CISI launches support portal for financial service professionals.

As only 55% of financial service professionals feel comfortable speaking to their manager about their mental health, the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment has launched a support portal to encourage the conversation. This arrives at the same time as Mental Health Awareness Day on the 10th of October. https://www.financialreporter.co.uk/finance-news/cisi-launches-mental-health-portal-for-financial-services-professionals.html read more

No more fears over JAPANESE Knotweed

Major university states that Japanese Knotweed does no more damage than trees http://www.mortgagesolutions.co.uk/news/2018/07/10/lenders-urged-overhaul-japanese-knotweed-policies-research-discovers-limited-structural-impact/?utm_source=customsell&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=msol-house-advert-mai-first-send-1007-1531216353 The research confirms that banks need to drop the silly notion that this plant will cause major structural damage to a home that they have a mortgage on. Lets hope the lenders will change read more

Purple Brick looses a crap load of cash

Interested in online estate agency? Read this https://www.mortgagestrategy.co.uk/purplebricks-announces-further-losses-despite-revenue-growth/ Looks like Purple brick could be the next Amazon or could be another tragic on line business that could not pull a profit with cheap fee DIY estate agency. Time will tell. read more

An average of 12.2% of all UK property stays on the market for 6 months or more

An average of 12.2% of property that is for sale has been on the market for 6 months or more This is an interesting article https://www.mortgagestrategy.co.uk/survey-finds-12-5-uk-properties-market-6-months-longer/ It says that despite what we are experiencing in Lanarkshire some area of the market is still sluggish in sales. London is one of the worst with 22% of house still on the market for ½ a year or more. I would love to see a break down, flats vs house showing which type of property is on the market read more

Treasury keen to include rental payment on credit reports

I have just read an article saying that the treasury is keen to include rental payment on credit scoring websites like Experian, Call Credit and Equifax. The article goes on to say that minsters are discussing this issue and are keen to put through a motion for good tenets to increase their credit profile and possible be home owners in the future. Read here if you are interested in the article read more