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Lettings market strong in Q4 2006

The National Association of Estate Agents says there was a strong market for UK residential lettings in Q4 2006. It says affordability, an increase in immigration and strong interest in bricks and mortar as an investment contributed to a thriving buy-to-let sector.

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Are lenders cutting costs to such an extent that they are employing office cleaners on their broker helplines? Mortgage sourcing and decision in principle systems can only do so much. On a more complicated case I want to speak to a lender to make sure it fits. Last week I thought I had pre-agreed a […]

Armed forces get the chance to buy abroad

Conti Financial has teamed up with Forces Financial to offer members of the armed forces, the police and Ministry of Defence employees the chance to buy abroad.

S&S release B2L fixed rate

Stroud & Swindon has released a buy-to-let two-year fixed-rate mortgage at 5.49%.The mortgage is fixed until May 2009, and when the offer ends the rate moves to a 0.5% discount from the buy-to-let standard variable rate. There is a maximum LTV of 75% and early repayment charges of 2% until May 31 2009, as well […]

AHIPP says there is no shortgage of energy assessors

The Association of Home Information Pack Providers says that its reaserch has shown that there is not a shortage of energy assessors.The HIP association says that firms training or employing home inspectors and domestic energy assessors firmly believe there will be over 2,500 people qualified to deliver Energy Performance Certificates by June.It is estimated that […]

Johnson Fleming is a finalist at UK Pensions Awards 2016

The UK Pensions Awards shine the light on excellence and recognise the advisers, providers and investment managers that offer the highest level of innovation, performance and service to occupational pension schemes and their members. This year’s awards looked at advisers and providers across 31 different categories and were rigorously judged by a panel of senior […]

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