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The RLA launches repossessions survey for landlords

April 18, 2019

The RLA is arguing to the government that landlords need to be confident they can swiftly and easily repossess a property for legitimate reasons such as wanting to sell, tenant rent arrears or anti-social behavior.

Specialist Hub hires two business development executives

April 18, 2019

It has also hired Sakina Yusufali as loan partner within the commercial and bridging department, taking over from Sutton who spent five years in the role.


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More demand for secured lending for remortgages 

April 18, 2019

However, demand for secured lending for house purchase was unchanged in Q1, and was expected to decrease in Q2.

UTB hires BDM for the South West and South Wales

April 18, 2019

Bentley has worked in the Mortgage industry for over twelve years with most of his career spent in broking. He has a wide range of experience dealing with residential, buy to let, commercial, international and bridging finance.

The Mortgage Lender launches buy-to-let products

April 18, 2019

The product range is available up to 80% loan-to-value and facilitates the addition of the completion fee, which ranges from 1.5% to 2%, to the loan. Initial rates start at 3.44% for a 2-year fix at 70% LTV and 3.70% for a 5-year fix at 70% LTV.

Prime Central London offers the best returns in London

April 18, 2019

AI powered property investment portal One and Only Pro has found almost a fifth (19%) of properties in the borough were found to have ‘diamond’ investment status by One and Only Pro’s unique algorithm, with an average price tag of over £1m.

Blogs

Mortgage Introducer

P2P lending offers an attractive entry point into property investment

I believe P2P property platforms provide the perfect entry into bricks and mortar investment while offering highly attractive returns.

Mortgage Introducer

The value of the mortgage underwriter in changing times

And an underwriter cannot be results driven. Better to say no where the application is not in the customers best interest.


Craig Hall to lead L&G’s broker support team

April 18, 2019

Craig Hall, head of broker relationships & propositions will head up the division made up by key relationship managers Paul Hopton, Clare Beardmore, Adam Sheldon and Zara Bray, as well as telephone account manager, Louise Turton.

Trussle campaigns to fix ‘broken mortgage system’

April 18, 2019

Fed up with the what it calls a ‘broken mortgage system and inaccessibility of the housing market’, Trussle has launched a manifesto which seeks to champion homeowners over the big banks.

Stonebridge Group reports growth in Q1

April 18, 2019

Mortgage completions were valued at over £1.6bn, with case numbers up 8% on the first quarter of 2018, while mortgage applications placed through the business were valued at just short of £2.5bn, up 9% year-on-year.

buy-to-let News

The RLA launches repossessions survey for landlords

April 18, 2019

The RLA is arguing to the government that landlords need to be confident they can swiftly and easily repossess a property for legitimate reasons such as wanting to sell, tenant rent arrears or anti-social behavior.

Specialist Hub hires two business development executives

April 18, 2019

It has also hired Sakina Yusufali as loan partner within the commercial and bridging department, taking over from Sutton who spent five years in the role.

Mortgage Introducer

Making things eligible

The proposed changes could have a big impact on remortgages.

Mortgage Introducer

Helping clients with the leap from residential buy-to-let to commercial

Residential buy-to-let landlords over the past couple of years have had the proverbial kitchen sink thrown at them.

Mortgage Introducer

How specialist lenders fund their mortgages

There are various ways that specialist lenders fund their lending operations.

Mortgage Introducer

Tackling the to-do list brings opportunities

While market uncertainty does make it harder to make plans, there is still much to look forward to and plenty of opportunities for advisers to develop a clear business strategy to carry them through the next year.


The Mortgage Lender launches buy-to-let products

April 18, 2019

The product range is available up to 80% loan-to-value and facilitates the addition of the completion fee, which ranges from 1.5% to 2%, to the loan. Initial rates start at 3.44% for a 2-year fix at 70% LTV and 3.70% for a 5-year fix at 70% LTV.

Craig Hall to lead L&G’s broker support team

April 18, 2019

Craig Hall, head of broker relationships & propositions will head up the division made up by key relationship managers Paul Hopton, Clare Beardmore, Adam Sheldon and Zara Bray, as well as telephone account manager, Louise Turton.

More buyers respond to listings on weekday evenings

April 18, 2019

For sales listings Wednesday is when most interested buyers are viewing homes and sending leads to estate agents, with the hour of 9pm being most popular. Friday and Saturday receive the lowest proportion of leads generated.

Mortgage Introducer

Broker referrals shine a light on the UK’s specialist lending market

As more borrowers have financial backgrounds and circumstances outside the vanilla mould, the importance of specialist lending and the opportunities available for brokers continues to grow.

Mortgage Introducer

Why fish-hooking is damaging our industry

Over the last five years I’ve watched the IFISA market from the sidelines. Last year, as a frustrated supporter, I decided to finally pull on my kit and do something about it by launching the Fluid Bond.

Rob Jupp

Private lives

So, what types of cases have we seen so far?