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AVM use up 400%, says Hometrack

Hometrack has reported a 400% rise in the use of automated valuation models. It says lenders are looking for objective valuations of their portfolios to protect themselves during the credit crunch. Oliver Hughes, director of capital markets at Hometrack, says: “Large lenders and mortgage-related investors are looking to AVMs to value portfolios, reset LTVs and identify areas of risk. They also seek more transparency and a betterunderstanding of their assets.”

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Future stays in secured loans

Future Mortgages has decided to stay in the secured loans market and is accepting cases again. Ian Warrilow, head of secured lending at Future, says: “We are back to where we were and accepting applications.”

Europe: banking on a recovery

Neptune video: Europe — banking on a recovery

Arguing that the eurozone crisis is over, watch Rob Burnett, head of European equities at Neptune, discuss the sectors that he’s investing in to harness the recovery. 

In the video, Burnett addresses the following: 

• The primary drivers of the eurozone’s economic recovery
• The turnaround in individual countries’ current accounts
• Sectors best positioned to harness the recovery, without offering undue exposure to risk

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