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Pensioners own property worth £756.6bn

Retirement

Pensioners own property worth £756.6bn

Over-65 homeowners gain £4.4 billion in past three months, Key Retirement Solutions Pensioner Property Index shows.

31 Oct 2011

Intermediaries urged to focus on professionals

Features

Intermediaries urged to focus on professionals

Intermediaries who are looking to grow their business by moving into the buy-to-let market are being urged to do their research when it comes to professional landlords, report Para

31 Oct 2011

NAEA: Enquiry levels reach 4yr high

Mortgages

NAEA: Enquiry levels reach 4yr high

In September, the NAEA reported increases in the level of demand for property, number of sales to FTBs and available residential stock.

28 Oct 2011

London's East End Is Hot Pick For Investment

London's East End Is Hot Pick For Investment

London's East End is hot pick for investment as the borough ranked top 10 destination of 2012, report Property Frontiers.

28 Oct 2011

Bridgewater forums head to Altrincham and Gatwick in November

Retirement

Bridgewater forums head to Altrincham and Gatwick in November

Bridgewater Equity Release, the home reversion specialist, has today announced two new Broker Forum events which will be taking place next month in Altrincham and Gatwick.

28 Oct 2011

first direct cuts mortgage rates

Mortgages

first direct cuts mortgage rates

first direct has cut rates on over a third of its mortgage product range.

28 Oct 2011

Sainsbury's Finance reduces rate on personal loans between £7,500 and £15,000

Sainsbury's Finance reduces rate on personal loans between £7,500 and £15,000

Sainsbury's Finance has reduced the rate on personal loans between £7,500 and £15,000 to a market leading rate of 6.2% APR Representative, reduced from 6.4% APR Representative.

28 Oct 2011

Two L&G businesses link Skandia as a new platform distribution partner

Savings & Investments

Two L&G businesses link Skandia as a new platform distribution partner

L&G International and Suffolk Life have announced that customers who wish to invest in either an International Portfolio Bond and/or SmartSIPP are now able to hold investments on t

28 Oct 2011

Lucas has landed

Lucas has landed

Hi all and welcome to my new blog!

28 Oct 2011

Countrywide recruit Emma Hollingworth into its Corporate Business Division

Features

Countrywide recruit Emma Hollingworth into its Corporate Business Division

Countrywide are pleased to announce the appointment of Emma Hollingworth as an Account Director within its Corporate Business Division.

28 Oct 2011

 

Complete FS launches 85% Buy To Let

Complete FS launches 85% Buy To Let

National mortgage distributor and packager Complete FS has launched an 85% Buy to Let product through Kent Reliance.

28 Oct 2011

Countrywide launches specialist new build conveyancing team

Legal

Countrywide launches specialist new build conveyancing team

Countrywide Conveyancing Services, one of the UK’s largest conveyancing property law firms has launched a specialist new build Conveyancing team.

27 Oct 2011

FSA increases customer protection

Protection

FSA increases customer protection

The FSA has proposed new rules to make sure banks and building societies check customers are eligible to claim on insurance cover before selling them a packaged bank account.

27 Oct 2011

UK's most affordable cities for renters

UK's most affordable cities for renters

The average UK flatmate now spends nearly 22% of their take-home salary on their rental accommodation, according to Easyroommate.co.uk.

27 Oct 2011

Number of packaged current accounts available doubles in five years

Protection

Number of packaged current accounts available doubles in five years

According to independent financial research company Defaqto, the number of packaged current accounts available to consumers has increased by 109% since 2006.

27 Oct 2011

New survey confirms student landlord fears

New survey confirms student landlord fears

Landlord Assist is urging student landlords to carefully consider how impending hikes in university tuition fees will impact their business plans, after it was revealed that univer

27 Oct 2011

Abbey for Intermediaries change selected rates and fees

Mortgages

Abbey for Intermediaries change selected rates and fees

Abbey for Intermediaries are changing selected rates and fees on its fixed rates and 2 year Tracker rates.

27 Oct 2011

Myintroducer.com announce MBE London Media Partnership

Mortgages

Myintroducer.com announce MBE London Media Partnership

myintroducer.com announce their partnership with the Mortgage Business Expo London 2011 as official media partners, and their participation in this year’s event exhibiting at Stand

27 Oct 2011

MBE tackle European Mortgage Market questions

Mortgages

MBE tackle European Mortgage Market questions

MBE 2011 has announced a strong focus on the European Commission’s Mortgage Directive at the event with a seminar presentation and debate dedicated to the issue.

26 Oct 2011

Families left vulnerable by retirement shortfall

Retirement

Families left vulnerable by retirement shortfall

Half of Britain’s families are putting themselves at risk by failing to take steps to safeguard their financial future.

26 Oct 2011

Precise Mortgages launch 85% LTV Product

Precise Mortgages launch 85% LTV Product

Precise Mortgages has improved the criteria on its near prime range to include an 85% LTV product.

26 Oct 2011

Alliance Trust Savings extends special offer

Savings & Investments

Alliance Trust Savings extends special offer

Alliance Trust Savings today announces an extension of its special offer giving customers free online purchases on an extensive range of leading investment trusts.

26 Oct 2011

Rental sector must heed HMO licensing changes

Rental sector must heed HMO licensing changes

The Association of Residential Letting Agents is today urging landlords to be aware of forthcoming changes to the categorisation and regulation of rental properties.

26 Oct 2011

Barclays introduces 90% LTV mortgages

Mortgages

Barclays introduces 90% LTV mortgages

Barclays, through its mortgage arm Woolwich, is extending its range of fixed rate mortgage deals to 90% LTV from tomorrow, including a fee-free three year fixed rate at 4.99 per ce

26 Oct 2011

Non-commodity funds now account for 40% of assets managed

Savings & Investments

Non-commodity funds now account for 40% of assets managed

Non-commodity funds are now challenging more traditional commodity based Sovereign Wealth Funds and account for around 40% of assets according to PwC economic analysis of 51 countr

26 Oct 2011

Helping trustees understand risks in 'hybrid' pension arrangements

Retirement

Helping trustees understand risks in 'hybrid' pension arrangements

The Pension Regulator has published a statement to help trustees and their advisers understand the structure of their ‘hybrid' scheme - schemes with defined benefit and defined con

26 Oct 2011

L&G team up with Positive Solutions

Mortgages

L&G team up with Positive Solutions

L&G Mortgage Club announce a new mortgage trading relationship with Positive Solutions.

26 Oct 2011

borro simplifies its intermediary pricing structure

Features

borro simplifies its intermediary pricing structure

borro has simplified its pricing structure and now offers better value rates to intermediaries advising clients on alternative loans.

26 Oct 2011

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