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Mortgage & Finance

Buy-to-let mortgage costs remain at record lows as market stabilises

By Conor Shilling

The cost of a buy-to-let mortgage remains at a record...

Buy-to-let mortgage costs are on the rise

By Deborah Lewis

The cost of most mainstream buy-to-let (BTL) mortgages is starting...

New property platform provides an alternative to ‘The Bank of Mum and Dad’

By Marc Da Silva

Property Pact, a new property funding platform, has been launched...

Sharp rise in mortgage choice for homebuyers

By Marc Da Silva

The number of mortgage products has continued to rise, with...

Together joins forces with Bamboo Auctions to finance online acquisitions

By Marc Da Silva

With more investors than ever before now buying property online,...

Analysis of mainstream mortgages shows ‘strong mix of rate and cost reductions’

By Marc Da Silva

Mortgage costs and rates fell during the second quarter of...

Paragon to make portfolio BTL changes to comply with PRA’s new requirements

Paragon Mortgages is the latest in a long line of...

Another Aussie bank cracks down on foreign property investors

By Marc Da Silva

AMP Bank is the latest lender in Australia to introduce...

Home seller valuations fall as remortgage levels rise

By Marc Da Silva

The number of homes coming on to the market for...

Many property investors are struggling to obtain mainstream funding

By Marc Da Silva

Sterner affordability criteria, stress testing and more robust risk management...

Property tax rises in UK are driving up home insurance costs

By Marc Da Silva

Home insurance costs in the UK are rising as a...

Demand from investors leads to increase in bridging loans

By Marc Da Silva

Demand for short-term loans continued to increase in the first...

Rise in cash buyers due to ‘over-zealous’ lending rules

By Marc Da Silva

There was a sharp rise in the number of home...

Mortgage debt for the over-65s set to double by 2030

By Marc Da Silva

Over the past two decades, investing in residential property in...

Irresponsible lending in the UK could lead to return of ‘negative equity’

By Marc Da Silva

TSB has reduced mortgage lending to first-time buyers, especially in...

Significant increase in remortgaging activity in the UK

By Marc Da Silva

There was a sharp rise in remortgaging activity last month...

The UK housing market ‘is starting to look livelier’

By Marc Da Silva

More home loans were secured to buy property in the...

Mortgage accessibility in the UK hits three-year high

By Marc Da Silva

Mortgage accessibility in the UK has improved to its highest...

New mortgage-matching platform aims to speed up loan applications

By Marc Da Silva

Mortgage Gym, the world’s first regulated mortgage robo-adviser, is launching...

London Assembly expresses concern that EU nationals are being refused mortgages

By Marc Da Silva

London Assembly members have expressed concern at the apparent lack...

Mortgage borrowing at near two-year low, says CML

By Marc Da Silva

Mortgage lending to home buyers fell to a near two-year...

Investors in Australia eye less conventional finance options

By Marc Da Silva

With banks in Australia continuing to tighten their investor lending...

Low rates boosts remortgage market activity in the UK

By Marc Da Silva

There was a surge in remortgage activity in 2016, which...

International buyers routinely rejected for UK mortgages

By Marc Da Silva

Overseas investors and British expats are finding it increasingly difficult...

Housing shortage and cheap borrowing will continue to support UK house prices

By Marc Da Silva

UK house prices may have ended last year around £15,000...

CBA suspends property investor loans

By Marc Da Silva

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), the nation's biggest property...

Property investors continue to eye less conventional finance options

By Marc Da Silva

While buy-to-let lenders come to terms with fresh interventions imposed...

Confidence in housing market ‘knocked’ by aggressive taxation and Brexit

By Marc Da Silva

Confidence in the UK housing market has weakened in recent...

Overseas mortgage enquiries for UK property up 45% in Q4

By Marc Da Silva

There has been an increase in the number of overseas investors...

Mortgage approvals recover in October as consumer appetite for credit grows

By Marc Da Silva

The number of mortgages approved for residential property purchases rose...

Novice property investors failing to spot 3% stamp duty surcharge

By Marc Da Silva

A number of property investors, including buy-to-let landlords and property...

Mortgage affordability hits record low

By Marc Da Silva

It is now more affordable than ever before to take...

Some of the UK’s wealthiest investors under tax investigation

By Marc Da Silva

Around a third of Britain’s richest people, which includes many...

UK mortgage approvals hit post-Brexit high in September

By Marc Da Silva

UK mortgage approvals rose last month as the housing market...

UK housing market continues to ‘show signs of underlying weakness’

By Marc Da Silva

The number of mortgages approved by British banks rose last...

September mortgage lending hits nine year high

By Marc Da Silva

Gross mortgage lending last month hit a nine year high...

Bridging lending soars in Q3 following initial Brexit fears

By Marc Da Silva

Bridging lending increased sharply during the third quarter of the...

French mortgage rates fall to record lows

By Marc Da Silva

Britons thinking about investing in the French property market may...

Stamp duty receipts fall as George Osborne’s reforms take their toll

By Marc Da Silva

Stamp duty receipts fell 2.5% to £7.3bn as the reforms...

Government terminates Help to Buy: mortgage guarantee scheme

By Marc Da Silva

The Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme, which has attracted...

Sharp rise in sentiment among bridging lenders post-Brexit

By Marc Da Silva

While buy-to-let lenders brace themselves for further interventions, confidence in...

Significant increase in mortgage enquiries following interest rate cut

By Marc Da Silva

The volume of mortgage enquiries received by deVere Mortgages has...

Sharp rise in fee free mortgages

By Marc Da Silva

Around one-third of the 3,500 or so mortgage deals currently...

Sharp rise in mortgage lending in June

By Marc Da Silva

Gross mortgage lending rose by 16% last month compared with...

Brexit vote triggers sharp rise in mortgage enquiries from overseas buyers

By Marc Da Silva

International property investors are poised to pile into the UK...

UK commercial property lending falls amid Brexit fears

By Marc Da Silva

Banks reduced lending to the commercial property sector for the...

Slash corporation tax to show Britain still ‘open for business’

By Marc Da Silva

The chancellor George Osborne and business secretary Sajid Javid’s pledge...

Growing concerns over interest-only mortgages

By Marc Da Silva

One in 10 over-55s UK homeowners are still paying interest-only...

UK interest rates held

By Marc Da Silva

The Bank of England (BoE) decided not to make the...

Gross mortgage lending increases 14% year-on-year

By Marc Da Silva

Gross mortgage lending reached £18.2bn in May, the latest figures...

The market is ‘ripe for remortgaging’

By Marc Da Silva

More than half of people remortgaging in May took advantage...

Mortgage rates could rise - BoE

By Marc Da Silva

Mortgage rates in the UK could increase in the short-term...

Keystone launches into auction and commercial finance

By Marc Da Silva

Keystone Property Finance has responded to investor feedback by introducing...

Buy-to-let providers slash rates

By Marc Da Silva

Mortgage lenders are slashing the cost of buy-to-let mortgages in...

Sharp rise in BTL mortgage products

By Marc Da Silva

There was a significant increase in the volume of buy-to-let...

Surge in buy-to-let lending for Paragon as stamp duty bombshell is announced

By Conor Shilling

Paragon Group has released its results for the year ending...

Reduced rates from Accord Buy-to-Let

By Conor Shilling

This week Accord Buy-To-Let announced the reduction of rates on...

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