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Nationwide make rate changes

Mortgages

Nationwide make rate changes

From Thursday 17 February 2011, Nationwide introduced rate changes to its two-year and three-year fixed rate mortgages for house purchase and remortgage customers.

21 Feb 2011

Rents fall as property investors surge into sector

Rents fall as property investors surge into sector

Rents fell slightly in January, as a growing number of investors piled into the UK’s buy-to-let market pushing up supply, according to the latest Buy-to-Let Index from LSL Property

18 Feb 2011

Prime London rental markets given a further boost

Prime London rental markets given a further boost

The prime London rental market is now characterised by severe stock shortages and very high levels of demand, a combination that will underpin the strong price growth say Savills.

18 Feb 2011

Illegal 'Scraping' Sites Targeting Tenants in the UK

Illegal 'Scraping' Sites Targeting Tenants in the UK

Illegal lettings websites are targeting UK consumers and defrauding them of thousands of pounds according to the Association of Residential Letting Agents.

18 Feb 2011

Gross mortgage lending declines in January

Mortgages

Gross mortgage lending declines in January

Gross mortgage lending declined to an estimated £9.2 billion in January, say the CML.

18 Feb 2011

BIBA calls for FSA to accelerate FSCS review

Protection

BIBA calls for FSA to accelerate FSCS review

Eric Galbraith, Chief Executive of the British Insurance Brokers Association, has called on the FSA to accelerate its fundamental review of the Financial Services Compensation Sche

17 Feb 2011

Brilliant announces conveyancing partnership with OpenConvey

Legal

Brilliant announces conveyancing partnership with OpenConvey

Brilliant Solutions has appointed OpenConvey as its primary conveyancing partner and will be marketing its Brilliant Conveyancing service extensively to introducers to demonstrate

17 Feb 2011

LeadPoint launches lead price and volume calculator

Features

LeadPoint launches lead price and volume calculator

LeadPoint, the online lead generation solutions provider, has today launched a dynamic lead price and volume calculator.

17 Feb 2011

87% of properties sold at savills auction

87% of properties sold at savills auction

The results of yesterday's auction showed that there is no lack of buyers, 87% of properties sold raising a total of £30.42m.

17 Feb 2011

Abbey for Intermediaries launch new two year products

Mortgages

Abbey for Intermediaries launch new two year products

Abbey for Intermediaries are launching a number of new two year products.

17 Feb 2011

 

Landlord confidence falls

Landlord confidence falls

Landlord confidence in the rental market fell slightly in February, reveals the Upad Landlord Confidence Index.

17 Feb 2011

Grant Shapps kickstarts housebuilding revolution

Grant Shapps kickstarts housebuilding revolution

Housing Minister Grant Shapps today kicked off a local housebuilding revolution.

17 Feb 2011

Three quarters of borrowers choose fixed rates

Mortgages

Three quarters of borrowers choose fixed rates

Three-quarters of all mortgage applications (excluding remortgages) in January 2011 were for fixed rate products, say the Mortgage Advice Bureau.

17 Feb 2011

TMW change residential and guarantor fixed rates

Mortgages

TMW change residential and guarantor fixed rates

From today, Thursday 17 February 2011, The Mortgage Works is making changes to its Residential and Guarantor fixed rate mortgage ranges.

17 Feb 2011

Increased packaging appetite, say intermediaries

Mortgages

Increased packaging appetite, say intermediaries

Around half of directly authorised intermediaries surveyed believe that the packaging market is showing signs of improvement, say TMA.

16 Feb 2011

TMBC launch buy-to-let exclusives

TMBC launch buy-to-let exclusives

TBMC, the buy-to-let and commercial mortgage specialist, has launched two new exclusive buy-to-let mortgage products with Leeds Building Society.

16 Feb 2011

UK businesses see signs of distress increase

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UK businesses see signs of distress increase

R3’s second quarterly ‘Business Distress Index’, a barometer of financial distress, reveals increased signs of distress in December last year, with ‘decreased profits’ being the le

16 Feb 2011

Anyone can be a victim of squatters – take precautions

Anyone can be a victim of squatters – take precautions

Anyone can be a victim of squatters, take precautions, says Landlord Action.

16 Feb 2011

Mortgage hurdles prove too high

Mortgages

Mortgage hurdles prove too high

The proportion of buyers intending to purchase for the first time over the year ahead has dropped below one-in-four, reveal Rightmove.

15 Feb 2011

Supply fails to satisfy tenant demand

Supply fails to satisfy tenant demand

Demand for rental property is significantly outweighing supply according to figures released today by national lettings agency, Sequence.

15 Feb 2011

New affordable housing funding will impact landowners and lenders

New affordable housing funding will impact landowners and lenders

HCA's New Funding Framework For Affordable Housing Will Also Impact On Developers, Landowners, Planners And Lenders, say Knight Frank.

15 Feb 2011

Return of 95% mortgages

Mortgages

Return of 95% mortgages

Taylor Wimpey has announced that it has negotiated an exclusive mortgage guarantee scheme, paving the way for 95% mortgages for first time buyers.

15 Feb 2011

Cautious optimism for commercial property market

Cautious optimism for commercial property market

The latest RICS Commercial Property Market Survey shows further modest improvement in the real estate market but highlights pronounced regional and sector differences in both the o

15 Feb 2011

Assurant Intermediary launches BrokerZone

Protection

Assurant Intermediary launches BrokerZone

Assurant Intermediary has today launched BrokerZone, a new dedicated area on its website giving intermediaries quick and easy access to a range of information and services.

15 Feb 2011

China: The land of new IFA opportunities

Savings & Investments

China: The land of new IFA opportunities

ifamatch.com, the independent, privately-owned financial services recruitment specialist, will be hosting two China Open Day events on 23rd and 24th February 2011 in London.

15 Feb 2011

2010: The year in numbers

Mortgages

2010: The year in numbers

The number of loans for house purchase fell in December by 4% to 39,900, according to data from the CMLs regulated mortgage survey, published last week.

15 Feb 2011

Support needed to keep arrears and possessions in check

Mortgages

Support needed to keep arrears and possessions in check

Data published last week showed there were 36,300 cases of mortgage possession in 2010, almost exactly in line with our revised forecast for the year, say the CML.

15 Feb 2011

2011 Regional Repossession Forecast

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2011 Regional Repossession Forecast

UK repossessions are set to fall during the first half of 2011 and rise during the second half of the year according HML.

15 Feb 2011

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