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Precise Mortgages launches Fast Track

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Precise Mortgages launches Fast Track

Precise Mortgages has launched a Fast Track process for its unregulated bridging and light refurbishment product range.

09 Dec 2011

Assurant Intermediary earns ICS Customer ServiceMark

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Assurant Intermediary earns ICS Customer ServiceMark

Specialist general insurance provider Assurant Intermediary has earned accreditation from the Institute of Customer Service, the independent professional membership body for custom

09 Dec 2011

Lloyds predicts further cuts to conveyancing panels

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Lloyds predicts further cuts to conveyancing panels

Lloyds yesterday stated that as a result of solicitors playing a central role in facilitating fraudulent mortgage transactions, lenders have been forced to remove firms from the pa

09 Dec 2011

FSA publishes the policy statement on the review of the covered bond regime

Savings & Investments

FSA publishes the policy statement on the review of the covered bond regime

The Financial Services Authority has published changes to its regulatory framework for UK regulated covered bonds.

09 Dec 2011

First Olympic legacy property development for east London launched

First Olympic legacy property development for east London launched

The first legacy neighbourhood for London, situated on the doorstep of The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, has revealed its new identity - the East Village, London E20 - and will be

08 Dec 2011

Surge in UK mortgage fraud

Mortgages

Surge in UK mortgage fraud

The latest Fraud Index from Experian has revealed that attempted mortgage fraud increased dramatically in the three months to the end of September 2011.

08 Dec 2011

Haart forecasts steep rise in number of people renting in 2012

Haart forecasts steep rise in number of people renting in 2012

haart is predicting a double digit increase in the number of people who will choose to become 'professional tenants' and opt to rent rather than buy over the next few years.

08 Dec 2011

Insurers must be in a position to help Europe fight back to growth

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Insurers must be in a position to help Europe fight back to growth

Regulation must help drive growth not hinder it, the Association of British Insurers said at a conference to discuss the new pan European set of rules, Solvency II.

08 Dec 2011

Committed London buyers drive flurry of offers

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Committed London buyers drive flurry of offers

Investors seeking to escape the impact of the Eurozone crisis have boosted the number of committed buyers on the market in recent weeks, report London estate agent Marsh & Parsons.

08 Dec 2011

Yorkshire Bank named “Best Regional Lender” for 13th time

Mortgages

Yorkshire Bank named “Best Regional Lender” for 13th time

Yorkshire Bank has been named "Best Regional Mortgage Lender" by Your Mortgage magazine for the 13th time.

08 Dec 2011

 

New property website to help landlords find the ‘perfect tenant’

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New property website to help landlords find the ‘perfect tenant’

Landlords looking to find the perfect tenant could be given a helping hand thanks to a new online marketing service launched by Movestart.co.uk in partnership Landlord Assist.

08 Dec 2011

Peer-to-peer' lending not protected by the FSCS

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Peer-to-peer' lending not protected by the FSCS

‘Peer-to-peer' lending is becoming an increasingly popular alternative to high street savings with consumers looking for the most competitive rates of interest.

08 Dec 2011

FTB demand boots activity

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FTB demand boots activity

Resilient first-time buyer demand drove a monthly increase in mortgage market activity in November, according to the latest Housing Market Activity Report by Connells Survey and Va

07 Dec 2011

Brokers believe short term lending will grow in 2012

Mortgages

Brokers believe short term lending will grow in 2012

The Precise Mortgages Road Shows have come to an end and the red London bus that toured the country, emblazoned with pro-intermediary messages, has been parked for the winter.

07 Dec 2011

Rental yields rise for landlords

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Rental yields rise for landlords

The latest RICS Residential Lettings Survey reports rising yields on rental properties as a result of increased tenant demand and rising rents.

07 Dec 2011

3.5 million reach for payday loans

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3.5 million reach for payday loans

As nearly half the population (45%) struggle to make it to ‘payday’, a payday loan will become a reality for many, report R3.

07 Dec 2011

Inflation remains a major concern for investors

Savings & Investments

Inflation remains a major concern for investors

Eurozone crisis and fears of a double dip recession top concerns for investment professionals, report Baring Asset Management.

07 Dec 2011

Shapps: Landlords must catch up and open their books to public scrutiny

Shapps: Landlords must catch up and open their books to public scrutiny

Housing Minister Grant Shapps has today criticised those housing associations that have failed to publish more widely details of how they are spending public money for their tenant

07 Dec 2011

Government and regulator’s language is a challenge to sector

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Government and regulator’s language is a challenge to sector

The continuing language used by the government and regulator about the financial crisis is a challenge facing the sector and that more recognition should be given to the value insu

07 Dec 2011

Increases in demand and costs mean rent rises this winter

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Increases in demand and costs mean rent rises this winter

Increased demand and the rising cost of maintaining property mean private tenants are likely to face a rise in rental rates this winter and 1 in 5 landlords also claim their arrear

07 Dec 2011

TrigoldCrystal go International with Connect Overseas on Broker Websites

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TrigoldCrystal go International with Connect Overseas on Broker Websites

TrigoldCrystal are partnering with Connect Overseas to provide clients a sourcing feature for overseas mortgages on their websites.

07 Dec 2011

New homes industry ramps up sales incentives to sell homes

New homes industry ramps up sales incentives to sell homes

Sales promotions and incentives have always been a part of the marketing mix but today’s tough market is driving innovation as builders strive to stimulate market, report the Digit

07 Dec 2011

SimplyBiz Mortgages adds AToM to panel

Mortgages

SimplyBiz Mortgages adds AToM to panel

AToM, the specialist mortgage packager and distributor, is delighted to announce its new partnership with SimplyBiz Mortgages.

07 Dec 2011

Government sidesteps debt issues of ‘iceberg Britain’

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Government sidesteps debt issues of ‘iceberg Britain’

Atlantic Financial Management is calling on the Government to tackle the root causes of people becoming more indebted, following last week’s Commons Debate on debt advice and debt

07 Dec 2011

London's West End 2011 property review and 2012 predictions

London's West End 2011 property review and 2012 predictions

The West End has seen a high number of cash buyers in 2011 (64% compared to 44% year on year), report LDG, the central London & West End Property market specialists.

06 Dec 2011

Connaught Income Funds plough £130 million into short-term lending market

Connaught Income Funds plough £130 million into short-term lending market

Connaught Asset Management, the boutique asset manager, has today revealed two of its Income Funds are responsible for £130 million of funding into the short-term lending market.

06 Dec 2011

Paragon wins best buy-to-let portfolio lender award

Paragon wins best buy-to-let portfolio lender award

Paragon Mortgages has won the prestigious ‘Best buy-to-let portfolio lender’ title at the Your Mortgage 2011-12 Awards.

06 Dec 2011

DWP consultation on Support for Mortgage Interest

Mortgages

DWP consultation on Support for Mortgage Interest

A Call for Evidence into how Support for Mortgage Interest might operate for claimants in the future is published today by Lord Freud the Minister for Welfare Reform.

06 Dec 2011

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