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Newcastle unveils two products at 90% LTV

Newcastle Building Society has launched a two-year fixed rate and a two-year tracker at 90% LTV. The fixed rate is available at 5.95% with a £499 completion fee and a £195 reservation fee, while the tracker rate is available at 4.6%.



Valuations up 61% in February

The number of valuations on residential housing grew 61% in February, compared to the previous month, according to the latest research by Connells Survey and Valuation.

It’s likely that fraud is rife as brokers try to boost income

Am I alone in surmising that brokers must still be regularly perpetuating mortgage fraud by placing self-cert business through fast-track lenders? A recent Mortgage Strategy poll indicating only 25% would accept fast-track disappearing, along with Abbey’s more vigilant stance shows that despite the mess our industry and country are in, fraud is probably still rampant. […]


Protect clients from losing their homes

Controversial comments by a government minister have catapulted the latest housing statistics on to the front pages of the newspapers. Housing minister John Healey was commenting on repossession figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders and said that sometimes repossession is the best thing for people. I can understand the thinking behind his remark. Of […]


Mortgage drought stalls builders

The country’s sixth largest housebuilder Redrow, says a chronic shortage of mortgage availability and down valuations are stopping new homes from being built.

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In Focus — February 2015

Jelf Employee Benefits looks at the issue of paying anaesthetist fees when the patient had no chance to discuss or agree to them prior to care; and provides recommendations for avoiding this scenario.


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