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KEYWORD "Mortgage lenders" - 100 RESULTS
At last! Mortgages market confidence finally recover from Liz Truss disaster

The latest report from the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA) reveals that intermediary confidence in the industry increased in Q1 2024. Some...

20 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Lloyds and Barclays profits drop as mortgage competition surges

Lloyd’s pre-tax profits were just £1.6 billion between January and March, down from £2.3 billion for the same period last year. The bank...

29 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Shock as major mortgage lenders increase rates

Five major lenders - NatWest, Barclays, Accord, Leeds Building Society and HSBC - have all announced rate increases so far this...

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Growing Mortgage Arrears set off alarm bells for leading analyst

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

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

11 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Agents impatient with mortgage lenders despite better news on sales

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

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

No more progress chasing for lenders, pledges HM Land Registry

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

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Lenders sacrifice profits for volume as rates fall yet again

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

15 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Swap Rate falls trigger speculation of early 2024 rate cut

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

27 December 2023

From: Breaking News

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

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

18 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords to expand portfolios in 2024 despite huge increase in costs

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

18 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage industry’s low LTVs blamed for homes being empty

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

06 December 2023

From: Breaking News

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

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

27 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Artificial Intelligence deployed to help brokers attract new business

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

25 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgages and Climate Change - Bank makes pioneering partnership

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

02 October 2023

From: Breaking News

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

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

23 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Good News - market sentiment strong across all mortgage sectors

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

21 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Company’s Gloomy Trading Statement Lifts Lid On Mortgage Crisis

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

08 August 2023

From: Breaking News

New guide for brokers explains funding, pricing and availability

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

18 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Rate Rise Preview: what it means for mortgages

There’s almost complete unanimity amongst analysts that this week will see yet another Bank of England base rate rise - and...

20 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage experts tell government: ‘Cut landlords some slack’

The Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association wants the government to give additional support to landlords It says the cumulative effects of regulatory and...

20 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Backing for 24-hour Mortgage Product Withdrawal Pledge

Support appears to be growing for a campaign to improve lender communication and increase the notice given about withdrawn mortgage products.  Brokers...

13 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Will There Be A Housing Crash?

Mortgage lenders and brokers have rarely had a higher profile than right now, when they are seen as key to the...

13 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Property expert gives his verdict on new mortgage products

After the latest rise in Bank of England Base Rate, mortgage lenders are offering new products to help those struggling to...

23 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage market confidence recovers in Q1, says IMLA

There’s a growing optimism about the outlook for the mortgage market, according to the latest Mortgage Market Tracker report from the...

16 May 2023

From: Breaking News

Returning Homebuyer Show Scotland partners with Mortgage Advice Bureau

Autumn 2023 will see the return of the Homebuyer Show Scotland in Glasgow, a dedicated show for Scottish homebuyers looking to...

18 April 2023

From: Breaking News

SHW adds two new partners to its South East-based team

SHW has announced that it has promoted two of its Directors to Partner level, taking its Partner total to 25. Gemma Quinn...

04 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage market will see a new normal, says Capricorn

Capricorn Financial Consultancy has released its market expectations for 2023, predicting that the UK mortgage market will have to acclimatise to...

24 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Property forecast - mortgage repayments are predicted to rise by £300 per month

New research by specialist property lending experts, Octane Capital, shows that monthly mortgage payments could increase by £300 each month.  Homebuyers coming to...

06 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Down valuations cause an £8,000 gap between buyers and sellers

Property purchasing specialist, HBB Solutions, claim that buyers and sellers are having to negotiate an £8,000 reality gap due to down...

06 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage transactions dip as interest rate hikes put strangle hold on borrowing

We don’t like being the bearer of bad news, but a market analysis carried out by mortgage broker, Henry Dannell, reveals...

18 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – a month of firsts in the mortgage sphere

This week’s mortgage roundup involves a month of firsts and milestones, with Proportunity and BuildLoan launching UK-first products for buyers. Meanwhile,...

05 July 2022

From: Breaking News

8 time win - building societies rated top mortgage lenders

The UK’s largest financial services review site, Smart Money People, announced that building societies remain the top-rated sector for broker satisfaction. Leek...

21 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Average intermediary mortgage volumes fall in Q1 2022

Q1 2022 saw the average number of mortgages placed per year by intermediaries fall slightly from the previous quarter, according to...

12 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Sales hit a snag: Almost half of transactions subjected to down valuations

A recent survey carried out by property purchasing specialist, HBB Solutions, has estimated that almost half of pandemic property purchases across...

28 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Homebuyers – top tips to getting mortgage ready

Stipendum, the platform that aims to simplify life’s complex events, has released a number of top tips to help the nation’s...

19 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Addressing the UK’s homelessness crisis as the eviction ban ends

The housing industry, like many other sectors, experienced a tumultuous 2021 as the pandemic continued to trigger exponential house price rises....

03 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Australian fintech launches in UK to ‘shorten remortgaging process’

PEXA, the Australian-founded fintech, has announced its plans to launch in the UK this year, following significant progress in testing its...

17 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage cost rises could hit London buyers the hardest

Market analysis has revealed where house price growth could stutter should monthly interest payments start to climb as a result of...

11 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Just 25% of lenders currently offer green or net-zero mortgages

COP26 saw ambitious global net-zero targets being promised and industries are having to adapt to meet the national targets. Mortgage Advice...

16 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Hometrack's new Broker AVM set to boost the mortgage market

Hometrack, the leading provider of insight and intelligence to the UK mortgage market, has launched a Broker AVM, building on its 20-year...

16 December 2021

From: Breaking News

UK homeowners borrowing more than ever to fund home improvements

According to new figures released by Mojo Mortgages, UK homeowners are now borrowing more money from mortgage lenders than ever before...

09 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage market levels out as adviser search activity surges in May

The latest mortgage search activity data from Legal & General Mortgage Club (L&G) shows signs that the market is beginning to...

17 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Broker satisfaction with lenders’ speed has increased by 6.5% – study

2020 was a year when every sector needed to learn how to adapt to challenging circumstances and the mortgage industry seems...

26 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – fresh products for advisers and landlords incoming

The Nottingham has unveiled loan-to-value (LTV) limited company buy-to-let (BTL) fixed-rate products. The building society has announced four new two and five-year...

13 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Legal & General – new partnership and top mortgage searches revealed

Legal & General has integrated with mortgage and protection network HLPartnership to simplify access for advisers using the SmartrCriteria and SmartrFit...

25 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Value of new mortgage commitments reached record high in 2020

The total value of new mortgages set to be handed out in the coming months reached its highest level since 2007...

16 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage expert – buyers must act now before stamp duty cut ends

A mortgage advisor is urging prospective buyers to act now before the stamp duty holiday comes to an end. Matt Colley, director...

19 November 2020

From: Breaking News

How is Land Registry digitalising the mortgage system?

For a number of years now, HM Land Registry (Land Registry) has been one of the most innovative and forward-thinking government...

30 October 2020

From: PropTech

Positive industry outlook – UK intermediaries remain confident

The vast majority of UK intermediaries (91%) remain positive about the outlook for the mortgage industry despite ongoing political uncertainty, according...

29 August 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

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

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

25 April 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

11 April 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

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

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

16 November 2018

From: Breaking News

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

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

'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

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

e.surv launches remote valuation service

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

16 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Landbay lending volumes hit £100m milestone

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

20 March 2018

From: Breaking News

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

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

New chair announced for Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association

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

21 December 2017

From: Breaking News

Demand for 35-year mortgages increases

Nearly seven in ten (69%) mortgage brokers saw an increasing demand for 35-year mortgages, according to the latest research from the...

24 October 2017

From: Breaking News

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

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

Total gross mortgage lending to hit £260 billion this year

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

02 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Are high street lenders failing mortgage borrowers?

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

07 April 2017

From: Breaking News

‘Mortgage accessibility at post-MMR high’ - IMLA

Brokers are encountering fewer difficulties when sourcing mortgages for clients than at any point since the introduction of the Mortgage Market...

05 April 2017

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

Lending should be based on affordability, not age

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

24 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Lending to first-time buyers at its highest since 2007

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

11 August 2016

From: Breaking News

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

Green research project calls on householders to complete its survey

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

08 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Homemover applications hit record conversion rate

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

03 June 2016

From: Breaking News

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

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

Lending surges across the board but slowdown in sight

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

14 April 2016

From: Breaking News

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

CML warns against further buy-to-let changes

The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has warned against further intervention in the buy-to-let market as the forthcoming tax crackdown looks...

22 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Lending hits eight-year high in February

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

18 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Higher-LTV lending squeezed as purchases soar

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

09 March 2016

From: Breaking News

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-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

Lenders regain appetite for high-LTV lending

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

11 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage 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

Landlords “resilient” in face of growing threats

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

07 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let enjoys calm before the storm

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

16 December 2015

From: Breaking News

House purchase lending leaps 8% in October

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

16 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Older borrowers desperately need help now

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

04 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Brokers complete on nearly half their enquiries

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

23 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Brokers celebrate early Christmas as lending hits new high

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

20 November 2015

From: Breaking News

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

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