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Prefab boom

A report by Standard Life Bank says 41% of thirty-somethings would consider buying a prefabricated house. The market for prefabs is worth 1.6bn and growing by 30% peryear. Penthouses built off site and delivered by helicopter to your rooftop, timber lodges and two-bedroom homes assembled within three daysare all examples of modern prefabs.

Far removed from the shaky box-style structures that studded our post war landscape, these flat-pack homes are now heralded as the ultimate in cool.

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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

Take a mortgage, get an iMac free

Scarborough has built on the success of its recent plasma TV give-away with the launch of a mortgage which throws in a Apple iMac G5 computer as part of the deal. The country’s second oldest society is offering the computer package with its limited issue MortgagePlus five-year flexible fixed and five-year flexible base rate tracker […]

BM Solutions adds to mainstream and self-cert ranges

BM Solutions has today added a clutch of mainstream and self-cert products to its current ranges. The new products provide brokers with more options for their clients.Products available from BM Solutions mainstream range now include a two-year 3.89% fixed rate and a 3.75% two-year tracker, both available at 90% LTV. Additions to the self-certification range […]

Mortgage Promotions adds eConveyancer to panel

eConveyancer, the online system for instructing conveyancers owned by the United Group, is to be made available to Mortgage Promotions brokers throughout the country.eConveyancer provides intermediaries with an online service to select and instruct a conveyancer on behalf of their client and then monitor the conveyancers progress thereafter. The system, which is accessible via the […]

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