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Islamic Bank of Britain launches Sharia compliant Buy to Let mortgage alternative

Islamic Bank of Britain launches Sharia compliant Buy to Let mortgage alternative

Islamic Bank of Britain plc, the UK’s only wholly Sharia compliant retail bank, has entered the BTL mortgage market with the launch of its Sharia compliant BTL Purchase Plan.

01 Dec 2011

70% of Scottish Life individual customers opt for Governed Range

Retirement

70% of Scottish Life individual customers opt for Governed Range

Scottish Life, the pensions specialist arm of the Royal London Group, has announced continued growth for its Governed Range, with around 6.5% of all new individual business in the

01 Dec 2011

Assurant Intermediary Selects New Business Development Manager

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Assurant Intermediary Selects New Business Development Manager

Specialist general insurance provider Assurant Intermediary today announces the promotion of Penny Reese to the role of Business Development Manager.

01 Dec 2011

Every UK adult owes £29,539

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Every UK adult owes £29,539

Money education charity, Credit Action, has published its Debt Statistics for December, a monthly release detailing the level of debt in the UK.

01 Dec 2011

RDR proposals may not benefit consumers, say advisers

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RDR proposals may not benefit consumers, say advisers

Two thirds of advisers remain to be convinced that customers will be better off as a result of the Retail Distribution Review, according to a new survey from Zurich.

01 Dec 2011

RICS consultation to tackle dysfunctional PI insurance market

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RICS consultation to tackle dysfunctional PI insurance market

RICS has today launched a consultation to tackle problems about current risk and pricing in professional indemnity insurance in the UK valuation sector that are creating market dys

01 Dec 2011

Easyroommate Teams Up With Email4property.co.uk And Zoomf.com

Easyroommate Teams Up With Email4property.co.uk And Zoomf.com

Flatshare website Easyroommate.co.uk has launched a partnership with Email4Property.co.uk, the online network of estate agents owned by the Trinity Mirror group.

30 Nov 2011

Simon Gammon, Managing Partner of Knight Frank Finance

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Simon Gammon, Managing Partner of Knight Frank Finance

myintroducer.com catches up with Simon Gammon, Managing Partner of Knight Frank Finance- the mortgage and financial services provider.

30 Nov 2011

Uinsure to become general insurance provider for Metro Bank

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Uinsure to become general insurance provider for Metro Bank

Metro Bank is Britain's first new High Street bank in over 100 years, offering banking focused on the customer.

30 Nov 2011

Lenders regret stamp duty decision

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Lenders regret stamp duty decision

Lenders regret stamp duty decision, report the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

30 Nov 2011

 

TD launches investor confidence survey

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TD launches investor confidence survey

TD Direct Investing, previously known as TD Waterhouse, today launches the Global Investor Confidence Study .

30 Nov 2011

Conti teams up with Global Currency Exchange Network

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Conti teams up with Global Currency Exchange Network

Conti, the overseas mortgage specialist, has teamed up with leading international currency broker, Global Currency Exchange Network, to offer a new foreign exchange service - Conti

29 Nov 2011

Mortgage approvals highest since Dec 2009

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Mortgage approvals highest since Dec 2009

Total lending to individuals rose by £1.3 billion in October, greater than the previous six-month average increase of £1.0billion, report the Bank of England.

29 Nov 2011

Landlords look to grow portfolios in 2012

Landlords look to grow portfolios in 2012

Research commissioned by Paragon Mortgages has revealed that landlords are feeling increasingly positive about the prospects for the private rented sector in 2012.

29 Nov 2011

Dragonfly makes clean sweep of industry awards

Dragonfly makes clean sweep of industry awards

Dragonfly Property Finance, the short- and medium-term lender, has pulled off an industry first by achieving a clean sweep of best short-term/bridging lender awards in the same yea

29 Nov 2011

Viva la revolution!

Eddie Goldsmith - GW

Viva la revolution!

Conveyancing is changing.

29 Nov 2011

Lowry Capital pay 1.5% proc fee

Lowry Capital pay 1.5% proc fee

Lowry Capital Bridging Finance are offering brokers a 1.5% proc fee on completions as well as double lowry loyalty points over the festive period.

29 Nov 2011

Aldermore ‘Specialist Lender of the Year’

Aldermore ‘Specialist Lender of the Year’

Aldermore has won the prestigious ‘Specialist Lender of the Year’ award, which was presented at the NACFB annual dinner, held at the Birmingham Metropole Hotel.

28 Nov 2011

Assurant Intermediary launches new unemployment only product

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Assurant Intermediary launches new unemployment only product

Specialist general insurance provider Assurant Intermediary today announces the launch of a new unemployment-only short-term protection product.

28 Nov 2011

FSA warns against ‘toxic’ traded life policy investments

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FSA warns against ‘toxic’ traded life policy investments

The Financial Services Authority has issued guidance to warn that traded life policy investments are high risk, toxic products that are generally unsuitable for the majority of UK

28 Nov 2011

Pensions experts call for a new age of personal responsibility

Retirement

Pensions experts call for a new age of personal responsibility

Britain's workforce needs "a new age of personal responsibility" to avert the looming pensions crisis, the latest Friends Life Visions of Britain 2020 report, entitled &q

28 Nov 2011

Business as usual, say Northern Rock

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Business as usual, say Northern Rock

It was announced on 17 November that agreement has been reached for the sale of Northern Rock plc to Virgin Money and the sale is expected to complete by the end of 2011.

28 Nov 2011

Omni capital launches 'Development Angel'

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Omni capital launches 'Development Angel'

Omni Capital announces the launch of Development Angel – a liquidity-providing solution for development professionals in need of additional funding, or time, to complete stalled bu

28 Nov 2011

UK housing stock in dangerous disrepair

UK housing stock in dangerous disrepair

More than a fifth of UK properties contain a major hazard which could require immediate repair.

28 Nov 2011

NAEA: FTB market share hits 3yr low

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NAEA: FTB market share hits 3yr low

The National Association of Estate Agents’ market report for October shows that just 16% of overall sales made last month went to this sector, compared with 22% in September.

25 Nov 2011

Dragonfly and Y3S Bridging & Commercial Complete £1million+ Deal

Dragonfly and Y3S Bridging & Commercial Complete £1million+ Deal

The deal, a 12-month first charge of £1.04m at 0.95%pm, was on a derelict residential property in Surrey with a current market valuation of £1.85m.

25 Nov 2011

CHL arrears show strength against industry average

Mortgages

CHL arrears show strength against industry average

Specialist lender, CHL Mortgages, has today confirmed further improvement in its buy-to-let mortgage book arrears levels, particularly when compared against the industry average.

25 Nov 2011

Could Eurozone woes boost niche lending?

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Could Eurozone woes boost niche lending?

October saw a momentous decision.

25 Nov 2011

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