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Mortgage Data| 08:51

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.

Mortgage Data| Aug 21, 2014

Halifax reveals impact of base rate rise

Half (51 per cent) of UK homeowners are unconcerned about a rate rise, lender reveals.

Mortgage Data| Aug 21, 2014

MMR impact boosts bridging loan growth

MMR affordability assessments do not apply to most bridging loans, with investors beginning to bypass traditional lenders.

Mortgage Data| Aug 20, 2014

Co-op exit fails to dent building society lending figures

Trade body says MMR has cooled the market during the first half of this year.

Mortgage Products| Aug 20, 2014

Barclays announces new fixed rate deals

Alongside rate cuts, the bank has introduced a new fixed rate of 1.95 per cent.

Mortgage Data| Aug 20, 2014

Gross mortgage lending hits six-year high: CML

The figure represents a 7 per cent increase on June’s figure for gross mortgage lending 2014.

Mortgage Products| Aug 19, 2014

Coventry updates 90% LTV range

Managing director says range should be popular with first-time buyers and those looking to remortgage.

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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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

Renting in a housing bubble...

Some mortgage data that landed in my email inbox recently astounded me and made me wonder - am I trapped in a housing bubble?

Adviser Guides

Guide to Right to Buy

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

FTAdviser Blog

The FCA is going on a lender hunt

We’re going on a lender hunt. We’re going to catch a big one. We’re not scared.

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

Bank commits a first in attempt to prevent boom

Week in Brief: Regulators and regulation matters once again dominate the headlines.

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From Investments| Aug 19, 2014

UK house price gains ease in June - ONS

Prices paid by first-time buyers were 12 per cent higher than a year ago.

Mortgage Data| Aug 18, 2014

Data reveals 80% of FTBs will seek financial advice

Londoners lead the way in terms of first time buyers expecting to buy within the next year.

Mortgage Data| Aug 18, 2014

Barclays latest to revise affordability criteria

Increase to interest rate stress test follows similar move by Nationwide when it imposed income cap.

Mortgage Data| Aug 18, 2014

Largest ever drop in property asking prices: Rightmove

According to data from Rightmove, a ‘summer sales’ attitude has blighted prices.

Mortgage Data| Aug 18, 2014

MMR misunderstandings still common: TSB

Once explained, new mortgage rules are found to be relatively straightforward and useful.

From Your Industry| Aug 18, 2014

Nationwide profits up despite lower mortgage lending

Society’s market share of gross and net lending were 11.4 per cent and 25.4 per cent respectively.

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