Ryan Bembridge

More than half (52%) of first-time buyers are relying on their families to financially help them buy their first home, research from Which? Mortgage Advisers…

cash purchases

The value of equity withdrawn from remortgaging hit a record £36,894 per customer in November, LMS research has found. This represents a 76% increase since…

2015 was a hugely successful year for equity release, with more records set to be broken in 2016, writes Nigel Waterson, chairman of the Equity Release Council

Leeds Building Society has launched a range of buy-to-let mortgages with £250 cashback. Highlights include a 2-year discount at 2.10%, a 2-year fix at 2.60%…

AIG joins UnderwriteMe

AIG Life will join the UnderwriteMe comparison service in 2016. UnderwriteMe allows intermediaries to compare “buy now” and estimated prices before completing applications without leaving…

Two in five (40%) letting agents expect rental supply to drop over the next five years, research from the Association of Residential Letting Agents has…

The Council of Mortgage Lenders has urged the Financial Conduct Authority to back the creation of a ‘digital mortgage market’ to increase competition in the…

Pepper Homeloans has hired Jeff Knight as head of marketing from Castle Trust. Knight, who will start at the residential and buy-to-let lender in January,…

Bridging loan sizes rose by over £700,000 in the two months to October – up from £630,726 for the 12 month period, the West One…

household finances during pandemic

Aldermore Bank has ruled out accepting loans in a foreign currency when the Mortgage Credit Directive implementation takes place in March 2016. The bank will…