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Unoccupied Homes - £194.3bn worth of vacant homes sat empty

Estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, reports that vacant homes across England are valued at £194.3 billion in the current market. By analysing...

28 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Need for speed – one in five homes sell within 14 days

Limited housing stock is seeing one in 10 homes (11%) get snapped up within 14 days of entering the market –...

28 June 2022

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Tennis comes to town: almost non-existent short-term let availability

The annual Wimbledon tournament has kicked off, with many travelling far and wide, however, recent research by London rental platform, Rentd,...

28 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight - Bank of England drops mortgage affordability tests

A recent change in mortgage rules that required lenders to check whether homeowners could afford repayments at higher interest rates has...

23 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Only 2% of property transactions are auctions

Despite being the quicker method of selling a home, property auctions are one of the least preferred methods for home sellers...

23 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Pandemic property market boom causes 1 in 3 professionals to burnout

Since the pandemic property market boom, recent research by YourBusinessNumber has disclosed that one in three property professionals have taken time...

23 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Advisers call for reforms to break down barriers to homeownership for FTBs

In the UK, homeownership remains one of the main aspirations for young adults and families who envision climbing the property ladder...

21 June 2022

From: Breaking News

8 time win - building societies rated top mortgage lenders

The UK’s largest financial services review site, Smart Money People, announced that building societies remain the top-rated sector for broker satisfaction. Leek...

21 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Moving in a positive direction – expert reacts to interest rate rise

Last week (June 16), the Bank of England increased the base rate by 0.25%, up from 1.00% to 1.25%. In response, Moneyfacts.co.uk...

21 June 2022

From: Breaking News

London is leading the rental market revolution

Property maintenance solution provider, Help me Fix, claim that London is still a dominant force in the build-to-rent market. Since the Covid-19, pandemic market...

16 June 2022

From: Breaking News

AML checks attributed to foreign buyers hits all-time low

A portion of the market activity accounted for by foreign buyers has been in a slow decline since 2018, Credas Technologies,...

16 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Make way second-steppers – FTBs account for 11% of market activity

Research by Stipendium reveals that first-time buyers account for one in 10 of all property transactions across England. The property platform analysed...

16 June 2022

From: Breaking News

The retail sector drives the most commercial rental demand

A recent analysis of the current commercial rental market reveals which sectors are currently most in demand when it comes to...

14 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Shocking £27m deposits still held in rental disputes since 2021

While tenancy disputes did see a year-on-year decline in volume during 2021, the latest industry insight from mydeposits show that there...

14 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty costs on BTL homes up £12k since Gov changes

The average stamp duty payment on buy-to-let (BTL) homes has increased by £11,848 in England, and almost 1,000% higher than that...

14 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Boris Johnson outlines 'comprehensive review' of mortgages in major speech

The Prime Minister used a housing speech in Blackpool yesterday to outline plans for a wide-ranging review of the mortgage market and housing...

10 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Cost of living leaves 86% of rental households feeling financially strained

The pressure of the constant surge in the cost of living for UK rental households are prevalent, and the effects are...

10 June 2022

From: Breaking News

AML registrations in property sector hits record high

The UK property market recorded the highest ever number of anti-money laundering (AML) checks during the first quarter of 2022, a...

10 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Out with the old: New towns post strong house price performance

Estate and lettings agent, Barrows and Forrester, which revealed that the nation’s ‘new’ towns have posted a stronger performance when compared...

09 June 2022

From: Breaking News

AML expert issues fraud warning amid speedy sales market

This story originally appeared on Estate Agent Today, but has been reproduced here in full for the benefit of Introducer Today...

09 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Missed calls cost UK estate agents £119m a year

Businesses should be made aware that missing a phone call can cause a loss of revenue and can also damage the reputation...

09 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Pandemic peak in property fall-throughs plummets

The number of property sale fall-throughs, which crested during the pandemic, is predicted to fall by 12.2% in 2022, according to...

09 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Below target - the Government is 120,000 homes short of the target

Throughout the years the government has pledged to deliver new homes to make more affordable properties available to the public.  New build-...

07 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - rental property maintenance totals £30bn per year

Property maintenance remains a vital part of the rental sector as providing legal homes that are comfortable for tenants to live...

07 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight - Monthly London rent could last for 5 in these European capitals

Living as a resident in London can burn quite a hole into your pockets, but in comparison, by how much exactly? Recent...

07 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Home décor to avoid - Jubilee decorations homebuyers detest

A recent survey by London lettings and estate agent Benham and Reeves asked homebuyers which Jubilee decorations they would find most...

02 June 2022

From: Breaking News

The Platinum Jubilee road names with a setback of £2m for property

Taking inspiration from the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, the property platform, Boomin, has revealed just how much it will take from...

02 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Winner! UK leads Europe in mortgage market race

The UK is leading the way when it comes to the might of the mortgage sector and the number of properties...

02 June 2022

From: Breaking News

FTBs move to live near properties owned by The Queen – Jubilee

A new analysis from the specialist lender Together finds that 24% of UK’s FTBs would prioritise and pay more than the...

31 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed – London worst region for property sector unprofessionalism

While the number of members hit with expulsion has declined steadily each year since a peak in 2018, the most recent...

31 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Jubilee price jumps - rise in property values over last decade

GetAgent.co.uk reveals that UK house prices have increased by as much as 123% in the decade since the Diamond Jubilee in...

31 May 2022

From: Breaking News

One in five consumers overwhelmed talking to financial advisers

Speaking to a financial adviser is more daunting for UK consumers than self-managing their finances, a YouGov study reveals. In a survey...

31 May 2022

From: Breaking News

HMRC shows its teeth with bumper AML fines for agents

This article originally appeared on Estate Agent Today last week, but is reproduced here in full as is likely to be...

26 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Virtual tours remain popular post-pandemic

New findings by Giraffe 360 reveal that virtual tours continue to receive high levels of demand. At the height of the pandemic,...

26 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Crossrail rentals - how has it impacted the market?

Tenants who would like to make the most of Crossrail will pay up to 89% more to reside within arm’s reach...

26 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – industry firsts and product enhancements

This week’s roundup takes a look at the latest in the mortgage market, from L&G’s latest addition to its lender panel...

26 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Pandemic decline: demand for London flats is yet to subside

Despite a move back to normality for those living and working within the capital, demand for apartment-style living across London is...

24 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - the cost of damage for uninsured landlords

New research conducted by Total Landlord reveals that landlords who do not have insurance are treading on thin ice as possible...

24 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Study shows self-employed are twice as likely to face mortgage rejection

Self-employed individuals are twice as likely to be rejected for a mortgage, a new report from The Mortgage Lender (TML) shows. Its...

24 May 2022

From: Breaking News

The end of a decline – foreign interest returns to the London market

International buyers are slowly returning to the London property market after three consecutive years of declining market activity, research by debt...

19 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - Crossrail house prices increase up to 215%

The long-awaited Crossrail line is finally set to launch on 24 May 2022. It will connect the east and west of...

19 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Bad news for FTBs – house prices are rising by £24 every day

The average first-time buyer (FTB) is spending £223,751 on their first property, 24% more than in 2016, according to new analysis...

19 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – will the challenger banks ever become major lenders?

Over the weekend, Nat Daniels - CEO of Angels Media, the founder of the Today sites - penned this piece in...

17 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - London’s short-term rental hotspots

London rental platform, Rentd, recently analysed the current rental availability for short-term rents across the London market to reveal which boroughs...

17 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight - is the pandemic property market boom fizzling out?

Despite a strong start of the house price growth this year, the latest analysis from specialist property lending experts, Octane Capital,...

17 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Landbay rebrands with ‘next generation’ broker portal

Specialist buy-to-let fintech lender Landbay has launched its most comprehensive and intuitive broker portal amidst a bold new brand. The new brand...

17 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Average intermediary mortgage volumes fall in Q1 2022

Q1 2022 saw the average number of mortgages placed per year by intermediaries fall slightly from the previous quarter, according to...

12 May 2022

From: Breaking News

54% of all available land plots already purchased by developers

New research from HBB Solutions claims that 54% of all available land plots listed for sale across England have already gone under offer...

12 May 2022

From: Breaking News

London’s latest hotspots – which areas rank high in £1m+ house sale?

Despite a more lethargic pandemic property market performance, a recent study by debt advisory specialists, Henry Dannell, has analysed sold price...

12 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Top tips for renters struggling to get on the property ladder

New research from Canopy reveals 10% of UK private renters have been unsuccessful in getting a mortgage, despite 80% never missing...

12 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - UK sellers achieve phenomenal asking prices

The most recent data released from the estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, has revealed that the average home seller achieved an...

10 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Total value of new homes delivered drops by £5bn

Property developer, StripeHomes, announced that in the last year the value of new homes delivered has fallen by -6.7%. StripeHomes were able...

10 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Five expert tips to get on the property ladder on your own

Often, we are sold the dream of settling down with a partner and purchasing our dream house together – but, what...

10 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – and the market continues to thrive…

Introducer Today returns with a bumper mortgage roundup, this time featuring the latest industry views on mortgage approvals, new and extended...

05 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Foreign nation road names have the highest London house prices

Debt advisory specialist Henry Dannell recently analysed the average sold price on roads containing another country within their name. By evaluating sold...

05 May 2022

From: Breaking News

How to cut costs on your energy bills with savvy home improvements

A recent study conducted by Mortgage Advice Bureau has found that one in four households plan to make improvements to reduce...

05 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Sales hit a snag: Almost half of transactions subjected to down valuations

A recent survey carried out by property purchasing specialist, HBB Solutions, has estimated that almost half of pandemic property purchases across...

28 April 2022

From: Breaking News

The annual cost of renting is predicted to jump to £1,500

The latest research by the rental platform Ocasa reveals that the cost of rent in the UK is set to drastically increase. The annual...

28 April 2022

From: Breaking News

A third of property professionals aren’t AML compliant – study

Almost a third of property professionals believe their own anti-money laundering (AML) procedures wouldn’t stand up to scrutiny, research from Credas...

28 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight - new build homes sell 28 days faster

New research from sales optimisation platform, Unlatch, claims that new build homes are likely to sell 28 days faster compared to existing...

26 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage applicants likely to experience difficulty to be approved for loans

A property expert has predicted that mortgage applicants are likely due to experience some difficulties being approved for loans. It was stated...

26 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Study – 53 percent of property experts experience increased stress

Over half of those working within the property sector are experiencing higher levels of fatigue or stress due to an increase...

26 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed – Areas in England with the largest council tax increases

Barrows and Forrester, the estate and lettings agent, reveal that council tax has increased by up to £145. The tax that helps...

21 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight - pet budgeting and travelling abroad this summer

As summer sets in, Brits are looking forward to spending their time abroad with foreign travel back on the cards, but...

21 April 2022

From: Breaking News

New partnership brings faster and easier mortgage journey for brokers

A new partnership between Hometrack and Mortgage Brain is set to provide a ‘game changing’ solution that streamlines and digitises the...

21 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Homebuyers – top tips to getting mortgage ready

Stipendum, the platform that aims to simplify life’s complex events, has released a number of top tips to help the nation’s...

19 April 2022

From: Breaking News

London's cycle route homes command a hefty premium after pandemic

The pandemic has changed the way people have grown accustomed to travelling, with many forced to opt for other methods of...

19 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Are mortgage approvals set to soar in 2022? Studies point to yes

Mortgage approval levels could climb right through until Christmas as the pandemic property market boom shows little sign of slowing, new...

19 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Seaside towns experience the highest pandemic house prices

Estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, revealed seaside towns have the highest level of performance compared to the rest of the market ...

14 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Poor credit scores deter 1 in 10 Brits from applying for a mortgage

One in 10 Britons have been deterred from applying for a mortgage due to poor credit scores, new research by The...

14 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed – homebuyer's five biggest turn-offs and their financial implications

Estate and lettings agent, Barrows and Forrester, has revealed the five biggest homebuyer turn-offs and how much money each of them...

14 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Easter getaway home security top tips

Millions of holidaymakers will be heading on an Easter getaway this week. But whilst Brits will be jetting off to glorious...

14 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed – How the Help to Buy market is changing

New research by sales optimisation platform, Unlatch, shows that within the new-build sector help to buy homes has declined. Since 2013 Help to...

12 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Britain’s booming house market sees deposit costs for FTB escalate

Recently a study was done and revealed by Stipendium, the platform that simplifies life’s complex events such as home moving, that...

12 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Top tips: How to save money this Easter holiday

For many, the Easter holidays are now in full swing and with higher demand for holidays, it can be an expensive...

12 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - homes near the city fetch the highest values

New research conducted by London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, reveals that there is a correlation between commute times...

07 April 2022

From: Breaking News

House price appreciation exceeds average wage in 131 British areas

Research from GetAgent.co.uk has revealed where houses in Britain have actually earned more than the average wage over the past year. The...

07 April 2022

From: Breaking News

The Dos and Don'ts of haggling when buying a house

As the average property price is up 9.6% in 2022, many buyers want to get the best deal for their new...

07 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage delays caused 38% of transaction fall-throughs

Nearly two-fifths of UK homebuyers have experienced a property purchase fall through due to mortgage delays, new research by Butterfield Mortgages...

05 April 2022

From: Breaking News

MIMHC to promote mental health awareness in the mortgage sector

The Mortgage Industry Mental Health Charter (MIMHC) has confirmed a target of 200-plus signatories by the end of 2022. Speaking during a...

05 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Home movers: Tips for spring cleaning your mortgage

As the weather begins to warm up, many will be starting to think about giving their homes a seasonal spring clean....

05 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Paying off your mortgage this year? This is how much your home has made

While a somewhat slow London property market may be currently trailing the rest of the UK when it comes to the...

31 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed – popular areas tenants in England are flocking to

Estate and lettings agent, Barrows and Forrester, recently revealed which parts of Britain are the most in-demand amongst tenants.  The ratio of available...

31 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Out with the old, in with the new-build – demand soars across Britain

New-build homes are proving ever-popular among homebuyers, and the latest research by Unlatch has revealed where the nation’s demand for new-build homes...

31 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Rental demand rises across London

UK transactional rental platform, Rentd, revealed that the London rental market is on the rise. The research shows a quarterly increase in rental...

29 March 2022

From: Breaking News

UK homebuyers call for gazumping to be made illegal

Property purchasing specialist, HBB Solutions, has discovered that the vast majority of UK homebuyers want to see the practice of gazumping made...

29 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Outstanding mortgage values hit 10-year high, study shows

When it comes to the money owed as a result of mortgage borrowing in the last 10 years, UK homebuyers have...

29 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Rising interest rates pose ‘financial misery’ for 57% of buyers

As a direct result of the rising cost of living, over half (57%) of Brits are already struggling financially, or expect...

24 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Buyer Perspective – property features buyers seek and avoid

Carpet retailer, Tapi, surveyed Brits to reveal what home features buyers find attractive and features they detest when viewing a home. Sellers...

24 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Nation’s favourite front door colour revealed

Data from lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has found which front door colours the nation find the most appealing...

24 March 2022

From: Breaking News

New-build values prevail over pre-recession levels

New research by property development optimisation platform, Unlatch, has discovered that some areas of the UK are still feeling the effects...

22 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Ramsay Street house prices outperform UK soaps property market

After 37 years on air, popular Australian soap opera Neighbours is due to come to an end, but a positive for...

22 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Opinion: What do the cost of living and interest rates mean for mortgages?

As far as the UK Government is concerned, the threat from COVID is over. In its wake, a new battle, the...

22 March 2022

From: Breaking News

The Irish property market hotspots for St. Patrick’s Day Homebuyers

Today marks St. Patrick’s Day and in light of this Irish holiday, estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, has found out which areas...

17 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Chain-free sales value rises by 43% as buyer demand soars

Demand for chain-free homes has skyrocketed as buyers continue to pay a significant premium for a fast, efficient purchase, research from...

17 March 2022

From: Breaking News

London rental prices and tenant demand surges

During the pandemic, the rental market in the capital was negatively impacted. During this time tenants no longer prioritised city life...

17 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - nation's most expensive St. Patrick's Day street names

In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, estate agent Barrows and Forrester discovers which Paddy’s-themed street names, from Guinness to Clover, command...

17 March 2022

From: Breaking News

National Home Buying Week: Live in London returns to the capital

The 'National Home Buying Week: Live in London' show is set to return to London on Saturday March 19. The event, formerly...

17 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Pandemic pinch – 3.2m adults have missed some form of major payment

Some 3.2 million adults in the UK have missed some form of major payment over the last two years as the...

15 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Areas most suitable for tree-hugging homebuyers

Locations with homes surrounded by trees and greenery were analysed by Barrows and Forrester. The findings show that these locations have...

15 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Homebuyers could save big by heading to auction

A study by Barrows and Forrester has uncovered how much UK homebuyers could save by buying a property at auction, as...

15 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – products for expats, self-employed, and landlords

This week’s mortgage roundup showcases the benevolence of the mortgage sector, with The Cambridge relaunching its products for expats, while Newcastle...

10 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - rental stock drops below pre-pandemic levels

New research from property lending expert, Octane Capital, has revealed that rental market stock levels have plummeted across the major cities in...

10 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Russian homebuyers spent £190m on London property last year

Recent property market analysis by London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has found that Russian residential property purchases contributed...

10 March 2022

From: Breaking News

The gender house price affordability gap - where are women worst off?

Coinciding with International Women’s Day today (March 8), data from the property platform Boomin has found the wide disparity in property affordability...

08 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed – the world’s most wanted property features

Knowledge about which features of the home are the most desirable can help sellers attract buyers. By analysing online search volumes of Google...

08 March 2022

From: Breaking News

First-time buyer’s fortnight: Getting a mortgage

First Time Buyer’s Fortnight aims to give potential homebuyers the information they need to make more informed decisions about the home...

08 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - UK the world’s 4th largest rental market

Property lending expert, Octane Capital, recently released new findings about the global total volume of privately rented properties. The research concludes that the...

03 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Rising cost of living drives buyers to second charge products

Borrowers are turning to second charge mortgages to help alleviate financial issues, according to Knowledge Bank’s latest criteria tracker. ‘Capital raising for...

03 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Addressing the UK’s homelessness crisis as the eviction ban ends

The housing industry, like many other sectors, experienced a tumultuous 2021 as the pandemic continued to trigger exponential house price rises....

03 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Faster Transactions - property transaction timeline reduces

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, market delays have been on the rise. However, new research from GetAgent shows that these delays have...

01 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Bad news? One in three borrowers could face mortgage rejections

New research from The Mortgage Lender (TML) reveals that 34% of UK adults planning to buy a home in the next...

01 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Pancake property prices 114% higher than the national average

A study by GetAgent.co.uk has shown how the nation’s property sellers could be left with a particularly sweet taste in their...

01 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – enhancing the homebuying journey

This week’s mortgage roundup is all about simplifying the homebuying journey, with a new partnership formed to streamline the buying process and...

24 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - homes across England overpriced by up to 21%

Property purchasing expert, HBB Solutions, revealed that the gap between the asking price expectations of the nation’s sellers and what buyers...

24 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Average time to sell a home drops as pandemic market backlog clears

Estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk has recently released its analysis of the time it’s taking to sell a home, with the...

24 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Everything to know about buying a home with friends

In this guest piece, Ross Counsell, chartered surveyor and director at regulated property buyers, GoodMove, presents tips on everything home movers need to...

24 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - Postcode property price gap has up to £37.7m difference

Property platform Boomin revealed which postcodes in England are the most and least affordable. Postcodes home to a gap of up...

22 February 2022

From: Breaking News

London’s private schools push house prices up by as much as 121%

Recent property market analysis by London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has found that living close to one of the...

22 February 2022

From: Breaking News

The home improvements that will add the most value when you come to sell

A study by MoveStreets, the property portal designed for the mobile generation, has found that garden offices, garage conversions and kitchen...

22 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Homebuyers: How could an interest rate rise affect you?

With the interest rate rising from 0.25% to 0.5%, Brian Murphy, head of lending at Mortgage Advice Bureau, shares his top tips homeowners...

22 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Homeowners less dependent on mortgages in the current market

A leading specialist in mortgage solutions, Henry Dannell, revealed that the number of homes owned with a mortgage or loan across the...

17 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Housing equity hotspots - Britain’s most valuable property market revealed

A study from specialist property lending firm, Octane Capital, estimates that homeowners across England have accumulated over £2.547 trillion worth of equity within...

17 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Australian fintech launches in UK to ‘shorten remortgaging process’

PEXA, the Australian-founded fintech, has announced its plans to launch in the UK this year, following significant progress in testing its...

17 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Green and sustainable loans: a short explainer

In this guest piece, WFW London real estate partner Richard Hughes and senior associate Alexander Collis explain in-depth about green sustainable loans....

17 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - March the strongest month to sell as spring surge gathers momentum

New data from the UK property website, Rightmove, has found that March is the strongest month of the year for prospective...

15 February 2022

From: Breaking News

New-build market transactions drop during the pandemic

New build transactions have fallen over the last year in cities and towns across England and Wales, according to a recent...

15 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight: Where are FTBs borrowing more than 7 times their salary?

With house prices rising at their fastest pace in 17 years, first-time buyers now need to borrow up to seven-and-a-half times...

15 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Don’t let the heart rule the head when buying a house - tips from Together

Scott Clay at Together - the specialist lender - has shared a few tips for couples considering buying their first home...

15 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - The top London boroughs homebuyers are flocking to

London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, recently revealed which boroughs in the capital have the highest levels of homebuyer...

10 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – broker support, holiday lets and slashed rates

This week, Introducer Today takes a look at the latest mortgage news, from Aldermore’s expansion to support more brokers, to Roma...

10 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Valentine's Day themed roads bag sellers 29% more than UK average

Research from the property platform, Boomin, has discovered that living on a Valentine’s related road name could provide a substantial boost...

10 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - Home sellers achieved 98% of asking price in 2021

A study by estate agent comparison site GetAgent.co.uk has found that the average homeowner in England and Wales achieved 98% of asking...

08 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - 27% of landlords unaware of their EPC rating

Specialist savings and lending bank, Shawbrook Bank, released a new report about landlord awareness of property Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) ratings. The report...

08 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Tips: How the older generation can meet the challenges of buying property

Retirement non-profit company Cognatum Estates provides advice for those who are considering selling and buying in later life. It is unquestionably a difficult...

08 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let sector has increased by £239bn since 2017

New research conducted by the property lending experts, Octane Capital, claims that over the last five years the buy-to-let sector has...

03 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Nationwide house price index shows strong market – industry reacts

The latest Nationwide house price index, released yesterday morning, reveals that January has seen the strongest start to the year since...

03 February 2022

From: Breaking News

London homebuyers pay 77% more to live within arm’s reach of a royal park

A study by specialist mortgage broker, Henry Dannell, has discovered that homes surrounding London’s royal parks command an average house price...

03 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - 70% of estate agents plan to expand in 2022

Contemporary estate agent, Nested, recently carried out research about estate agent business expansion in 2022. The research involved a survey with 961 estate agents...

01 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - 73% of homeowners admit their homes are full of clutter

Data from property platform, Boomin, has uncovered that 73% of UK homeowners admit to having filled at least half of their...

01 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – lower rates, AVM integration and going green

This week’s mortgage roundup is a range of reduced rates and new products across the mortgage market, with Furness Building Society’s...

01 February 2022

From: Breaking News

New-build stock plunges while buyers prioritise buying schemes

New-build sales optimisation platform, Unlatch, recently revealed that over the last year the new-build property stock currently listed on the market...

27 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Early-bird sellers benefit from busiest ever start to a New Year

Property website, Rightmove released their housing report and said 2021’s housing market was ‘defined by people’s sustained desire to move coupled...

27 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed – the top searched market trends of the last three years

Legal & General has unveiled the top search trends that have driven activity in the market over the past three years,...

27 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - Chain free homes command premiums up to £76k

Chain-free properties are proving to be very popular amongst homebuyers. That is according to estate agent comparison website GetAgent. Property chains involve a...

25 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Fame factor pushes house prices up by more than 100%

Property portal, MoveStreets, has released new data which reveals how the fame factor can increase house prices by as much as...

25 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Waste of space – homeowners sitting on £791.5bn in spare room value

The value of the nation’s spare rooms is estimated at around £791.5 billion, and that’s just those of homeowners that admit...

25 January 2022

From: Breaking News

London homebuyers pay thousands to live close to excellent schools

In new research conducted by London estate agency, Bective, it was discovered that homebuyers on the search for a property near...

20 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Good times ahead – brokers optimistic about new-build sector in 2022

More than three-quarters (79%) of mortgage brokers feel optimistic about how the new-build housing market will perform in 2022, new research...

20 January 2022

From: Breaking News

London’s busiest housing markets where the most homes have sold

A study from London lettings and estate agent Benham and Reeves uncovered which London boroughs have been the busiest in the past...

20 January 2022

From: Breaking News

New Year budgeting tips revealed

As we’ve entered another New Year, now is as good a time as any to re-evaluate our spending habits and get...

20 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – new year, new products, new rates

In the first mortgage roundup of 2022, Introducer Today takes a look at the latest mortgage news, from Landay’s bolstered Green...

18 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Homebuyers reveal what estate agents can work on in 2022

Estate agent, Nested has discovered that the majority of recent UK homebuyers rated their estate agent’s performance as middle of the...

18 January 2022

From: Breaking News

New homebuyers plan to spend thousands on home improvements

Estate agent comparison website GetAgent.co.uk recently surveyed 1,101 homebuyers to uncover their upcoming plans after their property purchase. The findings show that...

18 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Zero carbon chaos – period homeowners struggle to reach net-zero

More than three-quarters of the UK’s period homeowners admit they are unsure of how to improve their properties as part of...

13 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - 15% of landlords unaware of new EPC policies

New research conducted by specialist savings and lending bank, Shawbrook Bank, has revealed that 15% of landlords lack knowledge about impending...

13 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Study - Homebuyer demand stands strong during Q4

The latest Homebuyer Hotspots Demand Index by the estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, has found where England’s strongest homebuyer demand hotspots...

13 January 2022

From: Breaking News

2022 and the future of the housing market

2021 proved to be one of the most hectic years to buy and sell a home. We witnessed prices soaring to...

13 January 2022

From: Breaking News

London high-end homes rise in demand

In a recent property market analysis, put forward by London-based lettings and estate agent Benham and Reeves, market growth during the...

11 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage cost rises could hit London buyers the hardest

Market analysis has revealed where house price growth could stutter should monthly interest payments start to climb as a result of...

11 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Study - London still home to the most £1m+ transactions

A study by Henry Dannell, a specialist mortgage broker, has discovered how London remains the nation’s million-pound property market hotspot despite a...

11 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Selling up in 2022? This is how much you’re likely to have made

A study by MoveStreets, the property portal designed for the mobile generation, has uncovered how much current home sellers are likely...

06 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - rental demand plummets by 15% in Q4

New findings put forward by Estate and letting agent Barrows and Forrester shows that rental demand dropped throughout the last quarter...

06 January 2022

From: Breaking News

How can the mortgage industry deliver the green agenda?

When looking at the problem for a greener future many people point to cows or cars, when in fact the housing...

06 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Homeowners – how could an interest rate rise affect you?

With the Bank of England raising interest rates for the first time in more than three years, Brian Murphy, head of lending...

23 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Study – 23% of buyers put off by Christmas decorations at viewings

Research from estate agent Nested has found how decking the halls could impact the sale of your property this festive season as...

23 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed - one third of landlords aim to increase their portfolios in 2022

In a new report put forward by Shawbrook Bank, it was revealed that landlord confidence is at a high level.  Covid-19 continues...

23 December 2021

From: Breaking News

80% of consumers still confuse a mortgage valuation with a survey

A webinar poll conducted by Countrywide Surveying Services (CSS) has highlighted that four out of five consumers still confuse a mortgage...

23 December 2021

From: Breaking News

The festive road names where house prices are 95% above average

A study by GetAgent.co.uk has found the cost of buying a property across one of the nation’s festive road names, with a...

23 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – 8% uplift in the prime London rental market

In new research conducted by London estate agent Bective, it has been revealed that the prime London rental market has benefited...

16 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Just 25% of lenders currently offer green or net-zero mortgages

COP26 saw ambitious global net-zero targets being promised and industries are having to adapt to meet the national targets. Mortgage Advice...

16 December 2021

From: Breaking News

80% of advisers confident that the equity release market will grow in 2022

Recent research from leading later life lender more2life has found that 80% of equity release advisers are confident that the market...

16 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Hometrack's new Broker AVM set to boost the mortgage market

Hometrack, the leading provider of insight and intelligence to the UK mortgage market, has launched a Broker AVM, building on its 20-year...

16 December 2021

From: Breaking News

How can technology change the financial services sector?

For mortgage and protection advisers there is no disagreement that managing a bank of clients from the initial meeting until completion...

16 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed - 6.5% of pandemic property purchases are new builds

Throughout the pandemic, people across Britain have purchased new homes. Changes in lifestyle trends and schemes that make purchasing a new...

09 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Covid curse: FTBs forced to raise an extra £23k to buy first home

First-time buyers (FTBs) that have bought their home in the last 18-month period since March 2020 have experienced an increasingly expensive...

09 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Study - Planning permission can boost property prices

A new study by Birmingham estate and lettings agent, Barrows and Forrester, has uncovered how much properties could make in the current...

09 December 2021

From: Breaking News

UK house prices predicted to climb by 5% in 2022

In a recent UK housing market forecast, Rightmove uncovers what changes the industry can expect throughout 2022.  The UK's leading online real estate portal...

02 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Going green goes wrong – 41% of homeowners unaware of their EPC rating

Research from Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB) has shown that only a quarter (24%) of consumers know what the Energy Performance Certificate...

02 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Millennials remortgage without advice despite lacking confidence

New data has shown that millennials (25-44) are as unconfident in their ability to manage their finances as younger Gen Z...

02 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Deposit Unlock mortgages launches nationally

Deposit Unlock, a mortgage scheme that allows new build buyers to purchase with a 5% deposit, has launched nationally with 17...

02 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Staging your home could add £47,000 when selling

Recent property market analysis by London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves have found that staging your home during the...

25 November 2021

From: Breaking News

The stamp duty holiday leaves homebuyers up to £120k worse off

In July 2020 the stamp duty holiday was kickstarted by chancellor Rishi Sunak. It gave first-time buyers and home movers up...

25 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Study – most expensive and affordable cities to sell your home

Recent research from the estate agent comparison site,GetAgent, has analysed how a house price boom has affected the cost of selling...

25 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – top tips on how to bolster your credit score

In this guest piece, Uswitch compiles a list of common occurrences that can impact a credit score, along with potential remedies...

25 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Poll shows 94% of brokers are yet to ‘sell’ a green mortgage

A webinar poll conducted by Countrywide Surveying Services (CSS), one of the leading suppliers of valuation panel management services, has revealed...

18 November 2021

From: Breaking News

New homebuyers across England experience 1.6m snagging issues

A snag is a slight issue or defect in a property that occurs once building work has been completed. A broken,...

18 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Rejected! A third of UK mortgage applications get the red light

One in three mortgage customers in the UK were rejected by lenders during the process of applying for loans, research from...

18 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Road to homeownership for FTBs is longer than expected – study

New research has shown it will take aspiring first-time buyers significantly longer to get on the property ladder than they expect....

18 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – a host of opportunities for borrowers

This mortgage roundup highlights the latest updates and features from the UK’s leading lenders, from custom-build mortgage products and holiday let mortgages,...

11 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Building Britain - Cities where the most homes are being built

Across the UK property demand continues to outweigh supply. To overcome this issue house building targets have recently been revealed. During...

11 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Study - The post-pandemic property features which can boost your house value

A new study by MoveStreets, a property portal designed for the mobile generation, has found which home improvements are most likely...

11 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Portal problems – sellers overpricing by up to 41% across major portals

British house sellers are overpricing by as much as 41% when it comes to the price at which they list their...

11 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Good news for advisors – tech prevails and business bounces back

Data released by independent equity release advisory service, Equity Release Supermarket (ERS), shows that there’s a continued desire amongst their customers to...

04 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Homes for sale with electric car charging points rise six-fold in a year

New data from the property website, Rightmove, has revealed the number of homes listed for sale across Great Britain with an...

04 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Property photos paint more than a thousand words - they’re pivotal to your sale

New research by MoveStreets, the property portal made for the mobile generation, has revealed how a picture can do more than...

04 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Homeowners – five cost-cutting steps for mortgage repayments

Nisha Vaidya, mortgage expert at Uswitch, explains how homeowners can use low-interest rates to their advantage and help make their mortgage more...

28 October 2021

From: Breaking News

No.13 properties sell for less across the UK except in London

Bective, the sales, lettings and property management company, recently revealed how superstitions around the number 13 often lead to homebuyers paying less for properties. Traditionally it is considered to...

28 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed - nation's most expensive Halloween street names

Research conducted by the estate agent comparison site, GetAgent, has uncovered which of the nation’s Halloween-themed street names garners the highest average...

28 October 2021

From: Breaking News

The UK’s scariest house price drops since last Halloween revealed

Perhaps the scariest thing to occur in the property market is the fall of house prices, with the latest property market...

28 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Brand-new mortgage decision automation launched by Hometrack

Hometrack, the leading provider of insight, intelligence and decision automation to the UK mortgage market, has launched a brand new vision...

21 October 2021

From: Breaking News

The majority of landlords spent £13k on refurbishments over past year

Savings and lending bank Shawbrook recently conducted a Changing Face Buy-to-Let Report to investigate refurbishment costs. In total 1,000 landlords, and 1,000...

21 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed - Where did the stamp duty holiday cost the government the most?

New research by the estate agent comparison site, GetAgent, has revealed how much money the UK government lost as a result...

21 October 2021

From: Breaking News

People willing to pay £1,200 more a year for a ‘certainty premium’

Most people are willing to pay a ‘certainty premium’ of £1,200 per year for a long-term guarantee of fixed mortgage repayments,...

21 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – “Outstanding” products for lenders and consumers

The mortgage roundup column returns to bring you the latest news on mortgage products coming to the market, featuring Furness Building...

12 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Over-55s in the South are three times as likely to use equity release

A new study from equity release lender more2life has uncovered the UK regions where using equity release to fund a house...

12 October 2021

From: Breaking News

London ranked 3rd for global super-prime property availability

London estate agent Bective recently conducted a property market analysis. The findings show that London ranks third place for the third-largest...

12 October 2021

From: Breaking News

The stamp duty holiday made first-time buyers £25k worse off

Market estate agency comparison website GetAgent.co.uk recently revealed how the stamp duty holiday has made house prices difficult for the first-time...

24 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Home improvements lead demand for financing in lockdown, brokers say

There has been an increase in demand for financing to fund home refurbishment projects over the past six months. That is according...

24 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Living on a prayer - church related road names most popular for buyers

New research from estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk has found out which street names have proved the most popular with homebuyers across...

24 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Heavy fines should focus the mind on AML

Organised crime gangs and fraudsters are now thought to be responsible for up to $2trn a year in money laundering, which...

09 September 2021

From: Breaking News

UK homeowners borrowing more than ever to fund home improvements

According to new figures released by Mojo Mortgages, UK homeowners are now borrowing more money from mortgage lenders than ever before...

09 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Cost of homes predicted to rise 30% by 2031 - study

House prices have continued to rise throughout the year, making it increasingly challenging for first-time buyers to join the property ladder. UK...

09 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Number of furlough friendly mortgage searches plummets – study

Data from Legal & General Mortgage Club’s SmartrCriteria tool found that searches for furlough friendly mortgage criteria continued to fall month...

03 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Study reveals owning a home costs more than buying a home

Research by an estate agent comparison site has found that the cost of homeownership has climbed by a great margin. GetAgent looked...

03 September 2021

From: Breaking News

SmartSearch combats global money laundering with new weapon

Anti-money laundering specialist SmartSearch has launched a ‘new weapon’ in the ongoing fight against dirty cash being cleaned around the world...

03 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Marketing forum launches for mortgage professionals

A new membership-based community has launched for marketing professionals in the mortgage sector. The Mortgage Marketing Forum promises to provide knowledge, support...

27 August 2021

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

‘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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

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

From: Breaking News

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

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

From: Breaking News