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The Family Mortgage - How it works

September 20, 2018

If you have a client who has saved a 5% deposit, or they have a family member who’s willing to provide this as a gift,…

Connect for Intermediaries unveils unsecured lending panel

October 17, 2018

The panel will have four lenders: Funding Circle, iwoca, Whiteoak and Fleximise.


News

Video interview with Danny Robinson, director of Grey Matters Specialist Lending

October 16, 2018

Danny Robinson is director of Grey Matters Specialist Lending

Kuflink opens second office in London

October 16, 2018

Kuflink is primarily based in Gravesend in Kent.

Castle Trust appoints business development executive

October 16, 2018

Saunders has joined from Foundation Home Loans where he was an internal business development manager since early 2017.

Blogs

Mortgage Introducer

We should rethink how proc fees are paid

This isn’t a vote winner, however procuration fees should be linked to quality or be levelled out so that they are the same for everyone.


Bakerloo line extension to push up South East London prices

October 16, 2018

The Bakerloo extension is likely run from Elephant and Castle station along the Old Kent Road to New Cross Gate and then Lewisham, while it is anticipated to open in 2029.

Masthaven Bank has now generated £500m in assets

October 16, 2018

It has generated £1bn of loan applications and opened 15,000 savings accounts since then.

buy-to-let News

Video interview with Danny Robinson, director of Grey Matters Specialist Lending

October 16, 2018

Danny Robinson is director of Grey Matters Specialist Lending

Castle Trust appoints business development executive

October 16, 2018

Saunders has joined from Foundation Home Loans where he was an internal business development manager since early 2017.

Bob Hunt

Not following EU rules could benefit the market

Our sector – quite rightly – will remain heavily regulated.

Mortgage Introducer

The impact of loyalty on insurance

Many consumers do not reassess their insurance requirements regularly enough.

Mortgage Introducer

Don’t legislate – educate

Leave the sledgehammer at home.

Mortgage Introducer

Exit or no exit? That is the question

If it wasn’t Brexit it would have been something else so why not let the tide go out and see what the industry has been doing with itself since the credit crunch?


Masthaven Bank has now generated £500m in assets

October 16, 2018

It has generated £1bn of loan applications and opened 15,000 savings accounts since then.

Typical buy-to-let 5-year fix now lowest on record

October 16, 2018

Average 5-year fixes were priced at 3.77% in October 2016 before falling to 3.43% in October 2017.

UK Finance: First-time buyer volumes reach highest level since June last year

October 16, 2018

There was £6.1bn worth of first-time buyer business, a 5.2% rise year-on-year.

Paul Hunt

Can social ‘lead’ the way?

The potential of paid social activity to generate leads should be looked at.

Jonathan Sealey

Bridging can offer the solution to HMO compliance

The new HMO rules came into effect last week

Jonathan Newman

Dual representation in short-term lending

Is it today's answer for longer completion times, or tomorrow's problem for funders who put cost and process above security?