Daily Archives: 14/07/2021


14

Jul 2021

Gross mortgage lending to FTBs falls by 7% in 2020

Number of new mortgages taken our down by almost 13% COVID-19 has had a major impact on the market in 2020/21, deterring some FTBs from buying a home but also leading the Government to introduce a Stamp Duty holiday, which encouraged strong buying demand ahead of the ending of the holiday. In 2020, IRN Research estimates that first time home buyers (FTBs) borrowed 7.2% less...

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14

Jul 2021

Legal Services for SMEs Report – increasing demand from SMEs for legal advice

SMEs have a wide and varied range of legal needs and almost half have regular needs, i.e. a legal issue at least once a month.   These legal needs are addressed in numerous ways: law firms and solicitors are the main source of legal advice but they are only used by a third of SMEs in this survey reflecting the competitive nature of this particular...

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