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 for wider content and updates from UK Finance.

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SIMON LAMBERT: The death of dinner party buy-to-let... and why the easy gains from property have gone

Mail On Sunday

17 August 2017

...second homes, the income tax changes that remove full mortgage interest tax relief against rent, and regulatory changes that make it tougher...

The Bank of Mum and Dad: Should you gift or loan?

City A.M.

17 August 2017

...a second home , which means you will be charged a higher rate of stamp duty on the transaction. You will also be liable for capital...

Boost in second charge mortgage lending

Your Mortgage Magazine

17 August 2017 as an alternative way of raising funds to a remortgage or personal loan The number of new second charge mortgages taken out in June...

Pound nears an all-time low: should you lock in your travel money now?


17 August 2017

...restrictions. You can find out more about these cards in our guide to challenger banks. Most other euro/dollar prepaid cards set their own exchange rates,

China's debt binge could crash the entire world economy: IMF issues stark warning as borrowing balloons

Daily Mail Online

16 August 2017

China's debt binge could crash the entire world economy: IMF issues stark warning as borrowing balloons Surging debt in China could cripple the...

HSBC outlines broker technology upgrade and expands distribution to Personal Touch

Mortgage Solutions

16 August 2017

...plans to upgrade its broker software. The bank was the sixth biggest UK mortgage lender in 2016, lending ?15.7bn, according to Council for Mortgage...

HSBC to release new broker platform

Mortgage Introducer

16 August 2017 tracking. Waking up to consequences of ignoring the GDPR Tracie Pearce, HSBC s head of mortgages in the UK, said: We have developed this...

Borrowers at risk from end to mortgage benefit

Mortgage Strategy

16 August 2017

...will stop receiving the benefit in April and could risk falling into arrears at that point. But lenders will work to avoid arrears and repossessions,

Principality changes new build criteria

Mortgage Solutions

16 August 2017

Principality changes new build criteria Principality Building Society is willing to lend up to 90% loan to value (LTV) on new-build residential...