Comment: Brokers have key role in crunch year for BTL

The buy-to-let market remains an important sector of the housing market. It provides a solution to those keen to rent, whilst for landlords it provides a source of income, a tangible investment asset and a potential alternative to pension savings. However, it does have some detractors, not least those who feel that the buy-to-let market […]


Comment: The high net worth waiver can facilitate low-risk borrowing

When it comes to assessing affordability, there are a few distinct differences between the needs of mainstream and high net worth borrowers. The latter typically possess considerable assets,  but may have varying incomes and as such they do not always fit within the mainstream affordability mould. This is why when the Mortgage Market Review was […]


Tipton offers new Airbnb mortgage

Tipton & Coseley Building Society has launched a new mortgage for Airbnb hosts. The building society will now accept mortgage applications for second homes and holiday lets where the borrowers wish to let the property out via the Airbnb website. A recent investigation by Mortgage Strategy found that few lenders are willing to provide mortgages […]

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3mc launches exclusive BTL deals with Paragon Bank

Paragon Bank is launching a range of exclusive buy-to-let products through 3mc. These mortgages are part of the lender’s portfolio range. These products increase the maximum available loan size up to 75 per cent LTV to £750,000. This is £250,000 more than the maximum loan size available through Paragon’s core range. The products are available […]


New services aims to help lenders sell-on IO mortgage debt

  Spicerhaart Corporate Sales has enhanced its interest-only proposition for lenders. This new service aims to pair later life lenders with  banks and building societies who are looking to sell-on their interest-only mortgage debt. Lenders using this service will have these outstanding debts repaid, while customers will be offered an extension to their mortgage term.  […]

Construction sector bounces back with strong growth in new orders

Recovery in the construction industry continued in June, with the sector seeing the strongest growth rate for seven months. The Construction Purchasing Managers’ Index showed that new orders among construction firms was also buoyant, rising at the fastest pace since May 2017. This closely-watched index, compiled by IHS Markit showed activity in the sector rose […]

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Lenders see increased demand for bridging development loans

Property development continues to boom, with lenders seeing a 22 per cent increase in the value of bridging development loans in the first quarter of this year. Figures from the Association of Short Term Lenders show that £386.1m of development loans were arranged in these three months, of which £242.2m were categorised as bridging loans. […]

Landlord profits of £6,500 pa possible, despite tax squeeze

Landlords could see a net profit of £265,000 over 25-years on a typical buy-to-let property, despite the recent tax squeeze, according to new figures from Kent Reliance. The calculations by the specialist lender shows that long-term property investment is set to deliver significant returns for landlords, despite a raft of tax and regulatory changes. Their […]