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Yorkshire BS announce new record-low mortgage rates

Yorkshire BS announce new record-low mortgage rates

Yorkshire Building Society has announced that it has launched new mortgage rates for borrowers with larger deposits.

27 Mar 2017

Remortgage approvals down during February

Remortgage approvals down during February

The latest analysis from BBA has revealed that, during February, mortgage approvals slipped by 3.5% against January's figures and remortgaging approvals were "well down" when also compared to the previous month.

27 Mar 2017

FTBs get cashback boost at West Brom BS

FTBs get cashback boost at West Brom BS

The West Brom Building Society has reviewed its range of five year fixed rate mortgages for borrowers with smaller deposits or less equity in their current home.

27 Mar 2017

How will land and rural homeowners be affected by Brexit?

How will land and rural homeowners be affected by Brexit?

Who wants gold when you can buy land? Land is a secure asset, and it outperforms gold in terms of capital growth.

24 Mar 2017

Furness scraps ICR for buy to let assessments

Furness scraps ICR for buy to let assessments

Furness Building Society has announced that it has scrapped ICR for buy to let assessments and also launched a new range of BTL products.

24 Mar 2017

Gross mortgage lending hits £18.2bn

Gross mortgage lending hits £18.2bn

The latest data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders has estimated that gross mortgage lending reached £18.2bn in February.

23 Mar 2017

Cambridge & Counties Bank sees property lending balance rise 41%

Cambridge & Counties Bank sees property lending balance rise 41%

Cambridge & Counties Bank has revealed that its property lending balances grew by £167m to £588m during 2016, a rise of 41%.

23 Mar 2017

Retired homeowners property wealth hits new record

Retired homeowners property wealth hits new record

The latest report from Key Retirement has revealed that over-65 homeowners’ property wealth has hit a new record of £1.072tr.

22 Mar 2017

Hinckley & Rugby launch new fee-free products

Hinckley & Rugby launch new fee-free products

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has announced that it has launched two new fee-free high LTV mortgages.

21 Mar 2017

Self-employed mortgage criteria updated at Bank of Ireland

Self-employed mortgage criteria updated at Bank of Ireland

Bank of Ireland UK has announced that it has introduced a new offering for contractors designed to further support self-employed borrowers.

20 Mar 2017

 

The Nottingham adds four new firms to distribution network

The Nottingham adds four new firms to distribution network

The Nottingham has announced that it has expanded its mortgage club distribution with the addition of four new firms.

20 Mar 2017

Secure Trust Bank enters UK mortgage market

Secure Trust Bank enters UK mortgage market

Secure Trust Bank has announced that it has entered the mortgage market launching Secure Trust Bank Mortgages

20 Mar 2017

Affordability gap rises to record levels

Affordability gap rises to record levels

ONS has reported that on average, working people are now paying around 7.6 times their annual earnings on purchasing a home in England and Wales.

17 Mar 2017

Lifetime mortgages see 22% rise in popularity

Lifetime mortgages see 22% rise in popularity

New Equity Release Council data has highlighted that, in terms of customer numbers, lifetime mortgages became the fastest growing segment of the mortgage market during 2016.

17 Mar 2017

Ipswich BS amends lending terms for zero hour mortgage applicants

Ipswich BS amends lending terms for zero hour mortgage applicants

Ipswich Building Society has announced that it has amended its lending terms to allow creditworthy zero hour contract workers access to its range of mortgage products.

17 Mar 2017

YBS to launch lowest fixed rate in its history

YBS to launch lowest fixed rate in its history

Yorkshire Building Society has announced that it has launched a 0.99% two-year mortgage, its lowest ever fixed rate product.

16 Mar 2017

New reseach finds majority of self employed struggle to get on the property ladder

New reseach finds majority of self employed struggle to get on the property ladder

The latest Aldermore research has found that almost two thirds of of self-employed people do not know how they will manage to buy their first home.

16 Mar 2017

Should rental payments be proof of mortgage affordability?

Should rental payments be proof of mortgage affordability?

A petition that has so far gathered 144,343 signatures and argues that making rental payments is proof of ability to meet mortgage repayments is to be considered for debate in Parliament.

16 Mar 2017

Equity release momentum continues

Equity release momentum continues

According to the latest data from Responsible Equity Release, the first two months of 2017 have seen a 70% rise in new equity release plans compared to the same period in 2016, with 52% more homeowners releasing equity from their homes.

16 Mar 2017

New self-build mortgage products launch at The Nottingham

New self-build mortgage products launch at The Nottingham

The Nottingham has announced that it is working in partnership with BuildStore Limited to offer two new mortgage products.

14 Mar 2017

New remortgage products launch at Accord

New remortgage products launch at Accord

Accord Mortgages has today launched two new fixed rate mortgages with no up-front fees and added features to help borrowers manage the upfront cost of remortgaging.

13 Mar 2017

House price growth exceeds net earnings in a third of districts

House price growth exceeds net earnings in a third of districts

The latest Halifax research has shown that during the last two years, 31% of UK local authority districts average house prices have increased by more than employees’ net earnings - edging up from 28% in 2015.

10 Mar 2017

One in six have never calculated their home contents value

One in six have never calculated their home contents value

New research from home insurer NFU Mutual has revealed that one in six homeowners have never calculated the true value of their home contents, leaving millions of pounds’ worth of items in homes across Britain at risk of being uninsured.

10 Mar 2017

Is buying property the best way to save for retirement?

Is buying property the best way to save for retirement?

According to a new report from the Office for National Statistics, just under half of think it is. The data revealed that 46% of adults thought buying property would be the best way of making money for their retirement.

10 Mar 2017

2 and 5 year fixes cut at Tesco

2 and 5 year fixes cut at Tesco

Tesco Bank has announced that it has cut rates on a selection of 2 year and 5 year fixed rate remortgage products.

09 Mar 2017

Can financial services plug the housing market gap?

Can financial services plug the housing market gap?

Recent stats from the CML show that last year 360,000 people moved homes, meaning the number has stayed roughly flat for three year. In some areas, such as greater London, the number of home movers fell to their lowest levels for 25 years, highlighting the acuteness of this issue.

09 Mar 2017

YBS and Age Partnership team up to support interest only maturity clients

YBS and Age Partnership team up to support interest only maturity clients

Yorkshire Building Society has announced that it will partner with equity release specialists Age Partnership in a move aimed to ensure their interest only mortgage clients benefit from the widest range of solutions

08 Mar 2017

Octopus reduce refurbishment loan

Octopus reduce refurbishment loan

Octopus Property has announced it has significantly reduced rates on its Refurbishment Loan as part of a comprehensive product update being rolled out throughout 2017. The revised product will still offer clients two options but with a reduction in rates across both.

07 Mar 2017

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MBM Homelets
MBM Homelets 23 Mar 2017

Although this is a very positive step, there is little or no guarantee of the standard of workmanship employed by the tenants. We have had experience of a professionally decorated property being ' painted'...

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ajay
ajay 21 Mar 2017

How is the "robust evidence" looking now?

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NathanG
NathanG 20 Mar 2017

I've been watching the series so far and am completely baffled by the cases that were presented. Though, I don't think that we can protect ourselves from every scam possible - it will just make the scammers...

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Landlady14
Landlady14 01 Mar 2017

You would think so Niraj Shah! My experience only proves that there are varying qualitiers of professional in all aspects of property letting. None of the ones I have dealt with, from letting agents to...

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Mark
Mark 01 Mar 2017

Thanks for this article. Hopefully one day everybody's lifestyle will be eco-sustainable.

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Ben Taylor
Ben Taylor 28 Feb 2017

I was convinced that London was the most expensive!

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Alan Read
Alan Read 28 Feb 2017

Australia are leading the way in this I think. The trouble with Britain is we don't get enough sun to make use of solar power.

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James Powell 27 Feb 2017

This is a very good news.

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DanHumphreys 27 Feb 2017

It sounds like a good idea. Anything to help the younger generation get a foothold.

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Matt
Matt 20 Feb 2017

Is this fake news?

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Matthew Hollywood
Matthew Hollywood 07 Feb 2017

Matthew Hollywood - Director Mishon Mackay Land & New Homes - Brighton The shortage of New Homes is in part effected by the lack of land sales. Land sales are held back because there is a disparity between...

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CommercialTrust
CommercialTrust 30 Jan 2017

Hi Graham, Would be interesting to see the above figure calculated against an investment via a Lt Company /SPV structure and if the investor found themselves pushed in to the higher tax bracket. Mortgage...

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