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Surge in FTBs eases strain on rental market

Mortgages

Surge in FTBs eases strain on rental market

Rents held steady in June, defying the usual seasonal increase of the last five years, as the surge in FTB numbers eased the strain on the rental market, according to the latest Buy-to-Let Index from LSL Property Services.

19 Jul 2013

first direct roll out new range of high LTV mortgages

Mortgages

first direct roll out new range of high LTV mortgages

From today first direct will introduce three new 85% LTV mortgages and a further two 90% LTV mortgages.

19 Jul 2013

Two new lenders give secured lending a boost in June

Two new lenders give secured lending a boost in June

According to data from the latest Secured Loan Index, the amount lent between April & June 2013 stands at £127m which is the best three month lending period since July to September 2009.

18 Jul 2013

Welsh Help to Buy to launch later this year

Mortgages

Welsh Help to Buy to launch later this year

Housing Minister, Carl Sargeant, today announced the first phase of a package of measures that will support the housing industry and also deliver on his pledge to improve the quality and safety of houses in Wales.

18 Jul 2013

BoE: May Mortgage approvals highest since 2009

Mortgages

BoE: May Mortgage approvals highest since 2009

According to the Bank of England's Trends in Lending report, out today, mortgage approvals by all UK-resident mortgage lenders for house purchase and for remortgaging rose over the three months to May.

18 Jul 2013

Castle Trust launches fee-free incentive

Mortgages

Castle Trust launches fee-free incentive

Castle Trust has today announced that it is waiving all fees on its innovative Partnership Mortgage, where the Equity Withdrawal feature is utilised. This incentive is available for a limited period only, ending at the end of August.

18 Jul 2013

Best month for mortgage lending since 2008: CML

Mortgages

Best month for mortgage lending since 2008: CML

The Council of Mortgage Lenders estimates that total gross mortgage lending in June increased to £15 billion.

18 Jul 2013

CML welcome Progressive Building Society as a member

Mortgages

CML welcome Progressive Building Society as a member

The CML is delighted to welcome the return of the Progressive Building Society as a member.

18 Jul 2013

Purchase instructions on the up in Q2

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Purchase instructions on the up in Q2

Quarter two has seen a noticeable increase in business levels – particularly purchase instructions, according to the latest figures released today by broker-focused conveyancing distributor, Broker Conveyancing.

18 Jul 2013

How important is flexibility in time-sensitive deals?

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How important is flexibility in time-sensitive deals?

How important is flexibility from a lender when it comes to time sensitive short term loan deals, asks Karen Bennett, Director of Sales and Marketing, Commercial Mortgages, Shawbrook Bank.

17 Jul 2013

 

BTL remortgaging surges in Q2

Mortgages

BTL remortgaging surges in Q2

The second quarter saw a significantly higher proportion of buy to let remortgaging than purchasing according to the latest Mortgages for Business Complex Buy to Let Index.

17 Jul 2013

Traditional customers embrace new technology for mortgage applications

Mortgages

Traditional customers embrace new technology for mortgage applications

Research conducted on HML’s behalf among Skipton Building Society customers identifies a willingness among traditional banking customers to embrace the time-saving efficiencies of new technology.

17 Jul 2013

Peer-to-peer mortgage trading platform completes first block trade of loans

Peer-to-peer mortgage trading platform completes first block trade of loans

Peer-to-peer mortgage trading platform, LendInvest, has announced that it has completed its first 'block trade' of loans.

17 Jul 2013

'Mortgage-free' age goes through the roof

Mortgages

'Mortgage-free' age goes through the roof

Over a third of homeowners in the UK expect to be well into their 60s before they finally pay off their mortgage, according to new research by Post Office Mortgages.

17 Jul 2013

Personal Touch announces exclusive with Skipton BS

Mortgages

Personal Touch announces exclusive with Skipton BS

Personal Touch Financial Services, one of the UK's largest mortgage distributors, today announced an exclusive mortgage deal with Skipton Building Society for its members' clients.

16 Jul 2013

Parent-guarantor mortgages on the rise for FTBs

Mortgages

Parent-guarantor mortgages on the rise for FTBs

Almost one-quarter of all parents planning to help their children buy their first property would act as guarantors for their children in order to get them onto the housing ladder, a new survey has revealed.

16 Jul 2013

Newcastle BS reduces rates on 90% & 95% mortgages

Mortgages

Newcastle BS reduces rates on 90% & 95% mortgages

The rates on two new mortgage products aimed at first time buyers have been cut by a building society, which are available to the intermediary marketplace.

16 Jul 2013

Shawbrook Bank appoints TBMC as newest commercial lending partner

Shawbrook Bank appoints TBMC as newest commercial lending partner

Shawbrook Bank has increased its network of Strategic Partners for commercial lending to 28, as the innovative programme continues to be highly successful. TBMC has joined the panel for its high quality term loan applications.

16 Jul 2013

Good news for pension drawdowns as gilt yields rise

Retirement

Good news for pension drawdowns as gilt yields rise

Pension drawdown users got a boost today when the GAD drawdown yield, which is used to calculate the amount of income they can take from their pot, was confirmed at 2.75% for August income reviews.

16 Jul 2013

House purchase applications up 31% from Q1 as rates fall

Mortgages

House purchase applications up 31% from Q1 as rates fall

According to the National Mortgage Index from the Mortgage Advice Bureau, house purchase applications increased 31% between the first and second quarters of 2013 fuelled by a growing interest in the property market.

16 Jul 2013

Affordability improves as homebuyer income inches to over £40k

Mortgages

Affordability improves as homebuyer income inches to over £40k

Homebuyers’ average income crept above £40,000 in June 2013 for the first time in over four and a half years according to the National Mortgage Index from Mortgage Advice Bureau.

16 Jul 2013

5 ways to make the weekend work for you

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5 ways to make the weekend work for you

I don’t know about you, but I am normally too busy during the working day to do any personal admin like sorting out finances and insurance.

16 Jul 2013

N&P cuts rates further on competitive mortgages

Mortgages

N&P cuts rates further on competitive mortgages

Norwich & Peterborough Building Society have cut rates even further on two of its low-fee, fixed rate mortgages.

15 Jul 2013

3mc reduces minimum loan amount on property funding

3mc reduces minimum loan amount on property funding

Mortgage distributor 3mc has reduced the minimum loan amount from £250,000 to £100,000 on investment property funding it has negotiated with Aldermore Commercial Mortgages.

15 Jul 2013

Annuity rates bounce back in second quarter

Retirement

Annuity rates bounce back in second quarter

The latest MGM Advantage Annuity Index reveals average annuity rates increased by 2.4% in the first quarter of the year, and overall up by 5.6% since December 2012.

15 Jul 2013

Hinckley & Rugby ups LTV on lifetime tracker to 85%

Mortgages

Hinckley & Rugby ups LTV on lifetime tracker to 85%

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has sharpened its mortgage range with new products, rate cuts and a higher Loan to Value.

15 Jul 2013

Buyers could pay 20% less with a lower LTV mortgage, says Mortgage Brain

Mortgages

Buyers could pay 20% less with a lower LTV mortgage, says Mortgage Brain

Product data analysis from mortgage technology solutions provider Mortgage Brain is being used to show the true cost of mortgages and reveals that potential borrowers face significant rate and cost differences between LTV ratios.

15 Jul 2013

Paradigm adds Blacks Connect to conveyancing panel

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Paradigm adds Blacks Connect to conveyancing panel

Paradigm Mortgage Services, the mortgage services proposition, has today announced the addition of Blacks Connect to its conveyancing panel.

15 Jul 2013

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