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Social landlords ready to pass down people power

Social landlords ready to pass down people power

Housing associations will have an increasingly prominent role in helping local people to take control of their neighbourhoods, Decentralisation Minister Greg Clark said.

31 Jan 2011

Homeloan Partnership joins Partnership Programme

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Homeloan Partnership joins Partnership Programme

Largemortgageloans.com, the large loans broker, has announced a new agreement with Homeloan Partnership to deliver its large loan referral service to their members as part of its e

28 Jan 2011

New debt advice model would improve support

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New debt advice model would improve support

New proposals to help people in financial difficulties would streamline the process of debt management and deliver a better and fairer deal for customers, said the British Bankers'

28 Jan 2011

OFT update on debt management enforcement action

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OFT update on debt management enforcement action

The OFT today announced that 35 debt management firms have surrendered their consumer credit licences and at least 15 are facing licensing action as a result of an OFT compliance r

28 Jan 2011

Remortgage activity still improving

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Remortgage activity still improving

Conveyancing Alliance Ltd, the online conveyancing distributor, has today revealed an ongoing improvement in remortgage instructions for quarter four 2010.

27 Jan 2011

Precise Mortgages launches new comprehensive near prime range

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Precise Mortgages launches new comprehensive near prime range

Precise has recently launched 50 products which cater for the needs of borrowers who now find it difficult to get mortgage finance as a result of restrictive criteria.

27 Jan 2011

Abbey launch new mortgage products

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Abbey launch new mortgage products

Abbey are launching a range of mortgages exclusively available to existing Santander Current Account customers that offer either a reduced rate or fee compared to our standard new

27 Jan 2011

More protection for mortgage market

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More protection for mortgage market

The Financial Secretary to the Treasury, Mark Hoban, today announced a package of measures intended to enhance consumer protection in the mortgage market.

26 Jan 2011

Landlords urged to plan for rise in interest rates

Landlords urged to plan for rise in interest rates

Thousands of landlords could struggle to keep up with mortgage payments once interest rates return to more normal levels warns Landlord Assist, who is urging landlords to prepare f

26 Jan 2011

Aldermore simplify residential and BTL mortgage range

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Aldermore simplify residential and BTL mortgage range

Aldermore is relaunching its range of residential and buy to let mortgages on Monday 31st January.

26 Jan 2011

 

HSBC introduces new fixed rate mortgages

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HSBC introduces new fixed rate mortgages

HSBC has launched a range of low rate fixed mortgages following a marked increase in demand for longer term fixed rate loans.

26 Jan 2011

Brokers predict 2011 buy-to-let bounce

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Brokers predict 2011 buy-to-let bounce

The return to health of the buy-to-let mortgage market continues to gather pace research from Paragon Mortgages has revealed.

25 Jan 2011

IPA announce date for Annual Insolvency Conference

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IPA announce date for Annual Insolvency Conference

The IPA has set the date for its annual conference to coincide exactly with the 50th anniversary of the first ever meeting of ‘the discussion group of accountants specialising in i

24 Jan 2011

Brilliant Solutions chooses online insurance provider Cavere

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Brilliant Solutions chooses online insurance provider Cavere

Brilliant Solutions has concluded a new deal with Cavere Insurance, the general insurance provider, to source protection products for its introducers.

24 Jan 2011

Crown Germany positions itself in Commercial Mortgage Serciving

Crown Germany positions itself in Commercial Mortgage Serciving

Crown Westfalen Credit Services acquires specialist team for German commercial mortgage servicing from Whiteshire Debt Solutions GmbH / J.P. Morgan.

24 Jan 2011

Part exchange house purchases bouncebank

Part exchange house purchases bouncebank

2010 saw the bounceback of part exchange house purchases.

24 Jan 2011

2011 housing and mortgage market prospects

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2011 housing and mortgage market prospects

This report has been compiled by Ray Boulger, John Charcol's respected senior technical manager.

24 Jan 2011

UK changing attitude to renting

UK changing attitude to renting

Renting is becoming increasingly popular, according to research by the Association of Residential Letting Agents.

21 Jan 2011

New 90% LTV homebuyer product launched

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New 90% LTV homebuyer product launched

Abbey for Intermediaries are launching a new 90% LTV 2 year Tracker Homebuyer, 5.79% (BBR + 5.29%) with a £199 fee.

21 Jan 2011

Rents fall for first time in 11 months

Rents fall for first time in 11 months

Rents fell for the first time since January 2010, according to the latest Buy-to-Let Index from LSL Property Services plc.

21 Jan 2011

Gross mortgage lending subdued in December

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Gross mortgage lending subdued in December

Gross mortgage lending in December was an estimated £11.0 billion, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

21 Jan 2011

Bright Grey enhances its critical illness cover

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Bright Grey enhances its critical illness cover

Bright Grey has enhanced its critical illness cover by extending the definitions of three critical illnesses it covers as from Monday 24 January.

21 Jan 2011

Assurant Intermediary launches new point of sale platform

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Assurant Intermediary launches new point of sale platform

Specialist general insurance provider Assurant Intermediary today announces the launch of UPOS.

20 Jan 2011

Coventry Intermediaries cuts mortgage rates

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Coventry Intermediaries cuts mortgage rates

Coventry Intermediaries has cut rates and increased LTV's within its market leading Residential and Buy to Let portfolio.

20 Jan 2011

New credit management scheme for BIBA brokers

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New credit management scheme for BIBA brokers

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association has appointed Perkins Slade as a scheme provider for credit management products and services.

20 Jan 2011

Landlords with empty properties in for a shock

Landlords with empty properties in for a shock

The FSB is concerned that small firms with empty properties could pay thousands extra in rates with changes to the exemption from paying empty property rates due to come into force

20 Jan 2011

major concerns over lack of protection insurance

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major concerns over lack of protection insurance

Aviva's first Family Finances Report reveals that 93% of families do not feel they have adequate financial protection.

19 Jan 2011

2011: a flat year for the market

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2011: a flat year for the market

Last month, the Council of Mortgage Lenders published forecasts for what we expect to be a flat housing market in 2011.

19 Jan 2011

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