Changes in buy-to-let have caused landlords to chase opportunities for better yields.
2018 has been a busy year for the UK buy-to-let market. Despite continued government tinkering with things like stamp duty and mortgage tax relief, the potential for both capital growth and healthy yields has been sufficient to encourage many investors to grow their portfolios over the course of the year.
The UK is really leading the way in terms of innovation in the regtech industry.
Ryan Bembridge looks back at the most read stories of 2018.
A failed credit score doesn’t have to mean a significantly more expensive mortgage.
2018 was certainly a year of uncertainty in the UK so it comes as no surprise to see a knock-on effect on the property market that’s experiencing sluggish house purchase activity and slowing house price growth.
I suspect that it will be a year in which smaller specialists continue to thrive.
The regulator’s concerns show that there is room for improvement in the way that your clients engage with general insurance.
A reintroduction of 100% mortgages would mean that borrowers are not forced to pay a lump-sum of money outright at the beginning.