Santander cuts adviser fees for longer-term mortgages

        IFAonline | 07 Jan 2014 | 11:41

        Santander is updating its quality-based fee structure, including extending the assessment to loan terms of five years or more, resulting in lower adviser fees.

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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

        RBS Intermediary Partners relaunches on Monday

        RBS Intermediary Partners is to return to the mortgage market on Monday, the group has announced.

        IFAonline | 26 Nov 2013 | 14:32

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      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

      MPs' stark warning on day of Help to Buy launch

      The government's popular Help to Buy mortgage scheme could threaten financial stability if it is mismanaged, a group of MPs has warned.

      IFAonline | 08 Oct 2013 | 07:46

      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

      Quarter of homebuyers 'paying at least £7k stamp duty'

      More than a quarter of home-buyers in England and Wales are now paying stamp duty at the higher rates of 3% or more, research suggests.

      IFAonline | 06 Aug 2013 | 09:50
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      HSBC launches ‘all-time low’ 1.49% mortgage

      HSBC has launched the lowest ever fixed rate mortgage seen in the UK mortgage market with a 1.49% headline rate product.

      IFAonline | 02 Aug 2013 | 10:20

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      Paragon Mortgages has withdrawn its fixed-rate buy-to-let range until swap rates become less volatile.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

      FCA begins MMR readiness tests

      The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has begun tracking intermediaries' and lenders' progress towards implementing new rules following the Mortgage Market Review (MMR).

      IFAonline | 15 May 2013 | 10:10

      Thousands of interest-only mortgage borrowers face funding shortfall

      Hundreds of thousands of interest-only mortgage borrowers whose deals mature before 2020 are likely to face a funding shortfall, according to estimates produced for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

      IFAonline | 02 May 2013 | 08:01
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      BoI blitzed ahead of ‘unfair' tracker rate hike

      The embattled Bank of Ireland (BoI) has come under fresh attack for "unfairly" hiking the interest rates of thousands of borrowers on ‘tracker' mortgages, despite a static base rate.

      IFAonline | 30 Apr 2013 | 07:00

      'Momentum' propels 5% jump in mortgage approvals

      Lenders approved 5% more mortgages in March than the previous month to reach a monthly total of £7,646m in loans, according to British Bankers' Association figures.

      IFAonline | 24 Apr 2013 | 14:45

      House prices rise biggest in three years

      House prices in England and Wales rose by 0.3% in March, the largest month-on-month increase since March 2010, figures suggest.

      IFAonline | 25 Mar 2013 | 07:20

      Brokers' five biggest bugbears

      It's Emma Mason's job, as business development manager at Blacks Connect, to visit mortgage intermediaries on a regular basis.

      IFAonline | 25 Feb 2013 | 16:35

      AMI expects bumper year for mortgage advisers

      The Association of Mortgage Intermediaries (AMI) said it expects advisers' share of the mortgage market to increase markedly this year as a raft of changes boost their prospects.

      IFAonline | 08 Feb 2013 | 11:22

      Blog: why advisers must improve mortgage case submissions

      So the year has started off with a glimmer of good news - gross mortgage lending is forecast to increase again this year.

      IFAonline | 31 Jan 2013 | 16:30

      Mortgage lender Accord cuts rates in ten-day sale

      Accord Mortgages has launched a ten-day sale on six of its mortgage products.

      IFAonline | 15 Jan 2013 | 10:30

      Number of UK property millionaires breaks 300,000

      Burgeoning demand for top-end houses created more than 47,000 new property millionaires in the UK in 2012, taking the total number to 300,142, according to property website

      IFAonline | 04 Jan 2013 | 12:20
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      MMR: right policy, wrong time

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      IFAonline | 30 Oct 2012 | 15:10


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