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News related to lending

Peer to peer lending set to change the UK mortgage industry, it is claimed
2014-12-19 09:11:59 [Europe]
Peer to peer finance is set to revolutionise the UK mortgage industry, starting with secured lending to landlords, according to a new independent review of the buy to let mortgage industry.Read full article: [Peer to peer lending set to change the UK mortgage industry, it is claimed]
 
UK mortgage lending falls back to similar level a year ago, latest data shows
2014-12-18 13:15:21 [Europe]
Gross mortgage lending in the UK reached £16.9 billion in November, some 9% lower than October when it was £18.6 billion, according to the latest figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.Read full article: [UK mortgage lending falls back to similar level a year ago, latest data shows]
 
UK surveyors report a resurgence in remortgage activity
2014-12-18 09:42:47 [Europe]
November saw a resurgence in remortgaging activity even as the rest of UK housing market cooled, according to the latest research from Connells Survey and Valuation.Read full article: [UK surveyors report a resurgence in remortgage activity]
 
Intermediaries remain the most popular choice for buy to let investors
2014-12-17 15:48:59 [Europe]
UK landlords sourcing buy to let finance from intermediaries has increased as they regard it as the best way to secure a good deal, new research suggests.Read full article: [Intermediaries remain the most popular choice for buy to let investors]
 
UK buy to let sector confident going into 2015, new research suggests
2014-12-16 14:01:19 [Europe]
Confidence in the buy to let market will encourage significant investment in the sector by UK property investors in 2015, according to new research.Read full article: [UK buy to let sector confident going into 2015, new research suggests]
 
Lenders offering more deals to UK residential property developers, new survey finds
2014-12-15 14:58:20 [Europe]
Lenders to residential developers in the UK are taking on more risk as property markets stabilise after the financial crash, a survey of more than 50 major institutions has found.Read full article: [Lenders offering more deals to UK residential property developers, new survey finds]
 
LTV lending falls as demand ebbs from bottom end of UK house market
2014-12-15 08:11:59 [Europe]
Lending to higher Loan To Value borrowers in the UK has fallen 12% year on year with November seeing the smallest number since October 2013.Read full article: [LTV lending falls as demand ebbs from bottom end of UK house market]
 
Latest CML figures show lending to first time buyers still rising
2014-12-12 10:00:41 [Europe]
Lending to UK first time buyers increased by 12% in October compared to the previous month and is now 14% up on the same month in 2013, according to the latest figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.Read full article: [Latest CML figures show lending to first time buyers still rising]
 
Bank of England figures show home buying lending has gained ground this year
2014-12-11 08:51:57 [Europe]
Overall lending for buying homes in the UK gained much ground in the third quarter of 2014 compared to last year as the residential property market continued its recovery.Read full article: [Bank of England figures show home buying lending has gained ground this year]
 
Large group of UK first home owners can’t afford to move up the housing ladder
2014-12-08 14:57:07 [Europe]
Over four million young home owners in the UK are frustrated middle movers who cannot afford to move up the property ladder, new research reveals.Read full article: [Large group of UK first home owners can’t afford to move up the housing ladder]
 
Survey confirms certain groups facing difficulties due to UK mortgage reforms
2014-12-08 10:09:04 [Europe]
Mortgage Market Reforms (MMR) in the UK are making it more difficult for certain customers to get a mortgage including over 40s and the self-employed, new research has confirmed.Read full article: [Survey confirms certain groups facing difficulties due to UK mortgage reforms]
 
Better lending conditions leads to rise in first time buyers in Northern Ireland
2014-12-05 07:41:16 [Europe]
Better mortgage conditions have led to Northern Ireland seeing 25% more first time buyers in in the third quarter of 2014 than a year ago, according to data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.Read full article: [Better lending conditions leads to rise in first time buyers in Northern Ireland]
 
CML says just 1.5% of mortgaged sales will pay more under new property tax rules
2014-12-04 09:14:16 [Europe]
The Council of Mortgage Lenders has welcomed the stamp duty changes which have now come into place in the UK and revealed only a small number of mortgagees will be affected.Read full article: [CML says just 1.5% of mortgaged sales will pay more under new property tax rules]
 
Mortgage market in Wales looking strong going into 2015, says CML
2014-12-02 11:15:15 [Europe]
Mortgage lending in Wales remains driven primarily by lending for house purchase, with first time buyers in particular showing strong year on year growth, according to the latest data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.Read full article: [Mortgage market in Wales looking strong going into 2015, says CML]
 
Highest level of house lending in Scotland since 2008, latest CML data shows
2014-12-01 08:34:49 [Europe]
Home lending in Scotland remains driven primarily by lending for house purchase, with remortgage activity showing a year on year decline, according to the latest figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.Read full article: [Highest level of house lending in Scotland since 2008, latest CML data shows]
 
Home buyers in London borrowing higher amounts, latest CML data shows
2014-11-27 09:24:45 [Europe]
More mortgages were completed and a higher amount borrowed in Greater London in the third quarter of this year than in any quarter since 2007, according to the latest data from the Council of Mortgage lenders.Read full article: [Home buyers in London borrowing higher amounts, latest CML data shows]
 
UK gross mortgage lending slows, latest figures show
2014-11-26 07:24:52 [Europe]
Gross mortgage borrowing in the UK in October was £10.5 billion, some 2% higher than in the same month last year, and 1.3% lower than in September 2014.Read full article: [UK gross mortgage lending slows, latest figures show]
 
Non standard UK home borrowers face lack of clarity on mortgages
2014-11-25 11:31:16 [Europe]
Fears of a future clampdown by regulators are preventing mortgage lenders from offering loans that stretch into people’s retirement, according to a new report.Read full article: [Non standard UK home borrowers face lack of clarity on mortgages]
 
UK mortgage lending hits highest October level since 2008
2014-11-21 07:17:49 [Europe]
Gross mortgage lending in the UK reached £19 billion in October, some 5% higher than September and 8% higher than October last year, according to figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.Read full article: [UK mortgage lending hits highest October level since 2008]
 
Low interest rates helping to keep repossessions and mortgage arrears down says CML
2014-11-14 11:24:48 [Europe]
The UK is seeing a continuing reduction in the number of both repossessions and mortgages in arrears, across all categories, according to the latest figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders for the third quarter of 2014.Read full article: [Low interest rates helping to keep repossessions and mortgage arrears down says CML]
 
Research reveals how UK home owners are switching mortgage deals
2014-11-11 15:55:01 [Europe]
Some 18% of borrowers in the UK have changed their mortgage details or come to a new arrangement with their lender in the last three years, new research has found.
Read full article: [Research reveals how UK home owners are switching mortgage deals]
 
Home lending in UK reaches highest quarterly level for seven years
2014-11-11 11:05:11 [Europe]
Lending for home buying in the UK has reached its highest quarterly level since 2007, according to the latest data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML).Read full article: [Home lending in UK reaches highest quarterly level for seven years]
 
UK landlords experiencing high levels of tenant demand, latest monthly survey shows
2014-11-07 08:55:46 [Europe]
UK landlords are still experiencing high levels of demand during the third quarter of the year with just 3% reporting that it is declining, the latest monthly buy to let survey shows.Read full article: [UK landlords experiencing high levels of tenant demand, latest monthly survey shows]
 
Research reveals mortgage burden on retirees in the UK
2014-11-06 08:29:52 [Europe]
Four in 10 over 50s in the UK are paying off a mortgage worth on average of £49,000 and a fifth in their 70s are still paying off their mortgage, new research has found.Read full article: [Research reveals mortgage burden on retirees in the UK]
 
Research shows sneaky fees and charges make it hard to get best mortgage deal
2014-11-04 12:39:32 [Europe]
UK borrowers could be paying over the odds on their mortgages and with sneaky fees and charges making it harder for people to find the best deal, it is claimed.
Read full article: [Research shows sneaky fees and charges make it hard to get best mortgage deal]
 
UK govt launches consultation on Bank of England powers in the housing market
2014-10-31 12:37:59 [Europe]
The UK government is inviting responses to a consultation on which powers the independent Bank of England should have over the country’s housing market.Read full article: [UK govt launches consultation on Bank of England powers in the housing market]
 
Falling buy to let mortgage costs benefiting UK landlords
2014-10-30 10:05:57 [Europe]
UK landlords are benefitting from tumbling mortgage charges and longer fixed rate deals with fees falling for all except the highest LTV loans, new research shows.Read full article: [Falling buy to let mortgage costs benefiting UK landlords]
 
British appetite for overseas property remains strong, new figures suggest
2014-10-30 09:00:13 [Europe]
British investors’ appetite for overseas property is still strong with one specialist reporting enquiries up by 37% so far this year compared with 2013.Read full article: [British appetite for overseas property remains strong, new figures suggest]
 
Worrying number of home owners plan to use pension to pay off mortgage
2014-10-29 13:10:00 [Europe]
More than half a million 40 to 70 year olds in England intend to use part or all of their pension to repay their mortgage, according to new research.
Read full article: [Worrying number of home owners plan to use pension to pay off mortgage]
 
Positive outlook for buy to let lending in the UK
2014-10-29 09:59:25 [Europe]
Intermediaries’ are positive about their future levels of mortgage business over the next year, according to the latest quarterly intermediary survey.Read full article: [Positive outlook for buy to let lending in the UK]
 
UK mortgage holders expect to be in a better financial position in three years
2014-10-24 08:54:16 [Europe]
Some 60% of mortgage holders in the UK anticipate that they will be in the same financial position or better in three years' time even though the majority expect interest rates to rise.Read full article: [UK mortgage holders expect to be in a better financial position in three years]
 
UK mortgage activity has reached a plateau, latest data suggests
2014-10-20 11:47:22 [Europe]
Lending for homes in the UK has reached a plateau with concerns about interest rate rises affecting activity, according to the latest figures.Read full article: [UK mortgage activity has reached a plateau, latest data suggests]
 
UK mortgage lenders braced for further interventions despite market growth cooling
2014-10-17 14:21:45 [Europe]
Mortgage lenders and brokers expect further interventions by the Bank of England’s Financial Policy Committee (FPC) despite market growth cooling, according to new research.Read full article: [UK mortgage lenders braced for further interventions despite market growth cooling]
 
Lending for homes falls in the UK, latest CML data shows
2014-10-09 10:18:28 [Europe]
Home buying lending in the UK has started to decline amid concerns that mortgage regulation is having an impact on the market.Read full article: [Lending for homes falls in the UK, latest CML data shows]
 
RICS latest monthly survey confirms house price growth is slowing in the UK
2014-10-09 08:00:11 [Europe]
House price growth in the UK has slowed back to levels last seen over a year ago as demand slips for the third month in a row, according to the latest monthly report from surveyors.Read full article: [RICS latest monthly survey confirms house price growth is slowing in the UK]
 
The rate at which UK house sales fall through is rising
2014-10-03 16:33:15 [Europe]
The rate at which house sales in the UK are falling through has increased steadily since March 2013, new research shows.Read full article: [The rate at which UK house sales fall through is rising]
 
New powers for Bank of England regarding Help to Buy scheme welcomed
2014-10-02 09:18:09 [Europe]
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has welcomed a move to give further powers to the Bank of England to manage property’s role in the country’s economy.Read full article: [New powers for Bank of England regarding Help to Buy scheme welcomed]
 
Research shows UK mortgage holders think they will struggle with interest rises
2014-10-02 08:27:26 [Europe]
One in five mortgage holders in the UK have said they would really struggle to find the extra money to cover any increase in repayments, new research has found.Read full article: [Research shows UK mortgage holders think they will struggle with interest rises]
 
Many aspiring home buyers in the UK facing uphill struggle to save a deposit
2014-09-30 10:43:50 [Europe]
Over a third of aspiring first time buyers in the UK have given up hope of ever being able to raise a deposit to buy a home, new research has found.Read full article: [Many aspiring home buyers in the UK facing uphill struggle to save a deposit]
 
New home lending remains steady in Australia
2014-09-18 07:54:43 [Australasia]
New home lending activity in Australia remained healthy at the start of the new financial year, according to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.Read full article: [New home lending remains steady in Australia]
 
New mortgage regulations hitting buyers with dependents and low incomes the most
2014-09-17 10:55:42 [Europe]
Borrowers in the UK with dependents and on low incomes seeking a mortgage to buy a home have been the hardest hit by the new MMR regulations introduced earlier this year, new research shows.Read full article: [New mortgage regulations hitting buyers with dependents and low incomes the most]
 
House purchases rather than remortgages driving UK home lending market
2014-09-12 09:27:50 [Europe]
The mortgage market in the UK remains driven primarily by lending for house purchase, rather than remortgage, according to the latest data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.Read full article: [House purchases rather than remortgages driving UK home lending market]
 
Research reveals how little mortgage holders in UK know about their finances
2014-09-10 15:45:32 [Europe]
Almost half of all UK mortgage holders are unaware of their current mortgage rate and over a third are surprised to learn that if the base rate rises by just 1%, it could add £91 to the average UK variable mortgage payment.Read full article: [Research reveals how little mortgage holders in UK know about their finances]
 
UK heading for further mortgage regulation due to EU directive
2014-09-08 09:18:50 [Europe]
The UK government has launched an eight week consultation period on incorporating new European regulations on mortgage lending which set common standards throughout the European Union.Read full article: [UK heading for further mortgage regulation due to EU directive]
 
CML publishes lending manifesto ahead of UK general election
2014-09-05 10:32:09 [Europe]
The Council of Mortgage Lenders has published a manifesto examining the decisions and actions that lenders believe UK politians need to take in advance of the general election next year.
Read full article: [CML publishes lending manifesto ahead of UK general election]
 
Northern Ireland sees significant house purchase and remortgage activity in Q2
2014-09-04 08:07:24 [Europe]
There has been significant house purchase and remortgage activity in Northern Ireland in the second quarter of 2014, according to the latest data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.Read full article: [Northern Ireland sees significant house purchase and remortgage activity in Q2]
 
More than half of UK home owners concerned about a 1% rise in interest rates
2014-09-02 08:05:49 [Europe]
Over 50% of UK home owners believe an interest rise of 1% would have a negative effect on their finances, new research has found.Read full article: [More than half of UK home owners concerned about a 1% rise in interest rates]
 
First time buyer lending in Wales showing strong year on year growth
2014-08-28 10:28:41 [Europe]
Mortgage lending in Wales in the second quarter of 2014 remains driven primarily by lending for house purchase, with first time buyers in particular showing strong year on year growth, according to the latest figures.Read full article: [First time buyer lending in Wales showing strong year on year growth]
 
First time buyers in Greater London borrow 27% quarter on quarter
2014-08-27 13:52:19 [Europe]
First time buyers in Greater London borrowed 27% more in the second quarter of this year than they did a year ago, according to the latest figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.Read full article: [First time buyers in Greater London borrow 27% quarter on quarter]
 
New mortgage rules help to boost bridging loans in UK
2014-08-21 09:09:12 [Europe]
New mortgage rules introduced in the UK in April have contributed to an acceleration in bridging lending in the 12 months to the end of June, it is suggested.Read full article: [New mortgage rules help to boost bridging loans in UK]
 



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