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Parents can cash in on rising prices

Research from Landlord Mortgages shows parents who choose to buy a property for their children to live in while they are studying at college could make profit of almost 20,000 over the three years of their child’s degree.


1st unveils future plans at user conference

1st, a Vertex company, unveiled a range of software and e-commerce services to be launched over the next 12 months at its annual conference.The first is Adviser Evolution a smart client application, developed using Microsofts .Net technology. The system is being piloted by five intermediary firms, including Yorkshire Investment Group with a controlled launch ear […]

BM Solutions updates sub-prime and self-cert sub-prime

BM Solutions has launched a new selection of products across its sub-prime and self-cert sub-prime ranges.Rates in the sub-prime range include: 5.45% three year tracker, available at 90% LTV with free valuation 5.99% two year tracker, available at 90% LTV with free 500 cash backRates in the self-cert sub-prime range include: 5.65% three year tracker, […]

Advantage Flexishare loan to take market by storm

Advantage is poised to take the market by storm with the launch of its Flexishare product in July, which allows first-time buyers to borrow up to 6 x their income, split between a conventional mortgage and residential ownership loan.The innovative move comes just six months after Advantage was bought by US giant Morgan Stanley. The […]

TCF website launched to help brokers

A Treating Customers Fairly website has been launched to help brokers get to grips with the Financial Services Authority’s switch to principles-based regulation. The website – a joint venture between Frank Eve, managing director of Frank Eve Consulting, and seven lenders – has the support of the Council of Mortgage Lenders and the Association of […]


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