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Covid concerns – majority of sellers vet buyers before viewings

The threat of Covid remains a worry for the majority of home sellers when it comes to allowing prospective buyers into...

27 August 2021

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Mortgage Magic unveils new app for subscribers

Mortgage Magic, the provider of one of the UK’s most advanced CRM and mortgage management platforms, has launched an app that...

27 August 2021

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Buying property with a partner: Expert tips on protecting your finances

James Andrews, senior personal finance editor at money.co.uk, offers up top tips on how those planning to purchase a home with...

20 August 2021

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Majority of brokers will adopt a hybrid approach to work post-Covid

Some 64% of brokers will adopt a hybrid approach of remote work and face-to-face working despite the lifting of pandemic restrictions. That...

20 August 2021

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New SoMo deal rewards brokers with favourable rates

Bridging loan firm SoMo has launched a new specialist finance product giving favourable rates for larger loans. The product is designed to...

20 August 2021

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Loans Arena – team expansion, revamped brand and new website

Mortgage and protection advisor Loans Arena has launched a brand-new website and expanded its team to align with its revamped brand. The...

13 August 2021

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Tembo raises £2.5m to help tackle the ‘poverty premium’

Tembo, a London-based FinTech on a mission to transform consumer lending through the power of family, has announced that it has...

13 August 2021

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Asking prices dipped across the market following stamp duty holiday deadline

Research by GetAgent has revealed how asking prices across many areas of the property market tumbled in the wake of the...

13 August 2021

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Homebuying app launched to educate first-time buyers on mortgages

New data has found that 89% of mortgage advisers believe first-time buyers need more education on purchasing a property and what...

05 August 2021

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70% of sellers decide immediately whether or not to sell to a buyer

New research carried out by virtual property viewings platform, U-See Homes, suggests that a bad impression during the viewings process can...

05 August 2021

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Secure a discounted property purchase in these London boroughs

London lettings and estate agent Benham and Reeves recently publicised which London boroughs homebuyers can purchase a property at a reduced...

05 August 2021

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92% of brokers confident about their prospects over the coming year

Broker optimism has increased since the beginning of 2021, according to a recent survey from savings accounts, bridging loans, development finance,...

22 July 2021

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One in two first-time buyers don't understand mortgage process

According to a YouGov survey by insurance provider Paymentshield, half of UK adults under 35 are mystified by the mortgage process. The findings from...

22 July 2021

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Mortgage roundup – entering the mortgage market and slashing rates

Roma Finance has launched new bridging and development ranges with improved rates and enhanced criteria. The new bridging range, called RomaPrime, is...

22 July 2021

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73% of buy-to-let landlords prefer brokers for the best loan

A recent study conducted by Hodge asked portfolio buy-to-let landlords and brokers for their opinions about finding the best loan. The...

15 July 2021

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Rising property prices lead to property sales falling through

Although record property sales and skyrocketing house prices have dominated the headlines, new figures suggest that the rosy picture of the...

15 July 2021

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Furlough phase out – what to do if you can’t pay your mortgage

As furlough support has begun to phase away from July 1 2021, there is still concern that this could lead to...

15 July 2021

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Q&A - should financial advisers adopt technology into their business?

Ozgur Unlu, managing director of 360 Dotnet, addresses the key items and points for financial advice businesses to consider when adopting technology. What...

08 July 2021

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Insight – will there be a rise in virtual tour voyeurism?

Half of UK homebuyers admit to viewing a property without the intention of buying, with 16% going as far as viewing...

08 July 2021

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First Financial welcomes new recruits through apprenticeship scheme

London-based financial services firm First Financial has announced the appointment of Eloise Bates & Zoe Waugh as Apprentice Client and Relationship...

08 July 2021

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Homeowners forced to use savings for maintenance costs

According to new research from the homebuying platform, YesHomebuyers,  the majority of UK homeowners spend between £500 to £1,500 a year on...

06 July 2021

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Revealed - 5 tips to overcome financial anxiety 30% of Brits have

Over the past year, many have experienced changes to their financial situations. With this in mind, Shawbrook Bank conducted a study...

06 July 2021

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Legal & General announces second virtual event for brokers

Legal & General has announced the return of its Virtual Summer Conference which takes place today and tomorrow (July 6-7 2021). The...

06 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Advisers believe more clients will look to equity release to meet basic needs

Research from equity release lender, more2life, shows that 78% of advisers think more of their customers will look to equity release to...

01 July 2021

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Mortgage roundup – power products and lowered rates

West One Loans’ buy-to-let (BTL) division has released new products to meet increased demand in the market. The raft of new product...

01 July 2021

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Property market backlog causes 5.6 month homebuyer wait time

Across England and Wales, many homebuyers have made use of the stamp duty holiday. The land tax discount encouraged many to...

01 July 2021

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Majority of UK households call for cheaper mortgages for greener homes

New research from energy company Vattenfall reveals 61% of Brits believe mortgages should be cheaper if they are loaned on homes...

29 June 2021

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Tennis-related road names can increase house price value up to 226%

Tennis is undoubtedly one of the most popular sports in the United Kingdom. Whether watching television, live streaming online or physically...

29 June 2021

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Mortgage roundup – slashing rates, partnerships and green mortgages

The Nottingham has introduced a new larger lending mortgage aimed at those looking to borrow over £350,000. Priced at 1.85%, the two-year...

29 June 2021

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Advisers warned against rushing AML checks to beat stamp duty holiday

As the first stage of the stamp duty holiday (SDLT) draws to a near close on June 30 2021, many homebuyers...

24 June 2021

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Study – Bank of Gran and Grandad gift almost £1 million a day

According to new research from equity adviser Key, the Bank of Gran and Grandad has gifted nearly £1 million a day...

24 June 2021

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Smartr365 and Experian tie-up set to transform credit checking process

Smartr365 and Experian tie-up set to transform credit checking process Smartr365, an end-to-end mortgage platform, has launched its commercial and strategic partnership...

24 June 2021

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Tier One Capital secures £6.5m additional funding for investment fund

Wealth management and property lending specialist Tier One Capital has secured a £6.5 million revolving credit facility from Shawbrook Bank for...

24 June 2021

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Study – price deters first-time buyers from seeking mortgage advisers

According to new research by MetLife UK, 43% of prospective and current homeowners admitted to using a mortgage adviser or broker...

22 June 2021

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Survey shows two viewings is all it takes to find the perfect property

New research from U-See Homes, a next-generation guided virtual property platform, shows just how rapid the decision-making process right before buying...

22 June 2021

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PropTech – new desktop application and hybrid brokering services

Advise Wise has launched a desktop application to allow advisers to access its platform directly from their desktop, with just a...

22 June 2021

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Shock results as Brits choose mortgages over marriage

According to new research from Direct Line Life Insurance, 6.3 million Brits would choose marriage over a mortgage. The research also...

17 June 2021

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Mortgage market levels out as adviser search activity surges in May

The latest mortgage search activity data from Legal & General Mortgage Club (L&G) shows signs that the market is beginning to...

17 June 2021

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Family lending made simple with new lending platform

Tembo, the ‘next generation’ lending platform, has launched a new approach to family lending for mortgages. The lender offers a range of...

17 June 2021

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Mortgage roundup – revamped products and the highest LTV available

Roma Finance completed a record month in May, reporting a 50% increase in pipeline business on top of the 100% increase...

15 June 2021

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Later Life Symposium Attendees increase by 151%

Equity release lender, more2life, revealed that the number of advisers who attended its 2021 Later Life Lending Symposium was 151% higher than...

15 June 2021

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‘First-of-its-kind’ affordability sourcing tool launched by L&G

Legal & General (L&G) has announced that it will provide its digital mortgage sourcing technology to intermediary business, My Simple Mortgage. L&G...

15 June 2021

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On the move – 36% of millennials move home for better quality of life

The pandemic and subsequent lockdowns have impacted UK employees in a major way, with more than a third (36%) aged 18-34...

10 June 2021

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Analysis - which royal road names reign supreme for property sellers?

Ahead of the Queen’s Birthday this weekend, estate and lettings agent, Barrows and Forrester researched the sold prices of properties with...

10 June 2021

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Insight – where are the fastest and slowest home-selling regions?

New research from GetAgent has revealed which areas of the property market in England and Wales are seeing homes sell the...

10 June 2021

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Study - 76% of buyers set to pay no stamp duty before deadline

Despite market delays, over half a million homebuyers in England are set to benefit from the stamp duty holiday to the...

08 June 2021

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New online platform launched to boost broker business performance

Mortgage platform Smartr365 is giving brokers the chance to analyse their business performance with its new SmartrInsights feature. The platform allows firms...

08 June 2021

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Furness launches Euro predictor competition for brokers

With the sun making an appearance and the hope of a further easing of restrictions, Furness Building Society is holding a 'competition...

08 June 2021

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Mortgage roundup – helping brokers, borrowers, lenders and advisers

Pure Retirement has announced the launch of its new flexible pricing methodology on the Classic lifetime mortgage product range. The new initiative...

04 June 2021

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Advice and tips for self-employed mortgage applications

The past year has seen many people experience a change in their financial circumstances. The Covid-19 pandemic resulted in work-life changes...

04 June 2021

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Just 27% of people seek financial advice despite Covid uncertainty

Only a quarter (27%) of UK adults have sought financial advice ahead of ‘freedom day’ despite Covid-19 causing financial uncertainty, according...

02 June 2021

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Mortgage Business Expo and Mortgage Introducer launch partnership

Leading mortgage industry trade magazine Mortgage Introducer has partnered with popular industry event, Mortgage Business Expo (MBE) to provide visitors with...

02 June 2021

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Agents should ‘ditch documents’, says AML specialist

Anti-money laundering specialist SmartSearch has warned property agents are in serious danger of non-compliance with new regulations, unless they ditch documents...

26 May 2021

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Broker satisfaction with lenders’ speed has increased by 6.5% – study

2020 was a year when every sector needed to learn how to adapt to challenging circumstances and the mortgage industry seems...

26 May 2021

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Pure launches new adviser resources to develop the later-life market

Mortgage lender, Pure Retirement has announced the launch of several key market insight resources that will help advisers to best serve...

26 May 2021

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First-time buyers use lockdown savings for deposits

According to new research from estate agents Purplebricks, 43% of today’s first-time buyers (FTBs) have fully funded their own deposit. While...

21 May 2021

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West One Loans unveils new 75% LTV product among key changes

This week, West One Loan’s buy-to-let (BTL) division has revealed a raft of product and criteria changes, including a new product...

21 May 2021

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Hundreds of advisers set to attend Paymentshied’s GI conference

Paymentshield is launching its first virtual conference of the year to help bring advisers together and create an opportunity for the...

21 May 2021

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Time to close the gap between theory and reality in AML - claim

When it comes to meeting anti-money laundering (AML) obligations and compliance with the relevant regulation, brokers need to do more. That...

18 May 2021

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A year on – which areas are thriving since the market reopened?

Last week Thursday (May 13) marked one year since the property market in England reopened after being hit with lockdown restrictions. Ascend...

18 May 2021

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Twenty7Tec rolls out key integrations for mortgage market

Mortgage technology provider Twenty7Tec has completed an APPLY integration with Accord. The move will enable users of CloudTwenty7 to seamlessly submit applications...

18 May 2021

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Brokers tread gently with ‘soft footprints’ most searched April criteria

Brokers are searching for applications that will not leave a lasting mark on a client's credit score, new research from Knowledge Bank...

13 May 2021

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Mortgage roundup – fresh products for advisers and landlords incoming

The Nottingham has unveiled loan-to-value (LTV) limited company buy-to-let (BTL) fixed-rate products. The building society has announced four new two and five-year...

13 May 2021

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Revealed – the cheapest countries to own a home around the world

Mortgage borrowing in the UK has now reached its highest level since 1993, with home buyers looking to make the most...

11 May 2021

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New customer-facing literature for advisers now available

Pure Retirement has created a new guide for financial advisers to further support My Care Consultant’s Care Box platform. The literature –...

11 May 2021

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The choice is yours – Just Mortgages gives brokers the option to WFH

Just Mortgages is launching a new work from home option for experienced brokers. The option is available for those who have at...

11 May 2021

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Whopping 123% rise in house purchases – has the market bounced back?

An equity release advisory is reflecting on the shifts in equity release usage and behaviour in the first quarter of 2021. Research...

06 May 2021

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Mortgage roundup – PropTech, innovation and smart tools

Advise Wise has introduced a bespoke, customisable Equity Release Fact Find on its platform. Members can now manage a large number of...

06 May 2021

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Homeowners wait until it’s too late for financial protection – study

Existing and aspiring homeowners admit it takes a ‘radical change in circumstances’ before they’d consider purchasing a financial protection product, according...

29 April 2021

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Revealed – these markets are set to fall off the SDLT cliff edge

Some areas of the UK market have seen house price growth slow substantially, suggesting they could be in for a rough...

29 April 2021

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Advisers complete record number of complex searches in March

Activity in the housing market continued to increase in March, with Legal & General seeing a record number of searches after...

29 April 2021

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Homebuyers must learn how to speed up the buying process – claim

Research from an all-in-one property platform suggests homebuyers do not sufficiently understand the processes which can contribute to a fast and...

27 April 2021

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Brokers visit up to six lender affordability calculators per case – study

More than eight out of 10 brokers use the affordability calculator of up to six lenders when sourcing a single case,...

27 April 2021

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Legal forum launched to champion safeguards in later-life lending

The Equity Release Council (the Council) has launched a new Legal Forum to champion the unique role of legal advice in...

27 April 2021

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80% of self-employed mortgage applications have been rejected – study

The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the housing market in a major way and has only added pressure for banks to give...

22 April 2021

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New and improved lender insights offering from Mortgage Brain

Mortgage technology expert Mortgage Brain has launched an enhancement to its lender insights offering, available to lenders who use its criteria-based...

22 April 2021

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New dates for MBE Leeds and London announced

Mortgage Business Expo (MBE) has confirmed that it will be open for live events in 2021. The first event will return to...

22 April 2021

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Debate – closing the gender retirement gap with female advisers

Action must be taken to encourage greater gender diversity in the adviser community and help support female clients, as part of...

15 April 2021

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Mortgage roundup – exclusive products, lower rates and increased LTVs

LiveMore has announced a reduction of its standard fixed rates from five-year up to lifetime. Launched last week, the seven, 10 and...

15 April 2021

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Knowledge Bank Tracker results – capital raising key for clients in March

New research from Knowledge Bank has revealed that homeowners are utilising second charge mortgages to raise money to invest in buy-to-let...

13 April 2021

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The Right Mortgage announces second virtual national training event

Following the success of its first Virtual National Training Event in November 2020, The Right Mortgage and Protection Network has announced...

13 April 2021

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UK homebuyers still in full force, but London still off pace – study

The market hasn’t paused for breath since the Christmas break, with homebuyer demand rising 6% since the final quarter of 2020,...

08 April 2021

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Holiday let mortgage applications soar as lockdown eases

Sales of holiday homes near the coast have surged over the past six months with holiday let mortgages for properties in...

08 April 2021

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New chatbot technology released for advisers

General Insurance specialist Paymentshield is launching chatbot technology to its network of advisers. The adviser chat service follows the successful implementation of...

08 April 2021

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Brand refresh – Equity Release Council launches member endorsement mark

The Equity Release Council (the Council) has launched a member endorsement mark as part of a brand refresh that reflects the...

06 April 2021

From: Breaking News

FTB index – stamp duty holiday benefits and deposit saving woes

The UK housing market has boomed over the past year, with buyers and sellers benefitting from recent initiatives. But how have...

06 April 2021

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Mortgage roundup – a diverse range of products just in time for Easter…

Vernon Building Society has announced a new competitively priced mortgage, available up to 90% of the property’s value. The mortgage is designed...

01 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed - top reasons why equity release cases are declined

Despite only 8% of equity release cases being rejected, lender more2life has tracked the reasons that cases are declined to help advisers better...

01 April 2021

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Revealed – how important is homeownership to today’s buyers?

With all the incentives buyers are currently receiving to get on the property ladder, national estate agent Keller Williams UK has...

30 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Twenty7Tec – ai partnership, Halifax integration and a 1-million milestone

Mortgage technology solution providers Twenty7Tec and Eligible ai have partnered to encourage advisers to use technology that will retain existing clients. The...

30 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Lending processes now 40% faster thanks to Robiquity

more2life has partnered with robotic process automation specialists Robiquity to speed up its core servicing processes for lenders. The partnership has seen...

30 March 2021

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New Help to Buy scheme could help 55% of new-build homebuyers

The latest government Help to Buy (H2B) scheme could benefit over a half of all new-build homebuyers to get a foot...

25 March 2021

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Legal & General – new partnership and top mortgage searches revealed

Legal & General has integrated with mortgage and protection network HLPartnership to simplify access for advisers using the SmartrCriteria and SmartrFit...

25 March 2021

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One in four homeowners miss mortgage payments – study

Some 26% of homeowners, or those buying a property, have missed a mortgage payment due to falling ill or having an...

23 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – going green, secured loans and lowered rates

Newbury Building Society has introduced a GoGreen Reward incentive to its self-build mortgage to encourage homebuilders to make conscious sustainable choices. The...

23 March 2021

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600k buyers to save £2.8bn via stamp duty extension – study

Over half a million transactions will save due to the stamp duty holiday extension by the time it ends in September...

18 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Debt begone! Lockdown savings fuel record mortgage repayments

Savings made during lockdown have allowed some borrowers to reduce their debt commitments, with a record £17.6 billion of mortgages repaid...

18 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Financial advice and mortgage broker app launched for FTBs

Multiply AI, a fully automated financial adviser app, has partnered with digital mortgage broker Mojo to provide the first end-to-end digital...

18 March 2021

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Value of new mortgage commitments reached record high in 2020

The total value of new mortgages set to be handed out in the coming months reached its highest level since 2007...

16 March 2021

From: Breaking News

New adviser-friendly events revealed as equity market picks up

Adviser-facing resources have been released in recognition of the equity market predicted to pick up in 2021. Pure Retirement has put together a...

16 March 2021

From: Breaking News

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