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MD Pension Solutions links up with Y3S Debt Rescue

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MD Pension Solutions links up with Y3S Debt Rescue

MD Pension Solutions has forged a strategic affiliation with Y3S Debt Rescue to provide free pension advice to their direct clients.

26 May 2010

Mortgage approvals increase, say BBA

Mortgages

Mortgage approvals increase, say BBA

Numbers of approvals for house purchase, though higher than the same point a year ago, are low compared to historical trends, reveal April figures for the main high street banks.

26 May 2010

Abbey to change lending criteria

Mortgages

Abbey to change lending criteria

From today (26th May 2010) Abbey for Intermediaries are making some changes to their lending criteria.

26 May 2010

5yr fixed rate mortgage products increase ten fold

Mortgages

5yr fixed rate mortgage products increase ten fold

Moneysupermarket.com finds that, whilst the total number of mortgages available today is just 12% of what was available back in 2007, there is one stark anomaly, 5 yr fixed rate mo

25 May 2010

Natiowide reduce 5yr fixed rate mortgages by up to 0.31%

Mortgages

Natiowide reduce 5yr fixed rate mortgages by up to 0.31%

From today Nationwide will be reducing rates across its range of 5 year fixed rate mortgages for home buyer and remortgage customers.

25 May 2010

Tenant demand set to soar

Tenant demand set to soar

Belvoir Sheffield reveal 23% of chartered surveyors reported a fall rather than a rise in the number of new landlord instructions in the second quarter.

25 May 2010

Landlords portfolio values on the rise

Landlords portfolio values on the rise

The general improvement in UK house prices is reflected in the value of residential property investors' portfolios, research from Paragon Mortgages has revealed.

25 May 2010

Co-operative and Britannia launch more fixed mortgages

Mortgages

Co-operative and Britannia launch more fixed mortgages

Available from Wednesday (26 May) the new mortgages include a two-year fixed rate mortgage at 2.95% and a five-year fixed rate mortgage at 3.99%.

25 May 2010

Pension plans to be wary of currency exposure

Mortgages

Pension plans to be wary of currency exposure

J.P. Morgan Asset Management says pension plans should be wary of their currency exposure, particularly when hedging to Sterling.

25 May 2010

Leeds launches fees assisted fixed-tracker

Mortgages

Leeds launches fees assisted fixed-tracker

Leeds Building Society has launched a unique mortgage, from only 3.99%, that offers borrowers a combination of a fixed rate followed by a Base Rate Tracker.

24 May 2010

 

Many tenants bracing themselves for year of rent rises

Many tenants bracing themselves for year of rent rises

Renters’ inability to get onto the housing ladder continues to put pressure on the rented sector, with more tenants forecasting a resultant rise in rents, reveal Rightmove.

24 May 2010

New homes offering good value in wider market

Mortgages

New homes offering good value in wider market

The average price of a new home rose by +1.9% in April 2010 and now stands at £220,190, reveal SmartNewHomes.com.

24 May 2010

Exact Mortgage Experts launch new lender

Mortgages

Exact Mortgage Experts launch new lender

Exact Mortgage Experts announced they have launched a brand new lender called Precise Mortgages, focusing on the buy to let market.

24 May 2010

L&G sign deal with Precise Mortgages

Mortgages

L&G sign deal with Precise Mortgages

Legal & General Network has agreed with Precise Mortgages to distribute several buy-to-let mortgage products.

24 May 2010

Masthaven prevent potential £1.5m fraud

Masthaven prevent potential £1.5m fraud

Three men claiming to be from the Middle East have been arrested and charged with attempted fraud.

24 May 2010

Legal & General Insurance appointed to Pink panel

Protection

Legal & General Insurance appointed to Pink panel

Legal & General has been appointed to the insurer panel at Pink Home Loans and BDS Mortgage Group to provide general insurance products.

24 May 2010

Home information packs to be axed

Mortgages

Home information packs to be axed

Communities Secretary Eric Pickles and Housing Minister Grant Shapps today announced that with immediate effect, they are suspending the requirement for homeowners to provide a Hom

20 May 2010

Overpaying mortgage borrowers doubled in 2009

Mortgages

Overpaying mortgage borrowers doubled in 2009

The number of mortgage borrowers overpaying on their mortgage doubled in 2009 according to new figures from Halifax and Lloyds TSB.

19 May 2010

Commercial property market sees turnaround

Commercial property market sees turnaround

The Land Securities Annual Results for the year ended 31 March 2010 reveals a rapid recovery in the UK commercial property investment market.

19 May 2010

A time of regulatory uncertainty for lenders

Mortgages

A time of regulatory uncertainty for lenders

The FSA may have escaped the axe that the Conservatives were threatening to wield before the general election, but it's a time of regulatory uncertainty for lenders.

19 May 2010

Landlord optimism highest since 2007

Landlord optimism highest since 2007

Landlord optimism is at its highest since 2007 but remains fragile, according to the NLA Landlords’ Optimism Index, published for the first time today.

19 May 2010

Employer support of staff with debt problems is crucial

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Employer support of staff with debt problems is crucial

Debt charity Consumer Credit Counselling Service (CCCS) is calling on employers to support employees with debt problems.

19 May 2010

Referral fees not causing consumer detriment in conveyancing market

Referral fees not causing consumer detriment in conveyancing market

The Legal Services Board has been reviewing referral fees between estate agents and conveyancers ,and the NAEA has been participating in this debate.

19 May 2010

31% in formal insolvency procedures are harassed by creditors

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31% in formal insolvency procedures are harassed by creditors

Figures released by R3, the insolvency trade body, reveal that 31% of those in statutory insolvency procedures are still being contacted by those they owe money to.

19 May 2010

Buy-to-let begins to fight back

Buy-to-let begins to fight back

The buy-to-let sector was one of the biggest casualties of the credit crisis. At its lowest point (September 2009) 95% of all deals available at the peak of the market (August 2007

19 May 2010

Platform launch new fixed mortgage

Mortgages

Platform launch new fixed mortgage

With the globes greatest football tournament kicking off in South Africa next month, Platform launched a new mortgage fixed until the next World Cup begins in 2014.

18 May 2010

Northern Rock further reduces Everyday mortgage rates

Mortgages

Northern Rock further reduces Everyday mortgage rates

Northern Rock has reduced selected products within its Everyday range of residential mortgages, with new rates available from today (Tuesday, 18 May).

18 May 2010

LeadPoint UK ranked in top 20 fastest growing online companies

Features

LeadPoint UK ranked in top 20 fastest growing online companies

LeadPoint, the worlds first lead exchange marketplace, has been revealed as the seventeenth fastest growing digital media company in Europe.

18 May 2010

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