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TMA ensures advisers with Base Rate Hub launch

The Mortgage Alliance (TMA) has announced the launch of its Base Rate Hub for its advisers following the recent base rate...

21 November 2017

From: Breaking News

British owners are buying new property before selling existing homes

One in five British homeowners purchased a property prior to selling their existing home, a new study conducted by CoverBuilder has...

21 November 2017

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LendInvest launches BTL loans for specialist lenders

Specialist property finance lender LendInvest has announced its new buy-to-let (BTL) loan products for the specialist lending market. Targeted at professional property...

21 November 2017

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Finance Professional Show sees increase in visitors

The number of visitors for the Finance Professional Show (FP Show) were up 13% on the 2016 event with over 2,000...

21 November 2017

From: Breaking News

New intermediary regional manager joins Skipton

Skipton Building Society has announced the appointment of Paul Holt to its team of intermediary regional managers. Having worked at The Newbury...

21 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Variable mortgage enquiries soar despite bank rate rise

Borrowers are still opting for variable mortgages despite the Bank of England base rate increase, new figures from Yorkshire Building Society...

14 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Majority of advisers are unaware of GDPR regulations

The vast majority of mortgage advisers are at risk of failing to comply with the new rules and regulations set in...

14 November 2017

From: Breaking News

L&G Mortgage Club campaign busts mortgage myths

Over half (55%) of UK consumers are unaware that a mortgage broker could offer more product options than a bank or...

14 November 2017

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Accord Mortgages fine-tunes product transfer process

Existing customers will benefit from an efficient and simplified transferring experience as part of Accord Mortgages' vast number of product improvements,...

14 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Product investment – it’s not important, it's critical

Any company that sells a product or service and wants to survive and thrive needs to constantly come up with new...

10 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Kensington Mortgages cuts rates across several ranges

Kensington Mortgages has cut its residential range rates by up to 0.40% and selected buy-to-let products by up to 0.20%. Its select...

07 November 2017

From: Breaking News

First time buyers underestimate the cost of buying

The homebuying process and its associated costs is being met with a lack of understanding amongst potential first-time buyers, fresh research...

07 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Castle Trust increases Development Finance offering

Castle Trust Capital has introduced a number of changes to its Development Finance offering and doubled its maximum loan size. The lending...

07 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Keystone doubles its product range

Specialist lender Keystone Property Finance has upgraded its classic range, doubling the number of products on offer. These changes come after the...

07 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Foundation Home Loans bolsters its BTL range

A new set of products across Foundation Home Loan’s buy-to-let range are available for both non-portfolio and portfolio landlords. The products complement...

07 November 2017

From: Breaking News

UK BTL mortgages increasingly popular for expats

The number of expats looking for buy-to-let (BTL) mortgages to buy property in the UK has soared over the past year,...

31 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Hesitant borrowers turn to fixed rate mortgages

Yorkshire Building Society has seen a surge in fixed rate mortgage applications from borrowers ahead of a potential Bank of England...

31 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Hinckley & Rugby introduce online BTL calculator

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has launched an online buy-to-let (BTL) calculator for landlords and lower reference rates for like-for-like BTL...

31 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Metro Bank lowers rates across all ranges

Metro Bank has announced a variety of changes to its residential fixed, buy-to-let (BTL) and large loan product ranges. Rate reductions by...

31 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Paragon extends its buy-to-let ranges

Paragon has bolstered its portfolio and non-portfolio buy-to-let (BTL) product ranges. The extended range includes four 2-year fixed portfolio products, starting at...

31 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Unique data reveals the average length of the whole moving process

New research estimates that it takes the average home mover six months to complete the entire process.  Believed to be an industry...

30 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Demand for 35-year mortgages increases

Nearly seven in ten (69%) mortgage brokers saw an increasing demand for 35-year mortgages, according to the latest research from the...

24 October 2017

From: Breaking News

M&S Bank to launch new mortgage range

In light of its fifth anniversary as a bank and current account provider, M&S Bank has announced its first mortgage range...

24 October 2017

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Foundation Home Loans expands senior team

Specialist lender Foundation Home Loans has announced multiple new appointments to its senior team, with more to follow. Andrew Ferguson is now...

24 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Brain enhances its Key Client Portal

Mortgage Brain has launched a new version of the Key, the company’s POS and CRM system, offering customers a streamlined service...

24 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Research reveals the scope of the Bank of Mum and Dad

Six in ten parents can afford to financially support their children to buy their first home, while only 5% can pay...

24 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Keystone bolsters lending criteria

Keystone Property Finance has announced the upgrade of its criteria for portfolio and non-portfolio landlords. The buy-to-let lending brand has increased the...

17 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Lending in England falls as house prices rise

The latest ‘bubble alert’ from One 77 Mortgages found lending in March 2017 was in decline compared to March last year...

17 October 2017

From: Breaking News

‘Robo-advice’ is the greatest threat to brokers

Nearly five out of 10 brokers (49%) see ‘robo-advice’ and technology as the biggest threat to their business, according to research...

17 October 2017

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Accord advises brokers on avoiding house sales delays

Advice has surfaced from Accord Mortgages on how brokers can reduce house sales delays caused by property valuation set-backs during autumn. Recently,...

17 October 2017

From: Breaking News

House purchase lending higher this year than 2016

Fresh data from UK Finance has found that borrowing and lending for house sales increased in both value and volume in...

17 October 2017

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Legal & General appoints new intermediary director

Craig Brown has been appointed as the new director of Legal & General’s Intermediary division, set to lead its distribution in...

12 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Paragon combines product ranges in line with new site

Paragon has made its buy-to-let mortgage products more accessible for intermediaries following the merging of the Mortgage Trust and Paragon Mortgages...

12 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Bluestone Mortgages’s funding capacity exceeds £300 million

Specialist lender Bluestone Mortgage has announced the launch of a new facility from National Australia Bank (NAB) with funding provided by...

12 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Yorkshire Building Society set to offer exclusive mortgages to FTBs

Yorkshire Building Society is launching a range of two-year mortgages to help first-time buyers (FTBs) take their first steps on the...

12 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Brain bolsters second charge sourcing and appoints new staff

Mortgage Brain has strengthened its integrated second charge sourcing capability by expanding the Master Brokers accessible to network companies, as well...

12 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Aldermore seminars to focus on BTL at MBE London

After a successful seminar program last year, Mortgage Business Expo (MBE) has announced another buy-to-let (BTL) seminar program in partnership with...

06 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Gross specialist lending grows threefold since 2009

The value of specialist mortgage lenders’ annual lending has increased 19% per year since 2009, according to a new report from...

06 October 2017

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Vida Homeloans attracts £800m in applications in first year of lending

Vida Homeloans has attracted £1.6 billion decisions in principle (DIPs) and £800 million in applications one year after launching its specialist...

06 October 2017

From: Breaking News

L&G Mortgage Club updates BTL matrix in line with PRA changes

Legal & General Mortgage Club has updated its buy-to-let (BTL) matrix so it now includes lenders that have recently updated their...

06 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Landbay reports record lending amid greater specialisation of BTL

Digital mortgage lender Landbay has totalled £6.31 million lent across 31 mortgage products, leading to a record month of buy-to-let (BTL)...

06 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Free legal advice is still a popular choice for borrowers

Free legal assistance is still a popular option among the majority of borrowers remortgaging with Accord Mortgages. Figures from the lender show...

02 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Digital advice and GDPR take priority at Mortgage Vision 2017

Information on the impact of general data protection (GDPR) and how advisers can create their own digital customer experience are just...

02 October 2017

From: Breaking News

LendInvest and NACFB to launch first Broker Property Development Course

Property lender, LendInvest, has launched the first LendInvest Broker Property Development Course in partnership with the National Association of Commercial Finance...

02 October 2017

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Together secures new funding with £275m RMBS

Specialist lender, Together, has issued £275 million to support the successful completion of its debut public residential mortgage-backed security (RMBS) transaction. Credit-rating...

02 October 2017

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Pepper announces imminent rebrand and new mortgages portal

Specialist lender Pepper Homeloans has announced that it will change its name to Pepper Money and will also be launching a...

02 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Level 4 mortgage exam qualifiers reaches 1,000-mark

Approximately 1,000 advisers have now passed the RQF Level 4 certificate in Advanced Mortgage Advice, according to The Society of Mortgage...

25 September 2017

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The Mortgage Hut launches new bridging and commercial finance arm

The Mortgage Hut is aiming to meet growing customer demand for complex property loans by launching a new bridging and commercial...

25 September 2017

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Accord launches lowest-ever 80% LTV two-year fix

Accord Mortgages is offering its lowest ever two-year fixed rate at 80% loan-to-value (LTV) with a 0.99% two-year fixed rate mortgage...

25 September 2017

From: Breaking News

PRA changes enable brokers to offer more guidance to BTL landlords

The imminent Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) changes grant brokers and advisors more opportunity to provide guidance for buy-to-let landlords who are struggling...

25 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Freedom Finance launches new campaign against rising future interest rates

Freedom Finance has urged UK families to examine their finances after revealing that an average mortgage bill could increase more than...

18 September 2017

From: Breaking News

The Northview Group announces changes to portfolio BTL propositions

The Northview Group has announced changes to its portfolio buy-to-let lending criteria for both Kensington and New Street Mortgages. The changes come...

18 September 2017

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TMA Mortgage Club and Skipton Building Society launch fixed rate BTL product

TMA Mortgage Club (TMA) has announced a two-year fixed rate of 2.49%, which will be available to appointed representatives of the...

18 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Foundation Home Loans raises maximum loan size to £1 million

Due to an increasing demand, Foundation Home Loans is increasing its maximum loan size across its buy-to-let range. Working exclusively through intermediaries,...

18 September 2017

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Right Mortgage Company signs five-year deal with Mortgage Brain

Right Mortgage Company (RMC) has agreed to a new five-year contract with Mortgage Brain following an evaluation of the industry’s mortgage...

13 September 2017

From: Breaking News

SMP announces autumn mortgage and protection roadshows

The Society of Mortgage Professionals (SMP) has revealed the dates and venues for its autumn mortgage and protection roadshows, beginning in...

13 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Half of BTL brokers still unware of upcoming PRA changes

Half of BTL brokers still unware of upcoming PRA changes Just over half (54%) of brokers believe that they fully understand what...

13 September 2017

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Bluestone appoints new sales director following ongoing expansion

Specialist lender Bluestone Mortgages has announced the appointment of Steve Seal as director of sales and distribution as part of its...

13 September 2017

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GDPR could speed up mortgage process, say SMP

The implementation of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018 offers significant benefits for advisers, according to The Society of...

08 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Customer service remains top priority when choosing a mortgage provider

When choosing a mortgage lender, customer service remains a “definitive priority” for borrowers, results from a Computershare survey found. Computershare, an Australian...

08 September 2017

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Accord figures show a remortgage rush

Figures from Accord Mortgages show a jump in remortgage applications over the summer, with borrowers grabbing competitive mortgage deals ahead of...

08 September 2017

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First-time buyers turning to specialist lenders

New data from mortgage lender, Vida Homeloans, found more first-time buyers are seeking lenders for deals that cater to their needs...

08 September 2017

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Darlington Building Society launches discount mortgage to L&G Mortgage Club

Legal & General Mortgage Club has joined Darlington Building Society to introduce exclusive discount mortgages, aimed at first-time buyers, homeowners or...

05 September 2017

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more 2 life hits £1 billion lending milestone

Lifetime mortgage lender more 2 life has surpassed £1 billion of lending, along with a substantial total loan book value. According to...

05 September 2017

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Record August for The Mortgage Hut

The Mortgage Hut has seen a year on year rise of 30% in mortgage applications in August despite the traditional seasonal...

05 September 2017

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‘Second steppers’ find it harder to move up the property ladder

Up to 18% of homeowner’s ready to climb the property ladder find it harder than buying their first home, according to...

05 September 2017

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Skipton bolsters its interest-only range with rate cut across the board

Skipton Building Society is aiming to reduce the rates on its interest only mortgage range. The residential interest only range provides 60%,...

05 September 2017

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Landlords urged to remortgage in response to tough BTL lending criteria

Landlords are being urged to remortgage in order to prepare for the reformed buy-to-let lending criteria due to be introduced in...

31 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Shawbrook drops rates on 55 Plus Interest-Only Mortgage

Shawbrook’s Residential Mortgages team announced that it has lowered the fixed and variable rates on its 55 Plus Interest-Only Mortgage. With interest-only...

31 August 2017

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers make up half of all property purchases in July

First-time buyers accounted for half of all home purchase valuations in July, according to the latest research from Connells Survey &...

29 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Efficiency in commercial architecture

President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris agreement earlier this year doesn’t seem to have put a dent in a basic architectural...

29 August 2017

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TMA launches remortgage product via The Melton Building Society

TMA Mortgage Club is giving its members an exclusive fee-free 75% LTV discount rate deal following its partnership with The Melton...

29 August 2017

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The Nottingham members to receive cash back rewards

Approximately 1,500 members of The Nottingham Building Society (The Nottingham) are to receive a share of a £70,000 ‘cash back’ reward...

29 August 2017

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Record low in equity release leads to switching plans

A record low in lifetime mortgage rates is driving enquiries about switching plans from existing customers, Bower Retirement say. The specialist retirement...

25 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Pepper joins forces with Intrinsic Network

Pepper Homeloans has been appointed to the mortgage lender panel of Intrinsic Network. Intrinsic will market Pepper Homeloans’ full range of residential...

25 August 2017

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Accord launches £495 fee remortgage options

Accord Mortgages has revealed competitive remortgage options with a £495 fee and the benefit of additional features. The new products from the...

25 August 2017

From: Breaking News

OneSavings Bank outlines plans for PRA portfolio landlord changes

OneSavings Bank (OSB) has announced its new lending criteria for portfolio landlords to help brokers prepare for the PRA Phase 2...

21 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Gifted deposits fall for both first-time buyers and investors

The number of first-time buyers and buyers of investment properties has fallen in the last two years, My Home Move say. First-time...

21 August 2017

From: Breaking News

New Street Mortgages launches new rates and free valuations

New Street Mortgages has announced an update to its buy-to-let range with numerous changes. The Northview Group lender has upgraded its five-year...

21 August 2017

From: Breaking News

ASTL members’ value of bridging loans exceed £3 billion

Members of ASTL have written approximately £3 billion worth of bridging loans in the last year, up from £2.8 billion for...

21 August 2017

From: Breaking News

ASTL appoints new speakers at its annual conference

The Association of Short Term Lenders has announced the first two speakers - Lorna O’Brien of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)...

16 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage arrears and possessions fall again during second quarter

The number of mortgages in arrears has declined in the second quarter (Q2) of this year, being the lowest level since...

16 August 2017

From: Breaking News

UK household wealth rises to over £10 trillion

Research from Lloyds Bank Private Banking shows that the total household wealth in the UK reached an estimated £10.5 trillion in...

16 August 2017

From: Breaking News

The Mortgage Hut adds range of new distribution partners

The Mortgage Hut has added new partners including Century 21, Taylor Hill & Bond, Aspire Estate Agents, Property Bee, Home Agency...

16 August 2017

From: Breaking News

TMA launches ‘BTL Hub’ ahead of September PRA changes

TMA has launched a website to support advisers ahead of the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) changes coming into action on September...

14 August 2017

From: Breaking News

L&G becomes the largest provider of lifetime mortgages

Legal & General Home Finance has become the biggest provider of lifetime mortgages in the first half of this year (H1). The...

14 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Castle Trust Capital announces PRA Phase 2 changes

Castle Trust Capital has announced the implementation of its PRA Phase 2 changes, which require a specialist approach to underwriting for...

14 August 2017

From: Breaking News

‘Persuasion is the key to second-charge acceptance’ – Fluent for Advisers

Argued reasoning is the best way to help second-charge lending gain greater traction in the wider lending market, according to Fluent...

14 August 2017

From: Breaking News

New survey shows alternative housing choices young people would make

A study revealed that a third of young people would choose to buy and live in a caravan if they couldn’t...

09 August 2017

From: Breaking News

It’s cheaper to buy than rent, says local mortgage adviser

Research from Mortgage Advice Bureau Swindon has found that it is cheaper for Swindon tenants to purchase a new property than...

09 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Barking and Dagenham crowned top property renovation hotspot

The latest property renovation hotspots list revealed that Barking and Dagenham is the top location for an increase in renovation applications...

09 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Pepper cuts down rates on residential and buy-to-let ranges

Specialist lender, Pepper Homeloans, has cut interest rates across both its residential and buy-to-let mortgage ranges by up to 0.70%. All five-year...

09 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Emotional ties to family homes stop retirees from downsizing

New research from equity release lender, more 2 life, has revealed that an emotional connection to their family home prevents retirees...

07 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Legal & General joins the retirement housing sector

Legal & General has announced its development of Inspired Villages Group, an operator of later living accommodation which formed out of...

07 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Accord reduces rates on residential mortgages

Accord Mortgages has now added more choice to its product range by reducing rates at most LTVs and offering a new...

07 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Bridging and development lender posts record results

Roma Finance, the Manchester-based bridging lender, has announced its most successful half year to 30 June 2017. Four of the six months...

07 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Legal & General Mortgage Club Live returns this autumn

L&G Mortgage Club will be hosting another live conference in London this autumn following the success of last year’s event. Attendees will...

04 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Advice Bureau has been added to the Mortgage Lender panel

Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB) has become the latest network to be added to the Mortgage Lender’s distribution panel. Brian Murphy, head of...

04 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Amicus Property Finance strengthens Manchester team

Amicus Property Finance recently announced that it has appointed three new senior underwriters with long-standing banking experience. Alan Dorrington, Mark Heckles and...

04 August 2017

From: Breaking News

UK mortgage market surged in June

Fresh statistics suggest the UK’s mortgage market has been boosted again, with approvals for home lending up month on month and...

04 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage holders are at risk of losing £400 a year despite being loyal customers

Bank customers are at risk of paying an extra £400 if they chose not to remortgage after their fixed term deal...

01 August 2017

From: Breaking News

76% of advisers urge home buyers to take out a private survey

Over three quarters (76%) of advisers recommend taking out private surveys when purchasing or remortgaging a property, according to TMA Mortgage...

01 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Accord announces changes to portfolio landlord criteria

Accord Buy to Let has announced details of its lending criteria for portfolio landlords, set to come into effect on 30...

01 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Foundation Home Loans appoints new Regional Area Manager

Annette Tilbury has been added to the Foundation Home Loans team as Regional Area Manager for the South East. Having previously worked...

01 August 2017

From: Breaking News

L&G Mortgage Club’s ‘Buy to Let Matrix’ will include lender positions on portfolios

Legal & General Mortgage Club has updated its ‘Buy to Let Matrix’ to include lending criteria on buy-to-let portfolios ahead of...

28 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Furness launches a new choice of rates and fees for improved product ranges

Furness Building Society (FBS) has confirmed the launch of its improved product range with new competitive discount and tracker products. These new...

28 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Accord Buy to Let expands its fixed rate price

Accord Buy to Let has bolstered its range of fixed rate mortgages for landlords with deposits of 25% or more. The lender,...

28 July 2017

From: Breaking News

JPC Law becomes the newest member of the ASTL

The commercial and private client practice, JPC Law, has now joined the ranks as an associate member of the Association of...

28 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage costs drop during second quarter

According to the latest data from mortgage technology provider, Mortgage Brain, the majority of mainstream mortgages have steadily decreased over the...

25 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Home improvements and mortgage clearance top reasons for equity release

The most popular reasons for choosing equity release during the first half of 2017 are making home improvements and clearing existing...

25 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Accord says borrowers can benefit from additional features

Accord Mortgages has confirmed that it will continue to provide free legal assistance or cashback up to £500 to both residential...

25 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Foundation Home Loans improves first time landlord product range

Specialist mortgage lender, Foundation Home Loans, has reformed its buy-to-let range with new first-time landlord products. New five-year fixed rate options will...

25 July 2017

From: Breaking News

NACFB: Commercial lending update as new chief executive starts work

As I settle into my new role, my commute from Liverpool St Station to Hamilton House takes me right past Bucklersbury...

25 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Foundation Home Loans appoints Product Manager

It’s been announced that Andrew Moss has been appointed as Product Manager at specialist lender Foundation Home Loans. Moss, who will be...

02 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Digital buy-to-let mortgage broker launches service

The UK’s first digital mortgage brokerage service for UK buy-to-let landlords has been launched. Property Master, which claims to allow the...

02 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Strong performance from LSL mortgage networks in March

First Complete and Pink have revealed that their mortgage, protection and general insurance sales all reached record highs in 2017. The two...

02 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Popularity of fixed-rate mortgages soars

Paragon Mortgages’ latest Financial Advisors Confidence Tracking (FACT) Index report has revealed that the preference for fixed-rate mortgages reached an all-time...

02 June 2017

From: Breaking News

‘Business as usual’ as majority of advisers unmoved by Brexit

It's been quite the year politically. Brexit, Trump's election, the triggering of Article 50, a new French President and now another...

01 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Third of mortgage advisers think Brexit will have a positive effect

Almost a third of mortgage advisers believe that Britain’s exit from the EU will have a positive or very positive effect...

10 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Bank of Mum and Dad to lend 23% more in 2017

The so-called Bank of Mum and Dad will lend 23% more funds in 2017, putting it on a par with the...

10 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Vida Homeloans enhances buy-to-let criteria

Specialist mortgage lender Vida Homeloans has announced significant changes to its specialist buy-to-let range, enhancing its lending criteria and building on...

10 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Hometrack to provide valuation services to TSB

Property data firm Hometrack has been appointed by TSB to be its long-term partner for Automated Valuation Model (AVM) services. The analytics...

10 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Total gross mortgage lending to hit £260 billion this year

The mortgage market will reach its highest level of gross lending since the financial crisis during 2017, the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders...

02 May 2017

From: Breaking News

March housing supply at lowest point since records began

The number of properties available to buy through estate agents in March was the lowest level recorded for the third month...

02 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Northern Ireland sees highest mortgage sales growth in March

Research carried out by Equifax Touchstone, analysing the intermediary marketplace, has revealed that Northern Ireland had the highest regional mortgage sales...

02 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Legal & General appoints Operations Director for lifetime mortgages

Mike Thompson has been appointed to the role of Legal & General’s Operations Director for its lifetime mortgage business. Before joining Legal...

27 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Brain and TMA Mortgage Club extend relationship

The partnership between TMA Mortgage Club and Mortgage Brain has been extended, with TMA committing to offer Mortgage Brain's latest technology...

27 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Procuration fee for switch products announced by Paragon Mortgages

The introduction of procuration fees for brokers on its full range of switch products has been announced by Paragon Mortgages.   A fee...

27 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Are high street lenders failing mortgage borrowers?

A study has revealed that many British consumers are fed up of mortgage lenders' impersonal and 'computer says no' approach. Research found...

07 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Regulated mortgage ‘robo-adviser’ to launch in the UK

MortgageGym.com, which claims to be the world’s only regulated mortgage robo-adviser, will be launched in the UK in the coming months,...

07 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Average landlord LTVs continue to fall, reports Paragon

Gearing amongst landlords remained low in the first quarter of the year, according to Paragon Mortgages, with the average loan-to-value (LTV)...

07 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Landbay reduces BTL rates and refreshes landlord criteria

Buy-to-let mortgage lender Landbay has announced that it has refreshed its product range aimed at both amateur and professional landlords, reducing...

07 April 2017

From: Breaking News

‘Mortgage accessibility at post-MMR high’ - IMLA

Brokers are encountering fewer difficulties when sourcing mortgages for clients than at any point since the introduction of the Mortgage Market...

05 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Hometrack extends long-standing HSBC relationship

HSBC has signed a one-year contract extension with property analytics business Hometrack, securing the delivery of valuation and risk services for...

05 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Growth plans and new hires revealed by The Mortgage Lender

The Mortgage Lender, known also as TML, has this week announced 12 new hires across its business. One key appointment is Laura...

05 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Lender receives recognition for its adviser education sessions

Equity release lender more 2 life has received accreditation from the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) for its adviser webinar programme. The programme...

05 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Fee-free and high LTV products launched by Hinckley & Rugby

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has launched two new fee-free high LTV mortgages. The fix then discount products are completely fee-free and...

28 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Expert speakers for Legal & General roadshow announced

Legal & General Mortgage Club has announced the names of a selection of industry experts who will be speaking at its...

28 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Wholesale changes made to New Street Mortgages buy-to-let range

Comprehensive changes have been carried out by New Street Mortgages to its buy-to-let proposition. The changes, which go live today (28 March),...

28 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Furness appoints new Head of Products

Furness Building Society has appointed Euan Ballantyne as its new Head of Products. A seasoned retail and business banking professional, Ballantyne joins...

28 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Quarter of young Brits have given up on home ownership

A quarter of young people believe the only way they'll ever own a home is by inheriting cash, research by Halifax has...

22 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Has the mortgage market returned to pre-crisis levels?

The range and number of mortgage products now available is almost at the same level as before the financial crisis. This is...

22 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Moneyfacts Awards finalists announced

The Moneyfacts Group has announced the finalists for its awards ceremony, taking place on June 6 in the Pavilion at the...

22 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Tenet announces tie-up with Vida Homeloans

Tenet, a Leeds-based mortgage adviser support group, has announced a new partnership with specialist lender Vida Homeloans, the latest in a...

22 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Accord expands remortgage range

Two competitive fixed-rate mortgages with no upfront fees and added features have been launched by Accord Mortgages. The move has been...

16 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Vida launches loan calculator

Specialist mortgage lender Vida Homeloans has announced the launch of its new online Residential Max Loan Calculator (‘Max’), which aims to...

16 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Independent mortgage adviser wins top award

Daniel Bailey, an independent mortgage adviser from North Derbyshire, has bagged one of the financial industry’s most prestigious awards. Bailey, director of...

16 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Free registration for MBE Leeds open to brokers

Registration for the Mortgage Business Expo (MBE) Leeds is now open for brokers, IFAs and financial intermediaries. Organisers report that stands have...

10 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Magellan to distribute its products via Black Book Finance

Specialist mortgage lender Magellan Homeloans has announced that it will distribute its product range via Black Book Finance. Launched last November, Black...

10 March 2017

From: Breaking News

First Complete panel welcomes Furness Building Society

A tie-up between Furness Building Society and First Complete, which will give First Complete advisers full access to Furness’ wide range...

10 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Landbay pairs up with Brilliant Solutions

Peer-to-peer mortgage lender Landbay has partnered with mortgage packaging and distribution experts Brilliant Solutions to provide a range of specialist lending...

10 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Another new appointment for Magellan Homeloans

Specialist mortgage lender Magellan Homeloans has appointed Pauline Hibbert as Regional Sales Manager. Once in post, she will have responsibility for...

10 March 2017

From: Breaking News

‘Brokers must update landlords on tax changes’

First Complete and Pink are calling on mortgage brokers to update their landlord clients on buy-to-let tax changes coming into force...

03 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Small deposit buyers increase share of UK mortgage market

Small deposit buyers were given a New Year boost, with their share of the mortgage market increasing in January 2017. Small deposit...

03 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Kent Reliance reduces rates across entire BTL range

Mortgage lender Kent Reliance - part of OneSavings Bank - has announced major changes to its specialist buy-to-let mortgage range. The firm...

03 March 2017

From: Breaking News

IMS appointed to Help to Buy South panel

Broker IMS Independent Mortgage Solutions has been appointed to the Help to Buy South panel of recommended financial advisers. IMS is the...

03 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Magellan Homeloans announces partnership with 3mc

Specialist mortgage lender Magellan Homeloans has announced it will distribute its full range of mortgage products through the specialist distributor and...

03 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Eleven buyers chasing every property, say estate agents

As the supply/demand imbalance continues there is an average of 11 prospective buyers chasing every property for sale, according to NAEA...

01 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Together expands buy-to-let range

New products aimed at expats and a simplified buy-to-let range have been launched by specialist lender Together. The hatful of changes to...

01 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Legal & General to kick off sixth roadshow this spring

Legal & General Mortgage Club has announced that it will be hosting its annual series of Mortgage Club LIVE events for...

01 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society reports year of growth

The annual results published by Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has revealed robust growth in its mortgage lending and savings balances.  In...

01 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Magellan and PMS announce tie-up

Members of the PMS Mortgage Club will have access to Magellan Homeloans full range of products, after an agreement was reached...

01 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Accord to boost borrowers with new tracker mortgage

Accord Mortgages has launched a new tracker mortgage with no early repayment charges. The lender says this new product will give borrowers...

24 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Together appoints two new managers to commercial team

Specialist lender Together has confirmed the appointments of two new managers to its commercial team as it continues with ambitious growth...

24 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Overseas buyers and expats routinely rejected for mortgages

Overseas buyers and British expats are finding it increasingly difficult to purchase property in the UK without correct advice, according to deVere...

24 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Research reveals strengthening house price sentiment

The latest House Price Sentiment Index (HPSI) from Knight Frank and IHS Markit has revealed that households throughout the UK perceive...

24 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Paragon’s new broker portal launched

A new broker portal platform has been launched by lending specialist Paragon Group, assisted by financial sevices software provider BEP Systems. The portal,...

24 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Remortgaging boom a sign of growing uncertainty, says broker

A significant rise in people re-mortgaging to improve their existing homes could hit the new-build property market during 2017, mortgage broker...

22 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Blue lights and sirens

A fall in the mean average value of leads from SMEs in the first six weeks of 2017 seems to suggest...

22 February 2017

From: Breaking News

UAE the best location for first-time buyers

The UAE has been named as the best country for first-time buyers, new research carried out by MoveHub has revealed. Based on...

22 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Vida Homeloans reduces buy-to-let rates and fees

Specialist mortgage lender Vida Homeloans has this week announced a fresh wave of updates to its buy-to-let mortgage range.  The firm has...

22 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Digital Mortgage range expanded by mobile-only bank

The UK's first bank built exclusively for mobile has extended its Digital Mortgage Range. Atom Bank has launched a two year...

22 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Legal & General partners with Leeds Building Society to increase product range

Legal & General Mortgage Club has announced an exclusive deal with Leeds Building Society to help expand its shared ownership and...

22 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Teach money management and mortgages at school, urges industry firm

In response to last week's Housing White Paper, mortgage management firm Computershare Loan Services has urged the government to make sure...

17 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Scottish borrowers are most active mortgage switchers

Mortgage borrowers in Scotland are the most proactive when it comes to switching products, according to new research. A YouGov study, commissioned...

17 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Vida Homeloans cements new relationship with Mortgage Intelligence

Vida Homeloans and Mortgage Intelligence have announced a new tie-up, allowing Mortgage Intelligence members access to Vida’s specialist residential mortgage range. Vida,...

17 February 2017

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers on the up, research reveals

The latest research from Connells Survey & Valuation has revealed that January saw an increase in the number of first-time buyers...

17 February 2017

From: Breaking News

New head of sales recruited by Mint Bridging

Bridging lender Mint Bridging has appointed Sinead Moynihan as its Head of Sales. She will be based at the company’s head...

17 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let mortgage costs remain at record lows

Buy-to-let mortgage costs have stabilised at record lows, according to analysis by Mortgage Brain. Costs have continued to fall on an annual basis,...

15 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Strong 2016 growth for Connells Group’s mortgage division

Connells Group's mortgage division recorded significant growth in 2016, the firm has reported. The Group recorded a 10% rise in the number...

15 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Kensington announces rate changes across the board

Kensington Mortgages has cut rates across its residential and buy-to-let product range.  The lender, part of the Northview Group, has launched a...

15 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Key mortgage appointment announced by HSBC

High-street bank HSBC has appointed Jackie Uhi as its new head of mortgage distribution. Uhi has spent the last six years working...

15 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Pepper Homeloans to market products via TMA

Pepper Homeloans is to market its specialist mortgage products via The Mortgage Alliance (TMA).  TMA’s brokers will have full access to Pepper...

15 February 2017

From: Breaking News

New non-executive director announced by Furness

Furness Building Society has made another new appointment, this time announcing Philip McLelland as non-executive director.  McLelland, a commercial finance director with...

15 February 2017

From: Breaking News

NACFB: FSCS Levy is an expensive route to welcome destination

The £15 million supplementary levy imposed on mortgage brokers by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) will hit the best-qualified brokers...

10 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Pricing of short-term buy-to-let mortgage products hits all-time low

The average pricing of two and three-year fixed rate buy-to-let mortgages is at an all-time low. This is according to the latest Index...

10 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Teachers Building Society launches new fixed-rate range

An assortment of new fixed-rate mortgages across all its LTV ranges has been launched by Teachers Building Society. Teachers Building Society, which,...

10 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Kent Reliance partners up with TMA

Specialist mortgage lender Kent Reliance has partnered with The Mortgage Alliance (TMA) to offer a direct submission route for its brokers. The...

10 February 2017

From: Breaking News

New Finance Director appointed by Furness Building Society

The appointment of Matthew Dobson as Finance Director has been announced by Furness Building Society. Dobson, who has over 15 years of...

10 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Popularity of shared ownership on the rise

Conveyancing firm My Home Move's latest research has revealed that the appeal of shared ownership schemes has risen by over 130%...

08 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Online lender launches refurbishment product for property investors

Online mortgage lender LendInvest has launched a new refurbishment finance product.  The finance solution is aimed at property investors who want to...

08 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Residential mortgage range enhanced by Pepper Homeloans

Specialist lender Pepper Homeloans has enhanced its entire range of residential mortgage products. It's done so by slashing most of its...

08 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Legal & General extends partnership with Ipswich Building Society

An announcement has been made by Legal & General Mortgage Club about the extension of its partnership with Ipswich Building Society.  To...

08 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Furness Building Society teams up with Brilliant Solutions

The Furness Building Society has confirmed that its full product range will now be made available to Brilliant Solutions' direct to...

08 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Key appointment for Precise Mortgages

Specialist lender Precise Mortgages has announced the appointment of Dan Watson to its sales team. Watson will work predominantly in the South...

03 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Metro Bank cuts residential rates and launches new tracker

High street lender Metro Bank has reduced the rates on its three-year and five-year residential mortgage range. It has also announced the...

03 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Online mortgage broker secures investment of £4.5 million

An online mortgage broker has announced that it has received backing from fintech investors all over Europe to the tune of...

03 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Accord expands range of offset mortgages

Accord Mortgages used the beginning of February to launch five new options to its offset range. The intermediary-only lender’s new measures...

03 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Maximum personal mortgage loan size upped to £1 million by Together

In an effort to increase its customer base and address rising property prices, specialist lender Together has opted to up its...

03 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage affordability on the rise as rates remain at record lows

Mortgage affordability is increasing for first-time buyers, home movers and remortgagors, according to the latest index from Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB). The...

01 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Remortgage activity continues to increase, research reveals

Homeowners remortgaged for an average of £15,000 more in 2016 than they did two years ago, with 57% of remortgage cases...

01 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Furness launches two new buy-to-let products

Two new five year fixed-rate buy-to-let products have been launched by Furness for Intermediaries, strengthening the firm's product range and its...

01 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Lender extends lifetime mortgage range with flexible products

Financial mutual OneFamily has extended its lifetime mortgage range, increasing its number of products from four to six.  The two new additions...

01 February 2017

From: Breaking News

InterBay simplifies mortgage range for buy-to-let and HMO

InterBay Commercial, part of specialist lending group OneSavings Bank, has strengthened its buy-to-let proposition with simplified pricing and rate drops. By adopting...

01 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Society of Mortgage Professionals expanding roadshow in 2017

The Society of Mortgage Professionals (SMP) has announced that it is expanding its roadshow this year from 10 to 12 regional...

27 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Embrace technology to improve customer experience, brokers tell lenders

Mortgage brokers are urging lenders to use more technology in order to improve customer experience. This is the message from new research...

27 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let borrowing hit by high house prices and tougher lending criteria

Average buy-to-let loans and deposits increased in 2016, new research from The Mortgage Broker Ltd has revealed. This came as a result...

27 January 2017

From: Breaking News

New lender partnership announced by Commercial Trust

A leading buy-to-let broker has partnered with a new lender to improve its selection of offerings. Commercial Trust has added Vida Homeloans...

27 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Digital Mortgage range expanded by Atom Bank

The UK’s first bank built exclusively for mobile customers has extended its Digital Mortgage range, with 80% LTV and 85% LTV...

27 January 2017

From: Breaking News

IMLA on the lookout for new executive director

The Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA) is on the lookout for a new executive director.  The news follows Peter Williams' announcement that...

25 January 2017

From: Breaking News

New Street Mortgages launches new reduced buy-to-let rates

New Street Mortgages has announced rate reductions across its buy-to-let mortgage range. It has reduced the rate for its two-year discount product...

25 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage proposition relaunched by Castle Trust

A relaunch of its mortgage proposition has been carried out by finance company Castle Trust. The relaunch includes a glossy new...

25 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Digital mortgage broker secures £5.5 million investment

Digital mortgage broker habito has raised £5.5 million in investment funding.  The firm says it will use the money to enhance the...

25 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Offset mortgage incentive extended by Accord

Borrowers taking out an offset mortgage have a few days left to be given a helping hand by Accord Mortgages. The...

25 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Special bridging rate launched by Roma Finance

Bridging finance lender Roma Finance is launching a special 0.75% bridging rate until Valentine's Day. The firm has announced a special time-bound...

25 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Compliance at the coal face

The principal issue we come up against as we go around the UK visiting all our brokers is a lack of...

20 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let lender announces new functionality ahead of tax changes

TMBC, a lender specialising in the buy-to-let market, has announced the launch of new functionality for its sourcing and quotation system. Intermediaries...

20 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage professionals show support for equity release qualification

The adviser community has offered broad support to the merits of a standalone equity release qualification, according to a joint survey...

20 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Kent Reliance makes two key appointments

Steve Seal has been promoted by lender Kent Reliance to Head of Sales with immediate effect, as a direct reward for...

20 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Brokers find it increasingly tough to secure buy-to-let mortgages for clients

Buy-to-let mortgages are becoming increasingly hard to secure, new research has revealed. The majority of brokers surveyed in the latest Broker...

20 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage costs on the rise, research reveals

The latest product data analysis from Mortgage Brain has revealed that recent predictions about potential increases in mortgage costs are starting...

18 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Why banks and building societies should be lending to the over 50s

Following the introduction of new lending rules in April 2016, under the Mortgage Market Review (MMR), many banks and building societies...

18 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Paragon Mortgages launches into residential market

Paragon Mortgages has entered the residential mortgage market after announcing the launch of a new range of products for owner-occupiers.  The lender,...

18 January 2017

From: Breaking News

HPI shows strong annual price growth

The UK House Price Index for November 2016 revealed an annual price rise of 6.7%, taking the overall average property value...

18 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Prospective buyers finding out about poor credit during mortgage applications

Poor credit scores are denying prospective property buyers from being granted mortgages, a new study has revealed. The research into the nation's...

18 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Lowest ever bridging rates launched by Precise Mortgages

Specialist lender Precise Mortgages has launched its lowest-ever bridging rates of 0.54% per month. Aimed at standard and light refurbishment deals up...

18 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Interim CEO for NACFB announced

Rob Lankey has been appointed Interim CEO of the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB). The Interim CEO will take over...

17 November 2016

From: Breaking News

NACFB - Gala Dinner and AGM review

A few handfuls of Introducer Today readers will have joined us (and 750 others) at our 2016 Industry Awards ceremony on...

14 November 2016

From: Breaking News

The changing face of sourcing systems

Sourcing systems have been around for so long now that it's easy to think they have the same features and capabilities...

08 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Annual house price growth slows, Nationwide index reveals

Annual house price growth slowed in October, according to the latest Nationwide House Price Index. It fell from 5.3% in September...

07 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Professionals holding Level 4 certificates on the rise

Some five hundred mortgage professionals have completed the Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Mortgage Advice since its launch two years ago,...

07 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Together lowers buy-to-let rates

Rates on first charge buy-to-let mortgages have been reduced by mortgage lender Together. This takes them below 7%, with LTVs of...

07 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Fixed-rate online product launched by Furness

A 1.68% 3 year fixed rate online exclusive has been launched by Furness Building Society. The 80% LTV Product, with a £995...

07 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Some lenders remain unresponsive to base rate change

Just over two months since the Bank of England cut the base interest rate to 0.25%, an array of lenders are...

21 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Lenders launch new high-LTV products aimed at first-timers

Two lenders have launched new mortgage products with LTVs of over 90%. Furness Building Society has introduced a range of five-year fixed...

21 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Leeds Building Society announces partnership with LMS

Leeds Building Society has announced the details of a new partnership with conveyancing panel management firm LMS. LMS will now provide the...

21 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Trust launches its 'most competitive' products for two decades

Mortgage Trust has launched a series of products catering for buy-to-let property purchases and remortgages. The lender says that the products, which...

21 October 2016

From: Breaking News

‘Mortgage costs continue to fall’ - Mortgage Brain

The latest quarterly data analysis from Mortgage Brain shows that the cost of mortgages continued to fall over the past three...

19 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Businesses partner to offer Sharia-compliant finance

Two businesses have announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership to offer Sharia-compliant mortgage alternatives. The partnership is designed to...

19 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Brokers believe builders and developers will find it difficult to secure funding

Over a third of brokers working in the property finance sector have said they think builders and developers will find it...

19 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Saffron announces new fixed rates for owners and FTBs

Saffron For Intermediaries, part of Saffron Building Society, has announced the launch of three new fixed rate deals for homeowners and...

19 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Self-employed struggling to obtain mortgages

Self-employed borrowers are finding it difficult to get mortgages, according to research by the Nottingham Building Society. The firm's study found that...

07 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Lender launches product range for borrowers with credit 'blips'

Pepper Homeloans has announced the launch of a range of five-year fixed rate products for borrowers with blots on their credit...

07 October 2016

From: Breaking News

First Complete to host fifteen mortgage forums this month

First Complete, which is part of the LSL Property Services Group, is this month holding fifteen mortgage forums across the UK. The...

07 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Precise Mortgages enters Right to Buy market

Specialist lender Precise Mortgages has announced a new range of products for tenants using the Right to Buy Scheme.  Highlights of the...

07 October 2016

From: Breaking News

The NACFB’s year-long staycation

If the weakened pound and unrest around the continent we sometimes claim to be a part of have combined to put...

30 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Furness launch two new products

Two competitive variable rate products for 90% loans have been launched by Furness Building Society. Suitable for first-time buyers as well as...

24 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Lending should be based on affordability, not age

The one area in which a proper affordability assessment is ignored is lending to older borrowers, according to findings from The...

24 August 2016

From: Breaking News

New lender receives FCA approval

A new lender, which is aiming to target older borrowers, has received full regulatory approval from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Mortgages4Life,...

24 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Fifth of first-time buyers could be 'priced off' the property ladder

Following the Bank of England's decision to cut the base rate to 0.25%, a fifth of 18 to 34 year-olds could...

24 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Lending to first-time buyers at its highest since 2007

A new report from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has shown that more mortgages were handed to first-time buyers in...

11 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Vision headline speakers confirmed

The headline speakers for Mortgage Vision 2016 have been announced. The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries (AMI) and Nationwide/The Mortgage Works will...

11 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Shared ownership range launched by Tipton

Tipton has launched a new shared ownership range, including mortgages available throughout England and Wales up to 90% of the share...

11 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Precise Mortgages revamps buy-to-let offering

Precise Mortgages has recently announced a number of changes to its product range, particularly focusing on its buy-to-let offering.  HMO and Limited...

11 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Pepper Homeloans added to SimplyBiz panel

SimplyBiz Mortgages has added Pepper Homeloans to its distribution panel. Pepper Homeloans' products will now be accessible to over 6,500 financial advisers...

11 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Irish association adopts Mortgage Trading Exchange to cut costs

The Association of Expert Mortgage Advisors (AEMA), which accounts for almost half of all mortgage broker business in Ireland, has announced...

11 August 2016

From: Breaking News

The fall in ownership – it’s about affordability rather than the cost of mortgages

Data published this week by the Resolution Foundation confirms the continuation of the downward trend in home ownership in the UK.  Since 2003...

04 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Four new mortgage brokers for HSBC

Major high-street bank HSBC has announced that it is expanding the availability of its mortgages through four additional brokers. The new brokers...

26 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Furness Building Society launches two new products

Two competitive variable rate products specifically for loans between £300,000 and £500,000 have been launched by Furness Building Society. Suitable for loans...

26 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Delays causing brokers most difficulty since introduction of MCD

The latest Broker Sentiment Survey by bridging lender MTF has found that delays to mortgage applications have caused brokers the most...

26 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Positivity about future of buy-to-let remains high in Scotland

New research carried out by Legal & General has revealed that brokers in Scotland are more confident about the future of...

26 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Society of Mortgage Professionals announces record membership

The Society of Mortgage Professionals has confirmed that membership has broken through the 8,000-barrier for the first time. “It’s an affirmation of...

19 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Brokers plan to advise or refer later life and equity release products

The majority of brokers surveyed by Legal & General say they either currently recommend or would recommend later life lending or...

19 July 2016

From: Breaking News

The perils of giving advice?

The NACFB’s annual survey results aren’t in yet but there is one prediction I feel I can safely make. The total business...

19 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Precise Mortgages launches retention program

Lender Precise Mortgages has launched a retention program for customers coming to the end of their initial fixed or discount deals...

19 July 2016

From: Breaking News

TMA announces new panel and partnership

TMA Mortgage Club, part of the LSL Property Services Group, has announced that is has secured a panel position with The...

19 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Interest rates remain at historic low of 0.5%

Despite intense speculation that interest rates would be cut, the Bank of England has confirmed that its base rate will remain...

14 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Santander and Legal & General announce lifetime mortgages partnership

Santander and Legal & General have announced a new five year agreement to offer lifetime mortgages to Santander customers. The arrangement aims...

14 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Rise of the bridging loan

The NACFB is sometimes perceived as being an Association of commercial mortgage brokers and asset finance brokers, forgetting the other 20%...

14 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Kent Reliance launches new buy-to-let range

Kent Reliance, part of the OneSavings Bank Group, has announced the launch of its new low mainstream LTV product range. With low...

14 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Euro 2016 predictor winner announced

The winner of Furness Building Society's Euro 2016 football predictor for intermediaries has been announced.  Jerome De Jonk of Lighthouse Wealth has...

14 July 2016

From: Breaking News

House prices dipped in May as market 'holds its breath'

Average house prices dipped by 0.4% between April and May, according to the latest figures from estate agents Your Move and...

17 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Leeds Building Society launches exclusive buy-to-let product

Leeds Building Society has launched a new 2 year 70% LTV Buy to Let fixed rate product, available exclusively to the...

17 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Teachers Building Society launches new Help to Buy mortgage

Teachers Building Society has announced the launch of a Help to Buy mortgage which will be discounted for two years. The new...

17 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Furness launches consumer buy-to-let products

Two new consumer buy-to-let products have been launched by Furness Building Society. This follows an announcement by the firm that it...

17 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Five year fixed rate mortgages cut by Accord

Rates for borrowers looking to secure a longer-term deal have been slashed by Accord Mortgages, with a 0.15% reduction on selected...

17 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Long-term interest rates hit a further new low

Back in 1980 I took out my first mortgage to buy a flat in Birmingham. The flat was very affordable and...

13 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Euro 2016 football predictor launched by Furness

A Euro 2016 football predictor for intermediaries has been launched by Furness Building Society. The winner will receive a prize of £250...

10 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Brokers and lenders awarded for excellence

This month the Legal & General Mortgage Club has announced the winners of its annual awards. The awards – which recognise excellence...

10 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Intelligence adds Kent Reliance to lending panel

Mortgage Intelligence (MI) has added Kent Reliance to its panel of mortgage lenders. Part of OneSavings Bank, the specialist lender will provide...

10 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Shared ownership calculator enables buyers to 'stress test' their loans

A new mortgage calculator is to allow prospective buyers considering shared ownership to work out the total cost of purchasing a...

08 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Annual house price growth stable at 9.2%

House prices in the three months to May were 9.2% higher than in the same three months a year earlier, according...

08 June 2016

From: Breaking News

New appointment for Pepper Homeloans

Specialist lender Pepper Homeloans have added Ryan Brailsford to their team as Regional Development Manager for the North. Brailsford, whose role involves...

08 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Green research project calls on householders to complete its survey

A green mortgage research project called LENDERS is asking all householders in the UK for their help in completing a survey...

08 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Greater London house prices top £600,000

House prices in Greater London have topped £600,000 for the first time ever, new figures show. Prices increased by 14.9% over the...

03 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Homemover applications hit record conversion rate

Homemovers have just registered the highest success rate for turning mortgage applications into completions. Some 80% of homemover applications led to an...

03 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Skipton drops first-time buyer lending cap

Skipton Building Society has removed its maximum loan size cap for first-time buyers. It said this follows a 20% increase in UK house...

03 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Kent Reliance launches proc fee for switches

Kent Reliance has launched a new mortgage retention product that pays a broker procuration fee. The lender, part of specialist lending group...

02 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Nationwide cuts selected fixed and tracker rates

Nationwide is reducing selected fixed rate and tracker mortgages by up to 0.25%. It will cut fixed rates up to 75% LTV...

02 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Paragon updates buy-to-let range

Paragon Mortgages has updated its buy-to-let product range for professional landlords and unveiled six new products. The range includes two-year fixed rate products...

02 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let sell-off begins

Buy-to-let investors have started selling off properties as Chancellor George Osborne's tax crackdown begins to bite. Demand is also likely to fall...

01 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Brokers enjoy “busy start to 2016”

Almost four out of 10 finance brokers enjoyed a busy start to 2016 but most rate the economic outlook as "fair" rather...

01 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Millions caught in home insurance mortgage trap

More than 1.6m homeowners have bought home insurance from their mortgage lender and many mistakenly believe they cannot switch for a...

01 June 2016

From: Breaking News

House prices surge beside the seaside

House prices in British seaside towns have increased by an average £440 every month for the last decade, new figures show. Prices...

31 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Lenders remain positive about buy-to-let

Lenders remain positive about prospects for the buy-to-let market despite the Chancellor's tax crackdown. This is despite the fact that most expect the market to...

31 May 2016

From: Breaking News

TMA launches general insurance proposition

TMA has launched a new general insurance proposition that lets advisers quote and apply for residential household insurance from a panel...

31 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Brokers negative about seven-day switching

Brokers and mortgage experts have given a thumbs down to Government proposals to introduce seven-day mortgage switching. The proposal, outlined in the...

27 May 2016

From: Breaking News

First-time buyer sales soar in April

First-time buyer sales soar last month as landlords abandoned the market following the introduction of the new stamp duty surcharge on 1...

27 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Brokers surge into second charge advice

More than eight out of 10 of brokers plan to include second charges in their advice process this year. A new survey...

27 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Remortgaging hits seven-year high in April

Remortgage lending leapt 48% by value in the year to April to hit £6.4 billion, the largest sum recorded since November...

26 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Nine out of 10 opt for fixed rates

Nine out 10 borrowers are opting to fix their mortgages despite little sign of forthcoming base rate hike. Historically low mortgage interest...

26 May 2016

From: Breaking News

London is even more expensive than you think

The average London property may come with an eye-watering price tag of £550,000 but the real cost of buying is even...

26 May 2016

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Property transactions plummet in April

Residential property transactions plunged by almost half in April in the wake of a bumper March. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell by 45.2% last...

25 May 2016

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Paragon doubles buy-to-let lending in six months

Paragon Mortgages has almost doubled its buy-to-let lending in just six months. New buy-to-let lending hit £823.6 million for six months to...

25 May 2016

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Computershare to service 60% of outsourced mortgages

Computershare will service three out of every five outsourced UK mortgages from next month, the company has confirmed. This follows its Government appointment to...

25 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage gap closes as high-LTV loans get cheaper

The gap between mortgage rates at different LTVs has narrowed dramatically, making life easier for borrowers with small deposits. Mortgage rates for borrowers...

24 May 2016

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Now Newcastle tightens buy-to-let criteria

Newcastle Intermediaries has become the latest lender to announce it is raising its stress test levels for buy-to-let mortgages. It is increasing...

24 May 2016

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Furness unveils family first-time buyer deal

Furness Building Society has launched a new first-time buyer mortgage charging 3.50% to 95% LTV. There is no product fee on the two-year...

24 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Housing sentiment holds strong despite uncertainties

Housing market sentiment remains strong with most owners optimistic about the future despite market uncertainties, new research shows. Households in all UK...

23 May 2016

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Fewer remortgaging to increase loan size

Fewer homeowners are remortgaging to increase the size of their loan, with less than a quarter doing so in April. However, the...

23 May 2016

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Tottenham Hotspur win property Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur may have missed out on the Premier League title but the local property market has claimed the house price growth...

23 May 2016

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Mortgage lending plunges almost 30% in April

Gross mortgage lending fell 29% in April following the rush to beat the new stamp duty surcharge on buy-to-lets and second...

20 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Family and National Counties commit to older borrowers

Family Building Society and National Counties Building Society have re-affirmed their longstanding commitment to lending to older borrowers. While many lenders have...

20 May 2016

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Skipton cuts residential fixed rates

Skipton Building Society has launched a revised range of two and five-year fixed rate residential mortgages with rates lowered by up...

20 May 2016

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Brexit could fuel “mass exit” from housing market

The housing market could suffer from construction skills deficit and plunging rental demand if the UK votes to leave the EU...

19 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let to avoid stress test “Armageddon”

Increases in buy-to-let lenders’ stress test levels should not be viewed as an ‘Armageddon moment’ for the sector, an industry expert...

19 May 2016

From: Breaking News

One in three don't know their mortgage rate

One third of UK mortgage holders don't know what interest rate they are on, new research shows. This means that than 5 million people...

19 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let lending surges 163% in electric March

Buy-to-let mortgage sales surged by 163% in the year to March as landlords raced to beat the new stamp duty surcharge...

18 May 2016

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Tesco extends broker distribution

Tesco Bank has announced plans to increase the number of intermediaries offering its mortgages. Customers can now access Tesco’s range of mortgages...

18 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Buyers race to beat Brexit uncertainty

One in seven mortgage and remortgage customers are racing to complete their application before the EU referendum on 23 June. More than...

18 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Average broker is loyal to just THREE lenders

Brokers and intermediaries place two thirds of all their mortgages with just three preferred lenders, new research shows. The typical mortgage intermediary uses...

17 May 2016

From: Breaking News

London property slowdown a “myth”

The supposed slowdown in the London property market is a “myth” as the majority of Londoners see prices continue to rise. While...

17 May 2016

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Barclays cuts rates for buyers and movers

Barclays Mortgages is cutting rates for home buyers and movers across its two and five-year fixed rate range from today. A new...

17 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let surge turns nasty for first-time buyers

The surge in buy-to-let transactions in the run-up to the stamp duty surcharge on 1 April has left first-time buyers facing...

16 May 2016

From: Breaking News

L&G and Twenty7Tec launch second charge solution

Legal & General Mortgage Club has partnered with technology firm Twenty7Tec to provide brokers with a second charge sourcing solution. This follows...

16 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Kensington cuts prices across buy-to-let range

Kensington Mortgages has cut prices across its range of buy-to-let mortgages. It is reducing rates on products carrying a percentage fee by 25 basis...

16 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Brokers predict decline of buy-to-let

Mortgage advisers are concerned about about the longer-term prospects for buy-to-let, with half now predicting a decline in business. Although advisers saw...

13 May 2016

From: Breaking News

London property breaks £600,000 barrier

The price of the average home in London broke through the £600,000 price barrier in April for the first time, Home values in...

13 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Yorkshire launches lowest fixed rate on market

Yorkshire Building Society has launched the lowest fixed rate mortgage on the market, a two-year deal charging 1.17%. It is available to borrowers...

13 May 2016

From: Breaking News

House prices dip for first time in a year

Demand for UK property has dipped for the first time in 12 months in the latest sign of housing market weakness. However,...

12 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Investors still bullish about buy-to-let

Investors remain positive about the prospects for buy-to-let despite the new stamp duty charge and forthcoming crackdown on mortgage tax relief. The latest...

12 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Brightstar announces EasySource launch

Brightstar has announced that its specialist sourcing system and case management tool EasySource will launch for intermediaries shortly. The system, sponsored by...

12 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Lawyers to blame for collapsing property purchases

Almost three out of 10 property purchases have fallen through in the past five years, largely due to conveyancers holding up...

11 May 2016

From: Breaking News

3mc completes Kensington's first packaged case

Mortgage distributor 3mc has generated Kensington’s first packaged case to go to offer since the lender returned to the market last...

11 May 2016

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers desperate as housing crisis deepens

First-time buyers are "increasingly desperate" to buy a place of their own as the housing crisis deepens, new research shows. Today, 73%...

11 May 2016

From: Breaking News

UK house price slowdown continues

UK house price growth slowed more than expected in the three months to April, further evidence of a slowing property market. House prices in...

10 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage fees hit two-year high

New research shows that mortgage fees are starting to increase with the average fee increasing by £40 in the last six...

10 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Nationwide cuts fixed rates on high-LTV loans

Nationwide has announced that it is cutting fixed rates on smaller deposit mortgages. The building society is reducing selected fixed rate mortgages...

10 May 2016

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Nationwide hikes maximum lending age to 85

Nationwide Building Society is increasing its maximum age for mortgage maturity from 75 to 85. This follows last week's move by the...

09 May 2016

From: Breaking News

New search mechanism for limited company buy-to-lets

Mortgages for Business now allow users to search specifically for buy-to-let mortgages for limited companies. The changes have been made in a...

09 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Remortgage surge offsets seasonal slowdown

The surging remortgaging sector has helped to offset April's seasonal housing market slowdown, new figures show. Total valuations carried out in April rose...

09 May 2016

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Barclays launches new no-deposit mortgage

Barclays Bank has this week introduced a new 100% loan-to-value mortgage, aimed at helping struggling first-time buyers get onto the property...

06 May 2016

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers ‘must act fast’ to get top deals

The cost of servicing a mortgage for buyers with small deposits has fallen sharply over the past 12 months, according to...

06 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Halifax offers switchers £750 cashback

Halifax bank is offering a £750 incentive to mortgage borrowers who move their loan from a rival lender. The deal was...

06 May 2016

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Rising rents ease landlords’ tax fears

Increasing levels of rents around the UK have softened the blow of recent rises in stamp duty levels for landlords, according...

05 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Fall in demand pushes up tracker rates

The average cost of tracker mortgages is on the increase as the result of falling demand from borrowers, according to Moneyfacts.co.uk. The...

05 May 2016

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Buy-to-let mortgage crackdown ‘disregards renters’

Government-backed plans to impose new restrictions on the availability of buy-to-let mortgages are likely to be bad news for tenants. That is...

05 May 2016

From: Breaking News

‘Bank of mum and dad’ to pump £5bn into property market

UK parents will lend or give more than £5billion over the course of 2016 to help their children get onto or move...

04 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Pressure on new mayor to resolve London’s housing crisis

New data showing a sharp decline in property affordability in the UK capital will put pressure on the new London mayor...

04 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage timebomb for ‘generation rent’

A new report from Halifax has found that delays in getting on to the property ladder could force many people to...

04 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Survey paints gloomy picture for buy-to-let

Just one in five of the UK’s landlords believes there is still money to be made in the buy-to-let market, new...

03 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Unemployment hits house prices

The areas of the UK with the highest levels of unemployment have seen the lowest rates of house-price increases over the...

03 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Bank statistics show strong mortgage lending

The latest edition of the Bank of England’s Money and Credit Figures show mortgage lending was strong in the first quarter...

03 May 2016

From: Breaking News

First signs of housing market slowdown

Two sets of industry data published yesterday suggest that house price growth is finally starting to slow. Nationwide's figures showed annual house price...

29 April 2016

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers mount fight back in March

First-time buyer activity grew strongly in March as they fought back against property investors. Total first-time buyer transactions 32,500, the highest monthly...

29 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Supply of rental stock nose-dives

The supply of rental properties plunged in the run-up to the new stamp duty surcharge on 1 April and further falls are...

29 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let landlords slash investment plans

The number of landlords planning to buy a new buy-to-let property has dropped by a third since the stamp duty surcharge...

28 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage products fly to record high

Brokers have more choice than ever before with the number of mortgage products hitting an all-time high in March. However, new mortgage application...

28 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Outlook is bright for remortgaging

The average amount of equity withdrawn through remortgaging has hit a new high with borrowers taking out £31,887 on average. This is...

28 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Brokers hail “bumper” March for lending

Brokers and lenders are celebrating a "bumper month" which saw borrowing in March 64% higher than one year earlier. Gross mortgage borrowing...

27 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage costs fall by £1,000 a year

Mortgage rates continue to fall with the majority of residential and buy-to-let rates coming down in cost over the past three...

27 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Cash is king in prime London

Cash is now king in the prime London market with six out of 10 of purchases made by investors or second-home...

27 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Supply soars as buy-to-let investors exit

The number of properties for sale jumped by more than half in March as buy-to-let investors exited the market. Demand fell at the...

26 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Halifax launches 1% cashback offer

Halifax has launched a 1% cashback offer for first-time buyers and home movers across its mortgage range. First-time buyers and home movers...

26 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Magellan offers one-to-one broker sessions

Magellan Homeloans is offering brokers the opportunity to book a one-to-one consultation session at the trade shows, conferences and events it is...

26 April 2016

From: Breaking News

March saw shock slump in buy-to-let sales

March saw a significant slump in buy-to-let activity with sales falling 26.2% compared to February. The fall of £1.04 billion came despite an expected last-minute...

25 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Lloyds launches new ‘hassle-free’ mortgage

Lloyds Bank has unveiled a new “hassle-free” mortgage designed to make moving easier and cover the upfront costs. The deal includes free...

25 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Most brokers want to stay in EU

As the Brexit referendum moves closer a new poll shows that the majority of brokers would like to remain part of...

25 April 2016

From: Breaking News

March boom threatens mortgage market bust

Gross mortgage lending surged in March due to the buy-to-let let boom but transactions now look set to drop by 10,000 a...

22 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let dash boosts landlords' profits

Buy-to-let landlords enjoyed total annual returns of 12.2% over the last year helped by the flurry of purchases in the run-up...

22 April 2016

From: Breaking News

L&G posts record completions in March

The Legal & General Mortgage Club delivered a record month in March with completions up 33% year-on-year. Total lending of £4.7bn was...

22 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Post Office cuts rates and launches new deals

Post Office Money has launched a number of mortgage deals and reduced rates on many existing deals. It says the new deals...

21 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Coventry launches 10-year fixes from 2.99%

Coventry for intermediaries has launched a range of competitive 10-year fixed-rate mortgages charging from 2.99%. These including a 10-year fixed offset mortgage,...

21 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Accord launches new fee-free mortgages

Accord Mortgages has launched a new fee-free mortgage for borrowers with a 35% deposit, with added incentives. The intermediary-only lender, part of...

21 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Tesco announces L&G mortgage tie-up

Tesco is to make its mortgages available through brokers via a tie-up with Legal & General. The new service called Tesco Mortgage Intermediaries...

20 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let pensioner landlords” consider selling up

More than four out of 10 pensioner landlords are seriously thinking about selling their buy-to-let property even though it offers them valuable...

20 April 2016

From: Breaking News

3mc appointed to Right Mortgage panel

Mortgage distributor 3mc has been appointed to provide a specialist mortgage desk and packaging support service to members of The Right...

20 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let summit aims to beat tax grab

Buy-to-let landlords have announced a new summit as part of their crowdfunding campaign to abolish the Chancellor George Osborne's tax grab. The...

19 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Today is UK Mortgage Freedom Day

April 19 is UK Mortgage Freedom Day, the date when the average new borrower will have earned enough to pay off...

19 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Private Finance launches broker recruitment drive

Private Finance is recruiting experienced mortgage brokers and support staff to develop its association with Strutt & Parker. The two have worked...

19 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let “chain reaction” drives prices to record high

Asking prices have hit a record high due to the rush of buy-to-let investors looking to beat the stamp duty surcharge. The...

18 April 2016

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers move home to build deposits

Single first-time buyers and couples can significantly cut the time it takes to save for a deposit by moving back in...

18 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Atom launches with Kensington Mortgages

Specialist mortgage package and distributor Atom has announced a new relationship with Kensington Mortgages. Dale Jannels, managing director at Atom, which stands...

18 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Surge in limited company buy-to-let mortgages

The number of buy-to-let mortgages available to borrowers has increased significantly due to a surge in deals aimed at limited company borrowers. Average...

15 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Brexit looms over interest rate decision

The Bank of England’s monetary policy committee has held interest rates again with a unanimous 9-0 vote yesterday and experts say there is...

15 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Coventry unveils new five-year fixes

Coventry for intermediaries has launched new range of five-year fixed-rate residential mortgages. The deals are available from 65% to 90% LTV, with...

15 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let boom and Brexit create climate of uncertainty

The housing market is facing a “climate of uncertainty” as the UK waves goodbye to buy-to-let boom, according to the Royal...

14 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Lending surges across the board but slowdown in sight

Lending to both residential buyers and property investors soared over the last year but experts warn there is a slowdown in...

14 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Residential and buy-to-let mortgage rates continue to fall

Rates on mainstream and buy-to-let mortgages have fallen by as much as 10% over the past three months. This should spell further...

14 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let demand collapses as tax changes bite

Interest in purchasing buy-to-let properties has collapsed as new tax changes start to bite. The number of people planning to buy a...

13 April 2016

From: Breaking News

House price growth now looks unrelenting

UK house prices rose 7.6% in the year to February and property experts expect the "unrelenting" growth to continue. This marked a...

13 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty surcharge on “granny flats” axed

Property experts have welcomed the Government's decision to scrap the 3% stamp duty surcharge on "granny flats". In the original version of...

13 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let lenders slash mortgage rates

Buy-to-let lenders continue to slash their mortgage rates helping landlords offset Chancellor George Osborne's tax crackdown on property investing. The average two-year...

12 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Call to scrap stamp duty for downsizers

Retired people downsizing to fund their retirement should be exempt from stamp duty, a leading insurer has said. So-called “property pensioners” are...

12 April 2016

From: Breaking News

New Street completes first five-day application

New Street Mortgages has issued a mortgage offer within five business days for the first time. The lender said it is delivering...

12 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let suffers sharp March slowdown

March saw a sharp drop in buy-to-let valuations activity as landlords ran out of time to beat the stamp duty surcharge on 1 April. Valuation activity dropped...

11 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Warm welcome for Atom Bank's focus on brokers

Mortgage brokers have welcomed new technology-driven lender Atom Bank's intermediary-driven approach to mortgage lending. The Durham-based bank is set to launch residential and...

11 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Kensington hikes maximum loan sizes

Kensington Mortgages has increased the maximum loan limits for first-time buyers and buy-to-let mortgages.  The specialist lender has raised the maximum loan...

11 April 2016

From: Breaking News

House price growth hits double digits again

House price inflation has hit double digits for the first time in almost two years with prices rising more than £20,000 in the...

08 April 2016

From: Breaking News

HSBC offers mortgages via three new brokers

HSBC is offering mortgages through three new brokers in a bid to widen access to its mortgages. This follows its successful partnerships...

08 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let lender Keystone rebrands

Keystone Buy to Let Mortgages has “refreshed” its name to Keystone Property Finance to reflect the wider choice of finance it...

08 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty deadline drives surge in rental properties

The number of rental properties spiked by more than 20% in the final week before the stamp duty surcharge was introduced, new figures...

07 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Chelsea unveils fee-free offset range

Chelsea Building Society has launched a competitive new fee-free offset range aimed at borrowers who want to reduce the upfront costs...

07 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Newcastle Intermediaries launches self-employed deals

Newcastle Intermediaries has launched two new competitive products to meet continued growth in the self-employed market. It said this will help meet the...

07 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let fuels record completions in March

The last day of March saw record-breaking property completions as investors rushed to beat the beat stamp duty tax hike. UK mover...

06 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Surge in three-year fixed mortgages

There has been a surge in three-year fixed rate mortgages with number of deals on the market rising 16% in the last...

06 April 2016

From: Breaking News

New Street unveils Mortgage Advice Bureau tie-up

New Street Mortgages has announced a new distribution partnership with Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB). Under the agreement, all of MAB’s members now...

06 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Paragon loosens limited company buy-to-let rules

Paragon Mortgages has updated its lending criteria for limited company landlords in the wake of recent Government announcements on tax relief...

05 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Prime London: prices fall, activity rises

Transactions in prime central London picked up in March due to falling asking prices and the buy-to-let stamp duty surcharge. Latest research...

05 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Leeds BS eases interest-only criteria

Leeds Building Society has eased its interest-only criteria and will now accept sale of property as a repayment strategy up to...

05 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Market awaits lull after buy-to-let storm

Buy-to-let investors were racing to beat the new 3% duty surcharge right up to midnight on 31 March as a frantic first quarter drew...

04 April 2016

From: Breaking News

A right royal return: house prices rise 47,000%

House prices have risen 47,000% since the Queen was born 90 years ago this month, new research shows. In 1926 the average...

04 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Landlords flock to limited company mortgages

More than two out of five landlords are either moving or considering moving their buy-to-let portfolios into corporate structures ahead of...

04 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let crackdown deters just one in seven

The joint crackdown on buy-to-let by Chancellor George Osborne and the Bank of England is deterring just 14% of landlords from...

01 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage approvals leap in February

Brokers have welcomed latest Bank of England statistics that show a jump in mortgage approvals in February. The increase was partly down to...

01 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Kensington goes paperless

Kensington has moved to paperless application processing as part of a wider shake-up aimed at making it easier for intermediaries to...

01 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Fears grow over latest buy-to-let clampdown

Mortgage brokers and property experts are warning that the latest attempt to dampen the buy-to-let market could backfire. The Bank of England...

31 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage rates hit fresh lows as rate hike recedes

Mortgage rates have fallen to record lows as the prospect of an interest rate hike retreats and product choice continues to...

31 March 2016

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers resilient as confidence grows

The number of people buying their first home has grown almost 7% over the past year despite growing concerns over affordability. The...

31 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let investors “storm housing market”

Buy-to-let investors are said to be "storming the housing market" as estate agents report an increase in the numbers trying to...

30 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Lloyds launches online remortgaging

Lloyds Bank has launched an online remortgage service in a bid to make it easier to switch to a better deal. More...

30 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Limited company buy-to-let lending soars

Applications for limited company buy-to-let mortgages have soared since December and now make up to one in three new cases. Growth has...

30 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty hike to put brakes on buy-to-let

Chancellor George Osborne's forthcoming stamp duty surcharge will push up buy-to-let rental costs and trigger a decline in the supply of...

24 March 2016

From: Breaking News

New Street unveils L&G tie-up

New Street Mortgages has announced a new buy-to-let distribution partnership with Legal & General Mortgage Club. The tie-up will initially be via...

24 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Holloway Friendly launches new broker portal

Holloway Friendly has teamed up with Synaptic Software to provide its income protection policies through its online portal. It said this will offer...

24 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Broker mortgages soar 40% in just one month

Intermediary mortgage sales exceeded all expectations in February to hit the highest level since the 2008 market crash. Residential and buy-to-let sales...

23 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Lloyds and Halifax launch video mortgage advice

Lloyds Bank and Halifax are offering customers the chance to speak "face-to-face" with a mortgage adviser by video link. They can talk to...

23 March 2016

From: Breaking News

House price growth continues to accelerate

UK house prices continue to accelerate increasing by 7.9% in the year to January, up from 6.7% in December. Prices were driven...

23 March 2016

From: Breaking News

CML warns against further buy-to-let changes

The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has warned against further intervention in the buy-to-let market as the forthcoming tax crackdown looks...

22 March 2016

From: Breaking News

It takes 46 years to save London deposit

Single first-time buyers and England and Wales need 13 years to save for a deposit - rising to his 46 years...

22 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Brain unveils second charge sourcing system

Mortgage Brain has announced its new whole-of-market secured loans sourcing system LoansBrain. The mortgage technology solutions provider said the new online system, which is...

22 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Asking prices top £300,000 for first time

The average price of a property coming to market in England and Wales has passed £300,000 for the first time. Asking prices...

21 March 2016

From: Breaking News

L&G launches Later Life Lending Hub

Legal & General Mortgage Club has announced the launch of its Later Life Lending Hub. The new tool helps its members offer...

21 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Ignorant first-time buyers risk rejection

First-time buyers applying for their first mortgage lack knowledge about the application process and risk being rejected as a result. Almost half...

21 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Lending hits eight-year high in February

Gross mortgage lending in February hit its highest level for eight years after leaping 30% year-on-year. Lending totalled £17.6 billion which marks a fall from £18.5...

18 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Paragon launches consumer buy-to-let deals

Paragon Mortgages has begun accepting applications for consumer buy-to-let via its sister brand Mortgage Trust. The buy-to-let specialist’s online application system is...

18 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Newcastle extends buy-to-let range to L&G

Newcastle Intermediaries has extended distribution of its buy-to-let mortgage range through its partner Legal & General Mortgage Club.  The range was previously...

18 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let gets Budget kick in the teeth

Chancellor George Osborne's eighth Budget delivered another blow to buy-to-let investors by excluding property from cuts to capital gains tax (CGT) rates. Investors...

17 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Lifetime Isa won’t ease supply problems

Property experts have warned that Chancellor George Osborne's new Lifetime Isa will do nothing to solve housing supply and affordability problems. From April...

17 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Large investors sucked into stamp duty surcharge

Chancellor George Osborne surprised many in the property industry by confirming that larger buy-to-let investors must pay the new 3% stamp duty...

17 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Sharp rise in mortgage freebies

There has been a sharp rise in "mortgage freebies" as lenders increasingly compete on incentive packages rather than just price. New research...

16 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Average monthly London rent tops £1,500

The cost of the average private tenancy in Greater London is now £1,521 a month, double the £744 average for the...

16 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Paragon refreshes buy-to-let range

Paragon Mortgages has refreshed its range of buy-to-let products catering for individual landlords and limited companies. Its full product range includes trackers...

16 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Does property market face fresh Budget tax shock?

The property industry is calling on Chancellor George Osborne to reform stamp duty and boost housing supply in Wednesday’s Budget, but...

15 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Santander unveils “market-leading” Help-to-Buy Isa

Santander has launched what it claims is a market-leading Help to Buy Isa rate charging 4.00%. The new tax-free savings rate is...

15 March 2016

From: Breaking News

500 brokers sign up for ConveyancingBrain

More than 500 brokers and financial advisers have adopted Mortgage Brain’s new conveyancing service in the first few months after it...

15 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Half of home movers plan to downsize

Almost half of all home movers say they plan to downsize when taking their next step on the property market over the...

14 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let surge fuelled by pension raids

The surge of investors into buy-to-let is being fuelled by older people raiding their pension pots, advisers say. While many see rental property...

14 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Post Office launches fee-free mortgage deals

Post Office Money has enhanced its mortgage range by announcing new fee-free mortgage deals. It has also unveiled what it claims is the...

14 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let landlords face double deadline

February saw the second highest monthly total of house purchase approvals since January 2014 as buy-to-let investors raced to meet April's...

11 March 2016

From: Breaking News

150,000 now own through Help to Buy

More than 150,000 people have become homeowners through the Government’s flagship Help to Buy housing scheme. New official figures show that 80%...

11 March 2016

From: Breaking News

MCD could bar cheap loans to accidental landlords

The Mortgage Credit Directive (MCD), could bar accidental landlords from switching to cheaper mortgage deals on affordability grounds. Many could be told they...

11 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let boom doubles house price growth

The pace of house price growth has doubled due to a boom in buy-to-let sales ahead of April's stamp duty surcharge, new...

10 March 2016

From: Breaking News