Co-op Bank offer lowest ever fixed rate mortgage

Posted by on 08/05/2015 at 5:20 pm

  Published by Money Expert on Tuesday, 05 May 2015   Last Friday saw the lowest fixed rate mortgage ever offered in the UK go on sale. The deal offered a rate of 1.09% that is fixed for two years. This new deal is the latest punch thrown in the mortgage price war that has […]

Property crowdfunding is a good idea — in theory

Posted by on 02/03/2015 at 5:19 pm

  Published by Financial Times on Friday, 27 February 2015 by Merryn Somerset Webb   Who would want to buy a house in the UK at the moment? Look at the prices and you’d think the answer would be absolutely nobody. In London …

Invest in Buy-to-Let Without a Mortgage

Posted by on 01/03/2015 at 4:28 pm

  Published by Love Money on Monday, 23 February 2015 by John Fitzsimons   Crowdfunding site offers new way to invest in property. CrowdLords is a new crowdfunding site, offering people the chance to invest in property, whether as a landlord or simply as a hands-off investor. Let’s take a closer look at how it […]

UK residential mortgage market becoming too restrictive

Posted by on 08/02/2015 at 7:32 pm

  Published by Property Wire on Friday, 6 February 2015   Renewed optimism in the UK mortgage industry for growth in 2015 is being overshadowed by the view that the market has become too conservative, it is claimed. Post financial crisis regulation is hampering the market and brokers are reporting difficulties in meeting customer needs, […]

Shocking statistics about UK property market!

Posted by on 25/01/2015 at 5:19 pm

  Published by Property Forum on Saturday, 24 January 2015 by Mark Benson   While many investors look towards the UK property market as something of a “safe haven” it seems that investors are pricing first-time buyers out of the market. A report by the homeless charity Shelter has cast a very dark shadow across […]

Bank of England dissenters drop call for higher rates after inflation slump

Posted by on 23/01/2015 at 5:20 pm

  Published by Reuters on Wednesday, 21 January 2015 by David Milliken and Li-mei Hoang   (Reuters) – Two Bank of England policymakers have ditched their long-standing calls for an end to record-low interest rates in the face of tumbling inflation, prompting economists to again push back forecasts of when the BoE will start to […]

Hinckley & Rugby updates seven mortgage rates

Posted by on 16/01/2015 at 4:32 pm

  Published by FT Adviser on Wednesday, 14 January 2015 by Peter Walker   Hinckley and Rugby Building Society has cut the interest rates on seven mortgages, including two buy-to-let deals. The news discounted rates apply to several high loan-to-value deals. A 95 per cent loan-to-value two-year discount mortgage is down from 3.85 per cent […]

Lenders increase proc fees

Posted by on 08/01/2015 at 8:39 pm

  Published by Mortgage Finance Gazette on Monday, 05 January 2015 by Joanne Atkin   A number of mortgage lenders are increasing their procuration fees after a flurry of providers did the same towards the end of last year. For all new residential mortgage applications received by Skipton Intermediaries, proc fees will rise to 0.40 […]

Civitas: buy-to-let investors should face restrictions

Posted by on 06/01/2015 at 3:02 pm

  Published by FT Adviser on Friday, 02 January 2015 by Damian Fantato   Buy-to-let investors should face restrictions on how much they can charge their tenants, a report into the UK’s private rented sector claims. The 58-page paper, written by Daniel Bentley of Civitas, claims the UK’s housing market is “a mess” because of […]

UK buy to let sector confident going into 2015

Posted by on 18/12/2014 at 10:06 am

  Published by Property Wire on Tuesday, 16 December 2014   Confidence in the buy to let market will encourage significant investment in the sector by UK property investors in 2015, according to new research. This is despite the fact that 52% of buy to let property investors believe interest rates will rise next year, […]