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House prices rises hit 11%

29 August 2014 8:54 am | By Devraj Ray

Average UK property increased in valued by 11 per cent year-on-year in August.

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  • Lenders likely to keep a lid on rates in post-MMR target chase

    Brokers do not expect mortgage rates to rise significantly until at least the end of the year as lenders scramble to hit their lending targets following the Mortgage Market Review.

  • Poll position

    In Mortgage Strategy’s new quarterly survey, a panel of brokers and networks rank the biggest lenders over the last three months. Do you agree with our panel?

  • E.surv's Richard Sexton lifts the lid on down-valuations

    Down-valuations are often a source of much frustration for brokers and their clients, but e’surv’s Richard Sexton tells how the proportion of properties down-valued is shrinking and shows brokers how they can avoid frustration and disappointment.

  • Brokers: MMR teething problems are finally easing off

    Poor service levels and arduous lending criteria were rife during the early weeks of the MMR but brokers say growing approvals show the “teething problems” are finally easing off. 

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Myth-busting: Things you might not know about conveyancing

29 August 2014 | By Sharon McKenzie, head of lender services, Shakespeares Solicitors

Solicitor Sharon McKenzie dispels some of the myths around conveyancing.


Lending Zone: A smooth finish

27 August 2014 | By Chris Thompson, chief executive officer at Vertex Financial Services

An online search, a phone call, then a mortgage offer: a smooth customer journey has never been more important, says Chris Thompson, chief executive officer at Vertex Financial Services 


Analysis: H2B 1 must not wither on the vine

27 August 2014 | By Harpal Singh, managing director, brokerconveyancing.co.uk


Analysis: Retain clients with product transfers

27 August 2014 | By Jonathan Clark, mortgages partner, Chadney Bulgin

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A time of change

27 August 2014 | By Leah Milner

In an era of tougher affordability, something has to give. That something is mortgage terms, but does this mean we are sowing the seeds of the next big ‘ticking timebomb’? 

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Caption Competition - 27 August 2014

27 August 2014

Coreco director and Mortgage Strategy columnist Andrew Montlake takes in a boat ride in France.


Caption winner - 27 August 2014

27 August 2014

“Do our balls look big in this?” - Alison Beech, Valunation


Media Spotlight: False Economy: A Surprising Economic History of the World – Alan Beattie

27 August 2014 | By Devraj Ray

This week’s Media Spotlight looks at a book trying to explain why some countries are seemingly destined to prosper while others lag behind.

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