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EuroDebt welcomes changes to Pay Day loan practices

Latest News

EuroDebt welcomes changes to Pay Day loan practices

EuroDebt Financial Services has welcomed the commitment of the Pay Day loan trade bodies to strengthen their codes of practice to help people with unmanageable debts.

28 May 2012

Barclays reduces fixed rates by up to 0.20 percentage points

Mortgages

Barclays reduces fixed rates by up to 0.20 percentage points

Barclays is lowering the majority of its 2 year fixed rates mortgages by up to 0.20 percentage points, reducing the NewBuy rate and introducing two new deals to the range.

28 May 2012

Smarter use of government balance sheets could solve the infrastructure impasse

Savings & Investments

Smarter use of government balance sheets could solve the infrastructure impasse

As the IMF urges the UK to boost growth through a greater emphasis on infrastructure, the CBI is publishing a new report on how to make infrastructure investment too good an offer

28 May 2012

Standard Life Investments launches Global Emerging Markets OEIC

Savings & Investments

Standard Life Investments launches Global Emerging Markets OEIC

Standard Life Investments announced the launch of a Global Emerging Markets Equity Fund aimed at investors looking to broaden their investment universe and diversify their portfoli

28 May 2012

Complete recruit as business quadruples

Mortgages

Complete recruit as business quadruples

National mortgage distributor and packager Complete FS has seen mortgage and loan applications quadruple in the last 12 months as niche and bespoke lending has become more a viable

25 May 2012

FTBs seize largest share of market in Northern Ireland since 2001

Mortgages

FTBs seize largest share of market in Northern Ireland since 2001

60% of the house purchase loans taken out in Northern Ireland in the first quarter of 2012 were to first-time buyers, report the Council of Mortgage Lenders in Northern Ireland.

25 May 2012

Tenant demand pushes rental prices up

Tenant demand pushes rental prices up

Rents rose further in the three months to April, as fresh tenant demand continued to exceed new instructions, report RICS.

25 May 2012

Rob Moore and Mark Homer of Progressive Property,

In The Spotlight

Rob Moore and Mark Homer of Progressive Property,

myintroducer.com catches up with Rob Moore and Mark Homer of Progressive Property, the property training company.

25 May 2012

First-time buyer activity in Wales less affected by end of stamp duty holiday than UK overall

Mortgages

First-time buyer activity in Wales less affected by end of stamp duty holiday than UK overall

With the majority of first-time buyers in Wales typically buying homes under £125,000, the end of the stamp duty holiday had a smaller impact in Wales than in the UK, report the CM

25 May 2012

Scottish FTBs bought higher-priced property

Mortgages

Scottish FTBs bought higher-priced property

Scottish first-time buyers bought higher-priced property than usual in the first quarter of 2012, taking advantage of the stamp duty concession, report the Council of Mortgage Lend

25 May 2012

 

Catching up with Blemain Group’s Iron Man

Features

Catching up with Blemain Group’s Iron Man

Lorenzo Satchell joined Blemain Group early last year as a Divisional Sales Manager for the South of England.

25 May 2012

AToM and Omni Capital Celebrate New Partnership

AToM and Omni Capital Celebrate New Partnership

AToM is pleased to announce its appointment as a Preferred Partner of Omni Capital, the Knightsbridge-based short-term and bridging lender.

24 May 2012

Brightstar becomes preferred partner for Positive Solutions

Brightstar becomes preferred partner for Positive Solutions

Positive Solutions has appointed Brightstar Financial, the national intermediary hub for specialist lending, as partner of choice for its IFA Partners.

24 May 2012

FSA denies interest-only ban

Mortgages

FSA denies interest-only ban

The FSA has come out and explicitly said it has no intention of banning interest-only mortgage products, in a speech given at yesterday’s Mortgage Business Expo in Manchester.

24 May 2012

MMR 'an opportunity for intermediaries', say lenders

Mortgages

MMR 'an opportunity for intermediaries', say lenders

The MMR presents a real opportunity for intermediaries due to the expected rules around the removal of the non-advised sales process, a panel of lenders has agreed.

24 May 2012

Positive Commercial Finance launch bridging website

Positive Commercial Finance launch bridging website

Positive Commercial Finance is pleased to announce the launch of the new website for its specialised Bridging Finance department.

24 May 2012

BRIGHT GREY MAKES FURTHER IMPROVEMENTS TO ITS MENU PLANS

Protection

BRIGHT GREY MAKES FURTHER IMPROVEMENTS TO ITS MENU PLANS

Bright Grey has improved its critical illness cover for personal and business protection menu plans with changes to definitions and increased its limit for life cover.

24 May 2012

Payday lenders agree to improve codes of practice

Payday lenders agree to improve codes of practice

Payday lenders have agreed to improve their codes of practice to increase transparency and better protect vulnerable borrowers, Business Minister Norman Lamb announced today.

24 May 2012

Welsh FTBs struggle as banks reduce mortgage lending

Mortgages

Welsh FTBs struggle as banks reduce mortgage lending

Average house prices fall £419 in last 12 months, reveals the latest Welsh House Price Index from LSL Property Services/Acadametrics.

23 May 2012

Loans Warehouse complete first Secured loan in Northern Ireland

Loans Warehouse complete first Secured loan in Northern Ireland

Secured loans broker, Loans Warehouse, has recently completed the first secured loan in Northern Ireland since the credit crunch, through their unlimited LTV lender, Evolution Mone

23 May 2012

IMLA: the great housing debate continues

Mortgages

IMLA: the great housing debate continues

As debate about the UK housing market continues, the IMLA comments on recent findings and discussions.

23 May 2012

Bridging loan industry breaks £1bn barrier

Bridging loan industry breaks £1bn barrier

The value of the bridging loan industry has broken the £1 billion barrier for the first time, according to detailed projections from West One Loans.

23 May 2012

Eurozone Money And Strong Domestic Demand Drives Growth In Central London

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Eurozone Money And Strong Domestic Demand Drives Growth In Central London

Property consultancy EA Shaw, in its spring residential market update for its central London patch, reports an increase of 78% in instructions in the first quarter of 2012 compared

23 May 2012

Rental market update 2012

Rental market update 2012

2012 is showing signs, as predicted last year, of rents starting to stabilise, report Designs on Property Ltd.

23 May 2012

Retail sector will experience most insolvencies in 2012

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Retail sector will experience most insolvencies in 2012

Insolvency Practitioners: "Retail sector will experience most insolvencies in 2012", as depressed retail sales figures released today, report R3.

23 May 2012

Coventry Building Society launches BTL capped tracker

Coventry Building Society launches BTL capped tracker

Coventry Building Society is launching a unique Buy to Let capped tracker.

22 May 2012

Expats move UK pensions to safeguard against eurozone crisis

Retirement

Expats move UK pensions to safeguard against eurozone crisis

Deficits in FTSE350 companies’ pension funds have soared to an alarming £92 billion, according to latest estimates, thanks largely to the escalating turmoil in the eurozone.

22 May 2012

ONS reports static house price movement

Mortgages

ONS reports static house price movement

UK house prices in March 2012 were 0.4 per cent lower than a year earlier according to the latest House Price Index from the ONS.

22 May 2012

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