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MoneySuperMarket launches remortgage comparison platform

2019-04-10T23:01:57+00:00 April 10th, 2019|News|

MoneySuperMarket has launched a remortgage platform allowing customers to compare and apply for mortgage loans online. The journey starts by helping the customer to identify the specific mortgage options available to them and will help them to understand and compare the true cost and other non-price features of those mortgages. Customers can then choose to [...]

Nationwide launches later life products and advice

2019-04-09T23:01:34+00:00 April 9th, 2019|News|

Nationwide Building Society has launched three later life mortgage products and advice for those aged 55 and above. Applicants must be Nationwide mortgage members over 55, both if joint, and can apply up to age 85. There are no product, valuation or advice fees, and borrowing can be for a number of reasons including home [...]

Kate Davies: More needs to be done to help last-time buyers

2019-04-08T23:01:20+00:00 April 8th, 2019|News|

Kate Davies, executive director of IMLA, has called for the mortgage and housebuilding sectors and the government to introduce changes to make it easier for last-time buyers to move. This follows an IMLA report which found nearly 200,000 owner occupier housing transactions in England are now made by the over-55s as a growing number use [...]

RLA: The government has failed to prepare the PRS for Brexit

2019-04-07T23:01:59+00:00 April 7th, 2019|News|

The Residential Landlords Association (RLA) has criticised the government for failing to prepare the rental market for Brexit and has called more guidance. It warned that EU citizens may face problems getting rented accommodation after Brexit. Ministers have failed to publish any guidance for landlords about the implications of Brexit for the Right to Rent scheme. [...]

Bridging Finance Solutions loan volumes up 60% on Q1

2019-04-04T23:01:34+00:00 April 4th, 2019|News|

Bridging Finance Solutions (BFS) has reported a 60% rise in loan volumes at the end of Q1, marking a steep rise in figures compared to the same period last year. The firm has seen the majority of growth in the sub-£1m development sector, an area in which many lenders continue to have little appetite. An [...]

The second charge market to achieve modest growth this year

2019-04-03T23:05:48+00:00 April 3rd, 2019|News|

The second charge industry has predicted for there to be a small, gradual increase in the volume of business this year. To grow the market they called for more product innovation and education so more brokers see seconds as an option for clients. Liz Syms, owner of Connect for Intermediaries, said: “It’s still overall a relatively small percentage of the market and I [...]

Retired households take a 31% tax hit

2019-04-02T23:01:12+00:00 April 2nd, 2019|News|

Retired households pay out the equivalent of 31% of their income in direct and indirect taxes a year, equity release adviser Key has found. The average gross annual income for retired households is £25,051 and their post-tax income is £17,593 amounting to an annual tax bill of £7,971 – the equivalent of 31% of gross [...]

Bolton’s back (again!) with Careless Finance

2019-03-31T23:01:24+00:00 March 31st, 2019|News|

The notorious Michael Bolton is poised for a dramatic return to the UK mortgage market, working from his Brazil bolthole. Mortgage Introducer can exclusively reveal that the rogue lending chief has prepped up operations from his Brazil coffee plantation and plans to tackle the underserved self-employed market as well as knuckling down on sub-prime. The [...]