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Mortgage roundup – exclusive products, lower rates and increased LTVs

LiveMore has announced a reduction of its standard fixed rates from five-year up to lifetime. Launched last week, the seven, 10 and...

15 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Knowledge Bank Tracker results – capital raising key for clients in March

New research from Knowledge Bank has revealed that homeowners are utilising second charge mortgages to raise money to invest in buy-to-let...

13 April 2021

From: Breaking News

UK homebuyers still in full force, but London still off pace – study

The market hasn’t paused for breath since the Christmas break, with homebuyer demand rising 6% since the final quarter of 2020,...

08 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Holiday let mortgage applications soar as lockdown eases

Sales of holiday homes near the coast have surged over the past six months with holiday let mortgages for properties in...

08 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Brand refresh – Equity Release Council launches member endorsement mark

The Equity Release Council (the Council) has launched a member endorsement mark as part of a brand refresh that reflects the...

06 April 2021

From: Breaking News

FTB index – stamp duty holiday benefits and deposit saving woes

The UK housing market has boomed over the past year, with buyers and sellers benefitting from recent initiatives. But how have...

06 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – a diverse range of products just in time for Easter…

Vernon Building Society has announced a new competitively priced mortgage, available up to 90% of the property’s value. The mortgage is designed...

01 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed - top reasons why equity release cases are declined

Despite only 8% of equity release cases being rejected, lender more2life has tracked the reasons that cases are declined to help advisers better...

01 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Lending processes now 40% faster thanks to Robiquity

more2life has partnered with robotic process automation specialists Robiquity to speed up its core servicing processes for lenders. The partnership has seen...

30 March 2021

From: Breaking News

New Help to Buy scheme could help 55% of new-build homebuyers

The latest government Help to Buy (H2B) scheme could benefit over a half of all new-build homebuyers to get a foot...

25 March 2021

From: Breaking News

One in four homeowners miss mortgage payments – study

Some 26% of homeowners, or those buying a property, have missed a mortgage payment due to falling ill or having an...

23 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Debt begone! Lockdown savings fuel record mortgage repayments

Savings made during lockdown have allowed some borrowers to reduce their debt commitments, with a record £17.6 billion of mortgages repaid...

18 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Financial advice and mortgage broker app launched for FTBs

Multiply AI, a fully automated financial adviser app, has partnered with digital mortgage broker Mojo to provide the first end-to-end digital...

18 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Value of new mortgage commitments reached record high in 2020

The total value of new mortgages set to be handed out in the coming months reached its highest level since 2007...

16 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Brain – new CEO, record results and mortgage masterclasses

Zahid Bilgrami has been appointed as group chief executive officer of Mortgage Brain. Bilgrami joins the company after 11 years as chief...

11 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Three quarters of UK buyers do not trust online checks – study

Some 74% of people do not trust property documentation to be carried out safely and securely online, research from anti-money laundering...

11 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – where are asking price reductions boosting activity?

Property buyers in certain cities could enjoy a hat-trick of savings via the stamp duty holiday, a reduced mortgage deposit requirement and...

09 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – A full rebrand and lowered mortgage rates

Roma Finance has rebranded across all channels to providing lending less ordinary as standard. As part of its ambitious growth strategy, the...

09 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Extend the stamp duty holiday, say majority of buyers

With tomorrow’s Budget expected to be one of the most significant in recent history, fresh research by MoneySuperMarket reveals 74% of...

02 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Make way BoMaD – Bank of Gran and Grandad boosts FTB deposit funds

Older homeowners gifted an average of £42,500 to younger relatives to help them get on the property ladder in 2020, new...

25 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Time to review the ‘UK’s outdated house buying process’, says firm

The managing director of bespoke property search firm Index West Midlands says the government must urgently review the UK’s ‘outdated and...

25 February 2021

From: Breaking News

FTBs take three years longer to get on the property ladder – study

The time it’s taking for first-time buyers (FTBs) to save for their first home has grown by three years in some...

23 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Covid causes 41% drop in sales despite stamp duty holiday – study

Residential transactions across England and Wales fell by 41% in 2020 when compared to the previous year despite a boost in...

18 February 2021

From: Breaking News

‘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

Shawbrook bolsters resi presence with The Mortgage Lender acquisition

Shawbrook Bank has strengthened its position in the residential and buy-to-let (BTL) markets with the acquisition of specialist intermediary mortgage business,...

09 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – Covid’s ongoing effect on the housing market

Equity Release Supermarket (ERS) has reported the behavioural shifts and factors still influencing customers due to the ongoing effects of the...

04 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Fluent Lifetime breaks into UK’s top five brokers

Fluent Lifetime, the equity release and later life subsidiary of Fluent Money Group, is celebrating after breaking into the top five...

04 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Bridging finance and the property market - a case for cautious optimism

Like most industries impacted by the Covid pandemic, the world of bridging finance has experienced a contradictory, sometimes stormy and altogether...

02 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty holiday on course to save homebuyers £1.5bn – claim

The current stamp duty holiday has already saved homebuyers an estimated £817 million, with the potential to reach £1.5 billion before...

02 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Advisers - different ways to protect your online finances

Financial institutions in the UK continue to invent new ways to enable their clients to access their products and services online....

28 January 2021

From: PropTech

Home-buying hopes wrecked for a fifth of Brits in 2020

Almost one in three UK adults intended to buy a home in 2020, but only a third managed to progress their...

28 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Paymentshield cracks open 2021 ‘technology war chest’

General insurance (GI) specialist Paymentshield is fast-tracking a series of technology investment, which it describes as its ‘war chest’, to help...

28 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – cities with the most and least hours needed to pay off a mortgage

It can seem like a lifetime to reach the final instalment of a mortgage payment. But where in the UK will...

19 January 2021

From: Breaking News

eKeeper launches new CRM system for lenders

eKeeper has launched a new customer relationship management (CRM) system for lenders, named Intermediary Manager. The system – which can be used...

14 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Pepper Money goes live on Mortgage Brain’s Affordability Hub

Pepper Money has become the latest lender to go live on Affordability Hub, the affordability-based sourcing system from Mortgage Brain. Launched last...

14 January 2021

From: Breaking News

‘Self-employed’ and ‘defaults’ the most searched terms by brokers

Searches for ‘self-employed’ and ‘defaults’ became the most popular in December, according to new research from criteria search specialist Knowledge Bank. Knowledge...

12 January 2021

From: Breaking News

It’s ‘business as usual’ for Together despite Lockdown 3

Specialist lender Together has confirmed it will continue lending despite tougher restrictions as the UK enters another national lockdown. England was plunged...

07 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Roma Finance bolsters intermediary service with new hires

Roma Finance has announced the expansion of its sales and relationship team, including the appointment of Laleta Buctkuar as key account...

07 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – brokers’ hopes and fears for the year ahead

Some 71% of brokers are confident about the market in 2021, a fall of just 6% from January 2020, according to...

17 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Landbay increases buy-to-let LTVs to 80%

Landbay has increased its loan-to-value (LTV) from 75% to 80% and announced two new buy-to-let products. Both products are available on two...

15 December 2020

From: Breaking News

What does the mortgage market look like after Lockdown 2?

Twenty7Tec provides another rundown on the mortgage market two weeks after lockdown 2.0 ended. Following its analysis of the mortgage market in...

08 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Paragon Bank strengthens focus on specialist BTL lending

Results released from Paragon Bank show that specialist buy-to-let (BTL) lending has accounted for 93% of total buy-to-let activity, compared to...

08 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Significant growth in mortgage costs for low-deposit borrowers – study

The cost of borrowing for low-deposit borrowers has increased across all mortgage types over the last year, new data from Mortgage...

03 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Whitehall Capital’s website gets ‘fresh and fast’ makeover

Bridge finance specialist Whitehall Capital has announced the launch of its brand-new website. The site – which can be accessed across multiple...

24 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Landbay exceeds 5,500% growth in revenue

Landbay, a leading buy-to-let lender, has achieved 5,520% growth in revenue from 2016 to 2020, lending over £0.6 billion during that...

24 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Mortgage expert – buyers must act now before stamp duty cut ends

A mortgage advisor is urging prospective buyers to act now before the stamp duty holiday comes to an end. Matt Colley, director...

19 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Together partners with Nivo to launch app for lenders

Specialist lender Together has partnered with Nivo to provide an instant messaging and data-sharing platform. The app will allow the lender’s staff...

19 November 2020

From: Breaking News

How is the mortgage market faring in Lockdown 2?

Twenty7Tec, a mortgage technology platform, has released the latest figures on the state of the mortgage market one week after Lockdown...

17 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Suros Capital launches alternative short-term lending facility

Suros Capital has officially been launched to provide short-term lending facilities specifically aimed at people secured against luxury assets including jewellery,...

12 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Half of business owners distrust automated AML checks – study

More than two in five (47%) business decision-makers have some level of distrust when it comes to any of their anti-money...

10 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Lockdown blues prompts a change in retirement plans – study

Half (47%) of people who haven’t yet retired and experienced lockdown loneliness are now reconsidering their later life plans, according to...

05 November 2020

From: Breaking News

How can mortgage advisers use Twitter for effective marketing?

Social media has become big business in recent years, with the number of social media users worldwide expected to hit 3.02...

30 October 2020

From: Marketing & Social Media

How can financial advisers tackle cybersecurity?

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

30 October 2020

From: PropTech

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

Five compliance tips for mortgage advisers

Over the last ten years, the mortgage market in the UK has changed significantly. Alongside increased regulation of the industry, stricter...

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

Puma Property Finance expands to Manchester

Specialist development lender Puma Property Finance has bolstered its nationwide presence with the relocation of one of its managers, Paul Murphy,...

27 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Newcastle Intermediaries launches 85% LTV mortgages

Newcastle Intermediaries has launched a range of 85% loan-to-value (LTV) mortgages with rates as low as 2.85%, including no product fees...

27 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Just Mortgages sees record month of applications and exchanges

Just Mortgages has achieved its best-ever month for both applications and exchanges in September. The company saw 1,750 applications and 1,500 exchanges...

22 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Landbay partners with Primis Mortgage Network

UK specialist buy-to-let lender Landbay has announced its partnership with Primis Mortgage Network, one of the largest mortgage and protection networks...

22 October 2020

From: Breaking News

First 4 Bridging opens intermediary support centre in Manchester

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

13 October 2020

From: Breaking News

The importance of cybersecurity for UK financial advisors

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

08 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Knowledge Bank and FIBA join forces

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

08 October 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

02 October 2020

From: Breaking News

eKeeper adds DocuSign eSignatures to CRM

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

02 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Lockdown cuts home insurance costs as claims fall – study

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

16 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Number of agreed lifetime mortgages jumps 52%

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

07 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Knowledge Bank expands with three new appointments

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

03 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Industry expert Mark Lofthouse to retire in 2021

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

31 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Pure Retirement launches new sales team postcode search for advisers

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

26 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Second lockdown beats Brexit as top property market worry

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

24 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Nationwide now available on Mortgage Brain’s Lendex

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

19 August 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

14 August 2020

From: Breaking News

SimplyBiz Mortgages adds Hanley Economic BS to lending panel

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

02 April 2020

From: Breaking News

 PI an ‘increasing issue for brokers’, FIBA claims

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

24 March 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

18 March 2020

From: Breaking News

All change in the latest broker criteria search database

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

18 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Just Mortgages appoints its first female financial services director

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

06 March 2020

From: Breaking News

First 4 Bridging appoints BDM for the North West

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

06 February 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

16 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Pure Retirement launches changes to its ‘heritage’ range

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

16 January 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

09 January 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

09 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Cybersecurity service launches to give financial services firms peace of mind

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

24 December 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

19 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Landbay exits retail P2P lending to focus on institutional investment

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

12 December 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

04 December 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

27 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Investor demand for bridging finance continues in Q3

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

06 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Leave voting areas witnessed faster-growing house prices

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

31 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Time to sell across the UK hits three-year high

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

31 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Majority of people refused a mortgage

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

25 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Roma Finance lends £1.85 million in largest ever case

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

25 October 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

22 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Commercial brokers are resilient against post-Brexit outlook

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

16 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Pure Retirement and My Care Consultant launch CareBox project

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

11 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Hinckley & Rugby offers retirement interest-only discount

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

04 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Positive industry outlook – UK intermediaries remain confident

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

29 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Market competition is ‘keeping home insurance prices in check’

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

29 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Borrowers at risk if tracker rates fall – claim

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

14 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Many UK homeowners don’t have home insurance

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

14 August 2019

From: Breaking News

The Mortgage Lender joins Master Private Finance panel

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

14 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Home movers remain committed despite summer slowdown

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

31 July 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

26 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Over a third of UK homeowners have no form of protection

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

24 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Equity release offers mortgage brokers new prospect channel

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

24 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Landbay secures further £1 billion to fund mortgage lending

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

10 July 2019

From: Breaking News

City Finance Brokers expands its network to the South West

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

10 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Dudley BS reports record lending figures in year end results

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

05 July 2019

From: Breaking News

MBE London Expo to feature Bank of England keynote presentation

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

26 June 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

19 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Green building sector supports energy efficient mortgages for Europe

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

19 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Pure Commercial Finance secures £2.5m second charge bridging loan

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

19 June 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

14 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Advice Bureau York wins national award

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

05 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Pure Retirement launches new product range for later life lending

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

30 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Professional landlord focus drives mortgage lending growth at Paragon

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

30 May 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

16 May 2019

From: Breaking News

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

Hinckley offers exclusive retirement interest only mortgage through L&G

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

03 May 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

25 April 2019

From: Breaking News

The Nottingham launches lifetime ISA online

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

16 April 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

11 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Brits only own a kitchen and bathroom when beginning a mortgage

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

09 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Pure Retirement’s servicing portfolio surpasses £1 billion

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

28 March 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

22 March 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

15 March 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

05 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Lenders have too much power over borrowers, says report

Over two thirds (68%) of British people think lenders have too much power over borrowers. The findings come from new online polling...

01 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Mortgage rejection common among young homeowners

One in six mortgage holders have been rejected for a mortgage in the past, according to new research from Which? Mortgage...

30 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Paragon achieves successful mortgage lending in Q4 2018

Paragon Banking Group has reported a 41% increase in new lending across all business lines in the last quarter of 2018. With...

30 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Brokers should prepare now to help mortgage prisoners

Mortgage brokerage CLS Money has warned advisers that it’s high time they revisit all of their customers who have struggled to...

25 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Pepper Money grows sales team with new business development manager

Pepper Money has increased its sales support for brokers with the appointment of a new regional development manager for the North...

23 January 2019

From: Breaking News

HLPartnership and Mortgage Support Network strengthens compliance support

The privately-owned mortgage and protection networks, HLPartnership and Mortgage Support Network, have announced the appointment of five new compliance officers to...

11 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Millions of mortgage holders underestimated time it took to be mortgage free

Nearly a third (32%) of current mortgage holders, which equates to approximately 4 million people, may have to re-evaluate their finances...

08 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Young homeowners are paying off their mortgage faster than planned

Almost half of homeowners are making overpayments on their mortgages, according to new research from Which? Mortgage Advisers. Those aged 18-24 led...

08 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Online activity helps to boost mortgage broker success

The emergence of new digital tools and services is becoming an increasing driver of intermediary mortgage business, according to Intermediary Mortgage...

20 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Competition at higher LTVs benefits first-time buyers

Data from Moneyfacts UK found the average two-year fixed rate at max 95% loan-to-value (LTV) is at a record low, while...

14 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Three million borrowers may still be paying off their mortgage after retirement

A fifth of current mortgage holders believe they will still be paying off their mortgage beyond the age of 65 –...

28 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Fluctuating costs ‘unsettle’ BTL mortgage market

New figures released from Mortgage Brain show that the buy-to-let (BTL) mortgage market remains ‘unsettled’ with mixed movement seen in the...

28 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Over half of borrowers rejected because the mortgage industry is ‘not fit for purpose’

The mortgage industry is failing to keep up with modern borrowers, according to a new study conducted by Together. It revealed that...

16 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Growth in number of approvals to small deposit borrowers

First-time buyers and existing homeowners capitalised on low rates across the market in October, according to fresh research from e.surv. Its latest...

16 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Annual house price growth slows to lowest rate in five years

Average property prices in the three months to October were 1.5% higher than in the same three months a year ago,...

09 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Pepper Money appoints new national account manager

Pepper Money has appointed Phil Quinn to the new role of National Account Manager. Quinn will work with Pepper Money’s key distribution...

09 November 2018

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

Castle Trust appoints new BDM for the North

Castle Trust has appointed Charissa Chang as business development manager (BDM) for the North. With over 17 years of experience working at...

31 October 2018

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

Half of brokers see rise in bridging loan volume

Demand for bridging loans increased in the third quarter of 2018, according to bridging lender mtf. Its latest Broker Sentiment Survey found...

23 October 2018

From: Breaking News

New partnership aims to encourage growth in P2P lending market

Landbay has chosen Oracle NetSuite to create a more accessible buy-to-let mortgage marketplace for investors, borrowers and brokers. Through NetSuite, Landbay will...

23 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Larger deposit borrowers see market share squeezed

First-time buyers and others with small deposits took a greater share of the market last month than in August, according to...

17 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Brain to provide an insight into the future at Mortgage Vision 2018

Mortgage Brain has launched this year’s series of Mortgage Vision events. Now in it’s ninth year and having celebrated a 22% increase...

25 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Digitizing the mortgage market remains a top priority for banks

Intelenet Global Services has launched a new ‘Lending Suite’ to help banks generate mortgage offers in as little as 30 minutes. The...

20 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Shawbrook announces new additions to its sales team

Shawbrook has announced the additions of Amanda Meadows and Shrena Patel to the commercial mortgages sales team as business development managers...

20 September 2018

From: Breaking News

'Ageing population is putting a strain on later life lending model' - IMLA

Homeowners are ageing at a faster rate than the UK population as developments in post-retirement lending put a strain on the...

30 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Mortgages for Business appoints new managing director

Steve Olejnik has been appointed managing director of Mortgages for Business. Taking over from David Whittaker (who set up the independent brokerage...

21 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Criteria activity tracker reveals brokers’ top searches

The most search criteria by brokers during July has been revealed by Knowledge Bank’s ‘Criteria Activity Tracker’. Knowledge Bank – the source...

16 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Pepper Money launches zero completion fee limited edition product

Pepper Money has launched a residential and buy-to-let (BTL) zero completion fee limited edition product. For those who haven’t had a county...

16 August 2018

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers push through summer property transactions

The proportion of sales made to first-time buyers rose by five percentage points to 29% in June, the highest figure recorded...

09 August 2018

From: Breaking News

L&G Mortgage Club partners with nine lenders

Legal & General Mortgage Club has announced the addition of nine new lenders to the Mortgage Club panel. Chorley Building Society, Newbury...

03 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Major lenders committed to the new Lendex gateway

Mortgage Brain’s next generation lender gateway, Lendex, will now be used as a digital mortgage transaction tool by nine major lenders. Lendex,...

30 July 2018

From: Breaking News

Pepper Money slashes prices

Mortgage lender Pepper Money has revamped its pricing, cutting some rates by up to 0.55%. The biggest reductions are available on Pepper...

30 July 2018

From: Breaking News

National intermediary sales manager to leave Accord

Accord Mortgages’ national intermediary sales manager, David Robinson, is set to leave the company at the end of July. Having been with...

20 July 2018

From: Breaking News

Retirement Advantage enhances unique BTL product range for older landlords

Retirement Advantage has announced new enhancements to its range of mortgage products aimed at older landlords. Last year, the retirement income provider...

12 July 2018

From: Breaking News

Summer sales on the up in UK property market

The national month-on-month figures for new listings ‘for sale’ reached 9.4%, while the amount of properties sold sat at 6.2% in...

10 July 2018

From: Breaking News

BTL market entering stable period, says Mortgage Brain

The buy-to-let sector could be entering another period of stabilisation, according to recent analysis carried out by Mortgage Brain. The cost of...

04 July 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

Mortgage Brain events reveal firm’s strategy and vision to lenders

UK lenders were given an insight into Mortgage Brain’s vision and technology strategy for the next generation at three exclusive events...

21 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

Successful first-time buyer mortgage applications reach two-year high

Over three quarters (76%) of first-time buyers’ mortgage applications via intermediaries resulted in a completion in Q1 2018, the highest number...

15 June 2018

From: Breaking News

95% LTV Second Charge Mortgages, NO ERC’s and Fixed Rates starting from 3.65%

Historically second charge mortgages or secured loans as they are also known were seen as a last chance option for a...

13 June 2018

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Masthaven improves long-term lending product offering

Specialist lender Masthaven has announced the launch of a first charge residential three-year fixed rate mortgage and other product enhancements to...

08 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Brokers are using technology to keep ahead of competition

Mortgage advisers are embracing new technology faster than any other time following the credit crunch, according to Criteria Hub. The online deep...

06 June 2018

From: Breaking News

TMA Club adds Masthaven to its lender panel

TMA Club has welcomed Masthaven, the specialist lending bank, to its lender panel to provide a broad range of products to...

24 May 2018

From: Breaking News

One low rate

Lenders must say what they mean and mean what they say! And that includes not offering a silly low monthly rate...

17 May 2018

From: Sponsored Content

Majority of homeowners would turn back time to use a mortgage broker

Some 81% of UK homeowners who purchased a home in the last year would consider a mortgage broker if they were...

16 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Landlords opt for five-year deals after PRA changes

Landlords have increasingly been switching to five-year fixed rate products over the past two years, new data from Commercial Trust Limited...

10 May 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

Hanley Economic BS changes criteria across near prime product range

Hanley Economic Building Society has introduced two criteria changes across its near prime product range. Borrowers who have been in a Debt...

10 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Foundation Home Loans reveals new rates on BTL range

Foundation Home Loans has launched a new 5-year fixed rate deal across its buy-to-let (BTL) range, aimed primarily at portfolio and...

03 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Demand for five-year fixed deals drops to annual low

Demand for five-year fixed rate remortgages has fallen to the lowest level since July 2017, according to conveyancing service provider LMS. The...

27 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Just Mortgages signs up 100th self-employed broker

Just Mortgages’ self-employed division has now reached 100 brokers – an increase of 23% since the end of 2017. Launched with just...

27 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Secure Trust Bank secures 30 partners in first year

Secure Trust Bank continues to expand its service, having signed 30 new partnerships during its first 12 months of operation. Launched in...

20 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Pepper Money launches new limited edition range

Pepper Money has added Limited Edition pricing as part of its new range, with some rates slashed by up to 1%. Available...

20 April 2018

From: Breaking News

First digital mortgage registered at HM Land Registry

The first digital mortgage was entered into the Land Register by Enact Conveyancing and Coventry Building Society for a house in...

16 April 2018

From: Breaking News

e.surv launches remote valuation service

The UK surveying provider and property risk service, e.Surv Chartered Surveyors, has launched a remote valuation service. Set to offer mortgage lenders...

16 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Highest demand for specialist mortgages comes from self-employed

A diverse set of customer needs from the self-employed are driving demand for specialist residential mortgages, according to Paragon’s Financial Adviser...

04 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Digital mortgage start-up exceeds crowdfunding target

A round of crowdfunding by digital start-up Property Master that started in January has already beaten its £250,000 target. The start-up uses...

04 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Mortgage firm expands during second-year milestone

North-East-based mortgage services firm BH Mortgages has appointed Niamh Taylor as case and business administrator. Launched in 2016 as part of the...

29 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Longer-term mortgage products overtake two-year deals

Two-year deals for mortgage products have been overtaken by longer-term deals for the first time, according to research conducted by Paragon. The...

20 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Completion rates in first-time buyer mortgage applications rose in 2017

The majority (74%) of mortgage applications via intermediaries for first-time buyers resulted in a completion during Q4 2017, according to the...

09 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Shawbrook expands specialist lending team

Shawbrook Commercial has strengthened its lending team with the recruitment of Anthony Harrison as the lending manager of commercial property. With nearly...

09 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Vida Homeloans appoints director of new business operations

Intermediary-only specialist mortgage lender Vida Homeloans has appointed Deb Smith as director of new business operations. Joining from The Mortgage Works where...

09 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Connect launches new tools for brokers

Connect for Intermediaries has launched new tools, features and expert guides in line with its brand-new website. Boasting over 160 different lender...

06 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

Continued growth and record lending for Together in 2017

Specialist finance provider Together recorded strong progress and record lending volumes in the quarter to 31 December 2017, with its loan...

02 March 2018

From: Breaking News

TMA strengthens specialist lending panel

TMA Club has bolstered its panel of specialist packagers and master brokers, giving advisers access to a range of second charge...

28 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Masthaven joins Brilliant Solutions lender panel

Specialist provider of solutions for mortgage intermediaries, Brilliant Solutions, has added Masthaven to its panel of lenders. Brokers will now be able...

28 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Alternative Bridging hits the Midlands

Short-term lender Alternative Bridging has recently opened a Midlands office, further expanding its business in the region. With its existing broker network...

28 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Masthaven teams up with Legal & General to launch second charge range

Masthaven has launched its second charge mortgage range with competitive rates available via Legal & General Mortgage Club. With this partnership, Masthaven...

21 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Over half a million households at risk of negative equity

Half a million households would be at risk of negative equity if there was a drop in the average UK house...

15 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Mortgage costs increased during Q4 2017

The cost of mortgages is on the rise with the price of the majority of mainstream residential mortgages increasing during the...

06 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Vida launches pilot for second charge mortgage range

Intermediary-only specialist mortgage lender Vida Homeloans has announced the launch of a pilot scheme in the second charge mortgage market. The ‘test...

06 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Castle Trust launches new mortgage products with competitive prices

Castle Trust Capital has launched a new set of mortgage products – known as Series 2 – in line with the...

02 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Mortgage product availability up by almost a quarter

The number of mortgage products available has increased by 24% over the last 12 months. According to data from Mortgage Brain, an...

24 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Potential movers still undeterred by Brexit

Prospective home movers have been active in January and are failing to be put off by Brexit and last year's interest...

24 January 2018

From: Breaking News

'Brokers confident of successful 2018, despite Brexit' - Shawbrook Bank

Commercial mortgage brokers are 'overwhelmingly upbeat' about their prospects for 2018, according to Shawbrook Bank. The bank's annual Broker Barometer found that...

18 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Legal & General Mortgage Club announces 2018 events schedule

Legal & General Mortgage Club has announced its 2018 calendar of events.  The half-day events, which take place across the UK, will...

18 January 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

Expat Packager and Aldermore create specialist BTL mortgage deal

Following its new buy-to-let mortgage deal designed for British expats, Aldermore Bank has partnered with Expat Packager to make the product...

09 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Furness enhances its criteria for UK brokers

After listening to feedback from brokers, Furness Building Society has increased the maximum LTV in Scotland to 95% on standard residential...

09 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Accord appoints new director of intermediary distribution

Accord Mortgages has announced the appointment of Jeremy Duncombe as its director of intermediary distribution. Having over 20 years’ experience in the...

09 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Mortgage prices fluctuate across the UK

Purchase prices varied across the UK, with some regions seeing prices increase both month on month and year on year, according...

05 December 2017

From: Breaking News

Remortgaging reaches record levels, says lender

Remortgaging has reached a record high, rising to 39% of all mortgages, according to The Mortgage Hut. The number of remortgages has...

05 December 2017

From: Breaking News

LSL Group and Leeds Building Society unite to launch exclusive BTL products

LSL Group has announced two exclusive five-year fixed rate products with Leeds Building Society. The buy-to-let products – with rates of 2.94%...

05 December 2017

From: Breaking News

British owners are buying new property before selling existing homes

One in five British homeowners purchased a property prior to selling their existing home, a new study conducted by CoverBuilder has...

21 November 2017

From: Breaking News

New intermediary regional manager joins Skipton

Skipton Building Society has announced the appointment of Paul Holt to its team of intermediary regional managers. Having worked at The Newbury...

21 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Majority of advisers are unaware of GDPR regulations

The vast majority of mortgage advisers are at risk of failing to comply with the new rules and regulations set in...

14 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Accord Mortgages fine-tunes product transfer process

Existing customers will benefit from an efficient and simplified transferring experience as part of Accord Mortgages' vast number of product improvements,...

14 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Product investment – it’s not important, it's critical

Any company that sells a product or service and wants to survive and thrive needs to constantly come up with new...

10 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Castle Trust increases Development Finance offering

Castle Trust Capital has introduced a number of changes to its Development Finance offering and doubled its maximum loan size. The lending...

07 November 2017

From: Breaking News

UK BTL mortgages increasingly popular for expats

The number of expats looking for buy-to-let (BTL) mortgages to buy property in the UK has soared over the past year,...

31 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Foundation Home Loans expands senior team

Specialist lender Foundation Home Loans has announced multiple new appointments to its senior team, with more to follow. Andrew Ferguson is now...

24 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Keystone bolsters lending criteria

Keystone Property Finance has announced the upgrade of its criteria for portfolio and non-portfolio landlords. The buy-to-let lending brand has increased the...

17 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Lending in England falls as house prices rise

The latest ‘bubble alert’ from One 77 Mortgages found lending in March 2017 was in decline compared to March last year...

17 October 2017

From: Breaking News

‘Robo-advice’ is the greatest threat to brokers

Nearly five out of 10 brokers (49%) see ‘robo-advice’ and technology as the biggest threat to their business, according to research...

17 October 2017

From: Breaking News

House purchase lending higher this year than 2016

Fresh data from UK Finance has found that borrowing and lending for house sales increased in both value and volume in...

17 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Legal & General appoints new intermediary director

Craig Brown has been appointed as the new director of Legal & General’s Intermediary division, set to lead its distribution in...

12 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Brain bolsters second charge sourcing and appoints new staff

Mortgage Brain has strengthened its integrated second charge sourcing capability by expanding the Master Brokers accessible to network companies, as well...

12 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Aldermore seminars to focus on BTL at MBE London

After a successful seminar program last year, Mortgage Business Expo (MBE) has announced another buy-to-let (BTL) seminar program in partnership with...

06 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Vida Homeloans attracts £800m in applications in first year of lending

Vida Homeloans has attracted £1.6 billion decisions in principle (DIPs) and £800 million in applications one year after launching its specialist...

06 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Landbay reports record lending amid greater specialisation of BTL

Digital mortgage lender Landbay has totalled £6.31 million lent across 31 mortgage products, leading to a record month of buy-to-let (BTL)...

06 October 2017

From: Breaking News

SMP announces autumn mortgage and protection roadshows

The Society of Mortgage Professionals (SMP) has revealed the dates and venues for its autumn mortgage and protection roadshows, beginning in...

13 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Half of BTL brokers still unware of upcoming PRA changes

Half of BTL brokers still unware of upcoming PRA changes Just over half (54%) of brokers believe that they fully understand what...

13 September 2017

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers turning to specialist lenders

New data from mortgage lender, Vida Homeloans, found more first-time buyers are seeking lenders for deals that cater to their needs...

08 September 2017

From: Breaking News

more 2 life hits £1 billion lending milestone

Lifetime mortgage lender more 2 life has surpassed £1 billion of lending, along with a substantial total loan book value. According to...

05 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Record August for The Mortgage Hut

The Mortgage Hut has seen a year on year rise of 30% in mortgage applications in August despite the traditional seasonal...

05 September 2017

From: Breaking News

‘Second steppers’ find it harder to move up the property ladder

Up to 18% of homeowner’s ready to climb the property ladder find it harder than buying their first home, according to...

05 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Landlords urged to remortgage in response to tough BTL lending criteria

Landlords are being urged to remortgage in order to prepare for the reformed buy-to-let lending criteria due to be introduced in...

31 August 2017

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers make up half of all property purchases in July

First-time buyers accounted for half of all home purchase valuations in July, according to the latest research from Connells Survey &...

29 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Record low in equity release leads to switching plans

A record low in lifetime mortgage rates is driving enquiries about switching plans from existing customers, Bower Retirement say. The specialist retirement...

25 August 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

ASTL members’ value of bridging loans exceed £3 billion

Members of ASTL have written approximately £3 billion worth of bridging loans in the last year, up from £2.8 billion for...

21 August 2017

From: Breaking News

ASTL appoints new speakers at its annual conference

The Association of Short Term Lenders has announced the first two speakers - Lorna O’Brien of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)...

16 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage arrears and possessions fall again during second quarter

The number of mortgages in arrears has declined in the second quarter (Q2) of this year, being the lowest level since...

16 August 2017

From: Breaking News

UK household wealth rises to over £10 trillion

Research from Lloyds Bank Private Banking shows that the total household wealth in the UK reached an estimated £10.5 trillion in...

16 August 2017

From: Breaking News

TMA launches ‘BTL Hub’ ahead of September PRA changes

TMA has launched a website to support advisers ahead of the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) changes coming into action on September...

14 August 2017

From: Breaking News

L&G becomes the largest provider of lifetime mortgages

Legal & General Home Finance has become the biggest provider of lifetime mortgages in the first half of this year (H1). The...

14 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Castle Trust Capital announces PRA Phase 2 changes

Castle Trust Capital has announced the implementation of its PRA Phase 2 changes, which require a specialist approach to underwriting for...

14 August 2017

From: Breaking News

It’s cheaper to buy than rent, says local mortgage adviser

Research from Mortgage Advice Bureau Swindon has found that it is cheaper for Swindon tenants to purchase a new property than...

09 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

Legal & General joins the retirement housing sector

Legal & General has announced its development of Inspired Villages Group, an operator of later living accommodation which formed out of...

07 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Bridging and development lender posts record results

Roma Finance, the Manchester-based bridging lender, has announced its most successful half year to 30 June 2017. Four of the six months...

07 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Legal & General Mortgage Club Live returns this autumn

L&G Mortgage Club will be hosting another live conference in London this autumn following the success of last year’s event. Attendees will...

04 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Advice Bureau has been added to the Mortgage Lender panel

Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB) has become the latest network to be added to the Mortgage Lender’s distribution panel. Brian Murphy, head of...

04 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Amicus Property Finance strengthens Manchester team

Amicus Property Finance recently announced that it has appointed three new senior underwriters with long-standing banking experience. Alan Dorrington, Mark Heckles and...

04 August 2017

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

Foundation Home Loans appoints new Regional Area Manager

Annette Tilbury has been added to the Foundation Home Loans team as Regional Area Manager for the South East. Having previously worked...

01 August 2017

From: Breaking News

L&G Mortgage Club’s ‘Buy to Let Matrix’ will include lender positions on portfolios

Legal & General Mortgage Club has updated its ‘Buy to Let Matrix’ to include lending criteria on buy-to-let portfolios ahead of...

28 July 2017

From: Breaking News

JPC Law becomes the newest member of the ASTL

The commercial and private client practice, JPC Law, has now joined the ranks as an associate member of the Association of...

28 July 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

NACFB: Commercial lending update as new chief executive starts work

As I settle into my new role, my commute from Liverpool St Station to Hamilton House takes me right past Bucklersbury...

25 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Digital buy-to-let mortgage broker launches service

The UK’s first digital mortgage brokerage service for UK buy-to-let landlords has been launched. Property Master, which claims to allow the...

02 June 2017

From: Breaking News

‘Business as usual’ as majority of advisers unmoved by Brexit

It's been quite the year politically. Brexit, Trump's election, the triggering of Article 50, a new French President and now another...

01 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Third of mortgage advisers think Brexit will have a positive effect

Almost a third of mortgage advisers believe that Britain’s exit from the EU will have a positive or very positive effect...

10 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Bank of Mum and Dad to lend 23% more in 2017

The so-called Bank of Mum and Dad will lend 23% more funds in 2017, putting it on a par with the...

10 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Total gross mortgage lending to hit £260 billion this year

The mortgage market will reach its highest level of gross lending since the financial crisis during 2017, the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders...

02 May 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

Average landlord LTVs continue to fall, reports Paragon

Gearing amongst landlords remained low in the first quarter of the year, according to Paragon Mortgages, with the average loan-to-value (LTV)...

07 April 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

Tenet announces tie-up with Vida Homeloans

Tenet, a Leeds-based mortgage adviser support group, has announced a new partnership with specialist lender Vida Homeloans, the latest in a...

22 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Magellan to distribute its products via Black Book Finance

Specialist mortgage lender Magellan Homeloans has announced that it will distribute its product range via Black Book Finance. Launched last November, Black...

10 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Another new appointment for Magellan Homeloans

Specialist mortgage lender Magellan Homeloans has appointed Pauline Hibbert as Regional Sales Manager. Once in post, she will have responsibility for...

10 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

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

Together appoints two new managers to commercial team

Specialist lender Together has confirmed the appointments of two new managers to its commercial team as it continues with ambitious growth...

24 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Overseas buyers and expats routinely rejected for mortgages

Overseas buyers and British expats are finding it increasingly difficult to purchase property in the UK without correct advice, according to deVere...

24 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Research reveals strengthening house price sentiment

The latest House Price Sentiment Index (HPSI) from Knight Frank and IHS Markit has revealed that households throughout the UK perceive...

24 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Blue lights and sirens

A fall in the mean average value of leads from SMEs in the first six weeks of 2017 seems to suggest...

22 February 2017

From: Breaking News

UAE the best location for first-time buyers

The UAE has been named as the best country for first-time buyers, new research carried out by MoveHub has revealed. Based on...

22 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Digital Mortgage range expanded by mobile-only bank

The UK's first bank built exclusively for mobile has extended its Digital Mortgage Range. Atom Bank has launched a two year...

22 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Teach money management and mortgages at school, urges industry firm

In response to last week's Housing White Paper, mortgage management firm Computershare Loan Services has urged the government to make sure...

17 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Scottish borrowers are most active mortgage switchers

Mortgage borrowers in Scotland are the most proactive when it comes to switching products, according to new research. A YouGov study, commissioned...

17 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

Pepper Homeloans to market products via TMA

Pepper Homeloans is to market its specialist mortgage products via The Mortgage Alliance (TMA).  TMA’s brokers will have full access to Pepper...

15 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Key appointment for Precise Mortgages

Specialist lender Precise Mortgages has announced the appointment of Dan Watson to its sales team. Watson will work predominantly in the South...

03 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Remortgage activity continues to increase, research reveals

Homeowners remortgaged for an average of £15,000 more in 2016 than they did two years ago, with 57% of remortgage cases...

01 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Society of Mortgage Professionals expanding roadshow in 2017

The Society of Mortgage Professionals (SMP) has announced that it is expanding its roadshow this year from 10 to 12 regional...

27 January 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

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

Mortgage proposition relaunched by Castle Trust

A relaunch of its mortgage proposition has been carried out by finance company Castle Trust. The relaunch includes a glossy new...

25 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

Compliance at the coal face

The principal issue we come up against as we go around the UK visiting all our brokers is a lack of...

20 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Brokers find it increasingly tough to secure buy-to-let mortgages for clients

Buy-to-let mortgages are becoming increasingly hard to secure, new research has revealed. The majority of brokers surveyed in the latest Broker...

20 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage costs on the rise, research reveals

The latest product data analysis from Mortgage Brain has revealed that recent predictions about potential increases in mortgage costs are starting...

18 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

NACFB - Gala Dinner and AGM review

A few handfuls of Introducer Today readers will have joined us (and 750 others) at our 2016 Industry Awards ceremony on...

14 November 2016

From: Breaking News

The changing face of sourcing systems

Sourcing systems have been around for so long now that it's easy to think they have the same features and capabilities...

08 November 2016

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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

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Professionals holding Level 4 certificates on the rise

Some five hundred mortgage professionals have completed the Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Mortgage Advice since its launch two years ago,...

07 November 2016

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‘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

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The NACFB’s year-long staycation

If the weakened pound and unrest around the continent we sometimes claim to be a part of have combined to put...

30 August 2016

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New lender receives FCA approval

A new lender, which is aiming to target older borrowers, has received full regulatory approval from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Mortgages4Life,...

24 August 2016

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Fifth of first-time buyers could be 'priced off' the property ladder

Following the Bank of England's decision to cut the base rate to 0.25%, a fifth of 18 to 34 year-olds could...

24 August 2016

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The fall in ownership – it’s about affordability rather than the cost of mortgages

Data published this week by the Resolution Foundation confirms the continuation of the downward trend in home ownership in the UK.  Since 2003...

04 August 2016

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Delays causing brokers most difficulty since introduction of MCD

The latest Broker Sentiment Survey by bridging lender MTF has found that delays to mortgage applications have caused brokers the most...

26 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Brokers plan to advise or refer later life and equity release products

The majority of brokers surveyed by Legal & General say they either currently recommend or would recommend later life lending or...

19 July 2016

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The perils of giving advice?

The NACFB’s annual survey results aren’t in yet but there is one prediction I feel I can safely make. The total business...

19 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Interest rates remain at historic low of 0.5%

Despite intense speculation that interest rates would be cut, the Bank of England has confirmed that its base rate will remain...

14 July 2016

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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

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Long-term interest rates hit a further new low

Back in 1980 I took out my first mortgage to buy a flat in Birmingham. The flat was very affordable and...

13 June 2016

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Brokers and lenders awarded for excellence

This month the Legal & General Mortgage Club has announced the winners of its annual awards. The awards – which recognise excellence...

10 June 2016

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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

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New appointment for Pepper Homeloans

Specialist lender Pepper Homeloans have added Ryan Brailsford to their team as Regional Development Manager for the North. Brailsford, whose role involves...

08 June 2016

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Greater London house prices top £600,000

House prices in Greater London have topped £600,000 for the first time ever, new figures show. Prices increased by 14.9% over the...

03 June 2016

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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

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House prices surge beside the seaside

House prices in British seaside towns have increased by an average £440 every month for the last decade, new figures show. Prices...

31 May 2016

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Lenders remain positive about buy-to-let

Lenders remain positive about prospects for the buy-to-let market despite the Chancellor's tax crackdown. This is despite the fact that most expect the market to...

31 May 2016

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

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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

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Brokers surge into second charge advice

More than eight out of 10 of brokers plan to include second charges in their advice process this year. A new survey...

27 May 2016

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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

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Now Newcastle tightens buy-to-let criteria

Newcastle Intermediaries has become the latest lender to announce it is raising its stress test levels for buy-to-let mortgages. It is increasing...

24 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

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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

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Tottenham Hotspur win property Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur may have missed out on the Premier League title but the local property market has claimed the house price growth...

23 May 2016

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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

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Family and National Counties commit to older borrowers

Family Building Society and National Counties Building Society have re-affirmed their longstanding commitment to lending to older borrowers. While many lenders have...

20 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Brexit could fuel “mass exit” from housing market

The housing market could suffer from construction skills deficit and plunging rental demand if the UK votes to leave the EU...

19 May 2016

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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

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Tesco extends broker distribution

Tesco Bank has announced plans to increase the number of intermediaries offering its mortgages. Customers can now access Tesco’s range of mortgages...

18 May 2016

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Buyers race to beat Brexit uncertainty

One in seven mortgage and remortgage customers are racing to complete their application before the EU referendum on 23 June. More than...

18 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Average broker is loyal to just THREE lenders

Brokers and intermediaries place two thirds of all their mortgages with just three preferred lenders, new research shows. The typical mortgage intermediary uses...

17 May 2016

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London property slowdown a “myth”

The supposed slowdown in the London property market is a “myth” as the majority of Londoners see prices continue to rise. While...

17 May 2016

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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

L&G and Twenty7Tec launch second charge solution

Legal & General Mortgage Club has partnered with technology firm Twenty7Tec to provide brokers with a second charge sourcing solution. This follows...

16 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Come and meet the experts

The National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB) is counting down the last month before throwing open the doors to its...

13 May 2016

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London property breaks £600,000 barrier

The price of the average home in London broke through the £600,000 price barrier in April for the first time, Home values in...

13 May 2016

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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

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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

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3mc completes Kensington's first packaged case

Mortgage distributor 3mc has generated Kensington’s first packaged case to go to offer since the lender returned to the market last...

11 May 2016

From: Breaking News

UK house price slowdown continues

UK house price growth slowed more than expected in the three months to April, further evidence of a slowing property market. House prices in...

10 May 2016

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Mortgage fees hit two-year high

New research shows that mortgage fees are starting to increase with the average fee increasing by £40 in the last six...

10 May 2016

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Nationwide hikes maximum lending age to 85

Nationwide Building Society is increasing its maximum age for mortgage maturity from 75 to 85. This follows last week's move by the...

09 May 2016

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First-time buyers ‘must act fast’ to get top deals

The cost of servicing a mortgage for buyers with small deposits has fallen sharply over the past 12 months, according to...

06 May 2016

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Rising rents ease landlords’ tax fears

Increasing levels of rents around the UK have softened the blow of recent rises in stamp duty levels for landlords, according...

05 May 2016

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Fall in demand pushes up tracker rates

The average cost of tracker mortgages is on the increase as the result of falling demand from borrowers, according to Moneyfacts.co.uk. The...

05 May 2016

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Unemployment hits house prices

The areas of the UK with the highest levels of unemployment have seen the lowest rates of house-price increases over the...

03 May 2016

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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

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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

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Mortgage costs fall by £1,000 a year

Mortgage rates continue to fall with the majority of residential and buy-to-let rates coming down in cost over the past three...

27 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

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March boom threatens mortgage market bust

Gross mortgage lending surged in March due to the buy-to-let let boom but transactions now look set to drop by 10,000 a...

22 April 2016

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Buy-to-let dash boosts landlords' profits

Buy-to-let landlords enjoyed total annual returns of 12.2% over the last year helped by the flurry of purchases in the run-up...

22 April 2016

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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

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Atom launches with Kensington Mortgages

Specialist mortgage package and distributor Atom has announced a new relationship with Kensington Mortgages. Dale Jannels, managing director at Atom, which stands...

18 April 2016

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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

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Lending surges across the board but slowdown in sight

Lending to both residential buyers and property investors soared over the last year but experts warn there is a slowdown in...

14 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Residential and buy-to-let mortgage rates continue to fall

Rates on mainstream and buy-to-let mortgages have fallen by as much as 10% over the past three months. This should spell further...

14 April 2016

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Buy-to-let demand collapses as tax changes bite

Interest in purchasing buy-to-let properties has collapsed as new tax changes start to bite. The number of people planning to buy a...

13 April 2016

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House price growth now looks unrelenting

UK house prices rose 7.6% in the year to February and property experts expect the "unrelenting" growth to continue. This marked a...

13 April 2016

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Buy-to-let suffers sharp March slowdown

March saw a sharp drop in buy-to-let valuations activity as landlords ran out of time to beat the stamp duty surcharge on 1 April. Valuation activity dropped...

11 April 2016

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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

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HSBC offers mortgages via three new brokers

HSBC is offering mortgages through three new brokers in a bid to widen access to its mortgages. This follows its successful partnerships...

08 April 2016

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Newcastle Intermediaries launches self-employed deals

Newcastle Intermediaries has launched two new competitive products to meet continued growth in the self-employed market. It said this will help meet the...

07 April 2016

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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

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Surge in three-year fixed mortgages

There has been a surge in three-year fixed rate mortgages with number of deals on the market rising 16% in the last...

06 April 2016

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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

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Prime London: prices fall, activity rises

Transactions in prime central London picked up in March due to falling asking prices and the buy-to-let stamp duty surcharge. Latest research...

05 April 2016

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A right royal return: house prices rise 47,000%

House prices have risen 47,000% since the Queen was born 90 years ago this month, new research shows. In 1926 the average...

04 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let crackdown deters just one in seven

The joint crackdown on buy-to-let by Chancellor George Osborne and the Bank of England is deterring just 14% of landlords from...

01 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage approvals leap in February

Brokers have welcomed latest Bank of England statistics that show a jump in mortgage approvals in February. The increase was partly down to...

01 April 2016

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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

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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

First-time buyers resilient as confidence grows

The number of people buying their first home has grown almost 7% over the past year despite growing concerns over affordability. The...

31 March 2016

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Lloyds launches online remortgaging

Lloyds Bank has launched an online remortgage service in a bid to make it easier to switch to a better deal. More...

30 March 2016

From: Breaking News

House price growth continues to accelerate

UK house prices continue to accelerate increasing by 7.9% in the year to January, up from 6.7% in December. Prices were driven...

23 March 2016

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It takes 46 years to save London deposit

Single first-time buyers and England and Wales need 13 years to save for a deposit - rising to his 46 years...

22 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Brain unveils second charge sourcing system

Mortgage Brain has announced its new whole-of-market secured loans sourcing system LoansBrain. The mortgage technology solutions provider said the new online system, which is...

22 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Newcastle extends buy-to-let range to L&G

Newcastle Intermediaries has extended distribution of its buy-to-let mortgage range through its partner Legal & General Mortgage Club.  The range was previously...

18 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let gets Budget kick in the teeth

Chancellor George Osborne's eighth Budget delivered another blow to buy-to-let investors by excluding property from cuts to capital gains tax (CGT) rates. Investors...

17 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Lifetime Isa won’t ease supply problems

Property experts have warned that Chancellor George Osborne's new Lifetime Isa will do nothing to solve housing supply and affordability problems. From April...

17 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Large investors sucked into stamp duty surcharge

Chancellor George Osborne surprised many in the property industry by confirming that larger buy-to-let investors must pay the new 3% stamp duty...

17 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 surge fuelled by pension raids

The surge of investors into buy-to-let is being fuelled by older people raiding their pension pots, advisers say. While many see rental property...

14 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

150,000 now own through Help to Buy

More than 150,000 people have become homeowners through the Government’s flagship Help to Buy housing scheme. New official figures show that 80%...

11 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let boom doubles house price growth

The pace of house price growth has doubled due to a boom in buy-to-let sales ahead of April's stamp duty surcharge, new...

10 March 2016

From: Breaking News

London property market is set to beat Brexit

London is likely to remain attractive to overseas buyers regardless of the result of the Brexit referendum. Property buying agency Black Brick...

10 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Investors race to beat buy-to-let surcharge

A rush of investors to complete their transactions ahead of the new stamp duty surcharge is driving a surge in buy-to-let...

09 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let tax hike revives prime London

April's forthcoming stamp duty surcharge on investors has brought the prime central London property market back from the dead. Property demand has...

08 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

Seven years of low rates won’t last forever

Tomorrow will mark the seventh anniversary of 0.5% interest rates but property experts warn that cheap money won't last forever. The average...

04 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

NatWest to instruct valuations on day one

NatWest Intermediary Solutions is to begin offering instructing valuations on day one in a bid to improve its mortgage speed-to-offer. From Monday, it...

04 March 2016

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Rate hikes could wipe out buy-to-let profits

The average buy-to-let investor could make a loss of £325 a year if the Bank of England lifted interest rates by...

03 March 2016

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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

“Buy-to-let blitz” lifts mortgages to new high

The rush to complete buy-to-let purchases before April has driven mortgage approvals to a two-year high, property experts say. The number of...

01 March 2016

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Is this the last hurrah for the housing market?

House prices leapt by 2.5% in January to mark the biggest monthly upswing for 14 years, Land Registry figures show. The average...

29 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let supply starts to shrink

The supply of rental properties has fallen to its lowest level for a year and experts warn the Chancellor's tax crackdown...

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

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Mortgage lending soars 38% in a year

Gross mortgage lending surged 38% in the past year to hit £13.6 billion last month, the highest figure for nearly eight...

25 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Property investors turn against Brexit

Property investors say the UK would be a less attractive place to invest if voters decide to leave the EU, new...

25 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Over-40s locked out of mortgage market

Mortgage brokers say it is increasingly difficult for clients over 40 to find a mortgage because of their age. Two out of brokers...

24 February 2016

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First-time buyer deals near pre-crash levels

The number of high-LTV deals aimed at first-time buyers is almost back at pre-financial crisis levels. Mortgages at 90% and 95% LTV...

24 February 2016

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Data under lock and key

Each time I find something interesting in the data the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB) collects as a by-product...

23 February 2016

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Brokers on top as mortgage market booms

The number of mortgages on the market has hit a post-crisis high with broker-distributed deals leading the charge. Total deals on the...

23 February 2016

From: Breaking News

North/South property divide widens

The North/South divide in house price expectations has now widened to record levels, new figures show. Households in all UK regions perceive...

22 February 2016

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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

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Mortgage market starts 2016 with a bang

The mortgage market has started 2016 "with a bang" as gross mortgage lending rose 21% year-on-year. Lending hit £17.9 billion in January,...

19 February 2016

From: Breaking News

First-timers better off buying than renting

It makes sense for first-time buyers to get on the property ladder as they are around £864 a year better off than...

19 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Property millionaires set to triple

The number of million pound properties in the UK will more than triple by 2030, new research suggests By that date, one...

18 February 2016

From: Breaking News

The wheels are coming off buy-to-let

Mortgage brokers have suggested that the wheels may be coming off the buy-to-let bandwagon after new figures showed lending to landlords...

17 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Flood checks set to be standard for property purchases

With the scale of devastation from flooding witnessed recently, anxiety about purchasing a property in a flood risk area is heightened....

16 February 2016

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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

Lifetime cost of renting tops £50,000

Britain is becoming a nation of "forever renters" as the lifetime cost of renting exceeds £50,000, driving home ownership out of reach...

12 February 2016

From: Breaking News

The future of mortgage market technology

This year marks 30 years since Mortgage Brain first introduced mortgage software to an unsuspecting industry.  Much has changed since then. M-Day...

11 February 2016

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House prices rise at twice rate of earnings

Fears of an affordability crisis are likely to grow as new figures show property prices increasing at twice the pace of...

11 February 2016

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Lenders regain appetite for high-LTV lending

Access to the mortgage market is widening as lenders rediscover their appetite for higher-LTV lending. Lenders have partly been encouraged by Government...

11 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let rents grow strongly in January

Buy-to-let rents are growing strongly outside Greater London with an average increase of 5.5% over the last year. Rents in the South-East grew fastest...

10 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

London buyers rush to beat stamp duty hike

Demand for property in London continues to soar as buyers rush to beat April's forthcoming stamp duty surcharge on investment properties. Both new buyer registrations...

10 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage arrangement fees hit £7,500

Headline mortgage rates have hit an all-time low but rising arrangement fees mean that deals aren't always as cheap as they...

09 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Newcastle launches 95% LTV fix at 3.59%

Newcastle Intermediaries has launched a two-year fixed rate charging 3.59% up to 95% LTV. This product also comes with no completion fee...

09 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Accidental landlords to suffer in buy-to-let onslaught

Accidental landlords are most at risk of being caught out by Chancellor George Osborne's tax raids and new EU mortgage legislation,...

08 February 2016

From: Breaking News

New Street launches as mass market brand

New Street Mortgages has launched into the UK market as a new mass market lending brand under the recently announced Northview...

08 February 2016

From: Breaking News

House prices jump another £3,500 in January

The collapse in the supply of houses for sale has forced prices to new highs with an average increase of £3,500...

05 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Will interest rates ever rise?

The Bank of England voted to hold interest rates by 9-0 yesterday which means they will stay at 0.5% for a full seven...

05 February 2016

From: Breaking News

£500,000 zone spreads across London

The Greater London property boom is spreading with average prices in more than half of all postcodes breaking through £500,000. Half-million-pound postcodes...

04 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

London soars as average price tops £514,000

London property prices rose at double the pace of the rest of the UK last year, new figures show. Prices in the capital...

01 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

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

Brokers split on buy-to-let outlook

Mortgage intermediaries are split on the prospects for further growth in the buy-to-let market this year. Brokers are positive about the health...

28 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Growing struggle to secure buy-to-let finance

Finding mortgage finance will be the biggest challenge for amateur landlords in future, according to broker Private Finance. It warned that the...

27 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

Fleet boasts £1.2bn of business in first year

Buy-to-let lender Fleet Mortgages said that £1.2 billion of business has flowed through its system in its first year of lending. The...

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