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Spain Reclaims Property Crown

Savings & Investments

Spain Reclaims Property Crown

Spain has reclaimed its property crown, according to the latest Top of the Props report from TheMoveChannel.com.

13 Jan 2012

331 people are declared insolvent or bankrupt

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331 people are declared insolvent or bankrupt

Credit Action releases January Debt Statistics, revealing a daily snapshot of UK personal finance.

13 Jan 2012

LV= enhances protection underwriting rules

Protection

LV= enhances protection underwriting rules

Protection specialist LV= has announced changes to its underwriting rules which will result in an increase in the number of applications receiving an immediate online decision.

13 Jan 2012

25% of advisors see increased FTB activity for 2012

Mortgages

25% of advisors see increased FTB activity for 2012

Almost 25% of advisers think 2012 will see more first time buyer activity according to the latest myintroducer.com poll, in partnership with Virgin Money: the saving, investment an

13 Jan 2012

Landlords requiring more guidance than ever before

Landlords requiring more guidance than ever before

The Landlord Syndicate, a group formed in 2009 by some of the leading players from the buy-to-let industry, say that whilst the rental market is buoyant, the pace at which it has e

13 Jan 2012

OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL

Eddie Goldsmith - GW

OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL

There’s a lot happening in the conveyancing sector at the moment. Some banks are introducing new panels while others are reducing their existing panels.

13 Jan 2012

PARAGON HEAD OF SALES RETIRES

Mortgages

PARAGON HEAD OF SALES RETIRES

Paragon Mortgages' Head of Sales, and industry figurehead Andrew Lees, is set to retire in February after almost a quarter of a century with the business.

12 Jan 2012

BIBA 2012 Manifesto focuses on broker regulation and supporting growth

Protection

BIBA 2012 Manifesto focuses on broker regulation and supporting growth

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association has launched its 2012 Manifesto outlining its priority lobbying issues for the year ahead.

12 Jan 2012

LGP completes £1.7 bn of commercial real estate transactions

LGP completes £1.7 bn of commercial real estate transactions

Legal & General Property announces that it completed £1.7bn of direct property transactions in 2011, acquiring approximately £970m, representing 19 assets, and disposed of circa £7

12 Jan 2012

commercial property hit by economic uncertainty

commercial property hit by economic uncertainty

Falling occupier demand and increasing availability drove down commercial property rental expectations in the final quarter of 2011, says the RICS UK Commercial Market Survey

12 Jan 2012

 

Savills Launches Corporate Services Department

Savills Launches Corporate Services Department

We are delighted to announce the launch of the dedicated Savills Corporate Services department, which will be headed up by Matthew Salvidge.

12 Jan 2012

Semi-commercial property returns 30% higher yields than vanilla buy to let in 2011

Semi-commercial property returns 30% higher yields than vanilla buy to let in 2011

2011 was a strong year for investment in semi-commercial property according to new data released by Mortgages for Business in its quarterly Complex Buy to Let Index.

12 Jan 2012

Nationwide enhances 90% LTV fixed rate range

Mortgages

Nationwide enhances 90% LTV fixed rate range

Nationwide is launching a new, competitive 2 year fixed rate at 90% LTV for first time buyers, home movers and existing customers moving home on Thursday 12 January.

12 Jan 2012

Virgin Money announce commitments to intermediaries

Mortgages

Virgin Money announce commitments to intermediaries

Virgin Money completed the acquisition of Northern Rock on 1 January 2012, and the process of integrating the two businesses has started.

12 Jan 2012

Public given chance to vote off the weakest regulations

Features

Public given chance to vote off the weakest regulations

Communities Minister Baroness Hanham is asking people to vote out policies they think are the weakest links, in a drive to eliminate ineffective and unnecessary regulations from

12 Jan 2012

Expected retirement incomes hit five-year low

Retirement

Expected retirement incomes hit five-year low

People retiring in 2012 expect to live on an average annual income of £15,500 - over £1,000 a year less (6%) than those who retired in 2011.

11 Jan 2012

Credit card spend down year on year

Credit card spend down year on year

Average credit card spend has fallen four per cent over the past 12 months, according to new analysis of customer spend data by Santander Credit Cards.

11 Jan 2012

Berkeley Alexander launches Struggle Service

Protection

Berkeley Alexander launches Struggle Service

Wholesale insurance intermediary, Berkeley Alexander announces today the launch of its new Struggle Service for advisers.

11 Jan 2012

1 in 10 small business owners put their homes on the line

1 in 10 small business owners put their homes on the line

New research from borro, the personal asset lender, shows that over the last year more than one in ten (12%) small business owners in the UK have had to put their own homes on the

11 Jan 2012

Investors flee from European funds as eurozone debt crisis bites

Savings & Investments

Investors flee from European funds as eurozone debt crisis bites

There was a mass exodus from European and Emerging Market Equity funds during Q4 2011 according to Skandia's latest Investment Trends report.

11 Jan 2012

Connaught announce Mayfair Bridging as additional Specialist Partner

Connaught announce Mayfair Bridging as additional Specialist Partner

Connaught Asset Management has announced that the directors of its regulated subsidiary, Connaught Asset Management Ltd, have approved the appointment of bridging finance lender, M

11 Jan 2012

Landlords Set To Win Big In 2012

Landlords Set To Win Big In 2012

2012 offers a wealth of opportunity for the UK Buy-to-Let market according to James Davis, residential landlord for over 12 years and CEO of self-service lettings agency, UPAD.

11 Jan 2012

Transaction levels hold up as more houses come onto the market

Legal

Transaction levels hold up as more houses come onto the market

Sales activity remained relatively firm during December and an increasing amount of new stock came onto the housing market, says the latest RICS UK Housing Market survey.

10 Jan 2012

Haart see dramatic rise in mortgage applications

Mortgages

Haart see dramatic rise in mortgage applications

haart experienced a dramatic rise in the number of people applying for mortgages in 2011.

10 Jan 2012

Paradigm add Engage Mutual Assurance to protection panel

Protection

Paradigm add Engage Mutual Assurance to protection panel

Paradigm Mortgage Services, the mortgage services proposition, has today added protection specialist, Engage Mutual Assurance, to its protection panel.

10 Jan 2012

Demand for debt advice expected to rise sharply

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Demand for debt advice expected to rise sharply

Research from the Money Advice Trust has shown that the number of people getting help from free debt advice agencies increased in 2011 to 1.54 million people, compared to 1.4 milli

10 Jan 2012

Tenant demand set to increase further in 2012

Tenant demand set to increase further in 2012

Research by specialist buy-to-let lender, Paragon Group, has revealed that landlords are expecting tenant demand to continue to remain high in 2012.

10 Jan 2012

RICS Reveals Top Line Up For The North East Summit

Features

RICS Reveals Top Line Up For The North East Summit

RICS has announced its line up for the annual North East Summit which takes place on Friday, 20 January at the Centre for Life in Newcastle.

10 Jan 2012

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