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Praxis staff go green

Staff at Praxis have made pledges to help the environment such as printing out fewer emails and using stairs instead of lifts. The packager hopes to achieve the ISO14001 environmental standard.

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BoS launches five B2L deals

Bank of Scotland has launched five buy-to-let products with rental income calculations based on 100% of the initial product pay rate. The range includes a two-year tracker at base rate plus 0.21% and a two-year fix at 5.99%, both with LTVs of 85%.

TMW expands the 100% LTV range

The Mortgage Works is launching three mortgages in the 100% mortgage portfolio.The new deals have an LTV of 99%, with an arrangement fee of 1% which can be added to the loan, taking the loan to 100% LTV. With rates starting from 5.99%, the products are designed for customers who have a small deposit and […]

DCLG offers £100 incentive for early HIP purchase

The first 5,000 home owners to commission a Home Information Pack before August 1 will receive £100 plus VAT off the cost of an Energy Performance Certificate.Yesterday, the Department for Communities and Local Government confirmed its intentions to roll out HIPs to all homes once enough home inspectors have been trained.It also promised the £100 […]

Warning on NI housing shortage

Derek Wilson, chairman of the Council of Mortgage Lenders Northern Ireland, has urged the newly-formed Northern Ireland Assembly to tackle the shortage of affordable homes in the province. The CML says first-time buyer levels in Northern Ireland are at their lowest for 26 years and that in the past 10 years, house prices have trebled.

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What employers should expect over the next five years

A major feature of our articles is looking into the Jelf Employee Benefits crystal ball to predict changes and trends that may influence the short and medium term shape of UK employee benefits.  By flagging such changes early we aim to provide our followers with the tools to make sensible and informed decisions on their benefits offerings.

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