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Build homes for emergency workers on green belt: LCCI

Up to 20,000 affordable homes should be built on the browner parts of London’s green belt and reserved for emergency workers, according to a new report from The London Chamber of Commerce and Industry. This ‘brown for blue’ report urged the Mayor of London to utilise 800 acres of this ‘brownspace’ to alleviate housing problems […]

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Mortgage Strategy Awards 2018 shortlist announced

The festive season is in full swing and soon a new year will be upon us, but the celebrations will be far from over. On 28 February the great and the good of the mortgage world will come together once again to recognise the best of the industry at the Mortgage Strategy Awards. Known as […]

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Foundation Home Loans appoint new product manager

Foundation Home Loans has appointed Tom Jacob as its new product manager. Jacob joins the company from Pepper UK, where he was responsible for the company’s product range and marketing plan. He has also worked in similar product management roles for a number of mortgage providers, including the Post Office and ING Direct. Foundation Home […]

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Five-year fix popularity at all-time high: Paragon

The proportion of homeowners opting for five-year fixes is at an all-time high, according to new research by Paragon Mortgages. Its latest Financial Advisers Confidence Tracking Index report found that 39 per cent of all mortgages were now five-year fixed-rate deals, the highest proportion it has recorded. Fears about future interest rate rises are driving […]