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¤ 12/07/2017 13:04:59
An explanation of how a Relevant Life Policy can be beneficial

¤ 17/05/2017 14:12:43
1.4 million households struggling to pay their mortgage

¤ 15/05/2017 16:38:38
Protect your business from Cyber Attacks

¤ 24/11/2016 10:01:42
From April 2017 new tax laws come into force for landlords which will be bad news for higher rate tax payers

¤ 07/11/2016 13:37:51
Make sure your home is safe this Winter

¤ 12/04/2016 15:03:26
Buy-to-let lenders continue to slash their mortgage rates

¤ 08/04/2016 16:09:21
Hodge launches mainstream resi mortgage for older borrowers

¤ 25/01/2016 12:01:30
Moneyfacts.co.uk can reveal that fixed mortgage rates have continued to fall across all loan-to-values (LTVs) and terms.

¤ 16/11/2015 10:56:38
The BTL martet is booming and lenders are taking advantage with lower rates to attract new customers

¤ 24/08/2015 13:32:11
The new EU directive may make fixed-rates less accessible or more expensive

¤ 23/06/2015 11:57:48
Santander have introduced stricter income evidence for self-employed applicants

¤ 04/12/2014 13:26:01
Calculate your stamp duty following the Autumn statement

¤ 03/12/2014 22:10:02
Stamp duty changes from the Autumn statement 2014

¤ 30/07/2013 15:34:55
The Mortgage Works launch an independent landlords guide

¤ 19/07/2013 09:54:51
A recent report has shown that Equity Release is likely to play an important role in helping Britain's pensioners maintain their standard of living.

¤ 18/06/2013 09:58:46
Accoding to MoneyFacts there are NO savings accounts that will negate the effects of inflation

¤ 29/05/2013 12:51:08
A housing charity is urging tenants to check that their deposits are held in an official protection scheme.

¤ 21/01/2013 12:43:18
Are you looking to release equity from your home, but do not want an equity release mortgage? We may have a solution, the retirement mortgage.

¤ 02/01/2013 13:30:52
A report by Family Investments shows that working mums have to work for 4 months of the year to pay for childcare costs

¤ 21/12/2012 11:03:53
As the Mayan calandar ends, so the EU Gender Directive comes into force.

¤ 07/11/2012 13:53:36
The cost of life cover for women is due to increase dramatically in December when the new EU Gender Directive comes into force.

¤ 29/08/2012 09:52:59
The Governments new drive to boost house building could backfire and cause a house price crash!

¤ 14/08/2012 09:37:29
House prices are falling and more drops are expected in the coming months, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

¤ 08/08/2012 10:36:48
Five years on and three quarters of people say banks still have not learnt their lesson

¤ 06/07/2012 10:20:45
A landmark legal case acts as a warning to landlords when serving a legal notice on their tenants.

¤ 05/07/2012 14:04:47
PKS, in association with Aldermore, can provide a mortgage for up to 100% of the purchase price using their Family Guaratee Mortgage

¤ 02/07/2012 13:52:47
Eight in ten people think that where banks have broken the law, individuals should be personally prosecuted

¤ 06/06/2012 15:55:59
In association with Nationwide - an easy, step-by-step guide to making more of your home

¤ 31/05/2012 12:09:59
Most people that have applied for credit have heard of the phrase "credit scoring", but what exactly is a "credit score"?

¤ 28/05/2012 14:42:31
Primelocation reveals the UK towns with the highest proportion of million pound properties

¤ 01/05/2012 10:40:29
Portillion, a mortgage company based in Farnborough, Hampshire, has closed its shop and made the staff redundant.

¤ 01/05/2012 10:05:39
Which? estimates consumers will face an additional £300 million in mortgage repayments over the next year.

¤ 23/04/2012 15:59:44
The average rate of a five year fixed mortgage has decreased over the past year, from 5.59% to 4.86% today.

¤ 03/04/2012 16:46:29
UK adults are putting their financial security at risk according to new research from unbiased.co.uk

¤ 29/03/2012 11:07:18
With 10% guarateed rental returns this, we believe, is one of the best UK investment opportunies.

¤ 14/03/2012 10:45:54
Changes to the Lincense to Occupy Service Family Accommodation means you could be liable for up £20,000 of damage to your buildings.

¤ 13/03/2012 10:52:32
Women who wait until December will pay up to 20% more for their life cover when the European gender directive comes in to force.

¤ 30/01/2012 14:22:55
Invest in 5* Luxury Hotel in the Caribbean - The Marquis Estate, Marquis Bay, St Lucia

¤ 19/01/2012 15:59:31
Château de la Cazine is a 5 star golf and spa hotel in the heart of the Limousin region - invest from only £4,000

¤ 13/01/2012 15:02:14
Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has launched a new five-year fixed rate mortgage at just 3.95%

¤ 11/01/2012 15:22:35
PKS have launched a mobile friendly version of their popular website

¤ 06/01/2012 16:25:35
Are you looking to buy your first home, but don't have much of a deposit? Don't worry, PKS can help!

¤ 21/12/2011 10:29:42
Many people are risking thier homes being flooded by burst pipes this Christmas

¤ 14/12/2011 11:34:32
Home owners are being urged to ensure their homes are properly covered ahead of Met Office warnings that storms are on their way.

¤ 14/12/2011 10:56:42
With the announcement of a new Government backed scheme, 95% mortgages are due to return again for most new home buyers.

¤ 29/11/2011 14:54:53
In his Autumn statement, George Osborne has confirmed that the stamp duty relief for first time buyers is to be scrapped

¤ 16/11/2011 15:57:04
Paul Skinner from PKS discusses how LIBOR can affect the mortgages on offer.

¤ 28/10/2011 15:26:31
UK families are putting themselves at huge risk by failing to take steps to secure their financial future.

¤ 28/10/2011 15:19:26
Protection experts have called for efforts to be made to boost the awareness and benefits of critical illness protection

¤ 04/10/2011 15:45:33
Leeds Building Society has launched a market-leading two-year fixed rate mortgage at 1.99%

¤ 22/09/2011 09:57:16
Over a thrid of homeowners prefer the standard variable rate for their mortgage, even though 5 year fixed rates are below 3.5%

¤ 04/09/2011 15:19:54
A five year mortgage rate that offers the best of both - a tracker rate for 2 years followed by a fixed rate for another 3 years

¤ 26/08/2011 14:35:47
The first ever sub-4% 10 year fixed rate is launched today from Chelsea Building Society.

¤ 12/08/2011 15:13:59
In a recent poll carried out by Mortgage Solutions, an industry publication, 56% of respondents said they would prefer to fix their mortgage for 5 years.

¤ 26/07/2011 14:19:51
96% of commercail property owners fail to claim all their capital allowances!

¤ 18/07/2011
The winner of our "Win a four-ball at Weybrook Park Golf Course in Basingstoke" competition

¤ 07/07/2011 13:14:42
RICS research looks at a changing trend in the property market.

¤ 28/06/2011 11:58:15
Research shows that mortgage rates are now at their lowest level in 23 years

¤ 20/06/2011 13:37:45
The government has today launched its Firstbuy scheme to help First-time buyers

¤ 17/06/2011 10:57:10
Aviva is offering £10,000 free life cover for new parents

¤ 15/06/2011 20:30:46
For some the prospect of buying a first home can feel like a distant dream

¤ 15/06/2011 16:42:38
Is property still an attractive aternative to traditional investments?

¤ 15/06/2011 15:52:56
Research has shown that many landlords are failing to claim all the allowances available

¤ 27/05/2011 14:08:44
Local house-builder, Millgate Homes wins award for 'Best New Home' at 2011 Evening Standard New Homes Awards

¤ 26/05/2011
PKS is now able to "guarantee to beat any UK home insurance quotation"!

¤ 24/05/2011 12:31:33
The ABI has issued new guidelines which should ensure quicker payouts from life insurance companies

¤ 23/05/2011 09:45:26
Consumers could lose out on over £2bn in Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) redress by going to claims management companies (CMCs), warns Which?

¤ 17/05/2011 10:45:44
Does your business have a substitutes bench for your key staff?

¤ 10/05/2011 09:35:36
3.48% discounted rate to 80% LTV, even for those turned away by the High Street

¤ 09/05/2011 16:09:35
First time buyers have been given a welcome boost after it was revealed rates on mortgage deals requiring a 10% deposit have fallen below 6% for the first time since March 2008.

¤ 04/05/2011 13:34:46
New research from Scottish Widows shows that an estimated 28 million of the UK population do not have any life insurance in place

¤ 04/05/2011 11:55:09
The Land Registry has issued its latest report on house prices in the UK

¤ 03/05/2011 15:22:08
The number of million pound property sales in 2010 increased at the fastest rate for four years

¤ 20/04/2011 17:03:50
British adults spend on average £10,339 a year financially supporting their dependents, according to Scottish Provident's Financial Safety Net Report.

¤ 19/04/2011 10:39:44
Working women are still failing to protect themselves or their familes

¤ 14/04/2011 14:53:03
PKS can now offer the very best French mortgage deals on the market.

¤ 14/04/2011 11:40:50
The FSA have issued a warning to people thinking about using their home to generate income.

¤ 12/04/2011 15:37:12
What would happen to your company if one of the directors or key employees died?

¤ 12/04/2011 14:28:15
Millions of homeowners are unaware of the impact a base rate switch will have on their mortgage

¤ 05/04/2011 11:32:42
Our new gadet cover provides a comprehensive option to cover your handheld gadgets and mobile phones.

¤ 05/04/2011 11:08:57
According to First Direct, 'free to leave' mortgage holders appear more sensitive to a rise in their monthly payments than a rise in the Bank of England Base Rate.

¤ 25/03/2011 12:20:46
Research from Paragon shows almst a third of all landlords increased rents in the first quarter of 2011

¤ 25/03/2011 11:11:22
Homeowners are warned not to underinsure their belongings

¤ 25/03/2011 09:49:30
Summary of the main points in George Osborne's budget on Wednesday 24th March 2011.

¤ 09/03/2011 14:15:55
Not only will ex-smokers save on the cost of cigarettes, but also on life insurance and medical insurace.

¤ 07/03/2011 15:07:58
This article describes how the use of a "relevant life policy" can help reduce your premiums

¤ 01/03/2011 11:25:39
The European Court of Justice has ruled that insurers can no longer charge premiums based on gender

¤ 25/02/2011 13:44:40
Working women are less likely than men to have financial back-up should they suddenly be unable to work or die.

¤ 21/02/2011 10:39:13
Remortgaging has risen sharply over the last two months amid increased speculation that the Bank of England will increase the base rate soon.

¤ 08/02/2011 14:31:16
Fixed rates are a their highest level in 6 months.

¤ 03/02/2011 09:21:25
According to Moneyfacts the proportion of mortgage deals needing more than a 25% deposit has fallen to a two-year low.

¤ 21/01/2011 13:34:55
National Statistician calls for a single house price measure

¤ 21/01/2011 10:32:01
Nearly 12% of all rent remained unpaid from private tenants in December

¤ 23/12/2010 14:18:57
Brian Brown from Defaqto comments on buying the "cheapest" insurance

¤ 23/12/2010 12:53:53
The Daily Mail reports on the Bank of England warning of 5% interest rates

¤ 09/12/2010 13:25:49
The Bank of England has voted to hold the base rate at 0.5% for the 21st month in a row.

¤ 03/12/2010 13:49:12
As the festive season draws near it is wise to ensure your contents are properly covered.

¤ 30/11/2010 13:04:20
Research from Lloyds TSB shows that market towns offer a marked premium in house prices

¤ 05/11/2010 10:42:50
Mortgage news item from the BBC

¤ 22/10/2010 13:31:09
The Woolwich is to restrict the availability of interest-only mortgages.

¤ 22/10/2010 10:46:47
CherryFind has released a protest song aimed at educating consumers are at risk from regulatory changes by the Government.

¤ 13/10/2010 16:22:50
Manchester Building Society should make some landlords happy with its new range of BTL mortgages.

¤ 13/10/2010 14:27:46
At PKS we can effectively cap your mortgage payments without the need to remortgage and with no reference to LTV, income, or credit status.

¤ 11/10/2010 16:19:50
A new report launched today by specialist insurer Genworth Financial, reveals how a generation of aspiring homeowners could be lost, as the barrier to home ownership in the UK continues to widen.

¤ 08/10/2010 11:43:52
The Utility Warehouse has announced that from 1st October 2010 it will pay the early termination fee for BT customers switching to UW.

¤ 07/10/2010 13:58:32
The Halifax House Price Index for September showed a 3.6% fall - the largest drop since records began in 1983

¤ 30/09/2010 15:35:37
Nationwide's September house price index shows little movement

¤ 29/09/2010 16:13:35
Odiham based insurance broker, PKS, now offers religious buildings insurance

¤ 29/09/2010 15:16:50
The threshold for AST agreements will rise from £25,000 to £100,000 on 1st October 2010

¤ 29/09/2010 12:29:14
47 per cent of possessions by landlords are due to tenants not paying their rent.

¤ 20/09/2010 16:41:05
The government is reducing the rate at which SMI is to be paid to those who cannot afford to pay their mortgage.

¤ 15/09/2010 14:52:33
Telecommunications watchdog Ofcom has found that nearly half of consumers think that changing their broadband or landline provider is "too much hassle"

¤ 14/09/2010 12:30:43
Confused.com believe social media may cuase home insurance premiums to rise in the future

¤ 07/09/2010 14:18:31
Thousands of prepayment meter customers have had to fork out for the same electricity twice after being sold illegal electricity credit by doorstep fraudsters

¤ 03/09/2010 12:49:23
According to AVIVA 52% of UK adults have no life insurance

¤ 02/09/2010 10:17:03
According to the Nationwide HPI August saw a second consecutive monthly fall in house prices

¤ 01/09/2010 15:52:01
Electricity prices are set to rise for more than one million households

¤ 31/08/2010 15:44:59
The NHF forecast 4 years of negative equity for some home owners making it difficult to remortgage or move home

¤ 27/08/2010 18:01:19
How to decide whether a commercial propertry is suitable for a mortgage.

¤ 27/08/2010 15:33:04
An explanation of using leverage on an investment

¤ 27/08/2010 15:14:37
The lettings market remains buoyant, as increased tenant demand and a shortage of properties pushes rents higher, says the latest RICS Residential Lettings Survey.

¤ 25/08/2010 14:00:13
Tips and myths about life and general insurance

¤ 23/08/2010 13:46:18
The cost of borrowing for businesses has risen since the end of last year.

¤ 12/08/2010 13:40:09
Savills latest forecast of the UK housing market predict house prices dropping for the next 2 years

¤ 09/08/2010 09:27:23
Accountants, Jams Cowper, have warned that changes to tax rules on furnished holiday lets will apply to overseas holiday homes

¤ 29/07/2010 14:05:20
A Swedish bank told a lesbian couple to change their lifestyle when they applied for a mortgage

¤ 29/07/2010 11:03:39
Nationwide's July House Price Index Shows House Prices Falling

¤ 27/07/2010 13:55:16
Interest rates could remain at 0.5% until 2014

¤ 26/07/2010 11:53:48
Real estate in emerging economies is performing much better than the UK and Eurozone

¤ 22/07/2010 13:44:10
Accordong to the NLA 1 in 5 landlards have experienced rent arrears in the last 3 months

¤ 16/07/2010 16:23:12
SVR customers missing out on £1.8bn in savings

¤ 14/07/2010 14:15:32
Capital Economics is forecasting a double dip in the housing market with prices expected to fall in the next three months.

¤ 12/07/2010 15:57:52
A guide to help you sell your house more effectively from Renaissance Interiors

¤ 07/07/2010 11:47:07
Pensioners using Equity Release to pay off their debts

¤ 22/06/2010 15:19:38
A summary of the 2010 emergency budget from George Osborne

¤ 22/06/2010 12:02:55
Mortgage rates hit the lowest level in 7 years according to Moneyfacts

¤ 20/05/2010 10:56:30
Home information packs are to be suspended immediately

¤ 14/05/2010 11:44:49
Article from The Telegraph on cutting your IHT bill

¤ 11/05/2010 14:13:12
Kensington say independent advice is key to finding the right mortgage

¤ 10/05/2010 13:06:24
The Mortgage Works have introduced 80% LTV BTL deals

¤ 10/05/2010 09:37:40
The number of insolvencies, including bankruptcies, IVAs and DROs has risen sharply in the last 12 months

¤ 28/04/2010 17:26:18
All types of commercial insurance including BTL insurance rent guarantee, overseas property insurance, holiday home insurance

¤ 27/04/2010 12:27:42
According to Moneyfacts, mortgage rates are now at the lowest level for 12 months.

¤ 26/04/2010 16:40:50
An injunction has ben secured against "debt sale" firm Momentum Network

¤ 21/04/2010 13:51:24
Overseas property is becoming more popular

¤ 15/04/2010 16:07:34
PKS to offer deposit guarantee cover

¤ 15/04/2010 10:59:19
A guarantor mortgage where the guarantor has only limited liability

¤ 14/04/2010 15:37:14
What to expect if you go bankrupt

¤ 14/04/2010 12:22:36
According to ARLA the UK is facing a severe housing shortage

¤ 13/04/2010 17:09:51
PKS Property Services get their own RSS feed

¤ 24/03/2010 11:01:00
A summary of the 2010 budget from Alistair Darling

¤ 19/03/2010 19:21:00
A barn in the Cotswolds has sold for nearly £1M at auction

¤ 19/03/2010 09:52:00
The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has suspended the authorisation for Cartel Client Review

¤ 16/03/2010 15:01:00
Debt advice on the rise

¤ 15/03/2010 14:29:00
Lenders and a debt advice provider are to announce additional help to those facing financial difficulties

¤ 11/03/2010 14:11:00
The MacGuire Group faces winding-up petition over Palm View Resort on Cape Verde

¤ 03/03/2010 08:42:00
Research has revealed that nearly half (24 million) of people in the UK have no insurance in place to cover loss of income through illness or death of a breadwinner.

¤ 26/02/2010 17:00:00
Nationwide House Price Index shows that house prices dropped during February

¤ 04/02/2010 16:12:00
Mortgages for Business have launched a new refurbishment mortgage for landlords

¤ 28/01/2010

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¤ 16/12/2009
Mortgage lenders criticesed for not helping vulnerable homeowners avoid repossession

¤ 15/12/2009
Grant Bovey's ex business partner, James Taylor, has put his riverside mansion on the market at £25M

¤ 25/11/2009

¤ 19/11/2009
The Financial Times explains why Investment in Brazil has a bright future

¤ 28/10/2009
Stamp Duty threshold reducing from 1st January 2010

¤ 16/10/2009

¤ 02/10/2009
Interest free loans are to be made available to cover the cost of stamp duty on new house purchases

¤ 29/09/2009
What value would you put on the tasks carried out by a mum?

¤ 16/09/2009
European property landlords may be owed money by the taxman

¤ 16/09/2009
TimesOnline article expressing the truth about housing

¤ 11/09/2009

¤ 10/09/2009
As of Wednesday 30th September, Synergy Protect Unemployment Cover will be withdrawn from the market and we will be unable to accept new applications for this type of cover after this date.

¤ 09/09/2009

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¤ 28/08/2009
0845 and 0870 numbers can now be called free with Utility Warehouse

¤ 14/08/2009
Safeguard your mortgage against future interest rate rises

¤ 03/08/2009
Most people switch utilities supplier due to poor customer service

¤ 30/07/2009
MoneyWeek predict house prices will drop by up to 50% in the next year

¤ 27/07/2009
Brazil is set to become one of the world's greatest economies

¤ 27/07/2009
British banks are expected to follow their American counterparts, which are already having to bite the bullet on commercial real estate losses

¤ 27/07/2009
Bank of China offering lower rates to UK homeowners than British banks.

¤ 24/07/2009
The Homes & Communities Agency (H&CA) has announced that all of the governments funding for the Open Market HomeBuy products have now been allocated

¤ 23/07/2009
Property prices may fall further if Spain is any example

¤ 23/07/2009
The Adviser - For An Indpendent View now available from PKS

¤ 22/07/2009
Woolwich is to withdraw all of its 3 year fixed residential fixed rates with immediate effect.

¤ 22/07/2009
Farmland prices are rebounding despite the recession

¤ 22/07/2009

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¤ 11/06/2009
Discussing the real cost of protecting your mortgage with life cover

¤ 11/06/2009

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¤ 29/04/2009
The headline mortgage rates are often misleading, and true costs need to looked at.

¤ 22/04/2009
Huge take-up in fixed rate mortgages

¤ 21/04/2009
debt solutions

¤ 21/04/2009
overseas property investment

¤ 20/04/2009

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¤ 02/04/2009
Nationwide's March House Price Index shows signs of a housing recovery

¤ 01/04/2009
PKS Property Services comments on the fragile recovery of the London property market

¤ 26/03/2009
Landlords fail to claim environmental tax allowances and the chance to stand out from the crowd

¤ 26/03/2009

¤ 02/01/2009
Links to the FSA Money Advice Service

¤ 01/01/2009
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