Jessica Bird

Jessica Bird is Editor of Specialist Finance Introducer and Associate Editor of Mortgage Introducer

This is in comparison to 51% of the general population, according to’s Financial Confidence Tracker research. 

cbils loans

UK Finance has reported that the banking and finance sector has lent more than £5.5bn so far to small and medium enterprises (SMEs), through the…

Neary started at Key Group eight years ago as a web developer, and has since transitioned through various management and senior roles. 

Nick Chadbourne LMS remortgage completions

Following a drop of 23% between March and April, the volume of remortgage instructions increased by 11.8% between the weeks commencing 20 and 27 April. 

Alan Cleary onesavings bank housing demand boom

This follows the announcement that the group has resumed new business lending through its Kent Reliance for Intermediaries and Precise Mortgages trading brands. 

advance booking

During the period between 2 March and 5 April there was a 62% drop in estate agents enquiries and an 83% drop in registrations.

In addition, Barclays Mortgages is also introducing products up to 80% LTV for existing customers, while making its 85% LTV and above products available for rate switch only. 

bridging loan lockdown

These bridging loans have all been arranged since the lockdown and social distancing measures came into effect.

pre-lockdown physical valuations

Halifax’s April House Price Index reported a month-by-month fall of 0.6%, but this should not be a cause for concern.

extension of mortgage payment holidays

As at the end of April 2020, the group had granted mortgage payment holidays to approximately 24,000 accounts.