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No sign of a housing bubble, says LCP

Mortgages

No sign of a housing bubble, says LCP

Contrary to reports that investment demand in Prime Central London residential has dissipated, the just released Land Registry statistics for Q2, analysed by London Central Portfolio, have shown that global appetite continues to increase.

12 Aug 2014

All or nothing: The importance of a whole of market solution

Blogs

All or nothing: The importance of a whole of market solution

[Blog from Tom Garratt, Head of Intermediary Channel at The Loans Engine]

12 Aug 2014

FSE Manchester 2014 - Seminar - Gary Webster, Key Retirement Solutions

Blogs

FSE Manchester 2014 - Seminar - Gary Webster, Key Retirement Solutions

Gary Webster of Key Retirement Solutions gave a seminar the recent FSE Manchester on issues in the retirement market.

12 Aug 2014

Scottish sales outstripping asking prices

Mortgages

Scottish sales outstripping asking prices

Property sellers are now consistently achieving sale values that outstrip asking prices, providing further evidence of the continued strong performance of Scotland’s housing market.

12 Aug 2014

Healthy supply returns to 'buyers' market'

Mortgages

Healthy supply returns to 'buyers' market'

The number of new homes coming to the market increased 7.3% annually across the UK, according to the latest National Mortgage Market Monitor from Haart.

12 Aug 2014

GW launches home visit equity release service

Retirement

GW launches home visit equity release service

As one of the largest law firms dealing with Equity Release cases Goldsmith Williams is today launching their unique Solicitor Home Visit Service to equity release specialist brokers.

11 Aug 2014

Just 29% to stop working altogether in retirement

Retirement

Just 29% to stop working altogether in retirement

Just 29% of UK workers believe that when they come to retire they will stop working altogether according to Aegon’s third Retirement Readiness Survey.

11 Aug 2014

NatWest cuts rates on resi & BTL by up to 0.40%

Mortgages

NatWest cuts rates on resi & BTL by up to 0.40%

NatWest Intermediary Solutions will be introducing a number of rate reductions of between 10-40bps on residential and buy-to-let mortgage deals tomorrow.

11 Aug 2014

Virgin launches fee-free remortgage exclusives

Mortgages

Virgin launches fee-free remortgage exclusives

Virgin Money is launching two new products for remortgage customers, which have no product or application fees.

11 Aug 2014

Source Insurance announces rate reductions

Protection

Source Insurance announces rate reductions

Source Insurance continues to reduce premiums for household and landlord property insurance as the market improves.

11 Aug 2014

 

Remortgage lending remains 'muted': CML

Mortgages

Remortgage lending remains 'muted': CML

Remortgage lending remains muted compared with both first-time buyer and home-mover lending, according to the CML.

11 Aug 2014

Mortgage lending growth remains steady in Q2: CML

Mortgages

Mortgage lending growth remains steady in Q2: CML

New CML data on the characteristics of lending in June show that it remains driven primarily by lending for house purchase, rather than remortgage.

11 Aug 2014

Year-on-year BTL lending growth 'strong': CML

Year-on-year BTL lending growth 'strong': CML

According to data released by the CML today, buy-to-let lending grew 5% over the month to £2.2 billion in June, though the number of loans was the same as May at 15,600.

11 Aug 2014

FTB lending up 19%: CML

Mortgages

FTB lending up 19%: CML

According to the CML data out today, there were 28,600 first-time buyer loans in June - 7% more than in May, and 19% up on June 2013.

11 Aug 2014

Shawbrook launches its first fixed rate commercial mortgages

Mortgages

Shawbrook launches its first fixed rate commercial mortgages

Shawbrook Bank has launched a suite of fixed rate options across its commercial mortgage range (excluding short term loans).

11 Aug 2014

Complete FS celebrates 21st birthday with lender expo

Complete FS celebrates 21st birthday with lender expo

Complete FS is celebrating its 21st birthday in style with an even more impressive line up of lenders and providers at their 11th annual Expo, to be held on the 17th September at the Meon Valley Golf & Country Club, near Southampton.

11 Aug 2014

LMS announces partnership with Ipswich BS

Latest News

LMS announces partnership with Ipswich BS

LMS are pleased to announce their latest partnership with Ipswich Building Society. This further strengthens LMS commitment and connection to the building society sector.

08 Aug 2014

AXA Wealth outlines planned changes ahead of new pension rules

Retirement

AXA Wealth outlines planned changes ahead of new pension rules

David Thompson, managing director, Elevate, AXA Wealth, comments on planned changes to the platform ahead of the new pension rules being introduced from April 2015.

08 Aug 2014

Hinckley & Rugby announce three new fixes and a rate cut

Mortgages

Hinckley & Rugby announce three new fixes and a rate cut

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society, which lends throughout England & Wales, has launched three new fixed rate residential mortgages and cut the interest rate on an existing fix.

08 Aug 2014

FSE Manchester 2014 - Harpal Singh, Broker Conveyancing

Mortgages

FSE Manchester 2014 - Harpal Singh, Broker Conveyancing

At FSE Manchester we spoke to Harpal Singh of Broker Conveyancing...

08 Aug 2014

Virgin launches 'Stamp Duty buster' HTB mortgage

Mortgages

Virgin launches 'Stamp Duty buster' HTB mortgage

Virgin Money has launched an innovative ‘Stamp Duty buster’ mortgage as part of its Help To Buy Equity Loan range, to assist first and next time buyers with all of the costs associated with buying a new build home.

08 Aug 2014

Precise launches its lowest priced 80% BTL

Precise launches its lowest priced 80% BTL

Precise Mortgages, the specialist lender, has launched a range of semi-exclusive products for its key networks and clubs as well as introducing its lowest ever priced 80% LTV buy to let product.

08 Aug 2014

Halifax cuts rates on 90% LTV products by 0.30%

Mortgages

Halifax cuts rates on 90% LTV products by 0.30%

Halifax today announced that it is cutting the rates of its 2 year fixed 90% LTV products.

08 Aug 2014

Chris Prior, Manager - Sales and Distribution at Bridgewater Equity Release

In The Spotlight

Chris Prior, Manager - Sales and Distribution at Bridgewater Equity Release

We spoke to Chris Prior is Manager, Sales and Distribution at Bridgewater Equity Release about misconceptions surrounding equity release and later life business.

08 Aug 2014

Anticipating the great unknown of the mortgage market

Blogs

Anticipating the great unknown of the mortgage market

[Blog from Simon Crone, VP - Commercial at Genworth]

08 Aug 2014

Skipton increases rates on 1-year ISAs and fixed rate bonds

Savings & Investments

Skipton increases rates on 1-year ISAs and fixed rate bonds

Skipton Building Society will today launch a new range of fixed rate ISAs and bonds which include rate rises on short term savings.

08 Aug 2014

House sales recover to highest level for 7 years

Mortgages

House sales recover to highest level for 7 years

The LSL England and Wales House Price Index has recorded a 4.6% annual price growth outside London and the South East.

08 Aug 2014

FTBs could take 22 years to save a deposit

Mortgages

FTBs could take 22 years to save a deposit

New statistics reveal it could take the average person over 22 years to save up for the deposit on their first home.

08 Aug 2014

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