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Scottish landlords enjoy boost to rental yields: Your Move

Rental yields in Scotland reached 4.7 per cent in April as many regions saw growth in monthly rents, according to Your Move. The estate agency group found that across Scotland the average rents increased by 1.7 per cent to £581 per month in the year to April. Its research shows that rents increased in three […]

The BSA appoints Yorkshire boss as chair

The Building Societies Association has announced the appointment of Mike Regnier as its new chair. Regnier is the chief executive of Yorkshire Building Society and previously held the position of deputy chair at the BSA. Prior to Yorkshire Building Society he has worked at TSB Bank, Lloyds Banking Group, and Halifax. He has also worked […]

Project Etopia appoints new chief real estate officer

Project Etopia has announced the appointment of Andrew Southern as its new chief real estate officer. He has also been appointed to the firm’s board. Southern has over 20 years’ experience in the real estate industry, having worked at Hadley Property Group, Hadley Mace, Catesby Property Group, and more recently Southern Grove which he founded. […]

Competition intensifies with 5,000 mortgage deals now available

Competition in the mortgage market has intensified over the past 12 months, with more than 5,000 products now available — an increase of almost 10 per cent on the previous year.  This has had a knock-on effect on pricing, with rates for both two- and five-year fixes falling, according to the latest data available from […]

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Cambridge extends shared ownership distribution

Cambridge Building Society has extended its shared ownership distribution. The society will now offer its shared ownership products to those intending to purchase homes throughout England and Wales. Cambridge will lend its shared ownership offerings through its network partners in England and Wales. This announcement follows the successful trial with three shared ownership firms located […]