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Prices fall for the first time since July 2009

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Prices fall for the first time since July 2009

The July RICS Housing Market Survey shows more surveyors are now seeing falling rather than rising prices, with the headline price balance slipping from +8 to -8, the first negativ

10 Aug 2010

July bounce-back sees market recovery trend restored

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July bounce-back sees market recovery trend restored

The housing market experienced one of its strongest months of the year so far in July, according to the National Association of Estate Agents.

10 Aug 2010

UK house prices rise 9.9%

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UK house prices rise 9.9%

The UK average house price rose by 9.9 per cent in the year to June 2010, compared with a rise of 10.6 per cent in the year to May, reveals the Communities and Local Government Ho

10 Aug 2010

Mortgage schemes hold steady

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Mortgage schemes hold steady

The number of mortgage schemes available to intermediaries has remained stable with data released today from Mortgage Brain’s Monthly Product Analysis showing slight increases in p

09 Aug 2010

Government support for struggling homeowners

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Government support for struggling homeowners

Housing Minister Grant Shapps outlines how the Government will provide much-needed support to homeowners at risk of repossession.

09 Aug 2010

Part-ownership helps kick-start UK housing market

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Part-ownership helps kick-start UK housing market

Under-35s say part-ownership is often the only answer when it comes to getting a foot on the property ladder, say newhomesforsale.co.uk.

09 Aug 2010

31% increase in mortgage applications

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31% increase in mortgage applications

Against a backdrop of some gradual signs of improvement in the housing market, The Co-operative Bank and Britannia have seen a significant increase of 31% in like for like mortgage

09 Aug 2010

Tiuta enhances LTV levels to boost borrowing requirements

Tiuta enhances LTV levels to boost borrowing requirements

Tiuta has increased its LTV levels, which are all based on an open market valuation, across a number of bridging product areas to allow investors, landlords and property developers

09 Aug 2010

Advisers still prefer conducting business face to face

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Advisers still prefer conducting business face to face

According to the results from the latest MyIntroducer.com poll, only 7.16% of advisers report that none of their business is conducted face to face.

09 Aug 2010

Mortgage fraud up nearly four-fold

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Mortgage fraud up nearly four-fold

Mortgage fraud has nearly quadrupled in value during the first six months of 2010, according to KPMG's Fraud Barometer.

09 Aug 2010

 

Individual bankruptcies down 20.6%

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Individual bankruptcies down 20.6%

Statistics showing insolvencies in the second quarter of 2010 have been published today by the Insolvency Service.

06 Aug 2010

Debt levels could be ‘tip of the iceberg’, warns The Debt Advisor

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Debt levels could be ‘tip of the iceberg’, warns The Debt Advisor

Figures published today by the Insolvency Service show the number of personal insolvencies in England and Wales reaching 34,743 in the second quarter of 2010.

06 Aug 2010

Turn on the rental tap, urges Assurant Intermediary

Turn on the rental tap, urges Assurant Intermediary

Specialist general insurance provider, Assurant Intermediary, urges intermediaries not to ignore the residential rental market as a potential source of business.

05 Aug 2010

Nationwide cuts selected mortgage rates

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Nationwide cuts selected mortgage rates

From Friday 6 August 2010, Nationwide will reduce rates by up to 0.30% on selected mortgages for remortgage and house purchase customers.

05 Aug 2010

Scottish private housing values soar over £150bn

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Scottish private housing values soar over £150bn

The total value of privately owned housing stock in Scotland more than doubled over the past decade, new Bank of Scotland research shows.

05 Aug 2010

Abbey launch new fixed rate product

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Abbey launch new fixed rate product

Tomorrow, Friday 6th August, Abbey for Intermediaries are launching a new 75% LTV, 3 year Fixed rate Core product, 4.27% with a £995 fee and maximum loan size of £250k.

05 Aug 2010

Buy-to-let shows signs of a prolonged recovery

Buy-to-let shows signs of a prolonged recovery

Housing market activity rose year-on-year in July, despite difficult conditions forcing a drop in the number of first-time buyers entering the market, according to Connells Survey

04 Aug 2010

UK house prices rose 0.6% in July, say Halifax

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UK house prices rose 0.6% in July, say Halifax

House prices increased by 0.6% in July. This modest rise offset the 0.6% fall in June, reveals the latest Halifax House Price Index.

04 Aug 2010

Councils must do more to assist private landlords

Councils must do more to assist private landlords

Recent reports by the NLA (National Landlord Association) found that fewer landlords are experiencing rent arrears, suggesting that more private tenants are keeping up with their r

04 Aug 2010

Leadbay and 360 Lifecycle team up to increase conversions

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Leadbay and 360 Lifecycle team up to increase conversions

Lead generator Leadbay has teamed up with 360 Lifecycle, the client management system for financial advisers, to help advisers maximise the opportunities to grow their businesses.

04 Aug 2010

Sellers drop asking prices as market weakens

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Sellers drop asking prices as market weakens

Almost one third (32%) of properties on the market for sale in Britain today, have had their asking price reduced at least once since they were first listed on the market, say Zoop

03 Aug 2010

Prime London prices begin to fall back after a 15 month surge

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Prime London prices begin to fall back after a 15 month surge

Prices for prime London property fell in July by 0.5%, the first monthly decline since March 2009, reveals the Knight Frank Prime Central London Index, July 2010 results.

03 Aug 2010

Landlords uncertain about Buy-to-Let market

Landlords uncertain about Buy-to-Let market

Specialist lender, CHL Mortgages, has today revealed the results of its second survey of landlord customers with landlords slightly less positive about the outlook for the buy-to-l

03 Aug 2010

Aviva becomes exclusive life protection provider to Santander

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Aviva becomes exclusive life protection provider to Santander

Aviva today announces that its UK business has signed an exclusive five year agreement with Santander for the distribution of Aviva's life protection insurance products in the UK f

03 Aug 2010

Mortgage brokers predict a spike in business

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Mortgage brokers predict a spike in business

Financial advisers are forecasting a 7.2% quarter-on-quarter increase in mortgage business during the third quarter of 2010, Paragon Mortgages' Financial Adviser Confidence Tracker

03 Aug 2010

Big surge in tied products, finds Which?

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Big surge in tied products, finds Which?

The proportion of mortgages and regular savings accounts that are only available for people who have another product with the same provider has increased dramatically since the beg

28 Jul 2010

East London house prices up 26%

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East London house prices up 26%

As 27th July marks two years until the opening ceremony for the 2012 Olympics, Lloyds TSB research has measured house price performance in the fourteen postal districts located clo

27 Jul 2010

New Bridge to Let scheme for property investors

New Bridge to Let scheme for property investors

TBMC, the buy-to-let and commercial mortgage specialist, is pleased to announce the launch of a semi-exclusive bridge-to-let scheme with the commercial lender Tiuta.

27 Jul 2010

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