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Help to buy boosts Scottish recovery

Help to buy boosts Scottish recovery

The average house price in Scotland climbed by £5,584 in last twelve months, the latest LSL Scotland House Price Index has revealed.

Open houses to free up property

Open houses to free up property

Independent agent haart will sell over 300 homes by the Open House, a system which sees sellerís open their homes for buyers to look around the property.

An EDM exit for Xit2 boss Blackwell

An EDM exit for Xit2 boss Blackwell

Xit2 managing director Mark Blackwell is believed to be exiting the business following the groupís sale to the EDM Group, writes Ryan Fowler and Robyn Hall.

 


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An EDM exit for Xit2 boss Blackwell

Xit2 managing director Mark Blackwell is believed to be exiting the business following the groupís sale to the EDM Group, writes Ryan Fowler and Robyn Hall.

Open houses to free up property

Independent agent haart will sell over 300 homes by the Open House, a system which sees sellerís open their homes for buyers to look around the property.

Help to buy boosts Scottish recovery

The average house price in Scotland climbed by £5,584 in last twelve months, the latest LSL Scotland House Price Index has revealed.

Britons borrow to keep cover

More than three million people have used credit to pay their rent or mortgage Ė double the amount doing so in August last year, figures from the the Debt Advisory Centre show.

Jerrold Holdings refinances £435m Securitisation

Jerrold Holdings, the secured lender to the residential and commercial property sectors, has completed an extension of its private securitisation programme, increasing the facility from £373m to £435m.

Cockerill appointed Nationwide RSM East

Simon Cockerill has been appointed regional sales manager for Nationwideís East region.

ONS: House prices up 9.1pc

House prices have increased by 9.1% on an annual basis to February 2014, latest data from the Office for National Statistics reveals today

Fincorp: FCA will crack down hard on seconds

The FCA is likely to crack down hard on second charge lending over the next two years after supervision of the sector moved under its jurisdiction earlier this month, bridging lender Fincorp has claimed.

Shawbrook grows sales desk

Shawbrook Bank has appointed Matthew Woods to the role of junior sales executive on its commercial mortgages sales desk.

Hope Capital expands team

Brian Baker has joined Hope Capital as head of business development.

myhomemove unveils 2014 conference

myhomemove will hold its annual conference on the 14 May 2014 at the National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull, West Midlands.

Skipton reconsiders Scot Val process

Skipton Intermediaries will instruct valuations in Scotland on receipt of a Full Mortgage Application after it reconsidered its valuation instruction process.

Secured lending up 51pc

Secured lending was up by 51% year-on-year during the first quarter of 2014, the latest Secured Loan Index has revealed.

Access 4 Finance adds Precise to panel

Master broker Access 4 Finance has added Precise Mortgages onto its lender panel for second charge loans.

Boulger: Housing demand to rise outside London

Many Londoners will pack their bags and move to a commutable area outside of the city due to a widening price difference in housing, Ray Boulger, senior technical manager at John Charcol, has predicted.

MMR to keep lid on housing market

The Mortgage Market Review will keep a lid on the housing market, the EY Item Club has predicted.

Interest rates to hit 2.6pc in 2017

Interest rates will hit 2.6% within the next three years, the EY Item Club has predicted.

FCA launch guide ahead of MMR

Ahead of the Mortgage Market Review, which officially comes into place on 26 April 2014, the FCA has produced a short guide to explain the changes to borrowers.

FCA launch guide ahead of MMR

Ahead of the Mortgage Market Review, which officially comes into place on 26 April 2014, the FCA has produced a short guide to explain the changes to borrowers.

Mortgage rates fluctuate during Q1

Mortgage rates have seen mixed movement during the first three months of 2014, quarterly product data analysis from Mortgage Brain has revealed.

Scotland independence could stunt business

Scotlandís independence in-fighting could damage business if it follows the example of Quebec in Canada, a recent report has claimed.

Aviva amends critical illness plan

Aviva has amended its critical illness procedure by altering the wording of its heart attack plan.

xit2 acquired by EDM group

Online property data network xit2 has been acquired by EDM Group, the international information management company, for an undisclosed sum.

Magellan calls on industry to develop Financial Awareness Course

Specialist credit repair lender Magellan Homeloans is calling on the financial services industry to develop a Financial Awareness Course as an alternative to punishing borrowers who get into financial difficulties.

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Buy-To-Let

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Santander unveils fixed 5-year BTL

Santander unveils fixed 5-year BTL

Santander for Intermediaries has launched a fixed 5-year buy-to-let mortgage, while also reducing a range of its other products for landlords.

Number of serious rent arrears fall

Number of serious rent arrears fall

Tenants struggling with late rent have made significant progress in the last twelve months, the latest Tenant Arrears Tracker by LSL Property Services has revealed.

Government closes in on tenancy fraudsters

Government closes in on tenancy fraudsters

The government has pledged over £35m to clamp down on social housing and tenancy fraud, writes Harry Yorke.

TMW remove upper B2L age limits

TMW remove upper B2L age limits

The Mortgage Works is to remove upper age limits at term maturity on its buy-to-let mortgages.


Bridging and Commercial

Fincorp: FCA will crack down hard on seconds

Fincorp: FCA will crack down hard on seconds

The FCA is likely to crack down hard on second charge lending over the next two years after supervision of the sector moved under its jurisdiction earlier this month, bridging lender Fincorp has claimed.

Jerrold Holdings refinances £435m Securitisation

Securitisation deal is done

Jerrold Holdings, the secured lender to the residential and commercial property sectors, has completed an extension of its private securitisation programme, increasing the facility from £373m to £435m.

Hope Capital expands team

Hope Capital makes senior appointment

Brian Baker has joined Hope Capital as head of business development.

Dragonfly to take off with new chief Marc Harris

Dragonfly to take off with new chief Marc Harris

Marc Harris has joined Dragonfly Property Finance as chief operating officer.


Equity Release

Chris Prior Blog

Key group strengthens its executive team

New appointment at Key Group

Key Group has appointed Will Hale as business development director.

more 2 life unveils MMR broker support

more 2 life unveils MMR broker support

Equity release lender more 2 life will be MMR compliant by April 7, more than two weeks ahead of the April 24 deadline, it was revealed.

Grandparents continue to bail out grandkids

Grandparents continue to bail out grandkids

More than one in three over-65s have paid off debts of more than £2,000 for children or teenage grandchildren, research from MetLife shows.

Hodge Lifetime joins Academy

Hodge Lifetime joins Academy

Hodge Lifetime has joined the Later Life Academy as its latest product adviser.


Protection

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Aviva amends critical illness plan

Aviva amends critical illness plan

Aviva has amended its critical illness procedure by altering the wording of its heart attack plan.

MMR will boost protection sales

Protection sales will go up

LifeQuote reckons MMR will boost protection sales as prudent lenders consider a borrowerís ability to pay, not just as a result of employment issues but also ill health.

SPECIAL FEATURE: LV= makes extensive upgrades

LV=

For the second year running LV= has made extensive upgrades to its critical illness cover reaffirming its desire to be seen as the leading critical illness insurer, writes Alan Lakey, director of CIExpert.

L&G are life savers

L&G are life savers

Legal and General has helped clients reinstate cancelled and lapsed protection policies courtesy of its Early Warning System technology, which interacts with them electronically.


Industry

Bob Hunt Blog

Buying business premises

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

An EDM exit for Xit2 boss Blackwell

An EDM exit for Xit2 boss Blackwell

Xit2 managing director Mark Blackwell is believed to be exiting the business following the groupís sale to the EDM Group, writes Ryan Fowler and Robyn Hall.

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?

Open houses to free up property

Open houses to free up property

Independent agent haart will sell over 300 homes by the Open House, a system which sees sellerís open their homes for buyers to look around the property.