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Deposit scheme disputes are rare

A tenancy deposit scheme has recorded just 341 disputes among its 200,000 accounts. Mydeposits.co.uk says the 200,000 figure represents more than £177m worth of deposits protected by some 31,000 landlords and letting agents.

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Tide of repossessions allowed to rise

If ever there was a time that consumers needed protection from bullying lenders eager to evict them, it is now. And if there was a time those struggling with repayments needed to be treated with dignity, it is now. But it seems lenders have been given a window to ensure the worrying trend of repossessions continues.

House prices static in February

The Land Registry says house prices in England and Wales remained static during February, with the average price standing at £185,616. Prices in London fell by 0.4%, with average house prices dropping to £353,760. But at 10.6%, annual growth in the city remains higher than in any other region. The West Midlands experienced the highest […]

Identity crisis

More from Bettelley’s bash, a night when the booze flowed faster than lenders repricing their deals. Jonathan Cornell got a welcome that was warm and slightly confused.

Buildloan launches 85% LTV lifetime tracker with TMB

BuildLoan is now marketing a lifetime tracker product from The Mortgage Business.BuildLoan, the intermediary arm of self-build and renovation specialist BuildStore, says the tracker is offered at bank rate plus 2.44% for the length of the term.It is available for up to 85% LTV to self-builders, renovators, convertors and home improvers.

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