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Loanoptions wins emerging business award, 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. is owned and run by Andrew Moody, who set up the business three years ago. It has grown from three people when it laun-ched to more than 120.

Moody (pictured left) says: “Winning this award is a tremendous boost for a young company, and will help us focus on building on our success. “The award has been made possible by the hard work of our staff and the support of our broker and lender partners.”


Website points to Blair’s mixed housing legacy

With Tony Blair due to step down as Prime Minister later this week, says his housing market legacy includes lower mortgage rates but also declining numbers of first-time buyers. It says the average mortgage rate during the Blair years was 5.9% compared with 8.8% in the decade before he took office. Average house prices […]

Ipswich launches discount B2L tracker at 5.65%

Ipswich has launched a discount buy-to-let mortgage with a rate of 5.65% and a maximum LTV of 75%.The product tracks Ips- wich’s SVR with a discount of 1.5% until August 31 2010 with no early repayment charges.Paul Winter, chief executive of Ipswich, says: “Rises in the Bank of England base rate have dramatically boosted the […]

Exclusive deals from Kensington

Kensington has launched two exclusive deals offering fees-free remortgages and fixed rates from 5.55%. The fees-free package is available on three-year fixed rate sub-prime applications submitted direct to Kensington and through selected distributors.

Landlords should think commercially

In recent years, the investment performance of the commercial property market has been strong, consistently outperforming other investments. Similarly, the buy-to-let market has seen strong growth. In fact, it is estimated that around 11% of the UK’s housing stock is held by private investors, showing there are now a lot of experienced residential landlords in the country.


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