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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

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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

Hope Capital improves customer experience with Nivo tie-up

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

20 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Fluent Mortgages joins Mortgage Brain’s Lendex

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

15 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Lower rates and increased LTVs across Roma’s product range

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

15 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Key Group strengthens financial department with directorship position

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

15 October 2020

From: Breaking News

First 4 Bridging opens intermediary support centre in Manchester

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

13 October 2020

From: Breaking News

New VoIP option available through Mortgage Magic CRM

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

13 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Dudley increases maximum LTVs to 80%

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

13 October 2020

From: Breaking News

The importance of cybersecurity for UK financial advisors

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

08 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Knowledge Bank and FIBA join forces

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

08 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Paymentshield appoints national account manager

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

08 October 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

06 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Pure Retirement launches streamlined website enhancements

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

06 October 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

02 October 2020

From: Breaking News

How can brokers prevent mortgage application fraud?

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

02 October 2020

From: Breaking News

eKeeper adds DocuSign eSignatures to CRM

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

02 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Saffron and MCI Club launch partnership for expat BTL market

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

02 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Kent Reliance lowers rates across BTL and residential products

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

29 September 2020

From: Breaking News

OMS expands support and development teams

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

29 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Key boosts estate planning team with new appointment

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

29 September 2020

From: Breaking News

CLS Money integrates Nivo app to speed up applications process

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

23 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Knowledge Bank launches monthly webinar to assist brokers

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

23 September 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

18 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Advise Wise introduces KFI check and chase service

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

18 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Lockdown cuts home insurance costs as claims fall – study

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

16 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Product relaunches and rate cuts at Kensington Mortgages

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

16 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty cut leads to 222% bumper month for brokers

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

10 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Number of agreed lifetime mortgages jumps 52%

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

07 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Forget the noughties – Hope Capital launches seventies collection

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

07 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Lendex adds Virgin Money to roster of lenders

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

03 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Pure Retirement expands classic range distribution

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

03 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Knowledge Bank expands with three new appointments

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

03 September 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

31 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Industry expert Mark Lofthouse to retire in 2021

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

31 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Nucleus Commercial Finance supports SMEs with auto-underwriting

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

28 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Promise Money launches new broker packaging system

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

28 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Equity Release Supermarket joins forces with LiveMore Capital

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

26 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Pure Retirement launches new sales team postcode search for advisers

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

26 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Second lockdown beats Brexit as top property market worry

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

24 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Hundreds of searches per hour carried out on Mortgage Brain hub

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

24 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Nationwide now available on Mortgage Brain’s Lendex

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

19 August 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

19 August 2020

From: Breaking News

The Mortgage Lender increases LTV for capital-raising landlords

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

19 August 2020

From: Breaking News

MBE London guarantees safety and comfort at October event

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

14 August 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

14 August 2020

From: Breaking News

MCI Club extends later life lending panel with LiveMore Capital

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

12 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Kent Reliance for Intermediaries launches new large loan residential range

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

12 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Ipswich Building Society welcomes new head of mortgage sales

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

12 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Foundation Home Loans broadens residential product range for borrowers

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

07 August 2020

From: Breaking News

UTB Mortgages launches webchat for its Broker Summer Support Package

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

07 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Shawbrook reintroduces property finance criteria for brokers

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

05 August 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

05 August 2020

From: Breaking News

British Business Bank announces new lenders ahead of CBILS

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

17 April 2020

From: Breaking News

 New integration system for government’s electronic mortgage deed service

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

17 April 2020

From: Breaking News

MCI Club extends into lifetime mortgages with OneFamily partnership

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

17 April 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

10 April 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

10 April 2020

From: Breaking News

New support hub for advisers launched amidst Covid-19 pandemic

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

02 April 2020

From: Breaking News

SimplyBiz Mortgages adds Hanley Economic BS to lending panel

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

02 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Legal & General invests in Australian lifetime mortgage business

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

24 March 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

24 March 2020

From: Breaking News

 PI an ‘increasing issue for brokers’, FIBA claims

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

24 March 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

18 March 2020

From: Breaking News

All change in the latest broker criteria search database

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

18 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Advise Wise launches specialist solicitor panel for its members

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

11 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Principality reduces rates across mortgage range

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

11 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Just Mortgages appoints its first female financial services director

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

06 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Swansea BS expands intermediary distribution with Brilliant Solutions

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

06 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Together launches its lowest ever second charge rate

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

27 February 2020

From: Breaking News

City Finance Brokers welcomes two senior appointments amidst expansion

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

27 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Equity release customers ‘value repayments and drawdown’ most

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

20 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Hodge offers ‘Early Repayment Promise’ across mortgage product range

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

20 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Just Mortgages targets £1 million increase in remortgage business

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

14 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Roma Finance slashes bridging and development rates

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

14 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Advise Wise launches mortgage club for later life market

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

06 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Hodge lowers minimum age of its entire residential mortgage range

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

06 February 2020

From: Breaking News

First 4 Bridging appoints BDM for the North West

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

06 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Hinckley slashes rates for first-time buyer-friendly mortgages

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

30 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Connect for Intermediaries adds Blacks Connect to solicitor referral panel

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

30 January 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

22 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Hinckley cuts rates for high LTV fee-free cashback mortgage

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

22 January 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

16 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Money Advice Scotland to pilot open banking tool

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

16 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Pure Retirement launches changes to its ‘heritage’ range

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

16 January 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

09 January 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

09 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Could Britain’s empty homes accommodate the homeless?

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

24 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Cybersecurity service launches to give financial services firms peace of mind

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

24 December 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

19 December 2019

From: Breaking News

House price growth has slowed by half since Brexit

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

19 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Landbay exits retail P2P lending to focus on institutional investment

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

12 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Just Mortgages selects eleven new trainees for broker academy

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

12 December 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

04 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Advice Bureau launches General Insurance tech for advisers

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

04 December 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

27 November 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

27 November 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

19 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Paragon launches buy-to-let discounted variable rate mortgages

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

19 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let borrowing stable despite market slowdown

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

13 November 2019

From: Breaking News

ULS Technology launches digital portal for brokers

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

13 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Brilliant Solutions partners with Knowledge Bank

Brilliant Solutions has teamed up with Knowledge Bank as its exclusive criteria search provider. Members of Brilliant Solutions – which helps brokers...

13 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Investor demand for bridging finance continues in Q3

For the third consecutive quarter, the most popular use of a bridging loan was to purchase investment property, according to Bridging...

06 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Commercial finance specialists should broaden their lender panels – FIBA

The Financial Intermediary & Broker Association (FIBA) is asking members to consider the Bank of England’s (BoE’s) warning about lenders cutting...

06 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Leave voting areas witnessed faster-growing house prices

With the outcome of Brexit hanging in the balance, ‘Leave’ voting areas have recorded higher average house price increases than ‘Remain’...

31 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Time to sell across the UK hits three-year high

The time it takes to sell a home across UK cities has hit a three-year high, according to Zoopla. Its September UK...

31 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Majority of people refused a mortgage

A vast majority of mortgage enquires come from people who have been refused a mortgage due to not being a ‘perfect...

25 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Roma Finance lends £1.85 million in largest ever case

Roma Finance has provided a loan of £1.85 million in its largest ever case. The loan was for Arcot Grange Developments Ltd...

25 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Millions of people may need support from brokers in the next year

An estimated 1.26 million people with adverse credit are looking to buy a property in the next 12 months, according to...

22 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Pilot scheme launched to help advisers digitally connect with clients

A free pilot seminar has been launched to demonstrate how advisers can use websites and social media channels positively. Launched by financial...

22 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Zephyr Homeloans joins the Legal & General panel

Legal & General Mortgage Club has appointed Zephyr Homeloans to its lender panel to enable authorised advisers to access its buy-to-let...

22 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Commercial brokers are resilient against post-Brexit outlook

Almost seven in 10 (67%) commercial mortgage brokers feel confident about the lending environment in 2020 despite the current political climate,...

16 October 2019

From: Breaking News

FIBA welcomes Pension-Led Funding to its lender panel

The Financial Intermediary and Brokers Association (FIBA) has extended its range of lending options for members with the appointment of Pension-Led...

16 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Advice Bureau opens its 30th UK mortgage shop

Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB) opened the doors to its 30th high street mortgage shop in Dorchester on Thursday 3 October. The opening...

09 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Furness for Intermediaries cuts rates for first-time buyers

Furness for Intermediaries has made reductions across its 95% product range. This includes the two-year fixed rate products, which now start from...

09 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Hinckley & Rugby expands later life lending options

Hinckley & Rugby has bolstered its later life lending offer with a new five-year fix and slashed the interest rates on...

09 October 2019

From: Breaking News

How can mortgage brokers future-proof their business?

The property finance industry is rapidly changing. Everyone who’s part of it wants to know where we are heading, what’s working...

02 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Help to Buy ISAs supported nearly 89,000 property purchases in 2018

The number of property purchases supported by Help to Buy ISAs increased by 8% this year, rising from 82,940 in 2017/18...

02 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Interest-only mortgages remained a popular mortgage criteria search in August

‘Interest-only loans’ have maintained their place in the top five most searched-for criteria in August after making their very first appearance...

24 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Home improvement rather than home movement can ‘boost secured loans’

Fluent for Advisers has reported an increase in home improvement secured loan requests from introducers. The latest second-charge figures for June from...

24 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Majority of lenders are positive about future of the commercial mortgage market

Some 77% of lenders believe the number of loans they broker will increase, showing a positive outlook for the future of...

19 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Hinckley & Rugby and BuildLoan launch new self-build mortgage

Mortgage intermediaries with self-build clients can now access a new product from Hinckley & Rugby Building Society through BuildLoan. The higher loan-to-value...

19 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Paradigm launches mortgage fraud guide for advisers

Paradigm Mortgage Services has launched a free eBook to help intermediary firms to identify and combat mortgage fraud. The guide – which...

11 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Pure Retirement and My Care Consultant launch CareBox project

Pure Retirement has partnered with My Care Consultant on its latest ‘CareBox’ programme. The project – aimed at financial services, professionals, financial...

11 September 2019

From: Breaking News

HLPartnership opens its autumn later life lending seminars to advisers

Mortgage and protection network HLPartnership has announced new dates and venues in September for later life lending seminars. Following its successful spring...

04 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Hinckley & Rugby offers retirement interest-only discount

Intermediaries can now access a discount for term retirement interest-only (RIO) mortgage from Hinckley & Rugby. The building society is offering its...

04 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Unmortgage becomes ‘Wayhome’ as part of rebrand

Unmortgage has rebranded to Wayhome as part of phase one of its brand refresh. Since August, the Unmortgage name is no longer...

04 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Positive industry outlook – UK intermediaries remain confident

The vast majority of UK intermediaries (91%) remain positive about the outlook for the mortgage industry despite ongoing political uncertainty, according...

29 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Market competition is ‘keeping home insurance prices in check’

Average bills for home insurance are up just 2.1% in a year, with a competitive marketplace keeping up with the UK’s...

29 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Pension cash dominates the savings market

Both the volume and value of flexible payments from pensions has hit a new high, according to Moneyfacts. Data from the money...

29 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Right to Buy debuts in top five most searched UK mortgage criteria

Right to Buy became one of the most-searched for criteria by brokers for the first time in July, according to Knowledge...

21 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Paragon refreshes buy-to-let switch and further advance products

Paragon’s buy-to-let switch and further advance product ranges have been refreshed for portfolio and non-portfolio landlords. The products include a range of...

21 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Just Mortgages to offer commercial mortgage advice

Five brokers in Just Mortgages’ self-employed division are set to trade as commercial brokers following a partnership with commercial broker Fiducia. While...

21 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Borrowers at risk if tracker rates fall – claim

Less than 5% of tracker rate mortgages are available on the market, which reflects the current ‘lack of appetite’ for variable...

14 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Many UK homeowners don’t have home insurance

Nearly a quarter of UK homes have no home insurance, according to Assurant Intermediary. The insurance company says advisers play a vital...

14 August 2019

From: Breaking News

The Mortgage Lender joins Master Private Finance panel

The Mortgage Lender (TML) has been appointed to the panel of specialist mortgage desk Master Private Finance. Launched by mortgage and protection...

14 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Mortgage advisers spot increase in interest-only business

Interest-only mortgages comprised 20% of new business introduced in Q2 2019, down from 28% is Q2 2007 but significantly higher than...

09 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Cogress launches Innovative Finance ISA

Property investment company Cogress has launched its Innovative Finance ISA (‘IFISA’) in a move to diversify IFISA-eligible bonds. With a minimum investment...

09 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Foundation Home Loans reduces rates on selected buy-to-let deals

Foundation Home Loans, the intermediary-only specialist lender, has lowered rates on selected products across its core buy-to-let (BTL) F1 and F2...

09 August 2019

From: Breaking News

BrokerSense launches buy-to-let mortgage calculator

The UK’s first buy-to-let mortgage calculator of its kind has officially been launched by BrokerSense, the provider of specialist mortgage calculators...

07 August 2019

From: Breaking News

New Dudley BS scheme to tackle HTB and shared ownership

Dudley Building Society is giving customers the chance to consolidate their mortgage and rental payments from a shared ownership or Help...

07 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Roma Finance launches five-year mortgage for property investors

Bridging and development finance lender Roma Finance has launched a five-year mortgage to allow investors to purchase or refinance investment property. Through...

02 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Paragon Bank launches postal applications for savers

Paragon Bank has improved the way customers can apply for its saving range by introducing a postal application process for selected...

02 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Home movers remain committed despite summer slowdown

Many key indicators for home movers and first-time buyers remained either stable or only marginally changed when compared to the previous...

31 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Mortgage intermediaries expect increase in direct selling

Nearly a quarter (23%) of mortgage intermediaries expect that consumers will choose to bypass advice and arrange their mortgage directly with...

31 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Number of mortgages for 40 years or more jumps 20-fold in a year

The number of 40-year mortgages approved jumped over 20-fold in 2018, up from only 162 in 2017, according to ludlowthompson. The London...

26 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Paragon turns up the heat with buy-to-let boost for summer

Paragon is boosting its buy-to-let mortgage range this summer, with a combination of lower interest rates, no upfront fees and £350...

26 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Over a third of UK homeowners have no form of protection

Over a third of people who purchased their mortgage direct from a lender have no protection policy in place, the latest...

24 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Equity release offers mortgage brokers new prospect channel

Fluent for Advisers is encouraging its introducers to consider building relationships with independent financial advisers (IFAs) and retirement advice specialists. By doing...

24 July 2019

From: Breaking News

New employee mortgage advice service has been launched

Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB) and Charles Cameron & Associates have partnered to offer a financial wellness package for large public and...

24 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Key Partners unveils detailed look at equity release introducer sector

Equity release referral business Key Partnerships has released a new report – ‘Introducing the Introducers’ – to celebrate its brand refresh. The...

19 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Three quarters of homeowners unable to correctly define ‘remortgaging’

The majority (61%) of current and soon-to-be homeowners in the UK don’t fully review their mortgage agreement before signing it, and...

19 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Poorly prepared applications could prove costly for intermediary sector

The days when lenders would continue to overlook poorly prepared applications are coming to an end, specialist mortgage advisers Fluent Mortgages...

19 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank Finance first property firm to launch later life lending

Knight Frank Finance has launched a later life finance team, making it the first major player in the property sector to...

10 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Landbay secures further £1 billion to fund mortgage lending

Specialist buy-to-let lender Landbay has agreed a £1 billion deal to bolster its mortgage lending. The funding – which is from a...

10 July 2019

From: Breaking News

City Finance Brokers expands its network to the South West

Privately-owned specialist mortgage and finance brokerage, City Finance Brokers, has announced the addition of Simon Kelly to its network. The appointment of...

10 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Landbay reduces rates and fees in full-suite product refresh

Specialist buy-to-let lender Landbay has announced a product refresh, which will expand and enhance more than thirty products for professional landlords. The...

05 July 2019

From: Breaking News

The Mortgage Lender brings BTL low rate high fee to market

The Mortgage Lender has extended its 2.83% initial rate with 2% completion fee buy-to-let product to the whole of the market. In...

05 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Save up to £910 a month on rent just by travelling five extra stops

Leading room share platform, ideal flatmate, has done research into finding how travelling across London Underground can lead to big rental...

05 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Dudley BS reports record lending figures in year end results

Dudley BS has been working for over 160 years in providing mortgages and saving accounts to customers across a local and...

05 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Just Mortgages self-employed division to be 500 strong by 2022

The self-employed division at Just Mortgages is on track to be 500 brokers strong by January 2022. Speaking at the Just Mortgages...

26 June 2019

From: Breaking News

MBE London Expo to feature Bank of England keynote presentation

Mortgage Business Expo (MBE) London, taking place on October 16, will feature a keynote presentation by the Bank of England (BoE). Rob...

26 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Average Bank of Mum and Dad mortgage contribution rises by £6,000

The Bank of Mum and Dad (BoMaD) is currently spending an average of £6,000 more than in 2018 to help loved...

19 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Green building sector supports energy efficient mortgages for Europe

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) Europe network has launched a new report to support the growth of the market so...

19 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Pure Commercial Finance secures £2.5m second charge bridging loan

Pure Commercial Finance saved a multimillion-pound development by sourcing £2.5 million of funding in just three days. The client, an experienced property...

19 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Thousands miss out on finding a better mortgage by not speaking to an adviser

Thousands of borrowers could be missing out on a better mortgage deal by not speaking to an adviser, research from Legal...

14 June 2019

From: Breaking News

The Right Mortgage: it’s all about marketing, marketing, marketing

The Right Mortgage & Protection Network held its largest bi-annual event on how members can use marketing effectively to grow their...

14 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Advice Bureau York wins national award

Mortgage Advice Bureau York has scooped the award for the Top Business Most Improved in the business category at its annual...

05 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Key expands corporate business development team

Independent equity release advisor Key has announced the expansion of its corporate business development team in response to growing industry demand. More...

05 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Clever Lending launches new online portal for brokers

Clever Lending has launched a new online portal to enhance the way brokers manage their specialist lending enquiries and speed up...

30 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Pure Retirement launches new product range for later life lending

Pure Retirement has announced the launch of its new product suite for advisers, named the Heritage range. The product, which is available...

30 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Professional landlord focus drives mortgage lending growth at Paragon

Specialist banking group, Paragon, has reported a 16% increase in first-half mortgage lending to £834 million – up from £721 million...

30 May 2019

From: Breaking News

The Nottingham extends retirement interest-only mortgage range

The Nottingham Building Society has added to its retirement interest-only (RIO) mortgage range to help with home ownership. Its two new offerings...

22 May 2019

From: Breaking News

‘Reform stamp duty for downsizers’, says Dudley BS

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) in its current form is a ‘major obstacle’ to the housing market, particularly for older people...

22 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Self-employed ‘jumping through extra hoops’ to secure a mortgage

Nearly three quarters (71%) of the UK’s growing self-employed population believe their employment status makes it harder to get a mortgage,...

16 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Paragon expands product range with short-term funding for landlords

Paragon is expanding its specialist buy-to-let mortgage range with new short-term finance products for property acquisition and refurbishment. The products are designed...

16 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Bridging loan interest rates drop to lowest level as lending rises

Bridging loan interest rates fell to the lowest level in Q1 2019, according to the latest data from Bridging Trends. It found...

14 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Synaptic’s ‘Webline’ portal now available through The Key

Webline, an online quote and e-apply portal from research software developer, Synaptic, is now accessible to mortgage advisers through a new...

14 May 2019

From: Breaking News

New service to aid mortgage applicants with lower credit scores

MortgageGym is adding four specialist lenders to its online platform for mortgage applicants with lower credit scores. These include Together and Precise...

08 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Newbury launches ‘home-to-branch’ mortgage video call service

Newbury Building Society has introduced a video call mortgage advice system following a successful pilot. The ‘home-to-branch’ Skype-style system aims to enable...

08 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Five-year fixed rate mortgages more popular than ever before

More customers than ever are opting for an initial fixed period of five years or more when choosing a mortgage, according...

03 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Hinckley offers exclusive retirement interest only mortgage through L&G

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has launched a Retirement Interest Only (RIO) mortgage exclusively through Legal & General Mortgage Club. Members of...

03 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Spicerhaart partners with Excel and TLT to launch interest-only resolution

Asset management specialist Spicerhaart Corporate Sales has joined forces with fact-finding experts Excel and UK law firm TLT to create an...

30 April 2019

From: Breaking News

FIBA launches Block PI scheme to mark ‘significant milestone’

The Financial Intermediary & Broker Association (FIBA) has announced the launch of its own Professional Indemnity (PI) scheme for members in...

30 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Over 250,000 homeowners expected to struggle to refinance their property

New research by Kensington Mortgages has revealed that interest-only mortgages are a significant problem in the financial system. The specialist mortgage lender...

25 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Loan to income multiplier rises at Hinckley & Rugby

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has increased its loan to income (LTI) multiplier across its residential range for applications where the...

25 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Trussle hosts ‘digital march’ to fix broken mortgage system

Trussle, the UK’s first online mortgage broker, is campaigning for fairer mortgages. The company has launched a manifesto which seeks to champion...

23 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Paragon refreshes buy-to-let mortgage range

Paragon has updated its buy-to-let mortgage products for spring 2019. The restored range includes a choice of two and five-year fixed rate...

23 April 2019

From: Breaking News

The Nottingham launches lifetime ISA online

Nottingham Building Society has cemented its position as a leading Cash Lifetime ISA (LISA) provider as it becomes the only society...

16 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Fluent Money expands floor space to support business growth

Fluent Money is taking another 1,400 sq ft in its head office building in Horwich, near Bolton. This follows a combination of...

16 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Nearly 200,000 annual movers are ‘last-time buyers’, IMLA reports

Over-55s now make up nearly 200,000 owner occupier housing transactions in England each year, according to the latest study from the...

11 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Knowledge Bank notes shift in broker searches

There has been a shift in broker searches regarding equity release, while searches for lenders that allow houses of multiple occupation...

11 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Brits only own a kitchen and bathroom when beginning a mortgage

Brits only own the equivalent of an average-sized kitchen and bathroom at the point of officially entering into a mortgage, according...

09 April 2019

From: Breaking News

LendInvest secures £200m funding for entry into home loan mortgages

LendInvest has secured funding of up to £200 million from HSBC UK to bring further capital to its platform. With this new...

09 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Roma Finance launches bridge to term product

Manchester-based bridging and development finance lender, Roma Finance, has secured institutional funding for a medium-term mortgage product. The five-year buy-to-let mortgage is...

09 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Brokers should be involved in specialist lending, says adviser

CLS Money has announced another record year for new business, with specialist first charge lending being largely responsible for the company’s...

28 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Pure Retirement’s servicing portfolio surpasses £1 billion

Pure Retirement has announced that it is now servicing over £1 billion of loans for the first time in its history. The...

28 March 2019

From: Breaking News

‘Best Conveyancing Firm’ revealed at Mortgage Strategy Awards 2019

My Home Move has won the title of ‘Best Conveyancing Firm’ at this year’s Mortgage Strategy Awards. This award follows the firm...

28 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Is Help to Buy dying? London sales fall by 64%

The number of properties available in London under Help to Buy (HTB) has declined by 64% since 2017, according to modular...

22 March 2019

From: Breaking News

TBMC launches new website for intermediaries

Buy-to-let mortgage specialist TBMC has launched its new website for intermediaries. Through the website, users can now maximise the potential of the tools...

22 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Hinckley introduces four new joint borrower sole proprietor mortgages

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has launched four exclusive mortgages for residential Joint Borrower Sole Proprietor (JBSP) applications. All four mortgages are...

22 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Hinckley adds more professions to its bespoke mortgage range

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society is now granting lawyers, barristers and accountants access to its specialist range of bespoke mortgages. The professions...

19 March 2019

From: Breaking News

MCI Club chooses Auxilium as its new protection partner

MCI Club has appointed Auxilium Partnership as its members’ protection partner. Offering a comprehensive lender panel and other services, MCI now has...

19 March 2019

From: Breaking News

First-time buyer mortgage completion rate at three-year high

First-time buyers (FTBs) saw their completion rate for mortgage offers through intermediaries reach a three-year high of 89% in Q4 2018. That...

15 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Robo advice provides brokers with better ways to serve customers

The launch of business-like mortgage monitor, Dashly, and hybrid mortgage broker, Ladder, are a positive development from the broker sector of...

15 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Brain completes acquisition of Criteria Hub

Mortgage Brain has completed the acquisition of criteria-based sourcing solution, Criteria Hub. The mortgage technology expert says the purchase further cements its...

11 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Auxilium aims to revolutionise protection sector

Auxilium Partnership has announced that it will show intermediaries an alternative way of responding to their clients’ protection needs. The firm –...

11 March 2019

From: Breaking News

HLP and MSN host ‘open-to-all’ business conferences

HL Partnership (HLP) and Mortgage Support Network (MSN) have announced that they will host a series of eight regional conferences in...

05 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Hinckley & Rugby added over £50 million to mortgage book in 2018

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society added more than £50 million to its mortgage book in 2018, driven by high levels of...

05 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Fluent for Advisers expands development team

Fluent for Advisers has announced the appointment of two new Business Development Officers (BDOs) to its internal sales team, and a...

05 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Portal allows brokers to showcase their brand to customers

Mortgage advisers are now able to showcase their professional image to customers by adding their own b