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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

Average Bank of Mum and Dad mortgage contribution rises by £6,000

The Bank of Mum and Dad (BoMaD) is currently spending an average of £6,000 more than in 2018 to help loved...

19 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Pure Commercial Finance secures £2.5m second charge bridging loan

Pure Commercial Finance saved a multimillion-pound development by sourcing £2.5 million of funding in just three days. The client, an experienced property...

19 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Thousands miss out on finding a better mortgage by not speaking to an adviser

Thousands of borrowers could be missing out on a better mortgage deal by not speaking to an adviser, research from Legal...

14 June 2019

From: Breaking News

The Right Mortgage: it’s all about marketing, marketing, marketing

The Right Mortgage & Protection Network held its largest bi-annual event on how members can use marketing effectively to grow their...

14 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Pure Retirement launches new product range for later life lending

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

30 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Self-employed ‘jumping through extra hoops’ to secure a mortgage

Nearly three quarters (71%) of the UK’s growing self-employed population believe their employment status makes it harder to get a mortgage,...

16 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

New service to aid mortgage applicants with lower credit scores

MortgageGym is adding four specialist lenders to its online platform for mortgage applicants with lower credit scores. These include Together and Precise...

08 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

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

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

11 April 2019

From: Breaking News

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

Brokers should be involved in specialist lending, says adviser

CLS Money has announced another record year for new business, with specialist first charge lending being largely responsible for the company’s...

28 March 2019

From: Breaking News

MCI Club chooses Auxilium as its new protection partner

MCI Club has appointed Auxilium Partnership as its members’ protection partner. Offering a comprehensive lender panel and other services, MCI now has...

19 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

Mortgage Brain completes acquisition of Criteria Hub

Mortgage Brain has completed the acquisition of criteria-based sourcing solution, Criteria Hub. The mortgage technology expert says the purchase further cements its...

11 March 2019

From: Breaking News

HLP and MSN host ‘open-to-all’ business conferences

HL Partnership (HLP) and Mortgage Support Network (MSN) have announced that they will host a series of eight regional conferences in...

05 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Landbay partners with MCI Club

Buy-to-let mortgage lender Landbay has announced a new partnership with The Mortgage Compliance & Insurance Club (MCI Club). The partnership will provide...

27 February 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

Connect adds Lenderlink and Fluent Money to second charge panel

Connect for Intermediaries has announced the addition of specialist brokers Fluent for Advisers and Lenderlink to its second charge panel. Connect’s ‘Network...

19 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Fluent Money Group expands to Bolton

Lending distributor Fluent Money Group’s recent expansion has seen a significant increase in personnel, with over 250 employees based at its...

19 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Hinckley first UK lender to launch digital mortgage application system

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society is the first UK lender to go live with an innovative digital system developed in Denmark. Developed...

13 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Lenders have too much power over borrowers, says report

Over two thirds (68%) of British people think lenders have too much power over borrowers. The findings come from new online polling...

01 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Mortgage rejection common among young homeowners

One in six mortgage holders have been rejected for a mortgage in the past, according to new research from Which? Mortgage...

30 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Brokers should prepare now to help mortgage prisoners

Mortgage brokerage CLS Money has warned advisers that it’s high time they revisit all of their customers who have struggled to...

25 January 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

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

Knowledge Bank launches real time data on broker searches

Knowledge Bank has launched a real time management information (MI) product that will give lenders insight into the mortgage criteria that...

17 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Connect for Intermediaries starts packaging for Zephyr and Fleet Mortgages

Connect for Intermediaries has become one of the first distributors to package for Zephyr, the buy-to-let lender recently launched by Computershare...

08 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Computershare launches buy-to-let lender Zephyr Homeloans

Computershare Loan Services has launched Zephyr Homeloans, a dedicated buy-to-let lender that provides a range of mortgage products for portfolio landlords...

24 December 2018

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

Shawbrook helps investor with complete property journey

Shawbrook and its newest ‘Strategic Partner’, Clever Lending, helped an experienced investor with a complete property journey, from purchase through to...

14 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

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

The Nottingham launches video advice system to cater for growing demand

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

20 November 2018

From: Breaking News

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

Over half of borrowers rejected because the mortgage industry is ‘not fit for purpose’

The mortgage industry is failing to keep up with modern borrowers, according to a new study conducted by Together. It revealed that...

16 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Hinckley & Rugby scraps max age limit across mortgage range

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has removed any maximum age limit for the term end of its entire range of mortgages,...

02 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Half of brokers see rise in bridging loan volume

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

23 October 2018

From: Breaking News

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

One in three homeowners unaware of their mortgage rate

As many as one in three UK homeowners don’t know what mortgage rate they are on, potentially costing them thousands of...

17 October 2018

From: Breaking News

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

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

12 October 2018

From: Breaking News

The Bank of Mum and Dad to initiate tougher lending rules

Tougher lending rules are surfacing after the expansion of the Bank of Mum and Dad (BOMAD) into one of the UK’s...

12 October 2018

From: Breaking News

TMA to offer mortgage criteria search system via Knowledge Bank

TMA Mortgage Club has become the first development application (DA) Club to offer mortgage criteria’s search system after its agreement with...

10 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Pepper Money to acquire Optimum Credit Ltd

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

10 October 2018

From: Breaking News

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

Accord to offer Help to Buy mortgages along with new-build lending

Accord Mortgages has announced a range of new or enhanced initiatives designed to support brokers with new-build cases. This includes a range...

03 October 2018

From: Breaking News

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

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

25 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Assetz Capital partners with Connect for Intermediaries

Assetz Capital has agreed a deal with Connect for Intermediaries to be the first network that it distributes its products through. The...

25 September 2018

From: Breaking News

CMME launches second charge mortgage solution

CMME has announced a second charge mortgage solution for contractors, business owners and other professionals looking to take advantage of their...

17 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

Pepper Money partners with Clever Lending

Brokers using Clever Lending now have access to Pepper Money’s full range of specialist residential and buy-to-let mortgage products. Launched in 2014,...

05 September 2018

From: Breaking News

'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

Are you ready for The Finance Property Show?

The Finance Property Show will return for its fifth year and will feature almost 100 lenders and providers. Known as one of...

23 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Intermediaries encourage customers to review mortgage options

Mortgage intermediaries play an important role in encouraging customers to weigh their options before securing a better deal, according to Paragon. Its...

21 August 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

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

Criteria activity tracker reveals brokers’ top searches

The most search criteria by brokers during July has been revealed by Knowledge Bank’s ‘Criteria Activity Tracker’. Knowledge Bank – the source...

16 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Hinckley & Rugby joins Legal & General panel

Legal & General Mortgage Club has welcomed Hinckley & Rugby Building Society to its panel. Hinckley & Rugby’s range of mortgage products...

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

Managing director of Bluestone Mortgages steps down

David Torpey will stand down from his position as the managing director of Bluestone Mortgages at the end of the year. Having...

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

L&G Mortgage Club partners with nine lenders

Legal & General Mortgage Club has announced the addition of nine new lenders to the Mortgage Club panel. Chorley Building Society, Newbury...

03 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Major lenders committed to the new Lendex gateway

Mortgage Brain’s next generation lender gateway, Lendex, will now be used as a digital mortgage transaction tool by nine major lenders. Lendex,...

30 July 2018

From: Breaking News

Pepper Money slashes prices

Mortgage lender Pepper Money has revamped its pricing, cutting some rates by up to 0.55%. The biggest reductions are available on Pepper...

30 July 2018

From: Breaking News

Mortgage lender launches short-term loans to landlords using AirBnB

The Tipton & Coseley Building Society is now accepting applications for second homes and holiday lets. The launch enables borrowers to rent...

20 July 2018

From: Breaking News

OMS and Kent Reliance launch the first two-way DIP integration

One Mortgage System (OMS) has become the first to fully integrate with Kent Reliance for intermediaries across its specialist buy-to-let and...

10 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

3mc partners with Precise Mortgages to offer Help to Buy exclusives

Mortgage distributor 3mc has launched a range of exclusive Help to Buy products in partnership with Precise Mortgages. As a result,...

29 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Energy Efficient Mortgages Initiative launches pilot scheme

The Energy Efficient Mortgages Pilot Scheme was recently launched at an event in Windsor by the Energy Efficient Mortgages Initiative. The Initiative...

27 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Bluestone Mortgages announces partnership with technology firm

Bluestone Mortgages has partnered with Twenty7Tec, a leading provider of technology solutions to the lending industry. This means Bluestone is the first...

27 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Specialist lender extends borrowing limits across its BTL range

Foundation Home Loans has extended its borrowing limit and reduced rates across its buy-to-let range. This includes products for limited companies...

27 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Brain events reveal firm’s strategy and vision to lenders

UK lenders were given an insight into Mortgage Brain’s vision and technology strategy for the next generation at three exclusive events...

21 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Specialist lender launches limited edition buy-to-let range

A new 5-year fixed-rate buy-to-let range with reduced rates and product fees to support brokers and customers has been launched by...

21 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

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

Masthaven improves long-term lending product offering

Specialist lender Masthaven has announced the launch of a first charge residential three-year fixed rate mortgage and other product enhancements to...

08 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Brightstar launches specialist lending workshops

Brightstar Financial has launched a series of specialist lending workshops to help brokers engage with the market more effectively. Merging with some...

24 May 2018

From: Breaking News

TMA Club adds Masthaven to its lender panel

TMA Club has welcomed Masthaven, the specialist lending bank, to its lender panel to provide a broad range of products to...

24 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Five-year fixed buy-to-let mortgage rates still falling

The average cost of five-year fixed rate buy-to-let (BTL) mortgage products declined in the first quarter of 2018 despite the steady...

24 May 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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Mortgage costs drop during Q1 2018

The cost of most mainstream mortgages were down when compared to the start of last year, according to the latest quarterly...

10 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Criteria Hub helps lenders improve product offerings

Criteria Hub, the criteria search engine for networks, clubs and mortgage advisers, is providing lenders with useful product point feedback via...

03 May 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

Pepper Money launches new limited edition range

Pepper Money has added Limited Edition pricing as part of its new range, with some rates slashed by up to 1%. Available...

20 April 2018

From: Breaking News

First digital mortgage registered at HM Land Registry

The first digital mortgage was entered into the Land Register by Enact Conveyancing and Coventry Building Society for a house in...

16 April 2018

From: Breaking News

e.surv launches remote valuation service

The UK surveying provider and property risk service, e.Surv Chartered Surveyors, has launched a remote valuation service. Set to offer mortgage lenders...

16 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Highest demand for specialist mortgages comes from self-employed

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

04 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Metro Bank expands to Scotland

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

29 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Landbay lending volumes hit £100m milestone

Specialist mortgage marketplace lender Landbay has lent a total of £100 million to buy-to-let landlords since its 2014 launch. Recent regulatory changes...

20 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Vida Homeloans launches new criteria on BTL portfolios

Specialist mortgage lender for intermediaries Vida Homeloans has announced improved criteria following its full market launch just over a year ago. Vida...

20 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

Vida Homeloans appoints director of new business operations

Intermediary-only specialist mortgage lender Vida Homeloans has appointed Deb Smith as director of new business operations. Joining from The Mortgage Works where...

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

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

Openwork extends partnership with Mortgage Brain

Financial advice network Openwork has extended its partnership with mortgage technology firm, Mortgage Brain, in a bid to provide its advisers...

02 March 2018

From: Breaking News

TMA strengthens specialist lending panel

TMA Club has bolstered its panel of specialist packagers and master brokers, giving advisers access to a range of second charge...

28 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Masthaven joins Brilliant Solutions lender panel

Specialist provider of solutions for mortgage intermediaries, Brilliant Solutions, has added Masthaven to its panel of lenders. Brokers will now be able...

28 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Alternative Bridging hits the Midlands

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

28 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Accord launches new remortgage options and reduces rates

Accord Mortgages has launched five competitive remortgage options for borrowers with a 25%, 20% or 10% deposit. The new remortgage range from...

22 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Masthaven teams up with Legal & General to launch second charge range

Masthaven has launched its second charge mortgage range with competitive rates available via Legal & General Mortgage Club. With this partnership, Masthaven...

21 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Expat Packager partners with Marsden to bring competitive mortgage products

A new wave of residential products is being introduced to help mortgage brokers secure the best solution for their clients. Following the...

15 February 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

Chorley becomes latest addition to TMA Club’s lender panel

TMA Club has announced the addition of Chorley Building Society to its lender panel – offering its members access to a...

13 February 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

'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

Legal & General Mortgage Club announces 2018 events schedule

Legal & General Mortgage Club has announced its 2018 calendar of events.  The half-day events, which take place across the UK, will...

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

Newbury Building Society launches new Shared Ownership variable product

Newbury Building Society has introduced a new variable rate product at 2.99%, further improving its Shared Ownership mortgage offering. While the product...

16 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Accord appoints new director of intermediary distribution

Accord Mortgages has announced the appointment of Jeremy Duncombe as its director of intermediary distribution. Having over 20 years’ experience in 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

New chair announced for Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association

The Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA) has announced the election of a new Chair. Phil Rickards will take up the role from...

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

Mortgage Trading Exchange processes over two million digital transactions

The Mortgage Trading Exchange (MTE), the single delivery channel for mortgage placement, has now processed over two million mortgage transactions since...

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

Paragon temporarily scraps valuation and application fees

Specialist lender Paragon has removed valuation and application fees from its entire range of buy-to-let portfolio products for a limited period. The...

28 November 2017

From: Breaking News

TMA ensures advisers with Base Rate Hub launch

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

21 November 2017

From: Breaking News

LendInvest launches BTL loans for specialist lenders

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

21 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Finance Professional Show sees increase in visitors

The number of visitors for the Finance Professional Show (FP Show) were up 13% on the 2016 event with over 2,000...

21 November 2017

From: Breaking News

New intermediary regional manager joins Skipton

Skipton Building Society has announced the appointment of Paul Holt to its team of intermediary regional managers. Having worked at The Newbury...

21 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Keystone doubles its product range

Specialist lender Keystone Property Finance has upgraded its classic range, doubling the number of products on offer. These changes come after the...

07 November 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

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

Foundation Home Loans expands senior team

Specialist lender Foundation Home Loans has announced multiple new appointments to its senior team, with more to follow. Andrew Ferguson is now...

24 October 2017

From: Breaking News

‘Robo-advice’ is the greatest threat to brokers

Nearly five out of 10 brokers (49%) see ‘robo-advice’ and technology as the biggest threat to their business, according to research...

17 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Accord advises brokers on avoiding house sales delays

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

17 October 2017

From: Breaking News

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

Vida Homeloans attracts £800m in applications in first year of lending

Vida Homeloans has attracted £1.6 billion decisions in principle (DIPs) and £800 million in applications one year after launching its specialist...

06 October 2017

From: Breaking News

L&G Mortgage Club updates BTL matrix in line with PRA changes

Legal & General Mortgage Club has updated its buy-to-let (BTL) matrix so it now includes lenders that have recently updated their...

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

Free legal advice is still a popular choice for borrowers

Free legal assistance is still a popular option among the majority of borrowers remortgaging with Accord Mortgages. Figures from the lender show...

02 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

Pepper announces imminent rebrand and new mortgages portal

Specialist lender Pepper Homeloans has announced that it will change its name to Pepper Money and will also be launching a...

02 October 2017

From: Breaking News

The Mortgage Hut launches new bridging and commercial finance arm

The Mortgage Hut is aiming to meet growing customer demand for complex property loans by launching a new bridging and commercial...

25 September 2017

From: Breaking News

PRA changes enable brokers to offer more guidance to BTL landlords

The imminent Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) changes grant brokers and advisors more opportunity to provide guidance for buy-to-let landlords who are struggling...

25 September 2017

From: Breaking News

The Northview Group announces changes to portfolio BTL propositions

The Northview Group has announced changes to its portfolio buy-to-let lending criteria for both Kensington and New Street Mortgages. The changes come...

18 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Foundation Home Loans raises maximum loan size to £1 million

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

18 September 2017

From: Breaking News

SMP announces autumn mortgage and protection roadshows

The Society of Mortgage Professionals (SMP) has revealed the dates and venues for its autumn mortgage and protection roadshows, beginning in...

13 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Bluestone appoints new sales director following ongoing expansion

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

13 September 2017

From: Breaking News

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

First-time buyers turning to specialist lenders

New data from mortgage lender, Vida Homeloans, found more first-time buyers are seeking lenders for deals that cater to their needs...

08 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Darlington Building Society launches discount mortgage to L&G Mortgage Club

Legal & General Mortgage Club has joined Darlington Building Society to introduce exclusive discount mortgages, aimed at first-time buyers, homeowners or...

05 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

Landlords urged to remortgage in response to tough BTL lending criteria

Landlords are being urged to remortgage in order to prepare for the reformed buy-to-let lending criteria due to be introduced in...

31 August 2017

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers make up half of all property purchases in July

First-time buyers accounted for half of all home purchase valuations in July, according to the latest research from Connells Survey &...

29 August 2017

From: Breaking News

TMA launches remortgage product via The Melton Building Society

TMA Mortgage Club is giving its members an exclusive fee-free 75% LTV discount rate deal following its partnership with The Melton...

29 August 2017

From: Breaking News

The Nottingham members to receive cash back rewards

Approximately 1,500 members of The Nottingham Building Society (The Nottingham) are to receive a share of a £70,000 ‘cash back’ reward...

29 August 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

Pepper joins forces with Intrinsic Network

Pepper Homeloans has been appointed to the mortgage lender panel of Intrinsic Network. Intrinsic will market Pepper Homeloans’ full range of residential...

25 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Accord launches £495 fee remortgage options

Accord Mortgages has revealed competitive remortgage options with a £495 fee and the benefit of additional features. The new products from the...

25 August 2017

From: Breaking News

OneSavings Bank outlines plans for PRA portfolio landlord changes

OneSavings Bank (OSB) has announced its new lending criteria for portfolio landlords to help brokers prepare for the PRA Phase 2...

21 August 2017

From: Breaking News

New Street Mortgages launches new rates and free valuations

New Street Mortgages has announced an update to its buy-to-let range with numerous changes. The Northview Group lender has upgraded its five-year...

21 August 2017

From: Breaking News

ASTL members’ value of bridging loans exceed £3 billion

Members of ASTL have written approximately £3 billion worth of bridging loans in the last year, up from £2.8 billion for...

21 August 2017

From: Breaking News

ASTL appoints new speakers at its annual conference

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

16 August 2017

From: Breaking News

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

The Mortgage Hut adds range of new distribution partners

The Mortgage Hut has added new partners including Century 21, Taylor Hill & Bond, Aspire Estate Agents, Property Bee, Home Agency...

16 August 2017

From: Breaking News

TMA launches ‘BTL Hub’ ahead of September PRA changes

TMA has launched a website to support advisers ahead of the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) changes coming into action on September...

14 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

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

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

09 August 2017

From: Breaking News

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

Emotional ties to family homes stop retirees from downsizing

New research from equity release lender, more 2 life, has revealed that an emotional connection to their family home prevents retirees...

07 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Accord reduces rates on residential mortgages

Accord Mortgages has now added more choice to its product range by reducing rates at most LTVs and offering a new...

07 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Bridging and development lender posts record results

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

07 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Legal & General Mortgage Club Live returns this autumn

L&G Mortgage Club will be hosting another live conference in London this autumn following the success of last year’s event. Attendees will...

04 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Advice Bureau has been added to the Mortgage Lender panel

Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB) has become the latest network to be added to the Mortgage Lender’s distribution panel. Brian Murphy, head of...

04 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

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

76% of advisers urge home buyers to take out a private survey

Over three quarters (76%) of advisers recommend taking out private surveys when purchasing or remortgaging a property, according to TMA Mortgage...

01 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Accord announces changes to portfolio landlord criteria

Accord Buy to Let has announced details of its lending criteria for portfolio landlords, set to come into effect on 30...

01 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Foundation Home Loans appoints new Regional Area Manager

Annette Tilbury has been added to the Foundation Home Loans team as Regional Area Manager for the South East. Having previously worked...

01 August 2017

From: Breaking News

L&G Mortgage Club’s ‘Buy to Let Matrix’ will include lender positions on portfolios

Legal & General Mortgage Club has updated its ‘Buy to Let Matrix’ to include lending criteria on buy-to-let portfolios ahead of...

28 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Accord Buy to Let expands its fixed rate price

Accord Buy to Let has bolstered its range of fixed rate mortgages for landlords with deposits of 25% or more. The lender,...

28 July 2017

From: Breaking News

JPC Law becomes the newest member of the ASTL

The commercial and private client practice, JPC Law, has now joined the ranks as an associate member of the Association of...

28 July 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

Foundation Home Loans improves first time landlord product range

Specialist mortgage lender, Foundation Home Loans, has reformed its buy-to-let range with new first-time landlord products. New five-year fixed rate options will...

25 July 2017

From: Breaking News

NACFB: Commercial lending update as new chief executive starts work

As I settle into my new role, my commute from Liverpool St Station to Hamilton House takes me right past Bucklersbury...

25 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Foundation Home Loans appoints Product Manager

It’s been announced that Andrew Moss has been appointed as Product Manager at specialist lender Foundation Home Loans. Moss, who will be...

02 June 2017

From: Breaking News

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

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

10 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Vida Homeloans enhances buy-to-let criteria

Specialist mortgage lender Vida Homeloans has announced significant changes to its specialist buy-to-let range, enhancing its lending criteria and building on...

10 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Total gross mortgage lending to hit £260 billion this year

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

02 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Are high street lenders failing mortgage borrowers?

A study has revealed that many British consumers are fed up of mortgage lenders' impersonal and 'computer says no' approach. Research found...

07 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Regulated mortgage ‘robo-adviser’ to launch in the UK

MortgageGym.com, which claims to be the world’s only regulated mortgage robo-adviser, will be launched in the UK in the coming months,...

07 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Average landlord LTVs continue to fall, reports Paragon

Gearing amongst landlords remained low in the first quarter of the year, according to Paragon Mortgages, with the average loan-to-value (LTV)...

07 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Landbay reduces BTL rates and refreshes landlord criteria

Buy-to-let mortgage lender Landbay has announced that it has refreshed its product range aimed at both amateur and professional landlords, reducing...

07 April 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

Hometrack extends long-standing HSBC relationship

HSBC has signed a one-year contract extension with property analytics business Hometrack, securing the delivery of valuation and risk services for...

05 April 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

Lender receives recognition for its adviser education sessions

Equity release lender more 2 life has received accreditation from the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) for its adviser webinar programme. The programme...

05 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Wholesale changes made to New Street Mortgages buy-to-let range

Comprehensive changes have been carried out by New Street Mortgages to its buy-to-let proposition. The changes, which go live today (28 March),...

28 March 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

Moneyfacts Awards finalists announced

The Moneyfacts Group has announced the finalists for its awards ceremony, taking place on June 6 in the Pavilion at the...

22 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Tenet announces tie-up with Vida Homeloans

Tenet, a Leeds-based mortgage adviser support group, has announced a new partnership with specialist lender Vida Homeloans, the latest in a...

22 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Accord expands remortgage range

Two competitive fixed-rate mortgages with no upfront fees and added features have been launched by Accord Mortgages. The move has been...

16 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Vida launches loan calculator

Specialist mortgage lender Vida Homeloans has announced the launch of its new online Residential Max Loan Calculator (‘Max’), which aims to...

16 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Free registration for MBE Leeds open to brokers

Registration for the Mortgage Business Expo (MBE) Leeds is now open for brokers, IFAs and financial intermediaries. Organisers report that stands have...

10 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Magellan to distribute its products via Black Book Finance

Specialist mortgage lender Magellan Homeloans has announced that it will distribute its product range via Black Book Finance. Launched last November, Black...

10 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Landbay pairs up with Brilliant Solutions

Peer-to-peer mortgage lender Landbay has partnered with mortgage packaging and distribution experts Brilliant Solutions to provide a range of specialist lending...

10 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Another new appointment for Magellan Homeloans

Specialist mortgage lender Magellan Homeloans has appointed Pauline Hibbert as Regional Sales Manager. Once in post, she will have responsibility for...

10 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

Small deposit buyers increase share of UK mortgage market

Small deposit buyers were given a New Year boost, with their share of the mortgage market increasing in January 2017. Small deposit...

03 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Kent Reliance reduces rates across entire BTL range

Mortgage lender Kent Reliance - part of OneSavings Bank - has announced major changes to its specialist buy-to-let mortgage range. The firm...

03 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Magellan Homeloans announces partnership with 3mc

Specialist mortgage lender Magellan Homeloans has announced it will distribute its full range of mortgage products through the specialist distributor and...

03 March 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

Magellan and PMS announce tie-up

Members of the PMS Mortgage Club will have access to Magellan Homeloans full range of products, after an agreement was reached...

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

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

Overseas buyers and expats routinely rejected for mortgages

Overseas buyers and British expats are finding it increasingly difficult to purchase property in the UK without correct advice, according to deVere...

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

Blue lights and sirens

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

22 February 2017

From: Breaking News

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

Scottish borrowers are most active mortgage switchers

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

17 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Vida Homeloans cements new relationship with Mortgage Intelligence

Vida Homeloans and Mortgage Intelligence have announced a new tie-up, allowing Mortgage Intelligence members access to Vida’s specialist residential mortgage range. Vida,...

17 February 2017

From: Breaking News

New head of sales recruited by Mint Bridging

Bridging lender Mint Bridging has appointed Sinead Moynihan as its Head of Sales. She will be based at the company’s head...

17 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Kensington announces rate changes across the board

Kensington Mortgages has cut rates across its residential and buy-to-let product range.  The lender, part of the Northview Group, has launched a...

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

Pepper Homeloans to market products via TMA

Pepper Homeloans is to market its specialist mortgage products via The Mortgage Alliance (TMA).  TMA’s brokers will have full access to Pepper...

15 February 2017

From: Breaking News

New non-executive director announced by Furness

Furness Building Society has made another new appointment, this time announcing Philip McLelland as non-executive director.  McLelland, a commercial finance director with...

15 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

Kent Reliance partners up with TMA

Specialist mortgage lender Kent Reliance has partnered with The Mortgage Alliance (TMA) to offer a direct submission route for its brokers. The...

10 February 2017

From: Breaking News

New Finance Director appointed by Furness Building Society

The appointment of Matthew Dobson as Finance Director has been announced by Furness Building Society. Dobson, who has over 15 years of...

10 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Popularity of shared ownership on the rise

Conveyancing firm My Home Move's latest research has revealed that the appeal of shared ownership schemes has risen by over 130%...

08 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

Legal & General extends partnership with Ipswich Building Society

An announcement has been made by Legal & General Mortgage Club about the extension of its partnership with Ipswich Building Society.  To...

08 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Furness Building Society teams up with Brilliant Solutions

The Furness Building Society has confirmed that its full product range will now be made available to Brilliant Solutions' direct to...

08 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Key appointment for Precise Mortgages

Specialist lender Precise Mortgages has announced the appointment of Dan Watson to its sales team. Watson will work predominantly in the South...

03 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

Online mortgage broker secures investment of £4.5 million

An online mortgage broker has announced that it has received backing from fintech investors all over Europe to the tune of...

03 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Accord expands range of offset mortgages

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

03 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Maximum personal mortgage loan size upped to £1 million by Together

In an effort to increase its customer base and address rising property prices, specialist lender Together has opted to up its...

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

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

Society of Mortgage Professionals expanding roadshow in 2017

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

27 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Embrace technology to improve customer experience, brokers tell lenders

Mortgage brokers are urging lenders to use more technology in order to improve customer experience. This is the message from new research...

27 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let borrowing hit by high house prices and tougher lending criteria

Average buy-to-let loans and deposits increased in 2016, new research from The Mortgage Broker Ltd has revealed. This came as a result...

27 January 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

IMLA on the lookout for new executive director

The Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA) is on the lookout for a new executive director.  The news follows Peter Williams' announcement that...

25 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

Mortgage proposition relaunched by Castle Trust

A relaunch of its mortgage proposition has been carried out by finance company Castle Trust. The relaunch includes a glossy new...

25 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Digital mortgage broker secures £5.5 million investment

Digital mortgage broker habito has raised £5.5 million in investment funding.  The firm says it will use the money to enhance the...

25 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Offset mortgage incentive extended by Accord

Borrowers taking out an offset mortgage have a few days left to be given a helping hand by Accord Mortgages. The...

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

Buy-to-let lender announces new functionality ahead of tax changes

TMBC, a lender specialising in the buy-to-let market, has announced the launch of new functionality for its sourcing and quotation system. Intermediaries...

20 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Kent Reliance makes two key appointments

Steve Seal has been promoted by lender Kent Reliance to Head of Sales with immediate effect, as a direct reward for...

20 January 2017

From: Breaking News

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

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

20 January 2017

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

18 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Paragon Mortgages launches into residential market

Paragon Mortgages has entered the residential mortgage market after announcing the launch of a new range of products for owner-occupiers.  The lender,...

18 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Prospective buyers finding out about poor credit during mortgage applications

Poor credit scores are denying prospective property buyers from being granted mortgages, a new study has revealed. The research into the nation's...

18 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Lowest ever bridging rates launched by Precise Mortgages

Specialist lender Precise Mortgages has launched its lowest-ever bridging rates of 0.54% per month. Aimed at standard and light refurbishment deals up...

18 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Interim CEO for NACFB announced

Rob Lankey has been appointed Interim CEO of the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB). The Interim CEO will take over...

17 November 2016

From: Breaking News

NACFB - Gala Dinner and AGM review

A few handfuls of Introducer Today readers will have joined us (and 750 others) at our 2016 Industry Awards ceremony on...

14 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

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

Lenders launch new high-LTV products aimed at first-timers

Two lenders have launched new mortgage products with LTVs of over 90%. Furness Building Society has introduced a range of five-year fixed...

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

‘Mortgage costs continue to fall’ - Mortgage Brain

The latest quarterly data analysis from Mortgage Brain shows that the cost of mortgages continued to fall over the past three...

19 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Brokers believe builders and developers will find it difficult to secure funding

Over a third of brokers working in the property finance sector have said they think builders and developers will find it...

19 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Self-employed struggling to obtain mortgages

Self-employed borrowers are finding it difficult to get mortgages, according to research by the Nottingham Building Society. The firm's study found that...

07 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Lender launches product range for borrowers with credit 'blips'

Pepper Homeloans has announced the launch of a range of five-year fixed rate products for borrowers with blots on their credit...

07 October 2016

From: Breaking News

First Complete to host fifteen mortgage forums this month

First Complete, which is part of the LSL Property Services Group, is this month holding fifteen mortgage forums across the UK. The...

07 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Precise Mortgages enters Right to Buy market

Specialist lender Precise Mortgages has announced a new range of products for tenants using the Right to Buy Scheme.  Highlights of the...

07 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Lending should be based on affordability, not age

The one area in which a proper affordability assessment is ignored is lending to older borrowers, according to findings from The...

24 August 2016

From: Breaking News

New lender receives FCA approval

A new lender, which is aiming to target older borrowers, has received full regulatory approval from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Mortgages4Life,...

24 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Lending to first-time buyers at its highest since 2007

A new report from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has shown that more mortgages were handed to first-time buyers in...

11 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Pepper Homeloans added to SimplyBiz panel

SimplyBiz Mortgages has added Pepper Homeloans to its distribution panel. Pepper Homeloans' products will now be accessible to over 6,500 financial advisers...

11 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Irish association adopts Mortgage Trading Exchange to cut costs

The Association of Expert Mortgage Advisors (AEMA), which accounts for almost half of all mortgage broker business in Ireland, has announced...

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

Delays causing brokers most difficulty since introduction of MCD

The latest Broker Sentiment Survey by bridging lender MTF has found that delays to mortgage applications have caused brokers the most...

26 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Society of Mortgage Professionals announces record membership

The Society of Mortgage Professionals has confirmed that membership has broken through the 8,000-barrier for the first time. “It’s an affirmation of...

19 July 2016

From: Breaking News

The perils of giving advice?

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

19 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Precise Mortgages launches retention program

Lender Precise Mortgages has launched a retention program for customers coming to the end of their initial fixed or discount deals...

19 July 2016

From: Breaking News

TMA announces new panel and partnership

TMA Mortgage Club, part of the LSL Property Services Group, has announced that is has secured a panel position with The...

19 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

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

Furness launches consumer buy-to-let products

Two new consumer buy-to-let products have been launched by Furness Building Society. This follows an announcement by the firm that it...

17 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Five year fixed rate mortgages cut by Accord

Rates for borrowers looking to secure a longer-term deal have been slashed by Accord Mortgages, with a 0.15% reduction on selected...

17 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Brokers and lenders awarded for excellence

This month the Legal & General Mortgage Club has announced the winners of its annual awards. The awards – which recognise excellence...

10 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Intelligence adds Kent Reliance to lending panel

Mortgage Intelligence (MI) has added Kent Reliance to its panel of mortgage lenders. Part of OneSavings Bank, the specialist lender will provide...

10 June 2016

From: Breaking News

New appointment for Pepper Homeloans

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

08 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Green research project calls on householders to complete its survey

A green mortgage research project called LENDERS is asking all householders in the UK for their help in completing a survey...

08 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Homemover applications hit record conversion rate

Homemovers have just registered the highest success rate for turning mortgage applications into completions. Some 80% of homemover applications led to an...

03 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Skipton drops first-time buyer lending cap

Skipton Building Society has removed its maximum loan size cap for first-time buyers. It said this follows a 20% increase in UK house...

03 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Kent Reliance launches proc fee for switches

Kent Reliance has launched a new mortgage retention product that pays a broker procuration fee. The lender, part of specialist lending group...

02 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Millions caught in home insurance mortgage trap

More than 1.6m homeowners have bought home insurance from their mortgage lender and many mistakenly believe they cannot switch for a...

01 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Lenders remain positive about buy-to-let

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

31 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Working to combat conveyancing fraud

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

27 May 2016

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Brokers negative about seven-day switching

Brokers and mortgage experts have given a thumbs down to Government proposals to introduce seven-day mortgage switching. The proposal, outlined in the...

27 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Brokers surge into second charge advice

More than eight out of 10 of brokers plan to include second charges in their advice process this year. A new survey...

27 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Now Newcastle tightens buy-to-let criteria

Newcastle Intermediaries has become the latest lender to announce it is raising its stress test levels for buy-to-let mortgages. It is increasing...

24 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

Family and National Counties commit to older borrowers

Family Building Society and National Counties Building Society have re-affirmed their longstanding commitment to lending to older borrowers. While many lenders have...

20 May 2016

From: Breaking News

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

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

19 May 2016

From: Breaking News

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

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

18 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Average broker is loyal to just THREE lenders

Brokers and intermediaries place two thirds of all their mortgages with just three preferred lenders, new research shows. The typical mortgage intermediary uses...

17 May 2016

From: Breaking News

L&G and Twenty7Tec launch second charge solution

Legal & General Mortgage Club has partnered with technology firm Twenty7Tec to provide brokers with a second charge sourcing solution. This follows...

16 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Kensington cuts prices across buy-to-let range

Kensington Mortgages has cut prices across its range of buy-to-let mortgages. It is reducing rates on products carrying a percentage fee by 25 basis...

16 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

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Yorkshire launches lowest fixed rate on market

Yorkshire Building Society has launched the lowest fixed rate mortgage on the market, a two-year deal charging 1.17%. It is available to borrowers...

13 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Brightstar announces EasySource launch

Brightstar has announced that its specialist sourcing system and case management tool EasySource will launch for intermediaries shortly. The system, sponsored by...

12 May 2016

From: Breaking News

3mc completes Kensington's first packaged case

Mortgage distributor 3mc has generated Kensington’s first packaged case to go to offer since the lender returned to the market last...

11 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Nationwide hikes maximum lending age to 85

Nationwide Building Society is increasing its maximum age for mortgage maturity from 75 to 85. This follows last week's move by the...

09 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Barclays launches new no-deposit mortgage

Barclays Bank has this week introduced a new 100% loan-to-value mortgage, aimed at helping struggling first-time buyers get onto the property...

06 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Halifax offers switchers £750 cashback

Halifax bank is offering a £750 incentive to mortgage borrowers who move their loan from a rival lender. The deal was...

06 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

Pressure on new mayor to resolve London’s housing crisis

New data showing a sharp decline in property affordability in the UK capital will put pressure on the new London mayor...

04 May 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

SearchFlow partners with Decision First to offer protection against fraud

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

26 April 2016

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Magellan offers one-to-one broker sessions

Magellan Homeloans is offering brokers the opportunity to book a one-to-one consultation session at the trade shows, conferences and events it is...

26 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

March boom threatens mortgage market bust

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

22 April 2016

From: Breaking News

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

Accord launches new fee-free mortgages

Accord Mortgages has launched a new fee-free mortgage for borrowers with a 35% deposit, with added incentives. The intermediary-only lender, part of...

21 April 2016

From: Breaking News

3mc appointed to Right Mortgage panel

Mortgage distributor 3mc has been appointed to provide a specialist mortgage desk and packaging support service to members of The Right...

20 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Atom launches with Kensington Mortgages

Specialist mortgage package and distributor Atom has announced a new relationship with Kensington Mortgages. Dale Jannels, managing director at Atom, which stands...

18 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Lending surges across the board but slowdown in sight

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

14 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let lenders slash mortgage rates

Buy-to-let lenders continue to slash their mortgage rates helping landlords offset Chancellor George Osborne's tax crackdown on property investing. The average two-year...

12 April 2016

From: Breaking News

New Street completes first five-day application

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

12 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Warm welcome for Atom Bank's focus on brokers

Mortgage brokers have welcomed new technology-driven lender Atom Bank's intermediary-driven approach to mortgage lending. The Durham-based bank is set to launch residential and...

11 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Kensington hikes maximum loan sizes

Kensington Mortgages has increased the maximum loan limits for first-time buyers and buy-to-let mortgages.  The specialist lender has raised the maximum loan...

11 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

Surge in three-year fixed mortgages

There has been a surge in three-year fixed rate mortgages with number of deals on the market rising 16% in the last...

06 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

Kensington goes paperless

Kensington has moved to paperless application processing as part of a wider shake-up aimed at making it easier for intermediaries to...

01 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Fears grow over latest buy-to-let clampdown

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

31 March 2016

From: Breaking News

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

Mortgage Brain unveils second charge sourcing system

Mortgage Brain has announced its new whole-of-market secured loans sourcing system LoansBrain. The mortgage technology solutions provider said the new online system, which is...

22 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Lending hits eight-year high in February

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

18 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Sharp rise in mortgage freebies

There has been a sharp rise in "mortgage freebies" as lenders increasingly compete on incentive packages rather than just price. New research...

16 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

Higher-LTV lending squeezed as purchases soar

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

09 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Skipton unveils London and Scotland Help to Buy deals

Skipton Building Society has unveiled its new product ranges for both the Help to Buy London and Help to Buy Scotland...

08 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

Mortgages set to fall below 1%

Rates on market-leading mortgages are set to fall below 1% as competition between lenders intensifies. Chris Pilling, chief executive of Yorkshire Building...

03 March 2016

From: Breaking News

New deal for one-year self-employed professionals

Kent Reliance has launched a new mortgage proposition for one-year self-employed professionals. The specialist mortgage lender for intermediaries bolstered its proposition for...

02 March 2016

From: Breaking News

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

Over-40s locked out of mortgage market

Mortgage brokers say it is increasingly difficult for clients over 40 to find a mortgage because of their age. Two out of brokers...

24 February 2016

From: Breaking News

First-time buyer deals near pre-crash levels

The number of high-LTV deals aimed at first-time buyers is almost back at pre-financial crisis levels. Mortgages at 90% and 95% LTV...

24 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Accord cuts buy-to-let rates by 0.3%

Accord Buy to Let has cut the rates on its range of three and five-year fixed rate mortgages by up to...

23 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

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

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

Accord and Leeds unveil five-year fixes

Accord Mortgages and Leeds Building Society have launched new five-year fixed-rate mortgages with added incentives. Intermediary-only lender Accord’s deals are aimed at borrowers...

17 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Offset mortgages fall to five-year low

The number of offset mortgage deals on the market has fallen to a five-year low, new research suggests. And the decline is...

16 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

Lenders regain appetite for high-LTV lending

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

11 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage arrangement fees hit £7,500

Headline mortgage rates have hit an all-time low but rising arrangement fees mean that deals aren't always as cheap as they...

09 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Accord hands first-time buyers £500

Accord Mortgages is giving first-time buyers an extra £500 cashback when they complete on a mortgage. All first-time buyers completing on fixed...

09 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Bridgebank Capital completes £10.95m loan

Quantum by Bridgebank Capital has completed a £10.95 million short term loan advance against a portfolio of prime London properties, part...

05 February 2016

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Limited company buy-to-lets surge 2000%

Landlord attempts to escape George Osborne's tax crackdown have triggered a 2000% rise in the number of limited company buy-to-let mortgage applications. New...

05 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

Fresh surge in limited company buy-to-lets

Limited company buy-to-let transactions jumped again in January to make up 43% of all new cases, lender figures show. This has helped...

03 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Accord widens two-year mortgage range

Accord Mortgages has extended its two-year mortgage range by launching new deals for borrowers with higher loan sizes. The intermediary-only lender, part of Yorkshire Building...

03 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

Leeds BS unveils Help to Buy London mortgages

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

27 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage rates continue to fall

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

26 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Fleet boasts £1.2bn of business in first year

Buy-to-let lender Fleet Mortgages said that £1.2 billion of business has flowed through its system in its first year of lending. The...

26 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

Intermediary confidence hits record high

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

21 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Landlords overcharged for limited company buy-to-lets

Buy-to-let investors are being charged more for limited company mortgages even though the lending risk is the same. Bracknell based specialist lender...

20 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Conveyancer choice vital as buy-to-let deadline looms

Buy-to-let investors have been urged to choose their conveyancer carefully if they want to beat the new stamp duty surcharge. Specialist lender...

19 January 2016

From: Breaking News

NatWest voted top lender for 2015

NatWest has been voted the best overall lender for 2015 in the Paradigm Mortgage Services awards. Virgin Money won the award for...

13 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Surge in limited company buy-to-let loans

The number of investors purchasing buy-to-let properties through a limited company rose sharply in the final quarter of 2015, new figures...

08 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Just three weeks to beat buy-to-let surcharge

Brokers and landlords have been warned that they have just three weeks to beat the new buy-to-let surcharge and save thousands...

07 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Landlords “resilient” in face of growing threats

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

07 January 2016

From: Breaking News

SPF Private Clients launches new homes division

SPF Private Clients (SPF) has announced a new team specialising in mortgages for high value new-build homes. SPF New Homes has been...

07 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Housing market shrugs off winter slowdown

Mortgage approvals for house purchases rose again in November as the market defied a seasonal winter slowdown. Loan approvals for house purchases...

05 January 2016

From: Breaking News

2015: the year mortgage rates plummeted

2015 will be remembered as the year time mortgage price war reached "boiling point", as lenders battled for borrowers. The result was...

24 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Vision hits new attendance record

The 2015 series of Mortgage Vision events saw a 23% jump in broker attendance to the highest level in the event’s...

21 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 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

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

Lenders reject one in seven remortgages

Lenders rejected one in seven homeowners who tried to remortgage in the past two years. One in four of those who could...

09 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Newcastle streamlines broker systems

Newcastle Intermediaries has made enhancements to its online systems to create a more streamlined mortgage application process for brokers. The lender is introducing...

07 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Older borrowers desperately need help now

The Council of mortgage lenders has urged action to make it easier for older and retired people to take out mortgages. The...

04 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Lowest ever intermediary fix launched

Platform has launched the lowest ever two-year fixed-rate at 90% LTV for intermediaries. The two-year deal is for house purchases and charges 2.24%...

02 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

Stafford Railway BS lends up to age 85

Stafford Railway Building Society is reminding older borrowers that they can take advantage of its standard variable rate mortgage up to...

27 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Brokers complete on nearly half their enquiries

Almost half of all customer enquiries to brokers ended in a mortgage completion in the third quarter of 2015. One in three customer...

23 November 2015

From: Breaking News

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

New surge in limited company buy-to-lets

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

19 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Kensington posts record month for lending

Specialist intermediary lender Kensington enjoyed a record month for lending in October with applications up 50% year-on-year. Applications rose 60% by value compared to...

19 November 2015

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

BSA reviews mortgage lending age limits

The Building Societies Association (BSA) has committed to review its maximum age limits for mortgage borrowers to help those who need...

13 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Kent Reliance and L&G join forces

Members of Legal & General’s Mortgage Club now have direct access to Kent Reliance’s mortgage range. Kent Reliance, the specialist intermediary lender...

11 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Now Accord and Coventry both cut rates

Broker-only lender Accord and Coventry for Intermediaries are the latest to cut mortgage rates as the lender price war continues. Accord is...

05 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Sharp rise in mortgage freebies

Mortgage lenders are increasingly using freebies to attract customers as it gets harder to compete on price. The number of mortgage products...

04 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Remortgage surge drives housing market

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

30 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let investors fixing for longer

There has been a sharp decline in the number of buy-to-let investors taking out two-year fixed rates. Two-year fixed rates made up...

29 October 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

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

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Brokers can’t afford to ignore social media any longer

Mortgage brokers have been slow to adapt to social media with just over half using it for business purposes. While two thirds...

21 October 2015

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

Four jailed in £300m mortgage scam

A businessman who masterminded one of the UK’s biggest mortgage scams has been jailed for five-and-a-half years. David Purdie, 57, appeared to...

19 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Fleet Mortgages changes buy-to-let criteria

Fleet Mortgages has announced a series of criteria changes offering increased flexibility for brokers and their clients. The buy-to-let and specialist lender has...

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

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

From: Breaking News

Access to mortgages getting worse

Just 12% of UK adults believe access to mortgages has improved in the past five years, despite recent moves to open...

14 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let landlords risk prison in immigration crackdown

Buy-to-let landlords face a potential prison sentence if they fail to carry out immigration status checks on potential tenants. This follows the...

13 October 2015

From: Breaking News

NatWest cuts loan-to-income maximums

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

13 October 2015

From: Breaking News

More lenders cut rates as price war intensifies

More lenders have unveiled mortgage rate cuts as they look to boost business levels in the final months of 2015. Chelsea Building...

12 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Now Tesco and the Nottingham join mortgage war

More lenders are announced cut-price mortgage deals just days after predictions that the market was heading for a new price war. Tesco...

09 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Now Nationwide enters mortgage price war

Nationwide has announced a string of cuts to its fixed-rate range just one day after analysts warned of yet another mortgage price...

08 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

Lenders compete to offer cheap high-LTV loans

Three lenders have launched new residential mortgages aimed at buyers needing higher loan-to-value (LTV) deals. Yorkshire, Leeds and Teachers building societies have...

07 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let becoming “legal minefield”

Property letting is becoming a "legal minefield" as new legislation tips the balance of power against landlords, lenders have warned. New legislation has come...

05 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Help to Buy continues to drive mortgage market

The government-backed Help to Buy home-loan scheme continues to offer vital support to the mortgage market two years after its launch,...

01 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Adam Tyler Blog: Flexible Figures

How much money does a small business need to borrow? “We’re looking into the idea of taking out a loan,” they...

30 September 2015

From: 60 Second Interview

Broker deals push number of mortgages to post-crisis high

There are now more than 15,000 mortgage products available in the UK, the highest level recorded since the financial crisis of...

30 September 2015

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

Buy-to-let faces regulatory and fiscal damage

Forthcoming tax and regulatory changes are set to inflict "unintended and perhaps damaging consequences" on the buy-to-let boom. A new report from...

23 September 2015

From: Breaking News

New specialist lender gets it Together

Jerrold Holdings has launched itself as a new financial services group offering niche mortgages under the brand Together. The specialist lender will...

22 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

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

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Vision 2015 tackles Mortgage Credit Directory

The impact of the Mortgage Credit Directive (MCD) on brokers will take centre stage at this year’s series of Mortgage Vision...

17 September 2015

From: Breaking News

One in seven over-70s still paying off mortgage

One in seven homeowners aged 70 and over are still paying off their mortgage, with the average debt a hefty £40,000. New figures...

17 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Now Nationwide and Co-op join mortgage price war

Nationwide and The Co-operative Bank are the latest lenders to join in the recent bout of mortgage rate cutting. This follows a flurry...

16 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

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.