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KEYWORD "Demand" - 197 RESULTS
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

Number of furlough friendly mortgage searches plummets – study

Data from Legal & General Mortgage Club’s SmartrCriteria tool found that searches for furlough friendly mortgage criteria continued to fall month...

03 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Majority of brokers will adopt a hybrid approach to work post-Covid

Some 64% of brokers will adopt a hybrid approach of remote work and face-to-face working despite the lifting of pandemic restrictions. That...

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

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

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

Legal & General announces second virtual event for brokers

Legal & General has announced the return of its Virtual Summer Conference which takes place today and tomorrow (July 6-7 2021). The...

06 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – power products and lowered rates

West One Loans’ buy-to-let (BTL) division has released new products to meet increased demand in the market. The raft of new product...

01 July 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

Later Life Symposium Attendees increase by 151%

Equity release lender, more2life, revealed that the number of advisers who attended its 2021 Later Life Lending Symposium was 151% higher than...

15 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

Advisers complete record number of complex searches in March

Activity in the housing market continued to increase in March, with Legal & General seeing a record number of searches after...

29 April 2021

From: Breaking News

New and improved lender insights offering from Mortgage Brain

Mortgage technology expert Mortgage Brain has launched an enhancement to its lender insights offering, available to lenders who use its criteria-based...

22 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Knowledge Bank Tracker results – capital raising key for clients in March

New research from Knowledge Bank has revealed that homeowners are utilising second charge mortgages to raise money to invest in buy-to-let...

13 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

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

Mortgage roundup – going green, secured loans and lowered rates

Newbury Building Society has introduced a GoGreen Reward incentive to its self-build mortgage to encourage homebuilders to make conscious sustainable choices. The...

23 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Smartr365 connects borrowers to brokers with innovative app

An ‘industry-first’ app has been introduced to connect borrowers to brokers and introducers. Available for free on both iOS and Android, Smartr365’s...

16 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

Knowledge Bank adds new categories to meet demand around cladding

UK mortgage criteria search system Knowledge Bank has launched new criteria categories amidst growing concerns surrounding properties with cladding. The first category...

05 March 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

Hope Capital launches range of residential refurbishment loans

Specialist short-term lender Hope Capital has launched a brand-new range of bridging loans specifically designed for borrowers undertaking property refurbishment projects. The...

12 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Together enhances its mortgage range amidst market resilience

Specialist lender Together has raised the maximum loan-to-value (LTV) across its first and second charge mortgage products to 70%. The finance firm...

22 December 2020

From: Breaking News

2021 will see the rise of the GI specialist, says Paymentshield

General Insurance (GI) provider Paymentshield is predicting a surge in the number of mortgage adviser firms appointing a GI specialist next...

17 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Landbay increases buy-to-let LTVs to 80%

Landbay has increased its loan-to-value (LTV) from 75% to 80% and announced two new buy-to-let products. Both products are available on two...

15 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Paragon Bank strengthens focus on specialist BTL lending

Results released from Paragon Bank show that specialist buy-to-let (BTL) lending has accounted for 93% of total buy-to-let activity, compared to...

08 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Suros Capital launches alternative short-term lending facility

Suros Capital has officially been launched to provide short-term lending facilities specifically aimed at people secured against luxury assets including jewellery,...

12 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Landbay launches new ‘market leading’ products

Landbay has released two new buy-to-let products on the back of its recent product refresh. The first of the new products is...

10 November 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

Purchase values up 12% while remortagage values drop, research shows

Despite Covid-19, the average mortgage value for purchasers is up 12.4% compared to the same period in 2019, according to data...

18 September 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

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

Boost in complex buy-to-let business to continue in 2020, says Paragon

The increase in portfolio and complex buy-to-let business seen over the past two years is set to continue in 2020, according...

09 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Investor demand for bridging finance continues in Q3

For the third consecutive quarter, the most popular use of a bridging loan was to purchase investment property, according to Bridging...

06 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

Mortgage Advice Bureau opens its 30th UK mortgage shop

Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB) opened the doors to its 30th high street mortgage shop in Dorchester on Thursday 3 October. The opening...

09 October 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

The Mortgage Lender joins Master Private Finance panel

The Mortgage Lender (TML) has been appointed to the panel of specialist mortgage desk Master Private Finance. Launched by mortgage and protection...

14 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Mortgage advisers spot increase in interest-only business

Interest-only mortgages comprised 20% of new business introduced in Q2 2019, down from 28% is Q2 2007 but significantly higher than...

09 August 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

Key Partners unveils detailed look at equity release introducer sector

Equity release referral business Key Partnerships has released a new report – ‘Introducing the Introducers’ – to celebrate its brand refresh. The...

19 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Green building sector supports energy efficient mortgages for Europe

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) Europe network has launched a new report to support the growth of the market so...

19 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Key expands corporate business development team

Independent equity release advisor Key has announced the expansion of its corporate business development team in response to growing industry demand. More...

05 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Roma Finance launches bridge to term product

Manchester-based bridging and development finance lender, Roma Finance, has secured institutional funding for a medium-term mortgage product. The five-year buy-to-let mortgage is...

09 April 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

Leek United launches fixed rate mortgages with interest only options

Leek United has launched a new suite of mortgages including fixed rates with interest only, cashback and no fees options. Its new...

07 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

The Nottingham launches video advice system to cater for growing demand

Over one in five (22%) consumers said they would want to use a branch-based mortgage advice service, according to a new...

20 November 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

Castle Trust appoints new BDM for the North

Castle Trust has appointed Charissa Chang as business development manager (BDM) for the North. With over 17 years of experience working at...

31 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Half of brokers see rise in bridging loan volume

Demand for bridging loans increased in the third quarter of 2018, according to bridging lender mtf. Its latest Broker Sentiment Survey found...

23 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Brain to provide an insight into the future at Mortgage Vision 2018

Mortgage Brain has launched this year’s series of Mortgage Vision events. Now in it’s ninth year and having celebrated a 22% increase...

25 September 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

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

Demand for five-year fixed deals drops to annual low

Demand for five-year fixed rate remortgages has fallen to the lowest level since July 2017, according to conveyancing service provider LMS. The...

27 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Secure Trust Bank secures 30 partners in first year

Secure Trust Bank continues to expand its service, having signed 30 new partnerships during its first 12 months of operation. Launched in...

20 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Highest demand for specialist mortgages comes from self-employed

A diverse set of customer needs from the self-employed are driving demand for specialist residential mortgages, according to Paragon’s Financial Adviser...

04 April 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

Alternative Bridging hits the Midlands

Short-term lender Alternative Bridging has recently opened a Midlands office, further expanding its business in the region. With its existing broker network...

28 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Kent Reliance aims to meet broker demand with new appointments

Kent Reliance has announced three new appointments, which it says will help it cope with increased demand from brokers. The firm, which...

24 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

Accord launches interest only repayment options for borrowers

Specialist lender Accord Mortgages has launched interest only repayment options to its residential mortgage range. New borrowers seeking up to 75% loan-to-value...

05 December 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

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

Accord advises brokers on avoiding house sales delays

Advice has surfaced from Accord Mortgages on how brokers can reduce house sales delays caused by property valuation set-backs during autumn. Recently,...

17 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Gross specialist lending grows threefold since 2009

The value of specialist mortgage lenders’ annual lending has increased 19% per year since 2009, according to a new report from...

06 October 2017

From: Breaking News

LendInvest and NACFB to launch first Broker Property Development Course

Property lender, LendInvest, has launched the first LendInvest Broker Property Development Course in partnership with the National Association of Commercial Finance...

02 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

Foundation Home Loans raises maximum loan size to £1 million

Due to an increasing demand, Foundation Home Loans is increasing its maximum loan size across its buy-to-let range. Working exclusively through intermediaries,...

18 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Bluestone appoints new sales director following ongoing expansion

Specialist lender Bluestone Mortgages has announced the appointment of Steve Seal as director of sales and distribution as part of its...

13 September 2017

From: Breaking News

more 2 life hits £1 billion lending milestone

Lifetime mortgage lender more 2 life has surpassed £1 billion of lending, along with a substantial total loan book value. According to...

05 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Skipton bolsters its interest-only range with rate cut across the board

Skipton Building Society is aiming to reduce the rates on its interest only mortgage range. The residential interest only range provides 60%,...

05 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

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

It’s cheaper to buy than rent, says local mortgage adviser

Research from Mortgage Advice Bureau Swindon has found that it is cheaper for Swindon tenants to purchase a new property than...

09 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Barking and Dagenham crowned top property renovation hotspot

The latest property renovation hotspots list revealed that Barking and Dagenham is the top location for an increase in renovation applications...

09 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Bridging and development lender posts record results

Roma Finance, the Manchester-based bridging lender, has announced its most successful half year to 30 June 2017. Four of the six months...

07 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Bank of Mum and Dad to lend 23% more in 2017

The so-called Bank of Mum and Dad will lend 23% more funds in 2017, putting it on a par with the...

10 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Total gross mortgage lending to hit £260 billion this year

The mortgage market will reach its highest level of gross lending since the financial crisis during 2017, the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders...

02 May 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

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

Blue lights and sirens

A fall in the mean average value of leads from SMEs in the first six weeks of 2017 seems to suggest...

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

Society of Mortgage Professionals expanding roadshow in 2017

The Society of Mortgage Professionals (SMP) has announced that it is expanding its roadshow this year from 10 to 12 regional...

27 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Brokers find it increasingly tough to secure buy-to-let mortgages for clients

Buy-to-let mortgages are becoming increasingly hard to secure, new research has revealed. The majority of brokers surveyed in the latest Broker...

20 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Why banks and building societies should be lending to the over 50s

Following the introduction of new lending rules in April 2016, under the Mortgage Market Review (MMR), many banks and building societies...

18 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Together lowers buy-to-let rates

Rates on first charge buy-to-let mortgages have been reduced by mortgage lender Together. This takes them below 7%, with LTVs of...

07 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Businesses partner to offer Sharia-compliant finance

Two businesses have announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership to offer Sharia-compliant mortgage alternatives. The partnership is designed to...

19 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Brokers plan to advise or refer later life and equity release products

The majority of brokers surveyed by Legal & General say they either currently recommend or would recommend later life lending or...

19 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Kent Reliance launches new buy-to-let range

Kent Reliance, part of the OneSavings Bank Group, has announced the launch of its new low mainstream LTV product range. With low...

14 July 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

Buy-to-let sell-off begins

Buy-to-let investors have started selling off properties as Chancellor George Osborne's tax crackdown begins to bite. Demand is also likely to fall...

01 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Lenders remain positive about buy-to-let

Lenders remain positive about prospects for the buy-to-let market despite the Chancellor's tax crackdown. This is despite the fact that most expect the market to...

31 May 2016

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

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

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

Fall in demand pushes up tracker rates

The average cost of tracker mortgages is on the increase as the result of falling demand from borrowers, according to Moneyfacts.co.uk. The...

05 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Supply of rental stock nose-dives

The supply of rental properties plunged in the run-up to the new stamp duty surcharge on 1 April and further falls are...

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

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

L&G posts record completions in March

The Legal & General Mortgage Club delivered a record month in March with completions up 33% year-on-year. Total lending of £4.7bn was...

22 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let “chain reaction” drives prices to record high

Asking prices have hit a record high due to the rush of buy-to-let investors looking to beat the stamp duty surcharge. The...

18 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Brexit looms over interest rate decision

The Bank of England’s monetary policy committee has held interest rates again with a unanimous 9-0 vote yesterday and experts say there is...

15 April 2016

From: Breaking News

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

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

Market awaits lull after buy-to-let storm

Buy-to-let investors were racing to beat the new 3% duty surcharge right up to midnight on 31 March as a frantic first quarter drew...

04 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let crackdown deters just one in seven

The joint crackdown on buy-to-let by Chancellor George Osborne and the Bank of England is deterring just 14% of landlords from...

01 April 2016

From: Breaking News

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

Limited company buy-to-let lending soars

Applications for limited company buy-to-let mortgages have soared since December and now make up to one in three new cases. Growth has...

30 March 2016

From: Breaking News

House price growth continues to accelerate

UK house prices continue to accelerate increasing by 7.9% in the year to January, up from 6.7% in December. Prices were driven...

23 March 2016

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

Large investors sucked into stamp duty surcharge

Chancellor George Osborne surprised many in the property industry by confirming that larger buy-to-let investors must pay the new 3% stamp duty...

17 March 2016

From: Breaking News

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

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

House price surge set to slow

Two new sets of figures show house prices continue to power upwards but property experts warn a slowdown could be in sight. The...

04 March 2016

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let market defies tax crackdown

Property experts have welcomed steady growth in private rents as a sign that the buy-to-let market is shrugging off the Government's tax...

29 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let supply starts to shrink

The supply of rental properties has fallen to its lowest level for a year and experts warn the Chancellor's tax crackdown...

26 February 2016

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let flood drives prices higher

The flood of buy-to-let investors looking to beat the forthcoming 3% surcharge on stamp duty is driving house prices even higher...

12 February 2016

From: Breaking News

The future of mortgage market technology

This year marks 30 years since Mortgage Brain first introduced mortgage software to an unsuspecting industry.  Much has changed since then. M-Day...

11 February 2016

From: Sponsored Content

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

From: Breaking News

House prices jump another £3,500 in January

The collapse in the supply of houses for sale has forced prices to new highs with an average increase of £3,500...

05 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Brokers split on buy-to-let outlook

Mortgage intermediaries are split on the prospects for further growth in the buy-to-let market this year. Brokers are positive about the health...

28 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Leeds BS unveils Help to Buy London mortgages

Leeds Building Society will launch its first Help to Buy London mortgages from on Monday 1 February. The society is among the first...

27 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage lending jumps 8% in 2015 to £220bn

Gross mortgage lending jumped 8% in 2015 to hit a better-than-forecast total of £220.3 billion. Lending in December totalled £19.9 billion, up 23% on...

22 January 2016

From: Breaking News

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

Intermediary confidence hits record high

Market confidence among intermediaries is at a record high due to rising prices, strong remortgage demand and healthy lender funding. The only...

21 January 2016

From: Breaking News

2016 gets off to a flyer

The property market has made a bright start to 2016 with the average home coming to market priced £1,500 higher than...

18 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Strong December growth points to buoyant 2016

The housing market is set for its strongest December since 2006 and next year should be equally buoyant, according to Rightmove. Asking...

14 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Adam Tyler blog: Rolling out the red tape

Business Secretary Sajid Javid promised 2016 would be a year of dialling back the bureaucracy. The government, he said, is committed...

11 December 2015

From: 60 Second Interview

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

Buy-to-let in rude health ahead of tax crackdown

The buy-to-let market remains in good health ahead of Chancellor George Osborne's tax crackdown, with stable yields and strong tenant demand. Four...

08 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

Buy-to-let tax will trigger buying spree

Chancellor George Osborne's assault on the buy-to-let market yesterday could trigger a short-term “spree” as landlords rush to buy property before...

26 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let rents surge ahead of inflation

The UK may be in deflation but this has had little impact on buy-to-let rents which leapt by 4.7% over the...

23 November 2015

From: Breaking News

New surge in limited company buy-to-lets

There has been a "surge" in the number of buy-to-let investors considering moving their properties into limited company structures. Brokers are looking to reduce...

19 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

Buy-to-let demand will continue to soar

Demand for buy-to-let is set to soar with each new generation while home ownership will continue to plunge. Fewer than half of those born in...

18 November 2015

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Prime central London house prices rise 20%

Investment demand has picked up in prime central London after recent reports of a property slowdown in the capital. Newly-released third-quarter Land...

17 November 2015

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Stock market volatility fuels buy-to-let boom

Half of UK homeowners are now interested in becoming a buy-to-let landlord as returns on rival investments plummet. Stock market volatility is...

11 November 2015

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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

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Just Mortgages launches new-build division

Just Mortgages has launched a specialist new homes division.  The New Homes Division will cover the whole of England and Wales, launching with...

04 November 2015

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Explosive” London bubble most dangerous in world

The London property market is the most overvalued in Europe and is at risk of a bubble due to "explosive price...

30 October 2015

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Moving house one bit at a time

Buying and moving into a new house is a stressful business at the best of times, but people invariably add to...

27 October 2015

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Sharp fall in sales of million pound houses

There has been a sharp fall in sales of million pound houses as the top end of the property market continues...

26 October 2015

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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

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Strong buyer demand drives market activity

The property market continued to tick over in September with activity up 5.4% on the same month last year. There were 106,030...

22 October 2015

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Prime central London bubble bursts

The prime central London property bubble appears to have burst as demand falls and a surge of new stock saturates the market. Demand...

19 October 2015

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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

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Buy-to-let landlords buoyant despite tax threat

Confidence among buy-to-let landlords remains high despite the threat of new taxes and tough regulatory changes. The latest survey from Paragon Mortgages shows...

12 October 2015

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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

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September mortgage lending hits new highs

Two new sets of figures published today show that September was another buoyant month for the housing market. There was a 20% year-on-year...

08 October 2015

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House prices fell in September

House prices fell by nearly 1% in September as the annual pace of growth starts to ease off, new figures show. This...

07 October 2015

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Sharp rise in buy-to-let scams

Landlords have been warned of a sharp rise in sub-letting scams as sky-high demand for property gives unscrupulous tenants the opportunity to...

06 October 2015

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Skipton completes 200 expat buy-to-let deals

Skipton International has completed 200 UK mortgages allowing British expats to invest in a UK buy-to-let property. The offshore bank, registered in...

05 October 2015

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Rising yields and strong demand keep buy-to-let buoyant

The buy-to-let rental market remains in good health with low void periods, climbing yields and robust tenant demand. Paragon Mortgages’ latest private rented...

24 September 2015

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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

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Buy-to-let rents in summer slump

The number of landlords increasing rents for tenants fell in August, the first drop this year, new figures show. Only one in three...

22 September 2015

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House prices at new high in record September

The price of property coming onto the market has hit a new high after the biggest September rise for 13 years. New...

21 September 2015

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Buy-to-let to boom as landlords defy tax threat

Nearly one in five landlords plan to buy more buy-to-let properties despite the looming threat of Chancellor George Osborne's tax crackdown. New...

17 September 2015

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House prices rise 9% as shortages bite

UK house prices rose 9% in the past year after a strong summer that saw prices leap 3% between June and August,...

11 September 2015

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Housing market enjoyed August surge

Two new surveys published today show that the property market scaled new highs yet again in August. The RICS UK Residential Market...

10 September 2015

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Platform cuts buy-to-let rates

Platform has reduced rates on its buy-to-let mortgage range by up to 0.10%. Highlights include two year fixed rates starting from 2.24%...

04 September 2015

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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

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Adam Tyler blog: Time for regulatory change

The National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB) is holding an interim conference to support the next set of changes that...

21 August 2015

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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

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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

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Strongest July in eight years as national recovery gathers pace

Last month was the strongest July for home sales since 2007 with a rise of 13% on June to 90,000. This is the first time...

13 August 2015

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Banks to impose tough new buy-to-let tests

Banks are set to launch a new clampdown on buy-to-let in a bid to stop the boom getting out of control. They are looking...

10 August 2015

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Rents rises outstrip inflation, official figures show

Figures published by the Office for National Statistics show that private rental prices paid by tenants in Great Britain rose by...

03 August 2015

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Housing demand hits 11-year peak

The number of house hunters has hit its highest level in 11 years while supply levels are continuing to fall. Sales to...

28 July 2015

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Supply crunch pushes average price towards £300,000

A sharp drop in new property supply is forcing house prices ever higher with the average asking price now just a...

20 July 2015

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Mortgage demand hits 18-month high, says Bank

Demand for mortgage lending has risen to its highest level since the end of 2013, new figures from the Bank of...

14 July 2015

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Brokers welcome Osborne’s planning reforms

Mortgage brokers and property companies have welcomed government proposals to overhaul Britain’s planning laws and increase housebuilding. Chancellor George Osborne announced on...

13 July 2015

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Purchase approvals reach 18-month high

The number of house-purchase approvals soared past 72,000 in June, the highest level since January 2014. Figures from chartered surveyor e.surv’s Mortgage Monitor...

10 July 2015

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Valuations soar to boost property market

The number of property valuations rose sharply in June, pointing to a resurgence of growth in the housing market. Figures from Connells...

08 July 2015

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UK house prices fall in June

Brokers remain confident that house prices will continue to rise this year despite new figures showing a fall of 0.2% in June. The surprise price...

03 July 2015

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Buy-to-let investors upbeat as demand rises

Buy-to-let investors remain optimistic about the future as tenant demand continues to rise. New research by specialist buy-to-let lender Paragon Mortgages reveals continued...

30 June 2015

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Buy-to-let rents rise as supply falls

Landlord income from buy-to-let income is rising again as demand from tenants outstrips the plunging supply of rental property. The number of...

26 June 2015

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Mark Lofthouse

Mortgage sourcing systems – it’s all about accuracy Since the first mortgage sourcing system was built in 1986, their capabilities, not to...

25 June 2015

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Clare Nessling

Excellent buying conditions have lured Britons back into the overseas property market this year, with bargain property prices and historically low...

25 June 2015

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Metro launches new broker website

Metro Bank has launched a new website to make it easier for brokers nationwide to interact with the bank. Accessed via Metro...

24 June 2015

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Broker confidence nears all-time high

Brokers confidence has steadily recovered in the wake of the Mortgage Market Review (MMR) and is nearing an all-time high. The number of...

22 June 2015

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Help to Buy funds 131 buyers a day

Help to Buy schemes have created 131 new homeowners every day since April 2013, Housing Minister Brandon Lewis has said. More than...

19 June 2015

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House prices surge to new record

The price of property coming to market has surged to an all-time high after rising nearly £8,500 in a month. The average...

15 June 2015

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Shock pre-election surge in house prices

The property market shrugged off pre-election jitters to jump 1% in April, according to Nationwide. Experts say the housing market is now "a...

30 April 2015

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First Direct unveils three-year fix at 1.68%

Lender First Direct is launching a market leading three-year fixed rate charging 1.68% from today. The mortgage has a £1,450 fee and...

27 April 2015

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