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Mortgage Products| Apr 17, 2015

TSB gives mortgage rates a spring clean

Elsewhere, a trio of building societies brought new deals to the mortgage market.

Mortgage Data| Apr 17, 2015

Parties failed to tackle mortgage lending ‘timebomb’

Broker’s technical specialist calls on next government to tackle European accord with more joined-up thinking.

Mortgage Products| Apr 16, 2015

Manifesto Review: Clear water on landlord intervention

All parties pledge more house building, but diverge on other market-influencing policies.

Mortgage Data| Apr 16, 2015

Prices rise as house sales and buyer enquiries flatline

Across the home nations, Northern Ireland is continuing to outperform the rest of the UK.

Mortgage Products| Apr 16, 2015

Over half of over 40s looking at buy-to-let in retirement

New research also finds almost a quarter of those approaching retirement regret their pension saving.

Mortgages| Apr 16, 2015

Buy-to-let leading major asset classes: report

Analysis looks at investment returns on a set amount since the fourth quarter of 1996

Mortgages| Apr 15, 2015

Irish banks urged to pass on rate cuts to borrowers

Head of Irish government says banks were fixed for benefit of customers

Analysis & Opinion
Ready, willing and able

Mortgage Data| Apr 01, 2015

Ready, willing and able

A fall in Hampton’s Ability to Buy Index shows low interest rates are not enough to stimulate the mortgage market

Low mortgage rates and a bigger appetite for higher-risk lending is great news for people wanting to buy or move house

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.

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.

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Adviser Guides

Guide to Buy-to-let

The buy-to-let market is a large and growing sector.

Special Reports

Offset Mortgages - October 2014

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

Ashley Wassall

Why the ombudsman might be wrong to hit HSBC

News Review: Banks are not being fair to trapped customers, but not all interest-only refusals are wrong.

Adviser Guides

Guide to Professional Mortgages

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

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.

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Mortgages| Apr 15, 2015

Lenders give MMR the thumbs-up

But they also acknowlege the disruption caused by the changes.

Mortgages| Apr 15, 2015

MMR praised but concerns about ‘trapped’ borrowers remain

Industry figures look reforms as first anniversary approaches.

Mortgages| Apr 15, 2015

FCA has defended MMR but is yet to finish review

Linda Woodall previously claimed there was ‘business as usual’

Mortgages| Apr 15, 2015

CML publishes statement for responsible BTL lending

A statement of good practice by the CML has been signed by 31 lenders.

Mortgages| Apr 15, 2015

Brokers have mixed reaction to MMR

Brokers hint at acceptance of the changes but also concerns about issues such as costs.

From Your Industry| Apr 14, 2015

Expect further consolidation in mutual sector

Industry body calls for regulatory review taking into account building societies and mutuals differences.

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