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Bank of England's What would Brexit mean for mortgages?

Created on 03 March 2016. Posted in Live News

... economy and your own personal finances and mortgages. While we take no side on the crucial question, it is important to see the issue resolved quickly for mortgage holders. Last week, Prime Minister ...

Foreign currency ex pat mortgage rules from next month

Created on 11 February 2016. Posted in Live News

... the lender selects to distribute their products through) to provide much more information about the impact foreign exchange rates can have on mortgages when borrowers take out the loan. On the face of ...

Could interest rates be cut even further?

Created on 25 September 2015. Posted in Live News

... the Bank of England fears and it is fantastic news for mortgage borrowers. We are delighted to see mortgage rates at record lows and the idea they can become even lower is great news for homebuyers and ...

The shifting rules of buy to let

Created on 18 August 2015. Posted in Live News

... months – when the house lays empty without a tenant. We have also watched as buy-to-let mortgage lending has grown substantially with more lenders, more competition and more landlord demand. Lenders ...

Expat landlords shrug off Budget changes

Created on 30 July 2015. Posted in Live News

... be constantly changing. It is a complex area and it is strongly suggested you seek specialist advice from us or a specialist expat broker before diving into currency speculation combined with mortgage ...

What happens to my mortgage when I get divorced?

Created on 24 June 2015. Posted in Live News

  The two biggest reasons that people are cannot afford to pay their mortgage are unemployment and divorce.   Losing your job is an obvious one. If you stop getting the monthly salary that ...

Mortgage market bounces back in April

Created on 23 June 2015. Posted in Live News

We are pleased to see the mortgage market bouncing back to life after a subdued start to the year which is great news for borrowers. In February mortgage lenders dished out £13bn worth of mortgages, ...

Interest rates are changing: How does it affect mortgage borrowers?

Created on 01 June 2015. Posted in Live News

The Bank of England is road testing a new way of setting interest rates that could have a massive impact on mortgage borrowers in the next few years. With Bank base rate at rock bottom 0.5% for more ...

Five key ways a Tory election win affects your mortgage planning

Created on 29 May 2015. Posted in Live News

... on housing and mortgage policies. It was the Conservatives who won a surprise majority and their manifesto and senior politicians who will set the pace on financial planning of the next five years. ...

London house prices set to fall 3.6% this year

Created on 27 May 2015. Posted in Live News

Since the financial crash London house prices have boomed significantly and left the rest of the country in its wake. However, we can report that house prices are set to grow more strongly outside of ...

How the Budget can help you save for a mortgage

Created on 22 May 2015. Posted in Live News

... boost. Anyone who earned £1,000 interest on cash would have been taxed £200 before the Budget. We think that is positive news for mortgage holders who are looking to move up a rung on the housing ladder ...

Will the Bank of England cut rates further?

Created on 18 May 2015. Posted in Live News

... a much-needed monetary stimulus. Those on tracker or standard variable rate mortgage deals saw their monthly costs collapse beyond their wildest dreams. Rates are set by the Bank of England’s nine-person ...

Buy to let booms 13% in a year

Created on 14 May 2015. Posted in Live News

... to landlords in Q4, up from £6.6bn in the same period a year earlier. Lenders dished out a grand total of £51.3bn in mortgage loans in Q4 last year, down slightly from £51.5bn a year earlier. The proportion ...

Inflation: What is it and what does it mean for my mortgage?

Created on 12 May 2015. Posted in Live News

... governor Mark Carney says he is considering a further rate cut beyond the rock bottom 0.5 per cent level currently enjoyed by mortgage borrowers. It raises the spectre that inflation – or deflation – ...

Is this the best time ever to get a mortgage?

Created on 11 May 2015. Posted in Live News

We are delighted to report that mortgage rates are at their lowest ever levels and experts are predicting they will fall further. There are a number of factors pushing down mortgage deals of all kinds ...

Will the general election affect my mortgage?

Created on 06 May 2015. Posted in Live News

... to stop rocketing house prices. During the last year prices across the UK have risen almost 10% and politicians and policymakers do see this as sustainable. On mortgage policy there are big divisions ...

Could you pay capital gains tax on your first property?

Created on 17 March 2015. Posted in Live News

We are looking forward to the final Budget of this Government and, as usual, the speculation about what will be changed has begun. In the last five years the changes for the mortgage market have generally ...

Pensioners enjoying Govt rewards should think about mortgages

Created on 10 March 2015. Posted in Live News

... 55% charge. This is a big shift. From April millions of savers over 55 will have access to large opts of money that they did not have before. It could have major implications for the mortgage and ...

Can David Cameron keep mortgage rates low?

Created on 03 March 2015. Posted in Live News

We are delighted to hear that Prime Minister David Cameron wants to “keep mortgage rates low” but does he really have the power? In a speech on housing this week, Cameron said interest rates on mortgages ...

Data Protection Breaches – How Serious Is Industry Taking Them?

Created on 16 February 2015. Posted in Live News

... Executive of Engress told Mortgage Introducer on Friday that “… a continued reliance on fax and post demonstrates a concerning lack of care and control taken with sensitive documents. He added: "Organisations ...