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KEYWORD "survey" - 101 RESULTS
Rate cut hopes and housing optimism rise after Labour’s first week

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

15 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Millions of borrowers clueless about Interest Rates and their debt

More than a quarter of people are in the dark about interest rates and how much they pay, a new survey...

08 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Home Ownership Revolution thanks to election - agency's view

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

03 July 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Over 18m UK homes need green upgrades says Rightmove

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

01 July 2024

From: Breaking News

Lender blames slow mortgage approvals for gazumping

Homebuyers are being gazumped due to lengthy property chains and delays in getting a mortgage, new research from Market Financial Solutions...

17 June 2024

From: Breaking News

Buyers stung by high hidden costs when moving home

New research from Compare the Market has revealed that nearly seven in 10 households have been caught out by surprise costs...

28 May 2024

From: Breaking News

House Sales stagnate as mortgage rates dampen buyer enthusiasm

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

15 May 2024

From: Breaking News

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

Warning of missed mortgage payments growing in number

A new survey suggests that almost half a million Britons are set to miss a mortgage payment in the next six...

29 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Wealthier Home Movers Undeterred by General Election

The majority of buyers and sellers in the prime housing market will not be deterred by the upcoming General Election, claims...

17 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

Down-valuations biting hard across Britain

New research shows that sellers in Wales are likely to be hit hardest by a down valuation, with the average home...

04 April 2024

From: Breaking News

How Do First Time Buyers afford to get on the property ladder?

A 2,000-person survey has revealed the diverse financial routes that first time buyers take to get on the property ladder. The survey...

04 April 2024

From: Breaking News

Lender hires TV property guru to highlight empty homes scandal

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

27 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Tide Is Turning: fewer people worried about mortgage repayment costs

Fewer people are concerned about paying their mortgage and fewer believe mortgage affordability is a barrier to home buying.  That’s the verdict...

20 March 2024

From: Breaking News

Analysts unsure whether RICS housing market optimism is justified

The latest housing market snapshot from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors shows the number of buyers has risen for the...

18 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

Lender says first time buyers lean heavily on families to bag first mortgage

A survey of 2,000 adults by lender Together sheds light on parental help for first time buyers. It shows that a fifth...

28 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Financial Crime attempts target high numbers of regulated firms

Some 42 per cent of regulated firms are reporting a rise in financial crime attempts, while more than a quarter say...

28 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Surge in interest in Energy Efficient Homes - study’s claim

There’s been a surge in enthusiasm for energy efficient homes according to research from heat pump advocates OVO. It says that a...

21 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Portfolio landlords eye capital raising to fund 2024 expansion plans

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

19 February 2024

From: Breaking News

House builders back Labour for long term construction growth

A Knight Frank survey of 50 house builders shows a staggering 70 per cent support for Labour to win the next...

07 February 2024

From: Breaking News

Commercial property lending forecast to soar in next four years

There are clear signs the commercial property market is adjusting to today’s high interest rate environment according to specialist lender Together. Its...

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

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

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

First Time Buyers seek larger deposits - help may be on the way

New research from Aldermore suggests that some 55 per cent of prospective first time buyers are currently seeking to raise a...

29 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

Remortgaging via digital conveyancing - bank claims ‘UK first’

Shawbrook has become the first bank in the UK to offer limited companies the ability to remortgage using the digital conveyancing...

17 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

Nationwide’s Warning - no housing market rebound likely in 2024

There’s no prospect of a rapid recovery for the housing market in 2024 despite some green shoots appearing. The warning comes from...

10 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Bank of England Will Cut Rates sooner rather than later, say experts

A poll of leading economists for London-focussed business newspaper City AM reveals that some believe a Bank of England base cut...

08 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Buy To Let Turning A Corner? Confidence grows says mortgage chief

Some 74 per cent of residential buy to let landlords feel confident about the performance of the property market over the...

03 January 2024

From: Breaking News

Guidance for Brokers on how to woo Eco-conscious Borrowers

Research from Coventry for Intermediaries has revealed that there is a clear generational difference in attitude when it comes to making...

27 December 2023

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

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

Grinch! No Christmas cheer in Q3 UK Finance sentiment survey

There’s been a sharp decline in household financial confidence in the UK according to the latest UK Finance sentiment survey. The Q3...

11 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Lender aims high by scrapping height restriction from lending criteria

Hodge is removing height restrictions from its lending criteria, meaning it will accept applications for mortgages on homes in England that...

06 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Buyers Increasingly Use Family Inheritance to fund Property Purchase

London accounts for the highest proportion of homebuyers using family inheritance to fund property purchases, according to compliance platform Thirdfort.  Some 18...

06 December 2023

From: Breaking News

Opportunity for Brokers as first timers rely on family and friends

First time buyers aged 18 to 34 are primarily relying on advice from family and friends rather than a broker for support on the homebuying process, according to Coventry for...

27 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Are lawyers holding up housing transactions?

Some 45 per cent of homebuyers cited in a survey say slow property lawyer response time is a key pain point...

15 November 2023

From: Breaking News

A third of Britons waiting for inheritance before buying property

A new study by a price comparison platform suggests that many younger Britons are waiting to inherit before buying a home. In...

15 November 2023

From: Breaking News

Brokers’ advice crucial for first time buyers says new report

The first time buyer economy, comprised of lending and spending, will reach £74.1 billion by 2025, according to research by Coventry...

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

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

State of the art Mortgage Originations system launched

Target Group is officially launching the Mortgage Hub, its state-of-the-art mortgage originations system.   Over two years in development, Target claims it is...

09 October 2023

From: Breaking News

Millions of Borrowers Struggle with Mortgage Payments

An estimated seven million UK households are struggling to keep up with their rent or mortgage payments, Which? warns, with millions...

04 October 2023

From: Breaking News

New Digital Survey may speed mortgage applications - claim

Metro Bank customers will now benefit from a smoother house buying process thanks to a new partnership with Legal & General...

02 October 2023

From: Breaking News

High Mortgage Rates are bad for your health (literally)

Pressure on mortgage holders is leaving Briton struggling to cope with their mental and physical health according to a wellbeing service...

20 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage affordability to be hit by council mayhem - claim

Brokers are warning that dramatic council ‘effective bankruptcies’ will increase local residents’ tax bills and so hurt mortgage affordability. This follows the...

20 September 2023

From: Breaking News

Borrowers switch to lump-sum repayments and fixed rate products

UK mortgage customers are turning to fixed rates and lump-sum payments as interest rates rise, according to new research by Butterfield...

23 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Brokers angry at lenders’ “brutal” buy to let arrangement fees

Brokers are up in arms about alleged profiteering by buy to let mortgage lenders’ arrangement fees. These jumped last autumn as a...

23 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Mortgage Mayhem Subsiding - Low Level Of Worry Amongst Borrowers

A survey by property portal OnTheMarket suggests that only six per cent of home movers are concerned in any way about...

23 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Brokers and lenders must work closely to avoid disappointing customers

A new survey of 2,000 UK adults has revealed that 50 per cent of those who have applied for a mortgage...

01 August 2023

From: Breaking News

Survey shows public reliance on brokers as mortgage woe continues

A new survey of 2,000 UK adults has revealed that 66 per cent of mortgage holders believe greater flexibility is needed...

25 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Lenders report biggest increase in mortgage defaults since 2009

Lenders have reported the UK's biggest increase in mortgage defaults since 2009 - and they expect worse to come this autumn. The...

18 July 2023

From: Breaking News

New bid to help self-employed mortgage applications win approval

Saffron for Intermediaries has launched a campaign to help and support broker partners get more self-employed mortgage applications approved first time...

18 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Brokers forecast rise in limited company lending

Nearly half of mortgage brokers expect the volume of buy-to-let portfolio limited company lending they write to increase in the next...

04 July 2023

From: Breaking News

Broker Searches reveal increasing difficulties for borrowers

The latest monthly criteria index from Knowledge Bank highlights the pressing financial difficulties for many in the UK - and with...

27 June 2023

From: Breaking News

SHW adds two new partners to its South East-based team

SHW has announced that it has promoted two of its Directors to Partner level, taking its Partner total to 25. Gemma Quinn...

04 April 2023

From: Breaking News

Young people more likely to opt for trackers, says Uswitch study

People aged 18-24 are more than twice as likely to choose a tracker mortgage than any other age group Those 55 or...

07 February 2023

From: Breaking News

Buyers looking for lower energy costs in new homes

The latest sentiment survey by Knight Frank saw the demand for electric vehicle charging points continue, and 35% of respondents rating...

31 January 2023

From: Breaking News

Freeze! Council for Licensed Conveyancers to scrap fee increases

It was announced yesterday that companies regulated by the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) will not face any rise in application fees, licence fees...

17 November 2022

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

What homeowners want - 78% of homeowners want more energy efficient property

Property maintenance solution provider, Help me Fix, revealed that 74% of homeowners determine that the energy efficiency of their home is important. By surveying...

25 October 2022

From: Breaking News

Property Market Sentiment - Homebuyer and sellers undeterred despite uncertain market

A recent survey by London lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, reveals the current homebuyer and seller sentiment. Many participants revealed feelings that...

13 October 2022

From: Breaking News

61% of brokers say tech is essential for future mortgage market

End-to-end mortgage platform, Smartr365, reveals that the majority of brokers believe tech to be fundamental to the future of the mortgage industry. Smartr365's...

27 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Hours wasted by regulated firms on manual identity checks

Identity checks remain a crucial part of the home moving process, yet new research shows that regulated firms using manual methods...

15 September 2022

From: Breaking News

Down valuations cause an £8,000 gap between buyers and sellers

Property purchasing specialist, HBB Solutions, claim that buyers and sellers are having to negotiate an £8,000 reality gap due to down...

06 September 2022

From: Breaking News

23% of buyers not properly verified when purchasing a home

During the home buying process, specific information and documentation is required to ensure that the buyer is suitable. These checks are...

30 August 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed – dwindling house prices connected to low stock levels

Property purchasing specialist, HBB Solutions, recently commissioned a survey of 1,225 UK homeowners to reveal the biggest worries and concens homeowners...

25 August 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

Step up on the property ladder: the first-time buyer cheat sheet

As a first-time buyer looking for your first home can be quite a daunting prospect, especially when it comes to figuring...

21 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Insight - how homebuyers are searching in the current market

While digital continues to dominate the way we purchase properties, the latest property insight from YourBusinessNumber suggests that homebuyers still find...

07 July 2022

From: Breaking News

1 in 5 landlords to reduce BTL portfolio as white paper gets mixed response

Research carried out by Total Landlord Insurance shows that landlords all across the country are yet to reach a general consensus...

05 July 2022

From: Breaking News

Pandemic property market boom causes 1 in 3 professionals to burnout

Since the pandemic property market boom, recent research by YourBusinessNumber has disclosed that one in three property professionals have taken time...

23 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Cost of living leaves 86% of rental households feeling financially strained

The pressure of the constant surge in the cost of living for UK rental households are prevalent, and the effects are...

10 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Pandemic peak in property fall-throughs plummets

The number of property sale fall-throughs, which crested during the pandemic, is predicted to fall by 12.2% in 2022, according to...

09 June 2022

From: Breaking News

Home décor to avoid - Jubilee decorations homebuyers detest

A recent survey by London lettings and estate agent Benham and Reeves asked homebuyers which Jubilee decorations they would find most...

02 June 2022

From: Breaking News

One in five consumers overwhelmed talking to financial advisers

Speaking to a financial adviser is more daunting for UK consumers than self-managing their finances, a YouGov study reveals. In a survey...

31 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Study shows self-employed are twice as likely to face mortgage rejection

Self-employed individuals are twice as likely to be rejected for a mortgage, a new report from The Mortgage Lender (TML) shows. Its...

24 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage roundup – and the market continues to thrive…

Introducer Today returns with a bumper mortgage roundup, this time featuring the latest industry views on mortgage approvals, new and extended...

05 May 2022

From: Breaking News

Sales hit a snag: Almost half of transactions subjected to down valuations

A recent survey carried out by property purchasing specialist, HBB Solutions, has estimated that almost half of pandemic property purchases across...

28 April 2022

From: Breaking News

A third of property professionals aren’t AML compliant – study

Almost a third of property professionals believe their own anti-money laundering (AML) procedures wouldn’t stand up to scrutiny, research from Credas...

28 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Study – 53 percent of property experts experience increased stress

Over half of those working within the property sector are experiencing higher levels of fatigue or stress due to an increase...

26 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Poor credit scores deter 1 in 10 Brits from applying for a mortgage

One in 10 Britons have been deterred from applying for a mortgage due to poor credit scores, new research by The...

14 April 2022

From: Breaking News

The Dos and Don'ts of haggling when buying a house

As the average property price is up 9.6% in 2022, many buyers want to get the best deal for their new...

07 April 2022

From: Breaking News

Mortgage delays caused 38% of transaction fall-throughs

Nearly two-fifths of UK homebuyers have experienced a property purchase fall through due to mortgage delays, new research by Butterfield Mortgages...

05 April 2022

From: Breaking News

MIMHC to promote mental health awareness in the mortgage sector

The Mortgage Industry Mental Health Charter (MIMHC) has confirmed a target of 200-plus signatories by the end of 2022. Speaking during a...

05 April 2022

From: Breaking News

UK homebuyers call for gazumping to be made illegal

Property purchasing specialist, HBB Solutions, has discovered that the vast majority of UK homebuyers want to see the practice of gazumping made...

29 March 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

Buyer Perspective – property features buyers seek and avoid

Carpet retailer, Tapi, surveyed Brits to reveal what home features buyers find attractive and features they detest when viewing a home. Sellers...

24 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Nation’s favourite front door colour revealed

Data from lettings and estate agent, Benham and Reeves, has found which front door colours the nation find the most appealing...

24 March 2022

From: Breaking News

Everything to know about buying a home with friends

In this guest piece, Ross Counsell, chartered surveyor and director at regulated property buyers, GoodMove, presents tips on everything home movers need to...

24 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - 27% of landlords unaware of their EPC rating

Specialist savings and lending bank, Shawbrook Bank, released a new report about landlord awareness of property Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) ratings. The report...

08 February 2022

From: Breaking News

Revealed - 70% of estate agents plan to expand in 2022

Contemporary estate agent, Nested, recently carried out research about estate agent business expansion in 2022. The research involved a survey with 961 estate agents...

01 February 2022

From: Breaking News

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