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Leeds launch 10-year fixed rate mortgage

Mortgages

Leeds launch 10-year fixed rate mortgage

Leeds Building Society has launched a 10-Year Fixed Rate mortgage available up to 75% loan-to-value at only 4.58%.

25 Sep 2012

The time is now

Matt Tristram - LW

The time is now

It’s official, 2012 is the year of the secured loan Renaissance.

24 Sep 2012

Brightstar say new products are perfect for self-employed

Mortgages

Brightstar say new products are perfect for self-employed

Brightstar Financial’s specialist first charge division is launching two mortgages for both purchase and remortgage.

24 Sep 2012

Precise go prime to compete with high street banks

Mortgages

Precise go prime to compete with high street banks

Following the recent Near Prime BTL and Home Owner launch, Precise Mortgages has today launched a range of Prime Home Owner mortgages designed to compete directly with high street

24 Sep 2012

London prime prices climb again

Legal

London prime prices climb again

Average prime property values in central London now stand at a new record high, some 15% above their pre-crisis peak in March 2008.

24 Sep 2012

Relaxation of planning rules may bring increased business to brokers

Relaxation of planning rules may bring increased business to brokers

The government’s announcement to relax the planning rules for homes and businesses could be a good opportunity for the specialist lending industry, predicts Blemain Group.

24 Sep 2012

Oakwood Finance boards new £150m portfolio

Features

Oakwood Finance boards new £150m portfolio

Oakwood Global Finance LLP has continued its impressive growth in recent years by boarding another portfolio of mortgage loans this month.

24 Sep 2012

Lib Dems unveil 'pensions for mortgages' scheme

Mortgages

Lib Dems unveil 'pensions for mortgages' scheme

Young people struggling to buy their first home will be able to unlock their parents' retirement funds to help secure a mortgage, under controversial plans unveiled by Nick Clegg.

24 Sep 2012

Virgin Money reduce fixed rates

Mortgages

Virgin Money reduce fixed rates

Virgin Money is reducing selected interest rates on its residential and buy to let mortgage range. The updated range will be available from Tuesday 25 September 2012.

24 Sep 2012

Santander cuts mortgage rates by up to 0.20%

Mortgages

Santander cuts mortgage rates by up to 0.20%

Today Santander will reduce rates on a number of its key products for new business homebuyer and remortgage deals.

21 Sep 2012

 

House prices down again but outlook improves

Mortgages

House prices down again but outlook improves

Knight Frank/Markit’s House Price Sentiment Index signals that average house prices fell again the 27th consecutive month.

21 Sep 2012

Rents rise for a fifth consecutive month in August

Rents rise for a fifth consecutive month in August

Landlords saw rents rise for a fifth consecutive month as tenant arrears fell for the first time in three months, according to the latest Buy-to-Let Index from LSL Property Service

21 Sep 2012

Mortgage hunters boosted with new best buy fixed rate

Mortgages

Mortgage hunters boosted with new best buy fixed rate

Mortgage hunters have been given a boost today after Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks announced new rates.

21 Sep 2012

Aviva is 'RDR ready'

Protection

Aviva is 'RDR ready'

Aviva has today announced that it is RDR ready for new business in order to assist advisers as they embrace the coming changes.

20 Sep 2012

Secured loans smash £30m for second month

Secured loans smash £30m for second month

The secured loan market has grown substantially in 2012, as lending figures in August revealed an increase of almost 50% on the same period last year, according to new data from th

20 Sep 2012

CHL show strong complaints data

Mortgages

CHL show strong complaints data

Specialist lender, CHL Mortgages, has today released its complaints data for the first half of 2012, up until 30th June 2012.

20 Sep 2012

Abbey drop tracker rates

Mortgages

Abbey drop tracker rates

On Friday 21st September, Abbey will be reducing their 2 year Tracker product rates at 85% LTV to:

20 Sep 2012

Mortgage lending slips from July

Mortgages

Mortgage lending slips from July

The Council of Mortgage Lenders estimates that gross mortgage lending in August was £12.6 billion.

20 Sep 2012

Halifax extends 7-year deal to NewBuy customers

Mortgages

Halifax extends 7-year deal to NewBuy customers

Halifax is to extend its new 7 year, no product fee mortgage deal to all NewBuy customers.

20 Sep 2012

LV= reveal plans for switch to gender neutral rates

Protection

LV= reveal plans for switch to gender neutral rates

Protection specialist LV= will switch its protection business to gender neutral rates on 1 December 2012, and is offering advisers a ‘G Day Guarantee' ahead of the gender directive

20 Sep 2012

Legal & General launch exclusive BTL from Leeds BS

Mortgages

Legal & General launch exclusive BTL from Leeds BS

Legal & General Mortgage Club is delighted to announce the launch of an exclusive buy to let product with Leeds Building Society.

20 Sep 2012

Lenders left exposed to £116bn in interest-only mortgages

Lenders left exposed to £116bn in interest-only mortgages

Lenders are exposed to £116 billion worth of interest-only mortgages that are due to mature over the next eight years, for which the borrower has no specified repayment plan, accor

20 Sep 2012

Mortgage Intelligence launch roadshow for brokers

Mortgages

Mortgage Intelligence launch roadshow for brokers

Mortgage Intelligence Holdings has launched a second series of road show events for its Appointed Representatives and Directly Authorised members this autumn.

20 Sep 2012

The importance of house building

Rob Barnard - Aldermore

The importance of house building

When the CML published its latest mortgage market data, it was encouraging to see that the housing market is starting to show signs of life once again.

20 Sep 2012

RSPA warns against serious threat to homebuyers

Legal

RSPA warns against serious threat to homebuyers

Proposed changes to the Estate Agents Act will reduce the level of protection for consumers planning to buy a home.

20 Sep 2012

Four Blackburn insurance directors banned

Protection

Four Blackburn insurance directors banned

Four directors of an emergency home insurance company based in Blackburn and Burnley, have been disqualified from being directors for between four and 13 years, following an invest

20 Sep 2012

Fixed rate applications at highest levels for more than 3 years

Mortgages

Fixed rate applications at highest levels for more than 3 years

The percentage of borrowers choosing fixed rates on purchase applications climbed 3.8% to 83.1% in August – the highest level since June 2009 – according to the latest National Mor

19 Sep 2012

Scottish house sales rise 21% in July

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Scottish house sales rise 21% in July

LSL/Acadametrics have released their data showing that Scottish house sales saw a healthy rise of 21% during July, painting a picture of a housing market that is moving much more f

19 Sep 2012

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