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Mortgage market stable but tough times continue

Mortgages

Mortgage market stable but tough times continue

The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries has today released its latest Quarterly Economic Bulletin looking at the economy, housing and mortgage markets.

21 Jul 2011

MGM Advantage Smashes Sales Target For Investment Backed Annuity

Savings & Investments

MGM Advantage Smashes Sales Target For Investment Backed Annuity

MGM Advantage, the retirement income specialist, today announces it has exceeded its sales target for its Flexible Income Annuity by 130%.

21 Jul 2011

Number of buy-to-let products increases

Number of buy-to-let products increases

TBMC, the buy-to-let and commercial mortgage specialist, produces the quarterly Landlord Profile Tracking Index to track developments in the UK buy-to-let mortgage market.

21 Jul 2011

Defaqto publish critical illness cover guide

Protection

Defaqto publish critical illness cover guide

Defaqto's five point plan for restoring value in critical illness cover for advisers.

21 Jul 2011

Watchdog raises concerns over personal pensions

Retirement

Watchdog raises concerns over personal pensions

A report published today by Consumer Focus highlights serious problems in the Individual Personal Pensions market.

20 Jul 2011

Paradigm add lowry capital to Bridging Lender panel

Paradigm add lowry capital to Bridging Lender panel

Paradigm Mortgage Services, the mortgage partnership proposition, has today added Lowry Capital to its panel of bridging loan lenders.

20 Jul 2011

Gross mortgage lending increases in June

Mortgages

Gross mortgage lending increases in June

Gross mortgage lending totalled an estimated £12.6 billion in June, report the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

20 Jul 2011

Dilnot Report published as KRS launch new service

Retirement

Dilnot Report published as KRS launch new service

Equity release adviser Key Retirement Solutions is to launch a care fees planning service. The new service will launch with live-in care specialists Helping Hands.

20 Jul 2011

Kensington doubles maximum loan size to £1m

Kensington doubles maximum loan size to £1m

Kensington has doubled its maximum loan size to £1 million and its maximum loan for first-time buyers to £500,000.

19 Jul 2011

500 register for Y3S sourcing system

500 register for Y3S sourcing system

miLoan broker, the secured loan sourcing system from Y3S Loans has attracted 500 new brokers since launching a few weeks ago.

19 Jul 2011

 

Accord rolls out hybrid tracker to fixed product

Mortgages

Accord rolls out hybrid tracker to fixed product

Accord Mortgages will roll out its ‘tracker to fixed' hybrid product to all lending partners today, Tuesday 19th July.

19 Jul 2011

Green shoots of recovery for first time buyers in the mortgage market

Mortgages

Green shoots of recovery for first time buyers in the mortgage market

First time buyers and borrowers with smaller deposits are enjoying the first signs of recovery in the UK mortgage market, report moneysupermarket.com

19 Jul 2011

Countrywide acquire Yorkshire based agency Blundells

Legal

Countrywide acquire Yorkshire based agency Blundells

Countrywide, the UK estate agency and property services Group has today announced the acquisition of Yorkshire based agency Blundells.

19 Jul 2011

SMS becomes exclusive partner for Openwork

Mortgages

SMS becomes exclusive partner for Openwork

Solent Mortgage Services has become the exclusive partner for Openwork members wanting access to specialist help with mortgage enquiries and in particular access to lenders such as

19 Jul 2011

Voting opens for Pink Service Awards

Voting opens for Pink Service Awards

The voting has opened for the 2011 Pink Service Awards.

19 Jul 2011

Conveyancers anxious over challenges facing the industry

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Conveyancers anxious over challenges facing the industry

The Conveyancing Association’s recent survey of its membership has revealed that there are both concerns and opportunities in light of the imminent changes facing the industry.

19 Jul 2011

OFT warning to letting agents industry

OFT warning to letting agents industry

Evaluation of Foxtons case finds positive benefits for consumers but letting agents industry warned to check their small print or risk enforcement action, report the Office of Fair

19 Jul 2011

Gov publishes response to its call for evidence on personal insolvency review

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Gov publishes response to its call for evidence on personal insolvency review

Business Minister Edward Davey today published the Government's response to the call for evidence concerning its review of debt advice and personal insolvency.

19 Jul 2011

Advisers should be less bullish on HPI

Retirement

Advisers should be less bullish on HPI

Bridgewater Equity Release, the home reversion specialist, has today urged equity release advisers to tone down their assumptions over future levels of house price inflation.

18 Jul 2011

Blemain to launch lending industry awards

Blemain to launch lending industry awards

Blemain Group has announced plans to launch a unique award platform for the specialist lending industry.

18 Jul 2011

Nationwide cuts personal loan rate

Nationwide cuts personal loan rate

Nationwide Building Society has cut its personal loan rate by 0.10% to the lowest rate the Society’s offered since 2006.

18 Jul 2011

Intermediaries' optimism in buy-to-let continues to rise

Mortgages

Intermediaries' optimism in buy-to-let continues to rise

Half of mortgage intermediaries reported that buy-to-let applications increased during the second quarter, research by Paragon Mortgages has revealed.

18 Jul 2011

George Patellis joins Montello

Features

George Patellis joins Montello

London based real estate bridging finance lender and fund manager Montello, is pleased to announce George Patellis has joined as a senior adviser to their business.

18 Jul 2011

Holloway Friendly provides new tools for advisers

Features

Holloway Friendly provides new tools for advisers

Holloway Friendly, the UK’s original Holloway income protection society, is making it easier for IFAs and mortgage advisers to submit applications, track their commission and make

18 Jul 2011

Barclays launches its lowest ever fixed rates

Mortgages

Barclays launches its lowest ever fixed rates

Barclays launches its lowest ever fixed rates and introduces new mortgage deals to support FirstBuy Direct.

18 Jul 2011

Nearly 9,000 mortgage products have been launched or updated in the last three months

Mortgages

Nearly 9,000 mortgage products have been launched or updated in the last three months

Nearly 9,000 mortgage products have been launched or updated in the last three months, report Defaqto.

18 Jul 2011

OpenConvey conveyancing panel embraces CQS

Legal

OpenConvey conveyancing panel embraces CQS

OpenConvey, the online conveyancing portal, has confirmed that every member of its conveyancing panel has applied for or already been accredited for the Law Society’s Conveyancing

18 Jul 2011

Mortgage advisor convicted for property title fraud

Mortgage advisor convicted for property title fraud

Landlord Assist is urging landlords to check that their properties are correctly registered with the Land Registry to help protect themselves from registration fraud and identity t

18 Jul 2011

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