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Million pound home sales on the up in 2010

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Million pound home sales on the up in 2010

The number of million pound property sales has more than doubled over the past year, according to research by Halifax.

25 Oct 2010

Home insurance industry on knife-edge

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Home insurance industry on knife-edge

Defaqto has concluded that the home insurance industry is in good shape but faces a number of challenges and a period of transition.

22 Oct 2010

Housing benefit changes to boost flatsharing

Housing benefit changes to boost flatsharing

Changes to the housing benefit system could see the UK’s flatsharing population swell by 9.4%, according to the latest research from flatsharing website, easyroommate.co.uk.

22 Oct 2010

Lack of funding main setback for BTL growth

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Lack of funding main setback for BTL growth

Council of Mortgage Lenders sees lack of funding as the main setback for buy to let market growth.

21 Oct 2010

Landlords urged to prepare for impact of Government cuts

Landlords urged to prepare for impact of Government cuts

Landlord Assist is advising landlords to consider the impact of tenants who could lose their jobs due to the Government cutbacks and to take preventative measures.

21 Oct 2010

Tiuta secures new funding line

Tiuta secures new funding line

Specialist lender Tiuta has secured a major new funding line through Connaught Asset Management.

21 Oct 2010

SMS launches independent case checking for panel lenders

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SMS launches independent case checking for panel lenders

Solent Mortgage Services has launched a new file checking service to assist its panel lenders to meet expected affordability, product development and governance proposals under the

20 Oct 2010

IPA responds to call for evidence

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IPA responds to call for evidence

The Insolvency Practitioners Association notes the expected publication by the Department for Business Innovation and Skills and the Treasury of their review of consumer credit and

20 Oct 2010

DEMSA and DRF end merger talks

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DEMSA and DRF end merger talks

Michael Land, chairman of DEMSA comments on the end of the talks between DEMSA and the DRF

20 Oct 2010

Gross mortgage lending down

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Gross mortgage lending down

Gross mortgage lending totalled an estimated £12 billion in September, say CML

20 Oct 2010

 

NACFB welcomes Business Growth Fund

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NACFB welcomes Business Growth Fund

The NACFB has broadly welcomed the proposals from the Business Finance Taskforce set out in its recent report, but says more needs to be done to help the smaller business.

20 Oct 2010

Double dip fears lead

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Double dip fears lead

With anaemic growth and talks of a possible double dip recession the illustrious FST 20 were called to congress in California this week to discuss how the Financial Community can u

20 Oct 2010

R3 comments on Comprehensive Spending Review

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R3 comments on Comprehensive Spending Review

Steven Law, R3 President comments ahead of comprehensive spending review.

20 Oct 2010

Farmland Values Continue To Rise

Farmland Values Continue To Rise

At the beginning of this year Savills Research published for the first time its forecasts for farmland values, which so far have proved to be a fair indicator of the market.

19 Oct 2010

Prime Edinburgh house prices fall 4.6%

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Prime Edinburgh house prices fall 4.6%

Fall in value of Edinburgh’s best homes confirms the need for realistic pricing, according to Knight Frank index

19 Oct 2010

Buy-to-let loan size and loan-to-value on the up

Buy-to-let loan size and loan-to-value on the up

TBMC, the buy-to-let and commercial mortgage specialist, produces the Landlord Profile Tracking Index to track developments in the UK buy-to-let mortgage market.

19 Oct 2010

No slowdown in tenant demand

No slowdown in tenant demand

Tenant demand for privately rented property continued to strengthen during the third quarter of 2010, Paragon Group's Private Rented Sector Trends report reveals.

19 Oct 2010

L&G give boost to Business Protection

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L&G give boost to Business Protection

Legal &General research estimated that the UK business protection gap is £1.1 trillion.

18 Oct 2010

AOBP responds to media enquiries

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AOBP responds to media enquiries

The Association of Bridging Professionals responds to media enquiries

18 Oct 2010

Prime London property rents rise 15th month

Prime London property rents rise 15th month

Rents in London’s prime residential market have risen 16% since their recessionary low in June 2009, reveals the Knight Frank London Lettings Index.

18 Oct 2010

Demand for new approach to insurance broker regulation

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Demand for new approach to insurance broker regulation

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association has formally responded to the HM Treasury consultation paper on a new approach to regulation.

18 Oct 2010

LTV breaches should be treated with caution

LTV breaches should be treated with caution

Hatfield Philips International say LTV breaches should be treated with caution, and should rarely form the basis of a decision leading to foreclosure for commercial properties.

18 Oct 2010

Rising rents hits record high

Rising rents hits record high

UK rents exceeded their pre-downturn peak in September to hit a record high, according to the latest Buy-to-Let Index from LSL Property Services.

15 Oct 2010

Low interest rates cause greater desire to purchase property

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Low interest rates cause greater desire to purchase property

Worldwide Property Group have revealed that sustained low interest rates are causing more respondents to consider property as an effective means of investment.

15 Oct 2010

Remortgage activity improves

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Remortgage activity improves

Conveyancing Alliance Ltd revealed a significant 48% increase in remortgage instructions for quarter three 2010 over the previous quarter.

15 Oct 2010

How to choose a bridging lender

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How to choose a bridging lender

The bridging finance market is the most competitive it has ever been.

14 Oct 2010

Growth of private rented sector is vital

Growth of private rented sector is vital

The British Property Foundation highlights the ´Vital´ Need for the Growth of the Private Rented Sector.

14 Oct 2010

Home insurance discounts from Nationwide

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Home insurance discounts from Nationwide

Nationwide Building Society has launched a new Home Insurance offer, designed to reward both new and existing customers with great deals on cover, including discounts of up to 30%.

14 Oct 2010

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