News & Updates

Growth potential in green mortgages

The Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA) is arguing that there is strong potential for market growth in the area of ‘green’ mortgages, although most of the public remain unaware of them right now. A green mortgage is one where a lender offers better...

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Further house price record high reported

The recovery of the UK housing market continues apace, with the news that the average price of a home has hit another record high. Rightmove has confirmed that during October, the average price being sought for a house in the UK was £324,000. This marks a rise of 5.5%...

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Rise in number of advisors joining Stonebridge

The Stonebridge mortgage network has stated that the ongoing attempts to add new advisors to its roster is proving to be successful, with it having double the number of pending applications compared with 2019. The network has indicated that it added a further 13...

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New affordability calculator launched

An improved mortgage affordability calculator has been launched by Darlington Intermediaries, with this tool available for use by advisors via its website. The company is using Legal & General technology to run this new calculator, which works in the usual way by...

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Eight ways to operate effectively as a mortgage advisor

The role of a mortgage broker is a competitive one, best suited to those with the drive to meet and exceed targets. From beating your personal best to reaping the benefits of bonuses after sealing a deal for your clients, these important points can steer your career...

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Millions saved with stamp duty changes

Analysis by the estate agency Benham and Reeves suggests that those buying a home since the government announced the raising of the stamp duty threshold have saved millions as a result. The analysis shows that 85% of all home purchases that have taken place since the...

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Benefits of learning CeMAP skills from qualified tutors

From the complexities of legislation to the current financial uncertainties facing people during the coronavirus crisis, for those wishing to acquire a mortgage, expert advisors are increasingly in demand. By far the quickest and most effective way to kickstart a...

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September sees further house price growth

The September House Price Index published by Halifax indicates that house prices in the UK rose by 7.3% compared with September 2019, which represents the biggest rise since June of 2016. This was not the only positive news for the UK housing market, as the average...

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New market data reveals shift in advisor working hours

The mortgage industry tech supplier Twenty7Tec has published its September industry findings, and they reveal a significant shift in the hours that advisors are now working. The biggest takeaway from this latest batch of data is that the changes COVID-19 has led to...

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System upgrade announced by Mortgage Magic

The digital platform Mortgage Magic has announced the launch of an upgraded version of its business and customer relationship management (CRM) system, less than a year after the initial system debuted. The Mortgage Magic platform for finding and completing loans was...

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NatWest launches new advisor hub

Lender NatWest has recently announced that it has launched a brand new hub aimed at mortgage advisors, which will feature a less stringent affordability assessment for mortgage prisoners. This hub is for use by advisors who are handling clients classified as “mortgage...

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Large rise in activity among HLP members

HL Partnership (HLP) is stating that the amount of activity among its member mortgage advisors has risen significantly in comparison to the year’s first quarter. The mortgage brokerage has indicated that the number of searches being performed by member advisors has...

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August purchase approvals highest in 13 years

According to the latest Bank of England figures, the number of property purchase approvals during August was the highest in 13 years, providing further evidence for the revival of the housing market. These figures reveal that a total of 84,715 mortgage loans to enable...

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