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Mortgage Data| Sep 01, 2014

UK mortgage approvals fall in July

BoE report shows mortgage approvals fell to 66,569, from a revised-down 67,085 in June.

Mortgage Products| Sep 01, 2014

Metro Bank bolsters residential and buy-to-let mortgages

Bank reduces its 2-year fixed and 2-year tracker mortgages by 10 basis points for residential mortgages.

Mortgage Products| Sep 01, 2014

HSBC introduces new fee-free remortgage rate

Customers moving their mortgage can expect no booking fee, standard valuation fee or completion fee.

Mortgage Products| Aug 29, 2014

Two lenders update buy-to-let ranges

Accord and Virgin both improve mortgage product ranges.

Mortgage Data| Aug 29, 2014

UK house prices rise 0.8% in August

Annual house price rises 11 per cent, up from 10.6 per cent in July.

Mortgages| Aug 28, 2014

Natwest resumes business with Financial Ltd

Lender had stopped accepting new applications earlier in August, following regulatory action against network.

Mortgage Data| Aug 27, 2014

Five-year mortgage interest on the increase

Two year terms still account for nearly 50 per cent of borrowers, but five-year terms now second on 30 per cent.

Analysis & Opinion
What it takes to be a real estate agent

Mortgage Products| Mar 12, 2014

What it takes to be a real estate agent

There is often a sense of “anyone can become an estate agent”, and it is hard to set yourself apart from the crowd.

There is often a sense of “anyone can become an estate agent”, and it is hard to set yourself apart from the crowd.

Mortgage Products| Oct 02, 2013

Why I am reluctant to celebrate housing recovery

Encouraging statements about mortgage market improvements seem at first to buck recent trends.

FTAdviser Blogon| Sep 16, 2013

The jokers stealing your independence label

Anybody who feels like it can pretend they live up to the golden standard of advice.

Mortgage Products| Oct 02, 2013

Are house prices really rising?

Recent warnings by a number of government critics, including business secretary Vince Cable, of “serious inflationary signs” in the UK housing...

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Adviser Guides

Guide to Help to Buy - Updated

Help to Buy assists borrowers who can afford a mortgage but have only been able to muster 5 per cent of the property purchase price.

Special Reports

Equity Release - June 2014

Predictions of the products imminent breakthrough have proved to be false dawns in the past.

FTAdviser Blog

I’m sticking by my ‘staggering ignorance’ on housing hubris

News Review: Confusion reigns over market statistics, but affordability issues for young buyers are irrefutable.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Right to Buy

Right to Buy allows most council tenants to buy their council home at a discount.

FTAdviser Blog

FCA fine gives context for Natwest over-compliance

Final notice reveals that affordability issues and lack of oversight of advised sales prompted action.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Let-to-Buy

Sometimes it is not always possible, or desirable, to sell your own home at the exact same time you want to buy another.

FTAdviser Blog

Why I support any action to curb febrile property market

News Review: People are rushing to grab loans and piling into property, pushing the market further away from first-timers.

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From Your Industry| Aug 27, 2014

Put your MMR questions to the FCA’s mortgage head

Lynda Blackwell, mortgage and mutuals sector manager at the FCA, will answer your questions during live FTAdviser debate.

From Regulation| Aug 27, 2014

RBS fined £14.5m for mortgage advice failings

Lenders failed to adequately address failings raised in 2011, according to regulator.

Mortgage Products| Aug 26, 2014

Two banks launch new mortgages

Two and five year deals introduced by Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks.

Mortgage Data| Aug 26, 2014

UK mortgage approvals settle at 40,000 level

British Bankers’ Association figures show approvals down slightly from June.

Mortgage Data| Aug 26, 2014

Cost of living near top state school is £21,000

Homes near Beaconsfield High School in Buckinghamshire have the largest premium of £483,031 (154 per cent).

Mortgage Data| Aug 22, 2014

First-time buyers hit 7-yr high in July

Recent increase in high LTV lending options is allowing first time buyers a shot at getting on the property ladder.

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