Fiona Hoyle said: “The second charge mortgage market returned to growth in April in line with expectations given the adverse impact of the first lockdown on new business levels in the second quarter of 2020.”
All UK regions, bar the North East, saw an acceleration in year-on-year house price inflation last month.
Every region bar London saw a rise in rent prices year-on-year, and when excluding the capital the average rent in the UK is now £854, up by 6.4% on last year.
The lender is inviting schools across the country to create a sustainable and environmentally friendly house or community.
By increasing the entry level SAP rating requirement to 88 from 85, Ecology aims to support the construction of the most energy efficient buildings.
Jonathan Stinton, head of intermediary relationships at Coventry Building Society, said: “The next few months will see a lot of borrowers’ current mortgage deals coming to an end, so these products are ideal for those looking to secure their remortgage early.”
The shared ownership offering is available on a 2 or 5-year term, with rates starting from 4.04%.
The First Homes scheme aims to help local first-time buyers onto the property ladder by offering homes at a discount of at least 30% compared to the market price.
Together has cut rates, increased LTVs and doubled maximum loan sizes in a refresh of its unregulated bridging products.
Money.co.uk surveyed 2,108 people across the UK about their intentions of buying a property in the next month.