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Furness launches new discount and tracker products

Furness launches new discount and tracker products

Furness Building Society has launched a new range of discount and tracker products.

21 Jul 2017

Resi transactions dip in June - HMRC

Resi transactions dip in June - HMRC

The number of residential property transactions decreased by 3.3% between May 2017 and June 2017, according to figures released today by HMRC, with 96,910 residential transactions in Junes. This figure is 1.0% higher compared with the same month last year.

21 Jul 2017

FTBs' budgets come up short on legal fees

FTBs' budgets come up short on legal fees

Half of all first time buyers are spending £2,000 more than budgeted for when it comes to the fees and costs associated with buying a home, according to research from Barratt Homes.

21 Jul 2017

Coventry introduces transitional buy-to-let affordability policy

Coventry introduces transitional buy-to-let affordability policy

Coventry for intermediaries has introduced its transitional buy-to-let affordability policy for remortgagors.

20 Jul 2017

The Mortgage Lender grows distribution with Thistle Finance

The Mortgage Lender grows distribution with Thistle Finance

The Mortgage Lender has added Edinburgh-based master broker Thistle Finance Limited to its network of distribution partners.

20 Jul 2017

June mortgage lending surges 9% to £22.1bn: UK Finance

June mortgage lending surges 9% to £22.1bn: UK Finance

Gross mortgage lending reached £22.1bn in June - 9% higher than May’s total of £20.3bn and 3% higher than the £21.5bn lent in June last year, according to figures from UK Finance, formerly released by the CML.

20 Jul 2017

L&G updates Buy to Let Matrix ahead of PRA changes

L&G updates Buy to Let Matrix ahead of PRA changes

Legal & General Mortgage Club has updated its Buy to Let Matrix to include lender positions and lending criteria on buy-to-let portfolios, ahead of the PRA changes which come into effect on 30th September.

19 Jul 2017

Mortgage sales dip 1.2% in June

Mortgage sales dip 1.2% in June

Mortgage sales decreased by £200 million in June, a 1.2% drop on the previous month, according to Equifax Touchstone analysis.

19 Jul 2017

The beginning of the end for ‘free legals’?

The beginning of the end for ‘free legals’?

Online conveyancing portal, SortRefer, has praised Nationwide for its decision to scrap remortgage ‘free legals’ packages across its product range in favour of doubling their cashback offer from £250 to £500.

19 Jul 2017

Mortgage costs fall by further 2% in Q2

Mortgage costs fall by further 2% in Q2

The majority of mainstream mortgages have come down in cost over the past three months, according to Mortgage Brain research.

19 Jul 2017

 

Foundation Home Loans expands First Time Landlord range

Foundation Home Loans expands First Time Landlord range

Foundation Home Loans has bolsterd its First Time Landlord range with new five-year fixed rate options starting at 3.59%.

19 Jul 2017

Brilliant Solutions cuts packaging fees across entire range

Brilliant Solutions cuts packaging fees across entire range

Brilliant Solutions has removed all packaging fees across its entire mortgage packaging range following a successful trial with a handful of lenders.

19 Jul 2017

First Direct cuts high-LTV fixed rates

First Direct cuts high-LTV fixed rates

First Direct has cut rates on two and five-year fixed rate mortgages by between 5 and 10bps.

18 Jul 2017

Skipton cuts Help to Buy products by up to 0.69%

Skipton cuts Help to Buy products by up to 0.69%

From tomorrow, Skipton Building Society is cutting rates by up to 0.69% on its Help to Buy range.

18 Jul 2017

Teachers BS launches new Family Mortgage rates

Teachers BS launches new Family Mortgage rates

Teachers Building Society has launched new Family Mortgage options designed to help families support their relatives onto the property ladder.

18 Jul 2017

InterBay launches into residential bridging market

InterBay launches into residential bridging market

InterBay Commercial, part of OneSavings Bank, has launched a residential and commercial bridging range with rates from 0.44%.

18 Jul 2017

Buy-to-let flat fees hit record lows

Buy-to-let flat fees hit record lows

Flat fees for buy-to-let mortgages have hit new lots, falling by more than 5% in Q2 from £1,446 to £1,370, according to Mortgages for Business data.

18 Jul 2017

Trussle proposes new industry standards for mortgage switching

Trussle proposes new industry standards for mortgage switching

Online mortgage broker Trussle says a new set of industry standards should be introduced to the mortgage market to offer consumers more support with switching.

18 Jul 2017

First-time buyers: why the reality is different to the data

First-time buyers: why the reality is different to the data

I have some sympathy for consumers and existing borrowers who are often presented with market information which appears to show an incredibly fertile mortgage landscape, only to come face-to-face with a reality which appears rather different, if not entirely unrecognisable, from what they might have been led to believe.

17 Jul 2017

Most mortgage borrowers prepared for a rate rise: UK Finance

Most mortgage borrowers prepared for a rate rise: UK Finance

Most mortgage borrowers "look well placed to withstand rate increases higher than anything that is likely over the next couple of years", according to new trade body UK Finance.

17 Jul 2017

Masthaven expands mortgage team with three new recruits

Masthaven expands mortgage team with three new recruits

Masthaven has appointed John Smith as National Account Manager for First Charge Mortgages, as well as David Owen and Wes Baker as Business Development Managers.

17 Jul 2017

Furness launches Advance Stage Payment self-build mortgages

Furness launches Advance Stage Payment self-build mortgages

Furness Building Society has launched a new range for self-builders who are looking for an Advance Stage Payment mortgage.

17 Jul 2017

In the Spotlight with Chris Schutrups, The Mortgage Hut

In the Spotlight with Chris Schutrups, The Mortgage Hut

We spoke to Chris Schutrups, Group Managing Director of the Mortgage Hut, about how the uncertain economic outlook will continue to affect the housing market and the solutions on offer for self-employed, limited company directors and contractors.

14 Jul 2017

Saffron For Intermediaries strengthens sales team

Saffron For Intermediaries strengthens sales team

Saffron For Intermediaries has promoted Holly Dennis to the role of Business Development Manager to further strengthen its intermediary sales team.

14 Jul 2017

Accord opens BTL range to first-time landlords

Accord opens BTL range to first-time landlords

From today, Accord’s buy-to-let mortgage range will be available to those buying a property to let for the first time.

14 Jul 2017

High-LTV mortgage rates increase while product choice dwindles

High-LTV mortgage rates increase while product choice dwindles

Those who are only able to put down a 5% deposit continue to have "far less product choice and pay increasingly more for their loans" than those who are able to put down 25%, according to AmTrust.

14 Jul 2017

L&G appoints Head of IFA Sales for lifetime mortgages

L&G appoints Head of IFA Sales for lifetime mortgages

Legal & General has announced the appointment of Rob Miles to the role of Head of IFA Sales of its lifetime mortgage business.

14 Jul 2017

Secure Trust Bank raises maximum LTV to 85%

Secure Trust Bank raises maximum LTV to 85%

Secure Trust Bank has raised the loan-to-value on a selection of its residential mortgages.

13 Jul 2017

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