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First-time buyers: Property ladder is a step too far

Mortgages

First-time buyers: Property ladder is a step too far

Data from InvestorBee reveals disparity between first-time buyers’ expectations and the true state of the property market.

13 Dec 2011

borro announce partnership with HomeLoan Partnership

borro announce partnership with HomeLoan Partnership

borro, the short term asset lender, has joined forces with HomeLoan Partnership to offer unique lending facilities to the members within the network.

13 Dec 2011

Stonebridge Group outlines wealth management proposition details

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Stonebridge Group outlines wealth management proposition details

Stonebridge Group, the mortgage and protection network, has today outlined details of its wealth management proposition, Cathesis Wealth Management, a joint venture with Moneygate.

13 Dec 2011

Abbey enter buy-to-let market

Mortgages

Abbey enter buy-to-let market

Today Abbey for Intermediaries are launching a new Buy to Let offer for non-professional employed landlords.

12 Dec 2011

Flatshare market to hit 2.96m in 2012

Flatshare market to hit 2.96m in 2012

An economic downturn and rising rents will force an additional 105,000 renters into cheaper flatsharing accommodation in 2012 according to flatshare website Easyroommate.co.uk.

12 Dec 2011

Christmas set to leave 10 million in the red

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Christmas set to leave 10 million in the red

Research from MoneySupermarket.com found that almost 10 million UK consumers could be tipped into or pushed further into debt this Christmas.

12 Dec 2011

Aviva helps advisers go mobile

Retirement

Aviva helps advisers go mobile

Aviva is making it easier for financial advisers to manage their clients' finances on the move, with the launch of a new secure mobile site.

12 Dec 2011

Central bank action and low valuations make a compelling investment story

Savings & Investments

Central bank action and low valuations make a compelling investment story

Skandia Investment Group believes equities could rise in December, boosted by recent moves by central banks to ease monetary policy and add liquidity support to the European bankin

12 Dec 2011

English counties worst hit by bankruptcy revealed

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English counties worst hit by bankruptcy revealed

National debt charity Consumer Credit Counselling Service has identified the West Country as England's bankruptcy hub.

12 Dec 2011

Refresh your investment portfolio for 2012

Savings & Investments

Refresh your investment portfolio for 2012

Regularly reviewing your investment portfolio can contribute greatly to reducing the risk of loss, especially when market conditions are turbulent, report The Share Centre.

12 Dec 2011

 

Brits baffled over facts and fiction of life and debt

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Brits baffled over facts and fiction of life and debt

New research from Gocompare.com has found that when it comes to matters of life and debt, UK consumers find it very difficult to tell the difference between fact and fiction.

09 Dec 2011

US ends Spain's property reign

Savings & Investments

US ends Spain's property reign

The reign of Spain has been ended by America, according to the latest Top of the Props report from TheMoveChannel.com.

09 Dec 2011

Mortgage approvals hit 2yr high

Mortgages

Mortgage approvals hit 2yr high

Loans for home purchases reached their highest number since December 2009 in November according to the latest Mortgage Monitor from e.surv chartered surveyors.

09 Dec 2011

Mortgages in October most affordable

Mortgages

Mortgages in October most affordable

The persistence of low interest rates has helped make monthly mortgage payments for first-time buyers the most affordable for nearly eight years, according to figures released toda

09 Dec 2011

Precise Mortgages launches Fast Track

Mortgages

Precise Mortgages launches Fast Track

Precise Mortgages has launched a Fast Track process for its unregulated bridging and light refurbishment product range.

09 Dec 2011

Assurant Intermediary earns ICS Customer ServiceMark

Protection

Assurant Intermediary earns ICS Customer ServiceMark

Specialist general insurance provider Assurant Intermediary has earned accreditation from the Institute of Customer Service, the independent professional membership body for custom

09 Dec 2011

Lloyds predicts further cuts to conveyancing panels

Legal

Lloyds predicts further cuts to conveyancing panels

Lloyds yesterday stated that as a result of solicitors playing a central role in facilitating fraudulent mortgage transactions, lenders have been forced to remove firms from the pa

09 Dec 2011

FSA publishes the policy statement on the review of the covered bond regime

Savings & Investments

FSA publishes the policy statement on the review of the covered bond regime

The Financial Services Authority has published changes to its regulatory framework for UK regulated covered bonds.

09 Dec 2011

First Olympic legacy property development for east London launched

First Olympic legacy property development for east London launched

The first legacy neighbourhood for London, situated on the doorstep of The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, has revealed its new identity - the East Village, London E20 - and will be

08 Dec 2011

Surge in UK mortgage fraud

Mortgages

Surge in UK mortgage fraud

The latest Fraud Index from Experian has revealed that attempted mortgage fraud increased dramatically in the three months to the end of September 2011.

08 Dec 2011

Haart forecasts steep rise in number of people renting in 2012

Haart forecasts steep rise in number of people renting in 2012

haart is predicting a double digit increase in the number of people who will choose to become 'professional tenants' and opt to rent rather than buy over the next few years.

08 Dec 2011

Insurers must be in a position to help Europe fight back to growth

Protection

Insurers must be in a position to help Europe fight back to growth

Regulation must help drive growth not hinder it, the Association of British Insurers said at a conference to discuss the new pan European set of rules, Solvency II.

08 Dec 2011

Committed London buyers drive flurry of offers

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Committed London buyers drive flurry of offers

Investors seeking to escape the impact of the Eurozone crisis have boosted the number of committed buyers on the market in recent weeks, report London estate agent Marsh & Parsons.

08 Dec 2011

Yorkshire Bank named “Best Regional Lender” for 13th time

Mortgages

Yorkshire Bank named “Best Regional Lender” for 13th time

Yorkshire Bank has been named "Best Regional Mortgage Lender" by Your Mortgage magazine for the 13th time.

08 Dec 2011

New property website to help landlords find the ‘perfect tenant’

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New property website to help landlords find the ‘perfect tenant’

Landlords looking to find the perfect tenant could be given a helping hand thanks to a new online marketing service launched by Movestart.co.uk in partnership Landlord Assist.

08 Dec 2011

Peer-to-peer' lending not protected by the FSCS

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Peer-to-peer' lending not protected by the FSCS

‘Peer-to-peer' lending is becoming an increasingly popular alternative to high street savings with consumers looking for the most competitive rates of interest.

08 Dec 2011

FTB demand boots activity

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FTB demand boots activity

Resilient first-time buyer demand drove a monthly increase in mortgage market activity in November, according to the latest Housing Market Activity Report by Connells Survey and Va

07 Dec 2011

Brokers believe short term lending will grow in 2012

Mortgages

Brokers believe short term lending will grow in 2012

The Precise Mortgages Road Shows have come to an end and the red London bus that toured the country, emblazoned with pro-intermediary messages, has been parked for the winter.

07 Dec 2011

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