financial resilience
Market 21 Sep 2021

Resilience should see out the year

Steve Goodall is managing director of e.surv What a year for the UK’s housing market so far. The latest data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed UK house...
build construction
Market 15 Jun 2021

Building back differently

Tim Hague is director of Sagis The rather wet month of May may well have been notable for the record breaking amounts of water that descended from the heavens, but even...
Market 17 May 2021

A new type of mortgage prisoner

Tim Hague is managing partner at Sagis You might think that IR35 sounds like a dull detail that affects only a small number of self-employed contractors, but it’s actually a really...
Market 17 May 2021

How was it for you?

Martin Reynolds is CEO of SimplyBiz Mortgages How were the first four months of the year for you I am never surprised by the resilience of our market, and how advisers...
Market 16 Apr 2021


Martin Reynolds is CEO of SimplyBiz Mortgages This month I want to pick up on a debate that has been discussed many times over the years. Whilst the issue was improved...
Market 2 Mar 2020

Craig Calder: A pre-Budget review

Craig Calder is director of mortgages at Barclays   At the time of writing, we sit on the cusp of a delayed Budget and something of a cabinet reshuffle. With this in mind,...
Market 25 Feb 2020

Craig Calder: Looking at the opportunities

Craig Calder is director of mortgages at Barclays   In last month’s article I focused on a selection of points from UK Finance’s ‘The Changing Shape of the Mortgage Market’ report. This...
Market 25 Feb 2020

Ken Hale: Blurring mortgage product boundaries

Ken Hale is head of lending at Harpenden Building Society Brexit, intercontinental trade wars, quantitative easing, house price escalation. Back in 2000, when people were getting anxious about the Millennium Bug,...
Market 15 Jan 2020

Peter Izard: The outlook for London property

Peter Izard is business development manager at Investec Private Bank There’s reason to believe that 2020 could prove a turning point for the prime London property market. Research from Savills suggests that...