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Mortgage Data| Mar 02, 2015

Annual house price growth continues to slow: Nationwide

UK house prices slumped to -0.1 per cent in February from 0.3 per cent in January.

Mortgage Products| Feb 27, 2015

Natwest leads the way with rate reduction spree

Lender’s intermediary division targets higher loan-to-value deals for first time buyers and those on Help to Buy.

Mortgage Data| Feb 27, 2015

Mortgage broker confidence rising again: Halifax

Increase largely due to increased business levels and the ease of providing advice following the MMR.

Mortgage Data| Feb 27, 2015

Property prices only £2k less than 2007 peak

Official data shows London leading annual property values, up 12 per cent year-on-year.

Mortgage Data| Feb 27, 2015

Coventry Building Society profits up more than half

Before tax profit was £201.8m, while in 2013 the profit figure before tax was £132.1m.

From Your Industry| Feb 27, 2015

Lloyds resumes dividend payments

Results reveal Lloyds is still feeling the impact of the costs and reduction in income related to SJP sale in 2013.

Mortgage Products| Feb 26, 2015

Countrywide looks to build on profitable 2014

Property services group plans to spend £20m on growing lettings business and investing in the private rented sector.

Analysis & Opinion
Lifetime mortgages are still in murky waters

Tony HazellonMortgage Products| Oct 29, 2014

Lifetime mortgages are still in murky waters

So someone with a perfectly good pension and bags of equity in their home is told they are not eligible for a mortgage.

But if, as some doomsayers are predicting, people take too much from their pensions, then equity release would seem to be the next obvious port of call

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.

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.

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Guide to Professional Mortgages

Qualified professionals could previously command more generous offers, but their advantage is waning.

Special Reports

Offset Mortgages - October 2014

Offset mortgages are more efficient in a low-interest-rate environment

FTAdviser Blog

The case for tougher regulation of buy-to-let

News review: Whatever way you look at it, the case for intervention stacks up.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Residential Interest-Only

An interest-only mortgage requires monthly payments that cover only the interest charged, but not the capital amount borrowed.

FTAdviser Blog

Unfairness at the heart of the mortgage market

News Review: First-time buyers and some existing borrowers are still getting the thin end of the wedge.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Mortgage Endowments and Interest-Only

Mortgage endowments were unusual among financial products.

FTAdviser Blog

Lenders’ equity release calculations don’t add up

So, are lenders really envisaging long-term negative property values?

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Mortgage Products| Feb 25, 2015

Building societies lead the way for ‘mortgage prisoners’

Banks tell FTAdviser they have no immediate plans to change criteria.

Mortgage Data| Feb 25, 2015

Northern Ireland bucks UK property market: CML

Lenders trade body explains affordability pressures persist in the capital, leading to more subdued activity in 2015.

Mortgage Data| Feb 25, 2015

House price optimism falls to 18-month low: Halifax

Lender says the dip in house price confidence mirrors worries over the economy in general.

From Your Industry| Feb 25, 2015

Skipton profits soar by 75% on back of mortgage growth

Building society’s net residential mortgage lending accounted for 5.3 per cent of the growth in the UK residential market.

From Insurance| Feb 25, 2015

Aviva pushes for IP to form part of mortgages package

Provider’s income protection product manager says protection must become part of mortgage conversation.

From Your Industry| Feb 25, 2015

Leeds sees residential mortgage lending up by 26%

Net residential lending of £1.1bn represented the building society’s “best ever performance”.

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