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Mortgage approvals rebound to 16 month high: BoE

Mortgage approvals rebound to 16 month high: BoE

Mortgage approvals for house purchase totalled 68,689 in July - the highest figure seen since March 2016, according to the latest Bank of England Money and Credit figures.

30 Aug 2017

Precise creates Portfolio Team ahead of PRA changes

Precise creates Portfolio Team ahead of PRA changes

Precise Mortgages has created a Portfolio Team "to do the heavy lifting" for mortgage intermediaries and to help with the additional information required by the PRA’s new underwriting standards due on the 30th September.

30 Aug 2017

July housing supply lowest since 2002: NAEA

July housing supply lowest since 2002: NAEA

New data from the National Association of Estate Agents shows that the number of properties available to buy on estate agents’ books dropped from 37 in June to 35 in July - the lowest level recorded for the month of July since records began in 2002.

30 Aug 2017

Mortgage Support Network adds Marsden BS to panel

Mortgage Support Network adds Marsden BS to panel

Mortgage Support Network has added Marsden Building Society’s range of Lending Solutions to its panel.

30 Aug 2017

Openwork increases adviser headcount by 17%

Openwork increases adviser headcount by 17%

Openwork Group has increased its adviser headcount by 17% to 3,521, up from 3,008 this time last year.

29 Aug 2017

Co-Op's Platform cuts two and five year fixed rates

Co-Op's Platform cuts two and five year fixed rates

Platform, the intermediary mortgage brand of The Co-operative Bank, has reduced select two and five year fixed rate mortgage interest rates for new and existing customers by up to 0.10%.

29 Aug 2017

FTBs making 0.82% savings on discounted mortgages

FTBs making 0.82% savings on discounted mortgages

First-time buyers may be significantly better off if they opt for a discounted variable rate deal instead of a fixed rate, according to new Moneyfacts data.

29 Aug 2017

18 firms to fund FCA's Schwarzennegger PPI campaign

18 firms to fund FCA's Schwarzennegger PPI campaign

Arnold Schwarzenegger will feature in the FCA's new campaign designed to create awareness of the PPI complaint deadline.

29 Aug 2017

Marsden BS launches new intermediary website

Marsden BS launches new intermediary website

Marsden Building Society has launched a new intermediary website with increased functionality when intermediaries are searching for products or criteria.

29 Aug 2017

Leeds launches new Help to Buy rates with £500 cashback

Leeds launches new Help to Buy rates with £500 cashback

Leeds Building Society has launched new Help to Buy equity rates with £500 cashback.

29 Aug 2017

 

more 2 life surpasses £1bn of lending

more 2 life surpasses £1bn of lending

Equity release lender, more 2 life, has announced that it has surpassed £1bn of lending.

29 Aug 2017

Santander cuts high-LTV rates for FTBs and second steppers

Santander cuts high-LTV rates for FTBs and second steppers

Santander has cut rates on its high-LTV two and five-year fixed rate products, designed to support first-time buyers and those looking to move up the property ladder.

29 Aug 2017

House price growth slows to 2.1% in August: Nationwide

House price growth slows to 2.1% in August: Nationwide

The annual pace of house price growth fell to 2.1% in August, from 2.9% in July, according to the latest Nationwide house price index.

29 Aug 2017

Record 88% of intermediary applications lead to offers in Q2

Record 88% of intermediary applications lead to offers in Q2

Nearly 9 out of 10 mortgage applications made via intermediaries resulted in offers during Q2 2017, according to IMLA data.

29 Aug 2017

1 in 4 second steppers find it harder than buying their first home: Lloyds

1 in 4 second steppers find it harder than buying their first home: Lloyds

A quarter of homeowners ready to take their second step up the property ladder say it’s harder than getting on it in the first place, according to Lloyds Bank research.

28 Aug 2017

In the Spotlight with Clare Jarvis, Accord

In the Spotlight with Clare Jarvis, Accord

We spoke to Clare Jarvis, Corporate Account Manager at Accord, about what’s coming up in the market during September and the importance of a personal touch throughout the mortgage application process.

25 Aug 2017

July housing market 'smooth sailing': MAB

July housing market 'smooth sailing': MAB

The UK housing market remained stable in July, with very little change on the previous month as transaction levels and values remained reasonably constant, according to the latest Mortgage Advice Bureau data.

25 Aug 2017

Debbie Kennedy to leave Royal London for Australian insurer

Debbie Kennedy to leave Royal London for Australian insurer

Debbie Kennedy, Group Head of Protection Strategy at Royal London, is leaving the firm to join MLC Life Insurance in Australia.

25 Aug 2017

Consumers trust pensions less than banks

Consumers trust pensions less than banks

Less than a quarter of consumers, 23%, said they trusted long-term financial products, such as pensions.

25 Aug 2017

New build starts soar to nine-year high

New build starts soar to nine-year high

Housing starts in England have reached their highest level since 2008, according to the latest government figures.

25 Aug 2017

Accord launches new buy-to-let rates from 1.64%

Accord launches new buy-to-let rates from 1.64%

Accord has launched a new range of buy-to-let mortgages at 60% LTV.

25 Aug 2017

Number of homeowners releasing equity surges 41% in three months

Number of homeowners releasing equity surges 41% in three months

The average amount of equity released in July hit a record £78,334, according to Responsible Equity Release research.

25 Aug 2017

Loughborough BS launches First Time Buyer Family Deposit mortgage

Loughborough BS launches First Time Buyer Family Deposit mortgage

Loughborough Building Society has launched a First Time Buyer Family Deposit mortgage aimed at first time buyers who are struggling to be able to save for a deposit.

25 Aug 2017

London house prices begin to rise after 12 month slowdown

London house prices begin to rise after 12 month slowdown

A 12 month slowdown in London house price growth has ‘bottomed out’ with the annual growth rate rising to at 2.8%, up from 2.3% last month, according to the latest Hometrack house price index.

25 Aug 2017

From small acorns, great oaks can be grown

From small acorns, great oaks can be grown

For different businesses there are various ‘non-negotiables’ – for instance, for many firms, especially those providing a customer-facing service and a proposition where people will often go online in order to find the firms they want to deal with, a website is absolutely crucial. After all, it’s no longer the late 1980s or early 1990s when people were forced to thumb through a copy of the Yellow Pages with no idea about the quality of the service being offered, or whether it’s going to be suitable for their needs.

24 Aug 2017

Tenet's Gemma Harle joins Intrinsic as mortgage network MD

Tenet's Gemma Harle joins Intrinsic as mortgage network MD

Intrinsic has appointed Gemma Harle to lead its mortgage & protection advice business.

24 Aug 2017

Man jailed over £1.25m mortgage fraud

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Man jailed over £1.25m mortgage fraud

A man who defrauded a property company and a mortgage lender out of more than £1.25m and bought gold bullion with some of the proceeds has been jailed following an investigation by the Met’s FALCON Unit.

24 Aug 2017

Canada Life to acquire Retirement Advantage

Canada Life to acquire Retirement Advantage

The UK Canada Life Group has reached an agreement to acquire Retirement Advantage.

24 Aug 2017

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