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From Andrew Brownlie


UCB offers alternative buy-to-let calculation

UCB Home Loans is set to become the only mortgage lender offering customers a standard choice of two different buy-to-let borrowing calculations across its entire range of buy-to-let products.The calculation works on the anticipated rental income being equal to at least 125% of the monthly mortgage payment on an interest only basis, calculated at the […]

Mortgage Expo attracts 9% more guests than previous year

Mortgage Business Expo 2005, held at Earls Court on November 16 and 17, attracted 4,619 visitors this year. In a like for like comparison of last years Mortgage Business Expo which pulled in over 4,250 attendees making it another record for the show with a 9% increase.Organisers Clarion Events say that both the show and […]

Economic Lifestyle challenges providers to improve product terms & conditions

Economic Lifestyle is challenging other equity release providers to improve the terms and conditions of their products as it launches its cash release plan, a fully portable and flexible reversion scheme available for customers aged 60 and over.The retirement housing and finance specialist believes poor sales of reversion plans in comparison with lifetime mortgage schemes […]

Web adverts worry the FSA

Companies that advertise sub-prime products on the internet could be in the firing line from the Financial Services Authority for failing to comply with regulations. Speaking at the Mortgage Business Expo at Earls Court in London, Chris Atkinson, manager of the communications and strategy team for financial promotions at the FSA, warned it is currently […]


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