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KEYWORD "Buyers" - 102 RESULTS
Building Societies target first time buyers with affordability issues

Research from independent mortgage monitor Moneyfactscompare suggests that building societies are working hard to support first-time buyers, for whom affordability has...

09 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage costs push housing market into north-south divide

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

09 May 2024

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Mortgage costs trigger sales surge, more demand for small units

The average selling price of property across Edinburgh, the Lothians, Fife and the Borders during February-April was £269,963, some 1.5% higher...

09 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Brokers can educate young borrowers on eco-improvements - claim

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

09 May 2024

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Mutual cuts rates twice in a week, against the trend

The Hinckley & Rugby building society has announced two cuts to rates across its mortgage range in short order.  After rate cuts...

07 May 2024

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Prices of flats rising faster than any other property type

Big demand for small properties has helped to drive growth in UK property prices in the early months of this year,...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgages target borrowers with CCJs and defaults

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

01 May 2024

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Purplebricks launches Mortgage division targeting first time buyers

Purplebricks has launched Purplebricks Mortgages Limited - taking over from the old Strike Financial Services brand.  A year ago the Strike online...

01 May 2024

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UK residents need an average salary of close to £54,000 to purchase a property, according to new research.  The study shows that...

29 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Expanded range from Chorley and new rates from the Dudley

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

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage lending plummets ahead of expected summer surge

Mortgage lending has fallen by -28.6% in the past year, according to a new analysis. Octane Capital analysed gross mortgage lending data*...

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Broker industry revenue set to pass £2.5 billion by 2030

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

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Credit Set to be More Selective as lenders’ worries rise - new stats

New Financial Conduct Authority statistics display housing market turbulence over the past two years, raising concerns about buyers and lenders in...

22 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Record long mortgage terms for first time buyers

An analysis of government house price data by business consultancy Hargreaves Lansdown suggests the typical mortgage term for a first time...

17 April 2024

From: Breaking News

MPs To Probe Home Buyer Information - is it good enough?

MPs on the all-party Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Select Committee want to quiz representatives from across the house selling community about...

17 April 2024

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Wealthier Home Movers Undeterred by General Election

The majority of buyers and sellers in the prime housing market will not be deterred by the upcoming General Election, claims...

17 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Top Three Lenders invest in improved house buying process

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

15 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Half of buyers would use ethical finance provider - new research

Almost half (45%) of UK homebuyers would consider using an ethical finance provider that follows Islamic principles, finds Gatehouse Bank. Gatehouse Bank,...

10 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Shared Ownership has failed to deliver - MPs slam process and costs

Shared ownership has failed to deliver an affordable route to home ownership for too many and for too long, says a...

10 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Selling Surge over Easter Holidays - and it’s still going on

New data from Rightmove reveals that Thursday March 28 was the biggest day for the number of new sellers coming to...

08 April 2024

From: Breaking News

How Much Will Mortgage Rates Affect The Housing Market?

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

04 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Down-valuations biting hard across Britain

New research shows that sellers in Wales are likely to be hit hardest by a down valuation, with the average home...

04 April 2024

From: Breaking News

How Do First Time Buyers afford to get on the property ladder?

A 2,000-person survey has revealed the diverse financial routes that first time buyers take to get on the property ladder. The survey...

04 April 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

02 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Prominent whole-of-market broker signs extended FinTech deal

FinTech company Mortgage Brain has struck a strategic partnership with SPF Private Clients, a whole-of-market mortgage broker. The deal caters for a...

02 April 2024

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HSBC launches Energy Efficient Homes mortgage range

HSBC used the Easter period to launch its Energy Efficient Homes range, tailored for UK residential first time buyers, home movers...

02 April 2024

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Lender hires TV property guru to highlight empty homes scandal

Homes Under The Hammer property expert Lucy Alexander is fronting a new campaign to identify empty homes and bring them back...

27 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Analysis shows long term rebalancing housing market

The average volume of UK properties listed for sale month-on-month rose by 58% in 2023 compared to a year previously, underscoring...

27 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Reforms urged to boost Home Ownership

A think tank is urging the UK government to initiate mortgage market reforms to promote higher home ownership. The Social Market Foundation...

27 March 2024

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New analysis shows busiest cities for buyers in today’s housing market

Analysis from estate agency Yopa reveals that while the London market may be the worst performing in terms of house prices, it...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty and Inheritance Tax blamed for downsizing slump

A buying agency says stamp duty is one of the biggest obstacles to a healthy housing market driven. Recoco Property Search says...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Analysts unsure whether RICS housing market optimism is justified

The latest housing market snapshot from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors shows the number of buyers has risen for the...

18 March 2024

From: Breaking News

New analysis shows link between rates and longer mortgage terms

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

13 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Housing market buoyancy shows mortgage costs not a deterrent

New data from Zoopla suggests that the housing market is becoming buoyant despite widespread uncertainty over the exact direction of mortgage...

13 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Brokerage survey gives surprise result for first time buyers’ affordability

A new study has revealed the best and worst UK regions for first-time buyers based on house affordability and earning potential.  The...

13 March 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

11 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Dip in demand for new builds as interest rates keep buyers at bay

Homebuyer appetites for new-build properties have dipped. Demand dropped 1.1 per cent in the last quarter according to analysis by easyMoney of...

11 March 2024

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Budget Day - Rightmove pours cold water on 99% mortgage idea

Rightmove says the housing market needs a more innovative mortgage initiative than the 99 per cent idea floated by the government. The...

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Was Halifax rate reduction just a cynical marketing ploy?

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

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Lender says first time buyers lean heavily on families to bag first mortgage

A survey of 2,000 adults by lender Together sheds light on parental help for first time buyers. It shows that a fifth...

28 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Most activity down to remortgagers not buyers - analysis

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

28 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Halifax throws “a massive mortgage curveball” defying rivals

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

26 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty’s damage to borrowers exposed by building society

The true cost of stamp duty is two thirds greater than the tax itself because it obliges buyers to spend far...

26 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Coupling Up - why so many mortgage applicants are duos

A property agency has analysed the lending and housing markets to work out why so many mortgage applicants are couples. Benham and...

21 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Rent To Home initiative aims to woo local first time buyers

A unique system of returning rent to tenants to allow them to save for a deposit on a property has been...

21 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Surge in interest in Energy Efficient Homes - study’s claim

There’s been a surge in enthusiasm for energy efficient homes according to research from heat pump advocates OVO. It says that a...

21 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Worst Case Scenario - mortgage costs up hundreds per year

A specialist lender claims that first-time buyers could see annual mortgage costs climb by £398 per year, while landlords suffer a...

21 February 2024

From: Breaking News

NatWest rates up and plenty of others to follow - warning

NatWest has made changes to its product ranges for both new business and existing customers. New borrowers can expect a rate increase...

19 February 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

First Time Buyers aged 50-plus “one of fastest growing sectors”

There were 12,000 first time buyers over the age of 50 in the UK in 2022, the latest figures available. This means that...

14 February 2024

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Octane Capital issues a brutal warning on mortgage rates

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

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Revolutionary new mortgage product sees rates fall as LTV improves

There’s been widespread speculation that the UK is just weeks away from seeing the launch of a Dutch mortgage product with...

12 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Falling house prices and big mortgages – three major risks

Business consultancy Hargreaves Lansdown has identified three major risks associated with the current market, characterised by falling house prices and larger...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Market Bounce drives housing market recovery

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

05 February 2024

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Halifax explains why most first time buyer applications are in joint names

Almost two thirds of first time buyers mortgage completions are in joint names (with two or more people), according to the...

05 February 2024

From: Breaking News

First Time Buyers less reliant on parents for raising deposits - research

New research indicates that the Bank of Mum and Dad may not be as prevalent as it once was, with the...

31 January 2024

From: Breaking News

House prices fragile but sentiment amongst buyers very strong - Savills

Respected estate agency and property consultancy Savills is warning that house prices may dip in 2024. In the run-up to Christmas it...

31 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Nationwide’s slashed rates take lending war to fever pitch

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

29 January 2024

From: Breaking News

First Time Buyers seek larger deposits - help may be on the way

New research from Aldermore suggests that some 55 per cent of prospective first time buyers are currently seeking to raise a...

29 January 2024

From: Breaking News

New Homes 2024 Market Insight from Knight Frank

Leading agency Knight Frank says demand for new homes is generally robust, dependent upon the location and pricing.  It says its regional...

24 January 2024

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First Time Buyers may get 25 year fixed term mortgages under Labour

Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves says first time buyers could benefit from a "revolution in home ownership" with 25-year fixed-rate mortgages. Reeves says...

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Promising start to 2024 House Buying Prospects - Rightmove

The average price of property coming onto the market for sale rises by 1.3 per cent (equivalent to £4,571 for an...

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Choice of Mortgage Deals on the rise as rates dip

The UK’s residential mortgage market has started 2024 with the biggest choice of products for prospective borrowers in over 15 years. A...

17 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Building Society demands stamp duty exemptions for downsizers

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

17 January 2024

From: Breaking News

First Time Buyers and mortgages - new study shows the help they get

A high proportion of first time buyers take advantage of some form of assistance when purchasing their initial home. That’s the verdict...

15 January 2024

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Building Society warns it may stop lending on holiday lets

A building society says it is considering ending its policy of lending to buyers of holiday lets. Martese Carton, the director of...

10 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Awareness of Green Mortgages plummets - new figures

Awareness of green mortgages is dipping among buyers, according to new research. Almost two thirds of mortgage advisers say their clients have...

10 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Housing Market Kicks Off 2024 with strong demand, according to Rightmove

A record number of sellers came to market on Boxing Day 2023 according to Rightmove. The 26 per cent increase in new...

08 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Tories float plan for more long-term mortgages to boost house buying

The Conservatives are working on a series of schemes to help first time buyers to be unveiled at the Budget in...

03 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Prime Housing Market - Confidence creeps back into mortgaged sector

High end estate agency Savills has issued an update on prime markets in and around London and south east England. And it...

03 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Guidance for Brokers on how to woo Eco-conscious Borrowers

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

27 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Rates lead to fewer moves from London in 2023

The number of Londoners leaving the capital to move elsewhere in Britain dropped back sharply in 2023, following two years of...

27 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Twenty straight weeks of small but important rate drops

Since the peak in July, the average five year fixed mortgage rate has reduced from 6.11 to 5.07 per cent while...

18 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Two year fixed rate mortgages sub-6%: A housing market boom?

Two-year fixed rate mortgages have dipped below six per cent for the first time since June this year. Back in June there...

18 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Big Rise for 35-year-plus mortgages amongst first time buyers

Some 20 per cent of first time buyers are snapping up mortgages of 35 years or more according to UK Finance. In...

13 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage industry’s low LTVs blamed for homes being empty

Low loan to value ratios from mortgage lenders are leaving an estimated 90,000 new build homes empty across the UK as...

06 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Buyers Increasingly Use Family Inheritance to fund Property Purchase

London accounts for the highest proportion of homebuyers using family inheritance to fund property purchases, according to compliance platform Thirdfort.  Some 18...

06 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Demand for Family Homes keeping Prime London market active says agency

A growing appetite amongst buyers for family homes is helping to drive London’s high value prime market, an agency claims.  Benham and...

06 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Falling mortgage costs could trigger 2024 housing bounce - claim

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

29 November 2023

From: Breaking News

New Build Market in 2024 - a mortgage industry perspective

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

29 November 2023

From: Breaking News

More help for first time buyers needed now, says leading mortgage lender

The Nationwide wants greater government support for first-time buyers as rising costs delay owning a home. As one of the UK’s biggest...

29 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Nationwide’s slashed rates means price war goes on to end of year

Nationwide has reduced selected mortgage rates by up to 0.43 per cent across its New Business, Switcher, Additional Borrowing, Existing Customers...

27 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Opportunity for Brokers as first timers rely on family and friends

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

27 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Developers Outline Plan To Get More Buyers for More Homes

A new 10-point plan from the Home Builders Federation shows how policymakers could act fast to boost the supply of new,...

27 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Cost of living crisis triggers wildly diverse Mortgage product demand

New data from Legal & General - based on searches to its Ignite platform - suggests a diverse mortgage market during...

22 November 2023

From: Breaking News

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

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

20 November 2023

From: Breaking News

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

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

20 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Are lawyers holding up housing transactions?

Some 45 per cent of homebuyers cited in a survey say slow property lawyer response time is a key pain point...

15 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Warning: Mortgage growth to hit 10-year low amid economic headwinds

The EY Item Club is warning that the UK is set to experience the slowest two-year mortgage growth in a decade. EY...

13 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Brokers’ advice crucial for first time buyers says new report

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

08 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Single First-Time Buyers cannot afford 75% of homes using Mortgage Guarantee Scheme

Rightmove claims that single first-time buyers on an average salary and with a 5.0 per cent deposit could not afford three-quarters...

06 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Lender gives dire warning about UK house price future

The UK's largest mortgage lender expects house prices to fall this year and next before rising in 2025. Lloyds Banking Group -...

01 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Guarantee Extension in package of first time buyer help

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

30 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Innovative buy to let mortgage product launched by digital lender

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

30 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Interest Only - another surge in demand online

Searches for interest-only mortgages rose a hefty 51 per cent in the past month as buyers seek to improve affordability. Research data...

25 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Artificial Intelligence deployed to help brokers attract new business

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

25 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Big Drop In House Building Volumes as mortgage affordability bites

Two prominent UK house builders have warned of sharply reduced volumes in the next year or so as buyers struggle to...

23 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Bank of England Fears Grow Over Huge Longer-Term Mortgages

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

18 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Interest Rates Are Redefining Housing Market - Nationwide

The Nationwide says high interest rates are helping to redefine the housing market in terms of transaction volumes and choices of...

11 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Busy Season for Home Buyers Despite Market Slowdown

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

11 October 2023

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