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KEYWORD "UK" - 599 RESULTS
Heavy fines should focus the mind on AML

Organised crime gangs and fraudsters are now thought to be responsible for up to $2trn a year in money laundering, which...

09 September 2021

From: Breaking News

UK homeowners borrowing more than ever to fund home improvements

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

09 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Cost of homes predicted to rise 30% by 2031 - study

House prices have continued to rise throughout the year, making it increasingly challenging for first-time buyers to join the property ladder. UK...

09 September 2021

From: Breaking News

Covid concerns – majority of sellers vet buyers before viewings

The threat of Covid remains a worry for the majority of home sellers when it comes to allowing prospective buyers into...

27 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Magic unveils new app for subscribers

Mortgage Magic, the provider of one of the UK’s most advanced CRM and mortgage management platforms, has launched an app that...

27 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Buying property with a partner: Expert tips on protecting your finances

James Andrews, senior personal finance editor at money.co.uk, offers up top tips on how those planning to purchase a home with...

20 August 2021

From: Breaking News

70% of sellers decide immediately whether or not to sell to a buyer

New research carried out by virtual property viewings platform, U-See Homes, suggests that a bad impression during the viewings process can...

05 August 2021

From: Breaking News

Secure a discounted property purchase in these London boroughs

London lettings and estate agent Benham and Reeves recently publicised which London boroughs homebuyers can purchase a property at a reduced...

05 August 2021

From: Breaking News

92% of brokers confident about their prospects over the coming year

Broker optimism has increased since the beginning of 2021, according to a recent survey from savings accounts, bridging loans, development finance,...

22 July 2021

From: Breaking News

One in two first-time buyers don't understand mortgage process

According to a YouGov survey by insurance provider Paymentshield, half of UK adults under 35 are mystified by the mortgage process. The findings from...

22 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – entering the mortgage market and slashing rates

Roma Finance has launched new bridging and development ranges with improved rates and enhanced criteria. The new bridging range, called RomaPrime, is...

22 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Rising property prices lead to property sales falling through

Although record property sales and skyrocketing house prices have dominated the headlines, new figures suggest that the rosy picture of the...

15 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Insight – will there be a rise in virtual tour voyeurism?

Half of UK homebuyers admit to viewing a property without the intention of buying, with 16% going as far as viewing...

08 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Homeowners forced to use savings for maintenance costs

According to new research from the homebuying platform, YesHomebuyers,  the majority of UK homeowners spend between £500 to £1,500 a year on...

06 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Advisers believe more clients will look to equity release to meet basic needs

Research from equity release lender, more2life, shows that 78% of advisers think more of their customers will look to equity release to...

01 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Property market backlog causes 5.6 month homebuyer wait time

Across England and Wales, many homebuyers have made use of the stamp duty holiday. The land tax discount encouraged many to...

01 July 2021

From: Breaking News

Majority of UK households call for cheaper mortgages for greener homes

New research from energy company Vattenfall reveals 61% of Brits believe mortgages should be cheaper if they are loaned on homes...

29 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Tennis-related road names can increase house price value up to 226%

Tennis is undoubtedly one of the most popular sports in the United Kingdom. Whether watching television, live streaming online or physically...

29 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – slashing rates, partnerships and green mortgages

The Nottingham has introduced a new larger lending mortgage aimed at those looking to borrow over £350,000. Priced at 1.85%, the two-year...

29 June 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 – price deters first-time buyers from seeking mortgage advisers

According to new research by MetLife UK, 43% of prospective and current homeowners admitted to using a mortgage adviser or broker...

22 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Survey shows two viewings is all it takes to find the perfect property

New research from U-See Homes, a next-generation guided virtual property platform, shows just how rapid the decision-making process right before buying...

22 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Shock results as Brits choose mortgages over marriage

According to new research from Direct Line Life Insurance, 6.3 million Brits would choose marriage over a mortgage. The research also...

17 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage market levels out as adviser search activity surges in May

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

17 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Family lending made simple with new lending platform

Tembo, the ‘next generation’ lending platform, has launched a new approach to family lending for mortgages. The lender offers a range of...

17 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Smart home tips to make your home energy efficient in 2021

Climate change is one of the greatest threats humanity is facing today. The burning of fossil fuels such as coal and...

15 June 2021

From: PropTech

Mortgage roundup – revamped products and the highest LTV available

Roma Finance completed a record month in May, reporting a 50% increase in pipeline business on top of the 100% increase...

15 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Later Life Symposium Attendees increase by 151%

Equity release lender, more2life, revealed that the number of advisers who attended its 2021 Later Life Lending Symposium was 151% higher than...

15 June 2021

From: Breaking News

On the move – 36% of millennials move home for better quality of life

The pandemic and subsequent lockdowns have impacted UK employees in a major way, with more than a third (36%) aged 18-34...

10 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Analysis - which royal road names reign supreme for property sellers?

Ahead of the Queen’s Birthday this weekend, estate and lettings agent, Barrows and Forrester researched the sold prices of properties with...

10 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

Furness launches Euro predictor competition for brokers

With the sun making an appearance and the hope of a further easing of restrictions, Furness Building Society is holding a 'competition...

08 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Advice and tips for self-employed mortgage applications

The past year has seen many people experience a change in their financial circumstances. The Covid-19 pandemic resulted in work-life changes...

04 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Just 27% of people seek financial advice despite Covid uncertainty

Only a quarter (27%) of UK adults have sought financial advice ahead of ‘freedom day’ despite Covid-19 causing financial uncertainty, according...

02 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Business Expo and Mortgage Introducer launch partnership

Leading mortgage industry trade magazine Mortgage Introducer has partnered with popular industry event, Mortgage Business Expo (MBE) to provide visitors with...

02 June 2021

From: Breaking News

Pure launches new adviser resources to develop the later-life market

Mortgage lender, Pure Retirement has announced the launch of several key market insight resources that will help advisers to best serve...

26 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Twenty7Tec rolls out key integrations for mortgage market

Mortgage technology provider Twenty7Tec has completed an APPLY integration with Accord. The move will enable users of CloudTwenty7 to seamlessly submit applications...

18 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Brokers tread gently with ‘soft footprints’ most searched April criteria

Brokers are searching for applications that will not leave a lasting mark on a client's credit score, new research from Knowledge Bank...

13 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – the cheapest countries to own a home around the world

Mortgage borrowing in the UK has now reached its highest level since 1993, with home buyers looking to make the most...

11 May 2021

From: Breaking News

New customer-facing literature for advisers now available

Pure Retirement has created a new guide for financial advisers to further support My Care Consultant’s Care Box platform. The literature –...

11 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Whopping 123% rise in house purchases – has the market bounced back?

An equity release advisory is reflecting on the shifts in equity release usage and behaviour in the first quarter of 2021. Research...

06 May 2021

From: Breaking News

Homeowners wait until it’s too late for financial protection – study

Existing and aspiring homeowners admit it takes a ‘radical change in circumstances’ before they’d consider purchasing a financial protection product, according...

29 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – these markets are set to fall off the SDLT cliff edge

Some areas of the UK market have seen house price growth slow substantially, suggesting they could be in for a rough...

29 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Brokers visit up to six lender affordability calculators per case – study

More than eight out of 10 brokers use the affordability calculator of up to six lenders when sourcing a single case,...

27 April 2021

From: Breaking News

New dates for MBE Leeds and London announced

Mortgage Business Expo (MBE) has confirmed that it will be open for live events in 2021. The first event will return to...

22 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Knowledge Bank Tracker results – capital raising key for clients in March

New research from Knowledge Bank has revealed that homeowners are utilising second charge mortgages to raise money to invest in buy-to-let...

13 April 2021

From: Breaking News

The Right Mortgage announces second virtual national training event

Following the success of its first Virtual National Training Event in November 2020, The Right Mortgage and Protection Network has announced...

13 April 2021

From: Breaking News

UK homebuyers still in full force, but London still off pace – study

The market hasn’t paused for breath since the Christmas break, with homebuyer demand rising 6% since the final quarter of 2020,...

08 April 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

FTB index – stamp duty holiday benefits and deposit saving woes

The UK housing market has boomed over the past year, with buyers and sellers benefitting from recent initiatives. But how have...

06 April 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – how important is homeownership to today’s buyers?

With all the incentives buyers are currently receiving to get on the property ladder, national estate agent Keller Williams UK has...

30 March 2021

From: Breaking News

One in four homeowners miss mortgage payments – study

Some 26% of homeowners, or those buying a property, have missed a mortgage payment due to falling ill or having an...

23 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – going green, secured loans and lowered rates

Newbury Building Society has introduced a GoGreen Reward incentive to its self-build mortgage to encourage homebuilders to make conscious sustainable choices. The...

23 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Debt begone! Lockdown savings fuel record mortgage repayments

Savings made during lockdown have allowed some borrowers to reduce their debt commitments, with a record £17.6 billion of mortgages repaid...

18 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Brain – new CEO, record results and mortgage masterclasses

Zahid Bilgrami has been appointed as group chief executive officer of Mortgage Brain. Bilgrami joins the company after 11 years as chief...

11 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Three quarters of UK buyers do not trust online checks – study

Some 74% of people do not trust property documentation to be carried out safely and securely online, research from anti-money laundering...

11 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

Mortgage roundup – A full rebrand and lowered mortgage rates

Roma Finance has rebranded across all channels to providing lending less ordinary as standard. As part of its ambitious growth strategy, the...

09 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Knowledge Bank adds new categories to meet demand around cladding

UK mortgage criteria search system Knowledge Bank has launched new criteria categories amidst growing concerns surrounding properties with cladding. The first category...

05 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Hodge goes live with EQ’s digital mortgage platform

EQ Credit Services (EQCS), a UK credit technology and outsourced services provider, has announced the ‘Go Live’ of its mortgage servicing...

05 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Extend the stamp duty holiday, say majority of buyers

With tomorrow’s Budget expected to be one of the most significant in recent history, fresh research by MoneySuperMarket reveals 74% of...

02 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Knowledge Bank and Iress to offer fully integrated search system

Knowledge Bank and Iress have joined forces to provide the UK’s first fully integrated product and criteria sourcing system for brokers. Through...

02 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Make way BoMaD – Bank of Gran and Grandad boosts FTB deposit funds

Older homeowners gifted an average of £42,500 to younger relatives to help them get on the property ladder in 2020, new...

25 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Time to review the ‘UK’s outdated house buying process’, says firm

The managing director of bespoke property search firm Index West Midlands says the government must urgently review the UK’s ‘outdated and...

25 February 2021

From: Breaking News

New identity verification and AML product comes to market

Regulatory technology firm TruNarrative has expanded its product line-up with Know Your Customer (KYC) and anti-money laundering (AML) solution TruPortal. Established in...

25 February 2021

From: Breaking News

FTBs take three years longer to get on the property ladder – study

The time it’s taking for first-time buyers (FTBs) to save for their first home has grown by three years in some...

23 February 2021

From: Breaking News

 Together to offer short-term finance via L&G’s digital platform

Specialist lender Together has added its bridging products to Legal & General’s digital criteria service, designed to improve the process of...

23 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – five-year fixed products prove popular

The Nottingham has rolled out a new five-year fixed product as an option for people looking to remortgage in light of...

18 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Almost half of homeowners say they will never move again

Almost half (45%) of UK buyers found the process so frustrating that they’ve been put off the idea of ever moving...

16 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Pure Retirement enhances marketing tool for advisers

Pure Retirement has launched a wealth of new adviser-facing resources as part of a wider commitment to supporting the broker community...

11 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Shawbrook bolsters resi presence with The Mortgage Lender acquisition

Shawbrook Bank has strengthened its position in the residential and buy-to-let (BTL) markets with the acquisition of specialist intermediary mortgage business,...

09 February 2021

From: Breaking News

An outlook on the mortgage advice sector in 2021

As we leave behind one of the strangest years in memory, we anticipate starting fresh in 2021. With a buoyant housing...

04 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Fluent Lifetime breaks into UK’s top five brokers

Fluent Lifetime, the equity release and later life subsidiary of Fluent Money Group, is celebrating after breaking into the top five...

04 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Bridging finance and the property market - a case for cautious optimism

Like most industries impacted by the Covid pandemic, the world of bridging finance has experienced a contradictory, sometimes stormy and altogether...

02 February 2021

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers ‘offered no financial support’ from BoMaD

The majority (83%) of first-time buyers in the UK currently house-hunting have had no financial support from their parents, new research...

02 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty holiday on course to save homebuyers £1.5bn – claim

The current stamp duty holiday has already saved homebuyers an estimated £817 million, with the potential to reach £1.5 billion before...

02 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Advisers - different ways to protect your online finances

Financial institutions in the UK continue to invent new ways to enable their clients to access their products and services online....

28 January 2021

From: PropTech

Home-buying hopes wrecked for a fifth of Brits in 2020

Almost one in three UK adults intended to buy a home in 2020, but only a third managed to progress their...

28 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Paymentshield cracks open 2021 ‘technology war chest’

General insurance (GI) specialist Paymentshield is fast-tracking a series of technology investment, which it describes as its ‘war chest’, to help...

28 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – cities with the most and least hours needed to pay off a mortgage

It can seem like a lifetime to reach the final instalment of a mortgage payment. But where in the UK will...

19 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Brilliant Solutions adds Pure Retirement to equity release partners

Mortgage club and specialist mortgage distributor, Brilliant Solutions, has announced the addition of lifetime mortgage lender Pure Retirement to its equity...

19 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Pepper Money goes live on Mortgage Brain’s Affordability Hub

Pepper Money has become the latest lender to go live on Affordability Hub, the affordability-based sourcing system from Mortgage Brain. Launched last...

14 January 2021

From: Breaking News

P2P platform passes £100 million investment milestone

Kuflink, the peer-to-peer (P2P) bridging lender, has passed the £100 million mark as new investment levels continue to accelerate. The company launched...

14 January 2021

From: Breaking News

‘Self-employed’ and ‘defaults’ the most searched terms by brokers

Searches for ‘self-employed’ and ‘defaults’ became the most popular in December, according to new research from criteria search specialist Knowledge Bank. Knowledge...

12 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Zephyr Homeloans launches online service for customers

Specialist buy-to-let lender Zephyr Homeloans has introduced an online self-serve platform to allow customers to manage their mortgage account online 24/7. Landlords can use...

12 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Hope Capital launches range of residential refurbishment loans

Specialist short-term lender Hope Capital has launched a brand-new range of bridging loans specifically designed for borrowers undertaking property refurbishment projects. The...

12 January 2021

From: Breaking News

It’s ‘business as usual’ for Together despite Lockdown 3

Specialist lender Together has confirmed it will continue lending despite tougher restrictions as the UK enters another national lockdown. England was plunged...

07 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Together enhances its mortgage range amidst market resilience

Specialist lender Together has raised the maximum loan-to-value (LTV) across its first and second charge mortgage products to 70%. The finance firm...

22 December 2020

From: Breaking News

West One enhances second charge products for BoMaD

West One has launched an initiative to support the Bank of Mum and Dad (BoMaD) via its second charge mortgage range. The...

17 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Landbay increases buy-to-let LTVs to 80%

Landbay has increased its loan-to-value (LTV) from 75% to 80% and announced two new buy-to-let products. Both products are available on two...

15 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Knowledge Bank’s ‘12 days of Christmas’ annual giveaway returns

Knowledge Bank, the UK’s largest criteria search system, is running its popular ’12 Days of Christmas’ campaign for the third year...

10 December 2020

From: Breaking News

What does the mortgage market look like after Lockdown 2?

Twenty7Tec provides another rundown on the mortgage market two weeks after lockdown 2.0 ended. Following its analysis of the mortgage market in...

08 December 2020

From: Breaking News

First 4 Bridging expands intermediary reach with new appointment

First 4 Bridging (F4B) has appointed Erica Pearce as head of intermediary relations to further extend its intermediary range. Pearce will oversee...

08 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Landboy joins Commercial Finance Brokers UK network

UK buy-to-let lender Landbay has joined the network panel of Commercial Finance Brokers UK (CFBUK). CFBUK is a whole of market commercial...

03 December 2020

From: Breaking News

Pure Retirement launches adviser marketing toolkit

Pure Retirement has announced the launch of its new and improved adviser marketing toolkit. The refreshed website is part of Pure’s commitment...

26 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Landbay exceeds 5,500% growth in revenue

Landbay, a leading buy-to-let lender, has achieved 5,520% growth in revenue from 2016 to 2020, lending over £0.6 billion during that...

24 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Complete FS and Roma unite to offer exclusive product

Complete FS Ltd is working with Roma Finance to provide a brand-new buy-to-let exclusive. After partnering with the bridging, buy-to-let and development...

17 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Half of business owners distrust automated AML checks – study

More than two in five (47%) business decision-makers have some level of distrust when it comes to any of their anti-money...

10 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Landbay launches new ‘market leading’ products

Landbay has released two new buy-to-let products on the back of its recent product refresh. The first of the new products is...

10 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Optimus to offer survey service on MoneySuperMarket site

The UK’s leading price comparison site MoneySuperMarket has extended its partnership with Optimus – the conveyancing panel management specialist for mortgage...

05 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Lockdown blues prompts a change in retirement plans – study

Half (47%) of people who haven’t yet retired and experienced lockdown loneliness are now reconsidering their later life plans, according to...

05 November 2020

From: Breaking News

New search engine for development finance loans launches

Brickflow, the UK’s first online search engine for development finance loans, has officially launched. The property technology platform – co-founded by Ian...

05 November 2020

From: Breaking News

The Right Mortgage to run its first virtual training event

The Right Mortgage and Protection Network will hold its first virtual National Training Event (NTE) on November 26 2020. This year, the...

03 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Evolution Money adds criteria to Knowledge Bank

Evolution Money, the specialist second charge lender, has added its criteria panel to the Knowledge Bank platform. Knowledge Bank holds the full...

03 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Quick Read Top Tips - 5 best practices for all businesses

Here is a quick read focusing on 5 things you can check your business is doing while on your tea break....

30 October 2020

From: Marketing & Social Media

How is Land Registry digitalising the mortgage system?

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

30 October 2020

From: PropTech

Five compliance tips for mortgage advisers

Over the last ten years, the mortgage market in the UK has changed significantly. Alongside increased regulation of the industry, stricter...

30 October 2020

From: Legislation, Regulation & Compliance

What do mortgage advisers need to know about anti-money laundering?

Mortgages have not typically been viewed as a high-risk service when it comes to money laundering, but as the practice becomes...

30 October 2020

From: Legislation, Regulation & Compliance

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

Landbay partners with Primis Mortgage Network

UK specialist buy-to-let lender Landbay has announced its partnership with Primis Mortgage Network, one of the largest mortgage and protection networks...

22 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Pure launches customer account servicing resources

Pure Retirement has launched a new customer-facing brochure to keep its account holders informed about plan features and the processes involved...

20 October 2020

From: Breaking News

The importance of cybersecurity for UK financial advisors

Financial advisors are responsible for the data of their firm and their clients. Losing this data, allowing it to be stolen...

08 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Knowledge Bank and FIBA join forces

Knowledge Bank is partnering with the Financial Intermediary and Broker Association (FIBA) to offer its criteria search system to FIBA’s members. The...

08 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Why advisers should take a closer look at residential real estate lending

Advisers have recently faced a relentless succession of challenges in the attempt to source consistent returns for clients in an environment...

02 October 2020

From: Breaking News

How can brokers prevent mortgage application fraud?

The Society of Mortgage Professionals has urged brokers concerned that a customer is attempting to commit mortgage application fraud to under...

02 October 2020

From: Breaking News

Purchase values up 12% while remortagage values drop, research shows

Despite Covid-19, the average mortgage value for purchasers is up 12.4% compared to the same period in 2019, according to data...

18 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Lockdown cuts home insurance costs as claims fall – study

A steep drop in recorded crime since the start of the coronavirus lockdown has led to a downward shift in home...

16 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty cut leads to 222% bumper month for brokers

A ‘highly unusual’ spike in mortgage searches and applications was seen in August, which increased its five-year average by a whopping...

10 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Pure Retirement expands classic range distribution

Pure Retirement has decided to expand its ‘Classic Lifetime Mortgage’ range to a wider selection of the equity release market. The latest...

03 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Knowledge Bank expands with three new appointments

Knowledge Bank, a market-leading criteria search system, is expanding with the appointment of three new roles. An increasing number of mortgage brokers...

03 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Industry expert Mark Lofthouse to retire in 2021

Mark Lofthouse, chief executive officer at Mortgage Brain, is due to retire in 2021 after 19 years in the company. Since joining...

31 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Pure Retirement launches new sales team postcode search for advisers

Pure Retirement has launched its latest tech innovation in a bid to simplify the adviser journey. Its new postcode finder tool enables...

26 August 2020

From: Breaking News

Hundreds of searches per hour carried out on Mortgage Brain hub

Mortgage Brain has witnessed thousands of advisers actively using its new Affordability Hub tool. The affordability-based technology allows advisers to source mortgage...

24 August 2020

From: Breaking News

UTB Mortgages launches webchat for its Broker Summer Support Package

United Trust Bank (UTB) has revealed the next set of mortgage product, criteria and technology enhancements as part of its Broker...

07 August 2020

From: Breaking News

British Business Bank announces new lenders ahead of CBILS

The British Business Bank has approved four new lenders for accreditation under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS). The Co-operative Bank,...

17 April 2020

From: Breaking News

 New integration system for government’s electronic mortgage deed service

Technology innovator Zylpha has launched an integration between HM Land Registry’s electronic mortgage deed service and LexisNexis VIsualfiles. The first integration of...

17 April 2020

From: Breaking News

MCI Club extends into lifetime mortgages with OneFamily partnership

The MCI Mortgage Club has appointed OneFamily to its lender panel in a bid to include lifetime mortgages for its members. The...

17 April 2020

From: Breaking News

The show must go on: Brokers and lenders unite in light of Covid-19

The Society of Mortgage Professionals (SMP) has revealed how brokers are helping consumers worried about their finances during the coronavirus outbreak. David...

10 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Home of Mortgages – the mortgage market is still open for business

Despite ongoing coronavirus woes, buyers can look to benefit from record low rates and the mortgage market remains open for business. That...

10 April 2020

From: Breaking News

SimplyBiz Mortgages adds Hanley Economic BS to lending panel

Hanley Economic Building Society has become the latest addition to the lending panel of SimplyBiz Mortgages – expanding its presence within...

02 April 2020

From: Breaking News

Legal & General invests in Australian lifetime mortgage business

Legal & General has acquired a 20% stake in the Australian lifetime mortgage business, Household Capital, through its ‘Retail Retirement’ division...

24 March 2020

From: Breaking News

 PI an ‘increasing issue for brokers’, FIBA claims

Professional Indemnity (PI) insurance is becoming an increasingly worrying issue for brokers, according to specialist finance trade body, FIBA. FIBA, part of...

24 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Bristol start-up set to ‘take the mortgage market by storm’

Newly-launched brokerage Lloyd Wells Mortgages is aiming to make the homebuying process hassle-free for first-time buyers, buy-to-let investors and remortgagers. The Bristol-based...

18 March 2020

From: Breaking News

Hodge offers ‘Early Repayment Promise’ across mortgage product range

Hodge has announced the extension of its Early Repayment Promise (ERP) feature across all of its residential mortgage products. The move follows...

20 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Advise Wise launches mortgage club for later life market

Later life lending specialist Advise Wise has announced the launch of its mortgage club to complement its services for the later...

06 February 2020

From: Breaking News

Hinckley slashes rates for first-time buyer-friendly mortgages

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has cut the interest rates on three mortgages particularly attractive to first-time buyers. The fee-free mortgages are...

30 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Bonus-friendly mortgages can boost borrowing power by up to £33,000

Workers who received a festive bonus and are looking to purchase a property in 2020 could boost their borrowing power by...

16 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Mortgage applications to be ‘as simple as car insurance’ in the next 10 years - claim

Mortgage applications will soon be as simple as buying car insurance for many borrowers, as technology begins to revolutionise the housing...

09 January 2020

From: Breaking News

Could Britain’s empty homes accommodate the homeless?

Utilising just 41.4% of Britain’s empty homes could house the homeless, according to research by estate agent comparison website, GetAgent.co.uk. Shelter estimates...

24 December 2019

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

Just Mortgages selects eleven new trainees for broker academy

Eleven new brokers will begin training with Just Mortgages’ broker academy in the New Year. The new members will join the firm’s...

12 December 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

Buy-to-let borrowing stable despite market slowdown

The buy-to-let market has remained relatively stable despite the decline in overall mortgage business during Q3 2019, according to Paragon Bank. Its...

13 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

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

Pilot scheme launched to help advisers digitally connect with clients

A free pilot seminar has been launched to demonstrate how advisers can use websites and social media channels positively. Launched by financial...

22 October 2019

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Advice Bureau opens its 30th UK mortgage shop

Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB) opened the doors to its 30th high street mortgage shop in Dorchester on Thursday 3 October. The opening...

09 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

Interest-only mortgages remained a popular mortgage criteria search in August

‘Interest-only loans’ have maintained their place in the top five most searched-for criteria in August after making their very first appearance...

24 September 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

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

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

Positive industry outlook – UK intermediaries remain confident

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

29 August 2019

From: Breaking News

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

Borrowers at risk if tracker rates fall – claim

Less than 5% of tracker rate mortgages are available on the market, which reflects the current ‘lack of appetite’ for variable...

14 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Many UK homeowners don’t have home insurance

Nearly a quarter of UK homes have no home insurance, according to Assurant Intermediary. The insurance company says advisers play a vital...

14 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

Over a third of UK homeowners have no form of protection

Over a third of people who purchased their mortgage direct from a lender have no protection policy in place, the latest...

24 July 2019

From: Breaking News

New employee mortgage advice service has been launched

Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB) and Charles Cameron & Associates have partnered to offer a financial wellness package for large public and...

24 July 2019

From: Breaking News

Three quarters of homeowners unable to correctly define ‘remortgaging’

The majority (61%) of current and soon-to-be homeowners in the UK don’t fully review their mortgage agreement before signing it, and...

19 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

Landbay secures further £1 billion to fund mortgage lending

Specialist buy-to-let lender Landbay has agreed a £1 billion deal to bolster its mortgage lending. The funding – which is from a...

10 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

Thousands miss out on finding a better mortgage by not speaking to an adviser

Thousands of borrowers could be missing out on a better mortgage deal by not speaking to an adviser, research from Legal...

14 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Advice Bureau York wins national award

Mortgage Advice Bureau York has scooped the award for the Top Business Most Improved in the business category at its annual...

05 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Professional landlord focus drives mortgage lending growth at Paragon

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

30 May 2019

From: Breaking News

The Nottingham extends retirement interest-only mortgage range

The Nottingham Building Society has added to its retirement interest-only (RIO) mortgage range to help with home ownership. Its two new offerings...

22 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

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

Synaptic’s ‘Webline’ portal now available through The Key

Webline, an online quote and e-apply portal from research software developer, Synaptic, is now accessible to mortgage advisers through a new...

14 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

Trussle hosts ‘digital march’ to fix broken mortgage system

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

23 April 2019

From: Breaking News

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

LendInvest secures £200m funding for entry into home loan mortgages

LendInvest has secured funding of up to £200 million from HSBC UK to bring further capital to its platform. With this new...

09 April 2019

From: Breaking News

‘Best Conveyancing Firm’ revealed at Mortgage Strategy Awards 2019

My Home Move has won the title of ‘Best Conveyancing Firm’ at this year’s Mortgage Strategy Awards. This award follows the firm...

28 March 2019

From: Breaking News

First-time buyer mortgage completion rate at three-year high

First-time buyers (FTBs) saw their completion rate for mortgage offers through intermediaries reach a three-year high of 89% in Q4 2018. That...

15 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Shawbrook appoints new director of commercial investment

Shawbrook has announced the appointment of Rob Lankey as director of commercial investment. Lankey joins the specialist lender after a long career...

22 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Connect adds Lenderlink and Fluent Money to second charge panel

Connect for Intermediaries has announced the addition of specialist brokers Fluent for Advisers and Lenderlink to its second charge panel. Connect’s ‘Network...

19 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Hinckley first UK lender to launch digital mortgage application system

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society is the first UK lender to go live with an innovative digital system developed in Denmark. Developed...

13 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

Customer relationship management tools free for appointed representatives

HLPartnership (HLP) and Mortgage Support Network (MSN) have announced that 360’s suite of marketing modules – normally paid for extras –...

07 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Lenders have too much power over borrowers, says report

Over two thirds (68%) of British people think lenders have too much power over borrowers. The findings come from new online polling...

01 February 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

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

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

Pepper Money recruits head of products

Martin Brown has been appointed as the new role of head of products at Pepper Money. Brown joins from lifetime mortgage lender,...

07 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Brexit concerns softens mortgage market

A Brexit ‘uncertainty effect’ is washing over UK mortgage brokers after the largest drop in business volumes in more than two...

03 December 2018

From: Breaking News

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

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

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

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

New partnership aims to encourage growth in P2P lending market

Landbay has chosen Oracle NetSuite to create a more accessible buy-to-let mortgage marketplace for investors, borrowers and brokers. Through NetSuite, Landbay will...

23 October 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

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

The Bank of Mum and Dad to initiate tougher lending rules

Tougher lending rules are surfacing after the expansion of the Bank of Mum and Dad (BOMAD) into one of the UK’s...

12 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

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

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

'Ageing population is putting a strain on later life lending model' - IMLA

Homeowners are ageing at a faster rate than the UK population as developments in post-retirement lending put a strain on the...

30 August 2018

From: Breaking News

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

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

Customers of the ‘Big Six’ lenders are paying £900 over the odds

Borrowers opting for the ‘cheapest’ mortgage deal with one of the UK’s ‘Big Six’ lenders could be paying almost £900 over...

07 August 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

Overcomplicated language dissuades people from switching mortgages

Across the UK adults are signing away the biggest financial contracts of their lives without fully reading or comprehending them, new...

04 July 2018

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Brain events reveal firm’s strategy and vision to lenders

UK lenders were given an insight into Mortgage Brain’s vision and technology strategy for the next generation at three exclusive events...

21 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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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

New head of intermediaries for Furness

Furness Building Society has appointed Alasdair McDonald as head of intermediaries McDonald has over 25 years of experience in the financial services...

06 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Brightstar launches specialist lending workshops

Brightstar Financial has launched a series of specialist lending workshops to help brokers engage with the market more effectively. Merging with some...

24 May 2018

From: Breaking News

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

Mortgage Brain launches ‘Mortgage Skill’ on Amazon Echo

Mortgage Brain has become the first UK mortgage technology company to develop a ‘Mortgage Skill’ on Amazon’s Echo devices. The feature will...

20 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Secure Trust Bank secures 30 partners in first year

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

20 April 2018

From: Breaking News

First digital mortgage registered at HM Land Registry

The first digital mortgage was entered into the Land Register by Enact Conveyancing and Coventry Building Society for a house in...

16 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

Highest demand for specialist mortgages comes from self-employed

A diverse set of customer needs from the self-employed are driving demand for specialist residential mortgages, according to Paragon’s Financial Adviser...

04 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Just Mortgages’ self-employed division grows in under a year

UK mortgage advisers Just Mortgages grew from 13 brokers at the start of 2017 to 81 by the end of the...

16 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Kensington and New Street launch full market in Scotland

Kensington Mortgages and New Street Mortgages have announced a successful market launch into Scotland. While Kensington now offers an extensive range of...

16 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Completion rates in first-time buyer mortgage applications rose in 2017

The majority (74%) of mortgage applications via intermediaries for first-time buyers resulted in a completion during Q4 2017, according to the...

09 March 2018

From: Breaking News

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

The Northview Group appoints new chief executive

The Northview Group – which consists of the Kensington, New Street and Acenden brands – has announced the appointment of Mark...

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

Masthaven teams up with Legal & General to launch second charge range

Masthaven has launched its second charge mortgage range with competitive rates available via Legal & General Mortgage Club. With this partnership, Masthaven...

21 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Too busy? Let technology take the strain

It's only right and proper that as a mortgage adviser you spend most of your time helping your clients buy or...

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

Mortgage costs increased during Q4 2017

The cost of mortgages is on the rise with the price of the majority of mainstream residential mortgages increasing during the...

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

Metro Bank’s senior appointment bolsters mortgage team

Metro Bank has appointed Jeremy Cook as head of corporate relationships within its mortgage team. Cook will report directly to Charles Morley,...

02 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Legal & General Mortgage Club announces 2018 events schedule

Legal & General Mortgage Club has announced its 2018 calendar of events.  The half-day events, which take place across the UK, will...

18 January 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

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

 Together teams up with SimplyBiz Mortgages and Personal Touch

Together has announced partnerships with mortgage club SimplyBiz Mortgages and broker network Personal Touch. SimplyBiz Mortgages – which was founded in 2002...

21 December 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Trading Exchange processes over two million digital transactions

The Mortgage Trading Exchange (MTE), the single delivery channel for mortgage placement, has now processed over two million mortgage transactions since...

21 December 2017

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

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

L&G Mortgage Club campaign busts mortgage myths

Over half (55%) of UK consumers are unaware that a mortgage broker could offer more product options than a bank or...

14 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

Unique data reveals the average length of the whole moving process

New research estimates that it takes the average home mover six months to complete the entire process.  Believed to be an industry...

30 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Brain enhances its Key Client Portal

Mortgage Brain has launched a new version of the Key, the company’s POS and CRM system, offering customers a streamlined service...

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

Lending in England falls as house prices rise

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

17 October 2017

From: Breaking News

House purchase lending higher this year than 2016

Fresh data from UK Finance has found that borrowing and lending for house sales increased in both value and volume in...

17 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Bluestone Mortgages’s funding capacity exceeds £300 million

Specialist lender Bluestone Mortgage has announced the launch of a new facility from National Australia Bank (NAB) with funding provided by...

12 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Vida Homeloans attracts £800m in applications in first year of lending

Vida Homeloans has attracted £1.6 billion decisions in principle (DIPs) and £800 million in applications one year after launching its specialist...

06 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Digital advice and GDPR take priority at Mortgage Vision 2017

Information on the impact of general data protection (GDPR) and how advisers can create their own digital customer experience are just...

02 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Pepper announces imminent rebrand and new mortgages portal

Specialist lender Pepper Homeloans has announced that it will change its name to Pepper Money and will also be launching a...

02 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Freedom Finance launches new campaign against rising future interest rates

Freedom Finance has urged UK families to examine their finances after revealing that an average mortgage bill could increase more than...

18 September 2017

From: Breaking News

more 2 life hits £1 billion lending milestone

Lifetime mortgage lender more 2 life has surpassed £1 billion of lending, along with a substantial total loan book value. According to...

05 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Record August for The Mortgage Hut

The Mortgage Hut has seen a year on year rise of 30% in mortgage applications in August despite the traditional seasonal...

05 September 2017

From: Breaking News

Shawbrook drops rates on 55 Plus Interest-Only Mortgage

Shawbrook’s Residential Mortgages team announced that it has lowered the fixed and variable rates on its 55 Plus Interest-Only Mortgage. With interest-only...

31 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

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

Mortgage arrears and possessions fall again during second quarter

The number of mortgages in arrears has declined in the second quarter (Q2) of this year, being the lowest level since...

16 August 2017

From: Breaking News

UK household wealth rises to over £10 trillion

Research from Lloyds Bank Private Banking shows that the total household wealth in the UK reached an estimated £10.5 trillion in...

16 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

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

Legal & General joins the retirement housing sector

Legal & General has announced its development of Inspired Villages Group, an operator of later living accommodation which formed out of...

07 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

UK mortgage market surged in June

Fresh statistics suggest the UK’s mortgage market has been boosted again, with approvals for home lending up month on month and...

04 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage holders are at risk of losing £400 a year despite being loyal customers

Bank customers are at risk of paying an extra £400 if they chose not to remortgage after their fixed term deal...

01 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Accord Buy to Let expands its fixed rate price

Accord Buy to Let has bolstered its range of fixed rate mortgages for landlords with deposits of 25% or more. The lender,...

28 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage costs drop during second quarter

According to the latest data from mortgage technology provider, Mortgage Brain, the majority of mainstream mortgages have steadily decreased over the...

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

‘Business as usual’ as majority of advisers unmoved by Brexit

It's been quite the year politically. Brexit, Trump's election, the triggering of Article 50, a new French President and now another...

01 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Bank of Mum and Dad to lend 23% more in 2017

The so-called Bank of Mum and Dad will lend 23% more funds in 2017, putting it on a par with the...

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

Northern Ireland sees highest mortgage sales growth in March

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

02 May 2017

From: Breaking News

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

Regulated mortgage ‘robo-adviser’ to launch in the UK

MortgageGym.com, which claims to be the world’s only regulated mortgage robo-adviser, will be launched in the UK in the coming months,...

07 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Landbay reduces BTL rates and refreshes landlord criteria

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

07 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Moneyfacts Awards finalists announced

The Moneyfacts Group has announced the finalists for its awards ceremony, taking place on June 6 in the Pavilion at the...

22 March 2017

From: Breaking News

‘Brokers must update landlords on tax changes’

First Complete and Pink are calling on mortgage brokers to update their landlord clients on buy-to-let tax changes coming into force...

03 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Small deposit buyers increase share of UK mortgage market

Small deposit buyers were given a New Year boost, with their share of the mortgage market increasing in January 2017. Small deposit...

03 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

Research reveals strengthening house price sentiment

The latest House Price Sentiment Index (HPSI) from Knight Frank and IHS Markit has revealed that households throughout the UK perceive...

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

Digital Mortgage range expanded by mobile-only bank

The UK's first bank built exclusively for mobile has extended its Digital Mortgage Range. Atom Bank has launched a two year...

22 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Scottish borrowers are most active mortgage switchers

Mortgage borrowers in Scotland are the most proactive when it comes to switching products, according to new research. A YouGov study, commissioned...

17 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

Key mortgage appointment announced by HSBC

High-street bank HSBC has appointed Jackie Uhi as its new head of mortgage distribution. Uhi has spent the last six years working...

15 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 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

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

Digital Mortgage range expanded by Atom Bank

The UK’s first bank built exclusively for mobile customers has extended its Digital Mortgage range, with 80% LTV and 85% LTV...

27 January 2017

From: Breaking News

IMLA on the lookout for new executive director

The Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA) is on the lookout for a new executive director.  The news follows Peter Williams' announcement that...

25 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Compliance at the coal face

The principal issue we come up against as we go around the UK visiting all our brokers is a lack of...

20 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage professionals show support for equity release qualification

The adviser community has offered broad support to the merits of a standalone equity release qualification, according to a joint survey...

20 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Kent Reliance makes two key appointments

Steve Seal has been promoted by lender Kent Reliance to Head of Sales with immediate effect, as a direct reward for...

20 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Brokers find it increasingly tough to secure buy-to-let mortgages for clients

Buy-to-let mortgages are becoming increasingly hard to secure, new research has revealed. The majority of brokers surveyed in the latest Broker...

20 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

The changing face of sourcing systems

Sourcing systems have been around for so long now that it's easy to think they have the same features and capabilities...

08 November 2016

From: Breaking News

Some lenders remain unresponsive to base rate change

Just over two months since the Bank of England cut the base interest rate to 0.25%, an array of lenders are...

21 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Leeds Building Society announces partnership with LMS

Leeds Building Society has announced the details of a new partnership with conveyancing panel management firm LMS. LMS will now provide the...

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

Saffron announces new fixed rates for owners and FTBs

Saffron For Intermediaries, part of Saffron Building Society, has announced the launch of three new fixed rate deals for homeowners and...

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

The NACFB’s year-long staycation

If the weakened pound and unrest around the continent we sometimes claim to be a part of have combined to put...

30 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Vision headline speakers confirmed

The headline speakers for Mortgage Vision 2016 have been announced. The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries (AMI) and Nationwide/The Mortgage Works will...

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

Positivity about future of buy-to-let remains high in Scotland

New research carried out by Legal & General has revealed that brokers in Scotland are more confident about the future of...

26 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Rise of the bridging loan

The NACFB is sometimes perceived as being an Association of commercial mortgage brokers and asset finance brokers, forgetting the other 20%...

14 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Euro 2016 predictor winner announced

The winner of Furness Building Society's Euro 2016 football predictor for intermediaries has been announced.  Jerome De Jonk of Lighthouse Wealth has...

14 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Long-term interest rates hit a further new low

Back in 1980 I took out my first mortgage to buy a flat in Birmingham. The flat was very affordable and...

13 June 2016

From: Breaking News

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

New appointment for Pepper Homeloans

Specialist lender Pepper Homeloans have added Ryan Brailsford to their team as Regional Development Manager for the North. Brailsford, whose role involves...

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

Skipton drops first-time buyer lending cap

Skipton Building Society has removed its maximum loan size cap for first-time buyers. It said this follows a 20% increase in UK house...

03 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Brokers enjoy “busy start to 2016”

Almost four out of 10 finance brokers enjoyed a busy start to 2016 but most rate the economic outlook as "fair" rather...

01 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

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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

Computershare to service 60% of outsourced mortgages

Computershare will service three out of every five outsourced UK mortgages from next month, the company has confirmed. This follows its Government appointment to...

25 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Now Newcastle tightens buy-to-let criteria

Newcastle Intermediaries has become the latest lender to announce it is raising its stress test levels for buy-to-let mortgages. It is increasing...

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

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

One in three don't know their mortgage rate

One third of UK mortgage holders don't know what interest rate they are on, new research shows. This means that than 5 million people...

19 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Buyers race to beat Brexit uncertainty

One in seven mortgage and remortgage customers are racing to complete their application before the EU referendum on 23 June. More than...

18 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

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

Mortgage fees hit two-year high

New research shows that mortgage fees are starting to increase with the average fee increasing by £40 in the last six...

10 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Rising rents ease landlords’ tax fears

Increasing levels of rents around the UK have softened the blow of recent rises in stamp duty levels for landlords, according...

05 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Fall in demand pushes up tracker rates

The average cost of tracker mortgages is on the increase as the result of falling demand from borrowers, according to Moneyfacts.co.uk. The...

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

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

Mortgage products fly to record high

Brokers have more choice than ever before with the number of mortgage products hitting an all-time high in March. However, new mortgage application...

28 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage costs fall by £1,000 a year

Mortgage rates continue to fall with the majority of residential and buy-to-let rates coming down in cost over the past three...

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

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

L&G posts record completions in March

The Legal & General Mortgage Club delivered a record month in March with completions up 33% year-on-year. Total lending of £4.7bn was...

22 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let 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

Today is UK Mortgage Freedom Day

April 19 is UK Mortgage Freedom Day, the date when the average new borrower will have earned enough to pay off...

19 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Private Finance launches broker recruitment drive

Private Finance is recruiting experienced mortgage brokers and support staff to develop its association with Strutt & Parker. The two have worked...

19 April 2016

From: Breaking News

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

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

14 April 2016

From: Breaking News

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

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

HSBC offers mortgages via three new brokers

HSBC is offering mortgages through three new brokers in a bid to widen access to its mortgages. This follows its successful partnerships...

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

Surge in three-year fixed mortgages

There has been a surge in three-year fixed rate mortgages with number of deals on the market rising 16% in the last...

06 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Paragon loosens limited company buy-to-let rules

Paragon Mortgages has updated its lending criteria for limited company landlords in the wake of recent Government announcements on tax relief...

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

Mortgage rates hit fresh lows as rate hike recedes

Mortgage rates have fallen to record lows as the prospect of an interest rate hike retreats and product choice continues to...

31 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty hike to put brakes on buy-to-let

Chancellor George Osborne's forthcoming stamp duty surcharge will push up buy-to-let rental costs and trigger a decline in the supply of...

24 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

Mortgage Brain unveils second charge sourcing system

Mortgage Brain has announced its new whole-of-market secured loans sourcing system LoansBrain. The mortgage technology solutions provider said the new online system, which is...

22 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Lending hits eight-year high in February

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

18 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Sharp rise in mortgage freebies

There has been a sharp rise in "mortgage freebies" as lenders increasingly compete on incentive packages rather than just price. New research...

16 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Average monthly London rent tops £1,500

The cost of the average private tenancy in Greater London is now £1,521 a month, double the £744 average for the...

16 March 2016

From: Breaking News

MCD could bar cheap loans to accidental landlords

The Mortgage Credit Directive (MCD), could bar accidental landlords from switching to cheaper mortgage deals on affordability grounds. Many could be told they...

11 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

Leeds launches lowest ever 10-year fix

Leeds Building Society is launching the lowest ever 10-year fixed rate mortgage charging just 2.75%. The best buy deal, available from Thursday,...

09 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

Brexit fears drive mortgage enquiry surge

The forthcoming Brexit referendum is fuelling a surge in mortgage enquiries from worried buyers and owners. They fear mortgage costs will increase if...

03 March 2016

From: Breaking News

New deal for one-year self-employed professionals

Kent Reliance has launched a new mortgage proposition for one-year self-employed professionals. The specialist mortgage lender for intermediaries bolstered its proposition for...

02 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

Brexit adds to housing market uncertainty

The Brexit referendum is adding to housing market uncertainty which has seen a 2% drop in sales in major UK cities,...

26 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

First-time buyer deals near pre-crash levels

The number of high-LTV deals aimed at first-time buyers is almost back at pre-financial crisis levels. Mortgages at 90% and 95% LTV...

24 February 2016

From: Breaking News

One in 10 millenials will “never own home”

Almost one in three "millennials" still with live with their families and almost one in 10 say they will never own a...

23 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Brexit could knock 5% off house prices

UK house prices could drop by 5% if the UK votes to leave the EU in the referendum on 23 June. Prime...

22 February 2016

From: Breaking News

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

Building society mortgage approvals rise 10%

Building society mortgage approvals totalled £57.8 billion in 2015, a rise of 10% by value over the year. The mutual sector now...

18 February 2016

From: Breaking News

The wheels are coming off buy-to-let

Mortgage brokers have suggested that the wheels may be coming off the buy-to-let bandwagon after new figures showed lending to landlords...

17 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Offset mortgages fall to five-year low

The number of offset mortgage deals on the market has fallen to a five-year low, new research suggests. And the decline is...

16 February 2016

From: Breaking News

L&G Mortgage Club posts 15% rise in sales

Legal & General Mortgage Club has posted 15% sales growth to make 2015 another record year. It pinned its £46 billion of sales...

15 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let flood drives prices higher

The flood of buy-to-let investors looking to beat the forthcoming 3% surcharge on stamp duty is driving house prices even higher...

12 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage rates fall across the board

Mortgages costs continue to fall with fixed and tracker rates now cheaper than three months ago at various LTVs. The average two-year...

12 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let rents grow strongly in January

Buy-to-let rents are growing strongly outside Greater London with an average increase of 5.5% over the last year. Rents in the South-East grew fastest...

10 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage arrangement fees hit £7,500

Headline mortgage rates have hit an all-time low but rising arrangement fees mean that deals aren't always as cheap as they...

09 February 2016

From: Breaking News

New Street launches as mass market brand

New Street Mortgages has launched into the UK market as a new mass market lending brand under the recently announced Northview...

08 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Limited company buy-to-lets surge 2000%

Landlord attempts to escape George Osborne's tax crackdown have triggered a 2000% rise in the number of limited company buy-to-let mortgage applications. New...

05 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let rates fall as tax surcharge looms

Interest rates on buy-to-let mortgages continue to drop as lenders tempt landlords rushing to beat the stamp duty surcharge deadline. New figures from...

04 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

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

Interest rate cuts save borrowers £22 billion a year

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

28 January 2016

From: Breaking News

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

Mortgage rates continue to fall

Lenders shrugged off rumours of a base rate hike and continued to cut mortgage rates at the end of last year. Fixed...

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

Buy-to-let surcharge boosts housing demand

Chancellor George Osborne's looming stamp duty surcharge is driving housing demand as buy-to-let investors rush to beat the tax hike. The latest RICS UK Residential...

21 January 2016

From: Breaking News

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

Base rate hike prospects fade again

The prospect of a base rate hike has receded even further after Bank of England governor Mark Carney said now is...

20 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Construction dip worsens housing shortage

Construction industry output fell by 0.5% in November to put even greater pressure on the UK housing market. The shortage of properties...

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

No sign of mortgage rate hike this year

Mortgage rates look set to remain unchanged this year as the Bank of England held base rates once again yesterday. Analysts have pushed back...

15 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Rents rise twice as fast as wages

Average UK rents climbed 3.8% in 2015, twice as fast as wages, new research shows. This was largely down to the housing...

15 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

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

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

2015: the year mortgage rates plummeted

2015 will be remembered as the year time mortgage price war reached "boiling point", as lenders battled for borrowers. The result was...

24 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Intermediary mortgage sales disappoint again

Mortgage sales through intermediaries have disappointed for the second consecutive month, new figures show. Total mortgage sales have fallen by 8.4% last...

23 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

Treasury lines up new buy-to-let crackdown

The Treasury has launched a consultation on giving the Bank of England more powers to control buy-to-let and could introduce new lending...

18 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Borrowers urged to fix before UK rates rise

Mortgage brokers are urging borrowers to fix their mortgage repayments in the wake of the US Federal Reserve decision to increase...

18 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let rents and house prices set to “sky-rocket”

House prices are set to soar 50% and rents more than 25% over the next 10 years, new figures suggest. The proportion...

17 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

Yorkshire BS launches outstanding 95% LTV fix

Yorkshire Building Society has just launched a new two-year fixed rate mortgage priced at 3.68% until 31 January 2018. This deal is...

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

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

Basel Committee joins assault on buy-to-let

Buy-to-let is in the line of fire again with reports that officials at the Basel Committee are looking to get tough on...

11 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Nationwide sells 7,000 Help to Buy Isas in first week

More than 7,000 Nationwide Building Society customers opened Help to Buy Isa accounts in the first week. Some have already applied for Nationwide’s Save to...