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Gross mortgage lending to grow 15% in 2014: CML

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Gross mortgage lending to grow 15% in 2014: CML

A recovery in the housing market since the spring has contributed to an increase in gross lending, which is now expected to grow by almost 20% this year, according to a recently published market forecast by CML.

18 Dec 2013

A small price to pay?

A small price to pay?

We’re facing perhaps the biggest shake-up to our industry in more than five years.

17 Dec 2013

ONS: Prices paid by FTBs 5.9% higher than in 2012

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ONS: Prices paid by FTBs 5.9% higher than in 2012

The latest ONS House Price Index, released today, shows that in the 12 months to October, house prices increased by 5.5% - up from a 3.8% increase in the 12 months to September.

17 Dec 2013

Santander for Intermediaries increases maximum loan on 80 - 90% LTV

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Santander for Intermediaries increases maximum loan on 80 - 90% LTV

Santander for Intermediaries has announced today it will be increasing its maximum loan allowance on a number of its product ranges.

17 Dec 2013

North-South divide clear as lenders release lending data by postcode

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North-South divide clear as lenders release lending data by postcode

Major mortgage lenders today publish details for the first time of their total outstanding residential mortgage lending (including most buy-to-let lending as well as home-owner lending) broken down over 9,030 postcode sectors across Great Britain.

17 Dec 2013

Rising house prices create 255 property millionaires a day

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Rising house prices create 255 property millionaires a day

Continued strong demand for prime residential property throughout 2013 has created 92,985 more property millionaires in Britain over the past 12 months, according to the latest research from property website Zoopla.

17 Dec 2013

borro to lend against wider range of assets

borro to lend against wider range of assets

Personal asset lender has launched a new service for clients who have invested in high end handbags from luxury brands and are looking to either unlock the capital, or sell the asset.

16 Dec 2013

New payday loans cap will encourage borrowing, warns lender

New payday loans cap will encourage borrowing, warns lender

The latest research from Amigo Loans reveals the majority of Brits (84%) are in support of Government plans to introduce a cap on the cost of payday loans - however, it may encourage some groups of people to take on debt.

16 Dec 2013

EXCLUSIVE - FSE London 2013: James Prosser, Front Events

EXCLUSIVE - FSE London 2013: James Prosser, Front Events

A new exclusive video from the inaugural Financial Services Expo - a chat with show runner James Prosser on what was his inaugural event.

16 Dec 2013

Over a quarter of mortgagors looking for a 95% deal

Mortgages

Over a quarter of mortgagors looking for a 95% deal

Mortgage hunters are scrambling to make the most of greater access to 95% mortgages, according to new findings from Mortgage Advice Bureau.

16 Dec 2013

 

Prices to rise 8% in 2014 unless new stock comes to market - Rightmove

Mortgages

Prices to rise 8% in 2014 unless new stock comes to market - Rightmove

Rightmove has predicted that house prices will rise 8% in the next year - unless more properties come to the market.

16 Dec 2013

Aldermore launches Help to Buy range from 4.98%

Mortgages

Aldermore launches Help to Buy range from 4.98%

Aldermore, Britain's leading challenger bank, is launching its Help to Buy: mortgage guarantee range under the Government’s scheme as of today.

16 Dec 2013

Housing transactions up 56% annually in London

Mortgages

Housing transactions up 56% annually in London

According to the latest National Housing Marking Index from Sequence, sales transactions in London are up 56% annually, with no signs of a seasonal lull.

16 Dec 2013

Rising interest rates are biggest risk to housing market, say consumers

Mortgages

Rising interest rates are biggest risk to housing market, say consumers

Rising interest rates are the single biggest risk to the housing market next year, the BSA’s final Property Tracker report of 2013 has revealed.

16 Dec 2013

BTL demand for bridging increases 25% in 2013

BTL demand for bridging increases 25% in 2013

New data shows there is a growing demand for bridging loans from buy-to-let investors, with a 25% increase in bridging loans taken out in 2013, to fund property acquisition and refurbishment.

13 Dec 2013

New fund to back young tech entrepreneurs

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New fund to back young tech entrepreneurs

Six UK companies, founded by young entrepreneurs, have each received a £25,000 seed investment to fund their business ideas thanks to an innovative partnership between JustInvesting and Entrepreneur First.

13 Dec 2013

Survey shows commercial market is improving

Survey shows commercial market is improving

Debt held against UK commercial property fell 2.5% from the end of 2012 to £193bn at mid-year 2013, according to the UK's largest property lending survey.

13 Dec 2013

Financial services firm fined by FCA for insurance mis-selling

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Financial services firm fined by FCA for insurance mis-selling

Porta Verde Financial Services Limited has been fined £25,000 by the FCA after two of its ARs mis-sold insurance, often to elderly and vulnerable customers, between October 2010 and June 2012.

13 Dec 2013

The recovery of the mortgage market: a regional view

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The recovery of the mortgage market: a regional view

UK lending is on the upswing. House purchase loans are at their highest since the financial crisis, first-time buyers are bouncing back to the market, and high LTV lending is becoming much more accessible.

13 Dec 2013

UK rents drop towards end of the the year

Mortgages

UK rents drop towards end of the the year

Despite being 3.9% higher than last year, the average cost of renting a home in the UK is at its lowest amount since May 2013, according to new research.

13 Dec 2013

SBVS launches online private surveys solution for advisers

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SBVS launches online private surveys solution for advisers

Sesame Bankhall Valuation Services has launched a new online system enabling advisers to instruct private surveys more easily.

13 Dec 2013

Bridging lending to rise a third in 2014 - and rates are set to drop

Bridging lending to rise a third in 2014 - and rates are set to drop

Gross bridging lending in the UK is expected to surpass £2.7 billion over the course of 2014, according to a survey of over 250 financial intermediaries.

13 Dec 2013

House prices rise at fastest rate for three years

Mortgages

House prices rise at fastest rate for three years

House prices are £11,219 higher than a year ago, meaning they have risen at the fastest rate for three years, according to the latest House Price Index from LSL/Acadametrics.

13 Dec 2013

Property valuations up a third in a year

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Property valuations up a third in a year

Valuations activity has grown by one third over the last year, according to chartered surveyors Connells Survey & Valuation.

13 Dec 2013

MBE London 2012: Mortgage Market Review - the view from the FSA

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MBE London 2012: Mortgage Market Review - the view from the FSA

'Mortgage Market Review - the view from the FSA': an exclusive video of the FSA seminar at MBE London 2012.

12 Dec 2013

MBE London 2012 - Mark Baker - The Economic View

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MBE London 2012 - Mark Baker - The Economic View

Mark Baker, director at TeamSpirit, gave a seminar at MBE London 2012: The Economic View.

12 Dec 2013

MBE London 2012 - David Gilman, Blacks Solicitors

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MBE London 2012 - David Gilman, Blacks Solicitors

Financial Reporter chatted to David Gilman, Blacks Solicitors, at MBE London 2012.

12 Dec 2013

MBE London 2012 - Matt Tristam, Loans Warehouse

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MBE London 2012 - Matt Tristam, Loans Warehouse

At MBE London 2012, we spoke to Matt Tristam, Loans Warehouse.

12 Dec 2013

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