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  • BoE: approvals dip in May

    According to the Bank of England Money & Credit Data, the number of loan approvals for house purchase was 64,434 in May - higher than the average of 61,844 over the previous six months, but lower than April's 68,076 approvals. Read more

  • Blimey Loans rebrands to The Lending Channel

    Specialist Packager Blimey Loans has decided to rebrand and from next month will trade as The Lending Channel. Read more

  • High LTV mortgage lending is "rapidly declining"

    New product launches and falling interest rates are masking a growing crisis in high loan to value mortgage lending, according to the latest edition of the Genworth / Moneyfacts Mortgage LTV Tracker. Read more

  • Product Watch: a round up of this week's criteria changes

    Christine Newell, Mortgages Technical Director at mortgage distributor, Paradigm Mortgage Services, continues her new weekly column by this week providing advisers with the benefit of her knowledge on the latest lender product range developments and important criteria shifts. Read more

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In the Spotlight with Simon Markey, CEO of OneFamily

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Looking ahead, our chief concern is that UK mortgage borrowers face another wave of changes headed their way in the shape of the Mortgage Credit Directive.

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Buyers already struggle post the Mortgage Market Review now that lending is more conservative and it’s unlikely that with house prices still rising in many places the Government would allow anything...

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Long deferral and clawback will in some cases be essential to ensuring that rewards are more closely aligned to the maturity of the risk.

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Today's announcement from Legal & General is another important milestone as the equity release industry continues to shift into a higher gear.

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One thing is for sure, regulation is coming and the market two or three years from now is likely to be a very different one.

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We do not view this increase as a short term phenomenon - with interest rates unlikely to be hiked, and consumer finances improving, growth should continue into the second half of 2015.

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If, as this report suggests, the extent of the drop-off in annual prices between March and April is due to the price slowdown in London, this underlines quite powerfully the extent to which the capital...

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Encouragingly for first-time buyers they are paying less to service their mortgage than at any time since 2005 when the CML started measuring this.

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The proposed valuation changes are broadly helpful for SIPP operators as they’ll reduce the amount of work required each quarter.

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The latest indicators of economic activity have shown growth continuing, although the second estimate of GDP growth for the first quarter held the initial estimate of just 0.3% growth.

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Unless supply improves materially, it's hard to see how prices will not continue to rise throughout 2015, albeit at a more moderate pace relative to last year.

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With Lloyds offering such an improved financial performance, there is a likelihood of a stronger share price going forward so that there may even be a profit for the taxpayer on the sale of the remaining...

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In The Spotlight

In the Spotlight with Simon Markey, CEO of OneFamily

We spoke to Simon Markey, CEO of OneFamily, about the recent merger between Family Investments and Engage Mutual, and the future of high street banks. Read more


What’s in a name – broker or adviser – does it matter?

This is an interesting question, and one that I’ve been asked on a few occasions. And absolutely, Yes! It matters. Read more

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