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KEYWORD "September" - 100 RESULTS
First Time Buyers deterred by over-strict mortgage rules - claim

New research from the Intermediary Mortgage Landers Association suggests that the cumulative shortfall in first-time buyer numbers since the financial crisis...

01 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Lender returns to 95% mortgage market with new deals

After a brief absence for what it calls “operational reasons” the Suffolk Building Society has returned to the 95% market with...

12 June 2024

From: Breaking News

House Sales stagnate as mortgage rates dampen buyer enthusiasm

The latest RICS UK Residential Survey results shows the recent recovery in buyer demand has mellowed slightly, with the market impacted...

15 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Good News of Approvals from the Bank of England

Mortgage approvals jumped 7.7% in February to 60,383, and were 40% higher than they were a year ago, new figures from...

08 April 2024

From: Breaking News

How Much Will Mortgage Rates Affect The Housing Market?

Recent economic data was reassuringly predictable. We learned that core inflation fell by fractionally more than expected while services inflation proved slightly...

04 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Rates Continue to Fluctuate Across Mortgage Sectors

Since the start of September 2023, the average two-year fixed rate has fallen from 6.70% to 5.76% and the average five-year...

25 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Tide Is Turning: fewer people worried about mortgage repayment costs

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

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage shelf-life plummets and lenders hike rate

The average shelf-life of a mortgage product is just 15 days, with lenders increasing fixed rates, says Moneyfacts. Average mortgage rates on...

18 March 2024

From: Breaking News

BTL fixed rates plummet as product choice rises again

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

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Most activity down to remortgagers not buyers - analysis

Remortgagers, not buyers, are fuelling the increase in mortgage industry activity. That’s the view of Octane Capital following an analysis of Bank...

28 February 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

21 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Two year fixes fall by fastest rate since 2022 - Moneyfacts

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

19 February 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Octane Capital issues a brutal warning on mortgage rates

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

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

29 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Big Rise for 35-year-plus mortgages amongst first time buyers

Some 20 per cent of first time buyers are snapping up mortgages of 35 years or more according to UK Finance. In...

13 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Unpredictable interest rates could spell upheaval for housing market

A new survey - going against the trend of other housing market studies - suggests that house prices could rise six...

13 December 2023

From: Breaking News

It’s War - Lenders compete on price as sub-4% rates look likely

Many of the country’s major lenders - and quite a few smaller ones, too - have slashed mortgage rates in response...

20 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Lender warns rates must drop further and faster to boost housing market

The Mortgage Lander is warning that mortgages rates will need to come down more, and faster, to really kick-start the housing...

20 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Dire borrowing and credit data from Bank of England

There’s been an alarming set of figures in the Bank of England’s latest Money and Credit report, which relates to September. Net...

08 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Lender gives dire warning about UK house price future

The UK's largest mortgage lender expects house prices to fall this year and next before rising in 2025. Lloyds Banking Group -...

01 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Busy Season for Home Buyers Despite Market Slowdown

Despite the housing market slowdown, brokers are being warned that the autumn months of September, October and November have typically seen...

11 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Huge Increase in Three Year Fixed Mortgage Products

The number of three-year fixed mortgage products available from lenders has been rising over the last few months as borrowers coming...

02 October 2023

From: Breaking News

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot… like a Christmas mortgage crisis

Half a million mortgage-holders are facing an imminent financial shock as their fixed deals end in the run-up to Christmas or...

25 September 2023

From: Breaking News

First Time Buyer Mortgage Market Snapshot - three trends

First Direct has crunched market data to give an insight into FTB activity over the summer just gone. There are three...

13 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Two acquisitions for fast-growing mortgage sector player

Belvoir - fast becoming as big a force in financial services as in property - has snapped up a regional mortgage...

11 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Vision Roadshow launches this week

This week sees the start of Mortgage Vision, the free regional mortgage industry roadshow. Now in its 15th year, Mortgage Vision opens...

11 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Approvals Take A Dive, admits Bank of England

The Bank of England says net mortgage approvals decreased from 54,600 in June to 49,400 in July, although approvals for remortgaging slightly increased...

04 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Ban The Scams! Consultation requires broker input

Plans to ban cold calls for financial products are the subject of a consultation marking the next step in delivering the...

16 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Reach Out! New public awareness campaign launched by lenders

From this week the banking and finance industry’s Reach Out campaign will be seen across out-of-home advertising, radio, print and digital,...

01 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Autumn roadshow to “educate and empower mortgage advisers”

The Mortgage Brain platform is staging a 10-stop roadshow this autumn with the mission to, in its words, “educate and empower...

27 June 2023

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers face record prices as sales recover

New seller asking prices rise by just 0.2% (+£890) this month to £366,247, which is notably lower than the average increase...

25 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Returning Homebuyer Show Scotland partners with Mortgage Advice Bureau

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

18 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage rises put squeeze on buyers

Mortgage interest rates increased by 2.56% in 2022, with a sharp increase from 1.51% in January to a record 4.07% on...

28 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage approvals down 20% year on year, but sunnier days ahead

The latest market analysis by specialist property lending experts, Octane Capital, reveals that recent uncertainty in the property market during the...

14 February 2023

From: Breaking News

What is the Bank of England cooking up and what will it taste like?

The Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England meets on Thursday with the market expecting them to announce 0.5% raise...

31 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Price Drop Panic – Homeowners rush to sell before prices drop

According to property purchasing specialist, House Buyer Bureau, there has been a flurry of homeowners rushing to list their properties for...

13 December 2022

From: Breaking News

Housing market set to remain steady throughout autumn months

Estate agent comparison site, GetAgent.co.uk, suggests that the property market will remain steady throughout the autumn. An analysis of property market data over...

03 October 2022

From: Breaking News

How can technology change the financial services sector?

For mortgage and protection advisers there is no disagreement that managing a bank of clients from the initial meeting until completion...

16 December 2021

From: Breaking News

The stamp duty holiday leaves homebuyers up to £120k worse off

In July 2020 the stamp duty holiday was kickstarted by chancellor Rishi Sunak. It gave first-time buyers and home movers up...

25 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – a host of opportunities for borrowers

This mortgage roundup highlights the latest updates and features from the UK’s leading lenders, from custom-build mortgage products and holiday let mortgages,...

11 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Good news for advisors – tech prevails and business bounces back

Data released by independent equity release advisory service, Equity Release Supermarket (ERS), shows that there’s a continued desire amongst their customers to...

04 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Homes for sale with electric car charging points rise six-fold in a year

New data from the property website, Rightmove, has revealed the number of homes listed for sale across Great Britain with an...

04 November 2021

From: Breaking News

Study – Bank of Gran and Grandad gift almost £1 million a day

According to new research from equity adviser Key, the Bank of Gran and Grandad has gifted nearly £1 million a day...

24 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Study - 76% of buyers set to pay no stamp duty before deadline

Despite market delays, over half a million homebuyers in England are set to benefit from the stamp duty holiday to the...

08 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Holiday let mortgage applications soar as lockdown eases

Sales of holiday homes near the coast have surged over the past six months with holiday let mortgages for properties in...

08 April 2021

From: Breaking News

600k buyers to save £2.8bn via stamp duty extension – study

Over half a million transactions will save due to the stamp duty holiday extension by the time it ends in September...

18 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – where are asking price reductions boosting activity?

Property buyers in certain cities could enjoy a hat-trick of savings via the stamp duty holiday, a reduced mortgage deposit requirement and...

09 March 2021

From: Breaking News

2021 will see the rise of the GI specialist, says Paymentshield

General Insurance (GI) provider Paymentshield is predicting a surge in the number of mortgage adviser firms appointing a GI specialist next...

17 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Anti-money-laundering specialist reports record month in September

SmartSearch, the leading UK anti-money-laundering (AML) firm, has recorded its busiest ever month in September, with record revenues, profits and number...

27 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Just Mortgages sees record month of applications and exchanges

Just Mortgages has achieved its best-ever month for both applications and exchanges in September. The company saw 1,750 applications and 1,500 exchanges...

22 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Broker activity ‘consistently higher than pre-lockdown’ – claim

Activity levels of members of the mortgage and protection network HL Partnership (HLP) are 32% higher than in the first quarter...

06 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Knowledge Bank launches monthly webinar to assist brokers

Criteria search system Knowledge Bank has joined forces with Precise Mortgages and Kent Reliance to launch a new, free monthly webinar...

23 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Product relaunches and rate cuts at Kensington Mortgages

Kensington Mortgages has announced a variety of rate cuts and relaunches across its residential and buy-to-let ranges. Available since September 9, the...

16 September 2020

From: Breaking News

House price growth has slowed by half since Brexit

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

19 December 2019

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

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

26 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Growth in number of approvals to small deposit borrowers

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

16 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Annual house price growth slows to lowest rate in five years

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

09 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Larger deposit borrowers see market share squeezed

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

17 October 2018

From: Breaking News

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

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

25 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Hanley Economic BS changes criteria across near prime product range

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

10 May 2018

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

06 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Landbay reports record lending amid greater specialisation of BTL

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

06 October 2017

From: Breaking News

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

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

25 September 2017

From: Breaking News

PRA changes enable brokers to offer more guidance to BTL landlords

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

25 September 2017

From: Breaking News

The Northview Group announces changes to portfolio BTL propositions

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

18 September 2017

From: Breaking News

SMP announces autumn mortgage and protection roadshows

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

13 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Half of BTL brokers still unware of upcoming PRA changes

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

13 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Bluestone appoints new sales director following ongoing expansion

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

13 September 2017

From: Breaking News

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

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

05 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Landlords urged to remortgage in response to tough BTL lending criteria

Landlords are being urged to remortgage in order to prepare for the reformed buy-to-let lending criteria due to be introduced in...

31 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Accord launches £495 fee remortgage options

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

25 August 2017

From: Breaking News

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

TMA launches ‘BTL Hub’ ahead of September PRA changes

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

14 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Castle Trust Capital announces PRA Phase 2 changes

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

14 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Legal & General Mortgage Club Live returns this autumn

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

04 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Accord announces changes to portfolio landlord criteria

Accord Buy to Let has announced details of its lending criteria for portfolio landlords, set to come into effect on 30...

01 August 2017

From: Breaking News

L&G Mortgage Club’s ‘Buy to Let Matrix’ will include lender positions on portfolios

Legal & General Mortgage Club has updated its ‘Buy to Let Matrix’ to include lending criteria on buy-to-let portfolios ahead of...

28 July 2017

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bank of England in no rush to hike rates

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

22 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Life gets better for first-time buyers

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

10 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Mortgage market set for buoyant end to 2015

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

09 December 2015

From: Breaking News

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

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

07 December 2015

From: Breaking News

First-time buyer sales soar to six-year high

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

01 December 2015

From: Breaking News

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

Monthly remortgaging soars to six-year high

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

25 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let rents surge ahead of inflation

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

23 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Brokers celebrate early Christmas as lending hits new high

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

20 November 2015

From: Breaking News

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

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

18 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Remortgaging plunges in October

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

18 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Arrears fall again but brokers warn against complacency

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

13 November 2015

From: Breaking News

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