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Archive of: 2014

  • Mortgage & Protection News - Winter 2014/15

    Much has happened in the mortgage marketplace over the last year or so. Schemes have been launched to assist the homebuyer, and tighter lending rules have been introduced, meaning it may be tougher to get the loan you want. Click the above link to read the full newsletter.

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  • The butterfly effect for mortgage rates

    The butterfly effect is the popular metaphor for how a small change in one set of conditions can have significant impact later on in another set of conditions. The theory being that the flap of a butterfly’s wings in Brazil could eventually set off a tornado in Texas.

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  • Mortgage borrowers waiting three weeks for bank branch advice - L&G

    Borrowers are finding it harder to get in front of a qualified financial adviser, said L&G due to the limited banking hours available to consumers.

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  • Over 50s with mortgages in repayment crisis - Saga

    More than two thirds of the 6.3 million over 50s with an interest-only mortgage, who had intended to pay it off with an endowment policy say their underperforming endowment will not foot the bill, according to Saga Personal Finance.

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  • Property prices stabilise following London slowdown

    The UK property market stabilised in the third quarter as average asking prices in Britain rose by just 0.85%.

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  • Rental costs up 1% in a year, says ONS

    Private rental prices paid by tenants in Great Britain rose by 1% in the 12 months to September 2014, according to the Office For National Statistics (ONS).

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  • UK sees Q3 GDP growth slow to 0.7%

    UK GDP growth stood at 0.7% in the third quarter, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), down from 0.9% in Q2 but in line with economists’ expectations.

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  • Housing minister unveils Right to Build plans

    Housing and planning minister Brandon Lewis has announced plans to support aspiring custom and self-builders who want to build their own homes.

    The minister published details of plans for a new Right to Build policy across England, so that anyone who wants to build their own home will be able to turn to their council for help in finding a suitable plot of land.

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  • Buy-to-let market celebrates 18 years of lending

    Paragon Mortgages has released a report to celebrate the buy-to-let sector’s 18th birthday, which has gone from a standing start in 1996 to gross lending of £20.7bn last year.

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  • Fixed rates continue to dominate mortgage market - FCA

    Some 88% of mortgages were taken out on a fixed rate basis in the first quarter of the year, statistics from the Financial Conduct Authority have shown.

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