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Investors remain bullish on returns

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Investors remain bullish on returns

New research from L&G Investments reveals that despite market turbulence investors remain confident, with a third (33%) expecting their investments to increase in value in the next

23 Nov 2011

MBE 2012 heading to Excel

Mortgages

MBE 2012 heading to Excel

Mortgage Business Expo, the premier event for financial intermediaries, has today announced that the 2012 show will be taking place at the ExCeL exhibition and conference centre.

23 Nov 2011

One in four ‘urgently' need a financial plan, warns debt charity

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One in four ‘urgently' need a financial plan, warns debt charity

Financial planning will be crucial for households if they are to avoid falling into difficulty in 2012 and beyond, debt charity Consumer Credit Counselling Service has warned.

23 Nov 2011

Busy Movember at Positive Lending

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Busy Movember at Positive Lending

Chris Fairfax and Daniel Hornblow of specialist property finance packager, Positive Lending, have been busy growing a moustache in aid of the charity Movember.

23 Nov 2011

Banks need to prove they’re serious about improving overdraft charges

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Banks need to prove they’re serious about improving overdraft charges

Banks need to prove they’re serious about improving overdraft charges, says Which?

22 Nov 2011

Countrywide acquires four lettings businesses

Countrywide acquires four lettings businesses

Countrywide Residential Lettings has expanded its successful lettings network with four additional business acquisitions in the last four months, taking the total number of letting

22 Nov 2011

72% of over 55's could miss out on additional income in retirement

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72% of over 55's could miss out on additional income in retirement

Nearly three quarters (72%) of UK adults aged 55 and over are unaware that certain medical conditions could entitle them to a higher level of pension income through their annuity p

22 Nov 2011

Omni Capital appoints Dragonfly relationship manager

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Omni Capital appoints Dragonfly relationship manager

Specialist short-term lender Omni Capital announces the appointment of Martin Gilsenan as its new director of sales.

22 Nov 2011

Property price discounts reach highest level

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Property price discounts reach highest level

Over 40% of all UK properties currently on the market for sale have experienced at least one price reduction, as sellers try to entice buyers in a struggling housing market.

22 Nov 2011

Why business is tough for commercial landlords

Why business is tough for commercial landlords

Commercial landlords are coming under pressure from all sides in the current economic climate, report K2 Business Rescue.

22 Nov 2011

 

Three jailed for boiler-room investment fraud

Savings & Investments

Three jailed for boiler-room investment fraud

Three men were sentenced today at Chelmsford Crown Court to a combined nine years’ imprisonment after pleading guilty to running a boiler-room fraud, report the Serious Fraud Offic

22 Nov 2011

UK renters face highest costs in Western Europe

UK renters face highest costs in Western Europe

The UK is the most expensive country in Western Europe for flatsharers, according to flatshare website Easyroommate.co.uk.

22 Nov 2011

Scottish Short Term Lending to Grow in 2012

Mortgages

Scottish Short Term Lending to Grow in 2012

The Precise Mortgages Road Shows have proved a hit in Scotland with the Glasgow and Edinburgh events both very busy.

22 Nov 2011

Paradigm Mortgage Services announce new relationship with PAB

Mortgages

Paradigm Mortgage Services announce new relationship with PAB

Paradigm Mortgage Services, the mortgage services proposition, has today announced a new strategic relationship with tax mitigation specialists, Professional Advice Bureau (PAB).

21 Nov 2011

Saul Brock Joins Precise Mortgages

Mortgages

Saul Brock Joins Precise Mortgages

Precise Mortgages has recruited Saul Brock as underwriter to join its Short Term Lending team.

21 Nov 2011

Borro sees 500% increase in referrals

Borro sees 500% increase in referrals

borro has experienced a 500% increase in high value loans generated from intermediaries in the past three months.

21 Nov 2011

Low Ethical investment awareness, despite recent growth

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Low Ethical investment awareness, despite recent growth

Ethical investments are growing investments, but awareness amongst consumers is still surprisingly low, according to new research commissioned by Emerald Knight.

21 Nov 2011

UK most attractive market for private equity

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UK most attractive market for private equity

The UK has retained its position as the most competitive location for private equity firms, according to new research by Investec Fund Finance.

21 Nov 2011

Personal loan rates hit lowest levels in years

Personal loan rates hit lowest levels in years

Unsecured personal loan rates for those borrowing over £7,500 have hit their lowest levels since the start of the credit crunch, report MoneySupermarket.

21 Nov 2011

Tight lending criteria hampering landlord's plans

Tight lending criteria hampering landlord's plans

Tight lending criteria for buy-to-let mortgages is preventing the private rented sector from meeting the growing demand for quality rented accommodation, says nationwide tenant evi

21 Nov 2011

Platform increases BTL lending tenfold

Mortgages

Platform increases BTL lending tenfold

Platform today announced that its buy to let lending has risen by more than 10 times since last year.

21 Nov 2011

Gov to back 95% mortgages

Mortgages

Gov to back 95% mortgages

The Prime Minister has today announced that the Government will provide a guarantee for up to 100,000 new mortgages at up to 95 per cent loan to value for new build properties in E

21 Nov 2011

Relief for tenants as rent rises slow

Relief for tenants as rent rises slow

Rent rises slowed to their lowest rate in eight months, according to the latest Buy-to-Let Index from LSL Property Services plc.

18 Nov 2011

Gross mortgage lending up 13%

Mortgages

Gross mortgage lending up 13%

Gross mortgage lending was an estimated £13.1bn in October, a 4% decrease from £13.7bn in September and a 13% increase from £11.6bn in October 2010, report the Council of Mortgage

18 Nov 2011

United Trust Bank announce survey winner

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United Trust Bank announce survey winner

Development finance and bridging specialist, United Trust Bank has presented a coveted ipad2 to Geoff Wilson of White Rose Finance.

18 Nov 2011

Masthaven Bridging Finance secure funding line from Saffron Building Society

Masthaven Bridging Finance secure funding line from Saffron Building Society

Masthaven Bridging Finance has recently entered into a facility agreement with Saffron Building Society where Saffron has agreed to provide a funding line in order to support the c

17 Nov 2011

Bankrupts to get better financial access

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Bankrupts to get better financial access

The Government would like to see improved access to bank accounts for undischarged bankrupts.

17 Nov 2011

IMLA unveils its 2012 executive board

Mortgages

IMLA unveils its 2012 executive board

Following its Annual General Meeting in London today The Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association announces its 2012 executive board.

17 Nov 2011

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