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Mortgage Products| 12:14

Yorkshire Building Society introduces new fixed bond

Offer available from tomorrow at all the building society group’s branches.

Mortgage Data| 08:36

Mortgage complaints jump 55%: Fos

Over the last three years the Financial Ombudsman Service has seen a steady increase in complaints about mortgages.

Mortgages| 08:22

Equity release lending tops £1bn so far this year

The third quarter saw the largest increase in equity release lending ever seen, totalling £375.5m.

Mortgages| Oct 20, 2014

West Brom buy-to-let clients set for day in court

Building society tells FTAdviser that it is standing by its decision and preparing itself for the court date.

Mortgage Products| Oct 20, 2014

Mortgage regulation ‘no-win situation’ for customers

Move would be “excessive” when housing market is cooling

Mortgage Data| Oct 20, 2014

Mortgage lending flat as rate rise expectations grow

Council of Mortgage Lenders reveals “growing evidence” that mortgage lending activity has plateaued.

Mortgage Data| Oct 17, 2014

Gap of £60k to move up housing ladder: Lloyds

The gap for those moving from their first to their second property is £14,900 bigger than in 2013.

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FTAdviser Blogon| Oct 09, 2014

Top of the market

All this is good news for those hoping to get onto the property ladder, but first-time buyers should not be rejoicing just yet.

In the short term the mortgage market review has been unsettling buyers

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.

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?

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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

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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Mortgages| Oct 16, 2014

Yields falling on conventional buy-to-lets: research

Research finds that the gross yield for ‘vanilla’ properties has dropped

Mortgage Data| Oct 16, 2014

Gilt yield collapse will drive down fixed rate deals

Market expert predicts five-year fixed rate mortgages will fall to lowest ever levels.

Mortgage Products| Oct 15, 2014

Mother and son convicted of £3m mortgage fraud

Property trader claimed to be a high-earning unit trust dealer

Mortgage Data| Oct 15, 2014

Half of over-40s to pay mortgage or rent in retirement

Eighteen per cent of 66 to 70-year-olds believe they will still be paying rent when they retire.

Mortgage Products| Oct 15, 2014

Leeds cuts 5-year fixed rate mortgages

Building society reduces rates amid “steady interest” in longer term deals.

From Investments| Oct 15, 2014

Scotland slashes Help to Buy price ceiling

New approach will be a “major boost” to first time buyers and improve the affordability of starter homes, Scottish government says.

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