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KEYWORD "Growth" - 235 RESULTS
Equity release customers ‘value repayments and drawdown’ most

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

20 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Roma Finance slashes bridging and development rates

Roma Finance, the bridging, buy-to-let and development finance lender, has cut rates across its product range. This follows further funding lines with...

14 February 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

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

Landbay exits retail P2P lending to focus on institutional investment

Buy-to-let mortgage lender Landbay has officially closed its retail investment arm and exited the peer-to-peer lending market in favour of becoming...

12 December 2019

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

Commercial brokers are resilient against post-Brexit outlook

Almost seven in 10 (67%) commercial mortgage brokers feel confident about the lending environment in 2020 despite the current political climate,...

16 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

Majority of lenders are positive about future of the commercial mortgage market

Some 77% of lenders believe the number of loans they broker will increase, showing a positive outlook for the future of...

19 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank Finance first property firm to launch later life lending

Knight Frank Finance has launched a later life finance team, making it the first major player in the property sector to...

10 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Landbay reduces rates and fees in full-suite product refresh

Specialist buy-to-let lender Landbay has announced a product refresh, which will expand and enhance more than thirty products for professional landlords. The...

05 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

Professional landlord focus drives mortgage lending growth at Paragon

Specialist banking group, Paragon, has reported a 16% increase in first-half mortgage lending to £834 million – up from £721 million...

30 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Fluent Money expands floor space to support business growth

Fluent Money is taking another 1,400 sq ft in its head office building in Horwich, near Bolton. This follows a combination of...

16 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Pure Retirement’s servicing portfolio surpasses £1 billion

Pure Retirement has announced that it is now servicing over £1 billion of loans for the first time in its history. The...

28 March 2019

From: Breaking News

First-time buyer mortgage completion rate at three-year high

First-time buyers (FTBs) saw their completion rate for mortgage offers through intermediaries reach a three-year high of 89% in Q4 2018. That...

15 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Hinckley & Rugby added over £50 million to mortgage book in 2018

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society added more than £50 million to its mortgage book in 2018, driven by high levels of...

05 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Shawbrook appoints new director of commercial investment

Shawbrook has announced the appointment of Rob Lankey as director of commercial investment. Lankey joins the specialist lender after a long career...

22 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Lee Dahill, Director of Sales for the Today publications and The ValPal Network

Who are you? I’m the Director of Sales for both the well-known industry leading Today publications and The ValPal Network. Leading publications: Estate Agent Today,...

12 February 2019

From: 60 Second Interview

Advisers need to take a second-time approach in the protection market, says broker

Mortgage broker CLS Money is targeting protection advice as a vital part of its growth strategy in 2019. The Essex-based company also...

01 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Pepper Money grows sales team with new business development manager

Pepper Money has increased its sales support for brokers with the appointment of a new regional development manager for the North...

23 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Online activity helps to boost mortgage broker success

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

20 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Mint Bridging offers financial support to Amicus

Mint Bridging has announced that it will consider the acquisition of Amicus Property Finance’s entire loan book. Following the news that Amicus...

20 December 2018

From: Breaking News

House prices in ‘Leave’ areas outpace ‘Remain’

Since the Brexit vote, house prices have increased across the UK by 9.3%, with market uncertainty surrounding the exit being blamed...

20 November 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

Millennials forced to delay marriage and kids to get on the property ladder

People aged 18-34 are having to make sacrifices not experienced in previous generations to get onto the property ladder, according to...

26 October 2018

From: Breaking News

New partnership aims to encourage growth in P2P lending market

Landbay has chosen Oracle NetSuite to create a more accessible buy-to-let mortgage marketplace for investors, borrowers and brokers. Through NetSuite, Landbay will...

23 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

Mortgage Brain sales team welcomes three new members

Following its continued growth, Mortgage Brain has appointed three new members to its sales team. Josh Christie, Kosta Kostadinov and Sophia Smith...

05 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Shawbrook says goodbye to managing director

Shawbrook has announced the departure of Karen Bennett, managing director of commercial property. With nearly two decades of experience in the mortgage...

17 September 2018

From: Breaking News

'Ageing population is putting a strain on later life lending model' - IMLA

Homeowners are ageing at a faster rate than the UK population as developments in post-retirement lending put a strain on the...

30 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Mortgages for Business appoints new managing director

Steve Olejnik has been appointed managing director of Mortgages for Business. Taking over from David Whittaker (who set up the independent brokerage...

21 August 2018

From: Breaking News

BTL market entering stable period, says Mortgage Brain

The buy-to-let sector could be entering another period of stabilisation, according to recent analysis carried out by Mortgage Brain. The cost of...

04 July 2018

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Brain completes £2.5m office expansion

After a period of expansion and steady growth, Mortgage brain has completed a £2.5 million redevelopment of its office in Croydon. The...

16 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Just Mortgages signs up 100th self-employed broker

Just Mortgages’ self-employed division has now reached 100 brokers – an increase of 23% since the end of 2017. Launched with just...

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

January a ‘solid month’, say market figures

A slow but steady start was recorded at the beginning of 2018, in line with numerous industry predictions on how the...

06 March 2018

From: Breaking News

The Northview Group appoints new chief executive

The Northview Group – which consists of the Kensington, New Street and Acenden brands – has announced the appointment of Mark...

06 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Continued growth and record lending for Together in 2017

Specialist finance provider Together recorded strong progress and record lending volumes in the quarter to 31 December 2017, with its loan...

02 March 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

'Brokers confident of successful 2018, despite Brexit' - Shawbrook Bank

Commercial mortgage brokers are 'overwhelmingly upbeat' about their prospects for 2018, according to Shawbrook Bank. The bank's annual Broker Barometer found that...

18 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Landlords may need brokers now more than ever

Commercial Trust Limited is urging landlords to speak with specialist buy-to-let mortgage broker firms as many are considering remortgaging options once...

16 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Nationwide becomes the newest member of the Equity Release Council

Nationwide is the latest building society to join the Equity Release Council (The Council) following its introduction to the lifetime mortgage...

28 November 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

Bluestone Mortgages’s funding capacity exceeds £300 million

Specialist lender Bluestone Mortgage has announced the launch of a new facility from National Australia Bank (NAB) with funding provided by...

12 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Brain bolsters second charge sourcing and appoints new staff

Mortgage Brain has strengthened its integrated second charge sourcing capability by expanding the Master Brokers accessible to network companies, as well...

12 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

Landbay reports record lending amid greater specialisation of BTL

Digital mortgage lender Landbay has totalled £6.31 million lent across 31 mortgage products, leading to a record month of buy-to-let (BTL)...

06 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

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

Record low in equity release leads to switching plans

A record low in lifetime mortgage rates is driving enquiries about switching plans from existing customers, Bower Retirement say. The specialist retirement...

25 August 2017

From: Breaking News

UK household wealth rises to over £10 trillion

Research from Lloyds Bank Private Banking shows that the total household wealth in the UK reached an estimated £10.5 trillion in...

16 August 2017

From: Breaking News

L&G becomes the largest provider of lifetime mortgages

Legal & General Home Finance has become the biggest provider of lifetime mortgages in the first half of this year (H1). The...

14 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Legal & General joins the retirement housing sector

Legal & General has announced its development of Inspired Villages Group, an operator of later living accommodation which formed out of...

07 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Amicus Property Finance strengthens Manchester team

Amicus Property Finance recently announced that it has appointed three new senior underwriters with long-standing banking experience. Alan Dorrington, Mark Heckles and...

04 August 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

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

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

Together expands buy-to-let range

New products aimed at expats and a simplified buy-to-let range have been launched by specialist lender Together. The hatful of changes to...

01 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society reports year of growth

The annual results published by Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has revealed robust growth in its mortgage lending and savings balances.  In...

01 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Together appoints two new managers to commercial team

Specialist lender Together has confirmed the appointments of two new managers to its commercial team as it continues with ambitious growth...

24 February 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

UAE the best location for first-time buyers

The UAE has been named as the best country for first-time buyers, new research carried out by MoveHub has revealed. Based on...

22 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Strong 2016 growth for Connells Group’s mortgage division

Connells Group's mortgage division recorded significant growth in 2016, the firm has reported. The Group recorded a 10% rise in the number...

15 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Key mortgage appointment announced by HSBC

High-street bank HSBC has appointed Jackie Uhi as its new head of mortgage distribution. Uhi has spent the last six years working...

15 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage professionals show support for equity release qualification

The adviser community has offered broad support to the merits of a standalone equity release qualification, according to a joint survey...

20 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

Annual house price growth slows, Nationwide index reveals

Annual house price growth slowed in October, according to the latest Nationwide House Price Index. It fell from 5.3% in September...

07 November 2016

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

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

Rise of the bridging loan

The NACFB is sometimes perceived as being an Association of commercial mortgage brokers and asset finance brokers, forgetting the other 20%...

14 July 2016

From: Breaking News

House prices dipped in May as market 'holds its breath'

Average house prices dipped by 0.4% between April and May, according to the latest figures from estate agents Your Move and...

17 June 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

Greater London house prices top £600,000

House prices in Greater London have topped £600,000 for the first time ever, new figures show. Prices increased by 14.9% over the...

03 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

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

Housing sentiment holds strong despite uncertainties

Housing market sentiment remains strong with most owners optimistic about the future despite market uncertainties, new research shows. Households in all UK...

23 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Tottenham Hotspur win property Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur may have missed out on the Premier League title but the local property market has claimed the house price growth...

23 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage lending plunges almost 30% in April

Gross mortgage lending fell 29% in April following the rush to beat the new stamp duty surcharge on buy-to-lets and second...

20 May 2016

From: Breaking News

London property slowdown a “myth”

The supposed slowdown in the London property market is a “myth” as the majority of Londoners see prices continue to rise. While...

17 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Come and meet the experts

The National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB) is counting down the last month before throwing open the doors to its...

13 May 2016

From: Sponsored Content

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

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

Remortgage surge offsets seasonal slowdown

The surging remortgaging sector has helped to offset April's seasonal housing market slowdown, new figures show. Total valuations carried out in April rose...

09 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Rising rents ease landlords’ tax fears

Increasing levels of rents around the UK have softened the blow of recent rises in stamp duty levels for landlords, according...

05 May 2016

From: Breaking News

First signs of housing market slowdown

Two sets of industry data published yesterday suggest that house price growth is finally starting to slow. Nationwide's figures showed annual house price...

29 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

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

Private Finance launches broker recruitment drive

Private Finance is recruiting experienced mortgage brokers and support staff to develop its association with Strutt & Parker. The two have worked...

19 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

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

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

House price growth hits double digits again

House price inflation has hit double digits for the first time in almost two years with prices rising more than £20,000 in the...

08 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let lender Keystone rebrands

Keystone Buy to Let Mortgages has “refreshed” its name to Keystone Property Finance to reflect the wider choice of finance it...

08 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Newcastle Intermediaries launches self-employed deals

Newcastle Intermediaries has launched two new competitive products to meet continued growth in the self-employed market. It said this will help meet the...

07 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Prime London: prices fall, activity rises

Transactions in prime central London picked up in March due to falling asking prices and the buy-to-let stamp duty surcharge. Latest research...

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

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

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

CML warns against further buy-to-let changes

The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has warned against further intervention in the buy-to-let market as the forthcoming tax crackdown looks...

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

Lifetime Isa won’t ease supply problems

Property experts have warned that Chancellor George Osborne's new Lifetime Isa will do nothing to solve housing supply and affordability problems. From April...

17 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Average monthly London rent tops £1,500

The cost of the average private tenancy in Greater London is now £1,521 a month, double the £744 average for the...

16 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

Buy-to-let chokes out first-time buyers

The rapid growth of the buy-to-let market during 2015 has come at the expense of first-time buyers, new research shows. Buy-to-let grew...

10 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Bridging bursts through £3.5bn barrier

Gross bridging lending burst through the £3.5 billion barrier in 2015, against £2.42 billion last year. This means the sector grew almost 44%...

07 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 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

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

Precise and Connells launch new valuations partnership

Connells Survey & Valuation has announced a new valuations partnership with Precise Mortgages.  The partnership involves Precise outsourcing its residential survey and...

29 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

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

The wheels are coming off buy-to-let

Mortgage brokers have suggested that the wheels may be coming off the buy-to-let bandwagon after new figures showed lending to landlords...

17 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty changes save movers £4,500

Chancellor George Osborne's stamp duty changes saved homemovers more than £4,500 on average last year, new figures show. The Chancellor cut stamp...

15 February 2016

From: Breaking News

L&G Mortgage Club posts 15% rise in sales

Legal & General Mortgage Club has posted 15% sales growth to make 2015 another record year. It pinned its £46 billion of sales...

15 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

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

£500,000 zone spreads across London

The Greater London property boom is spreading with average prices in more than half of all postcodes breaking through £500,000. Half-million-pound postcodes...

04 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

London soars as average price tops £514,000

London property prices rose at double the pace of the rest of the UK last year, new figures show. Prices in the capital...

01 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage approvals leap 24% in December

Monthly mortgage approvals soared 24% year-on-year to £12.4 billion in December but brokers deny lending is getting out of control. Across 2015,...

28 January 2016

From: Breaking News

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

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

Construction dip worsens housing shortage

Construction industry output fell by 0.5% in November to put even greater pressure on the UK housing market. The shortage of properties...

18 January 2016

From: Breaking News

2016 “critical year for housing market

2016 will be a critical year for the property market as we see the impact of the global economic slowdown and...

18 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Rents rise twice as fast as wages

Average UK rents climbed 3.8% in 2015, twice as fast as wages, new research shows. This was largely down to the housing...

15 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage market is “buzzing”

Brokers say the housing market is "buzzing" as latest Halifax figures show activity rebounded in December. Prices rose 1.7% in December, reversing...

08 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Middle earners forced off property ladder

Continuing property growth will push prices beyond the reach of low to middle earners next year. 2016 will prove a growing struggle...

24 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty hike hits prime London but fringes boom

Higher stamp duty on £1 million plus properties has hit growth in prime central London and pushed it to the fringes...

22 December 2015

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

London prices soar £50,000 in a year

House price inflation in UK cities hit 10% in 2015 led by London, where the average property jumped 13.3% to £52,900. Buyers need...

21 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let rents and house prices set to “sky-rocket”

House prices are set to soar 50% and rents more than 25% over the next 10 years, new figures suggest. The proportion...

17 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let enjoys calm before the storm

Buy-to-let enjoyed another strong month in October with a 7% jump in lending and 5% rise in remortgages. But property experts warn...

16 December 2015

From: Breaking News

House purchase lending leaps 8% in October

The property market is set for a strong finish to 2015 after a healthy 8% rise in house purchase lending in...

16 December 2015

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

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

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers enjoy pre-Christmas bounce

First-time buyer activity jumped in November with a 31% year-on-year rise in valuations. This was slightly higher than the increasing overall housing...

11 December 2015

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

Bridgebank Capital announce huge growth in demand

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

08 December 2015

From: Sponsored Content

House prices will rise up to 6% in 2016

House price growth will slow in 2016 as buyers struggle to get on the housing ladder and interest rates potentially rise,...

07 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Chancellor's attack could destroy buy-to-let

Chancellor George Osborne’s stamp duty surcharge could backfire by slashing tax revenues as investors desert the market, experts have warned. Steve Bolton,...

03 December 2015

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Prime London prices grind to a halt

House price growth in prime central London is grinding to a halt as higher stamp duty on expensive properties hits growth. Annual growth...

03 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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UK prices leap as average London home hits £531,000

UK house prices increased by 6.1% in the year to September 2015 with London and the South once again leading the...

18 November 2015

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Tax crackdown is number one landlord worry

Chancellor George Osborne's planned cuts to buy-to-let tax relief are the top worry for landlords thinking of selling up. The squeeze on higher rate...

17 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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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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Buy-to-let investors shrug off tax crackdown

Buy-to-let lending continued to race ahead of the mortgage market in September as investors ignore Chancellor George Osborne's forthcoming tax crackdown. Investors drove large quarterly and...

12 November 2015

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Buy-to-let rental increases slow

The average UK rent outside London rose 3.5% over the past 12 months to £749 a month but the pace of...

10 November 2015

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Second charge lending nears £1 billion

Second charge mortgage lending is set to top £1 billion this year with £93 million worth of monthly secured lending in...

10 November 2015

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Buy-to-let landlords snap up a million homes

Buy-to-let landlords have driven a massive shift in the property market that has taken a million homes out of residential ownership...

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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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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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

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Brokers enjoy boom year for buy-to-let

Brokers have enjoyed boom year in the buy-to-let market with intermediary mortgage sales surging more than 30% to nearly £30 billion. That overshadows healthy growth of...

30 October 2015

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Dramatic surge in equity release sales

Equity release has posted the biggest quarterly rise for 11 years as over-55s withdraw a record £5 million of housing wealth...

27 October 2015

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Fresh signs of slowdown at top of market

There is further evidence of a slowdown at the top of the market as the pace of house price growth in...

23 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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Buy-to-let crackdown “harms tenants more than landlords”

Loss of higher rate tax relief and tighter regulation on buy-to-let could harm tenants more than landlords by constraining the supply of rented...

20 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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Housing market activity at six-month high

UK housing market activity climbed to its highest level for six months in September. The total number of property valuations was also the...

13 October 2015

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Prime London slowdown continues

Price growth in prime central London looks set to slow further as the property market faces a number of headwinds. Knight Frank has cut...

12 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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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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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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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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Boom in price of first-time buyer homes

The cost of taking the first step on the property ladder is soaring according to new figures from estate agent chain...

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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Three-bed rentals enjoy fastest growth

Three-bedroom properties have seen the fastest growth for rents after rising 4.6% in the last year. London computer hotspots like Windsor and...

25 September 2015

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Brokers report 50% annual rise in buy-to-let sales

Buy-to-let sales through intermediaries have soared over the last year as the sector continues to boom. Sales in August 2015 were up...

25 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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August strongest month for lending since financial crisis

August was the strongest month for gross mortgage lending since the financial crisis with loans totalling £20 billion. That is 12% higher...

18 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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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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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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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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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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Is the party over for prime central London?

The prime central London property market has endured a "subdued summer" after the excitement of recent years. Annual price growth of 1.7%...

09 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 bonanza as rates fall while deals hit 1,000

The buy-to-let mortgage boom continues with rates falling sharply while the number of products on the market hits a seven-year high of 1,000. The average...

26 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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Booming buy-to-let helps brokers defy summer slowdown

Brokers bucked the traditional summer mortgage slowdown helped by the continuing boom in buy-to-let, new figures show. Overall lending totalled £16.4 billion, a...

20 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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Housing market powers on after July wobble

Latest figures suggest housing market momentum is getting stronger despite a “wobble” in July that saw a sharp dip in activity. Housing...

18 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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Central London property market suffers sharp slump

Two new sets of figures show the prime London property market has slumped in recent months after years of surging ahead. Analysis...

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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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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Investors strengthen grip on prime London property

Investors have strengthened their grip on the prime central London property market and are now responsible for more than four out...

06 August 2015

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Buy-to-let crackdown to hit house price growth

Chancellor George Osborne's crackdown on buy-to-let tax relief is set to curb lending and temper house price growth. Despite this short-term setback, 2015...

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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First-time buyers numbers plunge again

The number of first-time buyers plunged more than 27% in the year to June, with no sign of a post-election bounce. There...

31 July 2015

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Buy-to-let given unfair advantage over residential buyers

Mortgage regulators have given buy-to-let investors an unfair advantage over residential buyers and the balance needs to be redressed, a broker has claimed. Independent...

30 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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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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House price sentiment holds firm despite rate threat

The house price sentiment index in positive territory for 28th consecutive month with households in all UK regions saying property prices...

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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House prices to rise at triple forecasted speed

While the London housing market drove UK growth in 2014, the capital should underperform the rest of the country this year,...

22 July 2015

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Property market confidence slips back, says Halifax

Confidence in the outlook for UK house price growth slipped back in June, according to the Halifax Housing Market Confidence Tracker. This...

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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House prices benefit from election boost

House prices in the UK climbed solidly in May as a result of the certainty provided by the General Election result,...

15 July 2015

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Property market returns to growth, says Halifax

A lack of supply of homes has translated into rising housing market values according to the latest Halifax House Price Index. The...

09 July 2015

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Paragon introduces new buy-to-let range

Mortgage lender Paragon has announced details of a new range of loans aimed at professional landlords. A new brace of three-year fixed-rate...

08 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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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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Deposit costs put squeeze on first-time buyers

Difficulties in putting together deposits and the General Election put a dampener on the number of first-time buyers completing property purchases...

06 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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3mc signs up hundreds of brokers

Mortgage distributor 3mc has reported strong growth during the first half of 2015 with significant gains in new broker registrations, mortgage enquiries,...

02 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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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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Mortgage lending soars to post-crisis high

Mortgage borrowing jumped to a six-year high in May and average deposits also hit a new post-recession peak, new figures show. Deposits have...

26 June 2015

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Adam Tyler blog: Tuning in to the Late Show

The Forum of Private Business (FPB) has reported that nearly two thirds of businesses are operating with cash reserves of under...

25 June 2015

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Housing market riding high

Mortgage approvals hit a 14-month high in May after rising 4% year-on-year, according to new figures from the British Bankers' Association. It said 42,530 mortgages...

25 June 2015

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Pension freedoms drive buy-to-let growth

The number of buy-to-let mortgages increased sharply in the first month following Chancellor George Osborne's pension freedom revolution. The choice of deals has...

24 June 2015

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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

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L&G launches lifetime mortgage range

Legal & General has announced ambitious plans to become a leading provider of lifetime mortgages. The insurer has launched its own-branded Lifetime...

23 June 2015

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Sharp falls in lending and house price growth

Record low interest rates couldn't prevent a decline in lending and house prices in April. UK house prices increased by 5.5% in...

17 June 2015

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Rents rising across the UK

Rent prices are now rising in every region of the UK, while the pace of growth in London has picked up...

15 June 2015

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Buy-to-let loan numbers hit record high

The number of buy-to-let products on the market has hit a record high, although the pace of growth has slowed lately. There...

01 May 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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