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Heatwave boosts subsidence fears

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association has warned that the number of properties that suffer from subsidence may dramatically increase this year thanks to the recording-breaking temperatures experienced in the summer.

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NAEA reveals buy-to-let market is still buoyant

The National Association of Estate Agents has launched its new quarterly lettings survey, revealing that the rental market in the third quarter of 2006 was buoyant and strong. The increase in property prices that consistently acts as a barrier to first time buyers, matched with the influx of Eastern European immigrants is continuing to fuel […]

Portman links with London & European

Portman is offering its customers fast-track fixed-quote conveyancing services through direct access to London & European’s complete panel management solution for both purchases and remortgages.David Enoch, associate director, Portman Direct, says: “Our customers want to move into their new home or rearrange their mortgage as quickly as possible. “By using L&E’s COMPLETE panel management solution, […]

Lenders start to offer long-term mortgage offers

MoneyExpert.com research shows that nearly a third of lenders offer maximum mortgage terms of 40 years or more. Lenders only offering maximum mortgage terms of 25 years are being replaced by long-term offers. Only 23% of the 126 mortgage lenders and products analysed by MoneyExpert.com limit maximum terms for mortgages to 25 years.Tesco is offering […]

Complete offers POS-O facility

Complete Mortgage & Loan Services has become the latest GMAC-RFC packagerpartner to offer the lender’s point-of-sale offer facility to its brokers.

What triggers the MPAA?

Jim Grant – Senior Product Insight & Technical Support Analyst There’s sometimes confusion around what triggers the money purchase annual allowance. Find out what does and what doesn’t trigger the MPAA. The money purchase annual allowance (MPAA) is a reduced annual allowance that can apply to contributions to defined contribution (DC) schemes. The following table […]

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