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em-homeloan launches range

em-homeloans is offering a range of products in conjunction with lending partner First National.

em-‘s branded lending division willoffer brokers a light-to-medium, two-year fixed rate at85% LTV with a rateof 6.59%; a two-year discount at 75% LTVwith a rate of 6.44%; and a first-time buyer 95% LTV two-year discount with a rate of 5.94%.


SWIP welcomes REITs

Scottish Widows Investment Partnership has commented on the governments forthcoming draft legislation on Real Estate Investment Trusts. It believes REITs will provide a stable savings product that is accessible to private investors for savings and pension investment, especially if introduced as ISA, PEP and CTF eligible.The draft legislation will present the UK with a window […]

House prices rise for first time in 15 months

House prices have started to rise again for the first time in 15 months reports the latest Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors housing market survey published. The three months to November saw 4% more chartered surveyors reporting rises in prices than falls. Octobers figures showed a balance of 8% reporting falls. Buyer enquiries have consistently […]

Appointments at Retirement Plus

Retirement Plus, the British Land-backed reversion provider, has appointed Fred Paton and Michelle Martinez as head of sales and operations respectively. Paton was previously national relationship manager at Mortgage Express. Martinez was director of credit and head of risk at Rooftop Mortgages.


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