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Part exchange house purchases bouncebank

Part exchange house purchases bouncebank

2010 saw the bounceback of part exchange house purchases.

24 Jan 2011

2011 housing and mortgage market prospects

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2011 housing and mortgage market prospects

This report has been compiled by Ray Boulger, John Charcol's respected senior technical manager.

24 Jan 2011

UK changing attitude to renting

UK changing attitude to renting

Renting is becoming increasingly popular, according to research by the Association of Residential Letting Agents.

21 Jan 2011

New 90% LTV homebuyer product launched

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New 90% LTV homebuyer product launched

Abbey for Intermediaries are launching a new 90% LTV 2 year Tracker Homebuyer, 5.79% (BBR + 5.29%) with a £199 fee.

21 Jan 2011

Rents fall for first time in 11 months

Rents fall for first time in 11 months

Rents fell for the first time since January 2010, according to the latest Buy-to-Let Index from LSL Property Services plc.

21 Jan 2011

Gross mortgage lending subdued in December

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Gross mortgage lending subdued in December

Gross mortgage lending in December was an estimated £11.0 billion, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

21 Jan 2011

Bright Grey enhances its critical illness cover

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Bright Grey enhances its critical illness cover

Bright Grey has enhanced its critical illness cover by extending the definitions of three critical illnesses it covers as from Monday 24 January.

21 Jan 2011

Assurant Intermediary launches new point of sale platform

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Assurant Intermediary launches new point of sale platform

Specialist general insurance provider Assurant Intermediary today announces the launch of UPOS.

20 Jan 2011

Coventry Intermediaries cuts mortgage rates

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Coventry Intermediaries cuts mortgage rates

Coventry Intermediaries has cut rates and increased LTV's within its market leading Residential and Buy to Let portfolio.

20 Jan 2011

New credit management scheme for BIBA brokers

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New credit management scheme for BIBA brokers

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association has appointed Perkins Slade as a scheme provider for credit management products and services.

20 Jan 2011

 

Landlords with empty properties in for a shock

Landlords with empty properties in for a shock

The FSB is concerned that small firms with empty properties could pay thousands extra in rates with changes to the exemption from paying empty property rates due to come into force

20 Jan 2011

major concerns over lack of protection insurance

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major concerns over lack of protection insurance

Aviva's first Family Finances Report reveals that 93% of families do not feel they have adequate financial protection.

19 Jan 2011

2011: a flat year for the market

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2011: a flat year for the market

Last month, the Council of Mortgage Lenders published forecasts for what we expect to be a flat housing market in 2011.

19 Jan 2011

MPs backs lenders in Commons debate on MMR

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MPs backs lenders in Commons debate on MMR

The mortgage market review currently conducted by the FSA should promote competition in the mortgage market and innovation by lenders, say the CML.

19 Jan 2011

Low net lending is unusual, but not unexpected

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Low net lending is unusual, but not unexpected

Some journalists have been perplexed by our forecasts for gross and net lending this year, say the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

19 Jan 2011

Mortgage arrears and possessions key issue for lenders

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Mortgage arrears and possessions key issue for lenders

Conference will focus on arrears and possessions, say the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

19 Jan 2011

myIntroducer.com launch 2011 finance industry awards

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myIntroducer.com launch 2011 finance industry awards

myintroducer.com, the UK finance industry online news and e-marketing company, are pleased to announce the launch of The 2011 myintroducer Industry Awards.

19 Jan 2011

Loans Warehouse unveil packaging agency with Jigsaw Money

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Loans Warehouse unveil packaging agency with Jigsaw Money

Loans Warehouse have announced today they have added the first of three new secured loan lenders to their panel; Jigsaw Money.

18 Jan 2011

borro signs distribution deal with Eurodebt

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borro signs distribution deal with Eurodebt

borro, the innovative short term lender, has finalised a distribution agreement with EuroDebt, the debt solutions company.

18 Jan 2011

Sales per surveyor stabilise but prices continue to fall

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Sales per surveyor stabilise but prices continue to fall

The December RICS Housing Market Survey shows more surveyors reporting prices falling rather than rising.

18 Jan 2011

Mortgages For Business launch BTL mortgage index

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Mortgages For Business launch BTL mortgage index

Mortgages For Business, the mortgage broker and packager, today launches the MFB Complex Buy to Let Index.

18 Jan 2011

January housing market enquiries surge

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January housing market enquiries surge

The UK housing market saw a surge in the level of enquires, both for buyers and sellers in the first two weeks of January, according to estate agents.

18 Jan 2011

Home Buyer Systems warns of looming FSA protection deadline

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Home Buyer Systems warns of looming FSA protection deadline

Home Buyer Systems is warning that time is running out for broker firms to review their systems and controls and report back to the FSA.

18 Jan 2011

CLA lobbying victory on council seizures of private property

CLA lobbying victory on council seizures of private property

A law allowing councils to seize private homes left empty for more than six months is set to be changed – after CLA lobbying on the issue.

17 Jan 2011

Strong final quarter sees 4% rise in land values

Strong final quarter sees 4% rise in land values

Land prices continued to rise in the final quarter of 2010 with equipped values rising faster (4%) than bare land values (3%) for the second quarter running, say SmithsGore.

17 Jan 2011

Assurant Intermediary attracts Operations Manager from Aviva

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Assurant Intermediary attracts Operations Manager from Aviva

Specialist general insurance provider, Assurant Intermediary, has appointed Joanne Glen as Business Liaison Manager.

17 Jan 2011

TMW add new prime mortgage products

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TMW add new prime mortgage products

The Mortgage Works has made a number of enhancements to its Prime residential mortgage range, which is exclusively available to intermediaries.

17 Jan 2011

Directly authorised brokers optimistic for 2011

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Directly authorised brokers optimistic for 2011

TMA Distribution Indicator reports renewed DA optimism for 2011.

17 Jan 2011

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