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Mortgage rates hit nine-year low

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Interest rates on mortgages have hit record lows, but borrowers are being hit with higher fees, as banks look to protect their profit margins, according to figures from Moneyfacts.co.uk. The average interest…

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BoE may curb credit growth

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The Bank of England may consider introducing measures to improve financial stability if household debt grows faster than the rest of the economy, says the bank policymaker in charge of financial stability.…

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HSBC quits CML

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The HSBC has said that it will leave the CML by the end of 2016 as industry trade bodies get set to merge – and Barclays could follow. The bank has handed…

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Mortgage lending at seven-year high

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Gross mortgage lending rose by eight per cent in 2015, taking the estimated total for the year to £220.3 billion compared with £203.3 billion in 2014, according to the Council of Mortgage…

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Rightmove website was not compromised, says portal

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Rightmove has dismissed claims that its portal has been compromised after ITV London had claimed to have uncovered a new scam targeting renters in the capital. ITV issued a news report last…

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Groundbreaking training partnership launched

A groundbreaking new partnership between the Residential Landlords Association and the TDS Charitable Foundation will help charities and other organisations offer free training on how to rent properties. Developed by the RLA…

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New training available in Scotland

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A new best practice training programme has been launched for letting agents in Scotland and is designed to provide essential learning and a CIH qualification in preparation for a new registration scheme…

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Technology to ‘revolutionise’ video tours

With a growing number of agents are now using videos to enable them to walk house-hunters through a home virtually and highlight the property’s best features, Vieweet has taken the decision to…

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Auction revenues rise despite sales slip

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Increasing property prices helped to boost auction revenues across the UK in 2015 in spite of a decline in the volume of lots offered and sold, new market analysis has revealed. The…

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Zoopla, Countrywide and Connells partner with Proptech firms

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Zoopla, Countrywide, Connells, Fixflo, Property Detective, Trussle and Landbay are to work together in a series of investments and collaborations to bring further services to consumers. FixFlo, the UK’s leading online repair…

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