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KEYWORD "Bank of England" - 100 RESULTS
Call for Labour to create life-long fixed-rate mortgages

A left-wing academic is suggesting that the new UK Labour government should emulate the US and introduce life-long fixed-rate mortgages. Some 90...

17 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Lenders' rate cuts so far this week

More rate cuts are being announced by lenders all the time as they vie for business and anticipate the Bank of...

17 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Rate cut hopes and housing optimism rise after Labour’s first week

The latest residential sentiment survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors suggests a currently-subdued housing market but with a more...

15 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Shock as Bank of England advised not to cut rates in August

One of the Bank of England monetary policy committee members has advised against a cut in base rate on August 1. Jonathan...

10 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Millions of borrowers clueless about Interest Rates and their debt

More than a quarter of people are in the dark about interest rates and how much they pay, a new survey...

08 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Approvals Dip - Gross Lending Up

Mortgage approvals for house purchases fell slightly from 60,800 in April to 60,000 in May, says the Bank of England. Approvals for...

03 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Warning from Bank of England - mortgage payments up for millions

Some 3m UK households are to be hit with further increases in mortgage repayments over the next two years, the Bank...

01 July 2024

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Mortgage-backed transactions still far below normal

Mortgage-backed housing sales volumes over the last three months are still some 49% below this time last year. A new analysis by...

01 July 2024

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First Time Buyer mortgage costs soar

 A new first-time buyer study from Rightmove reveals that the average first-time buyer mortgage payment has risen by 61% since the...

26 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Volatile Mortgage Rates hurt the Housing Market

Buyers and sellers had to process a series of different numbers starting with five last week. The crucial number was 5.7%. That...

26 June 2024

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Sharp Criticism for obstinate Bank of England over rate hold

There’s been particularly sharp criticism for the Bank of England’s decision at the end of last week to hold base rate...

24 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Interest Rate Impact - why rates are volatile for mortgages

Interest rates for borrowers have been volatile over the past six months, despite no change to the Bank of England base...

24 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Bank of England slammed for interest rate attack on homeowners

The Bank of England has been sharply criticised for an “attack on homeowners” due to its refusal to cut rates. The Monetary...

19 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Interest Rates Begin To Fall - will Bank of England follow suit?

The European Central Bank has cut its key deposit rate to 3.75% - so moving faster than the Bank of England...

10 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Warning that interest rates will stay 'higher for longer' this year

Higher-for-longer interest rates are likely to remain for the rest of this year, warns the deVere Group, an independent financial advisory...

05 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Interest Rates depress mortgage approvals in spring market

Official Bank of England figures shows that net mortgage approvals for house purchases totalled 61,100 in April, little changed from 61,300...

05 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Boost for First Time Buyer lending as last-gasp law change approved

The Building Societies Act 1986 (Amendment Bill) successfully passed its legislative stages as part of the last minute ‘wash up’ of...

30 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Election Warning - Rate Cut on Ice and Lending Slows

There’s a warning that the general election campaign will probably mean that the interest rate cuts hoped for in June will...

28 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Huge rise in Mortgages paid off by borrowers in retirement

A Freedom of Information (FoI) request from a former pensions minister has revealed a significant increase in the proportion of home...

28 May 2024

From: Breaking News

House Sales stagnate as mortgage rates dampen buyer enthusiasm

The latest RICS UK Residential Survey results shows the recent recovery in buyer demand has mellowed slightly, with the market impacted...

15 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Interest Rate impact on Mortgages - a six month analysis

Interest rates for borrowers have shown mixed signs of both rises and falls over the past six months. Moneyfactscompare has analysed...

13 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Base Rate Held Again - what this really means for mortgages this summer

Bank of England base rate has been held at 5.25% - where it has been for nine months. The Bank’s monetary policy...

13 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage costs push housing market into north-south divide

It might look like house prices have stabilised, staying relatively flat over the first four months of 2024, but at least...

09 May 2024

From: Breaking News

All change - more rate and product changes from major lenders

Several of the UK’s biggest lenders have raised rates on their mortgage products this week already, as speculation grows that the...

01 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Top Three Lenders invest in improved house buying process

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

15 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Good News of Approvals from the Bank of England

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

08 April 2024

From: Breaking News

How Much Will Mortgage Rates Affect The Housing Market?

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

04 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Bank of England Base Rate Cut - when will it happen?

The Bank of England has signalled that more than one interest rate cut is likely this year - but the question...

02 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Rates Continue to Fluctuate Across Mortgage Sectors

Since the start of September 2023, the average two-year fixed rate has fallen from 6.70% to 5.76% and the average five-year...

25 March 2024

From: Breaking News

New analysis shows link between rates and longer mortgage terms

The ‘average’ 25 year mortgage term is increasingly becoming a thing of the past says USwitch. A recent study of the data...

13 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents impatient with mortgage lenders despite better news on sales

The estate agents’ trade body has made the unexpected move of calling on banks to cut mortgage rates. Rates are typically decided...

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Most activity down to remortgagers not buyers - analysis

Remortgagers, not buyers, are fuelling the increase in mortgage industry activity. That’s the view of Octane Capital following an analysis of Bank...

28 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Will stable inflation prompt a rate cut? Or will the Bank stick?

Diverse views have emerged from financial services figures in response to last week’s news that the headline rate of inflation remained...

21 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Two year fixes fall by fastest rate since 2022 - Moneyfacts

Average mortgage rates on the overall two- and five-year fixed rate deals have now been falling for six consecutive months. The overall...

19 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Octane Capital issues a brutal warning on mortgage rates

By Jonathan Samuels, chief executive of specialist property lender Octane Capital, writes: The Bank of England’s decision to hold interest rates on...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Nationwide’s shock rate rise may not be the only one - warning

At the middle of last week Nationwide slashed its rates to the most competitive of all in the current lenders price...

05 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Market Bounce drives housing market recovery

The number of mortgages offered to home buyers went up from 49,300 in November to 50,500 in December, against the normal...

05 February 2024

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Nationwide’s slashed rates take lending war to fever pitch

The UK's largest building society has slashed its cheapest mortgage rate to an eight-month low and significantly under the Bank of...

29 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage defaults jump - and there may be worse to come

Banks are reporting that default rates increased in the final quarter of 2023, albeit more slowly than the quarter before -...

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Shock government figure means likely delays to first rate cut

There are growing fears that the hoped-for Bank of England base rate cut this spring - the first off possibly several...

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Remortgaging via digital conveyancing - bank claims ‘UK first’

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

17 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Building Society demands stamp duty exemptions for downsizers

The Family Building Society has commissioned the London School of Economics to explore the UK’s housing. Its report - called A Road...

17 January 2024

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Bank of England chief warns of ‘future shocks’ derailing recovery

Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey is warning that ‘future shocks’ may yet derail economic recovery. In a session with MPs at...

15 January 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

10 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Demand for Mortgages Soars as rates war draws in applicants

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

08 January 2024

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Bank of England Will Cut Rates sooner rather than later, say experts

A poll of leading economists for London-focussed business newspaper City AM reveals that some believe a Bank of England base cut...

08 January 2024

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Swap Rate falls trigger speculation of early 2024 rate cut

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

27 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Building Societies warn on mortgages: “We’re not out of the woods yet”

A warning has been given to borrowers and the home owning public by Paul Broadhead, head of mortgage and housing policy...

27 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Brokers Speak Out - key industry issues for 2024

Crystal Specialist Finance has conducted its Annual Survey with over 10,000 brokers for the second year running. The point is to see...

20 December 2023

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Falling swap rates indicate lower mortgage rates - eventually

Mortgage rates are predicted to fall next year as lenders take advantage of cheaper funding, after figures show that average swap...

20 December 2023

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Alarm Bells Ring as mortgage arrears shoot upwards

The Bank of England says there was £18.8 billion of mortgage borrowing in arrears in the third quarter of this year. That’s...

20 December 2023

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Interest Rates - year ends on optimistic note as brokers hope for better 2024

With the Bank of England maintaining base rate - as expected - at 5.25 per cent, the broker community ends 2023...

18 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Google search topics reveal growing worries about repossessions

Homeowners are increasingly researching into mortgage repossessions online, signalling that many are worried about falling behind on their payments. The research by...

13 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Falling mortgage costs could trigger 2024 housing bounce - claim

Knight Frank says a reduction in mortgage costs as early as February - or perhaps more likely in Q2 next year...

29 November 2023

From: Breaking News

New Build Market in 2024 - a mortgage industry perspective

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

29 November 2023

From: Breaking News

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

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

20 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Dire borrowing and credit data from Bank of England

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

08 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage arrears soar in UK according to global credit service

Global credit intelligence provider Pepper Advantage, which has a 100,000+ UK residential mortgage portfolio, says arrears in this country have seen...

06 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Base Rate on Hold - what it means for mortgages

The Bank of England has held base rate at 5.25 per cent, with most analysts saying this is likely to be...

06 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Base Rate Decision Week - will the pause turn into an interlude?

The Bank of England is expected to hold base rate at 5.25 per cent this week with many analysts expecting this...

30 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Guarantee Extension in package of first time buyer help

A range informal media briefings on behalf of the UK government suggest that an extension of the current mortgage guarantee scheme...

30 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Innovative buy to let mortgage product launched by digital lender

Molo, which calls itself the UK’s first fully digital mortgage lender, has launched a Non-Resident Buy-to-Let Mortgages, unlocking investment opportunities for...

30 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Rate Rise Rumours - latest inflation data may trigger new hike

There are growing fears of yet another Bank of England base rate rise next month following the surprise inflation figure released...

23 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Bank of England Fears Grow Over Huge Longer-Term Mortgages

A Bank of England report has expressed concern at the number of homeowners - especially young first time buyers - taking...

18 October 2023

From: Breaking News

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

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

16 October 2023

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Crisis-hit Metro Bank in £3 billion mortgage book sell-off

The crisis hit Metro Bank is in talks to sell off at least a £3 billion portion of its mortgage book. The...

09 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Is The Mortgage Price War Really Over?

Is the mortgage price war really over? On the one hand there are good signs for the housing market - no substantial...

09 October 2023

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Millions of Borrowers Struggle with Mortgage Payments

An estimated seven million UK households are struggling to keep up with their rent or mortgage payments, Which? warns, with millions...

04 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Average rate on five-year fixed deal is sub-6% for first time in months

The interest rate on the average five-year fixed mortgage has dropped below 6.0 per cent for the first time in nearly...

02 October 2023

From: Breaking News

One More Rate Rise? Or Is This It For Now?

The jury is out as to whether there will be a rate rise this week when the Bank of England Monetary...

18 September 2023

From: Breaking News

‘Terrifying’ leap in mortgage arrears

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

18 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Approvals Take A Dive, admits Bank of England

The Bank of England says net mortgage approvals decreased from 54,600 in June to 49,400 in July, although approvals for remortgaging slightly increased...

04 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Borrowers switch to lump-sum repayments and fixed rate products

UK mortgage customers are turning to fixed rates and lump-sum payments as interest rates rise, according to new research by Butterfield...

23 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Will improving economic news trigger a Mortgage War?

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

21 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Approval Totals Braced For Double Digit Fall in 2023

A new analysis suggests that mortgage approval levels will decline by 11 per cent annually come the end of 2023. Octane Capital...

14 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Warning - Inflation Won’t Hit 2% Target until Mid-2025

The Bank of England’s monetary policy committee is warning that inflation - which is effectively determining base rate and interest rates...

14 August 2023

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Absolute Lunacy - mortgage industry responds to latest rate rise

The Bank of England’s latest base rate rise - up 0.25 per cent to 5.25 per cent - has been poorly...

08 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Brokers’ Views - What Next for Interest Rates?

A series of financial experts give their prediction for next week’s Bank of England monetary policy committee decision - No rise?...

01 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Brokers and lenders must work closely to avoid disappointing customers

A new survey of 2,000 UK adults has revealed that 50 per cent of those who have applied for a mortgage...

01 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Huge Rise in Popularity of 35 Year Mortgages - new figures

New Freedom of Information data from the FCA - gathered by Quilter, the wealth manager and financial adviser - reveals that...

01 August 2023

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Interest rates WILL go up next week … and maybe after that

There’s general agreement amongst brokers and other finance sector professionals that the Bank of England will next week raise interest rates...

25 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Relief - UK banks can withstand the next economic crisis

The Bank of England’s latest stress test of the financial system suggests that UK's eight largest lenders could survive a worst...

18 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Lenders report biggest increase in mortgage defaults since 2009

Lenders have reported the UK's biggest increase in mortgage defaults since 2009 - and they expect worse to come this autumn. The...

18 July 2023

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

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

04 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage costs not deterring housing market - at least not yet

Nationwide says the sharp rise in the costs of mortgages is causing a "significant drag" on the housing market - but...

04 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Rate Rise Preview: what it means for mortgages

There’s almost complete unanimity amongst analysts that this week will see yet another Bank of England base rate rise - and...

20 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Warning: UK mortgage rates set to rise further

The Bank of England’s monetary policy committee does not meet until June 22 but that doesn’t mean there’s any let up...

13 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Nightmare on Re-Mortgage Street - warning of woe ahead

A leading analyst is warning that a remortgage nightmare lies await in the second half of 2023. Sarah Coles of business consultancy...

06 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Property expert gives his verdict on new mortgage products

After the latest rise in Bank of England Base Rate, mortgage lenders are offering new products to help those struggling to...

23 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage rises put squeeze on buyers

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

28 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Record year for building society

Newcastle Building Society has reported record lendings for 2022 of £586 million. Significant support was provided to Members, clients, and colleagues during...

07 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Stormy weather for homebuyers but forecast is brighter

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

07 February 2023

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Finance expert offers spoonful of sugar to mortgage holders

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

07 February 2023

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What is the Bank of England cooking up and what will it taste like?

The Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England meets on Thursday with the market expecting them to announce 0.5% raise...

31 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Homebuyers more buoyant than expected, says Rose Capital

Homebuyer confidence is higher than was expected at the end of 2022, according to a leading mortgage broker. Richard Campo, founder of...

31 January 2023

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Mortgage market will see a new normal, says Capricorn

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

24 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Bridging loans increase as rising base rates impact property market

Revolution Brokers claim that bridging loan lending has increased by nearly 50% since the Bank of England base rates began rising...

29 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage crisis – 90% of arts and culture employees can’t remortgage

Mortgage rates in the UK have risen significantly during 2022, which appears to have proven an issue for homeowners hoping to switch...

01 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed: 41% of deals pulled since mini-budget as mortgage chaos grips UK

Since Kwasi Kwarteng's mini-Budget last Friday - which has caused a run on the pound and mass panic in financial markets...

30 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Devastating hit for homebuyers as mortgage costs climb

As governmental changes sweep through the nation, countless elements within the property sector have been affected, including mortgages. Market analysis by specialist...

27 September 2022

From: Breaking News

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