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More efficient conveyancing

Convex says its new conveyancing system offers a 40% improvement over regular conveyancing methods, meaning the home buying process can be speeded up by over a month. The technology firm says it exchanges documents in 34 days, completing nine days later.

The system allows clients to be kept informed by email. Duncan Samuel, managing director of Convex, says: “It’s about time the conveyancing process was given a good shake-up. That’s what we have done in developing and testing our service over the past three years.”


Money for nothing, your HIPs for free

Cost has always been a key issue with Home Information Packs. I have no doubt that if HIPs were free the attitude towards them would be dramatically different to the hostile reception they have received to date.

Rate hikes good for landlords, says Paragon

The recent interest rate hikes may discourage first-time buyers but will benefit buy-to-let landlords, says Paragon Mortgages.Its research reveals that rental yields achieved by residential investors have remained steady at 6% for the past eight months.The new year has started on a positive trend, and the buy-to-let market is set to remain strong as rising […]

Investors opt for commercial property

A report by Jones Lang LaSalle has found that private investors are increasingly choosing to invest their funds in commercial property.The report also reveals that commercial property returns have outperformed equities and gilts over 2006.Commercial property proved to be the best performing asset class in 2006 with total returns of 18.1% according to the Investment […]

Mortgage Trust appoints BDM

Mortgage Trust has appointed Mick Kirkman as a business development manager in the North.

Europe: Nursery slopes

After a flat year for European equities, in which the Artemis European Growth Fund outperformed, manager Philip Wolstencroft is (cautiously) optimistic about 2016.


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