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Pure launches customer account servicing resources

Pure Retirement has launched a new customer-facing brochure to keep its account holders informed about plan features and the processes involved...

20 October 2020

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Hope Capital improves customer experience with Nivo tie-up

Specialist short-term lender Hope Capital has implemented a new ID verification and messaging technology to transform its business. By introducing Nivo’s secure...

20 October 2020

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Fluent Mortgages joins Mortgage Brain’s Lendex

Mortgage distributor Fluent Mortgages has become the latest business to integrate with Mortgage Brain’s new multi-lender submission and application gateway, Lendex. Lendex...

15 October 2020

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Lower rates and increased LTVs across Roma’s product range

Roma Finance has slashed rates and increased loan-to-values (LTVs) and loan amounts across its product range. The bridging, buy-to-let and development finance...

15 October 2020

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Key Group strengthens financial department with directorship position

Specialist provider of financial solutions to over-55s, Key Group, has promoted Caroline Righton as director of commercial finance. Righton joined Key Group...

15 October 2020

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First 4 Bridging opens intermediary support centre in Manchester

First 4 Bridging (F4B) has expanded its operations with the opening of a Manchester-based intermediary support centre. The move will allow the...

13 October 2020

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New VoIP option available through Mortgage Magic CRM

Mortgage Magic’s customer relationship management (CRM) and mortgage management system has been integrated with a complete Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)...

13 October 2020

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Dudley increases maximum LTVs to 80%

Dudley Building Society has announced changes to its maximum loan-to-value (LTV) options and a new product discount. The society has increased maximum...

13 October 2020

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The importance of cybersecurity for UK financial advisors

Financial advisors are responsible for the data of their firm and their clients. Losing this data, allowing it to be stolen...

08 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Knowledge Bank and FIBA join forces

Knowledge Bank is partnering with the Financial Intermediary and Broker Association (FIBA) to offer its criteria search system to FIBA’s members. The...

08 October 2020

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Paymentshield appoints national account manager

Paymentshied has announced the appointment of Nasar Hussain as national account manager south to support its network partners and their members. He...

08 October 2020

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Broker activity ‘consistently higher than pre-lockdown’ – claim

Activity levels of members of the mortgage and protection network HL Partnership (HLP) are 32% higher than in the first quarter...

06 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Pure Retirement launches streamlined website enhancements

Pure Retirement has announced further enhancements to its website to support advisers in the current climate. With four product ranges now available,...

06 October 2020

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Why advisers should take a closer look at residential real estate lending

Advisers have recently faced a relentless succession of challenges in the attempt to source consistent returns for clients in an environment...

02 October 2020

From: Breaking News

How can brokers prevent mortgage application fraud?

The Society of Mortgage Professionals has urged brokers concerned that a customer is attempting to commit mortgage application fraud to under...

02 October 2020

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eKeeper adds DocuSign eSignatures to CRM

Mortgage, lending and banking customer relationship management (CRM) system, eKeeper, has successfully integrated DocuSign’s eSignature functionality into its intermediary-focused CRM, MortgageKeeper. The...

02 October 2020

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Saffron and MCI Club launch partnership for expat BTL market

Saffron for Intermediaries and MCI Mortgage Club have collaborated to offer club members access to the society’s range of specialist mortgage...

02 October 2020

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Kent Reliance lowers rates across BTL and residential products

Kent Reliance for Intermediaries has launched a brand-new suite of buy-to-let and residential products. The company, part of the specialist lending and...

29 September 2020

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OMS expands support and development teams

One Mortgage System (OMS), the enquiry-to-completion processing platform for brokers, has broadened its support and development teams with two new additions. The...

29 September 2020

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Key boosts estate planning team with new appointment

Equity release advisory firm Key has strengthened its estate planning team with the hire of Andrew Parkinson as head of sales...

29 September 2020

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CLS Money integrates Nivo app to speed up applications process

Mortgage broker CLS Money has partnered with FinTech specialist Nivo to provide its customers with a fully branded ‘white labelled’ app. The...

23 September 2020

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Knowledge Bank launches monthly webinar to assist brokers

Criteria search system Knowledge Bank has joined forces with Precise Mortgages and Kent Reliance to launch a new, free monthly webinar...

23 September 2020

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Purchase values up 12% while remortagage values drop, research shows

Despite Covid-19, the average mortgage value for purchasers is up 12.4% compared to the same period in 2019, according to data...

18 September 2020

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Advise Wise introduces KFI check and chase service

Advise Wise has introduced a new key facts illustration (KFI) and chase service for its mortgage club members. The new free service...

18 September 2020

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Lockdown cuts home insurance costs as claims fall – study

A steep drop in recorded crime since the start of the coronavirus lockdown has led to a downward shift in home...

16 September 2020

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Product relaunches and rate cuts at Kensington Mortgages

Kensington Mortgages has announced a variety of rate cuts and relaunches across its residential and buy-to-let ranges. Available since September 9, the...

16 September 2020

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Stamp duty cut leads to 222% bumper month for brokers

A ‘highly unusual’ spike in mortgage searches and applications was seen in August, which increased its five-year average by a whopping...

10 September 2020

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Number of agreed lifetime mortgages jumps 52%

Responsible Life, a later life lending specialist, is reporting a 52% annual surge in lifetime mortgage sales, as retirees increasingly look...

07 September 2020

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Forget the noughties – Hope Capital launches seventies collection

Hope Capital has launched the ‘seventies collection’, which comprises two new bridging loan products. The HOPE 70 products offer a low rate...

07 September 2020

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Lendex adds Virgin Money to roster of lenders

Virgin Money has become the latest lender to join Lendex, the new multi-lender application and submission gateway from Mortgage Brain. Lendex allows...

03 September 2020

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Pure Retirement expands classic range distribution

Pure Retirement has decided to expand its ‘Classic Lifetime Mortgage’ range to a wider selection of the equity release market. The latest...

03 September 2020

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Knowledge Bank expands with three new appointments

Knowledge Bank, a market-leading criteria search system, is expanding with the appointment of three new roles. An increasing number of mortgage brokers...

03 September 2020

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O’Neill Patient pilots new ‘one-stop’ conveyancing app

Conveyancing firm O’Neill Patient has launched a pilot of a new one-stop app that enables clients to progress their conveyancing cases...

31 August 2020

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Industry expert Mark Lofthouse to retire in 2021

Mark Lofthouse, chief executive officer at Mortgage Brain, is due to retire in 2021 after 19 years in the company. Since joining...

31 August 2020

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Nucleus Commercial Finance supports SMEs with auto-underwriting

Nucleus Commercial Finance has pledged to digitise the end-to-end user journey for all finance applications, including loans through the Coronavirus Business...

28 August 2020

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Promise Money launches new broker packaging system

Specialist lending distributor Promise Money has launched a brand-new website and processing system for brokers. Following a rebrand from Promise Solutions, Promise...

28 August 2020

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Equity Release Supermarket joins forces with LiveMore Capital

Equity release advisory service provider Equity Release Supermarket (ERS) has partnered with LiveMore Capital. Specialising in retirement interest only (RIO) mortgages for...

26 August 2020

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Pure Retirement launches new sales team postcode search for advisers

Pure Retirement has launched its latest tech innovation in a bid to simplify the adviser journey. Its new postcode finder tool enables...

26 August 2020

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Second lockdown beats Brexit as top property market worry

More than twice as many principals, advisers and administrators worry about the impact of a second coronavirus lockdown than about Brexit,...

24 August 2020

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Hundreds of searches per hour carried out on Mortgage Brain hub

Mortgage Brain has witnessed thousands of advisers actively using its new Affordability Hub tool. The affordability-based technology allows advisers to source mortgage...

24 August 2020

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Nationwide now available on Mortgage Brain’s Lendex

Mortgage Brain has confirmed that Nationwide Building Society has joined Lendex, its new multi-lender application and submission gateway. This latest integration will...

19 August 2020

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Borrowers can still benefit from the Bank of Mum and Dad - claim

As the industry starts to tighten its criteria, Saffron Building Society is affirming that there is still hope for borrowers as...

19 August 2020

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The Mortgage Lender increases LTV for capital-raising landlords

The Mortgage Lender has increased its loan-to-value (LTV) for capital-raising landlords from 65% to 75% on all remortgage products. The rise means...

19 August 2020

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MBE London guarantees safety and comfort at October event

Clarion Events, Mortgage Business Expo’s parent company, has drafted a programme of enhanced safety measures to reduce the risk caused by...

14 August 2020

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West One shakes up buy-to-let and second charge rates

Specialist property finance lender West One has reintroduced its buy-to-let and second charge products with new rates and criteria. To support borrowers...

14 August 2020

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MCI Club extends later life lending panel with LiveMore Capital

The MCI Mortgage Club has added LiveMore Capital to its panel, expanding its range of products to include retirement interest-only (RIO)...

12 August 2020

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Kent Reliance for Intermediaries launches new large loan residential range

Kent Reliance for Intermediaries, part of the specialist lending and retail savings group OneSavings Bank plc, has launched a new large...

12 August 2020

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Ipswich Building Society welcomes new head of mortgage sales

Ipswich Building Society has appointed Charlotte Grimshaw who joins the senior management team as head of mortgage sales. Charlotte, who is CeMAP...

12 August 2020

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Foundation Home Loans broadens residential product range for borrowers

Foundation Home Loans has added five products to its residential range to provide further options for first-time buyers (FTBs) and home...

07 August 2020

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UTB Mortgages launches webchat for its Broker Summer Support Package

United Trust Bank (UTB) has revealed the next set of mortgage product, criteria and technology enhancements as part of its Broker...

07 August 2020

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Shawbrook reintroduces property finance criteria for brokers

Shawbrook Bank has announced the return of some of its pre-pandemic criteria following the easing of lockdown. The specialist bank was among...

05 August 2020

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Paymentshield to tackle threat of online comparison sites with new webinar series

Paymentshield has launched a series of webinars to help brokers develop general insurance (GI) knowledge to enable them to protect and...

05 August 2020

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British Business Bank announces new lenders ahead of CBILS

The British Business Bank has approved four new lenders for accreditation under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS). The Co-operative Bank,...

17 April 2020

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 New integration system for government’s electronic mortgage deed service

Technology innovator Zylpha has launched an integration between HM Land Registry’s electronic mortgage deed service and LexisNexis VIsualfiles. The first integration of...

17 April 2020

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MCI Club extends into lifetime mortgages with OneFamily partnership

The MCI Mortgage Club has appointed OneFamily to its lender panel in a bid to include lifetime mortgages for its members. The...

17 April 2020

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The show must go on: Brokers and lenders unite in light of Covid-19

The Society of Mortgage Professionals (SMP) has revealed how brokers are helping consumers worried about their finances during the coronavirus outbreak. David...

10 April 2020

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Home of Mortgages – the mortgage market is still open for business

Despite ongoing coronavirus woes, buyers can look to benefit from record low rates and the mortgage market remains open for business. That...

10 April 2020

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New support hub for advisers launched amidst Covid-19 pandemic

The Right Mortgage & Protection Network has created a new hub to assist its members during the coronavirus outbreak. Created by the...

02 April 2020

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SimplyBiz Mortgages adds Hanley Economic BS to lending panel

Hanley Economic Building Society has become the latest addition to the lending panel of SimplyBiz Mortgages – expanding its presence within...

02 April 2020

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Legal & General invests in Australian lifetime mortgage business

Legal & General has acquired a 20% stake in the Australian lifetime mortgage business, Household Capital, through its ‘Retail Retirement’ division...

24 March 2020

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Anti Covid-19: Dudley BS takes measures to help existing customers

Dudley Building Society has taken steps to ensure its service for introducers and their customers will be maintained during the current...

24 March 2020

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 PI an ‘increasing issue for brokers’, FIBA claims

Professional Indemnity (PI) insurance is becoming an increasingly worrying issue for brokers, according to specialist finance trade body, FIBA. FIBA, part of...

24 March 2020

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Bristol start-up set to ‘take the mortgage market by storm’

Newly-launched brokerage Lloyd Wells Mortgages is aiming to make the homebuying process hassle-free for first-time buyers, buy-to-let investors and remortgagers. The Bristol-based...

18 March 2020

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All change in the latest broker criteria search database

Knowledge Bank’s criteria index for February has revealed some surprise results, with some sectors experiencing unprecedented change. It was all change in...

18 March 2020

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Advise Wise launches specialist solicitor panel for its members

Advise Wise Mortgage Club has launched a specialist solicitor panel for its members to refer to regarding their case completion. The firm...

11 March 2020

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Principality reduces rates across mortgage range

Principality Building Society has launched rates on over 20 products across its holiday let, buy-to-let and residential mortgage range. The reductions include...

11 March 2020

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Just Mortgages appoints its first female financial services director

Just Mortgages continues its expansion and diversity drive by appointing its first financial services director, Kerry-Ann Davies. Davies brings 16 years of...

06 March 2020

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Swansea BS expands intermediary distribution with Brilliant Solutions

Swansea Building Society has joined up with the direct-to-lender mortgage club Brilliant Solutions to open up access to a wider range...

06 March 2020

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Together launches its lowest ever second charge rate

Together has revamped its second charge mortgages to introduce new fixed-term products and its lowest ever rate on some secured loans. The...

27 February 2020

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City Finance Brokers welcomes two senior appointments amidst expansion

City Finance Brokers, the specialist mortgage and finance brokerage, has started 2020 with two new senior hires – one dedicated to...

27 February 2020

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Equity release customers ‘value repayments and drawdown’ most

The ability to make interest payments and capital repayments are becoming increasingly important for equity release customers as products develop, according...

20 February 2020

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Hodge offers ‘Early Repayment Promise’ across mortgage product range

Hodge has announced the extension of its Early Repayment Promise (ERP) feature across all of its residential mortgage products. The move follows...

20 February 2020

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Just Mortgages targets £1 million increase in remortgage business

Just Mortgages has bolstered its client services team to drive increased remortgage and protection business for its brokers. Headed by operations manager...

14 February 2020

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Roma Finance slashes bridging and development rates

Roma Finance, the bridging, buy-to-let and development finance lender, has cut rates across its product range. This follows further funding lines with...

14 February 2020

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Advise Wise launches mortgage club for later life market

Later life lending specialist Advise Wise has announced the launch of its mortgage club to complement its services for the later...

06 February 2020

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Hodge lowers minimum age of its entire residential mortgage range

Hodge Lifetime has lowered the minimum age of its residential interest-only mortgage from 55-plus to 50. This is in line with its...

06 February 2020

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First 4 Bridging appoints BDM for the North West

First 4 Bridging (F4B) has extended its services to the North West of England with the appointment of Simon Bancroft as...

06 February 2020

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Hinckley slashes rates for first-time buyer-friendly mortgages

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has cut the interest rates on three mortgages particularly attractive to first-time buyers. The fee-free mortgages are...

30 January 2020

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Connect for Intermediaries adds Blacks Connect to solicitor referral panel

Connect for Intermediaries has added intermediary conveyancing firm Blacks Connect to its ‘Solicitor Referral Panel’. Blacks Connect is part of the full-service...

30 January 2020

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‘All change’ in broker criteria searches in the run-up to 2020

There is evidence of continuing volatility in the mortgage market, with different criteria searches among brokers reaching the top five, according...

22 January 2020

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Hinckley cuts rates for high LTV fee-free cashback mortgage

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has cut the interest rate on its fee-free five-year fixed rate mortgage at up to 95%...

22 January 2020

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Bonus-friendly mortgages can boost borrowing power by up to £33,000

Workers who received a festive bonus and are looking to purchase a property in 2020 could boost their borrowing power by...

16 January 2020

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Money Advice Scotland to pilot open banking tool

Money Advice Scotland is piloting open banking technology from Experian which could help it to significantly speed up the early stages...

16 January 2020

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Pure Retirement launches changes to its ‘heritage’ range

Pure Retirement has started the new year by making changes to its heritage range criteria, aiming to give consumers more choice...

16 January 2020

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Boost in complex buy-to-let business to continue in 2020, says Paragon

The increase in portfolio and complex buy-to-let business seen over the past two years is set to continue in 2020, according...

09 January 2020

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Mortgage applications to be ‘as simple as car insurance’ in the next 10 years - claim

Mortgage applications will soon be as simple as buying car insurance for many borrowers, as technology begins to revolutionise the housing...

09 January 2020

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Could Britain’s empty homes accommodate the homeless?

Utilising just 41.4% of Britain’s empty homes could house the homeless, according to research by estate agent comparison website, GetAgent.co.uk. Shelter estimates...

24 December 2019

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Cybersecurity service launches to give financial services firms peace of mind

A cybersecurity startup with a new 24-hour monitoring service has launched to provide peace of mind for financial services firms. bluedog Security...

24 December 2019

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Buy-to-let mortgage costs drop as 2019 draws to a close

Mortgage costs in the buy-to-let (BTL) market have continued to fall over the last three months, according to Mortgage Brain. Its quarterly...

19 December 2019

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House price growth has slowed by half since Brexit

Brexit has caused UK house price growth to half since June 2016, according to property management company Apropos. The digital platform, designed...

19 December 2019

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Landbay exits retail P2P lending to focus on institutional investment

Buy-to-let mortgage lender Landbay has officially closed its retail investment arm and exited the peer-to-peer lending market in favour of becoming...

12 December 2019

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Just Mortgages selects eleven new trainees for broker academy

Eleven new brokers will begin training with Just Mortgages’ broker academy in the New Year. The new members will join the firm’s...

12 December 2019

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New-build homebuyer activity set to spike amidst busiest time of the year

The level of new-build properties being sold has picked up as we approach the end of the year, while sales across...

04 December 2019

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Mortgage Advice Bureau launches General Insurance tech for advisers

Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB) has partnered with Legal & General and Uinsure to launch B&C InstantQuote to its national network of...

04 December 2019

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Finding a property is more stressful than obtaining a mortgage, movers say

While obtaining a mortgage makes moving home a stressful experience, finding and securing a property is more anxiety-inducing to 46% of...

27 November 2019

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Roma Finance lends £716k re-bridge for development opportunity

Paragon’s ‘Commercial Lending’ division provided 100% funding for a customer to acquire a development site with planning permission. The case – which...

27 November 2019

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UK intermediaries plan to ‘weather the storm’ of political upheaval

Intermediaries believe they can hold out against the uncertainty being caused by Brexit and the general election, according to the Intermediary...

19 November 2019

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Paragon launches buy-to-let discounted variable rate mortgages

Paragon has launched a new range of buy-to-let purchase and remortgage products for portfolio and non-portfolio landlords. The discounted rates for two...

19 November 2019

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Buy-to-let borrowing stable despite market slowdown

The buy-to-let market has remained relatively stable despite the decline in overall mortgage business during Q3 2019, according to Paragon Bank. Its...

13 November 2019

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ULS Technology launches digital portal for brokers

Conveyancing technology provider ULS Technology has announced the arrival of DigitalMove Remortgage for mortgage brokers. This new functionality aims to help brokers...

13 November 2019

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