NACFB releases schedule for Commercial Finance Expo


May 26, 2016

Issues being raised include whether there remains a place for traditional style lenders and where the next group of brokers and funders are coming from.

The Mortgage Partnership signs with Dudley BS

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May 26, 2016

North-West based packager TMP offers intermediaries access to specialist first charge, buy-to-let, second charge, commercial finance and bridging

Lending drops by a fifth in April

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May 26, 2016

Lending fell to £12bn in the month, which was still 12% higher than April last year.

Housing demand drops off after March boom


May 26, 2016

There were 325 house hunters registered per member branch in April – a 22% fall from March 2016 and the lowest number recorded since March 2014.

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Majority of brokers to advise on second charges this year


May 26, 2016

A third (32%) of brokers said they will write seconds mortgages themselves while over half (52%) will refer cases to master brokers.

Remortgaging reaches seven-year high in April

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May 26, 2016

This represented a 36% monthly increase and a 48% yearly increase.

Fincorp’s Ronnie Natas exits the business


May 25, 2016

The lender confirmed that Natas, now 75, has retired and left the firm earlier this week.

Building societies take one third of the mortgage market


May 25, 2016

Figures from the Building Societies Association show societies approved 109,600 mortgage loans in Q1 out of 347,000 across the whole market.

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Tony Ward

EU house price card unconvincing

I’m simply not convinced by the house-price-fall argument.

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John Phillips

100% LTV should be left in the past

Shouldn’t we be encouraging people to save?

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Tony Ward

More concerns about negative interest rates

The view among investors is that negative interest rates and quantitative easing are increasingly becoming ineffective and costly

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Kevin Paterson

Flood Re – good, bad or ugly?

The roll-out of Flood Re has also caused frustrations within the insurance industry itself.

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Bob Hunt

Competitors will look to respond to Barclays’ surprise move

The next big move – regulatory approval permitting – will perhaps be focused on whether lenders feel confident to offer a straight 100% product

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