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KEYWORD "March" - 91 RESULTS
Shawbrook reintroduces property finance criteria for brokers

Shawbrook Bank has announced the return of some of its pre-pandemic criteria following the easing of lockdown. The specialist bank was among...

05 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Paymentshield to tackle threat of online comparison sites with new webinar series

Paymentshield has launched a series of webinars to help brokers develop general insurance (GI) knowledge to enable them to protect and...

05 August 2020

From: Breaking News

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

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

22 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Pure Retirement launches changes to its ‘heritage’ range

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

16 January 2020

From: Breaking News

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

Professional landlord focus drives mortgage lending growth at Paragon

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

30 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Trussle hosts ‘digital march’ to fix broken mortgage system

Trussle, the UK’s first online mortgage broker, is campaigning for fairer mortgages. The company has launched a manifesto which seeks to champion...

23 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

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

‘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

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

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

BTL market entering stable period, says Mortgage Brain

The buy-to-let sector could be entering another period of stabilisation, according to recent analysis carried out by Mortgage Brain. The cost of...

04 July 2018

From: Breaking News

Just Mortgages signs up 100th self-employed broker

Just Mortgages’ self-employed division has now reached 100 brokers – an increase of 23% since the end of 2017. Launched with just...

27 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Secure Trust Bank secures 30 partners in first year

Secure Trust Bank continues to expand its service, having signed 30 new partnerships during its first 12 months of operation. Launched in...

20 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Landlords may need brokers now more than ever

Commercial Trust Limited is urging landlords to speak with specialist buy-to-let mortgage broker firms as many are considering remortgaging options once...

16 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Lending in England falls as house prices rise

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

17 October 2017

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

Northern Ireland sees highest mortgage sales growth in March

Research carried out by Equifax Touchstone, analysing the intermediary marketplace, has revealed that Northern Ireland had the highest regional mortgage sales...

02 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Landbay reduces BTL rates and refreshes landlord criteria

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

07 April 2017

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Paragon doubles buy-to-let lending in six months

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

25 May 2016

From: Breaking News

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

Mortgage lending plunges almost 30% in April

Gross mortgage lending fell 29% in April following the rush to beat the new stamp duty surcharge on buy-to-lets and second...

20 May 2016

From: Breaking News

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

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

18 May 2016

From: Breaking News

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

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

House prices dip for first time in a year

Demand for UK property has dipped for the first time in 12 months in the latest sign of housing market weakness. However,...

12 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Remortgage surge offsets seasonal slowdown

The surging remortgaging sector has helped to offset April's seasonal housing market slowdown, new figures show. Total valuations carried out in April rose...

09 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Bank statistics show strong mortgage lending

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

03 May 2016

From: Breaking News

First signs of housing market slowdown

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

29 April 2016

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

March saw shock slump in buy-to-let sales

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

25 April 2016

From: Breaking News

March boom threatens mortgage market bust

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

22 April 2016

From: Breaking News

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

Buy-to-let boom and Brexit create climate of uncertainty

The housing market is facing a “climate of uncertainty” as the UK waves goodbye to buy-to-let boom, according to the Royal...

14 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

Buy-to-let suffers sharp March slowdown

March saw a sharp drop in buy-to-let valuations activity as landlords ran out of time to beat the stamp duty surcharge on 1 April. Valuation activity dropped...

11 April 2016

From: Breaking News

House price growth hits double digits again

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

08 April 2016

From: Breaking News

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

Prime London: prices fall, activity rises

Transactions in prime central London picked up in March due to falling asking prices and the buy-to-let stamp duty surcharge. Latest research...

05 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

Asking prices top £300,000 for first time

The average price of a property coming to market in England and Wales has passed £300,000 for the first time. Asking prices...

21 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Paragon launches consumer buy-to-let deals

Paragon Mortgages has begun accepting applications for consumer buy-to-let via its sister brand Mortgage Trust. The buy-to-let specialist’s online application system is...

18 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let landlords face double deadline

February saw the second highest monthly total of house purchase approvals since January 2014 as buy-to-let investors raced to meet April's...

11 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Seven years of low rates won’t last forever

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

04 March 2016

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

Interest rate cuts save borrowers £22 billion a year

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

28 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Coventry and Co-operative unveil new rates

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

25 January 2016

From: Breaking News

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

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

Buy-to-let surcharge set to cause “mayhem”

The new surcharge on stamp duty for buy-to-let and second homes is set to cause conveyancing “mayhem” next year. Broker Conveyancing has...

01 December 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

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

Brokers fear new EU rules will hit mortgage lending

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

14 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Rents top £800 for first time after July surge

Rents across England and Wales have hit a fresh high after a record surge in July, new figures show. The average rent...

21 August 2015

From: Breaking News

London goes off the boil as regional house prices surge

UK house prices increased 5.7% in the year to June but London is trailing as the capital's property market continues to...

19 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Property market confidence slips back, says Halifax

Confidence in the outlook for UK house price growth slipped back in June, according to the Halifax Housing Market Confidence Tracker. This...

17 July 2015

From: Breaking News

May’s lending nears record levels

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

07 July 2015

From: Breaking News

House prices benefit from Olympic effect

Prices of properties near the main site of the 2012 London Olympics are increasing at twice the average rate in the...

06 July 2015

From: Breaking News

House prices close in on all-time peak

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

29 June 2015

From: Breaking News

Mortgage lending soars to post-crisis high

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

26 June 2015

From: Breaking News

Adam Tyler blog: Getting a second chance

The British Bankers’ Association is working on a project that ensures small businesses won’t be left out in the cold. Banks will...

25 June 2015

From: 60 Second Interview

Mark Lofthouse

Mortgage sourcing systems – it’s all about accuracy Since the first mortgage sourcing system was built in 1986, their capabilities, not to...

25 June 2015

From: 60 Second Interview

Bridging grows while mortgage market shrinks

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

23 June 2015

From: Breaking News

Sharp falls in lending and house price growth

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

17 June 2015

From: Breaking News

Shock pre-election surge in house prices

The property market shrugged off pre-election jitters to jump 1% in April, according to Nationwide. Experts say the housing market is now "a...

30 April 2015

From: Breaking News

Remortgaging hits two-year low

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

29 April 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let thrashes residential market

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

29 April 2015

From: Breaking News

Cheaper deals help low-income borrowers

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

28 April 2015

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