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TMB applications hit £10bn

The specialist lender says its expansion has been steady since its foundation, but the past two years have seen an acceleration in growth. It hopes to build on this over the next five years and double its mortgage book by 2012.TMB reported a 40% inc-rease in business for the first two months of this year, […]

Loanoptions wins emerging business award

Loanoptions.co.uk, the Wilmslow- based secured loans business, has won the Emerging Business Award at Ernst & Young’s Northern Region Entrepreneur of the Year awards. The awards were held on June 18 at the Hilton Hotel in Manchester. Loanoptions.co.uk is owned and run by Andrew Moody, who set up the business three years ago. It has […]

RICS launches sustainability principles

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has introducing a best practice guide for sustainability within the UK housing industry.Following the adoption of a sustainability policy by governing council in 2005, RICS, in conjunction with Gleeds and The Forum for the Future, is launching a guide to show how the overarching concept of sustainability relates to […]

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Home Energy Performance Packs could replace HIPs

I wasn’t surprised to read the results of Mortgage Strategy’s straw poll on whether Home Information Packs should be scrapped, given that it had been hijacked by a pro-HIP forum (Mortgage Strategy’s June 11). You can’t blame them for trying – clinging to life when facing death is a strong motivation. What puzzles me is […]

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