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B2L figures show price pick-up

The latest buy-to-let index from Paragon Mortgages shows a renewed pick-up in the prices at which investor landlords buy properties.

Nationally, property prices rose by 1.99%, with larger rises in some regions.


Moore and Blatch says lenders face challenge in debt recovery

Debt recovery specialists Moore and Blatch has warned that changes in personal attitude to debt could present lenders with new challenges in debt recoveries.Recently published statistics from the government’s Insolvency Service, showthat more than 23,000 people became insolvent in England and Wales duringthe first three months of 2006.That represented a 73% rise on the same […]

Nationwide alters fast-track rules

Nationwide has made changes to its fast-track rules. Now all applications for loans under 50% LTV are guarenteed to be fast-track if they pass Nationwide credit scores.

Mortgage Alliance picks LifeQuote

The Mortgage Alliance has chosen LifeQuote’s Intelligent Protection as the protection system to provide to its members.

NMG says advisers lose confidence due to the fear of an increased in base rate

NMGs Mortgage Intermediary Census has revealed a sharp drop in confidence levels of advisers, on the back of growing expectations of an increase in the Bank of England base rate.NMG has been tracking business confidence levels since the launch of Mortgage Intermediary Census in April 2005. Confidence levels peaked in February 2006 when 53% of […]

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Preparing for the changes to the pensions market

As more and more providers start to reveal their stance on the charge cap and removal of commission and active member discount pricing, we thought it would be worthwhile to look at what these are, and the steps businesses should be taking to prepare for this.


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