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Cautious market stalls commercial property recovery

Cautious market stalls commercial property recovery

Demand for commercial property continues to decline, with the office sector seeing the largest falls, says the latest RICS Commercial Market Survey.

02 Nov 2010

mortgage brokers report improvement in buy-to-let availability

mortgage brokers report improvement in buy-to-let availability

Nearly half of mortgage brokers reported an improvement in the availability of buy-to-let mortgages during the third quarter of 2010, say Paragon Mortgages.

02 Nov 2010

over 70% of advisers cross sell clients

Features

over 70% of advisers cross sell clients

According to the results from the latest myintroducer.com poll over 70% of advisers say that they cross-sell at least half of all their clients into other products.

02 Nov 2010

Mortgage Works enhances guarantor mortgages

Mortgages

Mortgage Works enhances guarantor mortgages

The Mortgage Works is making a number of additions and rate improvements to its Full and Limited Liability Guarantor mortgage ranges.

01 Nov 2010

Renters cannot absorb benefit cut

Renters cannot absorb benefit cut

More than half of people renting would face financial difficulties if their income fell through a cut in housing benefit, according to a YouGov poll.

01 Nov 2010

£318 billion worth of mortgages not protected

Mortgages

£318 billion worth of mortgages not protected

Nearly one in two mortgage holders in Britain do not have their mortgage contributions covered by life insurance, new research from Sainsbury's Life Insurance indicates.

01 Nov 2010

BM Solutions launches new BTL products

BM Solutions launches new BTL products

BM Solutions is introducing two market leading Buy to Let new business products available for both purchase and remortgage applications.

01 Nov 2010

New guide encourages advisers to get involved in NEIW

Savings & Investments

New guide encourages advisers to get involved in NEIW

A new ‘Action Guide for Financial Advisers' has been released to encourage advisers to get involved in this year's National Ethical Investment Week (NEIW).

01 Nov 2010

Over 2,000 landlords demand change

Over 2,000 landlords demand change

The campaign, ‘Rebalancing the Law’, spearheaded by Landlord Action has gained the support of over 2,000 landlords in just one month.

01 Nov 2010

Uplift in October UK house sales

Mortgages

Uplift in October UK house sales

Fears that UK house sales were in freefall have been eased with the latest release of data from the Agency Express Property Activity Index.

29 Oct 2010

 

Reluctant landlords return to rental market

Reluctant landlords return to rental market

The ‘reluctant landlord’, a phenomenon that emerged during the recession as homeowners were forced to let their property rather than sell it, has returned to the rental market, acc

29 Oct 2010

Mortgage lending by mutuals grows 10% in September

Mortgages

Mortgage lending by mutuals grows 10% in September

Gross mortgage lending by mutuals was £2.2 billion in September, which is 10% greater than the £2.0 billion lent in August, according to the BSA.

29 Oct 2010

Abuse of Local Housing Allowance is 'Nonsense'

Abuse of Local Housing Allowance is 'Nonsense'

Paul Shamplina of Landlord Action believes that recent accusations from the Department of Work & Pensions on private landlords abusing the system of housing benefits is "absol

28 Oct 2010

Santander launches new 60% LTV products

Mortgages

Santander launches new 60% LTV products

On Friday 29 October, Santander will launch two new products at 60 per cent LTV for customers looking to remortgage.

28 Oct 2010

Precise Mortgages launch Autumn BTL product range

Mortgages

Precise Mortgages launch Autumn BTL product range

Today Precise Mortgages launched its Autumn Buy to Let product range featuring Two Year Tracker rates from 4.89% and Lifetime Tracker products from 4.99%.

28 Oct 2010

L&G launch 'Portfolio Regular Investment Plan’

Savings & Investments

L&G launch 'Portfolio Regular Investment Plan’

Legal & General has launched the ‘Portfolio Regular Investment Plan’, a qualifying regular premium investment plan.

28 Oct 2010

L&G launch a new Specialist Report service

Protection

L&G launch a new Specialist Report service

Legal & General launched a new Specialist Report service with Specialist Xpress as part of their Network proposition.

28 Oct 2010

September house prices down by 0.2%

Mortgages

September house prices down by 0.2%

September data from Land Registry's flagship House Price Index shows an annual price increase of 5.2 per cent which takes the average property value in England and Wales to £166,76

28 Oct 2010

New Italian mortgage rates from just 2.50%

Mortgages

New Italian mortgage rates from just 2.50%

Brokers with clients considering a property purchase in Italy can now take advantage of more competitive mortgage deals through Conti, the UK’s leading overseas mortgage specialist

28 Oct 2010

Traditional conveyancing seen as unsustainable

Traditional conveyancing seen as unsustainable

OpenConvey, the online conveyancing portal, says that only online conveyancing services will be able to deliver the right level of service and continue to reduce the cost to interm

27 Oct 2010

First Direct sees mortgage shares grow

Mortgages

First Direct sees mortgage shares grow

First direct sees its share of offset mortgages grow by nearly 18% as more people discover their benefits says CML.

27 Oct 2010

Mortgages for Business selected as distribution partner

Mortgages

Mortgages for Business selected as distribution partner

Mortgages for Business has been chosen to become part of a select distribution panel for Aldermore Mortgages.

27 Oct 2010

Clydesdale and Yorkshire increase lending

Mortgages

Clydesdale and Yorkshire increase lending

Clydesdale and Yorkshire banks have today announced increased lending in the twelve months to September 2010 with new lending of £4.7bn advanced over the year.

27 Oct 2010

Yorkshire urges borrowers to look beyond headline rates

Mortgages

Yorkshire urges borrowers to look beyond headline rates

Yorkshire Building Society has a solution for those looking to sort out their finances for Christmas.

27 Oct 2010

Cheaper home insurance could be more expensive option

Protection

Cheaper home insurance could be more expensive option

Home insurers are increasingly offering certain aspects of cover as optional extras rather than as standard features, reveals independent financial research company Defaqto.

26 Oct 2010

Over five million households in UK aren't insured

Protection

Over five million households in UK aren't insured

Research by The Co-operative Insurance and housing and homelessness charity Shelter revealed that over a fifth of households in the UK have no insurance protections in place.

26 Oct 2010

Leeds Building Soceity launches 2 Year Discount Mortgage

Mortgages

Leeds Building Soceity launches 2 Year Discount Mortgage

Leeds Building Society has launched a new market leading 2-year discount mortgage at only 2.45%.

26 Oct 2010

Leeds Building Soceity unveils 5-year fixed mortgage

Mortgages

Leeds Building Soceity unveils 5-year fixed mortgage

Leeds Building Society has re-launched its 5 Year Fixed Rate Mortgage at only 3.94% and increased the loan to value (LTV) from 60% to 75%.

26 Oct 2010

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