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HIP portal

New Build Inspections has launched a portal for Home Information Packs.


Choose your words carefully when writing about the sub-prime ssector

From Thomas Reeh Isabelle Kassam has been at it again – using tabloid hysteria to drum up yet another controversy with her attack on sub-prime mortgage brokers and lenders (Mortgage Strategy June 5). It worries me when journalists use phrases like “I wonder” and “I suspect” – it sounds like code for “I don’t know […]

Skipton unveils three-year tracker

Skipton has launched a three-year base rate tracker capped at 4.75% which is equivalent to initial monthly payment of 569 for a 100,000 repayment deal.

Have your say on reversion regulation

Good news last week for the industry with Norwich Union saying that it hopes to have a drawdown lifetime mortgage available in the next month. This is an indication that NU is still committed to this market. We wait to see where the pricing of the product will sit alongside competitors.

Borrowers opt for long term fixed rates

Mortgages Direct says a record numbers of borrowers are opting for long-term fixed rate deals as homebuyers fear that rates will not only rise imminently but increase even further over the next five years. Mortgages Directs monthly survey reveals that number of five year fixed rate loans, comprising of 26% of all mortgages arranged in […]


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