Mortgage approvals in 2019 climbed 7.4% compared to the previous year according to the UK Finance figures, with December approvals up 24% compared to December 2018. “This should feed through into to a very active first quarter of 2020 for home sales and completion,” predicted Mike Scott, analyst at estate agent Yopa. “These figures provide further evidence for a post-election surge in housing market confidence and activity,” he added. Information and image courtesy of BBC News
Property website Rightmove said it had its busiest-ever month in January with more than 150 million visits. The top five busiest days ever on the site were all between 21 and 29 January, with Wednesday 29th topping the list with more than 5.7 million visits, up 9% on the previous record set on 24 April 2019. “Home-movers have sprung into action in 2020, with a large number of agents telling us that sales and valuations have picked up significantly in […]
As the children head back to school and the evenings draw in, we were lucky to squeeze in a fantastic Team day out. We shut the office for the day and walked down to the nearby seafront and took the opportunity to try our hand at Lawn Bowls. Not something we would usually partake in and possibly something we’d associate with the retired generation, but it really was good fun! The skill involved was much trickier than we’d imagined and […]
Well, we’re not sure what’s happened to the warm weather this week, but here at Riviera Mortgages, the team have been busy making the most of the Summer Holidays and the events taking place. The Walnut Road Street Party went ahead despite the weather and high winds. It was a tremendous success and raised in the region of £2,000 for Rowcroft Hospice. An amazing amount, our thanks to our Neighbours Roy and Penny at the Post Office, who spend months […]
Here, at Riviera Mortgages, we understand how important it is that you and your family are protected from the financial issues that can be caused when diagnosed with a critical illness. This recent article from Macmillan discusses how cancer can affect people financially and how having insurance in place can relieve a part of the stress. Cancer — a costly diagnosis? A Macmillan Report Cancer can affect people in many ways. But what is often overlooked, and can be devastating, […]
Download one of our pictures from this page, colour it in and drop it in to our office (during working hours) with your child’s name, age and parent contact details between 15 – 29th July. We will then choose a winner who will receive a £25 voucher for Vue cinemas. Good luck!
We are looking forward to an eventful summer with a variety of events happening in the Bay as well as upcoming news from our office. Here are a few of the things we are doing: Work Experience Student We welcome Mark who is here on work experience from Torquay Academy during the week commencing 8th July. We are looking forward to giving Mark an insight in to the running of a financial business. Toy Story Trio – commencing Friday 12th […]
May and June have been incredibly busy for the whole team at Riviera Mortgages. This has included: mortgage applications and completions; protection for families; trusts. Every time a client’s circumstances change, we reassess their insurance needs to protect their assets. Not all work and no play The Torbay Airshow was a great success, as it is every year, the team thoroughly enjoyed this event with their families and friends. Colin has been in Cornwall with his family, body boarding and […]
Riviera Mortgages, based in Torquay, provide a range of critical illness cover to suit your needs. The local financial advisors can arrange family income protection to support your future. These days, people are living longer – mostly due to medical advances. As a result, the chance of being diagnosed with a critical illness has also increased. So, the need for critical illness cover is greater than ever. Why people need critical illness cover 2.5 million people in the UK are […]
I love this time of the year, everything starts to come alive. There are flowers in the hedgerows and people start to appear in their gardens, with a broom or a paintbrush, making everything look fresh for the season ahead. I also enjoy attending the exciting events that happen during May in Torbay. Did you attend any of the events this Bank holiday weekend? The great thing about living here on the English Riviera is not only is beautiful but […]
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