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IPA announces Personal Insolvency Conference

Latest News

IPA announces Personal Insolvency Conference

The Insolvency Practitioners Association is pleased to announce it will be holding a one-day conference at The Point at Old Trafford, Manchester on Tuesday 16 November 2010.

11 Oct 2010

Landlords benefit from stability of longer tenancies

Landlords benefit from stability of longer tenancies

There is an abundance of opportunity for landlords looking to invest for the long-term across the South at the moment, accordingLeaders.

11 Oct 2010

L&G launch fixed rate mortgage from Northern Rock

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L&G launch fixed rate mortgage from Northern Rock

Legal & General Mortgage Club has launched an exclusive two-year fixed rate mortgage at 2.89%, provided by Northern Rock

11 Oct 2010

Market activity sees september pick-uo

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Market activity sees september pick-uo

Transactions in September increased by 3.4% in the month, up 11.5% compared to last September, reveal LSL Property Services/ Acadametrics House Price Index.

08 Oct 2010

Dishonest tenant applicants warning

Dishonest tenant applicants warning

FCC Paragon warns letting agents and landlords to invest in quality referencing as the number of tenants being dishonest on their reference and application forms is on the rise.

08 Oct 2010

Prime London property prices fall for the third month

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Prime London property prices fall for the third month

The average price of prime central London residential properties fell for the third month in a row during September, reveals Knight Frank.

08 Oct 2010

Falling swap rate creates commercial property opportunity

Falling swap rate creates commercial property opportunity

The falling headline 5 year SWAP rate for fixed cost finance means that commercial property borrowing is looking attractive again, advises Tritax.

08 Oct 2010

House prices see record drop ‎

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House prices see record drop ‎

Prices in the third quarter of 2010 were 0.9% lower than in the second quarter of 2010, reveal Halifax

07 Oct 2010

Barclays mortgage lending hits £100bn

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Barclays mortgage lending hits £100bn

Mortgage lending at Barclays has hit the milestone of £100bn.

07 Oct 2010

Landlords adopting cautious approach

Landlords adopting cautious approach

Landlord Assist, the nationwide tenant eviction and rent collection firm, believes that landlords are adopting a more cautious approach to the way they operate as a result of the r

07 Oct 2010

 

Consumer confidence sees purchases go into reverse

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Consumer confidence sees purchases go into reverse

The latest mortgage index from John Charcol reveals that the proportion of mortgage purchases fell dramatically in September.

06 Oct 2010

FTBs hit hardest by fresh mortgage squeeze

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FTBs hit hardest by fresh mortgage squeeze

Credit conditions tightened sharply in September for mortgage borrowers buying homes, reversing months of steady improvement, according to e.surv.

06 Oct 2010

Rental demand reaches record high

Rental demand reaches record high

The number of tenants seeking rental properties has reached an eight year high, according to research from the Association of Residential Lettings Agents.

06 Oct 2010

Mortgage advisers positive

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Mortgage advisers positive

Legal & General has issued its third quarter adviser confidence index.

06 Oct 2010

The Mortgage Works strengthens buy to let product portfolio

Mortgages

The Mortgage Works strengthens buy to let product portfolio

The Mortgage Works is today strengthening its buy to let product offering by enhancing its existing range of mortgages

06 Oct 2010

Housing market confidence falls sharply

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Housing market confidence falls sharply

Confidence amongst homeowners about the outlook for the property market has fallen sharply amid growing concerns over the availability of mortgage finance, say Zoopla.co.uk.

05 Oct 2010

Uphill struggle for first time buyers

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Uphill struggle for first time buyers

As the curtain finally closes on one of the government’s remaining HomeBuy schemes designed to help first time buyers, aspiring home-owners call for more help.

05 Oct 2010

HSBC launches reduced rate mortgage range

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HSBC launches reduced rate mortgage range

HSBC has this week reduced the rates on all its 80 per cent LTV mortgage products in a move to further help homeowners.

05 Oct 2010

Slow courts aren’t doing landlords any favours

Slow courts aren’t doing landlords any favours

Landlord Action is spearheading a campaign to improve the current tenant eviction system: ‘Rebalancing the law’

05 Oct 2010

CML argues for vibrant non-bank lending sector

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CML argues for vibrant non-bank lending sector

The CML have reinforced with the FSA its view that a vibrant non-bank sector could have an important role to play in helping to reinforce competitiveness in the mortgage market.

05 Oct 2010

Government should help first-time buyers, say CML

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Government should help first-time buyers, say CML

A CML survey of more than 2,000 British adults concluded that the biggest housing problem currently is the plight of young people who cannot afford to buy

05 Oct 2010

Legal & General launches Priority Protection

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Legal & General launches Priority Protection

The key part of this proposition is a new Priority Protection Promise, setting out Legal & General's commitment to advisers and their clients

05 Oct 2010

MMR to force more firms from market

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MMR to force more firms from market

TMA’s inaugural Distribution Indicator suggests that over three quarters of directly authorised brokers expect the Mortgage Market Review to force intermediary firms from the marke

04 Oct 2010

Post Office launches new two year tracker

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Post Office launches new two year tracker

Post Office has expanded its range further with the addition of two year trackers, fee-saver deals, and two year fixed rates for buy to let.

04 Oct 2010

LV= offers 5% income protection discount

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LV= offers 5% income protection discount

Income protection provider LV= is offering a 5% discount on income protection for the rest of 2010.

04 Oct 2010

Rent On Time launches to intermediaries

Rent On Time launches to intermediaries

This morning, Rent on Time announced intermediaries will now be able to introduce its products to buy-to-let investors and landlords.

01 Oct 2010

Santander cut mortgage rates

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Santander cut mortgage rates

From today, borrowers will be able to benefit from further reductions to Santander's mortgage rates.

01 Oct 2010

85% of websites fail to generate enquiries

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85% of websites fail to generate enquiries

According to the results from the latest myintroducer.com poll, 85% of advisers generate less than 10 enquiries per month from their own website.

01 Oct 2010

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