Ryan Bembridge

UTB has chosen Connect for Intermediaries to help it expand its distribution across its specialist mortgage and bridging lines. UTB will lend against many property types and will accept employed, self-employed and pension income.

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG), added that it is open to using other ‘guidance services’ in future iterations of its How to Buy and How to Sell guides, which were published last week.

Metro Bank bbls

Metro confirmed that it is “financial discussions” with shareholders and investors over its plans to raise cash.

Robert Sinclair AMI

Both guides link to Which? twice. The How to Buy guide says ‘A useful list of things to check outside and inside the property can be found on the Which? website.’

home sales

The Moving Hub is a conveyancing platform designed to support brokers, financial advisers and estate agents with referral fees being paid upfront, buyer protection insurance to cover fees if the seller pulls out, fixed fees instantly quoted.

Men over 55 are more likely to be supporting family financially than women, with 57% saying they help either their children, grandchildren or parents or a combination of the three, compared to 47% of women.

Landlords with more than 11 properties in their portfolio are more likely to do so, with seven in 10 intending to buy through a limited company.

The broker will refer UK domestic Islamic home finance enquiries, as well as enquiries from expats in GCC countries who are looking to invest in the UK property market from overseas.

Last month it emerged that Charcol’s chief executive Mark Fleet, chairman Ian Darby and chief financial officer Mark Woodall are all exiting the business.

Nationwide house prices

The platform will allow Nationwide customers to seamless switch to another mortgage with the society. The aim is to integrate further areas like remortgaging in the coming weeks.