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KEYWORD "England" - 222 RESULTS
Deposit Unlock mortgages launches nationally

Deposit Unlock, a mortgage scheme that allows new build buyers to purchase with a 5% deposit, has launched nationally with 17...

02 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Staging your home could add £47,000 when selling

Recent property market analysis by London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves have found that staging your home during the...

25 November 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

25 November 2021

From: Breaking News

New homebuyers across England experience 1.6m snagging issues

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

18 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – a host of opportunities for borrowers

This mortgage roundup highlights the latest updates and features from the UK’s leading lenders, from custom-build mortgage products and holiday let mortgages,...

11 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Homeowners – five cost-cutting steps for mortgage repayments

Nisha Vaidya, mortgage expert at Uswitch, explains how homeowners can use low-interest rates to their advantage and help make their mortgage more...

28 October 2021

From: Breaking News

No.13 properties sell for less across the UK except in London

Bective, the sales, lettings and property management company, recently revealed how superstitions around the number 13 often lead to homebuyers paying less for properties. Traditionally it is considered to...

28 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed - Where did the stamp duty holiday cost the government the most?

New research by the estate agent comparison site, GetAgent, has revealed how much money the UK government lost as a result...

21 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – “Outstanding” products for lenders and consumers

The mortgage roundup column returns to bring you the latest news on mortgage products coming to the market, featuring Furness Building...

12 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Over-55s in the South are three times as likely to use equity release

A new study from equity release lender more2life has uncovered the UK regions where using equity release to fund a house...

12 October 2021

From: Breaking News

The stamp duty holiday made first-time buyers £25k worse off

Market estate agency comparison website GetAgent.co.uk recently revealed how the stamp duty holiday has made house prices difficult for the first-time...

24 September 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

24 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Cost of homes predicted to rise 30% by 2031 - study

House prices have continued to rise throughout the year, making it increasingly challenging for first-time buyers to join the property ladder. UK...

09 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Study reveals owning a home costs more than buying a home

Research by an estate agent comparison site has found that the cost of homeownership has climbed by a great margin. GetAgent looked...

03 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Buying property with a partner: Expert tips on protecting your finances

James Andrews, senior personal finance editor at money.co.uk, offers up top tips on how those planning to purchase a home with...

20 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Asking prices dipped across the market following stamp duty holiday deadline

Research by GetAgent has revealed how asking prices across many areas of the property market tumbled in the wake of the...

13 August 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

Property market backlog causes 5.6 month homebuyer wait time

Across England and Wales, many homebuyers have made use of the stamp duty holiday. The land tax discount encouraged many to...

01 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Tennis-related road names can increase house price value up to 226%

Tennis is undoubtedly one of the most popular sports in the United Kingdom. Whether watching television, live streaming online or physically...

29 June 2021

From: Breaking News

On the move – 36% of millennials move home for better quality of life

The pandemic and subsequent lockdowns have impacted UK employees in a major way, with more than a third (36%) aged 18-34...

10 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Analysis - which royal road names reign supreme for property sellers?

Ahead of the Queen’s Birthday this weekend, estate and lettings agent, Barrows and Forrester researched the sold prices of properties with...

10 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight – where are the fastest and slowest home-selling regions?

New research from GetAgent has revealed which areas of the property market in England and Wales are seeing homes sell the...

10 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Study - 76% of buyers set to pay no stamp duty before deadline

Despite market delays, over half a million homebuyers in England are set to benefit from the stamp duty holiday to the...

08 June 2021

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers use lockdown savings for deposits

According to new research from estate agents Purplebricks, 43% of today’s first-time buyers (FTBs) have fully funded their own deposit. While...

21 May 2021

From: Breaking News

A year on – which areas are thriving since the market reopened?

Last week Thursday (May 13) marked one year since the property market in England reopened after being hit with lockdown restrictions. Ascend...

18 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Twenty7Tec rolls out key integrations for mortgage market

Mortgage technology provider Twenty7Tec has completed an APPLY integration with Accord. The move will enable users of CloudTwenty7 to seamlessly submit applications...

18 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – these markets are set to fall off the SDLT cliff edge

Some areas of the UK market have seen house price growth slow substantially, suggesting they could be in for a rough...

29 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – exclusive products, lower rates and increased LTVs

LiveMore has announced a reduction of its standard fixed rates from five-year up to lifetime. Launched last week, the seven, 10 and...

15 April 2021

From: Breaking News

New Help to Buy scheme could help 55% of new-build homebuyers

The latest government Help to Buy (H2B) scheme could benefit over a half of all new-build homebuyers to get a foot...

25 March 2021

From: Breaking News

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

Debt begone! Lockdown savings fuel record mortgage repayments

Savings made during lockdown have allowed some borrowers to reduce their debt commitments, with a record £17.6 billion of mortgages repaid...

18 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Value of new mortgage commitments reached record high in 2020

The total value of new mortgages set to be handed out in the coming months reached its highest level since 2007...

16 March 2021

From: Breaking News

FTBs take three years longer to get on the property ladder – study

The time it’s taking for first-time buyers (FTBs) to save for their first home has grown by three years in some...

23 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Covid causes 41% drop in sales despite stamp duty holiday – study

Residential transactions across England and Wales fell by 41% in 2020 when compared to the previous year despite a boost in...

18 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – five-year fixed products prove popular

The Nottingham has rolled out a new five-year fixed product as an option for people looking to remortgage in light of...

18 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty holiday on course to save homebuyers £1.5bn – claim

The current stamp duty holiday has already saved homebuyers an estimated £817 million, with the potential to reach £1.5 billion before...

02 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Home-buying hopes wrecked for a fifth of Brits in 2020

Almost one in three UK adults intended to buy a home in 2020, but only a third managed to progress their...

28 January 2021

From: Breaking News

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

It’s ‘business as usual’ for Together despite Lockdown 3

Specialist lender Together has confirmed it will continue lending despite tougher restrictions as the UK enters another national lockdown. England was plunged...

07 January 2021

From: Breaking News

How is Land Registry digitalising the mortgage system?

For a number of years now, HM Land Registry (Land Registry) has been one of the most innovative and forward-thinking government...

30 October 2020

From: PropTech

Five compliance tips for mortgage advisers

Over the last ten years, the mortgage market in the UK has changed significantly. Alongside increased regulation of the industry, stricter...

30 October 2020

From: Legislation, Regulation & Compliance

Puma Property Finance expands to Manchester

Specialist development lender Puma Property Finance has bolstered its nationwide presence with the relocation of one of its managers, Paul Murphy,...

27 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Forget the noughties – Hope Capital launches seventies collection

Hope Capital has launched the ‘seventies collection’, which comprises two new bridging loan products. The HOPE 70 products offer a low rate...

07 September 2020

From: Breaking News

The Mortgage Lender increases LTV for capital-raising landlords

The Mortgage Lender has increased its loan-to-value (LTV) for capital-raising landlords from 65% to 75% on all remortgage products. The rise means...

19 August 2020

From: Breaking News

MBE London guarantees safety and comfort at October event

Clarion Events, Mortgage Business Expo’s parent company, has drafted a programme of enhanced safety measures to reduce the risk caused by...

14 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Kent Reliance for Intermediaries launches new large loan residential range

Kent Reliance for Intermediaries, part of the specialist lending and retail savings group OneSavings Bank plc, has launched a new large...

12 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Swansea BS expands intermediary distribution with Brilliant Solutions

Swansea Building Society has joined up with the direct-to-lender mortgage club Brilliant Solutions to open up access to a wider range...

06 March 2020

From: Breaking News

First 4 Bridging appoints BDM for the North West

First 4 Bridging (F4B) has extended its services to the North West of England with the appointment of Simon Bancroft as...

06 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Could Britain’s empty homes accommodate the homeless?

Utilising just 41.4% of Britain’s empty homes could house the homeless, according to research by estate agent comparison website, GetAgent.co.uk. Shelter estimates...

24 December 2019

From: Breaking News

House price growth has slowed by half since Brexit

Brexit has caused UK house price growth to half since June 2016, according to property management company Apropos. The digital platform, designed...

19 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Commercial finance specialists should broaden their lender panels – FIBA

The Financial Intermediary & Broker Association (FIBA) is asking members to consider the Bank of England’s (BoE’s) warning about lenders cutting...

06 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Leave voting areas witnessed faster-growing house prices

With the outcome of Brexit hanging in the balance, ‘Leave’ voting areas have recorded higher average house price increases than ‘Remain’...

31 October 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

How can mortgage brokers future-proof their business?

The property finance industry is rapidly changing. Everyone who’s part of it wants to know where we are heading, what’s working...

02 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Pension cash dominates the savings market

Both the volume and value of flexible payments from pensions has hit a new high, according to Moneyfacts. Data from the money...

29 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Borrowers at risk if tracker rates fall – claim

Less than 5% of tracker rate mortgages are available on the market, which reflects the current ‘lack of appetite’ for variable...

14 August 2019

From: Breaking News

City Finance Brokers expands its network to the South West

Privately-owned specialist mortgage and finance brokerage, City Finance Brokers, has announced the addition of Simon Kelly to its network. The appointment of...

10 July 2019

From: Breaking News

MBE London Expo to feature Bank of England keynote presentation

Mortgage Business Expo (MBE) London, taking place on October 16, will feature a keynote presentation by the Bank of England (BoE). Rob...

26 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Pure Retirement launches new product range for later life lending

Pure Retirement has announced the launch of its new product suite for advisers, named the Heritage range. The product, which is available...

30 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Nearly 200,000 annual movers are ‘last-time buyers’, IMLA reports

Over-55s now make up nearly 200,000 owner occupier housing transactions in England each year, according to the latest study from the...

11 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Competition at higher LTVs benefits first-time buyers

Data from Moneyfacts UK found the average two-year fixed rate at max 95% loan-to-value (LTV) is at a record low, while...

14 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Growth in number of approvals to small deposit borrowers

First-time buyers and existing homeowners capitalised on low rates across the market in October, according to fresh research from e.surv. Its latest...

16 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Annual house price growth slows to lowest rate in five years

Average property prices in the three months to October were 1.5% higher than in the same three months a year ago,...

09 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

Larger deposit borrowers see market share squeezed

First-time buyers and others with small deposits took a greater share of the market last month than in August, according to...

17 October 2018

From: Breaking News

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

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

12 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Pepper Money to acquire Optimum Credit Ltd

Pepper Money has finalised the terms to acquire 100% of the second charge lender, Optimum Credit Ltd. The purchase will see Pepper...

10 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Bluestone Mortgages launches new Help to Buy range

Bluestone Mortgages has announced the launch of its new Help to Buy range which will cover the England and London schemes. Available...

03 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Summer sales on the up in UK property market

The national month-on-month figures for new listings ‘for sale’ reached 9.4%, while the amount of properties sold sat at 6.2% in...

10 July 2018

From: Breaking News

New head of intermediaries for Furness

Furness Building Society has appointed Alasdair McDonald as head of intermediaries McDonald has over 25 years of experience in the financial services...

06 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Metro Bank expands to Scotland

Metro Bank has announced that from April 5 it will expand its mortgage business into Scotland both direct and via brokers. Scottish...

29 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

TMA ensures advisers with Base Rate Hub launch

The Mortgage Alliance (TMA) has announced the launch of its Base Rate Hub for its advisers following the recent base rate...

21 November 2017

From: Breaking News

LendInvest launches BTL loans for specialist lenders

Specialist property finance lender LendInvest has announced its new buy-to-let (BTL) loan products for the specialist lending market. Targeted at professional property...

21 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Variable mortgage enquiries soar despite bank rate rise

Borrowers are still opting for variable mortgages despite the Bank of England base rate increase, new figures from Yorkshire Building Society...

14 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Hesitant borrowers turn to fixed rate mortgages

Yorkshire Building Society has seen a surge in fixed rate mortgage applications from borrowers ahead of a potential Bank of England...

31 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

Together secures new funding with £275m RMBS

Specialist lender, Together, has issued £275 million to support the successful completion of its debut public residential mortgage-backed security (RMBS) transaction. Credit-rating...

02 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Freedom Finance launches new campaign against rising future interest rates

Freedom Finance has urged UK families to examine their finances after revealing that an average mortgage bill could increase more than...

18 September 2017

From: Breaking News

TMA Mortgage Club and Skipton Building Society launch fixed rate BTL product

TMA Mortgage Club (TMA) has announced a two-year fixed rate of 2.49%, which will be available to appointed representatives of the...

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

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

ASTL appoints new speakers at its annual conference

The Association of Short Term Lenders has announced the first two speakers - Lorna O’Brien of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)...

16 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Castle Trust Capital announces PRA Phase 2 changes

Castle Trust Capital has announced the implementation of its PRA Phase 2 changes, which require a specialist approach to underwriting for...

14 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

Growth plans and new hires revealed by The Mortgage Lender

The Mortgage Lender, known also as TML, has this week announced 12 new hires across its business. One key appointment is Laura...

05 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Accord to boost borrowers with new tracker mortgage

Accord Mortgages has launched a new tracker mortgage with no early repayment charges. The lender says this new product will give borrowers...

24 February 2017

From: Breaking News

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

Scottish borrowers are most active mortgage switchers

Mortgage borrowers in Scotland are the most proactive when it comes to switching products, according to new research. A YouGov study, commissioned...

17 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Teachers Building Society launches new fixed-rate range

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

10 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Remortgage activity continues to increase, research reveals

Homeowners remortgaged for an average of £15,000 more in 2016 than they did two years ago, with 57% of remortgage cases...

01 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Furness launches two new buy-to-let products

Two new five year fixed-rate buy-to-let products have been launched by Furness for Intermediaries, strengthening the firm's product range and its...

01 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage costs on the rise, research reveals

The latest product data analysis from Mortgage Brain has revealed that recent predictions about potential increases in mortgage costs are starting...

18 January 2017

From: Breaking News

HPI shows strong annual price growth

The UK House Price Index for November 2016 revealed an annual price rise of 6.7%, taking the overall average property value...

18 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Some lenders remain unresponsive to base rate change

Just over two months since the Bank of England cut the base interest rate to 0.25%, an array of lenders are...

21 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Fifth of first-time buyers could be 'priced off' the property ladder

Following the Bank of England's decision to cut the base rate to 0.25%, a fifth of 18 to 34 year-olds could...

24 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Shared ownership range launched by Tipton

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

11 August 2016

From: Breaking News

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

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

04 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Positivity about future of buy-to-let remains high in Scotland

New research carried out by Legal & General has revealed that brokers in Scotland are more confident about the future of...

26 July 2016

From: Breaking News

The perils of giving advice?

The NACFB’s annual survey results aren’t in yet but there is one prediction I feel I can safely make. The total business...

19 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Interest rates remain at historic low of 0.5%

Despite intense speculation that interest rates would be cut, the Bank of England has confirmed that its base rate will remain...

14 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Teachers Building Society launches new Help to Buy mortgage

Teachers Building Society has announced the launch of a Help to Buy mortgage which will be discounted for two years. The new...

17 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Long-term interest rates hit a further new low

Back in 1980 I took out my first mortgage to buy a flat in Birmingham. The flat was very affordable and...

13 June 2016

From: Breaking News

New appointment for Pepper Homeloans

Specialist lender Pepper Homeloans have added Ryan Brailsford to their team as Regional Development Manager for the North. Brailsford, whose role involves...

08 June 2016

From: Breaking News

House prices surge beside the seaside

House prices in British seaside towns have increased by an average £440 every month for the last decade, new figures show. Prices...

31 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Working to combat conveyancing fraud

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

27 May 2016

From: Sponsored Content

Nine out of 10 opt for fixed rates

Nine out 10 borrowers are opting to fix their mortgages despite little sign of forthcoming base rate hike. Historically low mortgage interest...

26 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Furness unveils family first-time buyer deal

Furness Building Society has launched a new first-time buyer mortgage charging 3.50% to 95% LTV. There is no product fee on the two-year...

24 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let to avoid stress test “Armageddon”

Increases in buy-to-let lenders’ stress test levels should not be viewed as an ‘Armageddon moment’ for the sector, an industry expert...

19 May 2016

From: Breaking News

London property breaks £600,000 barrier

The price of the average home in London broke through the £600,000 price barrier in April for the first time, Home values in...

13 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

Bank statistics show strong mortgage lending

The latest edition of the Bank of England’s Money and Credit Figures show mortgage lending was strong in the first quarter...

03 May 2016

From: Breaking News

SearchFlow partners with Decision First to offer protection against fraud

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

26 April 2016

From: Sponsored Content

Buy-to-let dash boosts landlords' profits

Buy-to-let landlords enjoyed total annual returns of 12.2% over the last year helped by the flurry of purchases in the run-up...

22 April 2016

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers move home to build deposits

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

18 April 2016

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 boom and Brexit create climate of uncertainty

The housing market is facing a “climate of uncertainty” as the UK waves goodbye to buy-to-let boom, according to the Royal...

14 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

Mortgage approvals leap in February

Brokers have welcomed latest Bank of England statistics that show a jump in mortgage approvals in February. The increase was partly down to...

01 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Fears grow over latest buy-to-let clampdown

Mortgage brokers and property experts are warning that the latest attempt to dampen the buy-to-let market could backfire. The Bank of England...

31 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

It takes 46 years to save London deposit

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

22 March 2016

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 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

Higher-LTV lending squeezed as purchases soar

House purchase values rose 20% in the final quarter of 2015 yet there was also a worrying drop in higher-LTV lending. The...

09 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Rate hikes could wipe out buy-to-let profits

The average buy-to-let investor could make a loss of £325 a year if the Bank of England lifted interest rates by...

03 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

“Buy-to-let blitz” lifts mortgages to new high

The rush to complete buy-to-let purchases before April has driven mortgage approvals to a two-year high, property experts say. The number of...

01 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Is this the last hurrah for the housing market?

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

29 February 2016

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

North/South property divide widens

The North/South divide in house price expectations has now widened to record levels, new figures show. Households in all UK regions perceive...

22 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Ability to buy a home improves

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

22 February 2016

From: Breaking News

High price of missing stamp duty deadline

Time is running out to escape the stamp duty surcharge on buy-to-let properties and second homes and the cost of failure is...

16 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Lifetime cost of renting tops £50,000

Britain is becoming a nation of "forever renters" as the lifetime cost of renting exceeds £50,000, driving home ownership out of reach...

12 February 2016

From: Breaking News

House prices rise at twice rate of earnings

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

11 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Lenders regain appetite for high-LTV lending

Access to the mortgage market is widening as lenders rediscover their appetite for higher-LTV lending. Lenders have partly been encouraged by Government...

11 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let rents grow strongly in January

Buy-to-let rents are growing strongly outside Greater London with an average increase of 5.5% over the last year. Rents in the South-East grew fastest...

10 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty reforms cost Treasury £620m

Chancellor George Osborne's stamp duty reforms are proving expensive for the Treasury wiping £620 million off its revenues last year, new figures...

10 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Will interest rates ever rise?

The Bank of England voted to hold interest rates by 9-0 yesterday which means they will stay at 0.5% for a full seven...

05 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage approvals hit two-year high

New figures show the housing market defying the traditional seasonal slowdown in December as mortgage approvals hit a two-year high. The number of...

02 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage rates continue to fall

Lenders shrugged off rumours of a base rate hike and continued to cut mortgage rates at the end of last year. Fixed...

26 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Base rate hike prospects fade again

The prospect of a base rate hike has receded even further after Bank of England governor Mark Carney said now is...

20 January 2016

From: Breaking News

No sign of mortgage rate hike this year

Mortgage rates look set to remain unchanged this year as the Bank of England held base rates once again yesterday. Analysts have pushed back...

15 January 2016

From: Breaking News

House prices jump £1,500 every month

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

14 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Britons unprepared for rising mortgage rates

Britons are unprepared for rising mortgage rates even though nearly three-quarters would see their monthly repayments rise if the base rate...

14 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Race to beat buy-to-let tax deadline

Estate agents report a surge in investors looking to buy property before the new buy-to-let stamp duty surcharge comes into force. The...

11 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Landlords “resilient” in face of growing threats

The besieged buy-to-let sector has enjoyed a rare piece of good news as a new study says landlords are displaying "considerable financial...

07 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

First time buyers stage 2015 comeback

The number of first-time buyers rose by almost a quarter in 2015 despite growing fears that they are being squeezed out...

05 January 2016

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Bank of England in no rush to hike rates

The Bank of England is in no rush to raise interest rates next year, rate setter Martin Weale has said. He said...

22 December 2015

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Treasury lines up new buy-to-let crackdown

The Treasury has launched a consultation on giving the Bank of England more powers to control buy-to-let and could introduce new lending...

18 December 2015

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600,000 Britons now property millionaires

More than 200 Britons are becoming property millionaires every single day taking the total to more than 600,000. There were 75,796 new British...

17 December 2015

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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

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IMF warns of UK housing market threat

The IMF has warned that the UK's unbalanced housing market could threaten future economic growth. It said the UK economy is on...

14 December 2015

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Basel Committee joins assault on buy-to-let

Buy-to-let is in the line of fire again with reports that officials at the Basel Committee are looking to get tough on...

11 December 2015

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House prices break new record but growth slows

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

10 December 2015

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Stamp duty reforms save buyers £4,500 each

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

08 December 2015

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Repossessions plunge as North-South gap closes

The number of home repossessions fell 45% across England and Wales over the last year as the economy recovered. The gap between...

04 December 2015

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Now Bank of England launches attack on buy-to-let

Chancellor George Osborne isn't alone in launching an attack on buy-to-let, Bank of England governor Mark Carney is also muscling in on the act. Carney...

02 December 2015

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Property market surges as London hits double digits

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

30 November 2015

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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

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Market shrugs off seasonal November dip

November has seen the smallest seasonal drop in new seller asking prices since 2011, setting the scene for higher prices in...

16 November 2015

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Housing market enjoys bumper October

Two new sets of figures published today showing the housing market firing on all cylinders into the autumn. House in England and...

12 November 2015

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Help to Buy 2 drives high-LTV lending

The Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme has boosted both first-time buyer lending and higher-LTV mortgages, new figures show. The number of...

10 November 2015

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Stamp duty overhaul under attack

Chancellor George Osborne is under attack by critics who claim his recent stamp duty overhaul which has hit property sales and slashed revenues from...

09 November 2015

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No rate hike until 2017

The mortgage industry faces months or years of the increasingly tiresome "will they, won't they" interest rate hike game after a...

06 November 2015

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Property wealth of over-55s to hit £2.5 trillion

The total property wealth of over-55s in England will double to almost £2.5 trillion by 2035, according to new research by Age...

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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Remortgage surge drives housing market

A dip in the number of mortgage approvals for house purchases in September was offset by a sharp rise in remortgaging. The Bank...

30 October 2015

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Average London property hits nearly £500,000

The average London house price has leapt 9.6% in a year to £499,997 as the capital's market springs back to life. This reverses the recent...

29 October 2015

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Mortgage lending leaps 25% in a year

Mortgage approvals leapt 24% in the year to September driven by a resurgence in remortgaging. Remortgages jumped 40% over the year, against...

27 October 2015

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Brokers condemn rush to regulate buy-to-let

Brokers have criticised Chancellor George Osborne's hint that the Bank of England will be given new powers to regulate the buy-to-let...

26 October 2015

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Buy-to-let investors earn near 10% a year

Buy-to-let investors in England and Wales enjoyed total returns of nearly 10% in the past year, new figures show. Landlords saw gross rental...

16 October 2015

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Masthaven Finance applies to become a bank

Specialist mortgage lender Masthaven Finance has applied to become a bank offering home loans and fixed-interest savings. It has now submitted its banking...

15 October 2015

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Housing market slows despite low mortgage rates

Latest figures show UK house prices slowed in the year to August with annual growth of 5.2%. That is unchanged from July,...

14 October 2015

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NatWest cuts loan-to-income maximums

NatWest Intermediary Solutions has reduced its loan-to-income (LTI) maximums for mortgage applications up to 85% LTV. It has reduced its maximum LTI...

13 October 2015

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Falling rate hike prospects will hit broker business

Mortgage brokers could see business levels decline as the prospect of an early base rate hike recedes. Fears that the Bank of...

09 October 2015

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September sales and prices hit eight-year high

Last month was the strongest September for home sales since 2007 as the property market enjoyed an Indian summer. The growth was largely...

09 October 2015

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HSBC cuts mortgage prices

HSBC has announced a reduction in a wide range of home loan rates. The bank has cut the cost of a...

02 October 2015

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North-south house price divide widens

Figures published yesterday by Nationwide Building Society show the widening gap between in property values in London and the South-east and...

01 October 2015

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Mortgage approvals reach 2015 high

A new report from the Bank of England shows that approvals of loans for house purchases hit a 2015 high in...

01 October 2015

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Rate fears drive remortgage activity

Fears that the Bank of England will soon raise the base rate from its all-time low is driving a rise in...

30 September 2015

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Growth in house prices continues, Land Registry says

Property price inflation has fallen back slightly to 4.2% a year in England and Wales, according to the latest figures from...

29 September 2015

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Buy-to-let sector escapes Bank crackdown

The Bank of England has ruled out intervention in the UK buy-to-let market despite fears that its growth could pose a...

28 September 2015

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Higher rates 'should not be cause for concern’

Potential increases in the Bank of England base rate and knock-on effects on mortgage costs should not worry most homeowners, a...

28 September 2015

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UK house prices climb and outlook brightens

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

15 September 2015

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Now another Bank policymaker hints at early rate hike

The prospect of an interest rate hike in the UK may be closer than markets realise, according to a Bank of...

15 September 2015

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Buy-to-let enjoys double-digit rental growth

The rental market is still booming with rents rising by 10.5% over the last year, although the rate of growth has...

14 September 2015

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Lenders launch new price war as rate hike threat recedes

Lenders have launched another round of "best ever" mortgage rates as the prospect of a Bank of England base rate hike recedes further...

11 September 2015

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Homes shortage thwarts downsizers

One in five older people are considering downsizing but are being put off by a lack of homes and the cost...

07 September 2015

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House price growth outstrips incomes

House prices now cost six times income even in the most affordable regions of England and Wales as the affordability crisis worsens. In...

03 September 2015

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Buy-to-let will become loss-making when rates rise

Landlords with standard buy-to-let properties will lose money when interest rates start rising, new research shows. This would be a double blow...

01 September 2015

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Carney: rates may rise despite China crisis

Bank of England governor Mark Carney has said interest rates are likely to increase despite the deflationary impact of the Chinese...

01 September 2015

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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

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Rents top £800 for first time after July surge

Rents across England and Wales have hit a fresh high after a record surge in July, new figures show. The average rent...

21 August 2015

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Interest rates to rise pretty soon

The Bank of England has dropped another hint that interest rates are set to rise with departing policy maker David Miles...

20 August 2015

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Surprise inflation jump could bring forward rate hikes

Yesterday's shock rise in core inflation could bring forward the date of the first Bank of England base rate hike, analysts...

19 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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Buy-to-let income soars 12% to nearly £1,000 a month

Buy-to-let rental income has surged ahead of both inflation and house price growth to hit an average of £977 a month. The...

10 August 2015

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No bank rate hike this year, brokers say

Brokers and analysts don't expect base rates to rise until at least 2016 after the Bank of England held base rates...

07 August 2015

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Mortgages fall again despite rate hike threat

New figures suggest that mortgage rates are continuing to fall despite growing expectations of a base rate hike. There was a further...

06 August 2015

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Average house costs record 8.8 times earnings

The average property in England and Wales cost a record 8.8 times local earnings last year, new official figures show. And it topped 10...

06 August 2015

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Mortgage rates creep up ahead of key BoE meeting

Lenders have started to push up the cost of their mortgage deals as the Bank of England moves a step closer to the first base...

05 August 2015

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Stamp duty reform sinks prime London sales

Property sales in prime central London property sales have been hit by stamp duty reforms with no sign of an immediate recovery. In...

04 August 2015

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Property more affordable than in 1997

Talk of an affordability crisis appears overblown as homes are now more affordable than in 1997, new research suggests. A combination of falling...

04 August 2015

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Mortgage rates still falling despite rate hike threat

Mortgage rates continue to fall despite reports that lenders are already pulling their cheapest deals in advance of the first Bank...

30 July 2015

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House prices hit record high and there's more to come

House prices in England and Wales hit a post-crisis high in June with the average price rising to £181,619. That finally tops...

29 July 2015

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GDP surge threatens early rate hike

Official figures showing GDP rose a robust 0.7% in the second quarter will add to pressure on the Bank of England...

29 July 2015

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The great mortgage rate hike finally begins

Lenders have started to withdraw their best mortgage deals in advance of the anticipated hike in base rates, threatening rising costs across the...

27 July 2015

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Prices in UK cities to rise 10% this year

House price growth in the UK's leading cities is set to hit 10% this year as the market recovery continues. The Hometrack UK...

24 July 2015

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Bank of England to unleash fresh buy-to-let crackdown

The Bank of England could be handed new powers to restrict buy-to-let lending and curb the property boom. Chancellor George Osborne is...

22 July 2015

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Base rate threat spells end to record low mortgages

Brokers are urging borrowers to remortgage as the age of record low mortgage rates draws to a close. Last week, Bank of England governor...

20 July 2015

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Fastest-ever surge in buy-to-let rental income

The income received by landlords is increasing at its fastest-ever rate, according to new research. The latest Buy-to-Let Index from the Your...

17 July 2015

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Buy-to-let not to blame for supply problems says CML

The government and the Bank of England must not put too much of the blame for a lack of housing supply...

16 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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Bank should not ‘rush to judge’ buy to let

The Bank of England is facing criticism for recent comments which warned of the dangers to the UK economy of the...

07 July 2015

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Property shortage could fuel ‘pensioner pockets’

A lack of affordable homes in England’s rural areas has resulted in young people and families being priced out of the...

06 July 2015

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House prices benefit from Olympic effect

Prices of properties near the main site of the 2012 London Olympics are increasing at twice the average rate in the...

06 July 2015

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Buy-to-let threatens UK economy

The Bank of England has warned that the booming buy-to-let market poses a threat to the financial stability of the UK. It...

03 July 2015

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Lenders escape further BoE controls

Brokers have welcomed the absence of fresh controls on residential borrowing in latest Bank of England Financial Stability Report. That is in...

02 July 2015

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Remortgage market springs back into life

The number of remortgages grew strongly in May as homeowners took advantage of rising house prices and the lender price war...

30 June 2015

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House prices close in on all-time peak

Brokers have welcomed new official figures showing that house prices in England and Wales are within a whisker of their all-time high. House...

29 June 2015

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