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KEYWORD "Lending" - 342 RESULTS
Landbay exits retail P2P lending to focus on institutional investment

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

12 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Roma Finance lends £716k re-bridge for development opportunity

Paragon’s ‘Commercial Lending’ division provided 100% funding for a customer to acquire a development site with planning permission. The case – which...

27 November 2019

From: Breaking News

UK intermediaries plan to ‘weather the storm’ of political upheaval

Intermediaries believe they can hold out against the uncertainty being caused by Brexit and the general election, according to the Intermediary...

19 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Investor demand for bridging finance continues in Q3

For the third consecutive quarter, the most popular use of a bridging loan was to purchase investment property, according to Bridging...

06 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Majority of people refused a mortgage

A vast majority of mortgage enquires come from people who have been refused a mortgage due to not being a ‘perfect...

25 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Roma Finance lends £1.85 million in largest ever case

Roma Finance has provided a loan of £1.85 million in its largest ever case. The loan was for Arcot Grange Developments Ltd...

25 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Commercial brokers are resilient against post-Brexit outlook

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

16 October 2019

From: Breaking News

FIBA welcomes Pension-Led Funding to its lender panel

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

16 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Hinckley & Rugby expands later life lending options

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

09 October 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

24 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Hinckley & Rugby and BuildLoan launch new self-build mortgage

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

19 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Pure Retirement and My Care Consultant launch CareBox project

Pure Retirement has partnered with My Care Consultant on its latest ‘CareBox’ programme. The project – aimed at financial services, professionals, financial...

11 September 2019

From: Breaking News

HLPartnership opens its autumn later life lending seminars to advisers

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

04 September 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

21 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Just Mortgages to offer commercial mortgage advice

Five brokers in Just Mortgages’ self-employed division are set to trade as commercial brokers following a partnership with commercial broker Fiducia. While...

21 August 2019

From: Breaking News

The Mortgage Lender joins Master Private Finance panel

The Mortgage Lender (TML) has been appointed to the panel of specialist mortgage desk Master Private Finance. Launched by mortgage and protection...

14 August 2019

From: Breaking News

BrokerSense launches buy-to-let mortgage calculator

The UK’s first buy-to-let mortgage calculator of its kind has officially been launched by BrokerSense, the provider of specialist mortgage calculators...

07 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Equity release offers mortgage brokers new prospect channel

Fluent for Advisers is encouraging its introducers to consider building relationships with independent financial advisers (IFAs) and retirement advice specialists. By doing...

24 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank Finance first property firm to launch later life lending

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

10 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Landbay secures further £1 billion to fund mortgage lending

Specialist buy-to-let lender Landbay has agreed a £1 billion deal to bolster its mortgage lending. The funding – which is from a...

10 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Landbay reduces rates and fees in full-suite product refresh

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

05 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Dudley BS reports record lending figures in year end results

Dudley BS has been working for over 160 years in providing mortgages and saving accounts to customers across a local and...

05 July 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

Green building sector supports energy efficient mortgages for Europe

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) Europe network has launched a new report to support the growth of the market so...

19 June 2019

From: Breaking News

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

Key expands corporate business development team

Independent equity release advisor Key has announced the expansion of its corporate business development team in response to growing industry demand. More...

05 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Clever Lending launches new online portal for brokers

Clever Lending has launched a new online portal to enhance the way brokers manage their specialist lending enquiries and speed up...

30 May 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

Professional landlord focus drives mortgage lending growth at Paragon

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

30 May 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

Fluent for Advisers expands development team

Fluent for Advisers has announced the appointment of two new Business Development Officers (BDOs) to its internal sales team, and a...

05 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Saffron launches upgraded affordability calculator

Saffron Building Society has launched a renewed affordability calculator to assist brokers and their customers when choosing a new residential mortgage. Findings...

01 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Shawbrook appoints new director of commercial investment

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

22 February 2019

From: Breaking News

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

HLPartnership and Mortgage Support Network confirm later life lending seminars

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

13 February 2019

From: Breaking News

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

Paragon achieves successful mortgage lending in Q4 2018

Paragon Banking Group has reported a 41% increase in new lending across all business lines in the last quarter of 2018. With...

30 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

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

TBMC adds Family Building Society to its buy-to-let lending panel

Buy-to-let specialist TBMC has been added to the Family Building Society specialist packager panel. The firm will offer a range of buy-to-let...

24 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

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

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

28 November 2018

From: Breaking News

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

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

Brightstar launches guide to help brokers tackle interest-only mortgages

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

31 October 2018

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

The Finance Professional Show to feature Zopa co-founder

James Alexander, co-founder and former chief executive officer of Zopa, has been confirmed as the keynote speaker at The Finance Professional...

03 October 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

Digitizing the mortgage market remains a top priority for banks

Intelenet Global Services has launched a new ‘Lending Suite’ to help banks generate mortgage offers in as little as 30 minutes. The...

20 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

Fluent Money launches first mobile app for equity release

Specialist lending distributor Fluent Money Group has announced the launch of Fluent Lifetime Ltd on mobile. The company will be offering equity...

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

Bank of Mum and Dad seeking financial and legal advice

The Bank of Mum and Dad is now seeking financial advice and guidance, according to new research from Key. The independent equity...

30 August 2018

From: Breaking News

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

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

30 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Mortgages for Business appoints new managing director

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

21 August 2018

From: Breaking News

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

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

09 August 2018

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

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

UK property market activity remained consistent in April

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

15 June 2018

From: Breaking News

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

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

13 June 2018

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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

Brokers are using technology to keep ahead of competition

Mortgage advisers are embracing new technology faster than any other time following the credit crunch, according to Criteria Hub. The online deep...

06 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

Keystone makes reductions across all rates

Specialist lending brand Keystone Property Finance has reduced all rates across its classic range. The cost of a two-year fixed rate at...

16 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Landlords opt for five-year deals after PRA changes

Landlords have increasingly been switching to five-year fixed rate products over the past two years, new data from Commercial Trust Limited...

10 May 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

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

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

Shawbrook expands specialist lending team

Shawbrook Commercial has strengthened its lending team with the recruitment of Anthony Harrison as the lending manager of commercial property. With nearly...

09 March 2018

From: Breaking News

The Northview Group appoints new chief executive

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

06 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Continued growth and record lending for Together in 2017

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

02 March 2018

From: Breaking News

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

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

Paragon launches online product switches for BTL mortgage customers

In a bid to make it easier to switch products, Paragon has launched a new online portal for buy-to-let mortgage customers...

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

Shawbrook announces several appointments to its residential mortgage team

Shawbrook Bank has appointed Phill Tyson as head of credit, residential lending – further strengthening its residential mortgage team. Having been with...

21 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Over half a million households at risk of negative equity

Half a million households would be at risk of negative equity if there was a drop in the average UK house...

15 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Kent Reliance aims to meet broker demand with new appointments

Kent Reliance has announced three new appointments, which it says will help it cope with increased demand from brokers. The firm, which...

24 January 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

More equity release options for ‘silver separators’

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

16 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Paragon extends buy-to-let range and launches new app

Paragon has launched a new CaseTracker app and extended its range of portfolio and non-portfolio buy-to-let mortgage products for the new...

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

Newbury Building Society launches BTL affordability calculator

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

09 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Legal & General and Shawbrook team up for new product launch

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

21 December 2017

From: Breaking News

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

Nationwide becomes the newest member of the Equity Release Council

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

28 November 2017

From: Breaking News

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

Accord Mortgages fine-tunes product transfer process

Existing customers will benefit from an efficient and simplified transferring experience as part of Accord Mortgages' vast number of product improvements,...

14 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Product investment – it’s not important, it's critical

Any company that sells a product or service and wants to survive and thrive needs to constantly come up with new...

10 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Castle Trust increases Development Finance offering

Castle Trust Capital has introduced a number of changes to its Development Finance offering and doubled its maximum loan size. The lending...

07 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

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

Keystone bolsters lending criteria

Keystone Property Finance has announced the upgrade of its criteria for portfolio and non-portfolio landlords. The buy-to-let lending brand has increased the...

17 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Lending in England falls as house prices rise

The latest ‘bubble alert’ from One 77 Mortgages found lending in March 2017 was in decline compared to March last year...

17 October 2017

From: Breaking News

House purchase lending higher this year than 2016

Fresh data from UK Finance has found that borrowing and lending for house sales increased in both value and volume in...

17 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

Aldermore seminars to focus on BTL at MBE London

After a successful seminar program last year, Mortgage Business Expo (MBE) has announced another buy-to-let (BTL) seminar program in partnership with...

06 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

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

Level 4 mortgage exam qualifiers reaches 1,000-mark

Approximately 1,000 advisers have now passed the RQF Level 4 certificate in Advanced Mortgage Advice, according to The Society of Mortgage...

25 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Freedom Finance launches new campaign against rising future interest rates

Freedom Finance has urged UK families to examine their finances after revealing that an average mortgage bill could increase more than...

18 September 2017

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

more 2 life hits £1 billion lending milestone

Lifetime mortgage lender more 2 life has surpassed £1 billion of lending, along with a substantial total loan book value. According to...

05 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Record August for The Mortgage Hut

The Mortgage Hut has seen a year on year rise of 30% in mortgage applications in August despite the traditional seasonal...

05 September 2017

From: Breaking News

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

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

05 September 2017

From: Breaking News

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

Shawbrook drops rates on 55 Plus Interest-Only Mortgage

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

31 August 2017

From: Breaking News

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

Efficiency in commercial architecture

President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris agreement earlier this year doesn’t seem to have put a dent in a basic architectural...

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

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

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 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

L&G becomes the largest provider of lifetime mortgages

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

14 August 2017

From: Breaking News

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

‘Persuasion is the key to second-charge acceptance’ – Fluent for Advisers

Argued reasoning is the best way to help second-charge lending gain greater traction in the wider lending market, according to Fluent...

14 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

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

UK mortgage market surged in June

Fresh statistics suggest the UK’s mortgage market has been boosted again, with approvals for home lending up month on month and...

04 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

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

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

Strong performance from LSL mortgage networks in March

First Complete and Pink have revealed that their mortgage, protection and general insurance sales all reached record highs in 2017. The two...

02 June 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

Hometrack to provide valuation services to TSB

Property data firm Hometrack has been appointed by TSB to be its long-term partner for Automated Valuation Model (AVM) services. The analytics...

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

Legal & General appoints Operations Director for lifetime mortgages

Mike Thompson has been appointed to the role of Legal & General’s Operations Director for its lifetime mortgage business. Before joining Legal...

27 April 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

‘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

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

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

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

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

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society reports year of growth

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

01 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Together appoints two new managers to commercial team

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

24 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Paragon’s new broker portal launched

A new broker portal platform has been launched by lending specialist Paragon Group, assisted by financial sevices software provider BEP Systems. The portal,...

24 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let mortgage costs remain at record lows

Buy-to-let mortgage costs have stabilised at record lows, according to analysis by Mortgage Brain. Costs have continued to fall on an annual basis,...

15 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Strong 2016 growth for Connells Group’s mortgage division

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

15 February 2017

From: Breaking News

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

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

Mortgage affordability on the rise as rates remain at record lows

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

01 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Remortgage activity continues to increase, research reveals

Homeowners remortgaged for an average of £15,000 more in 2016 than they did two years ago, with 57% of remortgage cases...

01 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Furness launches two new buy-to-let products

Two new five year fixed-rate buy-to-let products have been launched by Furness for Intermediaries, strengthening the firm's product range and its...

01 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Lender extends lifetime mortgage range with flexible products

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

01 February 2017

From: Breaking News

InterBay simplifies mortgage range for buy-to-let and HMO

InterBay Commercial, part of specialist lending group OneSavings Bank, has strengthened its buy-to-let proposition with simplified pricing and rate drops. By adopting...

01 February 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

Digital Mortgage range expanded by Atom Bank

The UK’s first bank built exclusively for mobile customers has extended its Digital Mortgage range, with 80% LTV and 85% LTV...

27 January 2017

From: Breaking News

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

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

25 January 2017

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

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

Professionals holding Level 4 certificates on the rise

Some five hundred mortgage professionals have completed the Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Mortgage Advice since its launch two years ago,...

07 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Together lowers buy-to-let rates

Rates on first charge buy-to-let mortgages have been reduced by mortgage lender Together. This takes them below 7%, with LTVs of...

07 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Leeds Building Society announces partnership with LMS

Leeds Building Society has announced the details of a new partnership with conveyancing panel management firm LMS. LMS will now provide the...

21 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

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

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

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

Brokers plan to advise or refer later life and equity release products

The majority of brokers surveyed by Legal & General say they either currently recommend or would recommend later life lending or...

19 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Long-term interest rates hit a further new low

Back in 1980 I took out my first mortgage to buy a flat in Birmingham. The flat was very affordable and...

13 June 2016

From: Breaking News

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

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

First-time buyer sales soar in April

First-time buyer sales soar last month as landlords abandoned the market following the introduction of the new stamp duty surcharge on 1...

27 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Remortgaging hits seven-year high in April

Remortgage lending leapt 48% by value in the year to April to hit £6.4 billion, the largest sum recorded since November...

26 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Paragon doubles buy-to-let lending in six months

Paragon Mortgages has almost doubled its buy-to-let lending in just six months. New buy-to-let lending hit £823.6 million for six months to...

25 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 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

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

First-time buyers ‘must act fast’ to get top deals

The cost of servicing a mortgage for buyers with small deposits has fallen sharply over the past 12 months, according to...

06 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let mortgage crackdown ‘disregards renters’

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

05 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Bank statistics show strong mortgage lending

The latest edition of the Bank of England’s Money and Credit Figures show mortgage lending was strong in the first quarter...

03 May 2016

From: Breaking News

First signs of housing market slowdown

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

29 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Outlook is bright for remortgaging

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

28 April 2016

From: Breaking News

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

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

March saw shock slump in buy-to-let sales

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

25 April 2016

From: Breaking News

March boom threatens mortgage market bust

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

22 April 2016

From: Breaking News

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

Tesco announces L&G mortgage tie-up

Tesco is to make its mortgages available through brokers via a tie-up with Legal & General. The new service called Tesco Mortgage Intermediaries...

20 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

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

House price growth hits double digits again

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

08 April 2016

From: Breaking News

New Street unveils Mortgage Advice Bureau tie-up

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

06 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Paragon loosens limited company buy-to-let rules

Paragon Mortgages has updated its lending criteria for limited company landlords in the wake of recent Government announcements on tax relief...

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

Mortgage rates hit fresh lows as rate hike recedes

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

31 March 2016

From: Breaking News

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

New Street unveils L&G tie-up

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

24 March 2016

From: Breaking News

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

L&G launches Later Life Lending Hub

Legal & General Mortgage Club has announced the launch of its Later Life Lending Hub. The new tool helps its members offer...

21 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Lending hits eight-year high in February

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

18 March 2016

From: Breaking News

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

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

“Buy-to-let blitz” lifts mortgages to new high

The rush to complete buy-to-let purchases before April has driven mortgage approvals to a two-year high, property experts say. The number of...

01 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Now only wealthy first-timers can afford to buy

New evidence suggests that only high-earning first-time buyers are able to afford their first properties, leaving the rest behind. The gap between...

01 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Precise and Connells launch new valuations partnership

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

29 February 2016

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

Building society mortgage approvals rise 10%

Building society mortgage approvals totalled £57.8 billion in 2015, a rise of 10% by value over the year. The mutual sector now...

18 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

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

Buy-to-let drives mortgages to nine-year high

The housing market has been given a one-off boost from the surge in buy-to-let lending triggered by April’s tax changes. New figures show that...

11 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

New Street launches as mass market brand

New Street Mortgages has launched into the UK market as a new mass market lending brand under the recently announced Northview...

08 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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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

Mortgage approvals hit two-year high

New figures show the housing market defying the traditional seasonal slowdown in December as mortgage approvals hit a two-year high. The number of...

02 February 2016

From: Breaking News

London soars as average price tops £514,000

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

01 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage approvals leap 24% in December

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

28 January 2016

From: Breaking News

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

Supply crunch hits  mortgage lending

The shortage of properties for sale has hit house purchase approvals which fell more than 3% in December. There were 68,218 house purchase...

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

House price rise at fastest rate for eight months

UK house prices leapt by 7.7% in the year to November after rising at the fastest rate for eight months. This compares...

20 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage lending slumps in November

Mortgage lending for house purchases slumped nearly 10% to £10.7 billion in November as the winter slowdown set in. Despite the dip...

15 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

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

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

Kensington launches new broker website

Kensington has launched its new website for intermediaries. The site, which has been developed based on feedback from brokers, includes a number...

18 December 2015

From: Breaking News

95% LTV mortgages hit post-recession high

The number of 95% LTV mortgages rose by 84% in the last year after a surge of product launches over the...

17 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let enjoys calm before the storm

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

16 December 2015

From: Breaking News

House purchase lending leaps 8% in October

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

16 December 2015

From: Breaking News

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

First-time buyers locked out of market boom

House purchase lending has leapt almost 20% in the past 12 months but first-time buyers remain locked out of the booming...

14 December 2015

From: Breaking News

IMF warns of UK housing market threat

The IMF has warned that the UK's unbalanced housing market could threaten future economic growth. It said the UK economy is on...

14 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Bridgebank Capital announce huge growth in demand

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

08 December 2015

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Investors get set for buy-to-let “scramble”

Property market experts have warned that the forthcoming buy-to-let surcharge on stamp duty will trigger a shortlived scramble for property in...

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 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

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

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

Housing market enjoys bumper October

Two new sets of figures published today showing the housing market firing on all cylinders into the autumn. House in England and...

12 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let investors shrug off tax crackdown

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

12 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Help to Buy 2 drives high-LTV lending

The Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme has boosted both first-time buyer lending and higher-LTV mortgages, new figures show. The number of...

10 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Second charge lending nears £1 billion

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

10 November 2015

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

Dramatic surge in equity release sales

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

27 October 2015

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

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

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

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

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

September mortgage lending hits new highs

Two new sets of figures published today show that September was another buoyant month for the housing market. There was a 20% year-on-year...

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

Mortgage approvals reach 2015 high

A new report from the Bank of England shows that approvals of loans for house purchases hit a 2015 high in...

01 October 2015

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

Rate fears drive remortgage activity

Fears that the Bank of England will soon raise the base rate from its all-time low is driving a rise in...

30 September 2015

From: Breaking News

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

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

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. The annual pace of...

15 September 2015

From: Breaking News

High-LTV lending slumps again

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

15 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Santander offers 95% LTV loans outside Help to Buy

Santander has announced that it will lend at 95% loan-to-value outside of the Government’s Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme. The scheme...

14 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Brokers fear new EU rules will hit mortgage lending

The large majority of brokers and lenders fear that new EU regulations may hit UK mortgage lending. New research shows that 74% of...

14 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Nationwide launches £1bn first-time buyer plan

Nationwide is aiming to boost first-time buyer mortgage lending with £1 billion of new low deposit products. It is launching a range...

10 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Housing market enjoyed August surge

Two new surveys published today show that the property market scaled new highs yet again in August. The RICS UK Residential Market...

10 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Lloyds remains top mortgage lender

Lloyds Banking Group has held onto its lead as the UK's biggest mortgage lender despite losing market share. Santander hopped above Nationwide to...

07 September 2015

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers confused by mortgages

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is calling on the industry to help young first-time buyers understand the process of buying...

27 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Remortgaging resurgent as lending almost doubles

The number of remortgages has leapt almost 90% in the last year after a major surge in July, new figures show. The...

25 August 2015

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Transactions flat despite price rises

Residential property transactions fell by 4% between June and July, according to new figures from HM Revenue & Customs. July's seasonally-adjusted figures...

24 August 2015

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Adam Tyler blog: Time for regulatory change

The National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB) is holding an interim conference to support the next set of changes that...

21 August 2015

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Brokers are buzzing as mortgage market hits fresh high

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

21 August 2015

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Building societies grab more market share

Building societies approved 189,000 mortgages in the first half of 2015, accounting for 29% of the total market. Societies also lent £26.4...

20 August 2015

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Booming buy-to-let helps brokers defy summer slowdown

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

20 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let leads June mortgage market revival

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

12 August 2015

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Banks to impose tough new buy-to-let tests

Banks are set to launch a new clampdown on buy-to-let in a bid to stop the boom getting out of control. They are looking...

10 August 2015

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No bank rate hike this year, brokers say

Brokers and analysts don't expect base rates to rise until at least 2016 after the Bank of England held base rates...

07 August 2015

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Buy-to-let crackdown to hit house price growth

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

05 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Halifax launches tool for instant mortgage decisions

Halifax has this week introduced a new online service which will allow potential customers to receive a mortgage agreement in principle...

03 August 2015

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Buy-to-let given unfair advantage over residential buyers

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

30 July 2015

From: Breaking News

House prices hit record high and there's more to come

House prices in England and Wales hit a post-crisis high in June with the average price rising to £181,619. That finally tops...

29 July 2015

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Equity release lending surges to record high

Equity release lending has surged to an all-time high in the second quarter of this year. The £384.3 million of lending is...

28 July 2015

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First humans on Mars

The Treasury has recently proposed that a new type of Isa will be launched that’s dedicated solely to peer-to-peer funding. This is...

27 July 2015

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Nationwide to offer Help to Buy Isa in December

Nationwide Building Society will back the new government-backed Help to Buy Isa from 1 December. The new offering will run alongside its...

27 July 2015

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Bank of England to unleash fresh buy-to-let crackdown

The Bank of England could be handed new powers to restrict buy-to-let lending and curb the property boom. Chancellor George Osborne is...

22 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Brokers enjoy best month since 2008 financial crisis

June was the strongest month for broker mortgage lending since the financial crisis in 2008. Total lending soared 26.5% year-on-year to hit...

21 July 2015

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Kensington overhauls buy-to-let range

Lender Kensington Mortgages has revealed details of a new range of loans aimed at landlords. The company said it was removing minimum...

16 July 2015

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Equity release lending soars by 17%

The amount of money generated by equity release deals in the first half of 2015 rose by almost a fifth according...

15 July 2015

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House prices benefit from election boost

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

15 July 2015

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Mortgage demand hits 18-month high, says Bank

Demand for mortgage lending has risen to its highest level since the end of 2013, new figures from the Bank of...

14 July 2015

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Preparation is key to best mortgage deals, Equifax says

Would-be borrowers should ensure they are “mortgage ready” before applying for a loan, according to credit-reference firm Equifax. The company said that,...

10 July 2015

From: Breaking News

May’s lending nears record levels

The volume of residential and buy-to-let mortgage lending in May reached its second highest level in eight years, new analysis has...

07 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Bank should not ‘rush to judge’ buy to let

The Bank of England is facing criticism for recent comments which warned of the dangers to the UK economy of the...

07 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let threatens UK economy

The Bank of England has warned that the booming buy-to-let market poses a threat to the financial stability of the UK. It...

03 July 2015

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3mc signs up hundreds of brokers

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

02 July 2015

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Barclays improves LTI criteria

Barclays has eased its loan-to-income (LTI) criteria and will now lend up to five times earnings for those borrowing smaller sums. The...

01 July 2015

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Remortgage market springs back into life

The number of remortgages grew strongly in May as homeowners took advantage of rising house prices and the lender price war...

30 June 2015

From: Breaking News

House prices close in on all-time peak

Brokers have welcomed new official figures showing that house prices in England and Wales are within a whisker of their all-time high. House...

29 June 2015

From: Breaking News

Mortgage lending soars to post-crisis high

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

26 June 2015

From: Breaking News

Adam Tyler Blog: Finance Sans Frontières

It wasn’t exactly springtime in Paris, but our day in Brussels at the start of May was nonetheless a welcome trip...

25 June 2015

From: 60 Second Interview

Clare Nessling

Excellent buying conditions have lured Britons back into the overseas property market this year, with bargain property prices and historically low...

25 June 2015

From: 60 Second Interview

Housing market riding high

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

25 June 2015

From: Breaking News

Bridging grows while mortgage market shrinks

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

23 June 2015

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L&G launches lifetime mortgage range

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

23 June 2015

From: Breaking News

Mortgage lending picks up in May

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19 June 2015

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Barclays improves interest-only criteria

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

19 June 2015

From: Breaking News

Kensington helps out the self-employed

Specialist lender Kensington Mortgages has launched a new mortgage range targeted at self-employed customers who can't get a standard deal. The new...

18 June 2015

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Sharp falls in lending and house price growth

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

17 June 2015

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Young borrowers face lifetime of debt

Young borrowers increasingly expect to be paying their mortgage into retirement as they stretch themselves to get on the housing ladder. Around half of...

17 June 2015

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Lazy lenders overcharge older borrowers

Lazy lenders are charging the over-50s more for their mortgages because of their age, according to new research from Saga Personal...

30 April 2015

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Remortgaging hits two-year low

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

29 April 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let thrashes residential market

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

29 April 2015

From: Breaking News

Cheaper deals help low-income borrowers

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

28 April 2015

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