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Advantage sales appointment

Advantage has appointed Steve Mason as sales project manager, responsible for overseeing the delivery of major projects and ensuring lending targets are met. Mason previously spent 18 months as operations manager for sub-prime lending at Accord Mortgages.

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Website calls for family homes

Smartnewhomes. com has renewed its call for more family homes as flats continue to dominate the newbuild market. David Bexon, managing director of smartnewhomes. com, says: “The lack of suitable family homes is a serious issue and cannot be ignored.”

Taxman denies B2L crackdown

Revenue & Customs has refuted claims made in The Times that it is planning a tax crackdown on buy-to-let landlords who have been claiming too much tax relief on their mortgages. It says where tax is owed it will use the “lightest possible touch”.

Get together to help owners and FTBs

There is a growing fear in the industry that the Bank of England will raise the base rate again this Thursday, as it emerged that year-on-year mortgage approvals edged up only slightly in April.

ECB ups interest rates to 5%

The European Central Bank has voted to up the interest rates by 25 basis points to 5% with effect from June 13 2007.The interest rate on the deposit facility will also be increased by 25 basis points to 3%, with effect from June 13 2007.The governing body of the Central Bank also decided that the […]

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