Number of young first-time homebuyers drops

The latest figures from the National Association of Estate Agents show that very few young people are currently buying homes, with only 3% of last month’s house sales accounted for by people between the ages of 18 and 30. This contrasts with (more…)

Lending for mortgages less ‘frenetic’ than 2013

The rate of lending for mortgages is not as fast-paced as it was towards the end of 2013, according to the trade body for the residential mortgage lending industry.

Publishing its first-quarterly results of (more…)

UK house prices show signs of moderation

House prices in the UK are beginning to moderate, data from a leading mortgage lender has (more…)

Mortgage warning for ‘zero hour contract’ workers

Mortgage advisers and brokers have warned that the increasing number of people working to ‘zero hour contracts’ and becoming self-employed are facing a battle to (more…)

‘Mates mortgage’ launched by Clydesdale

A new high loan to value (LTV) mortgage has now been launched by Clydesdale. Targeted at first time buyers, it has been dubbed the ‘mates mortgage’.

Last Thursday, Clydesdale launched a new (more…)

Countrywide Takes Two at the British Mortgage Awards

When the British Mortgage Awards were held two weeks ago, Countrywide was proud to take away two of the much coveted awards.

In their sixth year now, the (more…)

Forecast inflation and rate rise to stimulate remortgage market

New research indicates that mortgage advisors believe a rising inflation and an interest rate increase will invigorate the remortgage market within the next quarter.

According to a survey conducted by The Mortgage Alliance, over 75% of (more…)

The 2011 Budget targets first time buyers

The first time buyer market was included in a number of points in yesterday’s 2011 Budget in an effort to improve the first time buyer’s opportunity to get a foot on the housing ladder.

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne started by saying a new shared equity scheme worth £250 million is to be set up. Named First Buy, the scheme will allow (more…)

Barclays Study Shows Only 10 Percent Overpaying On Mortgage

Barclays urges homeowners to make overpayments on their mortgage as its new study reveals only 10 percent are taking full advantage of the record low base interest rates.

The Barclays study, which surveyed 1000 borrowers, shows (more…)

C&G Mortgages to close to intermediaries end of March

Cheltenham & Gloucester, the mortgage providing brand owned by Lloyds, is set to halt its intermediary business on the 31st March.

However, it has been stressed that the C&G brand will stay open to customers applying directly.

The announcement, delivered today, will not affect (more…)

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