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KEYWORD "Property" - 102 RESULTS
Landlords Make Radical Mortgage Changes to Ease Rising Costs

Many buy to let landlords have made financial changes during the cost of living crisis to mitigate the rising costs of...

15 May 2024

From: Breaking News

PropTech Big Hitter to head mortgage broker platform training

Property Circle, which calls itself “the growth platform for mortgage brokers, estate agents and letting agents” has appointed a PropTech high-flyer...

15 May 2024

From: Breaking News

FinTech link allows lender to offer ultra-fast insurance quotes

Nottingham Building Society has partnered with insurance technology firm, Uinsure to provide home insurance quotes in as little as 60 seconds. Members...

13 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage costs push housing market into north-south divide

It might look like house prices have stabilised, staying relatively flat over the first four months of 2024, but at least...

09 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage costs trigger sales surge, more demand for small units

The average selling price of property across Edinburgh, the Lothians, Fife and the Borders during February-April was £269,963, some 1.5% higher...

09 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Prices of flats rising faster than any other property type

Big demand for small properties has helped to drive growth in UK property prices in the early months of this year,...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Nationwide mortgages dry up for highest flood risk applicants

A report on there Bloomberg news agency suggests that the Nationwide Building Society is using new technology to identify areas at...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgages target borrowers with CCJs and defaults

Aldermore is reintroducing a broader range of mortgages for owner occupiers. The lender says it wants to support often “overlooked customers” with...

01 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks launches Mortgage division targeting first time buyers

Purplebricks has launched Purplebricks Mortgages Limited - taking over from the old Strike Financial Services brand.  A year ago the Strike online...

01 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let purchases plummet - it’s because of Stamp Duty

The proportion of buy to let properties purchased in Southern England fell to a record low last year, continuing a trend...

01 May 2024

From: Breaking News

New loan covers lifecycle of property, not just purchase

Real estate finance and investment business TAB has launched a long-term lending service extending to all stages of a property’s life...

29 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Popular lenders change rates and products for landlords

Keystone Property Finance has expanded its services by introducing further advances for landlords undergoing product transfers. As part of Keystone’s PT Plus...

29 April 2024

From: Breaking News

UK residents need an average salary of close to £54,000 to purchase a property, according to new research.  The study shows that...

29 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage lending plummets ahead of expected summer surge

Mortgage lending has fallen by -28.6% in the past year, according to a new analysis. Octane Capital analysed gross mortgage lending data*...

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Broker industry revenue set to pass £2.5 billion by 2030

Jonathan Samuels, chief executive of Octane Capital, believes that with the property market now showing early signs of a return to...

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Sales Up, Listings Up, Prices Up - great start to 2024 housing market

The number of new sellers coming to the market is up by 12% compared to this time a year ago, and...

22 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Big Gaps between Mortgage Approval Prices and Asking Prices

Large gaps remain between Mortgage Approval Prices and Asking Prices - even though there is some evidence of vendors and agents...

22 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Lender drives energy efficiency with new tech partnership

Specialist lender Hodge has joined forces with Propflo, a PropTech startup, to help customers make their properties more energy-efficient and environmentally...

22 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Record long mortgage terms for first time buyers

An analysis of government house price data by business consultancy Hargreaves Lansdown suggests the typical mortgage term for a first time...

17 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Brokers and Conveyancers join Phil Spencer for unique awards event

The ESTAS awards event in October has a new principal partner. It’s Landmark Information Group, which includes Landmark Estate Agency Services, Searchflow,...

17 April 2024

From: Breaking News

MPs To Probe Home Buyer Information - is it good enough?

MPs on the all-party Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Select Committee want to quiz representatives from across the house selling community about...

17 April 2024

From: Breaking News

John Charcol set for more advisers and product diversity

John Charcol’s` new owners say they will grow the adviser base and diversify and develop the product offering of the high-profile...

15 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Top Three Lenders invest in improved house buying process

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

15 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Fall-throughs costing sellers £909m even before peak period

Fall throughs are costing sellers some £909m a year - and that’s even on recent muted sales figures. Home Sale Pack has...

15 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Over 120,000 borrowers slash payments via Mortgage Charter

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

15 April 2024

From: Breaking News

First Monthly House Price Fall for Six Months

UK house prices grew in March on a quarterly basis, by 2.0%, with annual growth slowing to 0.3%, from 1.6% in...

15 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Shared Ownership has failed to deliver - MPs slam process and costs

Shared ownership has failed to deliver an affordable route to home ownership for too many and for too long, says a...

10 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Housing Market Revival down to high premiums on new builds - claim

A property software business says its research shows that the housing market revival is driven by the premiums levied on new...

10 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let Crisis - lending plummets and arrears soar

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

08 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Building Society’s tiered approach to Interest Cover Ratio

Suffolk Building Society has introduced a tiered approach to its Interest Cover Ratio assessment for buy to let and holiday let...

08 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Selling Surge over Easter Holidays - and it’s still going on

New data from Rightmove reveals that Thursday March 28 was the biggest day for the number of new sellers coming to...

08 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Down-valuations biting hard across Britain

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

04 April 2024

From: Breaking News

How Do First Time Buyers afford to get on the property ladder?

A 2,000-person survey has revealed the diverse financial routes that first time buyers take to get on the property ladder. The survey...

04 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Jury’s Out - Is the YBS 99% mortgage a good idea?

Yorkshire Building Society new fee-free offer will enable first-time buyers across England, Scotland or Wales with a £5,000 deposit to purchase...

02 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Prominent whole-of-market broker signs extended FinTech deal

FinTech company Mortgage Brain has struck a strategic partnership with SPF Private Clients, a whole-of-market mortgage broker. The deal caters for a...

02 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Lender hires TV property guru to highlight empty homes scandal

Homes Under The Hammer property expert Lucy Alexander is fronting a new campaign to identify empty homes and bring them back...

27 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Analysis shows long term rebalancing housing market

The average volume of UK properties listed for sale month-on-month rose by 58% in 2023 compared to a year previously, underscoring...

27 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Massive importance of Private Rental Sector revealed in new report

Some of the biggest names in the trade, lending and advisory sectors have produced a report outlining the vast significance that...

27 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Construction: hope for long-term improvement as approvals rise

The beleaguered construction sector - a good early indicator of later sales activity - has seen a welcome boost in some...

27 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Reforms urged to boost Home Ownership

A think tank is urging the UK government to initiate mortgage market reforms to promote higher home ownership. The Social Market Foundation...

27 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Building Society defends using humans, not algorithms, to decide mortgages

Leek Building Society has used its annual report and publication of accounts to mount a stout defence of its methodology regarding...

25 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Kent Reliance for Intermediaries’ new resi ranges and reduced rates

Kent Reliance for Intermediaries - part of the OSB Group - has refreshed products across their residential, buy to let, and...

25 March 2024

From: Breaking News

New analysis shows busiest cities for buyers in today’s housing market

Analysis from estate agency Yopa reveals that while the London market may be the worst performing in terms of house prices, it...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty and Inheritance Tax blamed for downsizing slump

A buying agency says stamp duty is one of the biggest obstacles to a healthy housing market driven. Recoco Property Search says...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Tide Is Turning: fewer people worried about mortgage repayment costs

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

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Fintech renews long term link with Legal & General Mortgage Club

Mortgage and protection CRM platform Smartr365 has renewed its longstanding partnership with Legal & General Mortgage Club. The agreement means members of...

18 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Cambridge enhances buy to let criteria with re-introduction of top slicing

The Cambridge Building Society has re-introduced top slicing on its standard Buy to Let range up to 80 per cent LTV. This...

13 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Brokerage survey gives surprise result for first time buyers’ affordability

A new study has revealed the best and worst UK regions for first-time buyers based on house affordability and earning potential.  The...

13 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Foundation Home Loans targets first time landlords

Foundation Home Loans has launched two HMO products for first-time landlords under its ‘Buy to Let by Foundation’ wrapper. Both are available...

11 March 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

11 March 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Building society bans mortgages on holiday let properties

A building society has launched a pilot project banning mortgage lending on holiday lets in two tourist areas for 12 months. Leeds...

06 March 2024

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Just Mortgages reports soaring interest in emerging new build sector

Shared ownership has given the new-build division at national brokerage Just Mortgages a bumper start to 2024. New build leads and enquiries...

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Brokers’ amazing work honoured by bank’s CEO at awards event

The chief executive of a specialist business bank has paid tribute to the ‘amazing work’ carried out by its broker network. Gary...

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

BTL fixed rates plummet as product choice rises again

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

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Innovative new trackers aim at buy to let and development investors

Hampshire Trust Bank has launched a limited edition two year discounted Flex tracker across its buy to let and semi-commercial offerings....

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Hodge announces changes to 50+, Retirement and Holiday Let products

Hodge has made significant changes to its 50+, Retirement Interest Only (RIO) and Holiday Let Mortgage property criteria. The updates include the...

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

28 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Downsizers can unlock housing market and upsize their retirement plans

Downsizers across England and Wales could unlock an average £305,090 by moving from a four bed to a two bed home,...

28 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Financial Crime attempts target high numbers of regulated firms

Some 42 per cent of regulated firms are reporting a rise in financial crime attempts, while more than a quarter say...

28 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty’s damage to borrowers exposed by building society

The true cost of stamp duty is two thirds greater than the tax itself because it obliges buyers to spend far...

26 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Agency recruits mortgage heavyweight to lead financial services surge

Tom Davies has started with Leaders Romans Group as the company’s first group financial services managing director. This new position coincides with...

26 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Coupling Up - why so many mortgage applicants are duos

A property agency has analysed the lending and housing markets to work out why so many mortgage applicants are couples. Benham and...

21 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Rent To Home initiative aims to woo local first time buyers

A unique system of returning rent to tenants to allow them to save for a deposit on a property has been...

21 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Surge in interest in Energy Efficient Homes - study’s claim

There’s been a surge in enthusiasm for energy efficient homes according to research from heat pump advocates OVO. It says that a...

21 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Will stable inflation prompt a rate cut? Or will the Bank stick?

Diverse views have emerged from financial services figures in response to last week’s news that the headline rate of inflation remained...

21 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Portfolio landlords eye capital raising to fund 2024 expansion plans

Nearly four in 10 portfolio landlords, those with four or more properties, plan to increase the size of their portfolios in...

19 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Two year fixes fall by fastest rate since 2022 - Moneyfacts

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

19 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Specialist lender Cohort Capital hits bridging milestone

After reaching the milestone of £250m in 2022, specialist lender Cohort Capital increased originations by 60 per cent in 2023 to...

19 February 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Octane Capital issues a brutal warning on mortgage rates

By Jonathan Samuels, chief executive of specialist property lender Octane Capital, writes: The Bank of England’s decision to hold interest rates on...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Revolutionary new mortgage product sees rates fall as LTV improves

There’s been widespread speculation that the UK is just weeks away from seeing the launch of a Dutch mortgage product with...

12 February 2024

From: Breaking News

LSL completes on acquisition of mortgage industry supplier

It’s taken six months but LSL Property Services has announced that its acquisition of TenetLime is now complete. At the end of...

12 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Free Teach-In for brokers expanding into Self-Employed Lending

FinTech supplier Mortgage Brain has partnered with HSBC UK to host a free online masterclass on self-employed lending.  Taking place on February...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Falling house prices and big mortgages – three major risks

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

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Finance houses buddy up to provide Sharia-compliant residential loans

Access Financial Services has partnered with Nomo Bank to offer Sharia-compliant property finance for UK rental and residential property. The products address...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Commercial property lending forecast to soar in next four years

There are clear signs the commercial property market is adjusting to today’s high interest rate environment according to specialist lender Together. Its...

05 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Vast majority of High Net Worth Individuals suffer mortgage rejections

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

05 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Halifax explains why most first time buyer applications are in joint names

Almost two thirds of first time buyers mortgage completions are in joint names (with two or more people), according to the...

05 February 2024

From: Breaking News

First Time Buyers less reliant on parents for raising deposits - research

New research indicates that the Bank of Mum and Dad may not be as prevalent as it once was, with the...

31 January 2024

From: Breaking News

House prices fragile but sentiment amongst buyers very strong - Savills

Respected estate agency and property consultancy Savills is warning that house prices may dip in 2024. In the run-up to Christmas it...

31 January 2024

From: Breaking News

First Time Buyers seek larger deposits - help may be on the way

New research from Aldermore suggests that some 55 per cent of prospective first time buyers are currently seeking to raise a...

29 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Growing interest in longer-term mortgages - but borrowers pay dearly…

The number of mortgages with over 30-year terms sold to UK borrowers jumped 13 per cent in the year to end...

29 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Negative effects of mortgages on housing market “overstated” - claim

The negative effects of higher mortgage rates on affordability were overestimated throughout 2023 with house prices having dropped one one to...

29 January 2024

From: Breaking News

New mortgage targets landlords planning ‘light refurbs’ on BTL units

The Suffolk Building Society has launched new mortgage products aimed at private landlords who are planning refurbishments, such as a new...

24 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage costs push big jump in buy to let landlord incorporation

Despite a sharp fall in the number of homes bought by landlords in 2023, the number of limited companies set up...

24 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgages for Business announces rebrand after 34 years

Mortgages for Business is rebranding to Mortgage Finance Brokers, or MFB. A statement from managing director Gavin Richardson says: “It’s now a...

24 January 2024

From: Breaking News

New Homes 2024 Market Insight from Knight Frank

Leading agency Knight Frank says demand for new homes is generally robust, dependent upon the location and pricing.  It says its regional...

24 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Happy Holidays! Lifetime mortgage funds fuel trips of a lifetime

Lifetime mortgage fund usage continues to show a mixture of aspirational and needs-based borrowing, according to figures from lender Pure Retirement....

24 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Promising start to 2024 House Buying Prospects - Rightmove

The average price of property coming onto the market for sale rises by 1.3 per cent (equivalent to £4,571 for an...

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Remortgaging via digital conveyancing - bank claims ‘UK first’

Shawbrook has become the first bank in the UK to offer limited companies the ability to remortgage using the digital conveyancing...

17 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Webinar for brokers operating in commercial property market

Property lender Together is holding its third webinar for brokers in its Chalk Live series, offering new educational content along with...

17 January 2024

From: Breaking News

First Time Buyers and mortgages - new study shows the help they get

A high proportion of first time buyers take advantage of some form of assistance when purchasing their initial home. That’s the verdict...

15 January 2024

From: Breaking News

It takes six weeks to arrange mortgage - claim

A property-focussed law firm claims it takes a whole working day to obtain a Mortgage In Principle and up to six...

10 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Housing Market Kicks Off 2024 with strong demand, according to Rightmove

A record number of sellers came to market on Boxing Day 2023 according to Rightmove. The 26 per cent increase in new...

08 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Crackdown on Property Sector Corruption announced by government

The government has launched a consultation setting out plans to improve the transparency of land trust information. Land ownership through a trust...

08 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let Turning A Corner? Confidence grows says mortgage chief

Some 74 per cent of residential buy to let landlords feel confident about the performance of the property market over the...

03 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Landlords hit hard by Soaring Mortgage Costs - new data

Monthly interest costs have surged by 283 per cent since 2021 for landlords using interest-only mortgages, research shows. Octane Capital compared rates...

03 January 2024

From: Breaking News

More Lenders offer Mortgages on Homes hit with Building Safety issues

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

03 January 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

27 December 2023

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