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FTBs warned to beware before jumping into Help to Buy

Mortgages

FTBs warned to beware before jumping into Help to Buy

The second phase of the Help to Buy scheme has now been launched in England and so far only the tax payer-backed banks have announced their rates and are taking applications.

09 Oct 2013

Scottish Life enhances auto enrolment support for advisers

Retirement

Scottish Life enhances auto enrolment support for advisers

Scottish Life, the pensions specialist arm of the Royal London Group, has added to its extensive range of auto enrolment support material for advisers.

08 Oct 2013

NatWest slashes rates across intermediary range

Mortgages

NatWest slashes rates across intermediary range

NatWest Intermediary Solutions will be reducing rates on the majority of its purchase mortgages and remortgages in its intermediary core range tomorrow.

08 Oct 2013

Hope Capital doubles maximum loan amount to £1.5m

Hope Capital doubles maximum loan amount to £1.5m

Hope Capital, the short term property bridging finance company, has recently completed a number of deals above their current maximum loan value, which has prompted them to double their maximum loan from £750k to £1.5m as of today.

08 Oct 2013

Bank of Scotland announces Help to Buy products

Mortgages

Bank of Scotland announces Help to Buy products

Bank of Scotland today announces the detail of its Help to Buy mortgage products, which will allow homebuyers to access a mortgage with just a 5% deposit.

08 Oct 2013

Source Insurance expands BDM team

Protection

Source Insurance expands BDM team

Source Insurance are pleased to announce the addition of Don Allan to the BDM sales team, increasing the number of BDMs on the road to five.

08 Oct 2013

Help to Buy 2 early launch will have biggest impact on London rents

Mortgages

Help to Buy 2 early launch will have biggest impact on London rents

The earlier-than-expected launch of the second part of Help to Buy could drive average monthly rents in the capital down by as much as 5%, according to estate agency Chesterton Humberts.

08 Oct 2013

Mortgage Trust launches limited-quota products

Mortgages

Mortgage Trust launches limited-quota products

Mortgage Trust, by Paragon, has launched two new limited quota buy-to-let mortgage products.

08 Oct 2013

NatWest to develop suite of specialist Help to Buy products

Mortgages

NatWest to develop suite of specialist Help to Buy products

NatWest Intermediary Solutions has confirmed that it will be participating in the new Help to Buy: mortgage guarantee scheme later this year.

08 Oct 2013

CML welcomes launch of Help to Buy guarantee scheme

Mortgages

CML welcomes launch of Help to Buy guarantee scheme

The Council of Mortgage Lenders welcomes the publication today by the Government of its detailed package of information about the Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme.

08 Oct 2013

 

Halifax launches 95% Help to Buy mortgage

Mortgages

Halifax launches 95% Help to Buy mortgage

Halifax today announces the detail of its Help to Buy mortgage products, which will allow homebuyers to access a mortgage with just a 5% deposit.

08 Oct 2013

RICS: House sales hit four-year high

Mortgages

RICS: House sales hit four-year high

The number of homes sold in the UK hit an almost four-year high last month as the housing market recovery continues to gather pace, says the September RICS Residential Market Survey.

08 Oct 2013

UK brokers embrace peer-to-peer lending

UK brokers embrace peer-to-peer lending

The number of referrals by Loan Brokers to peer-to-peer lending is soaring according to data released today by platform RateSetter.

08 Oct 2013

Clearly Loans sees successful first three months

Clearly Loans sees successful first three months

It’s been three months since Clearly Loans launched into the secured loan market, after being launched by Sam Busfield, Matt Tristram and Garry Monaghan back in July 2013.

08 Oct 2013

'Tis the season of the Expo...

'Tis the season of the Expo...

The season of free pens is upon us - or, as those of you who actually buy your own stationery call it, expo season.

07 Oct 2013

LV= offers discount on protection products

Protection

LV= offers discount on protection products

Protection specialist LV= is offering a 5% discount on premium rates for a number of its protection products.

07 Oct 2013

United Trust Bank slashes bridging rates

United Trust Bank slashes bridging rates

United Trust Bank has announced new lower interest rates for bridging loans starting from just 0.69% per month.

07 Oct 2013

Leeds BS launches 2-year BoE tracker mortgage

Mortgages

Leeds BS launches 2-year BoE tracker mortgage

Leeds Building Society has launched a 2-year base rate tracker mortgage at only 2.39%. The product, which tracks the Bank of England base rate plus 1.89% until 31st December 2015, is available up to 75% LTV.

07 Oct 2013

Insurer launches flexible facility to allow advisers to reduce customer premiums

Protection

Insurer launches flexible facility to allow advisers to reduce customer premiums

Insurance provider Paymentshield is launching a new online facility called Premium Flex, which will enable advisers to ’flex’ their commission in order to reduce the customer’s premium.

07 Oct 2013

Saffron's intermediary lending channel gets broker thumbs-up

Saffron's intermediary lending channel gets broker thumbs-up

Saffron Building Society says that it’s dedicated intermediary lending channel, Saffron For intermediaries, which was launched in March this year, has been given a resounding thumbs-up by brokers.

07 Oct 2013

Short-term loans boost BTL sector with landlords borrowing £640m in 12 months

Short-term loans boost BTL sector with landlords borrowing £640m in 12 months

UK landlords made use of £640 million in short-term secured loans over the twelve months to 1st September, according to the latest West One Bridging Index.

07 Oct 2013

TBMC teams up with new buy-to-let lender

TBMC teams up with new buy-to-let lender

TBMC, the buy-to-let and commercial mortgage specialist, has launched two exclusive buy-to-let mortgage products with Hanley Economic Building Society.

07 Oct 2013

Help to Buy 2 cuts average deposit to £11,108

Mortgages

Help to Buy 2 cuts average deposit to £11,108

The total amount which Help to Buy 2 could knock-off deposit requirements for aspiring homeowners across England and Wales is £22.1bn, according to new research by property website Zoopla.co.uk.

07 Oct 2013

Coventry launches new resi range from 2.09%

Mortgages

Coventry launches new resi range from 2.09%

Coventry Building Society has launched a new residential range with 2 year fixed rates from 2.09%, available with a choice of fee structures and some with no early repayment charges.

07 Oct 2013

Two thirds of young adults plan to use Help to Buy

Mortgages

Two thirds of young adults plan to use Help to Buy

The surge of interest in property means almost two thirds of young adults (65%) plan to buy their first home or move house during the lifetime of Help to Buy, according to Mortgage Advice Bureau.

05 Oct 2013

Santander launches 2-year fix at 1.89%

Mortgages

Santander launches 2-year fix at 1.89%

Today Santander for Intermediaries has announced it is strengthening its fixed rate product range by launching a new, competitively priced, fixed rate mortgage.

04 Oct 2013

John Waddicker, Director of Positive Bridging Finance

In The Spotlight

John Waddicker, Director of Positive Bridging Finance

Financial Reporter had a chat with John Waddicker, Director of Positive Bridging Finance.

04 Oct 2013

House prices vs. growth: a friendly game

Duncan Kreeger - West One Loans

House prices vs. growth: a friendly game

Higher house prices can definitely make people feel sunnier and business can benefit too. They also affect the economy in more complex ways.

04 Oct 2013

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