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Mortgages| 15:03

Natwest ups mortgage broker proc fees

Move made by lender to bring it “more in line with the market”.

Mortgage Products| 15:22

Skipton lowers rates on three and five-year fixes

Deals available for purchases and remortgages, with free standard legals and valuations for remortgages.

Mortgage Data| 08:46

House prices drop marginally in September

House price growth may soften further in the final quarter of the year, warns building society.

Mortgage Products| Sep 29, 2014

Building society launches fixed rate residential trio

Building society offers free basic valuation for purchases and re-mortgages, as well as a free legal pack for remortgages.

Mortgage Products| Sep 29, 2014

Post Office launches new mortgage deals

“In a competitive market it is important to stand out”, head of mortgages says.

Mortgage Data| Sep 29, 2014

Young first-time buyer numbers still at all time low

Sales made to those between 31 and 40-years-old were the highest recorded for the month.

Mortgage Products| Sep 26, 2014

Government gives cash injection to Rent to Buy

Critics point out cash pledged will hardly make a dent in the UK affordable housing shortage.

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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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

It’s time the FCA enforced TCF principles

News Review: Laudable rules to prevent unintended consequences are being ignored by lenders.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Right to Buy

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

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 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

FCA fine gives context for Natwest over-compliance

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

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Mortgage Data| Sep 26, 2014

House prices up 1% during August: Land Registry

Sale price disparity at it’s greatest between Chelsea and Middlesbrough last month.

Mortgage Products| Sep 26, 2014

Halifax to refund valuation fee for homebuyers

Halifax Intermediaries has launched an exclusive offer for first-time buyers and homemovers.

Mortgages| Sep 26, 2014

Second-charge market needs to start planning now: FCA

Regulator’s director of policy warns industry on looming European directive.

Mortgage Data| Sep 26, 2014

First-time buyer sales defy rate rise fears

Interest rate rises named number one concern for first timers, cited by 15 per cent in August, compared to 12 per cent a year ago.

From Regulation| Sep 25, 2014

Lenders to apply 20-year high rate projections

Consultation on Mortgage Credit Directive reveals disclosure shortfall in existing rules.

Mortgages| Sep 25, 2014

Autumn is “crunch time” for selling homes: haart

Paul Smith warns sellers to take advantage of high demand

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