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Accord launches new resi range

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11 hours ago

Highlights of the range include a 2-year fixed rate at 2.35% (was 2.39%) at 85% LTV, available for house purchase, which comes with a £495 fee, £500 cashback and free standard valuation.

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EQT Fund Management makes offer for Iress

11 hours ago

Despite initial discussions, Iress, who has confirmed it has received a “confidential, unsolicited, non-binding and indicative proposal”, is looking for a higher price than what it has received. 



MoneySuperMarket: 95% LTV availability up 1262%

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15 hours ago

Looking at values and product type, MoneySuperMarket finds the average amount searched for is £213,000, while 2-year fixed (40%) and 5-year fixed (28%) are the most popular mortgage types for Brits.


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Are you fluent in AML?
John Dobson SmartSearch

17 hours ago

Like all regulations, the laws governing onboarding new customers is packed full of acronyms, and terms which mean little outside of the context of anti-money laundering (AML) legislation.


Beating the deadline with bridging
Jonathan Sealey - hope capital

17 hours ago

This stamp duty holiday has revitalised the property market, with investors and developers rushing to get deals over the line and as a result, house prices have risen rapidly.





Lloyds grows mortgage book

17 hours ago

So far Lloyds has lent around £9bn to first-time buyers leaving the Bank on track to meet its £10bn first-time buyer commitment. 

Supporting the self-employed
steve seal bluestone mortgages

19 hours ago

The specialist lending market continues to support those borrowers who are disenfranchised by the mainstream lending community by offering alternative options.



Brokers beware of buyers in BTL
John Dobson SmartSearch

Wed 28 Jul 2021

Outside of the moral obligations for preventing money laundering, brokers need to ensure they are doing their due diligence to avoid getting blacklisted by lenders.

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Stamp duty holiday fuels bridging activity

18 hours ago

Funding an investment purchase was the most popular use of bridging finance whilst the number of first charge bridging loans increased as buyers rushed to complete purchases. 


Holiday lets – ‘school’s out for Summer’

Tue 27 Jul 2021

Purchasing a holiday let in a prime holiday location, whether established or up and coming, is a strong option for maximising returns and is creating increased demand for specialist holiday let mortgages.



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