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The Loans Engine teams up with Nemo for 90% loan

The Loans Engine teams up with Nemo for 90% loan

The Loans Engine has been selected by Nemo to be one of only a few Master Brokers to distribute its new 90% LTV secured loan product.

04 Jan 2013

Accord cut rates up to 0.40% across entire range

Mortgages

Accord cut rates up to 0.40% across entire range

The new year is starting with good news for brokers and their customers as Accord Mortgages cuts rates across its entire range.

04 Jan 2013

Coventry launches 2- and 5-year fixes from 2.49%

Mortgages

Coventry launches 2- and 5-year fixes from 2.49%

Coventry Building Society kicks off the new year with a highly competitive range of 2 and 5 year fixed rates, available from 65% LTV to 85% LTV.

04 Jan 2013

November mortgage lending by mutuals up 9% on last year

Mortgages

November mortgage lending by mutuals up 9% on last year

Building societies and other mutual lenders made £2.7 billion of mortgage loans in November 2012, up 9% compared to November 2011.

04 Jan 2013

Halifax provides FTB boost with cuts across range

Mortgages

Halifax provides FTB boost with cuts across range

Halifax has launched a number of new products and announced a succession of rate reductions across its product range in further support for homemovers and first time buyers.

04 Jan 2013

2013, the year of the monster!

2013, the year of the monster!

Before we start hypothesising about what 2013 will actually be like for the bridging market, let’s take a look back on 2012 and the highlights as well as the lowlights.

04 Jan 2013

2012 lending trend sees high-value assets as collateral

2012 lending trend sees high-value assets as collateral

borro, the UK’s leading personal asset lender, saw a host of unusual and high value assets come through the doors of its vaults in 2012 – to be used as collateral for loans.

03 Jan 2013

Platform revamps mainstream mortgage range

Mortgages

Platform revamps mainstream mortgage range

Platform is starting 2013 with a brand new, competitively priced, mainstream mortgage range, signalling its commitment to the residential mortgage market and the intermediary sector.

03 Jan 2013

MBE London 2012: Andrea Rozario, Equity Release Council

Mortgages

MBE London 2012: Andrea Rozario, Equity Release Council

We spoke to Andrea Rozario, Director General at the Equity Release Council, at the Mortgage Business Expo in London.

03 Jan 2013

Severe tenant arrears falls by 15.6% in Q4

Severe tenant arrears falls by 15.6% in Q4

The number of tenants in severe arrears has fallen for the first time in over a year, according to the latest Tenant Arrears Tracker by Templeton LPA, the specialist practice of LPA Receivers, and part of LSL Property Services plc.

03 Jan 2013

 

Dragonfly completes £3m loan in just five days

Dragonfly completes £3m loan in just five days

London-based short- and medium-term lender, Dragonfly Property Finance, has taken a £3m bridging loan to an offshore structure from application to completion in just five days.

03 Jan 2013

Shawbrook brings January cheer with increased commission

Shawbrook brings January cheer with increased commission

Shawbrook Bank is bringing some cheer to January with a raft of permanent changes to its commercial lending product range, including increased commission rates on its short and medium term products.

03 Jan 2013

Land Registry data shows house prices up 0.3% since October

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Land Registry data shows house prices up 0.3% since October

The November data from Land Registry's flagship House Price Index shows an annual price increase of 0.9%.

02 Jan 2013

Nationwide extends Save to Buy 95% offer

Mortgages

Nationwide extends Save to Buy 95% offer

Back in 2011, Nationwide launched Save to Buy, an account for first-time buyers to save every six months toward a deposit. Under this scheme buyers are able to secure a 95% LTV mortgage.

02 Jan 2013

Weak mortgage lending will increase alternative finance

Weak mortgage lending will increase alternative finance

Growth in the mainstream mortgage market in 2013 will be eclipsed by growth in lending from alternative sources of finance, according to a poll of financial intermediaries.

02 Jan 2013

HSBC starts 2013 by going fee-free on 90% mortgages

Mortgages

HSBC starts 2013 by going fee-free on 90% mortgages

HSBC is marking the start of 2013 with new competitive mortgage rates for customers with a 10% deposit.

02 Jan 2013

N&P launches its lowest ever five year fix at 3.19%

Mortgages

N&P launches its lowest ever five year fix at 3.19%

Homeowners and purchasers who have spent the Christmas break reviewing their finances may be interested in competitive new fixed rate mortgage deals from Norwich & Peterborough Building Society.

02 Jan 2013

Leeds unveils rate cuts on buy-to-let range

Mortgages

Leeds unveils rate cuts on buy-to-let range

Leeds Building Society's fixed rate buy to let range now offers excellent deals at 3.55% for 2 years and 3.79% for 3 years, both available up to 75% LTV.

02 Jan 2013

Nemo launches lowest ever secured loan rate

Nemo launches lowest ever secured loan rate

Secured loan lender, Nemo Personal Finance has kick started 2013 with the introduction of the lowest secured loan product rate available in the UK by slashing its rates to 5.59%.

02 Jan 2013

2012 has been 'the year of personal asset lending', says borro

2012 has been 'the year of personal asset lending', says borro

The year of 2012 has seen many of the UK's wealthy ditch the banks, and turn to their assets for finance - unlocking the value of personal assets ranging from fine wine and prestige cars to fine art and antiques.

28 Dec 2012

Remortgage activity drops 23.4% in November

Mortgages

Remortgage activity drops 23.4% in November

Monthly gross remortgage lending fell by £949m in November to £3.1bn, according to LMS’ November Remortgage Report. This is down 23.4% on the £4.1bn reported by the CML for October.

28 Dec 2012

Building societies dominate mortgage best buys

Mortgages

Building societies dominate mortgage best buys

Building societies are dominating the mortgage best buy tables, offering 57.5% of the most competitive deals despite taking around 21% market share of gross mortgage lending, analysis by shared equity mortgage provider Castle Trust shows.

27 Dec 2012

Mortgage lending in November tops monthly averages

Mortgages

Mortgage lending in November tops monthly averages

Gross mortgage lending of £7.7bn in November was above the recent monthly average, says data released by the British Bankers' Association.

27 Dec 2012

Prices to fall in 2013, says Hometrack

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Prices to fall in 2013, says Hometrack

According to the Hometrack house price survey, released today, house prices are set to fall slightly in 2013.

24 Dec 2012

First time buyers will still face the biggest challenges of 2013

Mortgages

First time buyers will still face the biggest challenges of 2013

The National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) today revealed its predictions for the UK property market over the next 12 months.

21 Dec 2012

Welcome to Shawbrook's blog...

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Welcome to Shawbrook's blog...

Karen Bennett (Head of Sales, Commercial Mortgages, Shawbrook Bank) brings you the first blog from Shawbrook Bank.

21 Dec 2012

first direct kickstart the New Year with high-LTV range

Mortgages

first direct kickstart the New Year with high-LTV range

On Friday 21 December 2012 first direct will launch a new range of low deposit fee free ‘Homebuyer’ mortgages to help first time buyers and home movers this January.

21 Dec 2012

Chelsea ends year with rate cuts of up to 0.20%

Mortgages

Chelsea ends year with rate cuts of up to 0.20%

Chelsea Building Society is ending the year as competitively as it started by cutting more of its mortgage rates today.

21 Dec 2012

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