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Montello completes London development financing near Olympic Park

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Montello completes London development financing near Olympic Park

London based bridging financier Montello Bridging Finance, has provided a unique development financing facility providing entirely flexible drawdowns for a developer.

30 Jan 2012

UK unemployment stresses importance of protection

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UK unemployment stresses importance of protection

The unemployment figures released by the Office of National Statistics show that the number of people out of work is at its highest in 17 years.

30 Jan 2012

European commercial property loses ground on rest of the world

European commercial property loses ground on rest of the world

Commercial property markets in Europe struggled to keep pace with other parts of the world, as the effects of the global financial crisis continued to impact on investment and occu

30 Jan 2012

HSBC announcement is positive for future of conveyancing

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HSBC announcement is positive for future of conveyancing

Eddie Goldsmith, partner at Goldsmith Williams, believes HSBC’s recent panel announcement is just the beginning of a shift in the way legal services will operate.

30 Jan 2012

Gateway surveyors become associate member of BSA

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Gateway surveyors become associate member of BSA

Gateway surveyors today announced that they have become the latest firm to become an associate member of the Building Society Association.

30 Jan 2012

Mortgage costs fall to 2003 levels

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Mortgage costs fall to 2003 levels

A new Ability to Buy Index from RBS paints a mixed picture for first time buyers in Britain.

30 Jan 2012

Bright Grey pays out 91% of critical illness claims

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Bright Grey pays out 91% of critical illness claims

The protection specialist Bright Grey has announced that it paid out 91% of critical illness claims in the last 6 months of 2011.

30 Jan 2012

Active landlords may sit tight in 2012

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Active landlords may sit tight in 2012

Latest survey of landlords shows increased buying and selling activity in the Private Rented Sector in 2011 but indicates this may not continue in 2012.

30 Jan 2012

Buy-to-let benefits

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Buy-to-let benefits

The housing market looks set to remain turbulent and with high street banks consistently tightening their criteria, first-time buyers just aren’t able to get onto the property ladd

30 Jan 2012

MBE 2011: IFS interview

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MBE 2011: IFS interview

I interviewed Gary Sutcliffe, Relationship Manager at IFS School of Finance, at the Mortgage Business Expo, 2011.

30 Jan 2012

 

Santander: 3.7 million to buy this year

Mortgages

Santander: 3.7 million to buy this year

Brits are relatively upbeat about the property market for 2012, report Santander Mortgages which reveals that 8% of Britons (3.7m) believe they are likely to successfully purchase

27 Jan 2012

Cost of moving rises faster than house prices over the past decade

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Cost of moving rises faster than house prices over the past decade

The cost of moving house in the UK has risen at a faster rate than house prices over the past decade, according to new research by Lloyds TSB.

27 Jan 2012

People plan sending cuts in a bid to reduce debts

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People plan sending cuts in a bid to reduce debts

With the latest GDP figures confirming that UK economic activity shrank by 0.2% in the last three months of last year, it is feared that Britain is again, heading into recession, l

27 Jan 2012

Olympic Apartments for First Time Buyers

Olympic Apartments for First Time Buyers

Genesis is pleased to announce the first release of apartments available for shared-ownership at Stratford Halo, its flagship development overlooking the Olympic Stadium in Stratfo

27 Jan 2012

Buy to let now rock solid at 80% LTV

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Buy to let now rock solid at 80% LTV

There are now six mortgage lenders offering more than 20 BTL mortgages with LTVs up to 80%, according to data from Mortgage Flow, Mortgage for Business’s bespoke buy to let mortgag

27 Jan 2012

Moneyfacts announce consumer awards winners

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Moneyfacts announce consumer awards winners

The winners of the Consumer Moneyfacts Awards were announced last night at the HAC in London.

27 Jan 2012

New homes sales up by a third

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New homes sales up by a third

Sequence's New Homes division, part of the Sequence national estate agency network, is delighted to announce it saw a significant upturn in new homes sales in 2011.

27 Jan 2012

Three quarters of equity release customers use funds to cope

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Three quarters of equity release customers use funds to cope

In 2011, three quarters of the customers of UK-wide equity release broker, Responsible Equity Release, used some of the equity in their homes to help themselves or their families c

27 Jan 2012

Is the savings industry finally waking up to the dangers of pension inflexibility?

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Is the savings industry finally waking up to the dangers of pension inflexibility?

The 'pensions or nothing' policy will leave many with nothing, reports pensions and economics policy expert, Dr. Ros Altmann.

26 Jan 2012

Red tape spotlight shines on company and commercial law

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Red tape spotlight shines on company and commercial law

Companies of all shapes and sizes have today been asked for their views on how to tackle unnecessary bureaucracy in company and commercial law, report the Department for Business,

26 Jan 2012

Abbey for Intermediaries announce changes to mortgage range

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Abbey for Intermediaries announce changes to mortgage range

Abbey for Intermediaries are amending the rates on selected 2 year Fixed and Tracker products at 60%, 75% and 90% LTV and also its Flexible Offset product.

26 Jan 2012

Euro crisis improves exchange rates for brits

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Euro crisis improves exchange rates for brits

The Eurozone sovereign debt crisis has resulted in the reduction of the value of the single currency, providing overseas property buyers with in fact over 8% more for their money t

26 Jan 2012

2011 - the year of the first time buyer

Mortgages

2011 - the year of the first time buyer

Latest figures from unbiased.co.uk, reveal first time buying was the most sought after area of mortgage advice throughout 2011 on its ‘find a mortgage adviser' search.

26 Jan 2012

Housing partnership will give new insight into how the market ticks

Housing partnership will give new insight into how the market ticks

Housing Minister, Grant Shapps, has hailed a new partnership between the Government and the National House Building Council to gain greater insight into how efforts to get Britain

26 Jan 2012

S&P rates first mortgage servicer in the Republic of Ireland

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S&P rates first mortgage servicer in the Republic of Ireland

HML has become the first residential mortgage servicer to receive an internationally benchmarked rating for the services it provides to Irish lenders.

26 Jan 2012

Typical family debt increases 48%

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Typical family debt increases 48%

Families in the UK are struggling to build up their savings as the impact of inflation puts pressure on incomes and debt levels, according to the latest Aviva Family Finances Repor

25 Jan 2012

Nearly one in five will retire in debt this year

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Nearly one in five will retire in debt this year

Nearly one in five (18 per cent) of those planning to retire this year will do so with outstanding debts, according to new figures released today by Prudential.

25 Jan 2012

In 5 Landlords Bought Additional Rental Property In 2011

In 5 Landlords Bought Additional Rental Property In 2011

The latest Young Index report of Private Rented Sector sentiment shows that 19.1% of landlords added additional residential property assets to their portfolios during 2011.

25 Jan 2012

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