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Roadshows on HIPs

eConveyancer isrunning a series of roadshows to help brokers exploit the commercial opportunities of Home Information Packs. They will take place between April 18 and April 27 and eConveyancer will be using the opportunity to publicise its own HIPs offering, eHips.

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Chancellor Gordon Brown ignored home owners’ pleas last week after he made no changes to the Stamp Duty thresholds in his 11th Budget.

CML gives its backing to TCF lender website

The Council of Mortgage Lenders has thrown its weight behind The TCF Lender Forum website in a bid to get the industry to embrace the Treating Customers Fairly initiative before next Saturday’s deadline.

Halifax’s so-called promise turned out to be worthless

This letter is in the nature of a cautionary note to advisers on using Halifax’s inaccurately titled Mortgage Promise application in principle. I recently had a tricky client to place – a contractor without a permanent right to reside looking for a large loan. Having discussed the case with a Halifax Premier underwriter I was […]

House prices grew by 0.8% in March, says Hometrack

The latest national housing survey from Hometrack shows that average prices grew by 0.8% in March up from 0.7% the previous month. The year on year rate of growth now stands at 6.7%, compared to just 0.1% the same time a year ago. Hometrack says this is the highest year on year rate of growth […]

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