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Leeds launches two-year fixes from 1.79%

Mortgages

Leeds launches two-year fixes from 1.79%

Leeds Building Society has launched new two year fixed rate mortgages with incentives, starting at 1.79%.

20 Jan 2014

Leeds extends mortgage offers to six months

Mortgages

Leeds extends mortgage offers to six months

Leeds Building Society is extending the validity of mortgage offers for home loans to help borrowers.

20 Jan 2014

Mortgage rates down by nearly a third, says Mortgage Brain

Mortgages

Mortgage rates down by nearly a third, says Mortgage Brain

Figures released today from Mortgage Brain’s quarterly product data analysis show that mortgage rates tumbled by as much as 32% during the past 12 months.

20 Jan 2014

Help to Buy Scotland sees 1200 applications

Mortgages

Help to Buy Scotland sees 1200 applications

More than 1200 households have applied to the Scottish Government’s Help to Buy (Scotland) scheme, with over 200 already in new homes, since the scheme launched on September 30, 2013.

20 Jan 2014

Hinckley & Rugby drops rate on 95% mortgage to below 5%

Mortgages

Hinckley & Rugby drops rate on 95% mortgage to below 5%

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has cut the interest rate on its 95% LTV two year discount mortgage to significantly below five percent.

20 Jan 2014

Equity release breaks £1bn mark in third year of growth

Retirement

Equity release breaks £1bn mark in third year of growth

The equity release market crossed the £1 billion barrier in 2013 as the third year of growth in the market highlighted confidence in using property wealth as part of retirement planning, analysis from Key Retirement Solutions shows.

20 Jan 2014

Coventry introduces new 2- and 5-year fixes from 2.09%

Mortgages

Coventry introduces new 2- and 5-year fixes from 2.09%

Coventry Building Society launches new residential range including competitive 2 and 5 year fixed rates starting from 2.09%.

17 Jan 2014

Stephen Johnson, Managing Director, Shawbrook Commercial

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Stephen Johnson, Managing Director, Shawbrook Commercial

Stephen Johnson, Managing Director - Commercial Lending at Shawbrook Commercial had a chat with Financial Reporter.

17 Jan 2014

Halifax cuts rates on 2-year mortgages

Mortgages

Halifax cuts rates on 2-year mortgages

Halifax has announced changes to its product range from today, with rate reductions on 2 year homemover, first time buyer and remortgage fixed and tracker products.

17 Jan 2014

Santander boosts BTL remortgage offering

Mortgages

Santander boosts BTL remortgage offering

Santander for Intermediaries has announced further improvements to its buy to let criteria, offering landlords who remortgage a free valuation and £250 cashback paid on completion.

17 Jan 2014

 

SfI launches 2-year tracker at 1.79%

Mortgages

SfI launches 2-year tracker at 1.79%

Santander for Intermediaries is launching a highly competitive residential two year tracker at 60% LTV and 1.79% rate with £995 fee, offering homebuyers and remortgages a great alternative to fixing.

17 Jan 2014

Church appoints Sir Hector Sants to help crusade against payday lenders

Church appoints Sir Hector Sants to help crusade against payday lenders

The former Chief Executive of the FSA and head of compliance and regulatory affairs for Barclays Bank, Sir Hector Sants, has been appointed to chair the Church of England's new task group on credit unions.

17 Jan 2014

Lloyds Bank cuts rates by up to 0.20%

Mortgages

Lloyds Bank cuts rates by up to 0.20%

Lloyds Bank has announced it has reduced rates across its range of 2 year mortgages.

17 Jan 2014

Intermediary confidence in funding availability shoots up, says NatWest

Intermediary confidence in funding availability shoots up, says NatWest

Confidence about the mortgage market’s prospects has significantly increased in the last six months according to the latest results from NatWest Intermediary Solutions’ Mortgage Intermediary Market Confidence Barometer.

16 Jan 2014

Peer-to-peer lender warns public of zombie savings accounts

Savings & Investments

Peer-to-peer lender warns public of zombie savings accounts

RateSetter warn the public of the danger of “zombie” savings accounts by shocking commuters with actors dressed as zombies at Liverpool Street, Bank Station and the Bank of England.

16 Jan 2014

Clydesdale & Yorkshire slash personal loan rates again

Clydesdale & Yorkshire slash personal loan rates again

Clydesdale Bank and Yorkshire Bank have cut the rate for unsecured online personal loans between £7,500 and £15,000 again this morning.

16 Jan 2014

Barclays launches Help to Buy mortgages from 5.35%

Mortgages

Barclays launches Help to Buy mortgages from 5.35%

Barclays has today announced details of its products which will go live on Tuesday 21 January 2014 to support the Government's Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme.

16 Jan 2014

Aldermore appoints new head of commercial mortgages

Aldermore appoints new head of commercial mortgages

Aldermore, Britain’s leading challenger bank, has appointed a new Head of Commercial Lending to lead and implement the Bank’s strategic commercial mortgage lending growth plans in 2014 and beyond.

16 Jan 2014

Candy-owned lender completes £127.5m super-bridge

Candy-owned lender completes £127.5m super-bridge

Omni Capital, the specialist short-term lender owned by Christian Candy’s CPC Group, has completed a record £127.5 million ‘super-bridge’ for a prime residential development project in central London.

16 Jan 2014

RICS: House sales hit six-year high

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RICS: House sales hit six-year high

The number of homes sold per chartered surveyor reached its highest point since March 2008 last month as the recovery in the nation’s property sector continued full steam ahead, says December’s RICS UK Residential Market Survey.

16 Jan 2014

Lenders to 'woo' brokers with higher proc fees in 2014?

Lenders to 'woo' brokers with higher proc fees in 2014?

Bridging lender Fincorp has predicted 2014 may well see bridging lenders trying to woo brokers with higher procuration fees as they vie for business.

15 Jan 2014

Ipswich BS launches fixed two year 1.97% mortgage

Mortgages

Ipswich BS launches fixed two year 1.97% mortgage

Ipswich Building Society has launched a competitive two year fixed rate 75% loan-to-value mortgage product available to brokers in the East of England as well as the PMS and Sesame broker networks.

15 Jan 2014

November saw buy-to-let lending up 30% on 2012

November saw buy-to-let lending up 30% on 2012

The CML released data today on the profile of UK lending in November 2013, including first-time buyer, home mover, remortgagor and buy-to-let lending.

15 Jan 2014

House purchases saw fourth highest monthly lending in six years

Mortgages

House purchases saw fourth highest monthly lending in six years

The CML released data today on the profile of UK lending in November 2013, including first-time buyer, home mover, remortgagor and buy-to-let lending.

15 Jan 2014

Skipton launches fixed rate bond range paying up to 3.00%

Savings & Investments

Skipton launches fixed rate bond range paying up to 3.00%

Skipton Building Society launches a new Fixed Rate Bond range, with rates paying up to 3.00%, today.

15 Jan 2014

Mortgage club warns of 'sleepwalking' to higher mortgage repayments

Mortgages

Mortgage club warns of 'sleepwalking' to higher mortgage repayments

Legal & General Mortgage Club the UK’s number one mortgage network, has today warned borrowers not to sleep walk into higher mortgage repayments.

15 Jan 2014

Paragon launches 6.125% sterling bond

Savings & Investments

Paragon launches 6.125% sterling bond

The Paragon Group of Companies, the specialist buy-to-let and consumer finance group, has today launched an offer of 6.125% sterling bonds due January 2022.

14 Jan 2014

London rents still more than double the North East

Mortgages

London rents still more than double the North East

The December 2013 HomeLet Rental Index shows the average cost of renting a home in the Capital reduced by 1.5% during December to £1,244 per month.

14 Jan 2014

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