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KEYWORD "Property" - 549 RESULTS
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

Finding a property is more stressful than obtaining a mortgage, movers say

While obtaining a mortgage makes moving home a stressful experience, finding and securing a property is more anxiety-inducing to 46% of...

27 November 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

27 November 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

19 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Paragon launches buy-to-let discounted variable rate mortgages

Paragon has launched a new range of buy-to-let purchase and remortgage products for portfolio and non-portfolio landlords. The discounted rates for two...

19 November 2019

From: Breaking News

Investor demand for bridging finance continues in Q3

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

06 November 2019

From: Breaking News

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

Majority of people refused a mortgage

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

25 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Millions of people may need support from brokers in the next year

An estimated 1.26 million people with adverse credit are looking to buy a property in the next 12 months, according to...

22 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Commercial brokers are resilient against post-Brexit outlook

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

16 October 2019

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

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

Hinckley & Rugby offers retirement interest-only discount

Intermediaries can now access a discount for term retirement interest-only (RIO) mortgage from Hinckley & Rugby. The building society is offering its...

04 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Unmortgage becomes ‘Wayhome’ as part of rebrand

Unmortgage has rebranded to Wayhome as part of phase one of its brand refresh. Since August, the Unmortgage name is no longer...

04 September 2019

From: Breaking News

Market competition is ‘keeping home insurance prices in check’

Average bills for home insurance are up just 2.1% in a year, with a competitive marketplace keeping up with the UK’s...

29 August 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

Mortgage advisers spot increase in interest-only business

Interest-only mortgages comprised 20% of new business introduced in Q2 2019, down from 28% is Q2 2007 but significantly higher than...

09 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Cogress launches Innovative Finance ISA

Property investment company Cogress has launched its Innovative Finance ISA (‘IFISA’) in a move to diversify IFISA-eligible bonds. With a minimum investment...

09 August 2019

From: Breaking News

BrokerSense launches buy-to-let mortgage calculator

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

07 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Roma Finance launches five-year mortgage for property investors

Bridging and development finance lender Roma Finance has launched a five-year mortgage to allow investors to purchase or refinance investment property. Through...

02 August 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

Paragon turns up the heat with buy-to-let boost for summer

Paragon is boosting its buy-to-let mortgage range this summer, with a combination of lower interest rates, no upfront fees and £350...

26 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

Save up to £910 a month on rent just by travelling five extra stops

Leading room share platform, ideal flatmate, has done research into finding how travelling across London Underground can lead to big rental...

05 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Dudley BS reports record lending figures in year end results

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

05 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Average Bank of Mum and Dad mortgage contribution rises by £6,000

The Bank of Mum and Dad (BoMaD) is currently spending an average of £6,000 more than in 2018 to help loved...

19 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Pure Commercial Finance secures £2.5m second charge bridging loan

Pure Commercial Finance saved a multimillion-pound development by sourcing £2.5 million of funding in just three days. The client, an experienced property...

19 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Clever Lending launches new online portal for brokers

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

30 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Pure Retirement launches new product range for later life lending

Pure Retirement has announced the launch of its new product suite for advisers, named the Heritage range. The product, which is available...

30 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Professional landlord focus drives mortgage lending growth at Paragon

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

30 May 2019

From: Breaking News

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

Paragon expands product range with short-term funding for landlords

Paragon is expanding its specialist buy-to-let mortgage range with new short-term finance products for property acquisition and refurbishment. The products are designed...

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

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

Spicerhaart partners with Excel and TLT to launch interest-only resolution

Asset management specialist Spicerhaart Corporate Sales has joined forces with fact-finding experts Excel and UK law firm TLT to create an...

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

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

Brits only own a kitchen and bathroom when beginning a mortgage

Brits only own the equivalent of an average-sized kitchen and bathroom at the point of officially entering into a mortgage, according...

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

Brokers should be involved in specialist lending, says adviser

CLS Money has announced another record year for new business, with specialist first charge lending being largely responsible for the company’s...

28 March 2019

From: Breaking News

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

Hinckley introduces four new joint borrower sole proprietor mortgages

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has launched four exclusive mortgages for residential Joint Borrower Sole Proprietor (JBSP) applications. All four mortgages are...

22 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Robo advice provides brokers with better ways to serve customers

The launch of business-like mortgage monitor, Dashly, and hybrid mortgage broker, Ladder, are a positive development from the broker sector of...

15 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

Landbay partners with MCI Club

Buy-to-let mortgage lender Landbay has announced a new partnership with The Mortgage Compliance & Insurance Club (MCI Club). The partnership will provide...

27 February 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

Lee Dahill, Director of Sales for the Today publications and The ValPal Network

Who are you? I’m the Director of Sales for both the well-known industry leading Today publications and The ValPal Network. Leading publications: Estate Agent Today,...

12 February 2019

From: 60 Second Interview

Advisers need to take a second-time approach in the protection market, says broker

Mortgage broker CLS Money is targeting protection advice as a vital part of its growth strategy in 2019. The Essex-based company also...

01 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Mortgage rejection common among young homeowners

One in six mortgage holders have been rejected for a mortgage in the past, according to new research from Which? Mortgage...

30 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Pure Retirement launches new mobile app for advisers

Pure Retirement has announced the launch of its new adviser-facing mobile app. Believed to be the first of its kind in the...

30 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Newbury Building Society launches retirement interest-only mortgage

Newbury Building Society has launched its first retirement interest-only (RIO) mortgage to support borrowers in their later life. Applicants must be a...

25 January 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

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

24 December 2018

From: Breaking News

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

Mint Bridging offers financial support to Amicus

Mint Bridging has announced that it will consider the acquisition of Amicus Property Finance’s entire loan book. Following the news that Amicus...

20 December 2018

From: Breaking News

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

Competition at higher LTVs benefits first-time buyers

Data from Moneyfacts UK found the average two-year fixed rate at max 95% loan-to-value (LTV) is at a record low, while...

14 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Shawbrook helps investor with complete property journey

Shawbrook and its newest ‘Strategic Partner’, Clever Lending, helped an experienced investor with a complete property journey, from purchase through to...

14 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Hinckley & Rugby launches BTL mortgages for limited companies

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has launched buy-to-let (BTL) mortgages for limited companies that are exclusively available through the specialist mortgage...

07 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Borrowers pay £15.4 billion in ‘unnecessary’ SVR interest each year

A staggering £15.4 billion of annual interest is being paid by mortgage borrowers sitting on their lenders’ standard variable rate (SVR),...

23 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Leeds launches buy-to-let variable mortgages from 1.14%

Leeds Building Society has launched two new discounted but-to-let mortgages. The society aims to support landlords to actively manage their property portfolios...

23 November 2018

From: Breaking News

House prices in ‘Leave’ areas outpace ‘Remain’

Since the Brexit vote, house prices have increased across the UK by 9.3%, with market uncertainty surrounding the exit being blamed...

20 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

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

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

Pepper Money appoints new national account manager

Pepper Money has appointed Phil Quinn to the new role of National Account Manager. Quinn will work with Pepper Money’s key distribution...

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

Millennials forced to delay marriage and kids to get on the property ladder

People aged 18-34 are having to make sacrifices not experienced in previous generations to get onto the property ladder, according to...

26 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Half of brokers see rise in bridging loan volume

Demand for bridging loans increased in the third quarter of 2018, according to bridging lender mtf. Its latest Broker Sentiment Survey found...

23 October 2018

From: Breaking News

One in three homeowners unaware of their mortgage rate

As many as one in three UK homeowners don’t know what mortgage rate they are on, potentially costing them thousands of...

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

One third of landlords deterred by compulsory three-year tenancies

Almost one third of landlords say they would be less likely to purchase new rental property if compulsory or default three-year...

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

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

Bluestone Mortgages launches new Help to Buy range

Bluestone Mortgages has announced the launch of its new Help to Buy range which will cover the England and London schemes. Available...

03 October 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

Hinckley & Rugby cuts interest rates

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has cut the interest rates on three of its 95% loan-to-value (LTV) residential mortgage products. Its five-year...

20 September 2018

From: Breaking News

CMME launches second charge mortgage solution

CMME has announced a second charge mortgage solution for contractors, business owners and other professionals looking to take advantage of their...

17 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Shawbrook says goodbye to managing director

Shawbrook has announced the departure of Karen Bennett, managing director of commercial property. With nearly two decades of experience in the mortgage...

17 September 2018

From: Breaking News

HL Partnership embraces retirement interest-only lending

The launch of retirement interest only (RIO) products by lenders provides a valuable alternative to the growing number of later life...

07 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Bank of Mum and Dad seeking financial and legal advice

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

30 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Are you ready for The Finance Property Show?

The Finance Property Show will return for its fifth year and will feature almost 100 lenders and providers. Known as one of...

23 August 2018

From: Breaking News

M&S Bank introduces 95% LTV and 35-year products

M&S Bank has extended its maximum loan-to-value (LTV) to 95% on three new products in a bid to further assist first-time...

23 August 2018

From: Breaking News

L&G Home Finance launches new lifetime mortgage partnership with Virgin Money

Legal & General Home Finance has announced a new 5-year partnership agreement with Virgin Money. The alliance will see the retirement lender...

21 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Mortgages for Business appoints new managing director

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

21 August 2018

From: Breaking News

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

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

09 August 2018

From: Breaking News

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

Scottish Building Society launches retirement interest-only mortgage

Scottish Building Society has added a retirement interest-only (RIO) mortgage to its range of products for older people. Since the Financial Conduct...

03 August 2018

From: Breaking News

L&G Mortgage Club partners with nine lenders

Legal & General Mortgage Club has announced the addition of nine new lenders to the Mortgage Club panel. Chorley Building Society, Newbury...

03 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Poor advice leaves buy-to-let landlords at risk of high tax bills

Failure to seek expert advice is leaving buy-to-let landlords at risk of high tax bills that could have been avoidable, according...

12 July 2018

From: Breaking News

Retirement Advantage enhances unique BTL product range for older landlords

Retirement Advantage has announced new enhancements to its range of mortgage products aimed at older landlords. Last year, the retirement income provider...

12 July 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

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

UK property market activity remained consistent in April

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

15 June 2018

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

13 June 2018

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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

Bank of Mum & Dad – are parents charging their children interest?

Some 25.6% of parents said they would charge interest on a home loan to their children, a new study from UOWN...

13 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Masthaven improves long-term lending product offering

Specialist lender Masthaven has announced the launch of a first charge residential three-year fixed rate mortgage and other product enhancements to...

08 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Shieldpay to ‘revolutionise’ moving day process in the UK

The UK’s first digital mortgage settlement has been carried out by Premier Property Lawyers and Shieldpay, bringing transformation to the £245...

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

One low rate

Lenders must say what they mean and mean what they say! And that includes not offering a silly low monthly rate...

17 May 2018

From: Sponsored Content

Majority of homeowners would turn back time to use a mortgage broker

Some 81% of UK homeowners who purchased a home in the last year would consider a mortgage broker if they were...

16 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Keystone makes reductions across all rates

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

16 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Landlords opt for five-year deals after PRA changes

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

10 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Over-55s are using lifetime mortgages to upsize

A growing group of over-55s are using lifetime mortgages to fund property moves to more expensive homes, a study from OneFamily...

10 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Mortgage costs drop during Q1 2018

The cost of most mainstream mortgages were down when compared to the start of last year, according to the latest quarterly...

10 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Criteria Hub helps lenders improve product offerings

Criteria Hub, the criteria search engine for networks, clubs and mortgage advisers, is providing lenders with useful product point feedback via...

03 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

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

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

Paragon launches new BTL range for portfolio landlords

Paragon has launched a new range of limited edition buy-to-let mortgage products for landlords who have four or more mortgaged properties. Landlords...

16 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Digital mortgage start-up exceeds crowdfunding target

A round of crowdfunding by digital start-up Property Master that started in January has already beaten its £250,000 target. The start-up uses...

04 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Shawbrook expands specialist lending team

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

09 March 2018

From: Breaking News

January a ‘solid month’, say market figures

A slow but steady start was recorded at the beginning of 2018, in line with numerous industry predictions on how the...

06 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Alternative Bridging hits the Midlands

Short-term lender Alternative Bridging has recently opened a Midlands office, further expanding its business in the region. With its existing broker network...

28 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Shawbrook announces several appointments to its residential mortgage team

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

21 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Over half a million households at risk of negative equity

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

15 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Expat Packager partners with Marsden to bring competitive mortgage products

A new wave of residential products is being introduced to help mortgage brokers secure the best solution for their clients. Following the...

15 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

M&S Bank launches first mortgage range to assist FTBs

M&S Bank has launched its first mortgage range and developed a first-time buyer range to support first-time buyers (FTBs). The bank’s first...

06 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Vida launches pilot for second charge mortgage range

Intermediary-only specialist mortgage lender Vida Homeloans has announced the launch of a pilot scheme in the second charge mortgage market. The ‘test...

06 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Castle Trust launches new mortgage products with competitive prices

Castle Trust Capital has launched a new set of mortgage products – known as Series 2 – in line with the...

02 February 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

More equity release options for ‘silver separators’

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

16 January 2018

From: Breaking News

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

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

16 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Newbury Building Society launches new Shared Ownership variable product

Newbury Building Society has introduced a new variable rate product at 2.99%, further improving its Shared Ownership mortgage offering. While the product...

16 January 2018

From: Breaking News

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

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

Accord launches interest only repayment options for borrowers

Specialist lender Accord Mortgages has launched interest only repayment options to its residential mortgage range. New borrowers seeking up to 75% loan-to-value...

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

British owners are buying new property before selling existing homes

One in five British homeowners purchased a property prior to selling their existing home, a new study conducted by CoverBuilder has...

21 November 2017

From: Breaking News

LendInvest launches BTL loans for specialist lenders

Specialist property finance lender LendInvest has announced its new buy-to-let (BTL) loan products for the specialist lending market. Targeted at professional property...

21 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Kensington Mortgages cuts rates across several ranges

Kensington Mortgages has cut its residential range rates by up to 0.40% and selected buy-to-let products by up to 0.20%. Its select...

07 November 2017

From: Breaking News

First time buyers underestimate the cost of buying

The homebuying process and its associated costs is being met with a lack of understanding amongst potential first-time buyers, fresh research...

07 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

Hinckley & Rugby introduce online BTL calculator

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has launched an online buy-to-let (BTL) calculator for landlords and lower reference rates for like-for-like BTL...

31 October 2017

From: Breaking News

M&S Bank to launch new mortgage range

In light of its fifth anniversary as a bank and current account provider, M&S Bank has announced its first mortgage range...

24 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Research reveals the scope of the Bank of Mum and Dad

Six in ten parents can afford to financially support their children to buy their first home, while only 5% can pay...

24 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Keystone bolsters lending criteria

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

17 October 2017

From: Breaking News

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

Paragon combines product ranges in line with new site

Paragon has made its buy-to-let mortgage products more accessible for intermediaries following the merging of the Mortgage Trust and Paragon Mortgages...

12 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Yorkshire Building Society set to offer exclusive mortgages to FTBs

Yorkshire Building Society is launching a range of two-year mortgages to help first-time buyers (FTBs) take their first steps on the...

12 October 2017

From: Breaking News

LendInvest and NACFB to launch first Broker Property Development Course

Property lender, LendInvest, has launched the first LendInvest Broker Property Development Course in partnership with the National Association of Commercial Finance...

02 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Together secures new funding with £275m RMBS

Specialist lender, Together, has issued £275 million to support the successful completion of its debut public residential mortgage-backed security (RMBS) transaction. Credit-rating...

02 October 2017

From: Breaking News

The Mortgage Hut launches new bridging and commercial finance arm

The Mortgage Hut is aiming to meet growing customer demand for complex property loans by launching a new bridging and commercial...

25 September 2017

From: Breaking News

SMP announces autumn mortgage and protection roadshows

The Society of Mortgage Professionals (SMP) has revealed the dates and venues for its autumn mortgage and protection roadshows, beginning in...

13 September 2017

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers turning to specialist lenders

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

08 September 2017

From: Breaking News

‘Second steppers’ find it harder to move up the property ladder

Up to 18% of homeowner’s ready to climb the property ladder find it harder than buying their first home, according to...

05 September 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

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 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

The Mortgage Hut adds range of new distribution partners

The Mortgage Hut has added new partners including Century 21, Taylor Hill & Bond, Aspire Estate Agents, Property Bee, Home Agency...

16 August 2017

From: Breaking News

L&G becomes the largest provider of lifetime mortgages

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

14 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Castle Trust Capital announces PRA Phase 2 changes

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

14 August 2017

From: Breaking News

New survey shows alternative housing choices young people would make

A study revealed that a third of young people would choose to buy and live in a caravan if they couldn’t...

09 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

Emotional ties to family homes stop retirees from downsizing

New research from equity release lender, more 2 life, has revealed that an emotional connection to their family home prevents retirees...

07 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Amicus Property Finance strengthens Manchester team

Amicus Property Finance recently announced that it has appointed three new senior underwriters with long-standing banking experience. Alan Dorrington, Mark Heckles and...

04 August 2017

From: Breaking News

76% of advisers urge home buyers to take out a private survey

Over three quarters (76%) of advisers recommend taking out private surveys when purchasing or remortgaging a property, according to TMA Mortgage...

01 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

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

Home improvements and mortgage clearance top reasons for equity release

The most popular reasons for choosing equity release during the first half of 2017 are making home improvements and clearing existing...

25 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Digital buy-to-let mortgage broker launches service

The UK’s first digital mortgage brokerage service for UK buy-to-let landlords has been launched. Property Master, which claims to allow the...

02 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Strong performance from LSL mortgage networks in March

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

02 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Vida Homeloans enhances buy-to-let criteria

Specialist mortgage lender Vida Homeloans has announced significant changes to its specialist buy-to-let range, enhancing its lending criteria and building on...

10 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Hometrack to provide valuation services to TSB

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

10 May 2017

From: Breaking News

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

Legal & General appoints Operations Director for lifetime mortgages

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

27 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Are high street lenders failing mortgage borrowers?

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

07 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Average landlord LTVs continue to fall, reports Paragon

Gearing amongst landlords remained low in the first quarter of the year, according to Paragon Mortgages, with the average loan-to-value (LTV)...

07 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Hometrack extends long-standing HSBC relationship

HSBC has signed a one-year contract extension with property analytics business Hometrack, securing the delivery of valuation and risk services for...

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

Independent mortgage adviser wins top award

Daniel Bailey, an independent mortgage adviser from North Derbyshire, has bagged one of the financial industry’s most prestigious awards. Bailey, director of...

16 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

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

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

Overseas buyers and expats routinely rejected for mortgages

Overseas buyers and British expats are finding it increasingly difficult to purchase property in the UK without correct advice, according to deVere...

24 February 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

UAE the best location for first-time buyers

The UAE has been named as the best country for first-time buyers, new research carried out by MoveHub has revealed. Based on...

22 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Legal & General partners with Leeds Building Society to increase product range

Legal & General Mortgage Club has announced an exclusive deal with Leeds Building Society to help expand its shared ownership and...

22 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

New head of sales recruited by Mint Bridging

Bridging lender Mint Bridging has appointed Sinead Moynihan as its Head of Sales. She will be based at the company’s head...

17 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

Popularity of shared ownership on the rise

Conveyancing firm My Home Move's latest research has revealed that the appeal of shared ownership schemes has risen by over 130%...

08 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Online lender launches refurbishment product for property investors

Online mortgage lender LendInvest has launched a new refurbishment finance product.  The finance solution is aimed at property investors who want to...

08 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Online mortgage broker secures investment of £4.5 million

An online mortgage broker has announced that it has received backing from fintech investors all over Europe to the tune of...

03 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Maximum personal mortgage loan size upped to £1 million by Together

In an effort to increase its customer base and address rising property prices, specialist lender Together has opted to up its...

03 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage affordability on the rise as rates remain at record lows

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

01 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let borrowing hit by high house prices and tougher lending criteria

Average buy-to-let loans and deposits increased in 2016, new research from The Mortgage Broker Ltd has revealed. This came as a result...

27 January 2017

From: Breaking News

New lender partnership announced by Commercial Trust

A leading buy-to-let broker has partnered with a new lender to improve its selection of offerings. Commercial Trust has added Vida Homeloans...

27 January 2017

From: Breaking News

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

Prospective buyers finding out about poor credit during mortgage applications

Poor credit scores are denying prospective property buyers from being granted mortgages, a new study has revealed. The research into the nation's...

18 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Interim CEO for NACFB announced

Rob Lankey has been appointed Interim CEO of the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB). The Interim CEO will take over...

17 November 2016

From: Breaking News

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

Together lowers buy-to-let rates

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

07 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Lenders launch new high-LTV products aimed at first-timers

Two lenders have launched new mortgage products with LTVs of over 90%. Furness Building Society has introduced a range of five-year fixed...

21 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Trust launches its 'most competitive' products for two decades

Mortgage Trust has launched a series of products catering for buy-to-let property purchases and remortgages. The lender says that the products, which...

21 October 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

Brokers believe builders and developers will find it difficult to secure funding

Over a third of brokers working in the property finance sector have said they think builders and developers will find it...

19 October 2016

From: Breaking News

First Complete to host fifteen mortgage forums this month

First Complete, which is part of the LSL Property Services Group, is this month holding fifteen mortgage forums across the UK. The...

07 October 2016

From: Breaking News

New lender receives FCA approval

A new lender, which is aiming to target older borrowers, has received full regulatory approval from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Mortgages4Life,...

24 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Fifth of first-time buyers could be 'priced off' the property ladder

Following the Bank of England's decision to cut the base rate to 0.25%, a fifth of 18 to 34 year-olds could...

24 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Edward Trustworth, My Tenanted Property - Founder

Who are you? Edward Trustworth, 23 What does it say on your business card? Founder, MyTenantedProperty.com What does the business do and what are you...

24 August 2016

From: 60 Second Interview

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

Shared ownership range launched by Tipton

Tipton has launched a new shared ownership range, including mortgages available throughout England and Wales up to 90% of the share...

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

The fall in ownership – it’s about affordability rather than the cost of mortgages

Data published this week by the Resolution Foundation confirms the continuation of the downward trend in home ownership in the UK.  Since 2003...

04 August 2016

From: Breaking News

TMA announces new panel and partnership

TMA Mortgage Club, part of the LSL Property Services Group, has announced that is has secured a panel position with The...

19 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

Teachers Building Society launches new Help to Buy mortgage

Teachers Building Society has announced the launch of a Help to Buy mortgage which will be discounted for two years. The new...

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

Shared ownership calculator enables buyers to 'stress test' their loans

A new mortgage calculator is to allow prospective buyers considering shared ownership to work out the total cost of purchasing a...

08 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Annual house price growth stable at 9.2%

House prices in the three months to May were 9.2% higher than in the same three months a year earlier, according...

08 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Green research project calls on householders to complete its survey

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

08 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Greater London house prices top £600,000

House prices in Greater London have topped £600,000 for the first time ever, new figures show. Prices increased by 14.9% over the...

03 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Kent Reliance launches proc fee for switches

Kent Reliance has launched a new mortgage retention product that pays a broker procuration fee. The lender, part of specialist lending group...

02 June 2016

From: Breaking News

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

From: Sponsored Content

Brokers negative about seven-day switching

Brokers and mortgage experts have given a thumbs down to Government proposals to introduce seven-day mortgage switching. The proposal, outlined in the...

27 May 2016

From: Breaking News

London is even more expensive than you think

The average London property may come with an eye-watering price tag of £550,000 but the real cost of buying is even...

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

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

Housing sentiment holds strong despite uncertainties

Housing market sentiment remains strong with most owners optimistic about the future despite market uncertainties, new research shows. Households in all UK...

23 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Tottenham Hotspur win property Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur may have missed out on the Premier League title but the local property market has claimed the house price growth...

23 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Brexit could fuel “mass exit” from housing market

The housing market could suffer from construction skills deficit and plunging rental demand if the UK votes to leave the EU...

19 May 2016

From: Breaking News

London property slowdown a “myth”

The supposed slowdown in the London property market is a “myth” as the majority of Londoners see prices continue to rise. While...

17 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

Investors still bullish about buy-to-let

Investors remain positive about the prospects for buy-to-let despite the new stamp duty charge and forthcoming crackdown on mortgage tax relief. The latest...

12 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Lawyers to blame for collapsing property purchases

Almost three out of 10 property purchases have fallen through in the past five years, largely due to conveyancers holding up...

11 May 2016

From: Breaking News

UK house price slowdown continues

UK house price growth slowed more than expected in the three months to April, further evidence of a slowing property market. House prices in...

10 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

Barclays launches new no-deposit mortgage

Barclays Bank has this week introduced a new 100% loan-to-value mortgage, aimed at helping struggling first-time buyers get onto the property...

06 May 2016

From: Breaking News

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

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

06 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let mortgage crackdown ‘disregards renters’

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

05 May 2016

From: Breaking News

‘Bank of mum and dad’ to pump £5bn into property market

UK parents will lend or give more than £5billion over the course of 2016 to help their children get onto or move...

04 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Pressure on new mayor to resolve London’s housing crisis

New data showing a sharp decline in property affordability in the UK capital will put pressure on the new London mayor...

04 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage timebomb for ‘generation rent’

A new report from Halifax has found that delays in getting on to the property ladder could force many people to...

04 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Survey paints gloomy picture for buy-to-let

Just one in five of the UK’s landlords believes there is still money to be made in the buy-to-let market, new...

03 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Unemployment hits house prices

The areas of the UK with the highest levels of unemployment have seen the lowest rates of house-price increases over the...

03 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

Cash is king in prime London

Cash is now king in the prime London market with six out of 10 of purchases made by investors or second-home...

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

From: Sponsored Content

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

Most brokers want to stay in EU

As the Brexit referendum moves closer a new poll shows that the majority of brokers would like to remain part of...

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

Accord launches new fee-free mortgages

Accord Mortgages has launched a new fee-free mortgage for borrowers with a 35% deposit, with added incentives. The intermediary-only lender, part of...

21 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let pensioner landlords” consider selling up

More than four out of 10 pensioner landlords are seriously thinking about selling their buy-to-let property even though it offers them valuable...

20 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let summit aims to beat tax grab

Buy-to-let landlords have announced a new summit as part of their crowdfunding campaign to abolish the Chancellor George Osborne's tax grab. The...

19 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

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

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

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

House price growth now looks unrelenting

UK house prices rose 7.6% in the year to February and property experts expect the "unrelenting" growth to continue. This marked 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

Buy-to-let lenders slash mortgage rates

Buy-to-let lenders continue to slash their mortgage rates helping landlords offset Chancellor George Osborne's tax crackdown on property investing. The average two-year...

12 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Call to scrap stamp duty for downsizers

Retired people downsizing to fund their retirement should be exempt from stamp duty, a leading insurer has said. So-called “property pensioners” are...

12 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

Buy-to-let lender Keystone rebrands

Keystone Buy to Let Mortgages has “refreshed” its name to Keystone Property Finance to reflect the wider choice of finance it...

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

Leeds BS eases interest-only criteria

Leeds Building Society has eased its interest-only criteria and will now accept sale of property as a repayment strategy up to...

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

A right royal return: house prices rise 47,000%

House prices have risen 47,000% since the Queen was born 90 years ago this month, new research shows. In 1926 the average...

04 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let crackdown deters just one in seven

The joint crackdown on buy-to-let by Chancellor George Osborne and the Bank of England is deterring just 14% of landlords from...

01 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Kensington goes paperless

Kensington has moved to paperless application processing as part of a wider shake-up aimed at making it easier for intermediaries to...

01 April 2016

From: Breaking News

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

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

It takes 46 years to save London deposit

Single first-time buyers and England and Wales need 13 years to save for a deposit - rising to his 46 years...

22 March 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

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

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 gets Budget kick in the teeth

Chancellor George Osborne's eighth Budget delivered another blow to buy-to-let investors by excluding property from cuts to capital gains tax (CGT) rates. Investors...

17 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Lifetime Isa won’t ease supply problems

Property experts have warned that Chancellor George Osborne's new Lifetime Isa will do nothing to solve housing supply and affordability problems. From April...

17 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Large investors sucked into stamp duty surcharge

Chancellor George Osborne surprised many in the property industry by confirming that larger buy-to-let investors must pay the new 3% stamp duty...

17 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Bridgebank Capital Group launches new short-term loan product

The Bridgebank Capital Group has launched a new commercial investment product, focused on enhancing the value of commercial property through the...

15 March 2016

From: Sponsored Content

Does property market face fresh Budget tax shock?

The property industry is calling on Chancellor George Osborne to reform stamp duty and boost housing supply in Wednesday’s Budget, but...

15 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Santander unveils “market-leading” Help-to-Buy Isa

Santander has launched what it claims is a market-leading Help to Buy Isa rate charging 4.00%. The new tax-free savings rate is...

15 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Half of home movers plan to downsize

Almost half of all home movers say they plan to downsize when taking their next step on the property market over the...

14 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let surge fuelled by pension raids

The surge of investors into buy-to-let is being fuelled by older people raiding their pension pots, advisers say. While many see rental property...

14 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let boom doubles house price growth

The pace of house price growth has doubled due to a boom in buy-to-let sales ahead of April's stamp duty surcharge, new...

10 March 2016

From: Breaking News

London property market is set to beat Brexit

London is likely to remain attractive to overseas buyers regardless of the result of the Brexit referendum. Property buying agency Black Brick...

10 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

Buy-to-let investors shrug off tax crackdown

The popularity of buy-to-let looks set to defy Chancellor George Osborne's tax crackdown with nearly three out of 10 over-55s planning...

07 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Young home movers delay until after Brexit

Almost half of young home movers plan to wait until after the Brexit referendum to complete their property transactions. Most also believe...

07 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

House price surge set to slow

Two new sets of figures show house prices continue to power upwards but property experts warn a slowdown could be in sight. The...

04 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Rate hikes could wipe out buy-to-let profits

The average buy-to-let investor could make a loss of £325 a year if the Bank of England lifted interest rates by...

03 March 2016

From: Breaking News

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

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

01 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Now only wealthy first-timers can afford to buy

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

01 March 2016

From: Breaking News

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

From: Breaking News

Precise and Connells launch new valuations partnership

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

29 February 2016

From: Breaking News

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

Property investors turn against Brexit

Property investors say the UK would be a less attractive place to invest if voters decide to leave the EU, new...

25 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Call to scrap stamp duty hike for parents helping children

Tax experts have urged the Government to scrap the stamp duty surcharge for parents helping their children become first-time buyers. Chancellor George...

24 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Bridgebank Capital provides much needed marketing bridge

Quantum by Bridgebank Capital has completed a £5.4 million short term loan advance to an international, high net worth investor; with...

23 February 2016

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North/South property divide widens

The North/South divide in house price expectations has now widened to record levels, new figures show. Households in all UK regions perceive...

22 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage market starts 2016 with a bang

The mortgage market has started 2016 "with a bang" as gross mortgage lending rose 21% year-on-year. Lending hit £17.9 billion in January,...

19 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let clampdown deters investors

New research suggests that the Government's clampdown on buy-to-let is scaring off investors. Almost one in 10 UK adults say they have...

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

Will today's buy-to-let boom end in tears?

Property agencies report a surge in demand for London buy-to-let property ahead of the looming surcharge on stamp duty. But some fear...

17 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Flood checks set to be standard for property purchases

With the scale of devastation from flooding witnessed recently, anxiety about purchasing a property in a flood risk area is heightened....

16 February 2016

From: Sponsored Content

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

L&G unveils lifetime mortgage at 4.99%

Legal & General has launched a lifetime mortgage charging a market leading 4.99% APR on larger loans. Its Premier Flexible deal is a...

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

Lifetime cost of renting tops £50,000

Britain is becoming a nation of "forever renters" as the lifetime cost of renting exceeds £50,000, driving home ownership out of reach...

12 February 2016

From: Breaking News

House prices rise at twice rate of earnings

Fears of an affordability crisis are likely to grow as new figures show property prices increasing at twice the pace of...

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

Accidental landlords to suffer in buy-to-let onslaught

Accidental landlords are most at risk of being caught out by Chancellor George Osborne's tax raids and new EU mortgage legislation,...

08 February 2016

From: Breaking News

House prices jump another £3,500 in January

The collapse in the supply of houses for sale has forced prices to new highs with an average increase of £3,500...

05 February 2016

From: Breaking News

£500,000 zone spreads across London

The Greater London property boom is spreading with average prices in more than half of all postcodes breaking through £500,000. Half-million-pound postcodes...

04 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

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

Rentguard and L&G launch buy-to-let insurance

Buy-to-let property insurance specialists Rentguard has launched a new insurance partnership with Legal & General. This allows Rentguard to increase its range...

01 February 2016

From: Breaking News

NatWest and RBS sign up for Help to Buy London

NatWest and RBS have unveiled their plans to help more people get a foot on the capital's property ladder through the...

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

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

Leeds BS unveils Help to Buy London mortgages

Leeds Building Society will launch its first Help to Buy London mortgages from on Monday 1 February. The society is among the first...

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

Average home earns £525 a week

The average UK homeowner made £524 a week from the rising value of their property last year. UK homes made their owners...

25 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let rents surge in 2015

Buy-to-let rents rose by 3.4% during 2015 at the fastest pace since 2011, new figures show. The average UK rent is now...

22 January 2016

From: Breaking News

SearchFlow unveils new brand identity and brings further innovative conveyancing search solutions

SearchFlow’s rebrand and positioning as the specialist in ‘property intelligence’ is a response to new technological advancements and the changing market...

21 January 2016

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Maud Rousseau, Searchflow Group Marketing and Communications Director

This week, SearchFlow launches it new brand. Group Marketing and Communications Director, Maud Rousseau discusses the ethos behind the new brand...

21 January 2016

From: 60 Second Interview

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

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

2016 “critical year for housing market

2016 will be a critical year for the property market as we see the impact of the global economic slowdown and...

18 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

Buy-to-let landlords rush to expand portfolios

Buy-to-let landlords are rushing to expand their portfolios before the stamp duty surcharge kicks in on 1 April. The surge means that...

13 January 2016

From: Breaking News

It takes just 53 minutes to buy a home

The average house hunter takes just 53 minutes to decide to buy a home, 15 minutes more than one year ago. Online...

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

Mortgage Trust refreshes mortgage range

Mortgage Trust has refreshed its buy-to-let mortgage range. It has unveiled new two, three and five-year fixed rate products at up to 80%...

12 January 2016

From: Breaking News

First Complete kicks off again

First Complete has started its series of country-wide roadshows which aim to encourage brokers to develop and share best practice. Its “kick...

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

Nine in 10 buy-to-let investors to make loss

More than nine out of 10 buy-to-let investors are set to lose money within five years due to forthcoming tax changes,...

10 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

Great buy-to-let sell-off begins

Buy-to-let landlords could sell off hundreds of thousands of investment properties over the next five years in response to Chancellor George Osborne's tax...

05 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Middle earners forced off property ladder

Continuing property growth will push prices beyond the reach of low to middle earners next year. 2016 will prove a growing struggle...

24 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Pessimism grows over buy-to-let catastrophe

Letting agents are feeling increasingly pessimistic about the future for the buy-to-let market after the stamp duty surcharge comes into force...

23 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty hike hits prime London but fringes boom

Higher stamp duty on £1 million plus properties has hit growth in prime central London and pushed it to the fringes...

22 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Housing market set for bumpy ride in 2016

The UK housing market is in for a bumpy ride next year as new property taxes hit sales and prices. Higher stamp...

22 December 2015

From: Breaking News

London prices soar £50,000 in a year

House price inflation in UK cities hit 10% in 2015 led by London, where the average property jumped 13.3% to £52,900. Buyers need...

21 December 2015

From: Breaking News

600,000 Britons now property millionaires

More than 200 Britons are becoming property millionaires every single day taking the total to more than 600,000. There were 75,796 new British...

17 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let enjoys calm before the storm

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

16 December 2015

From: Breaking News

House purchase lending leaps 8% in October

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

16 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let lending clampdown has already started

The crackdown on buy-to-let has already begun as banks voluntarily tighten their lending rules ahead of official action. Bank of England governor Mark...

15 December 2015

From: Breaking News

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

IMF warns of UK housing market threat

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

14 December 2015

From: Breaking News

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

Over-55s underestimate property wealth by £90,000

Homeowners aged over 55 are sitting on £90,000 more property wealth than they realise thanks to soaring house prices. This extra housing wealth...

04 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Chancellor's attack could destroy buy-to-let

Chancellor George Osborne’s stamp duty surcharge could backfire by slashing tax revenues as investors desert the market, experts have warned. Steve Bolton,...

03 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Now Bank of England launches attack on buy-to-let

Chancellor George Osborne isn't alone in launching an attack on buy-to-let, Bank of England governor Mark Carney is also muscling in on the act. Carney...

02 December 2015

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

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

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

30 November 2015

From: Breaking News

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

Buy-to-let tax will spark property boom and bust

Mortgage experts have warned that Chancellor George Osborne's latest assault on buy-to-let could trigger a housing market "boom and bust". The surcharge was...

27 November 2015

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers driven out of market

Life remains tough for first-time buyers with a shock fall in completions in the three months to October. The new figures underline the...

27 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Stafford Railway BS lends up to age 85

Stafford Railway Building Society is reminding older borrowers that they can take advantage of its standard variable rate mortgage up to...

27 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Colin Breavington, SearchFlow Operations Director

Who are you? Colin Breavington What does it say on your business card? Operations Director We hear SearchFlow is expanding next year, can you give...

26 November 2015

From: 60 Second Interview

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

Buy-to-let tax will trigger buying spree

Chancellor George Osborne's assault on the buy-to-let market yesterday could trigger a short-term “spree” as landlords rush to buy property before...

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

Buy-to-let is a “disaster waiting to happen”

Buy-to-let landlords have yet to wake up to the danger posed by Chancellor George Osborne's forthcoming tax crackdown. Investment experts have warned...

24 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Time to enter the ESTAS Mortgage Broker Awards

Mortgage brokers have until the end of the year to enter the ESTAS Mortgage Broker Awards for 2015. National and regional brokers...

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

British buyers drive prime London sales

British buyers are "emboldened" in the London property market and now account for nearly eight out of 10 new sales. Overseas buyers account...

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

Buy-to-let demand will continue to soar

Demand for buy-to-let is set to soar with each new generation while home ownership will continue to plunge. Fewer than half of those born in...

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

Prime central London house prices rise 20%

Investment demand has picked up in prime central London after recent reports of a property slowdown in the capital. Newly-released third-quarter Land...

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

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

Nationwide offers free valuations across entire range

Nationwide Building Society is removing all standard valuation fees from its mortgage range. Customers will now be able to select any mortgage...

12 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Stock market volatility fuels buy-to-let boom

Half of UK homeowners are now interested in becoming a buy-to-let landlord as returns on rival investments plummet. Stock market volatility is...

11 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

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

First-time buyers need £50,000 salary

First-time buyers need to earn on average £50,000 a year to get on the property ladder, new research suggests. The average salary...

09 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Property wealth of over-55s to hit £2.5 trillion

The total property wealth of over-55s in England will double to almost £2.5 trillion by 2035, according to new research by Age...

06 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Now Accord and Coventry both cut rates

Broker-only lender Accord and Coventry for Intermediaries are the latest to cut mortgage rates as the lender price war continues. Accord is...

05 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Quitting EU will affect property prices

More than half of UK homeowners believe leaving the EU will have an impact on property prices, new research shows. Some 34%...

04 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Fresh warning of London bubble

London is on track to be in a house price bubble by 2017, new research suggests. The latest alarm call about the...

03 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Aldermore unveils broker buy-to-let hub

Aldermore has announced the launch of a new Landlord Hub hosting information and expert commentary on the buy-to-let market. It aims to...

03 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Explosive” London bubble most dangerous in world

The London property market is the most overvalued in Europe and is at risk of a bubble due to "explosive price...

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

Moving house one bit at a time

Buying and moving into a new house is a stressful business at the best of times, but people invariably add to...

27 October 2015

From: Sponsored Content

Sharp fall in sales of million pound houses

There has been a sharp fall in sales of million pound houses as the top end of the property market continues...

26 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Homeownership now an unrealistic dream

Nearly half of Britons believe that homeownership is now an unrealistic dream, a new study shows. One in 10 Brits expects to be...

23 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

Barclays unveils fee free mortgages with £1,000 cash back

Barclays is launching fee-free mortgages with up to £1,000 in cash back from today. Its new purchase-only products are available on LTVs from 60% to...

22 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let crackdown “harms tenants more than landlords”

Loss of higher rate tax relief and tighter regulation on buy-to-let could harm tenants more than landlords by constraining the supply of rented...

20 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Prime central London bubble bursts

The prime central London property bubble appears to have burst as demand falls and a surge of new stock saturates the market. Demand...

19 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

Four jailed in £300m mortgage scam

A businessman who masterminded one of the UK’s biggest mortgage scams has been jailed for five-and-a-half years. David Purdie, 57, appeared to...

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

Access to mortgages getting worse

Just 12% of UK adults believe access to mortgages has improved in the past five years, despite recent moves to open...

14 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Wealthier homeowners turn to equity release

Wealthy homeowners are twice as likely to use equity release to treat family and friends, new research shows. As property wealth increases...

14 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

Buy-to-let landlords buoyant despite tax threat

Confidence among buy-to-let landlords remains high despite the threat of new taxes and tough regulatory changes. The latest survey from Paragon Mortgages shows...

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

Now Tesco and the Nottingham join mortgage war

More lenders are announced cut-price mortgage deals just days after predictions that the market was heading for a new price war. Tesco...

09 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Cameron's starter home plan won't solve housing crisis

The property industry has warned that Prime Minister David Cameron's plan to build 200,000 new starter homes won't be enough to keep...

08 October 2015

From: Breaking News

September mortgage lending hits new highs

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

08 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Lenders compete to offer cheap high-LTV loans

Three lenders have launched new residential mortgages aimed at buyers needing higher loan-to-value (LTV) deals. Yorkshire, Leeds and Teachers building societies have...

07 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

Buy-to-let becoming “legal minefield”

Property letting is becoming a "legal minefield" as new legislation tips the balance of power against landlords, lenders have warned. New legislation has come...

05 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Skipton completes 200 expat buy-to-let deals

Skipton International has completed 200 UK mortgages allowing British expats to invest in a UK buy-to-let property. The offshore bank, registered in...

05 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

Rate fears drive remortgage activity

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

30 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Boom in price of first-time buyer homes

The cost of taking the first step on the property ladder is soaring according to new figures from estate agent chain...