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More FTBs getting mortgages as LTVs reach 3yr peak

Mortgages

More FTBs getting mortgages as LTVs reach 3yr peak

More first time buyers got onto the property ladder in April as result of slowly loosening lending criteria, reveals the latest esurv Mortgage Monitor.

13 May 2011

Scottish Life Voted Pensions Provider Of The Year By IFAs

Retirement

Scottish Life Voted Pensions Provider Of The Year By IFAs

Scottish Life, the pensions specialist arm of the Royal London Group, received four awards at this year's Financial Adviser Life & Pensions awards, which were presented yesterday i

13 May 2011

Many home buyers can easily get a mortgage

Mortgages

Many home buyers can easily get a mortgage

Mortgages can be easier to secure than some people think - even for those without a large deposit. That's according to a mortgage adviser who helps customers secure a brand new Red

13 May 2011

Remortgaging became stronger in first quarter of 2011

Mortgages

Remortgaging became stronger in first quarter of 2011

The balance between house purchase and remortgage lending tipped towards remortgaging at the start of 2011, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

13 May 2011

CML anticipates the end of lenders’ open-panels for conveyancers

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CML anticipates the end of lenders’ open-panels for conveyancers

Michael Coogan, Director General of the Council of Mortgage Lenders yesterday announced that we have reached the end of lenders’ open-panels for conveyancers, say the CA.

13 May 2011

Precise Mortgages Presents “The Big Give Away”

Mortgages

Precise Mortgages Presents “The Big Give Away”

As part of the lender’s Prime Time for Near Prime Campaign, Precise Mortgages has announced that it will be giving away exciting gifts for mortgage brokers and customers.

13 May 2011

Landlords call for changes to improve green deal

Landlords call for changes to improve green deal

Under new proposals announced by the Energy Secretary, private sector landlords could find themselves penalised if tenants refuse to undertake Green Deal energy efficiency work acc

12 May 2011

Townends Land and New Homes launch new development in Ealing

Townends Land and New Homes launch new development in Ealing

Townends Land and New Homes has been instructed to market a new stylish development, New Craven Terrace, of eight four bedroom family homes, situated in the heart of Ealing, W5.

12 May 2011

Rents grow faster than sale prices

Rents grow faster than sale prices

The cost of market entry for first time owner-occupiers is preventing many from buying and so is boosting demand for rental property., say Savills.

12 May 2011

Abbey for Intermediaries reduce rates

Mortgages

Abbey for Intermediaries reduce rates

Abbey for Intermediaries are reducing the rates on selected Fixed rate Homebuyer products.

12 May 2011

 

CML reports stable first quarter in the buy-to-let market

CML reports stable first quarter in the buy-to-let market

New buy-to-let mortgage lending in the first three months of 2011 totalled £2.9 billion across 27,600 loans, according to latest data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

12 May 2011

Struggling homeowners should take early action

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Struggling homeowners should take early action

Housing Minister Grant Shapps has today called on struggling homeowners not to bury their heads in the sand but to seek early help if they are at risk of repossession.

12 May 2011

Legal & General launches hybrid property fund

Retirement

Legal & General launches hybrid property fund

Legal & General Property together with Legal & General Investment Management, announce the successful launch of a new product, the Hybrid Property Fund

12 May 2011

Brits facing huge risk without income insurance

Protection

Brits facing huge risk without income insurance

A mere 4% of people in the UK have income insurance, showing a dangerous lack of concern for the unpredictable economy.

12 May 2011

Conveyancing Quality Scheme benchmark is the way forward

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Conveyancing Quality Scheme benchmark is the way forward

OpenConvey, the online conveyancing portal, has welcomed the CML’s comments that the Conveyancing Quality Scheme will become a prerequisite for conveyancers who want to represent l

11 May 2011

Aldermore increases maximum loan size

Aldermore increases maximum loan size

Aldermore has increased its maximum loan size from £600,000 to £1 million on all residential mortgage deals up to 75% loan-to-value.

11 May 2011

BIBA and IIB confirm merger discussions

Protection

BIBA and IIB confirm merger discussions

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association and the Institute of Insurance Brokers have confirmed that they are in formal discussions about the two organisations coming together.

11 May 2011

Repayment mortgages hit a record high

Mortgages

Repayment mortgages hit a record high

Paragon Mortgages found that 77% of residential mortgages introduced during the first quarter of 2011 were capital repayment mortgages.

11 May 2011

Remortgage and purchase activity rises

Mortgages

Remortgage and purchase activity rises

Conveyancing Alliance Ltd reported an ongoing improvement in remortgage instructions, showing particular improvement year-on-year from quarter one 2010.

11 May 2011

BIBA renews accredited PI broker panel

Protection

BIBA renews accredited PI broker panel

The British Insurance Brokers' Association has renewed its Professional Indemnity accredited broker panel.

11 May 2011

Landlord Action wins Landlord Supplier of the Year award

Landlord Action wins Landlord Supplier of the Year award

Tenant eviction and debt recovery specialists, Landlord Action, has won the title of Best Landlord Supplier at this year’s PPS & EAT Awards on Tuesday 10th May 2011.

11 May 2011

Coventry Intermediaries cuts rates on Buy to Let range

Coventry Intermediaries cuts rates on Buy to Let range

From Friday 13th, Coventry Intermediaries will be slashing prices on it's Buy to Let range, reducing 2 year Fixed rate deals and launching two base rate trackers.

11 May 2011

Exciting investment opportunities exist in Commercial Property, say L&G

Exciting investment opportunities exist in Commercial Property, say L&G

At today's Fundamentals briefing, Rob Martin, Head of Research & Strategy at Legal & General Property, set out LGP's commercial property market outlook, identifying where he beli

11 May 2011

Landlord Action deliver petition against squatting to 10 Downing Street

Landlord Action deliver petition against squatting to 10 Downing Street

Landlord Action, an organisation specialising in helping landlords with problem tenants, has delivered a petition signed by 1400 people to 10 Downing Street, in an effort of crimin

10 May 2011

SMS joins Precise Mortgages panel

Mortgages

SMS joins Precise Mortgages panel

Solent Mortgage Services, the national intermediary mortgage and financial services hub, has been appointed to the panel of residential and buy to let mortgage lender, Precise Mort

10 May 2011

Minister of State for Pensions to speak at PFS annual conference

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Minister of State for Pensions to speak at PFS annual conference

Liberal Democrat MP and Minister of State for Pensions, Steve Webb, has been confirmed as a keynote speaker for this year's Personal Finance Society's annual conference in November

10 May 2011

Robert Adam to create new homes with Knight Frank

Robert Adam to create new homes with Knight Frank

Knight Frank reports the launch to market one of the award-winning architect Robert Adam's most interesting schemes.

10 May 2011

TBMC launches BTL exclusive with Hinckley & Rugby BS

Mortgages

TBMC launches BTL exclusive with Hinckley & Rugby BS

TBMC, the buy-to-let and commercial mortgage specialist, has launched an exclusive buy-to-let mortgage product with Hinckley & Rugby Building Society.

10 May 2011

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