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UK housing market remains flat

Mortgages

UK housing market remains flat

Activity in the housing market remained flat during July, with house prices slipping further, according to the latest RICS UK Housing Market survey.

09 Aug 2011

New online UK bridging directory goes live

New online UK bridging directory goes live

The first ever financial directory of its kind has been launched online in the UK to help bridging and commercial loan experts to find the best deal for their clients.

09 Aug 2011

Leeds Building Society delivers 61% increase in new lending

Leeds Building Society delivers 61% increase in new lending

Leeds Building Society today announced a strong set of half year results.

09 Aug 2011

Nationwide reduce 2 & 3 year fixed mortgage rates

Mortgages

Nationwide reduce 2 & 3 year fixed mortgage rates

Nationwide is to reduce the majority of its two-year and three-year fixed mortgage rates for new applications.

09 Aug 2011

Commercial property prices to fall further

Commercial property prices to fall further

Research by Hatfield Philips has revealed that industry experts believe that, for many European markets, commercial property prices have not bottomed out and still have further to

09 Aug 2011

Rental Overheating Spreading Beyond the Capital

Rental Overheating Spreading Beyond the Capital

The renascent boom in buy-to-let is reaching other parts of the UK, according to the latest research from the Association of Residential Letting Agents.

08 Aug 2011

7 out of 11 UK regions are now ‘first-time buyer blackspots’

Mortgages

7 out of 11 UK regions are now ‘first-time buyer blackspots’

Rightmove’s latest first-time buyer survey highlights deterioration in levels of first-time buyers.

08 Aug 2011

More Towns Affordable For First-Time Buyers

Mortgages

More Towns Affordable For First-Time Buyers

The proportion of towns and cities across the UK that are affordable for first-time buyers has risen to its highest level since 2003, according to the latest Halifax First Time Buy

08 Aug 2011

Scottish Government decision affecting repossessions in Scotland

Mortgages

Scottish Government decision affecting repossessions in Scotland

CML disappointed at the Scottish Government's decision affecting repossessions in Scotland.

08 Aug 2011

Discretionary Fund Managers are putting Fund of Funds of UCIS together

Savings & Investments

Discretionary Fund Managers are putting Fund of Funds of UCIS together

Discretionary Fund Managers are increasingly putting Fund of Funds of UCIS together for IFAs within their propositions, says boutique asset manager, Connaught Asset Management.

08 Aug 2011

 

Paragon mortgages reduces rates on professional landlord products

Mortgages

Paragon mortgages reduces rates on professional landlord products

Paragon Mortgages, the specialist buy-to-let lender, has today reduced its rates on two year fixed products for professional landlords by 0.15%.

08 Aug 2011

BIBA supports insurance comparison site crackdown

Protection

BIBA supports insurance comparison site crackdown

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association has submitted their formal response to the FSA proposed guidance on the: Selling of general insurance policies through price comparison w

08 Aug 2011

Spicerhaart acquires Brooks Property Agent

Legal

Spicerhaart acquires Brooks Property Agent

Spicerhaart has completed the acquisition of Brooks, an independent property agents in North London.

05 Aug 2011

Financial stocks remain in the spotlight

Savings & Investments

Financial stocks remain in the spotlight

Financial stocks remained firmly in the spotlight this week, as some of the UK 's banking giants announced their six month results, report moneyfacts.co.uk.

05 Aug 2011

First CHL staff complete NSAFS leadership & management programme

First CHL staff complete NSAFS leadership & management programme

Specialist lender, CHL Mortgages, is pleased to announce that nine members of staff have completed the Leadership and Management Programme, offered through the National Skills Acad

05 Aug 2011

L&G Mortgage Club launch exclusives with Cambridge BS

Mortgages

L&G Mortgage Club launch exclusives with Cambridge BS

Legal & General Mortgage Club has launched four new two year fixed rate exclusive products with The Cambridge Building Society.

05 Aug 2011

Bright Grey pays out 90% of critical illness claims

Protection

Bright Grey pays out 90% of critical illness claims

The protection specialist Bright Grey has announced that it paid 90% of critical illness claims in the first six months of the year, with only 4% of claims declined for non-disclos

05 Aug 2011

Pink doubles protection sales

Features

Pink doubles protection sales

Life assurance and protection sales in Pink at the end of July are double what they were in January.

05 Aug 2011

Insolvencies rise for the first time in 2011

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Insolvencies rise for the first time in 2011

Personal insolvencies in England and Wales rose 1% in the second quarter but are down 12% on last year, report the Insolvency Service.

05 Aug 2011

Aldermore boosts its Buy-to-Let mortgage

Aldermore boosts its Buy-to-Let mortgage

Aldermore, the new British bank, has launched a competitive rate for its Buy-to-Let range, following on from last week’s improvements to its lending criteria.

05 Aug 2011

Halifax improves mortgage range with further cuts to fixed range

Mortgages

Halifax improves mortgage range with further cuts to fixed range

Halifax is today making further reductions of up to 0.35% across its range of 2, 3 and 4 year fixed rate products.

05 Aug 2011

EuroDebt Financial Services achieves DEMSA membership

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EuroDebt Financial Services achieves DEMSA membership

EuroDebt Financial Services is now one of just 17 debt management organisations to have achieved DEMSA membership.

05 Aug 2011

remains in robust health

remains in robust health

Caroline Kavanagh, Group Lettings Director for Townends Estate Agents part of Badger Holdings, reflects on a positive first half to the year whilst highlighting to landlords the pi

05 Aug 2011

Greek tragedy and PPI hit RBS

Features

Greek tragedy and PPI hit RBS

Exposure to the economic meltdown in Greece and payment protection insurance payouts hit Royal Bank of Scotland in the first six months of 2011, report moneyfacts.co.uk

05 Aug 2011

borro honoured in 8th annual international business awards

borro honoured in 8th annual international business awards

borro has earned a Distinguished Honouree medal for Company of the Year in the Financial Services category for the International Business Awards 2011.

04 Aug 2011

Bath BS added to Paradigm panel

Mortgages

Bath BS added to Paradigm panel

Paradigm Mortgage Services has added Bath Building Society to both its own lender panel for directly authorised firms, plus that of Paradigm Financial Advisers.

04 Aug 2011

L&G sales director appointed LV= managing director of protection

Protection

L&G sales director appointed LV= managing director of protection

LV= today announced Iain Clark has joined LV= as managing director of protection. Iain has joined LV= from Legal & General where he was sales director for its IFA protection busine

04 Aug 2011

Leeds slashes rate on 2-year fixed rate mortgage

Mortgages

Leeds slashes rate on 2-year fixed rate mortgage

Leeds Building Society has reduced the rate on its 2 year fixed rate mortgage by 0.50% to just 3.14% available up to 80% LTV.

04 Aug 2011

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