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Mortgage fraudsters receive 18 years total jail time

The four fraudsters caught in a £5m mortgage and property scam received jail sentences at Swansea Crown Court totaling just over 18 years.

Mortgages | 22 Dec 2014
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London property market suffers demand slump

Demand for properties in London has fallen by 28 per cent since February as people move further away from the capital to find homes which will fit their budget, research has shown.

Mortgages | 22 Dec 2014
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Equity release to hit £1.2bn

This year, lending in the equity release equity is expected to reach £1.2bn following the Equity Release Council's report that the in the first nine months of the year lending had exceeded £1bn.

Mortgages | 22 Dec 2014
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Homes within national parks command 21% price premium

House hunters purchasing homes within the boundaries of a national park have to pay a premium of £39,000 on an average home worth £188,810 - 21 per cent more than an otherwise identical property.

Mortgages | 19 Dec 2014
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Product launches of the week

Deals abound with just a week to go until Christmas.

Investments | 19 Dec 2014
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Reeds Rains tripped up over marketing letter lie to customers

National property lettings firm Reeds Rains has been caught out lying to its landlord customers about the existence of new rules to safeguard tenants from Legionella.

Mortgages | 18 Dec 2014
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Financial adviser among four jailed for ‘dizzying' £5m mortgage fraud

An estate agent and financial adviser are among four fraudsters due to be jailed in Wales today after perpetrating a complex web of mortgage and ID fraud.

Mortgages | 18 Dec 2014
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Federal Reserve moves a step closer to rate hike with hawkish statement

A hawkish statement from the Federal Reserve has been perceived by markets as another step towards an interest rate rise, although it is unlikely to come before April 2015.

Investments | 18 Dec 2014
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Future rate rise fails to dampen buy-to-let spirits

Despite 52 per cent of investors expecting interest rate rises, the buy-to-let market will see significant investment in 2015, according to buy-to-let specialists Platinum Property Partners.

Mortgages | 16 Dec 2014
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Help to Buy 2 applicant household income between £30-40k - Aldermore

Lender Aldermore said the majority of its Help to Buy: mortgage guarantee applicants are 30 to 34-year old first-time buyers with a household income of less than £40,000.

Mortgages | 16 Dec 2014
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Co-operative, RBS and Lloyds fall short in BoE stress tests

Lloyds and Royal Bank of Scotland have fallen short in Bank of England tests to determine their resilience in the event of a new financial crisis, while the Co-operative Bank has been ordered to submit a new capital plan.

Investments | 16 Dec 2014
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PM launches discount home scheme for 100,000 first-time buyers

The Prime Minister is set to launch a consultation into a scheme targeting those under 40 who have never owned their own homes.

Mortgages | 15 Dec 2014
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UK property prices fall while buyer confidence rises

The UK has seen the largest ever monthly fall in property prices across the country, as fewer sellers feel they have the upper hand.

Mortgages | 15 Dec 2014
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Product launches of the week

Christmas offers abound this week. See what's new here.

Investments | 12 Dec 2014
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Grosvenor Crescent crowned most expensive street in England

Grosvenor Crescent is the most expensive residential street in England and Wales, according to latest research from Lloyds Bank.

Investments | 12 Dec 2014

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