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Eight in 10 consumers are worried about the rising cost of living over the next six months, according to a new YouGov poll. This national survey found that 39% were ‘very worried’ about the cost of living squeeze, with a further 45% describing themselves as ‘quite worried’. The findings come ahead of the Chancellor’s spring …

Molo Finance enters the residential mortgage market after securing a financing agreement with pension insurer Rothesay. The digital mortgage platform has been offering buy-to-let (BTL) products since 2018, with the new deal allowing the company to enter the residential market. Molo does this with its “FlexLife Mortgage” range, with fixed interest rates available over terms …

According to Legal & General Mortgage Club (L&G MC), advisor searches for lenders willing to accept borrowers in default increased 157% in January, as did options suitable for arrears and missed mortgage payments, which respectively increased 77% and 90%. The findings come as the UK’s cost of living crisis continues to bite. Searches for customers …

According to Bluestone Mortgages, about 42% of people generally underserved by lenders don’t even apply for a mortgage, despite describing their situation as financially secure. The report finds that among those often underserved in the mortgage market – the self-employed, those with poor credit history or none – around 26% have not tried buying a …

After a frenetic year that consistently exceeded expectations, it’s invigorating to look at 2022 with fresh eyes and assess what the market should be preparing for in the months ahead. Last year was characterized by a surge in sales fueled by the stamp duty holiday and second home buyers. Naturally, this has led to a …

Shutterstock/Kletr April 2025 may seem like a long way off, but this date should stick in the minds of homeowners who own energy-intensive properties. In three years, the government hopes to bid farewell to the multitude of drafty and neglected properties that plague some corners of the private rental sector. It plans to make it …

“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 …

Remortgage approvals fell seven points in the third quarter of 2021, according to the latest LMS Remortgage Healthcheck Index. The decline was attributed to slower growth in average endorsement values. The LMS report shows the overall health of the mortgage market and tracks the evolution of four key indicators: the volume and value of mortgage …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Well, what a year it’s been. I say this every year but, in terms of flight time, 2021 is taking the cake! But they say time flies when you’re having fun. And, while being busier than ever with work isn’t everyone’s idea of ​​having a good time, it’s definitely better than the alternative. I was …

Hanley Economic Building Society launched two residential fixed rate mortgages. The first is a fixed rate mortgage of just 1.75% over two years and 80% LTV, which comes with a free standard appraisal and free legal fees. The second is a five-year 95% LTV fixed rate offer with an aggregate rate of 3.45%, which is …

Virgin Money launched a new condominium mortgage, bought two products and cut rates. The condominium mortgage is in the “Greener” category, which means properties must have an “A” or “B” energy performance certificate rating, and is available at 90% LTV over a five-year period. years at 2.40%. He charges a fee of £ 995. Virgin …

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 …

Shutterstock-Olyy-168221678 The transition sector continues to be one of the success stories of the mortgage market in recent years. The influx of new lenders has lowered rates, making the sector more attractive and degrading the image it once had of last resort credit. A healthy appetite from investors and entrepreneurs has also contributed to the …

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 …

Paradigm Mortgage Services has added specialist lender SBI UK to its panel of lenders. SBI UK is a wholly owned subsidiary of State Bank of India and Paradigm members will now have access to its BTL products for individual borrowers or SPVs. SBI offers BTL products for multiple occupancy houses (HMOs), expatriates and limited liability …

There was little focus in today’s budget on the housing market, with the most important news being confirmation of development on brownfields and a tax on large home builders to fund the removal of the coating. Specifically, Chancellor Rishi Sunak said £24bn would be earmarked for housing, of which £1.8bn would be spent to commission …

Unlike other sectors of the mortgage market, which have boomed, commercial real estate has suffered during the pandemic. Empty offices, closed pubs and restaurants and restricted retail outlets have made lenders very nervous about lending in this market. Ironically, one of the least attractive businesses, takeout, has become one of the most successful. However, for …

According to Rightmove, one million households saved £6.1billion when they moved during the stamp duty holiday. The data from the online estate agent comes after the end of 15-month tax relief in England and Northern Ireland yesterday, after it was introduced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak last July to revive an industry that had stagnated in …

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 …

You might be able to go back, but I would be surprised if you remember exactly what you were doing on March 21, 2016. This date, however, was momentous for the entire mortgage market – and in particular for advisers, as it saw the introduction of the Mortgage Credit Directive (MCD) into UK financial services …

Together has priced its first residential mortgage securitization at £ 318million. The portfolio consists of a portfolio of owner-occupied and rental residential mortgages secured by properties in England, Wales and Scotland. The Cheadle-based specialist lender has raised or refinanced more than £ 1.9bn since the start of this year to support its loans. Together Chief …

If you were to become self-employed, you would hire a qualified accountant. If you wanted to write a will, you would hire a qualified lawyer. If you were not well, you would obviously seek advice from a qualified doctor. Using this logic, then, it makes sense that when it comes to your biggest asset – …

An agreement for the acquisition of Foundation Home Loans by Athene Holding Ltd. was concluded. The New York Stock Exchange listed company specializes in the issuance, reinsurance and acquisition of retirement savings products. It was established in 2009 and has offices in Bermuda, the United States and London. The Foundation says its operations make it …

Transfer panel supplier LMS has struck a deal with the Darlington Building Society that will see the mutual join its panel. The construction company becomes the 29th lender on its LMS Panel Link service. LMS says it offers “a fully vetted secure panel that meets exact company requirements.” He adds that the panel “also provides …

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 …

We often see very wealthy clients who have significant assets but are having difficulty finding a mortgage due to their income profile. You know the customer profile I’m talking about; you probably meet them a few times a year. They usually have a large, valuable house, which may have been bought by their parents or …

TORONTO, Jan. 25, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Institutional Mortgage Capital (“IMC”) is pleased to announce the launch of the open-ended Active Mortgage Fund (“AMF”). The AMF was initially launched as a closed-end fund in December 2016. The AMF was converted from a closed-end fund to a variable-capital fund, effective January 1.st of this year. “The …

Secure Trust Bank has confirmed it will stop granting new mortgages following consultation. The bank said it would not offer new mortgages to borrowers “until terms become more favourable” and contacted staff about it. The current economic climate, increased competition and pressures in the housing market were highlighted as having contributed to the decision. Existing …

Secure Trust Bank has started a consultation on a proposal to stop granting new mortgages. The lender says the action is taken in light of the current economic climate, increased competition and pressures in the housing market. The company intends to operate as normal throughout the consultation and says there will be no impact on …