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Premier League link boosts house prices

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Premier League link boosts house prices

House prices close to Premier League football grounds have increased by almost two and a half times over the last ten years, according to research by Halifax.

12 Aug 2013

Brightstar hosts bridging lender day with West One

Brightstar hosts bridging lender day with West One

Today, Brightstar Financial, the intermediary specialist lending hub, hosts its fourth lender day with West One Secured Lending as the lender in the hot seat.

12 Aug 2013

Second charge mortgage possession rate remains low

Mortgages

Second charge mortgage possession rate remains low

New figures released today by the Finance & Leasing Association show that in Q2 2013, the number of possessions was 183.

09 Aug 2013

Openwork agrees exclusive mortgage deal with Leeds BS

Mortgages

Openwork agrees exclusive mortgage deal with Leeds BS

Openwork has secured two exclusive fixed mortgage deals with Leeds Building Society, aimed at advisers with remortgage clients seeking a competitive rate with low costs.

09 Aug 2013

The West Brom cuts rates on 2-year fixes by up to 0.61%

Mortgages

The West Brom cuts rates on 2-year fixes by up to 0.61%

The West Brom has reviewed its range of two year fixed rate mortgages, increasing customer choice with new product launches and cutting existing rates by up to 0.61%.

09 Aug 2013

Accord launches new BTL range from 2.84%

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Accord launches new BTL range from 2.84%

Accord Buy to Let has launched a range of new products with rates starting from 2.84%.

08 Aug 2013

Buy-to-let lending hits highest level since 2008

Buy-to-let lending hits highest level since 2008

Lenders advanced 40,000 mortgages, worth £5.1 billion, to buy-to-let investors in the second quarter of 2013, according to data published today by the CML.

08 Aug 2013

Repossessions fall in Q2: CML

Mortgages

Repossessions fall in Q2: CML

The number of properties taken into possession by mortgage lenders declined in the second quarter of 2013, according to data published by the CML today.

08 Aug 2013

Housing market has grown 24% since introduction of FLS

Mortgages

Housing market has grown 24% since introduction of FLS

The total number of residential valuations conducted in July was 24% higher than the same month last year when the Government’s Funding for Lending Scheme came into effect, according to chartered surveyors Connells Survey & Valuation.

08 Aug 2013

Masthaven expand Scottish proposition

Masthaven expand Scottish proposition

Masthaven Bridging Finance, the FCA-regulated bridging finance provider has expanded its bridging proposition in Scotland.

08 Aug 2013

 

Average second-time buyer moves up property ladder at forty-two

Mortgages

Average second-time buyer moves up property ladder at forty-two

The average age of a second-time buyer is now 42, reveals Post Office's Step-Up report.

08 Aug 2013

Greater London prices could be pushed up 6.9% by Help to Buy, says report

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Greater London prices could be pushed up 6.9% by Help to Buy, says report

The Residential Property Forecast from property consultants Cluttons predicts that house prices in Greater London are set to grow by 6.9% this year.

07 Aug 2013

Putting a spin on statistics

Putting a spin on statistics

Our annual survey has yielded a lot of figures, and now we have to slow down and see what the figures mean.

07 Aug 2013

Leeds launches Help to Buy products from 2.99%

Mortgages

Leeds launches Help to Buy products from 2.99%

Leeds Building Society, which this week announced record half year results, has launched its first set of products under the Government’s Help to Buy Equity Loan scheme.

07 Aug 2013

Opportunities for BTL property investors? It’s complicated...

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Opportunities for BTL property investors? It’s complicated...

[Blog from Karen Bennett, Sales and Marketing Director, Commercial Mortgages, Shawbrook Bank]

07 Aug 2013

Broker Conveyancing sees increase in registrations and referrals

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Broker Conveyancing sees increase in registrations and referrals

Broker Conveyancing, the broker-focused conveyancing distributor, has today revealed a steady increase in both registration numbers and the level of referral fees users are receiving per case.

07 Aug 2013

Aldermore cuts rates on 3-year fixed commercial range

Aldermore cuts rates on 3-year fixed commercial range

Aldermore, Britain’s leading challenger bank, has today reduced its rates across several of its three-year fixed rate commercial mortgage products.

07 Aug 2013

Insolvency Practitioners Association announces new insolvency exam

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Insolvency Practitioners Association announces new insolvency exam

The Insolvency Practitioners Association today announces the launch of a new corporate insolvency examination, and other enhancements to its Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency.

06 Aug 2013

Mortgage servicer HML outlook revised to 'positive' by S&P

Mortgages

Mortgage servicer HML outlook revised to 'positive' by S&P

HML has received an outlook revision from stable to positive by Standard & Poors for the primary servicing of residential mortgages in the UK.

06 Aug 2013

Skipton aims for minimal up-front costs with new mortgage range

Mortgages

Skipton aims for minimal up-front costs with new mortgage range

Skipton Building Society is today launching a new suite of mortgage products featuring lower rates and free valuations for house purchase customers on selected deals, helping them to minimise up-front costs when purchasing a home.

06 Aug 2013

Pink Network breaks its mortgage record in July

Mortgages

Pink Network breaks its mortgage record in July

Pink broke its historical mortgage record in July with 2,255 mortgages completed with a total value of just over £338 million.

06 Aug 2013

Borrowers to hit their seventh decade before they pay off mortgages

Mortgages

Borrowers to hit their seventh decade before they pay off mortgages

Reports of recent research undertaken by the Post Office highlight that thirty five percent of homeowners now expect to be in their seventh decade before they pay off their home loan.

06 Aug 2013

The Lending Wizard to offer buy-to-let to brokers

The Lending Wizard to offer buy-to-let to brokers

The Lending Wizard, the loan sourcing tool for brokers, has revealed that from today it will offer buy-to-let loan products.

06 Aug 2013

Housing activity on the rise alongside house prices

Mortgages

Housing activity on the rise alongside house prices

House prices in the latest three months (May - July) were 2.1% higher than in the preceding three months (February - April), according to the latest house price index from Halifax.

06 Aug 2013

Aldermore slashes 5-year rates after high demand

Mortgages

Aldermore slashes 5-year rates after high demand

Aldermore has today reduced the rates on all five-year fixed rate mortgage products across its residential and buy-to-let range, after seeing demand for longer term fixed rates triple over the past year.

05 Aug 2013

Scottish Provident rolls out Critical Illness site for advisers

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Scottish Provident rolls out Critical Illness site for advisers

Scottish Provident has launched a new website for advisers with a comprehensive toolkit for use when speaking to clients about critical illness cover.

05 Aug 2013

Brightstar to act as mortgage desk for new lender

Mortgages

Brightstar to act as mortgage desk for new lender

Brightstar Financial, the intermediary hub for specialist lending, will act as a centre of support for appointed representatives from mortgage network partners of the new lender.

05 Aug 2013

Hinckley & Rugby cuts rates and adds 85% LTVs

Mortgages

Hinckley & Rugby cuts rates and adds 85% LTVs

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has today cut the interest rates on its two year discount and two year fixed rate mortgages and launched two new products.

05 Aug 2013

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