FEATURED NEWS

Scotland house price growth reaches 4.7%

September 22, 2017

This represented a rise from 4.4% in June, as unemployment is currently at a 42-year low north of the border.

Lloyds offers £1,000 incentive to remortgagors from other lenders

September 21, 2017

This will apply to customer applying before 12 November and customers will see a mortgage and protection adviser to help the switch.


News

First Complete & Pink adds Scottish Building Society to panel

September 21, 2017

Advisers in Scotland with First Complete and Pink can now use the building society’s products, which include guarantor mortgages, interest-only (maximum LTV of 75%), self-build, foreign currency lending and loans for older borrowers up to the age of 85.

Shared ownership week raises awareness

September 21, 2017

The opportunities it brings for social mobility and flexibility in an increasingly rigid and exclusive housing market are endless.

Paragon Mortgages switches to Paragon Bank

September 21, 2017

"An important milestone and a positive development for our customers and intermediaries."

Together reveals changes for buy-to-let portfolio landlords

September 21, 2017

All new buy-to-let portfolio landlord applications to Together will be processed in line with new criteria from 29 September and the lender’s online portal, My Broker Venue, has been updated.

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Ian Boden joins Lendinvest as sales director

September 21, 2017

The appointment follows a string of strategic hires within LendInvest’s business development function, including four new BDMs based outside of London.

Private renters will be more common than mortgaged homeowners by 2025

September 21, 2017

As the chart shows (pictured, below) there are more private renters and outright homeowners and less people owning with a mortgage.

NatWest economist blames stamp duty for stalling London and SE markets

September 20, 2017

While he also talked about Brexit and natural dips in the economic cycle, Burnside reckoned the 3% stamp duty surcharge on second homes and investment properties as well as ongoing reduction of mortgage tax relief are having the biggest impact.

BM Solutions launches free conveyancing for remortgages

September 20, 2017

The lender has assured that it is using an extended solicitor panel to make sure it cap cope with demand.

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Blogs

Hugh Wade-Jones

The future of the Monaco mortgage and property market

Property in Monaco is desirable, but the mortgage market can be challenging.

Tony Ward

In danger of losing credibility

For what it’s worth, I would still like to see higher wage growth and stronger resilient economic growth before a rise in rates. Brexit remains a concern.

Mortgage Introducer

Q&A with Martin Stewart of The Adviser Alliance

I don’t see enough collaboration between broker and lender, broker and regulator, regulator and client, each entity failing in turn to understand the position and motivation of the other.

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Mark Dryden

Welcome to the Age of Consent and how you’ll deal with customers post-GDPR

Mary Dryden is business development director at 360Dotnet The exception of surprise birthday parties, we shouldn’t do something on behalf of or to an individual…

Mortgage Introducer

The mother of invention is called panic, not necessity

In 2018 the challenger banks will be one year older, potentially better capitalised and more fleeter-footed than the Big Six lenders to react to the ever-shifting political plates.

Tony Ward

How and when to turn the QE tap off

I read a good analogy in The Times that suggested that QE was a little like toothpaste in a tube – easy to squeeze out, awkward to put back, assuming that it will go. My thoughts exactly.

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