FEATURED NEWS

Fiduciam lends €5.7m for Dutch office portfolio

June 27, 2019

All origination of Fiduciam’s Dutch loans are carried out locally whilst the underwriting continues to be performed by the team in London.

It takes 162 days to sell a property in England and Wales

June 26, 2019

It takes 109 days to find a buyer and accept an offer, and just 53 days for the property to go from under offer to completed. 


News

Dudley achieves record lending

June 26, 2019

A pre-tax profit has been reported of £1.6m.

Most homeowners over 55s prioritise their home over holidays

June 26, 2019

More than half (56%) said they were not prepared to give up their family home to go on holiday.

BSA: Government must act now to help mortgage prisoners

June 26, 2019

The Financial Conduct Authority has published a consultation paper on allowing moving affordability assessments to a ‘relative test’.

Theresa May to call for bigger and better new builds

June 26, 2019

May (pictured) will call for more high-quality social housing, better tenant rights, and demand landlords demonstrate how they have acted on concerns raised.

Blogs

Mortgage Introducer

Consolidation could bite old-fashioned conveyancers

Peter Joseph, chief executive at The Moving Hub Business consolidation is inevitable in any challenging political and economic climate, and for those operating in and…

Martin Cheek

There should be criminal procedures for poor money laundering practices

Steward says that the FCA needs to “enliven the jurisdiction if we want to ensure it is not a white elephant” and says that is what they intend to do when they find strong evidence of “egregiously poor systems and controls and what looks like actual money-laundering”.


HSBC to launch into buy-to-let in H1 next year

June 26, 2019

The lender is currently exploring what its proposition will look like, as it looks to add something fresh to the market.

HSBC has captured 80% of the broker market

June 26, 2019

The partner count is up from just 17 at the start of last year, while it amounts to 13,500 individual brokers.

London Money and Lentune’s podcast to feature comedian and radio presenter

June 26, 2019

Iain Lee was one of the original stars of the 11 o’clock Show on Channel 4.

buy-to-let News

Theresa May to call for bigger and better new builds

June 26, 2019

May (pictured) will call for more high-quality social housing, better tenant rights, and demand landlords demonstrate how they have acted on concerns raised.

HSBC to launch into buy-to-let in H1 next year

June 26, 2019

The lender is currently exploring what its proposition will look like, as it looks to add something fresh to the market.

Bob Hunt

Responding to political messages about the housing market

So, while our political heads might well have been turned by all things Brexit or President Trump’s visit to the UK, the seeds have perhaps begun to be sown which might deliver a further revolution to our housing and mortgage market.

Hemel Shah

How much time do mortgage brokers spend on retention vs. new clients?

It’s easy to understand why new leads feel more urgent than existing clients.

Rob Clifford

We must be vocal about why advice is better than execution-only

Few consumers who conduct execution-only business actually understand what they are signing up to.

Ash Kendall

The growing need for part development funding

Ash Kendall is an originator at Fiduciam.


Citizens Advice calls for a national housing body for private renting

June 26, 2019

This follows research showing weak regulation of private renting is leaving hundreds of thousands of tenants living in hazardous homes in England.

Commercial real estate sales exceed £1bn

June 26, 2019

Search Acumen’s analysis of HM Land Registry (HMLR) data showed the total value of commercial transactions rose 46% between 2016 and 2018.

Fleet Mortgages cuts rates

June 26, 2019

In its standard range its 5-year fixed rate product at 80% loan-to-value (LTV) has been cut from 3.99% to 3.94%.

Alice Watson

The future of equity release: access, education and innovation

Together, these three factors can continue to drive market growth and provide customers with what they want.

Neal Jannels

Beyond the 9-5

Integrating flexibility into operational processes has become vital for businesses of all shapes and sizes, and technology has played a huge role in this transition.

John Hardman

A how to guide for the development finance journey

John Hardman (pictured), head of sales at Bridging Finance Solutions (BFS), offers his insight into the development finance journey.