Graeme Stewart, managing partner of Shepherd Chartered Surveyors, said: “We are delighted to once again win such a prestigious award for the third year in a row.”
LendInvest has introduced a new holiday let product catalogue, with rates starting at 3.59% for 65% loan-to-values (LTVs) for 2-year fixed products.
The specialist lender has increased the maximum LTV on its Pepper 18 and Pepper 12 products to 85% and raised the maximum LTV on Pepper 6 to 80%.
The cost of £3,548 now faced by the average homebuyer is also a whopping 490% more than the £601 paid back in 1997.
Brokers are asked about lenders’ criteria, speed, eligibility, communication and relationship managers. They are also asked to share what they like about each lender and what could be better.
Rob Quayle, chief executive at Direct Life, said: “It’s been a really exciting time for Direct Life since the investment from LSL, and Iain’s drive and experience will add a new dimension to our growth and success.”
The scheme, which was launched ahead of World Mental Health Day (10 October), provides confidential counseling to Just Mortgages’ self-employed team.
Over half of the 2,000 homeowners surveyed by the lender said that they are thinking of making their homes greener as a result of the recent rise in energy prices.
The Mortgage Intermediary Study was launched in early September and will be closing very soon; initial findings show that open banking is less important to brokers than other technology requirements.
The data found that the South West England, South East England and London account for almost half (46%) of all cases of equity release being used to purchase a home.