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Survey shows houses being sold in record time

Houses are being sold in record time, with many in the South East taking less than one week to sell.

Bradford & Bingley Estate Agents&#39 latest HOME report says the best areas for selling your home are Luton, Loughton and Sutton. Houses in these areas are selling in one week or under.

On a nationwide scale, the report says nearly a third of homes on the market are being sold within three weeks.

The report says there are five people waiting to buy for every home that comes on the market. But in more acute areas demand increases with up to 11 people for every new home on the market.


Government pension initiative gets thumbs down

The Government&#39s pensions quality initiative has received an overwhelming thumbs down from countries leading companies.According to a survey of the UK&#39s top 450 companies by consulting actuaries Lane Clark & Peacock, the &#39Quality in Pensions&#39 accreditation scheme was rejected by the majority of employers.This gives added strength to the previous dissent from the pensions industry […]

Mortgage Business to launch in Northern Ireland

The Mortgage Business is launching its services to IFAs in Northern Ireland.The lender specialises in mortgages for the self-employed. Its range includes self-certification, buy-to-let and let-to-buy loans.Managing director Mark Charlesworth says: &#34With the growing stability in Northern Ireland, inward investment is creating a large number of permanent and contract jobs.&#34In turn, this also provides a […]

Cheltenham & Gloucester launches cashback and discount mortgages

Cheltenham & Gloucester has launched a range of discount rate and cashback mortgages.For loans up to 90 per cent loan to value C&G is offering a 5 per cent cashback through its cash gift mortgage this is subject to a mum of £12,500.For loans up to 95 per cent LTV the cash gift is restricted […]

CGU Life special offer to end soon

The special offer on CGU Life&#39s Portfolio Bond is set to close on June 30.The special offer which takes the form of an increase in annual bonus, sees investments of between £5,000 and £24,999 receive a 1 per cent bonus, while investments of £25,000 plus receive 2 per cent.Since the beginning of the year the […]


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