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Analytics firm REalyse launches

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February 24, 2017

The London-based firm is designed to help property developers and investors by collecting current and historic data on investment yields, total returns, pound per square foot values and transaction volumes to identify trends and future investment opportunities.

Landlords turn to commercial buy-to-let to avoid tax changes

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February 24, 2017

The proportion of landlords planning to take out commercial loans rose from 10% in July 2015 to 19% at the end of last year.


News

Scottish Widows cuts large loan rates

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February 24, 2017

Flexible mortgage rates stand at 1.74% to 60% LTV, 1.94% to 75% LTV and 2.64% to 80% LTV.

Strong remortgage activity in January – BBA

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February 24, 2017

Overall new lending rose by 6.3% £13.8bn in the year to January.

Coventry ups new lending by 14%

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February 24, 2017

The society increased pre-tax profit by 11% in the process to £239m.

Magellan forms distribution alliance with 3mc

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February 24, 2017

Intermediaries will be able to offer their clients Magellan’s complex prime and credit repair products.

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Newcastle ups mortgage lending by 46% in 2016

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February 24, 2017

The society saw its profit jump by 50% in the process to £8.1m, up from £5.4m the year before.

The average family revealed by Nationwide

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February 24, 2017

The majority (78%) of families have a substantial mortgage still to pay off, with just one in 10 of those surveyed owning their home outright.

Fastest rental growth in the South East

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February 24, 2017

Rents are rising the fastest in the South East of England with growth of 6.9% in the 12 months to January, Your Move’s buy-to-let index…

Oxford leads the way on house price growth

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February 24, 2017

Oxford's prices rose by 4.1% between November and January

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Blogs

Mortgage Introducer

A mixed bag in the Scottish business rates Revaluation

Few events exercise the emotions of the commercial community in Scotland more than the periodic revaluations undertaken to determine the level of business rates, and this year is no exception.

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Tony Ward

Time to raise our gaze

So many uncertainties...

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Bob Hunt

GI really should be a new chapter for your business

The referral option should not be viewed as a ‘poor relation’ to providing the advice yourself.

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Steve Bryan

The issues facing first-time buyers

There no is a better time than any for advisers to help close the ‘protection gap’ and discuss protection with this new generation of homeowners.

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Tony Ward

Why the principles of Dodd-Frank should not be neglected

A relaxation of capital requirements, to my mind, would not be a good thing. Simplification must not come at the price of security.

Mortgage Introducer

FCA takes first criminal action under Consumer Credit Act

This is the first time the FCA has pursued criminal action against an individual in accordance with its consumer credit powers.

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