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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

Tesco Bank refreshes mortgage and savings ranges

Mortgages

Tesco Bank refreshes mortgage and savings ranges

Tesco Bank is offering a new range of products, refreshing its mortgage range and increasing rates across its Fixed Rate Saver and Internet Saver accounts.

04 Oct 2013

Severe rental arrears hit two-year low

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Severe rental arrears hit two-year low

The number of tenants in severe rental arrears has fallen sharply to the lowest level in two years, according to the latest Tenant Arrears Tracker by LSL Property Services.

04 Oct 2013

Getting terms on auto-enrolment is tougher, warns Tenet

Retirement

Getting terms on auto-enrolment is tougher, warns Tenet

Following its warning in August on the worrying lack of awareness regarding auto-enrolment amongst employers, Tenet is experiencing an increasing level of engagement from both employers and advisers.

04 Oct 2013

Brits are upbeat about the property market

Mortgages

Brits are upbeat about the property market

10% of Britons (5.1 million people) believe they are likely to successfully purchase a new home in the next 12 months, up from 8% (3.7 million) in January 2012, according to Santander Mortgages.

04 Oct 2013

Keystone Buy to Let Mortgages joins Intrinsic panel

Mortgages

Keystone Buy to Let Mortgages joins Intrinsic panel

Keystone Buy to Let Mortgages is making its products available to the appointed representatives of the Intrinsic network.

04 Oct 2013

Commercial property owners to lose £785bn in tax relief over next year

Commercial property owners to lose £785bn in tax relief over next year

Britain's commercial property owners, many of whom are everyday businesses, are set to lose more than three quarters of a billion pounds in unused tax relief in the coming financial year, according to Catax Solutions.

03 Oct 2013

Mortgage Trust updates BTL product range

Mortgages

Mortgage Trust updates BTL product range

Specialist buy-to-let lender Mortgage Trust has refreshed its buy-to-let product range.

03 Oct 2013

TenetLime confirms link with Enterprise

TenetLime confirms link with Enterprise

TenetLime has announced a new link with bridging finance and secured loan specialists, Enterprise Finance.

03 Oct 2013

Newcastle Intermediary Services launches two new 95% mortgages

Mortgages

Newcastle Intermediary Services launches two new 95% mortgages

Newcastle Intermediary Services, part of Newcastle Building Society, has continued its support of the first time buyer marketplace with the unveiling of two new low deposit mortgage products.

03 Oct 2013

House prices rising at quickest rate in three years

Mortgages

House prices rising at quickest rate in three years

House prices in the three months to September were 2.0% higher than in the previous quarter; slightly below the increases recorded in June, July and August, according to the Halifax House Price Index.

03 Oct 2013

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