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KEYWORD "Costs" - 100 RESULTS
Buyers Go Green in bid to get Cheaper Mortgages

Almost a quarter of prospective homebuyers plan to make their homes more energy efficient in the hope of securing more favourable...

08 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage rate hitting affordability and hurting market

The Nationwide has calculated that house buyers with mortgages are now pay far above the long term average. The lender, in its...

03 July 2024

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Warning from Bank of England - mortgage payments up for millions

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

01 July 2024

From: Breaking News

First Time Buyer mortgage costs soar

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

26 June 2024

From: Breaking News

New Fixed-Rate Products for buyers of new-build homes

The West Brom - the UK’s seventh largest building society - is now offering a range of fixed rate mortgages to...

24 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Debt reduces despite Housing Market Bounce-back

Overall, the total value of the UK housing market contracted by 21% in the year to March 2024, on the back...

19 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Later life mortgage lending falls, but still casts a shadow over retirement

New figures from UK Finance show a drop off in later life mortgage lending in recent months. There were 28,840 new loans...

12 June 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

05 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Buyers stung by high hidden costs when moving home

New research from Compare the Market has revealed that nearly seven in 10 households have been caught out by surprise costs...

28 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Costs make buying in much of London hugely dearer than renting

Londoners looking to buy a home can expect to spend 42% more on monthly mortgage payments than tenants pay on rent,...

20 May 2024

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Landlords Make Radical Mortgage Changes to Ease Rising Costs

Many buy to let landlords have made financial changes during the cost of living crisis to mitigate the rising costs of...

15 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Lending set to double next year - new figures

UK mortgage lending is forecast to grow just 1.5% (net) in 2024, according to the latest EY ITEM Club Outlook for...

13 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage costs push housing market into north-south divide

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

09 May 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Mortgage Rate changes prompts housing market rethink by Savills

Savills has today upgraded its five-year UK mainstream house price forecast to reflect the stronger than expected start to the year...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Stark figures show mortgage repayment burden for borrowers

Higher mortgage rates are a drag on house price growth says Zoopla - and it’s produced startling figures to prove it. The...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Lender drives energy efficiency with new tech partnership

Specialist lender Hodge has joined forces with Propflo, a PropTech startup, to help customers make their properties more energy-efficient and environmentally...

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

Revealed - the latest trends in UK lending and borrowing

A new report reveals the latest trends  in UK lending and borrowing, compiled by lending software company Lenvi. The most notable trends include...

17 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Fall-throughs costing sellers £909m even before peak period

Fall throughs are costing sellers some £909m a year - and that’s even on recent muted sales figures. Home Sale Pack has...

15 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

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

From: Breaking News

Tide Is Turning: fewer people worried about mortgage repayment costs

Fewer people are concerned about paying their mortgage and fewer believe mortgage affordability is a barrier to home buying.  That’s the verdict...

20 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

Agents impatient with mortgage lenders despite better news on sales

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

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Downsizers can unlock housing market and upsize their retirement plans

Downsizers across England and Wales could unlock an average £305,090 by moving from a four bed to a two bed home,...

28 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

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

UK Finance lobbies government for new Help To Buy and less Stamp Duty

Lenders’ trade body UK Finance wants the government to use next month’s Budget to announce a new Help to Buy scheme...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Lender’s internal data reveals shocking fast-growing arrears

Global intelligence company Pepper Advantage, which has a portfolio of over 100,000 UK residential mortgages, says there’s been a dramatic increase...

07 February 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

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

Mortgage costs push big jump in buy to let landlord incorporation

Despite a sharp fall in the number of homes bought by landlords in 2023, the number of limited companies set up...

24 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Shock government figure means likely delays to first rate cut

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

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Remortgaging via digital conveyancing - bank claims ‘UK first’

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

17 January 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

15 January 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

Landlords hit hard by Soaring Mortgage Costs - new data

Monthly interest costs have surged by 283 per cent since 2021 for landlords using interest-only mortgages, research shows. Octane Capital compared rates...

03 January 2024

From: Breaking News

More Lenders offer Mortgages on Homes hit with Building Safety issues

Three high street lenders - Virgin Money, TSB and Skipton Building Society - have joined the commitment to offer mortgages on...

03 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Swap Rate falls trigger speculation of early 2024 rate cut

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

27 December 2023

From: Breaking News

2024 - forecasts on lending, buy to let, arrears and possessions

UK Finance has published its housing and mortgage market forecasts for 2024 and 2025 together with projections for 2023 full year numbers. Key figures for 2023 In...

20 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords to expand portfolios in 2024 despite huge increase in costs

Many landlords say they’re set to expand investments in 2024 despite facing up to 80 per cent higher costs in the...

18 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let arrears double in 12 months

Cases of buy-to-let arrears have doubled in a single year, according to a new analysis. The research, from Octane Capital, analysed quarterly...

13 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Falling mortgage costs could trigger 2024 housing bounce - claim

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

29 November 2023

From: Breaking News

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

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

Mortgage Interest Tax Relief must be reinstated - agency boss speaks out

The chief executive of Winkworth estate agency chain says this week’s Autumn Statement must see the reinstatement of Mortgage Interest Tax...

20 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

Equity Release begins long haul back to normal market conditions

The equity release market has seen growth for the first time in 12 months with quarterly increases in both new customers...

08 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Base Rate on Hold - what it means for mortgages

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

06 November 2023

From: Breaking News

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

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

30 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Advisers told to hard sell EPC upgrades to landlords

Jo Breeden, managing director of Crystal Specialist Finance, writes: In his recent speech, the Prime Minister scrapped the proposed changes to EPC...

30 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Guarantee Extension in package of first time buyer help

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

30 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Crisis for Landlords With 40% Higher Payments

Landlords in the UK are paying 40 per cent more mortgage interest than in August 2022, which equates to an extra...

23 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Skipton in “unprecedented move” to shake up residential mortgages

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

16 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Average Mortgage Rates Continue To Drop

It’s now the tenth week that average rates of dropped, as the slow but steady downward trend of fixed-mortgage rates continues.  As...

09 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Carry on Partying! High mortgage costs fail to deter good-time Londoners

A consumer platform claims almost half of Londoners’ income goes on their mortgage or rent, with a third saying they pay...

27 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage chiefs tell Rishi he’s just kicking the Eco can down the road

There’s been a backlash from the mortgage industry following Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s Eco U-turn last week.  In recent months a growing...

25 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage affordability to be hit by council mayhem - claim

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

20 September 2023

From: Breaking News

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

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

18 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Interest Rate Damage - huge regional variations to housing market

The impact of higher interest rates isn’t felt equally across the country, according to data from the Halifax. Despite recording one of...

06 September 2023

From: Breaking News

UK Finance Review shows how borrowers cope with higher rates

UK Finance’s latest Household Finance Review - for the second quarter of this year - lifts the lid on mortgages. The headlines...

06 September 2023

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Brokers Issue Warning Over ‘Cut Price’ Housing Market

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

30 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Top lender reveals how rate hikes have hurt housing market

High interest rates are worsening the affordability issues at play in the housing market, the Halifax admits. It says that downward pressure...

28 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Borrowers switch to lump-sum repayments and fixed rate products

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

23 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Will improving economic news trigger a Mortgage War?

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

21 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Broker searches for interest-free mortgages soar

Legal & General’s new Ignite platform has seen a rise of 53 per cent in one month for broker searches for...

18 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Relief - UK banks can withstand the next economic crisis

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

18 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Eligibility Overhaul - should criteria include EPC ratings?

Research published by the Home Builders Federation shows that the new homes owners will save an average of £135 on monthly...

11 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage costs not deterring housing market - at least not yet

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

04 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Lender launches industry-first 'EPC Incentive' buy to let product

Fleet Mortgages is offering landlord borrowers £1,000 cashback if they improve the Energy Performance Certificate of the property to a C...

27 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Rate Rise Preview: what it means for mortgages

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

20 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage experts tell government: ‘Cut landlords some slack’

The Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association wants the government to give additional support to landlords It says the cumulative effects of regulatory and...

20 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Nightmare on Re-Mortgage Street - warning of woe ahead

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

06 June 2023

From: Breaking News

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

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

06 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Property expert gives his verdict on new mortgage products

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

23 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage approvals down 20% year on year, but sunnier days ahead

The latest market analysis by specialist property lending experts, Octane Capital, reveals that recent uncertainty in the property market during the...

14 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Stormy weather for homebuyers but forecast is brighter

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

07 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Finance expert offers spoonful of sugar to mortgage holders

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

07 February 2023

From: Breaking News

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

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

31 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Buyers looking for lower energy costs in new homes

The latest sentiment survey by Knight Frank saw the demand for electric vehicle charging points continue, and 35% of respondents rating...

31 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage market will see a new normal, says Capricorn

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

24 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Lenders should review security because of potential rise in defaults, says law firm

A possible surge in defaults due to economic headwinds should result in lenders reviewing their loan books and underlying security, according...

24 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Sharp rise in property transaction fall-throughs costs £300m

There has been a a sharp increase in the number of property fall-throughs, according to House Buyer Bureau. Their latest industry index...

17 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Protection warning for borrowers and brokers issued by leading firm

A national brokerage has warned there is a danger of a shortfall in protection cover for borrowers. Just Mortgages claims there is 'a business and...

24 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - property transactions set to fall by 17%

House Buyer Bureau reveal that transactions could drop by 17% in spring 2023 next year. The property purchasing specialist claim that the...

22 November 2022

From: Breaking News

The cost of homeownership rises to £76,000 in first year

Estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, claims that after purchasing a property the average homebuyer pays £76,000 during the initial year. In some...

22 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Freeze! Council for Licensed Conveyancers to scrap fee increases

It was announced yesterday that companies regulated by the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) will not face any rise in application fees, licence fees...

17 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - how will the cost of living crisis impact rental values?

A new market analysis from Ocasa, the specialist rental platform, warns that the average rent bill could reach as much as...

17 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Rising Costs - buy-to-lets cost up to 7.7% more on average

Mortgage experts, Revolution Brokers, claim that landlords hoping to reduce void periods by investing in a buy-to-let within high-demand areas will pay...

08 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Brokers plug into Suros Capitals’ secured bridging as uncertainty grows

Luxury asset short-term lender, Suros Capital, has reportedly been seeing an increase in buoyant new business with its loan book now...

13 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Property forecast - mortgage repayments are predicted to rise by £300 per month

New research by specialist property lending experts, Octane Capital, shows that monthly mortgage payments could increase by £300 each month.  Homebuyers coming to...

06 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Oh dear! Mortgage payments see second largest increase

Not the best news for the property sector, as the latest research by Revolution Brokers, shows that the monthly cost of...

06 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Birmingham's most profitable postcodes for housebuilders

The latest market analysis by Unlatch, the new home sales progression and aftercare platform for developers and housebuilders, reveals where Birmingham’s...

04 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Healthy English rental market - Buy-to-let void periods decline across the board

The rental market looks to be returning to good health with a significant reduction in void periods and costs compared to...

04 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Devastating hit for homebuyers as mortgage costs climb

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

27 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight - How a tax refund can tackle the cost of living

There seems to be some light at the end of the tunnel for UK citizens regarding tax as research from RIFT...

22 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Three quarters of landlords support tenants with the rising cost-of-living

Pressure amongst tenants has been mounting as fuel, household bills, and everyday essentials have hit eye-watering costs. New research by Shawnbrook shows...

20 September 2022

From: Breaking News

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