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Leeds Building Society reduces rates on buy-to-let deals

July 24, 2017

Leeds Building Society has reduced rates on its fixed rate buy-to-let deals by up to 0.25%.

Yorkshire has lowest 85% LTV 2-year fix after rate cut

July 24, 2017

The society has also reduced its 95% LTV 2-year fix to 3.25% after a 0.10% rate cut.


News

Personal Touch hosts buy-to-let workshops ahead of portfolio change

July 24, 2017

Firms must display a ‘specialist underwriting approach’ for borrowers with four or more buy-to-lets, scrutinising the borrower’s full portfolio of properties and outstanding mortgages in addition to the standard assessment.

IMF lowers UK economic growth expectations

July 24, 2017

This is the first time the Washington-based organisation has downgraded UK economic forecasts since the vote to leave the European Union.

Platform hopes to transform home purchase process

July 24, 2017

Track My Move is a flagship product of property technology start up Properr,

The Right Mortgage & Protection Network hires two compliance managers

July 24, 2017

Portingale joined from RBS, having previously held a number of compliance and training roles across a 12 year financial services career.

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TMW to begin paying retention proc fees in August

July 24, 2017

Nationwide has invested in online systems to add the functionality allowing brokers to switch products and be paid a proc fee.

Home insurance premiums edging up

July 24, 2017

AA’s latest benchmark British Insurance Premium Index found the average life insurance quote costed £157.59 in Q2.

Hometrack makes two senior appointments

July 24, 2017

Bassu has spent more than 16 years in the global banking sector with a focus on valuation and mortgage risk.

Remortgaging most active sector of mortgage market in June

July 24, 2017

The research also revealed that the growth in remortgage valuations is 7% above the five-year average for June.

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Blogs

Pete Thomson

Is specialist now the new norm?

Every month we host an online poll on The Mortgage Lender website asking the industry to share its thoughts with us. Our latest question asks whether specialist is now considered as the norm? It’s a hot topic, but luckily, it’s one I also have an opinion on.

James Watson

How tech could impact GI

Over the next six months I’m expecting to see a much greater focus on encouraging advisers to quote general insurance with every mortgage.

Tony Ward

Fiddling while Rome burns

The general election was a distraction – and look how helpful that turned out to be for our economic prospects.

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Eric Curran

Phoney Brexit

Surveyors reflect the market they are not expected to make the market.

Kevin Paterson

Hanging in the balance

I wish I could say that the uncertainty will blow over, taking the UK property market out of its current doldrums – unfortunately I can’t.

Jonathan Sealey

Bridging finance requires a specialist approach

Lenders should stick to what they know and what they are good at.

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