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Landlord confidence knocked

June 23, 2017

The report reveals that 41% of landlords are confident about the prospects compared to 67% shown three years ago.

London house price growth at 5-year low

June 23, 2017

Instead of London leading the way on yearly growth were Birmingham (7.7%), Manchester (6.8%), Leicester (6.8%) and Nottingham (6.8%).


News

Transparent or negligent?

June 23, 2017

If advisers take advantage of the opportunity presented by renewal times to have quality conversations around policies with their clients, both parties will benefit and transparency can be celebrated.

First-time buyers overestimate the cost of London property

June 22, 2017

The survey asked 2,000 first-time buyers planning to buy in London over the next five years the cost of homes in 12 boroughs based on description and location.

Complete FS to host Specialist Lender Expo

June 22, 2017

The event is being held at a new venue this year to accommodate increasing numbers of delegates, lenders and service providers.

Black Book Finance unveils white label service for Beaufort

June 22, 2017

The broker is being headed up by Clive Willson, formerly at Brightstar, Magellan and Beacon Homeloans, and provides assistance for all types of residential, commercial, development and business finance, on an advised or referral basis.

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CML revises down buy-to-let forecasts

June 22, 2017

The CML said the change reflects tax and prudential burdens in the housing and mortgage markets.

NACFB appoints Graham Toy as CEO

June 22, 2017

Toy has spent his entire career in commercial lending, working for Barclays, Abbey Commercial and also N&P Commercial Lending.

Queens Speech confirms letting fees ban

June 21, 2017

A Draft Tenants’ Fees Bill will ban landlords and letting agents from charging fees – a policy first introduced in the 2016 Autumn Statement with cross-party support.

TMW reveals portfolio buy-to-let approach

June 21, 2017

TMW is investing in an online system allowing brokers to fill in portfolio details on their existing mortgage applicants which are validated and sent to the underwriting team.

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Blogs

James Watson

Transparent or negligent?

If advisers take advantage of the opportunity presented by renewal times to have quality conversations around policies with their clients, both parties will benefit and transparency can be celebrated.

Alex Broadfoot

Why we support the lettings fee ban

I’ve been calling for a ban on letting fees for a long time now, much to the surprise and disbelief of the wider agent community.

Steve Harness

Responding to negative coverage of seconds

That level playing-field I talked about earlier was certainly not there within this article.

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Mortgage Introducer

Going for growth

Robert Owen (pictured) is managing director of mortgages and bridging at United Trust Bank (UTB) At UTB, things don’t stand still for very long. In 2015,…

Tony Ward

Interest Rate Surprises

This is all too much too soon. Back in May, I wrote that it would be foolhardy to raise rates. My view hasn’t changed against the backdrop of a volatile economy, uncertainty around Brexit negotiations and a hung parliament.

Mortgage Introducer

Is doubling up on fees doing your customers down?

What's driving brokers to double up on fees?

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