From 1st July the Council of Mortgage Lenders is integrated into a new trade association, UK Finance. For the time being, all UKF mortgage information will continue to be published on this website, and UKF member-only mortgage information will only be available here.

UK Finance represents around 300 firms in the UK providing credit, banking, markets and payment-related services. The new organisation takes on most of the activities previously carried out by the Asset Based Finance Association, the British Bankers’ Association, the Council of Mortgage Lenders, Financial Fraud Action UK, Payments UK and the UK Cards Association. Please go to www.ukfinance.org.uk for wider content and updates from UK Finance.

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Every little helps, as one supermarket bank chops its mortgage rates

Your Mortgage Magazine

18 August 2017

...cut rates on many of its fixed deals Tesco Bank has reduced interest rates for homebuyers and remortgagors looking to fix their mortgage rate.

Margaret Taylor: What choice for MPC as recession risk looms?

Herald Scotland

18 August 2017

Margaret Taylor: What choice for MPC as recession risk looms? THERE has been much prevarication from the Bank of England over the need to raise...

Grenfell inquiry should shine a spotlight on UK’s housing issues

The Guardian

17 August 2017

However, Sir Martin has rejected including wider examination of social housing policy and related matters, while sharing the concerns of local...

Bank of England boffins reckon foreign-owned firms are key to productivity

City A.M.

17 August 2017

...fell 0.1 per cent in the second quarter of 2017, according to the Office for National Statistics' (ONS) flash estimate. This follows a 0.5 per...

A guide to giving money to your family

Saga

17 August 2017

...it would incur an extra charge of 3% over and above the normal stamp duty tax on the purchase value. Capital gains tax might be payable...

Semi-detached house sends Twitter into a frenzy after prospective buyers spot the next door neighbour’s VERY unusual garden

The Scottish Sun

17 August 2017

...the current average house price of ?223,300 according to the Office for National Statistics, to calculate just how much cash you could bag by...

Only a parallel Grenfell inquiry can fix our broken housing system

The Guardian

17 August 2017

...made a submission recommending that the inquiry be set up to scrutinise housing policy at national and local level. On the day of his appointment,

PRA is being na?ve on longer mortgages – Church

Mortgage Solutions

17 August 2017

PRA is being na?ve on longer mortgages Church There s plenty of talk right now surrounding long-term mortgages and the dangers they present,

Cheapest ever BTL fixed-rate mortgage launched

Mortgage Solutions

17 August 2017

...and criteria it s about getting the right blend. True cost Nonetheless, the buy-to-let market remains in a tricky position. New data from UK...