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Landlords plan to invest

The latest buy-to-let Confidence Survey from Mortgage Express shows the sector remains strong and landlords are positive about its future. The specialist lending arm of Bradford & Bingley says 87% of landlords are planning to either extend or maintain their property portfolios over the next six months.

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Debt strategy likely to result in more home repossessions

Plans by the government and lenders to tackle credit card debt could put homes at risk of repossession, it is feared. Plans being prepared by the Department for Constitutional Affairs will make it easier for banks, credit card firms and major stores to repossess debtors’ homes. The department is planning legislation to allow charging orders […]

Industry learns to live with regulation

Today is the first anniversary of the mortgage industry’s regulation by the Financial Services Authority.Despite the doom mongering, the industry is broadly positive about a year that’s had more than its fair share of ups and downs. Rather than the bang everyone predicted, it was more a gentle thud as frustrations mounted in the first […]

Cooper endorses Live’s HIPs solution

Yvette Cooper, minister for housing and planning, used Lives recently launched Home Information Packs sticks to demonstrate how technology can enable a better flow of information at her recent address to the Law Society Conference, Property in Practice 2005 on October 27 at the Millennium Hotel Mayfair, London. Rob Sendall, chairman of Live, says: “We […]

LIME clinches secured lending deal with Norton Finance

Lifetime Insurance Mortgage Experts has clinched a secured loan offering in partnership with Norton Finance.Secured lending has grown month on month throughout 2005, to an all time high of 8.9bn in August 2005, and the number of people choosing a secured loan as opposed to a further advance or remortgage has also increased steadily. LIME […]

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