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Family offices seek to reshape property market

Family offices seek to reshape property market

Billionaires, working through their Family Offices, are now amongst the most significant players in Europe’s commercial property market, report FORE.

06 Mar 2012

HML reaffirms commitment to CML and its members in 2012

Mortgages

HML reaffirms commitment to CML and its members in 2012

HML has pledged its continued support to the mortgage industry in 2012, by sponsoring a number of the Council of Mortgage Lenders’ key events.

06 Mar 2012

Borro and Seddons join astl as associate members

Borro and Seddons join astl as associate members

Two new associate members have just joined the Association of Short Term Lenders.

05 Mar 2012

overseas buyers who seek a British address

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overseas buyers who seek a British address

New research from property portal PrimeLocation.com has revealed, for the first time, the top 100 nations from which British residential property is being searched for.

05 Mar 2012

Gulf between rental demand and supply is widest on record, say Rightmove

Gulf between rental demand and supply is widest on record, say Rightmove

Sharp surge in rental search activity results in expanding gulf between supply and demand, report Rightmove.

05 Mar 2012

Introducer enquiries have risen by over 400%

Introducer enquiries have risen by over 400%

Carolina Capital has confirmed that February was a record month for Secured Loans and Bridging enquiries received from introducers since the company launched last year.

05 Mar 2012

WEST ONE LOANS LAUNCH LAS VEGAS COMPETITION FOR BROKERS

WEST ONE LOANS LAUNCH LAS VEGAS COMPETITION FOR BROKERS

West One Loans, the privately funded bridging lender in the UK, has announced the launch of a competition for ten brokers to win a trip to Las Vegas for three nights.

05 Mar 2012

Confident Landlords Plan Expansion

Confident Landlords Plan Expansion

Confidence among property investors is high as three in five plan to expand their portfolios over the next six months, according to Mortgages for Business.

05 Mar 2012

New mortgage launched for self employed

Mortgages

New mortgage launched for self employed

Kent Reliance announce the launch of a flexible new mortgage for the self employed, giving practical help to UK entrepreneurs struggling to qualify for competitive lending products

05 Mar 2012

Prime central London property prices up 11.6%

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Prime central London property prices up 11.6%

Prices for prime central London property are up 11.6% over the past 12 months, report Knight Frank.

05 Mar 2012

 

ABI launches compulsory Code of Conduct

Protection

ABI launches compulsory Code of Conduct

People approaching retirement will receive much greater support to get the best possible retirement income under a compulsory code of conduct launched today by the Association of B

05 Mar 2012

Nationwide launches new annuity service

Protection

Nationwide launches new annuity service

People could earn on average an extra 20 per cent a month during their retirement with the help of a new Annuity Service being launched today by Nationwide Building Society.

05 Mar 2012

Positive Solutions Partners with TOMAS to launch Annuity Service

Protection

Positive Solutions Partners with TOMAS to launch Annuity Service

Positive Solutions today announces the launch of its annuity service, ‘Positive Annuities' to speed up the annuitisation process for IFA Partners and their clients.

05 Mar 2012

Bovis Homes all set for big NewBuy launch

Mortgages

Bovis Homes all set for big NewBuy launch

The new Government-backed 95% mortgage, which will be launched this month, has been hailed by one major national house builder as: “One of the most significant developments in the

05 Mar 2012

Demand outstripping supply in the PRS

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Demand outstripping supply in the PRS

More than half of UK letting agents report demand outstripping supply in the Private Rented Sector, report ARLA.

02 Mar 2012

ISAs Overtake Pensions

Retirement

ISAs Overtake Pensions

For the first time since 2001/2, Britons saved more into stocks and shares ISAs than personal pensions last tax year, report A J Bell.

02 Mar 2012

A FIFTH OF BUY-TO-LET APPLICATIONS NOW FROM 'ACCIDENTAL LANDLORDS' SAYS PLATFORM

A FIFTH OF BUY-TO-LET APPLICATIONS NOW FROM 'ACCIDENTAL LANDLORDS' SAYS PLATFORM

A fifth of Platform's recent buy-to-let business has come from ‘accidental landlords’ - where home-owners choose to rent their existing property instead of selling it when they are

02 Mar 2012

Brits encouraged to improve, not move

Brits encouraged to improve, not move

RatedPeople.com encourage Brits to improve, not move as Brits turn their backs on new builds.

02 Mar 2012

Intermediary First Reveal Refined Application Process for Shawbrook Commercial

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Intermediary First Reveal Refined Application Process for Shawbrook Commercial

Commercial mortgage specialists Intermediary First have announced streamlined case submission procedures for Shawbrook Bank’s core term commercial mortgage products.

02 Mar 2012

Void periods hit 2yr low

Void periods hit 2yr low

Research by Paragon Mortgages, the specialist buy-to-let lender, has revealed that void periods are at a two-year low.

02 Mar 2012

Only one in thirteen with debt concerns intend to seek advice

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Only one in thirteen with debt concerns intend to seek advice

Although debt concern now affects over 18 million (39%) of GB adults, only 1.4 million individuals (or 3%) intend to seek debt advice in the next six months, report R3.

02 Mar 2012

Solicitor hails move to make CMCs accountable to Legal Ombudsman

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Solicitor hails move to make CMCs accountable to Legal Ombudsman

Plans to bring complaints about claims management companies under the remit of the Legal Ombudsman have been welcomed by Goldsmith Williams in contentious issues.

02 Mar 2012

Principal launches new investment grade bond

Savings & Investments

Principal launches new investment grade bond

Principal Investment Management is launching the new Principal Monthly Income Investment Grade Bond Fund.

02 Mar 2012

MBE 2011: Shepherds Friendly Society interview

Savings & Investments

MBE 2011: Shepherds Friendly Society interview

I interviewed Lorna Toner, Business Development Sales Manager at Shepherds Friendly Society at the Mortgage Business Expo Londoan 2011.

02 Mar 2012

first4commercial sponsor UK cyclist helping to raise money for children's charity

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first4commercial sponsor UK cyclist helping to raise money for children's charity

first4commercial.com are sponsoring UK cyclist, Chris Armishaw, who will be taking part in the ‘Race Across America’ race to raise money for UK children’s charity, Action Medical R

02 Mar 2012

Carolina Capital add Evolution Money to Secured Lender panel

Carolina Capital add Evolution Money to Secured Lender panel

Carolina Capital is pleased to announce the addition of Evolution Money to its Secured Lender panel.

01 Mar 2012

miLoan bridging sourcing system goes live

miLoan bridging sourcing system goes live

The newest addition to the miLoanbroker.com family of products is available for all 2650 registered users of Y3S's specialist finance portal from today.

01 Mar 2012

Government and FSA must act now to protect the retirement income

Retirement

Government and FSA must act now to protect the retirement income

Cross party politicians and industry urge government action on retirement income.

01 Mar 2012

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