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May 01, 2015

Longer-term fixes in frame as new launches slow

Metro Bank reduced rates on its five-year fixed mortgages whilst Coventry launched its lowest ever five-year fix.

From Pensions| May 01, 2015

More using equity release as pension supplement: Bower

More data supports equity release growth due to pension freedoms.

May 01, 2015

First-time buyers fall to lowest level in two years

Prices paid by first-time buyers rise to its highest in four years.

Apr 30, 2015

ERC head predicts more age-related complaints

An earlier decision by Fos upheld client complaints against HSBC

Apr 28, 2015

Scottish Widows allows early mortgage transfers

Scottish Widows Bank has today (28 April) launched an online mortgage product transfer facility.

From Your Industry| Apr 28, 2015

Labour’s housing proposals ‘tinker’ with demand: Rics

Labour’s move is estimated to save first-time buyers buying up to the maximum allowance £5,000.

Analysis & Opinion
Equitable Life CEO: Lessons have not been learnt

InterviewfromPensions| May 01, 2015

Equitable Life CEO: Lessons have not been learnt

New generations of executives assume the demise of Equitable Life will not be repeated.

MMR: another kind of crunch?

Apr 29, 2015

MMR: another kind of crunch?

MMR was brought in to curb the excesses of the banks, but it really means those who can afford a mortgage have no chance of getting one

Mutual mulling new style pension offset mortgages

Interview| Apr 24, 2015

Mutual mulling new style pension offset mortgages

Chief executive reveals it is investigating products for would-be retirees that now have access to their pension.

Main parties fail to address mortgage market imbalance

Ashley Wassall| Apr 17, 2015

Main parties fail to address mortgage market imbalance

Only the Greens offered the necessary abolition of mortgage interest tax relief.

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Guide to Long-term Fixed Rate Mortgages

Traditionally the long-term fixed rate mortgage has been viewed as a product just for those that like security.

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 Buy-to-let

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

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 Professional Mortgages

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

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.

Recent Articles
  1. Guide to Long-term Fixed Rate Mortgages
    From Training| Apr 29, 2015

    Guide to Long-term Fixed Rate Mortgages

    Traditionally the long-term fixed rate mortgage has been viewed as a product just for those that like security.

  2. Apr 29, 2015

    Nationwide unveils reductions across LTV range

    Nationwide bids to lure home-buyers with new mortgage range

  3. Apr 29, 2015

    Halifax Intermediaries rolls out two-year fixed mortgage

    New product range for home movers

  4. Equity release provider to increase LTVs on health grounds
    Apr 27, 2015

    Equity release provider to increase LTVs on health grounds

    Tailored Choice’s simplified underwriting process involves just 13 health and lifestyle questions.

  5. Labour vows to scrap first-time buyer stamp duty
    From Regulation| Apr 27, 2015

    Labour vows to scrap first-time buyer stamp duty

    Experts warn Labour’s rental cap plans could force landlords to exit the market.

  6. Several lenders pitching lower LTV sub 2% rates
    Apr 24, 2015

    Several lenders pitching lower LTV sub 2% rates

    HSBC leads the way with first five-year fix below 2 per cent, while others reduce rates at other durations.

  7. Buy-to-let battle of words in election run-up
    Apr 22, 2015

    Buy-to-let battle of words in election run-up

    BTL has potential to become a political battleground

  8. Metro Bank edging its way out of loss-making
    From Your Industry| Apr 22, 2015

    Metro Bank edging its way out of loss-making

    Challenger bank says continued investment in people, infrastructure and technology to blame for continued losses.

  9. L&G plans retirement mortgage push with acquired firm
    Apr 21, 2015

    L&G plans retirement mortgage push with acquired firm

    Rebranded business set to launch new products towards the end of this year.

  10. HSBC kicks off rate war with first sub-2% five-year fix
    Apr 20, 2015

    HSBC kicks off rate war with first sub-2% five-year fix

    Commentator suggests deals that follow will target those that now have access to their pension pots.

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