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Transaction levels hold up as more houses come onto the market

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Transaction levels hold up as more houses come onto the market

Sales activity remained relatively firm during December and an increasing amount of new stock came onto the housing market, says the latest RICS UK Housing Market survey.

10 Jan 2012

Haart see dramatic rise in mortgage applications

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Haart see dramatic rise in mortgage applications

haart experienced a dramatic rise in the number of people applying for mortgages in 2011.

10 Jan 2012

Paradigm add Engage Mutual Assurance to protection panel

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Paradigm add Engage Mutual Assurance to protection panel

Paradigm Mortgage Services, the mortgage services proposition, has today added protection specialist, Engage Mutual Assurance, to its protection panel.

10 Jan 2012

Demand for debt advice expected to rise sharply

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Demand for debt advice expected to rise sharply

Research from the Money Advice Trust has shown that the number of people getting help from free debt advice agencies increased in 2011 to 1.54 million people, compared to 1.4 milli

10 Jan 2012

Tenant demand set to increase further in 2012

Tenant demand set to increase further in 2012

Research by specialist buy-to-let lender, Paragon Group, has revealed that landlords are expecting tenant demand to continue to remain high in 2012.

10 Jan 2012

RICS Reveals Top Line Up For The North East Summit

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RICS Reveals Top Line Up For The North East Summit

RICS has announced its line up for the annual North East Summit which takes place on Friday, 20 January at the Centre for Life in Newcastle.

10 Jan 2012

Precise Mortgages Launches Regulated Bridging Products

Precise Mortgages Launches Regulated Bridging Products

After a successful entry into the bridging market Precise Mortgages has launched a range of regulated bridging products.

10 Jan 2012

Annuity income falls for fourth consecutive year

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Annuity income falls for fourth consecutive year

Research from Investment Life and Pensions Moneyfacts has shown that 2011 was another poor year for annuity rates, with annuity income falling for a fourth consecutive year.

10 Jan 2012

Now's the time for FTBs to make a move

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Now's the time for FTBs to make a move

Andrews Estate Agents is encouraging anyone thinking of becoming a buyer for the first time to take advantage now of the stamp duty relief – while it’s still available.

10 Jan 2012

Ladlords set to capitalise on favourable market conditions

Ladlords set to capitalise on favourable market conditions

Landlords and letting agents can look forward to another bumper year, according to nationwide tenant referencing firm Landlord Assist.

10 Jan 2012

 

SIPPs in danger of being used unnecessarily

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SIPPs in danger of being used unnecessarily

One in four people who invest in a SIPP have the vast majority (90% or more) of their assets held in either a Unit Trust or OEIC, according to research from Skandia's latest Advise

10 Jan 2012

MoneySupermarket introduces the ‘Supers'

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MoneySupermarket introduces the ‘Supers'

MoneySupermarket.com announces its inaugural awards for banks and buildings societies that offer the best products and service to customers.

09 Jan 2012

Aldermore increases buy-to-let LTV to 80%

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Aldermore increases buy-to-let LTV to 80%

Aldermore has increased the maximum LTV to 80% on its range of residential buy-to-let fixed rate mortgages with immediate effect.

09 Jan 2012

AToM awarded ‘Best Overall Packager’ by GE Money

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AToM awarded ‘Best Overall Packager’ by GE Money

AToM, the Specialist Mortgage Packager/Distributor, is delighted to be awarded Best Overall Packager of 2011 for GE Money Home Lending.

09 Jan 2012

Mortgage market activity surpasses 2010 levels

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Mortgage market activity surpasses 2010 levels

In spite of a seasonal decline in December, mortgage market activity in the final quarter of 2011 outstripped activity a year ago, according to the latest Housing Market Activity R

09 Jan 2012

2011 mortgages most affordable on record

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2011 mortgages most affordable on record

Lenders offering some of their cheapest mortgage deals last year helped make homeowners' monthly mortgage payments in 2011 the most affordable for 10 years, report Barclays.

09 Jan 2012

borro and Pink Pig Loans enter new relationship

borro and Pink Pig Loans enter new relationship

Pink Pig Loans, the national secured loan and short term lending intermediary specialist, has signed a distribution agreement with short term personal asset lender, borro.

09 Jan 2012

Spanish Banks Prepared To Lend Over 100%

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Spanish Banks Prepared To Lend Over 100%

Spanish home loans have fallen for the 14th consecutive quarter, report Feltrim International.

09 Jan 2012

Zoopla extends national advertising campaign

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Zoopla extends national advertising campaign

Property website, Zoopla.co.uk, launch one of the biggest national advertising campaign to date by painting the capital purple with hundreds of branded taxis.

09 Jan 2012

Tiuta offer brokers ongoing ‘cashback incentive’

Tiuta offer brokers ongoing ‘cashback incentive’

Tiuta PLC, the short-term loan lender, has today launched a brand new ‘cashback incentive’ which will reward all brokers and introducers when their clients’ loans are redeemed.

09 Jan 2012

Sainsbury's Finance announce loan shake up

Sainsbury's Finance announce loan shake up

In an unprecedented market move, Sainsbury’s Finance has increased the customer reward available on personal loans between £7,500 and £15,000.

09 Jan 2012

The euro: a ‘burning building with no exits

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The euro: a ‘burning building with no exits

The last quarter has seen the fallout from the eurozone crisis send a series of seismic shocks shuddering through the housing and mortgage markets.

09 Jan 2012

2012 set to be defining year for platforms

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2012 set to be defining year for platforms

During 2012 there will be significant change in the platform market with wrap business models coming under pressure for the first time, according to Skandia.

06 Jan 2012

William H Brown acquires Ian Sinclair Estate Agents

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William H Brown acquires Ian Sinclair Estate Agents

William H Brown estate agency, part of the Sequence Group, is delighted to announce the acquisition of Ian Sinclair Estate Agents, a Norfolk-based property sales and lettings bus

06 Jan 2012

Rise in reluctant landlords in private rented sector

Rise in reluctant landlords in private rented sector

The number of homes coming onto the rental market because they cannot be sold is increasing in some parts of the UK, causing a rise in the number of ‘reluctant landlords,’ say ARLA

06 Jan 2012

HSBC introduces conveyancing panel

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HSBC introduces conveyancing panel

From Monday 9 January 2012 HSBC is establishing a panel of solicitors and licensed conveyancers to provide the required legal services to our home buying mortgage customers.

06 Jan 2012

Find Out Where To Invest In 2012

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Find Out Where To Invest In 2012

In a world of economic uncertainty and fluctuating markets, investor decisions have become increasingly fragile particularly in the property sector, say Property Frontiers.

05 Jan 2012

e.surv launch annual property inspection for landlords

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e.surv launch annual property inspection for landlords

National Chartered Surveyors firm e.surv has launched a new property inspection service aimed at assisting elderly or vulnerable homeowners.

05 Jan 2012

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