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More brokers and advisers tap into asset protection

Protection

More brokers and advisers tap into asset protection

More and more brokers and advisers have started to offer wills and trusts alongside their core business, according to new figures released today.

16 Jan 2012

Platform to grow buy to let lending 33% in 2012

Mortgages

Platform to grow buy to let lending 33% in 2012

Platform today committed to significantly increase its lending in the buy to let market by a third in 2012, further strengthening its aim to be a leading lender in the sector.

16 Jan 2012

CML: growth returned to mortgage lending

Mortgages

CML: growth returned to mortgage lending

House purchase lending in November experienced a year-on-year rise for only the second time in 2011, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

16 Jan 2012

Rightmove reports record buyer activity but supply slumps

Legal

Rightmove reports record buyer activity but supply slumps

Rightmove’s early indicators of housing market activity in 2012 show that interest in buying is strong despite the lack of mortgage finance, though the willingness or ability of ne

16 Jan 2012

Sainsbury's Finance Announces New Personal Loan Rate

Sainsbury's Finance Announces New Personal Loan Rate

Sainsbury's Finance has reduced its Standard personal loan rate to a best buy 6.1% APR(1) Representative for loans between £7,500 and £14,999.

16 Jan 2012

AOBP welcomes 2012 with 17th Affiliate Lender

AOBP welcomes 2012 with 17th Affiliate Lender

The Association of Bridging Professionals is pleased to announce the introduction of a new Affiliate Lender to the panel.

16 Jan 2012

Number of brokers signed up for overseas mortgages reaches new high

Mortgages

Number of brokers signed up for overseas mortgages reaches new high

Conti, the overseas mortgage specialist, says that more and more mortgage intermediaries are realising the benefits of overseas mortgages as a valuable new revenue stream.

16 Jan 2012

Door no. 13 knocks £6,511 off the value of a home

Legal

Door no. 13 knocks £6,511 off the value of a home

FindaProperty.com expects this Friday, 13th January to be one of property market’s slowest days of the year, following an extensive analysis of property sales data1 for the past 10

13 Jan 2012

More FTBs in 2011 thanks to growth in high LTV lending

Mortgages

More FTBs in 2011 thanks to growth in high LTV lending

First time buyer numbers increased markedly in 2011 as banks upped their high loan-to-value lending and loosened qualifying criteria on higher LTV mortgages, according to the lates

13 Jan 2012

Spain Reclaims Property Crown

Savings & Investments

Spain Reclaims Property Crown

Spain has reclaimed its property crown, according to the latest Top of the Props report from TheMoveChannel.com.

13 Jan 2012

 

331 people are declared insolvent or bankrupt

Latest News

331 people are declared insolvent or bankrupt

Credit Action releases January Debt Statistics, revealing a daily snapshot of UK personal finance.

13 Jan 2012

LV= enhances protection underwriting rules

Protection

LV= enhances protection underwriting rules

Protection specialist LV= has announced changes to its underwriting rules which will result in an increase in the number of applications receiving an immediate online decision.

13 Jan 2012

25% of advisors see increased FTB activity for 2012

Mortgages

25% of advisors see increased FTB activity for 2012

Almost 25% of advisers think 2012 will see more first time buyer activity according to the latest myintroducer.com poll, in partnership with Virgin Money: the saving, investment an

13 Jan 2012

Landlords requiring more guidance than ever before

Landlords requiring more guidance than ever before

The Landlord Syndicate, a group formed in 2009 by some of the leading players from the buy-to-let industry, say that whilst the rental market is buoyant, the pace at which it has e

13 Jan 2012

OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL

Eddie Goldsmith - GW

OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL

There’s a lot happening in the conveyancing sector at the moment. Some banks are introducing new panels while others are reducing their existing panels.

13 Jan 2012

PARAGON HEAD OF SALES RETIRES

Mortgages

PARAGON HEAD OF SALES RETIRES

Paragon Mortgages' Head of Sales, and industry figurehead Andrew Lees, is set to retire in February after almost a quarter of a century with the business.

12 Jan 2012

BIBA 2012 Manifesto focuses on broker regulation and supporting growth

Protection

BIBA 2012 Manifesto focuses on broker regulation and supporting growth

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association has launched its 2012 Manifesto outlining its priority lobbying issues for the year ahead.

12 Jan 2012

LGP completes £1.7 bn of commercial real estate transactions

LGP completes £1.7 bn of commercial real estate transactions

Legal & General Property announces that it completed £1.7bn of direct property transactions in 2011, acquiring approximately £970m, representing 19 assets, and disposed of circa £7

12 Jan 2012

commercial property hit by economic uncertainty

commercial property hit by economic uncertainty

Falling occupier demand and increasing availability drove down commercial property rental expectations in the final quarter of 2011, says the RICS UK Commercial Market Survey

12 Jan 2012

Savills Launches Corporate Services Department

Savills Launches Corporate Services Department

We are delighted to announce the launch of the dedicated Savills Corporate Services department, which will be headed up by Matthew Salvidge.

12 Jan 2012

Semi-commercial property returns 30% higher yields than vanilla buy to let in 2011

Semi-commercial property returns 30% higher yields than vanilla buy to let in 2011

2011 was a strong year for investment in semi-commercial property according to new data released by Mortgages for Business in its quarterly Complex Buy to Let Index.

12 Jan 2012

Nationwide enhances 90% LTV fixed rate range

Mortgages

Nationwide enhances 90% LTV fixed rate range

Nationwide is launching a new, competitive 2 year fixed rate at 90% LTV for first time buyers, home movers and existing customers moving home on Thursday 12 January.

12 Jan 2012

Virgin Money announce commitments to intermediaries

Mortgages

Virgin Money announce commitments to intermediaries

Virgin Money completed the acquisition of Northern Rock on 1 January 2012, and the process of integrating the two businesses has started.

12 Jan 2012

Public given chance to vote off the weakest regulations

Features

Public given chance to vote off the weakest regulations

Communities Minister Baroness Hanham is asking people to vote out policies they think are the weakest links, in a drive to eliminate ineffective and unnecessary regulations from

12 Jan 2012

Expected retirement incomes hit five-year low

Retirement

Expected retirement incomes hit five-year low

People retiring in 2012 expect to live on an average annual income of £15,500 - over £1,000 a year less (6%) than those who retired in 2011.

11 Jan 2012

Credit card spend down year on year

Credit card spend down year on year

Average credit card spend has fallen four per cent over the past 12 months, according to new analysis of customer spend data by Santander Credit Cards.

11 Jan 2012

Berkeley Alexander launches Struggle Service

Protection

Berkeley Alexander launches Struggle Service

Wholesale insurance intermediary, Berkeley Alexander announces today the launch of its new Struggle Service for advisers.

11 Jan 2012

1 in 10 small business owners put their homes on the line

1 in 10 small business owners put their homes on the line

New research from borro, the personal asset lender, shows that over the last year more than one in ten (12%) small business owners in the UK have had to put their own homes on the

11 Jan 2012

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