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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

Cluttons appointed by Telefonica UK for property portfolio

Legal

Cluttons appointed by Telefonica UK for property portfolio

Cluttons, international property consultants and chartered surveyors, has been appointed by communications company Telefónica UK, to provide real estate management services across

25 Oct 2011

Mallorca's price gap widens

Savings & Investments

Mallorca's price gap widens

Estate agent, Mallorca Sotheby's International Realty, has noted a widening price gap between first line sea view homes and the countryside equivalent.

25 Oct 2011

Norton team up with TenetLime

Norton team up with TenetLime

Norton Broker Services are pleased to announce they have teamed up with TenetLime as their preferred affinity partner for secured loans.

25 Oct 2011

Buy to let mortgage products increase by 104%

Mortgages

Buy to let mortgage products increase by 104%

Buy to let mortgage products increase by 104% since 2008, with brokers becoming increasingly important within the sector.

25 Oct 2011

PAYE pooling may help some but creates bigger, more lucrative targets for HMRC

Features

PAYE pooling may help some but creates bigger, more lucrative targets for HMRC

PAYE pooling may help some but creates bigger, more lucrative targets for HMRC, report Baker Tilly.

25 Oct 2011

 

Buy-to-let sector active, says BBA‎

Mortgages

Buy-to-let sector active, says BBA‎

Annual growth of the banks' net mortgage lending was 1.6% in September, remaining ahead of the 0.6% for the whole mortgage market in August, reveal the BBA.

25 Oct 2011

West Midlands top the yields table

West Midlands top the yields table

Landlords in the West Midlands enjoy the highest rental yields in the UK, research commissioned by buy-to-let specialist Paragon Group has revealed.

25 Oct 2011

Paul Chapman joins Countrywide Surveying Services

Features

Paul Chapman joins Countrywide Surveying Services

Countrywide have recruited Paul Chapman to the newly created Board position of Head of Field Operations within its Surveying Division.

25 Oct 2011

Broker, distributor and lender combine to complete £5m 2nd-charge bridging loan

Broker, distributor and lender combine to complete £5m 2nd-charge bridging loan

A broker, specialist distributor and bridging lender have combined resources, experience and skills to complete what is thought to be one of the largest ever second charge bridging

24 Oct 2011

Million pound homes sales hit four year high

Mortgages

Million pound homes sales hit four year high

The number of property sales worth at least a million pounds has risen to its highest level since the peak of the housing market in 2007, according to new research by Lloyds TSB.

24 Oct 2011

Over 50% of tenants 'trapped renters'

Over 50% of tenants 'trapped renters'

Rightmove’s latest Consumer Rental Forecast shows that the gap between rental demand, as measured by search activity, and supply, measured by available properties for rent, widens

24 Oct 2011

GE Money Home Lending mortgages now available to self-employed

Mortgages

GE Money Home Lending mortgages now available to self-employed

GE Money Home Lending is expanding its product range to address demand from self-employed borrowers experiencing limited choice in the market place.

24 Oct 2011

Post Office to beat business insurance renewal quotes for BTL property owners

Protection

Post Office to beat business insurance renewal quotes for BTL property owners

The Post Office is guaranteeing to beat business insurance renewal quotes for buy-to-let property owners.

24 Oct 2011

€422 million German CMBS loan extended

€422 million German CMBS loan extended

A €422m loan, secured on a portfolio comprising of 159 predominantly retail German properties, and securitised under the ‘Talisman 6’ securitisation, is one of Europe’s largest CMB

24 Oct 2011

SearchFlow team complete Ultra Challenge

Features

SearchFlow team complete Ultra Challenge

A team of 16 from Kent based property search firm SearchFlow have completed the Lake District’s Ultra Challenge on behalf of Demelza House.

24 Oct 2011

Short term development loan provider becomes 16th Affiliate Lender

Short term development loan provider becomes 16th Affiliate Lender

Goldentree Financial Services has become the latest member to join the Association of Bridging Professionals (AOBP) as an Affiliate Lender.

24 Oct 2011

15% increase in Spanish property sales

Savings & Investments

15% increase in Spanish property sales

Taylor Wimpey España, the Spanish arm of the UK house builder Taylor Wimpey Plc, have reported extremely positive sales levels for September 2011.

21 Oct 2011

Tenants gain no relief as rents rise in all regions

Tenants gain no relief as rents rise in all regions

Rents recorded monthly rises in all regions for the first time on record in September, according to the latest Buy-to-Let Index from LSL Property Services plc.

21 Oct 2011

Forget Flats, Houses Are The Best Buy-To-Let Bet

Forget Flats, Houses Are The Best Buy-To-Let Bet

Much has been reported in the press recently about the flight to safe havens for investments with bricks and mortar extremely high on many savvy investor lists, say Barton Wyatt.

21 Oct 2011

Rental sector solution for those unable to secure a mortgage

Mortgages

Rental sector solution for those unable to secure a mortgage

Nearly three quarters of mortgage intermediaries were unable to source a mortgage for at least one of their clients during the third quarter, helping to fuel tenant demand for the

21 Oct 2011

Nigel Stockton and Grenville Turner run New York marathon for Cancer Research UK and Shelter

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Nigel Stockton and Grenville Turner run New York marathon for Cancer Research UK and Shelter

The Group CEO and Financial Services Director of Countrywide will be taking part in the New York marathon on 6th November 2011 to raise money for two UK charities.

21 Oct 2011

BROKERS SHOULD RESPOND TO LENDERS’ FRAUD CLAMPDOWN

Mortgages

BROKERS SHOULD RESPOND TO LENDERS’ FRAUD CLAMPDOWN

Mortgage introducers must help to satisfy lenders’ growing appetite for due diligence across the industry, according to a Goldsmith Williams.

21 Oct 2011

Bridging finance lending reaches £800m, reveals new Bridging Finance Index

Bridging finance lending reaches £800m, reveals new Bridging Finance Index

2011 will see gross lending in bridging finance reach £800m for the first time, according to detailed projections provided by West One Loans as part of its new quarterly Bridging F

20 Oct 2011

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