Demand for housing fell in May for the first time in three months, with the number of new buyers registering with estate agents declining by 0.5%, Hometrack’s monthly housing survey shows.
Does it boil down to rates or service, or a combination of the two? This question always arises about smaller lenders and is never easily answered. While it depends on preference and clients’ circumstances, brokers should not shy away from smaller lenders just to save their clients a basis point or two.In fact, they should […]
On Mortgage Strategy Online last week was the story that two-thirds of first-time buyers have given up the dream of owning their home. But why is everyone continuing to pussyfoot around the core issue? The answer is that house prices need to fall further to put them within reach of most first-time buyers. Over-generous lending […]
Yorkshire Building Society is launching two new products which will allow customers to switch to a fixed rate mortgage deal at no extra cost.
Appointed representatives of Citri have complained of being left out in the cold by the firm regarding its future. Mortgage Strategy recently reported that the company’s future was in doubt after a deal to transfer its 138 advisers to Openwork fell through. At the time, Openwork said it was in discussions with Citri and looking […]
Every day a quick scan of the news reveals some new horror that will change the lives of those involved forever – the unlucky accident on the way to work, a tragic illness that cuts a young life short or the holiday accident that leaves more than just a scar to cope with. We barely […]
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