News

Brightstar launches specialist finance campaign

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January 19, 2017

It plans to petition to the Financial Conduct Authority and Treasury to make it so anyone looking for a mortgage receives advice on the full range of options – both mainstream and specialist.

2016 best year for remortgages since 2009

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January 19, 2017

In 2016 there were 384,950 remortgages, 15% more than in 2015 but 9% fewer than in 2009.

Masthaven drops bridging rate to 0.49% per month

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January 18, 2017

The lender is also offering loans at 0.54% per month to 50% LTV in what Jonathan Caplan, director of master broker First 4 Bridging, described as a ‘rate war’ among bridging lenders.

Buckinghamshire Building Society unveils 3-year credit repair mortgage

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January 18, 2017

The society will allow for one payday loan in the last 12 months and missed payments in the last three years providing none of them were consecutive or in the last three months.

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Tesco bank extends mortgage broker panel

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January 18, 2017

Brokers can now access Tesco bank’s range of mortgages through First Complete and Pink networks.

Skipton cuts new build rates

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January 18, 2017

The society also offers 90% LTV 5-year fixes at 3.15% with no fee and 2.95% with a £995 completion fee.

Family Building Society signs deal with Equity Release Club and AIR Sourcing

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January 18, 2017

The society offers alternatives to equity release including a 5-year mortgage for an 89-year-old and a 16-year term for a 70-year-old.

Exclusive: Paul Brett leaves Foundation

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January 18, 2017

Paul Brett has left Foundation Home Loans after two years with the buy-to-let lender.

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Blogs

Carl Shave

Carl Shave

It’s time to stop thinking of contractors as ‘mortgage misfits’

They are entrepreneurs, small business owners and, in many cases, highly sought-after professionals

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Tony Ward

What’s next on the merry-go-round of Project Fear?

Ward thinks the biggest threats to UK stability lie overseas

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Kevin Paterson

Innovation nation?

I can’t remember a time when there have been so many new initiatives launched in such a short space of time

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Nick Baxter

We are nowhere near the end of the PPI problem

We are nowhere near the end of the problem and it is far too early to consider a time bar, of any length

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Tony Ward

Why we all need to be more productive

Why has productivity been so disappointing?

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Kevin Duffy on Santander: The girl that finally danced

It took me a whole year and three clumsy attempts to ask her out but finally she relented. I wore her down.

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