News

haart blasts government’s ‘war on landlords’ as buy-to-let sales plummet 64%

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December 9, 2016

haart estate agent has slammed the government’s ‘war on landlords’ after it emerged that buy-to-let sales have fallen by 64% year-on-year across England and Wales.…

Burglary leaves Precise Mortgages customers at risk

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December 8, 2016

The burglary, which took place in October, saw a number of personal computers stolen.

Barclays targets ex-Bradford & Bingley director as chairman of UK subsidary

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December 8, 2016

The move would be a controversial one, seeing as Bradford & Bingley collapsed and was eventually bailed out by the government in 2008 while Sir Ian was a member of its audit, remuneration and risk and compliance committees.

Mortgage broker joins panel at US crowdfunding summit

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December 8, 2016

Grandin is founder of large portfolio focused buy-to-let brokerage Landlord Mortgages who lately launched Lend2landlord and Lend2developer, which link peer-to-peer funders with developers and landlords.

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Hinckley & Rugby signs with First Complete and Pink

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December 8, 2016

The privileged partner status means brokers have access to increased procuration fees, semi-exclusive access to some of the Society’s most competitive rates, innovative products such as buy-to-let offset mortgages, BDM support and guaranteed notice of product withdrawal.

Consumers say banks should use simpler language

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December 8, 2016

Common banking terms and services confuse over three quarters (76%) of consumers according to the research, with 86% admitting that the jargon means they cannot make informed decisions about their money.

Prime property rents in central London more affordable

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December 8, 2016

The prime central London rental index report from real estate firm also shows that the average gross rental yield was 3.18% in November and average rents fell by 5.2% in the 12 months to the end of November 2016.

Buy-to-let valuations fall as landlords react to lettings fee ban in England

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December 8, 2016

The number of valuations carried out for the buy to let sector fell 6.1% month on month in October and are down by 18.5% year on year.

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