A Mortgage Strategy investigation shows the valuation delays that dogged the market last summer have returned and experts believe they could be here to stay for at least 6 months.
HSBC head of UK mortgages Peter Dockar offered no real commitment when asked by Mortgage Strategy last week if the lender would work with brokers in the post-MMR market.
Mortgage Strategy reveals buy-to-let giant BM Solutions has reversed its policy of lending to FTBs over fears some borrowers were looking to live in property.
Long and expensive phone calls to premium rate lines are an occupational hazard of being a mortgage broker - but technology is available to help bring down the costs.
With rent rising across the country, including in Scotland, buy-to-let, supported by bridging finance is an ever more attractive option
If there’s one thing I’ve learnt about recent Budget announcements it’s not to get too excited by any pre-event gossip concerning changes to stamp duty thresholds.
Even in a growing mortgage market I don’t buy the argument that firms no longer need to advise on, and cross-sell, other products.
There is so much focus on the way we look these days
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“The ripple effect is seeing significant increases in property values in many areas of London, particularly in zones two to three”