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DM solution for borrowers & brokers affected by unenforceable credit agreements

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DM solution for borrowers & brokers affected by unenforceable credit agreements

Blu Debt Management has seen a steep increase in the number of mortgage brokers seeking debt management help for clients who had been involved in challenging the terms of their cre

18 May 2010

Paragon report 84% profit growth on back of strong BTL performance

Paragon report 84% profit growth on back of strong BTL performance

Paragon announces its half-year results for the six months ending 31 March 2010, reporting an 84.3% increase in pre-tax profits to 29.3 million on the back of the excellent perform

18 May 2010

Scottish housing market continues on a slow road to recovery

Mortgages

Scottish housing market continues on a slow road to recovery

The housing market in Scotland is showing signs of a weak recovery, according to the latest Scottish House Price Monitor from Lloyds TSB Scotland.

18 May 2010

Professional landlords want to fix

Professional landlords want to fix

Andy Young, chief exec at TBMC shares his views on the current Buy to Let market, the factors affecting product choices and the trends observed in TBMCs latest Landlord Profile Tra

18 May 2010

Intermediary sector continues to dominate UK mortgage lending market

Mortgages

Intermediary sector continues to dominate UK mortgage lending market

IMLA welcomes new evidence which shows the intermediary sector continues to dominate the UK mortgage lending market, responsible for introducing nearly two thirds of all mortgages.

18 May 2010

2010 Property Rich List

Mortgages

2010 Property Rich List

Britain’s Property Rich List 2010, released today by property website Zoopla.co.uk, reveals the W8 area of London (Kensington) at the top of the Most Expensive Postcodes in the cou

18 May 2010

Kensington launches into buy to let

Kensington launches into buy to let

Kensington has launched into buy to let, with products that provide new opportunity for existing landlords to expand their portfolio.

17 May 2010

Return of sellers depresses London prices

Mortgages

Return of sellers depresses London prices

New sellers to the London market dropped their average asking prices by 0.4% this month, reveal Rightmove.

17 May 2010

Mortgage lending increases by 45%

Mortgages

Mortgage lending increases by 45%

House purchase lending increased by 45% year on year in March, making it the ninth consecutive month of year-on-year growth, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

17 May 2010

Market confidence high

Mortgages

Market confidence high

Three quarters (75%) of homeowners believe house prices will continue to rise over the next year, according Your Move.

17 May 2010

 

Public perception of the mortgage market continues to lag behind reality

Mortgages

Public perception of the mortgage market continues to lag behind reality

Brits' perceptions of the mortgage market are still lagging behind reality, according to new research from unbiased.co.uk, as many believe they are unable to get a suitable mortgag

17 May 2010

Price comparison sites turning attention to commercial insurance

Protection

Price comparison sites turning attention to commercial insurance

Defaqto reveals that 65% of the top 20 financial price comparison websites already provide access to business insurance either as introducers to various online providers or by prov

17 May 2010

Rents near all-time high

Rents near all-time high

Landlords are celebrating improved total returns over the last 12 months as rent rose and house prices maintained their recovery in April, according to the latest Buy-to-Let Index

14 May 2010

House prices in April rose by 0.5%

Mortgages

House prices in April rose by 0.5%

Despite a fall in transactions, the monthly average price of all residential property sold in England & Wales in April 2010 was an estimated 0.5% higher than in March. This is the

14 May 2010

First direct reduces its 5yr fixed rate repayment mortgage

Mortgages

First direct reduces its 5yr fixed rate repayment mortgage

As of today (Friday 14 May) first direct will reduce its 65% LTV 5 year fixed rate repayment mortgage by a healthy 25 basis points from 4.54% to 4.29%.

14 May 2010

BIBA and Millennium Insurance join forces to launch new Committed Payments Protection scheme

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BIBA and Millennium Insurance join forces to launch new Committed Payments Protection scheme

The British Insurance Brokers Association (BIBA) has appointed BIBA member Millennium Insurance, the distribution arm of Direct Group, as the exclusive provider of its new members

13 May 2010

UK house prices rise 9.7%

Mortgages

UK house prices rise 9.7%

UK house prices were 9.7 per cent higher than in March 2009 and 0.7 per cent higher than in February 2010 (seasonally adjusted), reveals the latest UK house price index statistics

13 May 2010

Mortgage arrears and repossessions down, say CML

Mortgages

Mortgage arrears and repossessions down, say CML

The number of mortgages in arrears and the number of repossessions both fell in the first quarter of 2010, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

13 May 2010

Repossessions down but still an issue, warn The Debt Advisor

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Repossessions down but still an issue, warn The Debt Advisor

Figures published today by the Council of Mortgage Lenders show that the number of repossessions in the first quarter of this year reached 9,800 – down 8% from 10,600 in the final

13 May 2010

New Government urged to introduce long term support for those at risk of repossession

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New Government urged to introduce long term support for those at risk of repossession

The BSA, CML, Citizens Advice and Shelter and have today written to the new Chancellor George Osbourne and the new Business Secretary Vince Cable, urging them to make a clear commi

13 May 2010

Santander cuts rates again and launches new deals

Mortgages

Santander cuts rates again and launches new deals

From today, Santander will reduce 2-year fixed rate mortgages by up to 0.14 per cent across its main range as well as for homebuyer and remortgage offers, further enhancing its off

13 May 2010

Leeds launches offset mortgages

Mortgages

Leeds launches offset mortgages

Leeds Building Society has launched a range of 2-year fixed rate offset mortgages, from only 3.40%, that includes a number of products.

13 May 2010

Leeds launches fixed rate, fixed fee buy-to-let

Mortgages

Leeds launches fixed rate, fixed fee buy-to-let

Leeds Building Society has launched a 2-year fixed rate buy to let mortgage available from only 5.29%.

13 May 2010

Abbey launch new fee options to mortgage range

Mortgages

Abbey launch new fee options to mortgage range

Abbey is for the first time launching new high and low fee options on a number of Fixed and Tracker rate products.

12 May 2010

Over half of finance professionals did the same or less business in the first quarter of 2010

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Over half of finance professionals did the same or less business in the first quarter of 2010

According to the results from the latest MyIntroducer.com poll, 53% of intermediaries did the same or less business compared to the same period last year.

10 May 2010

Avoiding Fraud

Avoiding Fraud

Sadly, despite much work and many warnings, clients of mortgage brokers and IFAs are losing money to unscrupulous fraudsters.

27 Apr 2010

60% of intermediaries don't use lead generation

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60% of intermediaries don't use lead generation

According to the results from the latest MyIntroducer.com poll, 60.73% of intermediaries report that none of thier new business comes from purchasing leads

12 Apr 2010

Niche markets create business opportunities

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Niche markets create business opportunities

Ben Franklin said, "Out of adversity comes opportunity". This is still true today.

24 Mar 2010

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