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Many people plan to buy new homes

Some three million people – nearly 7% of the adult UK population – are planning to buy new homes in the next six months, a survey by mform.co.uk reveals.

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Accord cuts rates across prime range

Accord has slashed rates across its five best-selling prime products. It now has a three-year fixed at 5.14% with a 1.5% fee and a three-year fixed at 5.49% with a 795 fee, which is also available to existing borrowers.There is a 100% LTV three-year fixed at 6.14% with a 695 fee, a self-cert three-year fixed […]

I’m no sub-prime conspiracy theorist but…

Ah, spring in America. The cherry blossom is starting to show its buds and the last piles of snow are beginning to melt – along with a considerable chunk of the residential sub-prime industry.

Concordia to market Close’s buy-to-let range

Concordia is to market Close Mortgages buy-to-let range.Concordia is a consortium of five UK brokers: Alexander Hall, Chase De Vere Mortgage Management, Cobalt Capital, Hamptons International Mortgages and Savills Private Finance.John Taylor, chief operating officer at Close Mortgages, says: Close Mortgages is very pleased to have a unique association with Concordia, based on a number […]

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Swaps continued to fall last week. They have been declining for the best part of a month. It will be interesting to see what impact last week’s decision to hold base rates has. Hopefully swaps will continue to fall and this will result in some lower fixed rates soon.

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Healthcare predictions for 2015 from Jelf Employee Benefits

The continuing fall-out from the Competition and Markets Authority’s (CMA’s) review, the rise of the private GP and digital engagement will be the primary focuses in the private healthcare industry during 2015, according to Iain Laws, managing director, healthcare and group risk, at Jelf Employee Benefits.

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