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KEYWORD "UK" - 101 RESULTS
Airbnb-Friendly Mortgages - campaign underway for more lenders

NatWest has announced it will introduce new Airbnb-friendly mortgage terms that embrace home sharing via short lets. And now Airbnb wants...

22 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Cash buyer activity reaches decade-high level

New research suggests that last year cash buyers accounted for the highest percentage of market activity seen in the last decade...

22 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Housing Market shows real signs of strength - Zoopla's new figures

Half of all UK homes have increased in value in the first half of 2024 by 1% or more, says Zoopla. This...

22 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Call for Labour to create life-long fixed-rate mortgages

A left-wing academic is suggesting that the new UK Labour government should emulate the US and introduce life-long fixed-rate mortgages. Some 90...

17 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Standard Life introduces new EPC scheme

UK lender Standard Life Home Finance has announced a new EPC scheme to encourage consumers to make their homes more sustainable.   Upon...

17 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let market ‘in good health’ despite some rent falls

Lettings agency giant Connells says the private rental sector performed strongly in the second quarter of 2024 despite worries over future...

17 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Rate cut hopes and housing optimism rise after Labour’s first week

The latest residential sentiment survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors suggests a currently-subdued housing market but with a more...

15 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Unique energy-efficiency mortgage launched by Virgin and Hive

Virgin Money has launched The Retrofit Boost, a new mortgage product designed to help home owners improve their property’s energy efficiency. The...

15 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Shock as Bank of England advised not to cut rates in August

One of the Bank of England monetary policy committee members has advised against a cut in base rate on August 1. Jonathan...

10 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Commercial mortgage FinTech bank wins lending accreditation

Atom, a UK app-based bank, has been accredited as a lender by the British Business Bank under the new Growth Guarantee...

10 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Roadshow back in top gear this autumn

Mortgage Brain’s Mortgage Vision roadshow is back this autumn. The mortgage technology provider is heading to new locations with an expanded line-up...

08 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage rate hitting affordability and hurting market

The Nationwide has calculated that house buyers with mortgages are now pay far above the long term average. The lender, in its...

03 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Home Ownership Revolution thanks to election - agency's view

The Conservatives are set to lose nearly half of homeowner votes this week, latest polling from national estate agency Jackson-Stops reveals....

03 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Warning from Bank of England - mortgage payments up for millions

Some 3m UK households are to be hit with further increases in mortgage repayments over the next two years, the Bank...

01 July 2024

From: Breaking News

First Time Buyers deterred by over-strict mortgage rules - claim

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

01 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Over 18m UK homes need green upgrades says Rightmove

A huge survey involving analysis of over 14,000 properties suggests an urgent need for the next government to help private rental...

01 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Interest-only mortgage holders show no signs of undue stress

Data from UK Finance suggests that interest-only mortgage holders are showing no obvious signs of distress despite interest rates remaining high.  There...

01 July 2024

From: Breaking News

First Time Buyer mortgage costs soar

 A new first-time buyer study from Rightmove reveals that the average first-time buyer mortgage payment has risen by 61% since the...

26 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Volatile Mortgage Rates hurt the Housing Market

Buyers and sellers had to process a series of different numbers starting with five last week. The crucial number was 5.7%. That...

26 June 2024

From: Breaking News

New Fixed-Rate Products for buyers of new-build homes

The West Brom - the UK’s seventh largest building society - is now offering a range of fixed rate mortgages to...

24 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Bank of England slammed for interest rate attack on homeowners

The Bank of England has been sharply criticised for an “attack on homeowners” due to its refusal to cut rates. The Monetary...

19 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Today! Webinar on Starting and Growing a Mortgage Business

HLPartnership, the UK’s largest privately owned mortgage and protection network, is hosting a webinar event today to help entrepreneurs decide whether...

19 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Debt reduces despite Housing Market Bounce-back

Overall, the total value of the UK housing market contracted by 21% in the year to March 2024, on the back...

19 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Reform UK policies dismissed by mortgage chiefs as 'Truss Mark 2'

Mortgage experts have criticised the Reform UK housing and tax policies as being superficially appealing but risking a return to the...

19 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Moans - Watchdog asks why rates are so much higher

Jersey's mortgage rates have been consistently higher than those in the UK, sparking concern among consumers and prompting our investigation, according...

12 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Boost for owner occupation is key demand of UK Finance manifesto

UK Finance has released its financial services manifesto, outlining key priorities the next government should focus on. David Postings, Chief Executive of...

12 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Later life mortgage lending falls, but still casts a shadow over retirement

New figures from UK Finance show a drop off in later life mortgage lending in recent months. There were 28,840 new loans...

12 June 2024

From: Breaking News

New mortgage platform claims to benefit broker partners

Newcastle for Intermediaries has launched a new mortgage platform for its broker partners.   Following the announcement of its new broker website and...

10 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Nationwide-Virgin mortgage mega-deal probed by CMA

The proposed merger between mortgage and financial service providers Nationwide and Virgin Money is to be investigated by the UK's competition...

05 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Interest Rates depress mortgage approvals in spring market

Official Bank of England figures shows that net mortgage approvals for house purchases totalled 61,100 in April, little changed from 61,300...

05 June 2024

From: Breaking News

First Time Buyer loan applications soar - now biggest sector of mortgage market

Applications from first time buyers have grown by 33% so far this year with FTBs now making up a higher proportion...

03 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Election unlikely to impact property market revival - new figures

Analysis by an estate agency shows that since the 1980s, house prices have climbed by an average of 5.4% in the...

03 June 2024

From: Breaking News

FinTech invite to brokers to free Mortgage and Rental Masterclass

FinTech company Mortgage Brain has partnered with large scale buy to let lender The Mortgage Works to host a free Mortgage...

30 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Boost for First Time Buyer lending as last-gasp law change approved

The Building Societies Act 1986 (Amendment Bill) successfully passed its legislative stages as part of the last minute ‘wash up’ of...

30 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Lender opens large-loan mortgage range to all brokers

Dudley Building Society has made its residential large loan mortgage range accessible to all brokers. Up until now, access to the building...

30 May 2024

From: Breaking News

LRG's financial services division rebranded as part of Mortgage Scout

Leaders. Romans Group, one of the UK's leading property services groups, has rebranded and amalgamated Start Financial Services into Mortgage Scout. Start...

30 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Digital bank buys out specialist buy to let mortgage lender

UK digital bank Chetwood Financial has completed the acquisition of the buy to let mortgage lender CHL Mortgages for Intermediaries from...

28 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Emerging Market Identified - many more first time buyers aged 50-plus

There was a 13% increase in Q1 2024 of 56-65 year-olds searching for their first property compared to the same period...

22 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Painfully slow house buying process may hit transaction volumes - Rightmove

Rightmove is predicting some 1.1m residential transactions this year - but it says the glacial pace of house buying in the...

22 May 2024

From: Breaking News

New mortgages aimed at Healthcare and skilled Foreign Visa Holders

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has launched a range of mortgages to help skilled foreign workers in the UK own their...

20 May 2024

From: Breaking News

House Sales stagnate as mortgage rates dampen buyer enthusiasm

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

15 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Lending set to double next year - new figures

UK mortgage lending is forecast to grow just 1.5% (net) in 2024, according to the latest EY ITEM Club Outlook for...

13 May 2024

From: Breaking News

FinTech link allows lender to offer ultra-fast insurance quotes

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

13 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Arrears edge upwards - latest official figures from UK Finance

UK Finance’s latest arrears and possessions data shows a modest three per cent rise in homeowner mortgages in arrears to 96,580...

13 May 2024

From: Breaking News

High Street lenders: Most hike rates, one reduces them

HSBC has made a slew of changes and increases to its residential and buy to let mortgage products. The bank is introducing...

09 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage costs push housing market into north-south divide

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

09 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Rate changes prompts housing market rethink by Savills

Savills has today upgraded its five-year UK mainstream house price forecast to reflect the stronger than expected start to the year...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Prices of flats rising faster than any other property type

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

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

All change - more rate and product changes from major lenders

Several of the UK’s biggest lenders have raised rates on their mortgage products this week already, as speculation grows that the...

01 May 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

01 May 2024

From: Breaking News

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

29 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Lloyds and Barclays profits drop as mortgage competition surges

Lloyd’s pre-tax profits were just £1.6 billion between January and March, down from £2.3 billion for the same period last year. The bank...

29 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Shock as major mortgage lenders increase rates

Five major lenders - NatWest, Barclays, Accord, Leeds Building Society and HSBC - have all announced rate increases so far this...

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Just Mortgages launches its latest Broker Academy

Just Mortgages, one of the UK’s largest mortgage brokerages, is hosting its second broker academy of the year. The programme caters to...

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage lending plummets ahead of expected summer surge

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

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Broker industry revenue set to pass £2.5 billion by 2030

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

24 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Big Gaps between Mortgage Approval Prices and Asking Prices

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

22 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Credit Set to be More Selective as lenders’ worries rise - new stats

New Financial Conduct Authority statistics display housing market turbulence over the past two years, raising concerns about buyers and lenders in...

22 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Revealed - the latest trends in UK lending and borrowing

A new report reveals the latest trends  in UK lending and borrowing, compiled by lending software company Lenvi. The most notable trends include...

17 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Top Three Lenders invest in improved house buying process

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

15 April 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

15 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Over 120,000 borrowers slash payments via Mortgage Charter

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

15 April 2024

From: Breaking News

First Monthly House Price Fall for Six Months

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

15 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Half of buyers would use ethical finance provider - new research

Almost half (45%) of UK homebuyers would consider using an ethical finance provider that follows Islamic principles, finds Gatehouse Bank. Gatehouse Bank,...

10 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Housing Market shows sign of improvement despite high rates

UK house prices fell by 0.2% in March. Nevertheless, the annual rate of house price growth edged higher to 1.6% in...

10 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let Crisis - lending plummets and arrears soar

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

08 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Building Society’s tiered approach to Interest Cover Ratio

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

08 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Good News of Approvals from the Bank of England

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

08 April 2024

From: Breaking News

How Much Will Mortgage Rates Affect The Housing Market?

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

04 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Bank of England Base Rate Cut - when will it happen?

The Bank of England has signalled that more than one interest rate cut is likely this year - but the question...

02 April 2024

From: Breaking News

HSBC launches Energy Efficient Homes mortgage range

HSBC used the Easter period to launch its Energy Efficient Homes range, tailored for UK residential first time buyers, home movers...

02 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Lender hires TV property guru to highlight empty homes scandal

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

27 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Analysis shows long term rebalancing housing market

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

27 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Massive importance of Private Rental Sector revealed in new report

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

27 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Construction: hope for long-term improvement as approvals rise

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

27 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Reforms urged to boost Home Ownership

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

27 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Bank’s new intermediary website is part of product refresh

Sharia-compliant digital bank Nomo - part of Bank of London and The Middle East plc (BLME) - has linked with a...

25 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Stamp Duty and Inheritance Tax blamed for downsizing slump

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

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

New analysis shows link between rates and longer mortgage terms

The ‘average’ 25 year mortgage term is increasingly becoming a thing of the past says USwitch. A recent study of the data...

13 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Brokerage survey gives surprise result for first time buyers’ affordability

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

13 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Nationwide’s bold move will make it even bigger mortgage lender

The Nationwide Building Society has agreed to buy Virgin Money in a £2.9 billion deal - a rare example of a...

11 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Tech-boost for Dutch-style mortgage provider entering the market

April Mortgages has struck a deal for new technology to help it introduce Dutch-style loans into the UK. The new mortgage type...

11 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Dip in demand for new builds as interest rates keep buyers at bay

Homebuyer appetites for new-build properties have dipped. Demand dropped 1.1 per cent in the last quarter according to analysis by easyMoney of...

11 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Halifax throws “a massive mortgage curveball” defying rivals

Halifax moved entirely in the opposite direction to its rivals at the very end of last week, cutting rates instead of...

26 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage volumes plummet for older borrowers

There were 29,060 new mortgages taken out by older borrowers over 55 in the last three months of 2023 - down...

26 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Portfolio landlords eye capital raising to fund 2024 expansion plans

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

19 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Specialist lender Cohort Capital hits bridging milestone

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

19 February 2024

From: Breaking News

First Time Buyers aged 50-plus “one of fastest growing sectors”

There were 12,000 first time buyers over the age of 50 in the UK in 2022, the latest figures available. This means that...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Virgin Money sees long-term mortgage improvements despite recent dip

High street bank Virgin Money UK says there is light at the end of the tunnel for mortgages and the housing...

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

14 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Revolutionary new mortgage product sees rates fall as LTV improves

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

12 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Worrying rise in mortgage arrears and repossessions - new data

UK Finance says there were 93,680 homeowner mortgages in arrears of 2.5 per cent or more of the outstanding balance in...

12 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Lender’s internal data reveals shocking fast-growing arrears

Global intelligence company Pepper Advantage, which has a portfolio of over 100,000 UK residential mortgages, says there’s been a dramatic increase...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Finance houses buddy up to provide Sharia-compliant residential loans

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

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Market Bounce drives housing market recovery

The number of mortgages offered to home buyers went up from 49,300 in November to 50,500 in December, against the normal...

05 February 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

05 February 2024

From: Breaking News

House prices fragile but sentiment amongst buyers very strong - Savills

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

31 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Lender revamps lending criteria for high-skilled foreign nationals

MPowered Mortgages is changing its lending criteria for Tier 2, high-skilled foreign nationals across its range of products. It says this forms part...

31 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Nationwide’s slashed rates take lending war to fever pitch

The UK's largest building society has slashed its cheapest mortgage rate to an eight-month low and significantly under the Bank of...

29 January 2024

From: Breaking News

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