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AOBP responds to media enquiries

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AOBP responds to media enquiries

The Association of Bridging Professionals responds to media enquiries

18 Oct 2010

Prime London property rents rise 15th month

Prime London property rents rise 15th month

Rents in London’s prime residential market have risen 16% since their recessionary low in June 2009, reveals the Knight Frank London Lettings Index.

18 Oct 2010

Demand for new approach to insurance broker regulation

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Demand for new approach to insurance broker regulation

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association has formally responded to the HM Treasury consultation paper on a new approach to regulation.

18 Oct 2010

LTV breaches should be treated with caution

LTV breaches should be treated with caution

Hatfield Philips International say LTV breaches should be treated with caution, and should rarely form the basis of a decision leading to foreclosure for commercial properties.

18 Oct 2010

Rising rents hits record high

Rising rents hits record high

UK rents exceeded their pre-downturn peak in September to hit a record high, according to the latest Buy-to-Let Index from LSL Property Services.

15 Oct 2010

Low interest rates cause greater desire to purchase property

Mortgages

Low interest rates cause greater desire to purchase property

Worldwide Property Group have revealed that sustained low interest rates are causing more respondents to consider property as an effective means of investment.

15 Oct 2010

Remortgage activity improves

Mortgages

Remortgage activity improves

Conveyancing Alliance Ltd revealed a significant 48% increase in remortgage instructions for quarter three 2010 over the previous quarter.

15 Oct 2010

How to choose a bridging lender

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How to choose a bridging lender

The bridging finance market is the most competitive it has ever been.

14 Oct 2010

Growth of private rented sector is vital

Growth of private rented sector is vital

The British Property Foundation highlights the ´Vital´ Need for the Growth of the Private Rented Sector.

14 Oct 2010

Home insurance discounts from Nationwide

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Home insurance discounts from Nationwide

Nationwide Building Society has launched a new Home Insurance offer, designed to reward both new and existing customers with great deals on cover, including discounts of up to 30%.

14 Oct 2010

 

AFI reduce rmortgage ates

Mortgages

AFI reduce rmortgage ates

From Friday 15th October Abbey for Intermediaries are reducing the rates on selected products.

14 Oct 2010

FTB's continue to lose out

Mortgages

FTB's continue to lose out

Percentage of first time buyers decreased from 21 per cent to 20 per cent, say the NAEA.

13 Oct 2010

Interest rate Caps - Fixing Without Re-mortgaging

Mortgages

Interest rate Caps - Fixing Without Re-mortgaging

Re-mortgaging certainly won’t get any easier in the short term, say Enness Private Clients.

13 Oct 2010

AOBP appoints first Affiliate Lender

AOBP appoints first Affiliate Lender

The newly launched Association of Bridging Professionals announces the appointment of Masthaven Bridging Finance as its first Affiliate Lender to the panel.

13 Oct 2010

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Total UK employment population cut by over three per cent. Almost one million jobs will be lost by government public sector spending cuts, according to the latest research by Pric

13 Oct 2010

Mortgages

Secured loans lender, Link Loans, has announced the launch of a three year fixed rate product.

13 Oct 2010

Mortgages

Despite a growing reliance on the Bank of Mum and Dad, over half (53%) of parents of potential first-time buyer children (i.e. 18 to 35 year olds) are not willing to take financial

13 Oct 2010

Buy-to-let accounted for nearly one in five mortgages handled by intermediaries in the three months to the end of September, research by specialist buy-to-let lender Paragon Mortga

13 Oct 2010

BTL borrowers offered more options

BTL borrowers offered more options

Today there are 306 mortgages available to buy-to-let landlords, which is just one tenth of what it was at its peak in July 2007, say Moneyfacts.

12 Oct 2010

LeadPoint Launches Telephone Verification System

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LeadPoint Launches Telephone Verification System

LeadPoint, the online lead generation solutions provider, today announces the launch of its real-time telephone verification system.

12 Oct 2010

14th October – The last ‘selling’ day before Christmas

Mortgages

14th October – The last ‘selling’ day before Christmas

Move with Us have announced that, in order to stand a chance of selling before Christmas, people should list their house on the market by 14th October.

12 Oct 2010

Sellers continue to outnumber buyers

Mortgages

Sellers continue to outnumber buyers

September saw an influx of new instructions as homeowners tested the property market, driven by concerns over the future of the economy, say RICS UK.

12 Oct 2010

Remortgaging falls to lowest level

Mortgages

Remortgaging falls to lowest level

Remortgaging accounted for only 25% of loans in August, the lowest proportion in over 10 years, according to the latest survey data from CML

12 Oct 2010

Middle class repossessions may rise

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Middle class repossessions may rise

Moore Blatch warn that the removal of child benefits for those earning over £44,000, may increase repossessions due to the fragile nature of many middle class families’ finances.

12 Oct 2010

Association of Bridging Professionals launches

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Association of Bridging Professionals launches

A new trade association for intermediaries, master brokers and packagers has been launched, called the Association of Bridging Professionals (AOBP).

12 Oct 2010

UK house prices up 8.3%

Mortgages

UK house prices up 8.3%

The UK average house price rose by 8.3 per cent in the year to August 2010, compared with a rise of 8.4 per cent in the year to July, reveals the CLG House Price Index.

12 Oct 2010

TMW improve BTL range

Mortgages

TMW improve BTL range

With effect from today, The Mortgage Works will be making selected changes to its Buy to Let product range.

12 Oct 2010

Chelsea reduce mortgage rates

Mortgages

Chelsea reduce mortgage rates

Chelsea Building Society has reduced its three year fixed rate mortgage to just 3.49%.

12 Oct 2010

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