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KEYWORD "Bank of England" - 91 RESULTS
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

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

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

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

MBE London Expo to feature Bank of England keynote presentation

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

26 June 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

TMA ensures advisers with Base Rate Hub launch

The Mortgage Alliance (TMA) has announced the launch of its Base Rate Hub for its advisers following the recent base rate...

21 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Variable mortgage enquiries soar despite bank rate rise

Borrowers are still opting for variable mortgages despite the Bank of England base rate increase, new figures from Yorkshire Building Society...

14 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Hesitant borrowers turn to fixed rate mortgages

Yorkshire Building Society has seen a surge in fixed rate mortgage applications from borrowers ahead of a potential Bank of England...

31 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Freedom Finance launches new campaign against rising future interest rates

Freedom Finance has urged UK families to examine their finances after revealing that an average mortgage bill could increase more than...

18 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Landlords urged to remortgage in response to tough BTL lending criteria

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

31 August 2017

From: Breaking News

ASTL appoints new speakers at its annual conference

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

16 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Castle Trust Capital announces PRA Phase 2 changes

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

14 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Accord to boost borrowers with new tracker mortgage

Accord Mortgages has launched a new tracker mortgage with no early repayment charges. The lender says this new product will give borrowers...

24 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Scottish borrowers are most active mortgage switchers

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

17 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Remortgage activity continues to increase, research reveals

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

01 February 2017

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Furness launches two new buy-to-let products

Two new five year fixed-rate buy-to-let products have been launched by Furness for Intermediaries, strengthening the firm's product range and its...

01 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage costs on the rise, research reveals

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

18 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Some lenders remain unresponsive to base rate change

Just over two months since the Bank of England cut the base interest rate to 0.25%, an array of lenders are...

21 October 2016

From: Breaking News

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

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

24 August 2016

From: Breaking News

The perils of giving advice?

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

19 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Interest rates remain at historic low of 0.5%

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

14 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Long-term interest rates hit a further new low

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

13 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Nine out of 10 opt for fixed rates

Nine out 10 borrowers are opting to fix their mortgages despite little sign of forthcoming base rate hike. Historically low mortgage interest...

26 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Fall in demand pushes up tracker rates

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

05 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Bank statistics show strong mortgage lending

The latest edition of the Bank of England’s Money and Credit Figures show mortgage lending was strong in the first quarter...

03 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Brexit looms over interest rate decision

The Bank of England’s monetary policy committee has held interest rates again with a unanimous 9-0 vote yesterday and experts say there is...

15 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let crackdown deters just one in seven

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

01 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage approvals leap in February

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

01 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Fears grow over latest buy-to-let clampdown

Mortgage brokers and property experts are warning that the latest attempt to dampen the buy-to-let market could backfire. The Bank of England...

31 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Higher-LTV lending squeezed as purchases soar

House purchase values rose 20% in the final quarter of 2015 yet there was also a worrying drop in higher-LTV lending. The...

09 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Rate hikes could wipe out buy-to-let profits

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

03 March 2016

From: Breaking News

New deal for one-year self-employed professionals

Kent Reliance has launched a new mortgage proposition for one-year self-employed professionals. The specialist mortgage lender for intermediaries bolstered its proposition for...

02 March 2016

From: Breaking News

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

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

01 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage lending soars 38% in a year

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

25 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Lenders regain appetite for high-LTV lending

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

11 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Will interest rates ever rise?

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

05 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage approvals hit two-year high

New figures show the housing market defying the traditional seasonal slowdown in December as mortgage approvals hit a two-year high. The number of...

02 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage rates continue to fall

Lenders shrugged off rumours of a base rate hike and continued to cut mortgage rates at the end of last year. Fixed...

26 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Base rate hike prospects fade again

The prospect of a base rate hike has receded even further after Bank of England governor Mark Carney said now is...

20 January 2016

From: Breaking News

No sign of mortgage rate hike this year

Mortgage rates look set to remain unchanged this year as the Bank of England held base rates once again yesterday. Analysts have pushed back...

15 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Britons unprepared for rising mortgage rates

Britons are unprepared for rising mortgage rates even though nearly three-quarters would see their monthly repayments rise if the base rate...

14 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Landlords “resilient” in face of growing threats

The besieged buy-to-let sector has enjoyed a rare piece of good news as a new study says landlords are displaying "considerable financial...

07 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Housing market shrugs off winter slowdown

Mortgage approvals for house purchases rose again in November as the market defied a seasonal winter slowdown. Loan approvals for house purchases...

05 January 2016

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First time buyers stage 2015 comeback

The number of first-time buyers rose by almost a quarter in 2015 despite growing fears that they are being squeezed out...

05 January 2016

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Bank of England in no rush to hike rates

The Bank of England is in no rush to raise interest rates next year, rate setter Martin Weale has said. He said...

22 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Treasury lines up new buy-to-let crackdown

The Treasury has launched a consultation on giving the Bank of England more powers to control buy-to-let and could introduce new lending...

18 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let lending clampdown has already started

The crackdown on buy-to-let has already begun as banks voluntarily tighten their lending rules ahead of official action. Bank of England governor Mark...

15 December 2015

From: Breaking News

IMF warns of UK housing market threat

The IMF has warned that the UK's unbalanced housing market could threaten future economic growth. It said the UK economy is on...

14 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Basel Committee joins assault on buy-to-let

Buy-to-let is in the line of fire again with reports that officials at the Basel Committee are looking to get tough on...

11 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Now Bank of England launches attack on buy-to-let

Chancellor George Osborne isn't alone in launching an attack on buy-to-let, Bank of England governor Mark Carney is also muscling in on the act. Carney...

02 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Market shrugs off seasonal November dip

November has seen the smallest seasonal drop in new seller asking prices since 2011, setting the scene for higher prices in...

16 November 2015

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Help to Buy 2 drives high-LTV lending

The Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme has boosted both first-time buyer lending and higher-LTV mortgages, new figures show. The number of...

10 November 2015

From: Breaking News

No rate hike until 2017

The mortgage industry faces months or years of the increasingly tiresome "will they, won't they" interest rate hike game after a...

06 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Remortgage surge drives housing market

A dip in the number of mortgage approvals for house purchases in September was offset by a sharp rise in remortgaging. The Bank...

30 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Mortgage lending leaps 25% in a year

Mortgage approvals leapt 24% in the year to September driven by a resurgence in remortgaging. Remortgages jumped 40% over the year, against...

27 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Brokers condemn rush to regulate buy-to-let

Brokers have criticised Chancellor George Osborne's hint that the Bank of England will be given new powers to regulate the buy-to-let...

26 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Masthaven Finance applies to become a bank

Specialist mortgage lender Masthaven Finance has applied to become a bank offering home loans and fixed-interest savings. It has now submitted its banking...

15 October 2015

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NatWest cuts loan-to-income maximums

NatWest Intermediary Solutions has reduced its loan-to-income (LTI) maximums for mortgage applications up to 85% LTV. It has reduced its maximum LTI...

13 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Falling rate hike prospects will hit broker business

Mortgage brokers could see business levels decline as the prospect of an early base rate hike recedes. Fears that the Bank of...

09 October 2015

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HSBC cuts mortgage prices

HSBC has announced a reduction in a wide range of home loan rates. The bank has cut the cost of a...

02 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Mortgage approvals reach 2015 high

A new report from the Bank of England shows that approvals of loans for house purchases hit a 2015 high in...

01 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Rate fears drive remortgage activity

Fears that the Bank of England will soon raise the base rate from its all-time low is driving a rise in...

30 September 2015

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Higher rates 'should not be cause for concern’

Potential increases in the Bank of England base rate and knock-on effects on mortgage costs should not worry most homeowners, a...

28 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let sector escapes Bank crackdown

The Bank of England has ruled out intervention in the UK buy-to-let market despite fears that its growth could pose a...

28 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Now another Bank policymaker hints at early rate hike

The prospect of an interest rate hike in the UK may be closer than markets realise, according to a Bank of...

15 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Lenders launch new price war as rate hike threat recedes

Lenders have launched another round of "best ever" mortgage rates as the prospect of a Bank of England base rate hike recedes further...

11 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Carney: rates may rise despite China crisis

Bank of England governor Mark Carney has said interest rates are likely to increase despite the deflationary impact of the Chinese...

01 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let will become loss-making when rates rise

Landlords with standard buy-to-let properties will lose money when interest rates start rising, new research shows. This would be a double blow...

01 September 2015

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Brokers are buzzing as mortgage market hits fresh high

Brokers are buzzing with confidence after new figures showed the mortgage market enjoyed its best July for seven years. Gross mortgage lending...

21 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Interest rates to rise pretty soon

The Bank of England has dropped another hint that interest rates are set to rise with departing policy maker David Miles...

20 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Surprise inflation jump could bring forward rate hikes

Yesterday's shock rise in core inflation could bring forward the date of the first Bank of England base rate hike, analysts...

19 August 2015

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No bank rate hike this year, brokers say

Brokers and analysts don't expect base rates to rise until at least 2016 after the Bank of England held base rates...

07 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Mortgages fall again despite rate hike threat

New figures suggest that mortgage rates are continuing to fall despite growing expectations of a base rate hike. There was a further...

06 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Mortgage rates creep up ahead of key BoE meeting

Lenders have started to push up the cost of their mortgage deals as the Bank of England moves a step closer to the first base...

05 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Mortgage rates still falling despite rate hike threat

Mortgage rates continue to fall despite reports that lenders are already pulling their cheapest deals in advance of the first Bank...

30 July 2015

From: Breaking News

GDP surge threatens early rate hike

Official figures showing GDP rose a robust 0.7% in the second quarter will add to pressure on the Bank of England...

29 July 2015

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The great mortgage rate hike finally begins

Lenders have started to withdraw their best mortgage deals in advance of the anticipated hike in base rates, threatening rising costs across the...

27 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Prices in UK cities to rise 10% this year

House price growth in the UK's leading cities is set to hit 10% this year as the market recovery continues. The Hometrack UK...

24 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Bank of England to unleash fresh buy-to-let crackdown

The Bank of England could be handed new powers to restrict buy-to-let lending and curb the property boom. Chancellor George Osborne is...

22 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Base rate threat spells end to record low mortgages

Brokers are urging borrowers to remortgage as the age of record low mortgage rates draws to a close. Last week, Bank of England governor...

20 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let not to blame for supply problems says CML

The government and the Bank of England must not put too much of the blame for a lack of housing supply...

16 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Mortgage demand hits 18-month high, says Bank

Demand for mortgage lending has risen to its highest level since the end of 2013, new figures from the Bank of...

14 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Bank should not ‘rush to judge’ buy to let

The Bank of England is facing criticism for recent comments which warned of the dangers to the UK economy of the...

07 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let threatens UK economy

The Bank of England has warned that the booming buy-to-let market poses a threat to the financial stability of the UK. It...

03 July 2015

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Lenders escape further BoE controls

Brokers have welcomed the absence of fresh controls on residential borrowing in latest Bank of England Financial Stability Report. That is in...

02 July 2015

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Remortgage market springs back into life

The number of remortgages grew strongly in May as homeowners took advantage of rising house prices and the lender price war...

30 June 2015

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House prices close in on all-time peak

Brokers have welcomed new official figures showing that house prices in England and Wales are within a whisker of their all-time high. House...

29 June 2015

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