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Monthly payments remain stable

The Woolwich’s latest mortgage affordability research shows the monthly cost of servicing mortgages remained at 18.6% of borrowers’ household incomes during November. Annually, this is up 0.1 of a percentage point.

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Smartnewhomes.com has released its market predictions for 2006, which suggest that although the UK housing market has suffered throughout 2005, spring 2006 will see a burst of activity before returning to steady sustainable growth with an average 2% price inflation over the year. The average price of a new home has fallen by around 2.5% […]

Britishinsurance.com launches low-cost loan protection

Britishinsurance.com has launched low-cost loan protection insurance that cost under a fifth of the average price charged by the top 10 lenders.As well as the low cost benefits include tax-free benefits being payable from day one rather than being subject to the usual 60-day excess period.It is a monthly contract that can be cancelled by […]

Remortgage to pay for Xmas

With each consumer expected to spend an average of 615 this Christmas, Bradford & Bingley is urging home owners to offset the cost by remortgaging. B&B says home owners languishing on SVRs could save around 150 per month – 1,800 per year – by moving onto a better deal rather than compensating for a festive […]

Don’t neglect the admin department

We must ensure our administrators are properly trained and motivated as they are increasingly important – and they can make our jobs easier, says Sue Read

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