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The Cambridge launches 95% exclusive

Mortgages

The Cambridge launches 95% exclusive

The two year fixed rate product helps customers by offering a free valuation and low application fee. It will be available to the Society's Cambridge Select group and through Sesame, PMS and Legal & General.

21 Oct 2013

53% increase in adviser investment company platform purchases post-RDR

Savings & Investments

53% increase in adviser investment company platform purchases post-RDR

A report commissioned by the Association of Investment Companies shows a 53% increase in adviser and wealth manager investment company platform purchases in the first six months of 2013 in comparison to the same period in 2012.

21 Oct 2013

Average asking price in London bounces back 10.2%

Mortgages

Average asking price in London bounces back 10.2%

New data from Rightmove shows that despite two monthly falls in price of property coming to market, October saw a rebound of 2.8%, with the biggest jump in London, where new average asking prices were up 10.2%.

21 Oct 2013

Rural homes more expensive than urban homes in all regions

Mortgages

Rural homes more expensive than urban homes in all regions

There is a rural premium in all regions with countryside homes typically commanding a significant price premium over urban homes, according to the latest research from Halifax.

21 Oct 2013

Lack of surveyor capacity threatens market recovery

Legal

Lack of surveyor capacity threatens market recovery

Blemain Group is calling on the property industry to come together and solve the problem of rapidly worsening surveyor availability, which is having an impact on the secured loan sector as well as the residential mortgage market.

21 Oct 2013

Forum attendees optimistic for intermediated mortgage sales next year

Mortgages

Forum attendees optimistic for intermediated mortgage sales next year

Mortgage professionals attending the Legal & General Mortgage Club Forum today were in bullish mood on prospects for intermediated mortgage sales next year.

18 Oct 2013

Richard Hurst, Marketing Director of Vizolution

In The Spotlight

Richard Hurst, Marketing Director of Vizolution

Financial Reporter had a chat with Richard Hurst, who recently became Marketing Director of Vizolution.

18 Oct 2013

Increased London property activity sees 12 new buyers per instruction

Mortgages

Increased London property activity sees 12 new buyers per instruction

According to Sequence's National Housing Market Index, London buyer registrations are up by 50% annually as demand for property goes into overdrive – working out at almost 12 new buyers for every new instruction.

18 Oct 2013

Quarterly mortgage lending up a third on last year

Mortgages

Quarterly mortgage lending up a third on last year

Gross mortgage lending held steady in September and was an estimated £16.2 billion, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

18 Oct 2013

Rents overtake all previous records

Mortgages

Rents overtake all previous records

Rents across England and Wales have overtaken all previous records, according to the latest Buy-to-Let Index from LSL Property Services.

18 Oct 2013

 

Valuations up 55% in September, say Connells

Legal

Valuations up 55% in September, say Connells

The UK housing market experienced another strong month in September, with the volume of residential valuations 55% higher than August, according to chartered surveyors Connells Survey & Valuation.

18 Oct 2013

Will the ‘golden visa’ give the Spanish property market the boost it needs?

Blogs

Will the ‘golden visa’ give the Spanish property market the boost it needs?

The long-awaited law granting a residency visa for non-EU investors buying property in Spain has passed, and as it opens the door to thousands of potential investors, property experts are predicting that it will give the market the boost that it needs.

17 Oct 2013

NatWest introduces standard post-offer withdrawal fee for mortgages

Mortgages

NatWest introduces standard post-offer withdrawal fee for mortgages

NatWest Intermediary Solutions has reviewed its fee structure for mortgage applications that are withdrawn after an offer has been made and is simplifying the charge that applies.

17 Oct 2013

Brokers can be 'confident' about sourcing BTL products as yields remain strong

Mortgages

Brokers can be 'confident' about sourcing BTL products as yields remain strong

According to the latest Landlord Profile Tracking Index from TBMC, the rates for buy to let mortgages have remained low, with demand for variable and fixed rate products evenly split.

17 Oct 2013

Norton turned 40 - and we were invited...

Norton turned 40 - and we were invited...

We were very lucky recently to have been invited to take part in Norton Finance's 40th Birthday celebrations - a fantastic milestone for the company and a wonderful evening for all who attended.

17 Oct 2013

ASTL conferences a 'huge success' but revealed bridging issues

ASTL conferences a 'huge success' but revealed bridging issues

The sold out inaugural ASTL conference which took place last week raised a number of questions for the bridging industry.

17 Oct 2013

Leeds add £200 cashback to fixed rate mortgages

Mortgages

Leeds add £200 cashback to fixed rate mortgages

Leeds Building Society has introduced a £200 cashback incentive on its 2, 3 and 5 year fixed rate ‘Welcome Mortgages’.

17 Oct 2013

Accord launches 2-year trackers from 2.64%

Mortgages

Accord launches 2-year trackers from 2.64%

Accord Buy To Let Mortgages has launched new two year tracker deals with a range of fee options and reduced completion fees on other buy to let mortgages.

17 Oct 2013

The Source announces tie up with SimplyBiz Mortgages

Protection

The Source announces tie up with SimplyBiz Mortgages

Source Insurance has signed an agreement with SimplyBiz Mortgages to join its panel of general insurance providers, further strengthening the SimplyBiz proposition for its members.

17 Oct 2013

Simpler underwriting could bridge 'protection gap', say advisers

Protection

Simpler underwriting could bridge 'protection gap', say advisers

New research from Avelo, now owned by IRESS, shows advisers see simpler underwriting and incentivising products are paramount to addressing the much talked of protection gap in today’s market.

17 Oct 2013

Leeds launches 1.99% 2-year fix

Mortgages

Leeds launches 1.99% 2-year fix

Leeds Building Society has launched a 2-year fixed rate mortgage at only 1.99%, which is fixed until 31 December 2015.

17 Oct 2013

Leeds slashes rates by up to 0.70% on FTB mortgages

Mortgages

Leeds slashes rates by up to 0.70% on FTB mortgages

Leeds Building Society has reduced the rates by up to 0.70% on its shared ownership mortgages, which have been specifically designed to help first time buyers onto the housing ladder, and are available up to 95% LTV.

16 Oct 2013

L&G launches exclusive base rate tracker mortgage

Mortgages

L&G launches exclusive base rate tracker mortgage

Legal & General Mortgage Club has today announced an exclusive 3 year base rate tracker mortgage with Leeds Building Society.

16 Oct 2013

Interest rates more than double for 90% LTV mortgages

Mortgages

Interest rates more than double for 90% LTV mortgages

The interest rate for a 90% LTV two year fixed rate mortgage is now two and a half times higher than a 60% LTV product of the same type, according to the latest figures from Mortgage Brain’s quarterly product data analysis.

16 Oct 2013

Annuity rates recover to two-year high in Q3

Retirement

Annuity rates recover to two-year high in Q3

The latest MGM Advantage Annuity Index has revealed annuity rates have increased by 6% in the third quarter of the year, the largest quarterly increase since the Index launched in August 2009.

16 Oct 2013

Increase in number of BTL products boosts landlord portfolios in Q3

Mortgages

Increase in number of BTL products boosts landlord portfolios in Q3

Landlords expanded their portfolios in Q3, making use of significantly more purchase finance than in previous quarters, according to the latest Mortgages for Business Complex Buy to Let Index.

16 Oct 2013

Access 4 Finance runs secured loans Christmas giveaway

Access 4 Finance runs secured loans Christmas giveaway

Access 4 Finance has announced that, with Christmas approaching, they are delighted to introduce their Secured Loan Christmas giveaway.

16 Oct 2013

Secured loans set to have another record year

Secured loans set to have another record year

The Secured Loan Index has reported that for an incredible 23rd month in succession, September saw secured lending grow year on year.

16 Oct 2013

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