One of the UK's most "prolific female fraudsters" has been jailed for nine years after conning banks out of £13m.
The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has prohibited mortgage adviser Anthony Gott from performing any regulated activity carried on by an authorised person, due to his "lack of honesty and integrity."
The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) said it is important for borrowers to know the difference between the types of mortgage fees after BBC Watchdog examined lenders "squeezing" homebuyers with large arrangement charges.
There could be as many as 1,000 extra mortgage advisers operating in the industry within the next few years as intermediaries cancel their investment permissions as a result of the Retail Distribution Review (RDR), according to Martin Reynolds, CEO of...
The Buy to Let Business has today launched the industry's first buy-to-let mortgage club.
The Building Societies Association (BSA) has backed the decision to bring claims management companies (CMCs) under the umbrella of the Legal Services Ombudsman, but wants it to publish complaints data like the financial Ombudsman.
The Post Office is introducing specially trained mortgage specialists in five of its UK branches today.
UK house prices declined for the fourth time in five months in July, with prices falling by 0.7%, reported Nationwide.
HSBC will make an additional £2bn of mortgage funding available to UK borrowers, with £1bn allocated to first-time buyers this year.
The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has publicly censured Principal Mortgage Services Limited (PMSL), a mortgage broker based in Worcester, for failing to give suitable advice on interest-only mortgages.
Safe Home Income Providers (SHIP) will relaunch as the Equity Release Council later this month.
Avelo, provider of technology solutions to the Financial Services industry, has acquired sourcing system TrigoldCrystal.
The Co-operative Bank is to withdraw its interest-only mortgage range, it has announced.
Halifax has become the fourth lender to launch a product range to support its participation in the NewBuy scheme.
Santander is reducing the maximum loan to value on its interest-only residential deals to 50%, in a move it hopes will encourage some borrowers to select a capital repayment mortgage.
Limits on loan-to-value (LTV) mortgages were back on the agenda last night after George Osborne told MPs the Bank of England could intervene to prevent another housing crisis.
The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has published guidelines to push lenders to simplify wording on mortgage contracts that permit switching consumers from interest-only to repayment mortgages.
An interest-only mortgage application should be assessed as though it is a capital-and-interest deal, unless there is a "believable" strategy for repaying the loan that does not rely on house price inflation, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) has...
Advisers have relied too much on mortgages and should be exploiting the opportunities in protection, said a top mortgage boss.
More than one million under-40s are struggling to cope with debt, leaving them unable to build up assets in the same way as previous generations,according to the Consumer Credit Counselling Service (CCCS).
An entrepreneur, whose mansion was used in the movie The King's Speech, has been jailed for committing fraud totaling £4m.
House prices continued to "tread water" in September with prices only rising 0.1% during the month, said Nationwide.
Pensioners have been warned by police to keep a lookout when using cash point machines, following a number of "distraction thefts" outside banks and building societies in Coventry.
At least 62 debt management advice firms have had their licences cancelled in the past year after an Office of Fair Trading (OFT) review into the industry.
A spoof documentary showing estate agents as obnoxious, arrogant and sleazy workers has quickly become an internet sensation.
Gross mortgage lending reached an estimated £13.4bn in August, a 10% rise from £12.1bn in August 2010, according to the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).
Estate agents and property developers who handle sales of property and land in the UK are to be issued with draft guidance on how to comply with the law.
Only fourteen homes were sold per UK estate agent in the three months to August - the lowest total for more than two years, said the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
A Barclays bank manager investigated a colleague's £20,000 theft from a customer aged 95 - then stole £23,000 from the same pensioner by copying the crime.
A look at whether Aldermore's 100% mortgage could help revive the FTB market
Specialist lender Aldermore has launched a 100% LTV Guarantor mortgage to help "disenfranchised" first-time buyers get on the housing ladder.
A former mortgage broker named by Crimestoppers as one of the UK's ten most wanted fraudsters has been arrested.
We talk to BMA Young Achiever of the Year, Countrywide's Carrie Cotter
A mortgage broker has been banned and fined £106,499 for inflating incomes and providing false employment details for his clients on mortgage applications.
A senior surveyor who took gifts worth £1m for her part in a £10m mortgage scam for London properties has been jailed for six years.
Santander UK has reported a 21% drop in gross mortgage lending for the first six months of 2011 compared to the same period in 2010.
Sales of equity release plans during the first half of the year rose 5.24% while the amount released by homeowners increased by 3%, Key Retirement Solutions has found.
Four men have been jailed for a total of nine years for fraudulently obtaining mortgages on three properties in Bradford.
Yorkshire Building Society is to acquire the mortgage and savings business of Egg Banking, a subsidiary of Citigroup.
A near-£2bn increase in mortgage lending last month may be no more than a "flash in the pan" reflecting concerted efforts from lenders to meet their mid-year targets, according to chartered surveyor e.surv.
Average UK house prices are unlikely to recover to their previous peak levels until around 2020, according to analysis by Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC).
The UK housing market faces "significant headwinds" in the coming months, according to the Halifax.
A senior surveyor who took gifts worth £1m for her part in a £10m mortgage scam for London properties has been convicted of fraud at the Old Bailey.
Mortgage lenders have identified third parties such as solicitors, brokers and valuers as being among the main sources of fraud risk.
The hoped-for spring bounce in the housing market failed to occur during May, as fears over the economy and lack of mortgage finance continued to depress activity levels, according to RICS.
A policeman's wife took part in a £10m mortgage scam in exchange for lavish gifts worth £1m, the Old Bailey heard.
Nine people have been charged with fraud after providing false information about their earnings and occupations to try and obtain mortgages.
Lenders should restrict mortgages to 3.5 times income and loans should be capped at 90% LTV, according to a report by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR).