hails move to make CMCs accountable to Legal Ombudsman

Plans to bring complaints about claims management companies under the remit of the Legal Ombudsman have been welcomed by Goldsmith Williams in contentious issues.

02 Mar 2012

Principal launches new investment grade bond

Savings & Investments

Principal launches new investment grade bond

Principal Investment Management is launching the new Principal Monthly Income Investment Grade Bond Fund.

02 Mar 2012

MBE 2011: Shepherds Friendly Society interview

Savings & Investments

MBE 2011: Shepherds Friendly Society interview

I interviewed Lorna Toner, Business Development Sales Manager at Shepherds Friendly Society at the Mortgage Business Expo Londoan 2011.

02 Mar 2012

first4commercial sponsor UK cyclist helping to raise money for children's charity

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first4commercial sponsor UK cyclist helping to raise money for children's charity

first4commercial.com are sponsoring UK cyclist, Chris Armishaw, who will be taking part in the ‘Race Across America’ race to raise money for UK children’s charity, Action Medical R

02 Mar 2012

Carolina Capital add Evolution Money to Secured Lender panel

Carolina Capital add Evolution Money to Secured Lender panel

Carolina Capital is pleased to announce the addition of Evolution Money to its Secured Lender panel.

01 Mar 2012

miLoan bridging sourcing system goes live

miLoan bridging sourcing system goes live

The newest addition to the miLoanbroker.com family of products is available for all 2650 registered users of Y3S's specialist finance portal from today.

01 Mar 2012

Government and FSA must act now to protect the retirement income

Retirement

Government and FSA must act now to protect the retirement income

Cross party politicians and industry urge government action on retirement income.

01 Mar 2012

 

New solution for secured loans with The Loan Engine

New solution for secured loans with The Loan Engine

The Loan Engine, a new loan sourcing system from Central Loans provides a unique service for introducers to search loans online for their clients.

01 Mar 2012

Asking prices for prime properties drop fastest since 2010

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Asking prices for prime properties drop fastest since 2010

Asking prices for prime properties have been cut by 0.4% since the start of the year as premium property sellers look to tempt buyers during the winter slowdown, according to the l

01 Mar 2012

22 years since mortgage rates peaked

Mortgages

22 years since mortgage rates peaked

This weekend heralds the 3rd anniversary of the base rate reduction to an historic low of 0.5%, and the 22nd anniversary of mortgage interest rates peaking at 15.4%.

01 Mar 2012

Paxton launch all England 2nd charge bridging finance product

Paxton launch all England 2nd charge bridging finance product

Paxton Private Finance, an independent, principal lender which specialises in providing alternative, non-regulated, short-term finance solutions, are pleased to announce the launch

01 Mar 2012

Zoopla team raise over £10k for Shelter

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Zoopla team raise over £10k for Shelter

At 7.30am this morning, a team of 16 staff from Zoopla, led by CEO Alex Chesterman, took part in Shelter’s Vertical Rush – climbing the 920 stairs of Tower 42 in the City of London

01 Mar 2012

The sun is shining on the mortgage market

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The sun is shining on the mortgage market

Spring is in the air. Although early February was gripped by a spell of particularly cold weather, if finished on a high with average temperatures well above normal.

01 Mar 2012

Debt problems affecting 70% of UK adults

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Debt problems affecting 70% of UK adults

Over two thirds of UK adults have admitted to having debt problems with almost a third of people not prepared to confront their debt issues according to The Co-operative Bank.

29 Feb 2012

Value of bridging industry surges to £911m

Value of bridging industry surges to £911m

2011 saw gross lending in bridging finance surge to £911mn, according to the latest West One Bridging Index.

29 Feb 2012

BoE: Mortgage lending and approvals see strong rise

Mortgages

BoE: Mortgage lending and approvals see strong rise

Total lending to individuals rose by £1.8 billion in January, compared to the previous six-month average of £1.1 billion, report the Bank of England.

29 Feb 2012

£1.7bn wasted as homeowners say they’re too lazy to switch

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£1.7bn wasted as homeowners say they’re too lazy to switch

Confused.com has revealed that UK households are wasting on average £1.7bn a year because they can't "be bothered" to switch home insurance providers.

29 Feb 2012

Martin Scovel, founder and CEO of MatsSoft

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Martin Scovel, founder and CEO of MatsSoft

myintroducer.com catches up with Martin Scovell, founder and CEO of MatsSoft- creator of a web-based workflow and communications solution that is helping to build better bridges be

29 Feb 2012

Zoopla launches premium listings for estate agents and developers

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Zoopla launches premium listings for estate agents and developers

Zoopla.co.uk has today announced the launch of its latest marketing product, Premium Listings, designed to give its members enhanced exposure and visibility for selected property l

29 Feb 2012

Gateway boosts South East operation following surge in business

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Gateway boosts South East operation following surge in business

National surveying firm Gateway is to further boost its surveying operation in London and the South East in response to a year on year increase in business volumes of 70%.

28 Feb 2012

L&G Mortgage Club now able to source secured and unsecured loans

L&G Mortgage Club now able to source secured and unsecured loans

Members of the Legal & General Mortgage Club now have access to The Lending Wizard software platform to provide accurate online sourcing for both secured and unsecured loans.

28 Feb 2012

Borro triumphs at Stevie awards

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Borro triumphs at Stevie awards

borro, the UK’s fastest growing personal asset lender, has secured a Gold Award at the 2012 International Stevie Awards for Sales and Customer Service.

28 Feb 2012

Buying a property in France now even more affordable

Mortgages

Buying a property in France now even more affordable

Conti, the overseas mortgage specialist, is offering even lower mortgage rates for people purchasing property in France.

28 Feb 2012

FSA publishes proposals to change pension transfers

Retirement

FSA publishes proposals to change pension transfers

The Financial Services Authority today published a consultation paper outlining proposals to change the way pension transfer analysis is carried out.

28 Feb 2012

Significant investment propels The 1st Group

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Significant investment propels The 1st Group

The 1st Group, which provides asset management, survey and valuation services, has secured the major investment required to realise its ambitious growth plans in the UK property ma

28 Feb 2012

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