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KEYWORD "February" - 54 RESULTS
Market competition is ‘keeping home insurance prices in check’

Average bills for home insurance are up just 2.1% in a year, with a competitive marketplace keeping up with the UK’s...

29 August 2019

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers push through summer property transactions

The proportion of sales made to first-time buyers rose by five percentage points to 29% in June, the highest figure recorded...

09 August 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

Digital mortgage start-up exceeds crowdfunding target

A round of crowdfunding by digital start-up Property Master that started in January has already beaten its £250,000 target. The start-up uses...

04 April 2018

From: Breaking News

First Complete & Pink join forces to become Primis Mortgage Network

First Complete & Pink Home Loans, appointed representative networks of parent company LSL Property Services, have merged under a single brand:...

13 February 2018

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

Northern Ireland sees highest mortgage sales growth in March

Research carried out by Equifax Touchstone, analysing the intermediary marketplace, has revealed that Northern Ireland had the highest regional mortgage sales...

02 May 2017

From: Breaking News

‘Brokers must update landlords on tax changes’

First Complete and Pink are calling on mortgage brokers to update their landlord clients on buy-to-let tax changes coming into force...

03 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Research reveals strengthening house price sentiment

The latest House Price Sentiment Index (HPSI) from Knight Frank and IHS Markit has revealed that households throughout the UK perceive...

24 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Accord expands range of offset mortgages

Accord Mortgages used the beginning of February to launch five new options to its offset range. The intermediary-only lender’s new measures...

03 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Special bridging rate launched by Roma Finance

Bridging finance lender Roma Finance is launching a special 0.75% bridging rate until Valentine's Day. The firm has announced a special time-bound...

25 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let lending surges 163% in electric March

Buy-to-let mortgage sales surged by 163% in the year to March as landlords raced to beat the new stamp duty surcharge...

18 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

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

First-time buyers mount fight back in March

First-time buyer activity grew strongly in March as they fought back against property investors. Total first-time buyer transactions 32,500, the highest monthly...

29 April 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

Mortgage products fly to record high

Brokers have more choice than ever before with the number of mortgage products hitting an all-time high in March. However, new mortgage application...

28 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Outlook is bright for remortgaging

The average amount of equity withdrawn through remortgaging has hit a new high with borrowers taking out £31,887 on average. This is...

28 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

March saw shock slump in buy-to-let sales

March saw a significant slump in buy-to-let activity with sales falling 26.2% compared to February. The fall of £1.04 billion came despite an expected last-minute...

25 April 2016

From: Breaking News

March boom threatens mortgage market bust

Gross mortgage lending surged in March due to the buy-to-let let boom but transactions now look set to drop by 10,000 a...

22 April 2016

From: Breaking News

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

Lending surges across the board but slowdown in sight

Lending to both residential buyers and property investors soared over the last year but experts warn there is a slowdown in...

14 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

House price growth now looks unrelenting

UK house prices rose 7.6% in the year to February and property experts expect the "unrelenting" growth to continue. This marked a...

13 April 2016

From: Breaking News

New Street completes first five-day application

New Street Mortgages has issued a mortgage offer within five business days for the first time. The lender said it is delivering...

12 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let suffers sharp March slowdown

March saw a sharp drop in buy-to-let valuations activity as landlords ran out of time to beat the stamp duty surcharge on 1 April. Valuation activity dropped...

11 April 2016

From: Breaking News

New Street unveils Mortgage Advice Bureau tie-up

New Street Mortgages has announced a new distribution partnership with Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB). Under the agreement, all of MAB’s members now...

06 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

Mortgage rates hit fresh lows as rate hike recedes

Mortgage rates have fallen to record lows as the prospect of an interest rate hike retreats and product choice continues to...

31 March 2016

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers resilient as confidence grows

The number of people buying their first home has grown almost 7% over the past year despite growing concerns over affordability. The...

31 March 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

Stamp duty hike to put brakes on buy-to-let

Chancellor George Osborne's forthcoming stamp duty surcharge will push up buy-to-let rental costs and trigger a decline in the supply of...

24 March 2016

From: Breaking News

New Street unveils L&G tie-up

New Street Mortgages has announced a new buy-to-let distribution partnership with Legal & General Mortgage Club. The tie-up will initially be via...

24 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Broker mortgages soar 40% in just one month

Intermediary mortgage sales exceeded all expectations in February to hit the highest level since the 2008 market crash. Residential and buy-to-let sales...

23 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Ignorant first-time buyers risk rejection

First-time buyers applying for their first mortgage lack knowledge about the application process and risk being rejected as a result. Almost half...

21 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Lending hits eight-year high in February

Gross mortgage lending in February hit its highest level for eight years after leaping 30% year-on-year. Lending totalled £17.6 billion which marks a fall from £18.5...

18 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let landlords face double deadline

February saw the second highest monthly total of house purchase approvals since January 2014 as buy-to-let investors raced to meet April's...

11 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

Investors race to beat buy-to-let surcharge

A rush of investors to complete their transactions ahead of the new stamp duty surcharge is driving a surge in buy-to-let...

09 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

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

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

Buy-to-let tax challenge heads to court

More than 700 buy-to-let landlords are set to challenge the government's "Alice in Wonderland tax grab" in court. The legal campaign to fight...

02 February 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

Lloyds extends £500 cashback offer

Lloyds Bank has extended its existing £500 remortgage cashback offer to include its first-time buyer and homemover range. Customers choosing a qualifying...

06 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Nationwide sells 7,000 Help to Buy Isas in first week

More than 7,000 Nationwide Building Society customers opened Help to Buy Isa accounts in the first week. Some have already applied for Nationwide’s Save to...

10 December 2015

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Interest rates to rise after Christmas

The mortgage industry can expect the first interest rate hike shortly after Christmas, experts say. The National Institute of Economic and Social Research...

05 November 2015

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Adam Tyler blog: Getting a second chance

The British Bankers’ Association is working on a project that ensures small businesses won’t be left out in the cold. Banks will...

25 June 2015

From: 60 Second Interview

Bridging grows while mortgage market shrinks

Bridging lending has seen rapid growth while the mainstream mortgage market has contracted, new figures suggest. Annual gross bridging grew 35% in year...

23 June 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let thrashes residential market

Buy-to-let lending grew at more than 12 times the pace of the residential market in the first quarter of this year. While buy-to-let...

29 April 2015

From: Breaking News

Cheaper deals help low-income borrowers

Improve mortgage affordability is helping borrowers on lower incomes to climb the property ladder. Mortgage applications surged 18% in March in response to...

28 April 2015

From: Breaking News

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