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IMLA: Millions struggling to get on the housing ladder

2019-02-12T00:01:25+00:00 February 12th, 2019|News|

Millions of Brits are still waiting for the chance to own their own home for the first time in the flat mortgage market, an IMLA report said. IMLA estimated that nearly five million borrowers would have been expected to buy their first homes since the financial crisis, but only 2.5 million people became first-time buyers since 2008. This means [...]

Second charge agreements up 13% year-on-year

2019-02-11T00:01:14+00:00 February 11th, 2019|News|

There were 1,792 new agreements for second charge mortgage lending in December, up 13% year-on-year, the Finance and Leasing Association (FLA) has found. The were 6,389 new agreements in the three months to December, up 18% year-on-year and 23,529 in the 12 months to December, an increase of 7% year-on-year. The value of new second [...]

Air Sourcing fully integrates API platform with more 2 life

2019-02-08T12:48:38+00:00 February 8th, 2019|News|

AiR Sourcing, the sourcing system for equity release and retirement lending products today has fully integrated lifetime mortgage provider, more 2 life, into its independent Application Programming Interface-ready (API) platform. The API-ready platform has been developed to allow all later life lending providers to plug into, and more 2 life has become the first lender [...]

Tipton and Coseley launches expat buy-to-let products

2019-02-08T00:01:33+00:00 February 8th, 2019|News|

Tipton and Coseley Building Society has launched two fixed and two discount expat buy-to-let products for purchase and remortgaging.  The mortgages are available to first-time, self-employed and experienced landlords and a maximum loan size of £500,000 up to 70% LTV. Cammy Amaira, director of sales and marketing, said: “There are an estimated 5.5 million ex-pats [...]

More brokers searching Knowledge Bank for adverse credit

2019-02-07T00:01:11+00:00 February 7th, 2019|News|

In January there was a significant rise in the number of brokers searching Knowledge Bank for adverse credit, its criteria activity tracker has found. In the residential sector for the first time two of the top five most popular searches feature adverse credit conditions, with self-employed, one years’ accounts being the top search followed by [...]

Altura partners with Thistle to cater for Chinese property investors

2019-02-05T00:01:24+00:00 February 5th, 2019|News|

Mortgage broker Altura Mortgage Finance has partnered with specialist packager Thistle Finance to service Chinese investors looking to buy UK property. Chinese investors are typically interested in property in London, Manchester and Liverpool, while many appear to favour new builds. Thistle was launched in 2017 by director Mark Dyason, while Altura was formed at the [...]

Affordability in UK cities reaches its lowest level since 2007

2019-02-04T00:01:01+00:00 February 4th, 2019|News|

City house prices in the UK have outpaced earnings growth by 11%, causing home affordability to reach its lowest level since 2007, Lloyds Bank has found. The average house price within UK cities has risen from £180,548 in 2013 to its highest ever level of £248,233 in 2018. In comparison, average city annual earnings over the [...]

SmartrCriteria now available to The Right Mortgage & Protection members

2019-02-01T15:56:23+00:00 February 1st, 2019|News|

The Right Mortgage & Protection Network’s members now have free access to SmartrCriteria, the online mortgage sourcing service developed by Legal & General Mortgage Club. SmartrCriteria is designed to help advisers find the right lender for their customers, particularly where cases are complex and do not fit standard type criteria. Martin Wilson, chief executive of [...]

Estate agent fees hitting £7,000 in areas of England

2019-02-01T00:01:17+00:00 February 1st, 2019|News|

Average estate agency fees are in excess of £7,000 in parts of England despite the slower market conditions, seller property portal OkayLah has found. The English average is £3,425, though it stands at £6,804 in London and £4,585 in the South East. However with fewer transactions completing in the capital, the South East has paid [...]