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Countrywide acquire Yorkshire based agency Blundells

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Average Yields Rise To 10% On Complex Buy To Let Deals

Mortgages

Average Yields Rise To 10% On Complex Buy To Let Deals

Average buy to let yields have risen quarter-on-quarter with vanilla products now offering 5.8% and complex deals offering up to 10%, according to Mortgages for Business.

15 Jul 2011

Record rents smash £700 barrier, say LSL

Record rents smash £700 barrier, say LSL

Rents hit another record high in June, surging beyond the £700 per month barrier for the first time, according to the latest Buy-to-Let Index from LSL Property Services plc.

15 Jul 2011

Mortgage approvals surge in June

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Mortgage approvals surge in June

Mortgage approvals surge in June as lenders rush to meet mid-year targets, report e.surv.

15 Jul 2011

Countrywide launch first ‘investor hub’ at Hacienda site

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Countrywide launch first ‘investor hub’ at Hacienda site

Latest Bridgfords’ office launched as dedicated property investment centre, report Countrywide.

15 Jul 2011

Northern Rock reduces rates on Intermediary Exclusives

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Northern Rock reduces rates on Intermediary Exclusives

Northern Rock has reduced rates by up to 0.12% on its Intermediary Exclusive product range and altered the structure of Early Repayment Charges.

15 Jul 2011

Corporate insolvencies fall, say PwC

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Corporate insolvencies fall, say PwC

The latest PwC analysis into corporate insolvency numbers demonstrates that the decline in the level of insolvencies witnessed in 2010 has continued into the second quarter of 2011

15 Jul 2011

AOBP Affiliate Lender membership continues to grow

AOBP Affiliate Lender membership continues to grow

The Association of Bridging Professionals is once again thrilled to announce its latest two Affiliate Lender members: Montello Bridging Finance and Consulco Capital Real Estate.

15 Jul 2011

TMW improves its residential mortgage range

Mortgages

TMW improves its residential mortgage range

The Mortgage Works ihas made a number of enhancements to its residential mortgage range.

15 Jul 2011

Stressed out consumers need protection, says Assurant Intermediary

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Stressed out consumers need protection, says Assurant Intermediary

Following the results of a recent survey, Assurant Intermediary says that stressed out consumers need advice on protection more than ever.

14 Jul 2011

Jobless figures mask reality of households struggling on reduced incomes

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Jobless figures mask reality of households struggling on reduced incomes

The latest job market figures have revealed a startling rise the number of families struggling on reduced incomes because they can’t find full-time work, report Atlantic Financial

14 Jul 2011

Rise first time property investors, says Barratt

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Rise first time property investors, says Barratt

The East Midlands housebuilder has seen a rise in the number of cash buyers looking to invest their hard earned savings in a buy to let property.

14 Jul 2011

NLA scheme helps local authorities target rogue landlords

NLA scheme helps local authorities target rogue landlords

The National Landlords Association has reported that the NLA Accreditation Scheme for private landlords is now being used by 28 local authorities, just one year on from its launch.

14 Jul 2011

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