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Mortgage Products| Sep 19, 2014

Leeds launches new 5-year BTL deals

Lender cuts rates on some buy-to-let mortgages by up to 0.4 per cent.

Mortgage Products| Sep 19, 2014

Halifax launches 5-year fixed rate mortgages

Further reduced rates on 2 and 5-year new purchase remortgage ranges.

Mortgage Products| Sep 19, 2014

Lloyds reduces rates across mortgage range

Rates reduced by up to 0.31 per cent.

Mortgages| Sep 19, 2014

FCA tells industry to prepare for rate rise ‘fallout’

Research shows 1 per cent rise would prompt a quarter of existing borrowers to “go elsewhere” to find money.

Mortgages| Sep 18, 2014

Calls for new framework for shared ownership

Lack of real resale market for shared ownership properties is a problem, trade bodies agree.

Mortgage Products| Sep 18, 2014

Santander cuts mortgage rates for existing customers

Deals start from 2.15 per cent and all have a £495 booking fee.

Mortgages| Sep 18, 2014

Building society hits August mortgage lending highs

Re-entering the mortgage intermediary market contributed to the August figures, society says.

Analysis & Opinion
Does gov’t care enough to re-evaluate stamp duty?

Tony Hazellon| Sep 17, 2014

Does gov’t care enough to re-evaluate stamp duty?

My view is that stamp duty should be replaced with a more progressive tax.

Stamp duty should be replaced with a more progressive tax.

Tony HazellonMortgage Products| Jan 22, 2014

High time to stop tax perks for BTL landlords

Private landlords have stoked house price inflation while making entry to the market difficult for first-time buyers.

Gill Cardyon| Jun 12, 2014

Why is personal finance given less airtime than farming?

Who decides that personal finance gets a rather measly fifty-four minutes of weekly coverage on Radio 4?

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.

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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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Mortgage Data| Sep 18, 2014

CML claims lending plateaued despite six-year August high

Gross mortgage lending hit £18.6bn in August, down against July but an increase against last year.

Mortgage Products| Sep 18, 2014

Nationwide pledges to beat rivals with remortgage comparison

Building society will make weekly checks on rates at RBS, Halifax, Lloyds, Santander, HSBC and Barclays.

Mortgage Products| Sep 17, 2014

‘Swamping’ regulation hampering innovation: BSA

Market awaiting another consultation to be published on the European Mortgage Credit Directive.

Mortgage Products| Sep 17, 2014

Metro Bank updates 5-year fixed rate range

Refreshed range for residential mortgages under £1.5m.

Mortgage Products| Sep 17, 2014

Precise Mortgages launches new self-employed criteria

New criteria affects all residential mortgage products for both first and second charge.

Mortgage Data| Sep 17, 2014

MMR will improve quality of advice: Imla

“MMR’s real test will come beyond the six month milestone”, trade body says.

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