All Finance Stories

Stamp duty cited as cause of slow April transactions

Stamp duty cited as cause of slow April transactions

The latest stats and analysis from HMRC has shown that property transactions were down slightly during April - a 3.2% drop when compared to the previous month.

23 May 2017

Mortgage sales crash 16% in April

Mortgage sales crash 16% in April

The latest data from Equifax Touchstone has revealed that during April mortgage sales for the UK fell by £2.62bn - a 16.0% drop on the previous month.

23 May 2017

Tesco announce their lowest ever tracker rate

Tesco announce their lowest ever tracker rate

Tesco Bank has announced today that it 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.

23 May 2017

New self-build partnership announced by Stafford Railway BS

New self-build partnership announced by Stafford Railway BS

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

Brexit fears drive investors to property sector according to new report

Brexit fears drive investors to property sector according to new report

New research commissioned across over 1,100 nationwide investors by peer-to-peer lender Kuflink has revealed that traditional assets are providing much-needed investor comfort in a seismic year for British politics.

22 May 2017

Calls for government to promote lending to SME housebuilders

Calls for government to promote lending to SME housebuilders

The latest research from the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association has found that the majority of mortgage lenders and brokers believe that greater government support for lending to SME housebuilders would help fix the UK’s lack of housing supply.

18 May 2017

BTL valuations drop in April

BTL valuations drop in April

The latest analysis and data from Connells Survey & Valuation has revealed that there was a 7% dip in buy-to-let valuations recorded in April - widely believed to be caused by the start of the reduction to landlord’s mortgage tax relief.

18 May 2017

UK retirees cash out to bolster Bank of Mum and Dad

UK retirees cash out to bolster Bank of Mum and Dad

An increasing reliance on the bank of Mum and Dad is one of the reasons that retirees are releasing funds from their home. It's a national trend that is very much evident throughout the country.

18 May 2017

Landbay launches new broker quick quote mortgage tool

Landbay launches new broker quick quote mortgage tool

Buy-to-let specialist, Landbay has announced that it has launched a quick quote tool for mortgage brokers on its dedicated intermediary website.

18 May 2017

BTL lending predicted to fall

BTL lending predicted to fall

According to David Whittaker of Mortgages for Business, the amount of gross buy-to-let mortgage lending is likely to fall over this year and next, however the share of lending through limited companies should increase.

18 May 2017

 

Could 1.4 million households be on the wrong mortgage deal?

Could 1.4 million households be on the wrong mortgage deal?

A new report from L&C Mortgages has revealed that 1.4 million UK households are struggling to pay their mortgage and 2.6 million people think their monthly mortgage payments are too high – but are they on the right deal?

17 May 2017

Pepper announce new limited edition five-year fixed rates

Pepper announce new limited edition five-year fixed rates

Pepper Homeloans has announced that it has launched limited edition five-year fixed rates starting from 2.88% on its NP1 range of residential mortgages, with free legals on all remortgages.

15 May 2017

Lowest ever 5 year fixed rate remortgage launched at TSB

Lowest ever 5 year fixed rate remortgage launched at TSB

TSB has announced that it has reduced interest rates by up to 0.15% on selected remortgages, resulting in its five-year fixed rates for remortgage borrowers are now at their lowest ever, starting at 1.74% up to 60% LTV with a £995 fee.

15 May 2017

Teachers announce new three-year fixes

Teachers announce new three-year fixes

Teachers Building Society has announced that it has launched new three-year fixed products and reduced rates by up to 0.40%.

12 May 2017

Magellan and Positive announce fee-free exclusive

Magellan and Positive announce fee-free exclusive

Positive Lending has announced that it has partnered with Magellan Homeloans to launch a ‘no upfront fees’ complex prime exclusive.

12 May 2017

Skipton launches new fee-free range

Skipton launches new fee-free range

Skipton Building Society has announced that it is launching three new residential two-year fixed rate products offering £1,000 cashback available from today.

11 May 2017

Mortgage product numbers at highest level for 9 years

Mortgage product numbers at highest level for 9 years

The latest analysis from Moneyfacts has revealed that residential mortgage product numbers have increased by 849 in just one year to reach its highest point since March 2008.

10 May 2017

Pepper launch new 5 year BTL product

Pepper launch new 5 year BTL product

Pepper Homeloans has announced that they have launched a limited edition buy-to-let 5-year fixed rate of 2.98% with a rental calculation based on the pay rate.

10 May 2017

Equity release market driven by interest-only borrowers

Equity release market driven by interest-only borrowers

New analysis from over-55s finance specialist, Key Retirement, has found that the expanding equity release market is being driven to new highs by interest-only mortgage borrowing.

10 May 2017

Property cash purchases at new high

Property cash purchases at new high

New research from IMLA has found that a record amount of cash was injected into residential property purchases in 2016.

10 May 2017

Majority of FTBs satisfied with their lender

Majority of FTBs satisfied with their lender

A new YouGov survey for the CML has revealed that satisfaction ratings from first time buyers for lenders are up.

10 May 2017

Investec announce new range of residential fixes

Investec announce new range of residential fixes

Investec Private Banking has announced that they have launched a range of 2, 4 & 10-year fixed rates across its range of residential mortgages and has also cut its other residential mortgages rates by up to 0.2%.

09 May 2017

Mortgage pricing continues to punish small deposit borrowers

Mortgage pricing continues to punish small deposit borrowers

The latest figures from AmTrust have revealed that homeowners with a 5% deposit are paying an average of £324 more per month than those who have saved up a 25% deposit.

08 May 2017

Millennials spend over a third of take home pay on rent

Millennials spend over a third of take home pay on rent

According to the latest Landbay Rental Index, young tenants are spending a third of monthly take home pay on rent, with those in a three bed property spending 30% and those in a two bed spending 39%. Those attempting to live alone face spending over two thirds (69%) of monthly take home pay.

05 May 2017

TSB announce reductions on selected BTL products

TSB announce reductions on selected BTL products

TSB has announced that it has reduced interest rates by up to 0.25% across selected buy to let home mover and buy to let remortgage products.

04 May 2017

Paragon updates buy-to-let range

Paragon updates buy-to-let range

Paragon Mortgages has announced that it has launched a refreshed range of fixed rate products available for buy-to-let and remortgages.

04 May 2017

Mortgage debt predicted to soar for UK pensioners

Mortgage debt predicted to soar for UK pensioners

The latest analysis by ILC-UK and the Building Societies Association has found that UK pensioners will see their mortgage debt soar to £39.9bn by 2030 - a rise of over £19bn.

03 May 2017

Scottish Widows announce their lowest ever remortgage rate

Scottish Widows announce their lowest ever remortgage rate

Scottish Widows Bank has announced that it has reduced rates on its flexible remortgage range including both two and five-year fixed products which now start at 1.19%.

03 May 2017

Our Next Event

Specialist Lending Roadshow June 2017

Specialist Lending Roadshow June 2017

Crewe - 20/06/2017

Northampton - 21/06/2017

Chingford - 22/06/2017

Brighton - 23/06/2017

Register now

Latest Comments

Oliver Conway
Oliver Conway 18 May 2017

Making a neat inventory is a good idea, but if the seller is not willing to provide it, can the buyer demand it?

view article
Bertrand
Bertrand 17 May 2017

First step to nationalisation of the private rented sector IMHO. Nanny state poking their noses into things yet again. I object, as a decent landlord, sometimes having to deal with some pretty awful tenants,...

view article
Izzy
Izzy 16 May 2017

This is such a great a post. I love the detail you've gone into. It's a very useful article for helping those who are looking at deciding which sector they would like to go into! When I first started investing...

view article
paul burnham
paul burnham 30 Apr 2017

Jeremy Corbyn's pledge that a Labour government would build 500,000 new council houses must electrify the general election campaign. Reliance on markets and the profit motive has brought huge housing-related...

view article
CommercialTrust
CommercialTrust 28 Apr 2017

Sadiq Khan?s announcement of an online database of landlords and letting agents who have been convicted of housing offences, appears on face value to be a variation of the already implemented Database

view article
warren
warren 26 Apr 2017

You're very welcome Mary! Glad you enjoyed them :)

view article
Mary Ward
Mary Ward 26 Apr 2017

Thank you for the wonderful ideas. First impressions can make or break a deal. It's sadly that many homeowners drop the kerb to create an off-street parking space.

view article
Tony Gimple
Tony Gimple 14 Apr 2017

I'm not at all surprised that so many landlords are still confused about what the tax changes really mean and how it will affect them. In particular, the blind rush to incorporation is leaving landlords...

view article
MH
MH 13 Apr 2017

You are right that the bank holidays are going to be spoiled in looking for the properties. But people who want to sell their property and looking for the better relocation, they can get benefits of this...

view article
bnellyb
bnellyb 08 Apr 2017

There will be an exodus of private landlords over the next 5 years as tax changes take effect, private landlords provide an important service to the rental market, why do housing associations and councils...

view article
Fred Cassman
Fred Cassman 07 Apr 2017

"Make it look like you are at home": often people forget this and share on facebook their location!

view article
jared townsend
jared townsend 05 Apr 2017

It'll be interesting to see how & if the Government's asset sale regarding mortgages helps

view article

Popular this week

Specialist Lending Roadshow June 2017

20th-23rd June

4 days
7 specialists
4 locations
Free to attend

Click here to register now