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EasyRoommate Offers Hotline As Rental Demand Grows

EasyRoommate Offers Hotline As Rental Demand Grows

Across the UK, there were 59,000 more people living in a flat or houseshare in 2010 than there were in 2007, according to flatmate website, EasyRoommate.co.uk.

23 Mar 2011

mortgage lending growth was 2.5%

Mortgages

mortgage lending growth was 2.5%

The annual growth of the banks’ net mortgage lending was 2.5% in February, remaining substantially ahead of the 0.7% for the whole mortgage market in January, say BBA.

23 Mar 2011

Budget 2011 announcement

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Budget 2011 announcement

The Chancellor George Osborne today announced his Budget, with plans to reform the nation's economy and steps to help families with the cost of living.

23 Mar 2011

OpenConvey conclude deal with Brilliant Solutions

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OpenConvey conclude deal with Brilliant Solutions

OpenConvey, the online conveyancing portal, recently concluded a deal with national product and service distributor Brilliant Solutions.

22 Mar 2011

Call to Criminalise Squatting

Call to Criminalise Squatting

Landlord Action, an organisation specialising in tenant eviction, has been approached my Mike Weatherley MP, to support an Early Day Motion which calls for squatting to be criminal

22 Mar 2011

Conveyancing Alliance slashes panel fee

Legal

Conveyancing Alliance slashes panel fee

Conveyancing Alliance Ltd, the online conveyancing distributor, has today announced the launch of a brand new purchase conveyancing product, Convey99.

22 Mar 2011

Gumtree introduce fees for landlord advertising

Gumtree introduce fees for landlord advertising

Gumtree, the free classifieds site, has recently introduced new pricing for landlords advertising rental properties.

22 Mar 2011

Blemain Group gives back to the community

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Blemain Group gives back to the community

Blemain Group has launched a new committee.

22 Mar 2011

Landlord Assist supports plans to make squatting illegal

Landlord Assist supports plans to make squatting illegal

Eviction specialist urges Government to close empty homes websites

22 Mar 2011

Brightstar Financial adds Lancashire Mortgage Corporation

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Brightstar Financial adds Lancashire Mortgage Corporation

Specialist Distributor Brightstar Financial has extended its panel with the addition of Lancashire Mortgage Corporation.

22 Mar 2011

 

Income protection plan tailored for mortgage advisers launched

Mortgages

Income protection plan tailored for mortgage advisers launched

Holloway Friendly has today launched a new Income Protection plan tailored specifically for mortgage advisers to sell to their clients.

22 Mar 2011

Estate agents report higher levels of agreed sales

Mortgages

Estate agents report higher levels of agreed sales

Estate agents are now reporting that the higher levels of enquiries and viewings experienced in January and February are slowly converting into more concrete offers and agreed sale

21 Mar 2011

Pensioners face biggest cuts

Retirement

Pensioners face biggest cuts

The National Pensioners Convention has welcomed the Institute for Fiscal Studies/BBC report, which shows that pensioners are among the worst affected by the government's austerity

21 Mar 2011

Call to end bombsite Britain tax welcomed

Call to end bombsite Britain tax welcomed

The British Property Federation has welcomed the publication of an independent report calling for the Government's tax on empty properties to be scrapped.

21 Mar 2011

50% Money Back Guarantee Online Estate Agent Launches

Legal

50% Money Back Guarantee Online Estate Agent Launches

Think Property has launched a nationwide online estate agency, offering a completion fee free house sale service for less than £400 from April 1st.

21 Mar 2011

Aldermore removes barriers to remortgaging

Mortgages

Aldermore removes barriers to remortgaging

Aldermore has given the remortgage market a much-needed shot in the arm by launching fixed and variable rate remortgage deals with some new features.

18 Mar 2011

February gross mortgage lending largely unchanged

Mortgages

February gross mortgage lending largely unchanged

Gross mortgage lending in February was an estimated £9.5 billion, according to new data published by the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

18 Mar 2011

L&G Mortgage Club launch exclusive two year fixed rates

Mortgages

L&G Mortgage Club launch exclusive two year fixed rates

Legal & General Mortgage Club has launched a new range of two year fixed rate exclusives with Cambridge Building Society for loans up to 90% LTV.

18 Mar 2011

First4Bridging extends term on 0.99% product

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First4Bridging extends term on 0.99% product

Last week, London-based broker, First 4 Bridging, launched an exclusive first charge product of 0.99% per month up to an impressive 70% LTV.

18 Mar 2011

Promise celebrates 10yrs of charity and £2m raised

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Promise celebrates 10yrs of charity and £2m raised

Promise Dreams, the charity set up by the directors of Promise Solutions, to help terminally and seriously ill children has raised £59,000 at its 10th birthday gala dinner.

17 Mar 2011

An effective partnership

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An effective partnership

The broker-lender relationship has always been robust in terms of both parties recognising that one cannot work effectively without the expertise of the other.

17 Mar 2011

Abbey launch new 60% LTV products

Mortgages

Abbey launch new 60% LTV products

Abbey for Intermediaries are launching new competitive 60% LTV 2 year Fixed rate products with a maximum loan size of £350k.

17 Mar 2011

rise in families struggling on reduced incomes

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rise in families struggling on reduced incomes

Atlantic Financial Management is urging those facing reduced incomes to take a long hard look at their finances and start tackling their debt issues before they escalate.

17 Mar 2011

Another strong year for L&G Investment Management

Savings & Investments

Another strong year for L&G Investment Management

Legal & General Investment Management delivered a consistently strong performance in 2010, with growth across all of its core business areas.

17 Mar 2011

Legal & General secures new partnership with Sainsbury's Finance.

Protection

Legal & General secures new partnership with Sainsbury's Finance.

The new commercial agreement will see Sainsbury’s Finance continue to sell life cover products, including Life Insurance, Life Insurance with Critical Illness Cover and Over 50’s L

17 Mar 2011

Lloyds TSB acts on call for first time buyer innovation

Mortgages

Lloyds TSB acts on call for first time buyer innovation

Lloyds TSB Scotland today introduces Local Lend a Hand - a new concept designed to help first time buyers purchase a home with a deposit of just 5%.

16 Mar 2011

Protect landlords and tenants from rogue letting agents

Protect landlords and tenants from rogue letting agents

Property Ombudsman in fresh plea for law change.

16 Mar 2011

Increased remortgage emphasis for DAs

Mortgages

Increased remortgage emphasis for DAs

TMA Distribution Indicator suggests increased remortgage emphasis for directly authorised intermediaries.

16 Mar 2011

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