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The return of inflation

Alex Ralph, manager of the Artemis High Income Fund, sees further pressure on government bonds as inflationary pressures build on both sides of the Atlantic.

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TML grows team with further appointments

The Mortgage Lender has made several new appointments, including adding a key account manager and three intermediary business consultants. Ryan Best joins as key account manager, having spent three years with TSB, most recently as business development manager with their intermediary mortgage channel. He has also held a variety of mortgage-related roles with Lloyds Banking […]

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Lenders slam lack of direction in housing policy

Mortgage lenders are frustrated by the “merry-go-round” of housing ministers and a lack of direction in policy, the latest survey by Imla reveals. The Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association found that three-fifths of lenders feel that constant ministerial reshuffles are negatively impacting government housing policy. The trade body urges Theresa May’s new Conservative administration to back […]

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House hunters are returning to the market, says RICS

House hunters are returning to market after June’s Brexit vote but they face a lack of purchase options as the supply of available homes remains restricted, according to surveyors. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors latest research found that demand has increased for the second consecutive month. Across the country, 10 per cent more respondents […]

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Second charge market resilient to Brexit and MCD, says report

The Brexit vote and MCD aftermath have failed to dent second charge lending volumes, according to a report from specialist master broker Enterprise Finance. Drawing on data from the Finance and Leasing Association, the report studies the aftermath of both the vote and the European directive on the industry. The report states: “With falls in […]

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