Charter Court Financial Services Limited, which operates under the brand names of Precise Mortgages and Exact Mortgage Experts, has received several upgrades from Fitch.
Halifax Intermediaries has reduced rates by up to 0.4% on its higher end loan to value two and five year fixed rates.
BM Solutions has reduced the rates across its two, three, and five-year buy-to-let and let-to-buy fixed and tracker rate product ranges by up to 0.5%.
Accord Mortgages has launched a range of limited edition, fixed-rate mortgages, available for one week only.
Miguel Sard, head of Santander Mortgages, believes that implementation of the Mortgage Market Review has brought about disruptive but positive change for the market.
Equity release adviser firm Bower Retirement Services has appointed Georgina Oxton to the newly created role of head of business development.
Mortgage intermediaries’ confidence about the prospects for the mortgage market has increased significantly.
Consumer confidence in the housing market reached its highest level since July 2014 in March 2015 despite the impending general election, Halifax’s Housing Market Confidence Tracker has found.
Yorkshire Building Society is giving first-time buyers help in getting on the property ladder by reducing mortgage rates by up to 0.30%.
Chelsea Building Society is reducing its rates by up to 0.25% for borrowers with 35% deposits looking for a five-year fixed-rate mortgage.
Just Cash Flow will explain how and why commercial brokers should market their expertise to local businesses at the NACFB’s Commercial Finance Expo on June 17.
The equity release sector has experienced its greatest ever start to the year – with total lending reaching £325.7m in the first quarter of 2015, figures from the Equity Release Council have revealed.
One in five (20%) people who plan to take out a mortgage in the next three years are planning to use cash rather than debit or credit cards to avoid lenders inspecting all their spending habits, research from MoneySuperMarket has revealed.
Bank of Ireland for Intermediaries has rejoined the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association as the latest part of its re-entry into the intermediary lending sector.
Airdrie Savings Bank has celebrated its first year of serving the intermediary community in Scotland by joining Legal & General Mortgage Club.
Specialist short-term lender Peninsula Finance has joined The Association of Bridging Professionals.
Two thirds of estate agents reported a decrease in buyers following the Mortgage Market Review, the National Association of Estate Agents has revealed.
The Council of Mortgage Lenders has estimated that gross mortgage lending reached £16.5bn in March.
Aldermore has joined the Help to Buy: equity loan scheme and has launched a mortgage through a small number of distribution partners.
The Financial Conduct Authority’s Lynda Blackwell launched into a defense of the Mortgage Market Review at the Mortgage Business Expo Leeds at The Armouries yesterday.
The mortgage market’s lending levels will increase in 2015 led by growing business levels in the remortgage and the buy-to-let sectors, representatives from three lenders predicted at the Mortgage Business Expo today.
The UK requires bold government policies to significantly boost housebuilding levels going forward, Leeds Building Society chief executive Peter Hill declared today.
The evolution of consumer expectations as a result of the digital revolution has drastically altered their approach to financial services according to new research by IRESS.
Foundation Home Loans has appointed conveyancer Goldsmith Williams to its legal panel.
The specialist sector’s share of the overall mortgage market is likely to grow going forward, Kensington’s head of marketing communications Alex Hammond has predicted.
Barclays is tomorrow introducing a new fee free 1.85% 2-year fixed rate deal at 60% LTV and cutting rates across its 5-year fixed rates at 70% and 75% LTV deals, and its 2-year tracker deal at 60% LTV.
One year on from the implementation of the Mortgage Market Review and fears that the regulation would freeze the housing market have “proved to be overblown”, Doug Crawford, chief executive of myhomemove, said today.
The Labour Party failed to reveal the essentials behind the party’s flagship mansion tax policy in a disastrous interview between shadow health minister Jamie Reed and Andrew Neil today - which ended suddenly after the BBC lost its live...
Openwork is offering its advisers tutor-led training to reach Chartered Financial Planner status as it looks to train its appointed representative firms.
Coventry Intermediaries will cut mortgage rates across its residential range by up to 0.20% from tomorrow.
Virgin Money has cut a number of mortgage rates across its ranges – offering a 90% LTV 5-year fix at 3.98%.
Aldermore has appointed Sarah McCawley as a field-based relationship manager in the home counties.
Mortgage brokers are split down the middle on whether the Mortgage Market Review has caused business volumes to increase or decrease, Paragon’s Financial Advisor Confidence Tracking survey has found.
Axis Bank is launching into the buy-to-let market through TBMC – joining its other partners Complete FS and Mortgages for Business.
Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks have launched a £1,000 cashback incentive for homebuyers.
The Financial Conduct Authority has let older borrowers down by failing to persuade mainstream lenders to cater for people approaching retirement, John Charcol senior technical manager Ray Boulger has declared.
Santander has cut its high loan to value rates – offering a 95% LTV 2-year fixed rate Help to Buy mortgage at 4.49% with no booking fee following a reduction of 0.40%.
Investec has launched a marketing campaign to promote lending to high net worth people and professionals looking to take out large loans.
Foundation Home Loans has launched a 75% LTV product catering for first-time landlords with a 2-year fix at 4.19% or a 2-year discounted rate at 3.96%.
London funder First Merchant has joined the Association of Short Term Lenders as an associate member.
Complete FS introducers can access its mortgage and secured loan products through Twenty7Tec’s combined online sourcing engine from today after the pair partnered up.
deVere Mortgages has been taken aback by a high demand for overseas mortgages – as three in every four of its mortgage enquiries have come from outside the UK.
The cost of combined home insurance has fallen by 9.6% yearly to the first quarter of 2015, the British Insurance Premium Index from AA Insurance has revealed.
Peter Curran is leaving Lloyds Banking Group to join Countrywide Financial Services on 1 June.
Mortgage Brain has promoted previous business development manager Chris Brown to national account manager.
Legal & General Mortgage Club has launched a range of 5-year fixed rate products with Virgin Money for remortgagers – including a 70% LTV 5-year fix at 2.39% with a £1,495 fee.
Property demand increased by 22% on a monthly basis in March – reversing the expectation for the general election to dampen down the market, haart’s National Housing Market Monitor has revealed.
The baby-boomer generation mustn’t look to solely fund their retirement using volatile property investments, Chris Williams, the chief executive of investment management firm Wealth Horizon, has warned.
April house prices increased by 4.7% yearly and 1.6% monthly to stand at £286,133, Rightmove’s House Price Index has revealed.
When arranging bridging loans the speed of the turnaround is paramount for brokers, research from Dragonfly Property Finance has revealed.