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Record rents smash £700 barrier, say LSL

Record rents smash £700 barrier, say LSL

Rents hit another record high in June, surging beyond the £700 per month barrier for the first time, according to the latest Buy-to-Let Index from LSL Property Services plc.

15 Jul 2011

Mortgage approvals surge in June

Mortgages

Mortgage approvals surge in June

Mortgage approvals surge in June as lenders rush to meet mid-year targets, report e.surv.

15 Jul 2011

Countrywide launch first ‘investor hub’ at Hacienda site

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Countrywide launch first ‘investor hub’ at Hacienda site

Latest Bridgfords’ office launched as dedicated property investment centre, report Countrywide.

15 Jul 2011

Northern Rock reduces rates on Intermediary Exclusives

Mortgages

Northern Rock reduces rates on Intermediary Exclusives

Northern Rock has reduced rates by up to 0.12% on its Intermediary Exclusive product range and altered the structure of Early Repayment Charges.

15 Jul 2011

Corporate insolvencies fall, say PwC

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Corporate insolvencies fall, say PwC

The latest PwC analysis into corporate insolvency numbers demonstrates that the decline in the level of insolvencies witnessed in 2010 has continued into the second quarter of 2011

15 Jul 2011

AOBP Affiliate Lender membership continues to grow

AOBP Affiliate Lender membership continues to grow

The Association of Bridging Professionals is once again thrilled to announce its latest two Affiliate Lender members: Montello Bridging Finance and Consulco Capital Real Estate.

15 Jul 2011

TMW improves its residential mortgage range

Mortgages

TMW improves its residential mortgage range

The Mortgage Works ihas made a number of enhancements to its residential mortgage range.

15 Jul 2011

Stressed out consumers need protection, says Assurant Intermediary

Protection

Stressed out consumers need protection, says Assurant Intermediary

Following the results of a recent survey, Assurant Intermediary says that stressed out consumers need advice on protection more than ever.

14 Jul 2011

Jobless figures mask reality of households struggling on reduced incomes

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Jobless figures mask reality of households struggling on reduced incomes

The latest job market figures have revealed a startling rise the number of families struggling on reduced incomes because they can’t find full-time work, report Atlantic Financial

14 Jul 2011

Rise first time property investors, says Barratt

Savings & Investments

Rise first time property investors, says Barratt

The East Midlands housebuilder has seen a rise in the number of cash buyers looking to invest their hard earned savings in a buy to let property.

14 Jul 2011

 

NLA scheme helps local authorities target rogue landlords

NLA scheme helps local authorities target rogue landlords

The National Landlords Association has reported that the NLA Accreditation Scheme for private landlords is now being used by 28 local authorities, just one year on from its launch.

14 Jul 2011

TBMC added to Paradigm's PFA lender panel

TBMC added to Paradigm's PFA lender panel

Paradigm Mortgage Services, the mortgage partnership proposition, has today added buy-to-let specialist, TBMC, to the lender panel of Paradigm Financial Advisers, the network servi

14 Jul 2011

Abbey for Intermediaries launch new competitive product

Mortgages

Abbey for Intermediaries launch new competitive product

Abbey for Intermediaries are launching a new 4 year Fixed rate product, for both Homebuyer and Remortgage.

14 Jul 2011

Public sector pension liabilities top £1 trillion

Retirement

Public sector pension liabilities top £1 trillion

The shortfall in public pension funding has been laid bare by new figures which show that Government liabilities currently top more than £1 trillion, report moneyfacts.co.uk.

14 Jul 2011

Finance directors ignoring employee health

Features

Finance directors ignoring employee health

Michael Wilson and James Glover of Simply Health discuss why employers are still to be convinced of the business case for investing in health benefits and links between wellbeing a

14 Jul 2011

Intermediaries input into over 50s product enhancement

Protection

Intermediaries input into over 50s product enhancement

Engage Mutual has enhanced its Guaranteed 50 Plus Life Cover for the intermediary market, to offer additional features, increased levels of life cover, and more flexibility and cho

14 Jul 2011

Rental undersupply persists

Rental undersupply persists

An undersupply of good quality property is threatening the UK rental market according to ARLA, as its research reveals that the imbalance of supply and demand is continuing.

13 Jul 2011

Survey highlights strength of desire for home-ownership

Mortgages

Survey highlights strength of desire for home-ownership

Newly published data from the English Housing Survey shows a sharp rise in the number of people renting privately in the last five years, report the CML.

13 Jul 2011

Mates' mortgages: why borrowers and lenders are cautious

Mortgages

Mates' mortgages: why borrowers and lenders are cautious

Much of the press coverage of the latest FTB summit focused on the housing minister’s call for more widespread availability of "mates mortgages" to help address affordabi

13 Jul 2011

Lenders welcome Scottish announcement on mortgage indemnity

Mortgages

Lenders welcome Scottish announcement on mortgage indemnity

We welcomed the Scottish government's recent decision to commit funds to developing a mortgage indemnity scheme for newly built properties in Scotland, report the CML.

13 Jul 2011

Clydesdale Bank to launch higher LTV products for broker market

Mortgages

Clydesdale Bank to launch higher LTV products for broker market

Clydesdale Bank is to launch new higher LTV mortgage products for first time buyers and new-builds. The new deals will be available from 14th July.

13 Jul 2011

LSL corporate client department appoints BDM

LSL corporate client department appoints BDM

LSL Corporate Client Department has appointed Craig Hallam as its new Business Development Director for Lettings.

13 Jul 2011

MPs form cross party group on private rented sector

MPs form cross party group on private rented sector

Forty-eight Members of Parliament and Peers from across the political parties have today established a new All Party Parliamentary Group for the Private Rented Sector.

13 Jul 2011

TMW’S buy-to-let mortgage rates improve

Mortgages

TMW’S buy-to-let mortgage rates improve

The Mortgage Works is to make a number of enhancements to its buy-to-let mortgage range

13 Jul 2011

BIBA wins ‘Social Initiative’ Trade Association Forum Award

Protection

BIBA wins ‘Social Initiative’ Trade Association Forum Award

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association has won the Social Initiative award at the prestigious Trade Association Forum Best Practice Awards.

13 Jul 2011

Nigel Payne departs Assurant Intermediary

Protection

Nigel Payne departs Assurant Intermediary

Assurant Solutions, a global provider of specialised insurance and insurance-related services, today announces the departure of Assurant Intermediary Managing Director, Nigel Payne

12 Jul 2011

Niche Financial Solutions becomes Dragonfly key partner

Niche Financial Solutions becomes Dragonfly key partner

London-based specialist short and medium-term finance company, Dragonfly Property Finance, is pleased to announce that Reading-based packager, Niche Financial Solutions, has become

12 Jul 2011

Second home ownership in the South West hit a record high in 2010

Savings & Investments

Second home ownership in the South West hit a record high in 2010

Second home ownership in the South West hit a record high in 2010, report Knight Frank.

12 Jul 2011

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