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News related to lending

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]
 
Half of UK home owners not concerned about interest rate rises, poll suggests
2014-08-20 14:52:36 [Europe]
With a consensus that the first Bank of England base rate interest rise since July 2007 is drawing ever closer on the horizon, it seems that around half of UK home owners are unconcerned about it.Read full article: [Half of UK home owners not concerned about interest rate rises, poll suggests]
 
UK gross mortgage lending up 7% month on month
2014-08-20 09:15:54 [Europe]
Gross mortgage lending in the UK reached £19.1 billion in July, some 7% higher than the previous month, according to the latest figures from the Council of Mortgage Lenders.Read full article: [UK gross mortgage lending up 7% month on month]
 
Only half of new UK home buyers understand new mortgage rules, research shows
2014-08-18 15:23:14 [Europe]
Only half of aspiring home owners in the UK are aware of the new Mortgage Market Review rules that were introduced in April, according to new research.Read full article: [Only half of new UK home buyers understand new mortgage rules, research shows]
 
Investing in property loan bridging sector providing good annual returns, it is claimed
2014-08-15 08:28:40 [Europe]
Property bridging loans have provided investors with the greatest annual returns and the lowest volatility across a range of alternative asset classes, according to the latest research.Read full article: [Investing in property loan bridging sector providing good annual returns, it is claimed]
 
Home owners in arrears and repossession continue to fall in the UK
2014-08-14 10:26:50 [Europe]
Mortgage arrears and possessions in the UK continued to fall in the second quarter of 2014, according to the latest data published by the Council of Mortgage Lenders.
Read full article: [Home owners in arrears and repossession continue to fall in the UK]
 
New home sales market in Australia reports healthy growth
2014-08-11 15:52:48 [Australasia]
New home sales in Australia increased by 1.2% in June and were up 2% on a quarterly basis, according to the latest home sales report from the Housing Industry Association (HIA).Read full article: [New home sales market in Australia reports healthy growth]
 
UK home lending up as experts declare mortgage market is now healthy
2014-08-11 15:19:00 [Europe]
The mortgage industry in the UK in June was driven primarily by lending for homes rather than remortgages with volumes up by 6%, according to the latest report from the Council of Mortgage lenders.Read full article: [UK home lending up as experts declare mortgage market is now healthy]
 
Study reveals home owners will be hit when UK interest rates rise
2014-08-07 08:29:54 [Europe]
Nearly one in 10 home owners in the UK say they will sell up if interest rates rise and a third say they will potentially struggle, new research has found.
Read full article: [Study reveals home owners will be hit when UK interest rates rise]
 
Lloyds announces it is ahead of schedule for first time buyer lending
2014-08-01 14:00:23 [Finance Update]
Lloyds Banking Group has announced that it is ahead of schedule in meeting its first time buyer commitments for 2014.Read full article: [Lloyds announces it is ahead of schedule for first time buyer lending]
 
Research reveals a surge in buy to let products in the UK
2014-07-28 08:10:25 [Europe]
The number of products on the market to service the growing interest in buy to let mortgages in the UK has risen to highs not seen since 2008, new research revealsRead full article: [Research reveals a surge in buy to let products in the UK]
 
Halifax and Lloyds mortgage range changes
2014-07-16 12:48:49 [Finance Update]
Home owners are now able to purchase new build properties through both Halifax and Lloyds Bank Help to Buy Mortgage Guarantee scheme products.Read full article: [Halifax and Lloyds mortgage range changes]
 
New home lending in Australia at four year high
2014-07-15 11:16:06 [Australasia]
New home lending activity in Australia is still trending higher with the latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics showing it at its highest level for four years.Read full article: [New home lending in Australia at four year high]
 
Restrictions on buy to let lending would not be good for the industry, it is claimed
2014-07-14 14:29:09 [Europe]
Imposing lending restrictions on the buy to let mortgage market in the UK could have damaging consequences for landlords and the supply of rental properties, it is claimed.Read full article: [Restrictions on buy to let lending would not be good for the industry, it is claimed]
 
UK mortgage lending data published according to post codes for the first time
2014-07-11 12:21:46 [Europe]
Major mortgage lenders in the UK have today published details for the first time of their total outstanding residential mortgage lending according to over 9,000 post code sectors across the country.Read full article: [UK mortgage lending data published according to post codes for the first time]
 
Number of properties qualifying for Help to Buy falling
2014-07-11 08:35:59 [Europe]
The number of eligible properties under the government’s Help to Buy scheme in England and Wales has fallen, while average prices have risen since the launch of the second phase of the scheme, a new analysis shows.Read full article: [Number of properties qualifying for Help to Buy falling]
 



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