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KEYWORD "Affordability" - 100 RESULTS
New mortgages aimed at Healthcare and skilled Foreign Visa Holders

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has launched a range of mortgages to help skilled foreign workers in the UK own their...

20 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Landbay cuts stress testing requirements on like-for-like remortgages

Buy to let lender Landbay has enhanced its like-for-like remortgage range with new lower stress testing, alongside new rate reductions. For landlords...

15 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Lending set to double next year - new figures

UK mortgage lending is forecast to grow just 1.5% (net) in 2024, according to the latest EY ITEM Club Outlook for...

13 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Building Societies target first time buyers with affordability issues

Research from independent mortgage monitor Moneyfactscompare suggests that building societies are working hard to support first-time buyers, for whom affordability has...

09 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Mutual cuts rates twice in a week, against the trend

The Hinckley & Rugby building society has announced two cuts to rates across its mortgage range in short order.  After rate cuts...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Prices of flats rising faster than any other property type

Big demand for small properties has helped to drive growth in UK property prices in the early months of this year,...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

UK residents need an average salary of close to £54,000 to purchase a property, according to new research.  The study shows that...

29 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Record long mortgage terms for first time buyers

An analysis of government house price data by business consultancy Hargreaves Lansdown suggests the typical mortgage term for a first time...

17 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Housing Market shows sign of improvement despite high rates

UK house prices fell by 0.2% in March. Nevertheless, the annual rate of house price growth edged higher to 1.6% in...

10 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Good News of Approvals from the Bank of England

Mortgage approvals jumped 7.7% in February to 60,383, and were 40% higher than they were a year ago, new figures from...

08 April 2024

From: Breaking News

How Do First Time Buyers afford to get on the property ladder?

A 2,000-person survey has revealed the diverse financial routes that first time buyers take to get on the property ladder. The survey...

04 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Jury’s Out - Is the YBS 99% mortgage a good idea?

Yorkshire Building Society new fee-free offer will enable first-time buyers across England, Scotland or Wales with a £5,000 deposit to purchase...

02 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Prominent whole-of-market broker signs extended FinTech deal

FinTech company Mortgage Brain has struck a strategic partnership with SPF Private Clients, a whole-of-market mortgage broker. The deal caters for a...

02 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Backing for Santander acceptance of Universal Credit as secondary income

There’s been broad support for Santander’s decision that Universal Credit will be considered an acceptable form of secondary income for mortgage...

25 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Tide Is Turning: fewer people worried about mortgage repayment costs

Fewer people are concerned about paying their mortgage and fewer believe mortgage affordability is a barrier to home buying.  That’s the verdict...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Fintech renews long term link with Legal & General Mortgage Club

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

18 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Brokerage survey gives surprise result for first time buyers’ affordability

A new study has revealed the best and worst UK regions for first-time buyers based on house affordability and earning potential.  The...

13 March 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

11 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Budget Day - Rightmove pours cold water on 99% mortgage idea

Rightmove says the housing market needs a more innovative mortgage initiative than the 99 per cent idea floated by the government. The...

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Just Mortgages reports soaring interest in emerging new build sector

Shared ownership has given the new-build division at national brokerage Just Mortgages a bumper start to 2024. New build leads and enquiries...

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

First Time Buyers aged 50-plus “one of fastest growing sectors”

There were 12,000 first time buyers over the age of 50 in the UK in 2022, the latest figures available. This means that...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Falling house prices and big mortgages – three major risks

Business consultancy Hargreaves Lansdown has identified three major risks associated with the current market, characterised by falling house prices and larger...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

House prices fragile but sentiment amongst buyers very strong - Savills

Respected estate agency and property consultancy Savills is warning that house prices may dip in 2024. In the run-up to Christmas it...

31 January 2024

From: Breaking News

First Time Buyers seek larger deposits - help may be on the way

New research from Aldermore suggests that some 55 per cent of prospective first time buyers are currently seeking to raise a...

29 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Negative effects of mortgages on housing market “overstated” - claim

The negative effects of higher mortgage rates on affordability were overestimated throughout 2023 with house prices having dropped one one to...

29 January 2024

From: Breaking News

First Time Buyers and mortgages - new study shows the help they get

A high proportion of first time buyers take advantage of some form of assistance when purchasing their initial home. That’s the verdict...

15 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Nationwide’s Warning - no housing market rebound likely in 2024

There’s no prospect of a rapid recovery for the housing market in 2024 despite some green shoots appearing. The warning comes from...

10 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Demand for Mortgages Soars as rates war draws in applicants

Latest Bank of England data released in recent days shows net mortgage approvals for house purchases rose from 47,900 in October...

08 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Swap Rate falls trigger speculation of early 2024 rate cut

Falling swap rates - already falling over the past month - have dropped further following better-than-expected inflation news, triggering speculation over...

27 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Rates lead to fewer moves from London in 2023

The number of Londoners leaving the capital to move elsewhere in Britain dropped back sharply in 2023, following two years of...

27 December 2023

From: Breaking News

2024 - forecasts on lending, buy to let, arrears and possessions

UK Finance has published its housing and mortgage market forecasts for 2024 and 2025 together with projections for 2023 full year numbers. Key figures for 2023 In...

20 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Saga launches mortgage service in bid to be ‘over 50s one stop shop’

Saga, the provider of products and services for the over-50s, has teamed up with digital broker Tembo to launch Saga Mortgages. The...

11 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Grinch! No Christmas cheer in Q3 UK Finance sentiment survey

There’s been a sharp decline in household financial confidence in the UK according to the latest UK Finance sentiment survey. The Q3...

11 December 2023

From: Breaking News

House Price Rises massively outstrip Earnings - shock new figures

Online Mortgage Advisor has conducted a research by looking at how much property prices have outgrown local wages during the past...

04 December 2023

From: Breaking News

More help for first time buyers needed now, says leading mortgage lender

The Nationwide wants greater government support for first-time buyers as rising costs delay owning a home. As one of the UK’s biggest...

29 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Lender warns rates must drop further and faster to boost housing market

The Mortgage Lander is warning that mortgages rates will need to come down more, and faster, to really kick-start the housing...

20 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Unique mortgage affordability tool launched by digital broker

A digital mortgage broker has launched an online tool aggregating data from over 50 Buy to Let lenders to calculate what...

08 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Single First-Time Buyers cannot afford 75% of homes using Mortgage Guarantee Scheme

Rightmove claims that single first-time buyers on an average salary and with a 5.0 per cent deposit could not afford three-quarters...

06 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Interest Only - another surge in demand online

Searches for interest-only mortgages rose a hefty 51 per cent in the past month as buyers seek to improve affordability. Research data...

25 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Big Drop In House Building Volumes as mortgage affordability bites

Two prominent UK house builders have warned of sharply reduced volumes in the next year or so as buyers struggle to...

23 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Defaults Rising - and there’s likely to be worse to come

Analysts suggest that mortgage lending is likely to fall over the rest of 2023 with both demand and supply dropping thanks...

16 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Interest Rates Are Redefining Housing Market - Nationwide

The Nationwide says high interest rates are helping to redefine the housing market in terms of transaction volumes and choices of...

11 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage affordability to be hit by council mayhem - claim

Brokers are warning that dramatic council ‘effective bankruptcies’ will increase local residents’ tax bills and so hurt mortgage affordability. This follows the...

20 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Vision Roadshow launches this week

This week sees the start of Mortgage Vision, the free regional mortgage industry roadshow. Now in its 15th year, Mortgage Vision opens...

11 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Interest Rate Damage - huge regional variations to housing market

The impact of higher interest rates isn’t felt equally across the country, according to data from the Halifax. Despite recording one of...

06 September 2023

From: Breaking News

UK Finance Review shows how borrowers cope with higher rates

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

06 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Top lender reveals how rate hikes have hurt housing market

High interest rates are worsening the affordability issues at play in the housing market, the Halifax admits. It says that downward pressure...

28 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Brokers angry at lenders’ “brutal” buy to let arrangement fees

Brokers are up in arms about alleged profiteering by buy to let mortgage lenders’ arrangement fees. These jumped last autumn as a...

23 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Broker searches for interest-free mortgages soar

Legal & General’s new Ignite platform has seen a rise of 53 per cent in one month for broker searches for...

18 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Brokers warn on growing housing market crash fears

The latest house price index - this one from the Halifax - has triggered a huge wave of concern about the...

11 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Eligibility Overhaul - should criteria include EPC ratings?

Research published by the Home Builders Federation shows that the new homes owners will save an average of £135 on monthly...

11 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Revamped mortgage-sourcing platform launched by Legal & General

Legal & General has launch a refreshed version of its mortgage research and sourcing platform, Legal & General Ignite. The upgraded platform...

11 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Charter - Have You Read It?

Companies representing some 85 per cent of all mortgage lending have signed up to a new charter.  The lenders claims they have...

04 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Broker Searches reveal increasing difficulties for borrowers

The latest monthly criteria index from Knowledge Bank highlights the pressing financial difficulties for many in the UK - and with...

27 June 2023

From: Breaking News

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

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

23 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Stormy weather for homebuyers but forecast is brighter

The Bank of England last week hiked interest rates by 0.5 percentage points - pushing the benchmark rate to 4% up...

07 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Finance expert offers spoonful of sugar to mortgage holders

Mortgage holders swallowed another bitter pill last week when the Bank of England raised interest rates for the tenth consecutive time. The...

07 February 2023

From: Breaking News

The Mortgage Lender announces rate reductions

The Mortgage Lender has announced rate cuts across its entire residential range, including purchasing and re-mortgaging products. The specialist lender’s rate reductions...

24 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Brokers plug into Suros Capitals’ secured bridging as uncertainty grows

Luxury asset short-term lender, Suros Capital, has reportedly been seeing an increase in buoyant new business with its loan book now...

13 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Foreign homebuyers benefit from a weak pound

Foreign buyers from the United States have been benefitting from a weakening pound to the greatest extent, the latest research by...

06 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – a month of firsts in the mortgage sphere

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

05 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight - Bank of England drops mortgage affordability tests

A recent change in mortgage rules that required lenders to check whether homeowners could afford repayments at higher interest rates has...

23 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Advisers call for reforms to break down barriers to homeownership for FTBs

In the UK, homeownership remains one of the main aspirations for young adults and families who envision climbing the property ladder...

21 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight - Monthly London rent could last for 5 in these European capitals

Living as a resident in London can burn quite a hole into your pockets, but in comparison, by how much exactly? Recent...

07 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – industry firsts and product enhancements

This week’s roundup takes a look at the latest in the mortgage market, from L&G’s latest addition to its lender panel...

26 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Pandemic decline: demand for London flats is yet to subside

Despite a move back to normality for those living and working within the capital, demand for apartment-style living across London is...

24 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Study shows self-employed are twice as likely to face mortgage rejection

Self-employed individuals are twice as likely to be rejected for a mortgage, a new report from The Mortgage Lender (TML) shows. Its...

24 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - Crossrail house prices increase up to 215%

The long-awaited Crossrail line is finally set to launch on 24 May 2022. It will connect the east and west of...

19 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – and the market continues to thrive…

Introducer Today returns with a bumper mortgage roundup, this time featuring the latest industry views on mortgage approvals, new and extended...

05 May 2022

From: Breaking News

The gender house price affordability gap - where are women worst off?

Coinciding with International Women’s Day today (March 8), data from the property platform Boomin has found the wide disparity in property affordability...

08 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Nationwide house price index shows strong market – industry reacts

The latest Nationwide house price index, released yesterday morning, reveals that January has seen the strongest start to the year since...

03 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – lower rates, AVM integration and going green

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

01 February 2022

From: Breaking News

People willing to pay £1,200 more a year for a ‘certainty premium’

Most people are willing to pay a ‘certainty premium’ of £1,200 per year for a long-term guarantee of fixed mortgage repayments,...

21 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – “Outstanding” products for lenders and consumers

The mortgage roundup column returns to bring you the latest news on mortgage products coming to the market, featuring Furness Building...

12 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Homebuying app launched to educate first-time buyers on mortgages

New data has found that 89% of mortgage advisers believe first-time buyers need more education on purchasing a property and what...

05 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Smartr365 and Experian tie-up set to transform credit checking process

Smartr365 and Experian tie-up set to transform credit checking process Smartr365, an end-to-end mortgage platform, has launched its commercial and strategic partnership...

24 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Family lending made simple with new lending platform

Tembo, the ‘next generation’ lending platform, has launched a new approach to family lending for mortgages. The lender offers a range of...

17 June 2021

From: Breaking News

‘First-of-its-kind’ affordability sourcing tool launched by L&G

Legal & General (L&G) has announced that it will provide its digital mortgage sourcing technology to intermediary business, My Simple Mortgage. L&G...

15 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – the cheapest countries to own a home around the world

Mortgage borrowing in the UK has now reached its highest level since 1993, with home buyers looking to make the most...

11 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – PropTech, innovation and smart tools

Advise Wise has introduced a bespoke, customisable Equity Release Fact Find on its platform. Members can now manage a large number of...

06 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Brokers visit up to six lender affordability calculators per case – study

More than eight out of 10 brokers use the affordability calculator of up to six lenders when sourcing a single case,...

27 April 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

Affordability woes for homebuyers as Covid continues

Broker searches for ‘Covid-19: temporary maximum LTV restrictions’ remain in the top five results for the sixth consecutive month, data from...

12 November 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

Equity Release Supermarket joins forces with LiveMore Capital

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

26 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Hundreds of searches per hour carried out on Mortgage Brain hub

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

24 August 2020

From: Breaking News

MCI Club extends later life lending panel with LiveMore Capital

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

12 August 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

22 January 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

16 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Money Advice Scotland to pilot open banking tool

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

16 January 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

21 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Mortgage advisers spot increase in interest-only business

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

09 August 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

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