When considering the annual gain in house prices along with the increase in rental yields, an investment in the sector a decade ago would have brought a 92% return today, higher than the 60% return that investing in gold would have brought and the 16% increase in cash or the -4% drop in fine art.
SmartSearch has more than 3,500 customers that use the system as a standalone AML solution, but increasingly customers are now looking to perform a SmartSearch via their existing CRMs.
The website hosts a range of tools constructed for intermediaries to help their landlord clients.
Nationwide Intermediary Solutions scooped Lender of The Year, Carrington took home Overall Broker of the Year and Aldermore won Specialist Lender of The Year.
The ‘Unencumbered Restart Mortgage’ is designed to raise cash for purposes like funding home improvements, purchasing an investment or buy-to-let property and consolidating unsecured debt.
Gary McGregor, who was head of Scottish Widows Bank, is taking another role in Lloyds Banking Group.
Following a record start to the year, which has seen it commit more than £150m of finance, Octopus Property is on track to lend a record £850m in 2018/19.
The platform will offer intermediaries the opportunity to provide insight on new products and services to help further improve their overall experience.
He works with building societies, and has over 30 years’ experience in law, specialising in advising building societies and other financial mutuals on corporate, constitutional, governance and regulatory issues.
Land Registry data showed Aberdeen is offering the biggest discount year-on-year, with the price of flats in the Scottish city dropping annually by 7.5% in the last quarter. The price of flats in St Albans decreased by 5.3% and in Middlesbrough they fell by 4.6%.