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PARAGON CALLS FOR RECOGNITION OF PRS ROLE IN HOUSING MARKET

PARAGON CALLS FOR RECOGNITION OF PRS ROLE IN HOUSING MARKET

Paragon, the independent buy-to-let mortgage specialist, has welcomed the discussion on housing policy and the role of the private rented sector led by former Labour Chancellor Ali

11 May 2012

Property seller holding firm on asking prices

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Property seller holding firm on asking prices

The number of properties for sale in Britain that have been reduced in price since coming onto the market has actually fallen over the last 3 months.

10 May 2012

650% increase in sales, say Estate Agent

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650% increase in sales, say Estate Agent

Estate agent, Barton Wyatt, reports a 650% increase in the total value of property sold in Q1 2012 compared to the same period only a year ago.

10 May 2012

Household debt rises for 2nd consecutive month

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Household debt rises for 2nd consecutive month

Credit Action's May debt statistics reveal that average household debt rose For the second time in three months, suggesting growth in unsecured debt levels is becoming entrenched.

10 May 2012

MAJORITY OF PRIVATE EQUITY PARTNERS REMAIN OPTIMISTIC ON UK ECONOMY(1)

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MAJORITY OF PRIVATE EQUITY PARTNERS REMAIN OPTIMISTIC ON UK ECONOMY(1)

General Partners of private equity firms are significantly less optimistic about the UK economy’s growth prospects over the next 12 months than they were last year, according to In

10 May 2012

CML: BTL lending totalled £3.7bn

CML: BTL lending totalled £3.7bn

New buy-to-let lending in the first quarter of this year totalled £3.7 billion (32,300 loans), according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders

10 May 2012

CML: Repossessions stable, arrears falling

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CML: Repossessions stable, arrears falling

The number of repossessions in the first quarter of 2012 was 9,600, the same as in the first quarter of 2011, breaking the recent trend of year-on-year increases in repossessions,

10 May 2012

Tracker fund sales the highest on record

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Tracker fund sales the highest on record

The IMA's quarterly figures show that net retail sales of Tracker funds are the highest on record at £661 million.

10 May 2012

Abbey for Intermediaries change minimum loan size and lending guide

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Abbey for Intermediaries change minimum loan size and lending guide

On 11th May 2012, Abbey for Intermediaries are introducing a minimum loan size of £25k on its 2 year Fixed and Tracker no fee remortgage products at 60% and 75% LTV.

10 May 2012

Mortgage and landlord possession statistics

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Mortgage and landlord possession statistics

Since 1990 there have been two major peaks in mortgage possession claims issued in the county courts of England and Wales, report the Ministry of Justice.

10 May 2012

 

Scottish Life Extends Its Range Of Investment Solutions

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Scottish Life Extends Its Range Of Investment Solutions

Scottish Life has extended its range of outsourced investment solutions to include funds from four leading discretionary fund managers - Cazenove Capital Management, Brooks MacDona

10 May 2012

From the backstreet to the high street

From the backstreet to the high street

Bridging finance has undergone quite a transformation in the last decade. When I first joined Masthaven we were doing bundles of the day 1 back to back bridges with remortgages thr

10 May 2012

NCI becomes latest associate member of astl

NCI becomes latest associate member of astl

Astl has a new associate member. NCI joins the astl as an associate member bringing the total number to 20.

09 May 2012

Buy To Let Remortgaging On The Rise Says haart

Buy To Let Remortgaging On The Rise Says haart

The number of buy to let remortgages has reached a new high for the year, report haart Estate Agents.

09 May 2012

Landlords Rejoice At News That Squatting Is To Become A Criminal Offence

Landlords Rejoice At News That Squatting Is To Become A Criminal Offence

The Landlord Syndicate, a network of companies providing a complete support centre for landlords, are relieved by the news that squatting is to become a criminal offence as of Sept

09 May 2012

PrimeLocation.com: Cheaper to rent than buy prime property

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PrimeLocation.com: Cheaper to rent than buy prime property

In stark contrast to the general UK property market, research by PrimeLocation.com reveals that it is cheaper to rent than buy a prime property in the UK, the website’s new Prime R

09 May 2012

Move Your Money launches UK's first listing of 'Better Banking' ISA's

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Move Your Money launches UK's first listing of 'Better Banking' ISA's

The unique listing of cash ISAs offered by ethical banks, credit unions and building societies will help people choose an ISA that not only offers a good financial return but also

09 May 2012

Housing Opportunities In France For International Investors

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Housing Opportunities In France For International Investors

Trevor Leggett, managing director of French estate agency Leggett Immobilier, comments on the results of the French general election.

09 May 2012

Sainsbury's Bank Offers Market Leading Personal Loan Price Promise Guarantee

Sainsbury's Bank Offers Market Leading Personal Loan Price Promise Guarantee

Sainsbury's Bank is offering a Price Promise Guarantee whereby if any customer successfully applies for its standard personal loan but secures a better rate elsewhere with another

09 May 2012

Kent Reliance 85% LTV rate withdrawal

Kent Reliance 85% LTV rate withdrawal

TBMC has received notice that Kent Reliance will be withdrawing its 5.99% 2 year fixed up to 85% LTV buy-to-let product.

09 May 2012

Advisers seeking safety in numbers

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Advisers seeking safety in numbers

Research from Legal & General Investments reveals that more than three times as many IFAs are being drawn to funds with strong sales figures than in 2011.

09 May 2012

LOAN-STARVED MICRO BUSINESSES PLAY THEIR CARDS RIGHt

LOAN-STARVED MICRO BUSINESSES PLAY THEIR CARDS RIGHt

Capital One has seen a 50% increase in applications in the past 3 months for its Capital One Business Card as small business owners turn to cards to manage their companies' cash fl

09 May 2012

GE Money & Phoebus celebrate 10 years

GE Money & Phoebus celebrate 10 years

Phoebus Software is celebrating the tenth anniversary of their partnership with GE Money Home Lending this month.

08 May 2012

Households spend £10,416 a year on rent

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Households spend £10,416 a year on rent

Households are spending an average 38% of their take-home income on rent, with those in London spending 71%, according to new figures from FindaProperty.com.

08 May 2012

April sees monthly dip in valuations market

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April sees monthly dip in valuations market

The valuations market saw activity dip on a monthly basis in April, according to the latest Housing Market Activity Report by Connells Survey & Valuation.

08 May 2012

Aldermore mortgage lending tops £1bn

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Aldermore mortgage lending tops £1bn

British bank Aldermore has lent more than £1bn worth of residential and commercial mortgage funding since first opening its doors for business in the summer of 2009.

08 May 2012

Be store card savvy to reap rewards

Be store card savvy to reap rewards

Analysis by MoneySupermarket.com, comparing credit and store cards from a number of high street retailers, shows a big difference between the interest rates charges, and the reward

08 May 2012

'Stop gap' leases drive tenancy lengths to record low

'Stop gap' leases drive tenancy lengths to record low

The largest independent study of commercial property tenancies will next week reveal a fall in lease lengths to a new low of 4.8 years on average as landlords work in step with ten

08 May 2012

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