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Limited company BTL could result in double taxation, warns accountant

Limited company BTL could result in double taxation, warns accountant

Nick Cartwright, tax adviser at Smith & Williamson, has warned that putting buy-to-let properties into a limited company to avoid paying higher rates of income tax could instead result in double taxation.

27 Sep 2016

Equity release lending soars 28% to ten-year high

Equity release lending soars 28% to ten-year high

Equity release lending saw annual growth of £198m in H1 2016 to £908m - the highest level seen for over a decade, according to The Equity Release Council.

27 Sep 2016

Standard Life re-opens property fund as sector 'returns to normality'

Standard Life re-opens property fund as sector 'returns to normality'

Standard Life Investments has announced it will re-open its UK Real Estate fund on Monday 17th October 2016.

26 Sep 2016

Making the most of robust first-time buyer demand

Making the most of robust first-time buyer demand

August can often prove to be a notoriously slow month in terms of activity and volume as the UK, and most of Europe, appears to either be on holiday or undertaking child care duties.

26 Sep 2016

Lifetime mortgage product choice soars 63% in twelve months

Lifetime mortgage product choice soars 63% in twelve months

Equity release customers have "never been better served" in terms of choice and interest rates, according to Moneyfacts.

26 Sep 2016

Zoopla partners with Landbay for P2P lending solution

Zoopla partners with Landbay for P2P lending solution

Property website Zoopla has launched a new ‘invest’ channel which offers aspiring property investors the opportunity to gain exposure to the UK property market from as little as £100.

26 Sep 2016

Dragonfly launches deferred interest two-year BTL product

Dragonfly launches deferred interest two-year BTL product

Dragonfly Property Finance has launched a two-year buy-to-let product at 6.99% with an option to defer 2% of the interest payable, creating an effective pay rate of just 4.99%.

26 Sep 2016

Single buyers down 4% as 'tenants in common' gain popularity

Single buyers down 4% as 'tenants in common' gain popularity

The number of homes bought by single purchasers has fallen by an average of 4% over the past five years - the equivalent of around 10,000 transactions a year, according to My Home Move.

26 Sep 2016

The Right Mortgage Club selects Uinsure as preferred GI partner

The Right Mortgage Club selects Uinsure as preferred GI partner

The Right Mortgage Club has selected Uinsure as one of its preferred partners for general insurance to replicate the proposition which is in place for Right Mortgage & Protection Network.

26 Sep 2016

Equifax supports launch of 'ethical' payday lending platform

Equifax supports launch of 'ethical' payday lending platform

Equifax has been appointed by non-profit lender Street UK to support the launch of its online lending platform offering short-term personal loans.

26 Sep 2016

 

BBA: August mortgage approvals down 21%

BBA: August mortgage approvals down 21%

August's house purchase approval numbers are 21% lower than in August 2015, according to the latest BBA high street banking statistics.

26 Sep 2016

Which? makes banking fraud 'super-complaint' to regulators

Which? makes banking fraud 'super-complaint' to regulators

Which? has made the first super-complaint to the financial regulators calling on them to ensure banks better protect victims of fraud.

26 Sep 2016

In The Spotlight with Peter McDermid, LendInvest

In The Spotlight with Peter McDermid, LendInvest

We spoke to Peter McDermid, Business Development Manager for Scotland at LendInvest, about the effect of the Brexit vote on the housing market and the growing specialist lending market.

23 Sep 2016

TFC appoints Paul Ormonde as key account manager

TFC appoints Paul Ormonde as key account manager

Specialist distributor TFC Homeloans has hired former Knight Frank property manager Paul Ormonde as key account manager for the south of England.

23 Sep 2016

Challenger banks: Setting the pace in financial services

Challenger banks: Setting the pace in financial services

A key task for all companies within the financial services industry, no matter the size, is to keep abreast of the changes occurring within the banking sector and then adapting to embrace them.

23 Sep 2016

New Street begins full mortgage market launch with reduced rates

New Street begins full mortgage market launch with reduced rates

New Street Mortgages has confirmed its full launch into the mortgage market with a streamlined range and reduced rates now available to all mortgage distributors.

23 Sep 2016

Santander launches high-LTV rates from 1.64%

Santander launches high-LTV rates from 1.64%

Santander has launched a range of high-LTV products with £250 cashback, as well as new large loan products available up to £3m.

23 Sep 2016

Berkeley Alexander launches BTL insurance product

Berkeley Alexander launches BTL insurance product

General insurance provider, Berkeley Alexander, has launched a new buy-to-let landlord product on its panel that also offers cover for unoccupied properties.

23 Sep 2016

Finance job roles fall 10% in aftermath of Brexit vote

Finance job roles fall 10% in aftermath of Brexit vote

Job postings in the financial sector have fallen by over 10% in July and August compared to May and June.

23 Sep 2016

One in ten remortgagors save over £500 a month in August

One in ten remortgagors save over £500 a month in August

11% of remortgagors made monthly savings of over £500 in August due to falling rates following the Bank Rate cut, according to data from LMS.

23 Sep 2016

London house prices to see "low single digit growth" by 2017

London house prices to see "low single digit growth" by 2017

House price growth has fallen to 8.2% as the slowdown seen in cities across the south of England in recent months intensified in August, according to the latest Hometrack UK Cities Index.

23 Sep 2016

Number of properties for sale increases post-Referendum

Number of properties for sale increases post-Referendum

The UK property market remains active post-Referendum with more properties for sale than on the day of the vote, according to estate agent Jackson-Stops & Staff.

23 Sep 2016

The death of private-sector DB pensions by 2024?

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The death of private-sector DB pensions by 2024?

At current rates of decline, active membership of defined benefit pensions in the private sector will cease to exist in 2024, according to Aviva.

22 Sep 2016

Govt data shows 'emerging chasm' between Right to Buy sales and starts

Govt data shows 'emerging chasm' between Right to Buy sales and starts

In April to June 2016-17 (Q1), local authorities sold an estimated 3,362 dwellings under the Right to Buy scheme - an annual increase of 21%, according to the latest DCLG data.

22 Sep 2016

Trade bodies adopt new industry lending guide

Trade bodies adopt new industry lending guide

An updated version of the industry guide for lenders and intermediaries on mortgage sales and servicing - Working Together - is being adopted today by members of the AMI, CML and IMLA.

22 Sep 2016

FCA begins work with nine firms to bring automated advice to market

FCA begins work with nine firms to bring automated advice to market

The FCA's Advice Unit, born out of the Financial Advice Market Review, will support nine firms to develop automated models which seek to deliver lower cost advice.

22 Sep 2016

Countrywide sells entire Zoopla stake for £29.2m

Countrywide sells entire Zoopla stake for £29.2m

Countrywide has sold its remaining stake in property website Zoopla for a total of £29.2 million.

22 Sep 2016

BoE: end of Help to Buy won't affect provision of finance

BoE: end of Help to Buy won't affect provision of finance

The Bank of England's Financial Policy Committee believe that the planned closure of the Help to Buy: Mortgage Guarantee scheme "would be unlikely to affect significantly the provision of finance".

22 Sep 2016

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