Jessica Nangle

Jessica Nangle is Deputy Editor of Mortgage Introducer

Connells confirmed a £82m takeover bid for Countrywide back in November.

Private landlords are calling on the government to establish a new landlord and tenant conciliation service as part of its planned changes to the private rented sector.

This new range is designed to facilitate family assisted purchases through a second charge mortgage.

FTBs

The top 20 hotspots for first-time buyers in England, Scotland and Wales have been revealed.

All revised products specify a minimum loan of £5,000 and maximum of £2m.

BTL

The average rates for 2-year and 5-year fixed rate buy-to-let (BTL) products continue to rise as demand remains high in the sector, according to new data by Moneyfacts.

When the transition period ends at 11pm on 31 December, firms will need to be prepared for a number of changes to the regulatory environment in which they operate according to the FCA.

The bank has also announced that it will be growing its business relationship management team by over 50% to help service the surge in demand from SMEs.

key workers

The product range has been designed to support home ownership amongst a number of essential key worker occupations within the UK.

Ahead of the Brexit transition period ending on 31 December, Santander are making lending criteria changes to comply with new regulations which will be in place from Sunday 6 December.