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Lending remains subdued, say BoE

Lending remains subdued, say BoE

The annual rate of growth in the stock of secured lending to households has been low, but stable, since the end of last year, reveals the latest BoE Trends in Lending report.

29 Jul 2011

Growing regional divide in commercial property market

Growing regional divide in commercial property market

Increasing regional variation in the UK's commercial property market became apparent during the three months to June says the latest RICS UK Commercial Market Survey.

28 Jul 2011

Introducing Chelsea's 5, 6, 7 mortgage

Mortgages

Introducing Chelsea's 5, 6, 7 mortgage

Chelsea Building Society have announced they are launching a new 5, 6 and 7 year mortgage offering members more choice and flexibility when choosing their mortgage.

28 Jul 2011

LV= cuts equity release rates and age bands

Retirement

LV= cuts equity release rates and age bands

LV= today announced a reduction in the number of age bands applied on its equity release products, and a rate cut on its lifetime and flexible lifetime mortgage.

28 Jul 2011

Paragon unveils strong lending figures

Paragon unveils strong lending figures

Paragon Mortgages and Mortgage Trust’s parent company, The Paragon Group of Companies, has unveiled buy-to-let new lending of £65.7m for the three months to the end of June.

28 Jul 2011

Santander enhances mortgage range

Mortgages

Santander enhances mortgage range

On Friday 29 July Santander is launching two new mortgages to support borrowers.

28 Jul 2011

Dragonfly raises proc fee for NACFB brokers

Dragonfly raises proc fee for NACFB brokers

Dragonfly Property Finance, today announces that it is raising the proc fee payable to members of the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers.

28 Jul 2011

June house prices - no change since May

June house prices - no change since May

The June data from Land Registry's flagship House Price Index shows an annual price decrease of -2.5 per cent which takes the average property value in England and Wales to £161,47

28 Jul 2011

Surveyor jailed for £10m mortgage scam

Legal

Surveyor jailed for £10m mortgage scam

Mary-Jane Rathie, a senior surveyor took gifts worth £1m for her part in a £10m mortgage scam for properties in London has been jailed for six years.

28 Jul 2011

Rising rents and high demand attract would-be sellers

Rising rents and high demand attract would-be sellers

The frustrating sales market is leading to more would-be sellers deciding to rent out their home and move into rented accommodation themselves, according to Leaders.

28 Jul 2011

 

Overwhelming response for The Blemain Group awards

Features

Overwhelming response for The Blemain Group awards

Since the launch of the Blemain Group Awards; brokers, mortgage networks and mortgage clubs have jumped at the chance to register for the exclusive event.

28 Jul 2011

John Charcol exclusively offers two 95% LTV mortgages

Mortgages

John Charcol exclusively offers two 95% LTV mortgages

John Charcol is exclusively offering two 95% LTV mortgages for first time buyers.

28 Jul 2011

AMI to continue to play a strong role within the new AIFA structure

Mortgages

AMI to continue to play a strong role within the new AIFA structure

The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries has announced that it will continue to play a major role within the reformed Association of Independent Financial Advisers following the

27 Jul 2011

borro forges new relationship with Ingard Financial

borro forges new relationship with Ingard Financial

borro, the short term asset lender, has joined the lending panel of Ingard Financial.

27 Jul 2011

Greater interest in overseas property investments versus the UK

Savings & Investments

Greater interest in overseas property investments versus the UK

Interest in buying property overseas has now tipped the balance versus that of property in the UK, report the Worldwide Property Group.

27 Jul 2011

BTL sector increasingly accessible to new property investors

Savings & Investments

BTL sector increasingly accessible to new property investors

The buy to let sector is becoming increasingly attractive and accessible to new property investors, report the Buy to Let Centre.

27 Jul 2011

Omnii Solutions launches new client credit file tool

Features

Omnii Solutions launches new client credit file tool

Omnii Solutions has launched a new product to help IFAs and brokers access client credit files.

27 Jul 2011

Self build: one in three would do it themselves

Self build: one in three would do it themselves

N&P research shows strong demand for self build if the money is available

27 Jul 2011

Y3S Mortgages offers online sourcing

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Y3S Mortgages offers online sourcing

South Wales based mortgage broker Y3S Mortgages has announced that from today it will be offering its introducing brokers an online mortgage sourcing system in partnership with Tri

27 Jul 2011

Coventry launches unique range of BTL fixed deals

Mortgages

Coventry launches unique range of BTL fixed deals

Coventry Intermediaries launches unique range of Buy to Let fixed rate deals with no ERCs.

27 Jul 2011

Michael Coogan steps down as CML director general

Mortgages

Michael Coogan steps down as CML director general

After 22 years at the CML, Michael Coogan is standing down as director general at the end of this week, report the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

27 Jul 2011

Can lenders continue to fund social housing?

Mortgages

Can lenders continue to fund social housing?

Lenders continue to help fund housing in all tenures, including the social sector, report the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

27 Jul 2011

Slow economic growth keeps lending in check

Mortgages

Slow economic growth keeps lending in check

Slow economic growth, confirmed by yesterday's announcement that UK gross domestic product grew by only 0.2% in the second quarter of 2011, is continuing to bear down on mortgage b

27 Jul 2011

Dramatic simplification of planning guidance to encourage sustainable growth

Savings & Investments

Dramatic simplification of planning guidance to encourage sustainable growth

A new, simpler framework for the planning system that safeguards the environment while meeting the need for sustainable growth has been published for consultation today.

26 Jul 2011

Borrowers would be better off with a variable rate deal

Mortgages

Borrowers would be better off with a variable rate deal

Borrowers currently opting for a capped rate mortgage have been warned they might never reach the cap, report Moneyfacts.co.uk.

26 Jul 2011

Personal Debt Helpline Breakfast Seminar a success

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Personal Debt Helpline Breakfast Seminar a success

Last week Personal Debt Helpline hosted a breakfast seminar at their offices in Cheadle near Stockport.

26 Jul 2011

Urge for full consideration of equity release market

Retirement

Urge for full consideration of equity release market

Paradigm Mortgage Services has urged advisers to undertake a ‘full consideration’ of the equity release market when considering the needs of those clients in, or at, retirement.

26 Jul 2011

industry cries out for clarification, say L&G

Savings & Investments

industry cries out for clarification, say L&G

New research from Legal & General Investments, reveals that over two thirds (68%) of IFAs believe more work needs to be done to clarify the risk classifications for investment prod

26 Jul 2011

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