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Brokers back B2L benefits

Research by UCB Home Loans shows brokers believe in the benefits of buy-to-let, with 46% already owning buy-to-let properties themselves.

And even if they do not already own a buy-to-let property, 68% will consider putting one into a self invested personal pension.

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Construction of private housing on the rise

Construction activity continues to rise firmly, with the private housing sector seeing the largest increase, reveals the latest construction survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors published today. Housing workloads showed the largest rise in 15 months, whilst private commercial market activity continues to rise, though not as quickly as seen last year as […]

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I have not signed up a single client from leads I bought

From Chris Platt An advert for paaleads.com in your last edition prompted me to write about my experience with this company. The advertisement is misleading as it suggests that an intermediary would earn 2,200 froman outlay of 325. I recently bought 15 leads at 32.50 per lead and as this was my first purchase from […]

Dangerous liaisons

With the focus on the potential for sub-prime mis-selling, brokers will have to take steps to protect themselves from client complaints and increasingly cannibalistic fellow brokers, says Harvey JonesWith the focus on the potential for sub-prime mis-selling, brokers will have to take steps to protect themselves from client complaints and increasingly cannibalistic fellow brokers, says Harvey Jones

Which? responds to green cash machines

Which? has responded to todays announcement by Nationwide Building Society and HBOS to introduce green signs on their cash machines to signal they are free. Laurence Baxter, senior policy adviser at Which? says: “We are very pleased that Nationwide and HBOS have adopted and supported Which?’s idea of instantly recognisable green and red labels to […]

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