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Scotland’s prices and annual growth up in November

January 19, 2018

Christine Campbell, Your Move managing director in Scotland, said: “The market in Scotland looks strong compared to almost anywhere else in the UK. A lot of that is down to the resilience of the market in Glasgow, but the performance has been good across the board."

Peter Mann to join Gryphon as chairman

January 19, 2018

Jonathan Punter, chief executive of investors Punter Southall Group, said: “The Board are delighted with the appointment – Peter brings a wealth of distribution insight and is highly regarded by our strategic partners."


News

Alex Hammond to start mortgage PR firm

January 19, 2018

Hammond was head of mortgage marketing at Castle Trust and has held senior marketing and communications roles at Kensington and Investec.

Northampton, Coventry and Manchester sell homes the quickest

January 19, 2018

The analysis found the three towns lie in postcode areas where sales are typically agreed in less than 36 days– three times faster than some parts of London.

SMG launches second charge API tool

January 18, 2018

The tool has been developed and used internally by SMG over the last year and is now being offered for free to other second charge loan packagers.

Newcastle Intermediaries launches mortgage product for the self-employed

January 18, 2018

Newcastle Intermediaries has launched a self employed mortgage exclusive a 2-year fixed product at 2.20% (5.3% APR) is available at a maximum 60% LTV.

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Investec’s provides £50m loan to Kier

January 18, 2018

Investec Structured Property Finance (‘Investec’) has provided a further £12m, 24-month facility to finance the development of over 100,000 sq ft of grade-A industrial space near Basingstoke.

Growth in specialist lending drives Vida recruitment

January 18, 2018

Louisa Sedgwick, director of sales at Mortgages at Vida Homeloans, said: “It’s great to be able to promote people from within the business and reward the hard work that they and their sales colleagues put in to help make 2017 such a successful first year for Vida."

Limited company buy-to-let purchases outstrip remortgages

January 18, 2018

In Q4 2017, nearly three-quarters (72%) of buy-to-let mortgage transactions made by landlords operating via limited companies were used to buy property rather than for refinance purposes.

Legal & General announce 2018 calendar of events

January 18, 2018

Legal & General Mortgage Club announced its 2018 calendar of events of half day events, which take place across the UK, will provide intermediaries with insights into new developments in the mortgage market.

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Blogs

Mortgage Introducer

Is Open Banking really safe?

A majority of consumers are reluctant to hand out personal and financial data. But, with the new system, this behaviour is expected to steadily change over time.

Mortgage Introducer

All clients must get the protection they need

Mortgage brokers have a duty to ensure that their clients’ financial future is protected.

Bob Hunt

Open Banking is a revolution without the fanfare

I’m very confident that the advantages to our market far outweigh any potential negatives.

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Jonathan Sealey

Why small (but growing) is beautiful

I am excited about where the future might lead us.

Mortgage Introducer

How do you accurately define a buy-to-let portfolio landlord?

I have lost count of the number of times as a mortgage broker, where I and my colleagues have spent hours checking individual criteria sheets, ringing BDMs and lender helpdesks to see whether they will lend to clients.

Tony Ward

Not looking for a sharp shock

I would urge for caution.

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