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Housing market still strong, says Stubbs

David Stubbs, RICS economist, says the Nationwide house price figures show the market is buoyant.

Stubbs says: “The housing market remains strong, supported by a strong economy, rapid population growth and investor demand. Affordability and accessibility to the market, for first time buyers, is worsening as prices and interest rates rise and will continue to do so. The Housing market’s continued strength is likely to increase the pressure on the Bank of England to raise interest rates again before the end of the year.”


Swift won’t pass on rate rise

The Swift Group will not pass on the rise in the base rate to new borrowers applying for secured loans and will instead absorb the cost.

Easier2Move appoints BDM

Easier2move has appointed Gordon Bell as a lender focused business development manager. Bell will be responsible for building up lender work throughout the UK. In addition to overseeing tenders for banks and building societies, he is charged with the day-to-day account management amongst the packaging and estate agency communities.Bell ran the Halifax panel prior to […]

John Charcol incorporates xit2 Valuation Exchange

John Charcol has incorporated the xit2 Valuation Exchange into its branch and online application process to provide an online system for its panel mangers, SecureMove Panel Management Services and Colleys. This move will offer a new way to manage external valuations and allows further timesavings in the mortgage process. The Valuation Exchange, developed by xit2, […]

BDS appoints group relationship manager

BDS has appointed Di Moore as group relationship manager with immediate effect.This is a new role created within the group specifically to develop and manage their affinity and network relationships, including Burns Anderson and Sesame whom they are on the preferred packager panel. She also manages their direct to consumer arm Admiral Mortgage Solutions and […]


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