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House prices expected to rise by 5% by 2020

May 24, 2017

Two thirds (65%) predict prices rising by 5% or more, with a third (35%) expecting slower or static growth.

Tenet joins Ipswich panel

May 24, 2017

Tenet has joined Ipswich Building Society’s panel.


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West One launches into second charge lending

May 24, 2017

The second charge proposition is in a pilot phase and will go to the wider intermediary market in the third quarter of 2017, initially through master brokers.

Building societies account for one in three mortgages

May 24, 2017

The building society sector approved 112,287 new mortgage loans, up 2% on the 109,762 in the first quarter of 2016 same period in 2016.

The Adviser Alliance announces mortgage club provider

May 24, 2017

The Adviser Alliance opens on the 31 May.

Finances a major concern for a third of retirees

May 24, 2017

SunLife's Big 50 study interviewed 50,000 people aged 50 and over.

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Property transactions decline in April

May 23, 2017

HMRC has released its monthly UK Property Transaction Statistics report.

Paymentshield announces changes to sales team

May 23, 2017

Laura Gauden and Neil Parfitt are the newest appointments to the Paymentshield sales team.

Borro: Business growth stalled by slow bank lending

May 23, 2017

Almost 20% of SMEs have reportedly missed at least one new business opportunity in the past 12 months due to lack of available finance.

Help-to-buy cut by almost 2% since 2015

May 23, 2017

This increase is hindering first-time buyers’ chance to save.

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Blogs

Tony Ward

Warning signals from the commercial market

Plans are well under way for a migration of City jobs. But what of the other consequences of Brexit?

Vishal Pandya

Protection, persuasion and the power of positivity

Nothing can help you get that message across more quickly than the internet.

Andy Knee

The next government must level the playing field between landlords and first-time buyers

Andy Knee, chief executive of LMS, discusses how unfair competition between landlords is affecting first-time buyers' entrance onto the property market.

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Hugh Wade-Jones

How the French property market looks after the election

The French Riviera is by far the most popular area for property investment on the Mediterranean.

Tony Ward

The Bank is between the devil and the deep blue sea

Last week’s Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee voted 7–1 to keep interest rates on hold at 0.25% in May.

Paul Aitken

Lender innovation can only take us so far

Even the best entrepreneurial spirits will not prevail without reframing the structure in which the industry currently operates.

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