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KEYWORD "UK" - 463 RESULTS
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

From: Sponsored Content

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

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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

Bridgebank Capital completes £10.95m loan

Quantum by Bridgebank Capital has completed a £10.95 million short term loan advance against a portfolio of prime London properties, part...

05 February 2016

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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...

10 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Life gets better for first-time buyers

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

10 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let in rude health ahead of tax crackdown

The buy-to-let market remains in good health ahead of Chancellor George Osborne's tax crackdown, with stable yields and strong tenant demand. Four...

08 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty reforms save buyers £4,500 each

The typical home buyer approximately £4,500 better-off due to last year’s stamp duty changes. Chancellor George Osborne reformed the “slab system” of...

08 December 2015

From: Breaking News

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

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

07 December 2015

From: Breaking News

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

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

04 December 2015

From: Breaking News

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

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

02 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Help to Buy Isa rates flop

Two thirds of prospective homebuyers are likely to take advantage of the new Help to Buy Isa yet rates so far...

02 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let surcharge set to cause “mayhem”

The new surcharge on stamp duty for buy-to-let and second homes is set to cause conveyancing “mayhem” next year. Broker Conveyancing has...

01 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Now Santander unveils Help to Buy Isa rate

Santander has joined the growing list of banks and building societies that are announcing the rates on their Help to Buy...

01 December 2015

From: Breaking News

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

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

30 November 2015

From: Breaking News

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

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

27 November 2015

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers driven out of market

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

27 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Stafford Railway BS lends up to age 85

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

27 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Cautious welcome for London Help to Buy

The Chancellor's pledge to build 400,000 new homes and support young buyers in London have been welcomed by the property industry but...

26 November 2015

From: Breaking News

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

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

24 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Post Office launches buy-to-let and residential range

Post Office Money has launched a new range of competitive residential and buy-to-let mortgage rates. This is part of his continuing bid...

24 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Time to enter the ESTAS Mortgage Broker Awards

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

24 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let rents surge ahead of inflation

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

23 November 2015

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers to shun” Help to Buy Isas

First-time buyers are unimpressed by the Government’s Help to Buy Isa initiative with almost half expected to shun the plan. That is...

20 November 2015

From: Breaking News

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

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

18 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Tax crackdown is number one landlord worry

Chancellor George Osborne's planned cuts to buy-to-let tax relief are the top worry for landlords thinking of selling up. The squeeze on higher rate...

17 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let tax rates harsh even before new crackdown

New figures show that the UK tax rate on buy-to-let investments is already higher than in many other countries, even before Chancellor George...

16 November 2015

From: Breaking News

BSA reviews mortgage lending age limits

The Building Societies Association (BSA) has committed to review its maximum age limits for mortgage borrowers to help those who need...

13 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Availability of homes hits four-year low

A fall in the number of affordable homes being put up for sale has driven overall property availability in the UK...

13 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Stock market volatility fuels buy-to-let boom

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

11 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Supply crisis eases as stock levels rise again

The number of new properties coming onto the market across the UK increased for the second consecutive month in October. Online estate...

11 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let rental increases slow

The average UK rent outside London rose 3.5% over the past 12 months to £749 a month but the pace of...

10 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty overhaul under attack

Chancellor George Osborne is under attack by critics who claim his recent stamp duty overhaul which has hit property sales and slashed revenues from...

09 November 2015

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers need £50,000 salary

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

09 November 2015

From: Breaking News

No rate hike until 2017

The mortgage industry faces months or years of the increasingly tiresome "will they, won't they" interest rate hike game after a...

06 November 2015

From: Breaking News

House prices rise nearly 10% in a year

UK house prices rose 9.7% in the year to October and should continue climbing over the coming year, according to the...

06 November 2015

From: Breaking News

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

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

06 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Interest rates to rise after Christmas

The mortgage industry can expect the first interest rate hike shortly after Christmas, experts say. The National Institute of Economic and Social Research...

05 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Sharp rise in mortgage freebies

Mortgage lenders are increasingly using freebies to attract customers as it gets harder to compete on price. The number of mortgage products...

04 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Quitting EU will affect property prices

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

04 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Fresh warning of London bubble

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

03 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Adam Tyler Blog: Plans from the Opposition

Landlords seem to be under attack from all sides of the political divide, as Chancellor George Osborne buy-to-let tax crackdown proceeds...

02 November 2015

From: 60 Second Interview

Remortgage surge drives housing market

A dip in the number of mortgage approvals for house purchases in September was offset by a sharp rise in remortgaging. The Bank...

30 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Average London property hits nearly £500,000

The average London house price has leapt 9.6% in a year to £499,997 as the capital's market springs back to life. This reverses the recent...

29 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Legal & General joins Pepper homeloans

Legal & General Mortgage Club has joined Pepper Homeloans’ growing network of UK distributors. Legal & General, the largest mortgage distributor in...

29 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Cheap mortgages come with frightening costs

The true cost of the lowest-price mortgages on the market is "frightening", according to new research from Moneyfacts.co.uk. It said too many...

28 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Moving house one bit at a time

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

27 October 2015

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Sharp fall in sales of million pound houses

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

26 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Fresh signs of slowdown at top of market

There is further evidence of a slowdown at the top of the market as the pace of house price growth in...

23 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Homeownership now an unrealistic dream

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

23 October 2015

From: Breaking News

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

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

20 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Prime central London bubble bursts

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

19 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let drives out first-time buyers

Record high demand for first-time buyer properties has pushed prices up by nearly 10% in the year. Although property prices generally have...

19 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Four jailed in £300m mortgage scam

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

19 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Masthaven Finance applies to become a bank

Specialist mortgage lender Masthaven Finance has applied to become a bank offering home loans and fixed-interest savings. It has now submitted its banking...

15 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Housing market slows despite low mortgage rates

Latest figures show UK house prices slowed in the year to August with annual growth of 5.2%. That is unchanged from July,...

14 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Access to mortgages getting worse

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

14 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Housing market activity at six-month high

UK housing market activity climbed to its highest level for six months in September. The total number of property valuations was also the...

13 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let landlords buoyant despite tax threat

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

12 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Prime London slowdown continues

Price growth in prime central London looks set to slow further as the property market faces a number of headwinds. Knight Frank has cut...

12 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Falling rate hike prospects will hit broker business

Mortgage brokers could see business levels decline as the prospect of an early base rate hike recedes. Fears that the Bank of...

09 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Now Tesco and the Nottingham join mortgage war

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

09 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Now Nationwide enters mortgage price war

Nationwide has announced a string of cuts to its fixed-rate range just one day after analysts warned of yet another mortgage price...

08 October 2015

From: Breaking News

September mortgage lending hits new highs

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

08 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Mortgage rates set to plunge even lower

The cost of fixed rate mortgages is set to plummet as lenders rush to meet 2015 lending targets. London estate agent Portico.com...

07 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let becoming “legal minefield”

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

05 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Skipton completes 200 expat buy-to-let deals

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

05 October 2015

From: Breaking News

HSBC cuts mortgage prices

HSBC has announced a reduction in a wide range of home loan rates. The bank has cut the cost of a...

02 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Help to Buy continues to drive mortgage market

The government-backed Help to Buy home-loan scheme continues to offer vital support to the mortgage market two years after its launch,...

01 October 2015

From: Breaking News

North-south house price divide widens

Figures published yesterday by Nationwide Building Society show the widening gap between in property values in London and the South-east and...

01 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Broker deals push number of mortgages to post-crisis high

There are now more than 15,000 mortgage products available in the UK, the highest level recorded since the financial crisis of...

30 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Boom in price of first-time buyer homes

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

30 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let sector escapes Bank crackdown

The Bank of England has ruled out intervention in the UK buy-to-let market despite fears that its growth could pose a...

28 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Three-bed rentals enjoy fastest growth

Three-bedroom properties have seen the fastest growth for rents after rising 4.6% in the last year. London computer hotspots like Windsor and...

25 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Award-winning mortgage broker in £1m fraud

An award-winning mortgage broker who set out to build a £1 million family home has escaped immediate imprisonment after admitting fraud...

24 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Why now is perfect time to remortgage

New research suggests that now is the perfect time to remortgage as more products hit the market and rates fall significantly. As...

22 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Millions of tenants will never own home

Home ownership is a distant dream for nine million UK renters who say they will never be able to afford their...

21 September 2015

From: Breaking News

House prices at new high in record September

The price of property coming onto the market has hit a new high after the biggest September rise for 13 years. New...

21 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Now Nationwide and Co-op join mortgage price war

Nationwide and The Co-operative Bank are the latest lenders to join in the recent bout of mortgage rate cutting. This follows a flurry...

16 September 2015

From: Breaking News

UK house prices climb and outlook brightens

UK house prices rose by 5.2% over the last year helped by the return of the first-time buyer. The annual pace of...

15 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Now another Bank policymaker hints at early rate hike

The prospect of an interest rate hike in the UK may be closer than markets realise, according to a Bank of...

15 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let enjoys double-digit rental growth

The rental market is still booming with rents rising by 10.5% over the last year, although the rate of growth has...

14 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Brokers fear new EU rules will hit mortgage lending

The large majority of brokers and lenders fear that new EU regulations may hit UK mortgage lending. New research shows that 74% of...

14 September 2015

From: Breaking News

House prices rise 9% as shortages bite

UK house prices rose 9% in the past year after a strong summer that saw prices leap 3% between June and August,...

11 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Lenders launch new price war as rate hike threat recedes

Lenders have launched another round of "best ever" mortgage rates as the prospect of a Bank of England base rate hike recedes further...

11 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Housing market enjoyed August surge

Two new surveys published today show that the property market scaled new highs yet again in August. The RICS UK Residential Market...

10 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Industry defends equity release from FCA attack

Brokers and industry specialists have leapt to the defence of equity release following a Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) report suggesting the...

09 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Homeowners unprepared for interest rate rise

Homeowners with variable rate mortgages remain dangerously exposed to rising interest rates, new research suggests. Three out of four homeowners on a...

08 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Lenders start pulling best buy fixed rates

Record low fixed rate mortgages may already be a thing of the past as lenders start pulling rates. New research from Moneyfacts.co.uk suggests...

08 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Lloyds remains top mortgage lender

Lloyds Banking Group has held onto its lead as the UK's biggest mortgage lender despite losing market share. Santander hopped above Nationwide to...

07 September 2015

From: Breaking News

House price growth outstrips incomes

House prices now cost six times income even in the most affordable regions of England and Wales as the affordability crisis worsens. In...

03 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Lender battle over five-year fixes

Five-year fixed rates are the latest mortgage battleground with HSBC and Leeds Building Society both launching market-leading rates. This shows that lenders...

02 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Tax crackdown forces buy-to-let landlords out of business

One in five landlords say they will be forced out of business in the next two years by Chancellor George Osborne's...

02 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Carney: rates may rise despite China crisis

Bank of England governor Mark Carney has said interest rates are likely to increase despite the deflationary impact of the Chinese...

01 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let will become loss-making when rates rise

Landlords with standard buy-to-let properties will lose money when interest rates start rising, new research shows. This would be a double blow...

01 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Over 600,000 will use pension to clear mortgage

More than 600,000 Britons intend to use all or part of their pension to help repay their mortgage balance, new research...

28 August 2015

From: Breaking News

NatWest latest lender to start increasing rates

NatWest Intermediary Solutions will be increasing its mortgage rates by up to 14 basis points (bps) amid signs that rates are...

28 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Rush to remortgage as fixed rates creep upwards

Homeowners rushed to remortgage in July amid signs that fixed-rate mortgages are now starting to creep up in price. Remortgaging jumped 29%...

27 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let investors must act to beat tax crackdown

Tax specialists have urged buy-to-let landlords affected by Chancellor George Osborne’s tax crackdown to act now to ensure their sums still...

27 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Homes for sale hits five-year high

The number of homes coming onto the UK property market has surged to its highest level since 2010, new figures show. Nearly...

26 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let bonanza as rates fall while deals hit 1,000

The buy-to-let mortgage boom continues with rates falling sharply while the number of products on the market hits a seven-year high of 1,000. The average...

26 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Buying now £670 cheaper than renting

The cost of buying a home for first-time buyers is £670 a year lower than renting, according to new research by...

24 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Transactions flat despite price rises

Residential property transactions fell by 4% between June and July, according to new figures from HM Revenue & Customs. July's seasonally-adjusted figures...

24 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let landlords selling up to escape tax crackdown

Buy-to-let landlords are gearing up to offload their properties after waking up to the impact of Chancellor George Osborne's recent tax...

24 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Interest rates to rise pretty soon

The Bank of England has dropped another hint that interest rates are set to rise with departing policy maker David Miles...

20 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Surprise inflation jump could bring forward rate hikes

Yesterday's shock rise in core inflation could bring forward the date of the first Bank of England base rate hike, analysts...

19 August 2015

From: Breaking News

London goes off the boil as regional house prices surge

UK house prices increased 5.7% in the year to June but London is trailing as the capital's property market continues to...

19 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Mortgage deals “spike” as lenders prepare to pull rates

August has seen a spike in the number of mortgage deals as buyers look to snap up cheap loans before interest...

18 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Landlords face battle to get buy-to-let finance

Landlords are struggling to cash in on the buy-to-let boom because of growing difficulties getting mortgage finance, new research has found. One...

18 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Strongest July in eight years as national recovery gathers pace

Last month was the strongest July for home sales since 2007 with a rise of 13% on June to 90,000. This is the first time...

13 August 2015

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers save £2,000 as 95% LTV rates plunge

First-time buyers are £2,000 better off thanks to a sharp drop in rates on 95% LTV mortgages over the past two...

12 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Banks to impose tough new buy-to-let tests

Banks are set to launch a new clampdown on buy-to-let in a bid to stop the boom getting out of control. They are looking...

10 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Families can't afford to trade up in 95% of UK towns

New families can't afford to move up the property ladder in more than 95% of UK towns. New research published today shows they...

10 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let income soars 12% to nearly £1,000 a month

Buy-to-let rental income has surged ahead of both inflation and house price growth to hit an average of £977 a month. The...

10 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let mortgage rates driven lower

NatWest Intermediary Solutions is cutting rates on a number of its buy-to-let deals as rates across the market continue to slide lower. New figures...

07 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Mortgages fall again despite rate hike threat

New figures suggest that mortgage rates are continuing to fall despite growing expectations of a base rate hike. There was a further...

06 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Average house costs record 8.8 times earnings

The average property in England and Wales cost a record 8.8 times local earnings last year, new official figures show. And it topped 10...

06 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let crackdown to hit house price growth

Chancellor George Osborne's crackdown on buy-to-let tax relief is set to curb lending and temper house price growth. Despite this short-term setback, 2015...

05 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let given unfair advantage over residential buyers

Mortgage regulators have given buy-to-let investors an unfair advantage over residential buyers and the balance needs to be redressed, a broker has claimed. Independent...

30 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Mortgage rates still falling despite rate hike threat

Mortgage rates continue to fall despite reports that lenders are already pulling their cheapest deals in advance of the first Bank...

30 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Fixed rates now cheaper than variable rates

As mortgages plunge to record lows borrowers no longer have to pay more for the security of a fixed rate. The difference...

29 July 2015

From: Breaking News

GDP surge threatens early rate hike

Official figures showing GDP rose a robust 0.7% in the second quarter will add to pressure on the Bank of England...

29 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let landlords shrug off Osborne’s tax crackdown

Most landlords will remain loyal to buy-to-let despite Chancellor George Osborne's crackdown on tax relief in his recent Budget. Osborne limited tax relief...

28 July 2015

From: Breaking News

The great mortgage rate hike finally begins

Lenders have started to withdraw their best mortgage deals in advance of the anticipated hike in base rates, threatening rising costs across the...

27 July 2015

From: Breaking News

House price sentiment holds firm despite rate threat

The house price sentiment index in positive territory for 28th consecutive month with households in all UK regions saying property prices...

27 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Nationwide to offer Help to Buy Isa in December

Nationwide Building Society will back the new government-backed Help to Buy Isa from 1 December. The new offering will run alongside its...

27 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Prices in UK cities to rise 10% this year

House price growth in the UK's leading cities is set to hit 10% this year as the market recovery continues. The Hometrack UK...

24 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Average home up £7,000 this year

The price of average British home leapt by more than £7,000 in the first half of this year to hit £270,674. That...

23 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Borrowers withdraw record equity despite rate hike threat

Remortgage customers are withdrawing record amounts of equity despite the threat that rising base rates will force up mortgage costs. Borrowers have...

23 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Bank of England to unleash fresh buy-to-let crackdown

The Bank of England could be handed new powers to restrict buy-to-let lending and curb the property boom. Chancellor George Osborne is...

22 July 2015

From: Breaking News

House prices to rise at triple forecasted speed

While the London housing market drove UK growth in 2014, the capital should underperform the rest of the country this year,...

22 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Chelsea tops property Premier League

Chelsea continue to top the Property Premier League despite a recent drop in form, new figures suggest. The average property price in the SW6...

22 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Report reveals rental hotspots

Wakefield, Coventry, Brighton, Nottingham and Greater London are the parts of the UK where renters who have just moved to the...

17 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Property market confidence slips back, says Halifax

Confidence in the outlook for UK house price growth slipped back in June, according to the Halifax Housing Market Confidence Tracker. This...

17 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let not to blame for supply problems says CML

The government and the Bank of England must not put too much of the blame for a lack of housing supply...

16 July 2015

From: Breaking News

House prices benefit from election boost

House prices in the UK climbed solidly in May as a result of the certainty provided by the General Election result,...

15 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Virgin Money cuts price of fixed-rate loans

Lender Virgin Money has announced improvements to its range of residential mortgages, along with the temporary removal of its £99 application...

14 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Planning system review ‘should go further’

Proposals announced last week by Chancellor George Osborne to reform the planning system in the UK may not do enough to...

14 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Budget changes could damage property supply, expert claims

Changes announced in last week’s summer Budget could in fact make the UK’s shortage of housing even worse, according to a...

13 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Property market returns to growth, says Halifax

A lack of supply of homes has translated into rising housing market values according to the latest Halifax House Price Index. The...

09 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let landlords hit by Budget tax crackdown

Buy-to-let landlords could lose thousands of pounds a year after Chancellor George Osborne limited tax relief on mortgage interest payments yesterday's Budget. From...

09 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Surge in number of first-time buyer mortgages

The number of home loans available to first-time property buyers has risen to its highest level since before the start of...

07 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Bank should not ‘rush to judge’ buy to let

The Bank of England is facing criticism for recent comments which warned of the dangers to the UK economy of the...

07 July 2015

From: Breaking News

UK house prices fall in June

Brokers remain confident that house prices will continue to rise this year despite new figures showing a fall of 0.2% in June. The surprise price...

03 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let threatens UK economy

The Bank of England has warned that the booming buy-to-let market poses a threat to the financial stability of the UK. It...

03 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Dramatic surge in fee-free mortgages

The number of fee-free mortgages has quadrupled in the last five years and could shortly break the 1,000 mark, new figures...

30 June 2015

From: Breaking News

London prices leap £23,000 in a month

London house prices surged in May to add £23,132 to the value of the average home, new figures show. The capital's property...

30 June 2015

From: Breaking News

THE ESTAS 2015 Highlights

The ESTAS are more than the biggest and most prestigious awards in the industry. They are a management information service, marketing...

25 June 2015

From: Video Articles

Adam Tyler Blog: Finance Sans Frontières

It wasn’t exactly springtime in Paris, but our day in Brussels at the start of May was nonetheless a welcome trip...

25 June 2015

From: 60 Second Interview

Adam Tyler blog: Tuning in to the Late Show

The Forum of Private Business (FPB) has reported that nearly two thirds of businesses are operating with cash reserves of under...

25 June 2015

From: 60 Second Interview

Adam Tyler blog: Getting a second chance

The British Bankers’ Association is working on a project that ensures small businesses won’t be left out in the cold. Banks will...

25 June 2015

From: 60 Second Interview

Adam Tyler

The private story behind public relations. When the NACFB’s members look back at how we’ve focused so much on the press, and...

25 June 2015

From: 60 Second Interview

Mark Lofthouse

Mortgage sourcing systems – it’s all about accuracy Since the first mortgage sourcing system was built in 1986, their capabilities, not to...

25 June 2015

From: 60 Second Interview

Clare Nessling

Excellent buying conditions have lured Britons back into the overseas property market this year, with bargain property prices and historically low...

25 June 2015

From: 60 Second Interview

Is Scotland’s Housing Market Better Together?

Scotland has voted to stay in the union – at least for now – and one question that investors will have...

25 June 2015

From: Sponsored Content

Is It the Right Time to Sell Your London Property?

As UK house prices reach new records and the price for an average London property crosses £500k, you might wondering whether...

25 June 2015

From: Sponsored Content

The Dos and Don'ts of Selling Your Home

Recent figures show that the UK is currently facing a housing shortage, with the lowest number of properties available for sale...

25 June 2015

From: Sponsored Content

Quantum by Bridgebank Capital facilitates debt forgiveness transaction

Quantum by Bridgebank Capital have completed a £1.2 million short term loan advance for a successful property professional, based in the...

25 June 2015

From: Sponsored Content

Increasing tenant demand means landlords won’t want to be left behind in 2015

Recent research has revealed that more than half of landlords are looking to expand their property portfolio in 2015. This is...

25 June 2015

From: Sponsored Content

Need to buy or sell a property quickly? Say hello to Suite Properties

Suite Properties is a firm specialising in buying and selling property in a dynamic and fast-paced industry. For different reasons, many people...

25 June 2015

From: Sponsored Content

Know the Risks with Buy-to-Let Property

Recent surveys showed UK rental prices have hit a record high and it shows no slowing down. According to the figures, landlords...

25 June 2015

From: Sponsored Content

Pension freedoms drive buy-to-let growth

The number of buy-to-let mortgages increased sharply in the first month following Chancellor George Osborne's pension freedom revolution. The choice of deals has...

24 June 2015

From: Breaking News