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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

London lettings market favours landlords

London lettings market favours landlords

The lettings market has swung dramatically in favour of landlords as an average six applicants chase every available property in London, say Marsh & Parsons.

29 Sep 2010

Mortgage lending holds steady

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Mortgage lending holds steady

Gross mortgage lending by mutuals was £2.0 billion in August, which is unchanged from the £2.0 billion lent in July.

29 Sep 2010

Lloyds TSB launch lowest ever fixed rate product

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Lloyds TSB launch lowest ever fixed rate product

Lloyds TSB today introduces a new three year fixed rate mortgage at 3.99%.

29 Sep 2010

Fragility of Hhousing market exposed

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Fragility of Hhousing market exposed

Residential property sales activity in the UK had its most significant month-on-month drop in September for six months, according to the latest Agency Express Property Activity Ind

29 Sep 2010

 

Debt management clean-up ordered

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Debt management clean-up ordered

The OFT has told 129 debt management firms that they face losing their consumer credit licences unless immediate action is taken to comply with its Debt Management Guidance.

28 Sep 2010

England's wealthiest housing markets

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England's wealthiest housing markets

Windsor & Maidenhead is the area with the highest average property value in the country, outside of London, according to Zoopla.co.uk.

28 Sep 2010

Gateway launches into Commercial sector

Gateway launches into Commercial sector

Gateway has now developed a bespoke commercial valuation service for Banks, Building Societies and intermediary partners.

28 Sep 2010

Coventry Intermediaries launch new fixed products

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Coventry Intermediaries launch new fixed products

Coventry Intermediaries has launched new best buy fixed rate residential and buy to let mortgages with no arrangement fees starting from as low as 3.59%.

28 Sep 2010

Paragon returns to new lending

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Paragon returns to new lending

The Paragon Group of Companies is delivering on its commitment to return to new lending and aims to re-establish its position in the buy-to-let mortgage sector.

28 Sep 2010

House prices up 0.3%

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House prices up 0.3%

August data from Land Registry's House Price Index shows an annual price increase of 6.7% which takes the average property value in England and Wales to £167,423.

28 Sep 2010

Help for expat landlords in Spain

Help for expat landlords in Spain

Paul Shamplina, founder of Landlord Action, has brought his services to Spain to help expat landlords protect themselves against rogue tenants.

27 Sep 2010

40% of adults in personal debt worry

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40% of adults in personal debt worry

Four in ten adults in Britain (almost 19 million people) are worried about their debt, according to research by R3, the insolvency trade body.

24 Sep 2010

Insolvency Practitioners Association announce 500th Insolvency Practitioner

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Insolvency Practitioners Association announce 500th Insolvency Practitioner

The Insolvency Practitioners Association announces that it has reached a new record number of licensed Insolvency Practitioners.

24 Sep 2010

How many SIPPS are true SIPPs?

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How many SIPPS are true SIPPs?

SIPPs are being recommended by 82 per cent of independent financial advisers, according to financial research company Defaqto.

24 Sep 2010

Co-operative and Britannia launch new mortgage

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Co-operative and Britannia launch new mortgage

The Co-operative Bank and Britannia are providing a further helping hand to first time buyers with the launch of a new 2 year fixed rate mortgage.

24 Sep 2010

Greater transparency from social landlords needed

Greater transparency from social landlords needed

Housing associations must follow in the footsteps of central and local government and open their books to public scrutiny, Housing Minister Grant Shapps said.

23 Sep 2010

Bank publishes helpful analysis of mortgage pricing

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Bank publishes helpful analysis of mortgage pricing

The CML welcomed the recent publication by the Bank of England of its analysis of influences on the pricing of new lending.

23 Sep 2010

Abbey launch new products

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Abbey launch new products

Abbey for Intermediaries are launching some new Homebuyer products up to 90% LTV to support the purchase market.

23 Sep 2010

UK mortgage approvals fall

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UK mortgage approvals fall

August house purchase approvals were weaker than recent months reflecting low demand, report the British Bankers' Association.

23 Sep 2010

Nationwide introduces fee-friendly remortgage deals

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Nationwide introduces fee-friendly remortgage deals

Nationwide Building Society announces a range of measures designed to support remortgage customers.

23 Sep 2010

Are we to see the demise of interest only mortgages?

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Are we to see the demise of interest only mortgages?

Interest only mortgages have been around for some time. They enjoyed particular popularity during the 1980s and early 1990s, say the Building Societies Association.

23 Sep 2010

Leadbay launches private medical insurance leads

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Leadbay launches private medical insurance leads

From today, Leadbay will provide IFAs and specialist PMI advisers with a new source of business as it launches Private Medical Insurance leads.

23 Sep 2010

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