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Smartr365 connects borrowers to brokers with innovative app

An ‘industry-first’ app has been introduced to connect borrowers to brokers and introducers. Available for free on both iOS and Android, Smartr365’s...

16 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Brain – new CEO, record results and mortgage masterclasses

Zahid Bilgrami has been appointed as group chief executive officer of Mortgage Brain. Bilgrami joins the company after 11 years as chief...

11 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Three quarters of UK buyers do not trust online checks – study

Some 74% of people do not trust property documentation to be carried out safely and securely online, research from anti-money laundering...

11 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – where are asking price reductions boosting activity?

Property buyers in certain cities could enjoy a hat-trick of savings via the stamp duty holiday, a reduced mortgage deposit requirement and...

09 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – A full rebrand and lowered mortgage rates

Roma Finance has rebranded across all channels to providing lending less ordinary as standard. As part of its ambitious growth strategy, the...

09 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Knowledge Bank adds new categories to meet demand around cladding

UK mortgage criteria search system Knowledge Bank has launched new criteria categories amidst growing concerns surrounding properties with cladding. The first category...

05 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Landbay launches product range for increasing number of new landlords

Landbay has launched a new range of products dedicated to non-portfolio landlords looking to invest in buy-to-let properties. The new range is...

05 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Hodge goes live with EQ’s digital mortgage platform

EQ Credit Services (EQCS), a UK credit technology and outsourced services provider, has announced the ‘Go Live’ of its mortgage servicing...

05 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Extend the stamp duty holiday, say majority of buyers

With tomorrow’s Budget expected to be one of the most significant in recent history, fresh research by MoneySuperMarket reveals 74% of...

02 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Knowledge Bank and Iress to offer fully integrated search system

Knowledge Bank and Iress have joined forces to provide the UK’s first fully integrated product and criteria sourcing system for brokers. Through...

02 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Make way BoMaD – Bank of Gran and Grandad boosts FTB deposit funds

Older homeowners gifted an average of £42,500 to younger relatives to help them get on the property ladder in 2020, new...

25 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Time to review the ‘UK’s outdated house buying process’, says firm

The managing director of bespoke property search firm Index West Midlands says the government must urgently review the UK’s ‘outdated and...

25 February 2021

From: Breaking News

New identity verification and AML product comes to market

Regulatory technology firm TruNarrative has expanded its product line-up with Know Your Customer (KYC) and anti-money laundering (AML) solution TruPortal. Established in...

25 February 2021

From: Breaking News

FTBs take three years longer to get on the property ladder – study

The time it’s taking for first-time buyers (FTBs) to save for their first home has grown by three years in some...

23 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage memo – current bridging, BTL and lending trends revealed

Private Finance, an independent whole of market mortgage adviser, has released its latest mortgage memo for February. We outline its key findings...

23 February 2021

From: Breaking News

 Together to offer short-term finance via L&G’s digital platform

Specialist lender Together has added its bridging products to Legal & General’s digital criteria service, designed to improve the process of...

23 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Covid causes 41% drop in sales despite stamp duty holiday – study

Residential transactions across England and Wales fell by 41% in 2020 when compared to the previous year despite a boost in...

18 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – five-year fixed products prove popular

The Nottingham has rolled out a new five-year fixed product as an option for people looking to remortgage in light of...

18 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Almost half of homeowners say they will never move again

Almost half (45%) of UK buyers found the process so frustrating that they’ve been put off the idea of ever moving...

16 February 2021

From: Breaking News

‘Securing debt’ the most searched criteria in second charges

2021 looks set to be another year of change in the mortgage market, with the second charge market seeing the biggest...

16 February 2021

From: Breaking News

West One Loans BTL extends borrower exposure to £5 million

West One Loans’ buy-to-let (BTL) division has announced major criteria changes which will see maximum borrower exposure limits raised by more...

16 February 2021

From: Breaking News

 Dudley Building Society – strategic rebrand and product offers

Dudley Building Society has undergone a number of changes, including a logo transformation and launching some new and re-emerging products for...

11 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage rejections? Bad credit is to blame – study

More than one in four (29%) of buyers don’t believe their credit score is ‘good’ or ‘excellent’, according to specialist mortgage...

11 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Pure Retirement enhances marketing tool for advisers

Pure Retirement has launched a wealth of new adviser-facing resources as part of a wider commitment to supporting the broker community...

11 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Shawbrook bolsters resi presence with The Mortgage Lender acquisition

Shawbrook Bank has strengthened its position in the residential and buy-to-let (BTL) markets with the acquisition of specialist intermediary mortgage business,...

09 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Buildings insurance blind spot could cost thousands – claim

In the rush to complete property transactions by 31 March, it would be too easy to overlook putting buildings insurance in...

09 February 2021

From: Breaking News

New 1% product fee with Zephyr Homeloans

Zephyr Homeloans, the specialist buy-to-let (BTL) lender owned by Computershare, has reduced initial rates and introduced a 1% product fee option...

09 February 2021

From: Breaking News

An outlook on the mortgage advice sector in 2021

As we leave behind one of the strangest years in memory, we anticipate starting fresh in 2021. With a buoyant housing...

04 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – Covid’s ongoing effect on the housing market

Equity Release Supermarket (ERS) has reported the behavioural shifts and factors still influencing customers due to the ongoing effects of the...

04 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Fluent Lifetime breaks into UK’s top five brokers

Fluent Lifetime, the equity release and later life subsidiary of Fluent Money Group, is celebrating after breaking into the top five...

04 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Together increases digital valuations across product range

Together has updated its criteria to allow more automatic property valuations to reduce costs and speed up mortgage applications. The specialist lender...

04 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Bridging finance and the property market - a case for cautious optimism

Like most industries impacted by the Covid pandemic, the world of bridging finance has experienced a contradictory, sometimes stormy and altogether...

02 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Advise Wise launches webinar series with Equity Release Council

Advise Wise has unveiled a brand-new live webinar series in collaboration with the Equity Release Council. The initiative – Good Practice Checklist...

02 February 2021

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers ‘offered no financial support’ from BoMaD

The majority (83%) of first-time buyers in the UK currently house-hunting have had no financial support from their parents, new research...

02 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty holiday on course to save homebuyers £1.5bn – claim

The current stamp duty holiday has already saved homebuyers an estimated £817 million, with the potential to reach £1.5 billion before...

02 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Home-buying hopes wrecked for a fifth of Brits in 2020

Almost one in three UK adults intended to buy a home in 2020, but only a third managed to progress their...

28 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Paymentshield cracks open 2021 ‘technology war chest’

General insurance (GI) specialist Paymentshield is fast-tracking a series of technology investment, which it describes as its ‘war chest’, to help...

28 January 2021

From: Breaking News

The Nottingham relaunches 90% LTV mortgages for borrowers

The Nottingham has announced the relaunch of 90% loan-to-value (LTV) mortgages for potential borrowers. In what is described as more good news...

28 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – cities with the most and least hours needed to pay off a mortgage

It can seem like a lifetime to reach the final instalment of a mortgage payment. But where in the UK will...

19 January 2021

From: Breaking News

West One Loans unveils 80% LTV in brand-new range

West One Loans’ buy-to-let division has announced new product launches and lower prices to broaden its product range. The new range will...

19 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Brilliant Solutions adds Pure Retirement to equity release partners

Mortgage club and specialist mortgage distributor, Brilliant Solutions, has announced the addition of lifetime mortgage lender Pure Retirement to its equity...

19 January 2021

From: Breaking News

eKeeper launches new CRM system for lenders

eKeeper has launched a new customer relationship management (CRM) system for lenders, named Intermediary Manager. The system – which can be used...

14 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Pepper Money goes live on Mortgage Brain’s Affordability Hub

Pepper Money has become the latest lender to go live on Affordability Hub, the affordability-based sourcing system from Mortgage Brain. Launched last...

14 January 2021

From: Breaking News

P2P platform passes £100 million investment milestone

Kuflink, the peer-to-peer (P2P) bridging lender, has passed the £100 million mark as new investment levels continue to accelerate. The company launched...

14 January 2021

From: Breaking News

‘Self-employed’ and ‘defaults’ the most searched terms by brokers

Searches for ‘self-employed’ and ‘defaults’ became the most popular in December, according to new research from criteria search specialist Knowledge Bank. Knowledge...

12 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Zephyr Homeloans launches online service for customers

Specialist buy-to-let lender Zephyr Homeloans has introduced an online self-serve platform to allow customers to manage their mortgage account online 24/7. Landlords can use...

12 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Hope Capital launches range of residential refurbishment loans

Specialist short-term lender Hope Capital has launched a brand-new range of bridging loans specifically designed for borrowers undertaking property refurbishment projects. The...

12 January 2021

From: Breaking News

It’s ‘business as usual’ for Together despite Lockdown 3

Specialist lender Together has confirmed it will continue lending despite tougher restrictions as the UK enters another national lockdown. England was plunged...

07 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Suros Capital joins Loans Warehouse lender panel

Luxury asset lender Suros Capital has become the latest addition to Loans Warehouse’s lender panel to provide unique short-term finance propositions...

07 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Roma Finance bolsters intermediary service with new hires

Roma Finance has announced the expansion of its sales and relationship team, including the appointment of Laleta Buctkuar as key account...

07 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Consumers feel safer going direct to lenders, study shows

Almost half (49%) of consumers who purchased a mortgage recently said they felt more secure dealing with a lender directly, research...

22 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Together enhances its mortgage range amidst market resilience

Specialist lender Together has raised the maximum loan-to-value (LTV) across its first and second charge mortgage products to 70%. The finance firm...

22 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Vernon launches new mortgage range and Buy for Uni product

Stockport’s Vernon Building Society has relaunched its mortgage range to brokers, featuring a wide range of mainstream and specialist lending solutions. The...

22 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Revealed – brokers’ hopes and fears for the year ahead

Some 71% of brokers are confident about the market in 2021, a fall of just 6% from January 2020, according to...

17 December 2020

From: Breaking News

2021 will see the rise of the GI specialist, says Paymentshield

General Insurance (GI) provider Paymentshield is predicting a surge in the number of mortgage adviser firms appointing a GI specialist next...

17 December 2020

From: Breaking News

West One enhances second charge products for BoMaD

West One has launched an initiative to support the Bank of Mum and Dad (BoMaD) via its second charge mortgage range. The...

17 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Return of the MBE – new 2021 dates announced

As we approach the end of what has been a difficult year, Mortgage Business Expo (MBE) has confirmed that it will...

15 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Landbay increases buy-to-let LTVs to 80%

Landbay has increased its loan-to-value (LTV) from 75% to 80% and announced two new buy-to-let products. Both products are available on two...

15 December 2020

From: Breaking News

MCI adds more2life to its later life proposition

more2life has become the sixth lender to join MCI mortgage club’s later life lending panel. The addition means more2life will give the...

15 December 2020

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Knowledge Bank’s ‘12 days of Christmas’ annual giveaway returns

Knowledge Bank, the UK’s largest criteria search system, is running its popular ’12 Days of Christmas’ campaign for the third year...

10 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Magic partners with Access Financial Services

Customer relationship management (CRM) and mortgage management platform, Mortgage Magic, has signed an agreement to provide mortgage and protection brokerage Access...

10 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Over 500 brokers attend The Right Mortgage’s first virtual event

Over 500 attendees tuned in to The Right Mortgage and Protection Network’s inaugural Virtual National Training Event. The event, which normally hosts...

10 December 2020

From: Breaking News

What does the mortgage market look like after Lockdown 2?

Twenty7Tec provides another rundown on the mortgage market two weeks after lockdown 2.0 ended. Following its analysis of the mortgage market in...

08 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Paragon Bank strengthens focus on specialist BTL lending

Results released from Paragon Bank show that specialist buy-to-let (BTL) lending has accounted for 93% of total buy-to-let activity, compared to...

08 December 2020

From: Breaking News

First 4 Bridging expands intermediary reach with new appointment

First 4 Bridging (F4B) has appointed Erica Pearce as head of intermediary relations to further extend its intermediary range. Pearce will oversee...

08 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Significant growth in mortgage costs for low-deposit borrowers – study

The cost of borrowing for low-deposit borrowers has increased across all mortgage types over the last year, new data from Mortgage...

03 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Landboy joins Commercial Finance Brokers UK network

UK buy-to-let lender Landbay has joined the network panel of Commercial Finance Brokers UK (CFBUK). CFBUK is a whole of market commercial...

03 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Dynamo for Intermediaries adds Roma to lending panel

Roma Finance has joined Dynamo for Intermediaries’ panel for increased bridging, development and buy-to-let propositions for members. The mortgage lender offers a...

03 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Pure Retirement launches adviser marketing toolkit

Pure Retirement has announced the launch of its new and improved adviser marketing toolkit. The refreshed website is part of Pure’s commitment...

26 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Just Mortgages to launch new wealth division

Just Mortgages is set to launch a new wealth division next year called Just Wealth. The brand-new venture will see Just Mortgages...

26 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Cirencester Friendly adopts e-sign software for adviser registration

iPipeline, a provider of digital solutions and services, has announced Cirencester Friendly has adopted its AlphaTrust e-sign and document process automation...

26 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Third of buyers have never used a mortgage broker – study

A recent survey has revealed that well over a third of mortgage holders (39%) have never used a mortgage broker, according...

24 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Whitehall Capital’s website gets ‘fresh and fast’ makeover

Bridge finance specialist Whitehall Capital has announced the launch of its brand-new website. The site – which can be accessed across multiple...

24 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Landbay exceeds 5,500% growth in revenue

Landbay, a leading buy-to-let lender, has achieved 5,520% growth in revenue from 2016 to 2020, lending over £0.6 billion during that...

24 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Mortgage expert – buyers must act now before stamp duty cut ends

A mortgage advisor is urging prospective buyers to act now before the stamp duty holiday comes to an end. Matt Colley, director...

19 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Together partners with Nivo to launch app for lenders

Specialist lender Together has partnered with Nivo to provide an instant messaging and data-sharing platform. The app will allow the lender’s staff...

19 November 2020

From: Breaking News

First 4 Bridging launches free 24-hour case checker

First 4 Bridging (F4B) has launched a free 24-hour case checker initiative for brokers. The move will provide an option for brokers...

19 November 2020

From: Breaking News

How is the mortgage market faring in Lockdown 2?

Twenty7Tec, a mortgage technology platform, has released the latest figures on the state of the mortgage market one week after Lockdown...

17 November 2020

From: Breaking News

FIBA’s annual conference announced for 2021

Specialist property finance trade body FIBA has confirmed that it will hold a virtual ‘Annual Conference 2021’ on January 20. The event,...

17 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Complete FS and Roma unite to offer exclusive product

Complete FS Ltd is working with Roma Finance to provide a brand-new buy-to-let exclusive. After partnering with the bridging, buy-to-let and development...

17 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Affordability woes for homebuyers as Covid continues

Broker searches for ‘Covid-19: temporary maximum LTV restrictions’ remain in the top five results for the sixth consecutive month, data from...

12 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Suros Capital launches alternative short-term lending facility

Suros Capital has officially been launched to provide short-term lending facilities specifically aimed at people secured against luxury assets including jewellery,...

12 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Half of business owners distrust automated AML checks – study

More than two in five (47%) business decision-makers have some level of distrust when it comes to any of their anti-money...

10 November 2020

From: Breaking News

MCI appoints Buckinghamshire Building Society to lender panel

The MCI mortgage club has added the Buckinghamshire Building Society to its panel to expand its range of specialist lenders. The move...

10 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Landbay launches new ‘market leading’ products

Landbay has released two new buy-to-let products on the back of its recent product refresh. The first of the new products is...

10 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Optimus to offer survey service on MoneySuperMarket site

The UK’s leading price comparison site MoneySuperMarket has extended its partnership with Optimus – the conveyancing panel management specialist for mortgage...

05 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Lockdown blues prompts a change in retirement plans – study

Half (47%) of people who haven’t yet retired and experienced lockdown loneliness are now reconsidering their later life plans, according to...

05 November 2020

From: Breaking News

New search engine for development finance loans launches

Brickflow, the UK’s first online search engine for development finance loans, has officially launched. The property technology platform – co-founded by Ian...

05 November 2020

From: Breaking News

The Right Mortgage to run its first virtual training event

The Right Mortgage and Protection Network will hold its first virtual National Training Event (NTE) on November 26 2020. This year, the...

03 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Evolution Money adds criteria to Knowledge Bank

Evolution Money, the specialist second charge lender, has added its criteria panel to the Knowledge Bank platform. Knowledge Bank holds the full...

03 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Magic integrates iPipeline to system

Mortgage Magic, the customer relationship management (CRM) and mortgage management platform, has incorporated several of iPipeline’s webservice solutions into its broker...

29 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Pure Retirement launches equity release sub-brand

Pure Retirement has announced the launch of its new Pure Servicing Solutions equity release sub-brand. The new project offers partners two levels...

29 October 2020

From: Breaking News

How can brokers protect themselves when using Google Chrome?

Arguments about which browser to use have plagued the Internet since its inception. Some people say Google Chrome is the greatest...

29 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Anti-money-laundering specialist reports record month in September

SmartSearch, the leading UK anti-money-laundering (AML) firm, has recorded its busiest ever month in September, with record revenues, profits and number...

27 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Puma Property Finance expands to Manchester

Specialist development lender Puma Property Finance has bolstered its nationwide presence with the relocation of one of its managers, Paul Murphy,...

27 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Newcastle Intermediaries launches 85% LTV mortgages

Newcastle Intermediaries has launched a range of 85% loan-to-value (LTV) mortgages with rates as low as 2.85%, including no product fees...

27 October 2020

From: Breaking News

The right direction: Advise Wise integrates street view into platform

Advise Wise has incorporated Google Street View and Google Maps into its platform, allowing advisers to run quick checks on their...

22 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Just Mortgages sees record month of applications and exchanges

Just Mortgages has achieved its best-ever month for both applications and exchanges in September. The company saw 1,750 applications and 1,500 exchanges...

22 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Landbay partners with Primis Mortgage Network

UK specialist buy-to-let lender Landbay has announced its partnership with Primis Mortgage Network, one of the largest mortgage and protection networks...

22 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Mortgage woes – 23% of homeowners worry they will not be able to renew

A quarter (23%) of homeowners are worried about renewing their mortgage during the pandemic, according to a poll by broker Willow...

20 October 2020

From: Breaking News

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