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Four in Ten people struggle to make it to payday

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Four in Ten people struggle to make it to payday

Nearly four in ten people (38%) say they struggle financially to make it to ‘payday’, according to R3, the insolvency trade body’s, quarterly tracking research on the nation’s pers

22 Dec 2010

Blemain Group gives children a Christmas surprise

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Blemain Group gives children a Christmas surprise

Blemain Group has brought Christmas cheer to children in the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital as part of its year-round charity appeal.

22 Dec 2010

Norton announce INTERMEDIARY POLL winner

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Norton announce INTERMEDIARY POLL winner

Over 300 Intermediaries completed the Norton Broker Services Intermediary Poll

21 Dec 2010

Seasonal decline in November mortgage lending

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Seasonal decline in November mortgage lending

Gross mortgage lending in November was an estimated £11.1 billion, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

20 Dec 2010

Abbey for Intermediaries improve flexible offset products

Mortgages

Abbey for Intermediaries improve flexible offset products

Abbey for Intermediaries have now included the option for booking fees to be added to the loan on its Flexible Offset Homebuyer and Remortgage products.

20 Dec 2010

West One Loans completes £7m Bridge Deal

West One Loans completes £7m Bridge Deal

West One Loans, a UK privately funded bridging finance company, today announces the completion of a £7million bridging loan, their largest to date.

20 Dec 2010

What's in store for buy-to-let in 2011?

What's in store for buy-to-let in 2011?

Nigel Terrington, chief executive of buy-to-let mortgage specialist Paragon Group, comments on the prospects for the sector over the next 12 months:

20 Dec 2010

Rents hit record high for third consecutive month

Rents hit record high for third consecutive month

Rents rose for the 10th consecutive month according to the latest Buy-to-Let Index from LSL Property Services plc.

17 Dec 2010

Nationwide withdraw protector mortgage

Mortgages

Nationwide withdraw protector mortgage

The Nationwide Protector Mortgage with free mortgage payment protection insurance was withdrawn from sale at the close of business yesterday.

17 Dec 2010

UK businesses urged to review levels of cover

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UK businesses urged to review levels of cover

Just 55% of businesses are confident they are properly covered by insurance should the worst happen, according to new research from Allianz Insurance.

17 Dec 2010

 

Industry experts make BTL predictions for 2011

Industry experts make BTL predictions for 2011

Predictions from Sarah Beeney, Upad, Keys Mortgages Ltd, The Council of Mortgage Lenders, The Mortgage Works and the British Property Federation.

16 Dec 2010

Two thirds of borrowers choose fixed rate mortgages

Mortgages

Two thirds of borrowers choose fixed rate mortgages

The percentage of people choosing fixed over variable rate mortgages has risen for the fourth month in a row.

16 Dec 2010

Cuts will affect rent arrears

Cuts will affect rent arrears

Cuts will affect rent arrears but 'collect & pay' can spot defaulting rent even before it is due, say FCC Paragon

15 Dec 2010

CML publishes 2011 market forecasts

Mortgages

CML publishes 2011 market forecasts

Today, The Council of Mortgage Lenders publish its predictions for mortgage and housing markets in 2011.

15 Dec 2010

Christmas finances Sorted

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Christmas finances Sorted

Watch the following video for tips to ensure you’re a savvy spender, how to avoid a financial hangover in the New Year, and even bag yourself a reward

14 Dec 2010

Forecast unemployment would see debt advice demand soar

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Forecast unemployment would see debt advice demand soar

A new report forecasts the likely future demand for debt advice from the free-to-client advice sector based on two future predictions for the UK economy.

14 Dec 2010

OFT requires MBNA to improve debt collection practices

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OFT requires MBNA to improve debt collection practices

The OFT has imposed requirements on lender MBNA to secure improvements to the way its in-house debt collection arm deals with customers in financial difficulties.

14 Dec 2010

Leaders launch e-magazine for landlord and tenants

Leaders launch e-magazine for landlord and tenants

Letting specialist Leaders have launched a new e-magazine,‘Your Home, ’to keep landlords, tenants and applicants up to date on all aspects of letting and renting.

14 Dec 2010

Landlord Action collects on £90K rent arrears case

Landlord Action collects on £90K rent arrears case

Landlord Action, have successfully collected outstanding rental arrears in the sum of £92,000 for a single property, the largest case they have been instructed on since their incep

13 Dec 2010

Better deals for council tenants

Better deals for council tenants

Housing Minister Grant Shapps announced the steps Government will take to overhaul the complex system of council house finance and return financial control to councils themselves.

13 Dec 2010

Changes to Zurich’s UK General Insurance structure

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Changes to Zurich’s UK General Insurance structure

Chief Executive Officer Stephen Lewis is today announcing changes to the organisational structure of the UK General Insurance business.

13 Dec 2010

Govs incentive for landlords to be met with caution

Govs incentive for landlords to be met with caution

Government’s incentive for landlords must be met with caution” says Landlord Action.

10 Dec 2010

October saw decline in mortgage lending

Mortgages

October saw decline in mortgage lending

An expected decline in mortgage lending towards the end of the year has now become apparent, datareleased by the Council of Mortgage lenders shows.

10 Dec 2010

How long would your financial safety net last?

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How long would your financial safety net last?

What would you do if you lost your job tomorrow? Do you have a financial safety net in place?

10 Dec 2010

Pentagon Group puts fresh focus on Creditor Liaison

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Pentagon Group puts fresh focus on Creditor Liaison

Dionne Stocking has been appointed as Creditor Liaison Manager for the entire Pentagon Group, the debt solutions provider that operates the EuroDebt, Atlantic, and MoneySave debt s

09 Dec 2010

Personal Touch welcomes Paragon back to lender panel

Mortgages

Personal Touch welcomes Paragon back to lender panel

Personal Touch Financial Services, has announced the return of landlord portfolio specialist, Paragon Mortgages, to its lender panel.

09 Dec 2010

The real cost of unemployment

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The real cost of unemployment

With Christmas ahead, helpucover.co.uk predicts that many famillies will face the additional burden of telling the children why Santa isn’t being quite so generous this year.

08 Dec 2010

Private rented sector outlook for 2011

Private rented sector outlook for 2011

Neil Young, CEO of private rented sector specialist, Young Group, turns his attention to the year ahead.

07 Dec 2010

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