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House prices rise at slow pace

The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister says August house prices rose 2.8% over a year ago, compared with a rise of 4% in July. This pace of house price inflation is the slowest in over nine years since a rise of 1.1% was seen in Q2 1996.

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Readers prefer BM Solutions deal to BoS tracker

Most Mortgage Strategy Online readers say they would rather use BM Solutions’ 3.75% two-year rate product than Bank of Scotland’s large loan tracker, with 62% voting in favour of the BM Solutions product. BM Solutions launched a batch of mainstream products last week in the wake of the departure of a number of key figures […]

Second homes boom predicted

Research by financial marketing specialist Teamspirit shows the self invested personal pension provision is likely to cause an increase in the number of people purchasing second homes.

Lending Strategy to be launched next year

Centaur Communications, publisher of Mortgage Strategy, is delighted to announce the appointment of John Murray as editor of a new publication for the lending industry. Lending Strategy is a monthly publication launching in the new year. Publisher Patrick Ponsford says: “It is vital with any launch to appoint an editor with credibility and respect in […]

What a difference a year makes

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.

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