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Rental Overheating Spreading Beyond the Capital

Rental Overheating Spreading Beyond the Capital

The renascent boom in buy-to-let is reaching other parts of the UK, according to the latest research from the Association of Residential Letting Agents.

08 Aug 2011

7 out of 11 UK regions are now ‘first-time buyer blackspots’

Mortgages

7 out of 11 UK regions are now ‘first-time buyer blackspots’

Rightmove’s latest first-time buyer survey highlights deterioration in levels of first-time buyers.

08 Aug 2011

More Towns Affordable For First-Time Buyers

Mortgages

More Towns Affordable For First-Time Buyers

The proportion of towns and cities across the UK that are affordable for first-time buyers has risen to its highest level since 2003, according to the latest Halifax First Time Buy

08 Aug 2011

Scottish Government decision affecting repossessions in Scotland

Mortgages

Scottish Government decision affecting repossessions in Scotland

CML disappointed at the Scottish Government's decision affecting repossessions in Scotland.

08 Aug 2011

Discretionary Fund Managers are putting Fund of Funds of UCIS together

Savings & Investments

Discretionary Fund Managers are putting Fund of Funds of UCIS together

Discretionary Fund Managers are increasingly putting Fund of Funds of UCIS together for IFAs within their propositions, says boutique asset manager, Connaught Asset Management.

08 Aug 2011

Paragon mortgages reduces rates on professional landlord products

Mortgages

Paragon mortgages reduces rates on professional landlord products

Paragon Mortgages, the specialist buy-to-let lender, has today reduced its rates on two year fixed products for professional landlords by 0.15%.

08 Aug 2011

BIBA supports insurance comparison site crackdown

Protection

BIBA supports insurance comparison site crackdown

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association has submitted their formal response to the FSA proposed guidance on the: Selling of general insurance policies through price comparison w

08 Aug 2011

Spicerhaart acquires Brooks Property Agent

Legal

Spicerhaart acquires Brooks Property Agent

Spicerhaart has completed the acquisition of Brooks, an independent property agents in North London.

05 Aug 2011

Financial stocks remain in the spotlight

Savings & Investments

Financial stocks remain in the spotlight

Financial stocks remained firmly in the spotlight this week, as some of the UK 's banking giants announced their six month results, report moneyfacts.co.uk.

05 Aug 2011

First CHL staff complete NSAFS leadership & management programme

First CHL staff complete NSAFS leadership & management programme

Specialist lender, CHL Mortgages, is pleased to announce that nine members of staff have completed the Leadership and Management Programme, offered through the National Skills Acad

05 Aug 2011

 

L&G Mortgage Club launch exclusives with Cambridge BS

Mortgages

L&G Mortgage Club launch exclusives with Cambridge BS

Legal & General Mortgage Club has launched four new two year fixed rate exclusive products with The Cambridge Building Society.

05 Aug 2011

Bright Grey pays out 90% of critical illness claims

Protection

Bright Grey pays out 90% of critical illness claims

The protection specialist Bright Grey has announced that it paid 90% of critical illness claims in the first six months of the year, with only 4% of claims declined for non-disclos

05 Aug 2011

Pink doubles protection sales

Features

Pink doubles protection sales

Life assurance and protection sales in Pink at the end of July are double what they were in January.

05 Aug 2011

Insolvencies rise for the first time in 2011

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Insolvencies rise for the first time in 2011

Personal insolvencies in England and Wales rose 1% in the second quarter but are down 12% on last year, report the Insolvency Service.

05 Aug 2011

Aldermore boosts its Buy-to-Let mortgage

Aldermore boosts its Buy-to-Let mortgage

Aldermore, the new British bank, has launched a competitive rate for its Buy-to-Let range, following on from last week’s improvements to its lending criteria.

05 Aug 2011

Halifax improves mortgage range with further cuts to fixed range

Mortgages

Halifax improves mortgage range with further cuts to fixed range

Halifax is today making further reductions of up to 0.35% across its range of 2, 3 and 4 year fixed rate products.

05 Aug 2011

EuroDebt Financial Services achieves DEMSA membership

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EuroDebt Financial Services achieves DEMSA membership

EuroDebt Financial Services is now one of just 17 debt management organisations to have achieved DEMSA membership.

05 Aug 2011

remains in robust health

remains in robust health

Caroline Kavanagh, Group Lettings Director for Townends Estate Agents part of Badger Holdings, reflects on a positive first half to the year whilst highlighting to landlords the pi

05 Aug 2011

Greek tragedy and PPI hit RBS

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Greek tragedy and PPI hit RBS

Exposure to the economic meltdown in Greece and payment protection insurance payouts hit Royal Bank of Scotland in the first six months of 2011, report moneyfacts.co.uk

05 Aug 2011

borro honoured in 8th annual international business awards

borro honoured in 8th annual international business awards

borro has earned a Distinguished Honouree medal for Company of the Year in the Financial Services category for the International Business Awards 2011.

04 Aug 2011

Bath BS added to Paradigm panel

Mortgages

Bath BS added to Paradigm panel

Paradigm Mortgage Services has added Bath Building Society to both its own lender panel for directly authorised firms, plus that of Paradigm Financial Advisers.

04 Aug 2011

L&G sales director appointed LV= managing director of protection

Protection

L&G sales director appointed LV= managing director of protection

LV= today announced Iain Clark has joined LV= as managing director of protection. Iain has joined LV= from Legal & General where he was sales director for its IFA protection busine

04 Aug 2011

Leeds slashes rate on 2-year fixed rate mortgage

Mortgages

Leeds slashes rate on 2-year fixed rate mortgage

Leeds Building Society has reduced the rate on its 2 year fixed rate mortgage by 0.50% to just 3.14% available up to 80% LTV.

04 Aug 2011

Bridging lenders capitalise on market situation

Bridging lenders capitalise on market situation

Montello Income Fund quarterly report shows fund capitalising on a ‘mini-boom’ in bridging finance.

04 Aug 2011

Rise in house purchases funded through reversion plans

Retirement

Rise in house purchases funded through reversion plans

Property purchasers over the age of 65 are increasingly funding their house move through home reversion plans, says sector specialist, Bridgewater Equity Release.

04 Aug 2011

No Base Rate rise until 2012, say mortgage intermediaries

Mortgages

No Base Rate rise until 2012, say mortgage intermediaries

Over half of mortgage intermediaries expect the Bank of England Base Rate to start rising in the first half of next year, according to research by Kensington.

04 Aug 2011

Landlord Assist supports plans to tackle anti-social tenants

Landlord Assist supports plans to tackle anti-social tenants

Landlord Assist, the nationwide tenant eviction and rent collection firm, is fully supportive of new proposals by Housing Minister Grant Shapps that will make it easier for social

04 Aug 2011

Private landlords concerned by potential rise in buy-to-let mortgages rates

Features

Private landlords concerned by potential rise in buy-to-let mortgages rates

A survey by the National Landlords Association has shown that the majority of private landlords will be affected by a rise in buy-to-let interest rates.

04 Aug 2011

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