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34% of homebuyers who bought directly had no protection

July 24, 2019

Legal & General Mortgage Club has found that many consumers are buying a property without having a safety net in place.

Assetz Capital launches legal panel in Scotland

July 23, 2019

The panel will support the firm’s UK north team, which covers all of Scotland, including the Highlands and islands.


News

UK Adviser opens its first store front

July 23, 2019

The 880 sq ft store was opened by franchisee Bev Watson.

Nationwide cuts rates by upto 0.10%

July 23, 2019

The cuts are across the two, three and five year fixed rate ranges.

70% of Londoners feel stress of getting on ladder affecting mental health

July 23, 2019

Research from Pocket Living found that 28% can barely afford the rent, while 20% said renting is getting them down, and as many as 16% feel genuinely depressed because of it.

Housing market will remain Bojo proof

July 23, 2019

Boris Johnson has been seen as having a relatively good housing track record in the past and it is claimed that will continue to be the case.

Blogs

Scott Thorpe

Less talk, more listening

I apologise for previous bad behaviour on social media.

Alan Cleary

Default interest rates should be scrapped

It’s surprising that in 2019 there are still so many lenders who impose these charges and they need to be consigned to the dustbin of history.


Scrapping stamp duty for downsizers would boost transactions

July 23, 2019

New Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated last month that he is keen to shake up stamp duty.

PayProp: Buy-to-let market could see Johnson boost

July 23, 2019

Johnson looks set to enter Number 10 tomorrow.

Market Harborough added to Next Intelligence panel

July 23, 2019

MHBS offers products for those facing complex circumstances such as expats.

buy-to-let News

UK Adviser opens its first store front

July 23, 2019

The 880 sq ft store was opened by franchisee Bev Watson.

PayProp: Buy-to-let market could see Johnson boost

July 23, 2019

Johnson looks set to enter Number 10 tomorrow.

Nici Audhlam Gardiner

How lifetime mortgages support younger generations

Nici Audhlam-Gardiner is managing director of lifetime mortgages at OneFamily.

Bob Hunt

Upping demand for green mortgages

Introducing a mandatory energy rating level for all dwellings across the country would go a long way.

David Lownds

The potted history of interest-only

But what does the future hold?

Rob Clifford

I’d welcome BoJo’s stamp duty cut

Taking away this stamp duty burden for large numbers of purchasers could therefore provide a much-needed fillip to the housing market.


Average rental prices surge in cities with strong regeneration

July 23, 2019

Manchester has see rental costs increase by a huge 38% in the past five years.

Paragon reports 20% year-on-year growth of new lending

July 23, 2019

The group lent a total of £1.9bn of new lending across all business lines in the nine months to 30 June 2019, a 20% increase on the previous year.

SimplyBiz Mortgages adds Leek United Building Society to its panel

July 23, 2019

Leek United offers buy-to-let and residential mortgage products, including mortgages with a Help to Buy equity loan.

Andy Reid

Default rate transparency

Andy Reid is sales director for intermediary and network at Oblix Capital.

Stewart Dunlop

A guide to mortgage debt collection

As soon as it looks like you’re going to be facing trouble, you want to act.

Paresh Raja

Landlords falling behind on latest legislative reforms

Paresh Raja is chief executive of Market Financial Solutions.