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Hinckley & Rugby announce year of strong growth

Hinckley & Rugby announce year of strong growth

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has revealed strong growth in its mortgage lending and its savings balances in its annual results published today.

24 Feb 2017

Pepper launch new 2&5 year fixes

Pepper launch new 2&5 year fixes

Pepper Homeloans has announced today that it has further strengthened its range of buy-to-let mortgage products by launching 2 and 5-year fixed rates and cutting some existing rates by up to 0.5%.

24 Feb 2017

Gross mortgage lending at nine year high

Gross mortgage lending at nine year high

The latest data from CML has revealed that gross mortgage lending reached £18.9bn in January - hitting the highest levels seen for a January since 2008.

23 Feb 2017

Kent Reliance cut rates across entire Specialist BTL range

Kent Reliance cut rates across entire Specialist BTL range

Kent Reliance has announced today that they have made major changes to their BTL specialist mortgage range, with rates now starting from 2.99%, their lowest ever interest rate.

23 Feb 2017

Pepper adds Ingard to distribution panel

Pepper adds Ingard to distribution panel

Pepper Homeloans, the specialist lender, has extended its distribution network to include the Essex and Chester based mortgage network, Ingard.

23 Feb 2017

Accord announce further cuts to range

Accord announce further cuts to range

Accord Buy To Let has announced that it has reduced rates on lower loan-to-value (LTV) mortgages by up to 0.30%.

23 Feb 2017

Saffron launch refurb BTL 5-year fix

Saffron launch refurb BTL 5-year fix

Saffron For Intermediaries has announced that it has launched a 5-year fixed rate deal for landlords wanting to refurbish properties.

23 Feb 2017

Paradigm adds Vida to lender panel

Paradigm adds Vida to lender panel

Paradigm Mortgage Services has announced today that it has added Vida Homeloans to its lender panel.

22 Feb 2017

Demand accelerates for Islamic home finance

Demand accelerates for Islamic home finance

Following the announcement last month that demand for its home finance products reached an all-time high in 2016, Al Rayan Bank, the UK’s largest Sharia compliant retail bank, has revealed that demand has continued to accelerate in January 2017.

22 Feb 2017

British expats routinely rejected for mortgages

British expats routinely rejected for mortgages

Overseas buyers and British expats without correct advice are finding it increasingly difficult to purchase property in the UK, reveals deVere Mortgages.

22 Feb 2017

 

Retired Scots cash in £86m in property wealth

Retired Scots cash in £86m in property wealth

New analysis from over-55s finance specialist, Keyretirement.com, has revealed that property wealth is boosting the retirement standard of living of Scottish pensioners by more than £86 million.

22 Feb 2017

Exclusive BTL HMO launches at 3mc

Exclusive BTL HMO launches at 3mc

3mc has announced that it has launched an exclusive buy-to-let mortgage deal funded by Precise Mortgages, targeting houses in multiple occupation and is available for individuals as well as limited companies.

22 Feb 2017

Poor credit scores continue to hamper prospective homebuyers

Poor credit scores continue to hamper prospective homebuyers

A new survey looking into the nation's understanding of finances has suggested that prospective buyers are struggling to get mortgages due to poor credit scores - with many only realising their credit rating was low at the point their application was rejected.

21 Feb 2017

Help to Buy Wales range launches at Monmouthshire

Help to Buy Wales range launches at Monmouthshire

Monmouthshire Building Society has announced that it has launched new two year discount rate products at 1.39% as well as a range of Help to Buy Wales specific products.

21 Feb 2017

36% of us check the value of our friends properties

36% of us check the value of our friends properties

It’s the topic of conversation at dinner parties all across the land: how much is your property worth? We are, it’s fair to say, a nation obsessed with property value.

20 Feb 2017

Buying remains more affordable than renting says Halifax

Buying remains more affordable than renting says Halifax

The latest research by Halifax has highlighted a narrowing of annual savings for first-time buyers compared to those who rent. Despite the savings gap narrowing marginally (from £879 in 2015 to £651 in 2016) buying still remains more affordable than renting in all 12 UK regions.

20 Feb 2017

Accord removes ERCs with latest tracker product

Accord removes ERCs with latest tracker product

Accord Mortgages has announced that it is launching a new two-year tracker which will be available at 1.29% up to 65% LTV, available for both purchase and remortgage and carries a £995 product fee.

20 Feb 2017

House price sentiment at new post-referendum high

House price sentiment at new post-referendum high

Households across the UK perceive that the value of their home rose over the last month, according to the latest House Price Sentiment Index from Knight Frank and IHS Markit.

17 Feb 2017

Remortgage surge expected to hit new build market

Remortgage surge expected to hit new build market

The recent surge in people remortgaging to improve their existing homes could hit the new build property market in 2017, according to The Mortgag Hut's Chris Schutrups.

16 Feb 2017

Kensington cuts specialist BTL rates by up to 0.55%

Kensington cuts specialist BTL rates by up to 0.55%

Kensington is cutting its rates on its specialist distributor range, which is available via selected packagers, by up to 0.55%.

16 Feb 2017

Newcastle launch new HTB product

Newcastle launch new HTB product

Following their entry into the Help to Buy market in December, Newcastle Intermediaries has refreshed its range, including the introduction of two new All in One products.

15 Feb 2017

Kensington announce rate cuts across BTL product range

Kensington announce rate cuts across BTL product range

Kensington Mortgages has announced that it has cut rates across its residential and buy-to-let products, launching a 2.99% two-year fixed rate residential mortgage at 75% LTV as part of the changes.

15 Feb 2017

FTB borrowing at highest levels since records began

FTB borrowing at highest levels since records began

The latest report from The Council of Mortgage Lenders shows that first-time buyers borrowed more during 2016 than any other year since 1974.

14 Feb 2017

Scottish borrowers most likely to hunt out a better mortgage deal

Scottish borrowers most likely to hunt out a better mortgage deal

The latetst research from online mortgage broker, Trussle, has revealed that mortgage borrowers in Scotland are the most proactive in the UK when it comes to switching to a better deal.

14 Feb 2017

Barclays to cover stamp duty on new FTB product

Barclays to cover stamp duty on new FTB product

Barclays Mortgages has announced today that it has launched the Barclays Homebuyer Cashback Mortgage - a new product targeting first-time buyers that will help recover the cost of stamp duty on their new property.

14 Feb 2017

FTB applications almost double year-on-year

FTB applications almost double year-on-year

According to the latest report from Yorkshire Building Society, there has been a huge 91% increase in 95% LTV mortgage applications from first time buyers between January 2016 and January 2017.

14 Feb 2017

BTL sector shows further signs of stability

BTL sector shows further signs of stability

New research from Mortgage Brain has shown that over the last three months buy-to-let mortgage costs remained at a record low.

14 Feb 2017

Lending to property developers struggles to recover post-Brexit

Lending to property developers struggles to recover post-Brexit

According to a new report from peer to peer lending platform, Saving Stream, the amount lent by banks to property developers fell in the months leading up to the Brexit vote and has struggled to recover since as banks slash lending to the sector.

13 Feb 2017

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