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KEYWORD "Brokers" - 101 RESULTS
Higher Mortgage Rates sucking life out of the housing market

A number of major mortgage lenders have announced rate increases just as the election campaign enters its second half. Barclays has increased...

17 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Adverse-Credit BTL mortgage launched to meet broker demand

Buckinghamshire Building Society has launched a new non-standard credit buy to let mortgage, following what it calls “significant broker demand.”   The BTL...

17 June 2024

From: Breaking News

New broker tool launched by The Mortgage Works

The Mortgage Works is launching a new tool that provides brokers with the opportunity to support portfolio landlords.   With the buy...

10 June 2024

From: Breaking News

New mortgage platform claims to benefit broker partners

Newcastle for Intermediaries has launched a new mortgage platform for its broker partners.   Following the announcement of its new broker website and...

10 June 2024

From: Breaking News

FinTech invite to brokers to free Mortgage and Rental Masterclass

FinTech company Mortgage Brain has partnered with large scale buy to let lender The Mortgage Works to host a free Mortgage...

30 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Lender opens large-loan mortgage range to all brokers

Dudley Building Society has made its residential large loan mortgage range accessible to all brokers. Up until now, access to the building...

30 May 2024

From: Breaking News

LRG's financial services division rebranded as part of Mortgage Scout

Leaders. Romans Group, one of the UK's leading property services groups, has rebranded and amalgamated Start Financial Services into Mortgage Scout. Start...

30 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage adviser deal will help streamline property transactions - claim

Optimus has renewed its long-term partnership with fee-free mortgage adviser London & Country (L&C). Optimus claims that the new contract “will further...

22 May 2024

From: Breaking News

At last! Mortgages market confidence finally recover from Liz Truss disaster

The latest report from the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA) reveals that intermediary confidence in the industry increased in Q1 2024. Some...

20 May 2024

From: Breaking News

New mortgages aimed at Healthcare and skilled Foreign Visa Holders

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

20 May 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech Big Hitter to head mortgage broker platform training

Property Circle, which calls itself “the growth platform for mortgage brokers, estate agents and letting agents” has appointed a PropTech high-flyer...

15 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Brokers can educate young borrowers on eco-improvements - claim

Almost three quarters of Millennial and Gen Z buyers - those aged 18 to 34 - think energy efficiency improvements will...

09 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgages target borrowers with CCJs and defaults

Aldermore is reintroducing a broader range of mortgages for owner occupiers. The lender says it wants to support often “overlooked customers” with...

01 May 2024

From: Breaking News

New loan covers lifecycle of property, not just purchase

Real estate finance and investment business TAB has launched a long-term lending service extending to all stages of a property’s life...

29 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Expanded range from Chorley and new rates from the Dudley

Chorley Building Society has extensive enhanced its mortgage range with new products for limited company buy to let investors, holiday lets,...

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Just Mortgages launches its latest Broker Academy

Just Mortgages, one of the UK’s largest mortgage brokerages, is hosting its second broker academy of the year. The programme caters to...

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Broker industry revenue set to pass £2.5 billion by 2030

Jonathan Samuels, chief executive of Octane Capital, believes that with the property market now showing early signs of a return to...

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Brokers and Conveyancers join Phil Spencer for unique awards event

The ESTAS awards event in October has a new principal partner. It’s Landmark Information Group, which includes Landmark Estate Agency Services, Searchflow,...

17 April 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

New tool facilitates broker discussions of protection cover with clients

Mortgage Advice Bureau has developed a new tool to assess a customer’s financial resilience based on their level of protection. The financial...

08 April 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

02 April 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Building Society defends using humans, not algorithms, to decide mortgages

Leek Building Society has used its annual report and publication of accounts to mount a stout defence of its methodology regarding...

25 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Bank’s new intermediary website is part of product refresh

Sharia-compliant digital bank Nomo - part of Bank of London and The Middle East plc (BLME) - has linked with a...

25 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Wealth manager launches attack on Halifax’s age limit U-turn

Mortgage lender Halifax is imposing a new 70-year age limit on the terms of its home loans for some borrowers. This has...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Outrage at “shameful” Halifax move to cut maximum age on some products

There’s been an angry reaction to news that from today - March 18 - Halifax is changing the maximum age allowed...

18 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage shelf-life plummets and lenders hike rate

The average shelf-life of a mortgage product is just 15 days, with lenders increasing fixed rates, says Moneyfacts. Average mortgage rates on...

18 March 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

11 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Brokers’ amazing work honoured by bank’s CEO at awards event

The chief executive of a specialist business bank has paid tribute to the ‘amazing work’ carried out by its broker network. Gary...

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Experts slam lenders for ultra-short notice repricing of mortgage products

Experts have lashed out at lenders who reprice products, sometimes with just a few hours’ notice. And many suggest that lenders are...

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Was Halifax rate reduction just a cynical marketing ploy?

Last week Halifax - previously an outlier amongst major lenders - announced it was raising rates, following the likes of Santander,...

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Halifax throws “a massive mortgage curveball” defying rivals

Halifax moved entirely in the opposite direction to its rivals at the very end of last week, cutting rates instead of...

26 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Most Rates Up Again - optimism plummets amongst brokers and analysts

It’s been a torrid time for rates, going back up for HSBC, Santander, TSB, Virgin Money, NatWest and many other mainstream...

26 February 2024

From: Breaking News

It’s Back! Confidence returns to the mortgage market says IMLA

The latest Mortgage Market Tracker report from the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association reveals that confidence has returned to the mortgage market,...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Free Teach-In for brokers expanding into Self-Employed Lending

FinTech supplier Mortgage Brain has partnered with HSBC UK to host a free online masterclass on self-employed lending.  Taking place on February...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Finance houses buddy up to provide Sharia-compliant residential loans

Access Financial Services has partnered with Nomo Bank to offer Sharia-compliant property finance for UK rental and residential property. The products address...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Boost In Buy To Let Lending expected this year say brokers

Just under half of mortgage brokers expect to place more limited company buy-to-let business throughout the next 12 months, Paragon Bank...

31 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgages for Business announces rebrand after 34 years

Mortgages for Business is rebranding to Mortgage Finance Brokers, or MFB. A statement from managing director Gavin Richardson says: “It’s now a...

24 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Webinar for brokers operating in commercial property market

Property lender Together is holding its third webinar for brokers in its Chalk Live series, offering new educational content along with...

17 January 2024

From: Breaking News

FCA to probe historic mis-selling following public complaints

Three years ago the Financial Conduct Authority banned discretionary commission arrangements in a bid to end the incentive for brokers to...

15 January 2024

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Guidance for Brokers on how to woo Eco-conscious Borrowers

Research from Coventry for Intermediaries has revealed that there is a clear generational difference in attitude when it comes to making...

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

From: Breaking News

Five-day roadshow begins for self-employed advisers

National brokerage Just Mortgages hits the road in the New Year with roadshows to support its self-employed advisers. The in-person events are...

20 December 2023

From: Breaking News

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

Accord cuts rates on buy to let range

Accord Mortgages is cutting rates on its buy-to-let range in what it calls a bid to “offer better value to brokers...

11 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Rightmove launching its first broker mortgage product

Rightmove is launching its first broker product, which will allow customers to access mortgage advice through the property website.   The portal,...

04 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Opportunity for Brokers as first timers rely on family and friends

First time buyers aged 18 to 34 are primarily relying on advice from family and friends rather than a broker for support on the homebuying process, according to Coventry for...

27 November 2023

From: Breaking News

FinTech: New Referral Portal passes 400-client threshold

Just Refer, a new referral portal for national brokerage Just Mortgages and financial services arm Just Wealth, has supported brokers in...

27 November 2023

From: Breaking News

It’s War - Lenders compete on price as sub-4% rates look likely

Many of the country’s major lenders - and quite a few smaller ones, too - have slashed mortgage rates in response...

20 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Enhanced mortgage service platform beefs up Consumer Duty compliance

End-to-end mortgage service Smartr365 has beefed up its platform to improve the experience of brokers sourcing protection packages for clients. These developments...

13 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let mortgage arrears start to rise

Lenders’ trade body UK Finance says there were 11,540 buy to let mortgages in arrears of 2.5 per cent or more of...

13 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Brokers’ advice crucial for first time buyers says new report

The first time buyer economy, comprised of lending and spending, will reach £74.1 billion by 2025, according to research by Coventry...

08 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Brokers ‘need to offer more support to hard-pressed landlords’

Landlords need greater support from mortgage advisers in order to navigate the best course through the current economic climate. That’s according to...

01 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Privately-owned Mortgage Network reveals tech upgrade

HLPartnership - which describes itself as the country’s biggest privately-owned mortgage network - has revealed upgrades to its technology platform which...

01 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Artificial Intelligence deployed to help brokers attract new business

A residential mortgage lender is using AI to help brokers attract more customers as well as engage existing customers. MPowered Mortgages says...

25 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Halifax Heads Cluster of Lenders Scrambling for Business

A host of lenders have announced cuts to their rates in recent days, with Halifax arguably the most significant. It’s launched three-year...

23 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Skipton in “unprecedented move” to shake up residential mortgages

Skipton Building Society has made what some brokers call an “unprecedented move” by offering rates for existing borrowers switching products starting...

16 October 2023

From: Breaking News

New tech partnership aims to make brokers’ lives easier

Prominent independent brokerage The Mortgage Hut has partnered with Property Circle to adopt its automated lead generation system and client app. Nicola...

16 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Busy Season for Home Buyers Despite Market Slowdown

Despite the housing market slowdown, brokers are being warned that the autumn months of September, October and November have typically seen...

11 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

From: Breaking News

State of the art Mortgage Originations system launched

Target Group is officially launching the Mortgage Hub, its state-of-the-art mortgage originations system.   Over two years in development, Target claims it is...

09 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Brokers Slam NatWest For 'Not Acting In Consumer Interest'

Brokers have criticised NatWest for allegedly offering a sub-5.0 per cent 60 per cent LTV five -year fixed mortgage rate direct...

27 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage affordability to be hit by council mayhem - claim

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

20 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Brokers can appoint conveyancers for complex buy to let deals

Aldermore is to allow brokers greater flexibility to appoint conveyancers to support on complex buy to let transactions. The lender is to...

04 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Second big acquisition as Howden Group expansion plans go on

The Howden Group, which acquired leading UK mortgage broker SPF Private Clients last year, is expanding further into the mortgage market...

30 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Brokers Issue Warning Over ‘Cut Price’ Housing Market

Brokers are wanting that the recent Rightmove asking price index does not mean that sellers are necessarily in a position to...

30 August 2023

From: Breaking News

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

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

23 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Market Snapshot: not all bad news

Finance tech company Twenty7tec has produced mortgage market statistics for July 2023 - and it’s not all bad news… July was the...

16 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Ban The Scams! Consultation requires broker input

Plans to ban cold calls for financial products are the subject of a consultation marking the next step in delivering the...

16 August 2023

From: Breaking News

More Self Employed Brokers Is Goal For PropTech Firm

Proptech company OneDome’s mortgage advisory firm CMME is launching a new scheme exclusively designed for self-employed mortgage advisers. The brand wants to...

08 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage brokerage industry growth defies cooling market

A new analysis shows that the UK's mortgage brokerage market is projected to grow this year despite ongoing economic insecurity. Octane Capital...

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

New guidance to help meet Consumer Duty requirements

PMS Mortgage Club, in partnership with compliance experts Bankhall, has rolled out a new support service to help mortgage and protection...

01 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Survey shows public reliance on brokers as mortgage woe continues

A new survey of 2,000 UK adults has revealed that 66 per cent of mortgage holders believe greater flexibility is needed...

25 July 2023

From: Breaking News

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

OneDome on the acquisition trial to buy more brokers

Property portal and end-to-end transaction service OneDome says it wants to acquire more mortgage brokers as it reveals its HomeBuyer service...

25 July 2023

From: Breaking News

New guide for brokers explains funding, pricing and availability

After the interest rate volatility, impact on product availability and consequent pressure on advisers, the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association and Association...

18 July 2023

From: Breaking News

New bid to help self-employed mortgage applications win approval

Saffron for Intermediaries has launched a campaign to help and support broker partners get more self-employed mortgage applications approved first time...

18 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Brokers warn on growing housing market crash fears

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

11 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Revamped mortgage-sourcing platform launched by Legal & General

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

11 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Consumer Duty - Four Weeks before the Revolution Starts!

We’re now under four weeks away from the start of the Financial Conduct Authority’s Consumer Duty regime. This introduces a new Consumer...

04 July 2023

From: Breaking News

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

Brokers forecast rise in limited company lending

Nearly half of mortgage brokers expect the volume of buy-to-let portfolio limited company lending they write to increase in the next...

04 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Broker Searches reveal increasing difficulties for borrowers

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

27 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Why do so few brokers understand EPC changes?

New research from bridging specialist and buy to let lender Mercantile Trust reveals an apparent lack of awareness among brokers and...

20 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Brokers urged to hold mortgage clinics in community buildings

National brokerage Just Mortgages is encouraging brokers to go into their local communities to win business. Rather than ‘waiting for it to...

20 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Backing for 24-hour Mortgage Product Withdrawal Pledge

Support appears to be growing for a campaign to improve lender communication and increase the notice given about withdrawn mortgage products.  Brokers...

13 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Will There Be A Housing Crash?

Mortgage lenders and brokers have rarely had a higher profile than right now, when they are seen as key to the...

13 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Going Green - top lender’s bid to improve EPC ratings

Nationwide Building Society has launched a new Home Energy Efficiency Tool to coincide with the debut of new green loan products. The...

06 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage market confidence recovers in Q1, says IMLA

There’s a growing optimism about the outlook for the mortgage market, according to the latest Mortgage Market Tracker report from the...

16 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Accord cuts rates at the double!

Accord Mortgages is making further changes to its buy-to-let and residential rates. For the second time in as many weeks, buy to...

04 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Lenders offer brokers some specialist learning to help clients

With many borrowers under the cosh because of the cost of living crisis, lenders are offering brokers a chance to learn...

07 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Third rate cut in as many weeks for Accord buy-to-let

Accord Mortgages has made changes to its buy-to-let range to offer lower rates to brokers and their clients. The intermediary-only lender is...

31 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Skipton boost for L&G Club members

As of last Thursday, members of Legal & General Mortgage Club can now access two Skipton Building Society products on a...

31 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Just Mortgages gets set for growth with five new regional directors

National brokerage Just Mortgages has kicked off the new year with the appointment of five new regional directors to support its...

24 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Legal eagle casts a beady eye over the 2023 housing market

Homeowners and would-be buyers probably felt the post-pandemic property boom in the UK would go forever. But it slowed dramatically in the...

17 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

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