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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

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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

Mortgage equity increasing

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Mortgage equity increasing

Homeowners' equity rose by another £6.2bn in the Q2 of 2010, reveal the Bank of England.

01 Oct 2010

Landlords missing out by rejecting LHA tenants

Landlords missing out by rejecting LHA tenants

Many landlords are missing out on a significant percentage of the rental market by refusing to accept tenants who are in receipt of housing benefit, says Landlord Assist.

30 Sep 2010

TMW enhances product range

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TMW enhances product range

The Mortgage Works is today reinforcing its support for brokers and their clients by improving its Buy to Let and Residential Prime range.

30 Sep 2010

House prices edged up 0.1%

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House prices edged up 0.1%

September proved to be an uneventful month for house prices, say Nationwide.

30 Sep 2010

Banks write off £10.9bn

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Banks write off £10.9bn

UK banks and building societies wrote off £10.9bn of loans to individuals in the last 12 months to end Q2 2010, say Credit Action.

30 Sep 2010

Aldermore extend buy to let range

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Aldermore extend buy to let range

Aldermore is extending its buy to let range to help fill the gap created by Lloyds Banking Group.

30 Sep 2010

Valuer registration scheme launched

Valuer registration scheme launched

Following just over a year of consultation, development and testing, RICS will launch its Valuer Registration Scheme on 20 October 2010.

29 Sep 2010

Order takers not required

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Order takers not required

Homebank Financial Services is planning to go outside the industry to find sales consultants because the standard of applicants is so poor.

29 Sep 2010

The British Buyer returns to Spain

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The British Buyer returns to Spain

According to statistics from the British developer in Spain, Taylor Wimpey de España, the British home buyer has returned to the Costas this summer

29 Sep 2010

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