Housing market

        Financial services firms team with property surveyors

        Professional Adviser | 05 Jan 2015 | 13:03

        Two financial services firms have teamed up with property surveyors to fuel their growth strategies and benefit from new revenue streams in the UK housing market.


        Mortgage approvals down 20% on 2013, as ISA savings rise 38%

        High street bank mortgage approvals were down 20% in November compared with the year before, new figures from the British Bankers' Association (BBA) have shown.

        Professional Adviser | 24 Dec 2014 | 09:52

        Advisers welcome ‘ingenious’ stamp duty overhaul

        Advisers have welcomed the Chancellor’s overhaul of the taxation system around buying property, saying it is an “ingenious” idea that will benefit the majority of clients.

        Professional Adviser | 04 Dec 2014 | 07:25

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      AS14: Osborne bins 'single slab' stamp duty; unveils marginal tiers

      The government is to do away with the existing 'single slab' approach to stamp duty on residential property purchases, introducing a new tiered charge from 4 December.

      Professional Adviser | 03 Dec 2014 | 13:30
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      Bean: Interest rates may be 'only game in town' to dampen housing market

      The Bank of England may find monetary policy such as raising interest rates “the only game in town” to combat financial stability risks such as the housing market, the deputy governor has warned.

      Professional Adviser | 21 May 2014 | 10:53
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      Lloyds caps affordability to 4x income to rein in raging market risk

      Lloyds, the UK's biggest lender, has put an immediate cap on income multiples on mortgages over £500,000 to primarily target the London market in a bid to combat the capital's swiftly rising property price inflation.

      Professional Adviser | 21 May 2014 | 10:45
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      Economists heap pressure on Osborne over Help to Buy

      Prominent economists have added to calls for the government to pull back from the mortgage guarantee element of its Help to Buy initiative, arguing it is no longer needed.

      Professional Adviser | 12 May 2014 | 07:44

      UK house prices up by 0.6% in February - Nationwide

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

      IFAonline | 28 Feb 2014 | 12:03

      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

      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

      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

      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

      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

      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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