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FSA to hold free surgeries in July

The Financial Services Authority is offering free surgeries for financial advisers, mortgage and general insurance brokers. They will take place in Cheltenham on July 17, Gloucester on July 18 and Swindon on July 19.

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House price slowdown in May

In May, UK house prices grew at their slowest rate this year, research from Halifax reveals. The lender found that prices rose by 0.3% in May compared with 1.1% in April. May was the third month in a row growth has slowed.

Property website to take on Rightmove

A new property website is hoping to take on the likes of Rightmove and revolutionize the way estate agents market and sell their properties online. The website Zoomf was officially launched earlier this month.It is designed as a one-stop shop for both house buyers and renter, making it easier, faster and more efficient for people […]

Brokers confident about coming year, says Paragon

Brokers’ exectations for growth in mortgage business over the next year remain strong despite interest rate rises, research by Paragon Mortgages reveals.On average, brokers predict that business will increase by more than 6% over the next year, which is the highest expected rise since 1999.Nearly 70% of the financial advisers questioned said that recent interest […]

NR ups rates by up to 0.2% across range

Northern Rock has increased its rates across its entire residential and buy-to-let range by up to 0.2% in response to rising swap rates.The changes will take effect from Wednesday June 20 2007 and the current range remains available until midnight on Tuesday 19.Flexible fixed rates will be available from 5.59%, with a £1,995 product fee.There […]

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