UK house prices declined for the fourth time in five months in July, with prices falling by 0.7%, reported Nationwide.
The number of mortgage applications approved by banks fell sharply in June as the UK was hit by the wettest month on record, figures from the British Bankers' Association (BBA) show.
HSBC will make an additional £2bn of mortgage funding available to UK borrowers, with £1bn allocated to first-time buyers this year.
Halifax has become the fourth lender to launch a product range to support its participation in the NewBuy scheme.
Demand for UK housing hit its highest level in two years in March as more properties were put up for sale ahead of the Stamp Duty holiday-end, data suggests.
Barclays is set to increase the maximum LTV of its Woolwich mortgage fixed rate range to 90% LTV from tomorrow.
David Cameron has promised up to 200,000 extra affordable homes as he unveiled plans to extend Margaret Thatcher's 'right-to-buy' programme.
Overall lending for house purchases hit its highest level in almost a year in July, according to the latest figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).
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