UK house prices up by 0.6% in February - Nationwide

IFAonline | 28 Feb 2014 | 12:03

UK house prices rose by 0.6% in February, a 9.4% increase on the same month in 2013, according to Nationwide Building Society.

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Investors wise to prepare for rate hike, says MPC's Miles

It is "not unreasonable" for investors to anticipate a 2% base rate as early as 2016, but increasing rates is still considered a last resort to tame the housing market, according to Bank of England policymaker David Miles.

IFAonline | 18 Feb 2014 | 07:24
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Are you ready? Evaluating the Mortgage Market Review

As the April deadline for implementation of the Mortgage Market Review (MMR) looms large, Rebecca Prestage, head of policy at The Consulting Consortium, takes a look at some last minute assessments to consider

IFAonline | 06 Feb 2014 | 12:03

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Mutuals mortgage lending doubles in 2013 while arrears fall

Mutuals and building societies have doubled their net mortgage lending over the last year, figures from the Building Societies Association (BSA) show.

IFAonline | 03 Jan 2014 | 11:43
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Housing bubble: Economist warns 77% chance UK houses are over-valued

There is a 77% chance UK houses are over-valued, an economist has warned, as the threat of a bubble looms.

IFAonline | 12 Dec 2013 | 07:58
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CML: No evidence of housing boom

The mortgage market is experiencing "strong upwards momentum" and gross lending may top £200bn for the first time in seven years in 2015, but there is little evidence of a housing boom developing, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).

IFAonline | 10 Dec 2013 | 07:20
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BoE to turn off Funding for Lending tap for mortgages

The mortgage aspect of the Funding for Lending Scheme (FLS) is to be discontinued in light of improved market conditions.

IFAonline | 28 Nov 2013 | 13:50
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Welsh Help to Buy scheme set for January launch

The Welsh government has announced it will launch its £170m Help to Buy equity loan scheme in January.

IFAonline | 25 Nov 2013 | 14:24
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BoE's Dale: Recovery has 'number of years to go'

The UK economy is heading in the right direction but there are a "number of years to go" before a full-blown recovery can be called, Bank of England (BoE) chief economist Spencer Dale has said.

IFAonline | 22 Nov 2013 | 07:44
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Stamp duty threatens to pervert Help to Buy effect - CML

The government is undermining its own Help to Buy scheme by imposing a large tax burden on first-time buyers, the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has argued.

IFAonline | 06 Nov 2013 | 10:34
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UK house prices 5.8% higher than a year ago - Nationwide

UK house prices are now 5.8% higher than this time a year ago, according to Nationwide, but are still 7% off their 2007 peak.

IFAonline | 31 Oct 2013 | 07:42
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BoE has 'room to raise interest rates' without hitting borrowers

The Bank of England (BoE) could increase interest rates a "fair amount" without hurting homeowners taking advantage of the government's Help to Buy scheme, according to one of its policymakers.

IFAonline | 21 Oct 2013 | 07:28
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IFAonline | 14 Oct 2013 | 10:16
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Fears of house price bubble are just 'hysteria' say economic forecasters

Britain's economic recovery is now firmly entrenched thanks to a spending spree by consumers - and fears of a housing bubble are just ‘hysteria', say leading economic forecasters.

IFAonline | 14 Oct 2013 | 07:32
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Quarter of brokers report surge in Help to Buy enquiries

Mortgage advisers are reporting a rise in Help to Buy enquiries, despite the fact they are unable to places cases yet.

IFAonline | 10 Oct 2013 | 14:20
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FCA to consult on mortgage terms after tracker hikes

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is to consult the industry on the significance of small print in mortgage contracts in the wake of decisions by banks to increase their tracker rates.

IFAonline | 01 Oct 2013 | 17:30
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House prices continue 'brisk' rise, says Nationwide

UK house prices continued to rise at a "fairly brisk pace" in August, according to the latest figures from Nationwide.

IFAonline | 30 Aug 2013 | 07:30
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UK risking new house price bubble - economists

Measures to increase confidence in the UK housing market could herald a new house price bubble, economists have warned.

IFAonline | 15 Aug 2013 | 07:50
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Paragon pulls fixed-rate buy-to-let range

Paragon Mortgages has withdrawn its fixed-rate buy-to-let range until swap rates become less volatile.

IFAonline | 26 Jun 2013 | 10:40

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