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Partnership on The Exchange

Partnership Home Loans, a sister company of Partnership Assurance, has become the 15th provider to join The Exchange online equity release quotation service on the Exweb portal.

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Moneyfacts warns on base rate rises

Moneyfacts.co.uk has warned that future base rate rises will affect consumers, especially those who have borrowed to the maximum and don’t have the comfort of a fixed rate mortgage. It says it has seen lenders increasing income multiples and launch competitive products and, as a result, some consumers are taking the maximum level of borrowing […]

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 […]

Buy-to-let property prices pick-up

The latest buy-to-let index from specialist lender 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.John Heron, managing director at Paragon Mortgages, says: Residential property investors continue to build their portfolios in a buoyant housing market. Weve […]

Solent launches 10th brand with Kensington

Solent Mortgage Services has launched its 10th mortgage brand, Collingwood Homeloans, in association with Kensington Mortgages. Collingwood will be the first fully branded partnership launched by Kensington. Paul Robinson, chief executive officer of SMS, says: “Kensington has been a long-term partner for a number of years and we are thrilled that it has chosen SMS […]

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Neptune video: UK economy: a sustainable recovery?

After years of a slowly brewing economic recovery, the UK has seen a strong rise in growth in recent months. Mark Martin, manager of the Neptune UK Mid Cap Fund, discusses the strength of this recovery and whether it is sustainable.

In the video, Martin addresses the following:

• Structural features supporting the UK economy
• UK mid-caps and the potential for M&A activity
• Valuations and opportunities in house builders

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