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Manchester leads the way on house price growth

May 26, 2017

In Manchester prices have risen by 8.4% in the year to April 2017 to average £155,000.

Ipswich expands fixed range

May 25, 2017

The society has also introduced a buy-to-let 5-year fix for purchase and remortgage at 3.25% to 75% LTV with a completion fee of £1,300 and application fee of £199.


News

Battersea house prices surge ahead of Northern Line extension

May 25, 2017

Compared to then homes in Battersea are selling for 25% more at £945,724, outstripping growth in both its borough of Wandsworth (7%) and London as a whole (18%).

Secure Trust Bank expands Brightstar partnership

May 25, 2017

The bank signed a deal with Brightstar last month making its mortgages available to Mortgage Advice Bureau members, but its mortgages are now available to over 7,000 intermediaries that work with Brightstar.

CML: Lending falls by 11% in April

May 25, 2017

This still amounted to 4% more gross lending than the £17.7bn recorded in April last year.

Key Retirement backs MBE event

May 25, 2017

Key Retirement will be analysing trends and prospects in the equity release market at the Expo, and will be on hand to discuss current trends and opportunities in the expanding sector.

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Just Mortgages launches broker training academy

May 25, 2017

The courses will take place in either Bristol or Cardiff on 15 June depending on how many sign up and where the candidates are from.

First-time buyers face struggle to get first home

May 25, 2017

New research from money.co.uk claim new homeowners are compromising their wellbeing to get on the property ladder and safety as they move into higher risk crime areas for affordability.

Bluestone unveils fixed rate products

May 24, 2017

Bluestone also offers a residential 5-year fix at 5.20% to 85% LTV, with rates shifting depending on the creditworthiness of the borrower.

Leeds widens warranty allowance for new build

May 24, 2017

The society promoted the change as just another way it is helping the new build sector after increasing the maximum loan-to-value on new homes up to 90% loan-to-value on houses and 85% LTV on flats.

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Blogs

Tony Ward

Warning signals from the commercial market

Plans are well under way for a migration of City jobs. But what of the other consequences of Brexit?

Vishal Pandya

Protection, persuasion and the power of positivity

Nothing can help you get that message across more quickly than the internet.

Andy Knee

The next government must level the playing field between landlords and first-time buyers

Andy Knee, chief executive of LMS, discusses how unfair competition between landlords is affecting first-time buyers' entrance onto the property market.

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Hugh Wade-Jones

How the French property market looks after the election

The French Riviera is by far the most popular area for property investment on the Mediterranean.

Tony Ward

The Bank is between the devil and the deep blue sea

Last week’s Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee voted 7–1 to keep interest rates on hold at 0.25% in May.

Paul Aitken

Lender innovation can only take us so far

Even the best entrepreneurial spirits will not prevail without reframing the structure in which the industry currently operates.

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