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October Valuations Market Continues Annual Growt

Legal

October Valuations Market Continues Annual Growt

Residential mortgage valuation activity continued its strong annual growth in October, according to the latest Housing Market Activity Report by Connells Survey and Valuation.

09 Nov 2011

Bright Grey launches iPhone app

Protection

Bright Grey launches iPhone app

Bright Grey has today launched ‘Bright Touch’, a free iPhone app that allows advisers to access product information wherever they are.

09 Nov 2011

Landlord Assist supports squatting law change

Landlord Assist supports squatting law change

Landlord Assist, the nationwide tenant eviction and referencing firm, is fully supportive of Government plans to make the practice of squatting illegal.

09 Nov 2011

Brits return to searching for an overseas home

Savings & Investments

Brits return to searching for an overseas home

An increasing number of people are looking to buy property overseas despite the UK’s poor economic performance, according to the latest International Search Index from PrimeLocatio

09 Nov 2011

Intermediaries see landlord optimism grow

Intermediaries see landlord optimism grow

A survey of mortgage intermediaries, commissioned by Paragon Mortgages, has revealed that almost half of their active landlord customers added to their property portfolios during t

09 Nov 2011

Central Trust launches packaging enhancements

Central Trust launches packaging enhancements

Central Trust today announced a number of major enhancements to its packaging requirements.

09 Nov 2011

Tidiness - for what purpose?

Rob Barnard - Aldermore

Tidiness - for what purpose?

I’m usually a firm believer in tidiness. When things are kept tidy it’s easier to understand what’s what. But I’ve found an exception to the rule - regulation.

09 Nov 2011

Unique online service launched to transform home sales

Features

Unique online service launched to transform home sales

AssuredSale, an innovative online service to reduce the number of failed property transactions in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, has been launched by entrepreneur Tim Price.

09 Nov 2011

Dark times ahead for household finances

Latest News

Dark times ahead for household finances

Latest research from YouGov’s monthly Household Economic Activity Tracker (HEAT) reveals that overall confidence about the household financial situation continues to decline among

09 Nov 2011

Nationwide offers its lowest ever personal loan rate

Nationwide offers its lowest ever personal loan rate

With effect from tomorrow, Thursday 10 November, Nationwide is cutting its personal loan rate to 6.1% APR Representative - the lowest rate Nationwide has ever offered, and once aga

09 Nov 2011

 

Landlords positive about Buy-to-Let

Mortgages

Landlords positive about Buy-to-Let

Landlords are increasingly positive about the outlook for the buy-to-let market in the UK, according to specialist lender CHL Mortgages’ latest Landlord Survey.

08 Nov 2011

Rental demand remains at a record high

Rental demand remains at a record high

Demand for rental property remains at a record high across the UK, report Countrywide, the UK lettings and property services Group.

08 Nov 2011

Advice key to consumers' financial decision making

Mortgages

Advice key to consumers' financial decision making

According to a survey by independent financial research company Defaqto, 36% of people seek professional advice to help them choose financial products.

08 Nov 2011

Mayfair Bridging clarify 'Winter Wonderland' offer

Mayfair Bridging clarify 'Winter Wonderland' offer

Mayfair Bridging would like to clarify their 'Winter Wonderland' offer.

08 Nov 2011

On and off platform comparison launch

Features

On and off platform comparison launch

Capita Financial Software has today launched the latest version of its Synaptic Comparator service which now enables advisers to compare on and off platform options on a like-for-l

08 Nov 2011

New Site mapping system to revolutionise site assemblies by lawyers

New Site mapping system to revolutionise site assemblies by lawyers

SearchFlow’s Site Assembly service maps all relevant land titles, tenures and property interests in a single view allowing instant and easy visibility of gaps in ownership.

07 Nov 2011

FirstBuy launch boosts FTB hopes

Mortgages

FirstBuy launch boosts FTB hopes

45% of potential first-time buyers state they are now more likely to get on the housing ladder thanks to the Government’s FirstBuy scheme, according to Rightmove.

07 Nov 2011

Homeowners reduce spending but ignore biggest monthly outgoing

Mortgages

Homeowners reduce spending but ignore biggest monthly outgoing

The UK is a cost-cutting nation with 92% of homeowners currently trying to reduce their monthly outgoings.

07 Nov 2011

Intermediary Share of Mortgage Products Available Rises as High-Street Falls

Mortgages

Intermediary Share of Mortgage Products Available Rises as High-Street Falls

The proportion of residential mortgages available only through intermediaries has risen over the last quarter while the share only available direct has fallen, according to the lat

07 Nov 2011

UK investor confidence down but appetite to invest remains

Savings & Investments

UK investor confidence down but appetite to invest remains

Research published today by the Investment Management Association reveals that although UK investor confidence has fallen over the last six months, the majority (62%) of UK investo

07 Nov 2011

South West: UK’s lodger hotspot

South West: UK’s lodger hotspot

South West sees biggest increase in homeowners renting out spare rooms to lodgers.

07 Nov 2011

Only Bridging and Masthaven complete near £1million loan

Only Bridging and Masthaven complete near £1million loan

AOBP’s most recent executive committee member, Only Bridging, have completed an FSA regulated bridging loan for nearly £1million pounds with award winning lender, Masthaven, in jus

04 Nov 2011

Shawbrook open doors for Scottish business

Shawbrook open doors for Scottish business

Commercial finance specialists Intermediary First are now accepting applications from Scotland for Shawbrook Bank’s commercial mortgage products.

04 Nov 2011

Personal Insolvencies down 11% on last year

Latest News

Personal Insolvencies down 11% on last year

Fewer people were declared insolvent than for the same period last year according to official figures released today from The Insolvency Service.

04 Nov 2011

Insolvencies are ‘avoidable' says Money Advice Trust

Latest News

Insolvencies are ‘avoidable' says Money Advice Trust

Following today's insolvency figures, The Money Advice Trust is warning that many UK households face the prospect of insolvency unless they act now to get on top of their finances.

04 Nov 2011

Insolvency climbs the social ladder

Latest News

Insolvency climbs the social ladder

The Debt Advisor report and share their comments on todays Insolvency Statistics.

04 Nov 2011

America Surprise Second Choice For Buyers

Mortgages

America Surprise Second Choice For Buyers

America is now the second most popular overseas property destination in the world, according to the latest Top of the Props report from TheMoveChannel.com.

04 Nov 2011

Blemain Group raises money for Many Hands

Features

Blemain Group raises money for Many Hands

Staff at Blemain Group have raised £6,500 so far this year for the Many Hands campaign in support of Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital charity.

04 Nov 2011

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