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Everyone outside of the mortgage market assumes it’s boring and boring and maybe even a little stuffy. As we all know on the inside, that couldn’t be further from the truth. I have lived a life at the forefront of change in our industry over the past seven years and know there is still a …

Like most lenders, the majority of the loans we make to our Rental Landlords (BTLs) are for properties that have changed hands at least once. This is hardly surprising because there are more used goods than new ones for sale. But BTL investors are buying new construction. In the past 17 months, 11% of our …

Vikki jefferies Since the modern financial advisory profession has existed, so has the question of whether to become a Directly Authorized Broker (DA) or a Designated Representative (AR). Lisa Martin Regardless of their authorization, brokers play a vital role in guiding and advising clients on some of the most important financial decisions of their lives, …

What is your role at Vida? I am responsible for all relations with intermediaries; through our corporate sales directors who manage our senior relations within clubs and networks, our field sales teams who work with brokers in our regions, our intermediary telephone team and our team of specialists in the service of conditioners and new …

Before the pandemic, I remember discussing a case with a lender where I was presented with the following scenario: if the base rate were to rise to 8%, the tenant would vacate the property and the high net worth client (HNW ) lose their job, the client would be unable to repay the loan. Since …

Shutterstock / nuchao The lease industry has always been an obscure part of the real estate market, with tenants frequently complaining about high service charges, escalating ground rents, unscrupulous landlords and the exorbitant costs of lease extensions. Yet to date, nothing has rocked the lease industry as much as the siding scandal. The fallout from …

House prices in England and Wales will recover from a December drop in the first two months of next year, according to Reallymoving analysis. The firm says that after a monthly drop of 1.1% in December, house prices are expected to rise 2.5% in January 2022 and 0.2% the following month. This equates to an …

United Trust Bank (UTB) has increased the maximum size of its first charge residential mortgage to £ 1million. The specialist lender said it made the move following comments from brokers that there is a growing demand for larger mortgages from clients who are not served by traditional lenders. Products are available on residential purchases for …

Taylor Wimpey told the Competition and Markets Authority that her tenants will no longer see their land rents double every 10 years. The homebuilder also said it would remove the conditions that led it to convert the land rent doubling clauses to a basis for increases on the retail price index. In addition, tenants’ ground …

Fleet Mortgages (Fleet) has appointed Stella Brookman as its new Director of Business Development (BDM) for the South East region. She is joining Fleet with immediate effect and has over 30 years of experience in financial services with previous jobs such as Mortgage Advisor, Underwriter, Account Manager and BDM. Most recently, Brookman was BDM for …