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KEYWORD "Bank of England" - 71 RESULTS
BTL rates begin to shift upwards, says online broker

New research from online mortgage broker Property Master has revealed that the cost of the majority of fixed-rate buy-to-let mortgages appear...

12 June 2019

From: Breaking News

Returns from London BTL homes don’t outweigh risks, firm claims

Investment yields from prime London buy-to-let properties don’t reflect the risks involved, Hadrian’s Wall Capital (HWC) has claimed. The London-based specialist debt...

23 January 2019

From: Breaking News

I’m Stephen Moss, the founder and managing director of Sourced

Who are you? I’m Stephen Moss, the founder and managing director of the largest property investment platform in the UK, Sourced. I’ve worked...

08 October 2018

From: 60 Second Interview

Britain the 16th most expensive place in the world for a city centre flat

The average price for a two-bed city centre flat in the UK is £227,000, nearly £100,000 more than in Europe (£131,000)...

26 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Houses in London’s commuter belt at risk of no-deal crash

Houses in London’s commuter belt will be the hardest hit in the event of a no-deal Brexit, according to property investment...

21 September 2018

From: Breaking News

Landlords warned to remortgage before further interest rate rises hit

Property management firm, DJ Alexander Ltd, has advised landlords to remortgage before further increases in interest rates. The firm found that one...

08 August 2018

From: Breaking News

BTL rates fall despite base rate rise predictions

Since the start of the year, the cost of a typical five-year fixed buy-to-let (BTL) mortgage has fallen despite the possibility...

11 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Number of buy-to-let investors hits record high

The number of buy-to-let investors in the UK reached a record high of 2.5 million in the latest tax year, up...

13 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Auction roundup: February 2018

February has already seen strong auction activity across the board, with many lots snapped up and sold at whopping prices well...

14 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Skipton brings back seven-year fixed deals to offer stability to borrowers

On a day set to be dominated by the Budget, Skipton Building Society has launched two new seven-year fixed-rate mortgages to...

22 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Possibility of interest rate rise sees borrowers turn to fixed mortgages

The number of borrowers seeking fixed rate mortgages has surged ahead of the prospect of an interest rate rise this Thursday,...

01 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Research reveals mortgage costs falling again despite possible rate rise

The cost of mortgages has continued to fall despite the regular warnings of interest and mortgage rate rises. After the UK’s economy...

27 October 2017

From: Breaking News

UK mortgage approvals rebound to 16-month high

Mortgage approvals for residential property purchases rose slightly in July to its highest level since March 2016, despite a general fall...

31 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Bank of England MPC decision has ‘direct implications for every household’

The Bank of England has warned households to expect interest rates to rise over the 12 months but also predicted living...

04 August 2017

From: Breaking News

When it comes to remortgaging there’s no time like the present

With the average two-year fixed rate home loan currently at a record low of just 2.26%, there has never been a...

25 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Asking prices ‘remain muted’ despite high demand from buyers

Asking prices for residential properties in England and Wales have remained broadly unchanged  over the past month, as price sensitive homebuyers...

17 July 2017

From: Breaking News

How much have home prices increased by since end of The Great Recession in 2009?

Eight years of quantitative easing (QE) and record low interest rates is estimated to have cost savers more than £160bn, but...

21 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Investors take a punt on land investment in Gloucestershire

More than 100 investors with a diverse and experienced investment history have collectively invested in the region of £1m in a...

21 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Retirement lending market set to double in size over the next decade

The size of the retirement lending market in the UK looks set to soar over the next 10 years as lending...

18 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Allsop sells largest auction lot this year

A commercial property in the heart of London’ West End which is occupied by Pizza Express has been snapped up by...

13 April 2017

From: Breaking News

The UK housing market ‘is starting to look livelier’

More home loans were secured to buy property in the UK during the first two months of 2017 than any year...

12 April 2017

From: Breaking News

What’s better for funding retirement, pensions or property?

The debate between property or pensions has been discussed for many years, with the changes to mortgage interest and finance costs...

11 April 2017

From: Sponsored Content

Squeeze on consumers weighs on UK property market

Growing economic uncertainty in the UK is starting to weigh on consumer confidence and willingness to engage in major transactions such...

03 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Strong demand from property investors for ‘well-let assets across all sectors’

High demand from national and international investors for strong performing assets across all property sectors helped Allsop raise more than £87m...

30 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Remortgaging continues to increase amid rate rise fears

Concerns that interest rates could rise sooner than markets currently expect has triggered an increase in remortgaging activity, a new study...

21 February 2017

From: Breaking News

Higher inflation unlikely to have immediate impact on UK property prices

UK inflation has reached its highest rate since June 2014, mainly due to the increasing cost of fuel and food. Annual inflation...

15 February 2017

From: Breaking News

More than half of remortgaging done to raise capital

Homeowners across England and Wales remortgaged for around £15,000 more in 2016 than they did two years ago, with 57% capital...

31 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Loan write-offs fall sharply in the commercial property sector

The number of commercial property loans being written off has dropped to its lowest level since the credit crunch, fresh figures...

25 January 2017

From: Breaking News

Rising levels of mortgage approvals ‘hint at a surge in purchases to come’

The number of homes changing hands in the UK look set to rise over the next few months, as reflected by...

12 January 2017

From: Breaking News

UK house prices rise in December

Residential property prices in the UK remained broadly stable in 2016 but is likely to slow next year, the Nationwide has...

30 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage approvals recover in October as consumer appetite for credit grows

The number of mortgages approved for residential property purchases rose for the second consecutive month in October as the housing market...

01 December 2016

From: Breaking News

Property better investment than money in the bank!

From a property investor’s perspective, it has been a tough year following a raft of changes introduced by the government. Aside from the...

29 November 2016

From: Breaking News

UK inflation hitting 4% would inevitably ‘squeeze on consumer purchasing power’

Inflation in the UK will quadruple to around 4% in the second half of 2017, which would slash disposable income, according...

03 November 2016

From: Breaking News

UK mortgage approvals hit post-Brexit high in September

UK mortgage approvals rose last month as the housing market continued to show signs of recovery following June's vote to leave...

01 November 2016

From: Breaking News

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

The number of mortgages approved by British banks rose last month from a 19-month low in August, according to fresh data...

29 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Growth ‘to slow’ as UK ‘faces prolonged weakness’

There was more bad news over the future of the UK economy published yesterday with a report by EY’s Item Club...

18 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Homebuyers return to the housing market as Brexit fears diminish

Homebuyers are returning to the housing market as post EU referendum fears continue to calm, the latest RICS UK Residential Market...

14 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Overseas investors race to acquire commercial property in London

International investors accounted for 78% of the commercial property acquired in central London in the last three months, as the fall...

11 October 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage approvals drop for third consecutive month

The volume of mortgage approvals fell for the third month in a row in August, the latest Bank of England figures...

30 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Government terminates Help to Buy: mortgage guarantee scheme

The Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme, which has attracted strong demand from borrowers looking for higher loan-to-value (LTV) home loans,...

30 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Now is a ‘great time’ to invest in UK property, says LSLi director

It is now a ‘great time’ to invest in the UK housing market despite a new report showing that house price...

26 September 2016

From: Breaking News

UK property sales fall in August, HMRC figures show

The number of residential property transactions decreased slightly between July and August according to newly released data from HMRC, with last...

23 September 2016

From: Breaking News

The young prioritise property over pensions

There was more bad news for the pensions industry after a new study found that young people feel saving for property is...

22 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Bank of England leaves interest rates unchanged, but could cut in November

The Bank of England, as expected, opted to leave UK interest rates unchanged at 0.25% yesterday in the wake of recent...

16 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Annual house price growth slows to 6.9%, says Halifax

The annual rate of UK house price growth cooled further in August, after slowing the previous month, fresh data shows. Halifax said...

08 September 2016

From: Breaking News

Investing in property is better bet than a pension, says BoE’s chief economist

Andy Haldane, the Bank of England’s chief economist, has confirmed what many of us already knew – investing in property is...

31 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Significant increase in mortgage enquiries following interest rate cut

The volume of mortgage enquiries received by deVere Mortgages has surged by 55% week on week since the Bank of England...

25 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Asking prices in the UK fall sharply

The average asking price for a residential property in England and Wales fell by 1.2% in August compared with the previous...

15 August 2016

From: Breaking News

UK house price growth slips to three-year low

Residential property price growth dropped to a three-year low in July 2016 as the UK’s decision to leave the EU continued...

12 August 2016

From: Breaking News

UK commercial rents remained stable in July

Rental values across the UK’s commercial property market remained steady last month, the latest figures show.  But despite stable rents, capital values,...

09 August 2016

From: Breaking News

Post-Brexit dip in property prices create opportunities for fast-acting investors

There has been a notable fall in residential property prices in London which present canny investors with a genuine opportunity to...

29 July 2016

From: Breaking News

UK interest rates held

The Bank of England (BoE) decided not to make the first cut to UK interest rates in more than seven years...

14 July 2016

From: Breaking News

UK commercial property lending falls amid Brexit fears

Banks reduced lending to the commercial property sector for the first time in four years in the run-up to the EU...

14 July 2016

From: Breaking News

Construction activity slows with housebuilding hardest hit

The UK’s construction industry suffered its worst contraction since 2009 in June as uncertainty around the EU referendum led to concern...

05 July 2016

From: Breaking News

‘Window of opportunity’ to invest in PCL before prices increase

Within hours of the EU votes being counted last week, London Central Portfolio (LCP) released a statement urging investors to consider...

27 June 2016

From: Breaking News

House prices could fall following Brexit vote

Global markets have plunged, David Cameron has announced that he is to step down as Prime Minister later this year and...

24 June 2016

From: Breaking News

UK home sales rise but remain lower compared with a year ago

Residential property sales in the UK increased by 1.5% in May compared with April but the month’s seasonally adjusted figure is...

22 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Property investors demand Brexit clauses ahead of EU vote

A growing number of property investors are adding clauses into contracts giving buyers the right to walk away from commercial property...

07 June 2016

From: Breaking News

Mortgage rates could rise - BoE

Mortgage rates in the UK could increase in the short-term if Britain votes to leave the European Union, according to the...

25 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Pound rises as EU ‘remain’ camp gains momentum

The pound rose 1% against the dollar yesterday and also strengthened against the euro amid signs that the 'remain' camp is pulling...

18 May 2016

From: Breaking News

Sharp rise in BTL mortgage products

There was a significant increase in the volume of buy-to-let mortgage products available in the UK in the first quarter of...

19 April 2016

From: Breaking News

RLA warns of risk to supply if buy-to-let lending is restricted

The Residential Landlords Association has warned that Treasury proposals to make access to buy-to-let lending harder could cut off the supply...

22 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Average rents fall below £800 per month

The latest Buy-to-Let Index from Your Move and Reeds Rains has revealed that rents across England and Wales have dipped below...

22 December 2015

From: Breaking News

George Osborne’s efforts to boost housebuilding criticised

In George Osborne’s Autumn Statement last week, it was announced that efforts to increase home ownership were a priority. However, his words...

03 December 2015

From: Breaking News

Findings from Knight Frank’s latest UK Residential Market Forecast revealed

Cumulative growth in UK prices will total 20.3% in the five years to the end of 2020, according to Knight Frank’s...

17 November 2015

From: Breaking News

UK homeowners unaware of implications of an interest rate rise

Almost 40% of British homeowners are unaware of what a 0.5% increase in interest rate rises could mean for their monthly...

10 November 2015

From: Breaking News

North-South house price divide more prominent than ever

The latest figures from the Land Registry have highlighted a more pronounced North-South property divide than ever, as the cost of...

30 October 2015

From: Breaking News

Landbay announces appointment of new Chief Lending Officer

Peer-to-peer mortgage lender Landbay has announced the appointment of Paul Clampin as Chief Lending Officer. Clampin, who is joining from Paragon...

02 October 2015

From: Breaking News

David Vieira, Go Commercial Finance Ltd

Q: Who Are Go Commercial Finance & why did you set up Go Commercial Finance? Go Commercial Finance is a true, whole...

09 September 2015

From: 60 Second Interview

Common mistakes made when purchasing a BTL property

According to the latest Bank of England figures, the huge hike in buy-to-let landlords in the UK has led to a...

09 September 2015

From: Breaking News

Mortgage applications up by 43%, research finds

Research from deVere Mortgages has found that mortgage applications have gone up by 43% in the last month. The vast majority...

10 August 2015

From: Breaking News

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