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KEYWORD "debt" - 91 RESULTS
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

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

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

Happy Holidays! Lifetime mortgage funds fuel trips of a lifetime

Lifetime mortgage fund usage continues to show a mixture of aspirational and needs-based borrowing, according to figures from lender Pure Retirement....

24 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage defaults jump - and there may be worse to come

Banks are reporting that default rates increased in the final quarter of 2023, albeit more slowly than the quarter before -...

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Debt crisis hits low earners - arrears rising

A regular financial resilience barometer from a leading consultancy shows that the debt position of the lowest fifth of earners has...

17 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Metro Bank NOT selling residential mortgage portfolio after all

Metro Bank says it will not, after all, be selling its residential mortgage portfolio despite widespread industry speculation that it was...

27 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Debt Crisis - a third of people struggling to meet repayments

Approaching a third of people are struggling to meet loan repayments of all kinds because of the cost of living crisis. That’s...

13 December 2023

From: Breaking News

New advisory service seeks to “redefine real estate finance”

Karis Capital is launching as what it calls “a premier real estate debt advisory firm with plans to redefine how developers...

11 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Barclays likely to bag Metro Bank mortgage book ‘by year end’

A report on Sky News says talks are underway for Barclays hto acquire the £3 billion mortgage book of the troubled...

04 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Landlords ‘Hit Harder Than Others’ by interest rate hikes - claim

The research chief at lettings agency Hamptons says it’s likely that landlords have been hit harder by high interest rates than...

22 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Interest Tax Relief must be reinstated - agency boss speaks out

The chief executive of Winkworth estate agency chain says this week’s Autumn Statement must see the reinstatement of Mortgage Interest Tax...

20 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Dire borrowing and credit data from Bank of England

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

08 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Record mortgage debt repayments as equity release “changes market”

UK mortgage holders are repaying record amounts of mortgage debt, according to the  Equity Release Council. But the ERC claims high levels...

25 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Debt Prompts Think Tank To Demand Policy Overhaul

Britain’s macroeconomic policy framework needs an overhaul to tackle the risk of an unsustainable ratcheting up of debt. That’s the view of...

25 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Crisis for Landlords With 40% Higher Payments

Landlords in the UK are paying 40 per cent more mortgage interest than in August 2022, which equates to an extra...

23 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Defaults Rising - and there’s likely to be worse to come

Analysts suggest that mortgage lending is likely to fall over the rest of 2023 with both demand and supply dropping thanks...

16 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Borrowers Show Low Level Of Understanding Their Debt - survey

A depressing 64 per cent of people have taken out a mortgage or personal loan without fully understanding how it works,...

11 October 2023

From: Breaking News

‘Terrifying’ leap in mortgage arrears

Mortgage arrears in the UK jumped by almost a third between April and June compared with the same period last year,...

18 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Four in 10 borrowers will be retired when their mortgages mature

Equifax data has found that 41 per cent of live mortgages in the UK are held by customers who will be...

13 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Brokers Issue Warning Over ‘Cut Price’ Housing Market

Brokers are wanting that the recent Rightmove asking price index does not mean that sellers are necessarily in a position to...

30 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage approval boost means broker advice ‘needed more than ever’

Mortgage approvals rose by just over three per cent from 49,000 in April to 50,500 in May according to new Bank...

04 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Bridging market still buoyant despite turbulence

Despite the recent economic turbulence, the bridging market has seen more requests for fast, short-term finance. This type of finance provides certainty...

28 March 2023

From: Breaking News

Lenders offer brokers some specialist learning to help clients

With many borrowers under the cosh because of the cost of living crisis, lenders are offering brokers a chance to learn...

07 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Insight - 50-year mortgages pose high risk for the housing market

According to a leading property firm, the latest announcement that a specialist lender has been given a license to off 50-year...

01 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed – what happens to equity release plans when you die?

Equity release allows the older generation to release some of the money from the value of their home through a series...

02 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed – how to get a mortgage with adverse credit

As interest and mortgage rates rise, mortgage providers are becoming stricter when it comes to who they will and will not...

26 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight - Bank of England drops mortgage affordability tests

A recent change in mortgage rules that required lenders to check whether homeowners could afford repayments at higher interest rates has...

23 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – industry firsts and product enhancements

This week’s roundup takes a look at the latest in the mortgage market, from L&G’s latest addition to its lender panel...

26 May 2022

From: Breaking News

The end of a decline – foreign interest returns to the London market

International buyers are slowly returning to the London property market after three consecutive years of declining market activity, research by debt...

19 May 2022

From: Breaking News

London’s latest hotspots – which areas rank high in £1m+ house sale?

Despite a more lethargic pandemic property market performance, a recent study by debt advisory specialists, Henry Dannell, has analysed sold price...

12 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Top tips for renters struggling to get on the property ladder

New research from Canopy reveals 10% of UK private renters have been unsuccessful in getting a mortgage, despite 80% never missing...

12 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Foreign nation road names have the highest London house prices

Debt advisory specialist Henry Dannell recently analysed the average sold price on roads containing another country within their name. By evaluating sold...

05 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Paying off your mortgage this year? This is how much your home has made

While a somewhat slow London property market may be currently trailing the rest of the UK when it comes to the...

31 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Outstanding mortgage values hit 10-year high, study shows

When it comes to the money owed as a result of mortgage borrowing in the last 10 years, UK homebuyers have...

29 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Rising cost of living drives buyers to second charge products

Borrowers are turning to second charge mortgages to help alleviate financial issues, according to Knowledge Bank’s latest criteria tracker. ‘Capital raising for...

03 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Bad news? One in three borrowers could face mortgage rejections

New research from The Mortgage Lender (TML) reveals that 34% of UK adults planning to buy a home in the next...

01 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Don’t let the heart rule the head when buying a house - tips from Together

Scott Clay at Together - the specialist lender - has shared a few tips for couples considering buying their first home...

15 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage cost rises could hit London buyers the hardest

Market analysis has revealed where house price growth could stutter should monthly interest payments start to climb as a result of...

11 January 2022

From: Breaking News

Just 27% of people seek financial advice despite Covid uncertainty

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

02 June 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

29 April 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

13 April 2021

From: Breaking News

One in four homeowners miss mortgage payments – study

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

23 March 2021

From: Breaking News

Debt begone! Lockdown savings fuel record mortgage repayments

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

18 March 2021

From: Breaking News

‘Securing debt’ the most searched criteria in second charges

2021 looks set to be another year of change in the mortgage market, with the second charge market seeing the biggest...

16 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Revealed – Covid’s ongoing effect on the housing market

Equity Release Supermarket (ERS) has reported the behavioural shifts and factors still influencing customers due to the ongoing effects of the...

04 February 2021

From: Breaking News

Pepper Money goes live on Mortgage Brain’s Affordability Hub

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

14 January 2021

From: Breaking News

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

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

12 January 2021

From: Breaking News

Mortgage expert – buyers must act now before stamp duty cut ends

A mortgage advisor is urging prospective buyers to act now before the stamp duty holiday comes to an end. Matt Colley, director...

19 November 2020

From: Breaking News

Forget the noughties – Hope Capital launches seventies collection

Hope Capital has launched the ‘seventies collection’, which comprises two new bridging loan products. The HOPE 70 products offer a low rate...

07 September 2020

From: Breaking News

Money Advice Scotland to pilot open banking tool

Money Advice Scotland is piloting open banking technology from Experian which could help it to significantly speed up the early stages...

16 January 2020

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

Pension cash dominates the savings market

Both the volume and value of flexible payments from pensions has hit a new high, according to Moneyfacts. Data from the money...

29 August 2019

From: Breaking News

Pure Commercial Finance secures £2.5m second charge bridging loan

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

19 June 2019

From: Breaking News

New service to aid mortgage applicants with lower credit scores

MortgageGym is adding four specialist lenders to its online platform for mortgage applicants with lower credit scores. These include Together and Precise...

08 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

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

Millions of mortgage holders underestimated time it took to be mortgage free

Nearly a third (32%) of current mortgage holders, which equates to approximately 4 million people, may have to re-evaluate their finances...

08 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Three million borrowers may still be paying off their mortgage after retirement

A fifth of current mortgage holders believe they will still be paying off their mortgage beyond the age of 65 –...

28 November 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

Criteria activity tracker reveals brokers’ top searches

The most search criteria by brokers during July has been revealed by Knowledge Bank’s ‘Criteria Activity Tracker’. Knowledge Bank – the source...

16 August 2018

From: Breaking News

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

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

13 June 2018

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Hanley Economic BS changes criteria across near prime product range

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

10 May 2018

From: Breaking News

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

More equity release options for ‘silver separators’

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

16 January 2018

From: Breaking News

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

Home improvements and mortgage clearance top reasons for equity release

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

25 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Vida Homeloans enhances buy-to-let criteria

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

10 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Total gross mortgage lending to hit £260 billion this year

The mortgage market will reach its highest level of gross lending since the financial crisis during 2017, the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders...

02 May 2017

From: Breaking News

New Finance Director appointed by Furness Building Society

The appointment of Matthew Dobson as Finance Director has been announced by Furness Building Society. Dobson, who has over 15 years of...

10 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Remortgage activity continues to increase, research reveals

Homeowners remortgaged for an average of £15,000 more in 2016 than they did two years ago, with 57% of remortgage cases...

01 February 2017

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

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

3mc completes Kensington's first packaged case

Mortgage distributor 3mc has generated Kensington’s first packaged case to go to offer since the lender returned to the market last...

11 May 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

Mortgage approvals leap 24% in December

Monthly mortgage approvals soared 24% year-on-year to £12.4 billion in December but brokers deny lending is getting out of control. Across 2015,...

28 January 2016

From: Breaking News

Household debt soars in last six months

A steep rise in debt since last summer 2015 has put more households under financial pressure, new research shows. Income and saving...

14 January 2016

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

Arrears fall again but brokers warn against complacency

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

13 November 2015

From: Breaking News

NatWest cuts loan-to-income maximums

NatWest Intermediary Solutions has reduced its loan-to-income (LTI) maximums for mortgage applications up to 85% LTV. It has reduced its maximum LTI...

13 October 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

One in seven over-70s still paying off mortgage

One in seven homeowners aged 70 and over are still paying off their mortgage, with the average debt a hefty £40,000. New figures...

17 September 2015

From: Breaking News

One million face interest-only timebomb

Nearly one million homeowners with interest-only mortgages are a "ticking timebomb" because they have made no plans for paying off their debt. The...

07 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

Buy-to-let landlords face “severe” profits shock

Buy-to-let landlords face a "severe dent" in post-tax profits following Chancellor George Osborne's tax crackdown. Individual landlords will face extra tax bills of £2,000...

21 August 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

Equity release lending soars by 17%

The amount of money generated by equity release deals in the first half of 2015 rose by almost a fifth according...

15 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

Remortgagers dash to raise cash

Almost one third of borrowers who remortgaged in May increased the size of their mortgage to release cash for spending or...

02 July 2015

From: Breaking News

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

Young borrowers face lifetime of debt

Young borrowers increasingly expect to be paying their mortgage into retirement as they stretch themselves to get on the housing ladder. Around half of...

17 June 2015

From: Breaking News

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