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BSA sees uplift in confidence but warns of house price bubble

Legal

BSA sees uplift in confidence but warns of house price bubble

One in five first time buyers (20%) say that Government schemes like Help to Buy will help them get onto the property ladder.

18 Jun 2013

Complete FS boosts commercial panel with InterBay

Complete FS boosts commercial panel with InterBay

Complete FS, the intermediary specialist distributor, has announced the appointment of InterBay Commercial to its panel of lenders as one of the lender's Key Partners.

18 Jun 2013

Pink to run protection master-classes for ARs

Protection

Pink to run protection master-classes for ARs

Pink today starts two weeks of protection master-classes for its ARs.

18 Jun 2013

Omni Capital goes beyond bridging with 3-year term product

Omni Capital goes beyond bridging with 3-year term product

Specialist lender Omni Capital has launched a 3-year term product aimed at domestic and globally-mobile high net-worth clients serviced by brokers, IFAs and wealth managers.

18 Jun 2013

London prices continue to outpace UK average

Legal

London prices continue to outpace UK average

In the 12 months to April 2013 UK house prices increased by 2.6%, down from a 2.7% increase in the 12 months to March 2013, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics.

18 Jun 2013

Mortgage Intelligence Holdings launches H&R exclusive at 3.09%

Mortgages

Mortgage Intelligence Holdings launches H&R exclusive at 3.09%

Mortgage Intelligence Holdings has today launched an exclusive, market-leading Hinckley & Rugby Building Society two year discount at 3.09 per cent, available for all their network ARs & Next Intelligence DA members.

18 Jun 2013

Shawbrook confirmed as sponsor for NACFB Commercial Finance Expo

Shawbrook confirmed as sponsor for NACFB Commercial Finance Expo

Shawbrook Bank has confirmed it will be a show sponsor at the NACFB Commercial Finance Expo on the 26th June in Birmingham.

18 Jun 2013

Leeds BS launch 95% FTB exclusive through L&G

Mortgages

Leeds BS launch 95% FTB exclusive through L&G

Legal & General Mortgage Club today announces the launch of a five-year fixed-rate 95% LTV mortgage from Leeds Building Society.

18 Jun 2013

Rightmove: Average asking price hits over quarter of a million

Mortgages

Rightmove: Average asking price hits over quarter of a million

The average asking price has reached over quarter of a million for the first time, Rightmove has reported in its House Price Index for June - reaching £252,798 in June.

17 Jun 2013

Opportunity beckons - commercial to residential conversions are in vogue

Christian Faes - Montello

Opportunity beckons - commercial to residential conversions are in vogue

[This week, Gary Clark - Director of Business Development - blogs for Montello]

17 Jun 2013

 

Mortgage Intelligence Holdings launch 80% fixed rate with Leeds BS

Mortgages

Mortgage Intelligence Holdings launch 80% fixed rate with Leeds BS

Mortgage Intelligence Holdings have launched a competitive 3.24% 2 year fixed mortgage product, available up to 80% LTV with Leeds Building Society.

17 Jun 2013

LSL launches exclusives from Leeds BS for TMA, Pink and First Complete

Mortgages

LSL launches exclusives from Leeds BS for TMA, Pink and First Complete

Leeds Building Society has today launched two exclusives for the LSL group, available to appointed representatives in networks First Complete and Pink and to directly authorised advisers using TMA or the Pink mortgage club.

17 Jun 2013

Secured loans 'more likely' to be agreed than remortgages

Secured loans 'more likely' to be agreed than remortgages

Evidence from intermediary secured loan specialist, Smart Money Loans’ demonstrates that the secured loan route offers a greater chance of success for clients looking to raise capital than a remortgage.

17 Jun 2013

Precise slashes BTL rates by up to 1.25%

Mortgages

Precise slashes BTL rates by up to 1.25%

Precise Mortgages, the intermediary only lender, has reduced rates on its BTL range by up to 1.25% bringing its cheapest product down to just 3.89% pa.

17 Jun 2013

Secured lending up almost 50% on last year

Secured lending up almost 50% on last year

Secured lending saw another strong month in May, with lending at £43.7million - this marks the nineteenth consecutive month of year-on-year growth for the industry.

17 Jun 2013

Positive Lending & Julian Harris team up for commercial lending

Positive Lending & Julian Harris team up for commercial lending

Specialist lending packager and distributor, Positive Lending, has structured a strategic relationship with Julian Harris Network for distribution of commercial loans and development loans.

14 Jun 2013

Steven Mendel, CEO & co-founder of Bought by Many

In The Spotlight

Steven Mendel, CEO & co-founder of Bought by Many

Financial Reporter has had a chat with Steven Mendel, the CEO and co-founder of Bought by Many.

14 Jun 2013

Hello...Is it a lead you’re looking for?

Matt Edwards - efinity

Hello...Is it a lead you’re looking for?

Yes, the title may be a bit cheesy, but it sums up the point I want to make about understanding your leads.

14 Jun 2013

London rents up 3.1% in a year - yet average wage of tenants is down 6.8%

Mortgages

London rents up 3.1% in a year - yet average wage of tenants is down 6.8%

An increase in average rents, and decrease in average income, means tenants in Greater London have an average of £254 less disposable income every month than they did during May 2012, according to new research.

14 Jun 2013

AfI launches 10-year fix at 3.94%

Mortgages

AfI launches 10-year fix at 3.94%

Abbey for Intermediaries today launches a new 10-year fix, available to homebuyers and remortgagers.

14 Jun 2013

UK mortgage market 'hard-wired' to reduce homeownership, says IMLA

Mortgages

UK mortgage market 'hard-wired' to reduce homeownership, says IMLA

The UK’s status as a nation of homeowners may be permanently downsized by the fallout from the financial crisis, according to a new report from the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association.

14 Jun 2013

Precise Mortgages launches innovative bridge-to-let

Precise Mortgages launches innovative bridge-to-let

Precise Mortgages, the intermediary only lender, has launched the UK's only true Bridge to Let product. The lender has combined its award winning Bridging products with its traditional BTL products.

14 Jun 2013

Blacks Connect and Complete FS announce exclusive partnership

Legal

Blacks Connect and Complete FS announce exclusive partnership

Broker-focused conveyancer Blacks Connect and leading packager Complete Financial Services have joined together in a strategic partnership to give Complete’s broker partners access to Blacks’ high quality legal services.

13 Jun 2013

210,000 FSB businesses to connect to commercial brokers

210,000 FSB businesses to connect to commercial brokers

210,000 small and medium sized businesses now have the ability to get funding from NACFB commercial broker members, thanks to a new system powered by Commercial Keeper.

13 Jun 2013

Fincorp offers light refurb bridge

Fincorp offers light refurb bridge

Fincorp is now offering a light refurbishment bridging loan after seeing strong demand for finance to fund auctioned properties.

13 Jun 2013

CML: Gross lending boosted by growth in remortgage lending

Mortgages

CML: Gross lending boosted by growth in remortgage lending

Gross mortgage lending grew by 5% in April, in part due to an increase in remortgage activity, according to new data released today by the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

13 Jun 2013

Accord launches range of 65% LTV products from 2.09%

Mortgages

Accord launches range of 65% LTV products from 2.09%

Accord Mortgages has launched a series of competitive 65% loan to value residential mortgages, with rates starting from 2.09%.

13 Jun 2013

First Completes adds The Hanley to lending panel

First Completes adds The Hanley to lending panel

First Complete announces the addition of The Hanley Economic Building Society to its estate agency division lender panel.

13 Jun 2013

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