Numbers up at Manchester Expo

Mortgage Business Expo Manchester has reported a 10% increase in visitors in 2007 compared with the 2006 show. It estimates that 2,670 people visited the show this year. The Council of Mortgage Lenders recently blamed parental financial help for contributing to house price inflation and locking out first-time buyers. It says nearly one-third of potential first-timers anticipate getting parental help but warns a generation may be unable to buy as this pushes up house prices.

So, this week Mortgage Strategy asks…