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KEYWORD "Buyers" - 477 RESULTS
The end of a decline – foreign interest returns to the London market

International buyers are slowly returning to the London property market after three consecutive years of declining market activity, research by debt...

19 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - Crossrail house prices increase up to 215%

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

19 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Bad news for FTBs – house prices are rising by £24 every day

The average first-time buyer (FTB) is spending £223,751 on their first property, 24% more than in 2016, according to new analysis...

19 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight - is the pandemic property market boom fizzling out?

Despite a strong start of the house price growth this year, the latest analysis from specialist property lending experts, Octane Capital,...

17 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Top tips for renters struggling to get on the property ladder

New research from Canopy reveals 10% of UK private renters have been unsuccessful in getting a mortgage, despite 80% never missing...

12 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - UK sellers achieve phenomenal asking prices

The most recent data released from the estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, has revealed that the average home seller achieved an...

10 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Five expert tips to get on the property ladder on your own

Often, we are sold the dream of settling down with a partner and purchasing our dream house together – but, what...

10 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – and the market continues to thrive…

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

05 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Study – 53 percent of property experts experience increased stress

Over half of those working within the property sector are experiencing higher levels of fatigue or stress due to an increase...

26 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Homebuyers – top tips to getting mortgage ready

Stipendum, the platform that aims to simplify life’s complex events, has released a number of top tips to help the nation’s...

19 April 2022

From: Breaking News

London's cycle route homes command a hefty premium after pandemic

The pandemic has changed the way people have grown accustomed to travelling, with many forced to opt for other methods of...

19 April 2022

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Are mortgage approvals set to soar in 2022? Studies point to yes

Mortgage approval levels could climb right through until Christmas as the pandemic property market boom shows little sign of slowing, new...

19 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Poor credit scores deter 1 in 10 Brits from applying for a mortgage

One in 10 Britons have been deterred from applying for a mortgage due to poor credit scores, new research by The...

14 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed – homebuyer's five biggest turn-offs and their financial implications

Estate and lettings agent, Barrows and Forrester, has revealed the five biggest homebuyer turn-offs and how much money each of them...

14 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed – How the Help to Buy market is changing

New research by sales optimisation platform, Unlatch, shows that within the new-build sector help to buy homes has declined. Since 2013 Help to...

12 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Britain’s booming house market sees deposit costs for FTB escalate

Recently a study was done and revealed by Stipendium, the platform that simplifies life’s complex events such as home moving, that...

12 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - homes near the city fetch the highest values

New research conducted by London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, reveals that there is a correlation between commute times...

07 April 2022

From: Breaking News

The Dos and Don'ts of haggling when buying a house

As the average property price is up 9.6% in 2022, many buyers want to get the best deal for their new...

07 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage delays caused 38% of transaction fall-throughs

Nearly two-fifths of UK homebuyers have experienced a property purchase fall through due to mortgage delays, new research by Butterfield Mortgages...

05 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Out with the old, in with the new-build – demand soars across Britain

New-build homes are proving ever-popular among homebuyers, and the latest research by Unlatch has revealed where the nation’s demand for new-build homes...

31 March 2022

From: Breaking News

UK homebuyers call for gazumping to be made illegal

Property purchasing specialist, HBB Solutions, has discovered that the vast majority of UK homebuyers want to see the practice of gazumping made...

29 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Outstanding mortgage values hit 10-year high, study shows

When it comes to the money owed as a result of mortgage borrowing in the last 10 years, UK homebuyers have...

29 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Rising interest rates pose ‘financial misery’ for 57% of buyers

As a direct result of the rising cost of living, over half (57%) of Brits are already struggling financially, or expect...

24 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Buyer Perspective – property features buyers seek and avoid

Carpet retailer, Tapi, surveyed Brits to reveal what home features buyers find attractive and features they detest when viewing a home. Sellers...

24 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Nation’s favourite front door colour revealed

Data from lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has found which front door colours the nation find the most appealing...

24 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Opinion: What do the cost of living and interest rates mean for mortgages?

As far as the UK Government is concerned, the threat from COVID is over. In its wake, a new battle, the...

22 March 2022

From: Breaking News

The Irish property market hotspots for St. Patrick’s Day Homebuyers

Today marks St. Patrick’s Day and in light of this Irish holiday, estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, has found out which areas...

17 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Chain-free sales value rises by 43% as buyer demand soars

Demand for chain-free homes has skyrocketed as buyers continue to pay a significant premium for a fast, efficient purchase, research from...

17 March 2022

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National Home Buying Week: Live in London returns to the capital

The 'National Home Buying Week: Live in London' show is set to return to London on Saturday March 19. The event, formerly...

17 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Pandemic pinch – 3.2m adults have missed some form of major payment

Some 3.2 million adults in the UK have missed some form of major payment over the last two years as the...

15 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Areas most suitable for tree-hugging homebuyers

Locations with homes surrounded by trees and greenery were analysed by Barrows and Forrester. The findings show that these locations have...

15 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Homebuyers could save big by heading to auction

A study by Barrows and Forrester has uncovered how much UK homebuyers could save by buying a property at auction, as...

15 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Russian homebuyers spent £190m on London property last year

Recent property market analysis by London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has found that Russian residential property purchases contributed...

10 March 2022

From: Breaking News

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

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

08 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed – the world’s most wanted property features

Knowledge about which features of the home are the most desirable can help sellers attract buyers. By analysing online search volumes of Google...

08 March 2022

From: Breaking News

First-time buyer’s fortnight: Getting a mortgage

First Time Buyer’s Fortnight aims to give potential homebuyers the information they need to make more informed decisions about the home...

08 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Rising cost of living drives buyers to second charge products

Borrowers are turning to second charge mortgages to help alleviate financial issues, according to Knowledge Bank’s latest criteria tracker. ‘Capital raising for...

03 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Pancake property prices 114% higher than the national average

A study by GetAgent.co.uk has shown how the nation’s property sellers could be left with a particularly sweet taste in their...

01 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – enhancing the homebuying journey

This week’s mortgage roundup is all about simplifying the homebuying journey, with a new partnership formed to streamline the buying process and...

24 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - homes across England overpriced by up to 21%

Property purchasing expert, HBB Solutions, revealed that the gap between the asking price expectations of the nation’s sellers and what buyers...

24 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Average time to sell a home drops as pandemic market backlog clears

Estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk has recently released its analysis of the time it’s taking to sell a home, with the...

24 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Everything to know about buying a home with friends

In this guest piece, Ross Counsell, chartered surveyor and director at regulated property buyers, GoodMove, presents tips on everything home movers need to...

24 February 2022

From: Breaking News

The home improvements that will add the most value when you come to sell

A study by MoveStreets, the property portal designed for the mobile generation, has found that garden offices, garage conversions and kitchen...

22 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Homebuyers: How could an interest rate rise affect you?

With the interest rate rising from 0.25% to 0.5%, Brian Murphy, head of lending at Mortgage Advice Bureau, shares his top tips homeowners...

22 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - March the strongest month to sell as spring surge gathers momentum

New data from the UK property website, Rightmove, has found that March is the strongest month of the year for prospective...

15 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight: Where are FTBs borrowing more than 7 times their salary?

With house prices rising at their fastest pace in 17 years, first-time buyers now need to borrow up to seven-and-a-half times...

15 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Don’t let the heart rule the head when buying a house - tips from Together

Scott Clay at Together - the specialist lender - has shared a few tips for couples considering buying their first home...

15 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - The top London boroughs homebuyers are flocking to

London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, recently revealed which boroughs in the capital have the highest levels of homebuyer...

10 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Valentine's Day themed roads bag sellers 29% more than UK average

Research from the property platform, Boomin, has discovered that living on a Valentine’s related road name could provide a substantial boost...

10 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - Home sellers achieved 98% of asking price in 2021

A study by estate agent comparison site GetAgent.co.uk has found that the average homeowner in England and Wales achieved 98% of asking...

08 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Tips: How the older generation can meet the challenges of buying property

Retirement non-profit company Cognatum Estates provides advice for those who are considering selling and buying in later life. It is unquestionably a difficult...

08 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Nationwide house price index shows strong market – industry reacts

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

03 February 2022

From: Breaking News

London homebuyers pay 77% more to live within arm’s reach of a royal park

A study by specialist mortgage broker, Henry Dannell, has discovered that homes surrounding London’s royal parks command an average house price...

03 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - 73% of homeowners admit their homes are full of clutter

Data from property platform, Boomin, has uncovered that 73% of UK homeowners admit to having filled at least half of their...

01 February 2022

From: Breaking News

New-build stock plunges while buyers prioritise buying schemes

New-build sales optimisation platform, Unlatch, recently revealed that over the last year the new-build property stock currently listed on the market...

27 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Early-bird sellers benefit from busiest ever start to a New Year

Property website, Rightmove released their housing report and said 2021’s housing market was ‘defined by people’s sustained desire to move coupled...

27 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed – the top searched market trends of the last three years

Legal & General has unveiled the top search trends that have driven activity in the market over the past three years,...

27 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - Chain free homes command premiums up to £76k

Chain-free properties are proving to be very popular amongst homebuyers. That is according to estate agent comparison website GetAgent. Property chains involve a...

25 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Waste of space – homeowners sitting on £791.5bn in spare room value

The value of the nation’s spare rooms is estimated at around £791.5 billion, and that’s just those of homeowners that admit...

25 January 2022

From: Breaking News

London homebuyers pay thousands to live close to excellent schools

In new research conducted by London estate agency, Bective, it was discovered that homebuyers on the search for a property near...

20 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Good times ahead – brokers optimistic about new-build sector in 2022

More than three-quarters (79%) of mortgage brokers feel optimistic about how the new-build housing market will perform in 2022, new research...

20 January 2022

From: Breaking News

London’s busiest housing markets where the most homes have sold

A study from London lettings and estate agent Benham and Reeves uncovered which London boroughs have been the busiest in the past...

20 January 2022

From: Breaking News

New Year budgeting tips revealed

As we’ve entered another New Year, now is as good a time as any to re-evaluate our spending habits and get...

20 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – new year, new products, new rates

In the first mortgage roundup of 2022, Introducer Today takes a look at the latest mortgage news, from Landay’s bolstered Green...

18 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Homebuyers reveal what estate agents can work on in 2022

Estate agent, Nested has discovered that the majority of recent UK homebuyers rated their estate agent’s performance as middle of the...

18 January 2022

From: Breaking News

New homebuyers plan to spend thousands on home improvements

Estate agent comparison website GetAgent.co.uk recently surveyed 1,101 homebuyers to uncover their upcoming plans after their property purchase. The findings show that...

18 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Study - Homebuyer demand stands strong during Q4

The latest Homebuyer Hotspots Demand Index by the estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, has found where England’s strongest homebuyer demand hotspots...

13 January 2022

From: Breaking News

2022 and the future of the housing market

2021 proved to be one of the most hectic years to buy and sell a home. We witnessed prices soaring to...

13 January 2022

From: Breaking News

London high-end homes rise in demand

In a recent property market analysis, put forward by London-based lettings and estate agent Benham and Reeves, market growth during the...

11 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage cost rises could hit London buyers the hardest

Market analysis has revealed where house price growth could stutter should monthly interest payments start to climb as a result of...

11 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Study - London still home to the most £1m+ transactions

A study by Henry Dannell, a specialist mortgage broker, has discovered how London remains the nation’s million-pound property market hotspot despite a...

11 January 2022

From: Breaking News

How can the mortgage industry deliver the green agenda?

When looking at the problem for a greener future many people point to cows or cars, when in fact the housing...

06 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Study – 23% of buyers put off by Christmas decorations at viewings

Research from estate agent Nested has found how decking the halls could impact the sale of your property this festive season as...

23 December 2021

From: Breaking News

80% of consumers still confuse a mortgage valuation with a survey

A webinar poll conducted by Countrywide Surveying Services (CSS) has highlighted that four out of five consumers still confuse a mortgage...

23 December 2021

From: Breaking News

The festive road names where house prices are 95% above average

A study by GetAgent.co.uk has found the cost of buying a property across one of the nation’s festive road names, with a...

23 December 2021

From: Breaking News

How can technology change the financial services sector?

For mortgage and protection advisers there is no disagreement that managing a bank of clients from the initial meeting until completion...

16 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed - 6.5% of pandemic property purchases are new builds

Throughout the pandemic, people across Britain have purchased new homes. Changes in lifestyle trends and schemes that make purchasing a new...

09 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Covid curse: FTBs forced to raise an extra £23k to buy first home

First-time buyers (FTBs) that have bought their home in the last 18-month period since March 2020 have experienced an increasingly expensive...

09 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Study - Planning permission can boost property prices

A new study by Birmingham estate and lettings agent, Barrows and Forrester, has uncovered how much properties could make in the current...

09 December 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

The stamp duty holiday leaves homebuyers up to £120k worse off

In July 2020 the stamp duty holiday was kickstarted by chancellor Rishi Sunak. It gave first-time buyers and home movers up...

25 November 2021

From: Breaking News

New homebuyers across England experience 1.6m snagging issues

A snag is a slight issue or defect in a property that occurs once building work has been completed. A broken,...

18 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Road to homeownership for FTBs is longer than expected – study

New research has shown it will take aspiring first-time buyers significantly longer to get on the property ladder than they expect....

18 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Study - The post-pandemic property features which can boost your house value

A new study by MoveStreets, a property portal designed for the mobile generation, has found which home improvements are most likely...

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

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

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

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

London ranked 3rd for global super-prime property availability

London estate agent Bective recently conducted a property market analysis. The findings show that London ranks third place for the third-largest...

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

Living on a prayer - church related road names most popular for buyers

New research from estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk has found out which street names have proved the most popular with homebuyers across...

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

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

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

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

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

Homebuying app launched to educate first-time buyers on mortgages

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

05 August 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

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

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

Advisers warned against rushing AML checks to beat stamp duty holiday

As the first stage of the stamp duty holiday (SDLT) draws to a near close on June 30 2021, many homebuyers...

24 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Study – Bank of Gran and Grandad gift almost £1 million a day

According to new research from equity adviser Key, the Bank of Gran and Grandad has gifted nearly £1 million a day...

24 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Study – price deters first-time buyers from seeking mortgage advisers

According to new research by MetLife UK, 43% of prospective and current homeowners admitted to using a mortgage adviser or broker...

22 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11 May 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

Holiday let mortgage applications soar as lockdown eases

Sales of holiday homes near the coast have surged over the past six months with holiday let mortgages for properties in...

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 – 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Revealed – cities with the most and least hours needed to pay off a mortgage

It can seem like a lifetime to reach the final instalment of a mortgage payment. But where in the UK will...

19 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

Vernon launches new mortgage range and Buy for Uni product

Stockport’s Vernon Building Society has relaunched its mortgage range to brokers, featuring a wide range of mainstream and specialist lending solutions. The...

22 December 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

Mortgage expert – buyers must act now before stamp duty cut ends

A mortgage advisor is urging prospective buyers to act now before the stamp duty holiday comes to an end. Matt Colley, director...

19 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Complete FS and Roma unite to offer exclusive product

Complete FS Ltd is working with Roma Finance to provide a brand-new buy-to-let exclusive. After partnering with the bridging, buy-to-let and development...

17 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Affordability woes for homebuyers as Covid continues

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

12 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Optimus to offer survey service on MoneySuperMarket site

The UK’s leading price comparison site MoneySuperMarket has extended its partnership with Optimus – the conveyancing panel management specialist for mortgage...

05 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

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

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

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

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

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

Foundation Home Loans broadens residential product range for borrowers

Foundation Home Loans has added five products to its residential range to provide further options for first-time buyers (FTBs) and home...

07 August 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

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

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

‘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

Hinckley cuts rates for high LTV fee-free cashback mortgage

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has cut the interest rate on its fee-free five-year fixed rate mortgage at up to 95%...

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

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

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

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

Majority of people refused a mortgage

A vast majority of mortgage enquires come from people who have been refused a mortgage due to not being a ‘perfect...

25 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Furness for Intermediaries cuts rates for first-time buyers

Furness for Intermediaries has made reductions across its 95% product range. This includes the two-year fixed rate products, which now start from...

09 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

Unmortgage becomes ‘Wayhome’ as part of rebrand

Unmortgage has rebranded to Wayhome as part of phase one of its brand refresh. Since August, the Unmortgage name is no longer...

04 September 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

Average Bank of Mum and Dad mortgage contribution rises by £6,000

The Bank of Mum and Dad (BoMaD) is currently spending an average of £6,000 more than in 2018 to help loved...

19 June 2019

From: Breaking News

The Nottingham launches lifetime ISA online

Nottingham Building Society has cemented its position as a leading Cash Lifetime ISA (LISA) provider as it becomes the only society...

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

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

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

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

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

Hinckley & Rugby added over £50 million to mortgage book in 2018

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society added more than £50 million to its mortgage book in 2018, driven by high levels of...

05 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Mortgage rejection common among young homeowners

One in six mortgage holders have been rejected for a mortgage in the past, according to new research from Which? Mortgage...

30 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Hinckley introduces cashback mortgage for first time this century

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has launched a new cashback mortgage with no completion fee. The new residential mortgage is a two-year...

23 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

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

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

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

Millennials forced to delay marriage and kids to get on the property ladder

People aged 18-34 are having to make sacrifices not experienced in previous generations to get onto the property ladder, according to...

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

More clarity is needed around future of Help to Buy scheme, says IMLA

The Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA) is urging government to provide clarity around the future of the Help to Buy Equity...

12 October 2018

From: Breaking News

The Bank of Mum and Dad to initiate tougher lending rules

Tougher lending rules are surfacing after the expansion of the Bank of Mum and Dad (BOMAD) into one of the UK’s...

12 October 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

M&S Bank introduces 95% LTV and 35-year products

M&S Bank has extended its maximum loan-to-value (LTV) to 95% on three new products in a bid to further assist first-time...

23 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

First-time buyers push through summer property transactions

The proportion of sales made to first-time buyers rose by five percentage points to 29% in June, the highest figure recorded...

09 August 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

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

Majority of homeowners would turn back time to use a mortgage broker

Some 81% of UK homeowners who purchased a home in the last year would consider a mortgage broker if they were...

16 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Vida Homeloans launches new criteria on BTL portfolios

Specialist mortgage lender for intermediaries Vida Homeloans has announced improved criteria following its full market launch just over a year ago. Vida...

20 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

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

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

M&S Bank launches first mortgage range to assist FTBs

M&S Bank has launched its first mortgage range and developed a first-time buyer range to support first-time buyers (FTBs). The bank’s first...

06 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Potential movers still undeterred by Brexit

Prospective home movers have been active in January and are failing to be put off by Brexit and last year's interest...

24 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Skipton brings forth new fixed rate mortgages and rate reductions

Two new seven-year fixed rate mortgages and rate reductions of up to 0.10% have been introduced to Skipton Building Society’s residential...

28 November 2017

From: Breaking News

L&G Mortgage Club campaign busts mortgage myths

Over half (55%) of UK consumers are unaware that a mortgage broker could offer more product options than a bank or...

14 November 2017

From: Breaking News

First time buyers underestimate the cost of buying

The homebuying process and its associated costs is being met with a lack of understanding amongst potential first-time buyers, fresh research...

07 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Demand for 35-year mortgages increases

Nearly seven in ten (69%) mortgage brokers saw an increasing demand for 35-year mortgages, according to the latest research from the...

24 October 2017

From: Breaking News

M&S Bank to launch new mortgage range

In light of its fifth anniversary as a bank and current account provider, M&S Bank has announced its first mortgage range...

24 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Research reveals the scope of the Bank of Mum and Dad

Six in ten parents can afford to financially support their children to buy their first home, while only 5% can pay...

24 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Lending in England falls as house prices rise

The latest ‘bubble alert’ from One 77 Mortgages found lending in March 2017 was in decline compared to March last year...

17 October 2017

From: Breaking News

House purchase lending higher this year than 2016

Fresh data from UK Finance has found that borrowing and lending for house sales increased in both value and volume in...

17 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Yorkshire Building Society set to offer exclusive mortgages to FTBs

Yorkshire Building Society is launching a range of two-year mortgages to help first-time buyers (FTBs) take their first steps on the...

12 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Accord launches lowest-ever 80% LTV two-year fix

Accord Mortgages is offering its lowest ever two-year fixed rate at 80% loan-to-value (LTV) with a 0.99% two-year fixed rate mortgage...

25 September 2017

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers turning to specialist lenders

New data from mortgage lender, Vida Homeloans, found more first-time buyers are seeking lenders for deals that cater to their needs...

08 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Darlington Building Society launches discount mortgage to L&G Mortgage Club

Legal & General Mortgage Club has joined Darlington Building Society to introduce exclusive discount mortgages, aimed at first-time buyers, homeowners or...

05 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Record August for The Mortgage Hut

The Mortgage Hut has seen a year on year rise of 30% in mortgage applications in August despite the traditional seasonal...

05 September 2017

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers make up half of all property purchases in July

First-time buyers accounted for half of all home purchase valuations in July, according to the latest research from Connells Survey &...

29 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Gifted deposits fall for both first-time buyers and investors

The number of first-time buyers and buyers of investment properties has fallen in the last two years, My Home Move say. First-time...

21 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Legal & General joins the retirement housing sector

Legal & General has announced its development of Inspired Villages Group, an operator of later living accommodation which formed out of...

07 August 2017

From: Breaking News

UK mortgage market surged in June

Fresh statistics suggest the UK’s mortgage market has been boosted again, with approvals for home lending up month on month and...

04 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage holders are at risk of losing £400 a year despite being loyal customers

Bank customers are at risk of paying an extra £400 if they chose not to remortgage after their fixed term deal...

01 August 2017

From: Breaking News

76% of advisers urge home buyers to take out a private survey

Over three quarters (76%) of advisers recommend taking out private surveys when purchasing or remortgaging a property, according to TMA Mortgage...

01 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Foundation Home Loans improves first time landlord product range

Specialist mortgage lender, Foundation Home Loans, has reformed its buy-to-let range with new first-time landlord products. New five-year fixed rate options will...

25 July 2017

From: Breaking News

March housing supply at lowest point since records began

The number of properties available to buy through estate agents in March was the lowest level recorded for the third month...

02 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Regulated mortgage ‘robo-adviser’ to launch in the UK

MortgageGym.com, which claims to be the world’s only regulated mortgage robo-adviser, will be launched in the UK in the coming months,...

07 April 2017

From: Breaking News

‘Mortgage accessibility at post-MMR high’ - IMLA

Brokers are encountering fewer difficulties when sourcing mortgages for clients than at any point since the introduction of the Mortgage Market...

05 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Quarter of young Brits have given up on home ownership

A quarter of young people believe the only way they'll ever own a home is by inheriting cash, research by Halifax has...

22 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Has the mortgage market returned to pre-crisis levels?

The range and number of mortgage products now available is almost at the same level as before the financial crisis. This is...

22 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Small deposit buyers increase share of UK mortgage market

Small deposit buyers were given a New Year boost, with their share of the mortgage market increasing in January 2017. Small deposit...

03 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Eleven buyers chasing every property, say estate agents

As the supply/demand imbalance continues there is an average of 11 prospective buyers chasing every property for sale, according to NAEA...

01 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Legal & General to kick off sixth roadshow this spring

Legal & General Mortgage Club has announced that it will be hosting its annual series of Mortgage Club LIVE events for...

01 March 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

Overseas buyers and expats routinely rejected for mortgages

Overseas buyers and British expats are finding it increasingly difficult to purchase property in the UK without correct advice, according to deVere...

24 February 2017

From: Breaking News

UAE the best location for first-time buyers

The UAE has been named as the best country for first-time buyers, new research carried out by MoveHub has revealed. Based on...

22 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Legal & General partners with Leeds Building Society to increase product range

Legal & General Mortgage Club has announced an exclusive deal with Leeds Building Society to help expand its shared ownership and...

22 February 2017

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers on the up, research reveals

The latest research from Connells Survey & Valuation has revealed that January saw an increase in the number of first-time buyers...

17 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Teachers Building Society launches new fixed-rate range

An assortment of new fixed-rate mortgages across all its LTV ranges has been launched by Teachers Building Society. Teachers Building Society, which,...

10 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Popularity of shared ownership on the rise

Conveyancing firm My Home Move's latest research has revealed that the appeal of shared ownership schemes has risen by over 130%...

08 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Accord expands range of offset mortgages

Accord Mortgages used the beginning of February to launch five new options to its offset range. The intermediary-only lender’s new measures...

03 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage affordability on the rise as rates remain at record lows

Mortgage affordability is increasing for first-time buyers, home movers and remortgagors, according to the latest index from Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB). The...

01 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Digital Mortgage range expanded by Atom Bank

The UK’s first bank built exclusively for mobile customers has extended its Digital Mortgage range, with 80% LTV and 85% LTV...

27 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Prospective buyers finding out about poor credit during mortgage applications

Poor credit scores are denying prospective property buyers from being granted mortgages, a new study has revealed. The research into the nation's...

18 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Lenders launch new high-LTV products aimed at first-timers

Two lenders have launched new mortgage products with LTVs of over 90%. Furness Building Society has introduced a range of five-year fixed...

21 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Saffron announces new fixed rates for owners and FTBs

Saffron For Intermediaries, part of Saffron Building Society, has announced the launch of three new fixed rate deals for homeowners and...

19 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Furness launch two new products

Two competitive variable rate products for 90% loans have been launched by Furness Building Society. Suitable for first-time buyers as well as...

24 August 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

Lending to first-time buyers at its highest since 2007

A new report from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has shown that more mortgages were handed to first-time buyers in...

11 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Shared ownership range launched by Tipton

Tipton has launched a new shared ownership range, including mortgages available throughout England and Wales up to 90% of the share...

11 August 2016

From: Breaking News

The fall in ownership – it’s about affordability rather than the cost of mortgages

Data published this week by the Resolution Foundation confirms the continuation of the downward trend in home ownership in the UK.  Since 2003...

04 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Shared ownership calculator enables buyers to 'stress test' their loans

A new mortgage calculator is to allow prospective buyers considering shared ownership to work out the total cost of purchasing a...

08 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Annual house price growth stable at 9.2%

House prices in the three months to May were 9.2% higher than in the same three months a year earlier, according...

08 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Green research project calls on householders to complete its survey

A green mortgage research project called LENDERS is asking all householders in the UK for their help in completing a survey...

08 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Greater London house prices top £600,000

House prices in Greater London have topped £600,000 for the first time ever, new figures show. Prices increased by 14.9% over the...

03 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Homemover applications hit record conversion rate

Homemovers have just registered the highest success rate for turning mortgage applications into completions. Some 80% of homemover applications led to an...

03 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Skipton drops first-time buyer lending cap

Skipton Building Society has removed its maximum loan size cap for first-time buyers. It said this follows a 20% increase in UK house...

03 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Working to combat conveyancing fraud

Fraudsters attacking the conveyancing sector, successfully stealing large sums of money from homebuyers, are making national headlines at a depressing rate....

27 May 2016

From: Sponsored Content

First-time buyer sales soar in April

First-time buyer sales soar last month as landlords abandoned the market following the introduction of the new stamp duty surcharge on 1...

27 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage lending plunges almost 30% in April

Gross mortgage lending fell 29% in April following the rush to beat the new stamp duty surcharge on buy-to-lets and second...

20 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Brexit could fuel “mass exit” from housing market

The housing market could suffer from construction skills deficit and plunging rental demand if the UK votes to leave the EU...

19 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Buyers race to beat Brexit uncertainty

One in seven mortgage and remortgage customers are racing to complete their application before the EU referendum on 23 June. More than...

18 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Barclays cuts rates for buyers and movers

Barclays Mortgages is cutting rates for home buyers and movers across its two and five-year fixed rate range from today. A new...

17 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let surge turns nasty for first-time buyers

The surge in buy-to-let transactions in the run-up to the stamp duty surcharge on 1 April has left first-time buyers facing...

16 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Brokers predict decline of buy-to-let

Mortgage advisers are concerned about about the longer-term prospects for buy-to-let, with half now predicting a decline in business. Although advisers saw...

13 May 2016

From: Breaking News

House prices dip for first time in a year

Demand for UK property has dipped for the first time in 12 months in the latest sign of housing market weakness. However,...

12 May 2016

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers desperate as housing crisis deepens

First-time buyers are "increasingly desperate" to buy a place of their own as the housing crisis deepens, new research shows. Today, 73%...

11 May 2016

From: Breaking News

UK house price slowdown continues

UK house price growth slowed more than expected in the three months to April, further evidence of a slowing property market. House prices in...

10 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Nationwide cuts fixed rates on high-LTV loans

Nationwide has announced that it is cutting fixed rates on smaller deposit mortgages. The building society is reducing selected fixed rate mortgages...

10 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Barclays launches new no-deposit mortgage

Barclays Bank has this week introduced a new 100% loan-to-value mortgage, aimed at helping struggling first-time buyers get onto the property...

06 May 2016

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers ‘must act fast’ to get top deals

The cost of servicing a mortgage for buyers with small deposits has fallen sharply over the past 12 months, according to...

06 May 2016

From: Breaking News

‘Bank of mum and dad’ to pump £5bn into property market

UK parents will lend or give more than £5billion over the course of 2016 to help their children get onto or move...

04 May 2016

From: Breaking News

First signs of housing market slowdown

Two sets of industry data published yesterday suggest that house price growth is finally starting to slow. Nationwide's figures showed annual house price...

29 April 2016

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers mount fight back in March

First-time buyer activity grew strongly in March as they fought back against property investors. Total first-time buyer transactions 32,500, the highest monthly...

29 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Cash is king in prime London

Cash is now king in the prime London market with six out of 10 of purchases made by investors or second-home...

27 April 2016

From: Breaking News

SearchFlow partners with Decision First to offer protection against fraud

SearchFlow, property intelligence specialists, has partnered with Decision First to offer an unrivalled service to protect conveyancers and homebuyers from the...

26 April 2016

From: Sponsored Content

Supply soars as buy-to-let investors exit

The number of properties for sale jumped by more than half in March as buy-to-let investors exited the market. Demand fell at the...

26 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Halifax launches 1% cashback offer

Halifax has launched a 1% cashback offer for first-time buyers and home movers across its mortgage range. First-time buyers and home movers...

26 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Lloyds launches new ‘hassle-free’ mortgage

Lloyds Bank has unveiled a new “hassle-free” mortgage designed to make moving easier and cover the upfront costs. The deal includes free...

25 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Today is UK Mortgage Freedom Day

April 19 is UK Mortgage Freedom Day, the date when the average new borrower will have earned enough to pay off...

19 April 2016

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First-time buyers move home to build deposits

Single first-time buyers and couples can significantly cut the time it takes to save for a deposit by moving back in...

18 April 2016

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Lending surges across the board but slowdown in sight

Lending to both residential buyers and property investors soared over the last year but experts warn there is a slowdown in...

14 April 2016

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Buy-to-let demand collapses as tax changes bite

Interest in purchasing buy-to-let properties has collapsed as new tax changes start to bite. The number of people planning to buy a...

13 April 2016

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House price growth now looks unrelenting

UK house prices rose 7.6% in the year to February and property experts expect the "unrelenting" growth to continue. This marked a...

13 April 2016

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Stamp duty surcharge on “granny flats” axed

Property experts have welcomed the Government's decision to scrap the 3% stamp duty surcharge on "granny flats". In the original version of...

13 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let suffers sharp March slowdown

March saw a sharp drop in buy-to-let valuations activity as landlords ran out of time to beat the stamp duty surcharge on 1 April. Valuation activity dropped...

11 April 2016

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Kensington hikes maximum loan sizes

Kensington Mortgages has increased the maximum loan limits for first-time buyers and buy-to-let mortgages.  The specialist lender has raised the maximum loan...

11 April 2016

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Prime London: prices fall, activity rises

Transactions in prime central London picked up in March due to falling asking prices and the buy-to-let stamp duty surcharge. Latest research...

05 April 2016

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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

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First-time buyers resilient as confidence grows

The number of people buying their first home has grown almost 7% over the past year despite growing concerns over affordability. The...

31 March 2016

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Buy-to-let investors “storm housing market”

Buy-to-let investors are said to be "storming the housing market" as estate agents report an increase in the numbers trying to...

30 March 2016

From: Breaking News

It takes 46 years to save London deposit

Single first-time buyers and England and Wales need 13 years to save for a deposit - rising to his 46 years...

22 March 2016

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Asking prices top £300,000 for first time

The average price of a property coming to market in England and Wales has passed £300,000 for the first time. Asking prices...

21 March 2016

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Ignorant first-time buyers risk rejection

First-time buyers applying for their first mortgage lack knowledge about the application process and risk being rejected as a result. Almost half...

21 March 2016

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Lending hits eight-year high in February

Gross mortgage lending in February hit its highest level for eight years after leaping 30% year-on-year. Lending totalled £17.6 billion which marks a fall from £18.5...

18 March 2016

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Buy-to-let gets Budget kick in the teeth

Chancellor George Osborne's eighth Budget delivered another blow to buy-to-let investors by excluding property from cuts to capital gains tax (CGT) rates. Investors...

17 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Lifetime Isa won’t ease supply problems

Property experts have warned that Chancellor George Osborne's new Lifetime Isa will do nothing to solve housing supply and affordability problems. From April...

17 March 2016

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Does property market face fresh Budget tax shock?

The property industry is calling on Chancellor George Osborne to reform stamp duty and boost housing supply in Wednesday’s Budget, but...

15 March 2016

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Santander unveils “market-leading” Help-to-Buy Isa

Santander has launched what it claims is a market-leading Help to Buy Isa rate charging 4.00%. The new tax-free savings rate is...

15 March 2016

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150,000 now own through Help to Buy

More than 150,000 people have become homeowners through the Government’s flagship Help to Buy housing scheme. New official figures show that 80%...

11 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let boom doubles house price growth

The pace of house price growth has doubled due to a boom in buy-to-let sales ahead of April's stamp duty surcharge, new...

10 March 2016

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London property market is set to beat Brexit

London is likely to remain attractive to overseas buyers regardless of the result of the Brexit referendum. Property buying agency Black Brick...

10 March 2016

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Buy-to-let chokes out first-time buyers

The rapid growth of the buy-to-let market during 2015 has come at the expense of first-time buyers, new research shows. Buy-to-let grew...

10 March 2016

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Buy-to-let tax hike revives prime London

April's forthcoming stamp duty surcharge on investors has brought the prime central London property market back from the dead. Property demand has...

08 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Brexit fears drive mortgage enquiry surge

The forthcoming Brexit referendum is fuelling a surge in mortgage enquiries from worried buyers and owners. They fear mortgage costs will increase if...

03 March 2016

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Supply plunges amid  swarm of buy-to-let investors

The supply of available housing has plunged to a new low while demand from buyers has surged in recent weeks. Housing supply...

02 March 2016

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Now only wealthy first-timers can afford to buy

New evidence suggests that only high-earning first-time buyers are able to afford their first properties, leaving the rest behind. The gap between...

01 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Is this the last hurrah for the housing market?

House prices leapt by 2.5% in January to mark the biggest monthly upswing for 14 years, Land Registry figures show. The average...

29 February 2016

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Call to scrap stamp duty hike for parents helping children

Tax experts have urged the Government to scrap the stamp duty surcharge for parents helping their children become first-time buyers. Chancellor George...

24 February 2016

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First-time buyer deals near pre-crash levels

The number of high-LTV deals aimed at first-time buyers is almost back at pre-financial crisis levels. Mortgages at 90% and 95% LTV...

24 February 2016

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Brexit could knock 5% off house prices

UK house prices could drop by 5% if the UK votes to leave the EU in the referendum on 23 June. Prime...

22 February 2016

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Ability to buy a home improves

The ability to buy an average home in England and Wales improved everywhere last year except in the South East. First-time buyers...

22 February 2016

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Mortgage market starts 2016 with a bang

The mortgage market has started 2016 "with a bang" as gross mortgage lending rose 21% year-on-year. Lending hit £17.9 billion in January,...

19 February 2016

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First-timers better off buying than renting

It makes sense for first-time buyers to get on the property ladder as they are around £864 a year better off than...

19 February 2016

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Building society mortgage approvals rise 10%

Building society mortgage approvals totalled £57.8 billion in 2015, a rise of 10% by value over the year. The mutual sector now...

18 February 2016

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Will today's buy-to-let boom end in tears?

Property agencies report a surge in demand for London buy-to-let property ahead of the looming surcharge on stamp duty. But some fear...

17 February 2016

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First-time buyer lending hits eight-year high

First-time buyers returned in force in December to borrow £4.5 billion, a rise of 18% on one year ago. This also marked a rise of...

17 February 2016

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Accord and Leeds unveil five-year fixes

Accord Mortgages and Leeds Building Society have launched new five-year fixed-rate mortgages with added incentives. Intermediary-only lender Accord’s deals are aimed at borrowers...

17 February 2016

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Flood checks set to be standard for property purchases

With the scale of devastation from flooding witnessed recently, anxiety about purchasing a property in a flood risk area is heightened....

16 February 2016

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House prices leap over £8,000 in a month

The price of property coming to market has leapt by 2.90% this month pushing the average asking price to within a...

15 February 2016

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Buy-to-let drives mortgages to nine-year high

The housing market has been given a one-off boost from the surge in buy-to-let lending triggered by April’s tax changes. New figures show that...

11 February 2016

From: Breaking News

House prices rise at twice rate of earnings

Fears of an affordability crisis are likely to grow as new figures show property prices increasing at twice the pace of...

11 February 2016

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London buyers rush to beat stamp duty hike

Demand for property in London continues to soar as buyers rush to beat April's forthcoming stamp duty surcharge on investment properties. Both new buyer registrations...

10 February 2016

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Accord hands first-time buyers £500

Accord Mortgages is giving first-time buyers an extra £500 cashback when they complete on a mortgage. All first-time buyers completing on fixed...

09 February 2016

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Yorkshire hands first-time buyers extra £500 cashback

Yorkshire Building Society is handing first-time buyers an extra £500 cashback when they complete on a mortgage. The cashback is designed to...

04 February 2016

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First-time buyers fight back in 2015

First-time buyers staged a fighting comeback in 2015 to make up more than two-fifths of all buyers, new figures show. Last year,...

03 February 2016

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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

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London soars as average price tops £514,000

London property prices rose at double the pace of the rest of the UK last year, new figures show. Prices in the capital...

01 February 2016

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Housing supply collapses by half in 10 years

The supply of available housing has almost halved in 10 years while the number of buyers has steadily risen. This growing imbalance between...

29 January 2016

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First-time buyer numbers dip in December

First-time buyer numbers fell nearly 5% in December as the traditional winter cooling hit the UK property market. Some 26,600 buyers took...

29 January 2016

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Mortgage approvals leap 24% in December

Monthly mortgage approvals soared 24% year-on-year to £12.4 billion in December but brokers deny lending is getting out of control. Across 2015,...

28 January 2016

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Buy-to-let surcharge boosts housing demand

Chancellor George Osborne's looming stamp duty surcharge is driving housing demand as buy-to-let investors rush to beat the tax hike. The latest RICS UK Residential...

21 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Supply crunch hits  mortgage lending

The shortage of properties for sale has hit house purchase approvals which fell more than 3% in December. There were 68,218 house purchase...

21 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Barclays announces string of rate cuts

Barclays has unveiled a selection of new residential mortgage products and reduced rates on a further 13 mortgage products. It said the...

19 January 2016

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Construction dip worsens housing shortage

Construction industry output fell by 0.5% in November to put even greater pressure on the UK housing market. The shortage of properties...

18 January 2016

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House prices jump £1,500 every month

House prices in England and Wales have risen by nearly £18,000 in the last year, an average rise of nearly £1,500...

14 January 2016

From: Breaking News

It takes just 53 minutes to buy a home

The average house hunter takes just 53 minutes to decide to buy a home, 15 minutes more than one year ago. Online...

13 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Brokers driving 35-year mortgage trend

Mortgage brokers have backed new research from Halifax showing that one in four first-time buyers are now taking out longer mortgage...

12 January 2016

From: Breaking News

First-time buyer sales top 300,000 in 2015

The number of first-time buyers topped 300,000 in 2015 for the second year in a row, new figures show. This is a...

11 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let surcharge to spark mini-boom

The surcharge on stamp duty for investors and second homeowners will spark a mini-boom in property prices, a new survey says. Six out...

06 January 2016

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Nationwide cuts 95% LTV mortgage rates

Nationwide is cutting selected deals by up to 0.40% across its range of 95% LTV fixed rate mortgages from today. Its two-year 95%...

06 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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Middle earners forced off property ladder

Continuing property growth will push prices beyond the reach of low to middle earners next year. 2016 will prove a growing struggle...

24 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty hike hits prime London but fringes boom

Higher stamp duty on £1 million plus properties has hit growth in prime central London and pushed it to the fringes...

22 December 2015

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London prices soar £50,000 in a year

House price inflation in UK cities hit 10% in 2015 led by London, where the average property jumped 13.3% to £52,900. Buyers need...

21 December 2015

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95% LTV mortgages hit post-recession high

The number of 95% LTV mortgages rose by 84% in the last year after a surge of product launches over the...

17 December 2015

From: Breaking News

House purchase lending leaps 8% in October

The property market is set for a strong finish to 2015 after a healthy 8% rise in house purchase lending in...

16 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Yorkshire BS launches outstanding 95% LTV fix

Yorkshire Building Society has just launched a new two-year fixed rate mortgage priced at 3.68% until 31 January 2018. This deal is...

16 December 2015

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers locked out of market boom

House purchase lending has leapt almost 20% in the past 12 months but first-time buyers remain locked out of the booming...

14 December 2015

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers enjoy pre-Christmas bounce

First-time buyer activity jumped in November with a 31% year-on-year rise in valuations. This was slightly higher than the increasing overall housing...

11 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Nationwide sells 7,000 Help to Buy Isas in first week

More than 7,000 Nationwide Building Society customers opened Help to Buy Isa accounts in the first week. Some have already applied for Nationwide’s Save to...

10 December 2015

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House prices break new record but growth slows

House prices in England and Wales jumped £16,446 in the last year to hit a new record high of £290,640. This is...

10 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Life gets better for first-time buyers

Life is getting easier for first-time buyers as barriers to homeownership fall and government schemes help more climb on the property...

10 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Mortgage market set for buoyant end to 2015

The mortgage market is enjoying a buoyant end to 2015 as two new sets of figures published yesterday show continuing strong...

09 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty reforms save buyers £4,500 each

The typical home buyer approximately £4,500 better-off due to last year’s stamp duty changes. Chancellor George Osborne reformed the “slab system” of...

08 December 2015

From: Breaking News

House prices will rise up to 6% in 2016

House price growth will slow in 2016 as buyers struggle to get on the housing ladder and interest rates potentially rise,...

07 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Prime London prices grind to a halt

House price growth in prime central London is grinding to a halt as higher stamp duty on expensive properties hits growth. Annual growth...

03 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty changes save buyers £1.9bn

George Osborne’s stamp duty reforms announced last December have saved home buyers £1.9 billion in the last year. The average saving since Osborne...

03 December 2015

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Help to Buy Isa rates flop

Two thirds of prospective homebuyers are likely to take advantage of the new Help to Buy Isa yet rates so far...

02 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let surcharge set to cause “mayhem”

The new surcharge on stamp duty for buy-to-let and second homes is set to cause conveyancing “mayhem” next year. Broker Conveyancing has...

01 December 2015

From: Breaking News

First-time buyer sales soar to six-year high

House sales to first time buyers accounted for nearly a third of total sales in October, the highest proportion since August...

01 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Now Santander unveils Help to Buy Isa rate

Santander has joined the growing list of banks and building societies that are announcing the rates on their Help to Buy...

01 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Investors get set for buy-to-let “scramble”

Property market experts have warned that the forthcoming buy-to-let surcharge on stamp duty will trigger a shortlived scramble for property in...

30 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Halifax and Nationwide announce Help to Buy Isa rates

Leading lenders Halifax and Nationwide have announced how much interest they will be paying on their Help to Buy Isas. The new...

30 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Property market surges as London hits double digits

New Land Registry figures showed house prices in England and Wales rising a healthy 5.6% in the year to October, taking...

30 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let tax will spark property boom and bust

Mortgage experts have warned that Chancellor George Osborne's latest assault on buy-to-let could trigger a housing market "boom and bust". The surcharge was...

27 November 2015

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers driven out of market

Life remains tough for first-time buyers with a shock fall in completions in the three months to October. The new figures underline the...

27 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Colin Breavington, SearchFlow Operations Director

Who are you? Colin Breavington What does it say on your business card? Operations Director We hear SearchFlow is expanding next year, can you give...

26 November 2015

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Cautious welcome for London Help to Buy

The Chancellor's pledge to build 400,000 new homes and support young buyers in London have been welcomed by the property industry but...

26 November 2015

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers to shun” Help to Buy Isas

First-time buyers are unimpressed by the Government’s Help to Buy Isa initiative with almost half expected to shun the plan. That is...

20 November 2015

From: Breaking News

British buyers drive prime London sales

British buyers are "emboldened" in the London property market and now account for nearly eight out of 10 new sales. Overseas buyers account...

19 November 2015

From: Breaking News

TSB launches 10-year fix and cuts rates

TSB has launched a competitive 10-year fixed rate mortgage and cut rates on other deals by up to 0.25%. The new 10-year...

17 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let tax rates harsh even before new crackdown

New figures show that the UK tax rate on buy-to-let investments is already higher than in many other countries, even before Chancellor George...

16 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Co-operative Bank slashes rates across its range

The Co-operative Bank has cut rates across its range of more than 80 mortgage options for both new and existing borrowers...

16 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Nationwide offers free valuations across entire range

Nationwide Building Society is removing all standard valuation fees from its mortgage range. Customers will now be able to select any mortgage...

12 November 2015

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers need £50,000 salary

First-time buyers need to earn on average £50,000 a year to get on the property ladder, new research suggests. The average salary...

09 November 2015

From: Breaking News

House prices rise nearly 10% in a year

UK house prices rose 9.7% in the year to October and should continue climbing over the coming year, according to the...

06 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Now Accord and Coventry both cut rates

Broker-only lender Accord and Coventry for Intermediaries are the latest to cut mortgage rates as the lender price war continues. Accord is...

05 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Ipswich BS revamps “mortgage misfits” range

Ipswich Building Society has reviewed its mortgage range and is introducing six new deals with immediate effect. It aims to continue its...

02 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Rush to fix as mortgage rates edge up

The popularity of fixed mortgage rates is hitting new heights with 96% of homebuyers opting to fix during September for the second successive...

28 October 2015

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers fight back in September

First-time buyers accounted for 29% of total sales in September, a rise of 45% compared to August. The National Association of Estate...

27 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Yorkshire BS launches cheap 95% LTV fix

The mortgage price war for higher-LTV loans has intensified with Yorkshire Building Society launching a 3.78% two-year fixed rate mortgage for...

26 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Fresh signs of slowdown at top of market

There is further evidence of a slowdown at the top of the market as the pace of house price growth in...

23 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Homeownership now an unrealistic dream

Nearly half of Britons believe that homeownership is now an unrealistic dream, a new study shows. One in 10 Brits expects to be...

23 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Barclays unveils fee free mortgages with £1,000 cash back

Barclays is launching fee-free mortgages with up to £1,000 in cash back from today. Its new purchase-only products are available on LTVs from 60% to...

22 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let crackdown “harms tenants more than landlords”

Loss of higher rate tax relief and tighter regulation on buy-to-let could harm tenants more than landlords by constraining the supply of rented...

20 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Newcastle Intermediaries launches ‘All In One’ mortgage

Newcastle Intermediaries has launched what it claims is a unique “no fees and no hassle” mortgage covering all set-up fees including legal...

20 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Halifax reveals £500 gift card mortgage offer

Halifax is offering first-time buyers and homemovers a £500 giftcard to spend in Currys and PC World. The offer is available to...

20 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let drives out first-time buyers

Record high demand for first-time buyer properties has pushed prices up by nearly 10% in the year. Although property prices generally have...

19 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Four jailed in £300m mortgage scam

A businessman who masterminded one of the UK’s biggest mortgage scams has been jailed for five-and-a-half years. David Purdie, 57, appeared to...

19 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Access to mortgages getting worse

Just 12% of UK adults believe access to mortgages has improved in the past five years, despite recent moves to open...

14 October 2015

From: Breaking News

More lenders cut rates as price war intensifies

More lenders have unveiled mortgage rate cuts as they look to boost business levels in the final months of 2015. Chelsea Building...

12 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Prime London slowdown continues

Price growth in prime central London looks set to slow further as the property market faces a number of headwinds. Knight Frank has cut...

12 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Now Tesco and the Nottingham join mortgage war

More lenders are announced cut-price mortgage deals just days after predictions that the market was heading for a new price war. Tesco...

09 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Cameron's starter home plan won't solve housing crisis

The property industry has warned that Prime Minister David Cameron's plan to build 200,000 new starter homes won't be enough to keep...

08 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Now Nationwide enters mortgage price war

Nationwide has announced a string of cuts to its fixed-rate range just one day after analysts warned of yet another mortgage price...

08 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Lenders compete to offer cheap high-LTV loans

Three lenders have launched new residential mortgages aimed at buyers needing higher loan-to-value (LTV) deals. Yorkshire, Leeds and Teachers building societies have...

07 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Boom in price of first-time buyer homes

The cost of taking the first step on the property ladder is soaring according to new figures from estate agent chain...

30 September 2015

From: Breaking News

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

Strongest summer on record for first-time buyers

First-time buyers enjoy their strongest summer on record as sales picked up 25% in the aftermath of the general election. There were...

25 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Property sales go from strength to strength

Residential housing market activity defied the summer slowdown to post strong growth in August. The latest HMRC Property Transactions figures for August 2015...

23 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Millions of tenants will never own home

Home ownership is a distant dream for nine million UK renters who say they will never be able to afford their...

21 September 2015

From: Breaking News

August strongest month for lending since financial crisis

August was the strongest month for gross mortgage lending since the financial crisis with loans totalling £20 billion. That is 12% higher...

18 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Now Nationwide and Co-op join mortgage price war

Nationwide and The Co-operative Bank are the latest lenders to join in the recent bout of mortgage rate cutting. This follows a flurry...

16 September 2015

From: Breaking News

UK house prices climb and outlook brightens

UK house prices rose by 5.2% over the last year helped by the return of the first-time buyer. The annual pace of...

15 September 2015

From: Breaking News

High-LTV lending slumps again

First-time buyers with relatively small deposits are finding it increasingly hard to get on the property ladder, new research shows. The typical...

15 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Brokers fear new EU rules will hit mortgage lending

The large majority of brokers and lenders fear that new EU regulations may hit UK mortgage lending. New research shows that 74% of...

14 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Nationwide launches £1bn first-time buyer plan

Nationwide is aiming to boost first-time buyer mortgage lending with £1 billion of new low deposit products. It is launching a range...

10 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Mortgage affordability rules leave buyers baffled

Two thirds of potential homebuyers have been left in the dark by new mortgage affordability rules, research reveals. Some 35% of potential...

10 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Is the party over for prime central London?

The prime central London property market has endured a "subdued summer" after the excitement of recent years. Annual price growth of 1.7%...

09 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks launch new mortgage rates

Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks have launched new lower mortgage rates with a number of market-leading products. The competitive rates include a selection...

04 September 2015

From: Breaking News

First-time buyer sales hit post-crisis high

The number of first-time buyer sales rose nearly 5% in July to hit the highest figure since the recession. There were 29,700...

28 August 2015

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers confused by mortgages

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is calling on the industry to help young first-time buyers understand the process of buying...

27 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Homes for sale hits five-year high

The number of homes coming onto the UK property market has surged to its highest level since 2010, new figures show. Nearly...

26 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Housing demand soars to 11-year high

The number of house hunters in July hit the highest level in almost 11 years after leaping 5% in a month. The supply of available...

25 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Buying now £670 cheaper than renting

The cost of buying a home for first-time buyers is £670 a year lower than renting, according to new research by...

24 August 2015

From: Breaking News

London goes off the boil as regional house prices surge

UK house prices increased 5.7% in the year to June but London is trailing as the capital's property market continues to...

19 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Mortgage deals “spike” as lenders prepare to pull rates

August has seen a spike in the number of mortgage deals as buyers look to snap up cheap loans before interest...

18 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Demand for 30-plus mortgage terms soars

The appetite for longer-term mortgages is soaring as homebuyers look to stretch out their repayments to make them more affordable, new...

17 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Central London property market suffers sharp slump

Two new sets of figures show the prime London property market has slumped in recent months after years of surging ahead. Analysis...

13 August 2015

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers save £2,000 as 95% LTV rates plunge

First-time buyers are £2,000 better off thanks to a sharp drop in rates on 95% LTV mortgages over the past two...

12 August 2015

From: Breaking News

More buyers with smaller deposits able to buy

Applicants with smaller deposits are increasingly securing mortgages as lenders offer more high-LTV loans, new research suggests. Nearly half of all homebuyers...

11 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Families can't afford to trade up in 95% of UK towns

New families can't afford to move up the property ladder in more than 95% of UK towns. New research published today shows they...

10 August 2015

From: Breaking News