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SHIP issues home reversion reminder

Safe Home Income Plans urges brokers to ensure they have the necessaryhome reversion qualifications in place ahead of its April 2008 deadline.

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B2L lending soared in 2007

Buy-to-let lending boomed by £2.9bn in the second half of 2007.Figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders show that buy-to-let len-ding increased to £24.1bn in the six months to December, up from £21.2bn in the first half of the year.Mortgages to landlords, including remortgages, increased to 179,100 in the second half of the year – […]

Cut your prices, minister tells Ireland builders

Irish housing minister Barth-olomew O’Keeffe has offered the country’s construction industry some blunt advice on how to reverse the Republic’s property slump. “If you want to sell houses, cut your prices,” he told them.

Brokers play fast-track and loose

Kevin Paterson takes a weekly look at the latest developments in the market and brings you what’s hot and what’s not in the world of mortgages

Nordbank to sue UBS for imprudent CDO management

Swiss banking giant UBS is set to be the first big lending name to be sued for the mis-selling of millions of dollars’ worth of investments linked to sub-prime mortgages.

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