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Oct 2018

IRN Launch Retirement Planning and Retail Financial Advice Reports

Retirement Planning and Retail Financial Advice reports launched In October 2018, IRN Research have released two new reports on the consumer financial services market: Retirement Planning and the Retail Financial Advisors and Intermediaries.  Retail Financial Advisors and Intermediaries This report considers the retail financial advice and intermediary market, covering regulated and unregulated advice offered to consumers when buying financial products or organising their financial affairs....

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Oct 2018

Orchard Reports Launch – Consumer and market intelligence on financial services/property and legal services markets

Orchard Reports is a new series of reports on UK financial services/property and legal services sectors. The series combines our established Market Reports with a new series of Consumer Research Reports: the new series complements our existing series with results and analysis from detailed consumer research with insights into consumer behaviour, perceptions, brand awareness and use, and opinions. Consumer Research Reports – based on detailed...

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Sep 2018

Three New Consumer Research Mortgage Titles Launched

IRN publish three new Consumer Research reports on the mortgage market IRN Research have released three consumer research reports on the UK mortgage market – Improving the Mortgage Customer Journey, First-Time Buyer Mortgages and Existing Mortgage Holder Mortgages. All three reports provide crucial insights into the current mind-set of individuals who currently own a mortgage, have just taken out a mortgage or are planning to...

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Sep 2018

Personal Injury – New consumer research finds majority of claims are up to £5,000 but most individuals would not want to take on these claims themselves

The latest consumer research findings from IRN Research show that a clear majority of claim pay-outs – 65% – are up to £5,000, and these would fall under the new small claims limit set to be introduced in 2020.  However, only 20% of survey respondents would be happy to take on a claim on their own through the small claims court. In particular, if individuals...

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Aug 2018

UK Pension Market Report Published

UK Pension Market, a £190 billion market The UK pension market is large and diverse, with over 22 million employees in the UK having a workplace pension with most of these (around 16 million) enrolled in an occupational scheme.  In 2017, over 2 million new pension products were sold to members of the public and UK pension funds received total contributions of almost £190 billion,...

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Jul 2018

Latest Personal Injury Market Report Published – Some Respite but no Relief for the Sector

The UK Personal Injury Market Report 2018 is the fifth edition of an annual market report from IRN Research and provides an overview of the UK personal injury and clinical negligence markets. The personal injury market is a large market, worth almost £4bn annually, but it is struggling to generate any real growth: The new legislation set for April 2020 (increasing small claim limit for...

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Jul 2018

Home owner mortgage market worth £180 billion in 2017

Home owner mortgage market shows strong growth in 2017 but the outlook is subdued Existing home owners borrowed a total of just under £180 billion in 2017 secured on their homes. The amount borrowed rose by almost 11% in 2017, mainly reflecting a sharp rise in remortgaging and lifetime mortgage activity, with the number of mortgages advances growing by almost 9%. Prospects for home owner...

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Jun 2018

Buy to let Mortgage Market Report Published

Buy to let mortgage market hit by legislative changes IRN Research publish a new report on the Buy to let (BTL) mortgage market. The recent legislative changes aimed at restricting the activities of BTL Landlords are now having a negative impact on the BTL mortgage market, with new home purchases by BTL landlords having slowed significantly. In 2017, the value of new BTL advances fell...

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Jun 2018

First Time Buyers Mortgage Market Powers Ahead

First Time Buyers Mortgage market continues to grow In 2017, the First Time Buyers mortgages market rose by almost 6% in volume terms and around 7% in value terms. This followed on from very rapid growth in 2016, when the number of mortgages arranged rose by around 9% and the value of money borrowed rose by around 14%. The First Time Buyers Market Trends Report...

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Jun 2018

New Legal Market Briefing published – Limited signs of growth for the residential conveyancing market

The UK Conveyancing Market Briefing 2018 is the latest in a series of annual reports providing an overview of the UK conveyancing market which has witnessed a period of fluctuating trends in the last few years. The annual number of property transactions (most of which represent residential transactions in England) has been on something of a roller coaster in recent years and this is reflected...

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