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KEYWORD "mortgages" - 100 RESULTS
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

Boom for low deposit mortgages as shelf-lives increase - Moneyfacts

The availability of deals at 95% loan-to-value has risen to its highest point in over two years.  Overall, it was the fifth...

10 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Sale idea revived by troubled Metro Bank

It appears that Metro Bank has resuscitated a plan to sell much of its mortgage book after being rescued from potential...

10 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Buyers Go Green in bid to get Cheaper Mortgages

Almost a quarter of prospective homebuyers plan to make their homes more energy efficient in the hope of securing more favourable...

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

First Time Buyers sceptical that politicians will improve their chances

Fewer than half (46%) of potential first-time buyers believe this week’s General Election will improve their buying prospects, despite manifesto pledges. Labour...

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

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

Big banks drop rates and likely to trigger copycat cuts

HSBC has made extensive cuts to rates levied on a vast range of residential and buy to let mortgages, coming into...

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

Sharp Criticism for obstinate Bank of England over rate hold

There’s been particularly sharp criticism for the Bank of England’s decision at the end of last week to hold base rate...

24 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Interest Rate Impact - why rates are volatile for mortgages

Interest rates for borrowers have been volatile over the past six months, despite no change to the Bank of England base...

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

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

Higher Mortgage Rates sucking life out of the housing market

A number of major mortgage lenders have announced rate increases just as the election campaign enters its second half. Barclays has increased...

17 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Shelf Life Halved in just One Month - new figures

oneyfacts data reveals the average shelf-life of a mortgage has dropped to 15 days, down from 28 days a month prior. Month-on-month...

12 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgage market will see off General Election instability - expert's view

The mortgage market is resilient enough to endure temporary political uncertainty created by next month’s General Election. That’s the view of Jonathan...

10 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Call for review of mortgage affordability criteria by new government

Rightmove says there should be a review of mortgage affordability criteria undertaken by the next government. The portal’s mortgages expert Matt Smith...

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

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

Huge rise in Mortgages paid off by borrowers in retirement

A Freedom of Information (FoI) request from a former pensions minister has revealed a significant increase in the proportion of home...

28 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

April Mortgages launches Dutch-style house purchase product range

April Mortgages has launched its new unique house purchase mortgage range. Now all registered firms will be able to offer the entire...

22 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

Debt Consolidation Range from lender  targets older borrowers

LiveMore, the mortgage lender for people aged 50 to 90 plus, has launched a new up to 100% standalone debt consolidation...

22 May 2024

From: Breaking News

At last! Mortgages market confidence finally recover from Liz Truss disaster

The latest report from the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA) reveals that intermediary confidence in the industry increased in Q1 2024. Some...

20 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Good news as High Street borrowers cut rates once again

There was good news over the weekend as rates reductions announced late last week kicked in. Barclays has cut a number of...

20 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

Landbay cuts stress testing requirements on like-for-like remortgages

Buy to let lender Landbay has enhanced its like-for-like remortgage range with new lower stress testing, alongside new rate reductions. For landlords...

15 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Interest Rate impact on Mortgages - a six month analysis

Interest rates for borrowers have shown mixed signs of both rises and falls over the past six months. Moneyfactscompare has analysed...

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

Base Rate Held Again - what this really means for mortgages this summer

Bank of England base rate has been held at 5.25% - where it has been for nine months. The Bank’s monetary policy...

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

Building Societies target first time buyers with affordability issues

Research from independent mortgage monitor Moneyfactscompare suggests that building societies are working hard to support first-time buyers, for whom affordability has...

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

Mutual cuts rates twice in a week, against the trend

The Hinckley & Rugby building society has announced two cuts to rates across its mortgage range in short order.  After rate cuts...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Nationwide mortgages dry up for highest flood risk applicants

A report on there Bloomberg news agency suggests that the Nationwide Building Society is using new technology to identify areas at...

07 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgages target borrowers with CCJs and defaults

Aldermore is reintroducing a broader range of mortgages for owner occupiers. The lender says it wants to support often “overlooked customers” with...

01 May 2024

From: Breaking News

Purplebricks launches Mortgage division targeting first time buyers

Purplebricks has launched Purplebricks Mortgages Limited - taking over from the old Strike Financial Services brand.  A year ago the Strike online...

01 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

Hinckley & Rugby lowers mortgage rates in spring refresh

The mutual has announced a refresh of its product range to ensure it continues to meet the complex needs of today’s...

01 May 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

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

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

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

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

Going Down - Mortgage advisers sentenced over £3m fraud

Mortgage advisers Larry Barreto and Tassib Hussain have been sentenced for fraud offences following a prosecution brought by the Financial Conduct...

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

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

April Mortgage’s long-term deals win additional exposure

Legal & General Mortgage Club has added April Mortgages to its lender panel, giving additional exposure to April’s long-term fixed-rate remortgage...

04 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Jury’s Out - Is the YBS 99% mortgage a good idea?

Yorkshire Building Society new fee-free offer will enable first-time buyers across England, Scotland or Wales with a £5,000 deposit to purchase...

02 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

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

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

Building Society defends using humans, not algorithms, to decide mortgages

Leek Building Society has used its annual report and publication of accounts to mount a stout defence of its methodology regarding...

25 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Many landlords to end fixed-rate deals soon, says lender

Some 40% of residential landlords with a mortgage - fixed, tracker or discount - are due to renew their mortgage rate...

18 March 2024

From: Breaking News

 Kensington reduces rates and fees on selected products

Kensington Mortgages has lowered rates and reduced arrangement fees across selected 90 and 95 per cent Loan To Value products. For its...

13 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

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

Budget Day - Rightmove pours cold water on 99% mortgage idea

Rightmove says the housing market needs a more innovative mortgage initiative than the 99 per cent idea floated by the government. The...

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Building society bans mortgages on holiday let properties

A building society has launched a pilot project banning mortgage lending on holiday lets in two tourist areas for 12 months. Leeds...

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Just Mortgages reports soaring interest in emerging new build sector

Shared ownership has given the new-build division at national brokerage Just Mortgages a bumper start to 2024. New build leads and enquiries...

06 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Experts slam lenders for ultra-short notice repricing of mortgage products

Experts have lashed out at lenders who reprice products, sometimes with just a few hours’ notice. And many suggest that lenders are...

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Was Halifax rate reduction just a cynical marketing ploy?

Last week Halifax - previously an outlier amongst major lenders - announced it was raising rates, following the likes of Santander,...

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

BTL fixed rates plummet as product choice rises again

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

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Hodge announces changes to 50+, Retirement and Holiday Let products

Hodge has made significant changes to its 50+, Retirement Interest Only (RIO) and Holiday Let Mortgage property criteria. The updates include the...

04 March 2024

From: Breaking News

FCA launches working group to probe interest-only mortgages

The Financial Conduct Authority is working with 12 lenders and administrators to probe the interest-only mortgage market. The number of IO and...

28 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

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

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

21 February 2024

From: Breaking News

NatWest rates up and plenty of others to follow - warning

NatWest has made changes to its product ranges for both new business and existing customers. New borrowers can expect a rate increase...

19 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

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

Falling house prices and big mortgages – three major risks

Business consultancy Hargreaves Lansdown has identified three major risks associated with the current market, characterised by falling house prices and larger...

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

Vast majority of High Net Worth Individuals suffer mortgage rejections

The vast majority of high net worth individuals have faced mortgage rejections and had to accept lower loan-to-value ratios than they...

05 February 2024

From: Breaking News

First Time Buyers less reliant on parents for raising deposits - research

New research indicates that the Bank of Mum and Dad may not be as prevalent as it once was, with the...

31 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Boost In Buy To Let Lending expected this year say brokers

Just under half of mortgage brokers expect to place more limited company buy-to-let business throughout the next 12 months, Paragon Bank...

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

Just Mortgages reveals details of its leadership programme

National brokerage Just Mortgages has opened nominations for its new leadership programme, which it claims is “designed to find and develop...

31 January 2024

From: Breaking News

All To Play For - Seller confidence soars for 2024

London estate agency Foxtons says its latest survey shows a major uptick in the confidence of potential sellers.  While 38 per cent...

29 January 2024

From: Breaking News

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

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

29 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Negative effects of mortgages on housing market “overstated” - claim

The negative effects of higher mortgage rates on affordability were overestimated throughout 2023 with house prices having dropped one one to...

29 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Mortgages for Business announces rebrand after 34 years

Mortgages for Business is rebranding to Mortgage Finance Brokers, or MFB. A statement from managing director Gavin Richardson says: “It’s now a...

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

First Time Buyers may get 25 year fixed term mortgages under Labour

Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves says first time buyers could benefit from a "revolution in home ownership" with 25-year fixed-rate mortgages. Reeves says...

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

No more progress chasing for lenders, pledges HM Land Registry

HM Land Registry says it’s working with mortgage lenders to ensure they will no longer need to chase conveyancers for updates...

22 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Bank of England chief warns of ‘future shocks’ derailing recovery

Bank of England governor Andrew Bailey is warning that ‘future shocks’ may yet derail economic recovery. In a session with MPs at...

15 January 2024

From: Breaking News

First Time Buyers and mortgages - new study shows the help they get

A high proportion of first time buyers take advantage of some form of assistance when purchasing their initial home. That’s the verdict...

15 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Building Society warns it may stop lending on holiday lets

A building society says it is considering ending its policy of lending to buyers of holiday lets. Martese Carton, the director of...

10 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Awareness of Green Mortgages plummets - new figures

Awareness of green mortgages is dipping among buyers, according to new research. Almost two thirds of mortgage advisers say their clients have...

10 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Revealed - demographic finding it hardest to pay off a mortgage

The so-called Generation X - those born between 1965 and 1980 - are finding it hardest to pay off their mortgage,...

10 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Demand for Mortgages Soars as rates war draws in applicants

Latest Bank of England data released in recent days shows net mortgage approvals for house purchases rose from 47,900 in October...

08 January 2024

From: Breaking News

New Mortgage Platform aims to grab share of growing investor market

Two organisations have joined forces to create a new platform dedicated to providing holiday let mortgages. Holiday Cottage Handbook Financial Services claims...

08 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Tories float plan for more long-term mortgages to boost house buying

The Conservatives are working on a series of schemes to help first time buyers to be unveiled at the Budget in...

03 January 2024

From: Breaking News

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