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Flexibility needed to help FTBs

Research published by the Council of Mortgage Lenders concludes that the most effective policies for providing affordable home ownership will be those that offer the flexibility for young buyers to only take on levels of mortgage debt that are prudent given their incomes and other commitments.

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BDS takes on BDM

BDS Mortgage Group has appointed Sarah Barnett as business development manager with responsibility for managing key broker relationships. Blemain newscast Blemain Finance has participated in the c2-financial weekly web newscast.

Equifax combats corporate ID theft

Equifax has launched a pocket guide to combating corporate ID theft and fraud, designed to provide businesses with an accurate and easy-to-read overview of the risks and solutions available.

Someone should get a grip on cases submitted to Halifax

From Jason Simpson I am interested to know how other brokers find working with Halifax at the moment. I have a case that has been in the underwriting phase since early April. The application is for a remortgage with a guarantor at about 85% LTV and it’s as strong a guarantor case as you will […]

House prices increased by 0.1% in May

Halifax house price index shows that house prices increased by 0.1% in May, the smallest monthly rise since January’s 0.2% fall. Halifax says as expected, technical factors, specifically, the corresponding figures last year were weak – and recent momentum in the housing market have caused house price inflation to pick up in early 2006. The […]

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