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Press releases for October 2020

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30 October 2020

The Right Mortgage and Protection Network will hold its first Virtual National Training Event, on November 26th 2020. The Network’s National Training Events, its flagship roadshow events, are put on ...

30 October 2020

Following the Bank of England’s latest figures showing net mortgage borrowing hit £4.8 billion in September, up from £1.8 billion in August, John Phillips, national operations director, Just Mortgages...

30 October 2020

Affordability Hub, the affordability-based sourcing system from mortgage technology expert Mortgage Brain, now has 32 lenders live on the platform. The sourcing solution has recently passed the 30-...

30 October 2020

New research reveals that nearly half (49%) of UK adults have not installed or didn't know whether their mobile phone has security software1. So keeping personal data safe from hackers has never been ...

29 October 2020

Newcastle United Foundation is delighted to reveal the name of its new, state-of-the-art community facility after reaching a multi-year naming rights agreement with Newcastle Building Society. The la...

29 October 2020

Dudley Building Society, the intermediary focused specialist lender, which relaunched its self-build product range in September, is targeting Right to Build Day (30th October) to draw adviser attentio...

28 October 2020

Newcastle Intermediaries has refreshed its Joint Mortgage Sole Proprietor range to include a five year fixed rate product. Joint Mortgage Sole Proprietor (JMSP) enables family members to help close ...

27 October 2020

United Trust Bank (UTB) has agreed to refinance a development of 53 luxury apartments being undertaken by multi-award winning housebuilders Acorn Property Group. The Liner, in Falmouth, by Acorn Blue...

27 October 2020

To commemorate the first anniversary of its innovative Home Condition Report, HomeFact, research from Countrywide Surveying Services found that almost two-thirds of users opted for the highest accolad...

27 October 2020

Rents increased in many rural areas and fell sharply in some cities over the summer as more UK tenants looked to relocate from town to countryside, according to The Deposit Protection Service (The DPS...

27 October 2020

Brokers can look forward to a real treat this Halloween as Hope Capital launches a special version of its Seventies Collection, with two revamped bridging loan products available from today. The two ...

26 October 2020

The Stockport building society has shared its prize pot among 14 charities Vernon Building Society has announced this year’s winners of its Community Awards, sharing its £10,000 pot among 14 hugely ...

26 October 2020

With many brokers struggling to place remortgage deals in the above 85% loan-to-value (LTV) range, expert specialist brokerage Loans Warehouse has called on the market to remember the key role second ...

26 October 2020

Computershare Loan Services has donated £3,800 to Scotland’s national children’s charity. The donation will fund the charity’s money advice services, which helps families that have fallen deeper into...

26 October 2020

According to Usability Testing research conducted by Dock9 - The digital business solutions agency reports that Usability Tests are often never conducted with a minority (20%) stating that they have d...

23 October 2020

Newcastle Intermediaries has today (23 October) added two competitively priced 80% LTV mortgages with rates as low as 1.89%, to complement its existing mortgage portfolio. The two and five year fixe...

22 October 2020

Paradigm Mortgage Services, the mortgage services proposition, has today (22nd October 2020) added specialist mortgage lender, LiveMore Capital, to its panel. From today, Paradigm member firms will b...

22 October 2020

Hanley Economic Building Society is back in the ex-pat buy-to-let market with the reintroduction of its 3.49% Variable Discount product at a maximum 80% LTV. This ex-pat BTL product was initially lau...

22 October 2020

Specialist buy-to-let lender Landbay has completely refreshed its core product range in response to unprecedented demand. Despite the high levels of demand Landbay is conducting all business, within i...

22 October 2020

United Trust Bank (UTB) has agreed to fund a £7.6m development of new houses and bungalows close to Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire. The development, in the sought after village of Newton Longville, ...

22 October 2020

The MCI mortgage club has appointed Hinckley & Rugby Building Society to its growing panel of lenders. The mortgage club recognises the growing demand within the specialist sector and continues to pa...

22 October 2020

Vantage Finance has won the Feefo Gold Trusted Service award, an independent seal of excellence that recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, as rated by real customers. Created ...

22 October 2020

Buckinghamshire Building Society endeavour to support those tricky situations, where children may need to support their parents and/or grandparents to remain in their home. Parents Supported By Junio...

22 October 2020

CRM and mortgage management platform, Mortgage Magic, today announced it has integrated several of iPipeline’s webservice solutions, which power SolutionBuilder®, AlphaTrust® and PreQuo®, into its bro...

21 October 2020

“The market both in buy-to-let and in residential is much more buoyant than any of us expected back in May. September has bounced back strongly and is now exceeding the strong levels of demand that we...

21 October 2020

“It is a fantastic time to be a mortgage broker. What we’re seeing at Just Mortgages is reflecting the national figures. In fact, we saw record numbers of applications and exchanges in September. Numb...

21 October 2020

Here at Buckinghamshire Building Society, we are proud to have developed mortgage products, which support NHS and emergency staff, all of whom have played a vital role in helping the UK throughout the...

21 October 2020

Richard Pike, Phoebus Software sales and marketing director, says: “Non-seasonally adjusted residential transactions in September are up from 2019’s figures. This is a welcome bounce back after the sl...

21 October 2020

Hanley Economic Building Society is back in the ex-pat buy-to-let market with the reintroduction of its 3.49% Variable Discount product at a maximum 80% LTV. This ex-pat BTL product was initially lau...

20 October 2020

CCJs hit a record high in 2019, but the average value has almost halved since 2010, reaching a record low in 2017. Every region in the UK saw a higher percentage increase in CCJs under £500 than over ...

20 October 2020

National residential surveying and valuations firm, SDL Surveying, has today (20th October 2020) announced September as its ‘busiest month ever’ for both volumes completed and revenue generated. At t...

20 October 2020

Sammon Mortgages, the London and Essex-based mortgage broker, has appointed Karen Nicholls as sales director for the self-employed advice arm of the business. Karen has almost 20 years’ experience wo...

20 October 2020

Leading UK anti-money-laundering (AML) firm SmartSearch recorded its best ever month in September, with record revenues, record profits and a record number of new clients. It comes at a busy time for...

20 October 2020

In a recent article1 published by The Guardian, it was found that – ‘Nearly one in four home purchases this year will be backed by the “bank of mum and dad” – up from fewer than one in five in 2019 – ...

19 October 2020

UK mortgage lender Enra Specialist Finance has announced today, Monday 19th October, that it has priced its first residential mortgage backed securities, backed by a portfolio of buy-to-let and second...

19 October 2020

Landbay, one of the UK’s leading buy-to-let lenders, has joined Synergy Commercial Finance’s network panel. Landbay was already on Synergy’s packager panel but will now provide Synergy’s commercial br...

19 October 2020

Leading second charge brokerage Loans Warehouse is predicting a 100% growth in second charge lending in the final quarter of 2020. In February, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Second Charge lending ...

16 October 2020

Newcastle Intermediaries has today (16 October) launched a range of 85% LTV mortgages with rates as low as 2.85%, including no product fees on selected products. The products in the range are availa...

16 October 2020

Commenting on HMRC guidance to estate and lettings agencies on their obligations regarding money laundering issues, Martin Cheek managing director at AML experts SmartSearch said: “In their new guidan...

16 October 2020

FinTech company, Click2Check, has today (16th October 2020) announced a new partnership with AccountScore to utilise its Open Banking platform as part of its Credit Assess product. Credit Assess prov...

15 October 2020

UK, October 15 2020: Brokers’ biggest focus for their business is directly acquiring new clients, a poll of attendees at the Mortgage Vision event has revealed. This year’s event, hosted by mortgag...

15 October 2020

Zephyr Homeloans, the specialist buy-to-let lender, has joined the panel of Brilliant Solutions’ Mortgage Club. Members of the direct-to-lender mortgage club for brokers can now access Zephyr’s recen...

15 October 2020

Just Mortgages has achieved its best ever month for both applications and exchanges in September. There were 1,750 applications and 1,500 exchanges last month in what appears to be a rush to take adva...

15 October 2020

Fiduciam, the institutionally funded short-term lender, expects to receive at least another £200 million of requests for Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) loans between now and the...

13 October 2020

Stonebridge, the mortgage and insurance network, has today (13th October 2020) revealed a continuation of its recent record monthly lending volumes having processed over £1 billion worth of mortgage a...

13 October 2020

Roma Finance, the bridging, buy-to-let and development finance lender, has cut rates and increased LTVs and loan amounts across its product range. The standard rate for residential investment propert...

13 October 2020

From today, Landbay, one of the UK’s leading buy-to-let lenders, will offer free-of-charge Title Indemnity Insurance, which could speed up the legal process dramatically. Landbay will be one of only a...

12 October 2020

The Right Mortgage continues to grow with the appointment of Michael O’Brien to their team as their latest National Account Manager. “In this brand new chapter of my career, I’m excited to be joining...

12 October 2020

Fleet Mortgages, the buy-to-let specialist lender, has today (12th October 2020) launched the third iteration of its Buy-to-Let Rental Barometer covering Q3 rental yields across England. The regional...

12 October 2020

Landbay, one of the UK’s leading specialist buy-to-let lenders, today announces its partnership with Primis Mortgage Network, one of the largest mortgage and protection networks in the UK. As a resul...

12 October 2020

Zephyr Homeloans, the specialist buy-to-let lender, has lowered rates for standard and specialist buy-to-let products as the market continues to grow. Zephyr’s new rates start at 3.14% for a two-year...

08 October 2020

UK, October 08 2020: Mortgage distributor Fluent Mortgages has become the latest business to commit to integrating with Mortgage Brain’s new multi-lender submission and application gateway Lendex. Le...

08 October 2020

Foundation Home Loans, the intermediary-only specialist lender, has today (8th October 2020) announced the return of its buy-to-let five-year fixed rate product which comes with only three years of ea...

08 October 2020

Fleet Mortgages, the buy-to-let specialist lender, has today (8th October 2020) announced the appointment of Louisa Ritchie as its new Key Account Manager. Louisa joins with immediate effect and is r...

08 October 2020

Mansfield Building Society has temporarily increased its minimum loan size to £100,000 for all mortgages (excluding Shared Ownership) on properties located outside of its Heartland Area. The action ha...

08 October 2020

First 4 Bridging (F4B) has expanded its operations with the opening of a Manchester-based intermediary support centre. This is situated on King Street, Central Manchester which was formally the centr...

08 October 2020

The equity release market showed the most change across all seven categories recorded by Knowledge Bank, with ‘Maximum Loan Amount’ being the only consistent search in the top five results. The disrup...

07 October 2020

FinTech company, Click2Check, has today (7th October 2020) announced the appointment of Yusuf Yigit as its new in-house software developer in the UK, working specifically on its Credit Assess product....

07 October 2020

Newcastle Intermediaries has launched a competitive buy-to-let range, with rates from 2.46% including no product fees on selected products. The fee-assisted two-year fixed rate at 2.46% (5.5% APRC)...

07 October 2020

Comment from Martin Cheek Managing Director at anti-money laundering experts SmartSearch on the NCA’s use of unexplained wealth orders: “The case of Mansoor Mahmood Hussain, known as ‘Manni’, clearly...

07 October 2020

“The government’s aspiration to get more people on the housing ladder is laudable and something that most people would be in favour of. However, guaranteeing such mortgages with tax payer money cannot...

07 October 2020

The Right Mortgage has continued to take huge strides with their equity release proposition, The Later Life Lending Network, with the addition of Adrian Foulks and Graham Webb to their team. The Late...

07 October 2020

UK, October 06 2020: The number of ESIS generated through mortgage technology expert Mortgage Brain’s sourcing systems hit a new high point for 2020 in September. Not only were overall ESIS numbers ...

06 October 2020

Mortgage Magic’s CRM and mortgage management system can now be integrated with a complete VOIP(Voice over Internet Protocol) phone system for customers who want to seamlessly add it into their service...

05 October 2020

Knowledge Bank is partnering with the Financial Intermediary and Broker Association (FIBA) to offer its multi-award-winning criteria search system to FIBA’s members. The partnership will ensure FIBA m...

05 October 2020

Dudley Building Society has announced the return of an interest only repayment option for its new residential 1.05% discount for term product, as well as increasing maximum LTVs from 75% to 80% on its...

02 October 2020

Mortgage Magic, whose CRM and business management system was launched in January, is making up for lost time by bringing its latest version to the market. The new version has been rolled out to existi...

02 October 2020

Dudley Building Society has launched a mortgage aimed at owners of holiday let property looking for a flexible finance facility that allows no penalty early repayment after two years. The product whi...

01 October 2020

Dynamo for Intermediaries is working with Together to pilot a new buy-to-let product that launches today. The new semi-exclusive product, which features Together’s lowest ever buy-to-let rate, is onl...

01 October 2020

UK, October 01 2020: Mortgage technology expert Mortgage Brain has launched a new lender service report which it has made available to all. It collates information from multiple lenders and provides a...

01 October 2020

Hope Capital has announced that Jemma Wood has been promoted to Head of Portfolio Management with effect from today (Thursday 1st October). Jemma joined Hope Capital last year as a Portfolio Case Man...

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