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Magellan and 3mc in new partnership

Magellan and 3mc in new partnership

Specialist mortgage lender, Magellan Homeloans, has announced that is to distribute its full range of mortgage products via the specialist distributor and packager 3mc.

24 Feb 2017

Barratt announce profits are up on fewer completions

Barratt announce profits are up on fewer completions

Barratt Developments has enjoyed a “strong” half year, with pre-tax profit up but total completions slipping.

23 Feb 2017

Bovis Homes to slow its production rate in 2017

Bovis Homes to slow its production rate in 2017

Bovis Homes experienced a 'difficult' 2016, but says that it is now focused on resetting the business.

21 Feb 2017

ARLA and NAEA launch Propertymark

ARLA and NAEA launch Propertymark

The Association of Residential Letting Agents and National Association of Estate Agents have announced that they are 'moving into a new era', with the launch of Propertymark and moving into the world of consumer protection.

10 Feb 2017

Kent Reliance and The Mortgage Alliance announce new partnership

Kent Reliance and The Mortgage Alliance announce new partnership

Specialist mortgage lender, Kent Reliance, has announced that it has partnered with The Mortgage Alliance to provide a direct submission route for its brokers and extend its specialist distribution network.

10 Feb 2017

Rightmove in market insight sharing partnership with NAEA and ARLA

Rightmove in market insight sharing partnership with NAEA and ARLA

National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) and Association of Residential Letting Agents (ARLA) are pleased to announce they are working together with Rightmove, to offer more help and support to agents by sharing the latest market insight and keeping them up-to-date with new legislation for both sales and lettings.

03 Feb 2017

Fleet announce new BDM for the North

Fleet announce new BDM for the North

Buy-to-let and specialist lender, Fleet Mortgages, has announced the appointment of a new Business Development Manager (BDM) covering the North of England.

03 Feb 2017

Ex-Countrywide Director acquires Badger Holdings Group

Ex-Countrywide Director acquires Badger Holdings Group

Nick Dunning Associates has made its first large scale acquisition with the purchase of London and the Home Counties letting and sales agency Badger Holdings Group.

01 Feb 2017

Strong results announced at Fleet

Strong results announced at Fleet

Fleet Mortgages has announced a strong set of results for 2016, lending over half a billion pounds and turning over a £2m profit in only its second full year of lending.

26 Jan 2017

Commercial property prices increased across all sectors in 2016

Commercial property prices increased across all sectors in 2016

The latest report by specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co has highlighted that during 2016, average business property prices once again increased across all sectors.

13 Jan 2017

 

Paradigm announces new partnership with Castlight Financial

Paradigm announces new partnership with Castlight Financial

Paradigm Mortgage Services has announced a new strategic partnership with financial capability platform, Castlight Financial.

12 Jan 2017

70% of builders report material price hikes

70% of builders report material price hikes

New research from the Federation of Master Builders has revealed that 70% of UK builders have seen an increase in material prices due to the depreciation of the pound.

09 Jan 2017

Indian affordable housing giant to launch in UK

Indian affordable housing giant to launch in UK

One of India’s fastest growing residential property developers, Xrbia, is to launch in the UK in a bid to help tackle the extreme housing crisis.

03 Jan 2017

High street agent numbers drop in London boroughs

High street agent numbers drop in London boroughs

New research by online estate agents, HouseSimple.com, has revealed that the impact of the slowdown in the London property market has seen the number of high street estate agents fall in four out of ten London boroughs this year.

21 Dec 2016

Will it be a busy Christmas for estate agents?

Will it be a busy Christmas for estate agents?

While many of us are looking forward to a well-earned rest over the festive break, it seems Christmas is becoming the season that never sleeps for estate and letting agents.

15 Dec 2016

Conveyancing Association announces support for The ESTAS Conveyancer Awards

Conveyancing Association announces support for The ESTAS Conveyancer Awards

The Conveyancing Association announced at its annual conference last week that it has become the official industry association partner for The ESTAS Conveyancer Awards in a two-year deal.

09 Dec 2016

Conveyancing Association announces template to improve conveyancing process

Conveyancing Association announces template to improve conveyancing process

Following discussions at its ‘Modernising Conveyancing’ Conference, the Conveyancing Association has today announced it will set out a template for the future, and produce a list of actions all designed to improve the overall conveyancing process.

06 Dec 2016

Ingard adds Bluestone Mortgages to panel

Ingard adds Bluestone Mortgages to panel

Network, DA brokerage and specialist distributor Ingard has announced this morning that it has the added Bluestone Mortgages to its panel of lenders.

02 Dec 2016

National Counties announce rebrand

National Counties announce rebrand

National Counties have announced this morning that all mortgage products for new customers will now be available under the Family Building Society brand with immediate effect.

02 Dec 2016

Land Registry to remain in the public sector

Land Registry to remain in the public sector

Following a brief consultation, the government has confirmed that it has scrapped the proposed privatisation of the Land Registry which will now remain in the public sector.

24 Nov 2016

UKALA launches new partneship with Property Redress Scheme

UKALA launches new partneship with Property Redress Scheme

The UK Association of Letting Agents has announced today that it has switched consumer redress provider to the Property Redress Scheme (PRS).

10 Nov 2016

Majority of estate agents unfazed by Brexit

Majority of estate agents unfazed by Brexit

A new survey conducted by cloud-based estate agency software provider, Dezrez, has found that 64% of estate agents haven’t developed a Brexit plan or strategy, and still do not see the need for one.

08 Nov 2016

Which day is busiest for estate agents?

Which day is busiest for estate agents?

According to new research from telephone answering and outsourced switchboard specialist, Moneypenny, property receptionists answered the highest volume of calls between 10am-11am on Tuesday – suggesting that agents are most under-resourced at this time.

31 Oct 2016

LMS announces new partnership with Leeds BS

LMS announces new partnership with Leeds BS

Conveyancing panel management specialists, LMS, has announced a new partnership with Leeds Building Society.

17 Oct 2016

LMS and Monmouthshire extend partnership

LMS and Monmouthshire extend partnership

Conveyancing panel management specialist, LMS, has announced this morning that it has extended its partnership with Monmouthshire Building Society, following a successful two-year collaboration.

10 Oct 2016

Dragonfly Property Finance announces rebrand

Dragonfly Property Finance announces rebrand

Dragonfly Property Finace has announced this morning that it has officially rebranded to Octopus Property.

10 Oct 2016

Record year for CALA

Record year for CALA

CALA has announced a record financial year with profits topping £60 million for the first time in the group’s history.

05 Oct 2016

Calls for the government to abandon Land Registry privatisation for good

Calls for the government to abandon Land Registry privatisation for good

Andrew Lloyd, Managing Director of Search Acumen, calls on the Government to drop its plans to privatise Land Registry as the proposal gets dropped from the Neighbourhood Planning and Infrastructure Bill.

09 Sep 2016

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