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Have Lenders Misinterpreted Interest Only Rules?

Created on 20 May 2013. Posted in Live News

... lenders had begun to reduce their offering of interest-only deals. In the last decade the number of interest-only mortgages grew to nearly three million in total and covering huge swathes of the country. ...

Large Mortgage Loans Going Mainstream At Halifax

Created on 17 May 2013. Posted in Live News

... value. The rate cuts show a trend towards 1 million mortgages becoming a more mainstream product as they have become quite specialised and niche. For such a large amount it is essential that you speak ...

Halifax Reports Prices On The Move

Created on 01 May 2013. Posted in Live News

... research that houses over £1m many requiring a 1 million mortgage or more, where also showing greater sales growth. This positive news comes on top of the fact that the UK is set to avoid falling back ...

Size Is Not Everything With Buy-to-Let

Created on 29 April 2013. Posted in Live News

It is not the 1 million mortgage properties but rather, one and two bedroom properties which deliver the highest rental returns with average yields of 6.8% and 6.4% respectively, data from Countrywide ...

Mansion Tax Extension Debated

Created on 18 February 2013. Posted in Live News

... get tied into paying this additional tax. Reports of the proposed plans would mean a 1% levy on those with property portfolios worth more than £2million. Business Secretary Vince Cable said that it ...

UK Property Millionaires on the Rise

Created on 09 January 2013. Posted in Live News

The number of property millionaires in the UK has for the first time broken the 300,000 mark, based upon the findings recently released by Zoopla.co.uk.   As demand for high end properties in ...

Remortgaging Hits 4 Year Low

Created on 07 January 2013. Posted in Live News

... to November; with lending falling by £949 million to £3.1 billion. However, this is £114 million higher than lending in August, which experienced a 12 year slump in gross lending, since December 1999. ...

Twitter and Facebook – Avoid Prosecution For What You Say

Created on 03 January 2013. Posted in Live News

... and it provides a useful window on their motivations and the way they can act. Twitter now has 500 million active users and there are over 340 million tweets each day. A recent US study has showed that ...

NONYs just want to have fun

Created on 03 January 2013. Posted in Live News

... least 5 million 25-40 year olds who  class themselves as financially dependent. The new research, which refers to this particular age group as NONYs (people that are 'neither old nor young' aged ...

French Tax Exiles Come To London

Created on 21 December 2012. Posted in Live News

The French Government has introduced a 75% top tax rate on high income earners on €1 million a year, equivalent to £800,000.   This has led to some high market estate agents bracing themselves ...

Pensioners May Struggle in Mortgage Market if Cuts Go Ahead

Created on 20 December 2012. Posted in Live News

... also be reduced from £1.5 million to £1.25 million. While this will technically provide pensioners with one more year of state pension from 30years to 31 years, as living cost rise, the reduced income ...

London House Prices Fall 3 Months In A Row

Created on 18 December 2012. Posted in Live News

... country, its pricing must become more realistic in the difficult market. As a result, there have been reductions in prices on properties ranging from ‘high value, multi-million pound properties, down to ...

Millions of Homeowners Overpaying On Their Mortgage

Created on 17 December 2012. Posted in Live News

The UK’s historically low, current interest rates has led to over 2.3 million borrowers overpaying on their mortgages according to new figures produced by the Council of Mortgage Lenders. (CML) The organisation ...

Equifax warns of tighter FSA regulations on lenders

Created on 13 December 2012. Posted in Live News

... £1.2 million for not treating customers correctly.   Although the ‘Common Sense’ rules are not to be enforced until 2014, the principles are generally practised by many lenders in today’s market. ...

New Builds May Be On The Rise As Councils Remove The Backlog

Created on 12 December 2012. Posted in Live News

... £661 million in reward pay-out money to 353 councils across the UK. This was a reward bonus for councils building 142,000 new properties and redeveloping 13,000 previously disused properties throughout ...

HSBC claim 3.6 million overpaying on mortgages

Created on 10 December 2012. Posted in Live News

HSBC today report that an estimated 3.6 million borrowers on a Standard Variable Rate (SVR) mortgage could save money by re-mortgaging to a cheaper rate of interest.    The research suggests ...

Mortgage Broker Vacancies

Created on 04 November 2012. Posted in Recruitment

... when people, themselves do not perform. There are 28 million mortgages in the UK, our advisers  complete on less than 150 each per year. In requiring this, we agree to deliver the highest remuneration ...

Our Principles

Created on 04 November 2012. Posted in Recruitment

... the clients, the products, the Regulator or the system, which can happen when people, themselves do not perform. There are 28 million mortgages in the UK, our advisers  complete on less than 150 ...

UK Homeowners in Negative Equity Finally Improving

Created on 30 October 2012. Posted in Live News

... seven million property mortgages, looked at the amounts outstanding between the first quarter of 2011 and first quarter of 2012. It seems that the burden of negative equity is easing and in the last ...

Default retirement age comes to a welcome end

Created on 04 October 2012. Posted in Live News

... the medium term job prospects for the economy are more likely to increase as a result. As over 65s become more economically active and millions of older people appear to be pulling out of the UK Labour ...