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FCA publishes findings of interest-only mortgage review

Mortgages

FCA publishes findings of interest-only mortgage review

The Financial Conduct Authority has published its research into consumers' ability to repay their interest-only mortgages when they mature.

02 May 2013

Govt initative means amateur landlords must 'raise their game'

Mortgages

Govt initative means amateur landlords must 'raise their game'

Seismic change changes are expected in the private rented sector of the housing market following the Government announcement about connecting investors with opportunities for long term investment in the sector.

01 May 2013

Building society mortgage approvals hit a record level

Mortgages

Building society mortgage approvals hit a record level

Building society mortgage approvals now account for 29% of total approvals, the highest level in at least a decade.

01 May 2013

AOBP welcomes four new Affiliate Associates

AOBP welcomes four new Affiliate Associates

Since the beginning of the year, the Association of Bridging Professionals has seen a notable surge in its Affiliate Associate tier, with four new members having joined within the last two months.

01 May 2013

Keystone BTL introduces 5-year fixes from 4.88%

Mortgages

Keystone BTL introduces 5-year fixes from 4.88%

Keystone Buy to Let Mortgages has comprehensively improved its offering with new products, rate and fee reductions, and criteria and service enhancements.

01 May 2013

Masthaven makes significant changes to secured range

Masthaven makes significant changes to secured range

Masthaven Secured Loans have today announced significant enhancements to its product range, effective from today.

01 May 2013

Mortgage Trust launches five limited edition products

Mortgages

Mortgage Trust launches five limited edition products

Sister company of Paragon Mortgages, Mortgage Trust, is launching two new two year fixes - for purchase or remortgage - with rates of 3.79% with a 1.5% product fee and 4.25% with a fixed fee of £995.

01 May 2013

Positive Lending added to panel for Interbay Commercial

Positive Lending added to panel for Interbay Commercial

Bournemouth-based property finance packager and distributor, Positive Lending, has been added to panel for challenger lender Interbay Commercial.

01 May 2013

Accord increases max LTV to 90%

Mortgages

Accord increases max LTV to 90%

Accord Mortgages has increased the maximum loan to value it will lend on flats and apartments as it seeks to give further help to first time buyers.

01 May 2013

Nationwide celebrates second anniversary of Save to Buy scheme

Mortgages

Nationwide celebrates second anniversary of Save to Buy scheme

Nationwide Building Society is helping tens of thousands of aspiring home buyers move a step closer to buying a property of their own through its Save to Buy scheme.

30 Apr 2013

 

Housing equity a key consideration in retirement planning

Retirement

Housing equity a key consideration in retirement planning

Research carried out by retirement specialist LV= shows 88% of advisers believe the equity locked up in a property should be a key consideration when planning for retirement.

30 Apr 2013

Buy-to-let rates fall 0.33% in Q1

Mortgages

Buy-to-let rates fall 0.33% in Q1

Research by specialist broker Mortgages for Business has revealed that during the first quarter of 2013 buy to let rates fell by an average of 0.33% when factoring in fees.

30 Apr 2013

Mortgage lending by mutuals sees strong start to year

Mortgages

Mortgage lending by mutuals sees strong start to year

Gross mortgage lending by building societies and other mutual lenders was £2.9 billion in March, up by 8% compared to the same month last year.

30 Apr 2013

Londoners most optimistic about home value

Legal

Londoners most optimistic about home value

New research from Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks today showed that optimism is returning to the property market.

30 Apr 2013

FTBs get stamp duty boost from Halifax

Mortgages

FTBs get stamp duty boost from Halifax

First time buyers applying for a mortgage with Halifax from today will benefit from up to £2,500 cash back, with the lender covering the cost of Stamp Duty.

30 Apr 2013

Precise launches valuation refund offer on bridging with Positive Lending

Precise launches valuation refund offer on bridging with Positive Lending

Precise Mortgages, the intermediary-only lender, has launched an exclusive product with Positive Lending offering a refund of valuation fee on all bridging loans.

30 Apr 2013

Intermediaries report growing confidence in BTL market

Mortgages

Intermediaries report growing confidence in BTL market

Intermediaries are seeing an upsurge in confidence among their buy-to-let landlord clients according to the latest research by Paragon Mortgages.

30 Apr 2013

Coventry BS extends Offet and Flexx mortgage options

Mortgages

Coventry BS extends Offet and Flexx mortgage options

Coventry Building Society has extended its highly competitive range of Offset and Flexx for Term options.

30 Apr 2013

March house prices show increase of 0.9%

Mortgages

March house prices show increase of 0.9%

The March data from Land Registry's House Price Index shows an annual price increase of 0.9 per cent which takes the average property value in England and Wales to £161,793.

29 Apr 2013

Y3S completes Shawbrook's first BTL secured loan

Y3S completes Shawbrook's first BTL secured loan

Shawbrook Bank launched its buy to let secured loan offering on 8th April and just 18 days later, its first completion came from the specialist loan packager Y3S, a key distributor for Shawbrook.

29 Apr 2013

Over-55s want to downsize - but worry about the expense of moving

Retirement

Over-55s want to downsize - but worry about the expense of moving

Leading independent retirement specialist Key Retirement Solutions is launching the first nationwide service to handle the house buying and selling process for over-55s in a major expansion.

29 Apr 2013

London continues to drive house price growth, says Hometrack

Mortgages

London continues to drive house price growth, says Hometrack

House prices gained 0.3% over April with London continuing to drive the headline rate of growth, according to the Hometrack Monthly National Housing Survey.

29 Apr 2013

Saffron launches ERC-free fix at 4.47%

Mortgages

Saffron launches ERC-free fix at 4.47%

Saffron Building Society has today launched a 3-year fixed rate without any early repayment charges, across a number of its Special Situations mortgage products.

29 Apr 2013

Accord reduces rates by up to 0.20%

Mortgages

Accord reduces rates by up to 0.20%

Accord Mortgages has reduced interest rates on selected residential products by up to 0.20%.

29 Apr 2013

New build prices up 12% in just five years

Mortgages

New build prices up 12% in just five years

The average house price of new build property in the UK has increased by 12 per cent over the past five years with the average price now at £233,822.

29 Apr 2013

Tenet voices support for protection trade body

Protection

Tenet voices support for protection trade body

Tenet has voiced its support for the creation of a dedicated protection trade body, citing a number of reasons.

26 Apr 2013

Sesame Bankhall SLS to offer Shawbrook's BTL products

Sesame Bankhall SLS to offer Shawbrook's BTL products

Sesame Bankhall Specialist Lending Services has today announced that they are a preferred partner of Shawbrook Bank’s secured loan buy to let products.

26 Apr 2013

Yorkshire BS offers 10-year fix at 3.99%

Mortgages

Yorkshire BS offers 10-year fix at 3.99%

Yorkshire Building Society is offering borrowers long-term peace of mind with its new best buy 10 year fixed rate mortgage.

26 Apr 2013

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