• Money Market News

    Money Market News

    Rates as at 6th October 2015: Bank of England Bank Rate: 0.50%, 3 month LIBOR: 0.58%, 2 Year Swap: 0.94%, 5 Year Swap: 1.42%, £1 = 1:52 USD, £1 = 1.35 EUR

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  • Latest Jackson-Stops Market Review available now

    Latest Jackson-Stops Market Review available now

    What do York & Westminster have in common? Sterling gain. Sustained investment. Are you a mortgage misfit? Country living. Planning 'la domination du monde'. A series of fascinating articles about the UK property market are contained in the latest Jackson-Stops Market Review.....

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  • Thinking of moving to the country?

    Thinking of moving to the country?

    Leading independent estate agents and property consultants, Strutt & Parker, are specialists in rural property and have published a useful guide to getting the best possible country home, covering factors such as the house itself, the local community (including schools and hospitals), transport infrastructure and local broadband speed. You can find the guide on their website......

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  • Low rates are here to stay

    Low rates are here to stay

    We are not surprised at today’s decision by the MPC to hold the Bank Rate at 0.5% and it looks like lower rates are here to stay for the time being, given the uncertain economic outlook in the emerging economies, particularly China.

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  • Over half of UK holidaymakers worried about their finances this summer

    Over half of UK holidaymakers worried about their finances this summer

    Private Finance, the independent mortgage broker, has recently conducted a survey revealing that 58% of British holidaymakers ​were worried about money on their summer break this year. The survey further revealed that 18-35 year olds and those living in London and York and Humber worried the most about their personal finances during their holiday.

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  • Smaller lenders adapt and innovate to help ‘mortgage misfits’

    Smaller lenders adapt and innovate to help ‘mortgage misfits’

    Are you a would-be mortgage borrower who has been unable to gain access to private finance because of tougher lending criteria introduced in the last year or two? Did you know that, since the introduction of the mortgage industry regulator’s new affordability rules in April 2014, almost half of those who planned to buy a property have failed, according to Experian, the credit reference agency? Many of these potential buyers are ‘mortgage misfits’; borrowers with less conventional circumstances in need of bespoke products and specialist financial guidance.

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  • Business Leader Award

    Business Leader Award

    At the 2015 British Mortgage Awards, held in London on 9th July, Simon Checkley, Managing Director of Private Finance, received the top award for Business Leader of the year at a small to medium-sized mortgage broker. The judging panel, made up of the heads of various UK mortgage firms, were impressed by the growth of the Private Finance business under Simon’s direction, without compromising on its high standards of client service.

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© Private Finance Limited, 2015. Private Finance provides independent mortgage advice and arranges individual mortgage solutions for clients. Private Finance is a trading style of Private Finance Ltd, 21 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3HH, registered in England no. 3855776 and Private Finance Associates LLP (PFA LLP) of the same address, registered in England no. OC357301. PFA LLP is an Appointed Representative of Private Finance Ltd. Charges are based on the loan amount and the complexity of your needs and circumstances. Our maximum fee is 1% however typically our average fee has been 0.28%, i.e. £980 on a loan of £350,000. Private Finance Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA registration number 310566).

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