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Mortgage Fees Standardisation

December 9, 2015 by in category Mortgage News

There is going to be a new tariff of mortgage charges.  In essence this means the introduction of a standard format for how lenders communicate their fees. After being asked by the Chancellor to find ways to make it easier for consumers to understand and compare the costs of different mortgages with different lenders, this […]

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Mortgage Lending in Retirement

October 21, 2015 by in category Mortgage News

Brokers have warned that older borrowers who take advantage of the new pension freedoms and choose not to opt for an annuity could find it even harder to qualify for a mortgage into retirement. Removing a framework that had effectively forced many in the past to take out an annuity, in April this year, the Government […]

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RIGHT TO BUY MORTGAGES

October 19, 2015 by in category Mortgage News

A bill which proposes to stimulate home ownership across the UK, is being read this week in Parliament. Part of this includes the re invigoration of the Right to Buy scheme. What might the impact be in the lending market? Clearly capitalising on the perceived desire for home ownership, and an aspiration to help as […]

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AA PLANNING TO LAUNCH MORTGAGE RANGE

July 15, 2015 by in category Mortgage News

In partnership with the Bank of Ireland UK, .AA Financial Services is planning to launch its first mortgage range in 2016 Currently offers savings products, credit cards, life insurance and loans.AA, more widely known for its breakdown services. “As part of the AA’s new partnership with the Bank of Ireland UK we are looking to […]

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TOUGH TIMES AHEAD FOR FIRST TIME BUYERS PREDICTED

June 4, 2015 by in category Mortgage News

A survey by the National Association of Estate Agents reveals that Estate agents are predicting a tough time ahead for first-time buyers. They said they did not expect the first-time buyer market to substantially increase over the next five years. Because of the expected increase in house prices, some 55% of agents said they thought that […]

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Has Mansion Tax gone away?

May 30, 2015 by in category Mortgage News

Experts have warned the Labour Party party must choose any alternative reforms to Mansion Tax carefully, after Labour hinted it could drop the plans. Promising it would be implemented from day one of a Labour government, the mansion tax – an annual levy on houses of more than £2m – had been a key plank […]

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10 Fixed mortgage rates. Good idea or not?

May 22, 2015 by in category Mortgage News

Woolwich recently launched a 10 year fixed rate at less than 3%. Should you be fixing your mortgage for the next decade? The question being asked-is it a good idea to lock yourself into a loan for such a sustained period? Or would you be better off switching to a shorter-term deal? Knowing how much […]

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REMORTGAGES BEGINNING TO GAIN MOMENTUM

May 20, 2015 by in category Mortgage News

As the number of loans advanced to borrowers increased year-on-year for the first time in 11 months, so the remortgage market slump showed signs of ending in March There were 26,600 loans to remortgage borrowers in March, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders, up 6 per cent on March 2014’s 25,200. Since April 2014, […]

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NEW INTEREST ONLY CRITERIA FROM LEEDS BUILDING SOCIETY

May 19, 2015 by in category Mortgage News

In order to give borrowers more flexibility when repaying their mortgage, Leeds Building Society has changed its interest-only lending criteria. Similar to that offered by Santander they have introduced part and part interest-only mortgages available up to 75% LTV, with a maximum of 50% on an interest-only basis and the remainder on a capital and […]

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Lending at high loan to value increases by 7%

May 15, 2015 by in category Mortgage News

According to E.surv, the number of loans to borrowers with small deposits grew 7.3 per cent year-on-year in April. p from around 9,400 a year earlier,Lenders advanced 10,112 loans to borrowers with a fifteen per cent per cent deposit or less last month At 62,035 from 63,236 the previous April, there were one point nine […]

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