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US Tenants Drive Lettings Market

US Tenants Drive Lettings Market

According to data from Surrey Estate Agent, Barton Wyatt, US nationals are driving the lettings market in north Surrey, accounting for 45% of all tenants in rented properties in 20

15 Mar 2012

Committee will have powers to restrict mortgage lending

Mortgages

Committee will have powers to restrict mortgage lending

The new financial policy committee will have wide-ranging powers – including the capacity to curb house prices by setting maximum loan-to-value limits for mortgage lending, report

15 Mar 2012

Northwood awarded Edexcel status

Northwood awarded Edexcel status

Private lettings agents, Northwood UK, the largest provider of guaranteed rent to landlords nationally, has joined the ranks of The Premier League, nPower, FlyBe and First Group by

15 Mar 2012

SAFEagent launches National SAFEagent Awareness Week

SAFEagent launches National SAFEagent Awareness Week

Further to the success of its launch in 2011, SAFEagent is planning a concentrated week of activity 14 - 20 May 2012 to build momentum and continue the fast-growing awareness of th

15 Mar 2012

Exact Servicing for Mutual Lender

Mortgages

Exact Servicing for Mutual Lender

Exact has won a contract to service mortgages for a well known mutual lender with the boarding of a pool of £200 million having taken place earlier this month.

15 Mar 2012

Alison Beech, Business Relationship Director at Spicerhaart

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Alison Beech, Business Relationship Director at Spicerhaart

myintroducer.com catches up with Alison Beech, Business Relationship Director at Spicerhaart- the estate agency group, combining the largest independent residential sales and letti

15 Mar 2012

TMW launches new and enhanced Buy to Let product range

TMW launches new and enhanced Buy to Let product range

With effect from Friday 16 March The Mortgage Works is to make a number of changes to its Buy to Let mortgage range.

15 Mar 2012

Spanish Mortgage Market Cleans Up Its Act

Mortgages

Spanish Mortgage Market Cleans Up Its Act

Whilst mature mortgage markets such as that of the UK have learned from their mistakes and now heavily regulate the selling of financial products, Spanish banks are currently suffe

14 Mar 2012

Mortgage Dual Pricing Is Back

Mortgages

Mortgage Dual Pricing Is Back

Dominic Hennessy, Managing Director at Just Us Mortgages says - Go direct to the bank - not through an intermediary - to secure the best mortgage rate.

14 Mar 2012

Letting agent complaints rise 26%

Letting agent complaints rise 26%

The Property Ombudsman publishes its 2011 Annual Report.

14 Mar 2012

 

65% Of Second Homeowners Considering Selling Up

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65% Of Second Homeowners Considering Selling Up

According to a new survey by holiday rentals company, HomeAway.co.uk, 65% of second homeowners are considering or would like to sell their property.

14 Mar 2012

House prices fall in Scotland for the fourth successive month

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House prices fall in Scotland for the fourth successive month

The average house price is £2,816 lower than a year ago and the 8% drop in flat prices reflects slow first time buyer market, reveals the latest LSL Scotland House Price Index.

14 Mar 2012

LV= increases investment linked annuity rates

Retirement

LV= increases investment linked annuity rates

Retirement specialist LV= has today announced increases of up to 20% on its Pension Income Plus Annuity rates.

14 Mar 2012

Assurant Intermediary Enhances Online Point Of Sale System for Brokers

Features

Assurant Intermediary Enhances Online Point Of Sale System for Brokers

Specialist general insurance provider Assurant Intermediary today announces the addition of a number of enhancements to increase the speed and usability of UPOS, its web-based poin

14 Mar 2012

Private equity firms step up use of interims

Savings & Investments

Private equity firms step up use of interims

Private equity firms step up use of interims to implement turnaround strategies, report Interim Partners.

14 Mar 2012

SHIP appoints Nigel Waterson as Chairman

Retirement

SHIP appoints Nigel Waterson as Chairman

As part of the ongoing restructure of the organisation, SHIP, the trade body for equity release, has appointed Nigel Waterson as Chairman.

14 Mar 2012

Richard Johnston takes on strategic sales role at HML

Mortgages

Richard Johnston takes on strategic sales role at HML

Richard Johnston has been appointed Strategic Sales Director at HML with responsibility for generating opportunities in the mortgage administration and standby servicing markets.

14 Mar 2012

'old clients, new business'

Blogs

'old clients, new business'

A recent survey from the Association of Residential Lettings Agents has shown that more people are staying in their rented accommodation for longer.

14 Mar 2012

TECHNOLOGY IS THE KEY TO BETTER BUSINESS

Eddie Goldsmith - GW

TECHNOLOGY IS THE KEY TO BETTER BUSINESS

As we approach the traditional house-buying season many of us don’t need reminding how tough it is out there.

14 Mar 2012

Holborn Assets announces aggressive expansion plans

Features

Holborn Assets announces aggressive expansion plans

Holborn Assets has announced expansion plans commencing with a series of recruitment seminars targeting highly experienced highly qualified advisors from the UK and Ireland, starti

14 Mar 2012

Marks & Clerk launch new IP valuation consultancy

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Marks & Clerk launch new IP valuation consultancy

The Marks & Clerk group has launched two new affiliated businesses, Marks & Clerk Consulting LLP and Marks & Clerk Consulting SNC.

14 Mar 2012

House price pessimism begins to slowly lift

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House price pessimism begins to slowly lift

Expectations for future house prices were more optimistic during February as transaction levels continued to edge upwards, says the latest RICS UK Housing Market Survey.

13 Mar 2012

BIBA calls for better regulation and for government not to tax protection

Protection

BIBA calls for better regulation and for government not to tax protection

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association has set out its Budget priorities to recognise the importance of risk management and insurance protection to assist growth and business r

13 Mar 2012

Figures for live-in landlords shows an increase of 19%

Figures for live-in landlords shows an increase of 19%

The The number of live-in landlords across the UK has increased by 19% in the last six months with a 5% increase reported to have occurred between January and February according to

13 Mar 2012

23% more first-time buyers in 2012

Mortgages

23% more first-time buyers in 2012

Both house purchase and remortgage lending fell in January, according to new data released today from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

13 Mar 2012

Boom in mortgage activity to boost house prices

Mortgages

Boom in mortgage activity to boost house prices

Growing numbers of mortgage applications in 2012 have helped to stabilise house prices, according to the latest National Mortgage Index from Mortgage Advice Bureau.

13 Mar 2012

UK house prices increased by 0.2%

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UK house prices increased by 0.2%

UK house prices increased by 0.2% on average in the year to January 2012, reveals the latest UK house price index statistics produced by the Department for Communities and Local Go

13 Mar 2012

FSA publishes mortgage lending data

Mortgages

FSA publishes mortgage lending data

The total value of outstanding loans at the end of Q4 was £1,218bn, an increase of less than 0.1% on last quarter, report the FSA.

13 Mar 2012

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