Michael Lloyd

The government made the wrong changes to Help to Buy – and should have cut the equity loan, Ray Boulger, senior technical manager at John Charcol, has argued.

The Later Life Academy, the commercial and training organisation, and trade body the Equity Release Council have launched events in 2019 entitled ‘Later Life Lending – The Big Picture’.

The panel already includes AXA, Legal & General, RSA, Geo Underwriting, UK General and Zurich.

FIBA, the trade body for finance professionals, has appointed specialist bridging lender, Bridging Vat as its latest lender partner.

General Insurance technology provider Uinsure has achieved record sales levels and growth during 2018.

Buy-to-let remains a solid investment with demand for rental housing stronger than ever, Andrew Turner, chief executive at specialist buy-to-let broker Commercial Trust, has argued.

Accord Buy to Let is now offering an extra £250 cashback on selected 2-year-fixed 60% and 65% loan-to-value (LTV) mortgages across both its house purchase and remortgage range.

Specialist buy-to-let mortgage lender, Landbay has been named 20th in the Deloitte Technology Fast 50, an index of the fastest growing technology companies in the country.

Short-term property finance specialist Signature Private Finance has appointed Jon Preston as its first sales director.

Foundation Home Loans has launched 3-year fixed rates within its buy-to-let range with rates starting at 3.19% with an arrangement fee of 1%.