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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

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

Dudley BS reports record lending figures in year end results

Dudley BS has been working for over 160 years in providing mortgages and saving accounts to customers across a local and...

05 July 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

Brokers should be involved in specialist lending, says adviser

CLS Money has announced another record year for new business, with specialist first charge lending being largely responsible for the company’s...

28 March 2019

From: Breaking News

Is Help to Buy dying? London sales fall by 64%

The number of properties available in London under Help to Buy (HTB) has declined by 64% since 2017, according to modular...

22 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

Hinckley & Rugby added over £50 million to mortgage book in 2018

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society added more than £50 million to its mortgage book in 2018, driven by high levels of...

05 March 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

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

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

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

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

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

Intermediaries encourage customers to review mortgage options

Mortgage intermediaries play an important role in encouraging customers to weigh their options before securing a better deal, according to Paragon. Its...

21 August 2018

From: Breaking News

First-time buyers push through summer property transactions

The proportion of sales made to first-time buyers rose by five percentage points to 29% in June, the highest figure recorded...

09 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Mortgage lender launches short-term loans to landlords using AirBnB

The Tipton & Coseley Building Society is now accepting applications for second homes and holiday lets. The launch enables borrowers to rent...

20 July 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

BTL market entering stable period, says Mortgage Brain

The buy-to-let sector could be entering another period of stabilisation, according to recent analysis carried out by Mortgage Brain. The cost of...

04 July 2018

From: Breaking News

3mc partners with Precise Mortgages to offer Help to Buy exclusives

Mortgage distributor 3mc has launched a range of exclusive Help to Buy products in partnership with Precise Mortgages. As a result,...

29 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Landlords opt for five-year deals after PRA changes

Landlords have increasingly been switching to five-year fixed rate products over the past two years, new data from Commercial Trust Limited...

10 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Digital mortgage start-up exceeds crowdfunding target

A round of crowdfunding by digital start-up Property Master that started in January has already beaten its £250,000 target. The start-up uses...

04 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Longer-term mortgage products overtake two-year deals

Two-year deals for mortgage products have been overtaken by longer-term deals for the first time, according to research conducted by Paragon. The...

20 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

Continued growth and record lending for Together in 2017

Specialist finance provider Together recorded strong progress and record lending volumes in the quarter to 31 December 2017, with its loan...

02 March 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

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

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

Nationwide becomes the newest member of the Equity Release Council

Nationwide is the latest building society to join the Equity Release Council (The Council) following its introduction to the lifetime mortgage...

28 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Finance Professional Show sees increase in visitors

The number of visitors for the Finance Professional Show (FP Show) were up 13% on the 2016 event with over 2,000...

21 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Landbay reports record lending amid greater specialisation of BTL

Digital mortgage lender Landbay has totalled £6.31 million lent across 31 mortgage products, leading to a record month of buy-to-let (BTL)...

06 October 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

First-time buyers make up half of all property purchases in July

First-time buyers accounted for half of all home purchase valuations in July, according to the latest research from Connells Survey &...

29 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Record low in equity release leads to switching plans

A record low in lifetime mortgage rates is driving enquiries about switching plans from existing customers, Bower Retirement say. The specialist retirement...

25 August 2017

From: Breaking News

ASTL members’ value of bridging loans exceed £3 billion

Members of ASTL have written approximately £3 billion worth of bridging loans in the last year, up from £2.8 billion for...

21 August 2017

From: Breaking News

L&G becomes the largest provider of lifetime mortgages

Legal & General Home Finance has become the biggest provider of lifetime mortgages in the first half of this year (H1). The...

14 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Bridging and development lender posts record results

Roma Finance, the Manchester-based bridging lender, has announced its most successful half year to 30 June 2017. Four of the six months...

07 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

Strong performance from LSL mortgage networks in March

First Complete and Pink have revealed that their mortgage, protection and general insurance sales all reached record highs in 2017. The two...

02 June 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

March housing supply at lowest point since records began

The number of properties available to buy through estate agents in March was the lowest level recorded for the third month...

02 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

‘Mortgage accessibility at post-MMR high’ - IMLA

Brokers are encountering fewer difficulties when sourcing mortgages for clients than at any point since the introduction of the Mortgage Market...

05 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Has the mortgage market returned to pre-crisis levels?

The range and number of mortgage products now available is almost at the same level as before the financial crisis. This is...

22 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

Eleven buyers chasing every property, say estate agents

As the supply/demand imbalance continues there is an average of 11 prospective buyers chasing every property for sale, according to NAEA...

01 March 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

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

Buy-to-let mortgage costs remain at record lows

Buy-to-let mortgage costs have stabilised at record lows, according to analysis by Mortgage Brain. Costs have continued to fall on an annual basis,...

15 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Strong 2016 growth for Connells Group’s mortgage division

Connells Group's mortgage division recorded significant growth in 2016, the firm has reported. The Group recorded a 10% rise in the number...

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

Metro Bank cuts residential rates and launches new tracker

High street lender Metro Bank has reduced the rates on its three-year and five-year residential mortgage range. It has also announced the...

03 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage affordability on the rise as rates remain at record lows

Mortgage affordability is increasing for first-time buyers, home movers and remortgagors, according to the latest index from Mortgage Advice Bureau (MAB). The...

01 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

Mortgage costs on the rise, research reveals

The latest product data analysis from Mortgage Brain has revealed that recent predictions about potential increases in mortgage costs are starting...

18 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

Annual house price growth slows, Nationwide index reveals

Annual house price growth slowed in October, according to the latest Nationwide House Price Index. It fell from 5.3% in September...

07 November 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

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

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

Society of Mortgage Professionals announces record membership

The Society of Mortgage Professionals has confirmed that membership has broken through the 8,000-barrier for the first time. “It’s an affirmation of...

19 July 2016

From: Breaking News

The perils of giving advice?

The NACFB’s annual survey results aren’t in yet but there is one prediction I feel I can safely make. The total business...

19 July 2016

From: Breaking News

House prices dipped in May as market 'holds its breath'

Average house prices dipped by 0.4% between April and May, according to the latest figures from estate agents Your Move and...

17 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

Homemover applications hit record conversion rate

Homemovers have just registered the highest success rate for turning mortgage applications into completions. Some 80% of homemover applications led to an...

03 June 2016

From: Breaking News

House prices surge beside the seaside

House prices in British seaside towns have increased by an average £440 every month for the last decade, new figures show. Prices...

31 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Lenders remain positive about buy-to-let

Lenders remain positive about prospects for the buy-to-let market despite the Chancellor's tax crackdown. This is despite the fact that most expect the market to...

31 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Remortgaging hits seven-year high in April

Remortgage lending leapt 48% by value in the year to April to hit £6.4 billion, the largest sum recorded since November...

26 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Family and National Counties commit to older borrowers

Family Building Society and National Counties Building Society have re-affirmed their longstanding commitment to lending to older borrowers. While many lenders have...

20 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let surge turns nasty for first-time buyers

The surge in buy-to-let transactions in the run-up to the stamp duty surcharge on 1 April has left first-time buyers facing...

16 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

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

Bank statistics show strong mortgage lending

The latest edition of the Bank of England’s Money and Credit Figures show mortgage lending was strong in the first quarter...

03 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Supply of rental stock nose-dives

The supply of rental properties plunged in the run-up to the new stamp duty surcharge on 1 April and further falls are...

29 April 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

Outlook is bright for remortgaging

The average amount of equity withdrawn through remortgaging has hit a new high with borrowers taking out £31,887 on average. This is...

28 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

Buy-to-let “chain reaction” drives prices to record high

Asking prices have hit a record high due to the rush of buy-to-let investors looking to beat the stamp duty surcharge. The...

18 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Brexit looms over interest rate decision

The Bank of England’s monetary policy committee has held interest rates again with a unanimous 9-0 vote yesterday and experts say there is...

15 April 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let demand collapses as tax changes bite

Interest in purchasing buy-to-let properties has collapsed as new tax changes start to bite. The number of people planning to buy a...

13 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

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

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

Buy-to-let tax hike revives prime London

April's forthcoming stamp duty surcharge on investors has brought the prime central London property market back from the dead. Property demand has...

08 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Supply plunges amid  swarm of buy-to-let investors

The supply of available housing has plunged to a new low while demand from buyers has surged in recent weeks. Housing supply...

02 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

“Buy-to-let blitz” lifts mortgages to new high

The rush to complete buy-to-let purchases before April has driven mortgage approvals to a two-year high, property experts say. The number of...

01 March 2016

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let supply starts to shrink

The supply of rental properties has fallen to its lowest level for a year and experts warn the Chancellor's tax crackdown...

26 February 2016

From: Breaking News

Data under lock and key

Each time I find something interesting in the data the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB) collects as a by-product...

23 February 2016

From: Sponsored Content

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

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

House prices leap over £8,000 in a month

The price of property coming to market has leapt by 2.90% this month pushing the average asking price to within a...

15 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

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

Intermediary confidence hits record high

Market confidence among intermediaries is at a record high due to rising prices, strong remortgage demand and healthy lender funding. The only...

21 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

Housing market shrugs off winter slowdown

Mortgage approvals for house purchases rose again in November as the market defied a seasonal winter slowdown. Loan approvals for house purchases...

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

Remortgage equity withdrawals surge to record high

The average amount of equity withdrawn via remortgaging hit a new record of nearly £37,000 per borrower in November. This is a...

23 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Vision hits new attendance record

The 2015 series of Mortgage Vision events saw a 23% jump in broker attendance to the highest level in the event’s...

21 December 2015

From: Breaking News

95% LTV mortgages hit post-recession high

The number of 95% LTV mortgages rose by 84% in the last year after a surge of product launches over the...

17 December 2015

From: Breaking News

House prices break new record but growth slows

House prices in England and Wales jumped £16,446 in the last year to hit a new record high of £290,640. This is...

10 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Lenders reject one in seven remortgages

Lenders rejected one in seven homeowners who tried to remortgage in the past two years. One in four of those who could...

09 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 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

Kensington posts record month for lending

Specialist intermediary lender Kensington enjoyed a record month for lending in October with applications up 50% year-on-year. Applications rose 60% by value compared to...

19 November 2015

From: Breaking News

Housing market enjoys bumper October

Two new sets of figures published today showing the housing market firing on all cylinders into the autumn. House in England and...

12 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

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

Rush to fix as mortgage rates edge up

The popularity of fixed mortgage rates is hitting new heights with 96% of homebuyers opting to fix during September for the second successive...

28 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Dramatic surge in equity release sales

Equity release has posted the biggest quarterly rise for 11 years as over-55s withdraw a record £5 million of housing wealth...

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

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

Buy-to-let investors earn near 10% a year

Buy-to-let investors in England and Wales enjoyed total returns of nearly 10% in the past year, new figures show. Landlords saw gross rental...

16 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Paragon and 3mc unveil exclusive buy-to-let deals

Specialist lenders Paragon Mortgages and 3mc have announced new exclusive buy-to-let product ranges. This follows the recent launch from intermediary-only lender Accord,...

15 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

September sales and prices hit eight-year high

Last month was the strongest September for home sales since 2007 as the property market enjoyed an Indian summer. The growth was largely...

09 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Range of buy-to-let mortgages leaps to new record

The number of home loans being marketed to landlords has reached a new high, research has revealed. The latest Complex Buy to...

02 October 2015

From: Breaking News

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

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

Remortgaging levels rise to new record high

The amount of money withdrawn by the typical remortgage customer has hit a new high, according to property service firm LMS. In...

28 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Strongest summer on record for first-time buyers

First-time buyers enjoy their strongest summer on record as sales picked up 25% in the aftermath of the general election. There were...

25 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

High-LTV lending slumps again

First-time buyers with relatively small deposits are finding it increasingly hard to get on the property ladder, new research shows. The typical...

15 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

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

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

Housing demand soars to 11-year high

The number of house hunters in July hit the highest level in almost 11 years after leaping 5% in a month. The supply of available...

25 August 2015

From: Breaking News

Rents top £800 for first time after July surge

Rents across England and Wales have hit a fresh high after a record surge in July, new figures show. The average rent...

21 August 2015

From: Breaking News

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

Housing market powers on after July wobble

Latest figures suggest housing market momentum is getting stronger despite a “wobble” in July that saw a sharp dip in activity. Housing...

18 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

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

Mortgage broker guilty of fraud

A London mortgage broker who evaded almost £115,000 in corporation tax by lying about his company profits has been sentenced for...

04 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

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

House prices hit record high and there's more to come

House prices in England and Wales hit a post-crisis high in June with the average price rising to £181,619. That finally tops...

29 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Housing demand hits 11-year peak

The number of house hunters has hit its highest level in 11 years while supply levels are continuing to fall. Sales to...

28 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Equity release lending surges to record high

Equity release lending has surged to an all-time high in the second quarter of this year. The £384.3 million of lending is...

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

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

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

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

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

Supply crunch pushes average price towards £300,000

A sharp drop in new property supply is forcing house prices ever higher with the average asking price now just a...

20 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Fastest-ever surge in buy-to-let rental income

The income received by landlords is increasing at its fastest-ever rate, according to new research. The latest Buy-to-Let Index from the Your...

17 July 2015

From: Breaking News

Purchase approvals reach 18-month high

The number of house-purchase approvals soared past 72,000 in June, the highest level since January 2014. Figures from chartered surveyor e.surv’s Mortgage Monitor...

10 July 2015

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Valuations soar to boost property market

The number of property valuations rose sharply in June, pointing to a resurgence of growth in the housing market. Figures from Connells...

08 July 2015

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May’s lending nears record levels

The volume of residential and buy-to-let mortgage lending in May reached its second highest level in eight years, new analysis has...

07 July 2015

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Deposit costs put squeeze on first-time buyers

Difficulties in putting together deposits and the General Election put a dampener on the number of first-time buyers completing property purchases...

06 July 2015

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First-time buyers account for half of mortgages

First-time buyers accounted for nearly half of all mortgage-financed house purchases in the first half of this year. New figures from Halifax show they...

03 July 2015

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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

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Mortgage lending soars to post-crisis high

Mortgage borrowing jumped to a six-year high in May and average deposits also hit a new post-recession peak, new figures show. Deposits have...

26 June 2015

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Ipswich BS unveils self-employed deals

Ipswich Building Society is rolling out new products for contractors and the self-employed as it looks to offer further support for...

23 June 2015

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Broker confidence nears all-time high

Brokers confidence has steadily recovered in the wake of the Mortgage Market Review (MMR) and is nearing an all-time high. The number of...

22 June 2015

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Mortgage affordability rises sharply

Mortgage affordability for people who want to buy a home has hit its highest level for six years. Just one in three...

22 June 2015

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NACFB attracts record crowds to Expo

The National Association of Commercial Finance s (NACFB) attracted a record 1,700 attendees to last week's Expo. Registrations were up 26% on...

22 June 2015

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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

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House prices surge to new record

The price of property coming to market has surged to an all-time high after rising nearly £8,500 in a month. The average...

15 June 2015

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Co-op takes two-year fixes to new low

The Co-operative bank has launched the UK's lowest ever two-year fixed-rate mortgage rate at just 1.09%. The loan, available up to 60%...

01 May 2015

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Buy-to-let loan numbers hit record high

The number of buy-to-let products on the market has hit a record high, although the pace of growth has slowed lately. There...

01 May 2015

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Remortgaging hits two-year low

The value of remortgage lending slumped to a two-year low in March after falling 8% over the last 12 months. Total gross...

29 April 2015

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Cheaper deals help low-income borrowers

Improve mortgage affordability is helping borrowers on lower incomes to climb the property ladder. Mortgage applications surged 18% in March in response to...

28 April 2015

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