Ryan Bembridge

CML: Remo lending up 34%

Remortgage lending rose by 34% in the year to October 2015 by value, data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders has revealed. he remo market…

The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee voted 8-1 to hold the base rate at 0.5% for the 81st consecutive month. Ian McCafferty maintained his…

The government won’t be able to meet its housebuilding target of 80,000 homes next year, My Home Move chief executive Doug Crawford has predicted. Crawford…

New lenders will enter the 95% loan-to-value market in 2016, Accord’s national intermediary sales manager David Robinson has foretold. He reckoned the UK mortgage market…

House prices rise 6%

Annual house price growth stood at 6% in the year to October, the LSL Property Services/Acadata House Price Index for England and Wales has revealed.…

TMW cuts rates

The Mortgage Works has reduced its mortgage rates on 2-year buy-to-let products. Fixed and tracker 2-year products with a 2.50% fee have been reduced by…

Jury out on Help to Buy 1

Industry commentators have questioned whether the Help to Buy Equity Loan Scheme can be considered a success since its launch on 1 April 2015. Today’s…

Smart Money has appointed Hannah Joyce as an underwriter in its regulated second charge team. The master broker achieved record levels of new business in…

“Help to Buy is also boosting the nation’s economic security by driving an increase in housebuilding in Britain, ensuring long-term housing supply and creating jobs.”

“Awareness of government schemes, such as Help to Buy and the new Help to Buy, London plus the availability of higher loan-to-value mortgages helps to bring choice and competition to the market.”