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Rents rocket to reach record high

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Rents have eased slowly up to reach an all-time record high as the rental market approaches its autumn peak according to the latest buy-to-let index from Your Move and Reeds Rains.

Students urged to study their protection options

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As students go to university for the first time, their parents need to make sure their belongings are covered.

Zurich launches support service

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Zurich has launched a free and confidential support service for its protection customers and their immediate families, available throughout the lifetime of their policies.

 


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IMLA2014: UK needs joined up housing policy

The UK needs to have a joined up housing policy if it is to solve the current housing supply crisis, Charles Haresnape, chairman of IMLA, has warned.

IMLA2014: Sub-prime still has place in market

Sub-prime lending still has a role to play in the new mortgage market, Peter Brodnicki, chief executive of MAB, has said.

Zurich launches support service

Zurich has launched a free and confidential support service for its protection customers and their immediate families, available throughout the lifetime of their policies.

Students urged to study their protection options

As students go to university for the first time, their parents need to make sure their belongings are covered.

Rents rocket to reach record high

Rents have eased slowly up to reach an all-time record high as the rental market approaches its autumn peak according to the latest buy-to-let index from Your Move and Reeds Rains.

Brokers want smartphone app process

Some 80% of brokers say that being able to send information to lenders using their smartphones would improve the mortgage or loan process, research from TCFinfo.co.uk.

ASTL sees 20pc increase in conference delegates

The Association of Short Term Lenders increased the number of attendees at its annual conference by 20% compared to last year it has announced.

Santander cuts rates

Santander will be reducing the rates on a number of exclusive mortgages available to existing current account holders.

Gross mortgage lending hits £18.6bn in August

Gross mortgage lending reached £18.6bn in August up 13% on the same period last year, the Council of Mortgage Lenders estimates.

EXCLUSIVE: Blacks Connect team up with Mortgageforce

Blacks Connect, the broker-focused conveyancer, has teamed up with Mortgageforce and will be the solicitor of choice for all of the firms advisory practices advisers for a range of legal services.

eKeeper updates AssuranceKeeper

eKeeper Group has launched an updated version of their AssuranceKeeper product which links into the Mortgagekeeper broker system.

Nationwide to pricematch remortgages

Nationwide is set to compare its mortgage rates for existing customers looking for a new deal against the remortgage rates of its top six high street competitors as part of its new Loyalty Rate Mortgages initiative.

Mortgage product numbers hit five year high

Competition between mortgage lenders saw the number of products available on the market increase by 9% to reach record levels in August, the National Mortgage Index from Mortgage Advice Bureau has found.

‘Yes’ vote could devastate Scottish equity release

A ‘Yes’ vote in today’s Scottish Referendum could have a devastating impact on the burgeoning equity release market in Scotland, equity release specialist Responsible Equity Release has warned.

Majority of renters in breach of tenancy

A majority of renters may be breaching their tenancy agreement after failing to read their agreements when they move in, research from Ocean Finance has found.

MetLife deal adds 930 adviser to Openwork

MetLife and Openwork have agreed to the transfer of up to 930 of the former’s self-employed advisers and a new distribution agreement in respect of MetLife’s Accident Protection product.

BOULGER: "Clear, Fair and Not Misleading." Really!

"HSBC is currently advertising its “Incredibly low” 2-year (to 30/11/16) fixed rate at 1.49%. Pity about the fee! writes Ray Boulger, senior technical manager at John Charcol.

Precise Mortgages revamps self-employed criteria

Precise Mortgages has revamped its self-employed criteria and will now accept just one year’s certified accounts or SA302 with rates from 2.97% up to 85% LTV.

Precise Mortgages revamps self-employed criteria

Precise Mortgages has revamped its self-employed criteria and will now accept just one year’s certified accounts or SA302 with rates from 2.97% up to 85% LTV.

GE Money Home Lending to improve online capability

GE Money Home Lending has contracted with technology and business process specialist DPR to start to outline improvements to its intermediary online capability and originations platform.

Beagle Street kicks off CI upgrade race

Beagle Street, the online insurer that entered the market in July 2012 has kicked off this seasons critical illness upgrade race, writes Alan Lakey, director at CIExpert.

Metro Bank revamps 5-year fixed range

Metro Bank is reducing the rates on its residential 5-year fixed rate mortgages by 0.20%.

Five tenants chase every property

Rental demand is growing at the fastest rate in two years with five tenants now chasing each rental property, the latest Countrywide Lettings Index has revealed.

Sepsis Ball raises over ?30,000

The UK Sepsis Trust Inaugural Charity Ball, which was sponsored by Brightstar Financial, raised over £30,000 for the charity when it was held last Friday.

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Buy-To-Let

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Rents rocket to reach record high

Rocket image to go with story on rents reaching record high

Rents have eased slowly up to reach an all-time record high as the rental market approaches its autumn peak according to the latest buy-to-let index from Your Move and Reeds Rains.

Coventry launch 2.99pc B2L at 75pc LTV

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Coventry Intermediaries has launched a range of buy-to-let deals with rates starting from 2.99% at 75& LTV.

Five tenants chase every property

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Rental demand is growing at the fastest rate in two years with five tenants now chasing each rental property, the latest Countrywide Lettings Index has revealed.

Landlord Assist concerned by BTL regulation

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Landlord Assist, the nationwide tenant referencing and eviction firm, is concerned at plans to regulate part of the buy-to-let mortgage market at a time when there is a desperate need for more rental accommodation to satisfy growing demand.


Bridging and Commercial

Hope capital boosts proc fees

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Hope Capital is adding an additional 50% to its procuration fees to celebrate its third birthday.

Shawbrook non-rep deal to include limited companies

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Shawbrook Bank is extending its solicitor non-representation offering to include limited companies across all products on refinances, regardless of property type.

Sepsis Ball raises over ?30,000

Sepsis ball raises over £30,000

The UK Sepsis Trust Inaugural Charity Ball, which was sponsored by Brightstar Financial, raised over £30,000 for the charity when it was held last Friday.

P2P lender Crowd2Fund launches

Crowd2Fund launches

Tech entrepreneur Chris Hancock launches Crowd2Fund today – a crowdfunding platform built to support five different funding models including debt and equity.


Equity Release

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Bower Retirement Services to double adviser numbers

Business is booming at Bower

National equity release adviser firm Bower Retirement Services is looking to boost its face to face adviser team and support staff and double the number of its advisers to 48.

Bridgewater outlines four equity release sessions

Bridgewater outlines four equity release sessions

Bridgewater Equity Release has announced the details of four equity release advice sessions being held from September onwards across England.

Ray McCaarthy joins Later Life Academy

McCarthy joins Later Life

Ray McCaarthy has joined The Later Life Academy as national development manager.

Government must look at pensioners finances

Government must look at pensioners finances

Future generations of pensioners face a bleak future unless the government addresses the long term challenges of working age poverty, the International Longevity Centre – UK has warned.


Protection

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Zurich launches support service

Helping hands to go with story on Zurich launching a support service for clients

Zurich has launched a free and confidential support service for its protection customers and their immediate families, available throughout the lifetime of their policies.

Beagle Street kicks off CI upgrade race

Beagle Street kicks off upgrade race

Beagle Street, the online insurer that entered the market in July 2012 has kicked off this seasons critical illness upgrade race, writes Alan Lakey, director at CIExpert.

Students urged to study their protection options

students to go with story on their protection needs

As students go to university for the first time, their parents need to make sure their belongings are covered.

UnderwriteMe technology revolution up and running

Underwriteme goes live

UnderwriteMe has gone live with its technology for the first time with Exeter Family Friendly, Scottish Provident, Scottish Friendly and SunLife now using the software within their own propositions, with three further insurers set to go-live...


Industry

Christian Faes Blog

Buying business premises

Someone working on a laptop

Did your business begin at the kitchen table? Have you outgrown the spare room or shared office space?

Santander cuts rates

Santander cuts rates

Santander will be reducing the rates on a number of exclusive mortgages available to existing current account holders.

Help! Get these hazards out of my home

Does your toaster fail to pop up? Do you have a kettle that won't boil? Or does your vacuum leave more dust than it picks up?

‘Yes’ vote could devastate Scottish equity release

A ‘Yes’ vote in today’s Scottish Referendum could have a devastating impact on the burgeoning equity release market in Scotland, equity release specialist Responsible Equity Release has warned.