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KEYWORD "Criteria" - 97 RESULTS
Equity release customers ‘value repayments and drawdown’ most

The ability to make interest payments and capital repayments are becoming increasingly important for equity release customers as products develop, according...

20 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Hodge lowers minimum age of its entire residential mortgage range

Hodge Lifetime has lowered the minimum age of its residential interest-only mortgage from 55-plus to 50. This is in line with its...

06 February 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

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

Pure Retirement launches changes to its ‘heritage’ range

Pure Retirement has started the new year by making changes to its heritage range criteria, aiming to give consumers more choice...

16 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Brilliant Solutions partners with Knowledge Bank

Brilliant Solutions has teamed up with Knowledge Bank as its exclusive criteria search provider. Members of Brilliant Solutions – which helps brokers...

13 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Interest-only mortgages remained a popular mortgage criteria search in August

‘Interest-only loans’ have maintained their place in the top five most searched-for criteria in August after making their very first appearance...

24 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Right to Buy debuts in top five most searched UK mortgage criteria

Right to Buy became one of the most-searched for criteria by brokers for the first time in July, according to Knowledge...

21 August 2019

From: Breaking News

New service to aid mortgage applicants with lower credit scores

MortgageGym is adding four specialist lenders to its online platform for mortgage applicants with lower credit scores. These include Together and Precise...

08 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Knowledge Bank notes shift in broker searches

There has been a shift in broker searches regarding equity release, while searches for lenders that allow houses of multiple occupation...

11 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Brain completes acquisition of Criteria Hub

Mortgage Brain has completed the acquisition of criteria-based sourcing solution, Criteria Hub. The mortgage technology expert says the purchase further cements its...

11 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Hinckley first UK lender to launch digital mortgage application system

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society is the first UK lender to go live with an innovative digital system developed in Denmark. Developed...

13 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Knowledge Bank launches real time data on broker searches

Knowledge Bank has launched a real time management information (MI) product that will give lenders insight into the mortgage criteria that...

17 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Online activity helps to boost mortgage broker success

The emergence of new digital tools and services is becoming an increasing driver of intermediary mortgage business, according to Intermediary Mortgage...

20 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Over half of borrowers rejected because the mortgage industry is ‘not fit for purpose’

The mortgage industry is failing to keep up with modern borrowers, according to a new study conducted by Together. It revealed that...

16 November 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

TMA to offer mortgage criteria search system via Knowledge Bank

TMA Mortgage Club has become the first development application (DA) Club to offer mortgage criteria’s search system after its agreement with...

10 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Accord to offer Help to Buy mortgages along with new-build lending

Accord Mortgages has announced a range of new or enhanced initiatives designed to support brokers with new-build cases. This includes a range...

03 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Pepper Money partners with Clever Lending

Brokers using Clever Lending now have access to Pepper Money’s full range of specialist residential and buy-to-let mortgage products. Launched in 2014,...

05 September 2018

From: Breaking News

L&G Home Finance launches new lifetime mortgage partnership with Virgin Money

Legal & General Home Finance has announced a new 5-year partnership agreement with Virgin Money. The alliance will see the retirement lender...

21 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Criteria activity tracker reveals brokers’ top searches

The most search criteria by brokers during July has been revealed by Knowledge Bank’s ‘Criteria Activity Tracker’. Knowledge Bank – the source...

16 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Hinckley & Rugby joins Legal & General panel

Legal & General Mortgage Club has welcomed Hinckley & Rugby Building Society to its panel. Hinckley & Rugby’s range of mortgage products...

09 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Bank of Mum & Dad – are parents charging their children interest?

Some 25.6% of parents said they would charge interest on a home loan to their children, a new study from UOWN...

13 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Brokers are using technology to keep ahead of competition

Mortgage advisers are embracing new technology faster than any other time following the credit crunch, according to Criteria Hub. The online deep...

06 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Landlords opt for five-year deals after PRA changes

Landlords have increasingly been switching to five-year fixed rate products over the past two years, new data from Commercial Trust Limited...

10 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Hanley Economic BS changes criteria across near prime product range

Hanley Economic Building Society has introduced two criteria changes across its near prime product range. Borrowers who have been in a Debt...

10 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Criteria Hub helps lenders improve product offerings

Criteria Hub, the criteria search engine for networks, clubs and mortgage advisers, is providing lenders with useful product point feedback via...

03 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

Kensington and New Street launch full market in Scotland

Kensington Mortgages and New Street Mortgages have announced a successful market launch into Scotland. While Kensington now offers an extensive range of...

16 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Connect launches new tools for brokers

Connect for Intermediaries has launched new tools, features and expert guides in line with its brand-new website. Boasting over 160 different lender...

06 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Vida launches pilot for second charge mortgage range

Intermediary-only specialist mortgage lender Vida Homeloans has announced the launch of a pilot scheme in the second charge mortgage market. The ‘test...

06 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Furness enhances its criteria for UK brokers

After listening to feedback from brokers, Furness Building Society has increased the maximum LTV in Scotland to 95% on standard residential...

09 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Remortgaging reaches record levels, says lender

Remortgaging has reached a record high, rising to 39% of all mortgages, according to The Mortgage Hut. The number of remortgages has...

05 December 2017

From: Breaking News

Keystone doubles its product range

Specialist lender Keystone Property Finance has upgraded its classic range, doubling the number of products on offer. These changes come after the...

07 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Keystone bolsters lending criteria

Keystone Property Finance has announced the upgrade of its criteria for portfolio and non-portfolio landlords. The buy-to-let lending brand has increased the...

17 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Vida Homeloans attracts £800m in applications in first year of lending

Vida Homeloans has attracted £1.6 billion decisions in principle (DIPs) and £800 million in applications one year after launching its specialist...

06 October 2017

From: Breaking News

L&G Mortgage Club updates BTL matrix in line with PRA changes

Legal & General Mortgage Club has updated its buy-to-let (BTL) matrix so it now includes lenders that have recently updated their...

06 October 2017

From: Breaking News

The Mortgage Hut launches new bridging and commercial finance arm

The Mortgage Hut is aiming to meet growing customer demand for complex property loans by launching a new bridging and commercial...

25 September 2017

From: Breaking News

The Northview Group announces changes to portfolio BTL propositions

The Northview Group has announced changes to its portfolio buy-to-let lending criteria for both Kensington and New Street Mortgages. The changes come...

18 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

Landlords urged to remortgage in response to tough BTL lending criteria

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

31 August 2017

From: Breaking News

OneSavings Bank outlines plans for PRA portfolio landlord changes

OneSavings Bank (OSB) has announced its new lending criteria for portfolio landlords to help brokers prepare for the PRA Phase 2...

21 August 2017

From: Breaking News

New Street Mortgages launches new rates and free valuations

New Street Mortgages has announced an update to its buy-to-let range with numerous changes. The Northview Group lender has upgraded its five-year...

21 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Accord announces changes to portfolio landlord criteria

Accord Buy to Let has announced details of its lending criteria for portfolio landlords, set to come into effect on 30...

01 August 2017

From: Breaking News

L&G Mortgage Club’s ‘Buy to Let Matrix’ will include lender positions on portfolios

Legal & General Mortgage Club has updated its ‘Buy to Let Matrix’ to include lending criteria on buy-to-let portfolios ahead of...

28 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Vida Homeloans enhances buy-to-let criteria

Specialist mortgage lender Vida Homeloans has announced significant changes to its specialist buy-to-let range, enhancing its lending criteria and building on...

10 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Landbay reduces BTL rates and refreshes landlord criteria

Buy-to-let mortgage lender Landbay has announced that it has refreshed its product range aimed at both amateur and professional landlords, reducing...

07 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Tenet announces tie-up with Vida Homeloans

Tenet, a Leeds-based mortgage adviser support group, has announced a new partnership with specialist lender Vida Homeloans, the latest in a...

22 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Vida launches loan calculator

Specialist mortgage lender Vida Homeloans has announced the launch of its new online Residential Max Loan Calculator (‘Max’), which aims to...

16 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Magellan Homeloans announces partnership with 3mc

Specialist mortgage lender Magellan Homeloans has announced it will distribute its full range of mortgage products through the specialist distributor and...

03 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Vida Homeloans reduces buy-to-let rates and fees

Specialist mortgage lender Vida Homeloans has this week announced a fresh wave of updates to its buy-to-let mortgage range.  The firm has...

22 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Vida Homeloans cements new relationship with Mortgage Intelligence

Vida Homeloans and Mortgage Intelligence have announced a new tie-up, allowing Mortgage Intelligence members access to Vida’s specialist residential mortgage range. Vida,...

17 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

Buy-to-let borrowing hit by high house prices and tougher lending criteria

Average buy-to-let loans and deposits increased in 2016, new research from The Mortgage Broker Ltd has revealed. This came as a result...

27 January 2017

From: Breaking News

New Street Mortgages launches new reduced buy-to-let rates

New Street Mortgages has announced rate reductions across its buy-to-let mortgage range. It has reduced the rate for its two-year discount product...

25 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Furness launches consumer buy-to-let products

Two new consumer buy-to-let products have been launched by Furness Building Society. This follows an announcement by the firm that it...

17 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Intelligence adds Kent Reliance to lending panel

Mortgage Intelligence (MI) has added Kent Reliance to its panel of mortgage lenders. Part of OneSavings Bank, the specialist lender will provide...

10 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

Now Newcastle tightens buy-to-let criteria

Newcastle Intermediaries has become the latest lender to announce it is raising its stress test levels for buy-to-let mortgages. It is increasing...

24 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Nationwide hikes maximum lending age to 85

Nationwide Building Society is increasing its maximum age for mortgage maturity from 75 to 85. This follows last week's move by the...

09 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let mortgage crackdown ‘disregards renters’

Government-backed plans to impose new restrictions on the availability of buy-to-let mortgages are likely to be bad news for tenants. That is...

05 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Magellan offers one-to-one broker sessions

Magellan Homeloans is offering brokers the opportunity to book a one-to-one consultation session at the trade shows, conferences and events it is...

26 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Tesco announces L&G mortgage tie-up

Tesco is to make its mortgages available through brokers via a tie-up with Legal & General. The new service called Tesco Mortgage Intermediaries...

20 April 2016

From: Breaking News

3mc appointed to Right Mortgage panel

Mortgage distributor 3mc has been appointed to provide a specialist mortgage desk and packaging support service to members of The Right...

20 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Paragon loosens limited company buy-to-let rules

Paragon Mortgages has updated its lending criteria for limited company landlords in the wake of recent Government announcements on tax relief...

05 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Leeds BS eases interest-only criteria

Leeds Building Society has eased its interest-only criteria and will now accept sale of property as a repayment strategy up to...

05 April 2016

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

MCD could bar cheap loans to accidental landlords

The Mortgage Credit Directive (MCD), could bar accidental landlords from switching to cheaper mortgage deals on affordability grounds. Many could be told they...

11 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Fleet announces new buy-to-let rate cuts

Fleet Mortgages has announced the first in a series of product and criteria changes to be rolled out over the next...

08 March 2016

From: Breaking News

New deal for one-year self-employed professionals

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

02 March 2016

From: Breaking News

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

Mortgage lending soars 38% in a year

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

25 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Keystone cuts buy-to-let rates

Keystone Buy to Let Mortgages has streamlined its Classic Range to make product selection more straightforward for brokers and landlords. All rates...

02 February 2016

From: Breaking News

NatWest and RBS sign up for Help to Buy London

NatWest and RBS have unveiled their plans to help more people get a foot on the capital's property ladder through the...

01 February 2016

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Housing market shrugs off winter slowdown

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

05 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Kensington launches new broker website

Kensington has launched its new website for intermediaries. The site, which has been developed based on feedback from brokers, includes a number...

18 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let lending clampdown has already started

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

15 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Bridgebank Capital announce huge growth in demand

The Bridgebank Capital Group has in recent weeks completed near on £35 million of loan advances, primarily as a result of...

08 December 2015

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Stafford Railway BS lends up to age 85

Stafford Railway Building Society is reminding older borrowers that they can take advantage of its standard variable rate mortgage up to...

27 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Lending surge gathers pace in September

Mortgage lending is enjoying its best spell for seven years after surging 12% year-on-year to £61.4 billion in the third quarter. The...

22 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Fleet Mortgages changes buy-to-let criteria

Fleet Mortgages has announced a series of criteria changes offering increased flexibility for brokers and their clients. The buy-to-let and specialist lender has...

16 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Paragon and 3mc unveil exclusive buy-to-let deals

Specialist lenders Paragon Mortgages and 3mc have announced new exclusive buy-to-let product ranges. This follows the recent launch from intermediary-only lender Accord,...

15 October 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

NatWest unveils new buy-to-let criteria

NatWest Intermediary Solutions is changing its buy-to-let criteria to significantly widen the appeal of its mortgages to brokers and their customers. NatWest has been...

11 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Fleet launches limited tranche buy-to-let deal

Fleet Mortgages has launched a new standard buy-to-let product with a limited tranche of funding. The new product is a two-year fixed...

09 September 2015

From: Breaking News

One million face interest-only timebomb

Nearly one million homeowners with interest-only mortgages are a "ticking timebomb" because they have made no plans for paying off their debt. The...

07 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Brokers are buzzing as mortgage market hits fresh high

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

21 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Landlords face battle to get buy-to-let finance

Landlords are struggling to cash in on the buy-to-let boom because of growing difficulties getting mortgage finance, new research has found. One...

18 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Leeds BS updates buy-to-let criteria

Leeds Building Society is changing its buy-to-let criteria to increase the maximum number of properties per borrower. The society has increased the...

12 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Preparation is key to best mortgage deals, Equifax says

Would-be borrowers should ensure they are “mortgage ready” before applying for a loan, according to credit-reference firm Equifax. The company said that,...

10 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Barclays improves LTI criteria

Barclays has eased its loan-to-income (LTI) criteria and will now lend up to five times earnings for those borrowing smaller sums. The...

01 July 2015

From: Breaking News

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Large loans: a user’s guide For those with less experience handling large loans, they can at first be a daunting prospect. This...

25 June 2015

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Barclays improves interest-only criteria

Barclays has improved its criteria for interest-only borrowers who are using the sale of their property as a repayment vehicle. Mortgage customers...

19 June 2015

From: Breaking News

Barclays offers affordability bonus

Barclays has decided to include annual bonus income in mortgage affordability calculations for clients who meet its minimum basic income criteria. The...

15 June 2015

From: Breaking News

Lazy lenders overcharge older borrowers

Lazy lenders are charging the over-50s more for their mortgages because of their age, according to new research from Saga Personal...

30 April 2015

From: Breaking News

Remortgaging hits two-year low

The value of remortgage lending slumped to a two-year low in March after falling 8% over the last 12 months. Total gross...

29 April 2015

From: Breaking News

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