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84% say now is the time to buy UK property

Mortgages

84% say now is the time to buy UK property

The Worldwide Property Group reveal that confidence in property both here in the UK and abroad remains high.

26 Apr 2011

TMA passes on full Leeds BS proc fee

Mortgages

TMA passes on full Leeds BS proc fee

The TMA is paying directly authorised intermediaries the full procuration fee for any completed residential or BTL mortgage placed with the Leeds Building Society through TMA.

26 Apr 2011

Rising insurance prices hit homes in Surrey and Scotland

Protection

Rising insurance prices hit homes in Surrey and Scotland

Homeowners in Dorking, Surrey and in Edinburgh and Glasgow have seen the biggest rises in the cost of their home insurance premiums according to the analysis of 3.4 million quotati

26 Apr 2011

FSA do not need further regulatory powers

Protection

FSA do not need further regulatory powers

The ABI has today called for a balanced approach by the FSA on product regulation that reflects the diversity of retail financial services markets in the UK.

26 Apr 2011

Abbey for Intermediaries launch new Track and Fix feature

Mortgages

Abbey for Intermediaries launch new Track and Fix feature

Abbey for Intermediaries are launching a new Track and Fix feature on selected Remortgage Tracker products up to 75% LTV.

26 Apr 2011

LV= Retirement solutions joins Intrinsic panel

Retirement

LV= Retirement solutions joins Intrinsic panel

Retirement specialist LV= has announced that Intrinsic's restricted and independent financial planners now have access to its full range of retirement solutions products.

26 Apr 2011

Brightstar Financial and Blemain team up

Brightstar Financial and Blemain team up

Specialist Distributor Brightstar Financial has strengthened its panel further with the addition of Blemain Finance.

26 Apr 2011

Debt Advisor offer lifeline as debtDr closes

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Debt Advisor offer lifeline as debtDr closes

Hermes Financial Solutions, trading as debtDr, has ceased trading with immediate effect.

26 Apr 2011

JPM US Equity Income Fund added to Skandia platform

Savings & Investments

JPM US Equity Income Fund added to Skandia platform

J.P. Morgan Asset Management has added the JPM US Equity Income Fund to the Skandia Investment Solutions platform.

26 Apr 2011

Tenant demand continues to rise

Tenant demand continues to rise

Nearly half of landlords reported that tenant demand rose during the first quarter of 2011, buy-to-let mortgage specialist Paragon’s Private Rented Sector Trends Report has reveale

26 Apr 2011

 

Desperate Brits turn to payday loans and cash-for-gold

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Desperate Brits turn to payday loans and cash-for-gold

Soaring inflation and the higher cost of living are forcing desperate Brits to consider controversial methods of freeing up some quick cash, according to a new poll.

26 Apr 2011

Paragon Mortgages launch new fixed rates

Paragon Mortgages launch new fixed rates

Buy-to-let mortgage specialist Paragon Mortgages has launched three new fixed-rate products targeted at professional landlords.

21 Apr 2011

LeadPoint Trades 2 millionth Lead

Features

LeadPoint Trades 2 millionth Lead

LeadPoint, the online lead generation solutions provider, has today announced that is has now traded over 2 million leads in the UK.

21 Apr 2011

Arrears back to pre-credit crunch levels

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Arrears back to pre-credit crunch levels

Specialist lender, CHL Mortgages, has today revealed its arrears across its buy-to-let mortgage book are now back to the same levels as 2008, before the start of the Credit Crunch.

21 Apr 2011

R3 survey reveals change in consumer spending habits

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R3 survey reveals change in consumer spending habits

More than eighty percent of the population have changed their spending habits over the last twelve months, report R3.

21 Apr 2011

Fixed rate purchases fall back after peaking in February

Mortgages

Fixed rate purchases fall back after peaking in February

The latest mortgage index from John Charcol suggests that the recent sharp increase in the proportion of borrowers choosing a fixed rate has been reversed.

21 Apr 2011

ARLA: Advice on Inventories

ARLA: Advice on Inventories

Rental deposits have reached new highs, and based on a deposit of six weeks’ rent, the average figure now stands at £2,172, according to data from the ARLA.

21 Apr 2011

Serial bad tenants continue to plague landlords

Serial bad tenants continue to plague landlords

Landlord Action has successfully gained possession of a property after one landlady’s six month battle against a serial offending tenant, which had severe consequences.

20 Apr 2011

NAEA report surge in property demand

Mortgages

NAEA report surge in property demand

NAEA estate agents reported a surge in the level of demand for property across the country.

20 Apr 2011

Gross mortgage lending up 21% in March

Mortgages

Gross mortgage lending up 21% in March

Gross mortgage lending was an estimated £11.3 billion in March, report the CML

20 Apr 2011

Time running out for Lenders to check accreditation of surveyors

Mortgages

Time running out for Lenders to check accreditation of surveyors

Gateway Surveyors is warning mortgage lenders to check that each and every surveyor they use is a member of a new accreditation scheme coming into effect on the 1st May 2011.

20 Apr 2011

The HSBC great housing market debate

Features

The HSBC great housing market debate

Spring had definitely sprung at the HSBC Great Housing Debate hosted by the Wriglesworth Consultancy last week.

20 Apr 2011

Orbiter upgrades best buy mortgage sourcing

Mortgages

Orbiter upgrades best buy mortgage sourcing

Orbiter has announced improvements to its best buy mortgage sourcing.

19 Apr 2011

Orbiter adds the Portal Group to secured loan sourcing panel

Orbiter adds the Portal Group to secured loan sourcing panel

Orbiter, the online sourcing system, has today announced that The Portal Group has been added to its secured loan sourcing panel.

19 Apr 2011

Connect Overseas launches foreign exchange services through Moneycorp

Savings & Investments

Connect Overseas launches foreign exchange services through Moneycorp

Connect Overseas has announced a new partnership with Moneycorp to provide foreign exchange facilities to its intermediaries and their customers.

19 Apr 2011

Overseas banks to shake UK housing market

Savings & Investments

Overseas banks to shake UK housing market

UK domestic providers have brought the UK housing market to a virtual standstill by keeping mortgage rates high and good deals increasingly difficult to negotiate, say Midas Estate

19 Apr 2011

A Strong Start To The Year For Farmland Values

A Strong Start To The Year For Farmland Values

Grade 3 arable land values in England rose by 2.7% during the first quarter of this year, say Savills.

19 Apr 2011

Paradigm and the Debt Advisor announce partnership

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Paradigm and the Debt Advisor announce partnership

Paradigm Mortgage Services has today announced a new strategic partnership with award-winning debt advisory specialists, The Debt Advisor.

19 Apr 2011

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