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CML: FTB activity jumps by 20% in March

Mortgages

CML: FTB activity jumps by 20% in March

First-time buyer activity remained strong in March with the number of first-time buyers increasing by 20% according to data published today by the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

14 May 2013

Bridgewater announce roundtable adviser workshop

Retirement

Bridgewater announce roundtable adviser workshop

Bridgewater Equity Release, the home reversion specialist, has today announced a roundtable workshop event designed to support specialist equity release advisers.

14 May 2013

Housing market activity accelerates in April

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Housing market activity accelerates in April

April witnessed an acceleration in valuations activity, with annual growth reaching 39%, according to chartered surveyors Connells Survey & Valuation.

14 May 2013

Fincorp gets developer out of a tight squeeze

Fincorp gets developer out of a tight squeeze

Bridging lender Fincorp has completed a £900,000 loan secured over two Gloucestershire properties, enabling the conversion of a chapel into a recording studio to be used by a member of 70s band Squeeze.

14 May 2013

Number of people 'burdened' by mortgage drops since 2006

Mortgages

Number of people 'burdened' by mortgage drops since 2006

The number of borrowers who consider their mortgage 'a heavy burden' has dropped since 2006, according to the ONS.

13 May 2013

Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks lower fixed rates

Mortgages

Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks lower fixed rates

Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks today introduced new lower fixed rate mortgages.

13 May 2013

Number of first-time landlord cases increases, says Paragon

Mortgages

Number of first-time landlord cases increases, says Paragon

Research by specialist buy-to-let lender Paragon Mortgages has revealed that intermediaries are seeing a steady increase in the number of first-time landlords entering the buy-to-let market.

13 May 2013

Only 1 in 5 believe current range of mortgages is wide enough

Mortgages

Only 1 in 5 believe current range of mortgages is wide enough

Just one in five people believe the current range of mortgage products provide enough choice and differentiation to meet customer needs, according to new research from housing investment and equity loan provider, Castle Trust.

13 May 2013

Accord launches new 80% products from 2.74%

Mortgages

Accord launches new 80% products from 2.74%

Accord Mortgages has launched three 80% loan to value products as it widens the choice available to brokers and customers.

13 May 2013

The moving bridge

The moving bridge

With more and more bridging lenders seemingly vying for the same business, it has never been a better time for the client to use bridging finance to their advantage.

10 May 2013

 

Is it really bridging, or just expensive buy-to-let finance?

Christian Faes - Montello

Is it really bridging, or just expensive buy-to-let finance?

Let's be sure. Let's be Precise. There is a lot of hype in the market about cheap bridging finance interest rates. It seems some people have lost sight of what bridging finance is meant to be all about.

10 May 2013

Santander launches zero fee mortgage range

Mortgages

Santander launches zero fee mortgage range

Santander Mortgages is today launching a new range of 2, 3 and 5 year fixed and tracker products with no up-front booking or arrangement fees.

10 May 2013

Accord cuts BTL rates by up to 0.30%

Mortgages

Accord cuts BTL rates by up to 0.30%

Rates on selected Accord Mortgages buy to let products are being reduced by up to 0.30%.

10 May 2013

Hinckley & Rugby cuts rates and raises max LTV fuelled by FLS

Mortgages

Hinckley & Rugby cuts rates and raises max LTV fuelled by FLS

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has today introduced a new mortgage, cut interest rates and raised a maximum LTV, fuelled by its first Bank of England Funding for Lending Scheme cash.

10 May 2013

Hope Capital completes its largest deal in 72 hours with Jumbo Bridging

Hope Capital completes its largest deal in 72 hours with Jumbo Bridging

Hope Capital, the entrepreneurial short term property bridging finance company, has completed its largest bridging deal to date, working closely with Chris Dailly of Jumbo Bridging.

10 May 2013

House sales up 18% on last year as prices continue to rise

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House sales up 18% on last year as prices continue to rise

According to the latest house price index from LSL/Acadametrics, house prices have risen 0.3% in April with the average home now costing £231,170.

10 May 2013

first direct cuts rates and launches 5-year fix at 2.59%

Mortgages

first direct cuts rates and launches 5-year fix at 2.59%

On 10 May 2013 first direct, recent winner of Which? Recommended Mortgage Provider, has responded to market movements and will further reduce rates on over 85% of its mortgage range by up to 50 basis points.

10 May 2013

Coventry cuts rates across resi, offset and BTL options

Mortgages

Coventry cuts rates across resi, offset and BTL options

Coventry Building Society has cut rates across its highly competitive range of Residential, Offset and Buy to Let options.

09 May 2013

North West interest-only customers are converting to full repayment

Mortgages

North West interest-only customers are converting to full repayment

The Financial Conduct Authority’s interest-only thematic review laid out several good practice interest-only strategy options for lenders.

09 May 2013

Regentsmead joins AOBP lender panel

Regentsmead joins AOBP lender panel

London-based development finance specialist lender Regentsmead is the latest Associate Lender to join the Association of Bridging Professionals, taking its total number of lender members to 22.

09 May 2013

First Complete has best month for mortgages

Mortgages

First Complete has best month for mortgages

First Complete this week celebrates its third birthday under LSL Property Services.

09 May 2013

Buy-to-let sector continues to thrive, says CML data

Mortgages

Buy-to-let sector continues to thrive, says CML data

Gross mortgage lending of £4.2 billion across 33,500 mortgages was advanced to buy-to-let landlords in the first quarter of 2013, according to latest survey data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

09 May 2013

Repossessions 17% lower in Q1 of 2013, reports CML

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Repossessions 17% lower in Q1 of 2013, reports CML

The rate of repossession in the three months January to March remained at 0.07% for the fourth consecutive quarter, according to data published today by the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

09 May 2013

Teachers launches new range from 2.29% with L&G Mortgage Club

Mortgages

Teachers launches new range from 2.29% with L&G Mortgage Club

Legal & General Mortgage Club is pleased to announce the availability of a range of new products in conjunction with Teachers Building Society, including a 2.29% two-year discounted variable rate with no early repayment charge.

09 May 2013

Natwest offers new 90% LTV deals

Mortgages

Natwest offers new 90% LTV deals

As of tomorrow, Natwest Intermediary Solutions will launch a number of new fixed rate products, such as a two-year fixed rate at 4.59% and a five-year fixed rate at 4.99%, both with product fees of £995 and 90% LTV.

08 May 2013

As high street lenders withdraw, broker enquiries increase

As high street lenders withdraw, broker enquiries increase

An increasing number of brokers are having to source commercial property finance for clients who have been rejected by traditional lenders, or even had their existing facilities called in, as banks and their parent companies exit the UK market.

08 May 2013

BSA: mutuals play 'central role' in mortgage market, but beware choppy waters

Mortgages

BSA: mutuals play 'central role' in mortgage market, but beware choppy waters

Opening the 144th annual conference of the Building Societies Association in Harrogate tomorrow, BSA Chairman, David Webster will call on the Government to take the lead with a more holistic approach to the housing market.

08 May 2013

Increase in lifetime mortgage plans shows increased confidence in equity release

Retirement

Increase in lifetime mortgage plans shows increased confidence in equity release

Increased sales of equity release lifetime mortgage plans have increased the average amount released by a record 27% in the first three months of the year, analysis from Key Retirement Solutions shows.

08 May 2013

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