Ryan Bembridge

BTL

The buy-to-let market continued its strong performance in November – as sales were up by 42.8% or £1bn year-on-year, Equifax Touchstone research has found. It…

Leeds Building Society chief executive Peter Hill has been appointed chairman of the Council of Mortgage Lenders in 2016. Hill is succeeding the Royal Bank…

house price index

UK city house price inflation grew to 10.1% in the year to November 2015, the Hometrack UK Cities House Price Index has found. In the…

TFC Homeloans has launched a partnership with National Counties Building Society. Brokers can now access the mutual’s products through TFC and its offshoot The Family…

LendInvest took a 10% share of the £3bn bridging market in 2015 after lending £250m. Since its launch in May 2013 LendInvest’s total lending to…

BTL

Accord has launched a range of 2-year fixed rate buy-to-let mortgages starting from 2.14% to 60% loan-to-value. Other products are 2-year fixes at 2.29% to…

TSB raises rates

TSB has raised interest rates and reintroduced 5-year fixed rate £0 fee products. TSB’s 75% LTV 5-year fixes have been increased by 0.05% to 2.54%…

The US Federal Reserve has raised interest rates by 0.25% – signalling an end to nearly a decade of rock bottom rates across the pond.…

cash purchases

More than 600,000 Brits are now property millionaires – meaning their home values have eclipsed the £1m mark. Property millionaires have increased by 75,796 (14%)…

The number of mortgage products at 95% loan-to-value has reached a post-recession high, the latest Genworth / Moneyfacts Mortgage LTV Tracker has found. The number…