Nationwide is set to compare its mortgage rates for existing customers looking for a new deal against the remortgage rates of its top six high street competitors as part of its new Loyalty Rate Mortgages initiative.
Competition between mortgage lenders saw the number of products available on the market increase by 9% to reach record levels in August, the National Mortgage Index from Mortgage Advice Bureau has found.
A ‘Yes’ vote in today’s Scottish Referendum could have a devastating impact on the burgeoning equity release market in Scotland, equity release specialist Responsible Equity Release has warned.
A majority of renters may be breaching their tenancy agreement after failing to read their agreements when they move in, research from Ocean Finance has found.
MetLife and Openwork have agreed to the transfer of up to 930 of the former’s self-employed advisers and a new distribution agreement in respect of MetLife’s Accident Protection product.
"HSBC is currently advertising its “Incredibly low” 2-year (to 30/11/16) fixed rate at 1.49%. Pity about the fee!
Precise Mortgages has revamped its self-employed criteria and will now accept just one year’s certified accounts or SA302 with rates from 2.97% up to 85% LTV.
GE Money Home Lending has contracted with technology and business process specialist DPR to start to outline improvements to its intermediary online capability and originations platform.
Metro Bank is reducing the rates on its residential 5-year fixed rate mortgages by 0.20%.
Vantage Finance is this month celebrating a significant milestone as it reaches its 10 year anniversary.
Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has launched an exclusive market leading buy-to-let mortgage with TBMC.
Shawbrook Bank saw its commercial mortgage book double over the first six months of 2014 to £716m, the banks latest figures have shown.
Scottish House sales have reached a six year high but monthly house price growth has slowed to 0.2% with over half of Scotland seeing prices drop in July, research from the LSL Scottish House Price Index reveals.
Borrowers with dependents and low incomes have been most affected by new limits on mortgage lending arising from the Mortgage Market Review, research from the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association reveals.
A YES vote on Thursday could push upmarket rentals and Pied-A-Terre prices in London even higher, property lawyers Moore Blatch have warned.
Virgin Money has launched the only 6-year rates in the market – priced at the same rate as its 5-year deals.
The Office for National Statistics said UK property prices were up 11.7% in the year to the end of July.
David Thomas, joint managing partner of Fleet-based Chadney Bulgin, has been named as the new Personal Finance Society president for 2014/15.
Accord Buy-to-Let has reduced its mortgages rates by up to 0.40% across its 60%, 65%, 70% and 75% loan to value ranges.
August has seen an annual drop in UK housing market activity, the latest research from Connells Survey & Valuation has found.
Leeds Building Society is increasing procuration fees on buy-to-let and holiday let mortgages.
Rental price growth across the UK eased in August, with every region of the UK seeing smaller rent increases than in previous months, new findings released today from the August 2014 HomeLet Rental Index have revealed.
Market Financial Solutions has become the latest member of the Association of Short Term Lenders.
Online short term commercial lender ezbob has lent over £20m in the twelve months since its formal launch in 2013.
Virgin money has announced a number of rate reductions across its residential and buy-to-let mortgage ranges,
Protection provider British Friendly has appointed Roy McLoughlin as a non-executive director.
Smart Money is moving to a new Head Office site in order to provide a more effective centre for the increase in its English and Welsh business,
House prices increased by 0.9% (+£2,474) in September as new listings begin to push up prices, the latest Rightmove HPI has revealed.
The Citizens Advice Bureau has welcomed the government’s support of a private members bill giving private tenants greater protection from eviction.
The government has pledged to save housebuilders and councils £114m per year by streamlining Britain’s housebuilding process.
Landlords are leaving themselves open to prosecution for failing to maintain their properties, AXA has revealed.
Director of West One Loans Duncan Kreeger has blasted the state of the construction industry after the Office for National Statistics revealed that housing output increased by 0.8% month-on-month to July.
Fleet Mortgages, the new buy-to-let lender, is planning to launch in November and has ambitions to take the market by storm,
Halifax has reduced its rates on 2 and 5-year purchase and remortgage products by up to 0.30%.
The UK economy could be boosted by £117.6m with the introduction of seeding relief on Stamp Duty – a relief on the transfer of property to newly-established fund vehicles - the British Property Federation has said.
The Mortgage Business Expo has welcomed a number of first-time exhibitors including Woolwich to its show at the Barbican Centre in London on October 8.
Cardiff offers the best quality of living of all the UK’s 12 largest cities, MoneySuperMarket research has revealed.
The Mansfield Building Society has launched three 2-year buy-to-let products up to 70% loan to value.
Ray Boulger, senior technical manager of John Charcol, has blasted the
Specialist equity loan provider Castle Trust has been appointed to Complete FS lender panel.
Jerrold Holdings Limited, parent company of Blemain Group, has seen a 16% year-on-year increase in profit before tax to £52m for the year ended 30 June 2014.
House prices in London and the South East are skewing the average house prices by record £89,000, the latest LSL England & Wales house price index has found.
Tenants in the Capital were paying almost £500 a year more if they rented in August compared to July 2014, figures from Move with Us have shown.
After achieving strong results in the summer months the Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme has helped fund £2.7bn worth of loans, Treasury statistics have revealed.
NatWest Intermediary Solutions is reducing the rates on a number of its buy-to-let, higher loan to value and first-time buyer mortgages.
Skipton Building Society has added to its mortgage range by launching a selection of 2-year residential products.
Hope Capital has recruited business development manager Danny Power from Mint Bridging – the bridging lender’s third appointment since April.
The Buckinghamshire Building Society has become the latest mutual to partner with conveyancing panel management specialists LMS
Santander has launched a range of mortgages exclusive to its current account holders offering a £500 discount on its £995 booking fee.
Specialist lender Kensington is launching a major new campaign to educate entrepreneurs about the mortgage choices available to them.
First-time buyer lending was 39% higher in July year-on-year as the market continued to grow, the latest CML data has shown.