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Santander launches Help to Buy mortgages from 3.29%

Mortgages

Santander launches Help to Buy mortgages from 3.29%

Today Santander is launching its range of Help to Buy Equity Loan mortgages via its intermediary channel.

22 Jul 2013

FundsNetwork pension details revealed ahead of September launch

Retirement

FundsNetwork pension details revealed ahead of September launch

FundsNetworkTM has today revealed details of its adviser pension ahead of its launch in September.

22 Jul 2013

Jon King, Managing Director at More2Life

In The Spotlight

Jon King, Managing Director at More2Life

Financial Reporter had a chat with Jon King, Managing Director at More2Life, about mortgage lending and the retirement market.

19 Jul 2013

Record month for broker signals growing consumer confidence

Record month for broker signals growing consumer confidence

Freedom Finance, one of the UK’s largest loan brokers, today reveals that it completed a record month in June signalling growing consumer confidence.

19 Jul 2013

Santander for Intermediaries launches Key Account mortgage exclusive

Mortgages

Santander for Intermediaries launches Key Account mortgage exclusive

To celebrate the launch of its new brand, Santander for Intermediaries has today launched a new mortgage product with a market leading rate, available exclusively through all Key Accounts.

19 Jul 2013

Surge in FTBs eases strain on rental market

Mortgages

Surge in FTBs eases strain on rental market

Rents held steady in June, defying the usual seasonal increase of the last five years, as the surge in FTB numbers eased the strain on the rental market, according to the latest Buy-to-Let Index from LSL Property Services.

19 Jul 2013

first direct roll out new range of high LTV mortgages

Mortgages

first direct roll out new range of high LTV mortgages

From today first direct will introduce three new 85% LTV mortgages and a further two 90% LTV mortgages.

19 Jul 2013

Two new lenders give secured lending a boost in June

Two new lenders give secured lending a boost in June

According to data from the latest Secured Loan Index, the amount lent between April & June 2013 stands at £127m which is the best three month lending period since July to September 2009.

18 Jul 2013

Welsh Help to Buy to launch later this year

Mortgages

Welsh Help to Buy to launch later this year

Housing Minister, Carl Sargeant, today announced the first phase of a package of measures that will support the housing industry and also deliver on his pledge to improve the quality and safety of houses in Wales.

18 Jul 2013

BoE: May Mortgage approvals highest since 2009

Mortgages

BoE: May Mortgage approvals highest since 2009

According to the Bank of England's Trends in Lending report, out today, mortgage approvals by all UK-resident mortgage lenders for house purchase and for remortgaging rose over the three months to May.

18 Jul 2013

 

Castle Trust launches fee-free incentive

Mortgages

Castle Trust launches fee-free incentive

Castle Trust has today announced that it is waiving all fees on its innovative Partnership Mortgage, where the Equity Withdrawal feature is utilised. This incentive is available for a limited period only, ending at the end of August.

18 Jul 2013

Best month for mortgage lending since 2008: CML

Mortgages

Best month for mortgage lending since 2008: CML

The Council of Mortgage Lenders estimates that total gross mortgage lending in June increased to £15 billion.

18 Jul 2013

CML welcome Progressive Building Society as a member

Mortgages

CML welcome Progressive Building Society as a member

The CML is delighted to welcome the return of the Progressive Building Society as a member.

18 Jul 2013

Purchase instructions on the up in Q2

Legal

Purchase instructions on the up in Q2

Quarter two has seen a noticeable increase in business levels – particularly purchase instructions, according to the latest figures released today by broker-focused conveyancing distributor, Broker Conveyancing.

18 Jul 2013

How important is flexibility in time-sensitive deals?

Blogs

How important is flexibility in time-sensitive deals?

How important is flexibility from a lender when it comes to time sensitive short term loan deals, asks Karen Bennett, Director of Sales and Marketing, Commercial Mortgages, Shawbrook Bank.

17 Jul 2013

BTL remortgaging surges in Q2

Mortgages

BTL remortgaging surges in Q2

The second quarter saw a significantly higher proportion of buy to let remortgaging than purchasing according to the latest Mortgages for Business Complex Buy to Let Index.

17 Jul 2013

Traditional customers embrace new technology for mortgage applications

Mortgages

Traditional customers embrace new technology for mortgage applications

Research conducted on HML’s behalf among Skipton Building Society customers identifies a willingness among traditional banking customers to embrace the time-saving efficiencies of new technology.

17 Jul 2013

Peer-to-peer mortgage trading platform completes first block trade of loans

Peer-to-peer mortgage trading platform completes first block trade of loans

Peer-to-peer mortgage trading platform, LendInvest, has announced that it has completed its first 'block trade' of loans.

17 Jul 2013

'Mortgage-free' age goes through the roof

Mortgages

'Mortgage-free' age goes through the roof

Over a third of homeowners in the UK expect to be well into their 60s before they finally pay off their mortgage, according to new research by Post Office Mortgages.

17 Jul 2013

Personal Touch announces exclusive with Skipton BS

Mortgages

Personal Touch announces exclusive with Skipton BS

Personal Touch Financial Services, one of the UK's largest mortgage distributors, today announced an exclusive mortgage deal with Skipton Building Society for its members' clients.

16 Jul 2013

Parent-guarantor mortgages on the rise for FTBs

Mortgages

Parent-guarantor mortgages on the rise for FTBs

Almost one-quarter of all parents planning to help their children buy their first property would act as guarantors for their children in order to get them onto the housing ladder, a new survey has revealed.

16 Jul 2013

Newcastle BS reduces rates on 90% & 95% mortgages

Mortgages

Newcastle BS reduces rates on 90% & 95% mortgages

The rates on two new mortgage products aimed at first time buyers have been cut by a building society, which are available to the intermediary marketplace.

16 Jul 2013

Shawbrook Bank appoints TBMC as newest commercial lending partner

Shawbrook Bank appoints TBMC as newest commercial lending partner

Shawbrook Bank has increased its network of Strategic Partners for commercial lending to 28, as the innovative programme continues to be highly successful. TBMC has joined the panel for its high quality term loan applications.

16 Jul 2013

Good news for pension drawdowns as gilt yields rise

Retirement

Good news for pension drawdowns as gilt yields rise

Pension drawdown users got a boost today when the GAD drawdown yield, which is used to calculate the amount of income they can take from their pot, was confirmed at 2.75% for August income reviews.

16 Jul 2013

House purchase applications up 31% from Q1 as rates fall

Mortgages

House purchase applications up 31% from Q1 as rates fall

According to the National Mortgage Index from the Mortgage Advice Bureau, house purchase applications increased 31% between the first and second quarters of 2013 fuelled by a growing interest in the property market.

16 Jul 2013

Affordability improves as homebuyer income inches to over £40k

Mortgages

Affordability improves as homebuyer income inches to over £40k

Homebuyers’ average income crept above £40,000 in June 2013 for the first time in over four and a half years according to the National Mortgage Index from Mortgage Advice Bureau.

16 Jul 2013

5 ways to make the weekend work for you

Matt Edwards - efinity

5 ways to make the weekend work for you

I don’t know about you, but I am normally too busy during the working day to do any personal admin like sorting out finances and insurance.

16 Jul 2013

N&P cuts rates further on competitive mortgages

Mortgages

N&P cuts rates further on competitive mortgages

Norwich & Peterborough Building Society have cut rates even further on two of its low-fee, fixed rate mortgages.

15 Jul 2013

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