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Henry Woodcock announces retirement

Henry Woodcock has left IRESS and retired from full-time work, following a long career in the mortgage industry. Woodcock was principal mortgage consultant at IRESS for more than a decade and before that worked as project manager for The Mortgage Agency, and IT/project manager for Bradford & Bingley/Mortgage Express. Woodcock (pictured) says: “After over ten […]

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Foundation Home Loans launches new BTL three-year fixed rate

Foundation Home Loans has launched a limited edition three-year fixed rate product for landlords. The product is designed for landlords who fit Foundation’s “standard plus criteria”, by having a clean credit record, or are financing a house in multiple occupation or multi-unit block. The three-year deal is available to both limited companies and individuals, with […]

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OMS integrates with Kensington Mortgages

One Mortgage System, which offers a single-input enquiry to completion processing platform for brokers, has integrated with Kensington Mortgages to bolster specialist lending options for users. The integration means OMS users can benefit from direct access to Kensington’s specialist lending portfolio via a full two-way integration which allows brokers to carry out a full decision […]

Secure Trust Bank enters Right to Buy

Secure Trust Bank Mortgages has launched a range of mortgages for tenants using the Right to Buy scheme to purchase their existing home. Loans are available up to 100 per cent of the discounted purchase price and Secure Trust Bank will also be able to lend up to £10,000 or one year’s discount, whichever is […]

Housing supply up 2%, says government

Housing supply increased by more than 222,000 the UK in 2017 to 2018, up 2 per cent on the years 2016 to 2017.   Annual figures released by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government found that 222,190 in additional dwellings was made up of 195,290 new build homes, 29,720 gains from change of […]