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New support hub for advisers launched amidst Covid-19 pandemic

The Right Mortgage & Protection Network has created a new hub to assist its members during the coronavirus outbreak. Created by the...

02 April 2020

From: Breaking News

 PI an ‘increasing issue for brokers’, FIBA claims

Professional Indemnity (PI) insurance is becoming an increasingly worrying issue for brokers, according to specialist finance trade body, FIBA. FIBA, part of...

24 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Advise Wise launches specialist solicitor panel for its members

Advise Wise Mortgage Club has launched a specialist solicitor panel for its members to refer to regarding their case completion. The firm...

11 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Just Mortgages appoints its first female financial services director

Just Mortgages continues its expansion and diversity drive by appointing its first financial services director, Kerry-Ann Davies. Davies brings 16 years of...

06 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Advise Wise launches mortgage club for later life market

Later life lending specialist Advise Wise has announced the launch of its mortgage club to complement its services for the later...

06 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Boost in complex buy-to-let business to continue in 2020, says Paragon

The increase in portfolio and complex buy-to-let business seen over the past two years is set to continue in 2020, according...

09 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Could Britain’s empty homes accommodate the homeless?

Utilising just 41.4% of Britain’s empty homes could house the homeless, according to research by estate agent comparison website, GetAgent.co.uk. Shelter estimates...

24 December 2019

From: Breaking News

House price growth has slowed by half since Brexit

Brexit has caused UK house price growth to half since June 2016, according to property management company Apropos. The digital platform, designed...

19 December 2019

From: Breaking News

Just Mortgages selects eleven new trainees for broker academy

Eleven new brokers will begin training with Just Mortgages’ broker academy in the New Year. The new members will join the firm’s...

12 December 2019

From: Breaking News

New-build homebuyer activity set to spike amidst busiest time of the year

The level of new-build properties being sold has picked up as we approach the end of the year, while sales across...

04 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

Buy-to-let borrowing stable despite market slowdown

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

13 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Brilliant Solutions partners with Knowledge Bank

Brilliant Solutions has teamed up with Knowledge Bank as its exclusive criteria search provider. Members of Brilliant Solutions – which helps brokers...

13 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Commercial finance specialists should broaden their lender panels – FIBA

The Financial Intermediary & Broker Association (FIBA) is asking members to consider the Bank of England’s (BoE’s) warning about lenders cutting...

06 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Leave voting areas witnessed faster-growing house prices

With the outcome of Brexit hanging in the balance, ‘Leave’ voting areas have recorded higher average house price increases than ‘Remain’...

31 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Time to sell across the UK hits three-year high

The time it takes to sell a home across UK cities has hit a three-year high, according to Zoopla. Its September UK...

31 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Pilot scheme launched to help advisers digitally connect with clients

A free pilot seminar has been launched to demonstrate how advisers can use websites and social media channels positively. Launched by financial...

22 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Zephyr Homeloans joins the Legal & General panel

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

22 October 2019

From: Breaking News

FIBA welcomes Pension-Led Funding to its lender panel

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

16 October 2019

From: Breaking News

How can mortgage brokers future-proof their business?

The property finance industry is rapidly changing. Everyone who’s part of it wants to know where we are heading, what’s working...

02 October 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

02 October 2019

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

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

19 September 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

Home movers remain committed despite summer slowdown

Many key indicators for home movers and first-time buyers remained either stable or only marginally changed when compared to the previous...

31 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Number of mortgages for 40 years or more jumps 20-fold in a year

The number of 40-year mortgages approved jumped over 20-fold in 2018, up from only 162 in 2017, according to ludlowthompson. The London...

26 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Key Partners unveils detailed look at equity release introducer sector

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

19 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Knight Frank Finance first property firm to launch later life lending

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

10 July 2019

From: Breaking News

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

Just Mortgages self-employed division to be 500 strong by 2022

The self-employed division at Just Mortgages is on track to be 500 brokers strong by January 2022. Speaking at the Just Mortgages...

26 June 2019

From: Breaking News

MBE London Expo to feature Bank of England keynote presentation

Mortgage Business Expo (MBE) London, taking place on October 16, will feature a keynote presentation by the Bank of England (BoE). Rob...

26 June 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

14 June 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

16 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Bridging loan interest rates drop to lowest level as lending rises

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

14 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Synaptic’s ‘Webline’ portal now available through The Key

Webline, an online quote and e-apply portal from research software developer, Synaptic, is now accessible to mortgage advisers through a new...

14 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Newbury launches ‘home-to-branch’ mortgage video call service

Newbury Building Society has introduced a video call mortgage advice system following a successful pilot. The ‘home-to-branch’ Skype-style system aims to enable...

08 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Hinckley offers exclusive retirement interest only mortgage through L&G

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

03 May 2019

From: Breaking News

FIBA launches Block PI scheme to mark ‘significant milestone’

The Financial Intermediary & Broker Association (FIBA) has announced the launch of its own Professional Indemnity (PI) scheme for members in...

30 April 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

25 April 2019

From: Breaking News

The Nottingham launches lifetime ISA online

Nottingham Building Society has cemented its position as a leading Cash Lifetime ISA (LISA) provider as it becomes the only society...

16 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Fluent Money expands floor space to support business growth

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

16 April 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

11 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Knowledge Bank notes shift in broker searches

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

11 April 2019

From: Breaking News

LendInvest secures £200m funding for entry into home loan mortgages

LendInvest has secured funding of up to £200 million from HSBC UK to bring further capital to its platform. With this new...

09 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Roma Finance launches bridge to term product

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

09 April 2019

From: Breaking News

‘Best Conveyancing Firm’ revealed at Mortgage Strategy Awards 2019

My Home Move has won the title of ‘Best Conveyancing Firm’ at this year’s Mortgage Strategy Awards. This award follows the firm...

28 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Is Help to Buy dying? London sales fall by 64%

The number of properties available in London under Help to Buy (HTB) has declined by 64% since 2017, according to modular...

22 March 2019

From: Breaking News

MCI Club chooses Auxilium as its new protection partner

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

19 March 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

15 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Brain completes acquisition of Criteria Hub

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

11 March 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

05 March 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

05 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Shawbrook helps investor with £3.35m refinance on nine HMOs

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

27 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Connect adds Lenderlink and Fluent Money to second charge panel

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

19 February 2019

From: Breaking News

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

Customer relationship management tools free for appointed representatives

HLPartnership (HLP) and Mortgage Support Network (MSN) have announced that 360’s suite of marketing modules – normally paid for extras –...

07 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

Yellow Stone Finance launches referral service

Yellow Stone Finance has launched a referral service for intermediaries to place commercial property and business funding cases for brokers who...

25 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Pepper Money grows sales team with new business development manager

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

23 January 2019

From: Breaking News

HLPartnership and Mortgage Support Network open Tech workshops

Mortgage and protection networks, HLPartnership (HLP) and Mortgage Support Network (MSN), are inviting non-members to join them at their technology and...

17 January 2019

From: Breaking News

HLPartnership and Mortgage Support Network strengthens compliance support

The privately-owned mortgage and protection networks, HLPartnership and Mortgage Support Network, have announced the appointment of five new compliance officers to...

11 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Hinckley & Rugby introduces two new later life mortgages

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

11 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Computershare launches buy-to-let lender Zephyr Homeloans

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

24 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Online activity helps to boost mortgage broker success

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

20 December 2018

From: Breaking News

National customer awards service voting deadline looms

The voting for the national customer service awards which recognises the nation's best mortgage brokers closes at the end of this...

17 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Brexit concerns softens mortgage market

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

03 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Paymentshield launches interactive video for advisers

Paymentshield has launched a new interactive video to tackle some of the obstacles that can put off advisers from talking about...

03 December 2018

From: Breaking News

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

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

28 November 2018

From: Breaking News

The Nottingham launches video advice system to cater for growing demand

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

20 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Growth in number of approvals to small deposit borrowers

First-time buyers and existing homeowners capitalised on low rates across the market in October, according to fresh research from e.surv. Its latest...

16 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Annual house price growth slows to lowest rate in five years

Average property prices in the three months to October were 1.5% higher than in the same three months a year ago,...

09 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Castle Trust appoints new BDM for the North

Castle Trust has appointed Charissa Chang as business development manager (BDM) for the North. With over 17 years of experience working at...

31 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Landlords remortgaging reaches an all-time high

The number of landlords looking to remortgage has now reached an all-time high, according to a survey by Paragon. Its Financial Adviser...

26 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Larger deposit borrowers see market share squeezed

First-time buyers and others with small deposits took a greater share of the market last month than in August, according to...

17 October 2018

From: Breaking News

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

TMA to offer mortgage criteria search system via Knowledge Bank

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

10 October 2018

From: Breaking News

BBC’s Martin Roberts set to speak at MBE London

Mortgage Business Expo (MBE) has announced it will be featuring a presentation by the presenter of Homes Under the Hammer, Martin...

05 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Brain sales team welcomes three new members

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

05 October 2018

From: Breaking News

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

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

03 October 2018

From: Breaking News

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

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

25 September 2018

From: Breaking News

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

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

'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

First-time buyers push through summer property transactions

The proportion of sales made to first-time buyers rose by five percentage points to 29% in June, the highest figure recorded...

09 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Hinckley & Rugby joins Legal & General panel

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

09 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Summer sales on the up in UK property market

The national month-on-month figures for new listings ‘for sale’ reached 9.4%, while the amount of properties sold sat at 6.2% in...

10 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

Supply up in May as sellers prepared for summer slowdown

The proportion of homeowners selling up increased in May, as sellers tried to secure offers before the housing market’s typical summer...

29 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Commercial Trust warns landlords over limited company incorporation

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

29 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Energy Efficient Mortgages Initiative launches pilot scheme

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

27 June 2018

From: Breaking News

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

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

21 June 2018

From: Breaking News

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

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

15 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Landlords favour limited company status for new BTL purchases

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

13 June 2018

From: Breaking News

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

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

Mortgage Brain completes £2.5m office expansion

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

16 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Hanley Economic BS changes criteria across near prime product range

Hanley Economic Building Society has introduced two criteria changes across its near prime product range. Borrowers who have been in a Debt...

10 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Demand for five-year fixed deals drops to annual low

Demand for five-year fixed rate remortgages has fallen to the lowest level since July 2017, according to conveyancing service provider LMS. The...

27 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Brain launches ‘Mortgage Skill’ on Amazon Echo

Mortgage Brain has become the first UK mortgage technology company to develop a ‘Mortgage Skill’ on Amazon’s Echo devices. The feature will...

20 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

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

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

09 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Connect launches new tools for brokers

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

06 March 2018

From: Breaking News

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

TMA reveals new GDPR Knowledge Base for advisers

TMA Club has unveiled an online platform containing useful guides, infographics and FAQs regarding the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) changes...

22 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Accord launches new remortgage options and reduces rates

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

22 February 2018

From: Breaking News

First Complete & Pink join forces to become Primis Mortgage Network

First Complete & Pink Home Loans, appointed representative networks of parent company LSL Property Services, have merged under a single brand:...

13 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Chorley becomes latest addition to TMA Club’s lender panel

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

13 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Together teams up with Paradigm Mortgage Services

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

02 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Mortgage product availability up by almost a quarter

The number of mortgage products available has increased by 24% over the last 12 months. According to data from Mortgage Brain, an...

24 January 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

Furness enhances its criteria for UK brokers

After listening to feedback from brokers, Furness Building Society has increased the maximum LTV in Scotland to 95% on standard residential...

09 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Accord appoints new director of intermediary distribution

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

09 January 2018

From: Breaking News

 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 prices fluctuate across the UK

Purchase prices varied across the UK, with some regions seeing prices increase both month on month and year on year, according...

05 December 2017

From: Breaking News

Remortgaging reaches record levels, says lender

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

05 December 2017

From: Breaking News

LSL Group and Leeds Building Society unite to launch exclusive BTL products

LSL Group has announced two exclusive five-year fixed rate products with Leeds Building Society. The buy-to-let products – with rates of 2.94%...

05 December 2017

From: Breaking News

Foundation Home Loans bolsters portfolio limits to £3m

The borrowing limits on Foundation Home Loans’ buy to let range has increased from £2 million to £3 million. There is no...

05 December 2017

From: Breaking News

Nationwide becomes the newest member of the Equity Release Council

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

28 November 2017

From: Breaking News

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

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

28 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Finance Professional Show sees increase in visitors

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

21 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Variable mortgage enquiries soar despite bank rate rise

Borrowers are still opting for variable mortgages despite the Bank of England base rate increase, new figures from Yorkshire Building Society...

14 November 2017

From: Breaking News

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

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

UK BTL mortgages increasingly popular for expats

The number of expats looking for buy-to-let (BTL) mortgages to buy property in the UK has soared over the past year,...

31 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Hesitant borrowers turn to fixed rate mortgages

Yorkshire Building Society has seen a surge in fixed rate mortgage applications from borrowers ahead of a potential Bank of England...

31 October 2017

From: Breaking News

‘Robo-advice’ is the greatest threat to brokers

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

17 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Accord advises brokers on avoiding house sales delays

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

17 October 2017

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

06 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Landbay reports record lending amid greater specialisation of BTL

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

06 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Accord launches lowest-ever 80% LTV two-year fix

Accord Mortgages is offering its lowest ever two-year fixed rate at 80% loan-to-value (LTV) with a 0.99% two-year fixed rate mortgage...

25 September 2017

From: Breaking News

PRA changes enable brokers to offer more guidance to BTL landlords

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

25 September 2017

From: Breaking News

The Northview Group announces changes to portfolio BTL propositions

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

18 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Right Mortgage Company signs five-year deal with Mortgage Brain

Right Mortgage Company (RMC) has agreed to a new five-year contract with Mortgage Brain following an evaluation of the industry’s mortgage...

13 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

Half of BTL brokers still unware of upcoming PRA changes

Half of BTL brokers still unware of upcoming PRA changes Just over half (54%) of brokers believe that they fully understand what...

13 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Bluestone appoints new sales director following ongoing expansion

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

13 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Customer service remains top priority when choosing a mortgage provider

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

08 September 2017

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers turning to specialist lenders

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

08 September 2017

From: Breaking News

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

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

05 September 2017

From: Breaking News

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

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

The Nottingham members to receive cash back rewards

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

29 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Record low in equity release leads to switching plans

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

25 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Pepper joins forces with Intrinsic Network

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

25 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Accord launches £495 fee remortgage options

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

25 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Gifted deposits fall for both first-time buyers and investors

The number of first-time buyers and buyers of investment properties has fallen in the last two years, My Home Move say. First-time...

21 August 2017

From: Breaking News

ASTL members’ value of bridging loans exceed £3 billion

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

21 August 2017

From: Breaking News

ASTL appoints new speakers at its annual conference

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

16 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage arrears and possessions fall again during second quarter

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

16 August 2017

From: Breaking News

TMA launches ‘BTL Hub’ ahead of September PRA changes

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

14 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Castle Trust Capital announces PRA Phase 2 changes

Castle Trust Capital has announced the implementation of its PRA Phase 2 changes, which require a specialist approach to underwriting for...

14 August 2017

From: Breaking News

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

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

09 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Barking and Dagenham crowned top property renovation hotspot

The latest property renovation hotspots list revealed that Barking and Dagenham is the top location for an increase in renovation applications...

09 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Legal & General joins the retirement housing sector

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

07 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Legal & General Mortgage Club Live returns this autumn

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

04 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Advice Bureau has been added to the Mortgage Lender panel

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

04 August 2017

From: Breaking News

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

Furness launches a new choice of rates and fees for improved product ranges

Furness Building Society (FBS) has confirmed the launch of its improved product range with new competitive discount and tracker products. These new...

28 July 2017

From: Breaking News

JPC Law becomes the newest member of the ASTL

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

28 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Foundation Home Loans improves first time landlord product range

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

25 July 2017

From: Breaking News

NACFB: Commercial lending update as new chief executive starts work

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

25 July 2017

From: Breaking News

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

Popularity of fixed-rate mortgages soars

Paragon Mortgages’ latest Financial Advisors Confidence Tracking (FACT) Index report has revealed that the preference for fixed-rate mortgages reached an all-time...

02 June 2017

From: Breaking News

‘Business as usual’ as majority of advisers unmoved by Brexit

It's been quite the year politically. Brexit, Trump's election, the triggering of Article 50, a new French President and now another...

01 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Third of mortgage advisers think Brexit will have a positive effect

Almost a third of mortgage advisers believe that Britain’s exit from the EU will have a positive or very positive effect...

10 May 2017

From: Breaking News

March housing supply at lowest point since records began

The number of properties available to buy through estate agents in March was the lowest level recorded for the third month...

02 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Brain and TMA Mortgage Club extend relationship

The partnership between TMA Mortgage Club and Mortgage Brain has been extended, with TMA committing to offer Mortgage Brain's latest technology...

27 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Lender receives recognition for its adviser education sessions

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

05 April 2017

From: Breaking News

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

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

28 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Quarter of young Brits have given up on home ownership

A quarter of young people believe the only way they'll ever own a home is by inheriting cash, research by Halifax has...

22 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Has the mortgage market returned to pre-crisis levels?

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

22 March 2017

From: Breaking News

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

Free registration for MBE Leeds open to brokers

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

10 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Magellan to distribute its products via Black Book Finance

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

10 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Landbay pairs up with Brilliant Solutions

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

10 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Small deposit buyers increase share of UK mortgage market

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

03 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Eleven buyers chasing every property, say estate agents

As the supply/demand imbalance continues there is an average of 11 prospective buyers chasing every property for sale, according to NAEA...

01 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Legal & General to kick off sixth roadshow this spring

Legal & General Mortgage Club has announced that it will be hosting its annual series of Mortgage Club LIVE events for...

01 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society reports year of growth

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

01 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Magellan and PMS announce tie-up

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

01 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Remortgaging boom a sign of growing uncertainty, says broker

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

22 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Blue lights and sirens

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

22 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Vida Homeloans reduces buy-to-let rates and fees

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

22 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Digital Mortgage range expanded by mobile-only bank

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

22 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Vida Homeloans cements new relationship with Mortgage Intelligence

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

17 February 2017

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers on the up, research reveals

The latest research from Connells Survey & Valuation has revealed that January saw an increase in the number of first-time buyers...

17 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

NACFB: FSCS Levy is an expensive route to welcome destination

The £15 million supplementary levy imposed on mortgage brokers by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) will hit the best-qualified brokers...

10 February 2017

From: Breaking News

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

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

10 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Kent Reliance partners up with TMA

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

10 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Residential mortgage range enhanced by Pepper Homeloans

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

08 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Legal & General extends partnership with Ipswich Building Society

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

08 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Metro Bank cuts residential rates and launches new tracker

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

03 February 2017

From: Breaking News

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

Lender extends lifetime mortgage range with flexible products

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

01 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Society of Mortgage Professionals expanding roadshow in 2017

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

27 January 2017

From: Breaking News

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

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

IMLA on the lookout for new executive director

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

25 January 2017

From: Breaking News

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

Compliance at the coal face

The principal issue we come up against as we go around the UK visiting all our brokers is a lack of...

20 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage professionals show support for equity release qualification

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

20 January 2017

From: Breaking News

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

HPI shows strong annual price growth

The UK House Price Index for November 2016 revealed an annual price rise of 6.7%, taking the overall average property value...

18 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Lowest ever bridging rates launched by Precise Mortgages

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

18 January 2017

From: Breaking News

NACFB - Gala Dinner and AGM review

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

14 November 2016

From: Breaking News

The changing face of sourcing systems

Sourcing systems have been around for so long now that it's easy to think they have the same features and capabilities...

08 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Annual house price growth slows, Nationwide index reveals

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

07 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Businesses partner to offer Sharia-compliant finance

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

19 October 2016

From: Breaking News

The NACFB’s year-long staycation

If the weakened pound and unrest around the continent we sometimes claim to be a part of have combined to put...

30 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Vision headline speakers confirmed

The headline speakers for Mortgage Vision 2016 have been announced. The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries (AMI) and Nationwide/The Mortgage Works will...

11 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Precise Mortgages revamps buy-to-let offering

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

11 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Delays causing brokers most difficulty since introduction of MCD

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

26 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Positivity about future of buy-to-let remains high in Scotland

New research carried out by Legal & General has revealed that brokers in Scotland are more confident about the future of...

26 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Society of Mortgage Professionals announces record membership

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

19 July 2016

From: Breaking News

The perils of giving advice?

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

19 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Rise of the bridging loan

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

14 July 2016

From: Breaking News

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

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

17 June 2016

From: Breaking News

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

Brokers and lenders awarded for excellence

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

10 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Intelligence adds Kent Reliance to lending panel

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

10 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Homemover applications hit record conversion rate

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

03 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let sell-off begins

Buy-to-let investors have started selling off properties as Chancellor George Osborne's tax crackdown begins to bite. Demand is also likely to fall...

01 June 2016

From: Breaking News

TMA launches general insurance proposition

TMA has launched a new general insurance proposition that lets advisers quote and apply for residential household insurance from a panel...

31 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Working to combat conveyancing fraud

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

27 May 2016

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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

Nine out of 10 opt for fixed rates

Nine out 10 borrowers are opting to fix their mortgages despite little sign of forthcoming base rate hike. Historically low mortgage interest...

26 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Property transactions plummet in April

Residential property transactions plunged by almost half in April in the wake of a bumper March. The seasonally adjusted estimate fell by 45.2% last...

25 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Now Newcastle tightens buy-to-let criteria

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

24 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Furness unveils family first-time buyer deal

Furness Building Society has launched a new first-time buyer mortgage charging 3.50% to 95% LTV. There is no product fee on the two-year...

24 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Fewer remortgaging to increase loan size

Fewer homeowners are remortgaging to increase the size of their loan, with less than a quarter doing so in April. However, the...

23 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Tesco extends broker distribution

Tesco Bank has announced plans to increase the number of intermediaries offering its mortgages. Customers can now access Tesco’s range of mortgages...

18 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let surge turns nasty for first-time buyers

The surge in buy-to-let transactions in the run-up to the stamp duty surcharge on 1 April has left first-time buyers facing...

16 May 2016

From: Breaking News

L&G and Twenty7Tec launch second charge solution

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

16 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Come and meet the experts

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

13 May 2016

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London property breaks £600,000 barrier

The price of the average home in London broke through the £600,000 price barrier in April for the first time, Home values in...

13 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Yorkshire launches lowest fixed rate on market

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

13 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Fall in demand pushes up tracker rates

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

05 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let mortgage crackdown ‘disregards renters’

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

05 May 2016

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers mount fight back in March

First-time buyer activity grew strongly in March as they fought back against property investors. Total first-time buyer transactions 32,500, the highest monthly...

29 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Supply of rental stock nose-dives

The supply of rental properties plunged in the run-up to the new stamp duty surcharge on 1 April and further falls are...

29 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let landlords slash investment plans

The number of landlords planning to buy a new buy-to-let property has dropped by a third since the stamp duty surcharge...

28 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage products fly to record high

Brokers have more choice than ever before with the number of mortgage products hitting an all-time high in March. However, new mortgage application...

28 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

SearchFlow partners with Decision First to offer protection against fraud

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

26 April 2016

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Supply soars as buy-to-let investors exit

The number of properties for sale jumped by more than half in March as buy-to-let investors exited the market. Demand fell at the...

26 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let dash boosts landlords' profits

Buy-to-let landlords enjoyed total annual returns of 12.2% over the last year helped by the flurry of purchases in the run-up...

22 April 2016

From: Breaking News

L&G posts record completions in March

The Legal & General Mortgage Club delivered a record month in March with completions up 33% year-on-year. Total lending of £4.7bn was...

22 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Post Office cuts rates and launches new deals

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

21 April 2016

From: Breaking News

3mc appointed to Right Mortgage panel

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

20 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let “chain reaction” drives prices to record high

Asking prices have hit a record high due to the rush of buy-to-let investors looking to beat the stamp duty surcharge. The...

18 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Surge in limited company buy-to-let mortgages

The number of buy-to-let mortgages available to borrowers has increased significantly due to a surge in deals aimed at limited company borrowers. Average...

15 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Brexit looms over interest rate decision

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

15 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let demand collapses as tax changes bite

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

13 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty surcharge on “granny flats” axed

Property experts have welcomed the Government's decision to scrap the 3% stamp duty surcharge on "granny flats". In the original version of...

13 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

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

Stamp duty deadline drives surge in rental properties

The number of rental properties spiked by more than 20% in the final week before the stamp duty surcharge was introduced, new figures...

07 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let fuels record completions in March

The last day of March saw record-breaking property completions as investors rushed to beat the beat stamp duty tax hike. UK mover...

06 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Surge in three-year fixed mortgages

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

06 April 2016

From: Breaking News

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

Market awaits lull after buy-to-let storm

Buy-to-let investors were racing to beat the new 3% duty surcharge right up to midnight on 31 March as a frantic first quarter drew...

04 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage approvals leap in February

Brokers have welcomed latest Bank of England statistics that show a jump in mortgage approvals in February. The increase was partly down to...

01 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Fears grow over latest buy-to-let clampdown

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

31 March 2016

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers resilient as confidence grows

The number of people buying their first home has grown almost 7% over the past year despite growing concerns over affordability. The...

31 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let investors “storm housing market”

Buy-to-let investors are said to be "storming the housing market" as estate agents report an increase in the numbers trying to...

30 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Lloyds launches online remortgaging

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

30 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Limited company buy-to-let lending soars

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

30 March 2016

From: Breaking News

House price growth continues to accelerate

UK house prices continue to accelerate increasing by 7.9% in the year to January, up from 6.7% in December. Prices were driven...

23 March 2016

From: Breaking News

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

Ignorant first-time buyers risk rejection

First-time buyers applying for their first mortgage lack knowledge about the application process and risk being rejected as a result. Almost half...

21 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Newcastle extends buy-to-let range to L&G

Newcastle Intermediaries has extended distribution of its buy-to-let mortgage range through its partner Legal & General Mortgage Club.  The range was previously...

18 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Sharp rise in mortgage freebies

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

16 March 2016

From: Breaking News

150,000 now own through Help to Buy

More than 150,000 people have become homeowners through the Government’s flagship Help to Buy housing scheme. New official figures show that 80%...

11 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Investors race to beat buy-to-let surcharge

A rush of investors to complete their transactions ahead of the new stamp duty surcharge is driving a surge in buy-to-let...

09 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let tax hike revives prime London

April's forthcoming stamp duty surcharge on investors has brought the prime central London property market back from the dead. Property demand has...

08 March 2016

From: Breaking News

NatWest to instruct valuations on day one

NatWest Intermediary Solutions is to begin offering instructing valuations on day one in a bid to improve its mortgage speed-to-offer. From Monday, it...

04 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Brexit fears drive mortgage enquiry surge

The forthcoming Brexit referendum is fuelling a surge in mortgage enquiries from worried buyers and owners. They fear mortgage costs will increase if...

03 March 2016

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Supply plunges amid  swarm of buy-to-let investors

The supply of available housing has plunged to a new low while demand from buyers has surged in recent weeks. Housing supply...

02 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

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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

Is this the last hurrah for the housing market?

House prices leapt by 2.5% in January to mark the biggest monthly upswing for 14 years, Land Registry figures show. The average...

29 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let market defies tax crackdown

Property experts have welcomed steady growth in private rents as a sign that the buy-to-let market is shrugging off the Government's tax...

29 February 2016

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Buy-to-let supply starts to shrink

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

26 February 2016

From: Breaking News

UK homes earn more than two in five workers

Two-fifths of UK workers earned less than the increase in the average UK home’s value last year, new research shows. House prices...

26 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage lending soars 38% in a year

Gross mortgage lending surged 38% in the past year to hit £13.6 billion last month, the highest figure for nearly eight...

25 February 2016

From: Breaking News

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

Data under lock and key

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

23 February 2016

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Brokers on top as mortgage market booms

The number of mortgages on the market has hit a post-crisis high with broker-distributed deals leading the charge. Total deals on the...

23 February 2016

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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

First-timers better off buying than renting

It makes sense for first-time buyers to get on the property ladder as they are around £864 a year better off than...

19 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Property millionaires set to triple

The number of million pound properties in the UK will more than triple by 2030, new research suggests By that date, one...

18 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

High price of missing stamp duty deadline

Time is running out to escape the stamp duty surcharge on buy-to-let properties and second homes and the cost of failure is...

16 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Offset mortgages fall to five-year low

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

16 February 2016

From: Breaking News

House prices leap over £8,000 in a month

The price of property coming to market has leapt by 2.90% this month pushing the average asking price to within a...

15 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty changes save movers £4,500

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

15 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage rates fall across the board

Mortgages costs continue to fall with fixed and tracker rates now cheaper than three months ago at various LTVs. The average two-year...

12 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

Stamp duty reforms cost Treasury £620m

Chancellor George Osborne's stamp duty reforms are proving expensive for the Treasury wiping £620 million off its revenues last year, new figures...

10 February 2016

From: Breaking News

London buyers rush to beat stamp duty hike

Demand for property in London continues to soar as buyers rush to beat April's forthcoming stamp duty surcharge on investment properties. Both new buyer registrations...

10 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Nationwide completes on first Help to Buy Isas

Nationwide Building Society has announced the first mortgage completion by its Help to Buy Isa savers. Savers are free to claim the minimum...

08 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Limited company buy-to-lets surge 2000%

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

05 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Will interest rates ever rise?

The Bank of England voted to hold interest rates by 9-0 yesterday which means they will stay at 0.5% for a full seven...

05 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Fresh surge in limited company buy-to-lets

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

03 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let tax challenge heads to court

More than 700 buy-to-let landlords are set to challenge the government's "Alice in Wonderland tax grab" in court. The legal campaign to fight...

02 February 2016

From: Breaking News

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

Housing supply collapses by half in 10 years

The supply of available housing has almost halved in 10 years while the number of buyers has steadily risen. This growing imbalance between...

29 January 2016

From: Breaking News

First-time buyer numbers dip in December

First-time buyer numbers fell nearly 5% in December as the traditional winter cooling hit the UK property market. Some 26,600 buyers took...

29 January 2016

From: Breaking News

NatWest to cut residential and BTL broker rates

NatWest Intermediary Solutions is reducing rates on a number of higher-LTV residential mortgages. These include its first-time buyer deals and a selection...

29 January 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

Average deposit tops £80,000 for first time

The average house purchase deposit jumped 15% in a year to more than £80,000 in December. This is its highest point since the...

27 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let: the storm is coming

The housing market is facing a buy-to-let "storm" as investors rush to buy property before the stamp duty surcharge comes into...

26 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Fleet boasts £1.2bn of business in first year

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

26 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage lending jumps 8% in 2015 to £220bn

Gross mortgage lending jumped 8% in 2015 to hit a better-than-forecast total of £220.3 billion. Lending in December totalled £19.9 billion, up 23% on...

22 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let surcharge boosts housing demand

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

21 January 2016

From: Breaking News

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

Intermediary confidence hits record high

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

21 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Landlords overcharged for limited company buy-to-lets

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

20 January 2016

From: Breaking News

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

Base rate hike prospects fade again

The prospect of a base rate hike has receded even further after Bank of England governor Mark Carney said now is...

20 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Conveyancer choice vital as buy-to-let deadline looms

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

19 January 2016

From: Breaking News

2016 gets off to a flyer

The property market has made a bright start to 2016 with the average home coming to market priced £1,500 higher than...

18 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Construction dip worsens housing shortage

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

18 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Rents rise twice as fast as wages

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

15 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage 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

House prices jump £1,500 every month

House prices in England and Wales have risen by nearly £18,000 in the last year, an average rise of nearly £1,500...

14 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Britons unprepared for rising mortgage rates

Britons are unprepared for rising mortgage rates even though nearly three-quarters would see their monthly repayments rise if the base rate...

14 January 2016

From: Breaking News

NatWest voted top lender for 2015

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

13 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Brokers driving 35-year mortgage trend

Mortgage brokers have backed new research from Halifax showing that one in four first-time buyers are now taking out longer mortgage...

12 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Race to beat buy-to-let tax deadline

Estate agents report a surge in investors looking to buy property before the new buy-to-let stamp duty surcharge comes into force. The...

11 January 2016

From: Breaking News

First-time buyer sales top 300,000 in 2015

The number of first-time buyers topped 300,000 in 2015 for the second year in a row, new figures show. This is a...

11 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Surge in limited company buy-to-let loans

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

08 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage market is “buzzing”

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

08 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Serious rent arrears at three-year high

A growing number of tenants are now seriously behind on their rent, new figures show. The number who were more than two...

08 January 2016

From: Breaking News

SPF Private Clients launches new homes division

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

07 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let surcharge to spark mini-boom

The surcharge on stamp duty for investors and second homeowners will spark a mini-boom in property prices, a new survey says. Six out...

06 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

First time buyers stage 2015 comeback

The number of first-time buyers rose by almost a quarter in 2015 despite growing fears that they are being squeezed out...

05 January 2016

From: Breaking News

2015: the year mortgage rates plummeted

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

24 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Remortgage equity withdrawals surge to record high

The average amount of equity withdrawn via remortgaging hit a new record of nearly £37,000 per borrower in November. This is a...

23 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Bank of England in no rush to hike rates

The Bank of England is in no rush to raise interest rates next year, rate setter Martin Weale has said. He said...

22 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Borrowers urged to fix before UK rates rise

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

18 December 2015

From: Breaking News

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

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

Barclays unveils string of new fixed rates

Barclays is overhauling its fixed-rate mortgage range from today and will introduce a number of rate cuts. The bank claims it will be...

15 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Strong December growth points to buoyant 2016

The housing market is set for its strongest December since 2006 and next year should be equally buoyant, according to Rightmove. Asking...

14 December 2015

From: Breaking News

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

Adam Tyler blog: Rolling out the red tape

Business Secretary Sajid Javid promised 2016 would be a year of dialling back the bureaucracy. The government, he said, is committed...

11 December 2015

From: 60 Second Interview

First-time buyers enjoy pre-Christmas bounce

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

11 December 2015

From: Breaking News

House prices break new record but growth slows

House prices in England and Wales jumped £16,446 in the last year to hit a new record high of £290,640. This is...

10 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Life gets better for first-time buyers

Life is getting easier for first-time buyers as barriers to homeownership fall and government schemes help more climb on the property...

10 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Mortgage market set for buoyant end to 2015

The mortgage market is enjoying a buoyant end to 2015 as two new sets of figures published yesterday show continuing strong...

09 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty reforms save buyers £4,500 each

The typical home buyer approximately £4,500 better-off due to last year’s stamp duty changes. Chancellor George Osborne reformed the “slab system” of...

08 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let landlords rush to set up limited companies

Buy-to-let investors are rushing to set up limited companies to avoid Chancellor George Osborne’s forthcoming tax crackdown. Investors are trying to escape the...

07 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Repossessions plunge as North-South gap closes

The number of home repossessions fell 45% across England and Wales over the last year as the economy recovered. The gap between...

04 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Prime London prices grind to a halt

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

03 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty changes save buyers £1.9bn

George Osborne’s stamp duty reforms announced last December have saved home buyers £1.9 billion in the last year. The average saving since Osborne...

03 December 2015

From: Breaking News

First-time buyer sales soar to six-year high

House sales to first time buyers accounted for nearly a third of total sales in October, the highest proportion since August...

01 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Halifax and Nationwide announce Help to Buy Isa rates

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

30 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Property market surges as London hits double digits

New Land Registry figures showed house prices in England and Wales rising a healthy 5.6% in the year to October, taking...

30 November 2015

From: Breaking News

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

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

26 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Cautious welcome for London Help to Buy

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

26 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Monthly remortgaging soars to six-year high

Monthly remortgaging topped £6 billion for the first time since 2009 in October, exceeding even the most optimistic expectations. The value of...

25 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Post Office launches buy-to-let and residential range

Post Office Money has launched a new range of competitive residential and buy-to-let mortgage rates. This is part of his continuing bid...

24 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let rents surge ahead of inflation

The UK may be in deflation but this has had little impact on buy-to-let rents which leapt by 4.7% over the...

23 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Brokers celebrate early Christmas as lending hits new high

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

20 November 2015

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers to shun” Help to Buy Isas

First-time buyers are unimpressed by the Government’s Help to Buy Isa initiative with almost half expected to shun the plan. That is...

20 November 2015

From: Breaking News

NatWest launches new broker tracking system

NatWest Intermediary Solutions has launched an online mortgage application tracking system that allows brokers to monitor individual customer mortgage applications. The Mortgage...

20 November 2015

From: Breaking News

New surge in limited company buy-to-lets

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

19 November 2015

From: Breaking News

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

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

18 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Remortgaging plunges in October

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

18 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Tax crackdown is number one landlord worry

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

17 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Market shrugs off seasonal November dip

November has seen the smallest seasonal drop in new seller asking prices since 2011, setting the scene for higher prices in...

16 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Arrears fall again but brokers warn against complacency

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

13 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Availability of homes hits four-year low

A fall in the number of affordable homes being put up for sale has driven overall property availability in the UK...

13 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let investors shrug off tax crackdown

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

12 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Supply crisis eases as stock levels rise again

The number of new properties coming onto the market across the UK increased for the second consecutive month in October. Online estate...

11 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Kent Reliance and L&G join forces

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

11 November 2015

From: Breaking News

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

Buy-to-let landlords snap up a million homes

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

09 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty overhaul under attack

Chancellor George Osborne is under attack by critics who claim his recent stamp duty overhaul which has hit property sales and slashed revenues from...

09 November 2015

From: Breaking News

House prices rise nearly 10% in a year

UK house prices rose 9.7% in the year to October and should continue climbing over the coming year, according to the...

06 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Fixed-rate mortgages plunge to fresh lows

Two, three and five-year fixed rate mortgages have plunged to new lows despite speculation of a base rate rise next year. Comparison...

05 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Sharp rise in mortgage freebies

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

04 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Just Mortgages launches new-build division

Just Mortgages has launched a specialist new homes division.  The New Homes Division will cover the whole of England and Wales, launching with...

04 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Adam Tyler Blog: Plans from the Opposition

Landlords seem to be under attack from all sides of the political divide, as Chancellor George Osborne buy-to-let tax crackdown proceeds...

02 November 2015

From: 60 Second Interview

First Direct cuts mortgage rates

First Direct has made rate changes across its mortgage range with rates starting from 1.24%. The changes include cuts on a number...

02 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Brokers enjoy boom year for buy-to-let

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

30 October 2015

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

Average London property hits nearly £500,000

The average London house price has leapt 9.6% in a year to £499,997 as the capital's market springs back to life. This reverses the recent...

29 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

Legal & General joins Pepper homeloans

Legal & General Mortgage Club has joined Pepper Homeloans’ growing network of UK distributors. Legal & General, the largest mortgage distributor in...

29 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Rush to fix as mortgage rates edge up

The popularity of fixed mortgage rates is hitting new heights with 96% of homebuyers opting to fix during September for the second successive...

28 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

First-time buyers fight back in September

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

27 October 2015

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

Remortgagers shun broker help

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

21 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Halifax reveals £500 gift card mortgage offer

Halifax is offering first-time buyers and homemovers a £500 giftcard to spend in Currys and PC World. The offer is available to...

20 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let drives out first-time buyers

Record high demand for first-time buyer properties has pushed prices up by nearly 10% in the year. Although property prices generally have...

19 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let investors earn near 10% a year

Buy-to-let investors in England and Wales enjoyed total returns of nearly 10% in the past year, new figures show. Landlords saw gross rental...

16 October 2015

From: Breaking News

10,000 buy-to-let landlords admit to £50m unpaid tax

More than 10,000 buy-to-let landlords have disclosed previously undeclared income following a campaign by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). HMRC's Let Property Campaign,...

15 October 2015

From: Breaking News

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

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

15 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Housing market activity at six-month high

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

13 October 2015

From: Breaking News

More lenders cut rates as price war intensifies

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

12 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Prime London slowdown continues

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

12 October 2015

From: Breaking News

September sales and prices hit eight-year high

Last month was the strongest September for home sales since 2007 as the property market enjoyed an Indian summer. The growth was largely...

09 October 2015

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

House prices fell in September

House prices fell by nearly 1% in September as the annual pace of growth starts to ease off, new figures show. This...

07 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Sharp rise in buy-to-let scams

Landlords have been warned of a sharp rise in sub-letting scams as sky-high demand for property gives unscrupulous tenants the opportunity to...

06 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Housing sentiment high despite rate hike fears

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

06 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Dramatic surge in £1m mortgages

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

05 October 2015

From: Breaking News

HSBC cuts mortgage prices

HSBC has announced a reduction in a wide range of home loan rates. The bank has cut the cost of a...

02 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty reforms hamper prime London market

Changes to the stamp duty system introduced at the end of last year have led to a slowdown in sales of...

02 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Range of buy-to-let mortgages leaps to new record

The number of home loans being marketed to landlords has reached a new high, research has revealed. The latest Complex Buy to...

02 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

North-south house price divide widens

Figures published yesterday by Nationwide Building Society show the widening gap between in property values in London and the South-east and...

01 October 2015

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

Remortgaging levels rise to new record high

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

28 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Property sales go from strength to strength

Residential housing market activity defied the summer slowdown to post strong growth in August. The latest HMRC Property Transactions figures for August 2015...

23 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Interest-only ticking timebomb is being defused

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

23 September 2015

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Why now is perfect time to remortgage

New research suggests that now is the perfect time to remortgage as more products hit the market and rates fall significantly. As...

22 September 2015

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Buy-to-let rents in summer slump

The number of landlords increasing rents for tenants fell in August, the first drop this year, new figures show. Only one in three...

22 September 2015

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Mortgage price war on borrowed time

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

21 September 2015

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House prices at new high in record September

The price of property coming onto the market has hit a new high after the biggest September rise for 13 years. New...

21 September 2015

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NatWest cuts residential intermediary mortgage rates

NatWest Intermediary Solutions is reducing rates on a number of higher-LTV residential mortgages in its broker portfolio from today. It will also...

18 September 2015

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Mortgage Vision 2015 tackles Mortgage Credit Directory

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

17 September 2015

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