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Buyers stick to what they know

Research by the Post Office finds that nearly four in 10 home owners purchase their buildings or contents insurance through their mortgage provider despite the possibility of better deals elsewhere.

Less than one in 10 change their home insurance provider annually, with 40% never changing and a further 28% rarely doing so.

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Looking back at the past 12 months in the life of Mortgage Strategy, the most important development by far was the introduction of statutory regulation which has transformed the industry, says Mira Butterworth

August sees remortgaging boost to lending figures

The Council of Mortgage Lenders has revealed that lending continued to strengthen over the summer. Gross mortgage lending rose by 9% to an estimated 27.5bn in August, up from 25.2bn in July. The rise is one of the highest figures on record, 4% higher than the 26.5bn of August 2004, and the highest figure since […]

Secured lending set to slow

Datamonitor says secured lending will calm over the next five years. From 2005 to 2009 it predicts gross advances will grow at an average of just 5.3% per year to reach £35.4bn in 2009. This compares with growth of 50% per year over the past five years.

TFC launches standalone legal package

TFC Homeloans launches its first standalone legal package in association with London & European today, adding a complete web-based panel management solution to the TFC Homeloans branded portfolio.The value-added package is available to intermediaries at £399.00 inclusive of VAT and disbursements, and promises faster completions on all TFC re-mortgages through the adoption of L&E’s complete […]

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White paper — In Focus: Ebola Virus Disease

Jelf Employee Benefits focuses on Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) and what this means for businesses with operations in West Africa. This will be of particular interest to those with employees either travelling to, or living within, West Africa, the area affected by the most catastrophic outbreak of Ebola to date.

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