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Remortgaging most active sector of mortgage market in June

July 24, 2017

The research also revealed that the growth in remortgage valuations is 7% above the five-year average for June.

Furness unveils four 80% LTV products

July 21, 2017

The society is also offering a 2-year tracker at 1.44% with a £999 fee as well as fee free versions at 1.69% for a 2-year discount and 1.79% for a 2-year tracker.


News

Impending fall in house prices looms

July 21, 2017

Homeowners are looking at alternative options in a stagnant market place.

Millennials reach 30 before taking out a mortgage

July 21, 2017

Once a mortgage is attained by ‘Generation Y’, half of their entire monthly income goes on bills.

West One Loans has record June

July 21, 2017

West One has completed more than 70 transactions this month.

House price growth rises by 5.1%

July 21, 2017

Birmingham is the fastest growing city with 7.8% annual price growth.

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Birmingham leads the way on house price growth

July 21, 2017

Other fast growing cities are Edinburgh (6.5%) and Manchester (6.4%), with Aberdeen being the only city to show negative growth (2.7%).

Halifax partners with YouTubers to promote money management

July 21, 2017

Halifax has signed a deal with teenage YouTube vloggers ‘Ambi’, ‘Evie’ and ‘Oscar’ to promote smart saving, spending and staying safe online.

Brokers welcome Precise Mortgages’ improvements

July 20, 2017

There were a number of improvements made to Precise’s 2, 3 and 5-year fixed rate products.

Openwork launches Openwork Surveying

July 20, 2017

The launch hopes to help clients have more confidence when purchasing their property.

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Blogs

Pete Thomson

Is specialist now the new norm?

Every month we host an online poll on The Mortgage Lender website asking the industry to share its thoughts with us. Our latest question asks whether specialist is now considered as the norm? It’s a hot topic, but luckily, it’s one I also have an opinion on.

James Watson

How tech could impact GI

Over the next six months I’m expecting to see a much greater focus on encouraging advisers to quote general insurance with every mortgage.

Tony Ward

Fiddling while Rome burns

The general election was a distraction – and look how helpful that turned out to be for our economic prospects.

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Eric Curran

Phoney Brexit

Surveyors reflect the market they are not expected to make the market.

Kevin Paterson

Hanging in the balance

I wish I could say that the uncertainty will blow over, taking the UK property market out of its current doldrums – unfortunately I can’t.

Jonathan Sealey

Bridging finance requires a specialist approach

Lenders should stick to what they know and what they are good at.

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