Product launches of the week

Select Property Group, Schroders, Leeds Building Society and more have exciting news this week.

Mortgages | 28 Nov 2014

House price growth slowdown rumbles on for third month

House price growth has continued to cool in November marking the third consecutive month to see a slowdown in property price rises.

Mortgages | 28 Nov 2014

Former Irish property tycoons begin legal battle with Ulster Bank

Former Irish property tycoons John and Michael Taggart have begun a multi-million pound legal battle with the Ulster Bank at the High Court in Belfast.

Mortgages | 27 Nov 2014
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Increase in housing stock eases pressure on supply and demand

A significant rise in housing stock has created a better balance between supply and demand in the property market, research has shown.

Mortgages | 27 Nov 2014

London sees slowest rate of increase in first-time buyers

The first-time buyer market in London is increasing at a significantly slower rate than in other parts of the country, according to research by the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).

Mortgages | 27 Nov 2014
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Nationwide refutes claim lending drop is linked to older borrowers

Nationwide has refuted suggestions in the national media that a £900m drop in its mortgage lending is linked to an unwillingness to lend to borrowers into retirement.

Mortgages | 26 Nov 2014

Bereaved Brits left with £32bn mortgage debt

Brits have accumulated £32bn of mortgage debt since July last year as the result of losing a partner, according to research from Legal & General.

Mortgages | 26 Nov 2014

Regional housing growth to overtake London in 2015 - Halifax

Global economic worries could reduce demand and activity at the top end of the London market in 2015, leaving more concentrated house price growth in the regions next year, said the Halifax.

Investments | 25 Nov 2014
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Over 40s face 'unjustified' discrimination in mortgage market

Freezing the over 40s out of the housing market is another example of unjustified age discrimination. according to Paul Green from Saga.

Mortgages | 25 Nov 2014

RBS 'wanted critic's mortgage back'

A businessman who wrote a government report that criticised RBS has been told he can no longer remain a customer of the bank, according to the BBC's Panorama programme.

Mortgages | 25 Nov 2014
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Record number of young people living in poverty

The number of private rented sector tenants in poverty has doubled in the last decade from 2.1m in 2002/03 to 4.1m in 2012/13, research has revealed.

Savings | 24 Nov 2014

BLOG: Opportunities in direct property

Investors are inundated with information on funds. The alternative is to invest directly. In the first of a mini-series, financial planner Rob Noble-Warren looks at property.

Investments | 24 Nov 2014

Product launches of the week

How low can mortgage rates go? See which banks and building societies slashed rates this week.

Mortgages | 21 Nov 2014

We Buy Any House pulled up by ASA

Website ‘We Buy Any House’ has been censured by the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) for misrepresenting itself as an alternative to an estate agent while acting in a similar way.

Mortgages | 19 Nov 2014
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Miliband savaged over Mansion Tax by Mylene Klass

Ed Miliband has come under attack for his party’s proposals for a Mansion Tax from an unexpected quarter.

Remortgage | 19 Nov 2014

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