Confidence in the housing market has fallen for the first time in eight months despite recent increased activity, research from The Woolwich reveals. Confidence was static for four months but fell by 1% in September with 48% of home owners expecting their property to rise in value over the next 12 months.
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Technology Partnerships International says that many companies are awarding smaller outsourcing contracts because of increased use of offshore locations. The latest quarterly index from the sourcing advisory firm shows the average value of larger contracts signed worldwide to date in 2005 is 183m, down by almost a quarter from 240m a year ago. The trend […]
Optoma Broker Solutions has extended its service offering through the Trigold system, by offering key features documentation on all of its exclusive products, available for download. Optoma currently has more than 650 exclusive products listed on Trigold. Directly Authorised Intermediaries who submit business to Optoma can receive a free customized Prospector AAA sourcing system paid […]
The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries has come out with some depressing statistics that, if true, show despite regulation having been around for almost a year, both lenders and brokers are still stumbling over the basics.
GMAC Commercial Mortgage Europe has appointed Steve Machin as vice president of the UK real estate finance team, based in Norfolk House, St. James Square. Machin, who joins GMAC-CM Europe from RBS Structured Property Finance, will report to Kevin Cooper, managing director, UK Real Estate Finance. His appointment closely follows the recruitment by GMAC-CM Europe […]
New research has revealed that the highest percentage of opt-out rates in auto-enrolment is made up of 22- to 30-year-olds (28.49 per cent of 2,102 people surveyed, who chose to opt out of schemes, were in this age bracket).
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