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KEYWORD "Finance" - 100 RESULTS
Are property firms strengthening financial crime measures with comprehensive business checks?

Regulated firms across all sectors will be well aware of Know Your Customer (KYC) checks and their importance in combatting financial...

13 April 2024

From: Features

Mortgage lenders forecast rising supply and demand

Lenders are predicting a busy quarter for supply and demand of mortgages. The Bank of England’s latest Credit Conditions Survey showed lenders...

12 April 2024

From: Breaking News

New owner named for Surrey branch of Martin & Co

Property and finance professional Alan Lai has been confirmed as the new owner of Martin & Co’s branches in Caterham and...

08 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents failing to do AML checks on business contacts - warning

Regulated firms, particularly estate agents, who take on new business clients are leaving themselves exposed to serious red flags by not...

22 March 2024

From: Breaking News

The Evolution of Estate Agency Software: Transactions down, profit margins up

In this latest article from the team at Iceberg Digital, they discuss the evolution of  Estate Agency Software. For a long...

13 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Spring Budget disappoints but OBR revises housing forecasts

The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has almost halved its house price forecasts after another relatively quiet fiscal update for the...

07 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Home mover mortgage lending hit 50-year low in 2023

The level of mortgage approvals for home-movers hit the lowest level since the 1970s amid the cost of living crisis in...

05 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - Business as usual with the new normal....if the price is right

I was chatting to a genuine city gent the other day (someone who has enjoyed a career in suits, ties, shares...

02 March 2024

From: Features

For long-term growth, join the culture club

“I like finance. I find it intellectually interesting – there’s lots of numbers and that’s great.” That sentence coming out of the...

02 March 2024

From: Features

Government's leasehold reform proposals come under the spotlight

The complexities of the government’s leasehold reform proposals affecting millions of homeowners came under the spotlight at a seminar organised by...

02 March 2024

From: Features

Property staging firm secures £250,000 investment to grow agency partnerships

A home staging firm that partners with estate agents to present properties has secured financial backing. Lemon and Lime Interiors has received...

29 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgaged homeowners ‘worst-hit’ by higher interest rates

Homeowners with mortgages have seen the highest increase in household costs over recent months, official data suggests. The latest Household Costs Index...

27 February 2024

From: Breaking News

 Chancellor finalising ‘high-risk’ 1% mortgage scheme - reports

Rumours of the launch of a 1% mortgage deposit scheme have re-emerged with just weeks to go until the Spring Budget  Chancellor...

23 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgages to older borrowers drop 37.1% amid higher rates - data

Older borrowers were deterred by high mortgage rates last year, bank data suggests. Quarter four figures from UK Finance show a 37.1%...

20 February 2024

From: Breaking News

University launches landmark estate agency degree course

A first-of-its-kind degree has launched that focuses on residential estate agency. The Swindon campus of the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) has launched...

13 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Propertymark: Interest rate cut needed as mortgage arrears rise

Propertymark has urged the Bank of England to cut interest rates “as soon as practically possible” after the trade body noted...

09 February 2024

From: Breaking News

UK should follow Norway to speed-up property sales - claim

UK property professionals should look to Norway when assessing how to improve the home buying process, a housing minister has claimed. Speaking...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

LSL completes TenetLime acquisition

LSL Property Services yesterday announced the completion of its acquisition of TenetLime  The property brand announced in August that it had acquired the mortgage...

06 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Are estate agents too trusting of long-term clients?

There’s no question that trust is the bedrock of any longstanding client relationship. It is built on delivering on your promises...

03 February 2024

From: Features

Cohabiting as a couple - what happens to the house if we split?

There are several pros to cohabitation, and it’s always a wonderful experience when you’re handed your set of keys as a...

03 February 2024

From: Features

High mortgage payments force Government minister to quit - claim

It usually takes a scandal or a reshuffle to remove a Government minister so it came as a bit of a...

31 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Wealthy buyers hit by tougher lending criteria

Mortgage rates may be falling but tougher lending criteria is stifling many borrowers, including high earners. Research by Investec has found the...

30 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Dates for your diary: Propertymark client money and material information webinars

Propertymark is hosting two important webinars this week to keep agents informed of important industry regulations. The agency trade body is hosting...

15 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Troubled town halls face even tougher times

The news in September that Birmingham City Council (‘Europe’s largest local authority’) had been forced to issue a Section 114 notice...

06 January 2024

From: Features

Mortgage lending to remain weak in 2024

Mortgage lenders are expecting a quieter year for home loans in 2024. Forecasts from banking trade body UK Finance suggest lending for...

28 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Buying agent boosted by increased cash sales

Prime buying agency Black Brick has seen cash buyers double this year. Data from the buying agent shows 66% of clients have...

27 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Happy returns - top tips to get set for the tax deadline

There are now less than 40 days until self-employed property professionals will need to submit their self-assessment tax return, and pay...

23 December 2023

From: Features

Scottish Budget was a ‘missed opportunity’ for property market - claim

The Scottish Government’s Budget has been described as a “missed opportunity.” The update yesterday from Scottish Finance Secretary Shona Robison, outlined a...

20 December 2023

From: Breaking News

PropTech Today - Cyber security - who holds the keys?

The recent cyber attack on CTS left around 80 conveyancing firms across the country commercially paralysed as the harm to their...

19 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents hope for property tax review in Scottish Budget

Agents are hoping for further support for the housing market north of the border as the Scottish Government prepares to set...

18 December 2023

From: Breaking News

How managing your pipeline can help to increase market share

Despite the somewhat challenging year, we have seen many agents we work with continuing to flourish. We support hundreds of agents...

16 December 2023

From: Features

Bank of England: Interest rate rises haven't fully hit UK yet - warning

Household finances remain stretched and the full impact of higher interest rates and mortgage pricing has yet to fully hit the...

07 December 2023

From: Breaking News

How a winning mindset can drive your success

Synergies between sport and business have long been compared, particularly in the highly competitive world of property. Athletes and those involved...

29 November 2023

From: Features

OBR expects 7.6% 'peak to trough' house price dip

House prices will fall 7.6% 'peak to trough' by the end of 2024, the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has claimed...

23 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Number of sub-5% mortgage deals has doubled this month

The number of lenders offering sub-5% mortgage deals has doubled in the past month in a sign that the cost of...

17 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Land Registry records first annual house price drop for a decade

The Land Registry has recorded the first annual drop in property values for a decade in its house price index. Both the...

16 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Agency boss: Stamp Duty cut won’t help property sales

Stamp Duty cuts won’t give the property market the boost it needs, an agency chief executive has warned. Dominic Agace, chief executive...

15 November 2023

From: Breaking News

HSBC and Halifax cut mortgage rates as price war continues

Two more major lenders have cut mortgage rates, prompting hopes that deals could seen come close to 3%. HSBC and Halifax have...

15 November 2023

From: Breaking News

‘Financial pressures’ remain as mortgage arrears rise

Mortgage arrears and claims for repossession are on the rise as official data shows how much homeowners are still struggling in...

10 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Race for sub-5% mortgage rate heats up - claim

Mortgage rates could be set to finally fall below 5%, brokers claim. The pricing of home loans has rocketed this year amid high...

07 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Silverstone housing development nears final lap after strong sales

A unique £90m development of homes trackside at Silverstone is now 85 per cent sold. The development, which is set to open...

30 October 2023

From: Breaking News

What’s behind Scotland’s speedy home sales?

Simon Jackson is Managing Director of SDL Surveying If we look at the latest data, it looks like there is something of...

28 October 2023

From: Features

Annual price growth hits new low – Land Registry

House price growth fell to its lowest annual rate since 2012 in August, official data shows. The latest Land Registry House Price...

19 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Consumers feeling ‘financially worse-off’ but sellers remain positive - survey

UK consumers are feeling financially worse off than they were a year ago but this sentiment isn’t necessarily reflected when it...

16 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - Prime suspects in a same-day delivery world

Proptech – it’s a people thing. It might seem like a strange thing to say but the best of tech is a...

14 October 2023

From: Features

Party leaders quiet on PRS at conferences

Housing supply rather than the private rented sector (PRS) made the headlines during the Conservative and Labour Party conferences this year...

14 October 2023

From: Features

Mortgage rates set to drop but lenders expect lower levels of demand

Mortgage lenders are braced for a slower market over the rest of the year. The latest Bank of England Credit Conditions Survey...

13 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Housing Market Weak but cautious optimism from analysts

UK housing market activity "remains weak" according to the Nationwide. Its latest house price index shows that prices declined 5.3 per cent...

03 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Bank of Family foot the bill to get young people on housing ladder

There’s growing evidence that wider family members - not just Mum and Dad - are stumping up cash to help younger...

03 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Homeowners ‘considering’ moving to cheaper homes to cut costs

A fifth of homeowners are considering moving somewhere cheaper due to the cost of living crisis, KPMG has revealed. The firms latest,...

29 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Spicerhaart names new estate agency managing director

Spicerhaart has boosted its senior team with the appointment of a new managing director within its estate agency division.  Tommy Taylor is...

29 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Connells names interim chief executive

Connells has named group finance director Richard Twigg as interim chief executive. It comes after chief executive David Livesey announced his retirement...

28 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Energy efficiency remains important to homebuyers and sellers

Buyers and sellers are still factoring energy efficiency into property valuations despite Prime Minister Rishi Sunak rolling back net-zero reforms. Analysis by...

27 September 2023

From: Breaking News

‘Welcome news’ for buyers as inflation rate drops

The rate of inflation slowed from 6.8% to 6.7% in August, providing hope for homebuyers when it comes to high mortgage...

21 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Who needs experts? AI tool accurately predicts house price growth

The artificial intelligence (AI) platform, Bard, correctly guessed what the UK’s average house price would be in the Land Registry’s monthly...

20 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Homeowners facing ‘Christmas mortgage crisis’ - warning

Around half a million mortgage-holders are facing an imminent financial shock as their fixed deals end in the run-up to Christmas...

20 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Estate agent's guide to spotting title-related issues and what to do about them

As an Estate Agent it’s important to be able to interpret and understand the information that a Title Deed document presents...

20 September 2023

From: Features

Law firm invests in Scottish brand to boost property presence

Irwin Mitchell has expanded its property practice with an investment in Scotland-based law firm Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie (WJM). The two firms...

19 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Boost for buyers as mortgage rates drop and choice rises

Mortgage borrowers now have the greatest choice of home loan products since February 2022, Moneyfacts data suggests. It is a boost for...

13 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Property prices falling at fastest rate since 2009 but 'soft landing' is possible

House prices fell at their fastest rate since July 2009 last month, according to Nationwide.  The lender’s latest House Price Index shows...

04 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Local agent launches with Tata Steel grant

A new estate agency has benefited from a grant scheme run by multinational company Tata Steel. Lincolnshire estate agent Grahame Barratt-Needham has...

04 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage approvals hit three-month low

The number of mortgage approvals for home purchase hit a five-month low in July. Bank of England data shows there were 49,444...

31 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Fewer buyers stretching affordability to get on property ladder

Mortgage lending has dropped and buyers are no longer stretching their affordability limits, UK Finance claims. New data from the banking trade...

30 August 2023

From: Breaking News

LSL boosts financial services business with mortgage acquisition

LSL has grown its mortgage business with another acquisition. The property brand announced yesterday that it has acquired the Tenet Mortgage network,...

22 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Sharp rise in arrears and worse to come, mortgage lenders warn

There’s been a sharp rise in mortgage arrears as high interest rates have hit the housing market - and now there’s...

11 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Retail guru takes over at Savills as agency’s profits tumble

Retail queen Stacey Cartwright will succeed Nicholas Ferguson as chair of Savills from December 31 - but she inherits a company...

11 August 2023

From: Breaking News

OnTheMarket aims to ‘demystify home moving’ with consumer podcast

OnTheMarket is to launch a six-part podcast series aimed at demystifying the home moving process for less experienced property seekers. It comes...

03 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Phil Spencer: It's the age of the older customer

We all want more transactions - the Holy Grail when it comes to agencies’ bottom lines - but an interesting aspect...

03 August 2023

From: Breaking News

House prices falling at fastest rate since 2009

House prices dipped at their fastest rate since 2009 last month, new data shows. The latest Nationwide House Price Index revealed average...

02 August 2023

From: Breaking News

‘Phoney’ London property market isn’t immune to rate rises - warning

The London property market is facing a "bleak" second half of the year, the National Association of Property Buyers (NAPB) has...

26 July 2023

From: Breaking News

A quarter of mortgage borrowers ‘struggling’ with repayments – ONS

Almost half of adults who currently pay rent or a mortgage have seen their payments increase over the past six months...

17 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Our award winner Marc hits the headlines again....and again!

Everyone at Estate Agent Today is delighted to announce that our Editor, Marc Shoffman, has won the prestigious Headlinemoney freelance journalist...

17 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Leadership restructure unveiled as agent marks 40th anniversary

Midlands property group Bond Wolfe has marked its 40th anniversary with a reception for 250 guests at Birmingham’s Town Hall, where...

17 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Mayhem - Labour summit wins support from industry

The Labour Party has announced it will be hosting an emergency mortgage summit this week. The summit, happening in London tomorrow, is...

11 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents warn of “pain to come” after shock of biggest price fall for 12 years

House prices are falling at their fastest rate in 12 years, dropping £7,500 on average over the past 12 months, according...

10 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Chris Brown, CEO and Founder of Hydrogard Legal Services

Who are you and what does it say on your business card? I am Chris Brown, CEO and Founder of Hydrogard...

06 July 2023

From: 60 Second Interview

Agents Do Charity - community causes

Check out some of the latest charitable endeavours from agency and property brands this week. If you have a charitable event or...

30 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Large asking price discounts hit three-year high - Zoopla

The level of sellers accepting an asking price discount of 5% or more has hit a three-year high. Zoopla’s latest House Price...

28 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Treasury outlines mortgage borrower support but landlords are excluded

The majority of mortgage lenders have committed to showing more flexibility to struggling borrowers but the Government has confirmed that support...

27 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Lenders agree to be more flexible with mortgage borrowers

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has secured promises from banks to be more flexible with mortgage borrowers amid concerns about rising rates. Average mortgage...

26 June 2023

From: Breaking News

How to navigate the tough market to your advantage

This May, we saw almost twice as many properties listed for sale across the UK than there were in May 2022....

21 June 2023

From: Features

Research reveals best areas for speedy sales

Properties in West London are currently selling quicker than anywhere else in the UK, new research suggests. Analysis by lead generation technology...

21 June 2023

From: Breaking News

 Buyers cite cost of living crisis as they put-off property purchases

The rising cost of living and higher mortgage rates are forcing potential homebuyers to put their property plans on hold, research...

14 June 2023

From: Breaking News

40-year mortgages - should you consider one?

It’s a tough old road for today’s first-time buyers, with house prices and mortgage interest rates much higher than they were...

03 June 2023

From: Features

Lenders warn of mortgage slump in second half of 2023

The chief executive of the Building Societies Association is warning that mortgage lending - already down on last year - is...

01 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks finances 'significantly worse than expected' - claim

The investment group which today withdrew an offer to buy Purplebricks says it did so because "the financial condition of Purplebricks...

31 May 2023

From: Breaking News

The nuances of mortgage lending and the role of the valuer

In simple terms, as you are probably aware, ‘lenders’ are the organisations who loan you something, in this case money to...

17 May 2023

From: Sponsored Content

Purplebricks cash reserves under threat

Purplebricks has warned its cash reserves are under threat if its strategic review and sales process isn’t completed soon. A trading update...

09 May 2023

From: Breaking News

LSL shares soar as it switches to franchise model

LSL Property Services’ share price hit a six-month high during trading yesterday after it announced its entire estate agency network would...

05 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Chestertons: London market is thawing as buyers and sellers return

Chestertons has reported an increase in buyer enquiries and listings as it heads into the traditionally busy spring market. The London estate...

02 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Property Natter - Fancy that! First time buyers drive recovery

As Tennyson once observed…’.In the Spring, a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of love…’.but not really. At the moment the...

29 April 2023

From: Features

The laborious legislation that continues to threaten the PRS

Landlords are exiting the market in droves. According to an accountancy firm who analysed HMRC data, 70,000 buy-to-let landlords left the sector...

29 April 2023

From: Features

Building safety support gaps ‘jeopardise housing market’ – warning

A senior peer has vowed to do more to ensure that leaseholders excluded from new building safety regulations get the support...

27 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Foxtons viewings hit five-year high despite first quarter sales decline

Foxtons completed the highest number of viewings for five years during the first quarter of 2023, giving it hopes of a...

21 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Winkworth shares rise despite lower profits

Shares in Winkworth rose close to their recent highs yesterday despite the agency franchise brand reporting a drop in revenues and...

20 April 2023

From: Breaking News

A fifth of valuation requests turn into sales - claim

Around one in five people who request an online valuation go on to sell, according to data from The ValPal Network...

19 April 2023

From: Breaking News

House price growth slows but remains positive - Halifax

The latest Halifax House Price Index gave estate agents renewed optimism last week amid the ongoing market crash debate after the...

11 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Agents ‘risking reputation’ by relying on manual AML checks

Agents are being warned that they risk financial and reputational costs by continuing to rely on manual methods of identity verification. It...

30 March 2023

From: Breaking News

New service aims to secure and speed-up sales

A former estate agent-turned-online auctioneer has launched a new service that aims to speed up and secure sales. Stuart Collar-Brown, co-founder and...

23 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Budget 2023: OBR revises house price forecasts

The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has increased its expectations of a house price decline. The OBR, which keeps an eye on...

15 March 2023

From: Breaking News

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