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A new coat of paint and a building approval result in a $450,000 PROFIT on a Surry Hills home in just ONE YEAR
(01/10 03:45 - Mail Online UK)
The property market is running hot in Sydney, with an increased number of homes and units being snapped up for well over their reserves. The sale of a terrace home in Surry Hills has definitely proved that, the owner making a whopping $450,000 profit...
Bank switchers could keep account number
(01/10 03:37 - Herald Scotland)
A REVIEW is being carried out into whether bank customers should be allowed to switch lenders using their existing account number in a bid to boost competition, as in the mobile phone market. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said its review would...
Rents and house prices cool from summer boom
(01/10 02:20 - City A.M.)
, 2:03am THE PROPERTY market appears to be giving a glimmer of hope to prospective first-time buyers, with house price growth slowing in September and landlords saying they expect lower rent increases. Nationwide’s house price index, released...
Stamp duty rockets by ?1.5bn in a year: Homebuyers paid ?6.4bn in just 12 months as Treasury cashes in on soaring house prices
(01/10 02:07 - Mail Online UK)
Stamp duty receipts have rocketed ?1.5billion in just one year as the Treasury cashed in on soaring house prices. Homebuyers paid ?6.4billion in the levy in the last tax year, up almost a third from ?4.9billion in 2012-13. Critics have accused the...
Landlords predict lower rent rises
(01/10 01:51 - Introducer Today)
font size decrease font size increase font size Read 6 times Britain’s landlords expect rents to increase by less than the target rate of inflation over the coming year. A survey carried...
Cheap fixes fail to boost remortgages, Lloyds says
(01/10 01:51 - Introducer Today)
font size decrease font size increase font size Read 10 times The price of fixed-rate home loans has fallen to all-time lows, but this has failed to significantly increase the number of...
ALEX BRUMMER: When bad banks turn good
(01/10 01:33 - Mail Online UK)
By Alex Brummer Published: One of the great curiosities of banking is how the worst part of the business can become the best. At UK Asset Resolution, the Government ‘bad bank,’ an amalgam of the most extreme loans made by the Northern Rock and...
Landlords expect rent rise slowdown
(01/10 01:28 - Mortgage Introducer)
This is below the Bank of England 2% inflation target, while it would represent a drastic slowdown from the 2.4% currently recorded annually, according to the latest Buy-to-let index from Your Move...
Savers are savaged again with more cuts on easy-access cash Isas despite looming base rate rise
(01/10 01:24 - This is Money)
By Published: Millions of savers will suffer more cuts in the next few weeks, even though the first hike in the Bank of England base rate for nearly six years is getting closer. Big banks and...
'We gave our life savings to Nationwide - then found the top rate lasted just 30 days': Savers bamboozled by unclear information by banks and building societies
(01/10 01:24 - This is Money)
By Published: When Christine and Peter Nesbitt moved a lifetime of cash Isa savings over to the Nationwide, they did so because the deal offered was the best around. But now they feel utterly...
Buyers told: Stop paying into a pension if you want to take out a bigger mortgage
(01/10 01:24 - This is Money)
By Published: Homebuyers are being urged to stop paying into a pension because it could help them secure a bigger mortgage deal, it has been revealed. Under tough new mortgage rules, banks and...
Homebuyers who took out 125% mortgages with bailed-out Northern Rock now face crippling rates of 13%
(01/10 01:24 - This is Money)
By Published: Homebuyers who took 125 per cent mortgages with failed bank Northern Rock are today being forced by the Government to pay interest as high as nearly 13 per cent. These forgotten...
How to save hundreds on your credit card bill: If you're paying interest with one of the big four banks, you're paying too much
(01/10 00:33 - Mail Online UK)
Australian's are forking out hundreds of dollars on unnecessary credit card interest with the big four banks when they could be getting a way better deal by using any of twenty other cards on the market. ANZ, CBA, NAB and Westpac still charge around 20...
London prices rise over twice as fast as rest of England and Wales
(01/10 00:29 - Mortgage Strategy)
| By London house prices grew at over twice the rate of the rest of England and Wales in August, according to the Land Registry. The figures show house prices in London grew at 21.6 per cent year-on-year, from ?386,008 to ?467,070, in August. Prices...
Taxman pockets 35pc more stamp duty as house prices soar
(01/10 00:28 - Telegraph)
'Phenomenal' rise in stamp duty collection last year is put down to Britain's buoyant housing market Homeowners were last year hit by the biggest rise in stamp duty in a generation, official figures show, with a "nuclear aircraft-sized increase" in...
Nationwide re-opens its doors to Help to Buy 1 homeowners
(01/10 00:25 - Mortgage Strategy)
| By Nationwide is once again accepting applications from home movers seeking to take up the Government’s Help to Buy equity loan scheme. In June , the lender temporarily restricted lending on shared equity deals, including the Help to Buy equity loan,...
‘30% of new-builds rely on Help to Buy 1’
(01/10 00:25 - Mortgage Strategy)
| By Lloyds Banking Group homes and lifestyle director Stephen Noakes says 30 per cent of new-build construction is reliant on the first part of the Help to Buy scheme. Speaking at a housing fringe event at the Labour conference in Manchester last...
Lenders ‘filled their boots’ before MMR
(01/10 00:25 - Mortgage Strategy)
| By The FCA says lenders “filled their boots” on sales with no income verification in the build up to the Mortgage Market Review this year. Delivering her keynote speech at the Financial Services Expo London last week, FCA mortgage policy manager...
Shares dip for six biggest lenders
(01/10 00:25 - Mortgage Strategy)
| By The UK’s six biggest mortgage lenders saw their share of lending dip for the fourth consecutive year in 2013, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders. Data published last week by the CML shows the top six lenders’ share of gross lending...
Why I don’t foresee a remortgage boom
(01/10 00:16 - Mortgage Strategy)
1 October 2014 | By Last month, Mortgage Strategy carried a story in which brokers forecast a remortgage boom in the coming year or two. The piece included research from Mortgage Advice Bureau, which predicted an increase in remortgage lending from...

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