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Improved affordability proves less constraining for first-time buyers

Mortgages

Improved affordability proves less constraining for first-time buyers

Research from the Halifax reveals that today, monthly mortgage payments as a percentage of income are nearly half that of the level of 2007.

20 Aug 2010

Nationwide cuts remortgage rates

Mortgages

Nationwide cuts remortgage rates

From Friday 20 August 2010, Nationwide will reduce rates by up to 0.20% on selected remortgage products.

19 Aug 2010

Kensington cut rates, raise LTV & increase maximum loan

Mortgages

Kensington cut rates, raise LTV & increase maximum loan

Kensington has made a number of enhancements to its residential product range.

19 Aug 2010

Mortgage margins at all time high

Mortgages

Mortgage margins at all time high

The margin between mortgage rates and the cost of funding to lenders through the swap rate market today stands at an all time high, say Moneyfacts.

19 Aug 2010

Gross mortgage lending up 5% in July

Mortgages

Gross mortgage lending up 5% in July

Gross mortgage lending totalled an estimated 13.6 billion in July, a 5% increase from 12.9 billion in June but down 3% from 14 billion in July 2009, according to new data from the

19 Aug 2010

Mortgage approvals at their lowest in over a year

Mortgages

Mortgage approvals at their lowest in over a year

The flow of net mortgage lending by all UK-resident mortgage lenders was little changed in June, reveal the Bank of England.

19 Aug 2010

Abbey launch new fixed rate product

Mortgages

Abbey launch new fixed rate product

Tomorrow, Friday 20th August, Abbey for Intermediaries are launching a new 70% LTV, 4 year Fixed rate Core product, 3.99% with a 1,495 fee.

19 Aug 2010

Yorkshire cuts rates

Mortgages

Yorkshire cuts rates

Yorkshire Building Society has cut mortgage rates for those with a 15% deposit, offering a market-leading three-year fixed rate deal at just 4.59% with a £495 fee.

18 Aug 2010

Spending cuts hit building sector recovery‎

Spending cuts hit building sector recovery‎

Fears over the scale of public spending cuts and ongoing uncertainty about prospects for the economy hit the construction industry, says the latest RICS Construction Market Survey,

18 Aug 2010

UK Islamic mortgages set for growth after Qatari Investment

Mortgages

UK Islamic mortgages set for growth after Qatari Investment

Shareholders of Islamic Bank of Britain yesterday approved a £20million capital injection from founding shareholder Qatar International Islamic Bank.

18 Aug 2010

 

Aldermore extends mortgage range

Mortgages

Aldermore extends mortgage range

Aldermore, the new intermediary residential and buy to let mortgage lender, has enhanced its standard product range.

17 Aug 2010

Rent arrears are main cause of possessions, say NLA

Rent arrears are main cause of possessions, say NLA

47 per cent of possessions by landlords are due to tenants not paying their rent, according to research published by the National Landlords Association.

17 Aug 2010

Coventry Intermediaries launch new mortgage range

Mortgages

Coventry Intermediaries launch new mortgage range

Coventry Intermediaries have today launched a leading range of first time buyer and residential mortgages through its two brands, Coventry Building Society and Godiva Mortgages Ltd

17 Aug 2010

Homeowner confidence in housing market slips

Mortgages

Homeowner confidence in housing market slips

The number of homeowners expecting property prices to fall has increased over the summer, according to Your Move.

17 Aug 2010

Rogue tenants exposed on ITV Tonight

Rogue tenants exposed on ITV Tonight

Landlord Action’s founder, Paul Shamplina, will be heavily appearing on ITV Tonight’s programme ‘Nightmare Tenants’ on Thursday 26th August at 7.30pm.

17 Aug 2010

Summer prices melt by £4k in second consecutive fall

Mortgages

Summer prices melt by £4k in second consecutive fall

New seller supply continues to outstrip demand, and as the holiday season continues, Rightmove reports an average asking price fall of 1.7% (£4,091) across the 117,000 new properti

16 Aug 2010

Post Office cuts mortgage rates

Mortgages

Post Office cuts mortgage rates

Reflecting its ongoing ambition to be a leading player in the UK mortgage market, the Post Office has cut rates across its fixed rates, trackers, and buy to let mortgages.

16 Aug 2010

HSBC extends tracker mortgage offer

Mortgages

HSBC extends tracker mortgage offer

Today HSBC announces that due to demand for its low rate low fee lifetime tracker mortgage, the bank is extending the deal's original two week offer period to enable more people to

16 Aug 2010

Housing transactions rise

Mortgages

Housing transactions rise

Housing market transactions increase for second consecutive month, rising by 11% in July from 64,915 in June to an estimated 72,100 in July, reveals the latest LSL Property Service

13 Aug 2010

Mortgage reductions from Northern Rock

Mortgages

Mortgage reductions from Northern Rock

Northern Rock has today improved its Everyday mortgage range, offering lower rates which will make it easier for those looking to take their first steps onto the property ladder.

13 Aug 2010

Over half of estate agents think Buy-to-Let should be regulated

Over half of estate agents think Buy-to-Let should be regulated

Over half (51%) of the estate agents surveyed believe that the Buy-to-Let market should be regulated by the Financial Services Authority, say property specialists movewithus.

13 Aug 2010

First Time Buyer activity increases

Mortgages

First Time Buyer activity increases

Moneyfacts research shows that the current average two year fixed first time buyer rate for borrowers with a 10% deposit is 6.15%, down from 6.48% six months ago.

12 Aug 2010

OFT refuses to licence debt advice firm

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OFT refuses to licence debt advice firm

The OFT has refused to grant a consumer credit licence to a sole trader, Stewart Richard Wilson, because of his failure to demonstrate he had the required competencies to run a deb

12 Aug 2010

Northern Rock launches intermediary designed product

Mortgages

Northern Rock launches intermediary designed product

Northern Rock will tomorrow (Friday, August 13, 2010) launch a new mortgage product, designed and chosen by its intermediary partners.

12 Aug 2010

Fixed rate mortgages gained in popularity in June

Mortgages

Fixed rate mortgages gained in popularity in June

48% of new borrowers took out a fixed rate mortgage in June, the highest proportion so far in 2010, according to new data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

11 Aug 2010

Mortgage famine worsens

Mortgages

Mortgage famine worsens

Property Portfolio Rescue, the UK-based residential property landlord, has today published the results of its quarterly Distress Index.

11 Aug 2010

Renters predict ‘Year of the Landlord’

Renters predict ‘Year of the Landlord’

Renters will be paying more for their rented accommodation in 12 months’ time. That is the opinion expressed by respondents to Rightmove’s latest Consumer Confidence Survey.

10 Aug 2010

First time buyer market the toughest for decades

Mortgages

First time buyer market the toughest for decades

Todays first time buyer entering the housing market will borrow more money and raise a larger deposit than at any other point over the past 25 years, with prices of a first home no

10 Aug 2010

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