News

NACFB releases schedule for Commercial Finance Expo

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Blogs

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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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