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French Property Prices Continue To Rise

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French Property Prices Continue To Rise

The latest report from the FNAIM shows house prices rising for the 5th consecutive quarter.

31 Aug 2011

Principality offers 95% mortgages

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Principality offers 95% mortgages

Principality offers 95% mortgages to first time buyers with the help of family savings.

31 Aug 2011

Pensioner inflation to cut spending power by 60%

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Pensioner inflation to cut spending power by 60%

Pensioners retiring this year on a fixed income could lose 60 per cent of their spending power over the course of a 20 year retirement, according to new analysis by Prudential.

31 Aug 2011

Unsecured borrowing remains static but overall debt increases

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Unsecured borrowing remains static but overall debt increases

As inflation bites, families are more worried than ever about the rising cost of living, according to research from the latest Aviva Family Finances Report.

31 Aug 2011

Demand for rental property continues to outpace supply

Demand for rental property continues to outpace supply

New tenant demand again outpaced supply of rental property in the three months to July, as many continued to turn to the lettings sector, says the latest RICS Residential Lettings

31 Aug 2011

Barclays boosts its range of offset deals

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Barclays boosts its range of offset deals

Barclays is tomorrow launching a new range of Woolwich Offset mortgages which includes a competitively priced two year Offset tracker at 2.38 per cent (base + 1.88 market).

31 Aug 2011

Zopa marks £150 million in P2P lending

Zopa marks £150 million in P2P lending

Peer-to-peer lender Zopa confirmed today that it has just passed the £150 million milestone in the loans it has arranged between members, all at rates they agree between themselves

31 Aug 2011

Mortgage Advice Bureau switches to new mortgage sourcing software The Core

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Mortgage Advice Bureau switches to new mortgage sourcing software The Core

Mortgage Advice Bureau today announced that it will be switching its mortgage sourcing software requirements to The Core, the sourcing system from Client Data Systems Group Ltd.

31 Aug 2011

Treasury and FSA publish joint paper on the regulation of credit unions

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Treasury and FSA publish joint paper on the regulation of credit unions

HM Treasury and the Financial Services Authority have today published a joint consultation paper on the future regulation of Northern Ireland credit unions.

31 Aug 2011

FSA publishes annual Product Sales Data

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FSA publishes annual Product Sales Data

The Financial Services Authority has published its annual Product Sales Data report for regulated mortgage contracts, retail investment products and pure protection products for th

31 Aug 2011

 

Lending to SME’s shows a small increase

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Lending to SME’s shows a small increase

The National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers has released the results of its latest annual survey of its members.

31 Aug 2011

Realistic pricing is key to property sale success

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Realistic pricing is key to property sale success

The chief executive of Andrews has spoken about the need to be realistic about property pricing.

31 Aug 2011

Rental demand doubles while supply drops

Rental demand doubles while supply drops

Widening gulf between rental search activity and property availability causes majority of tenants to forecast further rent rises, report Rightmove.

30 Aug 2011

David Cameron urged to stand firm on planning reforms

David Cameron urged to stand firm on planning reforms

Business leaders from the property industry have urged David Cameron to stand firm over much needed reforms to the planning system, report the British Property Federation.

30 Aug 2011

Mortgage verification scheme launched, announce CML

Mortgages

Mortgage verification scheme launched, announce CML

Following a successful pilot, 1 September sees the formal launch of an important new scheme to combat mortgage application fraud.

30 Aug 2011

Opportunity Knocks For Investment Landlords

Opportunity Knocks For Investment Landlords

New landlord survey reflects a sense of positivity and optimism across the industry, report Belvoir Lettings.

30 Aug 2011

London safe place to invest in property

London safe place to invest in property

The Buying Solution anticipates a busy autumn for the residential property market in Prime Central London, as the strong appetite to purchase property continues and bricks and mort

30 Aug 2011

Countrywide appoint new Associate Director for Conveyancing Services

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Countrywide appoint new Associate Director for Conveyancing Services

Parveen Kumari has been appointed as Associate Director for Countrywide Conveyancing Services.

30 Aug 2011

Aldermore increases loan size & removes minimum income on BTL range

Aldermore increases loan size & removes minimum income on BTL range

New British bank Aldermore has further enhanced its buy to let range of mortgage products, by making changes to its product criteria.

30 Aug 2011

WHAM list residential fund on Capital Platform

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WHAM list residential fund on Capital Platform

White House Asset Management Ltd. have created the WHCM UK Residential Opportunities LP fund , a growth fund, which offers IFAs clients an opportunity to invest in UK based residen

30 Aug 2011

Home ownership lowest level since 1980s

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Home ownership lowest level since 1980s

The housing market is in crisis as owner occupation rates tumble and house prices and private rents soar, report the National Housing Federation.

30 Aug 2011

Financial mutuals sector grows by 13%

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Financial mutuals sector grows by 13%

The Association of Financial Mutuals today announces the growth of the financial mutual sector and the launch of its new website.

30 Aug 2011

Zoopla launches biggest TV campaign to date

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Zoopla launches biggest TV campaign to date

Zoopla will launch a new national print and TV advertising campaign on 1st September, aimed at continuing to build its brand awareness as the ultimate online destination for UK hou

30 Aug 2011

Sainsbury's Finance announces new personal loan rate

Sainsbury's Finance announces new personal loan rate

Sainsbury's Finance has reduced its best buy personal loan rate further to a best buy 6.3% APR Representative for loans between £7,500 and £14,999 until 23rd September.

30 Aug 2011

Barclays Wealth relaunches annual kick out in response to market demand

Savings & Investments

Barclays Wealth relaunches annual kick out in response to market demand

As investors have been hit with extreme market volatility in recent weeks, Barclays Wealth has responded by launching a new edition of its Defined Returns Annual Kick-Out product.

30 Aug 2011

FSA publishes amount of redress paid to PPI complainants

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FSA publishes amount of redress paid to PPI complainants

The FSA published details of the amount of redress paid by firms during the first six months of 2011 to consumers who have complained about the way they were sold payment protectio

30 Aug 2011

Chelsea takes the 10 year fix below 4%

Mortgages

Chelsea takes the 10 year fix below 4%

From today, the Chelsea will offer a 10 year fixed rate mortgage at 3.99% and has cut its innovative 5, 6, 7 mortgage, where the borrower chooses the term, to 3.69%.

26 Aug 2011

Northern Rock offers Intermediary Exclusives for one week only

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Northern Rock offers Intermediary Exclusives for one week only

Northern Rock has launched a series of 2, 3 and 5 year fixed rate mortgage deals exclusively for brokers as part of its campaign to support the intermediary sector. The competitive

26 Aug 2011

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