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Paragon funds £1.7m development in Catford

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April 27, 2017

The bank launched into development finance in November 2015 and, after initially focusing on residential projects across London and the South East, Paragon is now also funding projects in the Midlands and North of England.

Shepherds Friendly paid 97% of IP claims

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April 27, 2017

The three most common reasons to make a claim were back pain, depression and broken bokes from accidents.


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Kuflink’s P2P platform receives authorisation

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April 27, 2017

Money lent by investors will be go through its sister company Kuflink Bridging.

Agents dubbed ‘dishonest and unethical’ by tenants

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April 27, 2017

As many as 37% of tenants were misled on competition they faced from other tenants while 38% said they were knowingly advertised properties that were not available.

Hampshire Trust appoints head of underwriting for commercial

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April 27, 2017

Alsop is charged with adding to, and managing the commercial underwriting team.

Labour councils have most empty homes – eMoov

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April 27, 2017

There are 23,662 vacant properties under Labour jurisdiction compared to 6,530 in Conservative.

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London sales transactions reach all-time low

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April 26, 2017

The analysis by Portico shows there were 55 transactions in the whole of the Westminster borough in February, the lowest ever recorded.

Blemain and Pepper UK among most complained about firms

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April 26, 2017

In the second half of 2016 – and coming in at third and fourth on the list - Blemain took 42.4 complaints per 1,000 live mortgages and Pepper UK received 42 complaints per 1,000 home finance customers. Blemain upheld 52% of the complaints and Pepper 33%.

Cirencester Friendly reports strong growth in 2016

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April 26, 2017

Premium income rose by 4.4% to £16.3m with 94% of claims being paid in 2016.

Leeds launches 3.10% 5-year fix at 70% LTV

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April 26, 2017

The product comes with a £199 fee and also has a free valuation. Fees assisted legal services are available for standard remortgages.

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Blogs

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Tony Ward

We must utilise our empty homes

The UK’s empty housing stock, whether old and decrepit or new and purposefully unoccupied, needs to be utilised more efficiently.

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Tony Ward

We must speak loudly about the stagnating housing market

With just seven weeks till the election and others fighting for politicians’ attention, we must speak loudly and clearly.

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Tony Ward

Why we must improve productivity

Good productivity is the bedrock of strong economic growth and a vital source of improved living standards and wages.

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Mortgage Introducer

Preparing for the General Data Protection Regulation

The General Data Protection Regulation requires understanding and preparatory steps ahead of implementation.

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Ishaan Malhi

Tech will join up the housing market

In the coming years you’ll be able to arrange a solicitor, book a surveyor, and conduct all aspects of the homebuying process from your mobile on a Sunday afternoon.

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Danny Robinson

The case of the back-garden property developers

A recent case involved a couple who decided to build two properties to let in their back garden.

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