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Countrywide signs HIP deal

US firm MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates has signed a contract with estate agency Countrywide to be its lead supplier of Home Information Packs. MDA will receive all Countrywide’s HIP orders and execute them supported by a back-up supplier. Countrywide subsidiary Rightmove dropped its HIP proposition last year.

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Lenders split on further rate rises

Lenders are split on whether further rate rises are likely in order to bring inflation back under control. This follows the Bank of England’s decision to freeze interest rates at 5.25% in March. Stephen Leonard, director of mortgages at Alliance & Leicester, says: “Over recent past weeks there has been growing consensus in the market […]

Debt specialist changes its name

Compass Finance Group, the debt solutions specialist, has changed its name to The Debt Advisor Group. The name change was approved by shareholders at the company’s annual general meeting on February 23 and has been implemented to reflect more accurately the products and services provided by the group.

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What’s your favourite restaurant? Osteria Basilica in Notting Hill is all that a good restaurant should be. It brings back a lot of good memories for me, too, as I took my wife there on our first date. What’s the most you’ve ever spent on dinner for two? About £300 at Zuma in Knightsbridge. It […]

What attendees thought of the LendInvest Property Development Academy

LendInvest ran its first Property Development Academy in London last month. Attendees from all over the UK gathered to learn how to better equip themselves with the skills they need to grow their property development portfolios. Speakers from CBRE, Gleeds, Arcadis, Gowling, Residential Edge and AZ Urban Studio gave their insights into their respective fields […]

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