Every month we host an online poll on The Mortgage Lender website asking the industry to share its thoughts with us. Our latest question asks whether specialist is now considered as the norm? It’s a hot topic, but luckily, it’s one I also have an opinion on.
Over the next six months I’m expecting to see a much greater focus on encouraging advisers to quote general insurance with every mortgage.
Surveyors reflect the market they are not expected to make the market.
I wish I could say that the uncertainty will blow over, taking the UK property market out of its current doldrums – unfortunately I can’t.
Lenders should stick to what they know and what they are good at.
Spain is indeed back on the radar of international investors.
Most economists concur that ending Britain’s huge under-investment would be one of the best moves.
An base rate increase back to 0.5% wouldn’t be too damaging and would signal to consumers that borrowing costs can’t be this low forever
Karen Bennett (pictured) is managing director of Shawbrook Commercial Mortgages The private rented sector (PRS), and in particular buy-to-let (BTL), is in a state of flux with…