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KEYWORD "Mortgages" - 246 RESULTS
Portfolio landlords burying their heads in the sand over tax changes, says expert

A self-employed mortgage expert has claimed that Britain’s portfolio landlords are ‘burying their heads in the sand’ over new tax changes...

10 May 2019

From: Breaking News

Holiday lettings set to benefit from ongoing Brexit uncertainty

A Brexit-inspired holiday letting boom is expected to hit the South West this year, according to local holiday letting agency Bournecoast. The...

17 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Salisbury voted as Britain’s best place to live

In a boost to a city still recovering from the scars of the Novichok poisoning scandal, Salisbury has been named as...

17 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Landlord action to avoid high tax costs could reduce BTL transactions

Landlord action to reduce higher tax costs could lead to a lower level of buy-to-let mortgage transactions going forward. That is according...

12 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Why is the UK private rental sector set to dominate by 2025?

Investment in the UK’s private rental sector (PRS) will soar to £75 Billion by 2025, with an additional 560,000 households expected...

03 April 2019

From: Breaking News

Increasing numbers of landlords switch to limited company status to buy

Landlords with bigger portfolios are switching to using limited company status for new purchases, according to research carried out by specialist...

27 March 2019

From: Breaking News

London’s biggest event for first-time buyers returns to the capital

The London Home Show is returning to the capital for the sixth year running on Saturday 23 March. The event is one...

20 March 2019

From: Breaking News

‘Mixed picture’ for buy-to-let mortgage rates, says online mortgage broker

New research from online mortgage broker Property Master has revealed the cost of three out of six categories of fixed rate...

08 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Private rented sector investment in the UK to reach £75bn by 2025

At least £75 billion of investment will be committed to the private rented sector (PRS) by 2025, according to the latest...

08 February 2019

From: Breaking News

How would the country's favourite soap stars fare in today's property market?

If you thought getting on the property ladder was easier in soapland than in real life, it’s time to think again. Most...

08 February 2019

From: Breaking News

More London landlords leaving market amidst increasing legislation

London landlords are leaving the market in their droves, according to ARLA Propertymark’s December Private Rented Sector (PRS) report. The figures compare...

06 February 2019

From: Breaking News

Fixed rate mortgage market sees big reductions in costs

Two, three and five-year fixed rate mortgages have all dropped in cost over the past 12 months, according to Mortgage Brain’s...

30 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Majority of landlords choosing five-year fix rates, research shows

An increasing number of landlords are choosing five-year fixed rate products, according to Mortgages for Business’ Buy-to-Let Index. In fact, 84% of...

25 January 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

Majority of older renters fear that they will never afford own home

The number of 35 to 54-year-olds renting a home has risen by 15% in the least three years, according to new...

16 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Cost of most fixed BTL rates down year-on-year, says online mortgage broker

The majority of buy-to-let fixed rate mortgages are currently down year-on-year – some by as much as £29 per month for...

11 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Where are Britain’s cheapest streets?

New research has revealed that Sunderland and Liverpool are home to Britain’s cheapest streets, with some properties costing only £15,000. In an...

09 January 2019

From: Breaking News

Which famous fictional home could you afford to buy this Christmas?

Christmas, more than any other time of the year, is one for watching films you've seen a hundred times before. We all...

19 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Winners of the 2018 Property Investors Awards revealed

The winners of the 2018 Property Investors Awards were revealed at the ceremony on Saturday 1 December at The Royal National...

07 December 2018

From: Breaking News

Overseas investors boosted by Brexit uncertainty and weak pound

Brexit uncertainty is continuing to drive foreign investment in the UK, research by CashbackRemortgages.co.uk has claimed. A third of multi-million pound homes...

30 November 2018

From: Breaking News

The rise and rise of the bridging loan

Bridging loan finance continues to grow amidst low interest rates, Brexit uncertainty and mortgage lender caution, Commercial Trust Limited research has...

30 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Mixed movement in BTL market as mortgage costs waver

Fresh figures from Mortgage Brain’s product data analysis show that the buy-to-let (BTL) mortgage market remains ‘unsettled’, with mixed movement seen...

28 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Property in the UK takes on average 102 days to sell

It now takes, on average, 102 days to sell a property in the UK, according to Post Office Money. Its latest ‘City...

16 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Cost of two, three and five-year mortgages back on the rise

Mortgage costs are back on the rise after two successive quarters in which there were a number of cost and rate...

07 November 2018

From: Breaking News

Soaring number of buy-to-let lenders lending to limited companies

The number of buy-to-let lenders lending to limited companies has increased by 47% over the past year, according to Mortgages for...

31 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Landlord remortgaging hits record high

The number of landlords looking to remortgage has reached an all-time high, Paragon’s latest Financial Adviser Confidence Tracking (FACT) Index has...

26 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Seaside town revealed as the UK’s top buy-to-let destination

Southend-on-Sea is the UK’s number one buy-to-let hotspot, according to research carried out by independent mortgage broker Private Finance. The seaside town,...

12 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Indian cities dominate Knight Frank Index

The average value of a property in 150 cities worldwide increased by 4.3% in the year to June 2018, according to...

05 October 2018

From: Breaking News

Life-long renters could face a shortage of homes

The housing market is not set up for the increasing number of life-long renters, a property management company has claimed. DJ Alexander,...

07 September 2018

From: Breaking News

House price premium for those who live near England’s top state schools

Living in the catchment area of one of England’s top 100 state secondary schools carries a 42% house price premium compared...

29 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Midlands property market thrives while London market cools

Despite a significant drop in purchase activity in Central London, landlords are still picking up property in the East and West...

29 August 2018

From: Breaking News

4.8 million Brits consider becoming a landlord in 2018

Almost one in 10 UK adults have shown an interest in taking out a buy-to-let (BTL) mortgage in 2018, new research...

24 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let market set to stabilise by 2021

There will be a continued dampening of the buy-to-let sector over the next three years, before the market stabilises in 2021...

22 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Brits remain positive about UK property market despite Brexit

Brits are feeling confident about the future of the UK property market even in light of no-deal Brexit predictions, research from Quick...

17 August 2018

From: Breaking News

House price growth increases but rate continues to slow

UK national house price growth is on an upward curve, according to Carter Jonas. But it continues to slow with rates...

10 August 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

Dave Beard, Founder at Lending Expert

Tell us about yourself? I’m currently the founder and director at online credit broker and comparison site Lending Expert which includes our second charge...

06 August 2018

From: 60 Second Interview

Fixed rate mortgages the dominant choice for buy-to-let landlords

Some 93% of landlords financing buy-to-let property opted for a fixed rate mortgage in the second quarter of 2018, according to...

01 August 2018

From: Breaking News

Brits continue to be the top foreign buyers in France despite Brexit

Britons still top the numbers of foreign buyers purchasing homes in France, according to new research by BNP Paribas. What’s more, as...

25 July 2018

From: Breaking News

Investors are seeking low cost, high yield properties

Investors are increasingly searching for cheaper and higher yielding properties despite buy-to-let (BTL) investments offering attractive return rates, according to a...

25 July 2018

From: Breaking News

RentalStep aims to further innovate as part of government rent challenge

A PropTech startup is looking to continue to ‘expand’ and ‘improve’ its platform as part of round two of the government’s...

04 July 2018

From: Breaking News

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

The cost of a buy-to-let mortgage remains at a record low, according to analysis by Mortgage Brain. With little movement in costs...

29 June 2018

From: Breaking News

National Landlord Investment Show returns to London Olympia

The National Landlord Investment Show is set to head back to London Olympia for its 57th show on June 14. This follows...

08 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Registration is live for the June 14th National Landlord Investment Show at Olympia

Celebrate the shows 5th Birthday and 57th event to date in the Landlord Investor Lounge with a glass of prosecco with...

06 June 2018

From: Sponsored Content

Sale to completion process on a four-day delay

There has been a slightly longer period from sale agreed to completion in 2018 compared to 2017, according to House Network. The...

06 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Over-65s earn £7,000 a year from their properties

Pensioners have earned £7,000 a year from their homes, new analysis by Key Retirement has shown. According to the findings, the...

01 June 2018

From: Breaking News

Place in the sun ambitions rekindled by sterling’s improved performance

The amount spent on European property by Britons has increased by two thirds. That is according to data released by international...

25 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Majority of Brits are regaining confidence in the property market

Some 84% of British homeowners expect property prices in their area to rise over the next six months, up 14% from...

23 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Interest-only mortgages fall by almost a half since 2012

Figures from UK Finance have revealed that the number of interest-only mortgages has nearly halved in the last six years, down...

23 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Highest rental yields achieved by HMO and multi-unit landlords

Landlords with portfolios comprising houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) and multi-unit freehold blocks (MUFB) are achieving the highest rental yields, new...

16 May 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

East of England landlords remain confident about business prospects

Landlord confidence across a range of measures remained stable or increased in the first quarter of 2018 compared with the end...

09 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Half of UK landlords are cautious of the BTL market

Despite the resilience in the buy-to-let (BTL) market, landlords are taking a ‘wait and see’ approach to assess how the market...

09 May 2018

From: Breaking News

Britain’s landlords and investors remain positive despite raft of changes

Despite challenging buy-to-let (BTL) conditions, private landlords remain positive about the future of the industry, a new report from specialist bank,...

25 April 2018

From: Breaking News

UK landlords power through despite BTL challenges

Buy-to-let (BTL) investors remain largely optimistic about the market in spite of Brexit uncertainty and increasing tax burdens for landlords, according...

05 April 2018

From: Breaking News

Brits budget £320k to buy rather than rent

One in eight Brits looking to move in the next twelve months have an average budget of £322,000 in order to...

09 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let mortgage costs are on the rise

The cost of most mainstream buy-to-let (BTL) mortgages is starting to climb following political uncertainty and last November’s interest rate rises,...

07 March 2018

From: Breaking News

Capital gains tax boosts HMRC revenues

The latest HMRC receipt shows £5.5 billion was taken in capital gains tax (CGT) in January, while the taxman is set...

23 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Property professionals keen to expand portfolios in 2018 despite challenges

Research by bridging finance lender mtf has found that a third of UK property professionals are set to expand their portfolios...

16 February 2018

From: Breaking News

BTL lending margins squeezed as lenders competed in 2017

Lenders absorbed more costs to keep their rates competitive in the last quarter of 2017, according to the latest results of...

16 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Auctions power ahead while estate agent sales dwindle

The auction market continues to prosper while estate agent sales are still struggling, according to research conducted by Auction House. The auctioneer...

14 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Ticket to success: Three London properties for a football ticket

When I moved to London in winter 1997, I was determined to make my fortune. I didn’t know it at the...

09 February 2018

From: Breaking News

UK ‘silver spenders’ contributed more than £7bn by releasing equity in 2017

The UK economy was bolstered by more than £7 billion in 2017 thanks to Britain’s older homeowner’s releasing equity for retirement,...

02 February 2018

From: Breaking News

Liverpool and Nottingham revealed as the best location for rental yields

Private Finance’s latest buy-to-let hotspots analysis has revealed that Liverpool and Nottingham are the UK’s best-performing locations for property investment, with...

31 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Portfolio landlords struggle to secure mortgage finance in light of PRA changes

Securing a mortgage is a challenging feat for three quarters of portfolio landlords after the introduction of the Prudential Regulation Authority...

31 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Landlords are confident despite rising mortgage interest rates

Landlords are still reducing borrowing as levels of gearing – the ratio of long-term debt compared to its equity capital –...

31 January 2018

From: Breaking News

HMOs produced highest average yields in 2017, research finds

The latest Complex Buy to Let Index, published by Mortgages for Business, has revealed that HMOs produced average yields of 8.9%...

24 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Buying agent says Brexit won't put British buyers off French property

British people will not be put off by the weaker pound and Brexit negotiations and will continue to buy French properties...

18 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Annual rent rises muted, but London shows improvement

New research carried out by Rightmove has revealed that national average asking rents (excluding London) increased by only 0.7% in 2017. This...

12 January 2018

From: Breaking News

New lender criteria did not deter landlords in 2017, says Accord

Landlords showed extreme resilience in 2017, new data has revealed, with 57% of the mortgage applications received by Accord Buy To...

12 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Buyers of French property to save thousands following tax changes

With over €297 million worth of loans arranged by international mortgage broker, Enness, in 2017, France is becoming one of the...

10 January 2018

From: Breaking News

Affordable UK property prices help to attract UAE expats

Expats and foreign nationals in the UAE are using the weak pound to snap up UK properties while prices remain affordable...

06 December 2017

From: Breaking News

Average prices rise month on month in the UK

Prices rose across the UK in October compared to the previous month, according to fresh research conducted by the Mortgage Advice...

29 November 2017

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

Buy-to-let mortgage costs remain stable despite changes and uncertainty

The cost of buy-to-let mortgages has remained mostly unaffected by the second phase of Prudential Regulation Authority changes, coupled with months...

17 November 2017

From: Breaking News

Stamp duty is dampening housing market growth, says bank

The UK property market is becoming stagnant as people who wish to move homes are being hindered by Stamp Duty Land...

15 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 ranked worst EU country for first-time buyers

The UK has been ranked the worst EU country for new homeowners and first-time buyers (FTBs), according to new research from...

20 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Landlords over 55 entitled to £50bn through equity release

Buy-to-let landlords in the UK over the age of 55 could be entitled to almost £50 billion via equity release, Retirement...

13 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Spain’s residential market continues to recover

After a decade of uncertainty, the Spanish prime property market finds itself on its firmest footing, according to Knight Frank’s latest...

04 October 2017

From: Breaking News

21 years of BTL generates £1.2m portfolios for landlords

Investors could have seen their buy-to-let (BTL) returns increase by as much as 1,131% over the past two decades, according to...

04 October 2017

From: Breaking News

Europeans expect rising house prices over the next 12 months

Three in five (59%) consumers across Europe believe that prices will rise over the next 12 months, according to the ING...

15 September 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

Homeowners urged to remortgage now ‘before it’s too late’

Time may be running out for savvy remortgagors looking for a good deal, according to a leading estate agency. Remortgage customers have...

25 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Property sales and prices are falling in Canada

Canada’s property market continues to run out of steam, with the latest data from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) revealing...

18 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Second charge lending surges 33% in June

The second charge mortgage market saw new business increase 33% by value and 22% by volume in June compared with the...

17 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage arrears and possession rates falling

The number of mortgages in arrears of 2.5% or more of the outstanding balance fell during the second quarter of 2017. This...

15 August 2017

From: Breaking News

LendInvest floats on the London stock market

LendInvest, the UK online platform for property lending and investing, has listed a £50m retail bond on the London Stock Exchange’s...

11 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Harvey Raybould, Creative Development Services

Who are you? Harvey Raybould What does it say on your business card? Building Dreams and Empowering Lives What is Creative Development Services (CDS)? We are...

08 August 2017

From: 60 Second Interview

Sharp rise in mortgage choice for homebuyers

The number of mortgage products has continued to rise, with the volume of deals on the market having increased by 61%...

08 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Australia imposes more measures to curb property speculation

Australia has added more measures to curb speculation on residential properties in an effort to curb rising home prices and help...

08 August 2017

From: Breaking News

How millennials shape the UK housing market

Millennials are the generation born between the early 1980s and the early years of the 21st century, which means that at...

04 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Prime central London property sales improve slightly

There was a marginal increase in the number of residential property sales in prime central London in the first half of...

03 August 2017

From: Breaking News

Many ‘unhappy’ couples stay together in order to buy a home

Some 1.8 million UK adults have primarily stayed or would stay in a relationship in order to get a foot on...

02 August 2017

From: Breaking News

London is a ‘strange market’ filled with people living in unsuitable properties

It is undoubtedly a buyer’s market in London at the moment, with those who are looking to buy prime property in...

27 July 2017

From: Breaking News

UK property market slowdown: What factors are to blame?

Recent months have seen the UK property market starting to slow down. So what has caused this, and will it change? Whilst...

25 July 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

Prices in key UK cities up 5.1% in H1 2017

Residential property prices in key UK cities have proved resilient in the first half of the year, with growth of 5.1%,...

21 July 2017

From: Breaking News

West One Loans reports record month, as more investors turn to bridging finance

With a growing number of property investors using short-term bridging finance to buy property, June was a landmark for many specialist...

21 July 2017

From: Breaking News

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

Mortgage costs and rates fell during the second quarter of the year, according to the latest figures. Mortgage Brain’s quarterly product data...

20 July 2017

From: Breaking News

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

Paragon Mortgages is the latest in a long line of lenders to announce that it will be implementing changes for portfolio...

13 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Property in affluent parts of London viewed as a ‘safe bet’

People borrowed more than £17bn in new mortgages last year in order to buy property in London, as homeowners, investors and...

04 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Large deposit borrowers fall freeing up stock for first-time buyers

The proportion of people acquiring property with a large deposit dropped in May, the latest mortgage monitor from e.surv shows. Those buying...

04 July 2017

From: Breaking News

Sharp rise in investors forced to sell to pay off interest-only mortgage debts

A growing number of investors are being forced to sell their homes in order to pay off their interest-only mortgages, according...

29 June 2017

From: Breaking News

High house prices force many adults to live with their parents

Many young people are being left with little alternative but to live with their parents to save enough money for a...

28 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Demand falls due to ‘increasing house prices and limited housing stock’

Mortgage approvals and household credit growth both slowed last month, adding to growing signs that prospective purchasers in the UK are...

27 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Buying property is best investment most of us can ever make - just ask retirees

If you want to build your wealth in the short-term, the easiest way to do so is by saving more money. If...

21 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Another Aussie bank cracks down on foreign property investors

AMP Bank is the latest lender in Australia to introduce more stringent loan application rules and higher interest rates for foreign...

20 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Canadian home prices could fall up to 40%, warns Capital Economics

Residential property prices in Canada could fall by as much as 40% over the next five years, led by falls in...

18 June 2017

From: Breaking News

The National Landlord Investment Show takes place at London Olympia tomorrow

Buy-to-let investors and property enthusiasts will descend on the Olympia Conference Centre in London tomorrow where they will be able to...

14 June 2017

From: Breaking News

It was ‘inevitable’ that UK house prices would ease

The recent slowdown in UK house prices suggests that the market is cooling, but very few experts are surprised. The latest house...

08 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Many property investors are struggling to obtain mainstream funding

Sterner affordability criteria, stress testing and more robust risk management for lenders seeking to underwrite mortgage contracts has left many property...

01 June 2017

From: Breaking News

Low interest rates will ‘continue to support demand’ for property

Cheap borrowing levels should boost demand for property across the UK in the coming months, despite a recent fall in the...

26 May 2017

From: Breaking News

First-time buyer and remortgage lending set to ‘maintain momentum’

The recent rise in the level of both first-time buyer and remortgage lending is expected to ‘maintain momentum’ thanks to the...

25 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage robo-advisor raises £2m seed funding ahead of launch

MortgageGym, which is planning to try and change the way UK consumers access the mortgage market, has announced the successful completion...

23 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Buy-to-let lending for property purchase plummets 80%

The number of property investors looking to invest in the buy-to-let market continued to fall last month as a result of...

18 May 2017

From: Breaking News

New limited edition BTL mortgage aimed at investors seeking capital growth

Pepper Homeloans has launched a new limited edition buy-to-let five-year fixed rate mortgage at 2.98% up to 75% loan-to-value (LTV). The product...

11 May 2017

From: Breaking News

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

There was a sharp rise in the number of home buyers using cash to buy property last year, with mortgage lending...

10 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Number of mortgage products hits post-recession high

The total number of mortgage products on the market has reached its highest level since the recession in 2008 as competition...

10 May 2017

From: Breaking News

Fraudster built £10m buy-to-let property empire in Manchester

A man described as a ‘fraudster on a grand scale’ has been jailed for more than three and a half years...

08 May 2017

From: Breaking News

House prices in Ireland set to soar as demand outstrips supply

Residential property prices in Ireland look set to increase as demand for property continues to pick up, while the number of...

05 May 2017

From: Breaking News

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

Over the past two decades, investing in residential property in the UK has been a relatively secure way to make money,...

04 May 2017

From: Breaking News

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

TSB has reduced mortgage lending to first-time buyers, especially in London, amid growing concerns that many homeowners without significant equity in...

02 May 2017

From: Breaking News

House price inflation at 12-year high in large regional cities

City level residential property price growth gained momentum in the first quarter of the year, rising by 3.5%, led by large...

28 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Franz-Xaver Simmen, CEO of Andermatt Swiss Alps

Who are you? Franz-Xaver Simmen What does it say on your business card? CEO of Andermatt Swiss Alps AG, responsible for the development, planning...

26 April 2017

From: 60 Second Interview

Gross mortgage lending in ‘neutral gear’

Gross mortgage lending held up relatively well last month despite a fall of almost 20% year-on-year, according to the latest estimate...

21 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Significant increase in remortgaging activity in the UK

There was a sharp rise in remortgaging activity last month as homeowners, including property investors, seek ways to reduce outgoings, new...

20 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Marsden BS release new mortgage deals, including an ‘older product range’

Marsden Building Society has launched more than 40 new mortgage products, which includes a number of new deals aimed at buy-to-let...

19 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

Mortgage and stamp duty issues deter one in 10 prospective buyers in the UK

More than one in 10 homeowners in the UK have tried to move property but decided against it after encountering issues...

14 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

Remortgage levels at eight-year peak

Levels of remortgaging reached the highest level for eight years in February, while the average amount borrowed fell, according to new...

12 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Bridging loans open up opportunities for budding investors

The bridging sector in the UK has witnessed five-fold growth in lending since 2011, as property professionals have increasingly considered bridging...

10 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Property investor confidence runs high

Confidence about investing in property continues to grow, as many property investors, including buy-to-let landlords, predict a good year ahead for...

05 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage accessibility in the UK hits three-year high

Mortgage accessibility in the UK has improved to its highest level since tougher lending conditions came into play as part of...

04 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Australian house price growth surges to seven-year high

Residential property prices in Australia are increasing at their fastest pace in seven years, fuelling growing fears about a property bubble...

04 April 2017

From: Breaking News

New mortgage-matching platform aims to speed up loan applications

Mortgage Gym, the world’s first regulated mortgage robo-adviser, is launching in the UK with a view to speeding up the loan...

04 April 2017

From: Breaking News

London Assembly expresses concern that EU nationals are being refused mortgages

London Assembly members have expressed concern at the apparent lack of mortgages in the UK being issued to EU citizens. A French...

03 April 2017

From: Breaking News

Homeowners on standard variable rates overpaying by almost £3,200 a year

Homeowners with a standard variable rate (SVR) mortgage could be spending almost £3,200 a year - or £266 a month -...

22 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Mortgage borrowing at near two-year low, says CML

Mortgage lending to home buyers fell to a near two-year low in January amid a ‘stubbornly persistent’ lull in moving activity,...

15 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Investors in Australia eye less conventional finance options

With banks in Australia continuing to tighten their investor lending criteria, a growing number of investors looking to invest in property...

14 March 2017

From: Breaking News

Low rates boosts remortgage market activity in the UK

There was a surge in remortgage activity in 2016, which peaked in Q4, as more borrowers opted for longer term fixed...

07 March 2017

From: Breaking News

London home buyers down 3% in Q4 2016

The number of home buyers in London fell to the lowest level for four years, fresh figures from the Council of...

24 February 2017

From: Breaking News

International buyers routinely rejected for UK mortgages

Overseas investors and British expats are finding it increasingly difficult to secure mortgages in the UK to fund property acquisitions, according...

22 February 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

Overseas investors race to secure UK property bargains

There has been a sharp rise in the number of opportunistic foreign investors taking advantage of effective discounts caused by the...

09 February 2017

From: Breaking News

CBA suspends property investor loans

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), the nation's biggest property lender, will stop accepting refinancing applications for investment home loans from...

09 February 2017

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Specialist finance provider reviews products to suit investor needs

Specialist lender Together has increased its maximum mortgage loan amount to £1m to enable more investors to invest in property in light of...

02 February 2017

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Bridging lending increases by 11.5% in 2016

Demand for bridging loans surged last year, as a growing number of property investors turned to short-term finance solutions, which typically...

01 February 2017

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Record numbers acquiring their first home

There has been a surge in the number of first-time buyers cashing in on low cost mortgages and stalling property price...

25 January 2017

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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

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Mortgage lending restrictions having a ‘chilling effect’ on housing market

People over the age of 55 are being frozen out of new mortgages, according to a new study. Stricter lending criteria means many...

10 January 2017

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Fewer small deposit mortgages as Help to Buy scheme comes to a close

The Help to Buy Mortgage Guarantee scheme will come to an end tomorrow and there are fears that its withdrawal could...

30 December 2016

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Overseas mortgage enquiries for UK property up 45% in Q4

There has been an increase in the number of overseas investors taking advantage of effective discounts caused by sterling’s nosedive after the...

20 December 2016

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UK property sales to fall as tax changes and economic uncertainty deter investors

Fewer people are expected to invest in residential property in 2017, as tax changes and economic uncertainty deter many property investors...

19 December 2016

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Mortgage lending drops 11% in a year

Mortgage lending was down 11% in October compared with the corresponding month last year with £10.5bn borrowed for residential property purchases...

15 December 2016

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Arrears continue to fall in Ireland

Mortgage arrears in Ireland dropped by 3.1% in the third quarter of 2016, the 13th consecutive quarter of decline, the latest...

15 December 2016

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Do you know what a second charge mortgage is?

Second charge mortgages, often simply referred to as second mortgages, are a secured loan used to raise extra money instead of...

13 December 2016

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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

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Top tips on how to finance a property purchase at auction

Auction rooms across the UK are often filled with property investors looking to buy property, ensuring that hundreds of residential and...

01 December 2016

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Significant increase in fee-free mortgages

More than a third of fixed rate mortgage deals currently on the market are now offered without an arrangement fee, fresh...

01 December 2016

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US home prices increase

Residential property prices in the US rose 1.5% in the third quarter of the year, fresh figures from the Federal Housing...

24 November 2016

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Mortgage affordability hits record low

It is now more affordable than ever before to take out a mortgage, new figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders...

16 November 2016

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Buy-to-let mortgage arrears expected to increase in Ireland

With many landlords in Ireland coming to the end of their 10-year interest-only mortgage period, buy-to-let arrears look set to escalate...

10 November 2016

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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

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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

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Brits take to the slopes as Alpine sales soar

Ski property developer MGM French Properties has recorded its best summer for five years with a 20% annual increase in sales...

25 October 2016

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September mortgage lending hits nine year high

Gross mortgage lending last month hit a nine year high for the month of September, despite a 7% month-on-month drop, new...

21 October 2016

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Bridging lending soars in Q3 following initial Brexit fears

Bridging lending increased sharply during the third quarter of the year peaking at £140.49m, brushing off volatility that had plagued the...

21 October 2016

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FCA announce arrears remediation consultation

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) yesterday announced that it will consult on new guidance on the treatment of customers that fall...

20 October 2016

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Equity release market soars as pensioners withdraw £6.8m a day

Retired homeowners have withdrawn an average of £6.8m of property wealth through equity release so far this year, according to new...

17 October 2016

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New partnership to offer UK property buyers Sharia-compliant home finance

deVere Mortgages and Al Rayan Bank have entered into a strategic partnership to offer Sharia-compliant mortgage alternatives to the increasing number...

14 October 2016

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French mortgage rates fall to record lows

Britons thinking about investing in the French property market may have seen the value of the UK pound fall to a...

11 October 2016

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Interest-only mortgages are a ticking-time-bomb

More than a quarter of interest-only mortgage borrowers in the UK may struggle to repay their home loans, new research shows.  Interest-only...

08 October 2016

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Ireland at risk of new banking crisis

Ireland is at risk of another economic disaster because the country has failed to learn from the mistakes of the last...

08 October 2016

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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

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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

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Zoopla launches online property investment platform

Zoopla has announced the launch of a new lending portal in partnership with Landbay and Bricklane that enables investors to fund property...

27 September 2016

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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

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Mortgage product numbers soar

The number of mortgage products on the market has increased sharply over the past two years, led by gains in the...

22 September 2016

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New deal to provide property investors with auction and bridging finance

Specialist lender Together has joined forces with buy-to-let and commercial mortgage broker TBMC to provide property investors with auction and bridging...

20 September 2016

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Asking prices see autumn bounce-back

There has been a sharp rise in asking prices this month as property investors continue to dominate the lower end of...

19 September 2016

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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

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Foreign investors target London property bargains following Brexit vote

There has been a notable increase in the number of opportunistic overseas investors taking advantage of effective discounts caused by sterling’s nosedive...

06 September 2016

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House prices rise further says Nationwide, but outlook looks ‘cloudy’

Residential property prices in the UK rose marginally in August to reach yet another all-time high, according to fresh data from...

01 September 2016

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UK house price growth continues to slow, says Hometrack report

There has been a sharp slowdown in house price growth across all major cities in the south of England, but market...

26 August 2016

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UK house prices could fall as mortgage approvals slump to 18-month low

The volume of mortgages approved dropped to an 18-month low in July suggesting that housing market activity will slow during the...

25 August 2016

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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

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Sharp rise in fee free mortgages

Around one-third of the 3,500 or so mortgage deals currently on the market are now offered without an arrangement fee, according...

06 August 2016

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Investors buying property in New Zealand will need 40% deposit - or no mortgage

In future only investors with hefty deposits will qualify for mortgages to acquire property in New Zealand under tough new restrictions...

03 August 2016

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Brexit vote triggers sharp rise in mortgage enquiries from overseas buyers

International property investors are poised to pile into the UK and take advantage of favourable buying conditions by snapping up a...

22 July 2016

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Sharp rise in mortgage lending in June

Gross mortgage lending rose by 16% last month compared with May to reach an eight-year high for the month of June,...

22 July 2016

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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

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Growing concerns over interest-only mortgages

One in 10 over-55s UK homeowners are still paying interest-only mortgages and while the majority are confident of clearing the debt...

08 July 2016

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Gross mortgage lending increases 14% year-on-year

Gross mortgage lending reached £18.2bn in May, the latest figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) reveal. Lending was 4% higher...

28 June 2016

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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

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The market is ‘ripe for remortgaging’

More than half of people remortgaging in May took advantage of the competitive deals available to lower their mortgage rate, new...

21 June 2016

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Property price sentiment increases at slower pace in June

Fewer households across the UK perceive that the value of their home rose in June, according to the latest house price...

20 June 2016

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No decision yet on Portuguese bank overloaded with repossessed properties

The European Commission (EC) has not yet taken any decision regarding the capitalisation of Portuguese state-owned bank Caixa Geral de Depósitos. Portugal’s...

15 June 2016

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More Scots buying property outright

There has been a notable rise in the volume of people acquiring their homes outright with numbers of sales registered with...

10 June 2016

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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

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‘Project Fact’ or further doomsday predictions from ‘Project Fear’?

A vote to leave the EU would have a ‘major hit’ on residential property prices across the UK and increase the...

10 May 2016

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We are becoming a nation of renters

The decline in the rate of homeownership seen over the past decade in this country looks set to continue as a...

29 April 2016

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Buy-to-let providers slash rates

Mortgage lenders are slashing the cost of buy-to-let mortgages in a move that will bring some relief to private investors eyeing...

25 April 2016

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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

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Lawyers increasingly ‘relying' on property for retirement

Lawyers are increasingly banking on property to fund all or some of their retirement, according to new research. Some 29% of those...

14 April 2016

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Six tips to help build a successful property portfolio

The market is changing; the act of investing is based on risk versus reward. No investment is guaranteed, but how can...

14 April 2016

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Property made more unaffordable by new-build homes

Research carried out by Nottingham Trent University has shown that new-build properties may be making owning a home in the UK...

14 April 2016

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Rents set to increase as landlords exit the market

Tenants will bear the cost of recent buy-to-let tax hikes for landlords as they will almost inevitably result in a fall...

05 April 2016

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Landlord finances healthiest on record as arrears and evictions dip

The latest figures from estate agency chains Your Move and Reeds Rains show that in the final quarter of 2015 landlord...

09 March 2016

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£1m homes to triple by 2030

The number of UK properties worth at least £1 million is expected to more than triple by 2030, according to a...

19 February 2016

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New EU mortgage legislation put accidental landlords at risk

Half of buy-to-let mortgage applicants are unaware of the impending changes to mortgage law, according to Direct Line, with accidental landlords...

10 February 2016

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Can landlords protect their profits in 2016?

George Osborne’s recent tax reforms have sparked a surge in landlords buying property through a company in order to safeguard tax...

05 February 2016

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Mortgages for Business app made available to Android users

The Buy to Let app from Mortgages for Business has now been made available to Android users. Previously, the free to...

22 January 2016

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One in three mortgage holders unaware of interest rates

Research by Which? Mortgage Advisers have revealed that 32% of mortgage holders have no idea what interest rate they are paying,...

08 December 2015

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Landlord tax changes will lead to rent increases

A survey by The Deposit Protection Service has revealed that 68% of landlords believe that changes in landlord tax will lead...

01 December 2015

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

Paragon Group has released its results for the year ending 30 September 2015, reporting that buy-to-let lending has increased by over...

26 November 2015

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How will Osborne’s tax measures affect the BTL market?

Since the Chancellor’s announced measures to curb the buy-to-let in the Summer Budget, there has been a flurry of debate –...

20 November 2015

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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

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Rates for fixed-rate mortgages drop again

Comparison site MoneySuperMarket.com has advised homeowners to consider fixing their mortgage now while providers are slashing rates. MoneySuperMarket analysed average fixed term mortgage...

10 November 2015

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Lender slashes its loan-to-value rates

Accord Buy to Let has reduced the rates across its 75% loan-to-value (LTV) range by 0.35%, and offered a range of...

03 November 2015

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BBA figures show mortgage approvals tumbling to a four-month low

The number of mortgages approved by British banks in September dropped to its lowest levels since May, according to findings by...

30 October 2015

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Building Society launches buy-to-let range

With a launch of several new 70% LTV purchase and remortgage products, Tipton and Coseley Building Society has now entered the buy-to-let...

23 October 2015

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Lack of savings and life insurance for renters

Renters are leaving themselves financially vulnerable by not having adequate savings, according to the findings from Aviva’s Family Finances Report. This report...

24 September 2015

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Speed-dating investment advert hits screens

Residential property investment platform Property Partner has launched a major advertisement campaign using a speed-dating theme to attract more investors.  The platform...

11 September 2015

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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

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Another property investment portal launches

An online property investment portal has launched this month, allowing investors to get involved for as little as £100. Elevate Invest says...

09 September 2015

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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

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Marsden Building Society expands buy-to-let mortgage range

The range of buy-to-let mortgages available to Marsden Building Society’s semi-exclusive partners is being extended, the firm has revealed. The new products...

03 September 2015

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Upfront costs for landlords slashed by Accord

Landlords looking to manage the upfront costs of buying or remortgaging are being helped in this task by Accord Buy to...

21 August 2015

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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

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Sales of prime properties set to fall, says Jackson-Stops & Staff

The number of sales for properties over £1.5 million seems set to drop for the first time in two years, according...

28 July 2015

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Landlords increasingly turning to brokers to arrange BTL mortgages

Some 69% of landlords arranged their last buy-to-let (BTL) mortgage through an intermediary or broker, according to research by the National...

28 July 2015

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Strong pound encourages property investors to look abroad

Property investors are becoming increasingly interested in expanding their portfolios outside of the UK.   Some 46% of property investors surveyed by FXcompared...

19 June 2015

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New buy-to-let products for Hinckley & Rugby and Teachers

Hinckley & Rugby Building Society has launched a Buy to Let offset mortgage through London & Country. The mortgage is a 2.65...

19 June 2015

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‘Majority of tenants are satisfied with their landlord’

Some 81% of tenants surveyed by buy-to-let lender Paragon Mortgages said they are satisfied with their current landlord. The majority of tenants...

19 June 2015

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Aldermore Bank cuts two-year fixed rate mortgages

Aldermore, a retail bank which specialises in providing financial services to small and medium sized businesses, has cut its buy-to-let range...

19 June 2015

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Axis Bank completes on first two buy-to-let deals

The first two buy-to-let mortgages for Axis Bank have been successfully brokered by Mortgages for Business. The deals, processed for a London-based...

12 June 2015

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Mortgage brokers report strong demand for landlord business

Mortgage brokers are seeing stable or growing levels of demand from landlord and property investor clients.  Paragon Mortgages’ latest Financial Advisor Confidence...

29 May 2015

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‘Landlords and investors changing approach to borrowing’

Landlords and property investors are changing their approach on how to finance borrowing, according to Mortgages for Business. A recent survey carried...

29 May 2015

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Landlord mortgage arrears at lowest point since 2008

The number of buy-to-let mortgages over three months in arrears fell to 11,900 cases by the end of 2014, according to...

22 May 2015

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Reduced rates from Accord Buy-to-Let

This week Accord Buy-To-Let announced the reduction of rates on its two-year fixed rate mortgages by 0.15% for landlord borrowers with...

22 May 2015

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Index highlights record amount of buy-to-let mortgage products

There was an average of 839 buy-to-let mortgage products from 31 active lenders on the market in Q1 2015, up 21...

20 May 2015

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Lending for buy-to-let mortgages on the up

Buy-to-let lending in Q1 2015 went up by almost 20% year-on-year, dramatically outpacing residential lending which increased by 1.6%, new analysis...

20 May 2015

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Increasing tenant demand means landlords won’t want to be left behind in 2015

Recent research has revealed that more than half of landlords are looking to expand their property portfolio in 2015. This is...

24 April 2015

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