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Only 57% back Conservative Right to Buy scheme

Just 57% of Mortgage Strategy Online readers think the Conservatives’ revamped Right to Buy scheme is a vote winner.

This is despite a recent poll showing the Conservatives to be finally making headway and ahead of Labour.

This week Mortgage Strategy asks: “Would you advise a first-time buyer to take out a ‘death bed’ mortgage?”


IHT is still a big issue for many

Rocketing house prices and the need for financial security mean Inheritance Tax is still a key issue for many people despite the recent increase in thresholds, says the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Em- predicts price war after edeus launch

Em-financial has predicted that a lender price war will determine the winners and losers in the mortgage market when edeus finally launches in September. Roger Morris, managing director of em-Financial, says he expects rates to improve when the new lender begins trading. “The lenders that are wise are sitting on a mountain of cash ready […]

West coast seaside towns more expensive than East

Research from Halifax Estate Agents shows that seaside towns on the West coast have seen stronger house price growth over the past five years with 14 of the top 20 located on the West coast against six on the East coast.The most expensive seaside town is on the West Coast, Sandbanks in Dorset, with an […]

TMP appoints consultant

The Mortgage Partnership has appointed an inhouse mortgage consultant. Mark Kennedy, who previously worked at Northern Rock, is now based at the enquiries desk at TMP’s principle office in Wirral.


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