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0.2% price rise masks sharp fall in transactions

Legal

0.2% price rise masks sharp fall in transactions

House prices up 0.2% in October, but down 1.3% on the yea, with property transactions seeing a sharp fall of 6% in year to October as market activity seizes up.

11 Nov 2011

Mortage approvals slump as lenders pull back

Mortgages

Mortage approvals slump as lenders pull back

The number of loans for home purchases fell for the second successive month in October, as mortgage lenders focused on targeting wealthier borrowers with bigger deposits.

11 Nov 2011

CML report falls in lending

CML report falls in lending

Loans for both house purchase and remortgage fell slightly in September, according to new data released today by the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

11 Nov 2011

Capital Growth And UK Property Most Sought After In 2012

Savings & Investments

Capital Growth And UK Property Most Sought After In 2012

The findings of the 2011 Property Frontiers' Investor Survey reveal that Capital Growth is by far the most important investment criteria with the UK the top destination for a third

11 Nov 2011

Assurant Intermediary enforcing trail commissions

Features

Assurant Intermediary enforcing trail commissions

Specialty general insurance provider Assurant Intermediary today announces that it continues to enforce trail commissions to brokers.

11 Nov 2011

Claimants of Local Housing Allowance rise but landlords want out

Claimants of Local Housing Allowance rise but landlords want out

Latest Government figures reveal significant rises in the number of private tenants claiming Local Housing Allowance.

11 Nov 2011

United Trust Bank back on the recruitment trail

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United Trust Bank back on the recruitment trail

Development finance and bridging specialist, United Trust Bank is continuing to expand its bridging finance team.

11 Nov 2011

A month in the life of me

A month in the life of me

November is always a very busy time for the NACFB and this year has proved no exception!

11 Nov 2011

Largemortgageloans.com continue to grow the UK business

Largemortgageloans.com continue to grow the UK business

Largemortgageloans.com has announced that Ian Baker will join the team as part of its growth programme, which has already seen it continue to grow in 2011 and now planning ahead fo

10 Nov 2011

TheMoveChannel.Com Adds Zoopla UK Property To Overseas Listings

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TheMoveChannel.Com Adds Zoopla UK Property To Overseas Listings

TheMoveChannel.com has signed a new deal with Zoopla to add the real estate site's UK property to its extensive international database of property listings.

10 Nov 2011

 

CML: Arrears fall, repossessions remain stable

Mortgages

CML: Arrears fall, repossessions remain stable

The number of properties taken into possession by mortgage lenders in the third quarter of 2011 was 9,200, virtually unchanged from 9,100 in the second quarter, report the CML.

10 Nov 2011

Buy-to-let market continued to grow in third quarter

Buy-to-let market continued to grow in third quarter

The number of new buy-to-let loans increased by 16% in the third quarter of 2011, according to data published today by the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

10 Nov 2011

Corporate advisers buoyant but realistic about pension changes

Retirement

Corporate advisers buoyant but realistic about pension changes

Corporate financial advisers remain broadly positive about their readiness for workplace savings changes despite there being less than 12 months until auto-enrolment starts, report

10 Nov 2011

Second charge repossessions remain low

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Second charge repossessions remain low

The total number of second charge mortgage repossessions so far this year is 649, 7.8% lower than in the same period in 2010, report the Finance & Leasing Association.

10 Nov 2011

Abbey for Intermediaries change fixed & tracker rates

Mortgages

Abbey for Intermediaries change fixed & tracker rates

Abbey for Intermediaries are changing its 2 year Fixed rates at 60% LTV and selected 2 year Tracker rates at 70% and 75% LTV.

10 Nov 2011

Debt consolidation is the main reason for loan applications in 2011 says Freedom Finance

Debt consolidation is the main reason for loan applications in 2011 says Freedom Finance

Debt consolidation is the most popular reason cited by borrowers for personal loan applications in 2011, report Freedom Finance.

10 Nov 2011

Shawbrook Bank launch new products

Shawbrook Bank launch new products

Norton Broker Services is delighted to announce several criteria changes to Secured Loan Panel Lender “Shawbrook Bank.”

10 Nov 2011

Savills publishes its forecasts to 2016

Savills publishes its forecasts to 2016

Private rental market – the biggest challenge and the biggest opportunity, report Savills.

10 Nov 2011

Grant Shapps highlights support for struggling homeowners

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Grant Shapps highlights support for struggling homeowners

Housing Minister Grant Shapps today reassured anxious homeowners struggling to pay their mortgages of the wide range of support available to help them keep their homes, and ensure

10 Nov 2011

Lowry Capital launch loyalty programme

Lowry Capital launch loyalty programme

Lowry Capital are pleased to announce the launch of its lucrative loyalty programme www.lowryloyalty.com

10 Nov 2011

High LTV mortgage borrowers typically charged 1% to 2% higher rates

Mortgages

High LTV mortgage borrowers typically charged 1% to 2% higher rates

The Bank of England has today announced that the bank base rate will remain at 0.50% for the 32nd consecutive month.

10 Nov 2011

Legal & General and Barclays announce new protection partnership

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Legal & General and Barclays announce new protection partnership

Legal & General and Barclays have today announced a new protection agreement.

10 Nov 2011

RateSetter concludes funding round

RateSetter concludes funding round

Peer-to-peer finance website RateSetter.com has announced the conclusion of a fundraising round which has seen the company raise £1.5m.

10 Nov 2011

Coventry Intermediaries extends range

Mortgages

Coventry Intermediaries extends range

Coventry Intermediaries is extending its fantastic range of Residential and Buy to Let mortgages to include 2 and 3 year products, many with no arrangement fees or no ERCs.

09 Nov 2011

October Valuations Market Continues Annual Growt

Legal

October Valuations Market Continues Annual Growt

Residential mortgage valuation activity continued its strong annual growth in October, according to the latest Housing Market Activity Report by Connells Survey and Valuation.

09 Nov 2011

Bright Grey launches iPhone app

Protection

Bright Grey launches iPhone app

Bright Grey has today launched ‘Bright Touch’, a free iPhone app that allows advisers to access product information wherever they are.

09 Nov 2011

Landlord Assist supports squatting law change

Landlord Assist supports squatting law change

Landlord Assist, the nationwide tenant eviction and referencing firm, is fully supportive of Government plans to make the practice of squatting illegal.

09 Nov 2011

Brits return to searching for an overseas home

Savings & Investments

Brits return to searching for an overseas home

An increasing number of people are looking to buy property overseas despite the UK’s poor economic performance, according to the latest International Search Index from PrimeLocatio

09 Nov 2011

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