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The Buy to Let Business pilots new Shawbrook BTL product

The Buy to Let Business pilots new Shawbrook BTL product

The Buy to Let Business has been chosen as one of three broker partners to pilot an exciting new Buy to Let offering from Shawbrook Bank.

13 Aug 2013

More people than ever wanting to retire overseas

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More people than ever wanting to retire overseas

They’ve often been referred to as the ‘emi-greys’, and it appears that they’re growing in number.

13 Aug 2013

Bridging lending up 16.9% in Q2

Bridging lending up 16.9% in Q2

The number of bridging loans written increased by 16.9% in the quarter ending 31 June 2013, according to lending trade body, the Association of Short Term Lenders.

13 Aug 2013

Skipton launches high LTV exclusive through LSL group

Mortgages

Skipton launches high LTV exclusive through LSL group

LSL Property Services Group has secured an exclusive 85% LTV mortgage with Skipton Building Society.

13 Aug 2013

Leeds BS cuts rate on 2-year fix to 2.14%

Mortgages

Leeds BS cuts rate on 2-year fix to 2.14%

Leeds Building Society has reduced the rate on its 2 year fixed rate mortgage by 0.26% to just 2.14%.

13 Aug 2013

House prices growth remains stable, reports ONS

Mortgages

House prices growth remains stable, reports ONS

According to the latest ONS House Price Index, UK house prices increased by 3.1% in the 12 months to June 2013, up from a 2.9% increase in the 12 months to May 2013.

13 Aug 2013

SBSLS expands panel with new lender Magellan Homeloans

Mortgages

SBSLS expands panel with new lender Magellan Homeloans

Sesame Bankhall Specialist Lending Services has today announced the addition of a new lender, Magellan Homeloans, to its growing lender panel.

13 Aug 2013

Shawbrook Bank pilots mainstream BTL offering

Shawbrook Bank pilots mainstream BTL offering

Shawbrook Bank has further enhanced its offering for experienced property investors with the introduction of two new mainstream buy-to-let products, which are being piloted by three of its broker partners before wider roll-out in the autumn.

13 Aug 2013

Prestige streamlines packaging process

Prestige streamlines packaging process

Prestige Finance, the secured loan lender, part of OneSavings Bank, has announced positive packaging improvements to further back up the enhancements to products and criteria initiated at the beginning of July.

13 Aug 2013

Brokers' confidence in buy-to-let soars

Mortgages

Brokers' confidence in buy-to-let soars

Confidence in the buy-to-let market is soaring, a survey by broker and mortgage club The Buy to Let Business has revealed.

13 Aug 2013

 

Richard Mason, Head of Lending, Harpenden BS

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Richard Mason, Head of Lending, Harpenden BS

Financial Reporter had a chat to Richard Mason, Head of Lending at Harpenden Building Society.

12 Aug 2013

L&G Mortgage Club sees its best-ever month of business

Mortgages

L&G Mortgage Club sees its best-ever month of business

Legal & General Mortgage Club today announces its largest ever month of mortgage completions in July 2013.

12 Aug 2013

Consumers miss out by staying with existing pension providers

Retirement

Consumers miss out by staying with existing pension providers

The majority (76%) of those approaching retirement believe that staying with their existing pension provider will 'make no difference' to the amount of money they receive from their annuity, reveals research from specialist insurer Partnership.

12 Aug 2013

PMS and Sesame launch 95% exclusive from Leeds BS

Mortgages

PMS and Sesame launch 95% exclusive from Leeds BS

PMS members and appointed representatives of Sesame network have access to a new 95% loan to value exclusive mortgage product from Leeds Building Society.

12 Aug 2013

Most bridging loans take two to four weeks, reveals survey

Most bridging loans take two to four weeks, reveals survey

Recent research, carried out by United Trust Bank, has revealed that according to brokers the majority of bridging loan proposals take between two and four weeks to progress from application to drawdown.

12 Aug 2013

Lending to FTBs hits highest level since 2007

Mortgages

Lending to FTBs hits highest level since 2007

Lending to first-time buyers has hit its largest quarterly total since 2007 with 68,200 purchasing their first home in the second quarter of 2013, according to new figures released by the CML today.

12 Aug 2013

Premier League link boosts house prices

Mortgages

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%

Mortgages

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

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