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TMW enhances prime mortgage range

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TMW enhances prime mortgage range

The Mortgage Works made a number of additions to its Prime Residential Mortgage range.

18 Nov 2010

BIBA’s Steve White, named Compliance Personality of the Year

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BIBA’s Steve White, named Compliance Personality of the Year

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association’s Head of Compliance & Training, Steve White has won the Compliance Personality of the Year award at the prestigious Complinet Compliance

18 Nov 2010

UK public debt continues upward ascent

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UK public debt continues upward ascent

Data released today by the Office for National Statistics showed that public sector net borrowing excluding financial interventions was £10.3 billion in October 2010

18 Nov 2010

Borrowers in difficulty need continuing government support

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Borrowers in difficulty need continuing government support

Borrowers in difficulty need continuing government support, say the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

17 Nov 2010

Low mortgage availability biggest threat to agents

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Low mortgage availability biggest threat to agents

The majority of estate agents (52%) say the lack of mortgage finance for first time buyers poses the single biggest threat to their business

17 Nov 2010

New licence to help consumers choose qualified estate agents

New licence to help consumers choose qualified estate agents

A licence for estate agents is today introduced for the first time in a major push to raise standards in the industry.

17 Nov 2010

BSA calls for Gov debate on future of mortgage market

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BSA calls for Gov debate on future of mortgage market

The BSA has responded to the FSA's Responsible Lending Consultation

16 Nov 2010

Brokers should choose their partners carefully

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Brokers should choose their partners carefully

Goldsmith Williams, the direct conveyancing firm, says that mortgage brokers should choose their partners carefully, if they are to avoid becoming unwittingly involved in mortgage

16 Nov 2010

Looking at alternative sources

Looking at alternative sources

After the best part of three years in a difficult market, ingenious brokers are looking for alternative sources of finance for their clients.

16 Nov 2010

FSA urged to take more time on MMR

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FSA urged to take more time on MMR

Consumer Panel calls for FSA to take more time on Mortgage Market Review.

16 Nov 2010

 

SMS offers up to £10m through Bank of China

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SMS offers up to £10m through Bank of China

Solent Mortgage Services has reported that it is now able to offer improved terms on residential and BTL through Bank of China’s private banking facility.

15 Nov 2010

Intermediaries should encourage homeowners

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Intermediaries should encourage homeowners

Following recent research from Defaqto about the home insurance industry, Assurant Intermediary urges intermediaries to ensure their clients are aware of the risks of buying cover

15 Nov 2010

ifamatch.com announce Careers Workshops

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ifamatch.com announce Careers Workshops

ifamatch.com has just released details of its next round of Careers Workshops – to be held in London, Manchester and Newcastle-upon-Tyne in early December.

15 Nov 2010

TMW enhance product range

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TMW enhance product range

From Tuesday 16 November, TMW will be making changes to its prime residential range and launching competitive new products.

15 Nov 2010

Record low number of landlords claiming on rent protection warranty

Record low number of landlords claiming on rent protection warranty

At the end of the first quarter of 2010, the number of FCC Paragon landlord claims was up by 35% on the previous six months.

15 Nov 2010

Test case stops tenants getting windfall from landlords

Test case stops tenants getting windfall from landlords

The Court of Appeal has now clarified the date by which a landlord has to protect a tenant’s deposit in order to avoid a penalty.

12 Nov 2010

Landlords call for a level playing field

Landlords call for a level playing field

The Residential Landlords Association has called for a ‘level playing field’ over housing benefits that discriminate against private sector landlords and favour social landlords.

12 Nov 2010

Personal Finance overhaul

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Personal Finance overhaul

Watch this live webTV show where personal finance expert Roger Edwards and Annie Shaw will be showing you how to take back control

11 Nov 2010

BTL shows signs of recovery

BTL shows signs of recovery

Buy-to-let lending rose by 12% in the third quarter, according to data published today by the Council of Mortgage Lenders

11 Nov 2010

Mortgage arrears and possessions fall

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Mortgage arrears and possessions fall

Mortgage arrears and possessions continued to decline in the third quarter, according to CML data published today

11 Nov 2010

September sees little movement in mortgage market

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September sees little movement in mortgage market

Slight falls in lending to groups of new borrowers were tempered by comparable rises to others leading to a flat mortgage market in September, say CML.

11 Nov 2010

Association of Professional Debt Solution Intermediaries launched

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Association of Professional Debt Solution Intermediaries launched

The Association of Professional Debt Solution Intermediaries (APDSI) has been created by several key players in the consumer credit and debt solution sector

10 Nov 2010

Home buyers miss ownership opportunity

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Home buyers miss ownership opportunity

Homebuyers could be missing a trick when it comes to exploring all the available opportunities in order to step onto the housing ladder, say the Halifax.

10 Nov 2010

Platform launch new buy to let range

Platform launch new buy to let range

Platform today further underlined its plans to support the buy to let sector with the launch of a new product range.

10 Nov 2010

Paris ranks most popular destination with British property buyers

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Paris ranks most popular destination with British property buyers

According to latest figures, Paris ranks the single most popular location in France accounting for over 15% of homes owed by Britons.

10 Nov 2010

Online searches for ‘protection’ products increase by 39%

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Online searches for ‘protection’ products increase by 39%

Unbiased.co.uk reveals the volume of online search engine enquiries for protection products has increased by 39% since the start of 2010.

10 Nov 2010

Number struggling to pay mortgage surges 78%

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Number struggling to pay mortgage surges 78%

The number of people struggling to pay their mortgage has surged by 78% over the past year, new research released today by housing charity Shelter has found.

10 Nov 2010

Tenants in situ sales on the rise

Tenants in situ sales on the rise

The number of properties being sold with tenants in situ has significantly increased in the past few months, providing an immediate income for buyers from day one reports Townends

10 Nov 2010

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