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Average second-time buyer moves up property ladder at forty-two

Mortgages

Average second-time buyer moves up property ladder at forty-two

The average age of a second-time buyer is now 42, reveals Post Office's Step-Up report.

08 Aug 2013

Greater London prices could be pushed up 6.9% by Help to Buy, says report

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Greater London prices could be pushed up 6.9% by Help to Buy, says report

The Residential Property Forecast from property consultants Cluttons predicts that house prices in Greater London are set to grow by 6.9% this year.

07 Aug 2013

Putting a spin on statistics

Putting a spin on statistics

Our annual survey has yielded a lot of figures, and now we have to slow down and see what the figures mean.

07 Aug 2013

Leeds launches Help to Buy products from 2.99%

Mortgages

Leeds launches Help to Buy products from 2.99%

Leeds Building Society, which this week announced record half year results, has launched its first set of products under the Government’s Help to Buy Equity Loan scheme.

07 Aug 2013

Opportunities for BTL property investors? It’s complicated...

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Opportunities for BTL property investors? It’s complicated...

[Blog from Karen Bennett, Sales and Marketing Director, Commercial Mortgages, Shawbrook Bank]

07 Aug 2013

Broker Conveyancing sees increase in registrations and referrals

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Broker Conveyancing sees increase in registrations and referrals

Broker Conveyancing, the broker-focused conveyancing distributor, has today revealed a steady increase in both registration numbers and the level of referral fees users are receiving per case.

07 Aug 2013

Aldermore cuts rates on 3-year fixed commercial range

Aldermore cuts rates on 3-year fixed commercial range

Aldermore, Britain’s leading challenger bank, has today reduced its rates across several of its three-year fixed rate commercial mortgage products.

07 Aug 2013

Insolvency Practitioners Association announces new insolvency exam

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Insolvency Practitioners Association announces new insolvency exam

The Insolvency Practitioners Association today announces the launch of a new corporate insolvency examination, and other enhancements to its Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency.

06 Aug 2013

Mortgage servicer HML outlook revised to 'positive' by S&P

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Mortgage servicer HML outlook revised to 'positive' by S&P

HML has received an outlook revision from stable to positive by Standard & Poors for the primary servicing of residential mortgages in the UK.

06 Aug 2013

Skipton aims for minimal up-front costs with new mortgage range

Mortgages

Skipton aims for minimal up-front costs with new mortgage range

Skipton Building Society is today launching a new suite of mortgage products featuring lower rates and free valuations for house purchase customers on selected deals, helping them to minimise up-front costs when purchasing a home.

06 Aug 2013

 

Pink Network breaks its mortgage record in July

Mortgages

Pink Network breaks its mortgage record in July

Pink broke its historical mortgage record in July with 2,255 mortgages completed with a total value of just over £338 million.

06 Aug 2013

Borrowers to hit their seventh decade before they pay off mortgages

Mortgages

Borrowers to hit their seventh decade before they pay off mortgages

Reports of recent research undertaken by the Post Office highlight that thirty five percent of homeowners now expect to be in their seventh decade before they pay off their home loan.

06 Aug 2013

The Lending Wizard to offer buy-to-let to brokers

The Lending Wizard to offer buy-to-let to brokers

The Lending Wizard, the loan sourcing tool for brokers, has revealed that from today it will offer buy-to-let loan products.

06 Aug 2013

Housing activity on the rise alongside house prices

Mortgages

Housing activity on the rise alongside house prices

House prices in the latest three months (May - July) were 2.1% higher than in the preceding three months (February - April), according to the latest house price index from Halifax.

06 Aug 2013

Aldermore slashes 5-year rates after high demand

Mortgages

Aldermore slashes 5-year rates after high demand

Aldermore has today reduced the rates on all five-year fixed rate mortgage products across its residential and buy-to-let range, after seeing demand for longer term fixed rates triple over the past year.

05 Aug 2013

Scottish Provident rolls out Critical Illness site for advisers

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Scottish Provident rolls out Critical Illness site for advisers

Scottish Provident has launched a new website for advisers with a comprehensive toolkit for use when speaking to clients about critical illness cover.

05 Aug 2013

Brightstar to act as mortgage desk for new lender

Mortgages

Brightstar to act as mortgage desk for new lender

Brightstar Financial, the intermediary hub for specialist lending, will act as a centre of support for appointed representatives from mortgage network partners of the new lender.

05 Aug 2013

Hinckley & Rugby cuts rates and adds 85% LTVs

Mortgages

Hinckley & Rugby cuts rates and adds 85% LTVs

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has today cut the interest rates on its two year discount and two year fixed rate mortgages and launched two new products.

05 Aug 2013

The Select Partnership chosen to distribute Magellan products

Mortgages

The Select Partnership chosen to distribute Magellan products

The Select Partnership has been appointed as a distribution partner to newly launched lender Magellan Homeloans, offering access to the ARs of both Intrinsic and First Complete.

05 Aug 2013

22% of intermediaries' BTL business from first-time landlords

22% of intermediaries' BTL business from first-time landlords

The level of business from first-time landlords has remained consistent during the second quarter, intermediaries reported in the Paragon Mortgages confidence tracking survey.

05 Aug 2013

New lender joins the mortgage market

Mortgages

New lender joins the mortgage market

A new mortgage lender, Magellan Homeloans, is piloting a mortgage service aimed at borrowers disenfranchised by traditional high street lenders.

05 Aug 2013

Economy 'on the mend' despite insolvency statistics, says The Debt Advisor

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Economy 'on the mend' despite insolvency statistics, says The Debt Advisor

Figures published today by the Insolvency Service show that company liquidations in England and Wales in the second quarter of this year were up 10.5% on the previous quarter but down 2.1% on the same quarter in 2012.

02 Aug 2013

Andrew Montlake, Director of Brand, Marketing & Comms at Coreco

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Andrew Montlake, Director of Brand, Marketing & Comms at Coreco

Financial Reporter had a chat with Andrew Montlake, Director (Brand, Marketing & Communication) at Coreco.

02 Aug 2013

Mortgage lending up 16% at Coventry BS

Mortgages

Mortgage lending up 16% at Coventry BS

Coventry Building Society released their interim financial results today showing that their mortgage lending is up 16% to £2.9 billion.

02 Aug 2013

Halifax launches new 80% products amid changes to range

Mortgages

Halifax launches new 80% products amid changes to range

Halifax Intermediaries today announced a number of changes to their mortgage range, particularly to their Homemover, First Time Buyer and Remortgage products.

02 Aug 2013

The Loans Engine partners with mortgage clubs

The Loans Engine partners with mortgage clubs

Secured loans master broker, The Loans Engine, has partnered with TMA and Pink, part of the LSL Group, to provide secured loans for Directly Authorised brokers utilising either of these Mortgage Clubs.

02 Aug 2013

July house prices see strongest annual growth since 2010

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July house prices see strongest annual growth since 2010

UK house prices increased 0.8% in July, according to the latest Nationwide House Price Index.

02 Aug 2013

HSBC launches new 5-year fixes from 2.59%

Mortgages

HSBC launches new 5-year fixes from 2.59%

HSBC has reduced rates on a number of mortgages and added new products to provide even better value to borrowers looking to remortgage or make their first purchase.

02 Aug 2013

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