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Everything you need to know about the cost-of-living crisis and your property

Every day on the news we hear more and more about the ever-mounting cost-of-living in the UK, and households are now...

16 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Want to set up camp in the Capital? Here's how to fund a prime London property

If you’ve ever been to the capital, then you’ll know that there are plenty of high-end homes, some for sale or...

16 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Fluent Money to offer MPowered Mortgages’ prime residential range to homebuyers and remortgages

Recently, MPowered Mortgages, the fintech mortgage lender using AI to enhance the mortgage journey for homebuyers and re-mortgages, announced it has...

09 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Bank of England increases interest rates to 1.75%, the biggest hike in 27 years

The Bank of England has decided to raise the base interest rate from 1.25% to 1.75%, the biggest rate hike for...

04 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed – how to get a mortgage with adverse credit

As interest and mortgage rates rise, mortgage providers are becoming stricter when it comes to who they will and will not...

26 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Households hit – mortgage costs account for 28% of disposable income

The proportion of disposable household income required to cover average mortgage repayments is 27.6% so far in 2022 – the highest...

21 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed – how much does a 50 year mortgage really cost?

New research by estate and lettings agent, Barrows and Forrester, uncovered the interest rates that homebuyers with a 50-year mortgage are...

14 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Virtual tours raise the value of a property by £16,000

Giraffe 360, a leading estate agent media provider has shown that homes marketed via the use of virtual tours boast a...

12 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – a month of firsts in the mortgage sphere

This week’s mortgage roundup involves a month of firsts and milestones, with Proportunity and BuildLoan launching UK-first products for buyers. Meanwhile,...

05 July 2022

From: Breaking News

How brokers can help first-time buyers on the affordable mortgage route

In this guest piece, Adrian Plant, director of Shared Ownership at Leaders Romans Group and Calum Toone, mortgage advisor at Mortgage Scout, delve into the...

30 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Need for speed – one in five homes sell within 14 days

Limited housing stock is seeing one in 10 homes (11%) get snapped up within 14 days of entering the market –...

28 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight - Bank of England drops mortgage affordability tests

A recent change in mortgage rules that required lenders to check whether homeowners could afford repayments at higher interest rates has...

23 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Moving in a positive direction – expert reacts to interest rate rise

Last week (June 16), the Bank of England increased the base rate by 0.25%, up from 1.00% to 1.25%. In response, Moneyfacts.co.uk...

21 June 2022

From: Breaking News

HMRC shows its teeth with bumper AML fines for agents

This article originally appeared on Estate Agent Today last week, but is reproduced here in full as is likely to be...

26 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – industry firsts and product enhancements

This week’s roundup takes a look at the latest in the mortgage market, from L&G’s latest addition to its lender panel...

26 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Study shows self-employed are twice as likely to face mortgage rejection

Self-employed individuals are twice as likely to be rejected for a mortgage, a new report from The Mortgage Lender (TML) shows. Its...

24 May 2022

From: Breaking News

The end of a decline – foreign interest returns to the London market

International buyers are slowly returning to the London property market after three consecutive years of declining market activity, research by debt...

19 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Natter – will the challenger banks ever become major lenders?

Over the weekend, Nat Daniels - CEO of Angels Media, the founder of the Today sites - penned this piece in...

17 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight - is the pandemic property market boom fizzling out?

Despite a strong start of the house price growth this year, the latest analysis from specialist property lending experts, Octane Capital,...

17 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – and the market continues to thrive…

Introducer Today returns with a bumper mortgage roundup, this time featuring the latest industry views on mortgage approvals, new and extended...

05 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage applicants likely to experience difficulty to be approved for loans

A property expert has predicted that mortgage applicants are likely due to experience some difficulties being approved for loans. It was stated...

26 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Homebuyers – top tips to getting mortgage ready

Stipendum, the platform that aims to simplify life’s complex events, has released a number of top tips to help the nation’s...

19 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Poor credit scores deter 1 in 10 Brits from applying for a mortgage

One in 10 Britons have been deterred from applying for a mortgage due to poor credit scores, new research by The...

14 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed – homebuyer's five biggest turn-offs and their financial implications

Estate and lettings agent, Barrows and Forrester, has revealed the five biggest homebuyer turn-offs and how much money each of them...

14 April 2022

From: Breaking News

The Dos and Don'ts of haggling when buying a house

As the average property price is up 9.6% in 2022, many buyers want to get the best deal for their new...

07 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Rental demand rises across London

UK transactional rental platform, Rentd, revealed that the London rental market is on the rise. The research shows a quarterly increase in rental...

29 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Outstanding mortgage values hit 10-year high, study shows

When it comes to the money owed as a result of mortgage borrowing in the last 10 years, UK homebuyers have...

29 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Rising interest rates pose ‘financial misery’ for 57% of buyers

As a direct result of the rising cost of living, over half (57%) of Brits are already struggling financially, or expect...

24 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Opinion: What do the cost of living and interest rates mean for mortgages?

As far as the UK Government is concerned, the threat from COVID is over. In its wake, a new battle, the...

22 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Pandemic pinch – 3.2m adults have missed some form of major payment

Some 3.2 million adults in the UK have missed some form of major payment over the last two years as the...

15 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed – the world’s most wanted property features

Knowledge about which features of the home are the most desirable can help sellers attract buyers. By analysing online search volumes of Google...

08 March 2022

From: Breaking News

First-time buyer’s fortnight: Getting a mortgage

First Time Buyer’s Fortnight aims to give potential homebuyers the information they need to make more informed decisions about the home...

08 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – enhancing the homebuying journey

This week’s mortgage roundup is all about simplifying the homebuying journey, with a new partnership formed to streamline the buying process and...

24 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Homebuyers: How could an interest rate rise affect you?

With the interest rate rising from 0.25% to 0.5%, Brian Murphy, head of lending at Mortgage Advice Bureau, shares his top tips homeowners...

22 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Don’t let the heart rule the head when buying a house - tips from Together

Scott Clay at Together - the specialist lender - has shared a few tips for couples considering buying their first home...

15 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Nationwide house price index shows strong market – industry reacts

The latest Nationwide house price index, released yesterday morning, reveals that January has seen the strongest start to the year since...

03 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed – the top searched market trends of the last three years

Legal & General has unveiled the top search trends that have driven activity in the market over the past three years,...

27 January 2022

From: Breaking News

London’s busiest housing markets where the most homes have sold

A study from London lettings and estate agent Benham and Reeves uncovered which London boroughs have been the busiest in the past...

20 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – new year, new products, new rates

In the first mortgage roundup of 2022, Introducer Today takes a look at the latest mortgage news, from Landay’s bolstered Green...

18 January 2022

From: Breaking News

2022 and the future of the housing market

2021 proved to be one of the most hectic years to buy and sell a home. We witnessed prices soaring to...

13 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage cost rises could hit London buyers the hardest

Market analysis has revealed where house price growth could stutter should monthly interest payments start to climb as a result of...

11 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Study - London still home to the most £1m+ transactions

A study by Henry Dannell, a specialist mortgage broker, has discovered how London remains the nation’s million-pound property market hotspot despite a...

11 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Homeowners – how could an interest rate rise affect you?

With the Bank of England raising interest rates for the first time in more than three years, Brian Murphy, head of lending...

23 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Study – 23% of buyers put off by Christmas decorations at viewings

Research from estate agent Nested has found how decking the halls could impact the sale of your property this festive season as...

23 December 2021

From: Breaking News

80% of advisers confident that the equity release market will grow in 2022

Recent research from leading later life lender more2life has found that 80% of equity release advisers are confident that the market...

16 December 2021

From: Breaking News

UK house prices predicted to climb by 5% in 2022

In a recent UK housing market forecast, Rightmove uncovers what changes the industry can expect throughout 2022.  The UK's leading online real estate portal...

02 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – top tips on how to bolster your credit score

In this guest piece, Uswitch compiles a list of common occurrences that can impact a credit score, along with potential remedies...

25 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

Good news for advisors – tech prevails and business bounces back

Data released by independent equity release advisory service, Equity Release Supermarket (ERS), shows that there’s a continued desire amongst their customers to...

04 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Homes for sale with electric car charging points rise six-fold in a year

New data from the property website, Rightmove, has revealed the number of homes listed for sale across Great Britain with an...

04 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

London ranked 3rd for global super-prime property availability

London estate agent Bective recently conducted a property market analysis. The findings show that London ranks third place for the third-largest...

12 October 2021

From: Breaking News

Furlough phase out – what to do if you can’t pay your mortgage

As furlough support has begun to phase away from July 1 2021, there is still concern that this could lead to...

15 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Advisers believe more clients will look to equity release to meet basic needs

Research from equity release lender, more2life, shows that 78% of advisers think more of their customers will look to equity release 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

Mortgage market levels out as adviser search activity surges in May

The latest mortgage search activity data from Legal & General Mortgage Club (L&G) shows signs that the market is beginning to...

17 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Family lending made simple with new lending platform

Tembo, the ‘next generation’ lending platform, has launched a new approach to family lending for mortgages. The lender offers a range of...

17 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – helping brokers, borrowers, lenders and advisers

Pure Retirement has announced the launch of its new flexible pricing methodology on the Classic lifetime mortgage product range. The new initiative...

04 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Business Expo and Mortgage Introducer launch partnership

Leading mortgage industry trade magazine Mortgage Introducer has partnered with popular industry event, Mortgage Business Expo (MBE) to provide visitors with...

02 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

Brokers tread gently with ‘soft footprints’ most searched April criteria

Brokers are searching for applications that will not leave a lasting mark on a client's credit score, new research from Knowledge Bank...

13 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Homebuyers must learn how to speed up the buying process – claim

Research from an all-in-one property platform suggests homebuyers do not sufficiently understand the processes which can contribute to a fast and...

27 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Legal forum launched to champion safeguards in later-life lending

The Equity Release Council (the Council) has launched a new Legal Forum to champion the unique role of legal advice in...

27 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

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

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

13 April 2021

From: Breaking News

UK homebuyers still in full force, but London still off pace – study

The market hasn’t paused for breath since the Christmas break, with homebuyer demand rising 6% since the final quarter of 2020,...

08 April 2021

From: Breaking News

FTB index – stamp duty holiday benefits and deposit saving woes

The UK housing market has boomed over the past year, with buyers and sellers benefitting from recent initiatives. But how have...

06 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – a diverse range of products just in time for Easter…

Vernon Building Society has announced a new competitively priced mortgage, available up to 90% of the property’s value. The mortgage is designed...

01 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed - top reasons why equity release cases are declined

Despite only 8% of equity release cases being rejected, lender more2life has tracked the reasons that cases are declined to help advisers better...

01 April 2021

From: Breaking News

One in four homeowners miss mortgage payments – study

Some 26% of homeowners, or those buying a property, have missed a mortgage payment due to falling ill or having an...

23 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Three quarters of UK buyers do not trust online checks – study

Some 74% of people do not trust property documentation to be carried out safely and securely online, research from anti-money laundering...

11 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Landbay launches product range for increasing number of new landlords

Landbay has launched a new range of products dedicated to non-portfolio landlords looking to invest in buy-to-let properties. The new range is...

05 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Make way BoMaD – Bank of Gran and Grandad boosts FTB deposit funds

Older homeowners gifted an average of £42,500 to younger relatives to help them get on the property ladder in 2020, new...

25 February 2021

From: Breaking News

‘Securing debt’ the most searched criteria in second charges

2021 looks set to be another year of change in the mortgage market, with the second charge market seeing the biggest...

16 February 2021

From: Breaking News

 Dudley Building Society – strategic rebrand and product offers

Dudley Building Society has undergone a number of changes, including a logo transformation and launching some new and re-emerging products for...

11 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – Covid’s ongoing effect on the housing market

Equity Release Supermarket (ERS) has reported the behavioural shifts and factors still influencing customers due to the ongoing effects of the...

04 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Bridging finance and the property market - a case for cautious optimism

Like most industries impacted by the Covid pandemic, the world of bridging finance has experienced a contradictory, sometimes stormy and altogether...

02 February 2021

From: Breaking News

‘Self-employed’ and ‘defaults’ the most searched terms by brokers

Searches for ‘self-employed’ and ‘defaults’ became the most popular in December, according to new research from criteria search specialist Knowledge Bank. Knowledge...

12 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Landboy joins Commercial Finance Brokers UK network

UK buy-to-let lender Landbay has joined the network panel of Commercial Finance Brokers UK (CFBUK). CFBUK is a whole of market commercial...

03 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Just Mortgages to launch new wealth division

Just Mortgages is set to launch a new wealth division next year called Just Wealth. The brand-new venture will see Just Mortgages...

26 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Mortgage expert – buyers must act now before stamp duty cut ends

A mortgage advisor is urging prospective buyers to act now before the stamp duty holiday comes to an end. Matt Colley, director...

19 November 2020

From: Breaking News

FIBA’s annual conference announced for 2021

Specialist property finance trade body FIBA has confirmed that it will hold a virtual ‘Annual Conference 2021’ on January 20. The event,...

17 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Content marketing tips for mortgage advisers and introducers

Creating blogs and articles isn’t always the easiest task for mortgage professionals, particularly when you consider that client meetings, calls and...

30 October 2020

From: Marketing & Social Media

How can mortgage advisers use Twitter for effective marketing?

Social media has become big business in recent years, with the number of social media users worldwide expected to hit 3.02...

30 October 2020

From: Marketing & Social Media

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

Dudley increases maximum LTVs to 80%

Dudley Building Society has announced changes to its maximum loan-to-value (LTV) options and a new product discount. The society has increased maximum...

13 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Number of agreed lifetime mortgages jumps 52%

Responsible Life, a later life lending specialist, is reporting a 52% annual surge in lifetime mortgage sales, as retirees increasingly look...

07 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Equity Release Supermarket joins forces with LiveMore Capital

Equity release advisory service provider Equity Release Supermarket (ERS) has partnered with LiveMore Capital. Specialising in retirement interest only (RIO) mortgages for...

26 August 2020

From: Breaking News

MCI Club extends later life lending panel with LiveMore Capital

The MCI Mortgage Club has added LiveMore Capital to its panel, expanding its range of products to include retirement interest-only (RIO)...

12 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

SimplyBiz Mortgages adds Hanley Economic BS to lending panel

Hanley Economic Building Society has become the latest addition to the lending panel of SimplyBiz Mortgages – expanding its presence within...

02 April 2020

From: Breaking News

All change in the latest broker criteria search database

Knowledge Bank’s criteria index for February has revealed some surprise results, with some sectors experiencing unprecedented change. It was all change in...

18 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Equity release customers ‘value repayments and drawdown’ most

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

20 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Hodge offers ‘Early Repayment Promise’ across mortgage product range

Hodge has announced the extension of its Early Repayment Promise (ERP) feature across all of its residential mortgage products. The move follows...

20 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Hodge lowers minimum age of its entire residential mortgage range

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

06 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Hinckley slashes rates for first-time buyer-friendly mortgages

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has cut the interest rates on three mortgages particularly attractive to first-time buyers. The fee-free mortgages are...

30 January 2020

From: Breaking News

‘All change’ in broker criteria searches in the run-up to 2020

There is evidence of continuing volatility in the mortgage market, with different criteria searches among brokers reaching the top five, according...

22 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Hinckley cuts rates for high LTV fee-free cashback mortgage

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has cut the interest rate on its fee-free five-year fixed rate mortgage at up to 95%...

22 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Pure Retirement launches changes to its ‘heritage’ range

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

16 January 2020

From: Breaking News

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

Buy-to-let borrowing stable despite market slowdown

The buy-to-let market has remained relatively stable despite the decline in overall mortgage business during Q3 2019, according to Paragon Bank. Its...

13 November 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

Zephyr Homeloans joins the Legal & General panel

Legal & General Mortgage Club has appointed Zephyr Homeloans to its lender panel to enable authorised advisers to access its buy-to-let...

22 October 2019

From: Breaking News

FIBA welcomes Pension-Led Funding to its lender panel

The Financial Intermediary and Brokers Association (FIBA) has extended its range of lending options for members with the appointment of Pension-Led...

16 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Hinckley & Rugby expands later life lending options

Hinckley & Rugby has bolstered its later life lending offer with a new five-year fix and slashed the interest rates on...

09 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Help to Buy ISAs supported nearly 89,000 property purchases in 2018

The number of property purchases supported by Help to Buy ISAs increased by 8% this year, rising from 82,940 in 2017/18...

02 October 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

24 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Hinckley & Rugby and BuildLoan launch new self-build mortgage

Mortgage intermediaries with self-build clients can now access a new product from Hinckley & Rugby Building Society through BuildLoan. The higher loan-to-value...

19 September 2019

From: Breaking News

HLPartnership opens its autumn later life lending seminars to advisers

Mortgage and protection network HLPartnership has announced new dates and venues in September for later life lending seminars. Following its successful spring...

04 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Hinckley & Rugby offers retirement interest-only discount

Intermediaries can now access a discount for term retirement interest-only (RIO) mortgage from Hinckley & Rugby. The building society is offering its...

04 September 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

21 August 2019

From: Breaking News

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

Mortgage advisers spot increase in interest-only business

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

09 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Cogress launches Innovative Finance ISA

Property investment company Cogress has launched its Innovative Finance ISA (‘IFISA’) in a move to diversify IFISA-eligible bonds. With a minimum investment...

09 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Roma Finance launches five-year mortgage for property investors

Bridging and development finance lender Roma Finance has launched a five-year mortgage to allow investors to purchase or refinance investment property. Through...

02 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Paragon turns up the heat with buy-to-let boost for summer

Paragon is boosting its buy-to-let mortgage range this summer, with a combination of lower interest rates, no upfront fees and £350...

26 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Over a third of UK homeowners have no form of protection

Over a third of people who purchased their mortgage direct from a lender have no protection policy in place, the latest...

24 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Key Partners unveils detailed look at equity release introducer sector

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

19 July 2019

From: Breaking News

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

Save up to £910 a month on rent just by travelling five extra stops

Leading room share platform, ideal flatmate, has done research into finding how travelling across London Underground can lead to big rental...

05 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

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

The Nottingham extends retirement interest-only mortgage range

The Nottingham Building Society has added to its retirement interest-only (RIO) mortgage range to help with home ownership. Its two new offerings...

22 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Bridging loan interest rates drop to lowest level as lending rises

Bridging loan interest rates fell to the lowest level in Q1 2019, according to the latest data from Bridging Trends. It found...

14 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Five-year fixed rate mortgages more popular than ever before

More customers than ever are opting for an initial fixed period of five years or more when choosing a mortgage, according...

03 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Hinckley offers exclusive retirement interest only mortgage through L&G

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has launched a Retirement Interest Only (RIO) mortgage exclusively through Legal & General Mortgage Club. Members of...

03 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Spicerhaart partners with Excel and TLT to launch interest-only resolution

Asset management specialist Spicerhaart Corporate Sales has joined forces with fact-finding experts Excel and UK law firm TLT to create an...

30 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Over 250,000 homeowners expected to struggle to refinance their property

New research by Kensington Mortgages has revealed that interest-only mortgages are a significant problem in the financial system. The specialist mortgage lender...

25 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Knowledge Bank notes shift in broker searches

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

11 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Roma Finance launches bridge to term product

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

09 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Shawbrook helps investor with £3.35m refinance on nine HMOs

Shawbrook Bank and the newest addition to its ‘Strategic Partner’ panel, Sirius Property Finance, helped an experienced investor to remortgage nine...

27 February 2019

From: Breaking News

HLPartnership and Mortgage Support Network confirm later life lending seminars

HLPartnership (HLP) and Mortgage Support Network (MSN) will be hosting two seminars focusing on later life lending following their successful January...

13 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Leek United launches fixed rate mortgages with interest only options

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

07 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Newbury Building Society launches retirement interest-only mortgage

Newbury Building Society has launched its first retirement interest-only (RIO) mortgage to support borrowers in their later life. Applicants must be a...

25 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Hinckley introduces cashback mortgage for first time this century

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has launched a new cashback mortgage with no completion fee. The new residential mortgage is a two-year...

23 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Hinckley & Rugby introduces two new later life mortgages

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has launched two new residential mortgages for later life borrowers, with the option of interest-only for...

11 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Pepper Money launches new buy-to-let limited edition

Pepper Money has launched a range of five-year fixed rate buy-to-let limited edition products. The range features a special flat fee option,...

11 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Millions of mortgage holders underestimated time it took to be mortgage free

Nearly a third (32%) of current mortgage holders, which equates to approximately 4 million people, may have to re-evaluate their finances...

08 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Hinckley & Rugby launches BTL mortgages for limited companies

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has launched buy-to-let (BTL) mortgages for limited companies that are exclusively available through the specialist mortgage...

07 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Pepper Money recruits head of products

Martin Brown has been appointed as the new role of head of products at Pepper Money. Brown joins from lifetime mortgage lender,...

07 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Brexit concerns softens mortgage market

A Brexit ‘uncertainty effect’ is washing over UK mortgage brokers after the largest drop in business volumes in more than two...

03 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Three million borrowers may still be paying off their mortgage after retirement

A fifth of current mortgage holders believe they will still be paying off their mortgage beyond the age of 65 –...

28 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Borrowers pay £15.4 billion in ‘unnecessary’ SVR interest each year

A staggering £15.4 billion of annual interest is being paid by mortgage borrowers sitting on their lenders’ standard variable rate (SVR),...

23 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Leeds launches buy-to-let variable mortgages from 1.14%

Leeds Building Society has launched two new discounted but-to-let mortgages. The society aims to support landlords to actively manage their property portfolios...

23 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Brightstar launches guide to help brokers tackle interest-only mortgages

Brightstar Financial has launched a guide for brokers to better advise their clients on interest-only mortgages and later life lending. The guide...

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

One third of landlords deterred by compulsory three-year tenancies

Almost one third of landlords say they would be less likely to purchase new rental property if compulsory or default three-year...

10 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Hinckley & Rugby cuts interest rates

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has cut the interest rates on three of its 95% loan-to-value (LTV) residential mortgage products. Its five-year...

20 September 2018

From: Breaking News

HL Partnership embraces retirement interest-only lending

The launch of retirement interest only (RIO) products by lenders provides a valuable alternative to the growing number of later life...

07 September 2018

From: Breaking News

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

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

21 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Parents provide financial aid to one in four new buyers, research shows

The Bank of Mum and Dad is very much prevalent, with recent research showing that UK parents will help 316,000 young...

09 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Customers of the ‘Big Six’ lenders are paying £900 over the odds

Borrowers opting for the ‘cheapest’ mortgage deal with one of the UK’s ‘Big Six’ lenders could be paying almost £900 over...

07 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Scottish Building Society launches retirement interest-only mortgage

Scottish Building Society has added a retirement interest-only (RIO) mortgage to its range of products for older people. Since the Financial Conduct...

03 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Foundation Home Loans introduces ‘Large Loan’ buy-to-let product

Foundation Home Loans has unveiled a new ‘Large Loans’ product which will enable larger buy-to-let loans of up to £1.5 million. Available...

24 July 2018

From: Breaking News

Retirement Advantage enhances unique BTL product range for older landlords

Retirement Advantage has announced new enhancements to its range of mortgage products aimed at older landlords. Last year, the retirement income provider...

12 July 2018

From: Breaking News

Commercial Trust warns landlords over limited company incorporation

A specialist buy-to-let mortgage broker has urged buy-to-let landlords to take a cautious approach and seek expert advice when it comes...

29 June 2018

From: Breaking News

UK property market activity remained consistent in April

April saw significant purchasing and remortgaging activity following forecasts suggesting an interest rate rise in May, according to the Mortgage Advice...

15 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Successful first-time buyer mortgage applications reach two-year high

Over three quarters (76%) of first-time buyers’ mortgage applications via intermediaries resulted in a completion in Q1 2018, the highest number...

15 June 2018

From: Breaking News

95% LTV Second Charge Mortgages, NO ERC’s and Fixed Rates starting from 3.65%

Historically second charge mortgages or secured loans as they are also known were seen as a last chance option for a...

13 June 2018

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Landlords favour limited company status for new BTL purchases

Nearly two out of five (38%) landlords will use limited companies to buy properties over the next year compared to 28%...

13 June 2018

From: Breaking News

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

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

13 June 2018

From: Breaking News

One low rate

Lenders must say what they mean and mean what they say! And that includes not offering a silly low monthly rate...

17 May 2018

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Over-55s are using lifetime mortgages to upsize

A growing group of over-55s are using lifetime mortgages to fund property moves to more expensive homes, a study from OneFamily...

10 May 2018

From: Breaking News

ABC completes £15m loan to finance Brockhurst Gate Retail Park

Alternative Bridging recently completed a £15 million loan to fund Millingate’s development of Brockhurst Gate Retail Park – its largest loan...

03 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Foundation Home Loans reveals new rates on BTL range

Foundation Home Loans has launched a new 5-year fixed rate deal across its buy-to-let (BTL) range, aimed primarily at portfolio and...

03 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Highest demand for specialist mortgages comes from self-employed

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

04 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Hinckley & Rugby and MAB offer exclusive Help to Buy loan product

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society and Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB) have launched an exclusive product for homeowners who want to pay...

29 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Mortgage firm expands during second-year milestone

North-East-based mortgage services firm BH Mortgages has appointed Niamh Taylor as case and business administrator. Launched in 2016 as part of the...

29 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Completion rates in first-time buyer mortgage applications rose in 2017

The majority (74%) of mortgage applications via intermediaries for first-time buyers resulted in a completion during Q4 2017, according to the...

09 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Connect launches new tools for brokers

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

06 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Vida launches pilot for second charge mortgage range

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

06 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Castle Trust launches new mortgage products with competitive prices

Castle Trust Capital has launched a new set of mortgage products – known as Series 2 – in line with the...

02 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Together teams up with Paradigm Mortgage Services

Together has joined forces with Paradigm Mortgage Services to extend its specialist finance offering to members of the mortgage club. Paradigm provides...

02 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Potential movers still undeterred by Brexit

Prospective home movers have been active in January and are failing to be put off by Brexit and last year's interest...

24 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

More equity release options for ‘silver separators’

Many older divorcees are struggling to pay the mortgage post-split, according to figures from LEBC. The financial planning firm is placing greater...

16 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Newbury Building Society launches BTL affordability calculator

To work with lending stress tests, Newbury Building Society has launched a buy-to-let (BTL) affordability calculator which takes top-slicing into account. The...

09 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Legal & General and Shawbrook team up for new product launch

Legal & General Mortgage Club has added two Shawbrook Bank products to its lending panel.   The products cater for second charge and...

21 December 2017

From: Breaking News

 Together teams up with SimplyBiz Mortgages and Personal Touch

Together has announced partnerships with mortgage club SimplyBiz Mortgages and broker network Personal Touch. SimplyBiz Mortgages – which was founded in 2002...

21 December 2017

From: Breaking News

Remortgaging reaches record levels, says lender

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

05 December 2017

From: Breaking News

Accord launches interest only repayment options for borrowers

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

05 December 2017

From: Breaking News

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

3mc introduces exclusive buy-to-let deal for HMOs

Specialist mortgage distributor 3mc has announced the launch of its exclusive two-year fixed rate buy-to-let mortgage deal. Funded by Precise Mortgages, the...

28 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

Hinckley & Rugby introduce online BTL calculator

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has launched an online buy-to-let (BTL) calculator for landlords and lower reference rates for like-for-like BTL...

31 October 2017

From: Breaking News

LendInvest and NACFB to launch first Broker Property Development Course

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

02 October 2017

From: Breaking News

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

Customer service remains top priority when choosing a mortgage provider

When choosing a mortgage lender, customer service remains a “definitive priority” for borrowers, results from a Computershare survey found. Computershare, an Australian...

08 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Accord figures show a remortgage rush

Figures from Accord Mortgages show a jump in remortgage applications over the summer, with borrowers grabbing competitive mortgage deals ahead of...

08 September 2017

From: Breaking News

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

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

05 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Shawbrook drops rates on 55 Plus Interest-Only Mortgage

Shawbrook’s Residential Mortgages team announced that it has lowered the fixed and variable rates on its 55 Plus Interest-Only Mortgage. With interest-only...

31 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage arrears and possessions fall again during second quarter

The number of mortgages in arrears has declined in the second quarter (Q2) of this year, being the lowest level since...

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

Pepper cuts down rates on residential and buy-to-let ranges

Specialist lender, Pepper Homeloans, has cut interest rates across both its residential and buy-to-let mortgage ranges by up to 0.70%. All five-year...

09 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage holders are at risk of losing £400 a year despite being loyal customers

Bank customers are at risk of paying an extra £400 if they chose not to remortgage after their fixed term deal...

01 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage costs drop during second quarter

According to the latest data from mortgage technology provider, Mortgage Brain, the majority of mainstream mortgages have steadily decreased over the...

25 July 2017

From: Breaking News

‘Mortgage accessibility at post-MMR high’ - IMLA

Brokers are encountering fewer difficulties when sourcing mortgages for clients than at any point since the introduction of the Mortgage Market...

05 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Has the mortgage market returned to pre-crisis levels?

The range and number of mortgage products now available is almost at the same level as before the financial crisis. This is...

22 March 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

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

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

Remortgaging boom a sign of growing uncertainty, says broker

A significant rise in people re-mortgaging to improve their existing homes could hit the new-build property market during 2017, mortgage broker...

22 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Vida Homeloans reduces buy-to-let rates and fees

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

22 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Digital Mortgage range expanded by mobile-only bank

The UK's first bank built exclusively for mobile has extended its Digital Mortgage Range. Atom Bank has launched a two year...

22 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Legal & General partners with Leeds Building Society to increase product range

Legal & General Mortgage Club has announced an exclusive deal with Leeds Building Society to help expand its shared ownership and...

22 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Pricing of short-term buy-to-let mortgage products hits all-time low

The average pricing of two and three-year fixed rate buy-to-let mortgages is at an all-time low. This is according to the latest Index...

10 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

Online lender launches refurbishment product for property investors

Online mortgage lender LendInvest has launched a new refurbishment finance product.  The finance solution is aimed at property investors who want to...

08 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Residential mortgage range enhanced by Pepper Homeloans

Specialist lender Pepper Homeloans has enhanced its entire range of residential mortgage products. It's done so by slashing most of its...

08 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Metro Bank cuts residential rates and launches new tracker

High street lender Metro Bank has reduced the rates on its three-year and five-year residential mortgage range. It has also announced the...

03 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage affordability on the rise as rates remain at record lows

Mortgage affordability is increasing for first-time buyers, home movers and remortgagors, according to the latest index from Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB). The...

01 February 2017

From: Breaking News

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

Lender extends lifetime mortgage range with flexible products

Financial mutual OneFamily has extended its lifetime mortgage range, increasing its number of products from four to six.  The two new additions...

01 February 2017

From: Breaking News

New lender partnership announced by Commercial Trust

A leading buy-to-let broker has partnered with a new lender to improve its selection of offerings. Commercial Trust has added Vida Homeloans...

27 January 2017

From: Breaking News

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

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

25 January 2017

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

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

Mortgage Trust launches its 'most competitive' products for two decades

Mortgage Trust has launched a series of products catering for buy-to-let property purchases and remortgages. The lender says that the products, which...

21 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Businesses partner to offer Sharia-compliant finance

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

19 October 2016

From: Breaking News

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

Edward Trustworth, My Tenanted Property - Founder

Who are you? Edward Trustworth, 23 What does it say on your business card? Founder, MyTenantedProperty.com What does the business do and what are you...

24 August 2016

From: 60 Second Interview

Precise Mortgages revamps buy-to-let offering

Precise Mortgages has recently announced a number of changes to its product range, particularly focusing on its buy-to-let offering.  HMO and Limited...

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

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

Santander and Legal & General announce lifetime mortgages partnership

Santander and Legal & General have announced a new five year agreement to offer lifetime mortgages to Santander customers. The arrangement aims...

14 July 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

Shared ownership calculator enables buyers to 'stress test' their loans

A new mortgage calculator is to allow prospective buyers considering shared ownership to work out the total cost of purchasing a...

08 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

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

One in three don't know their mortgage rate

One third of UK mortgage holders don't know what interest rate they are on, new research shows. This means that than 5 million people...

19 May 2016

From: Breaking News

UK house price slowdown continues

UK house price growth slowed more than expected in the three months to April, further evidence of a slowing property market. House prices in...

10 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Fall in demand pushes up tracker rates

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

05 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let mortgage crackdown ‘disregards renters’

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

05 May 2016

From: Breaking News

‘Bank of mum and dad’ to pump £5bn into property market

UK parents will lend or give more than £5billion over the course of 2016 to help their children get onto or move...

04 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

Brokers hail “bumper” March for lending

Brokers and lenders are celebrating a "bumper month" which saw borrowing in March 64% higher than one year earlier. Gross mortgage borrowing...

27 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Most brokers want to stay in EU

As the Brexit referendum moves closer a new poll shows that the majority of brokers would like to remain part of...

25 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Post Office cuts rates and launches new deals

Post Office Money has launched a number of mortgage deals and reduced rates on many existing deals. It says the new deals...

21 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let pensioner landlords” consider selling up

More than four out of 10 pensioner landlords are seriously thinking about selling their buy-to-let property even though it offers them valuable...

20 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Brexit looms over interest rate decision

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

15 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let demand collapses as tax changes bite

Interest in purchasing buy-to-let properties has collapsed as new tax changes start to bite. The number of people planning to buy a...

13 April 2016

From: Breaking News

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

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

Leeds BS eases interest-only criteria

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

05 April 2016

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

Lloyds launches online remortgaging

Lloyds Bank has launched an online remortgage service in a bid to make it easier to switch to a better deal. More...

30 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Limited company buy-to-let lending soars

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

30 March 2016

From: Breaking News

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

MCD could bar cheap loans to accidental landlords

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

11 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Seven years of low rates won’t last forever

Tomorrow will mark the seventh anniversary of 0.5% interest rates but property experts warn that cheap money won't last forever. The average...

04 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

Buy-to-let supply starts to shrink

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

26 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage 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

Buy-to-let: the love affair continues

The "love affair" between retirees and their buy-to-let properties is as strong as ever despite upcoming tax changes, new data suggests. The...

25 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Data under lock and key

Each time I find something interesting in the data the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB) collects as a by-product...

23 February 2016

From: Sponsored Content

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

First-time buyer lending hits eight-year high

First-time buyers returned in force in December to borrow £4.5 billion, a rise of 18% on one year ago. This also marked a rise of...

17 February 2016

From: Breaking News

L&G unveils lifetime mortgage at 4.99%

Legal & General has launched a lifetime mortgage charging a market leading 4.99% APR on larger loans. Its Premier Flexible deal is a...

16 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

Buy-to-let rates fall as tax surcharge looms

Interest rates on buy-to-let mortgages continue to drop as lenders tempt landlords rushing to beat the stamp duty surcharge deadline. New figures from...

04 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

Interest rate cuts save borrowers £22 billion a year

Interest rate cuts following the financial crisis have reduced annual mortgage costs by more than £22 billion, new figures show. The 4.5 percentage...

28 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Leeds BS unveils Help to Buy London mortgages

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

27 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Coventry and Co-operative unveil new rates

Coventry Building Society and The Co-operative Bank have both launched competitive new mortgage deals. Coventry has reduced the rate on its residential and...

25 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Maud Rousseau, Searchflow Group Marketing and Communications Director

This week, SearchFlow launches it new brand. Group Marketing and Communications Director, Maud Rousseau discusses the ethos behind the new brand...

21 January 2016

From: 60 Second Interview

Buy-to-let surcharge boosts housing demand

Chancellor George Osborne's looming stamp duty surcharge is driving housing demand as buy-to-let investors rush to beat the tax hike. The latest RICS UK Residential...

21 January 2016

From: Breaking News

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

Mortgage Trust refreshes mortgage range

Mortgage Trust has refreshed its buy-to-let mortgage range. It has unveiled new two, three and five-year fixed rate products at up to 80%...

12 January 2016

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

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

From: Breaking News

Borrowers urged to fix before UK rates rise

Mortgage brokers are urging borrowers to fix their mortgage repayments in the wake of the US Federal Reserve decision to increase...

18 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let lending clampdown has already started

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

15 December 2015

From: Breaking News

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

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

One in three don't know their mortgage rate

One in three mortgage holders have no idea what rate of interest they are paying, new research shows. This is despite growing...

08 December 2015

From: Breaking News

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

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

From: Breaking News

Now Santander unveils Help to Buy Isa rate

Santander has joined the growing list of banks and building societies that are announcing the rates on their Help to Buy...

01 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Halifax and Nationwide announce Help to Buy Isa rates

Leading lenders Halifax and Nationwide have announced how much interest they will be paying on their Help to Buy Isas. The new...

30 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Brokers blast “aggressive attack” on buy-to-let

Mortgage brokers have attacked the Chancellor’s "truly aggressive attack" on buy-to-let in his Autumn Statement and Spending Review yesterday. George Osborne punished...

26 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let tax will trigger buying spree

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

26 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Cautious welcome for London Help to Buy

The Chancellor's pledge to build 400,000 new homes and support young buyers in London have been welcomed by the property industry but...

26 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let landlords targeting cheaper properties

Buy-to-let landlords are increasingly searching for lower-priced properties in a bid to secure higher yields, new research suggests. Seven in 10 landlords...

25 November 2015

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Brokers celebrate early Christmas as lending hits new high

Christmas has come early for the mortgage industry which is celebrating the highest monthly lending figure for more than seven years. Gross mortgage lending...

20 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Remortgaging plunges in October

October saw a sharp seasonal fall in remortgaging with a 21% drop compared to September. But remortgaging activity still soared 53% in...

18 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let tax rates harsh even before new crackdown

New figures show that the UK tax rate on buy-to-let investments is already higher than in many other countries, even before Chancellor George...

16 November 2015

From: Breaking News

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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Arrears fall again but brokers warn against complacency

Mortgage arrears and repossessions hit a new low in the third quarter but brokers have warned against borrower complacency. They fear borrowers...

13 November 2015

From: Breaking News

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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Stock market volatility fuels buy-to-let boom

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

11 November 2015

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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

Interest-only time bomb set to explode

The interest-only time bomb is set to explode as almost three-quarters of affected borrowers fear they may not be able to repay their loan. Some...

03 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Ipswich BS revamps “mortgage misfits” range

Ipswich Building Society has reviewed its mortgage range and is introducing six new deals with immediate effect. It aims to continue its...

02 November 2015

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers fight back in September

First-time buyers accounted for 29% of total sales in September, a rise of 45% compared to August. The National Association of Estate...

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

From: Breaking News

Lending surge gathers pace in September

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

22 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Strong buyer demand drives market activity

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

22 October 2015

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Lenders unleash series of buy-to-let deals

The buy-to-let mortgage market is on course for a busy end to a successful year as lenders jostle to bring more...

21 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Remortgagers shun broker help

The number of people using an independent adviser to help with a remortgage has dropped by 28% this year, new figures...

21 October 2015

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Newcastle Intermediaries launches ‘All In One’ mortgage

Newcastle Intermediaries has launched what it claims is a unique “no fees and no hassle” mortgage covering all set-up fees including legal...

20 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Cost of owning a home: £15,000 a year

The annual cost of home ownership is now £15,300 and is expected to rise sharply in future, according to new research...

16 October 2015

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

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

15 October 2015

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Mortgage rates set to plunge even lower

The cost of fixed rate mortgages is set to plummet as lenders rush to meet 2015 lending targets. London estate agent Portico.com...

07 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Housing sentiment high despite rate hike fears

Growing expectations of a base rate hike have failed to dent the public's confidence in the outlook for house prices. The quarterly Halifax...

06 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Dramatic surge in £1m mortgages

The number of mortgages for £1million or more has jumped by one-fifth in the last year. The sharp increase has been driven...

05 October 2015

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Remortgaging levels rise to new record high

The amount of money withdrawn by the typical remortgage customer has hit a new high, according to property service firm LMS. In...

28 September 2015

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

One in three Britons would welcome interest rate hikes

The British public remains divided over impact of interest rate rise with almost one in three welcoming the prospect. That rises to more...

24 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Interest-only ticking timebomb is being defused

Brokers have welcomed new figures showing a sharp decline in the number of interest-only loans over the past year. Over the past...

23 September 2015

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Mortgage price war on borrowed time

The current mortgage price war will not last forever, mortgage lenders have warned. Lenders taking part in a panel debate at the...

21 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Tax crackdown threatens buy-to-let boom

New figures confirm that buy-to-let continues to outperform the mortgage market but industry experts warn that the forthcoming tax crackdown may...

16 September 2015

From: Breaking News

High-LTV lending slumps again

First-time buyers with relatively small deposits are finding it increasingly hard to get on the property ladder, new research shows. The typical...

15 September 2015

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Homeowners unprepared for interest rate rise

Homeowners with variable rate mortgages remain dangerously exposed to rising interest rates, new research suggests. Three out of four homeowners on a...

08 September 2015

From: Breaking News

One million face interest-only timebomb

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

07 September 2015

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Tax crackdown forces buy-to-let landlords out of business

One in five landlords say they will be forced out of business in the next two years by Chancellor George Osborne's...

02 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Lender battle over five-year fixes

Five-year fixed rates are the latest mortgage battleground with HSBC and Leeds Building Society both launching market-leading rates. This shows that lenders...

02 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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

NatWest latest lender to start increasing rates

NatWest Intermediary Solutions will be increasing its mortgage rates by up to 14 basis points (bps) amid signs that rates are...

28 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Rush to remortgage as fixed rates creep upwards

Homeowners rushed to remortgage in July amid signs that fixed-rate mortgages are now starting to creep up in price. Remortgaging jumped 29%...

27 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let landlords face “severe” profits shock

Buy-to-let landlords face a "severe dent" in post-tax profits following Chancellor George Osborne's tax crackdown. Individual landlords will face extra tax bills of £2,000...

21 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Brokers are buzzing as mortgage market hits fresh high

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

21 August 2015

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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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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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Mortgage deals “spike” as lenders prepare to pull rates

August has seen a spike in the number of mortgage deals as buyers look to snap up cheap loans before interest...

18 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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Latest drop in repossessions masks hidden threat

Repossession rates have fallen to another new low but brokers warn that will quickly reverse when interest rates finally start rising. Repossessions...

14 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let leads June mortgage market revival

The mortgage market enjoyed a buoyant June with a resurgence in new lending and remortgaging, with buy-to-let leading the charge. House purchase...

12 August 2015

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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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Rents rises outstrip inflation, official figures show

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

03 August 2015

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Limited company mortgages beat buy-to-let tax crackdown

More than 100 mortgages are available for landlords who buy properties through a limited company, allowing them to retain current levels...

03 August 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

From: Breaking News

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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Buy-to-let landlords shrug off Osborne’s tax crackdown

Most landlords will remain loyal to buy-to-let despite Chancellor George Osborne's crackdown on tax relief in his recent Budget. Osborne limited tax relief...

28 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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Budget changes could damage property supply, expert claims

Changes announced in last week’s summer Budget could in fact make the UK’s shortage of housing even worse, according to a...

13 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Landlords must act to counter new tax rules

Buy-to-let investors should make it a priority to ensure they have the most competitive mortgage deals following the government’s announcement that...

13 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let landlords hit by Budget tax crackdown

Buy-to-let landlords could lose thousands of pounds a year after Chancellor George Osborne limited tax relief on mortgage interest payments yesterday's Budget. From...

09 July 2015

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Remortgagers dash to raise cash

Almost one third of borrowers who remortgaged in May increased the size of their mortgage to release cash for spending or...

02 July 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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Is Scotland’s Housing Market Better Together?

Scotland has voted to stay in the union – at least for now – and one question that investors will have...

25 June 2015

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Is It the Right Time to Sell Your London Property?

As UK house prices reach new records and the price for an average London property crosses £500k, you might wondering whether...

25 June 2015

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The Dos and Don'ts of Selling Your Home

Recent figures show that the UK is currently facing a housing shortage, with the lowest number of properties available for sale...

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

From: Breaking News

Yorkshire BS unveils four-year offset

Yorkshire Building Society has launched the only range of four-year offset mortgages available on the market today. It said this followed a...

24 June 2015

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Barclays improves interest-only criteria

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

19 June 2015

From: Breaking News

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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Buyers surge into prime London property

There has been a rush of buyers into prime central London property in the immediate aftermath of the General Election. There are...

16 June 2015

From: Breaking News

Nationwide cuts rates across its range

Nationwide is making a series of rate reductions across its mortgage range from today with fixed rates cut by up to...

30 April 2015

From: Breaking News

Remortgaging hits two-year low

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

29 April 2015

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