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CML reports stable first quarter in the buy-to-let market

CML reports stable first quarter in the buy-to-let market

New buy-to-let mortgage lending in the first three months of 2011 totalled £2.9 billion across 27,600 loans, according to latest data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

12 May 2011

Struggling homeowners should take early action

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Struggling homeowners should take early action

Housing Minister Grant Shapps has today called on struggling homeowners not to bury their heads in the sand but to seek early help if they are at risk of repossession.

12 May 2011

Legal & General launches hybrid property fund

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Legal & General launches hybrid property fund

Legal & General Property together with Legal & General Investment Management, announce the successful launch of a new product, the Hybrid Property Fund

12 May 2011

Brits facing huge risk without income insurance

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Brits facing huge risk without income insurance

A mere 4% of people in the UK have income insurance, showing a dangerous lack of concern for the unpredictable economy.

12 May 2011

Conveyancing Quality Scheme benchmark is the way forward

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Conveyancing Quality Scheme benchmark is the way forward

OpenConvey, the online conveyancing portal, has welcomed the CML’s comments that the Conveyancing Quality Scheme will become a prerequisite for conveyancers who want to represent l

11 May 2011

Aldermore increases maximum loan size

Aldermore increases maximum loan size

Aldermore has increased its maximum loan size from £600,000 to £1 million on all residential mortgage deals up to 75% loan-to-value.

11 May 2011

BIBA and IIB confirm merger discussions

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BIBA and IIB confirm merger discussions

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association and the Institute of Insurance Brokers have confirmed that they are in formal discussions about the two organisations coming together.

11 May 2011

Repayment mortgages hit a record high

Mortgages

Repayment mortgages hit a record high

Paragon Mortgages found that 77% of residential mortgages introduced during the first quarter of 2011 were capital repayment mortgages.

11 May 2011

Remortgage and purchase activity rises

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Remortgage and purchase activity rises

Conveyancing Alliance Ltd reported an ongoing improvement in remortgage instructions, showing particular improvement year-on-year from quarter one 2010.

11 May 2011

BIBA renews accredited PI broker panel

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BIBA renews accredited PI broker panel

The British Insurance Brokers' Association has renewed its Professional Indemnity accredited broker panel.

11 May 2011

 

Landlord Action wins Landlord Supplier of the Year award

Landlord Action wins Landlord Supplier of the Year award

Tenant eviction and debt recovery specialists, Landlord Action, has won the title of Best Landlord Supplier at this year’s PPS & EAT Awards on Tuesday 10th May 2011.

11 May 2011

Coventry Intermediaries cuts rates on Buy to Let range

Coventry Intermediaries cuts rates on Buy to Let range

From Friday 13th, Coventry Intermediaries will be slashing prices on it's Buy to Let range, reducing 2 year Fixed rate deals and launching two base rate trackers.

11 May 2011

Exciting investment opportunities exist in Commercial Property, say L&G

Exciting investment opportunities exist in Commercial Property, say L&G

At today's Fundamentals briefing, Rob Martin, Head of Research & Strategy at Legal & General Property, set out LGP's commercial property market outlook, identifying where he beli

11 May 2011

Landlord Action deliver petition against squatting to 10 Downing Street

Landlord Action deliver petition against squatting to 10 Downing Street

Landlord Action, an organisation specialising in helping landlords with problem tenants, has delivered a petition signed by 1400 people to 10 Downing Street, in an effort of crimin

10 May 2011

SMS joins Precise Mortgages panel

Mortgages

SMS joins Precise Mortgages panel

Solent Mortgage Services, the national intermediary mortgage and financial services hub, has been appointed to the panel of residential and buy to let mortgage lender, Precise Mort

10 May 2011

Minister of State for Pensions to speak at PFS annual conference

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Minister of State for Pensions to speak at PFS annual conference

Liberal Democrat MP and Minister of State for Pensions, Steve Webb, has been confirmed as a keynote speaker for this year's Personal Finance Society's annual conference in November

10 May 2011

Robert Adam to create new homes with Knight Frank

Robert Adam to create new homes with Knight Frank

Knight Frank reports the launch to market one of the award-winning architect Robert Adam's most interesting schemes.

10 May 2011

TBMC launches BTL exclusive with Hinckley & Rugby BS

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TBMC launches BTL exclusive with Hinckley & Rugby BS

TBMC, the buy-to-let and commercial mortgage specialist, has launched an exclusive buy-to-let mortgage product with Hinckley & Rugby Building Society.

10 May 2011

Countrywide launch specialist new homes financial advisory service

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Countrywide launch specialist new homes financial advisory service

Countrywide has today launched a new specialist financial advisory service for the new homes sector.

10 May 2011

Mortgage applications fall 20.9%

Mortgages

Mortgage applications fall 20.9%

According to the latest National Mortgage Index, compiled by the Mortgage Advice Bureau and Coreco Group, mortgage applications in April were down 20.9%.

10 May 2011

Helping with SME community funding

Helping with SME community funding

With all the talk of lack of competition in the banking sector and the breaking up of the partially state owned banks, it is concerning to realise SME’s lack of knowledge when it c

10 May 2011

Brightstar secures exclusive BTL product with Saffron BS

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Brightstar secures exclusive BTL product with Saffron BS

Specialist Distributor Brightstar Financial has added launched an Exclusive Buy to Let Product, funded by The Saffron Building Society.

09 May 2011

Leading conveyancers welcome CML focus on mortgage fraud

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Leading conveyancers welcome CML focus on mortgage fraud

Eddie Goldsmith, Chairman of The Conveyancing Association welcomes the CML’s Annual Report published this week with its focus on tackling fraud and negligence of conveyancers.

09 May 2011

Assurant Intermediary sees B&C success with PTFS

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Assurant Intermediary sees B&C success with PTFS

Assurant Intermediary has reported that it has secured approximately 40 per cent share of the Personal Touch Financial Services buildings and contents panel in the year since its a

09 May 2011

Phoebus Hires Richard Pike

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Phoebus Hires Richard Pike

Phoebus Software has appointed Richard Pike as Director of Sales.

09 May 2011

Norton add Everyday Loans to lender panel

Norton add Everyday Loans to lender panel

Norton Broker Services is delighted to announce that Everyday Loans, winners of Best Unsecured Lender at the myintroducer.com Industry Awards, 2011, has been added to its lender pa

09 May 2011

Norton announce Intermediary Poll winner

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Norton announce Intermediary Poll winner

Intermediaries completed the Norton Broker Services Intermediary Poll and were automatically entered into a prize draw for a chance to win a case of wine.

09 May 2011

Paradigm add Lloyds TSB Scotland Spearhead Mortgages

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Paradigm add Lloyds TSB Scotland Spearhead Mortgages

Paradigm Mortgage Services has added Lloyds TSB Scotland Spearhead Mortgages for intermediaries to the lender panel of Paradigm Financial Advisers.

09 May 2011

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