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FTBs underestimate mortgage repayments by up to 64%

FTBs underestimate mortgage repayments by up to 64%

The majority of aspiring first-time buyers ‘wildly’ underestimate how much their first home will cost, according to research by My Home Move.

26 May 2017

HSBC cuts higher-LTV rates by up to 15bps

HSBC cuts higher-LTV rates by up to 15bps

HSBC has made reductions to its higher-LTV rates by up to 15bps.

26 May 2017

The Mortgage Lender partners with Clever Lending

The Mortgage Lender partners with Clever Lending

The Mortgage Lender has added Clever Lending to its network of distribution partners.

26 May 2017

Added extras or part of the service offering?

Added extras or part of the service offering?

Two articles recently caught my attention. The first commented upon the commission mortgage advisers could be missing out on due to their not reviewing the adequacy of their clients’ home insurance. The second was a report on the Equity Release Council’s white paper, ‘Equity Release Rebooted: The Future of Housing Equity as Retirement Income’, in which it was stated that some equity release advisers need to refresh their soft skills.

25 May 2017

Mortgage broker revenues up 24% as intermediary sales soar: FCA

Mortgage broker revenues up 24% as intermediary sales soar: FCA

Total reported revenue earned from the mediation of regulated mortgages increased by 24% between 2015 and 2016 and by 53% between 2013 and 2016 from £529 million to £807 million, according to the latest FCA data.

25 May 2017

Remortgage approvals dip in April: BBA

Remortgage approvals dip in April: BBA

House purchase and remortgaging approvals fell in April despite record low rates, according to the latest BBA figures.

25 May 2017

Gross mortgage lending drops 11% in April: CML

Gross mortgage lending drops 11% in April: CML

The Council of Mortgage Lenders estimates that gross mortgage lending reached £18.4 billion in April.

25 May 2017

Small deposit lending increases for fourth consecutive month

Small deposit lending increases for fourth consecutive month

Small deposit buyers continued to increase their share of the UK mortgage market in April, representing 21.5% of all lending, according to e.surv data.

25 May 2017

Just Mortgages launches broker training academy

Just Mortgages launches broker training academy

Just Mortgages has launched a training academy to bring more mortgage brokers into the industry, with the first course taking place in three weeks’ time on the 15th June.

25 May 2017

Bluestone increases proc fee to 0.5% as part of product overhaul

Bluestone increases proc fee to 0.5% as part of product overhaul

Bluestone Mortgages has announced that it will increase procuration fees from 0.4% to 0.5% as part of a strategic product overhaul.

24 May 2017

 

Leeds BS enhances new build proposition

Leeds BS enhances new build proposition

Leeds Building Society has enhanced its new build criteria by widening the range of warranties it will accept on new homes, a step taken in response to feedback from smaller developers.

24 May 2017

Skipton cuts Help to Buy rates by 0.19%

Skipton cuts Help to Buy rates by 0.19%

From tomorrow, Skipton Building Society is reducing rates on the majority of its Help to Buy products, which include fee, no fee and £500 cashback options.

24 May 2017

Buy-to-let mortgages see further rate and cost reductions

Buy-to-let mortgages see further rate and cost reductions

Buy-to-let mortgages have seen a number of rate and cost reductions over the past three months, according to Mortgage Brain data.

24 May 2017

West One launches second charge mortgage offering

West One launches second charge mortgage offering

West One Loans has launched a range of second charge mortgage lending products, adding to its suite of short-term bridging finance options.

24 May 2017

Building societies delivering half of mortgage market growth: BSA

Building societies delivering half of mortgage market growth: BSA

Building societies are maintaining a high market share of mortgage lending, despite a 'relatively subdued market', according to the BSA.

24 May 2017

New mortgage club The Adviser Alliance to launch next week

New mortgage club The Adviser Alliance to launch next week

The Adviser Alliance has announced details of its new Mortgage Club proposition, which opens its doors on the 31st May.

24 May 2017

Tesco introduces its lowest ever tracker rate

Tesco introduces its lowest ever tracker rate

Tesco Bank has introduced its lowest ever tracker rate mortgage and reduced the rates on a selection of its 2, 3 and 5 year fixed rate products to help make it easier for customers to make a move on the property ladder or remortgage their current property.

23 May 2017

Mortgage sales 'nosedive' in April - Equifax

Mortgage sales 'nosedive' in April - Equifax

Mortgage sales for the UK fell by £2.62 billion in April, down 16.0% on the previous month, according to Equifax Touchstone's analysis of the intermediary marketplace.

23 May 2017

Stafford BS enters self-build mortgage market

Stafford BS enters self-build mortgage market

Stafford Railway Building Society has announced its new partnership with self-build specialist BuildStore Mortgage Services, to distribute the Society's self-build mortgage products.

23 May 2017

Accord launches new products aimed at larger loan sizes

Accord launches new products aimed at larger loan sizes

Accord Mortgages has today launched a range of new mortgages designed to help borrowers seeking a larger loan size.

23 May 2017

First regulated robo-adviser raises £2m seed funding

First regulated robo-adviser raises £2m seed funding

MortgageGym, the world’s only regulated mortgage robo-adviser, has announced the successful completion of a seed funding round of £2m ahead of its official launch this summer.

22 May 2017

Gareth Finney Joins The Right Mortgage & Protection Network

Gareth Finney Joins The Right Mortgage & Protection Network

The Right Mortgage & Protection Network has appointed Gareth Finney as its Development Manager.

22 May 2017

Buyer demand sees house prices hit new record high: Rightmove

Buyer demand sees house prices hit new record high: Rightmove

The average price of property coming to market has hit a record high, according to the latest Rightmove House Price Index.

22 May 2017

New Leaf adds The Mortgage Lender to panel

New Leaf adds The Mortgage Lender to panel

The New Leaf Distribution network has added The Mortgage Lender to its panel.

19 May 2017

Mortgage Trust launches 75% LTV five-year fix

Mortgage Trust launches 75% LTV five-year fix

Mortgage Trust has launched a new limited edition, five year fixed rate buy-to-let mortgage for individual landlords seeking finance for single, self-contained units.

19 May 2017

The Nottingham expands BDM team

The Nottingham expands BDM team

Two new Business Development Managers have joined the intermediary team at the Nottingham Building Society.

19 May 2017

TMA appoints regional account manager

TMA appoints regional account manager

TMA Mortgage Club has appointed Sarah Evans as a regional key account manager for the North of England.

19 May 2017

Yorkshire BS launches lowest 95% LTV rate at 3.25%

Yorkshire BS launches lowest 95% LTV rate at 3.25%

Yorkshire Building Society has launched a two-year fixed rate mortgage at 3.25% up to 95% LTV which it says is the lowest currently available on the market.

18 May 2017

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