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Revealed - the latest trends in UK lending and borrowing

A new report reveals the latest trends  in UK lending and borrowing, compiled by lending software company Lenvi. The most notable trends include...

17 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Top Three Lenders invest in improved house buying process

Lloyds Banking Group, Nationwide, NatWest - along with Rightmove - have announced a strategic investment in Coadjute, a prominent PropTech business. This...

15 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Over 120,000 borrowers slash payments via Mortgage Charter

Monthly payments on some 123,000 home loan accounts were cut in the first eight months of the government’s Mortgage Charter.   The...

15 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let Crisis - lending plummets and arrears soar

There’s been a huge rise in the number of buy to let property repossessions in the first quarter of 2024 compared...

08 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Good News of Approvals from the Bank of England

Mortgage approvals jumped 7.7% in February to 60,383, and were 40% higher than they were a year ago, new figures from...

08 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Down-valuations biting hard across Britain

New research shows that sellers in Wales are likely to be hit hardest by a down valuation, with the average home...

04 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Lender shows its active support for Armed Service Personnel

Aldermore has signed the Armed Forces Covenant in the presence of two-star Air Vice-Marshal Ranald Munro and several colleagues who have...

04 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Rates Continue to Fluctuate Across Mortgage Sectors

Since the start of September 2023, the average two-year fixed rate has fallen from 6.70% to 5.76% and the average five-year...

25 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Wealth manager launches attack on Halifax’s age limit U-turn

Mortgage lender Halifax is imposing a new 70-year age limit on the terms of its home loans for some borrowers. This has...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Growing Mortgage Arrears set off alarm bells for leading analyst

New Mortgage Lenders and Administrators statistics for Q4 2023 paint a very worrying picture of the mortgage market. That’s the view of...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Tide Is Turning: fewer people worried about mortgage repayment costs

Fewer people are concerned about paying their mortgage and fewer believe mortgage affordability is a barrier to home buying.  That’s the verdict...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Outrage at “shameful” Halifax move to cut maximum age on some products

There’s been an angry reaction to news that from today - March 18 - Halifax is changing the maximum age allowed...

18 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage shelf-life plummets and lenders hike rate

The average shelf-life of a mortgage product is just 15 days, with lenders increasing fixed rates, says Moneyfacts. Average mortgage rates on...

18 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Many landlords to end fixed-rate deals soon, says lender

Some 40% of residential landlords with a mortgage - fixed, tracker or discount - are due to renew their mortgage rate...

18 March 2024

From: Breaking News

New analysis shows link between rates and longer mortgage terms

The ‘average’ 25 year mortgage term is increasingly becoming a thing of the past says USwitch. A recent study of the data...

13 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Tech-boost for Dutch-style mortgage provider entering the market

April Mortgages has struck a deal for new technology to help it introduce Dutch-style loans into the UK. The new mortgage type...

11 March 2024

From: Breaking News

IMLA accuses Hunt of “sop” in Budget that does nothing for rental sector

The Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association has given the thumbs down to the Budget of Chancellor Jeremy Hunt. The trade body was disappointed...

11 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Budget Day - Rightmove pours cold water on 99% mortgage idea

Rightmove says the housing market needs a more innovative mortgage initiative than the 99 per cent idea floated by the government. The...

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents impatient with mortgage lenders despite better news on sales

The estate agents’ trade body has made the unexpected move of calling on banks to cut mortgage rates. Rates are typically decided...

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Experts slam lenders for ultra-short notice repricing of mortgage products

Experts have lashed out at lenders who reprice products, sometimes with just a few hours’ notice. And many suggest that lenders are...

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Was Halifax rate reduction just a cynical marketing ploy?

Last week Halifax - previously an outlier amongst major lenders - announced it was raising rates, following the likes of Santander,...

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

BTL fixed rates plummet as product choice rises again

The buy to let mortgage sector has seen fixed rates fall to their lowest point since September 2022, according to analysis...

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

FCA launches working group to probe interest-only mortgages

The Financial Conduct Authority is working with 12 lenders and administrators to probe the interest-only mortgage market. The number of IO and...

28 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Lender says first time buyers lean heavily on families to bag first mortgage

A survey of 2,000 adults by lender Together sheds light on parental help for first time buyers. It shows that a fifth...

28 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Halifax throws “a massive mortgage curveball” defying rivals

Halifax moved entirely in the opposite direction to its rivals at the very end of last week, cutting rates instead of...

26 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Most Rates Up Again - optimism plummets amongst brokers and analysts

It’s been a torrid time for rates, going back up for HSBC, Santander, TSB, Virgin Money, NatWest and many other mainstream...

26 February 2024

From: Breaking News

NatWest rates up and plenty of others to follow - warning

NatWest has made changes to its product ranges for both new business and existing customers. New borrowers can expect a rate increase...

19 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Two year fixes fall by fastest rate since 2022 - Moneyfacts

Average mortgage rates on the overall two- and five-year fixed rate deals have now been falling for six consecutive months. The overall...

19 February 2024

From: Breaking News

It’s Back! Confidence returns to the mortgage market says IMLA

The latest Mortgage Market Tracker report from the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association reveals that confidence has returned to the mortgage market,...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

First Time Buyers aged 50-plus “one of fastest growing sectors”

There were 12,000 first time buyers over the age of 50 in the UK in 2022, the latest figures available. This means that...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

UK Finance lobbies government for new Help To Buy and less Stamp Duty

Lenders’ trade body UK Finance wants the government to use next month’s Budget to announce a new Help to Buy scheme...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Worrying rise in mortgage arrears and repossessions - new data

UK Finance says there were 93,680 homeowner mortgages in arrears of 2.5 per cent or more of the outstanding balance in...

12 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Lender’s internal data reveals shocking fast-growing arrears

Global intelligence company Pepper Advantage, which has a portfolio of over 100,000 UK residential mortgages, says there’s been a dramatic increase...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Falling house prices and big mortgages – three major risks

Business consultancy Hargreaves Lansdown has identified three major risks associated with the current market, characterised by falling house prices and larger...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Nationwide’s shock rate rise may not be the only one - warning

At the middle of last week Nationwide slashed its rates to the most competitive of all in the current lenders price...

05 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Market Bounce drives housing market recovery

The number of mortgages offered to home buyers went up from 49,300 in November to 50,500 in December, against the normal...

05 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Vast majority of High Net Worth Individuals suffer mortgage rejections

The vast majority of high net worth individuals have faced mortgage rejections and had to accept lower loan-to-value ratios than they...

05 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage defaults jump - and there may be worse to come

Banks are reporting that default rates increased in the final quarter of 2023, albeit more slowly than the quarter before -...

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

No more progress chasing for lenders, pledges HM Land Registry

HM Land Registry says it’s working with mortgage lenders to ensure they will no longer need to chase conveyancers for updates...

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Bank of England chief warns of ‘future shocks’ derailing recovery

Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey is warning that ‘future shocks’ may yet derail economic recovery. In a session with MPs at...

15 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Lenders sacrifice profits for volume as rates fall yet again

The war between rival mortgage lenders continues with Halifax late last week undertaking its second re-price of the year (and it’s...

15 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Demand for Mortgages Soars as rates war draws in applicants

Latest Bank of England data released in recent days shows net mortgage approvals for house purchases rose from 47,900 in October...

08 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Bank of England Will Cut Rates sooner rather than later, say experts

A poll of leading economists for London-focussed business newspaper City AM reveals that some believe a Bank of England base cut...

08 January 2024

From: Breaking News

More Lenders offer Mortgages on Homes hit with Building Safety issues

Three high street lenders - Virgin Money, TSB and Skipton Building Society - have joined the commitment to offer mortgages on...

03 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Swap Rate falls trigger speculation of early 2024 rate cut

Falling swap rates - already falling over the past month - have dropped further following better-than-expected inflation news, triggering speculation over...

27 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Building Societies warn on mortgages: “We’re not out of the woods yet”

A warning has been given to borrowers and the home owning public by Paul Broadhead, head of mortgage and housing policy...

27 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Falling swap rates indicate lower mortgage rates - eventually

Mortgage rates are predicted to fall next year as lenders take advantage of cheaper funding, after figures show that average swap...

20 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Interest Rates - year ends on optimistic note as brokers hope for better 2024

With the Bank of England maintaining base rate - as expected - at 5.25 per cent, the broker community ends 2023...

18 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Going Green - more eco-mortgages on the market now than a year ago

More lenders have green mortgage deals on the market now compared to a year ago, according to the Mortgage Advice Bureau. Some...

18 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords to expand portfolios in 2024 despite huge increase in costs

Many landlords say they’re set to expand investments in 2024 despite facing up to 80 per cent higher costs in the...

18 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Saga launches mortgage service in bid to be ‘over 50s one stop shop’

Saga, the provider of products and services for the over-50s, has teamed up with digital broker Tembo to launch Saga Mortgages. The...

11 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Plea to lenders to understand more complex mortgage applicants

Some 40 per cent of self-employed individuals think lenders need to be more understanding when it comes to those with complex...

11 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage industry’s low LTVs blamed for homes being empty

Low loan to value ratios from mortgage lenders are leaving an estimated 90,000 new build homes empty across the UK as...

06 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Lender aims high by scrapping height restriction from lending criteria

Hodge is removing height restrictions from its lending criteria, meaning it will accept applications for mortgages on homes in England that...

06 December 2023

From: Breaking News

It’s Been a Boom Month for Fixed Deals and Incentives

Lenders are offering more fixed deals with incentives since the start of last month - November - but analysis by Moneyfactscompare...

04 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Nationwide’s slashed rates means price war goes on to end of year

Nationwide has reduced selected mortgage rates by up to 0.43 per cent across its New Business, Switcher, Additional Borrowing, Existing Customers...

27 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Cost of living crisis triggers wildly diverse Mortgage product demand

New data from Legal & General - based on searches to its Ignite platform - suggests a diverse mortgage market during...

22 November 2023

From: Breaking News

It’s War - Lenders compete on price as sub-4% rates look likely

Many of the country’s major lenders - and quite a few smaller ones, too - have slashed mortgage rates in response...

20 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let mortgage arrears start to rise

Lenders’ trade body UK Finance says there were 11,540 buy to let mortgages in arrears of 2.5 per cent or more of...

13 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Unique mortgage affordability tool launched by digital broker

A digital mortgage broker has launched an online tool aggregating data from over 50 Buy to Let lenders to calculate what...

08 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Single First-Time Buyers cannot afford 75% of homes using Mortgage Guarantee Scheme

Rightmove claims that single first-time buyers on an average salary and with a 5.0 per cent deposit could not afford three-quarters...

06 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Lender gives dire warning about UK house price future

The UK's largest mortgage lender expects house prices to fall this year and next before rising in 2025. Lloyds Banking Group -...

01 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Advisers told to hard sell EPC upgrades to landlords

Jo Breeden, managing director of Crystal Specialist Finance, writes: In his recent speech, the Prime Minister scrapped the proposed changes to EPC...

30 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Guarantee Extension in package of first time buyer help

A range informal media briefings on behalf of the UK government suggest that an extension of the current mortgage guarantee scheme...

30 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Interest Only - another surge in demand online

Searches for interest-only mortgages rose a hefty 51 per cent in the past month as buyers seek to improve affordability. Research data...

25 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Artificial Intelligence deployed to help brokers attract new business

A residential mortgage lender is using AI to help brokers attract more customers as well as engage existing customers. MPowered Mortgages says...

25 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Halifax Heads Cluster of Lenders Scrambling for Business

A host of lenders have announced cuts to their rates in recent days, with Halifax arguably the most significant. It’s launched three-year...

23 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Skipton in “unprecedented move” to shake up residential mortgages

Skipton Building Society has made what some brokers call an “unprecedented move” by offering rates for existing borrowers switching products starting...

16 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Defaults Rising - and there’s likely to be worse to come

Analysts suggest that mortgage lending is likely to fall over the rest of 2023 with both demand and supply dropping thanks...

16 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Average Mortgage Rates Continue To Drop

It’s now the tenth week that average rates of dropped, as the slow but steady downward trend of fixed-mortgage rates continues.  As...

09 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Is The Mortgage Price War Really Over?

Is the mortgage price war really over? On the one hand there are good signs for the housing market - no substantial...

09 October 2023

From: Breaking News

State of the art Mortgage Originations system launched

Target Group is officially launching the Mortgage Hub, its state-of-the-art mortgage originations system.   Over two years in development, Target claims it is...

09 October 2023

From: Breaking News

What Next After A Year Of Mortgage Mayhem?

It’s now one year since former Prime Minister Liz Truss and Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng’s ill-fated mini-budget, which acted as a catalyst...

04 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Huge Increase in Three Year Fixed Mortgage Products

The number of three-year fixed mortgage products available from lenders has been rising over the last few months as borrowers coming...

02 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgages and Climate Change - Bank makes pioneering partnership

Atom bank has announced a partnership with climate tech business Kamma to give “an unparalleled view on both the physical and...

02 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage chiefs tell Rishi he’s just kicking the Eco can down the road

There’s been a backlash from the mortgage industry following Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s Eco U-turn last week.  In recent months a growing...

25 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Warning over Personal Guarantees required for BTL Limited Company mortgages

New analysis of personal guarantee requests from lenders for Limited Company Buy to Let mortgage, has found that the average personal...

18 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Four in 10 borrowers will be retired when their mortgages mature

Equifax data has found that 41 per cent of live mortgages in the UK are held by customers who will be...

13 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Six Weeks of Rate Cuts - and strong hopes of more to come soon

After six consecutive weeks of mortgage rate reductions - and the expectation of more soon - there are hopes of sub-5.0...

11 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Vision Roadshow launches this week

This week sees the start of Mortgage Vision, the free regional mortgage industry roadshow. Now in its 15th year, Mortgage Vision opens...

11 September 2023

From: Breaking News

UK Finance Review shows how borrowers cope with higher rates

UK Finance’s latest Household Finance Review - for the second quarter of this year - lifts the lid on mortgages. The headlines...

06 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Approvals Take A Dive, admits Bank of England

The Bank of England says net mortgage approvals decreased from 54,600 in June to 49,400 in July, although approvals for remortgaging slightly increased...

04 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Specialist lender calls for drastic rethink of mainstream mortgage market

A study of 7,000 people by a specialist predicts the UK specialist residential mortgage market will treble to £16 billion by...

04 September 2023

From: Breaking News

It’s War! Lenders Battle for Market Share

There’s been a flurry of rate cuts from lenders serving all sector of the market as a battle begins for market...

28 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Top lender reveals how rate hikes have hurt housing market

High interest rates are worsening the affordability issues at play in the housing market, the Halifax admits. It says that downward pressure...

28 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Brokers angry at lenders’ “brutal” buy to let arrangement fees

Brokers are up in arms about alleged profiteering by buy to let mortgage lenders’ arrangement fees. These jumped last autumn as a...

23 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Will improving economic news trigger a Mortgage War?

There is speculation that the recent spate of figures from the UK economy may prompt a war between mortgage providers as...

21 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Good News - market sentiment strong across all mortgage sectors

The latest Mortgage Market Tracker from the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association shows surprisingly upbeat market sentiment among advisers during the second...

21 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Company’s Gloomy Trading Statement Lifts Lid On Mortgage Crisis

A financial service trading statement by a major player this week highlights the issues facing the industry. LSL is one of the...

08 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Absolute Lunacy - mortgage industry responds to latest rate rise

The Bank of England’s latest base rate rise - up 0.25 per cent to 5.25 per cent - has been poorly...

08 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Brokers and lenders must work closely to avoid disappointing customers

A new survey of 2,000 UK adults has revealed that 50 per cent of those who have applied for a mortgage...

01 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Huge Rise in Popularity of 35 Year Mortgages - new figures

New Freedom of Information data from the FCA - gathered by Quilter, the wealth manager and financial adviser - reveals that...

01 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Reach Out! New public awareness campaign launched by lenders

From this week the banking and finance industry’s Reach Out campaign will be seen across out-of-home advertising, radio, print and digital,...

01 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Survey shows public reliance on brokers as mortgage woe continues

A new survey of 2,000 UK adults has revealed that 66 per cent of mortgage holders believe greater flexibility is needed...

25 July 2023

From: Breaking News

New guide for brokers explains funding, pricing and availability

After the interest rate volatility, impact on product availability and consequent pressure on advisers, the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association and Association...

18 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Relief - UK banks can withstand the next economic crisis

The Bank of England’s latest stress test of the financial system suggests that UK's eight largest lenders could survive a worst...

18 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Lenders report biggest increase in mortgage defaults since 2009

Lenders have reported the UK's biggest increase in mortgage defaults since 2009 - and they expect worse to come this autumn. The...

18 July 2023

From: Breaking News

New bid to help self-employed mortgage applications win approval

Saffron for Intermediaries has launched a campaign to help and support broker partners get more self-employed mortgage applications approved first time...

18 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Eligibility Overhaul - should criteria include EPC ratings?

Research published by the Home Builders Federation shows that the new homes owners will save an average of £135 on monthly...

11 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Revamped mortgage-sourcing platform launched by Legal & General

Legal & General has launch a refreshed version of its mortgage research and sourcing platform, Legal & General Ignite. The upgraded platform...

11 July 2023

From: Breaking News

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