14th January 2020

Overdue cladding inspections leading to ‘thousands’ of rejected mortgage applications

Lenders are rejecting “thousands” of mortgage applications due to outstanding cladding inspections making borrowers “prisoners” to their current providers, a broker firm has claimed. Chris Sykes, […]
28th November 2019

New home registrations grow six per cent ‒ NHBC

Around 15,343 new homes were registered to be built in October by builders and developers, the National House Building Council has revealed. That’s an increase of […]
14th November 2019

Barclays developed cladding certificate set to be adopted by RICS ‘in next few weeks’

A certificate that identifies which cladding-covered properties meet safety regulations is set to be announced in the next few weeks, Barclays has said. Fiona Haggett (pictured), […]
15th October 2019

UK Finance and HBF discussing cooperation on end of Help to Buy

High street and specialist mortgage lenders have begun preparations for the end of Help to Buy by looking at alternative schemes and products to help buyers […]
9th September 2019
New Build & Help to buy

Help to Buy Loophole Closed to Benefit Homeowners

Homeowners with Help to Buy properties given new freedom to take out 35-year mortgages for first time. Homeowners using Help to Buy face difficulties and uncertainty […]
30th November 2018
help to buy

Help to Buy hits record completions in busiest quarter since launch

“The Help to Buy equity loan scheme recorded its busiest quarter in the three months to June since being launched in 2013. According to official data, […]
23rd November 2018

TMPE2018: Help to Buy driving developers to ditch flats for large houses

Legal & General Mortgage Club director Kevin Roberts told the Mortgage and Protection Event that while Help to Buy had been a success, it had been […]
23rd November 2018

Housebuilder Bovis Homes has blamed Brexit for sapping the confidence of home buyers.

“Discretionary purchases have faltered as the uncertainty surrounding the UK’s exit from the European Union (EU) takes its toll, the builder said in a trading update. […]
3rd August 2018
base rate

Base Rate finally on the rise – Time to consider a remortgage?

Big news in the industry! The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee have announced they are increasing the Base Rate. This is an important moment in […]
2nd August 2018
New site

Welcome To Our Upgraded Website!

After several months of hard work and dedication, we are thrilled to officially announce that our new website is now live! The site has been completely […]
23rd February 2018

Help to Buy celebrates its fifth birthday!

The government’s flagship housing scheme celebrates its fifth birthday this year! Since its inception in 2013, Help to Buy has been supporting first-time buyers and homemovers […]
23rd February 2018

New HMO rules could catch out landlords

Legislation regarding houses of multiple occupation (HMOs) could catch out unprepared landlords as new rules come into effect on October 1st. Estimates from the Residential Landlords […]
23rd February 2018

Kensington make key changes

Kensington Mortgages have made key changes to their limited company buy to let, and Right to Buy propositions. Kensington now only assess the property portfolio of […]
3rd November 2017

Skipton launch Help to Buy calculator

A new calculator has been launched by Skipton Intermediaries to help brokers as they support their Help to Buy clients. The lender has made the refinancing […]