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UK mortgage market 'hard-wired' to reduce homeownership, says IMLA

Mortgages

UK mortgage market 'hard-wired' to reduce homeownership, says IMLA

The UK’s status as a nation of homeowners may be permanently downsized by the fallout from the financial crisis, according to a new report from the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association.

14 Jun 2013

Precise Mortgages launches innovative bridge-to-let

Precise Mortgages launches innovative bridge-to-let

Precise Mortgages, the intermediary only lender, has launched the UK's only true Bridge to Let product. The lender has combined its award winning Bridging products with its traditional BTL products.

14 Jun 2013

Blacks Connect and Complete FS announce exclusive partnership

Legal

Blacks Connect and Complete FS announce exclusive partnership

Broker-focused conveyancer Blacks Connect and leading packager Complete Financial Services have joined together in a strategic partnership to give Complete’s broker partners access to Blacks’ high quality legal services.

13 Jun 2013

210,000 FSB businesses to connect to commercial brokers

210,000 FSB businesses to connect to commercial brokers

210,000 small and medium sized businesses now have the ability to get funding from NACFB commercial broker members, thanks to a new system powered by Commercial Keeper.

13 Jun 2013

Fincorp offers light refurb bridge

Fincorp offers light refurb bridge

Fincorp is now offering a light refurbishment bridging loan after seeing strong demand for finance to fund auctioned properties.

13 Jun 2013

CML: Gross lending boosted by growth in remortgage lending

Mortgages

CML: Gross lending boosted by growth in remortgage lending

Gross mortgage lending grew by 5% in April, in part due to an increase in remortgage activity, according to new data released today by the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

13 Jun 2013

Accord launches range of 65% LTV products from 2.09%

Mortgages

Accord launches range of 65% LTV products from 2.09%

Accord Mortgages has launched a series of competitive 65% loan to value residential mortgages, with rates starting from 2.09%.

13 Jun 2013

First Completes adds The Hanley to lending panel

First Completes adds The Hanley to lending panel

First Complete announces the addition of The Hanley Economic Building Society to its estate agency division lender panel.

13 Jun 2013

Interbay Commercial introduces high net worth products

Interbay Commercial introduces high net worth products

InterBay Commercial, part of the OneSavings Bank PLC Group, is launching some high net worth products with further price reductions.

12 Jun 2013

Dragonfly launches 4 & 5-year interest only BTL loan

Dragonfly launches 4 & 5-year interest only BTL loan

London-based short and medium-term lender, Dragonfly Property Finance, today announced the launch of a 4 and 5-year interest-only buy-to-let loan.

12 Jun 2013

 

Master broker launches white-labelled refurb bridge-to-let

Master broker launches white-labelled refurb bridge-to-let

A specialist short term master broker has gained access to an industry-leading refurb bridge to-let product, giving professional landlords the option to borrow the flexible product.

12 Jun 2013

Tesco expands mortgage range - including 85% fixed rate

Mortgages

Tesco expands mortgage range - including 85% fixed rate

Tesco Bank today announces the expansion of its mortgage range with the introduction of 85% LTV fixed rate and tracker mortgages.

12 Jun 2013

90% of intermediaries had have remortgages declined this year

Mortgages

90% of intermediaries had have remortgages declined this year

According to recent a poll, 90% of financial intermediaries have had remortgage applications declined this year.

12 Jun 2013

1 in 5 retirement savers are unhappy with their savings

Retirement

1 in 5 retirement savers are unhappy with their savings

Nearly one in five retirement savers are unhappy with their pension savings or fear they have wasted money by saving for retirement, new research by MetLife shows.

12 Jun 2013

Conveyancing cases up 15% in a year, says SearchFlow

Legal

Conveyancing cases up 15% in a year, says SearchFlow

The amount of conveyancing work being undertaken by legal practices and conveyancers in Britain has risen 15% over the last year.

12 Jun 2013

Source Insurance celebrates 20 years with broker book purchase

Protection

Source Insurance celebrates 20 years with broker book purchase

Source Insurance will shortly be celebrating 20 years in the General Insurance industry and to mark the occasion, this week launched a GI book purchase programme for existing Source agents.

12 Jun 2013

FTB activity hits 91% of 2007 levels

Mortgages

FTB activity hits 91% of 2007 levels

May saw a strong lift in first time buyer housing activity, with 4% more mortgage valuations conducted compared to the previous month, according to chartered surveyors Connells Survey & Valuation.

12 Jun 2013

NatWest Intermediary Solutions launches new range for FTBs

Mortgages

NatWest Intermediary Solutions launches new range for FTBs

NatWest Intermediary Solutions has today announced cuts to its mortgage range - plus a host of new FTB products - available from tomorrow.

11 Jun 2013

AfI launches online form for Retained Properties

Mortgages

AfI launches online form for Retained Properties

Abbey for Intermediaries has launched an online form for Retained Properties, which will make it easier for intermediaries to provide details about any existing properties their clients will still own on completion of their residential mortgage.

11 Jun 2013

MT Finance goes nationwide with expanded zone of lending

MT Finance goes nationwide with expanded zone of lending

MT Finance, the West End-based non-status bridging lender, has announced that it has expanded its geographic zone of lending to encompass all of England.

11 Jun 2013

Facing a claim of mortgage mis-selling? Attack is the best form of defence!

Eddie Goldsmith - GW

Facing a claim of mortgage mis-selling? Attack is the best form of defence!

Claims Management Companies are continuing to hit the headlines with their growing numbers and their aggressive campaigns to recruit victims of mortgage mis-selling.

11 Jun 2013

Gap between renting & buying closes as house prices rise again

Mortgages

Gap between renting & buying closes as house prices rise again

Although buying a property remains 13% more cost-effective than renting, the gap is narrowing as house prices are on the rise again, according to the latest research by property search website Zoopla.co.uk.

11 Jun 2013

BoE: gross mortgage lending down 6.8% in Q1

Mortgages

BoE: gross mortgage lending down 6.8% in Q1

The Bank of England and FCA today published the latest Mortgage Lenders and Administrators Statistics for the United Kingdom covering the period Q1 2013.

11 Jun 2013

PruProtect & Ageas add business protection to First Complete offering

Protection

PruProtect & Ageas add business protection to First Complete offering

Two protection providers, PruProtect and Ageas, have launched a business protection proposition for First Complete advisers to offer to their business clients.

11 Jun 2013

Dancastle Finance joins the ASTL

Dancastle Finance joins the ASTL

Dancastle Finance is the latest bridging lender to join the ASTL, bringing the number of full members to 24. This follows hot on the heels of Hope Capital which joined a month ago.

11 Jun 2013

Housing market gathers momentum, says RICS survey

Legal

Housing market gathers momentum, says RICS survey

The May 2013 RICS Residential Market Survey results highlight the significant improvement in sales market sentiment that is underway, with both the current and forward looking indicators touching multi-year highs.

11 Jun 2013

Complete FS provides new specialist BTL insurance package

Protection

Complete FS provides new specialist BTL insurance package

Complete FS, the South Coast based distributor, has added an important new service to its BTL offering with the appointment of Let Alliance to its panel of providers.

11 Jun 2013

N&P launches its lowest two-year and three-year mortgages

Mortgages

N&P launches its lowest two-year and three-year mortgages

A series of best-buy mortgages has been launched by Norwich & Peterborough Building Society, including its lowest ever two-year and three-year fixed rate products.

10 Jun 2013

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