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KEYWORD "rate rise" - 80 RESULTS
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

What’s Happened to Mortgage Rates Since 2010?

Moneyfacts has analysed the movements in mortgage rates since the Conservatives came to office in 2010. Average two-year fixed mortgage rates fluctuated...

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

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

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’s shock rate rise may not be the only one - warning

At the middle of last week Nationwide slashed its rates to the most competitive of all in the current lenders price...

05 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Brokers Speak Out - key industry issues for 2024

Crystal Specialist Finance has conducted its Annual Survey with over 10,000 brokers for the second year running. The point is to see...

20 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Unpredictable interest rates could spell upheaval for housing market

A new survey - going against the trend of other housing market studies - suggests that house prices could rise six...

13 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Lender warns rates must drop further and faster to boost housing market

The Mortgage Lander is warning that mortgages rates will need to come down more, and faster, to really kick-start the housing...

20 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Equity Release begins long haul back to normal market conditions

The equity release market has seen growth for the first time in 12 months with quarterly increases in both new customers...

08 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage arrears soar in UK according to global credit service

Global credit intelligence provider Pepper Advantage, which has a 100,000+ UK residential mortgage portfolio, says arrears in this country have seen...

06 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Base Rate Decision Week - will the pause turn into an interlude?

The Bank of England is expected to hold base rate at 5.25 per cent this week with many analysts expecting this...

30 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Rate Rise Rumours - latest inflation data may trigger new hike

There are growing fears of yet another Bank of England base rate rise next month following the surprise inflation figure released...

23 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Is The Mortgage Price War Really Over?

Is the mortgage price war really over? On the one hand there are good signs for the housing market - no substantial...

09 October 2023

From: Breaking News

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot… like a Christmas mortgage crisis

Half a million mortgage-holders are facing an imminent financial shock as their fixed deals end in the run-up to Christmas or...

25 September 2023

From: Breaking News

One More Rate Rise? Or Is This It For Now?

The jury is out as to whether there will be a rate rise this week when the Bank of England Monetary...

18 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Warning - Inflation Won’t Hit 2% Target until Mid-2025

The Bank of England’s monetary policy committee is warning that inflation - which is effectively determining base rate and interest rates...

14 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Absolute Lunacy - mortgage industry responds to latest rate rise

The Bank of England’s latest base rate rise - up 0.25 per cent to 5.25 per cent - has been poorly...

08 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

Broker Alert: first sign of borrower arrears across UK

Pepper Advantage, a global credit intelligence company with over $60 billion in assets under management, has published a gloomy report on...

27 June 2023

From: Breaking News

UK Finance reminds lending sector of obligations

Trade body UK Finance has issued a timely reminder to the mortgage lending sector of its obligations to borrowers struggling following...

27 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Rate Rise Preview: what it means for mortgages

There’s almost complete unanimity amongst analysts that this week will see yet another Bank of England base rate rise - and...

20 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Will There Be A Housing Crash?

Mortgage lenders and brokers have rarely had a higher profile than right now, when they are seen as key to the...

13 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Nightmare on Re-Mortgage Street - warning of woe ahead

A leading analyst is warning that a remortgage nightmare lies await in the second half of 2023. Sarah Coles of business consultancy...

06 June 2023

From: Breaking News

Finance expert offers spoonful of sugar to mortgage holders

Mortgage holders swallowed another bitter pill last week when the Bank of England raised interest rates for the tenth consecutive time. The...

07 February 2023

From: Breaking News

What is the Bank of England cooking up and what will it taste like?

The Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England meets on Thursday with the market expecting them to announce 0.5% raise...

31 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage market will see a new normal, says Capricorn

Capricorn Financial Consultancy has released its market expectations for 2023, predicting that the UK mortgage market will have to acclimatise to...

24 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage crisis – 90% of arts and culture employees can’t remortgage

Mortgage rates in the UK have risen significantly during 2022, which appears to have proven an issue for homeowners hoping to switch...

01 November 2022

From: Breaking News

Bank of England increases interest rates to 1.75%, the biggest hike in 27 years

The Bank of England has decided to raise the base interest rate from 1.25% to 1.75%, the biggest rate hike for...

04 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Brokers urged to offer new alternatives to best support clients

With a raft of new schemes coming to market ahead of the end of Help to Buy, questions are being asked...

14 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Need for speed – one in five homes sell within 14 days

Limited housing stock is seeing one in 10 homes (11%) get snapped up within 14 days of entering the market –...

28 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Moving in a positive direction – expert reacts to interest rate rise

Last week (June 16), the Bank of England increased the base rate by 0.25%, up from 1.00% to 1.25%. In response, Moneyfacts.co.uk...

21 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage applicants likely to experience difficulty to be approved for loans

A property expert has predicted that mortgage applicants are likely due to experience some difficulties being approved for loans. It was stated...

26 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Rising interest rates pose ‘financial misery’ for 57% of buyers

As a direct result of the rising cost of living, over half (57%) of Brits are already struggling financially, or expect...

24 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Opinion: What do the cost of living and interest rates mean for mortgages?

As far as the UK Government is concerned, the threat from COVID is over. In its wake, a new battle, the...

22 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Homebuyers: How could an interest rate rise affect you?

With the interest rate rising from 0.25% to 0.5%, Brian Murphy, head of lending at Mortgage Advice Bureau, shares his top tips homeowners...

22 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Homeowners – how could an interest rate rise affect you?

With the Bank of England raising interest rates for the first time in more than three years, Brian Murphy, head of lending...

23 December 2021

From: Breaking News

Five-year fixed rate mortgages more popular than ever before

More customers than ever are opting for an initial fixed period of five years or more when choosing a mortgage, according...

03 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Growth in number of approvals to small deposit borrowers

First-time buyers and existing homeowners capitalised on low rates across the market in October, according to fresh research from e.surv. Its latest...

16 November 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

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

Mortgage costs drop during Q1 2018

The cost of most mainstream mortgages were down when compared to the start of last year, according to the latest quarterly...

10 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Demand for five-year fixed deals drops to annual low

Demand for five-year fixed rate remortgages has fallen to the lowest level since July 2017, according to conveyancing service provider LMS. The...

27 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Potential movers still undeterred by Brexit

Prospective home movers have been active in January and are failing to be put off by Brexit and last year's interest...

24 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Remortgaging reaches record levels, says lender

Remortgaging has reached a record high, rising to 39% of all mortgages, according to The Mortgage Hut. The number of remortgages has...

05 December 2017

From: Breaking News

Variable mortgage enquiries soar despite bank rate rise

Borrowers are still opting for variable mortgages despite the Bank of England base rate increase, new figures from Yorkshire Building Society...

14 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Hesitant borrowers turn to fixed rate mortgages

Yorkshire Building Society has seen a surge in fixed rate mortgage applications from borrowers ahead of a potential Bank of England...

31 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

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

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

Nine out of 10 opt for fixed rates

Nine out 10 borrowers are opting to fix their mortgages despite little sign of forthcoming base rate hike. Historically low mortgage interest...

26 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage lending soars 38% in a year

Gross mortgage lending surged 38% in the past year to hit £13.6 billion last month, the highest figure for nearly eight...

25 February 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

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

Britons unprepared for rising mortgage rates

Britons are unprepared for rising mortgage rates even though nearly three-quarters would see their monthly repayments rise if the base rate...

14 January 2016

From: Breaking News

One in three don't know their mortgage rate

One in three mortgage holders have no idea what rate of interest they are paying, new research shows. This is despite growing...

08 December 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

Fixed-rate mortgages plunge to fresh lows

Two, three and five-year fixed rate mortgages have plunged to new lows despite speculation of a base rate rise next year. Comparison...

05 November 2015

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers fight back in September

First-time buyers accounted for 29% of total sales in September, a rise of 45% compared to August. The National Association of Estate...

27 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Remortgagers shun broker help

The number of people using an independent adviser to help with a remortgage has dropped by 28% this year, new figures...

21 October 2015

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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

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Rate fears drive remortgage activity

Fears that the Bank of England will soon raise the base rate from its all-time low is driving a rise in...

30 September 2015

From: Breaking News

One in three Britons would welcome interest rate hikes

The British public remains divided over impact of interest rate rise with almost one in three welcoming the prospect. That rises to more...

24 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Mortgage price war on borrowed time

The current mortgage price war will not last forever, mortgage lenders have warned. Lenders taking part in a panel debate at the...

21 September 2015

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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

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

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

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First-time buyer sales hit post-crisis high

The number of first-time buyer sales rose nearly 5% in July to hit the highest figure since the recession. There were 29,700...

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

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Brokers are buzzing as mortgage market hits fresh high

Brokers are buzzing with confidence after new figures showed the mortgage market enjoyed its best July for seven years. Gross mortgage lending...

21 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Latest drop in repossessions masks hidden threat

Repossession rates have fallen to another new low but brokers warn that will quickly reverse when interest rates finally start rising. Repossessions...

14 August 2015

From: Breaking News

No bank rate hike this year, brokers say

Brokers and analysts don't expect base rates to rise until at least 2016 after the Bank of England held base rates...

07 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Mortgage rates creep up ahead of key BoE meeting

Lenders have started to push up the cost of their mortgage deals as the Bank of England moves a step closer to the first base...

05 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Rents rises outstrip inflation, official figures show

Figures published by the Office for National Statistics show that private rental prices paid by tenants in Great Britain rose by...

03 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

Affordability improves sharply over the last year

The salary of the average homebuyer fell 16% year-on-year in June to £34,584, as improved mortgage affordability boosted lower income borrowers. The...

24 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Base rate threat spells end to record low mortgages

Brokers are urging borrowers to remortgage as the age of record low mortgage rates draws to a close. Last week, Bank of England governor...

20 July 2015

From: Breaking News

House prices close in on all-time peak

Brokers have welcomed new official figures showing that house prices in England and Wales are within a whisker of their all-time high. House...

29 June 2015

From: Breaking News

Housing market riding high

Mortgage approvals hit a 14-month high in May after rising 4% year-on-year, according to new figures from the British Bankers' Association. It said 42,530 mortgages...

25 June 2015

From: Breaking News

Sharp falls in lending and house price growth

Record low interest rates couldn't prevent a decline in lending and house prices in April. UK house prices increased by 5.5% in...

17 June 2015

From: Breaking News

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