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FSA contact centre accredited

The Financial Services Authority’s firms contact centre has been accredited by professional body the Contact Centre Association.

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Stroud & Swindon has launched a buy-to-share product that allows home buyers to borrow more by taking into account income gained by renting out a spare room.This option is aimed at first-time buyers who are finding it hard to get on the property ladder but do not want to make a financial commitment by buying […]

Mortgage tracking by mobile phone

Conveyancing Mobile has lau-nched a tracking system that allows clients and conveyancers to communicate via mobile internet technology. The software integration is de-signed to allow clients of law firms to monitor the progress of their cases through their mobile phone. A text message can be sent to clients allowing them to view their conveyancing file, […]

House prices are higher in spa towns

Halifax has revealed that home-buyers are prepared to pay a premium to live in a spa town.All 18 spa towns have higher average house prices than their region, while 16 out of 18 spa towns have higher average house prices than the neighbouring towns in their county.Spa towns tend to rank highly for quality of […]

Nationwide reports 34% increase in gross residential lending

Nationwides half-year results show gross residential lending was up 34% to 14.5bn from the corresponding period last year.Net lending was up almost 50% to 5.9bn, the number of mortgage sales were up 17%, and the society appeared in mortgage best buy tables 272 times between April and September 2006.The results show that Nationwide’s three month […]

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