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With the Credit Squeeze in the Rear View Mirror - What's Happening in the Rental Market?

Created on 07 November 2013. Posted in Live News

... however it leaves scope for an earlier rise if the success of Help to Buy is coupled with a strengthening economy. Already the Bank of Ireland and West Bromwich Building society have already raised their ...

Banks Get Moving With Government Lending Schemes

Created on 07 September 2013. Posted in Live News

... by £1.6bn. It means £1.6bn more loans were dished out than redeemed in the same period, effectively meaning more money is moving into the economy. Since the funding for lending scheme launched in ...

British Expat Mortgages in Singapore for UK Expats

Created on 26 August 2013. Posted in Singapore

... advice. Generally, they are receiving all the benefits of this low taxation economy but when trying to arrange UK expat mortgages or British expat buy to let remortgages, their non-UK tax position causes ...

Mortgage lending rockets 26 per cent in June

Created on 28 July 2013. Posted in Live News

...  Stronger economy The change is down to a number of factors mainly driven by Government interventions to boost the housing market. Most significantly the funding for lending scheme provides cheap loans ...

Santander Joins Help to Buy Scheme

Created on 27 July 2013. Posted in Live News

... the shelves with more than 7,000 reservations and 1,000 sales in just four months. It has come at a time of merging confidence in the UK economy with house prices rising and cheap mortgage rates available. ...

UK economy grows 0.6 per cent in second quarter

Created on 25 July 2013. Posted in Live News

It seems that the UK economy has grown by 0.6 per cent in the second quarter of the year compared to the first quarter as the recovery picks up pace which is great news.  After 0.3 per cent growth ...

Renters Suffer Inflation More than Homeowners

Created on 17 July 2013. Posted in Live News

... those owning their own property saw 0.2 per cent less inflation than the rest of the economy. The consumer prices index increased to 2.9 per cent in the 12 months June, up from 2.7 per cent in May. ...

House prices are set to Boom by 6.3 per cent By 2015

Created on 15 July 2013. Posted in Live News

... optimistic outlook for the UK economy far outstrips previous estimates. House prices are set to grow by 2.3 per cent this year, 5.3 per cent next year before hitting huge increases of 6.3 per cent in ...

Carney signals 0.5% interest rate for foreseeable future

Created on 04 July 2013. Posted in Live News

... for the economy on the back of strong US growth expectations. However, all the signs are that the UK is not about to follow its lead just yet and mortgage rates remain at super-low levels. Long-tern ...

Remortgages rise 17% in April as Borrowers Look for Savings

Created on 28 May 2013. Posted in Live News

... your mortgage as well as looking at putting it in the context of the economy and stop you paying more than you need to. That is the benefit of a remortgage consultation. Cash boost There is also the ...

Govt's Help to Buy scheme can help with large mortgages too

Created on 26 May 2013. Posted in Live News

... a consultation on the finer details. The ability to buy second homes worth up to £600,000 for a deposit of just £30,000 could be attractive to many borrowers. The Government wants to boost the economy ...

Halifax Reports Prices On The Move

Created on 01 May 2013. Posted in Live News

... into recession, according to the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC). The BCC believes a strong performance by Britain's service industries during the first three months of the year has kept the economy ...

Bank Lending Up as Mortgage Optimism Rises

Created on 21 April 2013. Posted in Live News

... Osborne has made it is political priority to focus on housing and mortgages in a bid to get the economy moving. The Government's funding for lending scheme that offers cheap loan to banks to pass on ...

Banking To Be Made Easier

Created on 07 February 2013. Posted in Live News

... and Development’s (OECD) report on the state of the UK economy, the Chancellor called for the Bank of England to loosen its money lending criteria. It is hoped that this will encourage lenders to offer ...

House sales up in 2012

Created on 06 February 2013. Posted in Live News

... £156 billion. Commenting on market conditions in this month's Market Commentary, CML chief economist Bob Pannell observes: "We are more positive about the UK housing market and wider economy than a year ...

Fall in First Time Buyers Caused by Rent Trap

Created on 31 January 2013. Posted in Live News

... among first time buyers. But, he warns this growth is ‘likely to be gradual’, and dependant on ‘the performance of the wider economy.’  ...

Is Britain On Course To Triple-Dip Recession?

Created on 28 January 2013. Posted in Live News

The UK economy shrunk by 0.3% over the final quarter of the year, according to the latest numbers published by The Office for National Statistics (ONS). The following figures are worse than the  0.1% ...

London House Prices 10% Higher Than At Peak of Market

Created on 03 January 2013. Posted in Live News

... to the Government’s austerity measures and state of the general economy. The situation looks less bleak in the capital where 70% of postcodes saw an increase in 2012. This compares with only 42% in ...

Britain May Have Hit Triple Dip Despite Growth

Created on 21 December 2012. Posted in Live News

The UK economy grew by 0.9% in the third quarter, according to figures released today by the Office of National Statistics (ONS).   However, some leading UK economic think tanks have warned ...

Inflation To Remain 'Sticky' As Economy Continues To Adjust

Created on 13 December 2012. Posted in Live News

... to remain near the 2% target or higher, as the UK economy continues to make necessary adjustments due to the global and domestic economic down-turn.   He commented further that the UK economy ...