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KEYWORD "2015" - 221 RESULTS
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

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

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

Lee Dahill, Director of Sales for the Today publications and The ValPal Network

Who are you? I’m the Director of Sales for both the well-known industry leading Today publications and The ValPal Network. Leading publications: Estate Agent Today,...

12 February 2019

From: 60 Second Interview

Customer relationship management tools free for appointed representatives

HLPartnership (HLP) and Mortgage Support Network (MSN) have announced that 360’s suite of marketing modules – normally paid for extras –...

07 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Landlords remortgaging reaches an all-time high

The number of landlords looking to remortgage has now reached an all-time high, according to a survey by Paragon. Its Financial Adviser...

26 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Supply up in May as sellers prepared for summer slowdown

The proportion of homeowners selling up increased in May, as sellers tried to secure offers before the housing market’s typical summer...

29 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Landlords may need brokers now more than ever

Commercial Trust Limited is urging landlords to speak with specialist buy-to-let mortgage broker firms as many are considering remortgaging options once...

16 January 2018

From: Breaking News

New chair announced for Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association

The Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA) has announced the election of a new Chair. Phil Rickards will take up the role from...

21 December 2017

From: Breaking News

Gifted deposits fall for both first-time buyers and investors

The number of first-time buyers and buyers of investment properties has fallen in the last two years, My Home Move say. First-time...

21 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Barking and Dagenham crowned top property renovation hotspot

The latest property renovation hotspots list revealed that Barking and Dagenham is the top location for an increase in renovation applications...

09 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society reports year of growth

The annual results published by Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has revealed robust growth in its mortgage lending and savings balances.  In...

01 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Strong 2016 growth for Connells Group’s mortgage division

Connells Group's mortgage division recorded significant growth in 2016, the firm has reported. The Group recorded a 10% rise in the number...

15 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Key mortgage appointment announced by HSBC

High-street bank HSBC has appointed Jackie Uhi as its new head of mortgage distribution. Uhi has spent the last six years working...

15 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Legal & General extends partnership with Ipswich Building Society

An announcement has been made by Legal & General Mortgage Club about the extension of its partnership with Ipswich Building Society.  To...

08 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Online mortgage broker secures investment of £4.5 million

An online mortgage broker has announced that it has received backing from fintech investors all over Europe to the tune of...

03 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let borrowing hit by high house prices and tougher lending criteria

Average buy-to-let loans and deposits increased in 2016, new research from The Mortgage Broker Ltd has revealed. This came as a result...

27 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Annual house price growth slows, Nationwide index reveals

Annual house price growth slowed in October, according to the latest Nationwide House Price Index. It fell from 5.3% in September...

07 November 2016

From: Breaking News

‘Mortgage costs continue to fall’ - Mortgage Brain

The latest quarterly data analysis from Mortgage Brain shows that the cost of mortgages continued to fall over the past three...

19 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Self-employed struggling to obtain mortgages

Self-employed borrowers are finding it difficult to get mortgages, according to research by the Nottingham Building Society. The firm's study found that...

07 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Positivity about future of buy-to-let remains high in Scotland

New research carried out by Legal & General has revealed that brokers in Scotland are more confident about the future of...

26 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Skipton drops first-time buyer lending cap

Skipton Building Society has removed its maximum loan size cap for first-time buyers. It said this follows a 20% increase in UK house...

03 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let sell-off begins

Buy-to-let investors have started selling off properties as Chancellor George Osborne's tax crackdown begins to bite. Demand is also likely to fall...

01 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Remortgaging hits seven-year high in April

Remortgage lending leapt 48% by value in the year to April to hit £6.4 billion, the largest sum recorded since November...

26 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Paragon doubles buy-to-let lending in six months

Paragon Mortgages has almost doubled its buy-to-let lending in just six months. New buy-to-let lending hit £823.6 million for six months to...

25 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Fewer remortgaging to increase loan size

Fewer homeowners are remortgaging to increase the size of their loan, with less than a quarter doing so in April. However, the...

23 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let lending surges 163% in electric March

Buy-to-let mortgage sales surged by 163% in the year to March as landlords raced to beat the new stamp duty surcharge...

18 May 2016

From: Breaking News

House prices dip for first time in a year

Demand for UK property has dipped for the first time in 12 months in the latest sign of housing market weakness. However,...

12 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Investors still bullish about buy-to-let

Investors remain positive about the prospects for buy-to-let despite the new stamp duty charge and forthcoming crackdown on mortgage tax relief. The latest...

12 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Lawyers to blame for collapsing property purchases

Almost three out of 10 property purchases have fallen through in the past five years, largely due to conveyancers holding up...

11 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Remortgage surge offsets seasonal slowdown

The surging remortgaging sector has helped to offset April's seasonal housing market slowdown, new figures show. Total valuations carried out in April rose...

09 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage timebomb for ‘generation rent’

A new report from Halifax has found that delays in getting on to the property ladder could force many people to...

04 May 2016

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers mount fight back in March

First-time buyer activity grew strongly in March as they fought back against property investors. Total first-time buyer transactions 32,500, the highest monthly...

29 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Supply of rental stock nose-dives

The supply of rental properties plunged in the run-up to the new stamp duty surcharge on 1 April and further falls are...

29 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let landlords slash investment plans

The number of landlords planning to buy a new buy-to-let property has dropped by a third since the stamp duty surcharge...

28 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Outlook is bright for remortgaging

The average amount of equity withdrawn through remortgaging has hit a new high with borrowers taking out £31,887 on average. This is...

28 April 2016

From: Breaking News

March saw shock slump in buy-to-let sales

March saw a significant slump in buy-to-let activity with sales falling 26.2% compared to February. The fall of £1.04 billion came despite an expected last-minute...

25 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let summit aims to beat tax grab

Buy-to-let landlords have announced a new summit as part of their crowdfunding campaign to abolish the Chancellor George Osborne's tax grab. The...

19 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Today is UK Mortgage Freedom Day

April 19 is UK Mortgage Freedom Day, the date when the average new borrower will have earned enough to pay off...

19 April 2016

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers move home to build deposits

Single first-time buyers and couples can significantly cut the time it takes to save for a deposit by moving back in...

18 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Surge in limited company buy-to-let mortgages

The number of buy-to-let mortgages available to borrowers has increased significantly due to a surge in deals aimed at limited company borrowers. Average...

15 April 2016

From: Breaking News

House price growth hits double digits again

House price inflation has hit double digits for the first time in almost two years with prices rising more than £20,000 in the...

08 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let fuels record completions in March

The last day of March saw record-breaking property completions as investors rushed to beat the beat stamp duty tax hike. UK mover...

06 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Leeds BS eases interest-only criteria

Leeds Building Society has eased its interest-only criteria and will now accept sale of property as a repayment strategy up to...

05 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage rates hit fresh lows as rate hike recedes

Mortgage rates have fallen to record lows as the prospect of an interest rate hike retreats and product choice continues to...

31 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Lloyds and Halifax launch video mortgage advice

Lloyds Bank and Halifax are offering customers the chance to speak "face-to-face" with a mortgage adviser by video link. They can talk to...

23 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Average monthly London rent tops £1,500

The cost of the average private tenancy in Greater London is now £1,521 a month, double the £744 average for the...

16 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let landlords face double deadline

February saw the second highest monthly total of house purchase approvals since January 2014 as buy-to-let investors raced to meet April's...

11 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let chokes out first-time buyers

The rapid growth of the buy-to-let market during 2015 has come at the expense of first-time buyers, new research shows. Buy-to-let grew...

10 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Higher-LTV lending squeezed as purchases soar

House purchase values rose 20% in the final quarter of 2015 yet there was also a worrying drop in higher-LTV lending. The...

09 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Bridging bursts through £3.5bn barrier

Gross bridging lending burst through the £3.5 billion barrier in 2015, against £2.42 billion last year. This means the sector grew almost 44%...

07 March 2016

From: Breaking News

House price surge set to slow

Two new sets of figures show house prices continue to power upwards but property experts warn a slowdown could be in sight. The...

04 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Supply plunges amid  swarm of buy-to-let investors

The supply of available housing has plunged to a new low while demand from buyers has surged in recent weeks. Housing supply...

02 March 2016

From: Breaking News

New deal for one-year self-employed professionals

Kent Reliance has launched a new mortgage proposition for one-year self-employed professionals. The specialist mortgage lender for intermediaries bolstered its proposition for...

02 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Now only wealthy first-timers can afford to buy

New evidence suggests that only high-earning first-time buyers are able to afford their first properties, leaving the rest behind. The gap between...

01 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Sub-£1m West End homes “extinct”

Homes priced below £1 million are set to become extinct in Mayfair and the wider West End as prices continue to...

01 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let market defies tax crackdown

Property experts have welcomed steady growth in private rents as a sign that the buy-to-let market is shrugging off the Government's tax...

29 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Precise and Connells launch new valuations partnership

Connells Survey & Valuation has announced a new valuations partnership with Precise Mortgages.  The partnership involves Precise outsourcing its residential survey and...

29 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Brexit adds to housing market uncertainty

The Brexit referendum is adding to housing market uncertainty which has seen a 2% drop in sales in major UK cities,...

26 February 2016

From: Breaking News

UK homes earn more than two in five workers

Two-fifths of UK workers earned less than the increase in the average UK home’s value last year, new research shows. House prices...

26 February 2016

From: Breaking News

One in 10 millenials will “never own home”

Almost one in three "millennials" still with live with their families and almost one in 10 say they will never own a...

23 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Ability to buy a home improves

The ability to buy an average home in England and Wales improved everywhere last year except in the South East. First-time buyers...

22 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Building society mortgage approvals rise 10%

Building society mortgage approvals totalled £57.8 billion in 2015, a rise of 10% by value over the year. The mutual sector now...

18 February 2016

From: Breaking News

High price of missing stamp duty deadline

Time is running out to escape the stamp duty surcharge on buy-to-let properties and second homes and the cost of failure is...

16 February 2016

From: Breaking News

House prices leap over £8,000 in a month

The price of property coming to market has leapt by 2.90% this month pushing the average asking price to within a...

15 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty changes save movers £4,500

Chancellor George Osborne's stamp duty changes saved homemovers more than £4,500 on average last year, new figures show. The Chancellor cut stamp...

15 February 2016

From: Breaking News

L&G Mortgage Club posts 15% rise in sales

Legal & General Mortgage Club has posted 15% sales growth to make 2015 another record year. It pinned its £46 billion of sales...

15 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let drives mortgages to nine-year high

The housing market has been given a one-off boost from the surge in buy-to-let lending triggered by April’s tax changes. New figures show that...

11 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty reforms cost Treasury £620m

Chancellor George Osborne's stamp duty reforms are proving expensive for the Treasury wiping £620 million off its revenues last year, new figures...

10 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Nationwide completes on first Help to Buy Isas

Nationwide Building Society has announced the first mortgage completion by its Help to Buy Isa savers. Savers are free to claim the minimum...

08 February 2016

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers fight back in 2015

First-time buyers staged a fighting comeback in 2015 to make up more than two-fifths of all buyers, new figures show. Last year,...

03 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let tax challenge heads to court

More than 700 buy-to-let landlords are set to challenge the government's "Alice in Wonderland tax grab" in court. The legal campaign to fight...

02 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage approvals hit two-year high

New figures show the housing market defying the traditional seasonal slowdown in December as mortgage approvals hit a two-year high. The number of...

02 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Housing supply collapses by half in 10 years

The supply of available housing has almost halved in 10 years while the number of buyers has steadily risen. This growing imbalance between...

29 January 2016

From: Breaking News

First-time buyer numbers dip in December

First-time buyer numbers fell nearly 5% in December as the traditional winter cooling hit the UK property market. Some 26,600 buyers took...

29 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage approvals leap 24% in December

Monthly mortgage approvals soared 24% year-on-year to £12.4 billion in December but brokers deny lending is getting out of control. Across 2015,...

28 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Interest rate cuts save borrowers £22 billion a year

Interest rate cuts following the financial crisis have reduced annual mortgage costs by more than £22 billion, new figures show. The 4.5 percentage...

28 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage rates continue to fall

Lenders shrugged off rumours of a base rate hike and continued to cut mortgage rates at the end of last year. Fixed...

26 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Average home earns £525 a week

The average UK homeowner made £524 a week from the rising value of their property last year. UK homes made their owners...

25 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let rents surge in 2015

Buy-to-let rents rose by 3.4% during 2015 at the fastest pace since 2011, new figures show. The average UK rent is now...

22 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage lending jumps 8% in 2015 to £220bn

Gross mortgage lending jumped 8% in 2015 to hit a better-than-forecast total of £220.3 billion. Lending in December totalled £19.9 billion, up 23% on...

22 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Intermediary confidence hits record high

Market confidence among intermediaries is at a record high due to rising prices, strong remortgage demand and healthy lender funding. The only...

21 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage rates continue to fall

New figures show that 90% LTV mortgages are cheaper than three months ago as rates continue to fall. A two-year fixed rate mortgage...

19 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Rents rise twice as fast as wages

Average UK rents climbed 3.8% in 2015, twice as fast as wages, new research shows. This was largely down to the housing...

15 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Household debt soars in last six months

A steep rise in debt since last summer 2015 has put more households under financial pressure, new research shows. Income and saving...

14 January 2016

From: Breaking News

NatWest voted top lender for 2015

NatWest has been voted the best overall lender for 2015 in the Paradigm Mortgage Services awards. Virgin Money won the award for...

13 January 2016

From: Breaking News

First Complete kicks off again

First Complete has started its series of country-wide roadshows which aim to encourage brokers to develop and share best practice. Its “kick...

12 January 2016

From: Breaking News

First-time buyer sales top 300,000 in 2015

The number of first-time buyers topped 300,000 in 2015 for the second year in a row, new figures show. This is a...

11 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Surge in limited company buy-to-let loans

The number of investors purchasing buy-to-let properties through a limited company rose sharply in the final quarter of 2015, new figures...

08 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Serious rent arrears at three-year high

A growing number of tenants are now seriously behind on their rent, new figures show. The number who were more than two...

08 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Landlords “resilient” in face of growing threats

The besieged buy-to-let sector has enjoyed a rare piece of good news as a new study says landlords are displaying "considerable financial...

07 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Great buy-to-let sell-off begins

Buy-to-let landlords could sell off hundreds of thousands of investment properties over the next five years in response to Chancellor George Osborne's tax...

05 January 2016

From: Breaking News

First time buyers stage 2015 comeback

The number of first-time buyers rose by almost a quarter in 2015 despite growing fears that they are being squeezed out...

05 January 2016

From: Breaking News

2015: the year mortgage rates plummeted

2015 will be remembered as the year time mortgage price war reached "boiling point", as lenders battled for borrowers. The result was...

24 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty hike hits prime London but fringes boom

Higher stamp duty on £1 million plus properties has hit growth in prime central London and pushed it to the fringes...

22 December 2015

From: Breaking News

London prices soar £50,000 in a year

House price inflation in UK cities hit 10% in 2015 led by London, where the average property jumped 13.3% to £52,900. Buyers need...

21 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Vision hits new attendance record

The 2015 series of Mortgage Vision events saw a 23% jump in broker attendance to the highest level in the event’s...

21 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Treasury lines up new buy-to-let crackdown

The Treasury has launched a consultation on giving the Bank of England more powers to control buy-to-let and could introduce new lending...

18 December 2015

From: Breaking News

600,000 Britons now property millionaires

More than 200 Britons are becoming property millionaires every single day taking the total to more than 600,000. There were 75,796 new British...

17 December 2015

From: Breaking News

House purchase lending leaps 8% in October

The property market is set for a strong finish to 2015 after a healthy 8% rise in house purchase lending in...

16 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let lending clampdown has already started

The crackdown on buy-to-let has already begun as banks voluntarily tighten their lending rules ahead of official action. Bank of England governor Mark...

15 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Strong December growth points to buoyant 2016

The housing market is set for its strongest December since 2006 and next year should be equally buoyant, according to Rightmove. Asking...

14 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Basel Committee joins assault on buy-to-let

Buy-to-let is in the line of fire again with reports that officials at the Basel Committee are looking to get tough on...

11 December 2015

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers enjoy pre-Christmas bounce

First-time buyer activity jumped in November with a 31% year-on-year rise in valuations. This was slightly higher than the increasing overall housing...

11 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Nationwide sells 7,000 Help to Buy Isas in first week

More than 7,000 Nationwide Building Society customers opened Help to Buy Isa accounts in the first week. Some have already applied for Nationwide’s Save to...

10 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Mortgage market set for buoyant end to 2015

The mortgage market is enjoying a buoyant end to 2015 as two new sets of figures published yesterday show continuing strong...

09 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Bridgebank Capital announce huge growth in demand

The Bridgebank Capital Group has in recent weeks completed near on £35 million of loan advances, primarily as a result of...

08 December 2015

From: Sponsored Content

Buy-to-let in rude health ahead of tax crackdown

The buy-to-let market remains in good health ahead of Chancellor George Osborne's tax crackdown, with stable yields and strong tenant demand. Four...

08 December 2015

From: Breaking News

House prices will rise up to 6% in 2016

House price growth will slow in 2016 as buyers struggle to get on the housing ladder and interest rates potentially rise,...

07 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Repossessions plunge as North-South gap closes

The number of home repossessions fell 45% across England and Wales over the last year as the economy recovered. The gap between...

04 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Now Bank of England launches attack on buy-to-let

Chancellor George Osborne isn't alone in launching an attack on buy-to-let, Bank of England governor Mark Carney is also muscling in on the act. Carney...

02 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Help to Buy Isa rates flop

Two thirds of prospective homebuyers are likely to take advantage of the new Help to Buy Isa yet rates so far...

02 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let surcharge set to cause “mayhem”

The new surcharge on stamp duty for buy-to-let and second homes is set to cause conveyancing “mayhem” next year. Broker Conveyancing has...

01 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Now Santander unveils Help to Buy Isa rate

Santander has joined the growing list of banks and building societies that are announcing the rates on their Help to Buy...

01 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Investors get set for buy-to-let “scramble”

Property market experts have warned that the forthcoming buy-to-let surcharge on stamp duty will trigger a shortlived scramble for property in...

30 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Property market surges as London hits double digits

New Land Registry figures showed house prices in England and Wales rising a healthy 5.6% in the year to October, taking...

30 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let tax will spark property boom and bust

Mortgage experts have warned that Chancellor George Osborne's latest assault on buy-to-let could trigger a housing market "boom and bust". The surcharge was...

27 November 2015

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers driven out of market

Life remains tough for first-time buyers with a shock fall in completions in the three months to October. The new figures underline the...

27 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let is a “disaster waiting to happen”

Buy-to-let landlords have yet to wake up to the danger posed by Chancellor George Osborne's forthcoming tax crackdown. Investment experts have warned...

24 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Time to enter the ESTAS Mortgage Broker Awards

Mortgage brokers have until the end of the year to enter the ESTAS Mortgage Broker Awards for 2015. National and regional brokers...

24 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Brokers complete on nearly half their enquiries

Almost half of all customer enquiries to brokers ended in a mortgage completion in the third quarter of 2015. One in three customer...

23 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Brokers celebrate early Christmas as lending hits new high

Christmas has come early for the mortgage industry which is celebrating the highest monthly lending figure for more than seven years. Gross mortgage lending...

20 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Kensington posts record month for lending

Specialist intermediary lender Kensington enjoyed a record month for lending in October with applications up 50% year-on-year. Applications rose 60% by value compared to...

19 November 2015

From: Breaking News

UK prices leap as average London home hits £531,000

UK house prices increased by 6.1% in the year to September 2015 with London and the South once again leading the...

18 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let demand will continue to soar

Demand for buy-to-let is set to soar with each new generation while home ownership will continue to plunge. Fewer than half of those born in...

18 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let tax rates harsh even before new crackdown

New figures show that the UK tax rate on buy-to-let investments is already higher than in many other countries, even before Chancellor George...

16 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty overhaul under attack

Chancellor George Osborne is under attack by critics who claim his recent stamp duty overhaul which has hit property sales and slashed revenues from...

09 November 2015

From: Breaking News

No rate hike until 2017

The mortgage industry faces months or years of the increasingly tiresome "will they, won't they" interest rate hike game after a...

06 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Fresh warning of London bubble

London is on track to be in a house price bubble by 2017, new research suggests. The latest alarm call about the...

03 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Adam Tyler Blog: Plans from the Opposition

Landlords seem to be under attack from all sides of the political divide, as Chancellor George Osborne buy-to-let tax crackdown proceeds...

02 November 2015

From: 60 Second Interview

Average London property hits nearly £500,000

The average London house price has leapt 9.6% in a year to £499,997 as the capital's market springs back to life. This reverses the recent...

29 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Dramatic surge in equity release sales

Equity release has posted the biggest quarterly rise for 11 years as over-55s withdraw a record £5 million of housing wealth...

27 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Sharp fall in sales of million pound houses

There has been a sharp fall in sales of million pound houses as the top end of the property market continues...

26 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Fresh signs of slowdown at top of market

There is further evidence of a slowdown at the top of the market as the pace of house price growth in...

23 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Lending surge gathers pace in September

Mortgage lending is enjoying its best spell for seven years after surging 12% year-on-year to £61.4 billion in the third quarter. The...

22 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Halifax reveals £500 gift card mortgage offer

Halifax is offering first-time buyers and homemovers a £500 giftcard to spend in Currys and PC World. The offer is available to...

20 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Cost of owning a home: £15,000 a year

The annual cost of home ownership is now £15,300 and is expected to rise sharply in future, according to new research...

16 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Access to mortgages getting worse

Just 12% of UK adults believe access to mortgages has improved in the past five years, despite recent moves to open...

14 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Housing market activity at six-month high

UK housing market activity climbed to its highest level for six months in September. The total number of property valuations was also the...

13 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let landlords buoyant despite tax threat

Confidence among buy-to-let landlords remains high despite the threat of new taxes and tough regulatory changes. The latest survey from Paragon Mortgages shows...

12 October 2015

From: Breaking News

More lenders cut rates as price war intensifies

More lenders have unveiled mortgage rate cuts as they look to boost business levels in the final months of 2015. Chelsea Building...

12 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Prime London slowdown continues

Price growth in prime central London looks set to slow further as the property market faces a number of headwinds. Knight Frank has cut...

12 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Falling rate hike prospects will hit broker business

Mortgage brokers could see business levels decline as the prospect of an early base rate hike recedes. Fears that the Bank of...

09 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Now Tesco and the Nottingham join mortgage war

More lenders are announced cut-price mortgage deals just days after predictions that the market was heading for a new price war. Tesco...

09 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Now Nationwide enters mortgage price war

Nationwide has announced a string of cuts to its fixed-rate range just one day after analysts warned of yet another mortgage price...

08 October 2015

From: Breaking News

September mortgage lending hits new highs

Two new sets of figures published today show that September was another buoyant month for the housing market. There was a 20% year-on-year...

08 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Mortgage rates set to plunge even lower

The cost of fixed rate mortgages is set to plummet as lenders rush to meet 2015 lending targets. London estate agent Portico.com...

07 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let becoming “legal minefield”

Property letting is becoming a "legal minefield" as new legislation tips the balance of power against landlords, lenders have warned. New legislation has come...

05 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Dramatic surge in £1m mortgages

The number of mortgages for £1million or more has jumped by one-fifth in the last year. The sharp increase has been driven...

05 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Mortgage approvals reach 2015 high

A new report from the Bank of England shows that approvals of loans for house purchases hit a 2015 high in...

01 October 2015

From: Breaking News

North-south house price divide widens

Figures published yesterday by Nationwide Building Society show the widening gap between in property values in London and the South-east and...

01 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Broker deals push number of mortgages to post-crisis high

There are now more than 15,000 mortgage products available in the UK, the highest level recorded since the financial crisis of...

30 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Remortgaging levels rise to new record high

The amount of money withdrawn by the typical remortgage customer has hit a new high, according to property service firm LMS. In...

28 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Strongest summer on record for first-time buyers

First-time buyers enjoy their strongest summer on record as sales picked up 25% in the aftermath of the general election. There were...

25 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Brokers report 50% annual rise in buy-to-let sales

Buy-to-let sales through intermediaries have soared over the last year as the sector continues to boom. Sales in August 2015 were up...

25 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Property sales go from strength to strength

Residential housing market activity defied the summer slowdown to post strong growth in August. The latest HMRC Property Transactions figures for August 2015...

23 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Vision 2015 tackles Mortgage Credit Directory

The impact of the Mortgage Credit Directive (MCD) on brokers will take centre stage at this year’s series of Mortgage Vision...

17 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Now Nationwide and Co-op join mortgage price war

Nationwide and The Co-operative Bank are the latest lenders to join in the recent bout of mortgage rate cutting. This follows a flurry...

16 September 2015

From: Breaking News

UK house prices climb and outlook brightens

UK house prices rose by 5.2% over the last year helped by the return of the first-time buyer. The annual pace of...

15 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Santander offers 95% LTV loans outside Help to Buy

Santander has announced that it will lend at 95% loan-to-value outside of the Government’s Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme. The scheme...

14 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let enjoys double-digit rental growth

The rental market is still booming with rents rising by 10.5% over the last year, although the rate of growth has...

14 September 2015

From: Breaking News

House price growth outstrips incomes

House prices now cost six times income even in the most affordable regions of England and Wales as the affordability crisis worsens. In...

03 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Lender battle over five-year fixes

Five-year fixed rates are the latest mortgage battleground with HSBC and Leeds Building Society both launching market-leading rates. This shows that lenders...

02 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Tax crackdown forces buy-to-let landlords out of business

One in five landlords say they will be forced out of business in the next two years by Chancellor George Osborne's...

02 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let will become loss-making when rates rise

Landlords with standard buy-to-let properties will lose money when interest rates start rising, new research shows. This would be a double blow...

01 September 2015

From: Breaking News

NatWest latest lender to start increasing rates

NatWest Intermediary Solutions will be increasing its mortgage rates by up to 14 basis points (bps) amid signs that rates are...

28 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let investors must act to beat tax crackdown

Tax specialists have urged buy-to-let landlords affected by Chancellor George Osborne’s tax crackdown to act now to ensure their sums still...

27 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Bank of Scotland gives cause for complaint

The Bank of Scotland attracted more complaints than any other mortgage lender in the first half of the year, just as...

26 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Buying now £670 cheaper than renting

The cost of buying a home for first-time buyers is £670 a year lower than renting, according to new research by...

24 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Transactions flat despite price rises

Residential property transactions fell by 4% between June and July, according to new figures from HM Revenue & Customs. July's seasonally-adjusted figures...

24 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let landlords selling up to escape tax crackdown

Buy-to-let landlords are gearing up to offload their properties after waking up to the impact of Chancellor George Osborne's recent tax...

24 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Adam Tyler blog: Time for regulatory change

The National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB) is holding an interim conference to support the next set of changes that...

21 August 2015

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Interest rates to rise pretty soon

The Bank of England has dropped another hint that interest rates are set to rise with departing policy maker David Miles...

20 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Building societies grab more market share

Building societies approved 189,000 mortgages in the first half of 2015, accounting for 29% of the total market. Societies also lent £26.4...

20 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Mortgage deals “spike” as lenders prepare to pull rates

August has seen a spike in the number of mortgage deals as buyers look to snap up cheap loans before interest...

18 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Latest drop in repossessions masks hidden threat

Repossession rates have fallen to another new low but brokers warn that will quickly reverse when interest rates finally start rising. Repossessions...

14 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Sharp drop in number of home movers

The number of home movers has fallen sharply over the past 12 months and is still far lower than before the financial crisis. But the...

11 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Banks to impose tough new buy-to-let tests

Banks are set to launch a new clampdown on buy-to-let in a bid to stop the boom getting out of control. They are looking...

10 August 2015

From: Breaking News

FCA to speak at ASTL conference

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) will discuss the impact of the EU Mortgage Credit Directive (MCD) on borrowers and brokers at...

07 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Mortgages fall again despite rate hike threat

New figures suggest that mortgage rates are continuing to fall despite growing expectations of a base rate hike. There was a further...

06 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Average house costs record 8.8 times earnings

The average property in England and Wales cost a record 8.8 times local earnings last year, new official figures show. And it topped 10...

06 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let crackdown to hit house price growth

Chancellor George Osborne's crackdown on buy-to-let tax relief is set to curb lending and temper house price growth. Despite this short-term setback, 2015...

05 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty reform sinks prime London sales

Property sales in prime central London property sales have been hit by stamp duty reforms with no sign of an immediate recovery. In...

04 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Property more affordable than in 1997

Talk of an affordability crisis appears overblown as homes are now more affordable than in 1997, new research suggests. A combination of falling...

04 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Mortgage rates still falling despite rate hike threat

Mortgage rates continue to fall despite reports that lenders are already pulling their cheapest deals in advance of the first Bank...

30 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Equity release lending surges to record high

Equity release lending has surged to an all-time high in the second quarter of this year. The £384.3 million of lending is...

28 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let landlords shrug off Osborne’s tax crackdown

Most landlords will remain loyal to buy-to-let despite Chancellor George Osborne's crackdown on tax relief in his recent Budget. Osborne limited tax relief...

28 July 2015

From: Breaking News

First humans on Mars

The Treasury has recently proposed that a new type of Isa will be launched that’s dedicated solely to peer-to-peer funding. This is...

27 July 2015

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The great mortgage rate hike finally begins

Lenders have started to withdraw their best mortgage deals in advance of the anticipated hike in base rates, threatening rising costs across the...

27 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Average home up £7,000 this year

The price of average British home leapt by more than £7,000 in the first half of this year to hit £270,674. That...

23 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Borrowers withdraw record equity despite rate hike threat

Remortgage customers are withdrawing record amounts of equity despite the threat that rising base rates will force up mortgage costs. Borrowers have...

23 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Bank of England to unleash fresh buy-to-let crackdown

The Bank of England could be handed new powers to restrict buy-to-let lending and curb the property boom. Chancellor George Osborne is...

22 July 2015

From: Breaking News

House prices to rise at triple forecasted speed

While the London housing market drove UK growth in 2014, the capital should underperform the rest of the country this year,...

22 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Chelsea tops property Premier League

Chelsea continue to top the Property Premier League despite a recent drop in form, new figures suggest. The average property price in the SW6...

22 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Equity release lending soars by 17%

The amount of money generated by equity release deals in the first half of 2015 rose by almost a fifth according...

15 July 2015

From: Breaking News

House prices benefit from election boost

House prices in the UK climbed solidly in May as a result of the certainty provided by the General Election result,...

15 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Mortgage demand hits 18-month high, says Bank

Demand for mortgage lending has risen to its highest level since the end of 2013, new figures from the Bank of...

14 July 2015

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers account for half of mortgages

First-time buyers accounted for nearly half of all mortgage-financed house purchases in the first half of this year. New figures from Halifax show they...

03 July 2015

From: Breaking News

3mc signs up hundreds of brokers

Mortgage distributor 3mc has reported strong growth during the first half of 2015 with significant gains in new broker registrations, mortgage enquiries,...

02 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let investors upbeat as demand rises

Buy-to-let investors remain optimistic about the future as tenant demand continues to rise. New research by specialist buy-to-let lender Paragon Mortgages reveals continued...

30 June 2015

From: Breaking News

Remortgage market springs back into life

The number of remortgages grew strongly in May as homeowners took advantage of rising house prices and the lender price war...

30 June 2015

From: Breaking News

House prices close in on all-time peak

Brokers have welcomed new official figures showing that house prices in England and Wales are within a whisker of their all-time high. House...

29 June 2015

From: Breaking News

THE ESTAS 2015 Highlights

The ESTAS are more than the biggest and most prestigious awards in the industry. They are a management information service, marketing...

25 June 2015

From: Video Articles

Adam Tyler blog: Getting a second chance

The British Bankers’ Association is working on a project that ensures small businesses won’t be left out in the cold. Banks will...

25 June 2015

From: 60 Second Interview

Adam Tyler

The private story behind public relations. When the NACFB’s members look back at how we’ve focused so much on the press, and...

25 June 2015

From: 60 Second Interview

Clare Nessling

Excellent buying conditions have lured Britons back into the overseas property market this year, with bargain property prices and historically low...

25 June 2015

From: 60 Second Interview

Increasing tenant demand means landlords won’t want to be left behind in 2015

Recent research has revealed that more than half of landlords are looking to expand their property portfolio in 2015. This is...

25 June 2015

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Paradigm unveils Marsden BTL exclusives

Paradigm Mortgage Services has announced the launch of two new Marsden Building Society buy-to-let products, available exclusively to its members. These are...

25 June 2015

From: Breaking News

Bridging grows while mortgage market shrinks

Bridging lending has seen rapid growth while the mainstream mortgage market has contracted, new figures suggest. Annual gross bridging grew 35% in year...

23 June 2015

From: Breaking News

L&G launches lifetime mortgage range

Legal & General has announced ambitious plans to become a leading provider of lifetime mortgages. The insurer has launched its own-branded Lifetime...

23 June 2015

From: Breaking News

Broker confidence nears all-time high

Brokers confidence has steadily recovered in the wake of the Mortgage Market Review (MMR) and is nearing an all-time high. The number of...

22 June 2015

From: Breaking News

TMA announces new DA conferences

TMA is kicking off this year’s round of business conferences for directly authorised (DA) advisers.  The five conferences will take place in...

18 June 2015

From: Breaking News

Sharp falls in lending and house price growth

Record low interest rates couldn't prevent a decline in lending and house prices in April. UK house prices increased by 5.5% in...

17 June 2015

From: Breaking News

Rents rising across the UK

Rent prices are now rising in every region of the UK, while the pace of growth in London has picked up...

15 June 2015

From: Breaking News

Video round up 05.06.15 - Watch the weekly news from Estate Agent Today

Watch the latest weekly video roundup of news from Estate Agent Today and Letting Agent Today, featuring stories on the CMA's...

06 June 2015

From: Video Articles

Buy-to-let loan numbers hit record high

The number of buy-to-let products on the market has hit a record high, although the pace of growth has slowed lately. There...

01 May 2015

From: Breaking News

Shock pre-election surge in house prices

The property market shrugged off pre-election jitters to jump 1% in April, according to Nationwide. Experts say the housing market is now "a...

30 April 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let thrashes residential market

Buy-to-let lending grew at more than 12 times the pace of the residential market in the first quarter of this year. While buy-to-let...

29 April 2015

From: Breaking News

Brokers opt for long-term BTL deals

Almost one in three new buy-to-let mortgages have initial terms lasting at least five years as intermediaries place more longer-term business. Fixed...

28 April 2015

From: Breaking News

25 June 2015

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