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Pricing power remains with landlords

Pricing power remains with landlords

Half of tenants (49%) predict rents will be higher 12 months from now, with one in seven (15%) expecting rental inflation to be above 10% over this period, report Rightmove.

31 May 2011

Demand for housing falls- as do prices

Mortgages

Demand for housing falls- as do prices

Demand for housing registered its first decline for 3 months. The volume of applicants registering with agents fell by 0.5% over May compared to a 2.8% increase in April, report Ho

31 May 2011

Mortgage Intelligence have access to a Countrywide exclusive

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Mortgage Intelligence have access to a Countrywide exclusive

To coincide with the 4-day BM Solutions Buy-to-Let remortgage products, Mortgage Intelligence and Mortgage Next will have exclusive access to a special deal through Countrywide Con

31 May 2011

DEMSA condemns the malpractice uncovered by BBC investigation

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DEMSA condemns the malpractice uncovered by BBC investigation

DEMSA strongly condemns the malpractice uncovered by BBC investigation into debt management companies.

31 May 2011

Norton Broker Services announce Open Day

Norton Broker Services announce Open Day

Norton Broker Services is having an open day on the 20th July 2011 in their Rotherham Offices so that Intermediaries can see and discuss the opportunities that are available throug

31 May 2011

Property Title Theft Fraud Costs Thousands

Property Title Theft Fraud Costs Thousands

A record amount of money has been paid out by the Land Registry because landlords are failing to register properties online and adequately protect sensitive data, report ARLA.

31 May 2011

James Sherwood-Rogers, Managing Director of Quest

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James Sherwood-Rogers, Managing Director of Quest

myintroducer.com catches up with James Sherwood-Rogers, Managing Director of Quest, the IT solutions provider for the UK property market.

31 May 2011

Mortgage trust launches BTL product range

Mortgage trust launches BTL product range

Mortgage Trust has today launched a range of fixed and tracker rate buy-to-let mortgage products with attractive criteria.

31 May 2011

Intermediaries increase share of mortgage sales

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Intermediaries increase share of mortgage sales

The Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association has welcomed the publication of figures which confirm lending via intermediaries accounted for a growing share of the overall mortgage

31 May 2011

Consumer Insurance Bill is a positive step forward for PPI

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Consumer Insurance Bill is a positive step forward for PPI

Specialist general insurance provider Assurant Intermediary claims that the Consumer Insurance (Disclosure and Representations) Bill could result in the end of underwriting at poin

27 May 2011

 

Northern Rock cuts residential and BTL mortgage rates

Mortgages

Northern Rock cuts residential and BTL mortgage rates

Northern Rock has cut rates by up to 0.50% across its competitive Everyday mortgage range with effect from today, Friday 27 May 2011.

27 May 2011

Abbey improve mortgage range

Mortgages

Abbey improve mortgage range

Abbey for Intermediaries are making numerous improvements to rates, fees and LTVs.

27 May 2011

Oakwood offers new loan origination platform

Oakwood offers new loan origination platform

Mortgage servicer Oakwood Global Finance LLP has added to its portfolio of products and services with the offering of a technologically advanced loan origination capability.

27 May 2011

Mark Beesley joins board of APDSI

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Mark Beesley joins board of APDSI

Further strengthening the depth and breadth of experience offered to brokers and intermediaries, Mark Beesley, Director of Astute Money Limited has joined the board of APDSI.

26 May 2011

First time buyers back tougher mortgage rules

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First time buyers back tougher mortgage rules

75% of first time buyers believe banks must lend responsibly despite the fact it will stop some people getting a mortgage, report Shelter.

26 May 2011

Private equity - a return to form in 2011?

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Private equity - a return to form in 2011?

The recession and credit crunch took its toll on private equity investment companies, however, owing to recent strong performance, the private equity sector has bounced back, repor

26 May 2011

TMW launches new buy to let product range

Mortgages

TMW launches new buy to let product range

The Mortgage Works has enhanced its buy-to-let range with rate reductions on its Free Valuation and Free Legal products, Let to Buy and First Time Landlord ranges.

26 May 2011

BIBA supports new insurance signposting system

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BIBA supports new insurance signposting system

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association has given its support to the Government’s signposting proposals.

26 May 2011

Scottish mortgage lending at its lowest

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Scottish mortgage lending at its lowest

The mortgage market in Scotland started 2011 in a similar position to the UK as a whole, according to reports from the CML Scotland.

26 May 2011

Tiuta to focus on core bridging loan business

Tiuta to focus on core bridging loan business

Tiuta PLC has today announced that, following a thorough and in-depth review of its business strategy, it is focusing on its core bridging loan activities.

26 May 2011

84% of first time buyers rely on parental support

Mortgages

84% of first time buyers rely on parental support

An overwhelming majority (84%) of first time buyers rely on financial support from their parents, report Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks.

26 May 2011

Increase in insolvency regulation will cost business

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Increase in insolvency regulation will cost business

The cost of new insolvency regulation proposed by Government will outweigh the benefits to business and reduce creditor returns, report the insolvency trade body R3.

26 May 2011

Ignore lenders heavily promoting 2yr fixed rates

Mortgages

Ignore lenders heavily promoting 2yr fixed rates

The latest John Charcol Mortgage Index confirms the declining popularity of fixed rates, with only 41.0% of clients choosing a fixed rate in April, down from 50.5% in March and 56.

25 May 2011

TMA summons DA’s to the Tower

Mortgages

TMA summons DA’s to the Tower

The Mortgage Alliance is hosting a free Round Table event, sponsored by Nationwide and The Mortgage Works, to be held at the Tower of London on Wednesday 6 July.

25 May 2011

Mortgage demand remains weak

Mortgages

Mortgage demand remains weak

The annual growth of the banks’ net mortgage lending was 2.2% in April, remaining substantially ahead of the 0.7% for the whole mortgage market in March, reveal BBA.

25 May 2011

One in three say personal debt has increased

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One in three say personal debt has increased

One in three people say their personal debt, excluding mortgage debt, has increased in the past year, with 10% stating their debt has increased a lot, report moneysupermarket.com.

25 May 2011

Average pensioner struggling with £25,000 debt

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Average pensioner struggling with £25,000 debt

The average pensioner with debt taking out an equity release plan on the value of their home has debts totalling £25,418, report Key Retirement Solutions.

25 May 2011

Spicerhaart launches new marketing tool for sellers

Mortgages

Spicerhaart launches new marketing tool for sellers

Spicerhaart has launched a brand new seller's pack to help clients have their properties primed and ready to move.

24 May 2011

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