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Trying to come up with market forecasts over the past two years has been a bit of a guessing game. However, with almost all restrictions lifted and after 12 months of strong loans in the specialist financial market in 2021, I think we can feel a little more confident for 2022. Although gross lending in …

In late February, the Bank of England’s (BoE) Financial Policy Committee (FPC) released its promised consultation on plans to scrap the mortgage affordability test, one of two recommendations first introduced. in 2014. These recommendations include the loan-income stream limit (LTI), which limits the number of mortgages that can be loaned at an LTI ratio greater …

The LMS Remortgage Healthcheck Index hit its second-highest reading for the fourth quarter of 2021, after rising 2.6 points on faster growth in average approval values. The index, produced in partnership with CEBR, shows that the overall health check index reached 70.1. This was mainly due to a 5.7 point increase in the borrowing costs …

Santander says its mortgage customers have overpaid £335million on their mortgages so far this year, or more than £47.5million a week. The bank points out that these overpayments, which are 50% higher than overpayments made at the same time last year, can have “a significant impact” on the interest that owners pay throughout the term. …

Paragon Bank has doubled the period that buy-to-let customers can lock in a mortgage rate from three months to six months. It says it will offer brokers a 0.30% proxy fee for each product change they present to the lender. The company sells a range of two- and five-year fixed rate products aimed at those …

Shutterstock/Anna evlanova.ru The real estate market exploded last year, including the buy-to-let (BTL) sector. According to UK Finance, BTL buying activity grew to £18 billion in 2021, a colossal 83% increase on activity in 2020. Meanwhile, Shawbrook Bank’s 2021 Buy-to-Let report found that the value of the private rental sector grew by 5.8% in 2021, …

“I don’t know about you, but I’m 22.” Yes, a big hello to 2022 and to all of you from Taylor and I. May I be the first to wish you a very happy new year. What? Is it February already? Either way, welcome to a bright new year and I hope you all had …

HSBC has reintroduced a sub-1% mortgage rate as part of a product renewal. The big bank says the move will make it cheaper to access or move up the property ladder, or mortgage with the lender when a current fixed-rate loan comes to an end. It says sub-1% new mortgages, with a fee of £999, …

The Sunday Telegraph reports that HSBC is considering tightening its mortgage affordability calculations. Sources tell the newspaper that any changes to its rules would be due to the expected rise in energy costs that households will face following the energy price cap which is expected to rise by more than 50% in April. The price …

Platform has made a number of cuts to its high-ratio mortgage products. The middle arm of The Co-operative Bank has also reintroduced two-, three- and five-year fixes in the 60%-75% LTV range, which charge a fee of £999, and five-year fixes in the same range free of charge. Rate cuts occur up to 25 basis …

There has been a long road to recovery since the 2008 financial crisis and its impact on homeowners has been the driving force behind most of the regulatory developments that have taken place in the UK since. After the crisis, the regulator introduced a new lending framework through the Mortgage Market Review and, while established …

Landbay said it has reduced some rates on its rental mortgage lineup and added new homes to its green loan portfolio. The rental loan platform reduced rates from 0.14% to 0.29%, with its lowest rate now set at 2.65% for a two-year fixed rate at 65% of the loan-to-value ratio, against 2.85%. Product discount highlights …

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 …

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 …

The platform increases its SVR (standard variable rate) following the increase in the base rate of the Bank of England from 0.10% to 0.25%. The bank’s SVR will drop from 4.34% to 4.49% effective today, Monday, December 20. For existing customers, the change to 4.49% SVR will not come into effect until February 1, 2022. …

As we progress rapidly in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2021, demand in the new housing sector remains very strong. Trade statements from home builders and other market commentary indicate that consumer appetite for buying – especially new homes – is unusually high for this time of year. As fall turns into winter, large PLC …

Skipton Building Society is the latest lender to partner with Rightmove to help manage climate risk in its mortgage portfolio. This decision will see each property in the lender’s portfolio assessed against current and future risks over the next 80 years, using data from flood and climate data specialist Ambiental Risk Analytics. The partnership will …

Sustainable thinking leads to green change Ivan GuerreiroLoans Officer, Newcastle Intermediaries Cop26 ended with countless promises and initiatives promising to bring about the green change we need to preserve our world. In terms of housing, green initiatives have been more difficult to start. These days have been littered with projects that have failed or have …

UK average house prices hit a new record high of £ 272,992 in November, according to the latest Halifax index. That means a monthly change of 1% – the fifth consecutive month of house price increases – and an annual growth rate of 8.2%. Halifax also notes that the quarterly change – up 3.4% – …

Year-over-year year-over-year home buying activity in third quarter, despite “steep” drop after June stamp duty deadline, is mostly driven by borrowers moving, according to UK Finance . In its Quarterly Review of Household Finances, the trade body describes the drop that occurred in the third quarter of this year as “a predictable and familiar drop, …

Net mortgage borrowing in October stood at £ 1.6bn, according to new statistics from the Bank of England (BoE), significantly lower than the £ 9.3bn recorded in September and the highest amount low recorded since July 2021. The BoE says the drop was driven by borrowing “postponed to September to take advantage of the stamp …

Image by Shutterstock / Ufuk ZIVANA Equity release professionals appear to be teeming with positivity amid record loan numbers and product selection, as well as low rates. Although many concede that the historically negative reputation of the industry still influences consumers, when Mortgage strategy polled the industry, the mood was surprisingly optimistic about the business …

The Bank of England (BoE) holding the base rate at 0.10% today sparked a frenzy of commentary from market watchers – indeed, it came as a surprise. The majority of commentators so far agree that the decision is a good thing for the mortgage industry. “Despite growing pressures to tackle rising inflation, it’s encouraging to …

Keystone Property Finance collected cashback on mortgages over £150,000. On the largest loans, the cashback more than doubled. The lender previously paid £750 on loans between £150,000 and £500,000 and £1,000 on loans between £500,001 and £1m. He has now introduced a three-tier system: £1,000 on loans between £150,000 and £400,000 £1,500 on loans between …

Some of the nation’s largest lenders have raised mortgage rates in the past two weeks and, according to many in the industry, more may arrive soon. The Bank of England (BoE) has made no secret that it is considering a hike in key rates early next year and, together with Chancellor Rishi Sunak referring to …

In general, 15 years is not an advanced age for a company, unless it operates in the transition sector. In October we celebrate our 15th anniversary. The milestone presents an opportune time for reflection. In 2010 gross bypass in the UK was estimated at £400 million. In 2019, this had reached £4 billion. The bridge …

Every time I see mention of the term “downward revaluation” I can’t help but think what an ever-present bone of contention this has been in my 35 years in the mid-market mortgage market, and yet it continues to be a misunderstood aspect of the home buying process. So it was with a wry smile that …

Image Credit: Shutterstock The pandemic has led to a savings boom, but many mortgage experts suggest that because the wealthiest households are the main beneficiaries, it is unlikely to help many more first-time buyers access finance. real estate scale. Numerous studies have shown that households have set aside over £ 100bn in excess deposits as …

Around 250,000 borrowers are currently classified as ‘mortgage prisoners’ in the UK. Individual circumstances vary, but ultimately these borrowers are unable to remortgage or get better mortgage deals, either because of equity or affordability concerns, or because their provider has no money. appropriate new or cheaper offers to offer them. As a result, some of …

Habito has launched a fixed rate mortgage with a term of up to 40 years. Available from 60 percent LTV to 90 percent LTV, Habito One begins with a 10-year option and increases from five years to 40 years. Habito said it plans to introduce a 95% LTV option “later this year”. At 60 percent …