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CML Have High Hopes for 2013 Lending Market

Created on 22 January 2013.

Lending in the UK housing market will rise by 9% by the end of 2013, according to predictions by the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).  ...

London Mortgage Brokers at Risk as Small Building Societies Reject Business

Created on 21 January 2013.

A number of building societies are reverting back to dealing with local customers only, according to a study by Moneyfacts.

New Flat-Rate State Pension Plans Unveiled

Created on 17 January 2013.

A new flat rate universal pension was announced by the Government on the 14th January, to take effect from April 2017. Under the new simplified system, the rate will be universal and, therefore, everyone ...

Deposits For London Houses Three Times National Average

Created on 16 January 2013.

... house price and what would be required for a 20% deposit. While borrowers can get a mortgage with a deposit of as little as 5% of the purchase price, the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) reported that ...

Mortgage Lenders Truly Go to War

Created on 15 January 2013.

Mortgage rates are continuing to fall with another lender launching a 1.99% two-year fixed rate deal for customers with a 40% deposit.  ...

New Build Plans to Ease Market Pressure

Created on 11 January 2013.

Local communities are expected to develop robust plans to build new affordable housing for the next five years, as part of the Planning Minister’s desire to ease the pressure on the housing market.

Retirement Income Continues to Fall

Created on 10 January 2013.

Those entering retirement in 2013 are likely to have seen their annual income be 18% lower than those who retired in 2008, based upon thefindings by Prudential’s Class of 2013.

UK Property Millionaires on the Rise

Created on 09 January 2013.

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

Remortgaging Hits 4 Year Low

Created on 07 January 2013.

The number of homeowners deciding to remortgage has hit a four year low, according to the LMS Remortgage Report. November saw 22,472 people remortgage; this being a fall of 23.6% from figures in October ...

Rise in High LTV Mortgages Expected in Q1

Created on 04 January 2013.

Mortgage applications for higher LTVs (Loan to Value) are predicted to rise in the first quarter of 2013, according to the Credit Conditions Survey conducted by the Bank of England.  ...

Increased Gap Expected in the Pension Market

Created on 03 January 2013.

The gap in pensions is expected to grow further in 2013, according to predictions by the financial advisor Bestinvest.

London House Prices 10% Higher Than At Peak of Market

Created on 03 January 2013.

Hometrack the online valuation company, claims house prices are 10% higher in London than they were at the peak of the market. However, the new research claims that overall prices have fallen across two ...

Twitter and Facebook – Avoid Prosecution For What You Say

Created on 03 January 2013.

The impact of social media and the necessary legal curbs to prevent its abuse has been in the headlines throughout 2012. We have witnessed a number of prosecutions for comments made on both Twitter and ...

Holiday Lets – Are They The Best Investment?

Created on 03 January 2013.

Buying a holiday home on the promise of high returns and occupancy rates may seem enticing, but there are risks for buyers who do not choose carefully. The ease which guests are connected to properties ...

NONYs just want to have fun

Created on 03 January 2013.

UK citizens classed as 'neither old nor young' (NONY), appear in no hurry to settle down according to Bright Grey's Generation Now report. The need for  independence seems low on the agenda for at ...

Where is The Mortgage Market Really Heading in 2013?

Created on 28 December 2012.

There has been a great deal of speculation in recent weeks regarding the 2013 predicted surge in house prices. However not all pundits are anticipating further increases. The Chief Executive of the National ...

Access To Mortgages Hits 4 Year High

Created on 26 December 2012.

The Building Society Association (BSA) found in its Property Tracker Survey that it is easier to secure a mortgage than at any time in the past four years with borrowing rates at five-year lows and planning ...

Mortgage Market Forecasts for 2013

Created on 26 December 2012.

The Council of Mortgage lenders has recently published its 2013/14  mortgage market forecasts  alongside its mortgage lender evaluation of the market based on interviews with the national lenders.In ...

Britain May Have Hit Triple Dip Despite Growth

Created on 21 December 2012.

The UK economy grew by 0.9% in the third quarter, according to figures released today by the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

French Tax Exiles Come To London

Created on 21 December 2012.

The French Government has introduced a 75% top tax rate on high income earners on €1 million a year, equivalent to £800,000.