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Carney says UK economy is still in need of stimulus
(26/11 06:20 - City A.M.)
BANK of England governor Mark Carney signalled a dovish tone while speaking to MPs yesterday, despite insisting that the UK’s monetary policy will not be loosened even further. Carney told the Treasury Select Committee that Britain was “still an...
Media Spotlight: Housing: Where’s the Plan? by Kate Barker
(26/11 06:03 - Mortgage Strategy)
26 November 2014 | By Robert Thickett, mortgage policy adviser, Building Societies Association It is just over 10 years since Kate Barker, appointed DBE this year for services to the economy, wrote her seminal review of the UK housing market. Well...
Letters: Mind-boggling excuses for transitional rule failures
(26/11 06:03 - Mortgage Strategy)
26 November 2014 Star letter: Mind-boggling excuses for transitional failure In recent months much has been written about transitional provisions and many waters have become muddied. The FCA introduced transitional provisions with the stated policy...
Asking prices fall as demand is curtailed
(26/11 06:02 - Mortgage Strategy)
| By Sellers dropped asking prices in November to attract scarce winter buyers while high prices and the MMR have curtailed buyer demand, according to Rightmove. Average asking prices dropped 1.7 per cent to ?267,127 in November, according to the...
Elderly’s access to loans set to improve
(26/11 06:02 - Mortgage Strategy)
| By Paul Thomas , Samuel Dale Access to finance for older borrowers will improve once the FCA publishes the details of its thematic reviews of the MMR, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders. As a result of the MMR, older borrowers have faced...
Leader: Declaring an interest
(26/11 06:02 - Mortgage Strategy)
26 November 2014 Throughout 2012, the news pages of this magazine were littered with stories about lenders either severely restricting their interest-only criteria or pulling out of the sector altogether. This was mainly due to the sector being...
House price slowdown to continue in 2015
(26/11 02:24 - Introducer Today)
Latest mortgage figures show the housing market lost yet more heat in October, and 2015 forecasts suggest the cooling will continue into next year. House purchase approvals in October fell 16%...
HSBC unveils lowest-ever five-year fix
(26/11 02:24 - Introducer Today)
HSBC has raised stakes in the mortgage price war by unleashing its lowest ever five-year fixed rate. The deal, available from Monday, charges 2.48% up to 60% loan-to-value (LTV), with a ?999 fee....
Paragon posts 82% rise in BTL lending
(26/11 02:24 - Introducer Today)
It can also boast a 78% rise in its new business pipeline to ?414.8 million. The figures come as part of full-year results published by its parent company, The Paragon Group of Companies, for the...
...while lending drops further
(26/11 02:05 - City A.M.)
, 1:57am MORTGAGE approvals for house purchases declined for a fourth consecutive month as the market showed signs of slowing. The 37,076 approvals in October mark a 17-month low, according to figures released yesterday by the British Bankers...
Nationwide loan volumes fall as biggest banks get back on feet
(26/11 02:05 - City A.M.)
BUILDING society Nationwide reported a fall in new mortgage lending as the big banks have become increasingly competitive. In the years since the financial crisis, the mutual has increased its market share rapidly, as the big banks were cutting back....
House prices to normalise...
(26/11 02:05 - City A.M.)
, 1:57am A MAJOR UK mortgage provider has said it expected house prices to moderate next year. Halifax yesterday said it expected prices to increase between three and five per cent in 2015. The prospect of higher interest rates and a reduction...
The Mortgage Mole: Error of our highways
(26/11 01:48 - Mortgage Strategy)
26 November 2014 Error of our highways Although us lot at Mortgage Strategy strive to make as few mistakes as possible in our journalistic endeavours, of course the odd one, now and then, does creep in to the magazine.  But Mole can safely say we...
Analysis: No meddling with buy-to-let
(26/11 01:48 - Mortgage Strategy)
26 November 2014 | By There is much focus on the potential full regulation of the buy-to-let sector but, while I can understand brokers’ concern about the likely extra cost, I feel rather indifferent. My question as always is: what are we actually...
60 seconds with… Karen Bennett, sales & marketing director, Commercial Mortgages, Shawbrook Bank
(26/11 01:48 - Mortgage Strategy)
26 November 2014 | By Why have commercial lenders and packagers recently urged residential brokers to look at the sector? Commercial mortgages cover a wide range of products. We lend to landlords, developers and business owners who all require a...
Analysis: Make IP sales a higher priority
(26/11 01:48 - Mortgage Strategy)
26 November 2014 | By I applauded the launch of the Family Building Society’s mortgage waiver product this summer. It allows people to miss payments for up to six months if they fall ill or are made redundant. This is ASU cover by the back door but...

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