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Outlook for rents remains firm on rising tenant demand

Outlook for rents remains firm on rising tenant demand

The latest RICS Residential Lettings Survey for the three months to July showed that tenant demand continued to increase, and at broadly the same pace as the previous quarter.

27 Aug 2010

Surge in new mortgage enquiries shows market improvement

Mortgages

Surge in new mortgage enquiries shows market improvement

Back office system provider MortgageStream has reported a surge in new business enquiries over the last three months and claims that this a positive sign for the intermediary mortg

27 Aug 2010

July House Prices up 0.4%

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July House Prices up 0.4%

The July data from Land Registry's flagship House Price Index shows an annual price increase of 6.7 per cent which takes the average property value in England and Wales to £166,798

27 Aug 2010

Abbey reduce rates on Homebuyer products

Mortgages

Abbey reduce rates on Homebuyer products

From tomorrow, Friday 27th August, Abbey for Intermediaries are launching a new 70% LTV 2 year Tracker, Homebuyer product, 3.09% with No Fee.

26 Aug 2010

Coalition Government lets down leaseholders

Coalition Government lets down leaseholders

Flat Living writes to Grant Shapps, Minister for Housing and Local Government, to ask for reconsideration of the government's decision not to proceed with the service charge accoun

26 Aug 2010

Barclays launches loyalty mortgage discounts

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Barclays launches loyalty mortgage discounts

Barclays customers can get better mortgage deals from Wednesday 2 September as the bank launches its first loyalty mortgages.

26 Aug 2010

Even lottery millionaires need bridging finance

Even lottery millionaires need bridging finance

Masthaven Bridging Finance this week completed on a £1.25 million loan for a couple who only a couple of years ago became multi millionaires thanks to a big Lotto win.

26 Aug 2010

Tenants need to brace themselves for rent increases

Tenants need to brace themselves for rent increases

Although recent reports suggest that nearly half of all tenants are expecting rent rises in the next year, Badger Holdings urge tenants to brace themselves as conditions in the mar

26 Aug 2010

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25 Aug 2010

Purchase activity still on the rise

Mortgages

Purchase activity still on the rise

Conveyancing Alliance Ltd, the online conveyancing distributor, has today revealed a strong quarterly and year-on-year increase in both purchase instructions and completions, while

25 Aug 2010

 

Half of self employed debtors unable to repay debts

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Half of self employed debtors unable to repay debts

Half of those contacting debt charity Consumer Credit Counselling Service's (CCCS) Self Employed Centre are unable to repay their debts.

25 Aug 2010

Purchase mortgages at highest level for many years

Mortgages

Purchase mortgages at highest level for many years

The latest mortgage index from Charcol.co.uk reveals that the proportion of mortgage purchases is at its highest level for many years.

25 Aug 2010

One-third of new debts do not have life cover

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One-third of new debts do not have life cover

A report by independent financial research company Defaqto has found that almost one-third of new debts do not have life cover associated with them.

25 Aug 2010

Santander Business Banking to offer loan & bond products through NACFB

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Santander Business Banking to offer loan & bond products through NACFB

NACFB members will have access to improved products from Santander Business Banking the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers has announced.

24 Aug 2010

Assurant Intermediary warns over buildings insurance errors

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Assurant Intermediary warns over buildings insurance errors

Specialist general insurance provider Assurant Intermediary warns intermediaries that their clients run the risk of paying too much for their buildings insurance by failing to insu

24 Aug 2010

CGT hike reins in buy-to-let confidence

CGT hike reins in buy-to-let confidence

Landlords’ confidence in buy-to-let has fallen in the last three months, but remains robust, according to the latest landlord sentiment survey conducted by LSL Property Services pl

24 Aug 2010

Scottish housing market recovery pauses

Mortgages

Scottish housing market recovery pauses

The Scottish housing market's recovery from the recession has paused, according to the latest Scottish House Price Monitor from Lloyds TSB Scotland.

24 Aug 2010

Accord launch new fixed rate mortgage

Mortgages

Accord launch new fixed rate mortgage

Tomorrow, Accord Mortgages will launch its cheapest product of the year - a 2.99% two-year fixed rate at 75% LTV (booking fee £95, completion fee £1900).

23 Aug 2010

Gap between mortgage rates increases

Mortgages

Gap between mortgage rates increases

Analysis by Independent financial research company Defaqto shows that the average fixed rate charged for lifetime mortgages has increased when compared to its nearest analogous pro

23 Aug 2010

Commercial property investors may have missed the boat

Commercial property investors may have missed the boat

News that commercial property has entered the top five selling investment classes could be cause for concern, warns commercial property fund manager Tritax.

23 Aug 2010

Tiuta lowers bridging rates and legal costs

Tiuta lowers bridging rates and legal costs

Tiuta has reduced its closed bridge rates by 0.5% and slashed the cost of upfront legal fees.

23 Aug 2010

Aviva to renew general insurance deal with Santander

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Aviva to renew general insurance deal with Santander

Aviva has won a competitive tender process for the distribution of household insurance products to Santander.

23 Aug 2010

Northern Rock slashes mortgage application fee

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Northern Rock slashes mortgage application fee

Northern Rock plc is to reduce its application fee to customers looking to buy a new property. The news, which will see the reduction come into force from Monday next week (23rd Au

20 Aug 2010

Tenants under pressure as rent increases continue

Tenants under pressure as rent increases continue

Landlords pushed up rents for the sixth consecutive month, raising them by 0.5% in July, according to the latest Buy-to-Let Index from LSL Property Services.

20 Aug 2010

Improved affordability proves less constraining for first-time buyers

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Improved affordability proves less constraining for first-time buyers

Research from the Halifax reveals that today, monthly mortgage payments as a percentage of income are nearly half that of the level of 2007.

20 Aug 2010

Nationwide cuts remortgage rates

Mortgages

Nationwide cuts remortgage rates

From Friday 20 August 2010, Nationwide will reduce rates by up to 0.20% on selected remortgage products.

19 Aug 2010

Kensington cut rates, raise LTV & increase maximum loan

Mortgages

Kensington cut rates, raise LTV & increase maximum loan

Kensington has made a number of enhancements to its residential product range.

19 Aug 2010

Mortgage margins at all time high

Mortgages

Mortgage margins at all time high

The margin between mortgage rates and the cost of funding to lenders through the swap rate market today stands at an all time high, say Moneyfacts.

19 Aug 2010

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