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Skipton cuts Help to Buy rates by 0.19%

Skipton cuts Help to Buy rates by 0.19%

From tomorrow, Skipton Building Society is reducing rates on the majority of its Help to Buy products, which include fee, no fee and £500 cashback options.

24 May 2017

FCA secures eight confiscation orders totalling £2.2m

FCA secures eight confiscation orders totalling £2.2m

The Central Criminal Court has made confiscation orders against the two final defendants who were convicted of running an unregulated collective investment scheme.

24 May 2017

IRESS enhances Whole of Life offering

IRESS enhances Whole of Life offering

IRESS has updated its Whole of Life service on The Exchange, its online comparison quote and transaction portal.

24 May 2017

Buy-to-let mortgages see further rate and cost reductions

Buy-to-let mortgages see further rate and cost reductions

Buy-to-let mortgages have seen a number of rate and cost reductions over the past three months, according to Mortgage Brain data.

24 May 2017

West One launches second charge mortgage offering

West One launches second charge mortgage offering

West One Loans has launched a range of second charge mortgage lending products, adding to its suite of short-term bridging finance options.

24 May 2017

First 4 Bridging launches development finance arm as enquiries soar

First 4 Bridging launches development finance arm as enquiries soar

First 4 Bridging says it has seen a "significant rise" in development finance enquiries in the first quarter of 2017.

24 May 2017

A third of brokers predict 10% house price growth by 2020

A third of brokers predict 10% house price growth by 2020

Broker opinions are split on the potential for house price inflation over the next three years, according to a United Trust Bank survey.

24 May 2017

Building societies delivering half of mortgage market growth: BSA

Building societies delivering half of mortgage market growth: BSA

Building societies are maintaining a high market share of mortgage lending, despite a 'relatively subdued market', according to the BSA.

24 May 2017

New mortgage club The Adviser Alliance to launch next week

New mortgage club The Adviser Alliance to launch next week

The Adviser Alliance has announced details of its new Mortgage Club proposition, which opens its doors on the 31st May.

24 May 2017

Paymentshield appoints new account managers for North & South

Paymentshield appoints new account managers for North & South

Paymentshield has announced changes to its national account management teams, with sales appointments in the North and the South.

23 May 2017

 

80% of brokers believe the North will become a BTL hotspot

80% of brokers believe the North will become a BTL hotspot

The latest research from Legal & General Mortgage Club has suggested that the vast majority of brokers predict the North of England will become a landlord hotspot over the next 12 months.

23 May 2017

April sees 'sluggish' property transactions - HMRC

April sees 'sluggish' property transactions - HMRC

Data released by HMRC today showed that property transactions decreased slightly in April, down 3.2% on the figure from March.

23 May 2017

Tesco introduces its lowest ever tracker rate

Tesco introduces its lowest ever tracker rate

Tesco Bank has introduced its lowest ever tracker rate mortgage and reduced the rates on a selection of its 2, 3 and 5 year fixed rate products to help make it easier for customers to make a move on the property ladder or remortgage their current property.

23 May 2017

Mortgage sales 'nosedive' in April - Equifax

Mortgage sales 'nosedive' in April - Equifax

Mortgage sales for the UK fell by £2.62 billion in April, down 16.0% on the previous month, according to Equifax Touchstone's analysis of the intermediary marketplace.

23 May 2017

Stafford BS enters self-build mortgage market

Stafford BS enters self-build mortgage market

Stafford Railway Building Society has announced its new partnership with self-build specialist BuildStore Mortgage Services, to distribute the Society's self-build mortgage products.

23 May 2017

Accord launches new products aimed at larger loan sizes

Accord launches new products aimed at larger loan sizes

Accord Mortgages has today launched a range of new mortgages designed to help borrowers seeking a larger loan size.

23 May 2017

Specialist expertise sees Paragon double BTL lending

Specialist expertise sees Paragon double BTL lending

Paragon Mortgages’ parent company has today released its first-half results for the six months ended 31 March 2017.

23 May 2017

Positive Lending adds Family BS to specialist panel

Positive Lending adds Family BS to specialist panel

Speciallist packager, Positive Lending, has announced the addition of the Family Building Society to their packager panel.

22 May 2017

Coventry for Intermediaries introduces tiered ICRs for landlords

Coventry for Intermediaries introduces tiered ICRs for landlords

Coventry for intermediaries has today introduced a tiered ICR proposition for Buy to Let landlords, based on applicants’ gross annual income and tax status.

22 May 2017

Shawbrook Commercial announces 0.25% arrangement fee discount

Shawbrook Commercial announces 0.25% arrangement fee discount

Shawbrook Bank's Commercial Mortgages team has announced a raft of pricing initiatives for the summer season, beginning with arrangement fee changes which start today.

22 May 2017

Conveyancing market 'flatlines' in Q1: Search Acumen

Conveyancing market 'flatlines' in Q1: Search Acumen

Quarterly conveyancing activity levels have shown little sign of movement in the year so far, with conveyancing volumes up from 245,275 in Q4 2016 to 245,738 in Q1 2017, according to the Conveyancing Market Tracker from Search Acumen.

22 May 2017

Aegon joins IRESS’ Exchange protection underwriting service

Aegon joins IRESS’ Exchange protection underwriting service

IRESS has today announced that Aegon is the latest provider to offer partially underwritten quotes through The Exchange, IRESS’ online comparison quote and transaction portal.

22 May 2017

First regulated robo-adviser raises £2m seed funding

First regulated robo-adviser raises £2m seed funding

MortgageGym, the world’s only regulated mortgage robo-adviser, has announced the successful completion of a seed funding round of £2m ahead of its official launch this summer.

22 May 2017

Gareth Finney Joins The Right Mortgage & Protection Network

Gareth Finney Joins The Right Mortgage & Protection Network

The Right Mortgage & Protection Network has appointed Gareth Finney as its Development Manager.

22 May 2017

Next gen second charge sourcing could be our best recruiter, says Fluent

Next gen second charge sourcing could be our best recruiter, says Fluent

Fluent for Advisers, part of Fluent Money, is convinced that the next generation of sourcing systems will be invaluable in popularising secured loans among the intermediary community.

22 May 2017

Buyer demand sees house prices hit new record high: Rightmove

Buyer demand sees house prices hit new record high: Rightmove

The average price of property coming to market has hit a record high, according to the latest Rightmove House Price Index.

22 May 2017

TFC Homeloans & SMS join in merger deal

TFC Homeloans & SMS join in merger deal

Packager TFC Homeloans has completed a merger deal with specialist distributor Solent Mortgage Services.

22 May 2017

Welcome to the Third Generation of bridging

Welcome to the Third Generation of bridging

Some of you, I’m sure, will be wondering what this ‘third generation’ stuff you have come across lately is all about. If so, you’re in the right place. In this article I’m going to do my level best to explain it.

19 May 2017

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