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Bank of England raises base rate to 4.25%

The Bank of England (BoE) has increased the base rate by 25 basis points to 4.25%. The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) voted for this change by a majority of 7-2, with the minority vote wishing to keep the rate at 4%. This follows the BoE upping the base rate by 50 basis points to 4% […]

Brightstar unveils new brand logo 

Brightstar has unveiled a new logo and branding which will be rolled out across the business.  The specialist distributor says the design incorporates “vibrant and friendly colours” and captures the themes of “demystifying, optimist, present and human”.  Its new logo uses the strapline — ‘working together to make things happen’ — which the firm says demonstrates […]

Comment: Change the narrative on PRS

The private rental sector must be recognised as an essential provider of homes – different from but equal to social and owner-occupier sectors

Danske Bank adds 40-year mortgage term for resi customers

Danske Bank UK has launched a 40-year mortgage term for residential mortgage customers. The new term is available to purchasers, home movers and switchers. Customers can access the new mortgage term through Danske Bank’s carbon-neutral mortgage in Great Britain and all fixes and tracker mortgages in Northern Ireland. However, the lender says the new 40-year […]