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4 top tips to tailor your approach to the new build market

November 1, 2018

What would you consider to be the most important aspect when dealing with buyers in the new build market? We’d argue it’s communication, communication, communication.…

Harpenden Building Society hires Sarah Howe as chief executive

November 15, 2018

Howe will take over as chief executive on 2 January 2019 subject to regulatory approval.


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Mortgage Industry launches charity single for homelessness

November 15, 2018

A group of mortgage industry lenders and brokers have come together to write and record a charity single in time for Christmas to highlight increasing homelessness in the UK, raising money for Mortgage Sleep Out.

Blackpool is UK’s hottest property market

November 15, 2018

Average property prices in Blackpool are some of the lowest in the UK, but the seaside resort is currently one of the UK’s hottest property markets, online estate agents Housesimple.com has found looking at Land Registry data.

Complete FS hires first business support manager

November 15, 2018

Specialist lending packager and distributor, Complete FS has appointed Sean Latchem to the newly created role of business support manager to educate brokers on BORIS, Complete’s placing, sourcing and tracking system.

More loans approved with smaller deposits

November 15, 2018

First-time buyers took a larger share of mortgage approvals in October, with 24.6% of all loans going to borrowers with smaller deposits, The latest Mortgage Monitor from e.surv has found.

Blogs

Mortgage Introducer

2018 was the year of the RIO

RIO has provided a further string to the bow for advisers and a further opportunity for borrowers.

Bob Hunt

We should be confident despite the uncertainties

I’m very confident about the role of the mortgage adviser and their ability to thrive in any future economy.


Octopus Property ‘taking a break’ from buy-to-let

November 14, 2018

A note on the lender’s website reads: “Our buy-to-let products are taking a break, but don't worry, they'll be back in the New Year.”

London has lowest annual price growth

November 14, 2018

London was the region with the lowest annual house price growth in September, where prices fell by 0.3% over the year, The ONS House Price Index has found.

Gatehouse Bank partners with Ascend Properties to extend Build to Rent reach

November 14, 2018

Gatehouse Bank has partnered with Ascend Properties, the Manchester-based estate and lettings agency, to extend its reach into the Build to Rent sector.

buy-to-let News

Mortgage Industry launches charity single for homelessness

November 15, 2018

A group of mortgage industry lenders and brokers have come together to write and record a charity single in time for Christmas to highlight increasing homelessness in the UK, raising money for Mortgage Sleep Out.

Complete FS hires first business support manager

November 15, 2018

Specialist lending packager and distributor, Complete FS has appointed Sean Latchem to the newly created role of business support manager to educate brokers on BORIS, Complete’s placing, sourcing and tracking system.

Mortgage Introducer

Black Friday and contents cover

The advent of Black Friday and Cyber Monday is a great opportunity for intermediaries.

Paul Hunt

Rooney and specialist mortgages

Once something like this happens there is no going back.

Ryan Bembridge

Equity release has improved but has a long way to go

The market has come a long way, but there are challenges for it to overcome to continue growing.

Mortgage Introducer

Stuart Wilson of more 2 life: Market could introduce a ‘LIO’ mortgage

A 'Lifetime Interest-Only' mortgage could give consumers the benefit of a rollup lifetime mortgage but with an interest served portion on top to reach higher LTVs.


Octopus Property ‘taking a break’ from buy-to-let

November 14, 2018

A note on the lender’s website reads: “Our buy-to-let products are taking a break, but don't worry, they'll be back in the New Year.”

Tenants care about staying in properties after change of ownership

November 14, 2018

Some 75% of renters said they wouldn’t care if their landlord sold as long as their existing contract and rent remained the same and four out of five tenants (78%) said that they want the option to stay in their homes even if their landlord sells.

Data reveals softening in all sectors of mortgage market

November 13, 2018

UK Finance Data revealed that every sector of the industry slowing in September 2018.

Mortgage Introducer

People have given advisers vote of confidence

How odd of the regulator to suggest there is a borrower cohort that does not need advice.

Paul Hunt

Ready for Christmas?

Ignoring the specialist sector can no longer be seen as a viable option.