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No signature required

From today BM Solutions has removed its signed standard declaration requirement. The lender says it will be the first not to require a written customer signature for a mortgage to complete.

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Rental demand at all time high, says Paragon

Research from Paragon Mortgages reveals that landlords believe tenant demand for rental properties is at its highest rate ever. Almost a third of landlords surveyed stated that demand for rental property is growing or booming. This is an 8% increase from last quarter in the proportion of landlords who report that demand is on the […]

Beacon relaunches fixed range

Beacon Homeloans has enhanced its residential mortgage range with best buy rates and an expanded lending criteria.Interest rates on the fixed rate deals within Beacon Homeloans light, medium, heavy and fasttrack ranges have fallen and are now from 5.50% for the two-year fixed rate and from 5.40% for the three-year fixed rate products.Beacon Homeloans has […]

£485M extra for social housing

The government is to pump nearly £500m more into social housing in 2007. Communities secretary Ruth Kelly unveiled further funding of £485m for Arms Length Management Organisations to invest in the social housing they manage on behalf of local authorities.