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Website to boost Sharia mortgages

A website has been launched to advertise Shariacompliant mortgages and financial products from UK lenders. IslamicMortgages. is intended to help the UK’s Muslim population get onto the property ladder.


Countrywide says yes to Apollo bid

The Countrywide buyout saga continued last week after the estate agency accepted a takeover offer from Apollo Management, while a counter-offer was rumoured to be on the cards.

Guy Batchelor Lehman’s new executive director of sales

Lehman Brothers European Mortgage Capital Division has appointed Guy Batchelor to the role of executive director of sales and marketing for the UK.Batchelor has been with Lehman Brothers since January in the role of franchise development director for Europe and has been actively involved in the strategic review since joining.In his new role, Batchelor will […]

London is still tops for investors

London is still the best market for property investors, says Experian. Eight of the top 10 UK markets are in London, mostly in the office sector. Investment in London offices has reached record levels in each of the past three years.

School plan could hit prices

Plans to revise the way school places are allocated have led to fears of house price slumps in catchment areas.


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