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Remortgages hit highest levels this year in April

Created on 14 June 2013.

Remortgage lending has bounced back in April with its best month of the year as it drives growth in overall mortgage lending. Council of Mortgage Lenders figures show £3.4bn was lent to borrowers remortgaging ...

UK house sales hit highest levels for 3 years

Created on 13 June 2013.

UK house sales reached their highest level in more than three years in May, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Don't Let Your Home Become a Casualty of Your Divorce

Created on 10 June 2013.

Divorce is one of the most common reasons for repossession alongside unemployment. A divorce, like unemployment can leave the divorcee with a significant and sudden loss of income.

Consumer appetite strong in London as first-time buyer activity remains stable

Created on 07 June 2013.

Half of all adults surveyed in London would like to buy a new home to live in (be that a first or subsequent home) in the next 2-3 years, according to findings released by the Council of Mortgage Lenders ...

Mortgage Availability Rockets 34%

Created on 29 May 2013.

The number of mortgages available for borrowers has increased by 34 per cent since April 2012 when the Bank of England’s funding for lending scheme was announced. Research by Moneysupermarket.com also ...

Remortgages rise 17% in April as Borrowers Look for Savings

Created on 28 May 2013.

The number of remortgages increased by 17 per cent in April showing that more borrowers are looking to get a better deal.The LMS remortgage report shows remortgaging rose from £2.9bn in March to £3.3bn ...

Govt's Help to Buy scheme can help with large mortgages too

Created on 26 May 2013.

The Government has launched a Help to Buy mortgage scheme to get the housing market moving but with an upper limit of £600,000 it can help more than just first-time buyers.  ...

Have Lenders Misinterpreted Interest Only Rules?

Created on 20 May 2013.

The Financial Conduct Authority has warned lenders not to pull out of interest-only mortgages as they remain an important sector. In its annual 2013 risk outlook the regulator said it was concerned that ...

House Price Affordability for Keyworkers Improving

Created on 18 May 2013.

The ability of key public sector workers to purchase their own home continues to improve and is approaching the level achieved 10 years ago before the house price boom Halifax research shows.

Large Mortgage Loans Going Mainstream At Halifax

Created on 17 May 2013.

Halifax has cut rates on a range of two year products on their range of loans above £1m.

Mortgages and Divorce – The Weapon of a Mortgage in Divorce Wars

Created on 12 May 2013.

Divorcing can be stressful enough without having to worry about an outstanding mortgage. There is no doubt that ex-partners, knowing the impact missed payments can have, sometimes use the weapon of a mortgage ...

Help to Buy - Will It Become the UK Fannie Mae?

Created on 11 May 2013.

Help to Buy should not be a permanent feature of the mortgage market or become the UK equivalent of Fannie Mae, the Government owned mortgage arm which crashed in 2008 claims BSA Chairman  ...

UK 'woefully under-prepared' for Ageing Society

Created on 09 May 2013.

The Government is 'woefully under-prepared' for the impact a rapidly ageing population will have on society and public services, a Lords Committee has warned.

19% Would Consider Mortgage Switch

Created on 02 May 2013.

One in five (19%) homeowners feel that 2013 could be a good time to consider remortgaging, research released by Lloyds TSB has revealed.

Halifax Reports Prices On The Move

Created on 01 May 2013.

House prices in the first three months of 2013 were 1.2% higher than in the final three months of 2012 according to the latest Halifax House Price Index.

Size Is Not Everything With Buy-to-Let

Created on 29 April 2013.

It is not the 1 million mortgage properties but rather, one and two bedroom properties which deliver the highest rental returns with average yields of 6.8% and 6.4% respectively, data from Countrywide ...

Gross Mortgage Lending Up 9% in March

Created on 22 April 2013.

The Council of Mortgage Lenders estimates that total gross mortgage lending increased to £11.6 billion in March. This is 9% higher than February's gross lending figure of £10.6 billion but 8% lower than ...

Bank Lending Up as Mortgage Optimism Rises

Created on 21 April 2013.

Mortgage lending increased 1% in February compared to the previous month, according to the latest data from the British Bankers' Association.  ...

Mortgage Lenders Cut Rates

Created on 03 April 2013.

A swathe of mortgage lenders have cut their rates in the past week, indicating the mortgage rate war that has taken place during the past few months has some way to go yet. And in the battle for the ...

Comeback for high loan to value deals as NatWest opens up 90% mortgages

Created on 26 March 2013.

NatWest is opening up its range of 90% loan to value deals to all customers in as sign that higher loan to value deals are making a comeback. A two-year fixed rate at 5.99% with no product fee is now ...