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Pepper adds Paradigm to distribution network

Pepper adds Paradigm to distribution network

Specialist lender, Pepper Homeloans, has announced that it has extended its distribution network to include Paradigm Mortgage Club.

18 Aug 2017

Tesco Bank launch new 5 year fixed rate remortgage products

Tesco Bank launch new 5 year fixed rate remortgage products

Tesco Bank has announced this morning that it has launched two new 5 year fixed rate remortgage products as well as reducing the rates across a selection of its 2 year, 3 year and 5 year fixed rate house purchase and remortgage products.

17 Aug 2017

Principality announce expansion to new build range

Principality announce expansion to new build range

Principality Building Society has announced that it will now lend up to 90% LTV on residential mortgages for all new build houses and flats in England and Wales, up from its previous limit of 85% LTV.

17 Aug 2017

TMA announce launch of exclusive fee free remortgage

TMA announce launch of exclusive fee free remortgage

TMA Mortgage Club has announced that it has partnered with The Melton Building Society to offer its members a fee free 75% LTV discounted rate remortgage.

16 Aug 2017

New Street Mortgages changes lending criteria

New Street Mortgages changes lending criteria

New Street Mortgages has announced that it has overhauled its buy-to-let range, with a number of key changes to criteria.

16 Aug 2017

Mortgage market remains resilient in June

Mortgage market remains resilient in June

The latest data and analysis from UK Finance has revealed that first-time buyers borrowed £5.9bn, up 26% on the previous month and 9% on June 2016. This equated to 36,000 loans, up 22% month-on-month and 6% year-on-year.

15 Aug 2017

FTBs given boost by equity release

FTBs given boost by equity release

New research from Retirement Advantage has revealed that during the first half of 2017, 13 first-time buyers were helped onto the housing ladder every week thanks to relatives who released equity from their homes.

15 Aug 2017

Building societies maintain high share of mortgage market

Building societies maintain high share of mortgage market

The latest data from the Building Societies' Association has revealed that developments in the wider economy are making it more challenging for homebuyers and savers.

15 Aug 2017

Remortgage rates on the rise

Remortgage rates on the rise

New research from Moneyfacts has revealed that time may be running out for savvy remortgagors looking for a good deal.

14 Aug 2017

Natwest announce 'significant' reductions on BTL products

Natwest announce 'significant' reductions on BTL products

NatWest has announced that it will introduce several three figure rate reductions on its core range BTL deals as well as cutting the product fees by £1,000 on several buy-to-let mortgages.

11 Aug 2017

 

Lloyds extends new build lending

Lloyds extends new build lending

Lloyds Banking Group has announced that from today it has introduced changes to its lending policy on new build properties.

11 Aug 2017

Saffron announce revamp to entire self-employed and contractor range

Saffron announce revamp to entire self-employed and contractor range

Saffron For Intermediaries has announced that it has overhauled its self-employed and contractor mortgage ranges.

09 Aug 2017

Positive Lending announce launch of Hodge Lifetime's 55 Plus mortgage

Positive Lending announce launch of Hodge Lifetime's 55 Plus mortgage

Positive Lending has announced that it has added Hodge Lifetime to its lender panel as part of its 'new lender a day for a week' campaign.

09 Aug 2017

High-LTV fixed rates cut at Nationwide

High-LTV fixed rates cut at Nationwide

From today, Nationwide Building Society is cutting rates on selected two, three and five-year fixed rate mortgages at higher LTVs by up to 0.10%.

09 Aug 2017

UK household wealth now over £10 trillion

UK household wealth now over £10 trillion

New research from Lloyds has revealed that during 2016, total household wealth in the UK reached an estimated £10.5 trillion. This is an increase of £892 billion (or 9%) from £9.6 trillion in 2015.

08 Aug 2017

Amicus announce July lending broke records

Amicus announce July lending broke records

Specialist short term property lender, Amicus Property Finance, has announced a record month of lending in July at £72 million.

08 Aug 2017

Paymentshield welcomes UK General to home insurance panel

Paymentshield welcomes UK General to home insurance panel

Insurance provider, Paymentshield has announcedthat UK General Insurance will be joining Allianz, AXA, Legal & General, Towergate, RSA Insurance Group and Zurich on their home insurance panel.

07 Aug 2017

Teachers announce new cash-back remortgage

Teachers announce new cash-back remortgage

Teachers Building Society has announced that it has launched a new fee-free Help to Buy Remortgage which offers £400 cash back to cover legal and admin fees.

07 Aug 2017

The Right Mortgage announce launch of new conveyancing solution

The Right Mortgage announce launch of new conveyancing solution

The Right Mortgage & Protection Network has announced that they have launched a new conveyancing platform, The Right Conveyancing.

07 Aug 2017

Fierce lender competition boosts remortgage market

Fierce lender competition boosts remortgage market

According to new data released by LMS, fierce competition between lenders battling to offer the best rates was the driving force behind a recent surge in remortgage activity.

03 Aug 2017

Residential and BTL ranges cut at Pepper

Residential and BTL ranges cut at Pepper

Specialist lender, Pepper Homeloans has announced that it has cut interest rates by up to 0.70% across both its residential and buy to let mortgage ranges.

02 Aug 2017

The biggest two-month maturity period since 2012 due to hit this autumn

The biggest two-month maturity period since 2012 due to hit this autumn

According to data from CACI, approximately £17 billion worth of mortgages in the UK are due to mature in September and over £18 billion in October, the biggest two-month maturity period since 2012.

02 Aug 2017

Skipton reports mortgage lending up 20%

Skipton reports mortgage lending up 20%

Skipton Building Society has reported a 20.7% annual increase in gross mortgage lending to £2.4bn.

02 Aug 2017

Magellan announce launch of four applicant mortgages

Magellan announce launch of four applicant mortgages

Specialist lender, Magellan Homeloans, has announced today that it will now offer mortgages for up to four applicants.

01 Aug 2017

Buy-to-let rates plateau but products soar ahead of PRA changes

Buy-to-let rates plateau but products soar ahead of PRA changes

The average two-year fixed BTL rate has fallen by 0.31% in 12 months but by just 1 basis point in 2017, from 2.92% in January to 2.91% in July, research from Moneyfacts shows.

31 Jul 2017

Homebuyers pay average of £12,700 in stamp duty over lifetime

Homebuyers pay average of £12,700 in stamp duty over lifetime

Homeowners spend an average £12,693 in total on stamp duty as they move up the housing ladder, according to the latest research from Lloyds Bank.

31 Jul 2017

Shawbrook updates processes ahead of PRA changes

Shawbrook updates processes ahead of PRA changes

Shawbrook Commercial Mortgages has implemented the necessary changes to its systems and processes ahead of the PRA underwriting changes which come into effect on the 30th September.

28 Jul 2017

Election has no effect on rent levels as all regions see rise

Election has no effect on rent levels as all regions see rise

The general election result had no immediate impact on rent levels in England and Wales, as all regions saw rents rise or remain level month-on-month in June, according to the latest Your Move England & Wales Buy to Let Index.

28 Jul 2017

Latest Comments

Christian Donovan
Christian Donovan 18 Aug 2017

The write-down on house values, combined with the fall in the GBP saddled the fund?s property portfolio with a 1.4% loss in the second quarter. The shocking amount of $240 million.

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Samantha Goodman
Samantha Goodman 11 Aug 2017

Interesting point of view.

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Samantha Goodman
Samantha Goodman 11 Aug 2017

It depends on the people, some older adults decide to make a long-distance move in order to live closer to their children or settle in a place with a lower cost of living.

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brandonlee10
brandonlee10 24 Jul 2017

The financial ramifications of the triggering of Article 50, the starting gun for Britain's departure from the EU, are far from clear. Buyers will be most cautious in London, given that buying a home in...

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IrisJ.
IrisJ. 19 Jul 2017

Great advice, but may I also add that when buying an already built home, make sure you do all of the proper inspections. Most importantly pest inspection because people tend to get surprised when they

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IrisJ.
IrisJ. 17 Jul 2017

The third point is, in my opinion, the most important one. People have become too inconsiderate and careless when it comes to rented properties. If a landlord wants to protect their property, regular visits...

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cornishalan
cornishalan 10 Jul 2017

Added to the cost of purchasing these village properties are the above average maintenance costs. Particularly where the property is a listed building or requires specialist building skills such as thatching...

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Jo Mullett
Jo Mullett 07 Jul 2017

Here in Swansea, known as the Japanese knotweed capital of the UK, it never fails to amazes me that people have no idea of the potential problems this invasive non-native plant can cause when buying or...

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NathanG
NathanG 05 Jul 2017

McDonalds, for example, have been purchasing their real estate on prime locations for years. If something happens to the company they'll have invaluable assets that will be able to save them. We might

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Jonah
Jonah 04 Jul 2017

Graham: surprised to see you cite the "extra tax liability" as capping out at ?560. It doesn't - the extra tax is exponential, as it is levied on the income (i.e the inflating level of rental income you...

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Dianne Griffen
Dianne Griffen 29 Jun 2017

Be very wary of anyone bringing you deals that they have ?found? and want to ?sell on to you? or ?joint venture? with you on ? you need a proper legal contract for this, involve a RICs surveyor to confirm...

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jason hadzikostas
jason hadzikostas 28 Jun 2017

The most important thing is a budget. Students have to manage their spendings in food, house maintenance, books and many other things. According to me, student Studios are the perfect option for them as...

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