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Article Archive for January 2013

Nottingham Building Society announces aquisition

January 31, 2013 – 9:28 pm

Nottingham Building Society (The Nottingham) has today announced that it has acquired East Midlands estate agents Harrison Murray as part of its long term strategy.
The acquisition follows the announcement in December of the proposed merger …

Housing association granted asset disposal consent

January 31, 2013 – 9:22 pm

Source: Construction Index
Consent has been granted by the Homes & Communities Agency (HCA) through powers under the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008.  This means that Genesis can now sell empty property to funding a new-build programme.   Over …

Nuclear waste storage plan rejected

January 31, 2013 – 9:15 pm

Cumbria County Council has voted to withdraw from the process to find a host community for an underground radioactive waste disposal facility.
Copeland Council voted in favour of remaining in the process to identify a host …

Watkin Jones kickstarts stalled housing scheme

January 31, 2013 – 9:04 pm

The developer has resumed work on Droylsden Canalside Quarter, following confirmation of a £1.3m loan from the Homes & Communities Agency’s Get Britain Building programme.
There are 54 homes being developed in the £8m latest phase …

Lower Loan to Value mortgages from Chelsea

January 30, 2013 – 3:41 pm

Chelsea Building Society is widening choice for borrowers with a new, lower-LTV (loan to value) addition to its mortgage range with a market-leading rate.
The Society is offering a two year fixed rate mortgage at 1.99% …

Mortgage lending by mutuals up 30% in 2012

January 30, 2013 – 3:21 pm

In 2012 gross mortgage lending by building societies and other mutual lenders was £30.7 billion, up by 30% compared to 2011. Mutuals took a 22% market share of gross lending in the year, up from …

Mighty Manchester – Jewel of the North

January 22, 2013 – 5:34 pm

There aren’t many places you can go in the world without someone recognising the name ‘Manchester’, thanks to its’ two world famous football teams that call the city their home. But what is it actually like …

Chelsea announces great deals for First Time Buyers

January 22, 2013 – 4:03 pm

Borrowers looking to reduce and fix their biggest monthly outgoing may be able to save by switching to one of Chelsea Building Society’s latest market-leading mortgages.
The Chelsea has cut rates on short term fixed rate …

Coventry cuts rates on 2 & 5 year fixed deals with no arrangement fees

January 16, 2013 – 10:25 pm

Coventry Intermediaries have cut rates on their highly competitive range of 2 and 5 year fixed rates.
Colin Franklin, Managing Director, Godiva Mortgages, said: “Our recent, highly competitive residential range has just got even better! Due …

Yorkshire announces new “Best Buy” mortgage rate

January 14, 2013 – 5:54 pm

Borrowers with at least 40% equity in their homes or bigger purchase deposits can take advantage of the latest best buy mortgages from Yorkshire Building Society.
The Yorkshire has introduced a new two year fixed rate …