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Fixed rates grow in popularity

The number of borrowers opting for longer term fixes increased by 11% in February to a record 32% of all mortgages, reports Spicerhaart. The estate agent’s financial services index attributes the increase to a belief that interest rates are likely to increase and stay high.

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HAE calls for compulsory estate agents’ training

Halifax Estate Agents has urged firms to ensure their staff in every branch are qualified by the National Association of Estate Agents. Earlier in the year HEA called for the government to bring in compulsory licensing for all estate agents in the UK.A core element of this campaign was to ensure minimum competency standards and […]

Heritable appoints BDM for East Anglia

Heritable has appointed Robert Salter as business development manager for East Anglia. Salters remit will be to promote Heritables bespoke property finance offerings and to develop introducer relationships across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. He is familiar with this region, having previously covered East Anglia in the same role for Mortgage Times. Heritable is […]

PNP chooses conveyancer

Premier Network Partnership, has chosen a Salans as its preferred conveyancer. Steve Moorley, managing director of PNP, says: “We recognised that it was crucial to find a quality conveyancer that we could work with closely and in whom we had confidence.”

Sub-prime a mystery to most people

Beacon Homeloans has called on the industry to educate consumers about the sub-prime market following findings that only 19% of consumers realise the market exists.

Can you put a hat on?

By Sarah Scott, marketing consultant You might think the question in the title is a strange one. Perhaps even more so when you learn that it’s one of several asked as part of an assessment for Employment Support Allowance eligibility in the opening scenes of the 2016 film, ‘I, Daniel Blake’. Daniel is a carpenter […]

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