Openwork has refreshed its mortgage panel following a major re-tendering exercise.
Some 10% of Scots who own or rent a property are spending 50% or more of their take-home income on keeping a roof above their head, research from Debt Advisory Centre Scotland has found.
House prices in England and Wales now stand just £3,000 short of the peak level seen in November 2007, data from the Land Registry has revealed.
Specialist short-term and second charge lender has promoted Neil Molyneux to the newly created post of head of sales and marketing.
TBMC launches new buy-to-let exclusives with the Hanley Economic Building Society
Clydesdale Bank has increased its procuration fees to 0.40% for networks and 0.38% for Directly Authorised firms.
LendInvest, the peer-to-peer lender, has now lent more than £200m to British businesses and property entrepreneurs - something that took Lending Club in the US over four and a half years to do and took Zopa in the UK seven years,
The Conveyancing Association is set to survey its members as it looks to identify the key obstacles currently hindering the home-buying process.
The final quarter of 2014 saw a significant (56.8%) increase in the number of homes worth over £500k appearing on the market for sale, the latest Experian Property Index has revealed.
Lloyds Banking Group has called on all political parties to unite in the face of the “generational challenge” caused by the nation’s shortage of new homes.
Personal Touch Financial Services has become the latest firm to sign up for product sourcing system MortgageSource from Twenty7Tec.
Legal & General Mortgage Club has launched a new online TV channel, Mortgage Club TV.
Almost one in four (24%) homeowners remortgaging in December increased the size of their loan by more than £1,000, research from LMS has found.
The average void period experienced by landlords in Q4 was the lowest recorded in 2014, Paragon Mortgages’ latest quarterly landlord survey has revealed
RBS and NatWest have reduced all of their residential mortgage rates and are now offering their lowest ever rates for two, three and 5-year 60% LTV products.
Stamp Duty reforms helped to boost the middle market and encourage prospective home buyers in December, the latest National Association of Estate Agents Housing Market Report has shown.
One in ten (10%) of UK home owners regret buying their home according to research from Ocean Finance.
Intermediary mortgage lender Platform has reduced its 2-year residential mortgage fixed rate to a1.59%.
Yorkshire Building Society has launched a new 2-year 4.49% fixed rate mortgage for borrowers with a 5% deposit.
Almost one in five (19%) of those planning to retire this year will do so with debts outstanding, averaging £21,800, research from Prudential has found.
Accord Mortgages is launching a number of new 5-year mortgages for borrowers with a 25% or 35% deposit.
Scottish Widows Bank has made a number of cuts to its professional and flexible mortgage range.
Banks approved some 35,000 mortgages for house purchase in December as the housing market continued to slow, the British Bankers Association latest figured have shown.
Marsh & Parsons is opening a branch in London's trendy Shoreditch area this month, adding to its existing network of 22 offices across the capital.
Development finance specialist Regentsmead has agreed a partnership with the National Federation of Builders to help its members find finance.
Sesame Bankhall Group has announced plans to hold a major new national conference for mortgage advisers.
NatWest Intermediary Solutions is set to introduce four new higher fee/lower rate 60% LTV mortgage deals into its intermediary range from Tuesday.
Omni Capital has joined forces with luxury homes developer Prime City Developments to fund the acquisition of former commercial premises in Chiswick, west London, for conversion into high-end luxury apartments.
Paradigm Mortgage Services has announced the yearly winners of its lender and provider awards.
The government has resisted any fundamental changes to its plans on the implementation of the Mortgage Credit Directive following consultation with the mortgage industry.
The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries has welcomed efforts by the Treasury to minimise the impact of the Mortgage Credit Directive despite the huge challenges that lay ahead for the FCA.
The Building Society Association says that the Mortgage Credit Directive will add “little or no benefit to UK consumers”.
The Later Life Academy has announced a new relationship with Legacy Wills & Estate Planning, the will writing and estate planning experts.
Brightstar has appointed Chris Bennett as its first business development manager.
Specialist large mortgage loans broker Largemortgageloans.com has entered a new partnership with Julian Harris Network.
HomeLoan Partnership has integrated mortgage sourcing system MortgageSource into its new CRM system.
UK house prices ended the year 8.3% up in 2014, the latest Hometrack UK Cities House Price Index has revealed.
Balham outpaced the rest of London in 2014 with 21% annual growth which equates to a whopping £415 a day, the latest London Property Monitor from estate agent Marsh & Parsons has found.
Virgin Money has reduced the rates on a number of residential mortgages across its intermediary exclusive range.
Monthly gross remortgage lending saw an increase of 3% in December to £3.7bn, new figures from LMS have revealed.
Barclay’s has put a blanket loan-to-income cap of 4.5 times across all its mortgage lending.
Rumours are spreading like wildfire that mortgage ace Paul Brett is back in the market and in situ at a soon to be launched lender,
Parents should take advantage of new pension rules to secure children a place on property ladder, according to The Buying Agents.
Brokers should expect a sluggish start to 2015 as uncertainty around the General Election impacts transaction levels, Countrywide has warned.
TFC Homeloans has been appointed to the HLP broker network’s panel of providers.
Only 8% of 2014 consumers have safeguarded their loans with some form of repayment or income protection – compared to over 17% in 2012, the latest Financial Fragility and Confidence’ report from Cuna Mutual has found.
There were nearly 34,000 fewer home purchase mortgage approvals in the second half of 2014 than the first half as the lending recovery stalled following regulatory change, according to the latest Mortgage Monitor from e.surv.
Masthaven Finance has appointed Steve Brennan as head of underwriting for the bridging division and Steve Earthy as group compliance officer.