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UK house prices predicted to climb by 5% in 2022

In a recent UK housing market forecast, Rightmove uncovers what changes the industry can expect throughout 2022.  The UK's leading online real estate portal...

02 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Going green goes wrong – 41% of homeowners unaware of their EPC rating

Research from Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB) has shown that only a quarter (24%) of consumers know what the Energy Performance Certificate...

02 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Millennials remortgage without advice despite lacking confidence

New data has shown that millennials (25-44) are as unconfident in their ability to manage their finances as younger Gen Z...

02 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Deposit Unlock mortgages launches nationally

Deposit Unlock, a mortgage scheme that allows new build buyers to purchase with a 5% deposit, has launched nationally with 17...

02 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Staging your home could add £47,000 when selling

Recent property market analysis by London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves have found that staging your home during the...

25 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – top tips on how to bolster your credit score

In this guest piece, Uswitch compiles a list of common occurrences that can impact a credit score, along with potential remedies...

25 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Poll shows 94% of brokers are yet to ‘sell’ a green mortgage

A webinar poll conducted by Countrywide Surveying Services (CSS), one of the leading suppliers of valuation panel management services, has revealed...

18 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Rejected! A third of UK mortgage applications get the red light

One in three mortgage customers in the UK were rejected by lenders during the process of applying for loans, research from...

18 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – a host of opportunities for borrowers

This mortgage roundup highlights the latest updates and features from the UK’s leading lenders, from custom-build mortgage products and holiday let mortgages,...

11 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Building Britain - Cities where the most homes are being built

Across the UK property demand continues to outweigh supply. To overcome this issue house building targets have recently been revealed. During...

11 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Portal problems – sellers overpricing by up to 41% across major portals

British house sellers are overpricing by as much as 41% when it comes to the price at which they list their...

11 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Good news for advisors – tech prevails and business bounces back

Data released by independent equity release advisory service, Equity Release Supermarket (ERS), shows that there’s a continued desire amongst their customers to...

04 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Homes for sale with electric car charging points rise six-fold in a year

New data from the property website, Rightmove, has revealed the number of homes listed for sale across Great Britain with an...

04 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Property photos paint more than a thousand words - they’re pivotal to your sale

New research by MoveStreets, the property portal made for the mobile generation, has revealed how a picture can do more than...

04 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Homeowners – five cost-cutting steps for mortgage repayments

Nisha Vaidya, mortgage expert at Uswitch, explains how homeowners can use low-interest rates to their advantage and help make their mortgage more...

28 October 2021

From: Breaking News

No.13 properties sell for less across the UK except in London

Bective, the sales, lettings and property management company, recently revealed how superstitions around the number 13 often lead to homebuyers paying less for properties. Traditionally it is considered to...

28 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed - nation's most expensive Halloween street names

Research conducted by the estate agent comparison site, GetAgent, has uncovered which of the nation’s Halloween-themed street names garners the highest average...

28 October 2021

From: Breaking News

The UK’s scariest house price drops since last Halloween revealed

Perhaps the scariest thing to occur in the property market is the fall of house prices, with the latest property market...

28 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Brand-new mortgage decision automation launched by Hometrack

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

21 October 2021

From: Breaking News

The majority of landlords spent £13k on refurbishments over past year

Savings and lending bank Shawbrook recently conducted a Changing Face Buy-to-Let Report to investigate refurbishment costs. In total 1,000 landlords, and 1,000...

21 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed - Where did the stamp duty holiday cost the government the most?

New research by the estate agent comparison site, GetAgent, has revealed how much money the UK government lost as a result...

21 October 2021

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

Over-55s in the South are three times as likely to use equity release

A new study from equity release lender more2life has uncovered the UK regions where using equity release to fund a house...

12 October 2021

From: Breaking News

The stamp duty holiday made first-time buyers £25k worse off

Market estate agency comparison website GetAgent.co.uk recently revealed how the stamp duty holiday has made house prices difficult for the first-time...

24 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Home improvements lead demand for financing in lockdown, brokers say

There has been an increase in demand for financing to fund home refurbishment projects over the past six months. That is according...

24 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Cost of homes predicted to rise 30% by 2031 - study

House prices have continued to rise throughout the year, making it increasingly challenging for first-time buyers to join the property ladder. UK...

09 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Number of furlough friendly mortgage searches plummets – study

Data from Legal & General Mortgage Club’s SmartrCriteria tool found that searches for furlough friendly mortgage criteria continued to fall month...

03 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Study reveals owning a home costs more than buying a home

Research by an estate agent comparison site has found that the cost of homeownership has climbed by a great margin. GetAgent looked...

03 September 2021

From: Breaking News

SmartSearch combats global money laundering with new weapon

Anti-money laundering specialist SmartSearch has launched a ‘new weapon’ in the ongoing fight against dirty cash being cleaned around the world...

03 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Marketing forum launches for mortgage professionals

A new membership-based community has launched for marketing professionals in the mortgage sector. The Mortgage Marketing Forum promises to provide knowledge, support...

27 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Covid concerns – majority of sellers vet buyers before viewings

The threat of Covid remains a worry for the majority of home sellers when it comes to allowing prospective buyers into...

27 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Magic unveils new app for subscribers

Mortgage Magic, the provider of one of the UK’s most advanced CRM and mortgage management platforms, has launched an app that...

27 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Buying property with a partner: Expert tips on protecting your finances

James Andrews, senior personal finance editor at money.co.uk, offers up top tips on how those planning to purchase a home with...

20 August 2021

From: Breaking News

New SoMo deal rewards brokers with favourable rates

Bridging loan firm SoMo has launched a new specialist finance product giving favourable rates for larger loans. The product is designed to...

20 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Loans Arena – team expansion, revamped brand and new website

Mortgage and protection advisor Loans Arena has launched a brand-new website and expanded its team to align with its revamped brand. The...

13 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Tembo raises £2.5m to help tackle the ‘poverty premium’

Tembo, a London-based FinTech on a mission to transform consumer lending through the power of family, has announced that it has...

13 August 2021

From: Breaking News

70% of sellers decide immediately whether or not to sell to a buyer

New research carried out by virtual property viewings platform, U-See Homes, suggests that a bad impression during the viewings process can...

05 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Secure a discounted property purchase in these London boroughs

London lettings and estate agent Benham and Reeves recently publicised which London boroughs homebuyers can purchase a property at a reduced...

05 August 2021

From: Breaking News

92% of brokers confident about their prospects over the coming year

Broker optimism has increased since the beginning of 2021, according to a recent survey from savings accounts, bridging loans, development finance,...

22 July 2021

From: Breaking News

One in two first-time buyers don't understand mortgage process

According to a YouGov survey by insurance provider Paymentshield, half of UK adults under 35 are mystified by the mortgage process. The findings from...

22 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – entering the mortgage market and slashing rates

Roma Finance has launched new bridging and development ranges with improved rates and enhanced criteria. The new bridging range, called RomaPrime, is...

22 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Rising property prices lead to property sales falling through

Although record property sales and skyrocketing house prices have dominated the headlines, new figures suggest that the rosy picture of the...

15 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Furlough phase out – what to do if you can’t pay your mortgage

As furlough support has begun to phase away from July 1 2021, there is still concern that this could lead to...

15 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Q&A - should financial advisers adopt technology into their business?

Ozgur Unlu, managing director of 360 Dotnet, addresses the key items and points for financial advice businesses to consider when adopting technology. What...

08 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight – will there be a rise in virtual tour voyeurism?

Half of UK homebuyers admit to viewing a property without the intention of buying, with 16% going as far as viewing...

08 July 2021

From: Breaking News

First Financial welcomes new recruits through apprenticeship scheme

London-based financial services firm First Financial has announced the appointment of Eloise Bates & Zoe Waugh as Apprentice Client and Relationship...

08 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Homeowners forced to use savings for maintenance costs

According to new research from the homebuying platform, YesHomebuyers,  the majority of UK homeowners spend between £500 to £1,500 a year on...

06 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed - 5 tips to overcome financial anxiety 30% of Brits have

Over the past year, many have experienced changes to their financial situations. With this in mind, Shawbrook Bank conducted a study...

06 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Advisers believe more clients will look to equity release to meet basic needs

Research from equity release lender, more2life, shows that 78% of advisers think more of their customers will look to equity release to...

01 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – power products and lowered rates

West One Loans’ buy-to-let (BTL) division has released new products to meet increased demand in the market. The raft of new product...

01 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Property market backlog causes 5.6 month homebuyer wait time

Across England and Wales, many homebuyers have made use of the stamp duty holiday. The land tax discount encouraged many to...

01 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Majority of UK households call for cheaper mortgages for greener homes

New research from energy company Vattenfall reveals 61% of Brits believe mortgages should be cheaper if they are loaned on homes...

29 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Tennis-related road names can increase house price value up to 226%

Tennis is undoubtedly one of the most popular sports in the United Kingdom. Whether watching television, live streaming online or physically...

29 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – slashing rates, partnerships and green mortgages

The Nottingham has introduced a new larger lending mortgage aimed at those looking to borrow over £350,000. Priced at 1.85%, the two-year...

29 June 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

24 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Tier One Capital secures £6.5m additional funding for investment fund

Wealth management and property lending specialist Tier One Capital has secured a £6.5 million revolving credit facility from Shawbrook Bank for...

24 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Survey shows two viewings is all it takes to find the perfect property

New research from U-See Homes, a next-generation guided virtual property platform, shows just how rapid the decision-making process right before buying...

22 June 2021

From: Breaking News

PropTech – new desktop application and hybrid brokering services

Advise Wise has launched a desktop application to allow advisers to access its platform directly from their desktop, with just a...

22 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Shock results as Brits choose mortgages over marriage

According to new research from Direct Line Life Insurance, 6.3 million Brits would choose marriage over a mortgage. The research also...

17 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage market levels out as adviser search activity surges in May

The latest mortgage search activity data from Legal & General Mortgage Club (L&G) shows signs that the market is beginning to...

17 June 2021

From: Breaking News

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

Smart home tips to make your home energy efficient in 2021

Climate change is one of the greatest threats humanity is facing today. The burning of fossil fuels such as coal and...

15 June 2021

From: PropTech

Mortgage roundup – revamped products and the highest LTV available

Roma Finance completed a record month in May, reporting a 50% increase in pipeline business on top of the 100% increase...

15 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Later Life Symposium Attendees increase by 151%

Equity release lender, more2life, revealed that the number of advisers who attended its 2021 Later Life Lending Symposium was 151% higher than...

15 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

Analysis - which royal road names reign supreme for property sellers?

Ahead of the Queen’s Birthday this weekend, estate and lettings agent, Barrows and Forrester researched the sold prices of properties with...

10 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Study - 76% of buyers set to pay no stamp duty before deadline

Despite market delays, over half a million homebuyers in England are set to benefit from the stamp duty holiday to the...

08 June 2021

From: Breaking News

New online platform launched to boost broker business performance

Mortgage platform Smartr365 is giving brokers the chance to analyse their business performance with its new SmartrInsights feature. The platform allows firms...

08 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Furness launches Euro predictor competition for brokers

With the sun making an appearance and the hope of a further easing of restrictions, Furness Building Society is holding a 'competition...

08 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – helping brokers, borrowers, lenders and advisers

Pure Retirement has announced the launch of its new flexible pricing methodology on the Classic lifetime mortgage product range. The new initiative...

04 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Business Expo and Mortgage Introducer launch partnership

Leading mortgage industry trade magazine Mortgage Introducer has partnered with popular industry event, Mortgage Business Expo (MBE) to provide visitors with...

02 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Agents should ‘ditch documents’, says AML specialist

Anti-money laundering specialist SmartSearch has warned property agents are in serious danger of non-compliance with new regulations, unless they ditch documents...

26 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Broker satisfaction with lenders’ speed has increased by 6.5% – study

2020 was a year when every sector needed to learn how to adapt to challenging circumstances and the mortgage industry seems...

26 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Pure launches new adviser resources to develop the later-life market

Mortgage lender, Pure Retirement has announced the launch of several key market insight resources that will help advisers to best serve...

26 May 2021

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers use lockdown savings for deposits

According to new research from estate agents Purplebricks, 43% of today’s first-time buyers (FTBs) have fully funded their own deposit. While...

21 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Hundreds of advisers set to attend Paymentshied’s GI conference

Paymentshield is launching its first virtual conference of the year to help bring advisers together and create an opportunity for the...

21 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Time to close the gap between theory and reality in AML - claim

When it comes to meeting anti-money laundering (AML) obligations and compliance with the relevant regulation, brokers need to do more. That...

18 May 2021

From: Breaking News

A year on – which areas are thriving since the market reopened?

Last week Thursday (May 13) marked one year since the property market in England reopened after being hit with lockdown restrictions. Ascend...

18 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Twenty7Tec rolls out key integrations for mortgage market

Mortgage technology provider Twenty7Tec has completed an APPLY integration with Accord. The move will enable users of CloudTwenty7 to seamlessly submit applications...

18 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Brokers tread gently with ‘soft footprints’ most searched April criteria

Brokers are searching for applications that will not leave a lasting mark on a client's credit score, new research from Knowledge Bank...

13 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – fresh products for advisers and landlords incoming

The Nottingham has unveiled loan-to-value (LTV) limited company buy-to-let (BTL) fixed-rate products. The building society has announced four new two and five-year...

13 May 2021

From: Breaking News

The choice is yours – Just Mortgages gives brokers the option to WFH

Just Mortgages is launching a new work from home option for experienced brokers. The option is available for those who have at...

11 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Whopping 123% rise in house purchases – has the market bounced back?

An equity release advisory is reflecting on the shifts in equity release usage and behaviour in the first quarter of 2021. Research...

06 May 2021

From: Breaking News

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

Homeowners wait until it’s too late for financial protection – study

Existing and aspiring homeowners admit it takes a ‘radical change in circumstances’ before they’d consider purchasing a financial protection product, according...

29 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – these markets are set to fall off the SDLT cliff edge

Some areas of the UK market have seen house price growth slow substantially, suggesting they could be in for a rough...

29 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Advisers complete record number of complex searches in March

Activity in the housing market continued to increase in March, with Legal & General seeing a record number of searches after...

29 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Homebuyers must learn how to speed up the buying process – claim

Research from an all-in-one property platform suggests homebuyers do not sufficiently understand the processes which can contribute to a fast and...

27 April 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

Legal forum launched to champion safeguards in later-life lending

The Equity Release Council (the Council) has launched a new Legal Forum to champion the unique role of legal advice in...

27 April 2021

From: Breaking News

New and improved lender insights offering from Mortgage Brain

Mortgage technology expert Mortgage Brain has launched an enhancement to its lender insights offering, available to lenders who use its criteria-based...

22 April 2021

From: Breaking News

New dates for MBE Leeds and London announced

Mortgage Business Expo (MBE) has confirmed that it will be open for live events in 2021. The first event will return to...

22 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Debate – closing the gender retirement gap with female advisers

Action must be taken to encourage greater gender diversity in the adviser community and help support female clients, as part of...

15 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

The Right Mortgage announces second virtual national training event

Following the success of its first Virtual National Training Event in November 2020, The Right Mortgage and Protection Network has announced...

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

New chatbot technology released for advisers

General Insurance specialist Paymentshield is launching chatbot technology to its network of advisers. The adviser chat service follows the successful implementation of...

08 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

Revealed – how important is homeownership to today’s buyers?

With all the incentives buyers are currently receiving to get on the property ladder, national estate agent Keller Williams UK has...

30 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Twenty7Tec – ai partnership, Halifax integration and a 1-million milestone

Mortgage technology solution providers Twenty7Tec and Eligible ai have partnered to encourage advisers to use technology that will retain existing clients. The...

30 March 2021

From: Breaking News

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

Legal & General – new partnership and top mortgage searches revealed

Legal & General has integrated with mortgage and protection network HLPartnership to simplify access for advisers using the SmartrCriteria and SmartrFit...

25 March 2021

From: Breaking News

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

Mortgage roundup – going green, secured loans and lowered rates

Newbury Building Society has introduced a GoGreen Reward incentive to its self-build mortgage to encourage homebuilders to make conscious sustainable choices. The...

23 March 2021

From: Breaking News

600k buyers to save £2.8bn via stamp duty extension – study

Over half a million transactions will save due to the stamp duty holiday extension by the time it ends in September...

18 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

New adviser-friendly events revealed as equity market picks up

Adviser-facing resources have been released in recognition of the equity market predicted to pick up in 2021. Pure Retirement has put together a...

16 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Smartr365 connects borrowers to brokers with innovative app

An ‘industry-first’ app has been introduced to connect borrowers to brokers and introducers. Available for free on both iOS and Android, Smartr365’s...

16 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Brain – new CEO, record results and mortgage masterclasses

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

11 March 2021

From: Breaking News

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

Knowledge Bank adds new categories to meet demand around cladding

UK mortgage criteria search system Knowledge Bank has launched new criteria categories amidst growing concerns surrounding properties with cladding. The first category...

05 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Hodge goes live with EQ’s digital mortgage platform

EQ Credit Services (EQCS), a UK credit technology and outsourced services provider, has announced the ‘Go Live’ of its mortgage servicing...

05 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

Knowledge Bank and Iress to offer fully integrated search system

Knowledge Bank and Iress have joined forces to provide the UK’s first fully integrated product and criteria sourcing system for brokers. Through...

02 March 2021

From: Breaking News

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

New identity verification and AML product comes to market

Regulatory technology firm TruNarrative has expanded its product line-up with Know Your Customer (KYC) and anti-money laundering (AML) solution TruPortal. Established in...

25 February 2021

From: Breaking News

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

 Together to offer short-term finance via L&G’s digital platform

Specialist lender Together has added its bridging products to Legal & General’s digital criteria service, designed to improve the process of...

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

Mortgage roundup – five-year fixed products prove popular

The Nottingham has rolled out a new five-year fixed product as an option for people looking to remortgage in light of...

18 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Almost half of homeowners say they will never move again

Almost half (45%) of UK buyers found the process so frustrating that they’ve been put off the idea of ever moving...

16 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

 Dudley Building Society – strategic rebrand and product offers

Dudley Building Society has undergone a number of changes, including a logo transformation and launching some new and re-emerging products for...

11 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage rejections? Bad credit is to blame – study

More than one in four (29%) of buyers don’t believe their credit score is ‘good’ or ‘excellent’, according to specialist mortgage...

11 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Pure Retirement enhances marketing tool for advisers

Pure Retirement has launched a wealth of new adviser-facing resources as part of a wider commitment to supporting the broker community...

11 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

An outlook on the mortgage advice sector in 2021

As we leave behind one of the strangest years in memory, we anticipate starting fresh in 2021. With a buoyant housing...

04 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

Together increases digital valuations across product range

Together has updated its criteria to allow more automatic property valuations to reduce costs and speed up mortgage applications. The specialist lender...

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

First-time buyers ‘offered no financial support’ from BoMaD

The majority (83%) of first-time buyers in the UK currently house-hunting have had no financial support from their parents, new research...

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

The Nottingham relaunches 90% LTV mortgages for borrowers

The Nottingham has announced the relaunch of 90% loan-to-value (LTV) mortgages for potential borrowers. In what is described as more good news...

28 January 2021

From: Breaking News

West One Loans unveils 80% LTV in brand-new range

West One Loans’ buy-to-let division has announced new product launches and lower prices to broaden its product range. The new range will...

19 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Brilliant Solutions adds Pure Retirement to equity release partners

Mortgage club and specialist mortgage distributor, Brilliant Solutions, has announced the addition of lifetime mortgage lender Pure Retirement to its equity...

19 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

Zephyr Homeloans launches online service for customers

Specialist buy-to-let lender Zephyr Homeloans has introduced an online self-serve platform to allow customers to manage their mortgage account online 24/7. Landlords can use...

12 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Hope Capital launches range of residential refurbishment loans

Specialist short-term lender Hope Capital has launched a brand-new range of bridging loans specifically designed for borrowers undertaking property refurbishment projects. The...

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

Consumers feel safer going direct to lenders, study shows

Almost half (49%) of consumers who purchased a mortgage recently said they felt more secure dealing with a lender directly, research...

22 December 2020

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

Knowledge Bank’s ‘12 days of Christmas’ annual giveaway returns

Knowledge Bank, the UK’s largest criteria search system, is running its popular ’12 Days of Christmas’ campaign for the third year...

10 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Magic partners with Access Financial Services

Customer relationship management (CRM) and mortgage management platform, Mortgage Magic, has signed an agreement to provide mortgage and protection brokerage Access...

10 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Over 500 brokers attend The Right Mortgage’s first virtual event

Over 500 attendees tuned in to The Right Mortgage and Protection Network’s inaugural Virtual National Training Event. The event, which normally hosts...

10 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

First 4 Bridging expands intermediary reach with new appointment

First 4 Bridging (F4B) has appointed Erica Pearce as head of intermediary relations to further extend its intermediary range. Pearce will oversee...

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

Landboy joins Commercial Finance Brokers UK network

UK buy-to-let lender Landbay has joined the network panel of Commercial Finance Brokers UK (CFBUK). CFBUK is a whole of market commercial...

03 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Just Mortgages to launch new wealth division

Just Mortgages is set to launch a new wealth division next year called Just Wealth. The brand-new venture will see Just Mortgages...

26 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Cirencester Friendly adopts e-sign software for adviser registration

iPipeline, a provider of digital solutions and services, has announced Cirencester Friendly has adopted its AlphaTrust e-sign and document process automation...

26 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Third of buyers have never used a mortgage broker – study

A recent survey has revealed that well over a third of mortgage holders (39%) have never used a mortgage broker, according...

24 November 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

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

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

MCI appoints Buckinghamshire Building Society to lender panel

The MCI mortgage club has added the Buckinghamshire Building Society to its panel to expand its range of specialist lenders. The move...

10 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Landbay launches new ‘market leading’ products

Landbay has released two new buy-to-let products on the back of its recent product refresh. The first of the new products is...

10 November 2020

From: Breaking News

New search engine for development finance loans launches

Brickflow, the UK’s first online search engine for development finance loans, has officially launched. The property technology platform – co-founded by Ian...

05 November 2020

From: Breaking News

The Right Mortgage to run its first virtual training event

The Right Mortgage and Protection Network will hold its first virtual National Training Event (NTE) on November 26 2020. This year, the...

03 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Content marketing tips for mortgage advisers and introducers

Creating blogs and articles isn’t always the easiest task for mortgage professionals, particularly when you consider that client meetings, calls and...

30 October 2020

From: Marketing & Social Media

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

Quick Read Top Tips - 5 best practices for all businesses

Here is a quick read focusing on 5 things you can check your business is doing while on your tea break....

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

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

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

30 October 2020

From: Legislation, Regulation & Compliance

Mortgage Magic integrates iPipeline to system

Mortgage Magic, the customer relationship management (CRM) and mortgage management platform, has incorporated several of iPipeline’s webservice solutions into its broker...

29 October 2020

From: Breaking News

How can brokers protect themselves when using Google Chrome?

Arguments about which browser to use have plagued the Internet since its inception. Some people say Google Chrome is the greatest...

29 October 2020

From: Breaking News

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

The right direction: Advise Wise integrates street view into platform

Advise Wise has incorporated Google Street View and Google Maps into its platform, allowing advisers to run quick checks on their...

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

Mortgage woes – 23% of homeowners worry they will not be able to renew

A quarter (23%) of homeowners are worried about renewing their mortgage during the pandemic, according to a poll by broker Willow...

20 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Hope Capital improves customer experience with Nivo tie-up

Specialist short-term lender Hope Capital has implemented a new ID verification and messaging technology to transform its business. By introducing Nivo’s secure...

20 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

New VoIP option available through Mortgage Magic CRM

Mortgage Magic’s customer relationship management (CRM) and mortgage management system has been integrated with a complete Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)...

13 October 2020

From: Breaking News

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

Saffron and MCI Club launch partnership for expat BTL market

Saffron for Intermediaries and MCI Mortgage Club have collaborated to offer club members access to the society’s range of specialist mortgage...

02 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Knowledge Bank launches monthly webinar to assist brokers

Criteria search system Knowledge Bank has joined forces with Precise Mortgages and Kent Reliance to launch a new, free monthly webinar...

23 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Purchase values up 12% while remortagage values drop, research shows

Despite Covid-19, the average mortgage value for purchasers is up 12.4% compared to the same period in 2019, according to data...

18 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Advise Wise introduces KFI check and chase service

Advise Wise has introduced a new key facts illustration (KFI) and chase service for its mortgage club members. The new free service...

18 September 2020

From: Breaking News

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

Product relaunches and rate cuts at Kensington Mortgages

Kensington Mortgages has announced a variety of rate cuts and relaunches across its residential and buy-to-let ranges. Available since September 9, the...

16 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty cut leads to 222% bumper month for brokers

A ‘highly unusual’ spike in mortgage searches and applications was seen in August, which increased its five-year average by a whopping...

10 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

Forget the noughties – Hope Capital launches seventies collection

Hope Capital has launched the ‘seventies collection’, which comprises two new bridging loan products. The HOPE 70 products offer a low rate...

07 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Lendex adds Virgin Money to roster of lenders

Virgin Money has become the latest lender to join Lendex, the new multi-lender application and submission gateway from Mortgage Brain. Lendex allows...

03 September 2020

From: Breaking News

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

O’Neill Patient pilots new ‘one-stop’ conveyancing app

Conveyancing firm O’Neill Patient has launched a pilot of a new one-stop app that enables clients to progress their conveyancing cases...

31 August 2020

From: Breaking News

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

Nucleus Commercial Finance supports SMEs with auto-underwriting

Nucleus Commercial Finance has pledged to digitise the end-to-end user journey for all finance applications, including loans through the Coronavirus Business...

28 August 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

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

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

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

The Mortgage Lender increases LTV for capital-raising landlords

The Mortgage Lender has increased its loan-to-value (LTV) for capital-raising landlords from 65% to 75% on all remortgage products. The rise means...

19 August 2020

From: Breaking News

MBE London guarantees safety and comfort at October event

Clarion Events, Mortgage Business Expo’s parent company, has drafted a programme of enhanced safety measures to reduce the risk caused by...

14 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

UTB Mortgages launches webchat for its Broker Summer Support Package

United Trust Bank (UTB) has revealed the next set of mortgage product, criteria and technology enhancements as part of its Broker...

07 August 2020

From: Breaking News

British Business Bank announces new lenders ahead of CBILS

The British Business Bank has approved four new lenders for accreditation under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS). The Co-operative Bank,...

17 April 2020

From: Breaking News

 New integration system for government’s electronic mortgage deed service

Technology innovator Zylpha has launched an integration between HM Land Registry’s electronic mortgage deed service and LexisNexis VIsualfiles. The first integration of...

17 April 2020

From: Breaking News

The show must go on: Brokers and lenders unite in light of Covid-19

The Society of Mortgage Professionals (SMP) has revealed how brokers are helping consumers worried about their finances during the coronavirus outbreak. David...

10 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Home of Mortgages – the mortgage market is still open for business

Despite ongoing coronavirus woes, buyers can look to benefit from record low rates and the mortgage market remains open for business. That...

10 April 2020

From: Breaking News

New support hub for advisers launched amidst Covid-19 pandemic

The Right Mortgage & Protection Network has created a new hub to assist its members during the coronavirus outbreak. Created by the...

02 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Legal & General invests in Australian lifetime mortgage business

Legal & General has acquired a 20% stake in the Australian lifetime mortgage business, Household Capital, through its ‘Retail Retirement’ division...

24 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Anti Covid-19: Dudley BS takes measures to help existing customers

Dudley Building Society has taken steps to ensure its service for introducers and their customers will be maintained during the current...

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

City Finance Brokers welcomes two senior appointments amidst expansion

City Finance Brokers, the specialist mortgage and finance brokerage, has started 2020 with two new senior hires – one dedicated to...

27 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Hodge offers ‘Early Repayment Promise’ across mortgage product range

Hodge has announced the extension of its Early Repayment Promise (ERP) feature across all of its residential mortgage products. The move follows...

20 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Advise Wise launches mortgage club for later life market

Later life lending specialist Advise Wise has announced the launch of its mortgage club to complement its services for the later...

06 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Hodge lowers minimum age of its entire residential mortgage range

Hodge Lifetime has lowered the minimum age of its residential interest-only mortgage from 55-plus to 50. This is in line with its...

06 February 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

Hinckley slashes rates for first-time buyer-friendly mortgages

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has cut the interest rates on three mortgages particularly attractive to first-time buyers. The fee-free mortgages are...

30 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Connect for Intermediaries adds Blacks Connect to solicitor referral panel

Connect for Intermediaries has added intermediary conveyancing firm Blacks Connect to its ‘Solicitor Referral Panel’. Blacks Connect is part of the full-service...

30 January 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

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

Mortgage Advice Bureau launches General Insurance tech for advisers

Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB) has partnered with Legal & General and Uinsure to launch B&C InstantQuote to its national network of...

04 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Roma Finance lends £716k re-bridge for development opportunity

Paragon’s ‘Commercial Lending’ division provided 100% funding for a customer to acquire a development site with planning permission. The case – which...

27 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Paragon launches buy-to-let discounted variable rate mortgages

Paragon has launched a new range of buy-to-let purchase and remortgage products for portfolio and non-portfolio landlords. The discounted rates for two...

19 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let borrowing stable despite market slowdown

The buy-to-let market has remained relatively stable despite the decline in overall mortgage business during Q3 2019, according to Paragon Bank. Its...

13 November 2019

From: Breaking News

ULS Technology launches digital portal for brokers

Conveyancing technology provider ULS Technology has announced the arrival of DigitalMove Remortgage for mortgage brokers. This new functionality aims to help brokers...

13 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Brilliant Solutions partners with Knowledge Bank

Brilliant Solutions has teamed up with Knowledge Bank as its exclusive criteria search provider. Members of Brilliant Solutions – which helps brokers...

13 November 2019

From: Breaking News

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

Commercial finance specialists should broaden their lender panels – FIBA

The Financial Intermediary & Broker Association (FIBA) is asking members to consider the Bank of England’s (BoE’s) warning about lenders cutting...

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

Pilot scheme launched to help advisers digitally connect with clients

A free pilot seminar has been launched to demonstrate how advisers can use websites and social media channels positively. Launched by financial...

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

FIBA welcomes Pension-Led Funding to its lender panel

The Financial Intermediary and Brokers Association (FIBA) has extended its range of lending options for members with the appointment of Pension-Led...

16 October 2019

From: Breaking News

How can mortgage brokers future-proof their business?

The property finance industry is rapidly changing. Everyone who’s part of it wants to know where we are heading, what’s working...

02 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Help to Buy ISAs supported nearly 89,000 property purchases in 2018

The number of property purchases supported by Help to Buy ISAs increased by 8% this year, rising from 82,940 in 2017/18...

02 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Majority of lenders are positive about future of the commercial mortgage market

Some 77% of lenders believe the number of loans they broker will increase, showing a positive outlook for the future of...

19 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Paradigm launches mortgage fraud guide for advisers

Paradigm Mortgage Services has launched a free eBook to help intermediary firms to identify and combat mortgage fraud. The guide – which...

11 September 2019

From: Breaking News

HLPartnership opens its autumn later life lending seminars to advisers

Mortgage and protection network HLPartnership has announced new dates and venues in September for later life lending seminars. Following its successful spring...

04 September 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

Pension cash dominates the savings market

Both the volume and value of flexible payments from pensions has hit a new high, according to Moneyfacts. Data from the money...

29 August 2019

From: Breaking News

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

Just Mortgages to offer commercial mortgage advice

Five brokers in Just Mortgages’ self-employed division are set to trade as commercial brokers following a partnership with commercial broker Fiducia. While...

21 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

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

Foundation Home Loans reduces rates on selected buy-to-let deals

Foundation Home Loans, the intermediary-only specialist lender, has lowered rates on selected products across its core buy-to-let (BTL) F1 and F2...

09 August 2019

From: Breaking News

BrokerSense launches buy-to-let mortgage calculator

The UK’s first buy-to-let mortgage calculator of its kind has officially been launched by BrokerSense, the provider of specialist mortgage calculators...

07 August 2019

From: Breaking News

New Dudley BS scheme to tackle HTB and shared ownership

Dudley Building Society is giving customers the chance to consolidate their mortgage and rental payments from a shared ownership or Help...

07 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Roma Finance launches five-year mortgage for property investors

Bridging and development finance lender Roma Finance has launched a five-year mortgage to allow investors to purchase or refinance investment property. Through...

02 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Paragon Bank launches postal applications for savers

Paragon Bank has improved the way customers can apply for its saving range by introducing a postal application process for selected...

02 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

Paragon turns up the heat with buy-to-let boost for summer

Paragon is boosting its buy-to-let mortgage range this summer, with a combination of lower interest rates, no upfront fees and £350...

26 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Key Partners unveils detailed look at equity release introducer sector

Equity release referral business Key Partnerships has released a new report – ‘Introducing the Introducers’ – to celebrate its brand refresh. The...

19 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Three quarters of homeowners unable to correctly define ‘remortgaging’

The majority (61%) of current and soon-to-be homeowners in the UK don’t fully review their mortgage agreement before signing it, and...

19 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank Finance first property firm to launch later life lending

Knight Frank Finance has launched a later life finance team, making it the first major player in the property sector to...

10 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Landbay reduces rates and fees in full-suite product refresh

Specialist buy-to-let lender Landbay has announced a product refresh, which will expand and enhance more than thirty products for professional landlords. The...

05 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Save up to £910 a month on rent just by travelling five extra stops

Leading room share platform, ideal flatmate, has done research into finding how travelling across London Underground can lead to big rental...

05 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

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

The Right Mortgage: it’s all about marketing, marketing, marketing

The Right Mortgage & Protection Network held its largest bi-annual event on how members can use marketing effectively to grow their...

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

The Nottingham extends retirement interest-only mortgage range

The Nottingham Building Society has added to its retirement interest-only (RIO) mortgage range to help with home ownership. Its two new offerings...

22 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

Paragon expands product range with short-term funding for landlords

Paragon is expanding its specialist buy-to-let mortgage range with new short-term finance products for property acquisition and refurbishment. The products are designed...

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

Synaptic’s ‘Webline’ portal now available through The Key

Webline, an online quote and e-apply portal from research software developer, Synaptic, is now accessible to mortgage advisers through a new...

14 May 2019

From: Breaking News

New service to aid mortgage applicants with lower credit scores

MortgageGym is adding four specialist lenders to its online platform for mortgage applicants with lower credit scores. These include Together and Precise...

08 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Newbury launches ‘home-to-branch’ mortgage video call service

Newbury Building Society has introduced a video call mortgage advice system following a successful pilot. The ‘home-to-branch’ Skype-style system aims to enable...

08 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Five-year fixed rate mortgages more popular than ever before

More customers than ever are opting for an initial fixed period of five years or more when choosing a mortgage, according...

03 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

FIBA launches Block PI scheme to mark ‘significant milestone’

The Financial Intermediary & Broker Association (FIBA) has announced the launch of its own Professional Indemnity (PI) scheme for members in...

30 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Loan to income multiplier rises at Hinckley & Rugby

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has increased its loan to income (LTI) multiplier across its residential range for applications where the...

25 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Trussle hosts ‘digital march’ to fix broken mortgage system

Trussle, the UK’s first online mortgage broker, is campaigning for fairer mortgages. The company has launched a manifesto which seeks to champion...

23 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Paragon refreshes buy-to-let mortgage range

Paragon has updated its buy-to-let mortgage products for spring 2019. The restored range includes a choice of two and five-year fixed rate...

23 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Fluent Money expands floor space to support business growth

Fluent Money is taking another 1,400 sq ft in its head office building in Horwich, near Bolton. This follows a combination of...

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

Knowledge Bank notes shift in broker searches

There has been a shift in broker searches regarding equity release, while searches for lenders that allow houses of multiple occupation...

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

LendInvest secures £200m funding for entry into home loan mortgages

LendInvest has secured funding of up to £200 million from HSBC UK to bring further capital to its platform. With this new...

09 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Roma Finance launches bridge to term product

Manchester-based bridging and development finance lender, Roma Finance, has secured institutional funding for a medium-term mortgage product. The five-year buy-to-let mortgage is...

09 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Brokers should be involved in specialist lending, says adviser

CLS Money has announced another record year for new business, with specialist first charge lending being largely responsible for the company’s...

28 March 2019

From: Breaking News

‘Best Conveyancing Firm’ revealed at Mortgage Strategy Awards 2019

My Home Move has won the title of ‘Best Conveyancing Firm’ at this year’s Mortgage Strategy Awards. This award follows the firm...

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

Hinckley introduces four new joint borrower sole proprietor mortgages

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has launched four exclusive mortgages for residential Joint Borrower Sole Proprietor (JBSP) applications. All four mortgages are...

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

Robo advice provides brokers with better ways to serve customers

The launch of business-like mortgage monitor, Dashly, and hybrid mortgage broker, Ladder, are a positive development from the broker sector of...

15 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Brain completes acquisition of Criteria Hub

Mortgage Brain has completed the acquisition of criteria-based sourcing solution, Criteria Hub. The mortgage technology expert says the purchase further cements its...

11 March 2019

From: Breaking News

HLP and MSN host ‘open-to-all’ business conferences

HL Partnership (HLP) and Mortgage Support Network (MSN) have announced that they will host a series of eight regional conferences in...

05 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Portal allows brokers to showcase their brand to customers

Mortgage advisers are now able to showcase their professional image to customers by adding their own branding and personalisation to The...

01 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Saffron launches upgraded affordability calculator

Saffron Building Society has launched a renewed affordability calculator to assist brokers and their customers when choosing a new residential mortgage. Findings...

01 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Shawbrook helps investor with £3.35m refinance on nine HMOs

Shawbrook Bank and the newest addition to its ‘Strategic Partner’ panel, Sirius Property Finance, helped an experienced investor to remortgage nine...

27 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Connect adds Lenderlink and Fluent Money to second charge panel

Connect for Intermediaries has announced the addition of specialist brokers Fluent for Advisers and Lenderlink to its second charge panel. Connect’s ‘Network...

19 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Fluent Money Group expands to Bolton

Lending distributor Fluent Money Group’s recent expansion has seen a significant increase in personnel, with over 250 employees based at its...

19 February 2019

From: Breaking News

HLPartnership and Mortgage Support Network confirm later life lending seminars

HLPartnership (HLP) and Mortgage Support Network (MSN) will be hosting two seminars focusing on later life lending following their successful January...

13 February 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

12 February 2019

From: 60 Second Interview

Customer relationship management tools free for appointed representatives

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

07 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Leek United launches fixed rate mortgages with interest only options

Leek United has launched a new suite of mortgages including fixed rates with interest only, cashback and no fees options. Its new...

07 February 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

Advisers need to take a second-time approach in the protection market, says broker

Mortgage broker CLS Money is targeting protection advice as a vital part of its growth strategy in 2019. The Essex-based company also...

01 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Pure Retirement launches new mobile app for advisers

Pure Retirement has announced the launch of its new adviser-facing mobile app. Believed to be the first of its kind in the...

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

Hinckley & Rugby introduces two new later life mortgages

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has launched two new residential mortgages for later life borrowers, with the option of interest-only for...

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

Mint Bridging offers financial support to Amicus

Mint Bridging has announced that it will consider the acquisition of Amicus Property Finance’s entire loan book. Following the news that Amicus...

20 December 2018

From: Breaking News

National customer awards service voting deadline looms

The voting for the national customer service awards which recognises the nation's best mortgage brokers closes at the end of this...

17 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

Brexit concerns softens mortgage market

A Brexit ‘uncertainty effect’ is washing over UK mortgage brokers after the largest drop in business volumes in more than two...

03 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Paymentshield launches interactive video for advisers

Paymentshield has launched a new interactive video to tackle some of the obstacles that can put off advisers from talking about...

03 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

Borrowers pay £15.4 billion in ‘unnecessary’ SVR interest each year

A staggering £15.4 billion of annual interest is being paid by mortgage borrowers sitting on their lenders’ standard variable rate (SVR),...

23 November 2018

From: Breaking News

House prices in ‘Leave’ areas outpace ‘Remain’

Since the Brexit vote, house prices have increased across the UK by 9.3%, with market uncertainty surrounding the exit being blamed...

20 November 2018

From: Breaking News

The Nottingham launches video advice system to cater for growing demand

Over one in five (22%) consumers said they would want to use a branch-based mortgage advice service, according to a new...

20 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Secure Trust Bank enters Right to Buy

Secure Trust Bank Mortgages has launched a range of mortgages for tenants using the Right to Buy Scheme to purchase their...

20 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

Brightstar launches guide to help brokers tackle interest-only mortgages

Brightstar Financial has launched a guide for brokers to better advise their clients on interest-only mortgages and later life lending. The guide...

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

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

One in three homeowners unaware of their mortgage rate

As many as one in three UK homeowners don’t know what mortgage rate they are on, potentially costing them thousands of...

17 October 2018

From: Breaking News

TMA to offer mortgage criteria search system via Knowledge Bank

TMA Mortgage Club has become the first development application (DA) Club to offer mortgage criteria’s search system after its agreement with...

10 October 2018

From: Breaking News

One third of landlords deterred by compulsory three-year tenancies

Almost one third of landlords say they would be less likely to purchase new rental property if compulsory or default three-year...

10 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Brain sales team welcomes three new members

Following its continued growth, Mortgage Brain has appointed three new members to its sales team. Josh Christie, Kosta Kostadinov and Sophia Smith...

05 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Accord to offer Help to Buy mortgages along with new-build lending

Accord Mortgages has announced a range of new or enhanced initiatives designed to support brokers with new-build cases. This includes a range...

03 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Bluestone Mortgages launches new Help to Buy range

Bluestone Mortgages has announced the launch of its new Help to Buy range which will cover the England and London schemes. Available...

03 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

Assetz Capital partners with Connect for Intermediaries

Assetz Capital has agreed a deal with Connect for Intermediaries to be the first network that it distributes its products through. The...

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

Hinckley & Rugby cuts interest rates

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has cut the interest rates on three of its 95% loan-to-value (LTV) residential mortgage products. Its five-year...

20 September 2018

From: Breaking News

HL Partnership embraces retirement interest-only lending

The launch of retirement interest only (RIO) products by lenders provides a valuable alternative to the growing number of later life...

07 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Fluent Money launches first mobile app for equity release

Specialist lending distributor Fluent Money Group has announced the launch of Fluent Lifetime Ltd on mobile. The company will be offering equity...

07 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Bank of Mum and Dad seeking financial and legal advice

The Bank of Mum and Dad is now seeking financial advice and guidance, according to new research from Key. The independent equity...

30 August 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

Intermediaries encourage customers to review mortgage options

Mortgage intermediaries play an important role in encouraging customers to weigh their options before securing a better deal, according to Paragon. Its...

21 August 2018

From: Breaking News

L&G Home Finance launches new lifetime mortgage partnership with Virgin Money

Legal & General Home Finance has announced a new 5-year partnership agreement with Virgin Money. The alliance will see the retirement lender...

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

Parents provide financial aid to one in four new buyers, research shows

The Bank of Mum and Dad is very much prevalent, with recent research showing that UK parents will help 316,000 young...

09 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Customers of the ‘Big Six’ lenders are paying £900 over the odds

Borrowers opting for the ‘cheapest’ mortgage deal with one of the UK’s ‘Big Six’ lenders could be paying almost £900 over...

07 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Scottish Building Society launches retirement interest-only mortgage

Scottish Building Society has added a retirement interest-only (RIO) mortgage to its range of products for older people. Since the Financial Conduct...

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

Mortgage lender launches short-term loans to landlords using AirBnB

The Tipton & Coseley Building Society is now accepting applications for second homes and holiday lets. The launch enables borrowers to rent...

20 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

Poor advice leaves buy-to-let landlords at risk of high tax bills

Failure to seek expert advice is leaving buy-to-let landlords at risk of high tax bills that could have been avoidable, according...

12 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

OMS and Kent Reliance launch the first two-way DIP integration

One Mortgage System (OMS) has become the first to fully integrate with Kent Reliance for intermediaries across its specialist buy-to-let and...

10 July 2018

From: Breaking News

Overcomplicated language dissuades people from switching mortgages

Across the UK adults are signing away the biggest financial contracts of their lives without fully reading or comprehending them, new...

04 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

3mc partners with Precise Mortgages to offer Help to Buy exclusives

Mortgage distributor 3mc has launched a range of exclusive Help to Buy products in partnership with Precise Mortgages. As a result,...

29 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Bluestone Mortgages announces partnership with technology firm

Bluestone Mortgages has partnered with Twenty7Tec, a leading provider of technology solutions to the lending industry. This means Bluestone is the first...

27 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Specialist lender extends borrowing limits across its BTL range

Foundation Home Loans has extended its borrowing limit and reduced rates across its buy-to-let range. This includes products for limited companies...

27 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

From: Sponsored Content

Shieldpay to ‘revolutionise’ moving day process in the UK

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

06 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Brightstar launches specialist lending workshops

Brightstar Financial has launched a series of specialist lending workshops to help brokers engage with the market more effectively. Merging with some...

24 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Five-year fixed buy-to-let mortgage rates still falling

The average cost of five-year fixed rate buy-to-let (BTL) mortgage products declined in the first quarter of 2018 despite the steady...

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

Keystone makes reductions across all rates

Specialist lending brand Keystone Property Finance has reduced all rates across its classic range. The cost of a two-year fixed rate at...

16 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Over-55s are using lifetime mortgages to upsize

A growing group of over-55s are using lifetime mortgages to fund property moves to more expensive homes, a study from OneFamily...

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

ABC completes £15m loan to finance Brockhurst Gate Retail Park

Alternative Bridging recently completed a £15 million loan to fund Millingate’s development of Brockhurst Gate Retail Park – its largest loan...

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

Mortgage Brain launches ‘Mortgage Skill’ on Amazon Echo

Mortgage Brain has become the first UK mortgage technology company to develop a ‘Mortgage Skill’ on Amazon’s Echo devices. The feature will...

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

Paragon launches new BTL range for portfolio landlords

Paragon has launched a new range of limited edition buy-to-let mortgage products for landlords who have four or more mortgaged properties. Landlords...

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

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

Landbay lending volumes hit £100m milestone

Specialist mortgage marketplace lender Landbay has lent a total of £100 million to buy-to-let landlords since its 2014 launch. Recent regulatory changes...

20 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Just Mortgages’ self-employed division grows in under a year

UK mortgage advisers Just Mortgages grew from 13 brokers at the start of 2017 to 81 by the end of the...

16 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

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

January a ‘solid month’, say market figures

A slow but steady start was recorded at the beginning of 2018, in line with numerous industry predictions on how the...

06 March 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

TMA reveals new GDPR Knowledge Base for advisers

TMA Club has unveiled an online platform containing useful guides, infographics and FAQs regarding the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) changes...

22 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Accord launches new remortgage options and reduces rates

Accord Mortgages has launched five competitive remortgage options for borrowers with a 25%, 20% or 10% deposit. The new remortgage range from...

22 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

Too busy? Let technology take the strain

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

21 February 2018

From: Breaking News

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

Expat Packager partners with Marsden to bring competitive mortgage products

A new wave of residential products is being introduced to help mortgage brokers secure the best solution for their clients. Following the...

15 February 2018

From: Breaking News

First Complete & Pink join forces to become Primis Mortgage Network

First Complete & Pink Home Loans, appointed representative networks of parent company LSL Property Services, have merged under a single brand:...

13 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Chorley becomes latest addition to TMA Club’s lender panel

TMA Club has announced the addition of Chorley Building Society to its lender panel – offering its members access to a...

13 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