FEATURED NEWS

Get involved with the Rewire Routines protection campaign

May 23, 2018

Join PMS and Sesame in helping to reduce the protection gap

Coventry hires non-executive director from the FCA

June 22, 2018

He is a chartered accountant who spent much of his career at Deloitte LLP, becoming head of the internal audit group and enterprise risk management group


News

Keller Williams UK launches market centre at London Bridge

June 22, 2018

They can benefit from access to co-working office space, training and mentoring as well as technology solutions including portal subscriptions.

Leek United Society donates £5,000 to blood cancer charity

June 22, 2018

The proceeds came from the Society’s 2017 Charity Golf Day and 12 months of staff ‘dress down Fridays’. The Society has to date raised more than £11,000 for Bloodwise.

SimplyBiz Group unveils speakers at Advice Show

June 22, 2018

The online broadcast will run from 10.30 to 14.00 and also feature The SimplyBiz Group’s joint chief executive, Neil Stevens and regulatory policy manager Mark Greenwood.

Blogs

Steve Barber

Fintech – A property technology evolution or revolution?

How long will it be before you’ll be able to buy an entire building with one click, and that’s it?

Paul Hunt

Every day is a school day

I am honoured to have been invited by Newcastle Building Society this week to talk to a few brokers in their head office about marketing.


Last-time buyers struggle to find the homes they want

June 22, 2018

Last-time buyers are struggling to find houses to move to, as the potential financial gains from downsizing are not high enough and they cannot find suitable homes in their local area, Key Retirement has found.

‘Astonishing’ Edinburgh leads the way on Scottish house price growth

June 22, 2018

The increase was said to be driven by sales of properties worth more than £750,000.

buy-to-let News

Leeds Building Society cuts buy-to-let fixes

June 22, 2018

Other 2-year fixes include a rate at 2.38% to 70% LTV and a 2.39% 5-year fix at 2.39% to 60% LTV.

Lifetime renters spend over £1m more than homebuyers

June 21, 2018

Lfetime renters will spend £909 a month on average on a lifetime home, which when adjusted for inflation, would reach a total of £1.6m (£1,624,980) over a 60-year period.

Simon Davis

Protection providers should reward loyalty

Customer loyalty should be recognised and existing customers should be treated fairly.

Mortgage Introducer

Father’s Day brings opportunity

Helping secure a mortgage deposit through this method is seen by many as the ultimate ‘financial’ gift.

Rob Jupp

Lessons I’ve learned on the journey to £3bn

The road to £3bn is long enough and bumpy enough to provide hatful of lessons.

Jeff Knight

Jeff Knight’s World Cup predictions

With the World Cup finally upon us, here’s what Jeff Knight of Foundation Home Loans thinks will happen…


Skipton cuts rates across buy-to-let range

June 21, 2018

The society’s refreshed buy-to-let range includes 5-year fixes at 2.29% to 60% LTV with £995 fee, 2.40% to 70% LTV with £1,995 fee, and 2.59% to 75% LTV with £995 fee.

Owning a home is cheaper than renting in all areas of the UK

June 20, 2018

Homeowners could save £2,268 a year if they were able to purchase a property rather than rent. The average monthly rent in the UK is currently £912 per household, compared to monthly repayments of £723 for the average first-time buyer household. 

Gatehouse Bank joins SimplyBiz Mortgages’ panel

June 19, 2018

Gatehouse Bank offers buy-to-let property finance for both UK residents/entities and expat/international clients. 

Mark Dryden

An end-to-end solution? It’s time everyone came together…

An end-to-end system needs the collaboration and coordination of the industry, not individual players.

Paul Hunt

Let’s get digital, let’s hear the tablets talk

It’s now a workplace necessity to have a professional tech presence.