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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 revealed. The majority of those surveyed...

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 according to Matt Cassar, managing...

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 Tower of London.  The awards celebrate...

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 number of new tie-ups the...

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 carried out to help borrowers...

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 help intermediaries find the right...

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 Middleton Finance, has been crowned...

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 already by purchased by NatWest,...

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 Book assists brokers with mortgage...

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 of residential and buy-to-let products,...

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 products to the buy-to-let market. Landbay,...

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 the East Midlands region. With over...

‘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 next month. From April 6, mortgage...

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 borrowers – often first-time buyers...

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 has slashed rates to 2.99%...

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 only mortgage broker in Bicester...

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 packager 3mc. As a result, intermediaries...

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 Propertymark (National Association of Estate...

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 its buy-to-let range include lower...

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 this sixth time this spring. The...

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 the year to the end...

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 between the two parties.  Intermediaries will...

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 a 'helping hand' during a...

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 plans. David Walsh has joined as...

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 Mortgages. The firm’s observation follows the...

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 that the price of their...

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, based on BEP’s cloud-based, modular...

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 Chris Schutrups has warned. Schutrups, managing...

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 that there has been a...

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 factors such as income and...

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 reduced its BTL product fees...

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 75% LTV rate to complement...

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 interest-only offerings.  The exclusive deals will...

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 school children are taught how...

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 by online mortgage broker Trussle, found...

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, a specialist lender based in...

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 jumping on to the property...

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 office in Manchester and will...

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, according to the report. For...

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 of mortgages arranged compared to...

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 new 2.99% rate on its...

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 at Barclays, most recently as...

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 Homeloans’ range of residential and...

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 considerable experience and expertise in...

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 hardest, according to the National...

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 published by Mortgages for Business. The...

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, as the name suggests, was...

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 lender, part of OneSavings Bank...

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 banking experience, previously occupied senior...

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% since 2011. With house prices increasing...

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