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Mortgage applications rebound strongly

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Mortgage applications rebound strongly

The total number of mortgage applications in January showed a strong increase from December, bouncing back 52.7%, report independent mortgage broker, Mortgage Advice Bureau.

21 Feb 2012

Mortgages for British buyers up by 40 per cent since last year

Mortgages

Mortgages for British buyers up by 40 per cent since last year

While France remains a hot favourite amongst overseas property buyers, the Aquitaine region is quickly becoming the region of choice for Britons, according to Conti, the overseas m

21 Feb 2012

LV= launches Trustbuilder

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LV= launches Trustbuilder

Protection specialist LV= today announces the launch of a free online tool to help advisers write new and existing life policies in trust from any provider.

21 Feb 2012

TrigoldCrystal launch latest upgrade to sourcing system

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TrigoldCrystal launch latest upgrade to sourcing system

TrigoldCrystal has today launched the latest upgrade to its Prospector sourcing system.

21 Feb 2012

Zoopla shortlisted for 2 digital innovation awards

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Zoopla shortlisted for 2 digital innovation awards

Zoopla has made the shortlist in two of the leading categories at the 2012 MEGAs.

21 Feb 2012

Landlords urged to get it right this time

Landlords urged to get it right this time

Recent reports suggest buy to let investments are once again increasing in popularity as landlords purchased 20% more property last year, tempted back by cheaper house prices and h

21 Feb 2012

Brightstar reports significant support for 1st Lender Day with Precise Mortgages

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Brightstar reports significant support for 1st Lender Day with Precise Mortgages

Brightstar Financial, the national intermediary hub for specialist lending, has declared their first dedicated lender day, which took place on the 8th February in association with

20 Feb 2012

VLoans signs distribution deal with borro

VLoans signs distribution deal with borro

borro, the personal asset lender, has concluded a distribution agreement with V Loans, the Cheshire based national secured loans packager.

20 Feb 2012

Which? research exposes hefty overseas bank fees

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Which? research exposes hefty overseas bank fees

Which? reveals that some banks are charging exorbitant fees for overseas transactions with details of fees often hidden away on providers’ websites or undisclosed on statements.

20 Feb 2012

Life after the housing boom

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Life after the housing boom

House prices are higher than in 2007 in just two areas of the country, report Halifax.

20 Feb 2012

 

Gross mortgage lending 10% stronger than a year ago

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Gross mortgage lending 10% stronger than a year ago

Gross mortgage lending declined to an estimated £10.5 billion in January, report the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

20 Feb 2012

Buyer competition in prime Central London fiercer than ever

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Buyer competition in prime Central London fiercer than ever

Sustained domestic and overseas demand for property in prime Central London has caused a further 25% drop in stock levels at the start of this year, reports property consultants, C

20 Feb 2012

Personal Touch adds Assurant Intermediary landlord cover on Toolbox

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Personal Touch adds Assurant Intermediary landlord cover on Toolbox

Personal Touch Financial Services has added landlord cover provided by Assurant Intermediary on to the BTL quote engine on Toolbox.

20 Feb 2012

Sector, sector, sector should be developers’ mantra

Sector, sector, sector should be developers’ mantra

Development finance and bridging specialist, United Trust Bank says that developers should place greater emphasis on the sector they are building in as well as the location.

20 Feb 2012

US non-bank finance model adapted for UK market

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US non-bank finance model adapted for UK market

Palio Capital Partners carves new niche in debt financing to UK SME's.

20 Feb 2012

Insolvency Practitioners Association Elects New Deputy Vice-President

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Insolvency Practitioners Association Elects New Deputy Vice-President

The Insolvency Practitioners Association has chosen Mark Fry, national head of Begbies Traynor Group’s restructuring and insolvency division, as the next Deputy Vice-President. He

20 Feb 2012

RENTS RISE FOR FIRST TIME IN JANUARY ON RECORD

RENTS RISE FOR FIRST TIME IN JANUARY ON RECORD

Rents rose in January as the rental market sprung back into life early, according to the latest Buy-to-Let Index from LSL Property Services plc.

17 Feb 2012

Blemain Group manager to take Iron Man challenge

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Blemain Group manager to take Iron Man challenge

Lorenzo Satchell, the divisional sales manager for Blemain Group hasconfirmed his participation in this year’s Iron Man 70.3 challenge, in aid of Royal Manchester Children’s Hospit

17 Feb 2012

70% of landlords more confident about B2L

70% of landlords more confident about B2L

A Private Rental Sector Health Check for January 2012 from lettings agency, Upad, has revealed that almost 70% of landlords are more confident about the UK buy-to-let market in Jan

17 Feb 2012

Home-hunting activity sets new records

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Home-hunting activity sets new records

Rightmove clocked up nearly 800 million page views in January as home-hunting activity on the UK property website set a series of new records.

17 Feb 2012

Positive Commercial Finance launch specialised Bridging Finance department

Positive Commercial Finance launch specialised Bridging Finance department

Positive Commercial Finance is pleased to announce the launch of their specialised Bridging Finance department.

17 Feb 2012

Zoopla to give away £5k towards rent or mortgage

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Zoopla to give away £5k towards rent or mortgage

Zoopla.co.uk has today announced a competition to give £5,000 away towards someone’s rent or mortgage payments.

17 Feb 2012

Empty high streets’ potential to ease housing strain

Empty high streets’ potential to ease housing strain

The National Association of Estate Agents today calls on the Government to consider the option of transforming vacant high street retail property into much-needed housing in certai

16 Feb 2012

New lending options for borrowers with poor credit

New lending options for borrowers with poor credit

Since the start of the Credit Crunch some of the biggest losers have been those borrowers with a poor credit rating, report Loans Warehouse, the Hertfordshire based, award winning

16 Feb 2012

Virgin's win- win strategy

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Virgin's win- win strategy

When Virgin Money pledged its allegiance to introducers, a resounding cheer rippled across the market.

16 Feb 2012

Brightstar completes a £1.78m loan in just 19 days with Shawbrook

Brightstar completes a £1.78m loan in just 19 days with Shawbrook

The client, an experienced hotelier, wanted to refinance an existing hotel in his portfolio to raise additional security to fund the purchase of another hotel, report Shawbrook Ba

16 Feb 2012

Platform reduces rates on BTL products

Platform reduces rates on BTL products

Platform has today reduced the rates on its entire range of 2 year fixed rate buy to let products by 20 basis points.

16 Feb 2012

Enness Private Clients launch 'Enness Introducers' online system

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Enness Private Clients launch 'Enness Introducers' online system

Enness Private Clients, the large mortgage and high net worth specialist, has today launched ‘Enness Introducers’ – the online system for introducers using its referral system.

16 Feb 2012

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