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CML responds to retail conduct risk outlook

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CML responds to retail conduct risk outlook

The FSA has set out what it sees as potential risks for consumers arising from the economic backdrop, pressures on firms and changes to regulation.

15 Mar 2011

Number of home-owning households declines

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Number of home-owning households declines

English Housing Survey results continue to challenge tenure assumptions, say the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

15 Mar 2011

Lenders let their hair down in aid of charity

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Lenders let their hair down in aid of charity

Last week we launched our Charity of the year, Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, in style, with a race night with some of our lenders and staff in attendance to raise money for the

15 Mar 2011

Optimism Returns to Housing Market As Activity Picks Up

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Optimism Returns to Housing Market As Activity Picks Up

February saw a flurry of activity as the number of residential mortgage valuations conducted rose by nearly a quarter compared to a year ago, according to Connells Survey and Valua

14 Mar 2011

LHA tenants must protect themselves against rogue landlords

LHA tenants must protect themselves against rogue landlords

Latest reports released by the Government state that more than 40% of privately rented flats and houses in England are in a "non-decent" condition.

14 Mar 2011

New product sales rocket

New product sales rocket

The uptake of HomeLet’s new tenant reference, Optimum, which guarantees to remove the tenant if they fail to pay the rent, is up 150% on projected sales figures.

14 Mar 2011

Council joins forces with high street bank

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Council joins forces with high street bank

Council seeking innovative approach to help first-time home buyers.

14 Mar 2011

Alliance Trust closes private equity business

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Alliance Trust closes private equity business

As part of its strategy to focus on delivering investment performance from its equity and fixed income portfolio, Alliance Trust Plc today announces that it is to close its private

14 Mar 2011

Survey numbers up 20%

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Survey numbers up 20%

Year on year figures released by Tyser Greenwood Surveyors show signs of strengthening market activity with a reported 20 per cent increase in survey numbers for the first two mont

14 Mar 2011

TBMC offers range of buy-to-let exclusives

TBMC offers range of buy-to-let exclusives

TBMC is pleased to offer an exclusive range of buy-to-let products, helping to provide solutions for landlord clients.

11 Mar 2011

 

Unusual combined factors led to fall in January lending

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Unusual combined factors led to fall in January lending

An unusual combination of factors led to a 26% fall in house purchase lending in January, according to new data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

11 Mar 2011

Conveyancing industry faces toughest year

Conveyancing industry faces toughest year

Conveyancers commit to improving standards as industry faces its toughest year.

10 Mar 2011

AIFA calls for fundamental review of FSCS

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AIFA calls for fundamental review of FSCS

The Association of Independent Financial Advisers called for a fundamental review of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

10 Mar 2011

Blemain Group shows commitment to people with key appointment

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Blemain Group shows commitment to people with key appointment

Blemain Group has demonstrated continued commitment to its 330 staff with the appointment of Paul Halliwell as learning and development manager.

10 Mar 2011

CML round up key mortgage market statistics

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CML round up key mortgage market statistics

There has been much speculation this month as to whether the Bank of England's MPC will raise rates, say the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

10 Mar 2011

Abbey for Intermediaries changes mortgage range

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Abbey for Intermediaries changes mortgage range

Abbey for Intermediaries are launching new Core 2 year Tracker 75% LTV products

09 Mar 2011

Pension scheme closures increase

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Pension scheme closures increase

A record number of final salary pension schemes have closed their doors to future contributions from existing members, the National Association of Pension Funds revealed today.

09 Mar 2011

Boost for developers as Rightmove revamps new homes

Boost for developers as Rightmove revamps new homes

Property website Rightmove today launches the first in a series of new site features aimed at maximising awareness and enquiries for its property developer members.

09 Mar 2011

Legal & General secures further £117m equity

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Legal & General secures further £117m equity

Legal & General Property announces that it has secured a further £117 million of equity for its LPI Income Property Fund from three corporate pension schemes, including a substanti

09 Mar 2011

Universal state pension will inspire confidence among savers

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Universal state pension will inspire confidence among savers

Friends Provident has welcomed the government's plans to introduce a Universal basic state pension from 2016.

09 Mar 2011

Top 5 spring property market predictions

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Top 5 spring property market predictions

Spring is traditionally the busiest season in the property market calendar with activity often shaping the year ahead, say fabricproperty.com

08 Mar 2011

United Trust Bank launch new bridging loan rates

United Trust Bank launch new bridging loan rates

United Trust Bank is pleased to launch its premium new rates starting from 0.95% per month.

08 Mar 2011

Colemans Solicitors joins OpenConvey panel

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Colemans Solicitors joins OpenConvey panel

OpenConvey, the online conveyancing portal, has added Colemans Solicitors to its specially selected conveyancing panel.

07 Mar 2011

Tenants forecast rent rises

Tenants forecast rent rises

Tenants forecasting higher rental prices 12 months from now dwarfs those predicting lower rents by a ratio of 13:1, unlucky for tenants, but not for landlords, say Rightmove.

07 Mar 2011

Lies and seasonally adjusted house price statistics

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Lies and seasonally adjusted house price statistics

Ray Boulger of John Charcol comments on the disagreements between Halifax and Nationwide on the movement in house prices.

07 Mar 2011

Now is the time to buy

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Now is the time to buy

Home ownership is an affordable alternative to renting, according to a mortgage adviser who helps customers in Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire secure a brand new Redrow home.

07 Mar 2011

TMA adds Aldermore to lending panel

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TMA adds Aldermore to lending panel

The Mortgage Alliance has announced the addition of residential and buy-to-let intermediary mortgage provider Aldermore Mortgages to its lending panel.

07 Mar 2011

Tiuta reduces bridging rates

Tiuta reduces bridging rates

Tiuta, the short to medium term loan specialist lender, has reduced its bridging interest rates by up to 0.40%.

07 Mar 2011

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