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Deposit requirement has gone up almost 10-fold

The average deposit has risen from £6,793 in 1990 to £65,924 in 2011, says First Direct.

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Dean Jones takes on role of Leadbay managing director

Dean Jones, former head of Paaleads.com, has joined Leadbay as managing director. He joined Paaleads.com, part of Moneysupermarket.com, in July 2006 and is understood to have left his role as head of the firm last year to work in the commercial department of Moneysupermarket.com. Leadbay’s parent Add Momentum Innovations went into liquidation last December. The […]

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Private rentals can fill the housing gap

I read with interest a report by the National Housing Federation which called on the government to take action against the housing market crisis.

Nick Mothershaw

In my opinion: Build up your defences against fraudsters

Fraud in the UK is a billion-pound illegal business with fraudsters targeting perceived weaknesses in systems. Be it individuals misrepresenting their own circumstances to obtain services that would otherwise be out of reach or the threat of identity fraudsters masquerading as someone else, fraud continues to be a major cause for concern among mortgage providers.

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