If predictions are to be believed, the buy-to-let market is set to enjoy another buoyant year as the UK private rental sector continues to grow exponentially.
Clear blue waters lie between Paratus AMC, the parent company of Foundation Home Loans, and its former trading name GMAC RFC but its legacy gives the new lending brand the edge, says CEO Hans Geberbauer.
As inflation falls further away from the Bank of England's 2% target, tumbling to 0.3% in January, the suggestion of a cut to the long-standing 0.5% Bank Base Rate (BBR) position was mooted by Mark Carney.
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