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Santander's seven day mortgage deals point the way for brokers

Created on 13 March 2013.

At the end of February Santander launched two-year fixed rate mortgage at 2.49% that was only available for seven days. The deal was available at 75% loan to value ratio making it a cheap rate but it ...

New Build Supply Creates Trouble For Buyers

Created on 21 February 2013.

The number of new homes starting to be built in 2012 fell by 11%, compared to 2011. This comes from the findings of the property builders Barratt, who also claim that the number of new homes finished this ...

Promising signs of recovery for mortgage market

Created on 16 February 2013.

January saw approvals for mortgages reach a four year high, according to research from e.surv. The Chartered Surveyors, put the rise down to a combination of falling mortgage rates, a wider range of mortgages ...

'Ticking Time Bomb' of Interest Only Loans

Created on 12 February 2013.

A high number of borrowers on interest only mortgages are in danger of being unable to pay off their remaining debt when their mortgage term ends. Recent findings by the market research consultancy company, ...

Housing Market Has New Lease on Life

Created on 06 February 2013.

The UK housing market appears to be gaining momentum as Halifax announced house prices have risen by 1.3% in January 2013 compared to January 2012. This is the first annual improvement in 27 months.

Professional Mortgages Look Set To Rise

Created on 24 January 2013.

Interest on five year fixed rate mortgages are at a 6 year low since 2007, according to one Mortgage Advice Bureau. The average interest on a five year fixed deal is now 4.27%, down by 0.34% from the start ...

CML Have High Hopes for 2013 Lending Market

Created on 22 January 2013.

Lending in the UK housing market will rise by 9% by the end of 2013, according to predictions by the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).

Deposits For London Houses Three Times National Average

Created on 16 January 2013.

... the majority of mortgages are secured with a 20% deposit.   ...

New Build Plans to Ease Market Pressure

Created on 11 January 2013.

Local communities are expected to develop robust plans to build new affordable housing for the next five years, as part of the Planning Minister’s desire to ease the pressure on the housing market.

Retirement Income Continues to Fall

Created on 10 January 2013.

Those entering retirement in 2013 are likely to have seen their annual income be 18% lower than those who retired in 2008, based upon thefindings by Prudential’s Class of 2013.

Rise in High LTV Mortgages Expected in Q1

Created on 04 January 2013.

Mortgage applications for higher LTVs (Loan to Value) are predicted to rise in the first quarter of 2013, according to the Credit Conditions Survey conducted by the Bank of England.

London House Prices 10% Higher Than At Peak of Market

Created on 03 January 2013.

Hometrack the online valuation company, claims house prices are 10% higher in London than they were at the peak of the market. However, the new research claims that overall prices have fallen across two ...

French Tax Exiles Come To London

Created on 21 December 2012.

The French Government has introduced a 75% top tax rate on high income earners on €1 million a year, equivalent to £800,000.

London House Prices Fall 3 Months In A Row

Created on 18 December 2012.

London has experienced three consecutive months of decline in its average house price, revealed the Office of National Statistics.

Pensioners in France Wishing To Buy in the UK

Created on 09 April 2018. Posted in Ask the Specialist

Hi,  We are UK citizens retired and living in France. We are enquiring to see if you can help clients obtain UK mortgages as UK citizens who no longer have a UK address. Evelyn   Ask ...

Interest Only Mixed Repayment Mortgage

Created on 28 March 2018. Posted in Ask the Specialist

Hello, Are you able to offer interest only and mixed repayment mortgages? Harold Ask the Specialist response: Harold,  Thanks for your email contact. Providing that there is suitable ...

Mortgage Wars

Created on 14 February 2018. Posted in Live News

Capital Fortune predict a lender rate war over the forthcoming months and indicate that mortgage interest rates may be set to be the lowest for a lifetime. We have seen a number of regional lenders enter ...

Right to Buy with 80 Year Old Plus Dad

Created on 22 January 2018. Posted in Ask the Specialist

...  Hi Mark Thanks for your email. This is a situation that we regularly assist clients with. Through our contacts at a range of lenders we have the ability to obtain mortgages on a right to buy basis ...

My Husband is Younger But We Need Both Our Incomes

Created on 14 January 2018. Posted in Ask the Specialist

... operate on a maximum age policy. Providing the mortgage remains suitable and affordable throughout the full term we may be able to secure a long mortgage.  Furthermore, mortgages would potentially ...

Interest Only Mortgage in Mid 50s

Created on 27 December 2017. Posted in Ask the Specialist

... applicants in their mid 50s, arranging long term mortgages for them in the process. If you just wish to obtain an indication on whether we are able to assist you, given your specific circumstances, I'd ...