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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

Latest News

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

Pull Down the Barriers to Investment in Residential Housing

Pull Down the Barriers to Investment in Residential Housing

The barriers for investor entry to the UK residential housing market are still too great to ensure that future demand will be met, according to Mill Group.

19 Apr 2011

New President of the Insolvency Practitioners Association appointed

Latest News

New President of the Insolvency Practitioners Association appointed

At the Annual General Meeting of the IPA held on the day of the 50th anniversary of the Association, Patrick (Paddy) Brazzill was appointed President for the next year.

19 Apr 2011

Insurance brokers warn burden of regulation is bigger than tax

Protection

Insurance brokers warn burden of regulation is bigger than tax

BIBA has warned that the regulatory burden imposed by the FSA on the insurance broking sector is a greater competitive disadvantage than the amount of corporation tax it pays.

19 Apr 2011

New survey confirms rental market fears

New survey confirms rental market fears

Landlord Assist is urging student landlords to carefully consider how impending hikes in university tuition fees will impact their business plans.

19 Apr 2011

moneyfacts selects The Ark Financial Leads

Mortgages

moneyfacts selects The Ark Financial Leads

The consumer website, moneyfacts.co.uk has selected The Ark Financial Leads to provide its new ‘Speak to an adviser’ mortgage lead program, with Openwork as its fulfillment partner

19 Apr 2011

Ratings agency downgrades loom

Ratings agency downgrades loom

HML is urging UK financial institutions currently rated Baa3 by Moody’s to engage with a standby servicer.

19 Apr 2011

L&G Mortgage Club launch 90% LTV exclusive with NatWest

Mortgages

L&G Mortgage Club launch 90% LTV exclusive with NatWest

Legal &General have launched an exclusive 90% LTV mortgage product from NatWest Intermediary Solutions, which is only available to AR members of the Legal & General Mortgage Club.

19 Apr 2011

Biggest jump in unsold stock since 2007

Biggest jump in unsold stock since 2007

The average unsold stock per estate agency branch saw its biggest monthly increase since May 2007, up from 70 to 74 properties, according to Rightmove's House Price Index.

18 Apr 2011

Conveyancers call on firms to take lead role in tackling mortgage fraud

Legal

Conveyancers call on firms to take lead role in tackling mortgage fraud

Eddie Goldsmith, Chairman of The Conveyancing Association is urging both solicitor and licensed conveyancing firms to take a more definitive role in tackling mortgage fraud.

18 Apr 2011

Kensington revamps mortgage range

Mortgages

Kensington revamps mortgage range

Kensington has revamped its mortgage products, introducing a new first-time buyer range, 5-year fixed rates, lower rates and higher LTVs.

18 Apr 2011

Allianz launches Your Cover Insurance on Gocompare.Com

Protection

Allianz launches Your Cover Insurance on Gocompare.Com

Allianz Insurance's online-only car insurance offering, Your Cover insurance, is now available on leading comparison website, Gocompare.com.

18 Apr 2011

Northern Rock improves BTL Mortgage Range

Mortgages

Northern Rock improves BTL Mortgage Range

Existing Everyday 2-Year and 3-Year BTL Fixed rate mortgages reduced by up to 0.40%.

18 Apr 2011

L&G Mortgage Club welcomes report on the private rental sector

Mortgages

L&G Mortgage Club welcomes report on the private rental sector

Legal & General Mortgage Club has today released a detailed report giving valuable insight into the shape of the Private Rented Sector and Buy-to-Let market.

18 Apr 2011

Rents rise as landlords enjoy surge in demand

Rents rise as landlords enjoy surge in demand

Rents rose for the second month in a row in March, according to the latest Buy-to-Let Index from LSL Property Services plc.

15 Apr 2011

Rising costs leaving half of older people living on the breadline

Retirement

Rising costs leaving half of older people living on the breadline

Rising living costs are causing significant hardship for pensioners with nearly half saying they are just ‘getting by', and one in ten admitting they are finding it difficult or re

14 Apr 2011

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