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Mortgages boast lowest ever rates - but beware the fees

Mortgages

Mortgages boast lowest ever rates - but beware the fees

According to data from MoneySupermarket, mortgage rates have fallen to an all-time low and the number of products available has increased by 37% as a result of the Bank of England's Funding for Lending Scheme.

13 Feb 2013

Norwich & Peterborough re-enter 10-year mortgage market with 3.99% fix

Mortgages

Norwich & Peterborough re-enter 10-year mortgage market with 3.99% fix

N&P Building Society has announced that it will once again enter the ten year fixed mortgage market with the launch of a 3.99% fixed rate product – offering excellent value for those looking for a longer term option.

12 Feb 2013

Platform reduces mainstream and BTL by up to 0.99%

Mortgages

Platform reduces mainstream and BTL by up to 0.99%

In a move that further signals The Co-operative Bank's appetite to lend competitively through the intermediary sector, Platform has today reduced the rates on its mainstream and buy to let mortgages by up to 0.99%.

12 Feb 2013

Shawbrook Bank launches bridging rates from just 0.65%

Shawbrook Bank launches bridging rates from just 0.65%

Shawbrook Bank has signalled its commitment to the short term market with a raft of new product changes to its short term loan bridging offering.

12 Feb 2013

Accord launches new 80% LTV products

Mortgages

Accord launches new 80% LTV products

Accord Mortgages is adding to its range of highly competitive fixed rate mortgages with new 80% LTV products.

12 Feb 2013

Stadia Trustees and Teachers Building Society join forces to offer ‘SIPP Save’

Retirement

Stadia Trustees and Teachers Building Society join forces to offer ‘SIPP Save’

Stadia Trustees, the UK-based pensions company, has joined forces with the Teachers Building Society to offer a new deposit account product, SIPP Save, further expanding its SIPP investment choice.

12 Feb 2013

Mortgage growth only a fraction of the rate of alternative finance

Mortgage growth only a fraction of the rate of alternative finance

Mortgage lending has grown at only a fraction the rate of alternative finance.

11 Feb 2013

Self employed struggle with debts beyond their earnings

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Self employed struggle with debts beyond their earnings

A report commissioned by StepChange Debt Charity from the Centre for Economic and Business Research has found that self-employed people are statistically struggling with more debt than people who are in full or part time employment.

11 Feb 2013

Legal & General to offer Metro Bank mortgages

Mortgages

Legal & General to offer Metro Bank mortgages

Legal & General Mortgage Club today announces that Metro Bank has partnered with Legal & General’s Appointed Representative Network and its Nouveau Directly Authorised firms.

11 Feb 2013

Principality partners with builders to give 95% LTV new build mortgages

Mortgages

Principality partners with builders to give 95% LTV new build mortgages

Principality is working with builders to give buyers with low deposits access to new build properties with mortgages of up to 95% LTV via a brand new guarantee scheme.

11 Feb 2013

 

Complete FS market new range from Saffron

Mortgages

Complete FS market new range from Saffron

Complete FS, the South Coast based mortgage distributor is, along with a small number of other preferred partners, rolling out a new product range from Saffron Building Society.

11 Feb 2013

Only 1 in 3 interest-only mortgages has repayment plan

Mortgages

Only 1 in 3 interest-only mortgages has repayment plan

A new report from BDRC Continental released today, indicates that 1.1 million interest-only mortgages appear to be “ticking time bombs”, with holders either having no investment plan for capital repayment, or one that is not on track to clear their debt.

11 Feb 2013

Mortgage approvals hit highest levels since 2008

Mortgages

Mortgage approvals hit highest levels since 2008

Mortgage approvals hit a four year high in January thanks to a combination of falling mortgage rates, a wider range of mortgages available to borrowers, and an improvement in lender confidence, according to e.surv chartered surveyors.

11 Feb 2013

Stark warning as landlord faces £1m public liability case

Protection

Stark warning as landlord faces £1m public liability case

An ongoing Public Liability claim received by Total Landlord Insurance, which could reach in excess of £1million, presents a stark reminder to landlords of the need for adequate insurance cover.

08 Feb 2013

first direct launches 5-year fix at just 2.69%

Mortgages

first direct launches 5-year fix at just 2.69%

first direct, recent winner of the Consumer Moneyfacts Remortgage Buyers' Choice award, today launches a highly-competitive five year fixed rate mortgage at 2.69%.

08 Feb 2013

APDSI supports progress on Debt Management Protocol

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APDSI supports progress on Debt Management Protocol

The APDSI supports the announcement by Minster, Jo Swinson, on the agreement between leading debt management providers and creditors of a Debt Management Protocol.

08 Feb 2013

AOBP announces first event of 2013

AOBP announces first event of 2013

Back by popular demand, the AOBP is holding its first event of 2013 as a forum, where lenders, brokers, valuers and solicitors will have the chance to deliberate the issues present in the short term finance market.

07 Feb 2013

New protections for consumers paying for debt management advice

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New protections for consumers paying for debt management advice

Consumers who pay for advice on managing their debts will now be protected by a new Debt Management Plan Protocol, launched by Consumer Affairs Minister Jo Swinson today.

07 Feb 2013

Broker confidence grows as mortgage availability improves

Mortgages

Broker confidence grows as mortgage availability improves

Intermediaries are more confident about mortgage market conditions than at any point in the last twelve months – but they are not quite as optimistic as lenders, according to the latest intermediary survey from the IMLA.

07 Feb 2013

Accord Mortgages cuts rates on buy-to-let

Mortgages

Accord Mortgages cuts rates on buy-to-let

Accord Mortgages is offering borrowers more choice across its range of market-leading buy to let mortgages.

06 Feb 2013

First-time buyers get a 'Helping Hand' from Leeds BS & Leeds City Council

Mortgages

First-time buyers get a 'Helping Hand' from Leeds BS & Leeds City Council

Up to 18 new homeowners in Leeds are in line to secure their first houses after taking part in a mortgage deposit scheme supported by Leeds City Council.

06 Feb 2013

AToM launches specialist lending seminars

AToM launches specialist lending seminars

All Types of Mortgages Ltd, the specialist mortgage packager/distributor has announced the first dates of a series of planned seminars to be held during 2013.

06 Feb 2013

15% of landlords look to grow portfolio in 2013

15% of landlords look to grow portfolio in 2013

Research from specialist buy-to-let lender Paragon Mortgages has revealed that landlords operating in the Private Rented Sector are feeling positive and optimistic about the year ahead.

06 Feb 2013

Clydesdale Bank extends BTL range

Mortgages

Clydesdale Bank extends BTL range

Following the recent launch of its Low Start Mortgage, Clydesdale Bank has today announced further new mortgage products available through the broker channel.

06 Feb 2013

Headline rates misleading - fees add up to 2% on annual BTL costs

Headline rates misleading - fees add up to 2% on annual BTL costs

New research by specialist broker Mortgages for Business has revealed that a variety of fees can add up to 2% to the effective annual cost of individual buy to let mortgages and the impact of these fees has varied over time.

06 Feb 2013

Making the most of the thriving Buy to Let sector

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Making the most of the thriving Buy to Let sector

As we begin 2013, many property investors are looking for new ways to increase their income in a tough economic climate.

05 Feb 2013

23% of Britons have never reviewed their mortgage

Mortgages

23% of Britons have never reviewed their mortgage

Research from Santander 123 has found that a third of current account holders surveyed say they've never reviewed their current account.

05 Feb 2013

Embark completes finance deal in seven days

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Embark completes finance deal in seven days

Lutterworth-based independent commercial finance brokerage Embark Finance has completed a debt financing deal for a start-up business in a record-breaking seven days.

05 Feb 2013

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