Homeowners re-mortgaging ahead of rate rise

12 August, 20150 Comments
According to a report on the BBC the number of home-owners re-mortgaging increased by 30% in June – the highest level since September 2013, as borrowers locked in to new deals ahead of the rise in interest rates. The figures were provided from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML). During June; 31,600 households changed their
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Ministers consider halting benefits for young workers to keep migrant pledge

11 August, 20150 Comments
It has emerged that ministers are now considering plans to stop young Britons from claiming in-work benefits because it the Tory manifesto pledge to apply the restrictions solely to EU migrants would be ‘prohibited under current EU law’ according to the BBC.  The rule which intended to stop EU migrants claiming benefits within the first
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Is “rent to buy” cashing in on poverty?

09 April, 20140 Comments
Today the BBC have reported on a growing number of people who are turning to companies that offer weekly rental services to buy household items when money is tight. Companies such as Brighthouse, which allow weekly payment instalments over a number of months or years to buy items, have grown rapidly since the economic downturn.
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Do debt recovery agencies have a duty to be more thorough ?

23 July, 20130 Comments
This morning there was an interesting segment on BBC Two which raised some important questions for us all regarding the way our personal information is being gathered and used. “Don’t Get Done Get Dom” helped a man restore his credit rating after being chased for thousands of pounds worth of someone else’s debt, over 8 years.
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Third of UK’s private rented stock unaffordable says new report

15 July, 20130 Comments
A new report out today has revealed that most of southern England is now off limits to less affluent / low-income families wanting to rent a home. The Home Truths Report, from the Resolution Foundation, is the first of its kind to give a comprehensive assessment of where less affluent families can reasonably afford to
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The Secret Behind the Big Society of Landlords

15 June, 20130 Comments
As Landlord Referencing Services LLP looks forward to attending the very first National Neighbourhood & Home Network Awards 2013 next week, we would like to look at the top 5 reasons why landlords and letting agents who use Network Referencing are fast becoming the “Gate-Keepers” to safe & happy communities, alongside charitable organisations such as
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