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Deutsche Bank returns to UK mortgage market

Deutsche Bank has returned to the UK mortgage market with loans for wealthy borrowers instead of the sub-prime deals it offered before the financial crisis. The mortgages for private banking clients have a minimum loan size of £3m. Deutsche Bank Wealth Management is initially offering the loans on UK properties but plans to allow its […]

Broker Focus: Gary Das, founder, Active Mortgage

We aim to amplify the voices of all intermediaries, up and down the country. This month we profile Gary Das, founder of Active Mortgage Please sum up your firm in a few sentences Active Mortgage is a brokerage based in Essex specialising in helping self-employed and business owners buy and invest in property. We understand […]

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TSB launches new BTL products and cuts rates

TSB has launched a range of new buy-to-let deals and cut rates on many products. The reductions include a cut in the cost of the 75 per cent LTV two-year fix from 2.24 per cent to 2.19 per cent. The three-year fixed rate has come down from 2.54 per cent to 2.49 per cent and […]

Broker Focus singer special: Sarah Tucker

We talk to The Voice contestant Sarah Tucker, who is wowing audiences while tuning in to the needs of her customers Not long ago, TV singing show The Voice starred a contestant who belted out a rendition of Shawn Mendes’ In My Blood that left the nation open-mouthed. Following the revelation that the singer, Sarah […]

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Non-UK resident stamp duty surcharge consultation opened

The government has launched a consultation seeking industry views on a stamp duty land tax surcharge for non-UK resident property purchases. The surcharge would apply to freehold and leasehold homes, and the suggested rate is 1 per cent on top of all existing SDLT rates, including the rates applicable to the rental element of leasehold property. Further […]

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Emoov enters administration

Online estate agent Emoov has entered administration. Emoov has appointed Peter Whalley and Tom Russell of James Cowper Kreston as administrators. According to Estate Agent Today, Emoov founder and chief executive officer Russell Quirk sent an email to staff yesterday. It said: “At 1pm today 3 December 2018 I held a call with Emoov board […]

Hinckley and Rugby adds new limited company BTL deals

Hinckley and Rugby Building Society has released two new products for limited companies, exclusively available through specialist mortgage distributor 3mc. The new buy-to-let products are a two-year discount and two-year fix. Both products are designed for properties held within special purpose vehicle companies with up to four shareholders. The mortgages’ maximum LTV is 70 per […]