Truestone Asset Management has appointed Ian Handley to launch its lending arm Truestone Private Finance. Handley and his team will provide independent advice relating to investment property finance, residential mortgage borrowing, multiple property financing, loans, offshore finance and commercial finance.
Specialist lender Salt has added the GHL Group to its premier packager panel.GHL is one of the UKs leading mortgage networks with over 200 appointed representatives and 60 satellite packagers. It joins some of the biggest and most respected mortgage distributors in the industry who are already partners of Salt. Salt says that more packagers […]
Chancellor Gordon Brown has unveiled additional funding to enable the national roll out of a scheme to tackle loan sharks, with a project in every region. Schemes tackling loan sharks have already been piloted in the Birmingham and Glasgow areas and work by improving financial advice for people targeted by loan sharks and exposing and […]
The Bank of Scotland’ s house price index for Q4 2006 reveals that the annual rate of house price inflation in Scotland is now 12.5%.This is above the UK average house price inflation of 9.9%.The index also showed that prices in Scotland rose by 3.0% in Q4 2006 which is below the UK quarterly rise […]
Gross lending hit a new December record of 29.4bn, reveals the latest data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.This was down by 11% on the all-time record of 33.1bn reached in November, but up by 8% on the 27bn of lending in December last year.Today’s data also reveals that a record 346bn was lent in […]
March was Free Wills Month! Free Wills Month brings together a group of well-respected charities to offer members of the public aged 55 and over the opportunity to have their simple wills written or updated free of charge by using participating solicitors in selected locations around England and Wales. Research by the Law Society* highlighted that only 64 […]