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Retirees spend record £3.7bn paying rent

Retirees spend record £3.7bn paying rent

The amount spent by retirees on rent has more than tripled since 2007 as they become a larger part of the rental market, according to Countrywide research.

12 Jun 2017

Northern regions drive transactions as house prices hit new high

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Northern regions drive transactions as house prices hit new high

House prices in England and Wales climbed to a new peak in May despite General Election uncertainty, rising by 0.3% to £303,200, according to the latest Your Move data.

12 Jun 2017

In the Spotlight with Danny Belton, L&G Mortgage Club

In the Spotlight with Danny Belton, L&G Mortgage Club

We spoke to Danny Belton, Head of Lender Relationships at L&G Mortgage Club, about the main challenges for lenders and advisers in the market and how he expects the Brexit negotiations to evolve.

09 Jun 2017

Knowing your audience - taking time to look at second-charge options

Knowing your audience - taking time to look at second-charge options

When it comes to explaining financial services products, there is a fine line to tread. In one breath, we want to ensure that potentially complex situations and product features are understood and therefore there is the need for simplicity and plain English, and yet we also want to ensure that we do not bring that complexity down to the lowest common denominator, and somehow twist the product pros and cons out of shape.

09 Jun 2017

Financial uncertainty to intensify at prospect of soft Brexit: deVere

Financial uncertainty to intensify at prospect of soft Brexit: deVere

The UK election result is a "hammer blow for a hard Brexit", says founder and CEO of deVere Group, Nigel Green.

09 Jun 2017

Together increases maximum loan size to £2 million

Together increases maximum loan size to £2 million

Together has launched a new specialist buy-to-let product range and increased the maximum loan size to £2 million.

09 Jun 2017

Minority govt to 'kick pension reforms into long grass': Webb

Minority govt to 'kick pension reforms into long grass': Webb

Steve Webb, former Pensions Minister and Director of Policy at Royal London, has warned of the implications of the General Election for policy on pensions and social care, saying that a minority government "will struggle to pass any major reforming legislation".

09 Jun 2017

Second charge growth continues in April with 53% rise

Second charge growth continues in April with 53% rise

Second charge mortgage new business was up 53% by value and 36% by volume in April 2017 compared with the same month in 2016, according to the latest figures from the Finance & Leasing Association.

09 Jun 2017

What will a hung parliament mean for pensions and savings policy?

What will a hung parliament mean for pensions and savings policy?

Hargreaves Lansdown predicts that even if the Conservatives manage to form the next government, there will be changes in the Treasury and DWP following Simon Kirby and Jane Ellison losing their seats.

09 Jun 2017

Housing Minister Gavin Barwell loses seat

Housing Minister Gavin Barwell loses seat

Conservative Housing Minister, Gavin Barwell, has lost his marginal Croydon Central seat to Labour candidate Sarah Jones.

09 Jun 2017

 

Secure Trust Bank partners with Positive Lending

Secure Trust Bank partners with Positive Lending

The mortgages division of Secure Trust Bank has agreed a new partnership with Positive Lending.

08 Jun 2017

Qatari and Swiss firms in Co-Op Bank takeover talks

Qatari and Swiss firms in Co-Op Bank takeover talks

Qarati and Swiss investment groups are reportedly in talks regarding a takeover of Co-Operative Bank, which announced that it was commencing a sale process earlier this year.

08 Jun 2017

Metro Bank cuts five-year fixed rates

Metro Bank cuts five-year fixed rates

Metro Bank has cut rates across its five-year fixed rate residential range.

08 Jun 2017

Transactions plummet by a fifth since SDLT reforms

Transactions plummet by a fifth since SDLT reforms

The property market in England and Wales has been "shattered" since the government introduced its stamp duty reforms, according to Nested analysis.

08 Jun 2017

Countrywide expands senior leadership team

Countrywide expands senior leadership team

Countrywide has announced a series of internal promotions to its existing leadership team.

08 Jun 2017

Accord adds cashback to entire buy-to-let range

Accord adds cashback to entire buy-to-let range

Accord Buy To Let has added cashback to its entire mortgage range.

08 Jun 2017

Affirmative Group rejoins the ASTL

Affirmative Group rejoins the ASTL

Affirmative Group, which was a founder member of the ASTL, has re-joined the Association after a period of almost five years.

08 Jun 2017

House price growth to slow further as market declines: RICS

House price growth to slow further as market declines: RICS

Enquiries from new buyers, new instructions from those wanting to sell, and agreed sales in the housing market have all declined further in May, according to the latest RICS data.

08 Jun 2017

Northview Group CEO steps down

Northview Group CEO steps down

The Northview Group has announced that Amany Attia will be retiring as Group CEO.

08 Jun 2017

Clever Lending promotes Ivan Vizor to Head of Sales

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Clever Lending promotes Ivan Vizor to Head of Sales

Clever Lending, the specialist distributor, has promoted Ivan Vizor to Head of Sales.

07 Jun 2017

Leeds announce new 5-year tracker

Leeds announce new 5-year tracker

Leeds Building Society has announced that it has improved its choice of buy-to-let mortgages, including a five year tracker with no early redemption charges.

07 Jun 2017

How are payday loans affecting mortgage approvals?

How are payday loans affecting mortgage approvals?

While Tim Gurner, millionaire property mogul, may believe that millennials need to stop buying smashed avocado in order to be able to afford their first home, it’s clear that quitting a breakfast favourite isn’t the answer to many home owner’s money woes.

07 Jun 2017

71% of brokers to vote Conservative: UTB

71% of brokers to vote Conservative: UTB

More than two thirds of brokers will be backing the Conservative Party on Thursday with 71% hoping to see Theresa May's government in charge for at least the next five years as well as steering the UK through Brexit.

07 Jun 2017

Landbay Intermediaries and Tenet team up

Landbay Intermediaries and Tenet team up

Landbay Intermediaries have become the latest lender to link with Tenet in 2017.

07 Jun 2017

House price growth eases to 3.3%: Halifax

House price growth eases to 3.3%: Halifax

The Halifax house price index released this morning shows that annual growth has eased to 3.3%, the lowest annual rate since May 2013, and housing supply remains low.

07 Jun 2017

Coventry to offer £500 cashback on fixed rate products

Coventry to offer £500 cashback on fixed rate products

From Friday 9 June, Coventry for intermediaries will be offering a £500 cashback incentive on all fixed rate Residential and Offset products for first time buyers and home movers.

07 Jun 2017

Housing supply rises 7% ahead of General Election

Housing supply rises 7% ahead of General Election

Property supply across the UK was up 7% in May, after dropping 4% in April, as sellers looked to market their properties and secure an offer before the General Election result in early June, according to new data from HouseSimple.

07 Jun 2017

BEP Systems launches underwriting system for lenders

BEP Systems launches underwriting system for lenders

Web and mobile banking firm, BEP Systems, has designed a new underwriting system for lenders - Agile Underwriting.

07 Jun 2017

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