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MPs To Probe Home Buyer Information - is it good enough?

MPs on the all-party Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Select Committee want to quiz representatives from across the house selling community about...

17 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Housing Market Revival down to high premiums on new builds - claim

A property software business says its research shows that the housing market revival is driven by the premiums levied on new...

10 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

April Mortgage’s long-term deals win additional exposure

Legal & General Mortgage Club has added April Mortgages to its lender panel, giving additional exposure to April’s long-term fixed-rate remortgage...

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

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

Revolutionary new mortgage product sees rates fall as LTV improves

There’s been widespread speculation that the UK is just weeks away from seeing the launch of a Dutch mortgage product with...

12 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Two year fixed rate mortgages sub-6%: A housing market boom?

Two-year fixed rate mortgages have dipped below six per cent for the first time since June this year. Back in June there...

18 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Big Rise for 35-year-plus mortgages amongst first time buyers

Some 20 per cent of first time buyers are snapping up mortgages of 35 years or more according to UK Finance. In...

13 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Unpredictable interest rates could spell upheaval for housing market

A new survey - going against the trend of other housing market studies - suggests that house prices could rise six...

13 December 2023

From: Breaking News

New Build Market in 2024 - a mortgage industry perspective

A new analysis of the new build housing market for next year suggests that eventually there will be a bounce, triggered...

29 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Dire borrowing and credit data from Bank of England

There’s been an alarming set of figures in the Bank of England’s latest Money and Credit report, which relates to September. Net...

08 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Borrowers Show Low Level Of Understanding Their Debt - survey

A depressing 64 per cent of people have taken out a mortgage or personal loan without fully understanding how it works,...

11 October 2023

From: Breaking News

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot… like a Christmas mortgage crisis

Half a million mortgage-holders are facing an imminent financial shock as their fixed deals end in the run-up to Christmas or...

25 September 2023

From: Breaking News

‘Terrifying’ leap in mortgage arrears

Mortgage arrears in the UK jumped by almost a third between April and June compared with the same period last year,...

18 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Beware! Mortgage Fraud on the rise

Mortgage-related fraud has increased by 32.8 per cent in the past year, it’s been claimed. Apex Bridging has analysed the number of...

11 September 2023

From: Breaking News

UK Finance Review shows how borrowers cope with higher rates

UK Finance’s latest Household Finance Review - for the second quarter of this year - lifts the lid on mortgages. The headlines...

06 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Will improving economic news trigger a Mortgage War?

There is speculation that the recent spate of figures from the UK economy may prompt a war between mortgage providers as...

21 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Good News - market sentiment strong across all mortgage sectors

The latest Mortgage Market Tracker from the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association shows surprisingly upbeat market sentiment among advisers during the second...

21 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage approval boost means broker advice ‘needed more than ever’

Mortgage approvals rose by just over three per cent from 49,000 in April to 50,500 in May according to new Bank...

04 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Broker Alert: first sign of borrower arrears across UK

Pepper Advantage, a global credit intelligence company with over $60 billion in assets under management, has published a gloomy report on...

27 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Snapshot shows mortgages cost an extra £300 per month - LMS

LMS’ Monthly Remortgage Snapshot for April  showed £300 increases for remortgagers last month. Key findings: £300 average monthly payment increase for those who...

23 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Buying property is main goal for 1 in 3

It’s turning into a buyers’ market as sellers are accepting on average £14,000 or 4% less than their asking price, according...

25 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage rises put squeeze on buyers

Mortgage interest rates increased by 2.56% in 2022, with a sharp increase from 1.51% in January to a record 4.07% on...

28 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Buyers looking for lower energy costs in new homes

The latest sentiment survey by Knight Frank saw the demand for electric vehicle charging points continue, and 35% of respondents rating...

31 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage market will see a new normal, says Capricorn

Capricorn Financial Consultancy has released its market expectations for 2023, predicting that the UK mortgage market will have to acclimatise to...

24 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Newcastle Intermediaries announce new products

Newcastle Intermediaries has launched a range of highly competitive 60% and 80% two-year fixed rate mortgage products for borrowers looking for...

17 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Revealed - TAB lends £34m in August

Hertfordshire-based bridging lender TAB completed an impressive £34 million of loans back in August – up from £30 million in June...

20 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Truss urged to cut fuel duty and cap energy bills

With votes in and Liz Truss elected as the new Prime Minister, many may have the question “what now”?  When it comes...

13 September 2022

From: Breaking News

On the move - where have we relocated during the pandemic?

Estate and lettings agent, Barrows and Forrester, recently analysed property sales volumes from the start of the pandemic in January 2020 until...

23 August 2022

From: Breaking News

More2life launch new high LTV product

More2life announced that a sixth product will be added to its innovative range of services. The new product goes by the name...

18 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed – how brokers can prepare for the new Consumer Duty

The FCA’s new consumer duty requirements are set to be published at the end of July for implementation in April 2023. While...

28 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – a month of firsts in the mortgage sphere

This week’s mortgage roundup involves a month of firsts and milestones, with Proportunity and BuildLoan launching UK-first products for buyers. Meanwhile,...

05 July 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

14 June 2022

From: Breaking News

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

One in five consumers overwhelmed talking to financial advisers

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

31 May 2022

From: Breaking News

HMRC shows its teeth with bumper AML fines for agents

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

26 May 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

17 May 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

14 April 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

24 March 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

10 March 2022

From: Breaking News

First-time buyer’s fortnight: Getting a mortgage

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

08 March 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

03 March 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

15 February 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

06 January 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

‘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

How is Land Registry digitalising the mortgage system?

For a number of years now, HM Land Registry (Land Registry) has been one of the most innovative and forward-thinking government...

30 October 2020

From: PropTech

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hanley Economic launches no fee two-year BTL fix

Hanley Economic Building Society has launched a no fee two-year fixed rate buy-to-let product at 60% loan-to-value (LTV) with a rate...

22 February 2019

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

Commercial Trust warns landlords over limited company incorporation

A specialist buy-to-let mortgage broker has urged buy-to-let landlords to take a cautious approach and seek expert advice when it comes...

29 June 2018

From: Breaking News

UK property market activity remained consistent in April

April saw significant purchasing and remortgaging activity following forecasts suggesting an interest rate rise in May, according to the Mortgage Advice...

15 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Mortgage costs drop during Q1 2018

The cost of most mainstream mortgages were down when compared to the start of last year, according to the latest quarterly...

10 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Metro Bank expands to Scotland

Metro Bank has announced that from April 5 it will expand its mortgage business into Scotland both direct and via brokers. Scottish...

29 March 2018

From: Breaking News

The Northview Group appoints new chief executive

The Northview Group – which consists of the Kensington, New Street and Acenden brands – has announced the appointment of Mark...

06 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Metro Bank’s senior appointment bolsters mortgage team

Metro Bank has appointed Jeremy Cook as head of corporate relationships within its mortgage team. Cook will report directly to Charles Morley,...

02 February 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

UK mortgage market surged in June

Fresh statistics suggest the UK’s mortgage market has been boosted again, with approvals for home lending up month on month and...

04 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage costs drop during second quarter

According to the latest data from mortgage technology provider, Mortgage Brain, the majority of mainstream mortgages have steadily decreased over the...

25 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Foundation Home Loans improves first time landlord product range

Specialist mortgage lender, Foundation Home Loans, has reformed its buy-to-let range with new first-time landlord products. New five-year fixed rate options will...

25 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Northern Ireland sees highest mortgage sales growth in March

Research carried out by Equifax Touchstone, analysing the intermediary marketplace, has revealed that Northern Ireland had the highest regional mortgage sales...

02 May 2017

From: Breaking News

‘Mortgage accessibility at post-MMR high’ - IMLA

Brokers are encountering fewer difficulties when sourcing mortgages for clients than at any point since the introduction of the Mortgage Market...

05 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Expert speakers for Legal & General roadshow announced

Legal & General Mortgage Club has announced the names of a selection of industry experts who will be speaking at its...

28 March 2017

From: Breaking News

‘Brokers must update landlords on tax changes’

First Complete and Pink are calling on mortgage brokers to update their landlord clients on buy-to-let tax changes coming into force...

03 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Eleven buyers chasing every property, say estate agents

As the supply/demand imbalance continues there is an average of 11 prospective buyers chasing every property for sale, according to NAEA...

01 March 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

Digital Mortgage range expanded by Atom Bank

The UK’s first bank built exclusively for mobile customers has extended its Digital Mortgage range, with 80% LTV and 85% LTV...

27 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Digital mortgage broker secures £5.5 million investment

Digital mortgage broker habito has raised £5.5 million in investment funding.  The firm says it will use the money to enhance the...

25 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Why banks and building societies should be lending to the over 50s

Following the introduction of new lending rules in April 2016, under the Mortgage Market Review (MMR), many banks and building societies...

18 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Four new mortgage brokers for HSBC

Major high-street bank HSBC has announced that it is expanding the availability of its mortgages through four additional brokers. The new brokers...

26 July 2016

From: Breaking News

House prices dipped in May as market 'holds its breath'

Average house prices dipped by 0.4% between April and May, according to the latest figures from estate agents Your Move and...

17 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Annual house price growth stable at 9.2%

House prices in the three months to May were 9.2% higher than in the same three months a year earlier, according...

08 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

First-time buyer sales soar in April

First-time buyer sales soar last month as landlords abandoned the market following the introduction of the new stamp duty surcharge on 1...

27 May 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

Property transactions plummet in April

Residential property transactions plunged by almost half in April in the wake of a bumper March. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell by 45.2% last...

25 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Housing sentiment holds strong despite uncertainties

Housing market sentiment remains strong with most owners optimistic about the future despite market uncertainties, new research shows. Households in all UK...

23 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

Mortgage lending plunges almost 30% in April

Gross mortgage lending fell 29% in April following the rush to beat the new stamp duty surcharge on buy-to-lets and second...

20 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

Buy-to-let surge turns nasty for first-time buyers

The surge in buy-to-let transactions in the run-up to the stamp duty surcharge on 1 April has left first-time buyers facing...

16 May 2016

From: Breaking News

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