Mortgage Strategy

Mortgage Strategy


NatWest to bring in new high-value remortgages

NatWest is bringing in 12 high-value remortgages based on loan balance and LTV rather than just LTV. The products come in next Monday and will feature in NatWest’s remortgage range for those with loans of £500,000 and over. The firm is also bringing in 12 products for loans of £500,000 and above. A NatWest statement […]


Barclays to raise prices of residential and buy-to-let

Barclays will raise the prices of many residential and buy-to-let mortgages as it seeks to pass on increases to its cost of funding. The lender says it will make the changes tomorrow on its residential, buy-to-let and Reward ranges. A Barclays statement says: “The cost of funds have steadily increased over recent weeks and as […]

The 2018 Mortgage Strategy Awards winners are…

Best Broker for General Insurance WINNER: Key Solutions Mortgages SECOND: First2Protect (F2P) THIRD: Mortgage Advice Bureau SHORTLISTED Carl Summers Financial Services CLS Money One 77 Mortgages Best General Insurance Provider WINNER: Legal & General Insurance SECOND: Paymentshield THIRD: Uinsure SHORTLISTED: 3XD Source Insurance Best Broker for Short-term Lending WINNER: Coreco Specialist Finance SECOND: Brightstar Financial […]


TML revamps product range

  The Mortgage Lender has revamped some of its product range following market feedback. The lender will also no longer cascade based on credit score. This means brokers get certainty on the rates on offer upfront. TML is also increasing its maximum LTV for first-time buyers from 80 to 85 per cent. The lender is […]

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Skipton snips rates, adds products

Skipton Building Society is tomorrow lowering rates on a range of residential, non-standard and buy-to-let loans by up to 0.35 per cent. The lender is reducing rates on residential additional borrowing products by up to 0.35 per cent. The firm is trimming rates on all new build fixed rate products by up to 0.13 per […]


Vida Homeloans launches second charge pilot

  Vida Homeloans has launched a second charge mortgage pilot scheme. The lender will sell residential and buy-to-let second charge loans through master brokers CSC Loans and Loans Warehouse. Brokers will need to register on the Vida website before submitting business to the master brokers. Vida Homeloans director of sales Simon Burnell says: “After building […]

Remembering Roy Brooks, the honest estate agent

In the 1960s estate agent Roy Brooks became a national figure: a TV regular 30 years before broadcasters would welcome just about anyone into their studios, writes Trevor Kent.  This was a man whose weekly advertisements in the Sunday Times and Observer became must-reads, predominately for their refreshing honesty in a profession not known, then […]