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Rental demand doubles while supply drops

Rental demand doubles while supply drops

Widening gulf between rental search activity and property availability causes majority of tenants to forecast further rent rises, report Rightmove.

30 Aug 2011

David Cameron urged to stand firm on planning reforms

David Cameron urged to stand firm on planning reforms

Business leaders from the property industry have urged David Cameron to stand firm over much needed reforms to the planning system, report the British Property Federation.

30 Aug 2011

Mortgage verification scheme launched, announce CML

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Mortgage verification scheme launched, announce CML

Following a successful pilot, 1 September sees the formal launch of an important new scheme to combat mortgage application fraud.

30 Aug 2011

Opportunity Knocks For Investment Landlords

Opportunity Knocks For Investment Landlords

New landlord survey reflects a sense of positivity and optimism across the industry, report Belvoir Lettings.

30 Aug 2011

London safe place to invest in property

London safe place to invest in property

The Buying Solution anticipates a busy autumn for the residential property market in Prime Central London, as the strong appetite to purchase property continues and bricks and mort

30 Aug 2011

Countrywide appoint new Associate Director for Conveyancing Services

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Countrywide appoint new Associate Director for Conveyancing Services

Parveen Kumari has been appointed as Associate Director for Countrywide Conveyancing Services.

30 Aug 2011

Aldermore increases loan size & removes minimum income on BTL range

Aldermore increases loan size & removes minimum income on BTL range

New British bank Aldermore has further enhanced its buy to let range of mortgage products, by making changes to its product criteria.

30 Aug 2011

WHAM list residential fund on Capital Platform

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WHAM list residential fund on Capital Platform

White House Asset Management Ltd. have created the WHCM UK Residential Opportunities LP fund , a growth fund, which offers IFAs clients an opportunity to invest in UK based residen

30 Aug 2011

Home ownership lowest level since 1980s

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Home ownership lowest level since 1980s

The housing market is in crisis as owner occupation rates tumble and house prices and private rents soar, report the National Housing Federation.

30 Aug 2011

Financial mutuals sector grows by 13%

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Financial mutuals sector grows by 13%

The Association of Financial Mutuals today announces the growth of the financial mutual sector and the launch of its new website.

30 Aug 2011

 

Zoopla launches biggest TV campaign to date

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Zoopla launches biggest TV campaign to date

Zoopla will launch a new national print and TV advertising campaign on 1st September, aimed at continuing to build its brand awareness as the ultimate online destination for UK hou

30 Aug 2011

Sainsbury's Finance announces new personal loan rate

Sainsbury's Finance announces new personal loan rate

Sainsbury's Finance has reduced its best buy personal loan rate further to a best buy 6.3% APR Representative for loans between £7,500 and £14,999 until 23rd September.

30 Aug 2011

Barclays Wealth relaunches annual kick out in response to market demand

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Barclays Wealth relaunches annual kick out in response to market demand

As investors have been hit with extreme market volatility in recent weeks, Barclays Wealth has responded by launching a new edition of its Defined Returns Annual Kick-Out product.

30 Aug 2011

FSA publishes amount of redress paid to PPI complainants

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FSA publishes amount of redress paid to PPI complainants

The FSA published details of the amount of redress paid by firms during the first six months of 2011 to consumers who have complained about the way they were sold payment protectio

30 Aug 2011

Chelsea takes the 10 year fix below 4%

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Chelsea takes the 10 year fix below 4%

From today, the Chelsea will offer a 10 year fixed rate mortgage at 3.99% and has cut its innovative 5, 6, 7 mortgage, where the borrower chooses the term, to 3.69%.

26 Aug 2011

Northern Rock offers Intermediary Exclusives for one week only

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Northern Rock offers Intermediary Exclusives for one week only

Northern Rock has launched a series of 2, 3 and 5 year fixed rate mortgage deals exclusively for brokers as part of its campaign to support the intermediary sector. The competitive

26 Aug 2011

Urge for responsible approach to BTL

Urge for responsible approach to BTL

Paradigm Mortgage Services has urged both brokers and lenders to adopt an ongoing responsible approach to the buy-to-let market, given the growing demand and interest in the sector

26 Aug 2011

CHL arrears show ongoing improvement

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CHL arrears show ongoing improvement

Specialist lender, CHL Mortgages, has today revealed a further quarterly improvement in the arrear levels of its buy-to-let mortgage book.

26 Aug 2011

DEMSA and IMA partnership to help raise debt advice standards

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DEMSA and IMA partnership to help raise debt advice standards

The Institute of Money Advisers and the Debt Managers Standards Association announce a new partnership that will continue to raise standards in the fee payable debt advice sector.

26 Aug 2011

Local agents should be in tune with market

Local agents should be in tune with market

Realistic rental valuations can help to avoid bidding wars in a pressurised market, report Belvoir Lettings.

26 Aug 2011

New for ITV1 Daytime : House Hunt, France

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New for ITV1 Daytime : House Hunt, France

This new series set in the South West France follows the British Estate Agents, Leggett Immobilier and others who live and work out there, selling properties and the French way of

25 Aug 2011

Buying to let in Brazil - investors cash in

Buying to let in Brazil - investors cash in

Brazil may not be the first destination that springs to mind when considering global buy-to-let destinations but thanks to the development of the diamond society investors are now

25 Aug 2011

Norton Increase Commission by an average of 41%

Norton Increase Commission by an average of 41%

Norton Broker Services is pleased to announce their new commission structure for all new and existing introducers.

25 Aug 2011

Landlord optimism highest since 2007

Landlord optimism highest since 2007

Landlord optimism is at its highest point for almost four years, according to the National Landlords Association, who published their Landlord Optimism Index today.

25 Aug 2011

First Complete increases mortgage applications by 146%

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First Complete increases mortgage applications by 146%

First Complete network is little more than one year old, yet has already achieved its objective of delivering profitable growth.

25 Aug 2011

CHL staff to attempt swingball world record

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CHL staff to attempt swingball world record

Staff at Fleet-based specialist mortgage lender, CHL Mortgages, are currently limbering up for their attempt to break the Guinness World Record for ‘Most People Playing Swingball’

25 Aug 2011

Tiuta improve lending performance

Tiuta improve lending performance

Gross mortgage lending figures for 2010 from the CML show that Tiuta PLC, the short-term lender, continues to be placed in the top 30 of all UK lenders.

25 Aug 2011

‘Staycation’ the holiday of choice for debt conscious Brits

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‘Staycation’ the holiday of choice for debt conscious Brits

Nearly one in four (38%) of the British public is trying (or will try) to spend less on their holiday this year, report R3.

25 Aug 2011

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