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Buy To Let purchases plummet - it’s because of Stamp Duty

The proportion of buy to let properties purchased in Southern England fell to a record low last year, continuing a trend...

01 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Revealed - the latest trends in UK lending and borrowing

A new report reveals the latest trends  in UK lending and borrowing, compiled by lending software company Lenvi. The most notable trends include...

17 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Top Three Lenders invest in improved house buying process

Lloyds Banking Group, Nationwide, NatWest - along with Rightmove - have announced a strategic investment in Coadjute, a prominent PropTech business. This...

15 April 2024

From: Breaking News

How Much Will Mortgage Rates Affect The Housing Market?

Recent economic data was reassuringly predictable. We learned that core inflation fell by fractionally more than expected while services inflation proved slightly...

04 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Construction: hope for long-term improvement as approvals rise

The beleaguered construction sector - a good early indicator of later sales activity - has seen a welcome boost in some...

27 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Building Society defends using humans, not algorithms, to decide mortgages

Leek Building Society has used its annual report and publication of accounts to mount a stout defence of its methodology regarding...

25 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Fintech renews long term link with Legal & General Mortgage Club

Mortgage and protection CRM platform Smartr365 has renewed its longstanding partnership with Legal & General Mortgage Club. The agreement means members of...

18 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Tech-boost for Dutch-style mortgage provider entering the market

April Mortgages has struck a deal for new technology to help it introduce Dutch-style loans into the UK. The new mortgage type...

11 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Financial Crime attempts target high numbers of regulated firms

Some 42 per cent of regulated firms are reporting a rise in financial crime attempts, while more than a quarter say...

28 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Remortgaging via digital conveyancing - bank claims ‘UK first’

Shawbrook has become the first bank in the UK to offer limited companies the ability to remortgage using the digital conveyancing...

17 January 2024

From: Breaking News

More Lenders offer Mortgages on Homes hit with Building Safety issues

Three high street lenders - Virgin Money, TSB and Skipton Building Society - have joined the commitment to offer mortgages on...

03 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Plea to lenders to understand more complex mortgage applicants

Some 40 per cent of self-employed individuals think lenders need to be more understanding when it comes to those with complex...

11 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Lender aims high by scrapping height restriction from lending criteria

Hodge is removing height restrictions from its lending criteria, meaning it will accept applications for mortgages on homes in England that...

06 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Enhanced mortgage service platform beefs up Consumer Duty compliance

End-to-end mortgage service Smartr365 has beefed up its platform to improve the experience of brokers sourcing protection packages for clients. These developments...

13 November 2023

From: Breaking News

New Digital Survey may speed mortgage applications - claim

Metro Bank customers will now benefit from a smoother house buying process thanks to a new partnership with Legal & General...

02 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Financial Services Firms set up Landlord Support Body

A body called the Landlord Leaders Community is pledging “to drive positive change for a sustainable and thriving private rented sector.” Set...

13 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Metro Bank tech-revamp as it enters new mortgage markets

Metro Bank has undertaken what it calls “a major transformation of its mortgage origination platform” to streamline the process for both...

25 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Tandem Bank moves into residential purchase market

Tandem Bank today launched its residential purchase proposition. The move comes earlier than expected, following the market’s positive reaction to how it...

07 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Estate agent AML checks increase by 31% in 2022

Leading identity verification checks provider, Credas Technologies, claims that anti-money laundering registrations in the real estate sector are set to grow by...

24 November 2022

From: Breaking News

AML fines issued are expected to increase in the estate agency sector

Research by Credas Technologies reveals that the average Anti-Money Laundering (AML) fine has increased by 63.7% in the estate agency sector.  Although the fine...

10 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Looking for a first buy? here's the UK areas with the most new-build properties

New research by money.co.uk has revealed the areas in the UK with the most new-build properties – perfect for those looking...

20 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Hours wasted by regulated firms on manual identity checks

Identity checks remain a crucial part of the home moving process, yet new research shows that regulated firms using manual methods...

15 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Property sector still driving increase in AML compliance

Sector data analysis and insight by Credas Technologies, the leading identity verification checks provider, shows that UK estate agents are contributing...

08 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - UK consumers welcome plans for a digital passport

The government has plans to create the UK Digital Identity and Attributes Trust Framework (DIATF) and Credas Technologies, the leading identity...

23 August 2022

From: Breaking News

PEXA UK reveals first lenders to go ‘live’ with digital remortgages

PEXA has announced that Hinckley & Rugby Building Society and Shawbrook Bank will be the first lenders to transact remortgage cases...

11 August 2022

From: Breaking News

On The Loose! The impact of a rogue tenant on letting agents

It’s no secret that rogue tenants lead to significant financial losses, and is felt in bulk by the landlord, yet research...

12 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Fall through mayhem – transaction times delayed by final legal stages

The pandemic property market boom and resulting market backlog continue to impact the property transaction timeline, with the average time to...

12 July 2022

From: Breaking News

AML checks attributed to foreign buyers hits all-time low

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

16 June 2022

From: Breaking News

AML registrations in property sector hits record high

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

10 June 2022

From: Breaking News

AML expert issues fraud warning amid speedy sales market

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

09 June 2022

From: Breaking News

HMRC shows its teeth with bumper AML fines for agents

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

26 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - London’s short-term rental hotspots

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

17 May 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

28 April 2022

From: Breaking News

New partnership brings faster and easier mortgage journey for brokers

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

21 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – enhancing the homebuying journey

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

24 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Australian fintech launches in UK to ‘shorten remortgaging process’

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

17 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – broker support, holiday lets and slashed rates

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

10 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – lower rates, AVM integration and going green

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

01 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – new year, new products, new rates

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

18 January 2022

From: Breaking News

How can technology change the financial services sector?

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

16 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed - 6.5% of pandemic property purchases are new builds

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

09 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Brand-new mortgage decision automation launched by Hometrack

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

21 October 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What do mortgage advisers need to know about anti-money laundering?

Mortgages have not typically been viewed as a high-risk service when it comes to money laundering, but as the practice becomes...

30 October 2020

From: Legislation, Regulation & Compliance

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 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

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

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

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

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 first UK lender to launch digital mortgage application system

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society is the first UK lender to go live with an innovative digital system developed in Denmark. Developed...

13 February 2019

From: Breaking News

General Insurance made easy via new unique systems integration

A unique systems integration between Paymentshield and The Key has made it possible for mortgage advisers to gain instant access to...

31 October 2018

From: Breaking News

TBMC launches new online application form

TBMC has launched a new online application form for intermediaries to submit their buy-to-let mortgage cases directly via the TBMC website. The...

05 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Shieldpay to ‘revolutionise’ moving day process in the UK

The UK’s first digital mortgage settlement has been carried out by Premier Property Lawyers and Shieldpay, bringing transformation to the £245...

06 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Too busy? Let technology take the strain

It's only right and proper that as a mortgage adviser you spend most of your time helping your clients buy or...

21 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Brain enhances its Key Client Portal

Mortgage Brain has launched a new version of the Key, the company’s POS and CRM system, offering customers a streamlined service...

24 October 2017

From: Breaking News

GDPR could speed up mortgage process, say SMP

The implementation of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May 2018 offers significant benefits for advisers, according to The Society of...

08 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Brain and TMA Mortgage Club extend relationship

The partnership between TMA Mortgage Club and Mortgage Brain has been extended, with TMA committing to offer Mortgage Brain's latest technology...

27 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Embrace technology to improve customer experience, brokers tell lenders

Mortgage brokers are urging lenders to use more technology in order to improve customer experience. This is the message from new research...

27 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Working to combat conveyancing fraud

Fraudsters attacking the conveyancing sector, successfully stealing large sums of money from homebuyers, are making national headlines at a depressing rate....

27 May 2016

From: Sponsored Content

New Street unveils Mortgage Advice Bureau tie-up

New Street Mortgages has announced a new distribution partnership with Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB). Under the agreement, all of MAB’s members now...

06 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Kensington goes paperless

Kensington has moved to paperless application processing as part of a wider shake-up aimed at making it easier for intermediaries to...

01 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Keystone cuts buy-to-let rates

Keystone Buy to Let Mortgages has streamlined its Classic Range to make product selection more straightforward for brokers and landlords. All rates...

02 February 2016

From: Breaking News

SearchFlow unveils new brand identity and brings further innovative conveyancing search solutions

SearchFlow’s rebrand and positioning as the specialist in ‘property intelligence’ is a response to new technological advancements and the changing market...

21 January 2016

From: Sponsored Content

It takes just 53 minutes to buy a home

The average house hunter takes just 53 minutes to decide to buy a home, 15 minutes more than one year ago. Online...

13 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Newcastle streamlines broker systems

Newcastle Intermediaries has made enhancements to its online systems to create a more streamlined mortgage application process for brokers. The lender is introducing...

07 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Older borrowers desperately need help now

The Council of mortgage lenders has urged action to make it easier for older and retired people to take out mortgages. The...

04 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Skipton completes 200 expat buy-to-let deals

Skipton International has completed 200 UK mortgages allowing British expats to invest in a UK buy-to-let property. The offshore bank, registered in...

05 October 2015

From: Breaking News

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